Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Internships at Save the Children

The EuropeAid/ECHO Partnership Management Unit in Save the Children’s EU office is looking for 2 trainees:
- 1 vacancy starting in January 2013, mainly focused on EuropeAid;
- 1 vacancy starting in March 2013, mainly focused on ECHO.

The Unit’s goal is to
1) to ensure that Save the Children capitalises on donor funding opportunities that are consistent with our strategic and thematic priorities; and
2) to ensure Save the Children engages in efforts to inform and influence donor policies and investment priorities, as appropriate.
We aim to provide trainees with an opportunity to gain experience in a leading International NGO, learn more about EU fundraising, and obtain skills in donor information management and contract monitoring.

: Brussels
: 6 months
Starting Date
: As agreed in interview
Work pattern:
5 days per week, 7 hours per day
: The main working language of the office is English (knowledge of French is an asset)
: Save the Children will pay remuneration for the trainee

Tasks and responsibilities:

Support the Partnership Managers with the Management of Donor Information (40%)

- Donor intelligence: Monitor EU newsletters, press releases, key internet portals, EU websites, and events corresponding to the EU Office objectives and disseminate relevant information to relevant staff members across the Save the Children EU members;
- Funding opportunities: closely monitor EuropeAid and ECHO funding opportunities at global and country level and provide regular updates to be shared with Save the Children members;
- Collaborate in writing and editing the Save the Children EU Funding Newsletter, using the above mentioned monitoring information as a basis;
Manage and update the EU Funding Intranet page;
- Maintain an up-to-date contact database of staff in ECHO, EuropeAid, Save the Children, etc.

Support the Partnership Managers with Grants Monitoring (30%)

- Track the Save the Children applications through a central data base and provide updates on progress and success rates.

Support the Partnership Managers with administration (20%)

- Organise meetings, take minutes, etc.

Support the Partnership Managers with other issues as needed (10%)

- Strategy Development, Donor Engagement Plan, Funding Advocacy, etc.

Person specification:

- University degree in political or social science, international relations, European studies, or related discipline;
- Knowledge of EU institutions;
- Fluent written and spoken English;
- Well-organised and flexible with the ability to work independently and take on additional responsibilities when required;
- Strong computer skills: website updating, Excel, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, etc.
- Strong writing and editing skills;
- Authorisation to work in Belgium.


- DG DEVCO and DG ECHO knowledge and/or previous internship;
- Working level of spoken and written French;
- Strong affinity for working with statistics.

To Apply:

Please fill out the application form and send it using THIS FORM.
Please be reminded that the selection of candidates for interview will be based solely on the filled out form.
Please make sure to specify to which traineeship you are applying.
Please use the subject line: “Application for Internship – January or March”

- Deadline for applying:
16th November 2012
- Only short-listed candidates will be contacted no later than 23rd November 2012

Save the Children has a responsibility to ensure that children are protected and kept safe from harm while they are in contact with our staff. The responsibilities of this post/role do not require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people but they may have infrequent contact, usually with different groups of children and young people. The recruitment process will therefore include specific checks related to child protection issues which will be implemented for applicants shortlisted for this post.

Job - Web Editor

European Journalism CentreMaastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands

Job Description

The European Journalism Centre is looking for a talented and creative Web Editor to manage the day-to-day content of our network of websites.
Who You Are:
The ideal candidate must:
  • have a university degree in journalism (or equivalent)
  • be a native English speaker (or a certified fluent speaker)
  • be able to work under pressure and independently
  • have experience in writing for the Web (min. 5 years)
  • have proven reporting skills (e.g. events, press conferences)
  • have magazine or newspaper editing experience (min. 3 years)
You must be able to independently produce content for the Web, i.e. you know HTML and have enough PhotoShop skills that you don’t need to ask anyone for help when it’s time to crop or resize a picture. Ideally, you have hands-on experience with a CMS (ExpressionEngine, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, or other proprietary systems).
Moreover, you should have good insight into strategies on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and be aware that there’s more to it then just sharing funny pictures.
You shouldn’t need to use Google to figure out what SEO means; you already know how to implement this in your writings. You have strong language editing skills and an eye for detail.
Finally, you are a “people person” who can coach colleagues who are less media literate than you are. You should be able to sell your vision internally and bring the team along with you.
What We Offer:
We offer you a full time position in a truly challenging international environment. The position is available at short notice, and is either Maastricht or Brussels based. Latest start date is February 2013.

