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Call for Interpreters: Malayalam, Telegu, or Tamil

A Minneapolis law firm seeks speakers of Malayalam, Telegu, or Tamil to interpret for Indian clients. If interested, please email

MPP Alum Marc Dettman founds non-profit, WaterAid

WaterAid's vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.

WaterAid transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities. We work with partners and influence decision-makers to maximise our impact.

What we do:
WaterAid enables the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water and sanitation. Together with improved hygiene, these basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods, forming the first essential step in overcoming poverty.

We work with local partners, who understand local issues, and provide them with the skills and support to help communities set up and manage practical and sustainable projects that meet their real needs.

We also work locally and internationally to change policy and practice and ensure that water, hygiene and sanitation's vital role in reducing poverty is recognized.

MPP Alum Juliet Lyon Edwards Founds Community Organization in Mozambique

Juliet Lyon Edwards
Founder and Co-Manager at Parco, Vilanculos, Mozambique

Juliet writes:
"The name "Parco" comes from Parceiros Comunitarios meaning "Community Partners." Our mission is to help poverty fighting resources go farther for local communities in Northern Inhambane by assisting local organizations and communities around research, planning, and implementation.

Co-founder Florinda Neto and I are opening a beach side cafe in Vilanculos with a beautiful view of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Kuvuka ("wake up" in the local language) Cafe will house the Parco office and provide a sustainable financial base for our community development activities."

MDP Student Jose Molina Co-authors Paper on CSOs and Climate Change in Nepal

Bishwokarma, Paudel and Molina, Civil Society Organizations in Climate Change Policy Dynamics in Nepal: How Representative and Inclusive is the Process?, TMC Academic Journal, 2012, 7(1).

Climate change is the hottest environmental issue in Nepal on which Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are intensively involved. Recently, various international and development agencies, bi-lateral and multi-lateral development programs, and government agencies have been advocating for the involvement of CSOs on various policy forums in order to make the policy process more deliberative and democratic. Consequently, some representatives of CSOs have been participating in these policy forums and programs. This paper, through some sample analysis, argues that this level of participation might be enough to include the token of participation of CSOs in policy and program implementation process. However, a question of inclusion arises: are the CSOs in these meetings and forums actually representing the real voice of the local people? This is a valid question since most so-called CSOs are in fact development projects implemented by Non-government Organizations (NGOs) that are led by elite urban males. They are also working on the issues influenced by and emerging from international negotiations and discourses rather than from local, poor and marginalized communities. In fact, these NGOs are registered by the government to work on specific issues or sectors. They do not have legitimacy to represent these communities since they are not sanctioned representatives of them. This paper illustrates these issues two contemporary examples: Federation of Community Forest Users Nepal (FECOFUN) and Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN). It further suggests formulating more authentic, inclusive and democratic CSOs in Nepal to allow communities' actual voices to be heard by the government and other national and international agencies.
Key words: Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), climate change, climate change governance, climate change policy process, CSOs' involvement.

Carnegie Council's Trans-Pacific Student Contest, "Ethics for a Connected World"

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its first Trans-Pacific Student Contest, a unique experiment in U.S.-Asia collaboration. The contest is part of Ethics for a Connected World, a three-year global education project to mark the Council's 2014 Centennial. Winners will receive a trip to New York City.
The contest will be conducted via Carnegie Council's online Global Ethics Network, a social media platform for people across the world who are committed to exploring the role of ethics in international affairs through joint projects, ongoing dialogues, and the creation of collaborative multimedia resources.

ESSAY OR VIDEO TOPIC: What is the greatest ethical challenge facing U.S.-Asia relations or the U.S. and one of the Asian countries listed below? Please use specific examples or stories to illustrate your points.

Each entry must be a collaboration between an American student and a student from one of the following: Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, North Korea, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.
The contest is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students only, and entries must be in English.

The entry can be either an essay or a video.

Essays should be written in op-ed style (not academic, footnoted papers) with a length of 2,000-3,000 words. Videos should not exceed 10 minutes.

CONTEST PRIZE: Contest winners will receive a free trip to New York City in November 2013, to attend a 3-day Carnegie Council Global Ethics Network Annual Meeting.


