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NATIONAL CENTER for NONPROFIT BOARDS ANNOUNCES FALL INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP IN NONPROFIT GOVERNANCE

The National Center for Nonprofit Boards (NCNB) announces its annual International Fellowship Program which will take place November 1-16, 2001, in Washington, DC.

The International Fellowship in Nonprofit Governance is a two-week training program providing intensive exposure to the work of nonprofit boards of directors. The International Fellowship Program includes workshops on the critical components of nonprofit governance and self-assessments by boards; "shadowing" assignments NCNB's board development associates as they prepare and deliver workshops for local nonprofit boards; attendance at NCNB's annual fall conference on nonprofit governance; and visits to Washington-based nonprofit support organizations.

Since 1997 participants from more than 20 countries have attended the program. The International Fellowship Program is a key activity of NCNB's Global Program, which helping to build strong boards of directors in nonprofit organizations around the world.

NCNB is the world's largest resource for materials and services related to nonprofit governance. NCNB offers a variety of board development workshops and training programs along with more than 100 concise, practical, and affordable materials covering key issues in nonprofit governance. Its annual National Leadership Forum brings together more than 700 board members and executives of nonprofit organizations to discuss critical issues in nonprofit governance.

For further information about the International Fellows Program and the Global Program of NCNB, please contact Kate Pearson or Crystal Presnell or go to our website at http://www.ncnb.org/.

GLOBAL FUND FOR WOMEN OFFERS GRANTS TO WOMENТS GROUPS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

Deadline: Open

The Global Fund for Women (http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/) works to strengthen women's organizations outside the United States by providing small, flexible, and timely grants in general support ranging from $500 to $15,000.

The fund supports organizations that demonstrate a commitment to women's equality and female human rights; show concern about the way women are viewed and view themselves in society; are governed and directed by women; consist of a group of women working together (the fund does not accept requests from individuals); and are based outside of the United States. The fund accepts grant requests in any language, and applications may be hand-written or typed and sent by mail, fax, or email.

The Global Fund for Women also administers the Preston Education Fund for Girls, which supports schools, teacher training and curriculum programs, locally based community organizations, non-governmental organizations, local women's associations and women's rights organizations, and coalitions focused on the issue of girls education.

See the GFW Web site for complete application guidelines.

Contact:

Global Fund for Women
1375 Sutter Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, California 94109
Tel: 1 (415) 202-7640
Fax: 1 (415) 202-8604
Email: grants@globalfundforwomen.org
RFP Link: http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/3grant/index.html

Amy Solomon
(206) 323-0349 fx (206) 323-3899
2334 Federal Ave. East
Seattle, WA 98102

Institute of International Education
Moscow Office
International Fellowships Program

with the financial support of Ford Foundation announces a second round of individual grants competition for 2002-2003 academic year

IFP provides support for up to three years of formal graduate-level studies in masters and doctoral programs in any university around the world in the field of the humanities and social sciences, according to the Ford Foundation priorities listed below:

Proposed area of study:

Education, Media, Arts & Culture
Education reform
Higher education & scholarship
Religion, society & culture
Media
Arts and culture
Peace & Social Justice
Human rights
International cooperation
Governance
Civil society
Asset Building & Community Development
Children, youth & families
Sexuality & reproductive health
Workforce development
Development finance & economic security
Environment and development
Community development

Who is eligible? Citizens of RF permanently residing in Russia and residents of Russia, who:

  • Do not have any Russian postgraduate degree, as well as MA, or PhD received outside of CIS countries
  • Are not involved in graduate study at the moment of application
  • graduated no later than in 1998
  • have 2-3 years of professional experience
  • have strong social commitment

To ensure that Fellows are drawn from more diverse backgrounds than ever before, IFP encourages applications from women, people from regions, people with disabilities, refugees and force migrants, as well as people from disadvantaged groups that lack systematic access to higher education.