How to Apply

You can apply by filling out this form here

Global Leader Fellowship Programme, Oxford and Princeton

Deadline: 19 November, 2012
Open to
: holders of a doctorate who are nationals of a developing country
: GBP35,760 pa (year 1 in Oxford), USD56,500 pa (year 2 in Princeton)


The Global Leaders Fellowship Programme, at Oxford and Princeton, offers fellowships in world politics and political economy for holders of a doctorate who are nationals of a developing country.  Up to six fellowships, with appropriate stipends sufficient to cover full living costs, will be awarded in each of the next two years.  Fellows will study at Oxford for one year, followed by a year at Princeton.
At Oxford Fellows are based at the Global Economic Governance Programme. At Princeton, the Fellows are based in the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.


  • You must be a national of a non-OECD country;
  • Substantial experience of working in a non-OECD country;
  • A completed doctorate (or evidence of imminent completion) in a subject relevant to global development and the role of developing countries in the world political economy;
  • Evidence of outstanding prior academic accomplishment and of plans to develop a career in keeping with the purposes of the GLF programme;
  • Evidence of outstanding analytical and research skills;
  • Evidence of a clearly articulated research project which contributes broadly to our understanding of how policymakers and institutions in developing countries can develop more effective strategies – particularly in global politics


  • GBP35,760 pa (year 1 in Oxford)
  • USD56,500 pa (year 2 in Princeton)
  • In addition, University College will reimburse travel and related expenses required to take up this Fellowship up to £4,000, payable on submission of receipts.

How to apply?

Candidates are required to submit the following (only full applications will be considered):
  1. An application form;
  2. A current CV;
  3. A one-page covering letter;
  4. A personal statement describing his or her training, ambitions, and purposes in pursuing the Fellowship (not more than 500 words);
  5. A project statement describing either a research project or policy proposal which contributes broadly to our understanding of how policymakers and institutions in developing countries can develop more effective strategies – particularly in global politics – for dealing with the effects of globalisation in ways which benefit their populations.
  6. Candidates are also asked to arrange for no more than two referees to write or email in support of their application to the email or postal address below by the closing date.
Please email applications and references to or post to Global Economic Governance, University College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BH by midnight (GMT) on 19 November 2012.
Application form
For further details visit this link

YIA Training Course on Green Urban Living, UK

Deadline: 22 November 2012
Open to
: youth workers, youth leaders, project managers, coordinators, environmental activists, curious volunteers, and citizenship initiative enthusiasts living in an urban area of a Youth in Action program (countries including EFTA and EEA countries, and neighboring partner countries- South East Europe and Eastern Europe and Caucasus)
: 17-23 January 2013 in Manchester, United Kingdom


The British Council is the UK National Agency for Youth in Action. It is also a cultural relations organisation that supports educational projects worldwide. The British Council invites applications for its Youth in Action training course “Green Urban Living – sustainable lifestyles in an urban environment” on 17-23 January 2013 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Do you live in a city and are faced with these environmental challenges? It can be both challenging and de-motivating to keep your green habits and lobby for change to bring in new initiatives in the big urban cities. This training course will bring together people concerned about the environment in urban areas across Europe.
By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population or 4.9 billion people are expected to live in cities/urban areas. It is argued that urbanism is fundamentally changing the condition of humanity and our relationship to the earth. (Cities, People, Planet, 2004). The environmental impact of urban areas is putting a huge strain on our Earth’s resources and creating additional issues for the inhabitants of these areas such as loss of biodiversity and urban heat island effect. The British Council believes it is possible that you can bring about a revolutionary change!
Young people across the globe are creating urban spaces where creativity, environmental and social action join together to inspire the local habitants, encourage municipalities and empower businesses to adapt greener practices. There are so many inspiring project ideas to tackle the environmental issues urban areas face, such as; creating urban gardens for growing food, leaving wilderness areas and creating spaces for interaction between humans and nature.
The British Council has designed this course to help inspire and connect you to exploring ways to support your city to be a more livable, green and an enjoyable place. Come, join and take part in sharing challenges and success stories of your local realities with like-minded individuals, and explore good practice case study projects in the city of Manchester.
This training course will give you a chance to:
  • Analyze your environmental impact on living in a city, discover possibilities to reduce your urban footprint and bring new initiatives to your own community
  • Explore ways how you can make a difference in your city using various activism tools, ranging from urban gardening to armchair activism using social media.
  • Visit diverse inspiring local projects which encourage urban communities to be part of environmental projects and activities.
  • Network among the like-minded individuals willing to transform their urban environments into more greener and sustainable places.
  • Hear inspiring case studies of environmental urban projects across the Europe brought by fellow participants.
  • Develop the concept of green urban citizenship.
  • Share your skills, talents and stories about your past and current projects that are connected with environmental and youth projects and activities.
  • Create project ideas for your local community in cooperation with other participant.
  • Be inspired, supported and empowered by fellow participants, trainers and organizers.
This project is financed by the Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the national agencies or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from a country other than Programme Countries, please contact the UK NA for further information about the financial details.