1. Join the free Global Ethics Network (GEN) website:
2. Post your essay in the blog section and tag it with #ConnectedWorld; or
3. Upload your video here in one of the supported formats and tag it with #ConnectedWorld.
4. Please include your full name, address, email, age, and school affiliation.

Any questions? Please contact Evan O'Neil at
This contest was made possible by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The Henry Luce Foundation was established in 1936 by the late Henry R. Luce, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc., to honor his parents who were missionary educators in China. The Foundation seeks to bring important ideas to the center of American life, strengthen international understanding, and foster innovation and leadership in academic, policy, religious and art communities

Call for Submissions from Praxis: The Fletcher School Journal of Human Security

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy's PRAXIS Journal of Human Security is announcing its call for submissions to its 2013 issue!

The journal will accept articles from graduate students and professionals on ALL topics of human security - which the journal defines as the intersection of humanitarian assistance, international development, human rights, and conflict resolution, with a focus on the inclusive well-being of individuals, especially the most vulnerable or marginalized. Previous articles have covered topics including militarization in refugee populations, a rights-based approach to land tenure reform, and the effectiveness of foreign aid.

The priority submission deadline is December 14, 2012, and the FINAL deadline is January 4, 2013. Submissions should be 15 - 30 double-spaced pages and must follow all the guidelines stipulated in the attached Praxis Call for Submissions. Please send your article to

This material cross posted from Peace and Collaborative Development Network

Asia Pacific Leadership Program

The Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP)is the center of excellence for leadership education in Asia Pacific and a signature program of the East-West Center. The program links advanced and interdisciplinary analysis of emergent regional issues with experiential leadership learning.
APLP graduates leave the East-West Center with an expanded regional perspective. They are knowledgeable about the societies and issues of the Asia Pacific region and empowered to exercise leadership and promote cooperation in a variety of cultural, geographical and institutional environments.

In short, APLP alumni are navigators of change.

To learn more about the Asia Pacific Leadership Program, please visit

This material cross posted from Peace and Collaborative Development Network.

Fellowship: Maternal Health Young Champions Program

Fellowship: Maternal Health Young Champions Program open to qualified individuals in select countries including Ethopia, India and Nigeria

Maternal mortality is a major threat to women's lives in developing countries. While maternal health outcomes have improved in some countries over the past few decades, rates of maternal death remain alarmingly high. Every minute, a woman dies in pregnancy or childbirth and over 300 million women in poor countries suffer from maternal morbidity. In many very poor countries the majority of mothers do not receive even the most basic health care, and quality care during childbirth - when both the mother and child are most at risk - is often unavailable.

Program Overview
To reduce maternal mortality and morbidity over the long-term, emerging public health leaders need to be equipped with the skills, commitment, and vision to respond fully to multiple causes and consequences of this threat. Maternal Health Young Champions are students or young graduates in public health or a related field who are committed to improving maternal mortality and morbidity through either research or innovative field work in their home country.

Maternal Health Young Champions Program, a partnership between the Institute of International Education and Harvard School of Public Health, offers a unique fellowship to 10 young people who are passionate about improving maternal health in their home country. The Young Champions who are selected will be matched with in-country mentors from selected organizations for a nine-month research or field project internship focusing on a particular area of maternal health. The fellowship includes leadership training and participation in the Global Maternal Health Conference 2013 in Arusha, Tanzania. Eligibility Requirements Applications are currently being accepted from candidates from Ethiopia, India, and Nigeria who meet the following minimum criteria:

• Bachelor's or equivalent degree
• 20-35 years of age
• Clearly articulated plans for continued technical experience, research, or study
• Demonstrated career commitment to improvement of maternal health, especially in developing countries
• Interest in academic research or technical service provision in the field (excluding policy advocacy)
• Articulated work/study project goals

For more information on the program or to apply, go to

This material cross posted from Peace and Collaborative Development Network

Scholarship: 2013 Disability Rights scholarship program
2013 Disability Rights scholarship program
Deadline: Monday, 10 December 2012

The Disability Rights Scholarship Program will offer up to 20 awards to individuals from Nepal and select countries in Africa and Latin America for LLM study beginning in fall 2013. The program aims to advance the rights of persons with disabilities, and through legal channels, help overcome the effect of exclusionary practices, so that persons with disabilities achieve a state of full and effective participation and inclusion in society.

