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New Life Challenge on Maternal Health

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New Life Challenge on Maternal Health

Join the New Life Challenge and collaborate with a global community to design solutions that support the diverse challenges of all mothers, babies, and those who care for them. We want to build innovative solutions that support access to fair and quality healthcare for all mothers and babies, especially those disadvantaged due to livelihood, socioeconomic status or chronic disease.

“How might we reimagine the new life experience by addressing the diverse challenges of all mothers, babies, and those who care for them?”

Now through 24 September we’ll begin accepting ideas that answer the Challenge question above. #NewLife http://ideo.to/Mc8X0j

This open innovation challenge enables people worldwide to use IDEO’s design thinking methodology to collaboratively develop, share, and refine solutions. Then, after a period of feedback and refinement for a shortlisted set of those ideas, our challenge partners, Sutter Health and UCB, will select and support a number of Top Ideas via $1–5k micro-grants and in person advising/design support alongside the innovation teams at both partnering organizations. Submissions can range from the seed of an innovation from an individual, to established ideas that providers or nonprofits are already testing in the field. All are welcome!

Whether a mother yourself, part of a new family, a healthcare provider, academic or community member, lack of quality health care and support for new, future, or expecting mothers is a global problem that influences all of us. If joining this challenge is of interest to you:

  1. Read the Challenge Brief and sign up to receive e-mail notifications about the challenge.
  2. Submit your idea.
African Flagship Languages Initiative

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African Flagship Languages Initiative

The African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) offers Boren Scholarship applicants the opportunity for intensive language study through domestic (summer) and overseas (fall) language programs in Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu.

  • AFLI students participate in a full-time domestic summer program at the University of Florida. The program is funded through the Boren Scholarship.
  • For French, Portuguese, or Swahili, AFLI students must participate in fall programs administered by American Councils for International Education. Programs are in Senegal (French), Mozambique (Portuguese), and Tanzania (Swahili). These programs are full-time language and culture programs. For students studying Swahili, there is also the option to participate in an official spring internship, arranged by the AFLI program.
  • All applicants are encouraged to request funding to stay overseas after the fall program is complete. With the exception of the Swahili internship, during that time, students participate in a study abroad programs that they identify on their own and note in the Boren application. These programs must include language study, but may also include additional coursework, academic internships and/or research.
  • For Akan/Twi, Wolof, or Zulu, applicants must propose an overseas plan beginning no later than early September.

Learn more . . .

GoEuro Study Abroad Scholarship

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GoEuro Study Abroad Scholarship

For students completing a study abroad program in Europe, traveling to new and exciting destinations is all part of the experience. However, figuring out how to get to smaller towns and cities with no major airport connections can be a complicated process. Which is why we are determined to help students find the best ways to get around!

GoEuro would like students to experience the best that Europe has to offer their own way, no matter what mode of transport they prefer. To allow students the chance to explore and travel the continent, GoEuro is offering this great European scholarship to financially assist international students (U.S. students are international to them) with their studies.

Entries for applications will be accepted until Tuesday, 31 January 2017. Applications received outside this time period will not be considered. Scholarship winners will be announced on Monday, 6 February 2017.

Learn more on their web site.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowship

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Blakemore Freeman Fellowship

The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are fully funded, academic-year advanced language study abroad programs for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and selected Southeast Asian languages. An applicant must have (at minimum) a bachelor’s degree and have completed at least three years of study of the language at the college level by the start of the grant. BYU students should be competitive.

For more information, go to www.blakemorefoundation.org.

Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship

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Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship

The fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO—using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.

The length of time for the travel is expected to be between four and six weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations. During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy.

Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. Learn more . . .