If you are a youth worker, youth leader, project manager, coordinator, environmental activist, curious volunteer, citizenship initiative enthusiast, are over 18 and living in an urban area of a Youth in Action program (countries including EFTA and EEA countries, neighboring partner countries- South East Europe and Eastern Europe and Caucasus), you are eligible!


Online application is AVAILABLE HERE, and must be completed by 22 November 2012. The date of selection is 7 December 2012.
Before applying please contact the National agency of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.
Contact for questions:
Faryal Iqbal
Phone: +44 2073894028

For more information about the training course, see the original call for applications HERE.

MUIS Tuition Fee Scholarships in Australia for International Students

Brief description:
Sponsored Ad
Macquarie University International Scholarships (MUIS) are available across most courses to cover international tuition fees for study in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree at the University.

Host Institution(s):
Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia

Field of study:

Available across most courses except Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Applied Finance (MAF), Master of Advanced Surgery and Master of Surgery.

Number of Awards:
Not specified

Target group:
International students who wish to pursue undergraduate/postgraduate coursework at Macquarie University.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

MUIS covers international tuition fees for study on campus in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree.  The scholarship provides course fees for the minimum course duration.
The scholarship does NOT provide financial support in the form of a living allowance, nor does it provide for the cost of visa application, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), airfares, accommodation, conferences or other costs associated with study.

Applicants must:
•  Be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
•  Have met the University’s academic and English requirements for the course to be considered for a scholarship (must hold a FULL OFFER by the application deadline).
•  Have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.7 (out of 4.0) for Postgraduate applications and minimum requirement of 92 (out of 100) for Undergraduate applications.
You are not eligible if:
•  You are a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or hold permanent residency of Australia.
•  You are currently enrolled at Macquarie University for a program which is equivalent in level.
•  You have undertaken the same level or a higher level of study previously.
•  You are currently enrolled in the program that you apply the MUIS for.
•  You are in receipt of another equivalent or major award or scholarship.
•  You are a Study Abroad or an Exchange student coming to Macquarie University.

Application instructions:

Applicants must hold a FULL OFFER for the course by the MUIS deadline to be considered for the scholarship. Applicants must complete a course application form plus a scholarship application form online.
Applications for September 2013 intake must be submitted by 30 April 2013 while applicants must also submit their course application form by 1 April 2013.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application forms and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Social Entrepreneurship Program in Stockholm, Sweden

Deadline: 16 November, 2012
Open to
: Social entrepreneurs coming from all over the world. There are no limitations in terms of age, background, nationality or citizenry
: Stockholm, Sweden between 28 January and 22 March 2013

About SE Outreach

The SE Outreach program aims to support and facilitate the emergence of social entrepreneurs from all over the world, whose innovations and ideas have the potential to meet the Millennium Development Goals by tackling societal and environmental challenges facing developing and emerging markets. The program is made possible through a partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).SE Outreach AcceleratorThe SE Outreach Accelerator is currently the main program component of SE Outreach. The program helps social entrepreneurs accelerate their businesses so their innovative ideas turn into high-impact solutions to the world‘s social and environmental problems. The Accelerator offers an 8-week boot-camp-like experience filled with seminars and workshops as well as coaching and mentoring sessions. The program will be held in Stockholm between 28 January and 22 March, 2013.


The SE Outreach Accelerator is open for most social entrepreneurs:
  • No limitations in terms of age, background, nationality or citizenry.
  • No need to have a registered enterprise prior to the Accelerator.
  • Both for-profit and non-for profits are welcome to apply (but a plan for long-term financial sustainability must exist).
  • A written business plan is not a prerequisite to apply.
  • Current revenue streams/profitability is not a prerequisite to apply.
However, the participating social entrepreneurs are expected to:
  • Have the ability to commit full-time during the Accelerator
  • Are able to read, write, speak and comprehend English sufficiently, since the language of instruction is English.
  • Are committed to the social enterprise after the Accelerator.


The program is free of charge. You will however need to pay and arrange your own accommodation and travel.  The organizers encourage you to apply even though you do not currently have a place to stay in Stockholm as we are hoping to be able to provide accommodation free of charge to a selected few participants.

Application Process

You can access the application HERE. Please first review the questions in the application and prepare your application off-line. When you have collected the information, paste the answers below and upload your CV, web links, etc. You can have more insight in the selection process here.
Applications must be submitted no later than 16 November 2012 to be considered.
For more information please visit the official website.

