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March 28, 2018.Us Embassy Azerbaijan: International Writing program in the USADear alumni and friends of alumni community,

The Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA’s) Cultural Programs Division is pleased to announce a worldwide call for nominations for the 2018 International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency, which is scheduled to be hosted by the University of Iowa from August 18 -November 6, 2018. The IWP brings approximately 35 emerging and recognized writers from around the world to Iowa City for an intensive 12-week cultural exchange.

The program is designed to spur creativity, support professional development, and promote freedom of expression and is open to established and emerging writers from any country working primarily in the genres of fiction, creative non-fiction, screenwriting, drama, and poetry. Except in extraordinary cases, candidates should have:

· At least one published volume of work or have works appearing in significant publications over a period of at least two years.

· Nominees must be fluent in English, comfortable with cross-cultural dynamics, and eager to engage with other writers from diverse cultures.

· Nominees must be adults between the age of 21 and 65, non-U.S. citizens who are able to travel to the United States and stay for the full 12 weeks. Family members and others are not allowed to accompany the writers during the Fall Residency.
U.S. Embassy in Baku will select and nominate three candidates from Azerbaijan for this program. Only one candidate out of three will be selected for this globally competitive program.
All interested candidates should send a one-page justification letter describing the candidate’s suitability for the program, their literary-focused CV and a representative writing sample in English that contains 10-15 pages of clearly formatted material to the U.S. Embassy in Baku at BakuCulture@state.gov by March 28, 2018. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Eligible and qualified candidates will be contacted by the embassy between March 29- April 9, 2018 for further processing. All of the selections will be made by the U.S. Department of State’s Cultural Programs Division and communicated to the U.S. Embassy in Baku. The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Baku will assist with logistical and administrative details including J-1 exchange visa applications and all the travel arrangements for the selected candidate.

IWP was founded in 1967 and is the most prestigious program of its kind in the United States. The University of Iowa is also home to the world-renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and in 2008 Iowa City was designated the first UNESCO City of Literature in the United States. Two IWP alumni – Orhan Pamuk of Turkey and Mo Yan of China – have received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Please, spread it among your friends and colleagues.
ScholarshipBakuCulture@state.g
There is no deadline for the submission of applications under the ‘Travel Funds Opportunity.’ Applications will be accepted any time during the PeaCE programme’s duration (but not beyond July 2019) until the designated total pool of funds has depleted.Peacebuilding through Capacity Enhancement and Civic Engagement (PeaCE)

TRAVEL FUNDS OPPORTUNITY!
Scholarshiphttps://www.edu-active.com/grants/2017/apr/13/peace_rfa-travel-funds-opportunity.html
November 13, 2017The Professional Fellows Program (PFP)The application for the spring 2018 program is open through November 13, 2017. FLEX alumni from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine are encouraged to apply for a one month, fully funded fellowship program in the US in spring of 2018.Scholarshiphttp://professionalfellows.americancouncils.org/
June 18, 2017The Stanford US-Russia (SURF) Forum 2017-2018 Want to share your ideas on how to improve U.S.-Russia relations with American and Russian peers in Russia and Stanford?Scholarship.
No cost.
https://usrussia.stanford.edu/apply
April 7, 2017The Professional Fellows Program (PFP)The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) and YSEALI PFP are sponsored by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’, Professional Fellows Division and administered by American Councils for International Education.