The program intends to provide disability rights advocates and lawyers with the necessary expertise to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, impact litigation, and scholarship, thereby taking advantage of the innovations and opportunities offered by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The CRPD, which entered into force in May 2008, presents a paradigm shift in the field of disability rights and provides a framework for developing innovative legal arguments.

With the knowledge and networks gained through the program, we expect that Fellows will have the ability to challenge rights violations in their home countries by drafting enforceable legislation consistent with the CRPD, utilizing enforcement mechanisms set forth in the Convention, taking forward disability rights litigation requesting CRPD-compliant remedies, and engaging in disability rights advocacy. Alumni will also be qualified to train and mentor new lawyers in disability rights through clinical programs.

Fellows will be clustered at select institutions that demonstrate cutting-edge capacity for legal education in disability rights, and are interested in forming a consortium of schools dedicated to developing this field and improving their own capacity with an international perspective. In nurturing such a network, the Program strives to encourage law faculties to incorporate disability rights into existing human rights curricula, and participate in collaboratively-designed workshops and research efforts in the field.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network,

FREE - Chinese Culture & Language for Business Education Abroad, Nov 30 (open to all)

CIBER is excited to announce a FREE, half-day workshop on Chinese business culture and language designed for students who plan to study in or travel to China in 2013. We're hosting this event in collaboration with the China Center and the Confucius Institute.

Would you please pass along the attached flyer and info below to your students? We would love to attract an interdisciplinary group!

Who: Designed for students - undergrads and grads - who plan to study in or travel to China in 2013.
When: Friday, November 30, 12:00 - 3:30pm (free Tea House lunch from 12-12:30, workshop from 12:30-3:30)
Where: Carlson School, room 1-149
Register now: Free, but registration required here
More info:

Jennie T. Meinz
Program Manager, Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
Carlson Global Institute

Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
321 19th Avenue South
CSOM 2-212
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: +1-612-625-9225
Fax: +1-612-624-8248
Email: taylo542(at)

Nov 1 HHH Student groups organize discussion on US foreign policy & the US election

Hello Humphrey,

Foreign Policy! You heard the candidates talk about it last Monday
night - now you can, too! Come to the Dialogues in International
Security and Peace (DISP) meeting Thursday November 1, in Freeman
Commons (Room 205) at 1:00.

In DISP meetings, we discuss any relevant topic but recently we've
started a new format where we focus on one particular region/issue.
The meeting this coming Thursday (in Freeman Commons, 1:00) will be
focusing on the Iranian nuclear program. We can talk about sanctions,
Iran's economy, red lines, etc...all points of view are welcome.

Here are a few short articles about the topic if you're interested in
learning more:

Crisis Guide: Iran -

Time to Test Iran -

Iran: The Impacts and Limits of Sanctions -

Why Iran Should Get the Bomb -
(if you don't subscribe you can find the article at the U's library)

Where is Israel's Red Line for Iran? -
(this one is relatively wonkish)

We all have lots of reading to do, and you by no means have to do the
reading to attend the meeting, these articles are just something to
get people who are interested in the topic more up to date.

Hope you can make it!


Dialogues in International Security and Peace (DISP) is a student
group focusing on the issues of International Security and Peace. The
goals of this group are to engage students, scholars, and
practitioners in discussion on the topics of International Security,
Peace, and their relevant components. Through this engagement,
students will be given the opportunity to explore diverse ways of
thinking about the challenges of International Security. We welcome
students from all disciplines, backgrounds, and perspectives to
participate and expand the breadth of the conversation.

DAC Chair Brian Atwood's report to the development community: "Integrating Policy Options to Galvinize Actions for Sustainable Development"

The annual Development Cooperation Report will be released in November. This is the DAC Chair's report to the development community. Attached is the lead editorial by Brian Atwood. 1500_001.pdf DCR Editorial.pdf

Eric Schwartz, Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Inequality & Methods Workshop Series: This Week "Inequality of Opportunity in Child Health in the Arab World & Turkey"

Friday 11/2 ~ 12:15-1:30 ~ MPC Seminar Room ~ Willey Hall

This forum is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to present ongoing research that deals with some aspect of inequality and/or that is methodological in character. Snacks will be served.