Scholarship Award By Child Family Health International (CFHI), USA

The Child Family Health International (CFHI) is currently offering scholarships awards in the amount of US $1,000 may be awarded towards participation in any CFHI Global Health Education Program during the above months. One of these scholarships is designated for CFHI's Sight for All- Opthalmology Rotation in New Delhi, India program, one is designated for CFHI's Dentistry & Oral Health in Quito, Ecuador program, and one designated for an AMSA Member.

Recipients of the scholarship award will be required to cover their own airfare, the balance of their CFHI program fees, and any personal expenses as outlined on the program description pages. Recipients also required to keep a clinical and cultural immersion journal to be used as part of their scholarship report submitted at the end of their program. They must take photographs while abroad that may be used on the CFHI website and in CFHI publications and materials.


The applicants of CFHI scholarship award must committed to working globally and addressing inequities. In line with this global lens, it is the policy of CFHI to actively seek a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to the mission and vision of CFHI. Scholarships will be given to students who demonstrate a commitment to their communities as well as financial need and an interest in exchanging ideas and sharing experiences with people in Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Mexico and South Africa.

In addition, the scholarship award committee will give priority to people of ethnicities under-represented in CFHI programs, as well as those who have had limited opportunity to travel abroad.  

Application Procedure
The scholarship award's application form can be downloaded at the web link below. Please complete and return it before the deadline.

Submission Deadline

January 15th, 2013 and June 3rd, 2013

Website Link

Monday, 29 October 2012

London International Model United Nations, 15th - 17th, February 2013

Deadline for the core London-based team: 30 September 2012.
Deadline for international journalists: 31 October 2012.

Would you like to participate in the press team of the biggest annual university-based Model United Nations conference in Europe?
Applications for the Press Team of the London International Model United Nations (LIMUN) 2013 are now open! This year the organisers are expecting more than 1,500 delegates from across the world to London to debate some of the most pressing problems on the global agenda.
The organizers will provide the press team with exclusive and free access to the whole event with possibilities for interviews with the guests’ speakers and participants. Your work will be read and viewed bydelegates coming from all over the world.
The team is composed of the “core” London-based group that will work in advance for the conference and the International journalists that will cover the LIMUN 2013 session between 15th and 17h February 2013.
The following positions are open for applications:

2 video journalists

  • Responsibilities: The video team will create a 4-5 min video, which will include the highlights of the conference and some vox pops with the key guests and organizers of the event.
  • Eligibility: Experience in video editing and camera shooting.
  • Application: Please send CV and your previous video work.

2 photographers

  • Responsibilities: The photographers’ team will shoot the official pictures of the event. Then they will be published on the LIMUN website, Facebook page and as part of our newsletters.
  • Eligibility: You will have to provide your own camera equipment and demonstrate previous experience in photography.
  • Application: Please send a CV and portfolio with your pictures.

5 writers

  • Responsibilities: The Press team will produce 2 newsletters and texts for the website. Each member will have to write 1 feature article related with United Nations’ topics and 4 small reports from the LIMUN conference, which can be impressions from the sessions, interviews, vox pops etc.
  • Application: Please send a CV and idea for a feature article on UN topic.

1 social media journalist

  • Responsibilities: The social media journalist will have to visit briefly all of the sessions and update with some snapshots and catchy messages the LIMUN Website, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Eligibility: No previous experience required, but having lively blog or twitter accounts are an asset.
  • Application: Please send CV and/or examples of blog/Twitter/Facebook page.

1 layout editor

  • Responsibilities: The layout editor will be responsible for the design of the 2 newsletters and also all promotional material related with the conference.
  • Eligibility: Previous experience in the field.
  • Application: Please send a CV and portfolio with previous work.
All the applications should be send as PDF Documents to . Please state your name and the position you are applying to in the subject of the e-mail.
Please note that participants are responsible for their own travel expenses and accommodation in London.

Formenton, 4 borse di studio per giornalisti e amministratori

Il nuovo bando della Fondazione intitolata a un grande imprenditore dell'editoria. Iscrizioni entro il 30 novembre
La "Fondazione Mario Formenton", con sede in Roma, Via Sicilia, 136 allo  scopo di onorare la memoria di Mario Formenton, il quale nella sua vita di imprenditore ha sempre voluto promuovere e favorire la formazione dei giovani  nel campo editoriale, indice un Concorso per l'assegnazione di n. 4 (quattro) borse di studio dell'importo globale di € 14.000,00.-(quattordicimila/00) ciascuna, per lo svolgimento di due stages di specializzazione e perfezionamento per giornalisti (professionisti, praticanti, pubblicisti) e di due stages di formazione, specializzazione  e perfezionamento per amministratori  di società editoriali presso le sedi delle più importanti imprese e testate giornalistiche.

