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EAC / Study in the US / Financial Aid / Program Announcements / February 2003

The Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism

The Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism recognizes independent and professional reporting that sheds new light on controversial issues. Established in 2002, two $10,000 prizes are awarded each year, one to a local reporter in a developing country or nation in transition, and the other to a freelance journalist covering international news. The stories can focus on conflict, human-rights concerns, cross-border issues, or any other issue of controversy in a particular country or region. Underwritten by the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund and Reuters, and administered by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the prizes were created to honor Kurt Schork, an American freelance journalist who was killed in a military ambush while on assignment for Reuters on May 24, 2000, in Sierra Leone.

Local Journalist: Print journalists employed by a local news outlet and residing in a developing country or nation in transition whose work has been published in a local publication are eligible. Although individual journalists are the primary focus, submissions from a team of journalists will also be considered. Freelance Journalist: Freelance print journalists and those contracted by news organizations are eligible. A freelance journalist is an individual who is not employed by a news organization. They are self-employed, providing services, either on the basis of time or on the production of editorial materials as defined by individual contractual arrangements, and earn the majority of their income from journalistic activity.

How to Enter
Print articles are eligible if they originally appeared in print between May 1, 2002 and March 30, 2003. The submissions must demonstrate professionalism, meet international journalistic standards, and provide evidence that courage and determination played a role in generating the articles. Winners will be chosen by an international panel of five judges. Each applicant must submit six (6) copies of the following:
• The original articles (up to three), accompanied by English translations. E-mail submissions will not be accepted.
• The applicant-s curriculum vitae, listing education and journalistic experience, with dates.
• A statement providing background and context for the story submitted.
• A signed original letter from the editor of the publication on official letterhead supporting the submission for the Kurt Schork Award, including confirmation of the nominee-s employment status with the publication.
• One (1) photograph. Photocopies of photographs will not be accepted.

Deadline for entries is May 1, 2003.

Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism
Graduate School of Journalism
Columbia University
2950 Broadway MC3800
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-8653

H.J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellowship 2003/2004

University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh

The University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh requests applications for the H. J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellowship Program. The program begins August 1, 2003 and ends July 31, 2004. The Heinz Fellowship was established in 1982 by an endowment from the H. J. Heinz Company Foundation to the University of Pittsburgh-s University Center for International Studies. The Fellowship provides for one year of practical, professional, and non-degree educational experiences through the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. For this round, Heinz Fellowships will be granted to two individuals from developing countries who demonstrate potential as future leaders in the government, non-profit, or private sectors. The goal is to improve, early in a career, the Fellows' capacity to contribute to the development of their country and to enhance their understanding of the United States. This is accomplished through a year of auditing selected courses and participating in practical professional activities while based in Pittsburgh. Courses taken as part of the Heinz Fellowship do not earn credit towards an academic degree.

The competition for a Heinz Fellowship is open to men and women from developing countries whose record of accomplishment early in their career indicates strong potential for leadership and achievement in business, government, public services, or other relevant professions.

  1. Applicants must have completed a university degree.
  2. Applicants must be suitably proficient in speaking, reading and writing English.
  3. Preference will be given to those applicants at the earlier stages of their career.
  4. The fellowship is intended for individuals in the practitioner/policy domains. It is not awarded for basic academic research, academic sabbaticals, nor for medical research or updating.
  5. Applicants should be working in some subsection of one of the following themes:
    • Sustainable Development: For example, issues of population growth, economic development, education, environmental change.
    • Governance: Including the development of the legal system, the extension and institutionalization of fundamental rights, the development of civil society, or the development of the voluntary sector.
    • Public Health: Local and national approaches towards infectious diseases, development of health services, family planning.
    • Conflict Resolution: Arms control and conflict resolution efforts at the local and regional level.

How to Apply
Applicants for this non-degree program should complete a Heinz Fellowship Program Application Form. If this form was not enclosed with this announcement, you may obtain it on the Internet at or by writing, faxing or e-mailing to the

Heinz Fellowship Program, University Center for International Studies (UCIS),
University of Pittsburgh, 4G29 Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA,
fax number: 412-624-4672

Complete applications must be received by March 15, 2003.

