European Youth Media Convention

The European Youth Media Convention will take place in Berlin, Germany on 3 - 6 November 2010. The Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, the German Youth Press and the European Youth Press are looking for 24 young European media makers to take part in this European Congress which focuses on the theme: "My story, our history, European memories".

Participants will represent their country and report on local memories and history. They will also create media products in four workshops, choosing between print, radio, TV and photography. 

There is no participation fee but participants are required to cover their own travel costs. Accommodation and catering are organised by Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Berlin.

Please submit your application as well as a short letter of motivation and a CV detailing your experiences in media and project work to

The deadline for applications is 10 August 2010.

Intellectual Entrepreneurs: International Workshop in Baku

Free Minds Association (FMA), Azerbaijan Liberal Youth Association (ALYA) and "Free Person" Human Rights Protection Society organize “Intellectual Entrepreneurs” workshop on September 1-4, 2010 in Baku,  Azerbaijan. The aim of the initiative is to educate participants on the role of institutions, importance of property rights and entrepreneurship development. They are crucial components of “Intellectual Entrepreneurs” for disseminating pillars of liberty and free market economy.

Participants: The workshop will gather 30 senior students, recent graduates, youth activists, current or potential entrepreneurs from all around the world.

Accommodation in 4 star hotel will be provided for the entire period both in Nabran and in Baku. Local transportation will be fully covered and travel grant up to 300 EUR will be reimbursed for participants from the Black Sea and Central Asia countries. However, international participants should pay symbolic 30 EUR of participation fee.

All participants will be awared with a Certificate AWARED, free copies of classical liberal books in English; presentations and 10 minutes of video will be created.

In order to apply for this initiative, you should fill the application form below and send to by August 7, 2010. Successful applicants will be contacted by August 15, 2010.

All participants should expect to arrive Baku on September 1 in the early morning or August 31, 2010 and should leave on September 4.

Contact persons: Aykhan Nasibli +994557663321, Islam Sarvaroglu Islamov +994702500883

Name, Surname:
Date of birth:
Function/ position:
How do you expect to arrive Baku?
- Date:
- Time:
How did you hear about us:
Please describe your activities at the organization and show relationship with this workshop in less than 200 words. 

Reporters for the European Year of Volunteering 2011

Volunteer! Make a difference… and become one of the European Year of Volunteering 2011 reporters!

The European Union has designated 2011 as the European Year of Volunteering in order to show its appreciation for the millions of volunteers who come forward to make a difference everyday life. As part of the campaign, the EU will select one reporter in each Member State to volunteer and report from the field on the extraordinary stories of volunteers. The 27 volunteers selected will join in a relay that will successively tour the 27 Member States. The relay will be officially launched in Brussels on 6 December 2010.

Each volunteer will receive filming equipment and have his/her trip to another Member State fully organised. The content that the young media maker creates will be broadcast throughout Europe during the campaign. If you have volunteering experience and a video and journalistic background, you can apply to be one of the 27 campaign reporters.

You must send the following elements by 9 August, 2010 to enter the selection process:
- a fully completed participation form
- a full CV indicating studies, professional experiences and languages spoken.
- a motivation letter, written in English, explaining why you are interested in participating voluntarily in the reporting mission.
- a YouTube link to your best video production to date (5 minutes maximum)
- a brief description in English of this production indicating your role.
- details of previous experience travelling alone in a foreign country
- any other references that you feel may be useful.

To request your participation form and for any question, please contact:

Spotlight on Human Rights – Young Journalists on Tour

On 2-10 October, 2010б young journalists (16-20 years old) from Germany, Poland and Belarus will meet in Kreisau in Poland. This will be first of three meetings for the project 'Spotlight on Human Rights - Young Journalists on Tour'. 

The project goal is to show a different picture of the young people’s lives from Germany, Belarus and Poland. In tri-national groups, six participants per country (Belarus, Germany, Poland) who are between 16-20 years old will carry out interviews with young people from Germany, Poland and Belarus, who, from the human rights perspective are one of the most vulnerable groups in society. 

The research trips and writing phases are part of the programme which also consists of workshops on journalistic techniques, photography and human rights education. The workshops are led by experienced trainers who will ensure that human rights are not only the central point of the workshops but are also that they are met during the project work. 