Il Concorso è riservato a tutti i cittadini  regolarmente residenti in Italia che (nello spirito di cui sopra), alla data del 31/10/2012 non abbiano raggiunto il 30° anno di età, siano in possesso di diploma di laurea riconosciuto in Italia e conseguito con votazione non inferiore a 100/110 o  equivalente, siano iscritti alla data di presentazione della domanda (per l'indirizzo giornalistico) negli appositi albi dei giornalisti e pubblicisti e registro dei praticanti o elenco dei giornalisti stranieri, ed abbiano ottima conoscenza   di almeno una lingua straniera e, per gli stranieri, della lingua italiana. Sono esclusi dalla partecipazione coloro che abbiano già conseguito borse di studio  della F. I. E. G. e/o della F. N. S. I.

L'assegnazione delle borse di studio comporta per la durata di 9 mesi l'obbligo di frequenza delle aziende giornalistiche italiane o straniere alle quali i borsisti, ad insindacabile giudizio del Consiglio Direttivo della Fondazione, saranno destinati nel periodo dal 1/05/2013 al 28/02/2014.

Le domande di ammissione al Concorso vanno spedite, a pena di nullità, mediante raccomandata con ricevuta di ritorno, alla Fondazione Mario Formenton  Segreteria Borse di Studio c/o "Gruppo Espresso", Via C. Colombo n. 98 - 00147 -  Roma, entro e non oltre il 30/11/2012 (farà fede la data del timbro postale). La Fondazione non assume alcuna responsabilità né per eventuali ritardi o disguidi postali e telegrafici, né per il caso di smarrimento o ritardato recapito di comunicazioni dirette ai candidati che sia imputabile ad omessa o tardiva segnalazione di cambiamento dell'indirizzo segnalato sulla domanda di partecipazione. Le domande, redatte in carta libera, con firma autenticata nei modi di legge (notaio, pubblico ufficiale o autocertificazione con copia di un documento valido di identità controfirmata anch'essa), debbono contenere un sintetico curriculum sulle esperienze e gli interessi del candidato ed indicare nell'ordine:
a)  data di nascita;
b)  residenza, domicilio e telefono;
c)  laurea, facoltà ed anno di conseguimento, votazione;
d) data di iscrizione all'albo dei giornalisti  e dei pubblicisti, al registro dei praticanti o all'elenco dei dei giornalisti stranieri  per gli interessati all'indirizzo giornalistico;
e) elenco delle collaborazioni giornalistiche e/o professionali di tipo gestionale in campo editoriale, con indicazione delle testate, emittenti radio-televisive, riviste specializzate e la precisazione della durata e tipo di collaborazione, numero degli articoli pubblicati e/o trasmessi;
f)    corsi di laurea successivi al primo, borse di studio, diploma di lingua e di specializzazione acquisiti, corsi di perfezionamento frequentati con indicazione della relativa durata, votazione, istituti e sedi di svolgimento;
g)  altre notizie ritenute utili dal candidato.
La documentazione relativa ai punti a), b), c), d), f), dovrà essere presentata entro 30 (trenta) giorni dal ricevimento della richiesta da parte  della Fondazione,  da coloro che  -a concorso effettuato-  risulteranno inseriti nei primi 5 (cinque) posti di ciascuna delle due graduatorie  compilate dalla Commissione Tecnica Giudicatrice.

Le prove di esame, cui saranno ammessi non più di 40 (quaranta) candidati prescelti dalla Commissione Tecnica sulla base di criteri matematici (voto di laurea, età, ecc.)  e debitamente informati, si svolgeranno in un'unica giornata, il  1/03/2013 alle ore 9 presso la sede del Gruppo Espresso in Via C. Colombo n.90 in Roma e consisteranno in due prove scritte a scelta sulle tre di seguito indicate:
indirizzo giornalistico

1)    un articolo non superiore a 50 righe dattiloscritte ovvero un testo che non superi le 18  -  22 righe dattiloscritte equivalenti a circa 1'30"  -  2'00, da leggersi in un giornale radio o un telegiornale, su un argomento di attualità del quale verrà data notizia ai candidati mediante comunicati di agenzia di stampa;
2)   prova di sintesi di un lungo articolo in un massimo di 15 righe dattiloscritte;
3)  prova di attualità e di informazione articolata in domande cui il candidato sarà tenuto a   rispondere per iscritto;
indirizzo gestionale amministrativo

