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  1. Carl Wilkens Fellowship - Deadline to Apply is April 30

    http://carlwilkensfellowship.org/

    The Carl Wilkens Fellowship is back! Apply for this amazing one year fellowship that will empower you with the tools to build the political will necessary to end genocide. The deadline is April 30!

  2. Student-Initiated Fellowships - Deadline February 28

    Each summer, over 150 Colgate students from all disciplines engage in original independent or collaborative research mentored by Colgate faculty and staff.  Student researchers receive a stipend of $425 per week for up to 10 weeks, and have the option of on-campus housing (at a cost of $75/week) or off-campus accommodations.

    Student-Initiated Fellowships are for students who have an idea for your own project.  In brief, you should first contact faculty members to find a match between your research interests and theirs.  Then, once you have identified a professor who is willing to sponsor your research, you must write a formal research proposal and submit it to the appropriate division office (Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, or University Studies) for review and possible funding.  Your application will be judged by the quality of your proposal and the strength of faculty endorsement.  The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, February 28, and funding decisions will be announced March 14.

    All Colgate students are eligible to apply for summer research support.  However, only in rare situations will funds be awarded to students graduating in May, 2014.

    If you have any questions about summer research participation, please contact me via email at jyoshino@colgate.edu.

  3. Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEAI

    On behalf of Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEAI), I am writing to you today to inform you about our summer program in Ireland. Our institute plans short programs all across the world, to provide students with unique opportunities to experience different political cultures while strengthening their leadership and diplomacy skills. Our programs draw a diverse group of students together from all over the world to discuss pressing global issues while exchange cultural values. In a rapidly globalizing world, we believe these experiences are invaluable to the success of students in the global job market.

    For the summer of 2014, we have one program scheduled in Dublin, Ireland during the dates August 6th – August 16d, 2014. This program will include lectures from experienced professors and guest speakers from all over the globe, including the United States of America. A few of our professors include:

    ·  Professor Dr. Leonardo Baccini – Author and assistant professor at London School of Economics

    ·  Professor Dr. Pablo Hernandez-Lagoz- Assistant. Professor at New York University

    o    PHD from UC Berkely

    ·  Professor Dr. Melanie Hoewer- Professor at University College Dublin

    o    Deputy Director, Institute for British Irish Studies

    ·  Professor Dr. Peter Admirand- Professor at Dublin City University

    o    PHD from Trinity College

    o    Masters at Georgetown and Boston University

    The students will enrich their knowledge of Ireland’s history, international politics, and economics while also enjoying travel to famous and historic places. We also encourage students to get to know one another and share cultural values through planned social events.

    ·  A tour of parliament

    ·  Field trips to Belfast, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher and more

    Even with the summer close at hand, there are still plenty of students still figuring out their plans for the upcoming break. We hope you will consider recognition of our institute as an option for your students who are looking for international opportunities. We would greatly appreciate if you can pass the information about our program on to your students. If you believe you have students at your university that would be interested in this unique opportunity, please inform them to contact us via info@beainstitute.org

    Thank you very much for your support, and to find more information about our program, you may visit www.beainstitute.org/beai/ireland

  4. Contemporary Human Rights: Ending Torture and Resolving Ethnic & Religious Conflict.

    College of the Atlantic will be offering a 2 week 3.3 semester credit course this summer titled: 

    Contemporary Human Rights: Ending Torture and Resolving Ethnic & Religious Conflict

    The course will approach these two issues both from a traditional academic perspective and through the lens of my experience as a human rights advocate. The course will be intense and includes ten full days of class, two Sunday evening classes over dinner, and four evenings of conflict resolution discussion and dialogue. The course will begin on the afternoon of Sunday, June 15th and end on the afternoon of Friday, June 27th.

    Students will develop an understanding of the practical issues and barriers that human rights professionals face in their work as well as strategies for overcoming those barriers. Through their participation both in case studies during class and also in conflict resolution dialogues centered around contemporary issues, students will develop an understanding of the skills needed to successfully reduce racial, ethnic and religious tensions. Students will spend several evenings in conflict resolution dialogue beginning with a focus on religious bias intertwined with gender, race and ethnicity, and sexual orientation.

    I believe this course will be particularly helpful to those students who are considering a career in human rights either with NGOs, IGOs or government agencies. The course will be an immersive experience in the practice of human rights intertwined with traditional academic readings.

    The College of the Atlantic is located on the edge of Frenchman Bay in Bar Harbor, Maine, and bordered by Acadia National Park and the Atlantic Ocean. Students will stay in comfortable dorms on campus and enjoy the college’s award-winning food services. This is a beautiful place to spend two weeks studying and also taking time to explore the trails and beauty of the national park.

    Why teach this topic? I have been working as a human rights lawyer, educator and advocate for 21 years: first as the director of a state wide hate crime investigation and enforcement unit, then as an executive director of a non-profit focusing on preventing hate crimes in the US, Europe and the Middle East, and for the past two years working as a consultant on human rights issues in the US and in Europe.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Steve Wessler

    http://www.stevewessler.com/

    swessler@coa.edu

    and 

    Ardrianna F. McLane

    Director of Summer Programs
    College of the Atlantic
    Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
  5. The Friends Committee on National Legislation

    We’re hiring! The Friends Committee on National Legislation has a variety of entry-level and volunteer opportunities for students, recent grads and others at the beginning of their careers. But application deadlines are coming up fast! Apply now or forward these opportunities to people who might be interested.

    Program Assistants work as paid, full-time members of FCNL’s staff for eleven months, from late August through the end of July. Program assistants receive a subsistence salary, health care, and paid vacation and sick leave. Deadline: January 31, 2014

    Spring Policy and Organizing Fellows participate in skill-building and professional development as part of an expanded Spring Lobby Weekend program. Deadline: February 9, 2014

    Summer Interns receive a broad introduction to federal policy, grassroots organizing and nonprofit management. Often interns work within a particular legislative issue area, but participants should arrive expecting to engage in a variety of tasks. Deadline: March 1, 2014

    Spring Lobby Weekend: In 2001, Congress gave the president a “blank check” to conduct a global war on terror. This is the year to start ending the endless war. Spring Lobby Weekend participants will ask Congress to repeal the blank check that provides cover for drone strikes, expanding military action around the world, NSA spying and more. Program: March 22-25, 2014

    More information is available at fcnl.org/whatsnext. Please forward this email widely!

  6. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

    National Application Deadlines

    Boren Fellowship: January 28, 2014

    Boren Scholarship: February 5, 2014*

    The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

    Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.  

    Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

               *Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.

    For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

    The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

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