Opportunities for Faculty and Undergraduate Students

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program is now accepting applications. Since 2000, the AJC Fellows Program has provided a unique educational opportunity for graduate students and seniors to learn about the Holocaust in situ in the context of Poland’s history and Jewish heritage. Through travel in Poland for three weeks, during which time Fellows visit Krakow, Warsaw, Lód?, Treblinka, and O?wi?cim (Auschwitz), Fellows gain not only knowledge of the Holocaust sites they visit, but also an understanding of the legacy of the Holocaust in Poland, its effects on collective memory, and complexities surrounding such categories as victim, bystander, and perpetrator. All program costs, except travel to the program’s start in New York, are covered.To learn more about past Fellows, please see bios of recent cohorts here: 2016 and 2015. The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program will run from June 30 – July 23, 2017. The application is due on January 15, 2017. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its eighth Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine. This 12-day seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. PARC will select 10 to 12 U.S. faculty members to participate in Jerusalem-based activities that will include roundtable discussions, tours of historic cities, and visits to local universities, research institutes, and cultural institutions in the West Bank. Through these activities, participants will learn about the region, deepen their knowledge of their particular fields of interest as they relate to Palestine, and build relationships with Palestinian academic colleagues.  PARC will provide up to a $1,000 travel stipend for airfare for two professors from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and one professor from a community college. Funding for these three participants is provided by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through an agreement with CAORC. For complete information, visit PARC’s website at http://parc-us-pal.org. Click here to be directed to the online application system https://orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.

 

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University <http://harvard.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ef13e6d75b74b1791f13115cd&id=69555502f8&e=713200df58>

is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year through our annual open call <http://harvard.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ef13e6d75b74b1791f13115cd&id=77944a3e29&e=713200df58>.  This opportunity is for those who wish to spend 2017-2018 in residence in Cambridge, MA as part of the Center’s vibrant community of research and practice, and who seek to engage in collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-sectoral exploration of some of the Internet’s most important and compelling issues.  The Berkman Klein Center’s fellowship program encourages and supports fellows in an inviting and playful intellectual environment, with community activities designed to foster inquiry and risk-taking, to identify and expose common threads across fellows’ individual activities, and to bring fellows into conversation with the faculty directors, employees, and broader community at the Berkman Klein Center.  Applications will be accepted until Monday January 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

 

Organizations working in the areas of media, youth, women, democratization, community development, and rule of law and human rights are eligible.  The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) is inviting civil society organizations to apply for funding projects to advance and support democracy. Project grants range between US$100,000 and US$300,000.  Projects that are two years long are accepted. Project proposals must fall under one of the following main areas: community activism; rule of law and human rights; tools for knowledge; women’s empowerment; youth engagement; media and freedom of information; and strengthening interaction with government.  Proposals must be submitted online in either English or French.  The deadline is Dec. 18.

 

College and high school students can submit their short films and win a US$5,000 cash prize.  The Girls Impact the World Film Festival, presented by the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative and Connecther, is a film festival and scholarship program for high school and undergraduate college students.The festival accepts short films that either raise awareness or propose solutions to a variety of global women’s issues, including maternal health, microfinance initiatives, child marriage, sex-trafficking and poverty alleviation.  Films must be 3 to 5 minutes long and can be narrative, documentary, investigative reporting, music video, animation or curated film (film collage).  The festival will award US$20,000 in prizes.  Applicants must be 25 or under and currently enrolled undergraduates or full-time high school students.  The deadline is Jan. 20, 2017.

 

Full-time undergraduate journalism students can compete for a trip to Japan.  The Scripps Howard Foundation, with the Indiana University School of Journalism, is hosting the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition.  Winners will be awarded a guided tour to Japan to study journalism in local cultures, visiting media organizations as well as cultural and historical landmarks.  Tentative travel dates are May 11 to 20, 2017. Last year participants visited Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima.  Applicants must submit an entry form, a portfolio of their work, a letter of recommendation, a 400-word essay and a resume to the Scripps Howard Foundation.  The deadline is Jan. 10, 2017.

 

 

 

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