1) prova scritta su un tema di carattere editoriale. In tale prova saranno fornite al candidato  informazioni sia quantitative sia qualitative sull'argomento da sviluppare (case history). Il candidato dovrà, sulla base delle informazioni ricevute, argomentare sulla validità di un progetto editoriale e sulla sua fattibilità in termini di mercato in un massimo di quattro cartelle dattiloscritte od equivalente;
2) prova su un tema di gestione aziendale. In tale prova saranno fornite al candidato informazioni sia quantitative sia qualitative sull'argomento da sviluppare. Il candidato dovrà, sulla scorta delle informazioni ricevute, evidenziare gli aspetti salienti della tematica proposta ed indicare i fattori rilevanti in gioco, sotto il profilo economico e finanziario, valutando, indicativamente, gli elementi peculiari da tenere sotto controllo nella gestione dell'iniziativa;
3) prova di carattere generale. In tale prova il candidato dovrà, in forma scritta, rispondere ad una serie di domande brevi inerenti il settore editoriale (periodici e quotidiani).

I candidati ammessi ed invitati, all'atto della prova, dovranno esibire uno dei seguenti documenti in regola a tutti gli effetti e non scaduti: passaporto o carta di identità.

Per maggiori informazioni i candidati potranno rivolgersi, per iscritto, alla Segreteria delle Borse di Studio della "Fondazione Mario Formenton" c/o "Gruppo Espresso" in Via C. Colombo n. 98    - 00147 Roma oppure all'indirizzo e. mail:

PhD Research Fellowship in Economics, Oslo, Norway

Deadline: 7 November 2012
Open to:
Candidates with an academic background in economics or econometrics who have a completed MSc degree (or equivalent) of excellent quality
Salary in the range between NOK 416 600 – 468 400 (55 800 – 62 700 Eur) per year,  depending on qualifications

Project description

The successful candidate will work in a research team that analyzes the feedbacks between climatic, social and ecological forces with the aim to strengthen the adaptive capacity of institutions that govern marine ecosystems, focusing on the Barents Sea ecosystem. Typical issues to be studied are
  • how informal institutions, such as social norms and cultural identity, influence behavior of individual fishermen
  • how formal institutions, such as government regulatory agencies, respond to environmental change and its effect on resource users
  • how biological complexity, such as the risk of a resource collapse induced by climate change, should be reflected in management plans
The applicant has the possibility to visit the Fisheries Centre of the University of British Columbia for one semester to work with leading experts on global and regional effects of climate change on marine biodiversity and fisheries. The Centre has a unique database comprising distribution maps, as well as ecosystem and catch data for more than 1,000 species. Additional shorter stays abroad with other partners to acquire complementary knowledge are also possible.


We search for a candidate with an academic background in economics or econometrics who has a completed MSc degree (or equivalent) of excellent quality. Candidates must have strong quantitative skills and rigorous training in statistics or econometrics. Experience with STATA or other statistics software is a prerequisite. Further assets are strong analytical skills in the field of microeconomics, especially game theory, or familiarity with computational methods. Prior experience with environmental and resource economics or fisheries is an advantage, but we also welcome applicants from other economic fields. The applicant should have a keen interest to work in an interdisciplinary environment with scientists from different disciplines.
We also emphasize that we are looking for a candidate with good communication skills across different disciplines and cultural backgrounds, as well as good collaborative and organizational skills. A good command of English is required, because this is the working language at our institute.

Admission to the PhD program

The purpose for the fellowship is research training leading to a successful completion of a PhD degree. The fellowship requires admission to the research training program at the University of Oslo. Due to the interdisciplinary character of this project, the candidate may either enroll in the PhD Program in Economics or in the PhD Program for the Natural Sciences (this is to be decided by the selected candidate in agreement with the project leader).
  • More information about the PhD program in Economics can be found here
  • More information about the PhD program in the Natural Sciences can be found here


The University of Oslo offers:
  • A research project at the frontier of economic science
  • A highly stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment
  • Salary in the range between NOK 416 600 – 468 400 per year,  depending on qualifications (Pay grade 50-57)
  • Favorable pension and welfare arrangements (e.g. maternity leave)
  • The possibility to work with our network of partners and benefit from their expertise during stays at their institutes

Application procedure

The application must include:
  • Application letter including a statement of interest, briefly summarizing your scientific work and interests and describing how you fit the description of the person we seek
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic experience)
  • Copies of educational certificates (bachelor and master), and transcript of records
  • A maximum of 2 letters of recommendation, or names and contact details of references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • Up to 3 academic work (e.g. publications, theses, or essays) may be included to be considered by the evaluation committee
The online application form can be found here. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. Please note the deadline for application is 7 November 2012!
The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results. The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in academic positions. Women are encouraged to apply. The University of Oslo also has a goal of recruiting ethnic minorities to Norway in academic positions. Ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.
For further information, please visit the official webpage.

