Participate in Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2015

Deadline: 1 May 2015

The Royal Commonwealth Society calls writers to participate in the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2015.The competition aims to promote literacy, creativity and expression among young people. The Commonwealth essay competition is based on important issues such as gender inequality, poverty, child labor, education, and sustainable development.

Prizes of the essay competition includes certificates, visit to Cambridge University, resources for winner’s school, a trip to London, a week of activities, featuring of entry in worldwide media, and work experience at international organization. There are two winning categories:

  1. Junior Awards Categories (under 14 age) – It includes junior prize winner, junior runner up, gold awards, silver awards, and bronze awards.
  2. Senior Awards Categories (between 14-18 age) – It includes senior prize winner, senior runner up, gold awards, silver awards, and bronze awards.

The Royal Commonwealth Society, founded in 1868, is a network of individuals and organizations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world. Through youth empowerment, education and advocacy, the Royal Commonwealth Society promotes the value and the values of the Commonwealth.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Residents of commonwealth countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Zambia) are eligible to participate.
  • Candidate must select a Senior or Junior topic depending on their age on 1st May 2015.
  • One candidate is allowed to submit only one essay.
  • The maximum word counts are 1500 words for senior entries and 750 words for junior entries.
  • Essays can only be uploaded in either word doc. or pdf format.

How to Apply

Candidates are requested to submit entry online before the deadline. Offline submissions will be accepted where internet connection is an issue.

For more information, visit RCS.

WPI Fellowship Program for 2015

Deadline: 15 February 2015

The World Press Institute is accepting applications for WPI fellowship program. Applications are welcome from all the journalists from any country. Democracy is the primary focus of the WPI fellowship program. The fellowship program contains three weeks training in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota including travel trip to several cities in U.S for inteviews and visits. WPI fellowship program includes overall program costs, transportation allowances, lodging costs, and a modest daily per diem for food. 10 journalists will be selected under WPI fellowship program.

The World Press Institute is a private non-profit organization supported by foundations, local and national media, and individuals from all over the world.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be fluent in writing and speaking English.
  • Applicant must contain leadership quality.
  • Applicant must be employed as a non U.S. journalist who is working outside of the United States.
  • Applicant must have at least 5 years experience as a full-time employee in broadcast, journalism, or print.

How to Apply

Submit online application form which contains following data:

  1. Applicant information
  2. Employment history and education
  3. Two essays are required as part of the online application. They are:
    Please describe your professional goals and achievements (in 200-500 words)
    Why are you seeking a WPI Fellowship? What do you expect to gain? What do you expect to contribute? (200-500 words)
  4. Color photo of yourself
  5. Work samples
  6. Awards, fellowships,
  7. Three letters of recommendation

For more information, click here.

AWOMI Young Women’s Knowledge and Leadership Institute 2012 Call for Applications

The African Women’s Millennium Initiative (AWOMI) has announced a call for applications for  the fourth edition of the Young Women’s Knowledge and Leadership Institute (YOWLI) will be held in Dakar, Senegal, from December 26, 2012 to January 2, 2012 under the theme: “Young People Defining Social Justice Agenda in Africa.”

YOWLI is a space for exchange and capacity development to reinforce knowledge, networking, organizing and advocacy. It has provided to hundred of young people the opportunity to create their own organization, to advance in their professional development, to speak for the voiceless or to go back to school to continue their graduate studies.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be African or of African descent
  • Be aged between 18 and 25 by December 2012
  • Be a student member of an organization
  • Be tolerant, truthful and humble; demonstrate leadership abilities; be creative and demonstrate critical thinking abilities.

For participants who will be fully funded by the program, plane ticket or ground transportation and room and board will be provided. Participants who self-fund their participation should cover their travel costs and pay $3000 for participating.

The deadline to submit applications is 20 November 2012. For more information, visit this link.

Call for applications invited for Second Alexandria Education Convention

Call for applications are invited for Second Alexandria Education Convention. This convention will be organized by the Anna Lind Foundation and the Swedish Institute in Alexandria from 16th to 18th December, 2012. The 2nd Alexandria Education Convention will be structured around plenary sessions and working groups. Participants should express an interest to act as multiplier of the programme and be involved in future activities for the promotion of education for intercultural citizenship in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Educators in the formal and non formal education sectors with an interest to act for the promotion of education for intercultural citizenship in the Euro-Mediterranean region are invited to participate in the second Alexandria Education Convention.

The second Alexandria Education Convention will focus on involving forty selected participants in a consultation process for the launch of a programme on Intercultural Citizenship Education and the production of a learning resource in this field addressed to the formal and non-formal education practitioners.

