Archive for Scholarships/Fellowships

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Lets get Sprintensive.

 

 

IPS and MPA students

Join us tomorrow evening to learn more about the upcoming change to DPP and the alternative learning semester, Sprintensive!

Wine and Pizza reception will follow! 

Sprintensive

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

USTR Representative to Speak at MIIS

 

 

Trade club brings MIIS Alum and Director of Europe and Middle East Affairs of the United States Trade Representative to campus.

Trade club blog

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Trade Club hosts special guest Bryan O’Bryne

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Monday, August 25th, 2014

Research Fellowship with Institute for Economics & Peace

Economics and Peace

The Institute for Economics and Peace is searching for a full-time Research Fellow to join their research team at their headquarters in Sydney,  Australia. Click here to download full position description. 

A Research Fellow will conduct research on topics related to the Global Peace Index, peace economics, development studies and peace and conflict studies.

Application Deadline: August 28th, 2014

Selection Criteria: 

1. Master’s degree (PhD an advantage) in a combination of economics and/or statistics, international
relations or other social sciences discipline.
2. Minimum of three to five years professional experience conducting empirical research and
quantitative data analysis specifically related to a combination of social sciences, development
studies, economics, statistics and peace and conflict studies.
3. Experience working with governmental and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on peace
economics, peace and conflict studies, and international development issues.
4. Experience handling large datasets and knowledge of R, SPSS, STATA, and other related econometric
packages is required. Ability to write code for R, SPSS or STATA and advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
5. Track record of demonstrable analytical and data visualisation skills.
6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Competence to undertake research assignments
and project manage teams with minimal supervision.

Applications to: CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria and desired personal qualities to Lucie
Paleckova on info@economicsandpeace.org
Deadline for applications: 28 August, 2014
Website: www.economicsandpeace.org, www.visionofhumanity.org

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Team El Salvador Leadership Applications – Still time to apply! -

- Application deadline EXTENDED to April 29 – 

Team El Salvador Practicum 2014-2015 Call for Leadership Applications

Team El Salvador (TES) is seeking three student leaders to lead the Team El Salvador 9 Practicum during its 2014-2015 program year.

Do you want to gain skills in leadership? International Development? Environmental policy and natural resource management? Survey creation? Improving your Spanish proficiency and communication?

TES leadership is open to all MIIS students, from all departments and fields of study!

How to apply? Please send resume and cover letter to: teamelsalvadormiis@gmail.com by Tuesday, April 29th. Visit us at: http://blogs.miis.edu/teamelsalvador

Team El Salvador provides a unique, professional opportunity for MIIS students to develop and apply practical skills and enhance language proficiency and multicultural competency in a dynamic international setting.

Team leaders will cultivate a variety of professional skills while gaining real world experience. The ideal candidate has a passion for international development, strong leadership skills, and a willingness to facilitate and manage a variety of program elements, including communication and outreach, program development, fundraising, updating and developing website content and social media sites, event scheduling and management, meeting planning and travel logistics and community engagement.

Ideal Candidates will:

• Speak, write and read Spanish at a 400 level
• Understand the mission and goals of Team El Salvador and
El Salvadoran history and culture
• Have strong communication and organizational skills
• Have experience living and working in rural communities of Latin America (or other developing
countries)
• Have a lucid understanding of the unpredictable nature of development work
• Be personable, dynamic, patient, flexible and adaptable to changing program and project
demands
• Have experience with fundraising
• Develop and deliver compelling presentations to MIIS faculty, prospective team members, etc.
Executive management and staff

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Zambo Scholarship DUE this week!

Professor Les Zambo, (1941-2003)

Professor Les Zambo, (1941-2003)

The Fisher International MBA Program invites applicants for the 2014-2015 Les Zambo Scholarship Program. Applications are due Wednesday, April 30th.

Zambo Scholars will receive a grant of up to $12,000.00 towards tuition for MBA studies. Award may be applied to Summer 2014, Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 semesters.

Program Purposes

  • Offer financial aid and encouragement to deserving full-time students preparing for international careers.
  • Recognize academic achievement by students in the Fisher International MBA Program.
  • Encourage academic excellence, commitment to the field, service to the Program and the Institute, and collegiality with the MBA class, staff and faculty.

For more information and to access the Application Form please click here: Zambo Announcement 14-15

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Peacebuilders Fellowship Application due Saturday, March 15th!

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The Center for Conflict Resolution’s Peacebuilders Fellowship application is due THIS Saturday, March 15th! “The Center will be choosing eight fellows to travel to four countries (Burma, Mexico, Ethiopia, and the West Bank) for 8 to 10 weeks over the summer. Fellows will work in teams of two in each country to research water conflicts, with an emphasis on gathering the stories of stakeholders in these conflicts. Upon their return, fellows will work with CCS to share these stories over a variety of mediums, including podcasts, video interviews, and digital storytelling.” – See more at: www.miis.edu.