Baillie Gifford Prize Fellowship at the King’s India Institute

Applications are invited for the Baillie Gifford Prize Fellowship at the India Institute, King’s College London. The Fellowship provides full financial support to a student on the MRes Contemporary India programme.

The Baillie Gifford Prize Fellowship supports the Institute’s goals of enhancing the quality of public knowledge and debate in, and about, contemporary India.
The MRes Contemporary India is a research-track Master’s degree that imparts advanced training to support a student in producing an original piece of research under expert supervision. Core areas of interest at the King’s India Institute include: Politics, Public Policy and Political Economy; Anthropology and Social Change; History; Cultural Production (including the media); Foreign and Security Policy; History of Science and Technology in India.
The Fellowship, worth up to £30,000, will cover the tuition fees of the successful candidate, in addition to providing a stipend to cover living costs over one year for a full-time student (two years for a part-time student). The Fellowship is open to applicants of all nationalities. Mid-career professionals are particularly encouraged to apply.
For full details of how to apply for the Baillie Gifford Prize Fellowship 2013-14 see
The deadline for applications is midnight on: December 14th 2012

List of Denmark Scholarships for International Students

Brief description:
The Denmark Government welcomes highly qualified and motivated international students from all over the world to study in Denmark. A number of scholarships are therefore offered each year by the Danish Ministry of Education to fund students from countries outside the European Union/ European Economic Area. The scholarships can be awarded for a full degree programme or for part of a degree programme at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Host Institution(s):
Participating Higher Education Institutions in Denmark

Fields of study:

Approved full-time or part-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

Number of Scholarships:

Target group:
The Danish Scholarships are open to Non EU/EEA International Students.   For students from 23 European Countries and China, Japan, Israel, Egypt and Russia, see the Danish Government Scholarships under the Cultural Agreements.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The government scholarship consists of two parts and can be given as full or partial tuition fee waivers and/or grants towards covering your living costs. However, as the scholarships are administered by the individual higher education institution, you should ask for further details at the institution of your choice.

In order to be eligible to apply for a scholarship you have to be:
•  A citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.
•  Enrolled in a full degree higher education programme.
• Granted a time-limited residence permit in Denmark due to education
You are not eligible for a scholarship if you are:
•  Seeking admission to a university level institution of arts, design and architecture
•  have a legal claim to the rights of Danish citizens
•  have been granted a residence permit at the time of admission by the Danish Aliens Consolidations Act §9c, subsection 1, as the child of a foreign citizen who has been granted a residence permit in accordance with the Danish Aliens Consolidations Act §9a, and who  is a citizen of a country that is not acceded to the EU or covered by the EEA agreement
•  is a student who is eligible for a grant in accordance with Danish Law regarding the State Education Fund

Application instructions:

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, contact the Danish Higher Education Institution which offers the specific study programme you are interested in. The institution will then provide you with the application form. The institution can also inform you about entry requirements, course descriptions, deadlines and student services.
Deadline varies depending on your choice University and study programme but is around 15 March annually.
It is important to visit the website of your choice university and the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:
For further information about the government scholarship, please consult the admission details of the higher education institution of your choice.

Winter European Innovation Academy 2013

Tallinn University of Technology is offering you a stimulating academic environment, a vibrant community of motivated students and distinguished faculty in its intensive winter program Winter Innovation Academy on 21-27 January 2013 in Tallinn, Estonia. Winter European Innovation Academy is a place for transforming your knowledge, ideas and skills into real innovation. Innovation Academy is suitable for engineering, science and business students as well as professionals who are intending to pursue a career in innovative management. Winter Innovation Academy 2013 brings together famous motivational guest speakers who are innovation experts from world-famous and successful companies Microsoft and Samsung.

It is a place for exciting workshops and attractive discussions with professionals, where you can experience the opportunity of a lifetime: collaborating with world-famous start-up experts, answering big questions and transforming your increasing knowledge in the field of innovation. Through its series of lectures, presentations and workshops, students will be able to develop knowledge about turning innovative ideas into successful ventures. Students and entrepreneurs are divided into different groups taking into consideration knowledge and experience in this area.

Microsoft, Apple, Google and Facebook were founded by college students. Could you be building the next star technology start-up? This course provides basic knowledge and skills to help you answer this question. 

