Friday, December 21, 2012

Представительство Евросоюза объявляет о приеме заявок на участие в конкурсе грантов для НКО

Представительство Европейского союза в России объявляет конкурс заявок по программе "Европейский инструмент содействия демократии и правам человека". Конкурс проводится в два этапа. Краткие концепции проектов (первый этап) принимаются до 8 февраля 2013 года. Подробная информация и форма заявки - по ссылке: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?ADSSChck=1355740569216&do=publi.detPUB&searchtype=QS&orderby=upd&orderbyad=Desc&nbPubliList=15&page=1&aoref=133505 Вопросы можно присылать по e-mail: elegation-Russia-Democracy@eeas.europa.eu
Our partner source: youth-in-action.org

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Call for papers: “EXPLORING DIVERSITY TO REACH UNDERSTANDING ACROSS CULTURES” (Russia)


The 19th International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) 
Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russian Federation 
Vladivostok, Russia, October 3-5, 2013

Intercultural communication is becoming more and more fundamental and interdisciplinary in the 21st century when people of the world are more mobile than ever before and are mutually interconnected and interdependent. It is turning into a global dominant paradigm covering a great variety of disciplines. Scholars and laymen are more aware nowadays of the necessity to develop good intercultural relations, the key to which is the understanding of each other in the context of cultural interaction. Most countries are becoming more diverse, which increases the risk of communication failures and misunderstandings due to ethnocentrism, prejudice, racism, sexism and other challenging issues. In this context, the theme of the conference focuses on understanding that covers a great variety of aspects of interpersonal, inter-group and 
international communication. The problems of global communication posed by the present state of the discipline require more attention to both theoretical and empirical studies developing new conceptual and methodological issues. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Call for applications: Winter School for Prospective Students, Moscow, Russia

Deadline: 18 December 2012
Open to: Students interested in the sphere of public policy, global governance, political analysis and human rights
Venue: 27 – 31 January, Moscow, Russia

We want to attract foreign students for our Winter school as we think participation in Winter school is a key step to enter our Master program. The Winter school will take place in the end of January, 2013.

Program

Presentation: Master`s program in public policy – What does it give to students & how to prepare portfolio?
Lectures: 1) Public policy vs political science; 2) Human rights in globalizing world; 3) Russia in Western political & legal tradition

Workshops: 1) What skills are needed in human rights careers on national&international level; 2)Employer`s interests: Need for comparative analysis
Final debates: “Global think tanks and intellectual response to global challenges”

Global Power Shift in Istanbul: A new international climate change movement You can Apply to Participate

Global Power Shift is an event which will bring together hundreds of climate leaders from around to world to begin a new phase in the international climate movement. It will be held from June 10-17, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. You can apply to attend this event.

The event is part of the Phase 1 activity where over 500 young grassroots activists and leaders will gather to meet, train, share skills and stories, and prepare for the next phase of the global climate movement. In the Phase 2, these young leaders will fan out across the world to catalyze powerful national movements calling for bold climate action. Through a series of national summits and trainings, they will unleash a new wave of climate activism.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Doctoral Research Grants


The Al Qasimi Foundation's Doctoral Research Grants encourage scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research toward informing policy making in the United Arab Emirates. The Grants are open to PhD students from all nationalities studying at an accredited university in the United Arab Emirates or abroad.
Doctoral Research Grants financially support PhD candidates in the research phase of their dissertation. Currently, two awards are available each year for applied research projects that have Ras Al Khaimah as a primary site for data gathering and analysis. The Grant covers all student expenses associated with their field research in the United Arab Emirates, including return airfares, furnished accommodation for up to 12 months, a stipend to cover living costs, and research support. Recipients are expected to produce one to two working papers as part of the Grant and make at least one presentation to the local research community. Please see Foundation Publications for samples of past research topics and working papers written by Doctoral Research Grant recipients.
Please note: The Al Qasimi Foundation does not provide general scholarships, grants, or other funding to students planning to enroll in master's or doctoral programs. We also do not offer degrees or courses of study.

