ACADEMIC AND CONFERENCE OPPORTUNTIES:
(Faculty and Students)

 

 

English Open Doors Program in Chile
The English Open Doors program was established in 2004 by the Chilean Ministry of Education to connect local children and teens with native English speakers. The program places native English-speakers in public schools throughout Chile to work with local teachers to plan activities and lead classes. There are no fees to participate and volunteers receive: a home-stay wit ha Chilean family, health insurance, TEFL training, access to an online Spanish course and a participation bonus of 60,000 CLP each month. Placements last from 5-11 months.

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:

FACULTY


The Lancet’s 2014 Wakley Essay Competition – Health Related Topic
Deadline: October 24, 2014
The Lancet is an international general medical journal that will consider any original contribution that advances or illuminates medical science or practice, or that educates or entertains the journal's readers.  Enter The Lancet’s 2014 Wakley Essay prize for the best essay on any topic of health importance. Anyone in a health-related field may enter. Essays not longer than 2000 words should be submitted at http://ees.elsevier.com/thelancet/default.asp by October 24, 2014 with the “Wakley Prize” selected as the publication type. The winner will receive £2000, and the essay will be published in The Lancet.  

Palestinian American Research Center Research Fellowship
Deadline: December 22, 2014
Palestinian American Research Center announces its 16th annual U.S. citizen fellowship competition for doctoral and post-doctoral field-based research on Palestine to take place in Palestine, Jordan or Lebanon. All fields of study will be considered. Applications are due December 22, 2014. For more details, please see our website.

Palestinian American Research Center National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
Deadline: December 22, 2014
PARC announces its third National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship Program at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) competition for post-doctoral scholars conducting field-based research in Palestine in the humanities or research with a humanistic approach. The program is open to U.S. scholars and scholars who have been resident in the U.S. for the last three years. Applications are due December 22, 2014. For more details, please see our website.

Palestinian American Research Center Faculty Development Seminar
Deadline: January 9, 2015
PARC announces its sixth Faculty Development Seminar (FDS). This 12-day travel seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. Applications are due January 9, 2015. For more details, please see our website.

Whitaker International Program
Fellows and Scholars Program deadline:  January 20, 2015
Summer Program deadline:  February 3, 2015

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015-2016 Whitaker International Program. The Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad.  Full details can be found at www.whitaker.org

 

Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins Recruiting Subject Matter Experts

Deadline: As soon as possible

JC:HEM has received funding to transform the curriculum of its Diploma in Liberal Studies. This new curriculum will comprise thirty new courses to be undertaken by students at the margins all over the world.  JC:HEM is currently looking to recruit Subject Matter Experts (SME) to lead the development of these new courses. A work-for-hire stipend of $3,000 ($1,000  at the completion of the design and $2,000 at the completion of the  production) will be paid.  Courses will be developed for, and owned by JC:HEM and will marketed for delivery to students at the margins.  SME's should have a Doctorate or terminal degree, in the relevant discipline, be eminent in their field, and experience of, and commitment to, high quality on-line higher education. For more information, please contact our Chief Academic Officer, Dr Neil Sparnon, neil.sparnon@jc-hem.org.

 

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellows Program
Deadline: applications available in January 2014
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellows Program is a scholar exchange program funded by a two-year grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). Applicant must be an African-born academic currently living in the United States and Canada working in higher education. Fellows will engage in educational projects proposed and hosted by faculty of higher education institutions in sub-Saharan African countries in which Carnegie Corporation operates. Eligible applicants are asked to request application information here.

Teach in Guizhou Province, China
The Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges in the Education Department of Guizhou Province in China has contacted the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) regarding an opportunity for teachers to teach in Guizhou Province at the elementary, secondary, or college levels. Applicants must be willing to teach at least half a year in Guizhou, must be in good health and born after 1948. Contact Ms. Mi Dan at midan1976@hotmail.com for more information.

 

 

STUDENTS (undergraduate & graduate)

 

2015 Émigré Memorial German Internship Program - German State Parliaments
Deadline: December 1, 2014 for early Summer 2015; March 31, 2015 for Fall 2015
EMGIP offers internship opportunities at state parliaments ("Landtage") across Germany's 16 state capitals. The program encourages applications by U.S. and Canadian students who are planning to pursue a career in public service, or who are interested in specific public policy issues such as the environment, education, migration, and healthcare. Participants gain practical work experience with a state parliament, utilize their German skills at a professional level, and experience German political culture firsthand. U.S. citizens receive a monthly stipend of EUR 670 for up to three months. For more information and to apply, please go to: www.culturalvistas.org/emgip

