The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become multidisciplinary leaders using technology. Our fully-funded program provides real-world technology courses geared towards high-achieving college students.

The Horizons Fellowship is a summer opportunity that supports outstanding undergradute and graduate students (of any year) in their pursuit to combine technology into their existing course of study. The Horizons Fellowship gives students the ability to learn about real-world technology and build advanced software products.

Our world is becoming increasingly multidisciplinary in nature. Horizons is designed to provide access to a modern technology skill set for students like those in your department.

Horizons students have gone onto work at a variety of amazing companies – Google, Facebook, Visa, The Stanford Research Institute, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, McKinsey, Bloomberg, J.P. Morgan, EA Games, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan, state schools, community colleges and more. The world is becoming multidisciplinary in nature. We’ve had computer science majors, math majors, economics/business majors, biology majors, english majors, and art majors all take our program.

Interested students can start an application here!

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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarships up to $20,000

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive academic scholarships up to $20,000 per academic year to students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed for up to 4 years.  Please visit our website at: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp for additional information.

UGSP offers:

  • Scholarship support
  • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer and after graduation

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America
  • Undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or within the top 5 percent of your class
  • Having ‘Exceptional Financial Need’ as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office (UGSP’s Exceptional Financial Need Form (EFN) can be found on the OITE/UGSP website)

KEY DATES FOR ADMISSION CONSIDERATION IN FALL 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

(Dates updated 1 November 2017)

  • January 2, 2018 – Application Opens
  • March 15, 2018 – Application Deadline
  • March 30, 2018 – Letter of Recommendation Deadline
  • May 11, 2018 – EFN Form with 2016 Tax Year Information Deadline
  • Mid-June 2018 – Invitations to Phone Interview Distributed
  • Mid-July 2018 – Phone Interviews for Admission
  • Late-July 2018 – Selection of Scholars

Please contact ugsp@od.nih.gov with any questions regarding the UGSP award.

Open Society Fellowship

Application Deadline: July 15, 2018

Applicants for the Open Society Fellowship are invited to address the following proposition:

New and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and financialization are needed to fight pervasive economic inequality.

This proposition is intended as a provocation—to stimulate productive controversy and debate—and does not necessarily represent the views of the Open Society Foundations. Applicants are invited to dispute, substantiate, or otherwise engage with the proposition in their submissions. Though the proposition deals with economic issues, those without an economics or business background are welcome to apply, provided they have a relevant project in mind.

Once chosen, fellows will work on projects of their own design and passion. At the same time, they are expected to take advantage of the intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and contribute meaningfully to the Foundations’ thinking. Fellows will also have opportunities to collaborate with one another as a cohort. It is hoped that the fellowship will not only nurture theoretical debate but also bring about policy change and reform.

Learn more and apply online at  https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/open-society-fellowship?utm_source=Open+Society+Foundations&utm_campaign=8510a567be-Grants_RSS_email&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d16374add2-8510a567be-49923329

Fellowship in the Environment with Environment America

BECOME AN ENVIRONMENT AMERICA FELLOW 
We need to build a greener, healthier world with clean air, clean water and clean energy. We approach this challenge one step at a time, putting the environment first at every step along the way.

Imagine yourself organizing a town hall meeting on solar power. Or building a community coalition to keep local waters clean. Imagine building the organizational power—the funds, the membership, the activist base and more— that it takes to keep all of this critical work going for the long haul.

That’s what you’ll do with Environment America. EA works to mobilize the support it takes to build more solar and wind power and reduce global warming pollution, and hold polluters accountable when they violate our environmental laws. It also works diligently to keep our beaches, rivers and streams clean, protect our wildlife and wild places,

This work has never been more urgent or challenging. The mantra of “economic growth at any cost” is degrading the quality of our environment and wasting the natural resource base that make our lives possible. At the same time, the opportunity to pivot to a greener, healthier way of living is at hand. Rising to this challenge is the mission and the cause. If you see it as your mission too, this is the place for you.