OBJECTIVES
  • Provide opportunities for distinguished doctoral candidates to realize their potential in conducting innovative, applied research while making a positive impact on the Ras Al Khaimah community.
  • Foster high quality research that supports the development of the region's research capacity.
  • Build a community of scholars and promote collaboration among highly recognized international universities and national institutions in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Promote cross-cultural exchange that sparks curiosity, new ideas, and creates understanding.
ELIGIBILITY

Minimum eligibility criteria for applicants seeking a Doctoral Research Grant:
  • Must be a current PhD student at an accredited university in good academic standing.
  • Must have a minimum TOEFL score of 600 or IELTS score of 6.5 
  • All PhD coursework must be complete and applicant should be ready to conduct the field research component of their dissertation.
  • Research proposal must be approved (or in the process of being approved) by the applicant’s advisor and graduate program.
  • Proposed research must have IRB approval from the applicant's home institution.
  • Proposed research must focus on the United Arab Emirates, and specifically, the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. If the research proposal includes other locations, Ras Al Khaimah must be a significant focus for data gathering and analysis.
  • Proposed research must address an education, public policy, or closely related social science issue or question. Relevant topics (dependent on research question) may include areas such as education, urban planning/development, public health, economic development, food access, and energy or environmental policy. 
Please note: The following research areas do not qualify for a Doctoral Research Grant because they are not considered policy-related: business or marketing, agronomy, engineering, IT or computer science, laboratory-based or scientific studies, and medical degrees. 

SELECTION CRITERIA

If an applicant meets the minimum eligibility criteria noted above, they are encouraged to apply for a Doctoral Research Grant. The Grant is awarded based on merit as measured by academic performance and relevance of research proposal. The applicant’s intended field of study is also considered in the evaluation process with preference given to those candidates pursuing a degree in education, public policy (such as urban planning, economics, public health, environment), or closely related fields. The Al Qasimi Foundation Directors and Advisory Board serve as the evaluation and selection committee.
The Grant review process is competitive. While the Al Qasimi Foundation receives many excellent and high-quality proposals, only two Doctoral Research Grants are available each year. The proposals chosen for funding represent the innovative ideas that align best with the Al Qasimi Foundation’s overall mission to aid in the social and economic development of Ras Al Khaimah.

APPLICATION PROCESS 

Only applications submitted through the Al Qasimi Foundation website using the online application form will be reviewed and considered for funding. Applicants will be contacted should additional information be required, so please do not e-mail or send hard copy materials. After submitting materials online, applicants may contact the Program Manager for Outreach to verify whether their application was successfully received.
In order to apply online, applicants will need the following documents:
  • Two-page essay in the form of a cover letter outlining reasons why the applicant is interested in a Doctoral Research Grant. The letter should address (1) prior experiences, coursework, and skills relevant to the proposed field research, (2) how the proposed research aligns with the Al Qasimi Foundation's mission, (3) what the applicant hopes to gain from the field research experience, and (4) how the field research experience fits into the applicant's long-term academic and professional goals.
  • CV or resume outlining educational background, research experience and publications, work experience, honors and awards, and co-curricular activities.
  • Current official transcript of their doctoral program (and official transcripts for all completed degrees) 
  • Official copy of a TOEFL or IELTS score report (only necessary for applicants where English is a secondary language).
  • Copy of the approved research proposal or preliminary proposal. Please indicate specific budgetary, facilities, special equipment, or other resource needs required to conduct the proposed research. The proposal should also include information on potential dates and duration of the field research component in Ras Al Khaimah.
  • Official documentation of IRB approval for the proposed research from the applicant's home institution.
  • Two letters of reference that address the suitability of the candidate. One letter must be from the applicant’s doctoral advisor and the other should be from another academic. Both letters must indicate the length of time, extent, and nature of their relationship with the applicant.
All materials submitted for funding consideration will automatically become the property of the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research and will not be returned to the sender.

APPLICATION DEADLINE 

The Al Qasimi Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. To apply, please complete the online application form and submit all required materials. The deadline for the current application cycle is March 1, 2013.   

RELEVANT RESOURCES
Our partner source: youth-in-action.org

Monday, December 3, 2012

Call for applications: King Abdullah II Fund for Development: Award for Youths

King Abdullah II Award for Youth Innovation and Achievement (KAAYIA) invites young Arabs to showcase their success stories and the positive impact they have had on their communities. 

The award, under the management of the King Abdullah II Fund for Development, seeks to reward these distinguished young leaders throughout the region by providing them with much needed support and recognition. It will enable these outstanding leaders to continue their good work, demonstrate what is possible to their peers and in turn allow the concept of active citizenship to flourish and become an inherent part of the Arab youth culture.