Teach and Learn in Korea Government-sponsored scholarship
Deadline: Rolling
"Teach and Learn in Korea" or the TaLK Program is the South Korean government-sponsored English teaching program offering native English speakers an opportunity to teach elementary students in rural areas during a one year commitment. Established in 2008, the TaLK Program participants engage in arranged classes for 15 hours per week from Monday to Friday with plenty of time to explore the nation, meet other adventure-minded young people, and experience a truly unique culture. Learn more about the program at: http://www.talk.go.kr/

UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Fellowships
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014
The UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) recently was awarded 2014-18 Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) funding by the U.S. Department of Education. NRC funding supports research and teaching campus-wide, along with public engagement projects. The largest portion of FLAS funds will support undergraduate students studying Portuguese language in a Latin American context; FLAS also supports summer portable fellowships for graduate students studying intensive Portuguese, indigenous languages of Latin America or Haitian Creole.  Marquette graduate students are eligible for summer FLAS-eligible intensive language programs to study Portuguese at an intermediate or higher level. Contact CLACS for additional information.

Saharan Crossroads Fellowship
Deadline: October 31, 2014
The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) and the West African Research Association (WARA) announce the third annual Saharan Crossroads Fellowship Competition. Saharan Crossroads seeks to counter the conceptual divide separating North and sub-Saharan The Sahara and its peripheries continue to be platforms of interconnected peoples and cultures. The Saharan Crossroads Initiative is a partnership of AIMS, WARA and the Saharan Studies Association (SSA) that provides support for research, conferences and publications exploring the culture, geography, history, and sociology of this region. US, North African and West African Scholars interested in conducting research in North or West Africa concerning Saharan Crossroads are encouraged to apply for short-term fellowships (up to three months) for awards up to 3,000 USD. US scholars flying from the United States will receive an additional travel stipend. For more information and online application link, please visit our website.

Scholarships to attend: 2015 Summer Field School for Social and Cultural Anthropology
This call is aimed at budding researchers with a creative and open mind towards the challenges of applied research. We offer a unique learning opportunity in a multidisciplinary research project on the isle of Gozo, Malta. Expeditions and the University of Leuven hand out eight scholarships that cover part or all of the tuition fee for the 2015 Malta Summer School. Scholarships are granted on a competitive basis, based on a research proposal. Eligible students include: Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students.

PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Princeton
Deadline: November 1, 2014               
The PPIA Junior Summer Institute is a seven-week program for rising college seniors.  The goal of the program is to prepare students for graduate study and careers in public policy and international affairs. The Junior Summer Institute provides participants with the tools for critical thinking, speaking, writing and quantitative reasoning, and with the skills and experiences necessary to create, analyze, implement, evaluate and affect policy in a multicultural, multiethnic society. Current college juniors are eligible to apply by November 1 for the summer 2015 program. Selection also comes with funding towards graduate studies in public policy or international affairs.

 

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship        

Deadline: November 2014                           

The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is a one-year grant for independent study and travel outside the United States awarded to graduating college seniors nominated by participating institutions.  The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship offers college graduates of "unusual promise" a year of independent, purposeful exploration and travel -- in international settings new to them -- to enhance their capacity for resourcefulness, imagination, openness, and leadership and to foster their humane and effective participation in the world community.  The stipend for the fellowship year is $28,000 ($38,000 for fellows accompanied by a spouse or dependent child).

 

 

Education New Zealand

Application Deadline: December 1, 2014

Education New Zealand, the lead Government agency for the promotion of New Zealand education internationally, has announced the first round of study abroad scholarships for U.S. students. The awards will provide support for U.S. students who participate in study abroad programs at New Zealand's universities and Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics - commonly referred to as ITPs, and offering technical and applied degree programs. Recipients will be required to report on their experience through social media and other channels while in New Zealand. Find out more information here.

 

 

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program    

Deadline: TBD                                   

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program provides overseas foreign language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences in 13 critical need languages for U.S. students in higher education. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Undergraduate, master's and doctoral-level students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply for the seven-to-10-week-long programs. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

 

 

Humanity in Action Fellowship    

Deadline:  January 8, 2015                               

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. Applicants to the Humanity in Action Fellowship must be currently enrolled undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors), or recent graduates (for the 2014 Fellowship, this means undergraduate classes of 2012 and 2013) at accredited, four-year undergraduate colleges or universities in the United States.

 

 

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

Boren Fellowship: January 27, 2015
Boren Scholarship: February 4, 2015 *Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline.
The applications for the 2015-2016 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. 
Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

 

 

Charles B. Rangel Scholars Summer Program  

Deadline:  February 3, 2015           

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.  The program provides seminars that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing; introduces participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and also arranges visits to various institutions involved in international affairs; and helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship, and professional options in international affairs. Costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day are covered and students receive a stipend of $3,200.

