Leland International Hunger Fellows Program

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program trains emerging leaders in the fight to end hunger worldwide. It is a unique two-year program that combines field and policy work.

Leland Fellows develop new skills while actively working to alleviate hunger and poverty in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. During the first year, fellows work directly to build food security in the field. In the second year, fellows apply their field experience to the design of sound development policy at the organizational, national, and international level.

In addition to their field and policy work, fellows take part in annual CHC-sponsored training sessions and a range of professional development activities aimed at further adding to their skills and expertise.

Each Leland class consists of 12-15 skilled and committed individuals. The application process for fellows is highly selective. Most Leland Fellows hold advanced degrees and have spent at least one year working or volunteering in a developing country.

CHC places fellows with organizations that make a difference both on the ground and at the policy level. Past host organizations have included the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Mercy Corps, Helen Keller International, Land O’Lakes, Inc., the US Department of Agriculture, and the UN World Food Program.

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program was established in 2001 as a sister to CHC’s U.S.-focused Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program. To date, seven classes of Leland Fellows have completed their service. The current (8th) class will finish their fellowship August 30, 2017. We will begin accepting applications for the 9th class of Leland Fellows in the fall of 2016.

The 8th Class of Leland International Hunger Fellows (2015-2017)

Ambassador E.O. Kolade Scholarship

There is one scholarship with an approx. value of £25,000 for an applicant to a full-time taught masters programme.


Eligible applicants must be a national of, and resident in, a country in Sub-Saharan Africa. The selection will be based on merit and financial need.

How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, you must have completed the 2017/18 LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form and received an offer of admission(conditional or unconditional) by 5pm UK time on 26 April 2017. You must complete Section G - Personal Statement.

When you submit an application for admission to a taught masters programme, the Graduate Admissions Office will acknowledge your application and provide information about how to set up an LSE For You online account. This account will allow you to track the progress of your application for admission, and will provide you with access to the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application Form. The LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form will be available until 26 April 2017.

Selection for this scholarship will take place between May and July 2017 and we will only notify the successful recipient(s) by the end of July 2017. If you have not heard from the Financial Support Office by the end of July 2017, you must assume your application has been unsuccessful. We will notify successful applicants only.

How to apply for admission

Tracking your application

If you complete the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form, you will also be considered for support from the LSE Graduate Support Scheme. Being unsuccessful with your application to the Graduate Support Scheme does not preclude you from being considered for other awards such as this one.

Source: www.lse.ac.uk

Monbukagakusho MEXT Young Leaders' Program

The Young Leaders' Program(YLP)aims to contribute to the fostering of future national leaders in Asian and other countries. In addition, while deepening the participants' understanding about Japan, it should help form a network among national leaders, contributing to the establishment of friendly relationships and improved policy planning activities among Asian and other countries, including Japan.

The YLP is one of the Japanese Government(Monbukagakusho:MEXT (The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology))Scholarship Student systems.

WFUNA Youth Seminar for young leaders

The WFUNA Youth Seminar is mainly for young leaders from United Nations Associations and United Nations Youth Associations however there are limited spots for non UNA applicants
International young leaders (ages 18-28) from UNAs and UNYAs who have demonstrated leadership and initiative in developing and/or strengthening the work of their organizations in their communities.

Malaysian young leaders (ages 15-28) who will be selected by the United Nations Association of Malaysia.
More information can be found at http://youthseminarkl.org

Application deadline is November 29.

Heinz-Kühn-Foundation scholarships

Heinz-Kühn-Foundation scholarships are intended to enable junior journalists to further their professional development and continue training in new surroundings, and to gain a first-hand and in-depth knowledge of the customs, opinions and way of life in other countries.

Who is eligible?

Young journalists from North-Rhine-Westphalia and developing countries are eligible for a scholarship if they satisfy the following requirements:
  • have a keen interest in development issues;
  • have already gained substantial professional experience in journalism (a completed college education is desirable);
  • are not older than 35 years of age; and,
  • have a good command of the official language of their host country (candidates from abroad must at least have a basic knowledge of the German language).
Find out more about this scholarship at http://www.heinz-kuehn-stiftung.de/index.php/en/about-us2/what-we-support

Applications must be received by 30 November.