This week's Inequality & Methods Workshop presents:

Ragui Assaad (Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs)

Inequality of Opportunity in Child Health in the Arab World and Turkey

ABSTRACT: It is by now well established in the public health literature that health and nutrition in the first years of life are crucial to health and wellbeing later in life. In this paper, we examine the patterns of inequality of opportunity in health and nutrition outcomes, such as height-for-age and weight-for-height, for children under 5 years of age in selected Arab Countries and Turkey, using Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data. Our objective is to decompose inequality into a portion that is due to inequality of opportunity and a portion that is due to other factors, such as random variations in health. Inequality of opportunity is defined as the inequality that is due to differences in circumstances, such as parental characteristics, household wealth, place of birth and gender. We measure inequality using decomposable general entropy measures, such as Theil's-L and Theil's-T indices. We use both parametric and non-parametric decomposition methods to determine the share of inequality of opportunity in total inequality. Results show that different levels and trends are evident across countries in both overall inequality and in the share of inequality of opportunity. Inequality of opportunity is shown to contribute substantially to the inequality of child health outcomes, but its share in total inequality varies significantly both across countries and within countries over time.

Future Weeks

Nov 9
Liying Luo (Graduate Student, Sociology)
A New Age-Period-Cohort Model: What It Is and Why It Works [Co-Sponsored by the Life Course Center ]

Nov 16
Marie DeRousse-Wu (Graduate Student, Sociology)
Assimilation and Exclusion: Work Status Outcomes for Immigrants to France at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century

Nov 30
Sheela Kennedy (Research Associate, MPC)
Food Insecurity during Childhood: Understanding Persistence and Change Using Linked Current Population Survey Data [Co-Sponsored by the Life Course Center ] (w/ Cathy Fitch and Rob Warren)

Dec 7
J. Michael Oakes (Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Community Health)
Identification Problems in Health Disparities Research

Dec 14
Stefanie Lightner (Graduate Student, Sociology )
The Roles of Policy and Personality in Estimating the Heterogeneous Treatment Effects of College

Human Trafficking Symposium

November 9th, 5:30-8:15pm
Law Room 25

We would like to invite you all to the Human Trafficking
Symposium being hosted by the Human Rights Center and the School of Public
Health Program in Human Rights and Health on November 9. The Symposium will
include talks from the following Hubert Humphrey Fellows: Dr. Veerandra
Mishra, Viresh Kumar Bhawra, Philip Acosta Aguinaldo, Amarjargal Davjayev,
Zohir Navjuvonov, and Kirill Boychenko on the policing, legal, judicial,
and field approaches to the trafficking of people around the world.

"The Skyless City," Internationally Acclaimed Play Debuting in St. Paul

Iranian director Kiomars Moradi ( will soon make his U.S. debut in Minnesota with his internationally-acclaimed play, The Skyless City. The Skyless City tells the story of four women from different parts of the Middle East, who try to escape their lives and find a new journey.

Moradi has received international praise as well as censorship. While
premiering in Tehran in 2009, the play was censored by the Iranian
government for its content about trafficking women from the Middle East. At
France's Avignon OFF festival in 2010, *The Skyless City* was named "Best
Foreign Theater."

More info:

The Future of the Eurozone: The European Project at a Crossroads

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31 in 614 Social Sciences Building

The Center for Austrian Studies presents: Thomas Schnoell, Austrian Consul-General, Chicago on "The Future of the Eurozone: The European Project at a Crossroads."

China's Terracotta Warriors at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

October 28, 2012-January 20, 2013
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Target Galleries

Get a glimpse into the life and legacy of China's First Emperor. And see over 120 rare objects--including 8 terracotta tomb warriors and 2 horses--and other amazing artifacts from this extraordinary archaeological excavation.

A once-in-a-lifetime experience, this exhibition takes visitors on a journey from the birth and rise of the Qin Empire to the life and rule of the First Emperor, his quest for immortality, and his death, burial, and legacy. This is a rare opportunity to view treasures from one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of our time, drawn from more than 13 institutions in China, including the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the Shaanxi Provincial Archaeological Institute, and the Shaanxi History Museum. A presentation of objects, including bronze ritual and jade artifacts, gold and silver ornaments, and palatial architectural components, illustrates the emergence of the Qin State more than 2,000 years ago.