The first part of the project will take place from 2-10 October 2010 in Kreisau and in a couple of German cities (research trips). The second part will be in Belarus and the third one will take place from 17-23 March, 2011 in Poland. (The dates of the Belarus part will be determined in consultation with participants). 

The participation fee (programme, accommodation, full board) is: 80 Euro for participants from Germany, 50 Euro for participants from Poland and 30 Euro for participants from Belarus. The travel costs to Kreisau will be partly reimbursed. 

Please apply by filling out the registration form

The deadline for applications is 31 July

If you have any questions please contact Nina Lüders:

Website: Project Spotlight on Human Rights

Open Society Fellowship

The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals seeking innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Institute and in the world.

A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Fellows should take advantage of the considerable intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Institute and expect to contribute meaningfully to OSI's thinking in return. In evaluating each proposal, the selection committee weighs three factors: the applicant, the topic of the project, and the work product.

Proposals are accepted year round, but those received by September 7, 2010 will be evaluated by November 26, 2010.

The Open Society Fellowship chooses its fellows from a diverse pool of applicants that includes journalists, activists, academics, and practitioners in a variety of fields. Applicants should possess a deep understanding of their chosen subject area and a track record of professional accomplishment.

The fellowship seeks “idea entrepreneurs” from across the world who are ready to challenge conventional wisdom. Successful applicants will be eager to exploit the many resources offered by OSI and be prepared to engage constructively with the global OSI community. Ideal fellows are specialists who can see beyond the parochialisms of their field and possess the tenacity to complete a project of exceptional merit.

Topic of the Project
The Open Society Institute works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Among OSI's core areas of concern are human rights, government transparency, the promotion of civil society and social inclusion. Project themes should cut across these areas of interest. Applicants are encouraged to explore this website to acquaint themselves with the panoply of themes and geographic areas that fall within OSI's purview. Below are some possible topic areas that fellows may explore in the coming years:
  • Global migration and the rights of displaced minorities
  • Organized crime, corruption, and state failure
  • The economic crisis and its effect on open societies
  • Movement-building and state repression in societies affected by climate change
  • The impact of new technologies on citizen access to information and justice
  • The link between governance, transparency, and economic development.
Open Society Fellows are currently investigating the corrosive effect of the global arms trade on democratic institutions, the challenges of community organizing in rural America, and new techniques of outreach and communication with victims of mass atrocity.

What these projects share is a zeal for problem-solving, the confidence to test hypotheses against observed reality, and an impatience with conventional or clichéd thinking.

Applicants who are uncertain whether their topic fits within OSI's organizational interests are invited to submit a brief letter of inquiry, accompanied by a CV, before proceeding with the online application process. That letter of inquiry should be addressed to:

The Work Product
Successful projects should push the boundaries of current thinking and carry lessons that can be applied to a variety of settings. Applicants should carefully consider the impact they want their work to have and the audiences they wish to reach. They should then think creatively about the activities and work products that will reach these audiences most effectively.

Fellows may produce a variety of work products, including publications such as books, reports, or blogs; innovative public-education projects; or the launch of new campaigns or organizations. They may also engage in activities such as hosting panel discussions, traveling to conferences, participating in policy debates, and aggressively promoting their ideas in public venues.

Fellowship projects can include photography, outreach and advocacy around documentary film, and other forms of cultural production. Applicants in the arts must demonstrate rigorous and original thinking about the nexus of cultural expression and social change.

Fellowship Expectations
At the heart of the fellowship is the Open Society Institute itself. Fellows are invited to join the rich and diverse OSI community, a global network of activists and institutions dedicated to defending civil society and improving the lives of the world's most vulnerable citizens.

Fellows are expected to take full advantage of OSI's expansive reach and work to bring new people and fresh ideas into the organization's ambit. The program anticipates that most fellows will spend a portion of their fellowship term at one of the organization's main offices, in New York, Washington, London, Brussels, or Budapest, or at an OSI regional foundation. While in residence, they are strongly encouraged to organize and participate in conferences and program events and may be asked to run a seminar involving OSI staff and outside colleagues. Ultimately, fellows should sharpen the organization's thinking, question its assumptions, and broaden its understanding of pivotal political and social problems.

In order to facilitate these interactions, proficiency in spoken English is required.

