Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Fully Funded Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism Resilience Journalism Fellowship in USA, 2019.

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY is inviting applications for Resilience Fellowship Program from February 24-March 1, 2019. International applications are not only welcome, they are encouraged.
The Resilience Fellowship is designed for mid-career journalists who have at least some background reporting on environmental issues as a staff reporter, producer, editor, or freelancer.
When people hear the word ‘resilience,’ often the first thing that comes to mind is the ability to bounce back following a personal crisis – a divorce, a major illness, the death of a loved one. And in a sense that’s what we mean, but on a much broader scale.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: January 4, 2019
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available for mid-career Journalists.
  • Study Subject: The Resilience Fellowship is designed for mid-career journalists who have at least some background reporting on environmental issues as a staff reporter, producer, editor, or freelancer.
  • Scholarship Award: The Fellowship grant covers lodging, tuition, and reasonable travel costs, along with most meals. Personal expenses during the Fellowship are the responsibility of the Fellows.
  • Nationality: International applications are not only welcome, they are encouraged.
  • Number of Scholarships: This winter up to 15 journalists will gather in New York City for six days of study and discussion.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: International applications are not only welcome, they are encouraged.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:The Resilience Fellowship is designed for mid-career journalists who have at least some background reporting on environmental issues as a staff reporter, producer, editor, or freelancer. Applicants should have at least five years of full-time professional experience. We will however, in special cases, consider less experienced applicants who have demonstrated outstanding journalism achievement.
We are looking for journalists interested in improving both the quality and the quantity of their coverage of climate resilience issues. We want journalists who will be active throughout the fellowship, willing to take on the challenges we present.
We will consider applicants who fall into either of the following categories:
– Journalists who are employed by a news organization, or those who freelance full-time. This category includes people who write, produce or edit news, whether for a legacy news organization or an internet publication. Also photojournalists and those working in multimedia are welcome to apply.
– Journalism innovators. These are people whose ideas have potential to alter the journalism landscape in a fundamental way. Innovators will be considered if their work and ideas might contribute to the fellowship in some fashion.
International Fellows
International applications are not only welcome, they are encouraged; in our first Fellowship we had four people join us from outside the U.S. However all Fellows must have a strong grasp of English in order to participate fully, so we expect you to be proficient in speaking and writing English. This program also involves a lot of discussion of scientific concepts, so all Fellows should have a solid understanding of basic science.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: We don’t want the application process to be a cumbersome one, so please don’t feel that you need to write a long essay in reply to any of these questions. Applications are not scored on the quantity of output, but rather on the quality. Just be sure to give us enough information that we can fairly assess your application. And let us know why you’re a perfect fit for this Fellowship.

Online Application

Scholarship Link

Monday, 10 December 2018

MOE “Chinese Government Scholarship – Chinese University Program” of Zhejiang University, 2019.

Under the mandate of the MOE, Zhejiang University is calling applications for “Chinese Government Scholarship – Chinese University Program” of Zhejiang University for the year 2019. Scholarship is available for non-Chinese citizens.
Chinese Government Scholarship –Chinese University Program is established by the Ministry of Education of China (hereinafter referred to as MOE), aiming to develop outstanding international talent and improve the perception of China’s higher education.
Zhejiang University (ZJU) is one of China’s top higher education institutions, as well as one of its oldest; its roots can be traced back to 1897 and the founding of the Qiushi Academy.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: March 31, 2019
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available to study full-time postgraduate studies.
  • Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded to study any of the courses offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: Coverage of the scholarship:
– Tuition waiver;
– Free accommodation on campus;
– Stipend:  Granted in accordance with the relevant standard;
– Comprehensive Medical Insurance.
Note: For more detailed information, please view web page of Introduction to Chinese Government Scholarships at website of CSC.
  1. Categories of Applicants and Duration of the Scholarship.
Doctoral Degree Students: 3-4 academic years
Master’s Degree Students: 2-3 academic years
Note: Applicants who apply for courses instructed in Chinese must have a good command of Chinese language. If their Chinese proficiency have not reached the requirement of our institution for professional learning (refer to section III below), they are required to take one-year remedial Chinese language courses and pass the relevant test prior to the studies in their specialties. For those who take the one-year remedial Chinese language courses, the duration of the scholarship will be extended correspondingly.
  • Nationality: Scholarship is available for non-Chinese citizens.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in China

