Grants and Fellowships
Dalai Lama Fellows
We award year-long Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 to undergraduate and graduate students who want to design and launch ambitious “compassion-in-action” projects centered around our 2014 Fellowship theme: How can we create well-being while working across differences at the intersection of peace, justice, and ecology?
This 2014 journey will begin in April, when newly selected Fellows participate in “Tilling the Soil,” a set of reflective exercises and Skype conversations that prepares Fellows for intensive learning and growth at the Ethical Leadership Assembly (ELA), a weeklong convening of new Fellows and alumni held each June near San Francisco, California.
Please visit the school-specific application form to view eligibility criteria. At minimum, a candidate must be:
- Enrolled as a full-time student during the Fellowship year
- Able to attend the (ELA) from June 18 – 25, 2014 and again in June 2015
- Available to engage with Tilling the Soil and refine the proposed compassion-in-action project through self-guided learning and conversations with DLF staff
- Prepared to dedicate sufficient time and energy to both the project, the year-long Ethical Leadership curriculum, and the Dalai Lama Fellows community.
Top candidates demonstrate that they possess:
- Engagement with the Dalai Lama’s focus on ethics as inner self-regulation to promote the greater good, collaborative leadership, compassion, and universal values;
- Devotion to the empowerment of the community with which the project proposes to work, and an existing network of contacts in that community;
- A vision to integrate the project into the life of the campus;
- Commitment to mastery of at least one of the three core competencies emphasized in the Ethical Leadership Curriculum;
- Commitment to being an engaged citizen of the Dalai Lama Fellows community.
Our goal is to foster deep engagement and reflection, not perpetuate out-of-balance busyness. With this in mind, we encourage you to consider your course load, work schedule, and extracurricular activities as you propose a project. While the Fellowship year is designed to coexist with your other commitments, it is a rigorous, demanding journey. Plan accordingly.
Curriculum and Community
In addition to participating in Tilling the Soil and the ELA, we expect Fellows to engage with the Ethical Leadership Curriculum and Dalai Lama Fellows community by:
- Leading at least one workshop where they offer to others one of the core skills they have mastered as a result of participating in our Ethical Leadership Assembly and immersive yearlong curriculum; and, via monthly blog updates which will be public within our network
- Periodic Skype check-ins with program directors
- Periodic peer-coaching calls with an affinity group of Fellows
- Willingness to organize one “seasonal elder” call with an Ethical Leadership Assembly Faculty Member or a community mentor, and to participate as a listener during regular monthly calls and periodic evaluations
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Center for Conflict Studies' 2014 Peacebuilders Fellowship
CCS is pleased to announce that applications for the summer 2014 Peacebuilders Fellowship are now open! 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. The four regions of focus for the year 2014 are Asia, Latin America, Africa and Middle-East. 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.
A total of eight fellows (two fellows for each one of the four countries decided) will travel over the summer gathering stories. Mandatory pre-departure trainings will be conducted in the third week of May 2014. Fellows are expected to be in the field for 8 to 10 weeks in the period between June 1 and August 15. Upon return, fellows will work with CCS to present these stories over the web. Stories will be told through a variety of platforms – audio podcasts, video interviews, testimonials and digital storytelling.
Applications will be accepted until March 15,2014 and the list of selected fellows will be announced on April 1, 2014. Apply here.
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Hague Institute's Summer Fellowship Program
The Hague Institute’s highly selective Summer Fellowship program was launched in 2013 with the aim of developing the skills of graduate students in an interdisciplinary approach to global justice.
The program is open to current or recent graduate students and runs from 1 June to 31 August each year. Fellows contribute to ongoing research projects, as well as assisting in the wider activities of the Institute.
In light of the international orientation of the fellowship, The Hague Institute will cover the costs of housing in The Hague. View the full details of the Summer Fellowship Program.
To apply, please send a completed application consisting of (1) a CV; (2) a cover letter; (3) a writing sample and (4) two references to hrm@TheHagueInstitute.org.
Deadline: Applications for the 2014 cycle are due by February 28, 2014.
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Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship invites recent college and graduate school graduates to apply for six to nine month fellowships in Washington, DC, focusing on arms control, peace, and international security issues. Founded in 1987 to recruit and train the next generation of leaders on a range of peace and security issues, the program has awarded 138 fellowships.
Scoville Fellows work with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations. They may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, public education, and advocacy on a range of security issues, including nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, non-proliferation, missile defense, weapons trade, environmental and energy security, regional security, and peacekeeping, that support the goals of their host organization, and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings and Congressional hearings. Fellows are supervised by senior level staff and often have the opportunity to publish articles, blogs, or reports. The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public interest organizations, the Federal Government and in academia.
Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. The program is open to all U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment. Fellows are paid at the rate of $31,200 per year ($2,600 per month) and receive health insurance and travel to Washington, DC.
Application materials for the fall 2014 semester, which will begin between July 15 and October 1, may be submitted between December 9, 2013 and January 6, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Human Rights Essay Award
The Human Rights Essay Award is an annual competition sponsored by the Academy and seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to the assigned topic. The essay has to be a legal article.
The Academy will grant two Awards, one for the best article in English and one for the best article in Spanish. The Award in each case will consist of:
- a scholarship to the Program of Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law for either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance options
- travel expenses to Washington D.C.
- housing at the university dorms
- a per diem for living expenses
The best articles may be published in the American University International Law Review.
Eligibility and Requirements:
- Candidates must hold a law degree and have demonstrated experience or interest in international human rights law.
- Articles must not exceed 35 pages in length, including footnotes, and must be double spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font, in letter size paper (8.5 x11) with 1 inch (2.54 cm) margins all around. Any essay that does not follow the guidelines will be reformatted and 5 points will be taken off. If the essay is longer than 35 pages, it will be automatically disqualified.
- Each participant must also include a curriculum vitae of no more than three pages in length explaining the experience or interest of the author in human rights issues. Please submit the CV as a separate file from your paper.
- The essay has to be a legal article; therefore, it will include foot pages and citations. The absence of those will cause that the essay will be disqualified.
- Articles can only be submitted via email to email@example.com in Microsoft Word format.
- The deadline to submit articles is February 1, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. E.S.T.
- Winners will be announced on April 1, 2014 through our Web site.
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Global Health Corps Fellowship
Applications for the 2014-2015 fellowship are NOW OPEN! To apply click here.
Applications close January 26, 2014. Positions for the 2014-2015 fellowship and Part 2 of the application will be posted on December 6, 2013.
To be selected as a Global Health Corps fellow, you must:
- Be 30 or under at the start of the fellowship
- Have an undergraduate university degree by July 2014
- Be proficient in English
There is no single experience, background, quality or skill that makes someone the “right” candidate for the fellowship. Rather, we are looking for outstanding individuals who are seeking to apply their skills and their passion for health equity to a lifelong community of global changemakers. We do not expect that fellows will have a background in public health or that they have been involved in international development work before. We believe that global health organizations can greatly benefit from individuals who have worked in or studied a wide variety of fields.
We strongly encourage applicants from all sectors to apply, including but by no means limited to engineering, finance, consulting, government, architecture, research, technology, and education. We are seeking a new brand of leaders — motivated individuals with both the concrete skills and the passion to help build the movement for health equity.The strength of our movement stems from the diversity of our fellows, each of whom brings a unique personal and professional background.
Through your application, we want to understand your personal background, your professional skills and experiences and how these factors inform your desire to be a GHC fellow.A primary way that we identify GHC fellows is their approach to leadership. We have found that transformational leaders in global health, and successful GHC fellows, are committed to the following leadership practices.In selection of GHC fellows, we are not looking for evidence of leadership experience, but rather an alignment with the leadership practices listed below.
J. William Fulbright - Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowships
Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component.
Fulbright-Clinton Fellows function in a “special assistant” role for a senior level official. The goal of the professional placements is to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country. The U.S. Embassy, with the Fulbright Commission (where applicable), will identify host ministries and provide administrative support and oversight during the Fellow’s program.
Deadline: January 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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Global Health Fellows Program
The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with CDC Development Solutions and Management Systems International. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
GHFP-II's goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency's immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual working planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.
Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency's ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.
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Fellowship with the Institute for Democratic Governance
The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) was founded in 2000 as an independent, not-for-profit organization to undertake policy research and advocacy activities. IDEG’s vision is to become a leading think tank in Africa, accumulate and share knowledge for sustainable development, and to promote a free, just and prosperous society in Ghana and the rest of Africa. IDEG’s mission is to enhance the capacity of citizens to influence public policy choices for accelerated growth and equitable development, and advance democracy and good governance in Ghana and the rest of Africa.
Applications are invited from qualified candidates to spend a year at the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) as Visiting Fellows. Fellowship duration is 12 calendar months or one academic year. Candidates should be on Sabbatical Leave and should be of the rank of at least Associate Professor in a social science discipline, preferably Political Science, Economics, and Sociology.
Applications are accepted all year round provided that a minimum of 3 month is allowed for processing an application before the applicant assumes duty. Interested scholars should submit a written application together with current CV and a brief statement of the intended research. Applications should be submitted electronically to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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