Course Sessions

Winter Innovation Academy 2013 session is divided into three parts:

1. Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2 days)
  • How changes in technology paradigms give rise to novel opportunities (Xbox Kinect, Youtube cases)?
  • How to identify, analyze and exploit these opportunities (Netflix, iPod cases)?
  • How to design innovative products, to create sustainable competitive edge (iPhone case)?
  • How to transform loose topics on technologies, opportunities, customers, markets to unique strategic business plans (Hilton, iPad cases)?
  • How to transform these plans into focused execution while avoiding common mistakes (Procter & Gamble, Android cases)?
2. Business Model Innovation (2 days)
  • What is a business model?
  • What features should a good business model possess?
  • How aggressively can a given business model distress other industry participants?
  • Can I design a successful business model?
3. Designing Social Applications as Software-Intensive Products (1 day)
The major models that we study in the course are goal, role and domain models for problem domain analysis and interaction, knowledge and behavior models for design.The course is illustrated by examples and exercises of designing social applications, such as the apps for societal parking, healthcare, and grocery shopping.

Registration & Scholarship Information

The deadline for registration is 1 December 2012. The special Early Bird Price (before 1 November 2012) is €390. The general price is €450. The optional Cultural Programme is €75.

The top five creative students who apply for scholarships by 1 NOVEMBER 2012 will be able to join the event for €100. 
Create a movie, picture compilation, infographic, etc. and show the judges your creativity by answering the following questions:
  • Who are you?
  • What does innovation mean for you?
  • Why do you want to join the Academy?
Mr. Alar Kolk, president of European Innovation Academy, will be among the jury to rate your creations. Send your work to with the subject “Scholarship Contest” by 1 November 2012. 

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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Internship at Shecco

Community Coordinator (+ E-Marketing)
Deadline Date: November 9, 2012
Interested in exciting projects in the environmental field, as part of a dynamic, international team in Brussels?

shecco is an integrated Marketing & Communication company supporting the introduction of climate friendly technologies, with a special focus on natural refrigerants and next-generation electric vehicle technology. Our philosophy is to bring these technologies faster to the market in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and thereby "sustaining our atmosphere".

Interested in exciting projects in the environmental field, as part of a dynamic, international team in Brussels?

To support its activities in the area of business-to-business online platforms, community management, e-marketing, and media relations, shecco is looking to recruit a community coordinator.

shecco is an integrated Marketing & Communications company supporting the introduction of climate friendly technologies, with a special focus on natural refrigerants and electric vehicle technologies. Our philosophy is to bring these technologies faster to the market in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and thereby “sustaining our atmosphere”.


The community coordinator will have a role in managing shecco’s business-to-business online platforms (,,, In this role he/she will be supporting the team in maintaining the high quality of content and functionality on a daily basis by sending network updates and newsletters, adding content to the platforms, and analysing the development of shecco’s diverse business and campaigning websites.

A key part of his/her activities will focus on web community management, directly interacting with a global online community of more than 10,000 experts from industry, science and policy. The successful candidate will engage in technology and policy discussions, react to daily comments and requests and create new interactive features for newly launched global networking tools.

A third key area will evolve around the field of e-marketing, where he/she would engage with online media and news sources, spread written and audio-visual content through Social Media tools, and promote the activities of shecco’s online platforms towards existing and prospective partners and customers.

The position is a mixture of administrative, communicative, creative and technical tasks, requiring a personality with a flexible and positive mindset, and a strong interest in Web 2.0 technology, online communication, and marketing in the field of environmental technology.

  • Experience with new web technologies / Social Media (twitter, social bookmarking, sharing platforms, blogs, wikis, podcasting, audio/video content…), e-marketing, community management
  • Strong interest in environmental technology (natural refrigerants, electric vehicles)
  • Very good communicator, both written and oral
  • Capable of initiating discussions and maintaining dialogue among different communities
  • Able to liaise with market players across multicultural environments and culturally sensitive
  • Quick learner, proactive approach
  • Reliable, well-organised, able to deliver on daily tasks
  • Team player and able to work autonomously
  • Capable of building trust and credibility with team, stakeholders, and customers
  • University degree in marketing, communications, journalism or equal
  • Proven experience with Social Media and E-Marketing
  • Excellent skills in English both oral and written
  • Additional language, a plus
  • Autonomous, self-driven, well-organised
  • Paid Internship (Convention d’Immersion Professionnelle) for a 12 month period
  • This internship can lead to a permanent employment, based on performance
For more information about this position and/or the company please contact Dee Lockhart, at: +32 2 230 37 00

Please use the online form to submit your application
Applications received outside the online system will not be taken into consideration.

Application deadline: Friday, 9 November, 2012

First round interviews will be held week starting 12 November, 2012
Estimated start date: December 2012