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative 2017

We’re thrilled to announce the opening of the 2017 application form. It’s for students who have completed/are completing high school in one of the following countries: Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Sudan, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mauritius, Somalia, Nigeria, The Gambia

1. Email: Download the form from the PDF icon below, fill it out and send it back attached to an email to [email protected] with the required documents attached.

2. Online application: https://www.jotform.com/AshinagaAAI/Application_Form_2017_En

3. Post: Download the form from the PDF icon below , fill it out and send it by post to;
Ashinaga Africa Initiative Recruitment Team
P. O. Box 16864 – Kampala, Uganda

If you have inquiries regarding the application, please contact [email protected]

The deadline of application: February 28th, 2017

Source: http://ashinaga100-yearvision.org/en/scholarship.html

Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards 2018

The Commonwealth Secretariat is pleased to invite nominations and submissions for the Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards 2018. The Awards recognise the outstanding contribution and achievements of education professionals and bodies that have made a difference to learners’ lives through innovative education and learning for development initiatives and practices.

The Fifth Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards were launched at the Secretariat’s headquarters to invite applicants from Commonwealth countries to highlight their good practices in education and to encourage, reward and generate enthusiasm within the education sector.

Any organisation, whether public or private, including Commonwealth ministries of education, educational institutions and civil society organisations advising in or delivering education and learning in Commonwealth countries can nominate themselves or be nominated. The formal and non-formal education sectors span from early childhood education to adult education, including primary, secondary and tertiary education, technical and vocational education and training, and skills development.

A good practice submission must be a policy, programme, project or strategy that has made a positive difference to learners, whether children, young people or adults, or to the education system of a Commonwealth member country in respect of one or more of the five categories for 2018.

  • Category 1: Eliminating gender disparities in education, especially for girls and women.
  • Category 2: Delivering quality education and learning in difficult circumstances.
  • Category 3: Education and learning to improve employment opportunities for young people.
  • Category 4: Education as a powerful response to climate change.
  • Category 5: Education and pathways to peace.
Application Criteria
  • Relevance: Contextual, socio-cultural and economically appropriate responses to the challenge of education delivery in a specific country.
  • Innovative: Displaying innovation in its approach, methods or outcomes.
  • Measurable Impact: Evidence that it has been independently evaluated and its impact assessed e.g. through qualitative and quantitative indicators.
  • Sustainability: Demonstrates its capacity or potential in delivering sustainable benefits for society, and in making substantial contribution to the education sector.
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness: Demonstrates efficient and cost effective use of resources in its implementation.
  • Knowledge Exchange and Participation: How it contributes to knowledge exchange, successfully communicates its objectives, approaches and findings to stakeholders, and encourages community and civil society participation, ownership or contribution.
  • Replication: The extent to which the initiative is replicable in other Commonwealth countries and can advance good practice within the sector and/or influence policy agendas promoting good practice.
Reminder: Entries should be clear and comprehensive, and should clearly describe how good educational and learning policies or practices have been implemented and what has been achieved.

Winners will be awarded at the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (20CCEM) in Fiji in 2018. There will be five regional awards across the designated categories including an award for the finalist with the strongest teacher professional development component in honour of the late Steve Sinnott, former General Secretary of the United Kingdom National Union of Teachers, known as the Steve Sinnott Award.

Submissions must be received by 15 February 2017 and should be sent by e-mail to [email protected] and/or posted to: The Co-ordinator, Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards, Health and Education Unit, Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX, United Kingdom.

More information is available in the Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards 2018 information brochure which can be found on this page, or by contacting the Co-ordinator, at [email protected]

MIT Africa "Empowering the Teachers" Fellowship Program 2017 - 2018

The overarching goal of  Empowering the Teachers (ETT) is to facilitate the development of young African faculty leadership in science and engineering education who will introduce innovation and creativity into science and engineering curricular. There are two main objectives of the ETT program: to provide young African professors with exposure to cutting-edge pedagogical methods in the highest-rated engineering and science departments in the U.S. and to provide American faculty who have a deep interest in connecting with those in their disciplines in emerging economies a concrete means of engagement.

