2012 Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo fellowship

The ASO Fellowship is now open for applications for the year 2012. The fellowship offers an amount of around US$ 10,000 to fund research.

This fund research should be in one of the following priority topics:

  • Understanding status of and threats to genetic resources of priority forest tree species
  • Methods and approaches for conserving genetic resources of important tree species
  • The research outputs of the award winner’s research will contribute to Biodiversity International’s Forest Genetic Resources programme as well as the CGIAR Research Programme on Forests, Trees and Agro forestry

Applicants eligible to apply must:

  • Be a citizen of a country in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Be a scientist attached to a national university, research institution or a research-oriented NGO
  • Be under 40 years of age
  • Have at least a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in a field of study relevant to forest genetic resources

Deadline: 1st July, 2012

For further information, read the Call for Applications

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Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships 2012/2013

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, in partnership with three of the world’s most influential multilateral organisations has launched the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships programme. Working with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the World Trade Organization (WTO) the Fellowships Programme will help to prepare the next generation of outstanding African leaders by providing them with unique mentoring opportunities.

Having identified a lack of opportunities for aspiring leaders across Africa to gain critical experience at the highest levels of multilateral organisations, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has worked with these partners to create the Fellowships. The AfDB, UNECA, and WTO will each host an Ibrahim Fellow in their executive offices. The expectation is that Ibrahim Fellows will go on to play a major role in the governance and development of the African continent.

Ibrahim Leadership Fellows will be selected by the institutions in conjunction with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and will take part in a 12 month fellowship with one of the participating organisations. They will be young professionals, mid-career and new executives under the age of forty, or forty-five for women with children. The Fellows will be nationals of an African country with 7-10 years of relevant work experience and a Master’s Degree. They will support the work of the institution to further promote the economic development of the continent.

Apply for the 2012 Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships:

At the African Development Bank (AfDB)

At the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

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Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

The goal of the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is to provide a woman journalist with a transformative experience that will impact her career by offering her the opportunity to conduct research at leading academic institutions and build journalistic skills.

The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is open to women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and social justice. Journalists working in the print, broadcast and Internet media, including freelancers, are eligible to apply.

Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism. Non-native English speakers must also have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.

The fellow will be based at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a research associate during the research component of the fellowship.

Deadline for applications: April 30th 2012.

For more information, visit http://iwmf.org/pioneering-change/elizabeth-neuffer-fellowship/neuffer-fellowship-faq.aspx#11

Marguerite Casey Foundation Journalism Fellowship

Journalists worldwide interested in reporting on poverty issues can apply now for this fellowship opportunity!

The Marguerite Casey Foundation Journalism Fellowship Programme on Poverty aims to increase the public’s and policymakers’ understanding of poverty through journalism. Fellows and scholars selected will write at least one in-depth story or a short series from the point of view of families living in poverty and illustrate how language, culture and race influence public attitudes and policy about poor people.

The 2012 journalism fellowship is open to print, electronic and new media journalists with a minimum of three years of professional experience. Each fellow will receive a stipend of US$4,000 and up to US$1,000 for travel expenses. The deadline to apply is February 29, 2012.

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.caseygrants.org/pages/resources/journalism_fellowship_scholarships.asp

Peace Revolution Fellowships

Peace Revolution is now accepting applications for June 2012 Fellowship in Thailand. The Fellowship is open to all young peace activists who believe that INNER PEACE + OUTER PEACE = SUSTAINABLE WORLD PEACE.


  • Be 18-30 years old at the time of submitting the application;
  • Have completed 42-day of the online self-development program;
  • Have completed at least 1 (online) Special Ops;
  • Have good proficiency in written and spoken English language;
  • Be optimistic, open-minded, show leadership potential, and have a genuine interest in peace.

Application Process

”Global Peace on the Move 8” will be held from 18th June – 1st July 2012.

  • Candidates should apply and begin the self-development program before March 31st 2012 via http://www.peacerevolution.net/docs/en/peace-revolution-fellowship-for-youth
  • Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will be scheduled for a phone or Skype video interview after 30-day of self-development program has been completed.
  • Candidates have to finish a 42-day of online self-development program with at least 1 (online) special ops to be fully eligible to receive the fellowship as agreed.

Fellowship Program

  • 10-day of Inner Peace Retreat (focus on Meditation, Peace, and Buddhist Studies)
  • 3-day of Workshop and Dialogue

Clore Leadership Cultural Sector 2012/13 Fellowships

Since 2004, the Clore Leadership Programme has awarded over 200 Fellowships to outstanding individuals from across the cultural sector.  Fellows come from diverse backgrounds, they may be working freelance or within organisations, both large and small,  in areas ranging from archives to theatre production, and including visual and performing arts, film and digital media, heritage, creative industries, museums, libraries and cultural policy.

The Fellowship Programme aims to shape emerging creative leaders through in-depth learning, tailored as far as possible to the needs, aspirations and circumstances of about 25 individuals a year. The structure of the programme includes residential courses, an extended placement, individually-selected training, mentoring and coaching. Fellows have unparalleled access to senior cultural leaders and to extensive networks.

Fellows are selected from across the UK, Ireland and beyond. International Fellows in previous years have been from Canada, China, Egypt, Hungary, India, Iran, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

The impact of the Programme has been wide-ranging and Fellows have found many different contexts in which to be leaders. Some, for example, have gone on to take significant leadership roles within organisations, heading up museums, theatres, orchestras and library services; some have returned to their jobs with renewed confidence, more extensive networks and advanced skills. Some Fellows are working independently, and are actively engaged in creative activity, whilst others have set up ground-breaking new charities or independent businesses. Many Fellows are members of the Boards of cultural organisations, they are advocates for their sector and are influencing thinking about culture.

Applications for 2012/13 Fellowships close on February 24th 2012.

For more information, please visit: http://www.cloreleadership.org/page.php?id=48

World Press Institute Fellowship Program 2012

The World Press Institute’s Fellowship is offered to 10 journalists from countries around the world. It provides immersion into the governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the United States for experienced international journalists, through a demanding schedule of study, travel and interviews throughout the country.

The 2012 fellowship will begin August 10th and end in mid-October.

Selection is competitive. Each year hundreds of journalists apply to the program. Fellows are picked by the WPI selection committee, composed of journalists and corporate communications specialists, all with international experience. Finalists for the fellowship will announced in early April.

Eligibility Requirements

  • At least five (5) years full-time employment in print, broadcast, or online journalism.
  • Journalists can work for news or editorial departments of newspapers, wire services, radio, television, web sites, online publications or magazines of general public interest.
  • Photojournalists, editorial cartoonists, columnists and broadcast producers are also eligible.
  • Those who supervise journalists are eligible providing that they also have at least five years as a working journalist.
  • Any journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count toward experience. People who work in public relations or at organizations whose primary business is not the media are not eligible.
  • Must be currently employed as a non U.S. journalist working outside of the United States.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English.
  • Potential for leadership

Application deadline: 31st January 2012

To learn more and to apply, visit http://worldpressinstitute.org/apply.htm