Program at the University
Within the first month of arrival, the Fellow will develop and submit a plan of work which identifies the ways and means of sharpening existing professional expertise during the Fellowship residency. This plan will be followed up by a progress report at the end of the first semester, and a final report at the end of the Fellowship. Typically, Fellows audit courses within the University and participate in internships in Pittsburgh or elsewhere in the United States. The University of Pittsburgh, one of the leading research universities in the United States, ncompasses 14 professional schools, 28 departments in the arts, social and natural sciences, 3,700 faculty members, 35,000 students, and library holdings of over 3.5 million volumes. The University is located in an urban center of cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity. Fellows will be able to draw on these resources and will be aided by an academic mentor. During the residency, the Fellow is expected to give at least one presentation on a subject related to his or her professional background to members of the University. In addition, the Fellow is strongly encouraged to participate in community outreach activities in Pittsburgh, for example by lecturing about his or her home country to an audience of high school students or interested adults.

Certificate of Completion
A final report is required. Fellows will receive a Program Certificate from UCIS. This is a non-degree program. Courses are audited on an informal basis, and do not earn credit towards an academic degree.

Financial Information
Fellows will receive a living stipend of $18,000 (paid out in monthly installments), health insurance, round-trip transportation to and from Pittsburgh, and a $2,000 program and professional activities fund. Please note that, if the Fellow comes from a country which does not have a tax treaty with the U.S., the Fellow must pay U.S. taxes amounting to 14% of the stipend.

No transportation, living or insurance funds are provided for dependents. The Fellowship does not include allowances or special services for dependents whether or not they accompany the Fellow. Applicants will be required, as a condition of the grant, to submit a statement of their ability to finance the transportation and maintenance expenses for dependents. Please note that U.S. government visa restrictions make employment opportunities for dependents rare.

Early Terminations
Acceptance of a grant by a candidate constitutes an agreement between the grantee and the University. It is expected that, barring unforeseen emergencies, grantees will remain for the full tenure of the award. A grantee who leaves the U.S. or terminates the grant at a date earlier than that specified in the grant authorization, without consent of the University, will be required to reimburse the University for any expenditures made on his or her behalf

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Deadline: March 15, 2003

Fulbright Graduate Student Program for 2004-2005 academic year

Application deadline: May 16, 2003.

Administering Organization:
The Institute of International Education (IIE) and The Fulbright Program.

One or two years master (or non-degree) programs at U.S. Universities for applicants with an undergraduate degree. The program gives an opportunity to pursue graduate studies or research in the United States. Applicants must be under age 35. English proficiency is required.

Humanities, Political Science, International Relations, Law, History, Protection of Historical Relics, Archaeology, Architecture, Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Work, Anthropology, Religious Studies, American Studies, Gender Studies, Arts, Journalism/Communications, Drama/Music/Theatre, Urban Studies, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Literature, Library Science, Public Administration, Economics.

Application Form:
Application forms may be obtained free of charge from nearest representations of Fulbright office in respective country. You must also submit four confidential and sealed letters of reference in English or certified translations. You must attach official certified academic documents from a university or post-secondary school you have attended (official record/transcript/, diploma or certificate). Documents must be accompanied by an official English translation. Semifinalists are required to take computer-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and GRE General (Graduate Record Examination) tests. The Fulbright Office will make all necessary arrangements and cover all costs of testing.

IDRC RoKS Annual Research Competition
IDRC RoKS Call for Proposals


The Research on Knowledge Systems (RoKS) exploratory initiative of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is launching its second annual research competition (2002-2003). This year's theme: "Strengthening Knowledge Policy for Small States: How can small states participate more effectively in local, regional, and global knowledge partnerships?", requests concept notes in the following areas (not mutually exclusive):

  1. What specifc strategies or approaches have been shown to be successful in the improvement of gaps for knowledge and learning gaps in small states?
  2. How can regional collaboration, for example, be designed to leverage cooperation in knowledge networks among small states?
  3. As the policy gaps and learning divides increase the disparities among the small and large states, what mechanisms and policies can alleviate this knowledge chasm?
  4. What reforms in knowledge institutions are required to ensure that they are seen to be contributing to the economic and social development of small states?
  5. How can small states participate in emerging issues affecting the health and life sciences revolution, the digital explosion, the technological trade arena, and/or the reconstruction of their scientific and knowledge infrastructure following conflict and social unrest?
  6. What are research solutions to these challenges and what specific policy prescriptions can be considered for small states.