Deadline by postal mark Ц 17th of September 2001

For more information, please, contact

Institute of International Education,
Moscow ul. Tverskaya 16/2, 6th floor
Postal address: 103050, Moscow,K-50, box 11
Tel/fax (095)-935-83-53,
e-mail: ifp@iie.ru, web: http://www.iie.ru/ifp/

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS PROGRAM 2002 Ц COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS

The Community Philanthropy Initiative (CPI) of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) has the pleasure to inform you that the Centre for the Study of Philanthropy (The Graduate Centre - The City University of New York) has just announced their International Fellows Program for the year 2002.

We believe this could be a wonderful opportunity for your organization to invest in its own capacity building strategy. We hope that there will be many European applicants this year. In 2001 fellows from Latvia and Russia participated in this program, amongst many other countries outside Europe (10 fellows in total).

Professor Kathleen D. McCarthy is the Director of the Centre. She participated in CPI's 4th Networking Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden this year (19&20 May) where she talked about the outcomes of the research projects of the 2001 fellows, on the topic of Diaspora Philanthropy.

About the program: created in 1989, it offers leadership training through applied research and professional mentorships to scholars/practioners in the non-profit sector, outside the US, as a means to build Third-Sector capacity in the fellows' home countries.

Practicalities: selected fellows will participate in a 3-month seminar on the US and international voluntary sectors. The seminar will begin on March 4, 2002. Fellows will be asked to produce a 30-50 page paper on their findings. The topic for the year 2002 will be Community Foundations (special attention will also be given to Diaspora Philanthropy). Each fellowship will include a stipend of USD 1,300 per month to cover living costs; single-room dormitory accommodation will be provided by the Centre; air tickets to and from the US will also be covered by the program.

Application criteria: the program is open to practioners and researchers under the age of 36, who are citizens of countries other than the US. A high degree of fluency in English is a must and preference will be given to applicants with a strong institutional basis and demonstrated research skills.

Application procedure: there is no application form; candidates must submit a 4-5 page proposal identifying a research topic and providing information on their educational and professional profile, together with personal details. Proposals must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2001.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact CPI (luis@efc.be; tel. 32-2-508 30 67) or to visit the Centre's website on htpp://www.philanthropy.org/. Good luck!

THE GLOBAL SECURITY AND COOPERATION PROGRAM OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL

is pleased to announce 4 new funding opportunities for research and training on the underlying causes and conditions of conflict and insecurity. There are no citizenship or nationality requirements.

Grants for Research Collaboration in Conflict Zones.

Applications are invited from teams of researchers working or living in a zone of widespread or intractable violent conflict for short research projects of up to 6 months in length. Each team must have a designated team leader with at least 3 years of professional experience. Maximum award:$12,000. Deadline: February 1, 2002.

Research Fellowships for Professionals Working in International Affairs.

Applications are invited from practitioners (NGO professionals, activists, journalists, lawyers etc.) to conduct a research and writing project for 8-18months under the supervision of an academic mentor in a university or research institute. A significant piece of writing is expected as a result. Applicants should have 5-15 years of experience working in issues related to international security and cooperation. Maximum award:$38,000 per year. Deadline: December 1, 2001.

Postdoctoral Fellowships on Global Security and Cooperation.

Applications are invited from scholars holding PhDs or the equivalent for 8-18 months of support. The first half of the fellowship is to be spent working in a non-governmental, international or multilateral organization outside the applicant=92s country of residence and involved in peace and security issues. The second half should be spent conducting a research project informed by that experience. Maximum award:$38,000 per year. Deadline: December 1, 2001.

Dissertation Fellowships on Global Security and Cooperation.

Applications are invited from students working towards the PhD or equivalent for a two-year fellowship. The first year must be spent working at a non-governmental, international or multilateral organization involved in peace and security issues outside the applicantТs country of residence. The second year should be spent conducting a research project related to that experience. Maximum award:$19,000 per year. Deadline: December 1, 2001.

For more information and application forms please contact:

FUNDING FOR RESEARCH AND TRAINING ON ISSUES OF GLOBAL
SECURITY AND COOPERATION
810 SEVENTH AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10019
tel: 212-377-2700/ fax: 212-377-2727
GLOBAL SECURITY & COOPERATION
email: gsc@ssrc.org
web: http://www.ssrc.org/

THE GRADUATE PROGRAM IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT FORDYAM UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK CITY

Located in New York City and known for its academic excellence, Fordham UniversityТs MA Program in International Political and Development (IPED), offers a unique and innovative approach to the study of international economic relations to a select entering class of approximately 25 students each year.

