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IDEX Accelerator & Global Fellowship in India: Oct. 15 Application Deadline

The IDEX Accelerator & Global Fellowship Program has an upcoming application deadline of October 15th for their January 2018 cohort program. The program was founded on the idea that by investing in the future generations of leaders who are passionate about leading high-impact careers, we can regenerate local economies and build stronger communities around the world. There is a tuition involved but there are also scholarships within the IDEX system to cover many expenses such as travel. For instance, IDEX founded the InvestWISE Scholarship Fund in 2014 and made it a core part of their mission to help balance the gender scales to place more women in leadership roles within specialized impact fields such as Agriculture, Clean Energy, Impact Investing, Technology for Development and Public Policy.

Check out the program here: http://www.idexaccelerator.com/.

About IDEX Accelerator

IDEX is a US based non-profit that was incubated under Gray Matters Capital in 2010 with the objective of  developing the next wave of “social intrapreneurs” who will support, lead and advance the work of socially-focused enterprises around the world! IDEX Fellows undergo six months of leadership and business development training by working full-time for social enterprises across India. IDEX Fellows work in areas including health, education, gender, energy, livelihood, environment, impact investing etc. Currently, IDEX alumni come from all corners of the globe.

Innovation Hub ‘Projects for Peace’ Info Sessions: Oct. 3rd, 9th & 18th @ 4:30PM

The Innovation Hub invites you to participate in the Projects for Peace program. They will be hosting three informal information sessions October 3rd, October 9th, and October 18th at 4:30 in their conference room, located at 118 South Main Street. Innovation Hub staff will discuss previous funded projects and answer any questions interested students may have. Applications are due Friday, December 1st, 2017 to lscott@middlebury.edu. If you have questions before then, please email Lucy Scott.

Now in its eleventh year, this program honors Kathryn Wasserman Davis, an international philanthropist who was interested in finding new ways to advance world peace. The Projects for Peace program is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2018. The project judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000.

Undergraduate students at more than 90 college campuses across the United States, including those of you who will graduate this academic year, are eligible to design and submit proposals that address the goal of improving the prospects for peace in the 21st century. The top submissions from the participating campuses, including at least one from Middlebury, will receive funding of $10,000 with which to initiate projects anywhere in the world during the summer of 2018.

Upon the occasion of her 100th birthday, Kathryn W. Davis chose to celebrate by committing $1 million to Projects for Peace. The Projects for Peace continue to support and encourage today’s motivated youth to create and test their own ideas for building peace. We continue to mourn the passing of Mrs. Davis in 2013, but celebrate her extraordinary legacy and appreciate that her family has committed to the program for another year.

This is an initiative for all undergraduates, and not those solely interested in politics, the social sciences, or international studies. None of you should feel there are disciplinary boundaries that prevent you from finding ways to tie your skills and talents into a good proposal related to world peace. Even if you never thought about the prospects for world peace to pursue this initiative, it is this very unique creativity that Middlebury seeks to identify and support in implementing this program as you reflect on ways to link your individual strengths to the challenges of world peace.

A successful proposal for Middlebury students will require you to consider and articulate the following in your proposals: 1) What differentiates you from others who may be applying for this grant in terms of your skills and talents?; 2) How will you translate those skills and talents into a project related to world peace?; and 3) How will you draw on the expertise of faculty, staff, and your fellow students here at Middlebury, as well as on networks of relevant people off-campus, including alumni, to develop a project that is both practical and can be implemented within the budget of $10,000?

For more information about applying, including the proposal guidelines, click here.

For answers to frequently asked questions, click here.

SENIORS: Timelines for Applying to Princeton in…Africa, Asia & Latin America

What is ‘Princeton in…Africa, Asia & Latin America’?

Since 1898, the independent, non-profit organization located at Princeton University has long been driven by a mission to foster mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives, cultivate long-lasting relationships and benefit local and global communities. It is their vision that through extended exposure to global workplaces and cultures, Fellows will develop a life-long appreciation for and engagement in parts of the world, as well as a commitment to contributing to the communities they find themselves a part of after their Fellowships end.
If you are a Senior and have had any thoughts of working abroad for a year, you might very well be a good match for these programs. Each region of the world has a different management in terms of applying, so below is just a tickler to get this on a your mind and your radar if you are looking for a transformative experience working with a nonprofit that you are partnered with for one year of service.

Deadlines & Information for Applying

Princeton in Africa

10/9/17: Attend the Webinar Info Session – You can attend their online webinar on Monday, October 9, 2017 from 6-8pm EDT.  When you join their applicant mailing list by emailing piafapp@princetoninafrica.org you will receive instructions for attending the webinar when they are available. You do not need to RSVP to attend the webinar. If you are on the applicant mailing list, you will automatically be invited to the webinar.

10/29/17: Application Deadline, Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT – Application Deadline for 2018-19 fellowships

 

Princeton in Asia

11/9/17: Application Deadline, Thursday, November 9 at 11:59pm, EST for submission of application materials. You must submit your online application, hard copy application materials (official transcript & Letter of recommendation), and application fee by this date.

Princeton in Latin America

11/6/17 – Application Deadline, Monday, November 6 at 11:59 pm, EST. The initial application process is online (hard-copy materials cannot be accepted or processed). No late applications are accepted.

SENIORS: Apply for a $15K Public Service Award for Post-Grad Projects

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award is a $15,000 stipend for graduating college seniors who demonstrate a commitment to public service anywhere in the world immediately following graduation. You get to identify a problem anywhere in the world; design a program to address it; and spend a year implementing your design. While it can be your own proposal or work with established public service organizations, students are encouraged to develop their own proposals that encompass any activity that furthers the public good. Your service commitment is for one year. Project summaries of prior award winners and FAQs are posted here.

The application deadline is January 18, 2018 and must be submitted to:

The Samuel Huntington Fund
Attn: Amy Stacy
National Grid
40 Sylvan Road
Waltham, MA 02451
amy.stacy@nationalgrid.com

Since 1989, the Fund has awarded 71 grants for graduating seniors to perform public service projects of their own design and imagination in 15 states and 29 countries around the world.

SENIORS: Apply for a $15K Public Service Award for Post-Grad Projects

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award is a $15,000 stipend for graduating college seniors who demonstrate a commitment to public service anywhere in the world immediately following graduation. You get to identify a problem anywhere in the world; design a program to address it; and spend a year implementing your design. While it can be your own proposal or work with established public service organizations, students are encouraged to develop their own proposals that encompass any activity that furthers the public good. Your service commitment is for one year. Project summaries of prior award winners and FAQs are posted here.

The application deadline is January 18, 2018 and must be submitted to:

The Samuel Huntington Fund
Attn: Amy Stacy
National Grid
40 Sylvan Road
Waltham, MA 02451
amy.stacy@nationalgrid.com

Since 1989, the Fund has awarded 71 grants for graduating seniors to perform public service projects of their own design and imagination in 15 states and 29 countries around the world.

Interested in International Affairs & Development? Talk to MIIS about their MA Programs NOW While an Undergrad

Open Information Session: Middlebury Institute of International Studies/ Development Practice and Policy Program

Tuesday September 26: 4:30-6:00: Axinn 220

Are you considering your postgraduate career and interested in pursuing an MA at some point in the future? Trying to figure out how to apply your language skills, interest in international affairs, economic development, environmental policy, security studies, or education in a meaningful way for a rewarding career? Are you interested in maximizing opportunities you have for learning and professional development during your time as an undergraduate at Middlebury?

We invite you to join us at an open information session about the curricular offerings and career opportunities available at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). This is your chance to engage with senior faculty, gain a deeper understanding of what MIIS provides as an institution, and learn about the development practice and policy program directly from the director.

Beryl Levinger, Distinguished Professor, Chair of the Development Practice and Policy Program, and Academic Director of the Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI) program, will join me for an open Q & A session. You can find her complete bio here: http://www.miis.edu/academics/short/graduate-certificate-international-development/instructors

This is also a chance for you to find out about recently revamped accelerated degree offerings, where Middlebury alums can take advantage of guaranteed $10,000 legacy scholarships and accelerated entry that allows you to complete an MA in as little as 18 months.  

Are you interested in graduate school in international affairs?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for an information session on graduate studies in international affairs. Admissions representatives from these schools will be on hand to discuss admissions requirements, academic programs, and career opportunities for students interested in graduate studies in international affairs.

Tuesday, September 26

4:30-5:30 pm

Coltrane Lounge in Adirondack House

Schools attending:

  • The Fletcher School at Tufts
  • Johns Hopkins SAIS
  • Columbia SIPA
  • Georgetown MSFS
  • Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School