Global Young Academy Call for New Members

The Global Young Academy is committed to a broad range of programmes around the world to support young scholars, promote science to a broad audience, engage in policy debate, and foster international and interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants should provide evidence of interest or experience in one or more of these areas.

Applicants should be in the early years of their independent careers. The majority of the GYA’s members are aged 30-40 and the typical period from completion of a PhD or similar degree is 3-10 years. Applicants falling significantly outside these ranges may be considered under exceptional circumstances.

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Applications must be submitted by 11pm UTC, Sunday 24 September 2017.

Call for Infographics: UNESCO 2017 Global Report

As part of a wider exercise to promote transparent and evidence-based policy making, the Global Report series serves as a benchmarking and monitoring tool, by analyzing current trends; by tracking progress and by identifying the principal advances made, but also the difficulties, weaknesses and challenges faced by Parties in the implementation of the 2005 Convention since its adoption.

The 2017 Global Report will include infographics which will succinctly and clearly communicate these successes, efforts made and challenges for each of the areas of monitoring (Cultural Polices, Public service media, Digital environment, Civil society, Mobility of artists and cultural professionals, Flow of cultural goods and services, Treaties and agreements, Culture and sustainable development, Gender equality, and Artistic freedom).

Interested individuals, companies, professionals or consortiums are requested to send in their proposals together with a financial proposal to Lindsay Cotton ([email protected]) and Anthony Krause ([email protected]) by no later than Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

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Apply to be an AU Youth Volunteer in 2018!

The 2018 Call for African Union Youth Volunteers Corps (AUYVC) was launched and the deadline for applications is 31 July 2017. We have produced two videos and one document that outlines Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that we have received. We hope these resources will help you to address challenges and questions that you may have had.


Call: The 19th "Tunza" Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors

Eco-generation Regional Ambassador is an elite position awarded to the youth aged between 13 and 24 qualified to represent Tunza Eco-generation. Eco-generation Regional Ambassador Program provides exceptional experiences with the opportunities to actively plan, to execute or participate in various environmental awareness programs in each region and country.

As a representative to Tunza Eco-generation, Eco-generation Regional Ambassador must embody the spirit and values of Tunza Eco-generation. Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors must take on various roles to promote and raise environmental awareness for each region and country they are representing.

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Deadline for application is August 20th, 2017

Applications open: Google Policy Fellowship in Europe and Africa

Who should apply?

The organisations in the program are looking for students who are passionate about technology, and want to gain experience of working on public policy. Students from all majors and degree programs who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:
Demonstrated or stated interest in Internet and technology policy
Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment

2017 UN - The Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Programme ~ Legal Order of the World's Oceans

The objective of the fellowship is to provide opportunities for advanced education and research in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science in support of management frameworks, to Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing States, so that they may obtain the necessary knowledge to assist their countries to formulate comprehensive ocean policy and to implement the legal regime set out in UNCLOS and related instruments.

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SMOGATHON 2017 - Global competition for smog-fighting innovations

If your company has any solution that can help fight air pollution – Smogathon is the contest especially for you!

Online applications will be open from 15 June 2017 to 15 August 2017.

Who can apply? We welcome any group that works as a registered company, start-up, foundation, or a research group with a legal entity. The main requirement is that your solution needs to fight smog. It can be an air purifier, a device that measures the levels of pollutants, or anything that can help! Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis, so early applicants will know in advance when to book their flights to one of the semi-final locations and will have a greater chance of saving their spot. If your team needs to travel for more than 500 kilometres in order to participate in a semi-final, we can provide you with financial support of up to $500 to cover (part of) your travel expenses.

In 2017, the most-wanted categories of projects include:
  • indoor air purifying
  • outdoor air purifying
  • household power and heat generation and energy storage
  • smog as a resource
  • new ways of smog mapping and predicting
  • air pollution prevention