Fellowship Placement and Term
OSI considers applicants from all parts of the world. Most fellows spend a portion of their term in one or more OSI offices. Fellows may work out of multiple OSI offices during their term.

Fellows who wish to work on their project in a country in which they do not have citizenship must satisfy and comply with applicable visa requirements. OSI helps fellows obtain necessary visas and covers all associated costs.

Fellowships are awarded for one year. In some cases OSI considers requests for shorter or longer durations. Preference is given to applications for full-time fellowships, but OSI also considers applicants who can only work part-time on their projects.

Fellowship Support
For a full-time fellow based in the U.S., the stipend ranges from $60,000 to $100,000. For fellows based in other countries, appropriate adjustments will be made to reflect the economic circumstances and costs of living in those countries. Stipends are based on several factors including work experience, seniority, prior earnings, and the proportion of time committed to the fellowship. The stipend does not necessarily equal the applicant's current salary. In certain cases, fellows will receive additional financial support to enable them to meet the residency expectation.

In most cases, OSI provides fellows with communications support to convey their work to a broader audience and influence current debates. OSI also integrates fellows into its networks of individual and organizational partners and grantees.

OSI may cover additional project expenses such as travel (including airfare and hotel), visa costs, part-time research assistance, conference fees and health insurance. Fellowship expenses should not include operational or programmatic costs, such as employees and physical infrastructure. The purpose of the fellowship is to support individual fellows; therefore OSI will only cover individual expenses.

The fellowship does not fund enrollment for degree or non-degree study at academic institutions, including dissertation research.

Please note that under federal tax rules applicable to U.S. private foundations, OSI cannot support lobbying activities. Projects that include lobbying activities will not be funded. If you're unsure whether your project activities constitute lobbying, please review the Tax Law Lobbying Rules before submitting an application.

Application and Selection
All interested applicants should complete the online application form at and submit supporting materials for consideration. Please read the FAQs before applying. Applicants may submit a project proposal or other materials in a language other than English, as long as they also submit an English translation. Certified translations are strongly recommended.

Once the initial information has been entered, applicants receive login details and an ID number that allows them to make additions and revisions to the form until materials are submitted. The ID number should be quoted in any correspondence.

Applicants may mail their hard-copy materials to:
Open Society Fellowship
Open Society Institute
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

Note: Only applicants without Internet access may send an application by post. A PDF application form can be downloaded below. All others must apply online.

Applications are reviewed year round. Fellowship staff evaluate applications in consultation with OSI colleagues and outside experts. Reviewers consider whether the applicant's background, track record, and depth of expertise give reason to believe that the project will be successfully completed and whether the applicant offers persuasive evidence that the fellowship project will significantly inform and challenge the Open Society community.

A small number of applicants are selected as finalists. These finalists are considered by an outside selection committee, which meets three to four times a year. Applicants seeking a timely response to their proposals should keep in mind the following deadline:
  • Applications received by September 7, 2010, will be evaluated by November 26, 2010.
OSI considers applications subject to funding availability.

Contact Information
For more information please contact:

Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships in USA

Each year the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships (AFPF) brings approximately ten mid-career reporters and editors  – usually between the ages of 25 and 35 – to America for a six-month, in-depth, practical introduction to the professional and ethical standards of the U.S. print media. 

Among those who have succeeded are Fellows who have become top editors and newsroom managers, founders of news outlets and public relation firms, section heads, bureau chiefs, chief or foreign correspondents, and university professors.

*An excellent command of written and spoken English
*Early to mid-career status with at least three years of professional experience as a print journalist
*A demonstrated personal commitment to a career in journalism in your own country
*Current employment as a print journalist, preferably with an independent news organization, in a developing or transitional country

What does the fellowship provide?
Fellows - but not their dependents - receive:
*Program-related international travel
*Program-related domestic travel
*Accident/sickness insurance
*Monthly stipend for basic living expenses
*Documentation (DS-2019) which enables the Fellow to obtain a J-1 visa

Application process
A complete application consists of:
*application form
* CV/resume
*personal statement (one-to two-page essay)
*fellowship goals essay (one-to two-page essay)
*two letters of reference
*employer’s endorsement and guarantee of salary
*our articles (must be in English or translated to English)
*passport size photograph of yourself
*one issue of the publication for which you work
*a copy of your press credentials
*a copy of your valid passport

For more info click here or contact

Submission deadline is August 1st, 2010.

