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Cross-Border Research Fellowship

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Cross-Border Research Fellowship

The Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University and the Borders in Globalization SSHRC Research Program at the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria invite emerging scholars and policy professionals to apply for a visiting research fellowship. This joint appointment between two universities with established border studies programs offers a unique opportunity to conduct cross-border, policy-relevant research in the Cascadia border region.

Known as a leader in cross-border governance and innovation, the Cascadia region offers an incredible opportunity for border scholars to engage in globally relevant research in a beautiful natural landscape. The region spans the Canada–U.S. border between British Columbia and Washington State, and is situated between the Cascade Mountain Range and the islands of the Salish Sea.

Fellowship applicants can request up to six-month residencies, based at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, and/or at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia.

Applications are due Friday, 15 December 2017. To submit your application, visit tinyurl.com/crossborderfellowship. If you have questions about the fellowship or submission process, please contact Natalie Baloy (natalie.baloy@wwu.edu) and Nicole Bates-Eamer (nbeamer@uvic.ca).

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.