The MIA was among the first museums outside China to feature some of these figures in a small display held in 1985. A quarter-century later, Chinese archaeologists are still toiling away around the burial mound of one of the most remarkable figures in the history of China, the First Emperor. Don't miss your chance to learn more about this extraordinarily influential man.

For more info, & to reserve tickets online, click here.

Reminder: MINN Annual International Potluck

Sunday, November 4th at Woodlake Nature Center, 5-7pm

It's time for MINN's Annual International Potluck! We'll toast the time change, Dia de los Muertos, Liberian Thanksgiving, and other global holidays.

Location: 6710 Lake Shore Drive
Richfield, MN 55423

Cost: $5 person; $10 family - Click to register

MINN will provide some main dishes (Mexican food), and we ask that you bring one of the following, based on the first letter of your last name:
A - H: a salad or side dish
I - Q: beverages
R - Z: dessert

Of course, if you have a recipe from another culture that you'd like to prepare and serve, that would be welcome too!

We'd love to know by Sunday, October 28th if you can make it - while we don't want to turn anyone away, having a headcount beforehand will help us know how much food to order. We also ask that you bring some plates and serving spoons, if possible - since we will be at a Nature Center, it would be great to conserve as much as we can!

This is a great event for families, students, young professionals, and anyone else who wants to learn more about MINN. We hope to see you there!
Read more about this event on our website by clicking here.

Prof. Zelizer's Guide to Finding Scholarships/Fellowships in Conflict Resolution & Related Fields

Top Resources for Finding Scholarships/Fellowships in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields

There are countless opportunities for individuals seeking to pursue academic study at all levels to obtain financial support from private foundations, directly from academic institutions and from various governmental and intergovernmental agencies. In addition, there are a number of fellowships that provide funding for independent research/internships/language study as part of (or after completing) an academic program. As part of developing increased field experience and opportunities, outside funding can be a wonderful opportunity to support work. It is not always easy to obtain a fellowship, as there can be significant competition for a limited number of fellowships. This guide is divided into four parts. The first is general suggestions how to obtain funding, the second is how to develop/write a successful funding application, the third is key funding/scholarship resources and the fourth is a list of key funding institutions.


Direct Funding from the University - A number of competitive universities at the BA (sometimes) MA (more often) level will offer partial (and occasionally full scholarships) directly to the most competitive students and especially at the Ph.D. level.
Outside Scholarships - See the resources on the this page for outside funding for academic (mostly graduate) study. There are many, many resources available to students depending on the location of study. The Ford International Fellowship is great (only open to citizens of certain countries), the Rotary World MA Peace Fellows (open to all, for study at six select universities. Applicants need to be over 25 and have at least a few years work experience in the peace/development field).

Government Agencies - Often select government agencies do provide funding opportunities. For example the US government provides Fulbright Scholarships and others. The German Government has the DAAD Agency. Check with the embassies of respective countries on their websites in your country or do some general searching.

Friends/Family/Local Businesses - Sometimes through a combination of creative support from friends/family and local business there may be a way to piece together funding. However, investing some time in energy in researching and applying for appropriate opportunities can be invaluable. Below are some suggestions for how to write a successful funding application and information on several leading fellowships and key organizations.



Carefully Read the Funding Requirements and Goals of the Fellowship - This may sound like common sense, but it is critical to carefully read over the details of any funding opportunities. What are the goals of the funder? What are the administrative details (deadline, citizenship restrictions, etc.)? Many people do not take the time to educate themselves and frame their applications using the appropriate language to meet the goals of the funders. Alternatively, they may miss key logistical details that can cause an application to be disqualified.

Frame Your Previous (and future) Experience as Part of a Coherent Narrative - One of the keys to writing a winning application is to demonstrate clearly how your previous academic and professional experience makes you qualified for a particular opportunity. Write a coherent narrative, demonstrating long-standing interest in a particular region, topic, explain how the fellowship will help you develop additional expertise and how this will be useful in the post-fellowship period in your career and for the larger society.