16th International Student Congress in Lisbon

Students from all over Europe and beyond are invited to participate at the 16th International Student Congress held on the initiative of "Students for Europe" (SFE). This year's congress will be featuring the topic “Opportunity? Challenge? Risk? - It's up to (E)U!” and will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on October 7-10, 2010

The congress brings together up to 120 students from all European countries to discuss European issues interdisciplinary and on a European level with notable representatives from economy, politics and society. It is an outstanding possibility to get in touch with people from all over Europe, broaden one own‘s horizon by interesting and different positions being discussed, and learn about the culture and history of SFE's host country.

Our congresses are based on the idea of European integration achieved by exchange of opinions and cultures. Our participants are aware of the upcoming challenges of peacekeeping in an international environment, where national interests interfere with international ones, resources are limited and so far trusted systems, as only happened in the financial crisis, might collapse all of a sudden. We believe that Europe will only survive in long term if all countries work together and at least try to understand the fears and changes faced by other members of the EU and its citizens. Interaction, knowledge and compromises will be the key to understand other European nations and their culture in order to be able to form a corporate identity.

This year congress is supported by Mr Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission. Beside interesting discussions there will also be a cultural and evening program, such as a guided city tour, a gala dinner and a Goodbye party.

The participation fee for the SFE Congress 2010 in Lisbon is 125 Euro. The participation fee has to be paid within one week upon registration. Registration will be completed once the organization team has received the full amount of the fee and you have received a confirmation of your registration. 

The participation fee of 125 Euro includes the following: entrance to all speeches, workshops and congress related activities; 3 nights (THU-SUN) at the SANA METROPOLITAN Excellence Concept Hotel (****), Lisbon, double and triple rooms; 3 breakfasts at the hotel buffet; SFE welcome-package, including information about the congress, schedules and further helpful information about the city of Lisbon.

To learn more and apply online, please go to:

HEC- EGIDE/ EIFFEL MBA Scholarships for Developing Countries

Launched in January 1999 by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministère des Affaires Etrangères), the Eiffel Scholarship is designed to bolster international recruiting by French schools of higher education, at a time when competition to attract top foreign students is growing among developed countries.

HEC reserves the right to submit only those candidates it feels best qualify for the Eiffel Scholarship as the award is particularly competitive and prestigious. Note that applications from students currently studying outside France will be given priority over those from students already studying in France. 

The HEC MBA Program applies on behalf of admitted eligible students. In order to be eligible the candidate must be:
  • Be aged 30 years old or less in the selection year
  • Have a single nationality from a developing country deemed an 'emerging country' by the French state department, especially those in Asia and Latin America, for example, currently under-represented among the student population in France

Selection Criteria:
Candidates wishing to apply for the Eiffel Scholarship must write an essay, describing how the scholarship will help them achieve their long-term career goals. They should explain what they aim to achieve from the MBA program and how they will implement this in their future career. As it is offered by the French Government, candidates should address issues such as why they are studying in France.

Personal Financial Statement:
Applicants must submit a detailed description of their financial circumstances as well as a cash-flow forecast for 16-month duration at HEC.

Amount of Award:
The Eiffel Scholarship provides participants with a monthly allowance of €1,031, and covers additional expenses including travel, health insurance and cultural activities. Tuition fees are not covered by the scholarship.

Application Deadline:
End of November each year (after enrollment confirmation).

More info:

EERC Research Grant Competition 2010

The Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC) announces its Fall 2010 research grant competition. Proposals are solicited in the following five areas with relevance to current policy concerns in the Commonwealth of Independent States:

    * Enterprises and product markets
    * Labor markets and social policy
    * Macro financial markets and open economy
    * Public economics
    * International trade and regional integration

Please note: We encourage proposals for policy-relevant research on the border of economics and other disciplines, such as political science, sociology, demography, geography and ecology.

Grants of up to $12,000 are awarded to individual researchers or small research teams (up to 3 persons) for up to 18 months. Grant size depends on the number participants and specific budget requirements of the project.

The best research teams will be invited to present their projects at the EERC research workshop in December 2010 in Ukraine (tentatively planned for December 18-20). Heads of projects must attend the workshop in order to be considered for a grant.

Detailed information is available here

Applications are to be submitted online by October 12, 2010.