If you are a young leader who strives to make a difference in this world, we invite you to participate in the award and gain recognition for your continuing efforts, pioneering innovations and remarkable achievements.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Представительство Евросоюза объявляет о приеме заявок на участие в конкурсе грантов для НКО

Представительство Европейского союза в России объявляет конкурс заявок по программе "Европейский инструмент содействия демократии и правам человека". Конкурс проводится в два этапа. Краткие концепции проектов (первый этап) принимаются до 8 февраля 2013 года. Подробная информация и форма заявки - по ссылке: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?ADSSChck=1355740569216&do=publi.detPUB&searchtype=QS&orderby=upd&orderbyad=Desc&nbPubliList=15&page=1&aoref=133505 Вопросы можно присылать по e-mail: elegation-Russia-Democracy@eeas.europa.eu
Our partner source: youth-in-action.org

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Call for papers: “EXPLORING DIVERSITY TO REACH UNDERSTANDING ACROSS CULTURES” (Russia)


The 19th International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) 
Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russian Federation 
Vladivostok, Russia, October 3-5, 2013

Intercultural communication is becoming more and more fundamental and interdisciplinary in the 21st century when people of the world are more mobile than ever before and are mutually interconnected and interdependent. It is turning into a global dominant paradigm covering a great variety of disciplines. Scholars and laymen are more aware nowadays of the necessity to develop good intercultural relations, the key to which is the understanding of each other in the context of cultural interaction. Most countries are becoming more diverse, which increases the risk of communication failures and misunderstandings due to ethnocentrism, prejudice, racism, sexism and other challenging issues. In this context, the theme of the conference focuses on understanding that covers a great variety of aspects of interpersonal, inter-group and 
international communication. The problems of global communication posed by the present state of the discipline require more attention to both theoretical and empirical studies developing new conceptual and methodological issues. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Call for applications: Winter School for Prospective Students, Moscow, Russia

Deadline: 18 December 2012
Open to: Students interested in the sphere of public policy, global governance, political analysis and human rights
Venue: 27 – 31 January, Moscow, Russia

We want to attract foreign students for our Winter school as we think participation in Winter school is a key step to enter our Master program. The Winter school will take place in the end of January, 2013.

Program

Presentation: Master`s program in public policy – What does it give to students & how to prepare portfolio?
Lectures: 1) Public policy vs political science; 2) Human rights in globalizing world; 3) Russia in Western political & legal tradition

Workshops: 1) What skills are needed in human rights careers on national&international level; 2)Employer`s interests: Need for comparative analysis
Final debates: “Global think tanks and intellectual response to global challenges”

Global Power Shift in Istanbul: A new international climate change movement You can Apply to Participate

Global Power Shift is an event which will bring together hundreds of climate leaders from around to world to begin a new phase in the international climate movement. It will be held from June 10-17, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. You can apply to attend this event.

The event is part of the Phase 1 activity where over 500 young grassroots activists and leaders will gather to meet, train, share skills and stories, and prepare for the next phase of the global climate movement. In the Phase 2, these young leaders will fan out across the world to catalyze powerful national movements calling for bold climate action. Through a series of national summits and trainings, they will unleash a new wave of climate activism.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Doctoral Research Grants


The Al Qasimi Foundation's Doctoral Research Grants encourage scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research toward informing policy making in the United Arab Emirates. The Grants are open to PhD students from all nationalities studying at an accredited university in the United Arab Emirates or abroad.
Doctoral Research Grants financially support PhD candidates in the research phase of their dissertation. Currently, two awards are available each year for applied research projects that have Ras Al Khaimah as a primary site for data gathering and analysis. The Grant covers all student expenses associated with their field research in the United Arab Emirates, including return airfares, furnished accommodation for up to 12 months, a stipend to cover living costs, and research support. Recipients are expected to produce one to two working papers as part of the Grant and make at least one presentation to the local research community. Please see Foundation Publications for samples of past research topics and working papers written by Doctoral Research Grant recipients.
Please note: The Al Qasimi Foundation does not provide general scholarships, grants, or other funding to students planning to enroll in master's or doctoral programs. We also do not offer degrees or courses of study.