You can click here to apply and see the FAQ regarding the Peacebuilders Fellowship. Be prepared to fill out the short online form and upload your resume.

 

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Saharan Crossroads Fellowships Call for Applications

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The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) and the West African Research Association (WARA) of Boston University announced yet another round of calls for applications for the annual Sahara Crossroads Fellowships. The fellowships will support research, conferences and other activities from multiple academic disciplines to explore the sociocultural and geographic diversity of the North and West African region.

It is a short-term fellowship for up to three months and additional  travel stipend can be awarded as well for scholars flying out of the United States. Research focus and fieldwork in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and West Africa are prioritized. Research must be completed by December 1st, 2013. For more information, click here.

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

More Fellowship Opportunities with ACCORD!

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The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is looking for a Junior Research Fellow, for the Great Lakes Region Project. Deadline is Friday, July 26!

For more information on job vacancies and internship possibilities, click here.

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Hurry Up! Fellowship Opportunities with ACCORD!

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The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is looking for a Junior Research Fellow for the Knowledge Production Department. The selected candidate will be assigned to Durban, South Africa. Deadline is Friday, July 26. So get your CVs ready and apply!

Monday, August 27th, 2012

IDRC Research Awards

IDRC offers these research awards (formerly known as the IDRC Internship Awards) annually to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing masters or doctoral studies at a recognized university or having completed a master’s or doctoral program at a recognized university.

As a research award recipient, you will undertake a one-year paid program of research on the topic you submitted when competing for the award. During part of the time (often around 50%), you will be trained in research management through hands-on experience with your chosen program. You will be mentored by an IDRC staff member.

Who can apply

The program is aimed at candidates who, through demonstrated achievements in academic studies, work, or research, have shown interest in creating and using knowledge from an international perspective.

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or a citizen of a developing country.
  • Be either currently enrolled at a recognized university at the master’s or doctoral level or have completed a masters or doctoral degree at a recognized university. These awards may be part of an academic requirement.
  • Your proposed research must focus on one or more developing countries.

Deadline: September 12, 2012.

Note that all applications must be sent online (see How to apply).

Friday, March 16th, 2012

10,000 Scholarships Available to U.S. Students to Study in China

In support of President Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative, the Chinese Ministry of Education is offering 10,000 scholarships through the China Scholarship Council for American students to study at many of their top universities. These scholarships are offered under the U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) and are therefore called the “CPE scholarships.”

The scholarships cover all in-country costs, including tuition, housing, and an appropriate stipend. They do not cover airfare to China.

  • There are scholarships available for American students to enroll directly at the Chinese universities listed below for full-degree programs. Please contact the Chinese universities directly for information on those scholarships (which are different than the CPE scholarships).
  • Additional information on the 100,000 Strong Initiative can be found at www.state.gov/100000strong.
  • If your university does not currently have a partnership with a Chinese university, the Department of State’s EducationUSA can help you develop one! Go to www.educationusa.state.gov for details.
  • For information on U.S. government-funded scholarships to study abroad, go to www.exchanges.state.gov.

Monday, March 12th, 2012

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the Peace Fellowship

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the world-competitive Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training for individuals working on solving conflicts and building peace around the world.

Professional Certificate Option
* “Strengthening the leaders of today”
* 3 month professional development certificate program
* Designed specifically for candidates already working in fields related to peaecbuilding and conflict resolution to further their understanding and build their skills
* Mix of theory and skills practiced throughout 11 weeks of combined classroom and on site field study interactions
* Eligibility Requirements: minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent; 5 years relevant work experience; proficiency in English

Master’s Degree Option
* “Building the leaders of tomorrow”
* 15-24 months of Rotary-funded graduate study toward a master’s degree at one of five Rotary Peace Centers around the world
* Training in the root causes of conflict, theories of international relations, and effective models of cooperation, conflict resolution, and negotiation including course work and applied field experience
* Eligibility Requirements: minimum bachelor’s degree; 3 years relevant work experience; proficiency in a second language

The application deadline is 1 July 2012.  Application forms and more information are available the ROTARY PEACE CENTER PAGE

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Full and Partial Scholarships Available, SIT Contact Program and Certificate in Conflict Transformation

Conflict Transformation Across Cultures

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FULL & PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

10 Full and Multiple Partial Scholarships Awarded Annually

Summer Peacebuilding Program

May 28-June 15, 2012

 SIT Graduate Institute

Brattleboro, VT, USA

Graduate Certificate in Conflict Transformation

May 28-June 20, 2012 at SIT and Sept. 2012-May 2013 on-line

TOPICS OF STUDY: Conflict analysis and interventions, inter-communal dialogue, negotiation and mediation, peacebuilding and development, healing and reconciliation, peace education, training skills, issues of global relations, and more. 

PARTICIPANTS: Human rights workers, non-profit and NGO middle- and senior-level managers, government employees, mental health professionals, educators, and graduate students from around the globe. View profiles of previous participants and their testimonials.

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2012.