This competition is funded by the Global Development Network ( EERC is GDN's regional partner in the CIS countries. For further information about EERC activities please visit

Scripps Howard Internship Program in Washington

The Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington internship program brings two international students per year to Washington, D.C., to work at the Scripps Howard News Service for a semester. The internship is designed to give international students an opportunity to cover events in the U.S. capital, as well as to report and write feature stories for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire.

* The internship is open to undergraduate journalism or communications students who intend to pursue careers in journalism after graduation.
* Interns must be fluent in both spoken and written English.

* The organizers will pay for round-trip economy air fare to and from the United States, housing, a per day meal/living/transportation allowance, and health insurance for the duration of the program.
* All incidental expenses have to be covered by participants.

Application procedure
All interested applicants should submit online application, which include essay and relevant articles that may serve as samples of applicant’s work.

The application deadline is 15th September 2010 (for the January to April 2011 term).

With any further queries contact Johanna Carrillo, Senior Program Director at:

International Cooperation and Sustainable Development Summer School

This Graduate Summer School focuses every year on a key issue related to some of the different interrelated dimensions of sustainability in agriculture: the ecological, the social, the economic and the international dimension. The 7th edition will take place in Tirana, Albania, on 6th – 11th September 2010, thanks to the consolidated cooperation between the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Bologna and the Agricultural University of Tirana. The Summer School is set up as a residential seminar and takes place at the Agricultural University of Tirana.

The International Cooperation and Sustainable Development Summer School will award a certificate of attendance equivalent to 3 ECTS credits. The certificate will be recognised by the University of Bologna.
Topics of the Summer School
 The main focus will be on the different strategies and policies aimed to promote sustainable agricultural and rural development. Beside this general issue the organizers invite participants to present posters that address the following topics:
1. CAP reform and evolution
2. Multifunctionality of agricultural activities
3. Rural development
4. Institutions and governance of the agricultural sector
5. Quality food products
6. Agricultural economics in transition countries
7. Pro-poor development in low income countries: food, agriculture, trade and environment
8. Climate change
9. Bioenergy

Working language: English

Fees and scholarships
- fees differ regarding to the residential country of the participant ( 100 – 200 euros)
- a limited number of scholarships covering tuition fee, accommodation (full board) and travel reinbursment will be offered on a competitive basis to students from Central-Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Application procedure
All interested applicants should submit following documents:
2. an abstract of the poster presentation (max 250 words)
3. letter of motivation (250 words)

For more specific info about application and poster proposal click here

All the documents need to be submitted by 12th July 2010 to:

International Summer Camp "Lessons of Liberty", Georgia

International Summer Camp "Lessons of Liberty IV" will be conducted by New Economic School of Georgia in cooperation with International Society of Individual Liberty (ISIL) in hotel “Tbilisi”, resort Bakuriani,  on August 6-12, 2010.

It covers the classical liberal philosophy and history of economic thought, principles of market economics and applied economics. The aim of the School is to encourage and challenge free and critical thinking of the young generation.

Eligibility for the Summer Camp: participants from Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and any other country can take part in the summer camp.

Lecturers at the summer camp:
1. Andy Eyschen, ISIL, Australia:
-History of Classical Liberalism;
-Human Progress, Trans- and Post-Humanism;
-Private Property;
-Size of the Government;
-Freedom from the Taxation;
-Free Market Economics;
-Vision 2020 for Georgia; Privatization - the Malaysian Experience.

2. Kevin Bornson, ISIL, USA
-The Origins of Government and Law;
-Natural Law (Jus Naturale) as the Basis for Liberty and Responsibility;
-The Law of Nations as a system of common law that approximates natural law;
-Foundation of Greco-Roman civilization in the synthesis of Stoicism and Jus Gentium;
-The Roman Republic system of common law as a model for the EU;
-Practical aspects of starting and running a retail store;
-Ayn Rand and the liberty movement.

3. Avigdor Jardeni, Associate Scholar of NESG:
-Methodological differences between Austrian School and Mainstream Economics,
-Copyright Myth,
-Environmental Alarmism,
-Economic Reforms in Israel.

4. Akaki Tsomaia, Associate Professor, Ilia University; Associate Scholar of NESG:
-Georgia Financial Markets;
-Monetary System;
-Economics and the Taxes

5. Murtaz Kvirkvaia, Dean at Grigol Robakidze University; Associate Scholar, NESG:
-Georgia Human Resources Management;
-Social Policy.