Find out more about this fellowship at http://misti.mit.edu/empowering-teachers

Global Social Venture Competition

Announcing the 2017 Competition!

The Global Social Venture Competition leads entrant teams through an experiential learning process to develop innovative, scalable solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. Through our global network of 14 partner schools and competitions, we give teams the connections, support, and exposure needed to advance their social ventures.

Each of the competition’s three rounds also asks teams to build on past learnings and focus on distinct emphasis areas. A team’s ability to demonstrate progress in these areas will be an important determinant of its venture’s overall score, which in every round is evaluated on business potential, social impact potential, and likelihood of success.

Application Deadline: December 5, 2016

Global Finals at UC Berkeley: April 5-7, 2017

Find out more about this competition at gsvc.org/competition

NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship for Ph.D. students

NVIDIA has long believed that investing in university talent is beneficial to the industry and key to our continued growth and success. The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program now provides funding in the amount of $50,000 per award to Ph.D. students who are researching topics that will lead to major advances in the graphics and high-performance computing industries, and are investigating innovative ways of leveraging the power of the GPU. NVIDIA particularly invites submissions from students pushing the envelope in artificial intelligence, deep neural networks, autonomous vehicles, and related fields. We select up to ten students each year who have the talent, aptitude and initiative to work closely with us early in their careers. Recipients not only receive crucial funding for their research, but are able to conduct groundbreaking work with access to NVIDIA products, technology and some of the most talented minds in the field.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Students must have already completed their first year of Ph.D. level studies (at the time of application)
  • Students must have majors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, System Architecture, Electrical Engineering, or a related area
  • Students must be engaged in active research as part of their PhD thesis
  • Students must be enrolled as a full time Ph.D. student during the academic year of the award
  • Note: The award must be administered through the student's university; payment will be made to the university, not directly to the student
Find out more about this fellowship at https://research.nvidia.com/relevant/graduate-fellowship-program

Call for Nominations: Voices of Courage Awards 2017 for Refugee Youth Leaders

Voices of Courage Awards 2017: Honoring Refugee Youth Leaders 

Nominations Now Open

The Voices of Courage Awards are presented annually to resilient, resourceful individuals who have a personal and powerful story to tell about the challenges and triumphs experienced by the tens of millions of people who have been displaced by conflict and violence worldwide.

Voices of Courage Awardees represent the many faces and circumstances of the current global refugee population. Activities will culminate at WRC’s Voices of Courage Awards Luncheon in New York City on May 4, 2017, where awardees will be honored in person.


We invite nominees who have channeled their talent and energy to become leaders working with and inspiring others to become part of a global solution to the refugee crisis.

This outstanding individual must be:
  • A current or former refugee youth, aged 15-24.
  • A female or male who has demonstrated leadership and a strong voice while working on behalf of other refugees. For example: working towards improving the lives of other refugee youth or working to protect the rights of refugee girls.
  • Nominated by other individuals or organizations. Self-nominations are not eligible.

WRC will provide a $5,000 grant to support the programs of the organizations each awardee represents or to an organization that they designate the award to go to.


Nominations must be received by Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 5pm EST (GMT-5) and must be complete to be eligible. An independent committee comprised of U.S.-based business leaders, philanthropists, and humanitarian aid experts will select the two final awardees from this pool.

Submit to: [email protected]

Grants from the Open Society Fellowship

The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

For the current application round, the Open Society Fellowship invites proposals relevant to the following propositions:

Human rights are under siege everywhere. Why?
  1. Those who carry out human rights analysis and reporting have been seduced by legal frameworks and largely ignore imbalances of power that lead to rights violations.
  2. Political leaders increasingly play on fears that human rights are a Trojan Horse, threatening societies by promising rights to dangerous “others.”
These statements are intended as a provocation—to stimulate productive controversy and debate—and do not necessarily represent the views of the Open Society Foundations. Applicants are invited to dispute, substantiate, or otherwise engage with one or both of these statements in their submissions. Once chosen, fellows will work on projects of their own design and passion. At the same time, they are expected to take advantage of the considerable intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and contribute meaningfully to the Foundations’ thinking. Fellows will also have opportunities to collaborate with one another as a cohort. It is hoped that the fellowship will not only nurture theoretical debate but also bring about policy change and reform.