For more information visit: www.sit.edu/contact

or write to contactprogram@sit.edu

 

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Deadline to Apply for a Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship is February 1, 2012

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State will inaugurate a new Fulbright award in academic year 2012-13.  The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship will provide opportunities for U.S. citizens to build mutual understanding and contribute to the strengthening of the public sector abroad.

The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship will allow fellows to serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project.

Embassies, Fulbright Commissions (where applicable), and host country governments will coordinate appropriate professional placements for candidates in public policy areas including, but not limited to, public health, education, agriculture, justice, energy, environment, public finance, economic development, information technology, and communications.

For more information, click here.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

New Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships are now available on Peace and Collaborative Development Network

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State will inaugurate a new Fulbright award in academic year 2012-13.  The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship will provide opportunities for U.S. citizens to build mutual understanding and contribute to the strengthening of the public sector abroad.

The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship will allow fellows to serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project.

For more information Click Here

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

William A. Carlson Fellowship Program 2012 Award Opportuninty

        California Redevelopment Association – William A. Carlson Fellowship Program 2012

The California Redevelopment Association (CRA) is proud to announce the ninth year of the William A. Carlson Fellowship Program which awards up to three stipends annually to California graduate school students to attend at no cost our Annual Conference (April 11-13, 2012) or the Redevelopment Institute held in July (includes registration, hotel, travel, and meal expenses).

Click here to read more

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Public Service Scholarship Essay Contest

NASPAA has partnered with GovLoop, the premier social networking site for government, to sponsor a Public Service Scholarship essay contest. 

The contest is open to current graduate students interested in pursuing a career in government (at any level), who submit a short (300-500 words) essay that answers: 

“What if the U.S. government had only $100 million left in its budget.  Where should that money go and why? Should it be allocated on the local, state or federal level?  Which agency or department should receive funding, and for what project?”

GovLoop is generously funding three awards of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000.  Submissions will be read and scored by a panel of judges (one from each organization) using a rubric to measure:  Knowledge of Government; Clarity of Thought; and whether the solution proposed is Relevant, Realistic, and Innovative.

The 15 highest-scored essays will become finalists.  The finalist entries will be posted on GovLoop, to be reviewed and voted on by its members.  The three students whose essays receive the most votes will be awarded the scholarships (to be paid directly to their school’s financial aid office).

The entry form, and Rules, are posted at: www.govloop.com/scholarship-2011.  The deadline is October 31.

Monday, October 10th, 2011

CFR Call for Applications: 2012-2013 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

Nuclear security is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. The spread of nuclear weapons to unstable and hostile states, the risk of conflict between nuclear armed nations, and the potential for terrorist groups to acquire nuclear arms all demand new thinking and creative policy solutions. The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Program, made possible by a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation, offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research.

 

The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Program seeks to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders in nuclear security. The program is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States. CFR does not sponsor for visas. Candidates must be junior (non-tenured) faculty, post-doctoral fellows, or pre-doctoral candidates from any discipline who are working on a nuclear security related issue.

The duration of the fellowship is twelve months. The program awards a stipend of $100,000 for junior (non-tenured) faculty; $75,000 for post-doctoral; and $50,000 for pre-doctoral fellows. Payment will be made in twelve equal monthly installments. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.

The deadline for receiving all application materials for the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Program is December 16, 2011. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, a CV, and a proposal (maximum 1,000 words in length) outlining the work they propose to conduct. Each applicant should also arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent assessing the policy relevance of the applicant’s proposed project as well as the applicant’s qualifications for carrying it out.

Please direct all application materials and inquiries to: fellowships@cfr.org.

Monday, October 10th, 2011

CFR Call for Nominations: 2012-2013 International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security

The International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security (IAF-NS), sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, offers university-based scholars valuable hands-on experience in the nuclear security policymaking field and places researchers in U.S. government positions or international organizations for a period of twelve months to work with practitioners. The IAF-NS closes the gap between research and practice and enriches the teaching and scholarship of academics, while also benefiting policymakers by exposing them to cutting-edge scholarly research.

 

CFR will award two fellowships in 2012. The fellowships will be awarded on the basis of academic and professional accomplishments, and on the merits of the specific research projects proposed. Potential topics appropriate for the fellowship include nuclear terrorism, nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons, nuclear force posture, and the security implications of nuclear energy. During their fellowship tenures, fellows will be invited to attend CFR meetings and participate in select events, such as the annual International Affairs Fellows Conference in New York.

 

The IAF-NS program is only open faculty members with tenure or on tenure-track lines at accredited universities and who propose to conduct policy-relevant research on nuclear security issues. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States and be between the ages of twenty-nine and forty. CFR does not sponsor for visas.

 

The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, preferably beginning in September and extending into August. While deferment is typically not granted, requests will be considered under special circumstances and only for one year. The program awards a stipend of $125,000. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.

 

The nomination deadline is October 21, 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.cfr.org/thinktank/fellowships/iaf_nuclear.html or call 212.434.9489.