6. George Chikovani, Project Coordinator, NESG, Georgia:
-Freedom of Choice,
-Problem of Individual Freedom;
-Globalization and Freedom.

7. Nino Gorgadze Project Manager, NESG, Georgia:
-Theory of Monopoly;
-Theory of Regulations;
-Agriculture and Food Safety.

8. Gia Jandieri, Vice-President, New Economic School - Georgia:

9. Paata Sheshelidze, President, New Economic School - Georgia:
-Georgia Exchange and Money,
-Regulatory State,
-Interventionist State,
-Economic Reforms in Georgia and Economic Freedom of World Ranking.

10. George Chkhikvadze, Project Coordinator, NESG, Georgia:
-Justice and Justness;
-Democracy or Progress.

11. Tengiz Verulava, MD, PhD, Full Professor of Department of Health Economics& Insurance, School of public Health, The University of Georgia:
-Georgia Liberalism and health care.

To apply for the Summer Camp you simply need to send your CV to the following email address:

Participation fee is equivalent to 50 USD (sum should be transferred to NESG account after confirmation of participation from organizers. Account number will be provided individually).

Deadline for submitting CV's: 30th of July, 2010, 18:00.

Don't hesitate to contact Mr. George Chkhikvadze at any concern. Cell phone: +995 93 280433

Arab-Turkish Congress of Social Sciences

You are cordially invited to participate in the Arab-Turkish Congress of Social Sciences 2010 "Culture and Middle Eastern Studies" (ATCOSS-2010) jointly organized by the Strategic Thinking Institute (SDE), Ankara, Center for Civilization Studies, Cairo University and International Relations Dept, Eskisehir Osmangazi Univ. The Congress will be held on 10-12 December, 2010 in Ankara, Turkey

The congress aims to bring together scholars of the Middle East to exchange ideas and findings concerning the mutual problems of the region, and swap experiences about scientific methods and approaches within Middle Eastern studies. This will be an excellent opportunity to explore the varied intellectual trends across scholarly boundaries. Among the growing trends, we will focuses on the cultural variables in understanding political, economic, social, and historical issues. Such trends are most important for our region since culture is essential for attaining homogeneity and unity in the region while recognizing its diversity.

ATCOSS 2010 aims to reconsider cultural factors in relation to other factors in attempting to build new untraditional perspectives and approaches for Middle Eastern studies. The Congress invites the researchers from all fields and branches of social sciences to participate with papers in Arabic, Turkish or English.

We suggest the following themes (though not limited to):

- International relations and issues.
- Public policy
- Society and the state
- Political and economic development
- Pedagogical theories and systems
- Media and virtual reality studies
- Comparative religion studies
- Ethics of politics and economic practice
- Acculturation and dialogue of civilizations
- Innovation in literature and arts theory
- Cross-cultures comparisons
- Cities and urban transformations
- Comparative history
- Middle Eastern relations

Young Academics: The Congress specifically encourages young academics interested in the regional affairs in general and the Arab-Turkish affairs in particular. 10 young scholars (graduate students) from Arab and Turkish sides will be completely sponsored to attend the Congress.

Important Dates:
August 10th, 2010: Abstract/proposal submission
September 1st, 2010: Notification of Acceptance
November 25th, 2010: Full papers submission
10-12 December, 2010: Congress Sessions

Attendance Fees: All participants - except for paper presenters - will be required to register for 50 US$ for scholars and 30 US$ for students. We will have a limited number of funds for the scholars from developing countries. The organizing committee will provide the participants with administrative support in finding suitable accommodation during the Congress.

For further details about the theoretical background, submission details and final papers criteria, please  visit the website Please send your abstract/proposal (500 words max) to

University of Sydney Scholarships

University of Sydney World Scholars

Up to 20 new full tuition fee PhD scholarships are offered per annum for commencing international students. Scholarships cover the full cost of tuition fees for three years. A travel contribution of up to AUD $1,250 each way will also be provided to scholarship holders.

The World Scholars program is for commencing international students from participating countries, undertaking a PhD in any discipline. The application process is highly competitive with scholarships awarded on the basis of research potential and academic merit. Scholarship holders should demonstrate, in their PhD application, an outstanding academic track record and capacity to engage in innovative and world class research.