Eligibility Criteria

Ideal fellows are specialists who can see beyond the parochialisms of their field and possess the tenacity to complete a project of exceptional merit. Proposals will be accepted from anywhere in the world, although demonstrable proficiency in spoken and written English is required. Applicants should possess and demonstrate a deep understanding of the major themes embedded within the statement for which they wish to apply and be willing to serve in a cohort of fellows with diverse occupational, geographic, and ideological profiles. Successful applicants should be eager to exploit the many resources offered by the Open Society Foundations and be prepared to engage constructively with our global network.

Ineligibility Criteria

The fellowship does not fund enrollment for degree or nondegree study at academic institutions, including dissertation research.

This is a fellowship for individuals only; proposals from organizations or individuals acting on behalf of organizations will not be accepted.

Purpose and Priorities

Open Society fellows produce work outputs of their own choosing, such as a book, journalistic or academic articles, art projects, a series of convenings, etc. In addition, fellowship cohorts may develop a joint work product of some sort. Fellowship staff will assist cohorts in brainstorming possible outputs if needed.


Those interested in the fellowship should first download and review the complete fellowship guidelines.

Applicants are required to submit a one- to two-page, single-spaced letter of inquiry that outlines the topic of the project, proposed work product, and relevance to the statements above. A CV should accompany the letter of inquiry.

Letters of inquiry will be reviewed within five weeks. Applications showing promise will be invited to submit a full proposal.

To apply, submit letters of inquiry here. The deadline to submit letters of inquiry on these statements is March 1, 2017, with responses to applicants by March 24, 2017.

IIDA Student Design Competition 2016

The Student Design Competition celebrates original design and rewards individuals and/or teams whose projects demonstrate innovative, functional design solutions that have a positive environmental and human impact, while allowing emerging professionals the opportunity to showcase their work and fresh design ideas to professionals working in the field.

This competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students around the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design or architecture program.

School projects already completed may be reinterpreted and/or edited to meet the requirements of this competition. If the school project was completed as a group, all members must agree in writing to enter the reinterpreted and/or edited project, and all members must be listed as participants on the entry form.

Submission Requirements

Your project must be submitted digitally through the competition website from Nov. 7, 2016, to Feb. 6, 2017, 11:59 p.m. Central time.

Find out more about this competition by visiting http://www.iida.org/content.cfm/student-design-competition

University of Southern Denmark Scholarships for MSc in Engineering

The University constantly seeks students of the highest quality, and, in recognition of the important investment that overseas students are making in their education, we are pleased to offer scholarships to certain applicants!

Candidates must come from a non-EU/EEA country and be eligible to pay tuition fees.
The scholarship will be awarded to the best qualified of the eligible applicants to the above mentioned master degree study programmes.

To be considered for the scholarship an application form and a motivated application must be submitted with the required documentation as described in the application form.

Application deadline is 14 December 2016.

Find out more about this scholarship by visiting http://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/fakulteterne/teknik/studerende/scholarships

Photo competition on Integrity in Wastewater Management

For WIN’s annual photo competition, share your vision! Submit up to two photos showing the impact of corruption and/or integrity at work in wastewater management.

Our jury of water and media specialists will select the winning photo and reward the winner with a 1000 USD voucher for photography equipment. Winners will be announced on World Water Day 2017, 22 March 2017. All shortlisted photos will be displayed on the WIN website.

Find out more about this competition at www.waterintegritynetwork.net/2016/10/31/photo-competition

University of Groningen UCG Scholarship Programme 2017

The USP Scholarship is a grant towards study and living costs. The value is €12,000. The USP scholarship is intended for students with an excellent academic profile, but who require financial assistance to study. Evidence of social engagement and extracurricular activities will support your request for funding. UCG aims to reward students with great ambition, but who also have a great passion for social engagement and who are determined to make a positive impact during their studies at UCG. There are two USP scholarships available for the academic year of 2017/2018. 

Eligible candidates: Non-EU students (paying international tuition fees) with an excellent academic profile.

Application deadline 1 February 2017

Global Health Corps Yearlong Paid Fellowship 2017 - 2018 for Young Professionals

Are you part of the next generation of global health leaders?

Our applicants are 30 years old and under, so we’re not expecting you to have years of senior leadership experience under your belt. Instead, we are looking for alignment with our leadership practices and values: strong evidence of leadership potential and some leadership experience along the lines of organizing, collaborating, and working to affect change, however subtle it may be. The GHC fellowship is a one-of-a-kind leadership opportunity which places you in the real world, amidst real problems. It won’t be easy, but it will be transformational and rewarding.

Yearlong paid placements (June 25, 2016 – July 9, 2017) within partner organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia to address real-time capacity gaps and strengthen health systems. See our full list of partner organizations.

The color Hillary Clinton wore for her concession speech is connected to a powerful movement

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference at the New Yorker Hotel on November 9, 2016 in New York City. Hillary Clinton conceded the U.S. Presidency to Republican challenger Donald Trump.
(Nov. 8, 2016 - Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America).
Hillary Clinton made her concession speech dressed in purple — and it all has to do with the historic women's suffrage movement.

White and purple (along with green) were official colors for the Suffragettes: according to The Telegraph, Pethick Lawrence, the honorary treasurer of the Women's Social and Political Union established the colors as such back in 1908. 

In particular, purple held special meaning as "the royal color," standing "for the royal blood that flows in the veins of every suffragette, the instinct of freedom and dignity." 

Contrasting with white standing for purity and green standing for hope, purple standing for dignity is a concept nicely in line with Clinton's incredibly gracious and inspiring concession speech.

Clinton wore an impeccably tailored pantsuit with strikingly purple lapels paired with a purple blouse, and her husband Bill Clinton wore a purple tie to match. Running mate Tim Kaine's wife Anne Holton also wore a long purple vest (though Kaine himself went for some good old fashioned Democratic blue stripes, tie-wise). During and after the speech's live broadcast, a few other members of her campaign could also be spotted in various shades of purple. (source).

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton concedes the presidential election as (L-R) Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton, Bill Clinton, Tim Kaine and Anne Holton listen at the New Yorker Hotel on November 9, 2016 in New York City. Republican candidate Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election in the early hours of the morning in a widely unforeseen upset.
(Nov. 8, 2016 - Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America)

2017 WISE Awards submission period is now open

Each year, the WISE Awards recognize and promote six successful innovative projects that are addressing global educational challenges. Since 2009, WISE has received more than 2,850 applications from over 150 countries. 

Today, 48 projects have been awarded, from a wide variety of sectors and locations for their innovative character, their positive contribution and their potential for scalability and adaptability. These projects represent a growing resource of expertise and sound educational practice. Year by year, WISE is building a community of educational innovators which offers a fertile environment for groundbreaking collaborations. 

Today the WISE Awards network comprises pioneering projects that are helping bring real change to societies and communities.

Submission period November 5, 2016 – January 17, 2017

More information is available at http://www.wise-qatar.org/wise-awards-2017

The Julius Nyerere Masters Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh will offer one scholarship to a student from Tanzania for postgraduate Masters study in any subject offered by the University for the 2017-2018 academic session.

The Julius Nyerere Scholarship was set up in 2009 in memory of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere who led Tanganyika to independence in 1961 and became the first prime minister and later president of Tanzania. Nyerere received a scholarship in 1949 to attend the University of Edinburgh where he obtained a Masters of Arts degree that saw him study courses in English, Political Economy, Social Anthropology, British History, Economic History, Constitutional Law, and Moral Philosophy.

The Julius Nyerere Masters Scholarships will cover tuition fees, living costs of £10,000, and a return flight from Tanzania to the UK.