 

 

Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship      

Deadline: February 27, 2015                                    

A component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship is a special opportunity for up to four U.S. students to pursue projects around an aspect of international contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression. Preference is given to creative projects that are conveyed in a dynamic fashion and are accompanied by a feasible plan.

National Geographic Expands Young Explorers Grant Program
Deadline: Varies
Young Explorers Grants help cover field project costs for individuals ages 18 to 25 pursuing research, conservation and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's grant programs. The program has expanded the Young Explorers Grant program to include more opportunities for fieldwork in 18 Northeast and Southeast Asian countries. National Geographic is accepting applications from hard-working, passionate, creative young individuals from all over the world who are interested in doing fieldwork in Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Financial Aid Opportunities for Latin American and Caribbean Students
Deadline: rolling applications
The Rowe Fund, a student loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS), helps citizens from Latin American and Caribbean OAS member countries finance a portion of their studies or research at accredited universities in the United States by awarding interest-free loans. Prospective applicants must be accepted to, or currently studying at, an accredited U.S. university and demonstrate good academic records in addition to full-time enrollment. Applications are received and reviewed on a year-round basis. The maximum loan amount per student is $15,000.  For eligibility requirements and application forms, visit: www.oas.org/en/rowefund or www.facebook.com/rowefund. Please send any questions to: rowefund@oas.org.

Engineering Scholarship for Masters Degree - Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Deadline: varies
Universidad Pontificia Comillas in collaboration with Gestamp (a leading enterprise in the automotive business), is launching a new Master in International Industrial Project Management (MIIPM) field of Engineering or Business Administration. This program will be open to international students and includes an internship at Gestamp facilities, which are found around the world, with a foreseeable likelihood of finding a highly-qualified job after completion of the internship. Moreover, the sponsor is offering to partially or even totally finance the scholarship fees, travel and accommodation allowances.

The U.S. Department of State Pathways Internships
Deadline: varies
The U.S. Department of State is offering programs for graduate/post graduate, undergraduate and high school students. The U.S. Department of State will continue to offer both paid internships under the Pathways Internship Program, as well as unpaid opportunities under the U.S. Departments of State Student Experience Program (formerly known as Summer, Fall and Spring internships). The Pathways Internships are Civil Service opportunities located mostly in Washington, D.C., while the U.S. Department of State Student Experience Program provides the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. This program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a foreign affairs environment. There are 10 opportunities to choose from. Go to their website for information on each internship offered.

INTERNSHIPS:

 

Peace Action Wisconsin Fall Internships

Application deadline: Apply as soon as possible

PAWI internships provide students with the opportunity to gain real world experience while advancing positive social change in our community. PAWI is the largest grassroots foreign policy non-profit in the state and is currently working on initiatives to reduce our state's dependence on declining defense contracts and working with local, state and national representatives to shift funding priorities from the Pentagon to human services and environmental sustainability. Available internships are applicable to a number of fields including non-profit management, accounting, journalism, graphic design, website development, political research, public policy and more. Additionally, interns will acquire valuable leadership, organizing and problems solving skills. Internships are designed to be flexible and can be personalized to meet the intern’s abilities and educational objectives. All internships are unpaid. PAWI office is located in Riverwest.

 

For more information, visit: peaceactionwi.org/take-action/internships. If you have any questions, please contact me by email at jeff@peaceactionwi.org or by phone at 414-964-5158

 

 

The US-UK Fulbright Commission internship program

Deadline: After Oct. 1, 2014

The US-UK Fulbright Commission in London is seeking applicants for our Internship program for winter/spring 2015. Interns at Fulbright work closely alongside our staff to promote and provide advice on studying in the USA to some 5,000+ British students each year. We do this through our advisory service, USA College Day University fair, student seminars, outreach to UK schools and universities and more! Applications are welcome from a variety of fields. Internships are unpaid and may be offered full-time or on a part-time basis around students’ class schedules. Internships may vary from one to six months in length. We will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis starting from 1st October. To apply, students may email a CV and covering letter to advising@fulbright.org.uk, with the subject line “Advising Internship”.

 

High School Opportunities:

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)
Deadline: October 30, 2014
This program offers merit-based scholarships to study one of seven critical foreign languages:  Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian and Turkish.  The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, provide formal and informal language practice, and spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. The application deadline for summer 2015 and academic year 2015-2016 programs is October 30, 2014.  

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program
Deadline: January 7, 2015
This program offers  merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey. This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations.  Students live with host families, attend local high schools, do community service, and complete a capstone project. Applications for academic year 2015-16 programs are due January 7, 2015. 

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX)
Deadline: Rolling
This program offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in Germany.  The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy.  Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany.  For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/.