The deadline for concept note submission is March 14, 2003 (5:00pm EST).

Submissions received after that date, or which are incomplete, will notbe eligible for consideration. Concept notes that are qualified through a peer review process will be asked to submit full proposals for June 6, 2003. The competition will award up to seven grants, with a maximum value of CAD$80,000 each. For joint proposals where researchers are located in two or more countries a maximum of CAD$160,000 will be awarded. Fewer than seven grants may be awarded, subject to the quality of proposals received. Grants will be awarded by July 6th, 2003. IDRC is committed to equity and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We thank all applicants for their interest and will ONLY contact those teams whose background, quality & feasibility best match the criteria of the award.

International Public Health Summer Institute.

3rd Annual International Public Health Summer Institute July 7 - August 8, 2003 (Simultaneously translated into Russian) The International Public Health Summer Institute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) offers an intensive training opportunity to public health practitioners, academicians and students from around the world who are:
• Seeking solutions to many challenges impeding public health today
• Willing to apply new knowledge in training others overseas
• Open to exploring future collaborations

The Summer Institute Program is designed to make an upgrade of skills possible for health professionals facing time and/or language constraints, with teaching modules on:
• Principles of Modern Public Health Research
• Principles of Public Health Leadership and Management
• Principles and Practice of the Control of Tuberculosis
• Management and Control of HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections

The Uniqueness:
• All lectures simultaneously translated and course material available in Russian. Ability to include other languages upon adequate demand.
• Over 30 distinguished faculty from UAB and State Health Departments bring expertise and experience in leading public health research and practice.
• Faculty support for development of research and training proposals as part of training curriculum.
• Rich diversity of experience available through participants; on average 35 professionals per class from 10 or more countries around the globe.
• Continuing Education Credits or UAB Academic Credits can be arranged.

Please contact the UAB John J. Sparkman Center for International Public Health Education for more information or application.

Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD, Director
RPHB 437, 1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022, USA
Telephone: 1-205-975-7693
Fax: 1-205-975-7685

Application Deadline: April 15, 2003

UAB is one of America's premier medical research institutions comprised of 12 schools with an enrollment of nearly 16,000 students in 139 degree and certificate awarding programs. UAB has vibrant domestic and international collaborations. The Sparkman Center in the UAB School of Public Health is an endowed Center with a mission of fostering global public health education, research and service. Location: Alabama.



A collaborative project of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst The Center invites applications for its Research Associateships for 2003-2004 from scholars and teachers at all levels of the educational system, as well as from artists, community organizers and political activists, both local and international. Associates are provided with offices in our spacious facility, computer access, library privileges, and the collegiality of a diverse community of feminists. Research Associate applications are accepted for either a semester or the academic year. The Center supports projects in all disciplines so long as they focus centrally on women or gender. Research Associateships are non-stipendiary. However, international applicants may apply for one of the two special one-semester Ford Associateships for Fall 2003 or Spring 2004, which offer a stipend of $12,000, plus a $3,000 housing/travel allowance in return for teaching (in English) one undergraduate women's studies course at Smith College. Ford applicants' research should focus on how the economics of globalization regulate gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, and sexuality in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, the former Soviet bloc, or Asia. We are searching for two Ford Associate positions. For one position preference will be given to those whose work focuses on sexuality in a global context, including sex work, global sex trafficking, health issues, international gay and lesbian activism and advocacy for sexual minorities. For the second position, preference will be given to those whose work focuses on cultural production and resistance, including political performance, the transformation and use of international media, and new technologies. Ford applicants need not be studying their own region of origin. Applicants for both programs should submit a project proposal (up to 4 pages), curriculum vitae, two letters of reference, and application cover sheet. In addition, Ford applicants should submit a two-page description of a women's studies course they are prepared to teach, which includes their pedagogical goals and techniques. Submit all applications to:

Five College Women's Studies Research Center
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075-6406

For further information contact the Center at

TEL 413.538.2275
FAX 413.538.3121
Location: MA, USA
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