The application for the fall 2017 program will be open from February 13-April 7, 2017. Interviews will take place in May-June. The fall 2017 Fellows will be in the US from October 10-November 17, 2017.
Scholarship.http://professionalfellows.americancouncils.org/
December 20, 2016Digital Communication Conference in Warsaw, Poland.Open Call for USG Alumni: Digital Communication ConferenceSelected alumni will have their flights, food, and accommodation covered for the duration of the conference. Apply here: http://bit.ly/RockitCall4Alumni
November 15, 2016The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is sponsored by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’, Professional Fellows Division and administered by American Councils for International EducationScholarship.Apply here: http://professionalfellows.americancouncils.org/
December 7, 2016Russian Business Leaders (RBL)Russian Business Leaders (RBL) is a FREE program for young Russians engaged in business leadership positions to gain exposure to work in the US private sector. Selected finalists will participate in professionally
relevant, tailored four-week fellowships at a wide-variety of US businesses and non-profit organizations, university business departments, accelerators, and other related institutes and enterprises focused on building businesses.
Scholarship.Apply here: www.russianbusinessleaders.org
November 18, 2016Year of Exchange in America for Russians Program The Year of Exchange in America for Russians program provides outstanding Russian students a unique opportunity to study for one year at U.S. institutions of higher education, to engage with local communities in sustained and meaningful dialogue, to educate Americans about Russia's history and culture, and to gain a new, nuanced understanding of American society. The program also aims to strengthen each participant's English skills and subject knowledge.ScholarshipClick here to apply:
www.yearprogram.org
OngoingThe Visby Programme scholarshipsThe Swedish Institute (SI) Visby Programme aims at building capacity in young professionals who have the ambition to play an active role in society and to contribute to a positive development in their home countries and region.Scholarships & grants.Click here for details:
http://bit.ly/1Q1aGJD
2 October 2016“European Angst” conferenceCall for Student Applications for a 2 day Conference in BrusselsFreeClick here to apply: http://bit.ly/2cGbwBd
September 16, 2016Azerbaijan Fellowship Program Spring 2017The George Washington University – Elliott School of International Affairs’ Central Asia Program (CAP) welcomes applications for its Central Asia – Azerbaijan Fellowship Program.Free of Cost.Click here to apply http://bit.ly/2c63aAO
September 1st, 2016.1000 Girls, 1000 Futures program! (Azerbaijan)1000 Girls, 1000 Futures pairs STEM-focused high school girls with dynamic, motivated female mentors for a year-long, one-to-one mentorship that exposes students to innovative programming focused on developing essential 21st century skills. Free of Cost.https://nyas.mywisdomshare.com/user/Register
September 15, 2016Schwarzman Scholars Program 2017-2018Schwarzman Scholars Program 2017-2018 - applications due September 15, 2016
Earn a full scholarship to get your Master's degree in China
Applicants should be between 18-28 and already have an undergraduate degree
Free of Costhttp://schwarzmanscholars.org/
July 31, 2016DAAD Master Master Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance in GermanyDAAD Master Master Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance in Germany - submissions due by July 31, 2016
Apply for a full tuition scholarship and a 750 Euro/month stipend to study Public Policy and Good Governance
Applicants must have completed their undergraduate studies
Free of Costhttps://www.daad.de/miniwebs/icostjerusalem/en/24639/index.html
July 31, 2016Internship at Food and Agriculture Organization of the UNInternship at Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN - submissions due by July 31, 2016
Applicants must be 30 or younger and have complete at least 2 years of undergraduate studies.
Free of Costhttp://www.fao.org/employment/opportunities-for-young-talents/internship-programme/en/
July 30, 2016TED 2017 Fellowship ProgramTED 2017 Fellowship Program - submissions due by July 30, 2016
Applicants must be 18 or older
20 Fellows will be selected to attend the TED Conference in Vancouver, Canada April 24-28, 2017 (all expenses paid)
Free of CostClick HERE for more information.
July 30, 2016International Youth Forum 2016International Youth Forum 2016 - submissions due by July 30, 2016
Applicants must be 18-26
Receive full funding to attend the workshop in Bali, Indonesia from October 9-14, 2016
Free of CostClick HERE to apply and read details.
July 11, 2016UN Project Inspire 2016UN Project Inspire 2016 - submissions due by July 11, 2016
Submit an idea for how to change the world for women and girls
Winner will receive $25,000 USD and a trip to Singapore
Free of Costhttp://opportunitydesk.org/2016/05/30/un-project-inspire-competition-2016/
15 January 2016The Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation in San Diego, CaliforniaThe Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation is an exciting international program funded by a generous grant from the Fred J. Hansen Foundation. Six Hansen Summer Institutes took place in San Diego, California in July between 2007 and 2015. The Institute provides a unique University-based leadership experience and program in international cooperation. For three weeks, young American men and women joined students from a variety of developing countries and regions of social strife.Costs

Provided for all students:

Accommodation and meals for the duration of the program, with shared rooms with participants of the same gender;
Transportation to/from the campus to all meetings and activities;
Program materials;
Certificate of Participation.
Non-US students will also receive:

Round trip international air travel from the participant’s home town to San Diego, California;
DS-2019 – Student and Exchange Visitor (SEVIS) fee;
Health insurance for the duration of the program.
More information can be found here
December 15, 2015THE JUNIOR ACADEMY IMAGINING TOMORROW CHALLENGES (SPRING 2016)Are you working or studying in a STEM-related field? Do you have STEM-related expertise?

Inspire the next generation of leaders, problem-solvers, and innovators by becoming a mentor for The Junior Academy, a virtual program for exceptional students ages 13-19 interested in STEM.

Each year, top students from around the world are admitted to The Junior Academy and compete in Imagining Tomorrow innovation challenges where they work in small teams applying principles of scientific research to design solutions that address global issues. Mentoring takes place via a virtual learning platform from March to May 2016.
Free of costMore information can be found here
February 4, 2016Scholarships for Master’s Degrees at CEU School of Public PolicyThe CEU School of Public Policy in Budapest offers several scholarship opportunities for three different Master programs in Public Policy. The language of instruction is English, and the degrees are accredited in the U.S. and/or in Hungary (please click here to find out more). Free of costMore information can be found here
February 1, 2016.Professional Exchange Opportunity with TechWomen TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the United States for a mentorship and exchange program. TechWomen provides participants access to networks, resources, and knowledge to empower them to reach their full potential.
During the five-week program, participants engage in project-based mentorships at leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, participate in professional development workshops and networking events, and travel to Washington, D.C. for targeted meetings and special events to conclude the program.
Free of cost More information can be found here
December 15, 2015BRIDGE Fellowship
“Bridge for Peace between East and West”
The Peace Revolution Bridge Youth Fellowship will bring together 30 young people from Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia who are interested in learning and exploring self-reflection as primary mean to create real world change. We believe that the establishment of peace in the region and in the world may be possible only if there is peace in each one of us (“Peace In + Peace Out = Sustainable World Peace”). Read more info here Free of costSee the official announcement here
Ongoing Youth In the Driver Seat: A Teen Driver Safety Project ToolkitIn honor of National Teen Driver Safety Week we courage young drivers to Celebrate My Drive! To help students lead the way in challenging their peers to be safer drivers, YSA offers Youth in the Driver Seat: A Teen Driver Safety Project Toolkit. This resource guides high school students, teachers, and youth development organizations as they develop and implement youth-led teen driver safety programs.
Free of costThe toolkit can be found here