Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunities

Columbia University journalism fellowship
Journalists, educators and education policy researchers can apply for a US$75,000 fellowship.
Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism presents the Spencer Fellowship for Education Journalism, supporting long-form journalism that enhances the public's understanding of the American education system.
Three fellows will be selected for one year of academic research at Columbia University with hands-on advising from education writing experts. Journalism projects must be published after completion.
International journalists may apply but their projects must cover the American education system and be published and distributed in the United States.
Applicants must submit a resume, writing samples, a reporting project proposal, at least three recommendation letters and a coursework proposal by January 31, 2013
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World Press Institute Fellowship
Journalists who live outside the United States can apply for a fellowship.
The World Press Institute (WPI) is offering four-month fellowships for experienced journalists hoping to improve their understanding of American journalism.
The program aims to expose fellows to working conditions in the U.S. media. They are required to report on a variety of social issues to see how U.S. institutions respond to different social concerns.
The 2013 fellowship will begin August 9. Participants will spend three weeks in Minnesota, travel across the United States for five weeks, then return to Minnesota for the last week of the program, which concludes October 11.
Applicants must have demonstrated leadership potential, five years of full-time news experience and fluency in English. Freelancers are eligible.
Applications may be submitted between December 1 and January 31, 2013
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Photojournalism grant open
Photojournalists, graduate students and undergraduates can apply for a grant.
The Alexia Foundation is seeking applicants for its cultural and student photography grants, which aims to help photographers produce substantial picture stories that further the foundation's goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.
The winner of the professional grant will receive US$15,000 for the production of the proposed project photo story, picture essay or photo-documentary project.
Awards for the graduate and undergraduate grants include tuition for study at Syracuse University in London and cash grants.
Grants will be awarded to applicants who can further cultural understanding and world peace by conceiving and writing a concise, focused and meaningful story proposal, and who can demonstrate the ability to visually execute that story with compelling images.
There is no mathematical formula for determining grantees, but the proposal and photography must both be considered of the highest quality.
The application deadline is February 1, 2013.
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Urban and Regional Policy Fellowship Program
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) invites Pre- Applications for Urban and Regional Policy fellowship program  which focuses on the policy issues and challenges common to metropolitan regions and cities in the United States and Europe. Urban and Regional Policy Fellowships provide opportunities for practitioners at the urban and regional levels to meet with their counterparts across the Atlantic and examine policies that have been successfully implemented to address similar needs. Fellows can choose to travel for short-term (3-4 weeks) or long-term (3 months) research periods, with the goal of returning to their work equipped with the ideas and insights necessary to effect significant and lasting change in their own communities.
GMF welcomes pre-applications from mid-career policymakers or practitioners in state/local government, leaders from the private sector, or representatives of non-profit and policy organizations with a strong record of project completion.
The fellowship is not intended for academic research. GMF welcomes fellowship proposals that cover a wide array of topics, including but not limited to urban sustainability, transportation, environmental policy, and education and workforce development.
Applicants must also have English language and writing skills.
Applicants must have a strong record of project completion
must articulate clear understanding of how the fellowship can contribute to their professional development, to their home city or region, and to the transatlantic dialogue on urban issues
must have an interest and ability to disseminate his or her findings and actively contribute to GMF’s Urban and Regional network.
Applicants must submit a CV/Resume and a cover letter (up to 1,250 words) that-
briefly outlines how the applicant’s background and experience meets the eligibility criteria
indicates the fellowship type they are seeking (Short Travel or Long Term Research)
briefly outlines the policy question or research topic that they are attempting to answer through the fellowship and relevant cross-cutting theme
states the proposed research locations and the methodology (interviews, site visits, etc) they would utilize to answer the policy question
briefly describes the potential significance of their work for both local and transatlantic policy context
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Renewable Energy Course at United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace
The United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP), Tokyo under the UN-CECAR (University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research) is organizing the ‘Renewable Energy Course’ (RE). Limited competitive fellowships are available for deserving candidates from developing countries.
The course runs for four weeks from 25 February 2013 to 23 March 2013. The courses focus on the science, technology, economics and policies on renewable energy. Students who successfully complete the courses will be awarded a certificate of completion and a transcript from UNU-ISP.
Target applications for this course are those who:
are postgraduate students, researchers, faculty/staff of universities, government officials, international agencies and professionals in relevant professions;
wish to deepen their knowledge on, and gain practical training in, renewable energy.
The expected outcomes for this course include:
Learning renewable energy (RE) issues in the context of science, technology, economics, policy and society
Nurturing the ability to develop RE systems considering sustainable development
Developing the ability to relate RE to climate change and other global contemporary issues
Understanding the professional ethics of RE
Fostering the ability to function in a multi-disciplinary team that could consist of persons with varying backgrounds of policy, science, engineering, and business;
The deadline to apply for fellowships is 15 January 2013.
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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asia Health Policy
The Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asia Health Policy for 2013-2014 in USA.
The tenure of the fellowship is of 10 months. The Research fellowship covers a stipend of $50,000 plus $3000 for research expenses. Scholars should submit two letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, and a short research statement.
The primary focus on the fellowship is on research about contemporary health or healthcare in two or more countries of the Asia-Pacific, including the social and economic implications of demographic change. We welcome applications from junior scholars (Ph.D. conferred after 2009 and by August 31, 2013) from a variety of social science disciplines.
Deadline- February 15, 2013
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