WHAT YOU’LL DO 
Powerful coalitions: Reach out to small business owners, farmers, public health officials, union leaders and others to demonstrate support for our policy goals.
Earn traditional media and social media attention: Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. Build a following on Facebook and Twitter for your campaigns.
Lobby elected officials: Coordinate strategy with a champion in Congress. Make a convincing case to a legislator who is undecided on a particular vote. Work the “inside game” to complement our outside field operation, where most of our power is derived.
Research and write reports: Catalogue and analyze sources of carbon pollution in the United States. Detail the success of the Clean Water Act in our reports. Help us to influence public debate and earn media attention for our cause.
Run a grassroots campaign office: Hire and manage a staff of 20 canvassers. Raise money, build our organization and membership, and help win one of our key campaigns.
Identify and cultivate donors: Reach out to foundations and major donors and ask them to fund our work to fight global warming, promote clean energy, and protect our most spectacular natural areas.

PAY & BENEFITS 
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,500 in the first year. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. Training program and opportunities for advancement are available. Positions available starting immediately or in August 2018 in Boston, DC, Denver, and Sacramento.

We also offer state-based fellowships in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington State.

TO LEARN MORE AND APPLYjobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org
Early application deadline is January 31st

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the funding and opportunity to work with one of more than two dozen participating institutions in Washington, DC including leading think tanks and advocacy groups focusing on international security and diplomacy issues.

Participating Organizations 
Alliance for Peacebuilding
Arms Control Association
Brookings Institution
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Center for Public Integrity
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Friends Committee on National Legislation Education Fund
Green Cross International
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
Institute for Science and International Security
National Security Archive
Nuclear Threat Initiative
Partnership for Global Security
Partnership for a Secure America
Peace Action Education Fund
Physicians for Social Responsibility
ReThink Media
Stimson Center
Truman Center for National Policy
Union of Concerned Scientists
Win Without War
Women’s Action for New Directions

Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. The program is open to all U.S. citizens, and non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment. Benefits include a $3,100 monthly salary, health insurance, alumni and board mentoring, travel to Washington, DC to begin the fellowship, and a small stipend to attend meetings or take a course.

Application Deadlines
Fall 2018 Fellowship: January 5, 2018
Spring 2019 Fellowship: October 1, 2018

For further information, program description and application requirements, contact:
(202) 446-1565 ■ info@scoville.org ■ www.scoville.org ■ @ScovillePF ■ Facebook.com/ScovilleFellowship

 

Open Society Foundation Public Health Community Youth Fellowship

Public Health Community Youth Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 10, 2018

The Open Society Foundations’ Youth Exchange, in partnership with the Public Health Program, seeks applicants for its Community Youth Fellowships. Selected fellows will receive a stipend for full-time, 18-month projects (prorated for part-time or 12-month projects).

The Community Youth Fellowships will support dynamic youth activists aged 18 to 30 who want to implement a project of their own design that acknowledges the intersection between the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) and Roma communities, and the multiple layers and forms of discrimination this community faces in healthcare settings. The projects we seek to support could focus on any area of health rights relevant to the young Roma LGBTQIA community, including sexuality, reproductive rights, disability, quality of life, and access to health care services.

Through these fellowships, the Open Society Foundations aim to provide young people at the early stage of their work with the support they need to develop great ideas that contribute to dismantle challenges in their communities and advance the values of an open society. Applicants may employ, either alone or in combination, a number of different strategies to achieve the goals and objectives of their project.

Learn more and apply online here

Open Society Foundation Human Rights Community Youth Fellowship

Human Rights Community Youth Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 10, 2018

The Youth Exchange, in partnership with the Human Rights Initiative, seeks applicants for its Community Youth Fellowships. The Community Youth Fellowships will offer up to three awards for applicants based in the Czech Republic. Selected fellows will receive a stipend for full-time, 18-month projects (prorated for part-time or 12-month projects).

The Community Youth Fellowships will support dynamic youth activists aged 18 to 30 who want to implement a project of their own design in the Czech Republic that acknowledges the intersection between the Roma and disability communities, and the multiple layers and forms of discrimination faced by this community. The projects we seek to support may focus on any area of human rights relevant to young Roma with disabilities

Through these fellowships, the Open Society Foundations aim to provide young people at the early stage of their work with the support they need to develop great ideas that contribute to dismantle challenges in their communities and advance the values of an open society. Applicants may employ, either alone or in combination, a number of different strategies to achieve the goals and objectives of their project, including, but not limited to, participatory action research, advocacy campaigns, grassroots organizing, exploration of how to address existing violations, and best practice and positive models of behavior.

Learn more and apply online here