Arquetopia Writers Residencies (Mexico, Peru): Spring + Summer 2020

Apply by 1.12 2019. Arquetopia promotes international experiences in the field of culture by promoting Mexico and Peru’s rich and diverse artistic heritage. This customized residency program offers competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international writers, journalists, playwrights, translators, and graduate students age 20 and over. Open to writers from diverse genres: poetry, prose, drama, screen and playwriting, children’s literature, journalism including magazine articles and editorials; as well as translators and editors who are interested in creating work while experiencing specific cultural …

Metro Photo Challenge 2019

Submissions Close 28.11 2019. Photography contest on the global theme: “Moments That Take Your Breath Away”. Open to entries from Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Italia, México, Peru and Russia. For each participating country, three (3) winners will be chosen by votes and three (3) by local jury for the finals. The grand global prize consists of a photo tour for 1 person to Africa (South Africa or Kenya) for 7 days to make a photo shoot, which will be published in a special edition of Metro …

Chivas The Venture 2019-2020

Entries Close 31.10 2019. Annual competition to find and support the most promising social entrepreneurs, who use business to solve social and/or environmental issues. Every year, USD $1 million total in no-strings funding, and expert coaching at the Chivas Venture Accelerator Programme, is provided to social entrepreneurs who blend profit with purpose to have a positive impact on the world. For 2019-2020, the competition invites participation from social businesses in: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, England, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, …

Young SDG Innovators Programme [United Nations Global Compact]

Nominations Close 31.8 2019. Programme is an opportunity for participating companies of the UN Global Compact to identify young talent within their organizations to collaborate and accelerate business innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This ten-month accelerator programme activates future business leaders and changemakers to develop and drive innovative solutions through new technologies, initiatives, and business models and deliver on their company’s sustainability objectives. Open to high-performing employees (ages 35 and younger) at a participating company of the UN Global Compact who are interested …

Student Solidarity Award [Veolia Foundation]

Applications Due 30.4 2019. Prize encourages initiative taking by student associations focused on innovation in sustainable development within higher education establishments. Projects must be related to any of the Foundation’s main themes: (1) international development assistance; (2) social bonds and pathways towards employment; (3) protection of the environment and biodiversity. Amenities: Financial support in the form of a grant: depending on the requirements and specific features of each project, the jury shares a total grant of EUR 15,000 between the three winners. The grant to …

Bell Labs Prize [Nokia Bell Labs]

Entries Due: 26.4 2019. Competition for innovators (ages 21 and older) from participating countries around the globe who bring game-changing and impactful ideas in the field of information and communications technologies which have the potential to change the way we live, work and communicate with each other. Ten (10) finalists will be selected to compete at an event scheduled in late autumn 2019, in front of a panel of renowned experts and industry leaders. Bell Labs will be awarding a 1st prize of USD $100k, …

Engaging Communities: Reflecting on the Work of Engaged Journalism [Agora Journalism Center – University of Oregon]

Applications Due 19.4 2019. Project aims to achieve cross-border collaboration with engagement practitioners in the media by supporting existing projects focused on building connections and trust with their communities. Participating projects must be based in North America or Europe. Prior to applying, project leaders must already have some relational engagement project in the works with their community either digitally or in-real-life. Applications particularly encouraged from projects that are embedded within a news media organization. Selected project recipients will receive up to €10,120. This award includes …

Crystal Scales of Justice Prize [European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice / Council of Europe]

Nominations Due: 31.3 2019. The aim of the prize is to identify and promote innovative practices regarding the conduct of proceedings, court organisation and the functioning of court systems in general. Nominated practices must have been implemented recently, and they should be easily usable by other States or jurisdictions. Their efficiency must be measurable. Competition is open to courts, Bar Associations, non-governmental organisations; and any other bodies dealing with judicial affairs in a member State of the Council of Europe, or an observer State to …

Call for Applications: Young Scientists Summer Program

Due Date; 11.1 2019. Annual three-month program provides research opportunities to talented young scientists with interest in the institute’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic, and social change. Participants will be working under the direct supervision of an experienced IIASA scientist in a unique interdisciplinary and international research environment. They will produce a paper (serving as first step towards a publishable journal article) and will get the opportunity to build up contacts for future collaboration within IIASA’s worldwide network. Open to PhD students …

Call for Applicants: Disability Rights Scholarship Program [Open Society Foundations]

Due Date: 3.12 2018. Year-long awards available for master’s degree study enabling disability rights advocates, lawyers, and educators to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship towards harnessing the innovations and opportunities offered by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Open to citizens and legal residents of Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Mexico, Czech Republic, Georgia, or Ukraine. Candidates must be able to participate in an intensive academic writing program in August or September 2019; to begin the graduate …