Each year, the University will invite applications from selected participating countries. For the 2010 intake, these include certain countries in East Asia, Latin America and Western Europe, as well as India, the United States, Canada, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. For more details about the countries included in this scheme, please see the Application Guidelines below. Some other countries, including China, already have special scholarship schemes in place at present.

How to apply
The 2010 intake, for students commencing PhD studies in Semester 1 (March) 2011, is now open.

Prospective applicants must have a Firm Offer of Admission to a PhD at the University of Sydney before lodging a World Scholars application. In addition, PhD candidates are expected to have made contact with their potential academic supervisor prior to submitting their application for a PhD.

Key Dates
31 July 2010:
PhD applications must be submitted.

10 Sept 2010:
Applicants must have received a Firm Offer of Admission.

17 Sept 2010:
Applicants must submit a World Scholars Application Form.

Candidates who are interested in applying for the University of Sydney World Scholars are encouraged to identify a potential academic supervisor and begin preparing a PhD application as soon as possible.

University of Sydney International Scholarship (USydIS)

The University of Sydney invites candidates who are eligible to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or Master's by Research program at this University to apply for the University of Sydney International Research Scholarship (USydIS).

The objective of the USydIS is to attract top quality international postgraduate students to undertake research projects which will enhance the University's research activities. The USydIS is open to all research disciplines, however participation in the USydIS program each semester is at the discretion of the Dean of each faculty. These scholarships will be awarded to eligible applicants twice a year – in October/November in conjunction with the International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) for commencement in Semester 1 (March), and in early April for commencement in Semester 2 (July).

The USydIS will cover tuition fees and living allowance for up to three years with a possibility of one semester's extension for PhD students.

Applicants who wish to be considered for the IPRS and USydIS awards for semester 1, may indicate this by completing the relevant section of the Postgraduate Research Application form. To be considered for an award for semester 1, applications for admission to a research degree MUST be received by the International Office by 31 July of the previous year.

To be considered for the USydIS for semester 2, applications for admission to a research degree MUST be received by the International Office by 31 December of the previous year.

Faculty of Arts Postgraduate International Coursework Scholarships

This scholarship will be offered to outstanding international students undertaking a Masters (Coursework) program in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Sydney. These scholarships only cover the tuition fees for the whole degree program in which the applicant is enrolled.

To be considered for an IPCS scholarship, applicants must have an unconditional offer of a place in their chosen program of study in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Sydney.

Scholarships will be available for all postgraduate coursework degree programs in the Faculty of Arts. In the 2010 round of offers, applications for admission to the following degrees will be given priority:
  • Master of Arts (History)
  • Master of Cultural Studies
  • Master of Human Rights
  • Master of International Studies
  • Master of Media Practice
  • Master of Museum Studies
  • Master of Translation Studies
To apply you will need to submit a personal statement with your application for admission to a postgraduate coursework degree in Arts. This personal statement should briefly set out your academic and extra-curricular or professional achievements, outline why you want to undertake your chosen course at the University of Sydney, and what you hope to achieve following graduation.

Application Deadlines
Semester 1 (March): 31 October of the previous year
Semester 2 (July): 30 April of the same year

For further information please visit the scholarships page on the Faculty of Arts website.

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) scheme is funded by the Australian Government and provides tuition fees to top quality international postgraduate students who wish to enrol in a research degree at Australian universities.

Applications are assessed on academic merit and research potential. In addition to the IPRS, the University of Sydney awards an International Postgraduate Award (IPA) to IPRS holders. The IPA provides a stipend/living allowance to all IPRS recipients.

The IPRS is available to students commencing in both the March and July Semesters. Students must indicate that they would like to be considered for the IPRS by completing the relevant section of the Postgraduate Research Application form (271kb pdf). To be considered for the award, applications MUST be received by the International Office by:
- 31 July of the previous year for Semester 1 (March) commencement
- 31 December of the previous year for Semester 2 (July) commencement