This programme aims to support the development of educational practices and activities designed to help young people and adults who play an active part in democratic life. Moreover, the programme will support participants to exercise their rights and responsibilities in society, enhance their feeling of belonging to the community, local and global, as well as sensitizing them to understand and appreciate the normality of different worldviews, customs and ways of life among human beings.

The deadline for applicants is 15th October, 2012

For further information, visit the link.

Applications invited for Global Story Project

Applications are invited for the PRX Global Story Project made by the Open Society Foundations. The Public Radio Exchange (PRX) is looking for audio-only works about subjects, stories, and issues outside of the United States that inform, enlighten, and connect U.S. listeners to the rest of the world.

PRX will accept applications:

  • To complete original works
  • To reversion or update prior works or archival material
  • To adapt and complete works based on other media that could work as audio productions

This is a competitive process for a limited amount of funding that will go to multiple projects. PRX will assemble a small panel of internal and external judges to evaluate proposals and then make selections based on:

  • Audio and content quality
  • Conformity to the project goals
  • Likelihood of broadcast by US stations
  • Originality and interest

All final productions must be in English for U.S. audiences and conform to U.S. professional broadcast standards (technical, legal, and appropriate language). The candidate does not need to be a PRX account holder to apply to the Global Story Project. However, producers of the selected and funded productions must set up PRX accounts. The selected and funded productions will be posted by the applicant to and made available to broadcast stations through (preferably by Dec. 31, 2012).

The selected and funded productions, when completed, will be owned by the producer and cleared for non-exclusive broadcast licensing, open streaming, and sharing on for two full years (24 months) after posting to

An individual/organization can submit more than one proposal to the Global Story Project.  Please submit a separate application for each proposed project.

Deadline for submissions is MONDAY Oct 15, 2012 at Midnight Eastern (U.S.)

For further information, visit the link.

Call for Applications for the African Women Public Service Fellowship

Wagner announces a call for applications for the African Women Public Service Fellowship. A fellowship program made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, which expands the opportunity for African women to prepare for public service in their home countries.

As fellows at NYU Wagner, African women study in one of two graduate programs:

  • The two-year Master of Public Administration
  • The one-year Executive MPA concentration on International Public Service Organizations

 The awards for either program will support tuition, housing, travel to and from the United States and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses. Applicants commit to return to their respective home countries at the conclusion of the program with the goal of assuming a leadership position on the continent where they can meaningfully contribute to the challenges currently confronting Africa.

To qualify for the Fellowship, prospective applicants must meet the general admissions criteria stipulated here and be citizens and resident in an African country at the time of application. NYU Wagner’s admissions committee pays particular attention to applications from women who possess strong academic records; who have a demonstrated commitment to public service; and for whom a Wagner education would significantly enhance their ability to have a deep and lasting impact on public service issues in their home country and region.

For further information, visit the link.

Call for applications invited for 2013 Conservation Leadership Follow-up Awards

Call for applications are invited for 2013 Follow-up Awards. The Conservation Leadership Programme offers continuation funding to previous CLP Future Conservationist Award Winners in the form of Conservation Follow-up Awards. Applications for Follow-up Awards will only be considered once a full final report, financial report and evaluation form have been submitted for the initial project.

The major objective of the awards is to provide outstanding teams with individuals who want to address a conservation issue or recommendation raised in the initial CLP project. The project should allow team members to go beyond basic surveying, analysis and awareness-raising as well as develop their networking, education, decision-making, policy, communication and conservation leadership skills and experience.

As part of the award, one member from each team is selected to represent their project at an international training course presented by the CLP. The training is aimed at developing innovative project management, education, and facilitation and communication skills. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to share their experience and build a global network.

Important Dates:

Submit the application via the CLP online application site by 9th November 2012

 Please note that logical frameworks must be submitted by 1st October 2012

 Award winners will be announced in April 2013

For further information, visit the link.

Applications invited for Victoria India Doctoral Scholarships

Applications are invited for the Victoria India Doctoral Scholarships.Victoria University is now accepting applications for the Victoria India Doctoral Scholarship program.

The Victoria India Doctoral Scholarships offer international scholars from India the opportunity to work with top researchers utilize cutting-edge infrastructure and facilities and expand international professional networks in Victoria, Australia.Ten prestigious doctoral scholarships are available as part of the 2013 program.


