Scholars in Residence is a residency program for youngacademic researchers that promotes the exchange of scholarly research and provides guest residencies for researchers in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences to visit their colleagues in Germany and abroad.
Young scholars are given the opportunity to forge intensive relationships with other researchers, to pursue joint projects and to develop long-term bilateralcollaborations within an international context.
The program partners a foreign scholar and German scholar who focus on projects that bear upon the program’s annual research themes. Within the focal subject matter, one academic from abroad and one German academic will form a duo team
The Scholars in Residence research themes for 2013/2014 are:
The call for applications addresses young academics from the humanities, the cultural, and the social sciences. You canapply individually or already submit a partner application (German applicant and overseas applicant).
Deadline: 8 April 2013.
Rolex Awards are given every two years. Applications have opened for the 2014 Awards, which will be exclusively devoted to young candidates. This means only those aged between 18 and 30 years are eligible to apply. The first set of Awards for Young Laureates took place in 2009 with the idea of supporting visionary young men and women at a critical juncture in their careers.
Applicants are asked to submit projects that tackle the world’s most pressing issues in five areas: science and health, applied technology, exploration and discovery, the environment, and cultural heritage. Projects are judged on their feasibility, originality, potential for sustained impact and, above all, on the candidates’ spirit of enterprise. Projects are examined rigorously to choose those that best meet the criteria and an independent Jury selects five winners from a shortlist.
Each Young Laureate will receive 50,000 Swiss francs over a period of two years. In addition, Rolex ensures all winners receive access to its network of more than 100 past Laureates, as well as the benefit of international publicity through media coverage and the Rolex Awards website.
2013 YouthActionNet Laureate Global Fellowship!
Applications for the 2013 Fellowship program are due by March 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST
• Open to all young people, ages 18-29 as of October 1, 2013
• Applicants must be the acting founder/co-founder of an existing organization, or a project within an organization, with a demonstrated one year track record of leading societal change
• Proficiency in English is required; applications must be submitted in English
• Applicants must attend the full retreat (all expenses paid) to take place in early October 2013
March 17: Applications for the 2013 Fellowship program are due by March 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST
May 22: Finalists will be notified by May 22, 2013.
October 2013: The 2013 retreat will take place within in early October in Brazil.
About the application:
Video: The video is a mandatory portion of the application–if you do not submit a video, your application will not be considered. Your video will be the first opportunity we have to see your passion, knowledge, and unique perspective. We hope you will be specific and succinct in explaining your personal relationship to your work (why you do what you do), the steps you have made towards change (what your project/organization does) and what a successful future looks like for your project/organization.
We understand that there are varying degrees of technology access around the world and thus are willing to accept a variety of video qualities (from camera phones to Flip cameras) which will be given equal consideration across the pool of applicants. We much prefer a lower-quality video that directly addresses our questions to a professionally-produced video that does not address our questions. We are looking for authenticity.
Narrative Application: Within this section you will provide us with details that support what we learned in the video. Please remember to thoroughly describe your work in a way that an outsider with no knowledge of the issue you are addressing would understand. Help us understand the specific programs, projects, and activities that your organization offers. We are interested in your long-term vision, but it is important for us to understand your current activities. You must provide all requested information within the narrative application.
References: You will be asked to enter the contact information for two references who can discuss your eligibility for the fellowship.
Supporting Documents: You will have the opportunity to submit up to three additional documents that may provide judges with a better understanding of your project.
Pro tip! We highly recommend that you download the word version of the application to preview and craft your answers offline. This is a great way to think through your responses and have a saved copy for yourself! Once you have your application complete to your satisfaction you can return to the site and submit online.
Click here to apply online
While online submissions are strongly preferred, applicants may email completed word application forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions and comments, contact email@example.com
On June 25th, 1815 Lord Byron sent a letter to Ali Pasha Tepelena together with a special pistol – as a present – requested earlier by Ali.
These precious items were to be delivered by George TIcknor, a wealthy Bostonian and Harvard University Professor. However, TIcknor changed his mind and decided not to travel to Albania at the time. He duly returned the pistol to Lord Byron, but not the letter, which is now preserved at at the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College.
A story on Lord Byron’s unsent letter to Ali Pasha is here:
IMPORTANT NOTICE: On the entry form, you will need to provide information about yourself and your photo. You must include all this information for your photo to be eligible. In the “Description” field, indicate (1) the subject of the photo and where it was taken, (2) your country of residence if different from the photo location, and (3) your email address. Contest winners will be contacted by email. Incomplete entries cannot be accepted.
VOA invites you to share a glimpse of your life through photography – and become eligible to win a new iPad.
Every day, VOA helps give you insights into the world around us. Now, we would like you to share your world with us. Send us your best photos that help capture the spirit or the essence of the people and places in your life.
Your photo may depict an everyday scene or a landmark. It could be something that shows the struggles of everyday life…or it may express the joy found in the simplest things.
Since VOA audiences come from around the world, we invite everyone to participate. You may enter as many photos as you like, but this isn’t a lottery. VOA’s judges will look for beauty, composition, quality, and the content of your subject matter. Photos will be scrutinized for originality – copyrighted work is ineligible.
See the complete list of contest rules below. To upload your photos, click on the enter link at the top of the page.
The contest ends at 12 noon Washington time on March 1, 2013. (Deadline Extended!)
My cousin Ariana Misha shared with family and friends a seasons greetings photo from Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha.