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World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship

Every year the RSM Program provides grants of up to $25,000 to PhD candidates from developing countries to conduct innovative, development-related, PhD research under the supervision of a research advisor at a host institution abroad.

Fellows must commit to return to their home country when their fellowship ends to complete their PhD and to work.

Preference is given to lecturers and researchers who are employed in academic or research institutions in their home country and are currently enrolled in PhD programs.

Core Eligibility Criteria:

  • Home country is a World Bank member developing country.
  • Not a dual citizen of a developed country.
  • Currently enrolled in a PhD program in a member country of the World Bank.
  • Completed all coursework and exam requirements for your PhD.
  • Have a master’s degree.
  • Be 35 years or younger.
  • You meet one of the following conditions:

a) You are enrolled in a PhD program in your home country, and not currently employed.
b) You are enrolled in a PhD program in your home country or another World Bank member country and are working in an academic or research institution in your home country.

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Scholarships for highschool students to study language

The U.S. Department of State Announces Scholarships for American High School Students to Study Abroad

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to study one of seven critical foreign languages:  Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian and Turkish.  The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, provide formal and informal language practice, and spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures.   The application deadline for summer 2015 and academic year 2015-2016 programs is October 30, 2014. Visit www.nsliforyouth.org for more information.

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers  merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey.This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations.  Students live with host families, attend local high schools, do community service, and complete a capstone project. Applications for academic year 2015-16 programs are due January 7, 2015.  Visit www.yes-abroad.org for more information.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in Germany.  The programwas established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy.  Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany.  For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/

For more information on exchanges sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit www.exchanges.state.gov or watch this video about U.S. high school student exchanges.   To receive printed brochures and/or posters about our study abroad opportunities, send an email with your request to youthprograms@state.gov.For information on having an international experience without leaving home, consider hosting a Department of State- sponsored exchange student.  Learn more at http://hosting.state.gov

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Peacework Jobs

Peacework has a few positions it is looking to fill.

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Short Term Loans for Study Abroad Available

For more information see: ShortTermLoanApril2012

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Peacework Academic Fellowship in Agriculture

For more information see 2012PeaceworkFellowship

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VT Education Abroad Scholarships Due Date: March 23, 2012

The Education Abroad office manages scholarship competitions for awards ranging from $300 to $2,500.  Over 40 OIRED Scholarships, ACC scholarships and Phi Beta Delta scholarships are awarded each year to students studying abroad.

Award priorities vary depending on the scholarship, but include Virginia Tech programs, longer programs, and programs outside of Western Europe and Australia.

Deadline: March 23.

Application materials can be found here:  https://www.educationabroad.vt.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=PublicDocuments.View&File_ID=6254

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