Search out Multiple Fellowship Opportunities - Applying for fellowships can be very competitive. If possible, apply for several different fellowships at the same time. Consider that for many competitions there can be between 5-20 applicants per fellowship. Thus if you can identify various opportunities that are of interest and apply for several this will help increase your chances of having at least one (or more successful applications).

Keep your Essays Focused, Clear and Logical - For most fellowship review processes, a single reviewer may read between 20-50 applications. Thus, it is important that in writing your essays that you provide clear, logical and easy to follow arguments. If it is a research fellowship, explain your research goals, questions, methods of research and intended outcomes. If it is a language fellowship, provide a clear plan of study and demonstrate your commitment to pursuing further language beyond this particular fellowship.

Proofread and Peer Review - One method that can help ensure a quality application is to have your professors and/or colleagues read through the application. Ask if your essays are compelling, to assist with grammatical editing, etc. Sometimes working in peer groups where you might share your initial ideas with colleagues can help in further refining and developing your proposal.

Learn from Rejection - Often applications may not be approved. You can take this a learning opportunity. Some donors will provide you with feedback about why you were not successful and perhaps encourage you to revise and resubmit in future years.

Start Early - Many fellowship applications are due eight-12 months in advance. Thus you need to start research and exploring opportunities with sufficient time.

What are other Suggestions? Please feel free to provide additional suggestions for writing successful scholarship applications?


There are many resources for finding scholarship opportunities and the list below provide some key suggestions.

Consult Your University - Often your academic advisors, study abroad offices and other university divisions can be a wonderful source of information about fellowship opportunities. Also when you're applying to academic institutions for study, inquire about specific funding that may be available if you're admitted.


The Peace and Collaborative Development Site There are hundreds of scholarship and fellowship opportunities posted on this site. You can find these opportunities in the forums on Fellowship Opportunities and also Research. A useful way to identify opportunities is to search by keywords such as fellowship, scholarship, graduate, Ph.D., "Call for Applications", etc.


The Alliance for Peacebuilding Member List - Listserv for Alliance for Peacebuilding Members that provides information on many scholarship opportunities around the world at all levels.

The Chronicle of Higher Education - Provides information some advanced (usually post-doc) fellowship opportunities.
Idealist, one of the leading nonprofit career sites has recently developed the Public Service Graduate Education Resource Center. This is a terrific site that has key information for individuals seeking to pursue graduate programs related to social change. The resources includes tips for how to select a program, how to write an effective application, application procedures, identifying funding and more.

H-HET - Website network that provides information on numerous fellowship opportunities related to academia.

American Political Science Association Funding Resources- - Maintains a wonderful list of fellowships and grants for undergraduate, graduate, post-doc and research opportunities.

Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Fellowship - Rotary Centers provide Rotary World Peace Fellows with the opportunity to pursue a master's degree in conflict resolution, peace studies, international relations, and related areas. Each year, up to 60 Rotary World Peace Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis at six Rotary Centers, which operate in partnership with seven leading universities. Applications need to be over 25 years of age and have several years experience.

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship - The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors academic year scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.

Echoing Green's Fellowship Program - Echoing Green awards two-year fellowships to emerging social innovators. Annually, we award fellowships to individuals with innovative ideas for creating new models for tackling seemingly unsolvable social challenges. These fellowships offer them the opportunity to develop and test their ideas.

Ford International Fellowships - The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP) was launched by the Ford Foundation in 2000 to provide opportunities for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide. To ensure that Fellows are drawn from diverse backgrounds, IFP actively seeks candidates from social groups and communities that lack systematic access to higher education. IFP's New York-based secretariat collaborates closely with partner organizations in 22 countries and territories.

Fulbright Fellowships - Offers fellowship for US students and faculty to study and conduct research/teaching abroad and for international students and faculty to pursue opportunities in the US.

United States Institute of Peace Senior and Ph.D. Fellowships - The Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace awards Senior Fellowships to enable outstanding scholars, policymakers, journalists, and other professionals from around the world to conduct research at the U.S. Institute of Peace on important issues concerning international conflict and peace. Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships (open to Ph.D. students studying in the US). These fellowships are intended to support the research and writing of doctoral dissertations addressing the sources and nature of international conflict and ways of preventing or ending conflict and sustaining peace.

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund (US) The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.