The scholarship is tenable for one academic year. In addition to their studies, the successful applicant will be expected to participate in Swahili language conversation tutorials. This will amount to no more than 20 hours for each scholar per semester.


The scholarships will be awarded to Tanzanian citizen who is normally resident in Tanzania, and who is accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Masters programme of study at the University of Edinburgh. Applicants who already hold a degree from outside Tanzania will not be considered.

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.


The scholarship is awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit, with candidates requiring a Bachelors degree equivalent to a UK First Class Honours ('First') or Upper Division/Upper Second Class Honours ('2:1') degree.

The Julius Nyerere Masters Scholarship is highly competitive and only the best candidates are considered. Prospective applicants should note that, to date, in almost all cases successful candidates for the Scholarships have held a First Class Honours degree. Applicants with a 2:1 Honours degree will be considered if they can show a very strong track record of work experience relevant to their prospective degree.


Eligible applicants should complete an online application

The closing date for applications is 3rd April 2017.

Please note you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.

The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd our web based information portal at https://www.myed.ed.ac.uk

When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password. If you require assistance, please go to http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-systems/support-guidance


All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of May 2017.

Source: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/postgraduate/international/region/africa/nyerere

The 2016 Thomas Mark Scholarship For The Msc In Tropical Paediatrics

LSTM is inviting applications from medical doctors (MBBS or equivalent) from developing countries, who have at least two years clinical working experience specialising in the field of Paediatrics and applying for the MSc Tropical Paediatrics (MTP) at LSTM. Applicants are required to demonstrate a strong interest in research, evidenced by published papers and conference presentations.

LSTM’s MSc in Tropical Paediatrics produces graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles.

DEADLINE –Thomas Mark scholarship application forms will be sent only to applicants holding a conditional offer for the MTP. Applications for the MTP are accepted all year round, however, candidates wishing to apply for the Thomas Mark scholarship must apply for the MTP by midnight 30th November 2016 and return their scholarship application form by midnight 31st December 2016. Candidates should apply for the MTP via LSTM’s online application form.

The MSc in Tropical Paediatrics is a one year full-time programme based in Liverpool (UK) which commences in September each year. The scholarship will cover tuition fees, flights, accommodation, and a living allowance.

Source: www.lstmed.ac.uk

First Lady Michelle Obama meets Melania Trump for tea in the White House

First Lady Michelle Obama meets with Melania Trump for tea in the Yellow Oval Room of the White House, Nov. 10, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy).

Entries now accepted for 2017 TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting – Uncovering Commercial Bribery

Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 award

TRACE is currently accepting submissions for the 2017 Prize for Investigative Reporting. The award recognizes reporting that uncovers business bribery with the goal of increasing commercial transparency.

Nominees may be print, broadcast or online reporters from any country who have investigated bribery schemes, business activities that create serious conflicts of interest or similar misconduct. Entries must have appeared in print or online during the 2016 calendar year to be eligible for consideration. Multiple entries per author are permitted, as are team entries produced by groups of journalists.

A panel of independent judges will review the submissions and select up to two winning entries. Each winning entry will receive a cash prize of $10,000 USD and the reporter will be invited to an award ceremony hosted by TRACE in mid-2017. The judges may also name up to two honorable mentions, who will each receive $1,000 USD.

The 2017 judges are:
  • William Gumede, Associate Professor, School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Founder and Chairman of the Democracy Works Foundation.
  • Diana Henriques, Financial writer and author, formerly with The New York Times.
  • Rosebell Kagumire, Multimedia, writer and digital communication strategist, public speaker and award-winning blogger based in Kampala, Uganda.
  • Dan Klaidman, Deputy Editor, Yahoo News.
  • Peter Klein, Executive Director of the Global Reporting Centre.
  • Donatella Lorch, Freelance reporter, formerly with The New York Times, NBC News and Newsweek, currently based in Ankara, Turkey.
  • Jorge Luis Sierra, Knight International Journalism Fellow.
Download an entry form here.

Submissions or queries should be emailed to Caitlin Seymour, [email protected]

The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 31 January, 2017.

