Have you heard about the Davis Projects for Peace, a program which honors Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a 102 year old philanthropist who is interested in finding new ways to advance world peace.
Undergraduate students at more than 90 college campuses across the United States, including those 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 from Mrs. Davis with which to initiate projects anywhere in the world during the summer of 2010.
If you are interested, make sure to attend the Q and A session at Old Stone Mill on Monday November 16, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Students who have been recipients of past Davis Project for Peace funding, as well as students whose projects were supported by the College, will be available to answer questions and speak about their individual experiences. It will be an excellent opportunity to see firsthand what Middlebury students have accomplished with the support of this Initiative.
This is an initiative for all undergraduates, and not those solely interested in politics, the social sciences, or international studies. Read the rest of this entry »
Interested in addressing global issues by engaging in today’s critical need for more effective language proficiency?
Middlebury College is pleased to announce The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages. Please join representatives from the Language Schools and Student Financial Services to learn about the summer language programs and the Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace. The information session will take place on Wednesday November 11 at 3:00 PM in MBH 216.
For the fourth year in a row, 100 Davis Fellowships are offered to cover the full cost of summer language study from beginning to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian at the Middlebury summer Language Schools.
The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more the of the following areas: international, global or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Read the rest of this entry »
The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women & Public Policy
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research will offer one fellowship for 2010-2011:
The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow works as a general research assistant on a variety of research projects and reports. Research tasks may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also an integral part of the fellowship program. Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline, statistics, or women’s studies. Graduate work is not required. Applicants should have strong quantitative and library research skills and knowledge of women’s issues; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, and graphics software a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus.
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Are you interested in fighting hunger? If so, come learn what one of our peers has already accomplished.
Corinne Almquist (Middlebury ’09) will be giving a talk entitled “Fresh Food For All: A Vermont Gleaner’s Experience” on November 10 at 6:30 PM in Hillcrest 103 (the Orchard). Almquist is a Compton Mentor Fellow who has used her fellowship to provide fresh food for the poor through a process known as gleaning. She has been so successful that, just this week, she was featured in The Christian Science Monitor, in an article called, “The need to feed hungry families cultivates new interest in gleaning.” It was an amazingly favorable article, comparing Almquist to Ruth from the Bible, in her endeavors to feed the poor. If you are interested in learning more, see the video, read the article, read her statement on the Middlebury website, or come hear her speak on November 10.
Do you have any interest in Social Justice through Healthcare Advocacy?
If so, you might be interested in the Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice and the Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice. Both fellowships are year-long, full-time, salaried positions at Families USA‘s office in Washington, DC. Each year, one candidate will be selected for each fellowship. Selected fellows will receive a compensatory package that includes an annual salary of $38,000 and excellent health care benefits.
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Below are deadlines for competitions, fellowships, and prizes that may be of interest to aspiring social or environmental entrepreneurs. These were provided courtesy of Green VC LinkedIn
November 12, 2009
2010-2011 Acumen Fund Fellows Program – Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Its fellows program provides training to young professionals who in turn provide support to Acumen Fund investees. You can learn more about applying for the Acumen Fund Fellows Program here
November 16, 2009
Imagine H2O Prize- The Imagine H2O Prize is a new business plan competition that focuses on solutions to water issues. The 2009 – 2010 competition will focus on water efficiency in agriculture, commercial, industrial or residential applications, such as water demand reduction, improved water use, water recycling and/or reuse.
The total prizes that will be awarded in this year’s competition will be $70,000, including cash awards and in-kind services including legal, tax, and accounting services. In addition, winners will receive in-depth business incubation including mentorship, introductions to financiers, potential beta customers, and go-to-market partners.
Additional information on the 2009 – 2010 competition can be found here.
December 2, 2009
2010 Echoing Green Fellowship- Echoing Green provides seed funding for social entreprenuers to launch new organizations. Thusfar, Echoing Green has invested more than $28 million in seed funding to more than 471 social entrepreneurs and their organizations. You can learn more about applying for an Echoing Green Fellowship here.
The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty.
Each year 20 participants are selected for this eleven-month program. Fellows are placed for half their term of service with urban and rural community-based organizations all over the country involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as grass roots organizing groups, food banks, economic development agencies, local advocacy groups and faith-based organizations. They then move to Washington, DC to complete the year with national organizations involved in the anti-hunger and poverty movement, including national advocacy organizations, think tanks, and federal agencies. Through this unique program, the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program develops effective leaders with a deep understanding of hunger and poverty at both the local and national level that enables them to find innovative solutions and create the political will to end hunger.
More information can be found at: http://hungercenter.org/national/applicationinfo.htm
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The Environmental Council manages an innovative grant program designed to inspire environmental leadership across the campus through sustainability initiatives. Thanks to President Ron Liebowitz the Environmental Council continues to be able to provide grants to Middlebury College students, staff and faculty. Nearly 40 grants have been awarded utilizing more than $65,000 of funding.
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If you have an interest in corporate social responsibility and the development of sustainable strategies for addressing social and environmental issues, you may be interested in the StartingBloc Fellowships next spring.
“StartingBloc is a global community of social innovators creating new solutions to timeworn problems.” Each year the fellowship begins with a five-day long Institute for Social Innovation (in either New York or Boston). The institute exposes the Fellows to both industry practitioners and professors who both lecture and teach workshops on Enterprise Planning, Finance Basics, Corporate Responsibility and more. It focuses on networking and building life-long skills.
Following the institute, Fellows enter the StartingBloc Alumni network where they have access to
Are you graduating this year and interested in global health?
If so check out the opportunity below!
Young Leader of Social Change Paid Fellow Position (New Haven, CT)
Next Available Opening Begins June 2010. Applications Now Being Accepted.
The Young Leader of Social Change Fellowship provides an outstanding recent college or public health graduate with an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health programs. You will work from our New Haven office that overlooks the Yale campus.
In this full-time paid position, the Fellow will work closely with Unite For Sight’s CEO on global health programming.
Duties and responsibilities include:
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