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Postgraduate Fellowships for Women from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries- Deadline 7/31/14

July 10, 2014
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Deadline: July 31, 2014
The scheme provides fellowships to young female students from Sub-Saharan African countries and/or LDCs, to enable them to pursue postgraduate studies leading to Ph.D., degrees, at centres of excellence (renowned research institutions/universities). The institute must be in a developing country other than the applicant’s home country. The fellowship is offered to carry out postgraduate research in the natural sciences. Each fellowship will be offered for three years and will cover travel expenses, a modest monthly living allowance, the amount of which will be determined in consultation with the host institution.
http://owsd.ictp.it/activities/postgraduate-training-fellowships

Eligibility

The fellowships are open to qualified young women science graduates (generally below 40 years of age) from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or LDCs.

The minimum qualification of applicants is an MSc degree (or equivalent), or an outstanding BSc honours degree, in the natural sciences, engineering or information technology disciplines.

Applicants already on site in the host country will not be considered eligible.

The host institute where the applicant wishes to pursue her doctorate degree must be in a developing country other than her own.

The applicant must be willing to return to her own country after completion of the fellowship.

NB: APPLICANTS FROM LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES (SEE LIST BELOW) ARE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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Full Scholarship to Study Medicine in Cuba- Deadline 3/14/14

February 27, 2014

Deadline: March 14, 2014

[This activity is approved by the U.S. Department of State.]

The Latin American School of Medicine (LASM), in Havana, Cuba, was founded in 1998, as Cuba’s response to the devastation of Hurricanes Mitch and Georges.  Cuba understood that, if the poorest regions in our hemisphere were able to develop adequate healthcare infrastructures, they could save as many lives every year as had been lost in the hurricanes.  The Cubans offered full scholarships to enroll at LASM to young people from the nations affected by the hurricanes — on the sole condition that, once they graduated, they would return to their home countries and offer low-cost health services in their own underserved communities.

This exceptionally generous offer of a world-class full-scholarship medical education is also being extended to students from the US.

The offer to US students was made because of Cuba’s recognition that millions in the US have little or no access to affordable health care; and that many young people in the US don’t even dare to dream of studying medicine because of the economic costs.  Students from communities of color and low-income communities are especially encouraged to apply to the program.

Applicant criteria:

  • Be US citizens (with US passport)
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25 by the time of MATRICULATION
  • Must have completed the following college-level, pre-med science courses:
    • One year of biology with lab (Biology I and II with labs)
    • One year of chemistry with lab (General Chemistry I and II with labs)
    • One year of organic chemistry with lab (Organic Chemistry I and II with labs)
    • One year of physics with lab (Physics I and II with labs)
  • Be physically and mentally fit
  • Come from the humblest and neediest communities in the US
  • Be committed to practice medicine in poor and underserved US communities after graduation

http://www.ifconews.org/node/707

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships- Deadline 3/4/14

January 29, 2014
Deadline: March 4, 2014

This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study and intern abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

 
http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program
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Boren Scholarship study abroad- undergraduate- Deadline 2/5/13

October 31, 2013

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Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. For a complete list of countries, click here.

Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. For a complete list of languages, click here.

Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.  NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

To view the Program Basics for the Boren Scholarship, click here.

https://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program- Undergraduates- Study Abroad- Deadline 10/1/2013

August 28, 2013

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The deadline to submit your application is *October 1, 2013* by 11:59pm
Central Time.
 
This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are
receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or
university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
 
Open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who
meet the criteria listed below:
 
The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that
he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during
the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.
 
The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad
program or internship eligible for credit by the student’s accredited
institution of higher education in the U.S.
 
The applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks in
one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the
student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
 
The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or
a country on the U.S. Department of State’s current Travel Warning list <http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html>.
 
 
http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

International Research Experience for Students Program- undergraduates and graduate students- deadline 8/20/13

May 28, 2013

The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering.  The IRES program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.  IRES projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the IRES program.

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12831

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Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013 @ Yale University- 4/13-14/2013

March 28, 2013

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We hope to see you at the Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 13-14!  Unite For Sight’s Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s leading and largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  Please feel free to forward this announcement to your colleagues and friends who may be interested in attending or presenting. Register by March 20 for a reduced registration rate.  Also, if you are interested in presenting, we have a few social enterprise pitch slots remaining; submit your abstract soon since these presentation slots are nearly filled to capacity!

Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013
Presented by Unite For Sight, 10th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14, 2013

http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference

“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes more than 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  The registration rate increases after March 20.

Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit a social enterprise pitch abstract for consideration.

The conference’s confirmed speakers to date include:

Keynote Addresses

  • Tina Rosenberg, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, The New York Times
    “Information Technology and the Revolution in Health Care,” Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, Director of Earth Institute, Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Special Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
  • “The 1 Million Community Health Worker Campaign,” Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Millennium Village Project, Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • “The Origins of Health: Our Behavior and Our Environment,” Al Sommer, MD, MHS, Dean Emeritus, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and University Distinguished Service Professor

See more presentations, including more than 100 Social Enterprise Pitch presentations, at http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/speaker-schedule-2013

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National Hispanic Medical Association in Washington, DC- 4/25-28/2013

February 28, 2013

http://www.nhmamd.org/index.php/events/17th-annual-conference

NATIONAL HISPANIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
17th Annual Conference
“€œStrategies to Develop Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Curriculum and Research to Improve the Health of Hispanics”€

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
April 25-28, 2013

Join the NHMA network of health providers and government and private sector partners and learn new strategies for effective health care delivery and policies for Hispanic populations.

National and international experts will present on current innovations in medical homes, accountable care organizations, health insurance exchanges, prevention, integrative care, e-health, and cultural competence for the growing Hispanic populations in the U.S. Disease areas include diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and more. CME credits to be provided.

Who should attend: physicians, hospital and health system CEOs, federal government, insurance and pharmaceutical company administrators, health educators, medical education faculty, health professionals, residents, health professional students and others interested in planning and implementing health and behavioral health and prevention programs for our communities as their demand for services will rise across the nation.

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January 30, 2013

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program- Undergraduate- Deadline 3/5/2013

December 14, 2012

http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program/About-the-Program

Program Overview

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

International experience is critically important in the educational and career development of American students, but it can also require a substantial financial investment. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range of public and private institutions from all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.

Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.

This congressionally funded program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education through its office in Houston, TX.


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