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Scholarship is available for non-Chinese citizens.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and in good health.
  2. Applicants must NOT be registered students in Chinese universities at the time of application or graduates from Chinese universities whose graduation is less than one year ago.
  3. Education background and age limit:
–  Applicants for doctoral degree studies must be under the age of 40 and have master’s degree.
–  Applicants for master’s degree studies must be under the age of 35 and have bachelor’s degree. ?Applicants with Bachelors’ Degree Diplomas obtained from Top 500 World Universities according to the ARWU ranking or Zhejiang University’s overseas partner universities are welcome to apply.?
  1. Applicants should have a competitive academic record.
  2. Applicants should have strong scientific research ability.
  3. Applicants should not be beneficiaries of any other scholarships.
  4. Language proficiency requirements:
Applicants for Chinese-taught programs of literature, history, philosophy, education and law should have a level 4 HSK certificate with minimum score of 210, or HSK certificate of level 5 or above; applicants for other Chinese-taught programs should have a level 4 HSK certificate with minimum score of 190?or HSK certificate of level 5 or above.
There are no Chinese language proficiency requirements for the applicants of English-taught programs, but they (except for English native speakers) must have an internet-based TOEFL test score 90 or IELTS test score 6.5 (or above).

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Applicants must provide the following materials. The application materials are in duplicate and each copy is bind in the following order:
  1. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship, filled in Chinese or in English, pasted with a recent photograph (white background, 35mm×45mm in size).
Applicants shall fill in and submit application form via the CSC Online Application System for Study in China (https://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn/#/register), then print application form and sign. Agency No. of Zhejiang University is 10335.
  1. Application Form for Admission to Zhejiang University pasted with a recent photograph (white background, 35mm×45mm in size).
Applicants shall fill in and submit the application form via the online application system  first, then print and sign the Application Form produced by the online application system.
  1. A photocopy of passport.
  2. Highest degree certificate, which must be original documents or notarized copies. If applicants are university students, they must also provide an official pre-graduation certificate showing their student status and stating expected graduation date. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
  3. Academic transcripts, which must be original documents or notarized copies. Applicants for master’s degree studies need to provide their undergraduate transcripts, and those for doctoral degree studies need to provide their undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
  4. Photocopies of language (Chinese or English) proficiency certificates. Applicants for Chinese-instructed programs must provide the photocopy of HSK certificate. Applicants for English-instructed programs must provide the certificate of TOEFL or IELTS test score. (Not required for English native speakers)
  5. Personal statement, in Chinese or English, should include study and work experience, reasons for application and study proposal. No less than 1500 words.
  6. Two letters of recommendation from full professors or associate professors, in Chinese or English. (Professors’ contact phone number and email address must be put on the letter)
  7. Published academic papers or other academic achievements. (if applicable)
  8. Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (filled in English). The original copy should be kept by the applicant. The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid.
  9. Form for Provisional Acceptance of International Student by ZJU Professor. (if applicable)
All application materials should be submitted to the Admissions Office of the International College of Zhejiang University by post or in person by the deadline. The envelope of application package should be marked “Application for Chinese Government Scholarship 2019”. The incomplete application materials will not be processed.
Application materials will NOT be returned regardless of the result of the application.
Note: After receiving the application materials, the university will check applicant’s information and process the application via CSC Online Application System for Study in China. If applicants re-fill or modify the application information at Online Application System after they submit application materials, they need resend the Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship to Zhejiang University; otherwise the university may not be able to process the application via CSC Online Application System for Study in China.

Scholarship Link