To be eligible for the IPRS, you must:
  • Be an international student commencing full time enrolment in a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at this University.
    If you commenced your HDR in the previous year, but due to the timing of your application and subsequent enrolment were unable to be considered for an IPRS, you may apply and be considered for an IPRS during the current round of IPRS application.
    Students in this situation should complete the IPRS Special Application Form (112kb pdf). This form MUST be received at the International Office by 31 August of the current year.
  • Be a student undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University as within the areas of its current and emerging research strengths.
  • Not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree, or, if undertaking a Research Master's degree, not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Masters degree.
  • Not have held an AusAID scholarship within two years prior to commencing the IPRS.
  • Not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme to which the Australian Government makes a substantial contribution.
  • Not previously have received an IPRS, unless the previous IPRS was for a Master by Research degree that you have completed and you are now applying for a doctorate research degree.
The University awards approximately 30 IPRS awards each year. Successful candidates will be notifed in:
– late October/early November for Semester 1 (March) commencement
– April for Semester 2 (July) commencement
In addition to the IPRS awards, commencing students may also be considered for the University of Sydney International Scholarship (USydIS). The USydIS is open to all research disciplines, however participation in the USydIS program each semester is at the discretion of the Dean of each Faculty. No application form for the USydIS is required and eligible applicants will be considered during the IPRS selection process in October/November for scholarships to commence in Semester 1 (March), and in early April for scholarships to commence in Semester 2 (July). The USydIS will cover tuition fees and a living allowance similar to the IPRS.

For more detailed information about both IPRS and USydIS awards, please consult pages 11 and 12 of the Postgraduate Research Application form (271kb pdf).

Talentia Scholarships for Spanish or European Union Member State Nationals

Talentia Scholarships offer tuition fees and other financial assistance to Spanish nationals or nationals of a European Union Member State with a residential, educational or employment connection to the state of Andalusia, to undertake postgraduate programs at selected prestigious universities including the University of Sydney. Application deadlines are:

15 March for intake 1 (University of Sydney July semester)
15 September for intake 2 (University of Sydney March semester)

Further information is available from the Talentia website or or by email: 
Walter Mersh Strong Scholarship

Dr. W.M. Strong was a medical administrator who bequeathed his estate to the University of Sydney for the purpose of encouraging education and research in areas that will assist in the social and economic development of Papua New Guinea. This scholarship is offered to citizens of PNG to pursue postgraduate coursework studies in the following degrees:
  • Master of Economics
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of International Business
  • Master of Transport Management
  • Master of International Public Health
  • Master of Engineering
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, candidates must receive a firm offer for a degree listed above.

For application procedures and scholarship guidelines please contact the International Office at:
For the full list of scholarships available in 2010/2011 and other application details please consult the University of Syndey website.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2011

Established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD programmes in Hong Kong’s institutions.

The Fellowship
The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and a conference and research related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year for the awardees for a period of three years. About 135 PhD Fellowships will be awarded each academic year (academic year in Hong Kong normally starts in September). For awardees who need more than three years to complete the PhD degree, additional support may be provided by the chosen institutions. For details, please contact the institutions concerned directly.

Those who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in Hong Kong institutions funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC), irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

Selection Panels
Shortlisted applications, subject to their areas of studies, will be reviewed by one of the two HKPF Selection Panels with experts in the relevant broad areas — one for science, medicine, engineering and technology and another one for humanities, social science and business studies.

Selection Criteria
While the academic excellence is of prime consideration, the Selection Panels will take into account, but is not limited to, the four yardsticks below for the selection of candidates:
  1. Academic excellence;
  2. Research ability and potential;
  3. Communication, and interpersonal skills; and
  4. Leadership abilities.
Application Process
Applicants may choose up to two programmes in one or two institutions for PhD study in their HKPFS applications. They are also required to submit application(s) for PhD admission to the relevant institution(s) directly for their selected programme(s). Applicants are therefore required to fully comply with the admission requirements of their selected institutions and programmes. The HKPFS 2011/12 will call for applications in September 2010. Detailed arrangements for the application process will be announced later.

Admission requirements of individual institutions are as follows:
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist University
Lingnan University
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Institute of Education
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The University of Hong Kong

Individual institutions may conduct interviews with applicants as part of the assessment for selection. Candidates not selected for the HKPFS may also be accepted by the concerned institution for admission and offered with postgraduate studentship of the institutions.

Postgraduate Studies in Hong Kong
For more information on postgraduate studies in Hong Kong, please visit the Joint Institutions homepage at and the website of Immigration Department at for details concerning the immigration policy on study in Hong Kong.

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