OBJECTIVES
  • Provide opportunities for distinguished doctoral candidates to realize their potential in conducting innovative, applied research while making a positive impact on the Ras Al Khaimah community.
  • Foster high quality research that supports the development of the region's research capacity.
  • Build a community of scholars and promote collaboration among highly recognized international universities and national institutions in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Promote cross-cultural exchange that sparks curiosity, new ideas, and creates understanding.
ELIGIBILITY

Minimum eligibility criteria for applicants seeking a Doctoral Research Grant:
  • Must be a current PhD student at an accredited university in good academic standing.
  • Must have a minimum TOEFL score of 600 or IELTS score of 6.5 
  • All PhD coursework must be complete and applicant should be ready to conduct the field research component of their dissertation.
  • Research proposal must be approved (or in the process of being approved) by the applicant’s advisor and graduate program.
  • Proposed research must have IRB approval from the applicant's home institution.
  • Proposed research must focus on the United Arab Emirates, and specifically, the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. If the research proposal includes other locations, Ras Al Khaimah must be a significant focus for data gathering and analysis.
  • Proposed research must address an education, public policy, or closely related social science issue or question. Relevant topics (dependent on research question) may include areas such as education, urban planning/development, public health, economic development, food access, and energy or environmental policy. 
Please note: The following research areas do not qualify for a Doctoral Research Grant because they are not considered policy-related: business or marketing, agronomy, engineering, IT or computer science, laboratory-based or scientific studies, and medical degrees. 

SELECTION CRITERIA

If an applicant meets the minimum eligibility criteria noted above, they are encouraged to apply for a Doctoral Research Grant. The Grant is awarded based on merit as measured by academic performance and relevance of research proposal. The applicant’s intended field of study is also considered in the evaluation process with preference given to those candidates pursuing a degree in education, public policy (such as urban planning, economics, public health, environment), or closely related fields. The Al Qasimi Foundation Directors and Advisory Board serve as the evaluation and selection committee.
The Grant review process is competitive. While the Al Qasimi Foundation receives many excellent and high-quality proposals, only two Doctoral Research Grants are available each year. The proposals chosen for funding represent the innovative ideas that align best with the Al Qasimi Foundation’s overall mission to aid in the social and economic development of Ras Al Khaimah.

APPLICATION PROCESS 

Only applications submitted through the Al Qasimi Foundation website using the online application form will be reviewed and considered for funding. Applicants will be contacted should additional information be required, so please do not e-mail or send hard copy materials. After submitting materials online, applicants may contact the Program Manager for Outreach to verify whether their application was successfully received.
In order to apply online, applicants will need the following documents:
  • Two-page essay in the form of a cover letter outlining reasons why the applicant is interested in a Doctoral Research Grant. The letter should address (1) prior experiences, coursework, and skills relevant to the proposed field research, (2) how the proposed research aligns with the Al Qasimi Foundation's mission, (3) what the applicant hopes to gain from the field research experience, and (4) how the field research experience fits into the applicant's long-term academic and professional goals.
  • CV or resume outlining educational background, research experience and publications, work experience, honors and awards, and co-curricular activities.
  • Current official transcript of their doctoral program (and official transcripts for all completed degrees) 
  • Official copy of a TOEFL or IELTS score report (only necessary for applicants where English is a secondary language).
  • Copy of the approved research proposal or preliminary proposal. Please indicate specific budgetary, facilities, special equipment, or other resource needs required to conduct the proposed research. The proposal should also include information on potential dates and duration of the field research component in Ras Al Khaimah.
  • Official documentation of IRB approval for the proposed research from the applicant's home institution.
  • Two letters of reference that address the suitability of the candidate. One letter must be from the applicant’s doctoral advisor and the other should be from another academic. Both letters must indicate the length of time, extent, and nature of their relationship with the applicant.
All materials submitted for funding consideration will automatically become the property of the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research and will not be returned to the sender.

APPLICATION DEADLINE 

The Al Qasimi Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. To apply, please complete the online application form and submit all required materials. The deadline for the current application cycle is March 1, 2013.   

RELEVANT RESOURCES
Our partner source: youth-in-action.org

Monday, December 3, 2012

Call for applications: King Abdullah II Fund for Development: Award for Youths

King Abdullah II Award for Youth Innovation and Achievement (KAAYIA) invites young Arabs to showcase their success stories and the positive impact they have had on their communities. 

The award, under the management of the King Abdullah II Fund for Development, seeks to reward these distinguished young leaders throughout the region by providing them with much needed support and recognition. It will enable these outstanding leaders to continue their good work, demonstrate what is possible to their peers and in turn allow the concept of active citizenship to flourish and become an inherent part of the Arab youth culture.

If you are a young leader who strives to make a difference in this world, we invite you to participate in the award and gain recognition for your continuing efforts, pioneering innovations and remarkable achievements.