The Herbert Scoville Jr.Peace Fellowship (US) The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship invites college graduates (Graduate Student or Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional) to apply for full-time, six to nine-month fellowships in Washington, District of Columbia. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues.

National Security Education Program - The National Security Education Program (NSEP) provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students (undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate) to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central/Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). NSEP was designed to provide Americans with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government.

Thomas Pickering Fellowship (Graduate and Undergraduate). The goal of the fellowship Graduate Fellowship program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.

Gates Cambridge FellowshipThe Gates Cambridge Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship established by the Gates Cambridge Trust in order to give students from around the world the opportunity to study at Cambridge in one of three programs: a second Bachelor's degree, one-year postgraduate course leading to a Master's degree, or research and work leading to a Ph.D. (scholars are funded for a period of 1 to 4 years). The Gates Cambridge Scholarship provides University tuition, a stipend for living expenses, and one return airfare.

Chevening Scholarships - are prestigious awards available to international students for post-graduate study in the United Kingdom. They are available in more than 130 countries and around 1000 new Chevening Scholarships are awarded globally each year. Chevening scholarships offer an ideal opportunity for young, high-flying graduates not only to study their chosen subject, but also to meet and network with their peers in the unique learning atmosphere that the UK provides. The ultimate objective is to build a network of friends of the UK, who will be future leaders in their countries.

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace for Summer Language Study at Middlebury College - The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Individuals in other fields, including working professionals, are also encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the critical languages listed supported by the program which include Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian.

Reagan-Fascell Democrcy Fellows Program National Endowment for Democracy, enable democratic practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change. Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows maintain full-time residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, NED's research arm located in Washington, D.C.

Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme -aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD programmes in Hong Kong's institutions.


Many of these institutions sponsor and/or administer a number of fellowship opportunities. Therefore spending some time on each organization's website to explore given opportunities can be invaluable.

Soros Foundation/Open Society Institute - Offers a number of fellowship and scholarship opportunities for students and professionals around the world. One new fellowship opportunity started in 2008 is the Open Society Fellowship

International Institute for Education - Offers a number of fellowships for students and non-students. Most notable include Fulbright Fellowships (which are often open to non-students), National Security Education Program for Undergraduates and Graduates (study abroad program), and many others. They also maintain a wonderful site on Scholarships for US and International Students, see

International Research & Exchanges Board - Offers several fellowship opportunities for graduate students and faculty to conduct field research abroad (short-term and long-term)

Social Science Research Council - SSRC fellowship and grant programs provide support and professional recognition to innovators within fields, and especially to younger researchers whose work and ideas will have longer-term impact on society and scholarship.

American Council of Learned Societies - CLS offers fellowships and grants in over one dozen programs, for research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

AMIDEAST - Administers a number of private, institutional, and non-U.S. government scholarship programs for students and professionals from the Middle East and North Africa, most of which are for study at U.S. universities.

The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Souther... (OSSREA) is a regional membership-based and donor-supported research and capacity-building organization whose mission is to promote dialogue and interaction between researchers and policy-makers in Eastern and Southern Africa with a view to enhancing the impact of research on policy-making and development planning. Its headquarters is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They offer several research fellowships each year.

The International Institute of Education maintains a useful directory of scholarships for study abroad, IIE Passport. This valuable funding resource allows you to search by country or subject to find the study abroad funding information that you need. Our comprehensive database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants can help make your dream of studying abroad a financial possibility and a profound reality.

Alfa Fellowship Program The Alfa Fellowship Program provides a new and exciting opportunity for young professionals from the US to live and work in Russia and to enable them to develop a genuine expertise through individualized professional assignments.

German Academic Exchange Council - DAAD offers a wide range of opportunities to students, scholars, for study and research in Germany

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) - The NFP are demand-oriented fellowship programmes designed to promote institutional development. The NFP target group consists of mid-career professionals who are in employment. They offer MA, Ph.D. and short-course fellowships for applicants from select countries to study in the Netherlands.

Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Scholarships in Conflict Resolution (only open to EU Citizens) - This Scheme will offer opportunities for suitably qualified women and men to pursue one of the following post-graduate degrees at a recognised higher education institution in Ireland which include MA and Ph.D. Degrees at select institutions that are research based.

From the guru at Georgetown University: This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network,