Source: http://www.traceinternational.org/investigative-reporting

2017 Jasmine Jiangsu Scholarship for international students to study at China Pharmaceutical University

This scholarship will be provided to the excellent overseas students or scholars to undertake full time study in universities and colleges of Jiangsu. It will also include those non-degree program students and exchange students in accordance with educational exchange agreements and MOUs between the Jiangsu Provincial Government and the governments of other states, institutions, universities and international organizations. China Pharmaceutical University is authorized as one of the host universities to accept international students under the scholarship.

Deadline for application is April 15, 2017

More info. at http://international.cpu.edu.cn/30/41/c399a12353/page.htm

Czech 2017 scholarships for students from developing countries

How to apply for the scholarship

Applications for these scholarships are open to all students from developing countries and/or countries going through a process of political and economic transition, who are applying for study in one of our Bachelor's studies or Master's studies programmes at FSV UK from academic year 2017/18.
  • Applications must be made on the form that accompanies this announcement, and must include the following documents:

    - completed application form - motivation essay of no more than 1000 words, explaining why they need a scholarship, and what they hope to gain from their studies at Charles University

    - two letters of recommendation from teachers, who know the student from their previous studies, including confirmation of the student's financial need.

    NOTE: The current scholarship holders who are reapplying do not need to submit the two recommendation letters or write the essay. Please include a cover note and one recommendation letter from a Charles University academic who knows you from your studies with your applicatioon.
  • Applications should be sent to the Manager of the International Office (find the address here). All documents submitted must be originals and written in the English language, or accompanied by certified translations.

    IMPORTANT: All scholarship applicants MUST also lodge an online application for their selected study program and note the name of the programme on their application for a scholarship. Without this their application for a scholarship will not be considered.
  • The deadline for scholarship applications is 30th April 2017. Students who will have problems meeting this deadline due to inefficient or unreliable postal services may, as a temporary measure, submit fax copies and/or scanned copies by e-mail. However, originals must also be sent, and final decisions will not be made until originals have been received.

Call for applications: 2017 Unreasonable East Africa Program for High Impact Entrepreneurs

We accelerate the growth of early stage companies in East Africa.

We focus on for-profit and financially sustainable non-profit businesses across diverse sectors with positive social/environmental impact integrated into their models.

Every year, we run 10 month programs designed to get early stage high potential companies in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda what they need to grow.

We select an exclusive group of fifteen companies for each of these programs, whom we work with intensively alongside our 100+ impressive mentors to get them into the best possible shape to grow. We then expose and connect them to our network of funders so that they can raise funding. But it does not end there. We and the entire UEA network continue to support our entrepreneurs for the life of their company and beyond. Learn more »

Since late 2013, we have run three programs with twenty nine companies from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan. Our companies have to date raised over $5.2 million in funding, created more than 380 jobs that did not exist before and meaningfully benefited the lives of more than 850,000 people. See our results »

Applications for our 2017 program are currently OPEN till 16th December, 2017. Apply NOW! »

Source: http://unreasonableeastafrica.org

Dell EMC Graduation Project Competition for Turkey, Middle East and Africa

Dell EMC is launching the annual graduation project competition for senior undergraduate students from universities in Turkey, Middle East and Africa who are enrolled in the EMC Academic Alliance Program. The competition is intended to spark the creativity of students for their graduation projects to play an active role in the Transformation of IT and get the opportunity to shine and win prizes.

Eligibility and participation criteria
The submission of the Project Abstract deadline is 30th November 2016 and the winner's final announcement will be on 4th September 2017. Students who wish to participate should be in their senior year and should be enrolled with any of the EMC Academic Alliance Institutes of the Middle East and Africa.
  • Students should have a faculty member as their mentor.
  • Students should have a strong academic position validated by the Head of the Department.
  • Students should have a strong academic position validated by the Head of the Department.
  • The authenticity of the information provided by the students should be validated by the Dean of his/her institute.
  • Students should be listed in only one project.
  • Students should be unemployed and fulltime university students.
For more visit https://middle-east.emc.com/campaign/emea/envisionthefuture/index.htm