The MA Curriculum

The MA in International Political Economy and Development (IPED) is a 12-course (3-semester) program designed to train students for international professional careers in business, government, or non-profit agencies.

Our curriculum offers a rigorous foundation in economic, political, social, & quantitative analysis, and advanced interdisciplinary study of global economic relations and international development issues. Students may use their electives to specialize in: Comparative & International Politics; Development Studies; Emerging Markets & Country Risk Analysis; International Business & Finance; and International & Development Economics.

Fellowships

Applicants who intend to study full-time may apply for Scholarships, which cover all tuition costs, and Graduate Assistantships, which provide an annual stipend ranging from $10,000 to $15,000 in exchange for 15 hours of service per week when the university is in session. Truly exceptional applicants are exempted from the service requirement. Special Arrupe Fellowships exist for candidates who wish to pursue careers with private international relief and development organizations.

Review Process

Completed applications, including three letters of recommendation, general aptitude scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and the transcripts of previous undergraduate and graduate course work, must be submitted to FordhamТs Graduate Admissions Office by January 15. International students must also submit their TOEFL test scores.

Application Forms

For application forms and additional information, contact:

International Political Economy and Development Program
Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
Telephone: (718) 817-4064 Fax: (718) 817-4665
E-mail: iped@fordham.edu
Web: http://www.fordham.edu/iped/

THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON REESC Ц Russian and East European Studies Center Graduate Teaching Fellowships

The Russian and East European Studies Center offers a master of arts (M.A.) in Russian and a graduate certificate in Russian and East European Studies.

Every year, the Russian and East European Studies Program awards graduate fellowships to 2-4 incoming students who apply before February 1. The fellowship provides a modest salary, insurance benefits and a tuition remission. Graduate Teaching Fellows may teach either first or second year Russian or Spoken Russian.

The University of Oregon, was founded in 1876 in Eugene. The University enrolls about 17,300 students including 3,800 graduate students, with 750 full-time teaching and research faculty.

You will have an opportunity to win a graduate teaching fellowship award of financial support and obtain practical experience in teaching Russian.

For additional information and application forms, please contact:

Russian and East Europian Studies Center
1262 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-1262, USA
Phone: 531-346-5052 Fax: 541-346-5041
E-mail: russian@darkwing.uoregon.edu
Web site: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~reesc/

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIТI EAST Ц WEST CENTER GRADUATE DEGREE FELLOWSHIPS

Graduate degree fellowships are available to individuals interested in participating in the educational and research programs of the East-West Center while pursuing graduate degree study at the University of HawaiТi. Fellowships for both masterТs (24 month) and doctoral (48 month) degrees are available.

Center scholarships are given for degree study at the University of HawaiТi and participation in the CenterТs international and intercultural programs. The Center and the University of HawaiТi, located in a unique island setting with a distinctive multicultural heritage, offer premier resources for Asian, Pacificand U.S. studies.

Degree fellows have opportunities to participate in the CenterТs research projects in several areas of international study, including Economics, Politics and Security, Environment, Population and Health, Education, and Pacific Islands Development. In addition, the Center and the University of HawaiТi offer graduate certificate programs in Leadership Studies, International Cultural Studies, Population Studies, and Resource Management.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must also apply for admission to a graduate program of the University of HawaiТi, if not currently enrolled as a classified graduate student. Required tests include the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the GRE or GMAT as required by university departments.

Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or citizens of countries in Asia and the Pacific including Russia.

All award recipients who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must meet all exchange visitor (J-visa) requirements.

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2001

Application forms and additional information on the fellowship and scholarship competitions may be obtained from:

GRADUATE DEGREE FELLOWSHIPS
East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601
E-mail: EWCUHM@EastWestCenter.org
http://www.EastWestCenter.org/
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