To be eligible to receive a Victoria India Doctoral Scholarship at Victoria University, you must be:

  • A citizen of the Republic of India
  • Accepted into a doctoral program at Victoria University
  • Intending to complete the majority of your doctoral work in Victoria
  • Not holding a qualification regarded to be equivalent to an Australian research doctorate
  • Willing to be an ambassador for the Victoria India Doctoral Scholarships

Deadline:25th October, 2012

For further information, visit the link.

Call for applications is invited for Fernand Braudel – IFER Fellowships

Call for applications invited for Fernand Braudel – International Fellowships for Experienced Researchers (IFER) Fellowships. The Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme offers postdoctoral fellowships to researchers in the social and human sciences for periods of nine months as part of its “Fernand Braudel-IFER” (International Fellowships for Experienced Researchers) programme. This programme is supported by the European Union (Action Marie Curie – COFUND – 7th PCRD).

The Fernand Braudel-IFER programme offers postdoctoral fellowships to researchers in the social and human sciences (SHS) who wish to have an international research experience. This incoming programme is intended for foreign researchers who wish to benefit from a research stay in France.

The Fernand Braudel-IFER outgoing programme is intended for researchers residing in France, who wish to benefit from a research stay in another European country (EU member states or affiliates). Candidates who wish to make a research stay in Germany should apply to the Fernand Braudel-IFER outgoing/Clemens Heller subprogramme.

This programme is also supported by the FMSH, the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research (Direction des relations européennes et internationales et de la coopération), the Fritz Thyssen Foundation (Köln, Germany), Princeton University (USA), The Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), the Ecole Centrale Paris, the Labex TransferS, Resmed, OBVIL, Hastec, Med and OT-med, the Institut de recherche stratégique de l’Ecole militaire – ministère de la Défense (IRSEM) and the Bruno Kessler foundation. The programme is also carried out in collaboration with the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) for the incoming German candidates.

These research stays are designed to enable researchers to:

  • Carry out a research project in a host laboratory
  • Integrate scientific networks in France and other European countries
  • Build lasting partnerships between their home institution and the host institution
  • Host laboratories are chosen by the applicants themselves.

The duration of the fellowship is 9 months (however, the length of the research stay can be adjusted if warranted for scientific reasons). Moreover, the amount of the monthly stipend for room & board and living expenses is €2,000 (Euros).The cost of medical insurance is covered for the researchers hosted in France. Travel expenses (return travel fare) between the researcher’s country of residence and France or between France and the host country will be covered, subject to prior approval. Additional funding may be granted to cover documentation costs or participation in scientific events held in France or in the host country.

The Fernand Braudel-IFER programme breaks down into two sections:

  • The Fernand Braudel-IFER incoming programme is designed for residencies in France (for researchers who belong to a foreign research centre). This programme targets applicants from all countries, except Germany. German candidates must apply to the specific DAAD/FMSH Fellowship programme. From September 2012 onwards, several specific fellowships are also offered (see September 2012 call)
  • The Fernand Braudel-IFER outgoing programme is designed for research stays in another European country (for researchers who belong to a French research centre). This programme targets researchers residing in France who would like to benefit from a research stay in another European country (EU Member State or associate). Since 2010, the Clemens Heller fellowships (Outgoing to Germany) have been integrated, while keeping their own identity, in the new programme “Fernand Braudel-IFER”.


The application form is accessible from September 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012

For further information, visit the link.

Future Conservationist Awards call for for 2013 now open

Call for applications are invited for 2013 Conservation awards. This programme offers Future Conservationist Awards of around $15,000 to high potential teams who aim to develop their skills through practical conservation projects. These awards are highly competitive and winners are selected from among the best quality applications.

Successful applicants will:

  • Develop the knowledge, skills and experience of team members;
  • Implement a focused, high-priority conservation project combining research and action;
  • Contribute to the long-term success of local conservation efforts;
  • Contribute to the education and awareness of local stakeholders

As part of the award, one member from each team is selected to represent their project at an international training course presented by the CLP. The course is aimed at developing innovative project management, education & facilitation and communication skills. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to share their experience and build a global network.

Moreover, winning teams are able to access expertise within each of the four conservation partner organizations and via our Alumni Network that includes past award winners. Programme staff is also available to help with the implementation of projects including guidance required during the planning and team training stages.

Award applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a member of the programme staff well before the application deadline for advice or input on your proposal. Staff members can help teams determine if their project fits within the specified criteria, offer advice on methods and project activities, and put teams in touch with local partner offices or other experts who can offer advice.

Important Dates:

Deadline: 9th November 2012

 Award winners will be announced in April 2013

For further information, visit the link.