International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) Science Award, USA

The IPNI Science Award was established by the IPNI Board of Directors in 2006. Its purpose is to recognize and promote distinguished contributions by scientists involved with global ecological intensification as related to crop production. Ecological intensification is defined as the development of high-yield crop production systems that protect soil and environmental quality and conserve natural resources. Characteristics of ecological intensification include yields achieving near potential top levels, high efficiency of nutrient use, and appropriate management of soil nutrient stocks and organic matter. The Award is to be presented each year to one agronomic scientist. The recipient receives a plaque and a monetary award of US$5,000. There must be a minimum of three nominations for the award to be issued. A recipient is not eligible to receive the Award more than once.

The Criteria
A committee of noted international authorities (including past Award winners) will select the recipient of the Award on an annual basis. The Award recognizes outstanding achievements in research, extension, or education which focus on efficient and effective management of plant nutrients and their positive interaction in fully integrated crop production, enhancing yield potential, and/or improving crop quality. Such systems improve net returns, lower unit costs of production, and maintain or improve environmental quality. Private or public sector agronomists, crop scientists, soil scientists, and food scientists from all countries are eligible for nomination.

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York University International Undergraduate Student Scholarship & Award Program, Canada

York University CanadaYork offers awards & scholarships specifically for international students ranging from $100 to $100,000. In addition to the awards requiring this application, some awards are automatically granted based on academic performance.

Established for international undergraduate applicants, recognizing academic excellence, leadership qualities, exceptional community service and individual achievement.

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • You MUST submit a formal application to York University either by the OUAC website or York online application for September entry to be considered for the International Scholarships.
  • You MUST be an international student who is required to have a Study Permit to study in Canada.
  • You MUST be applying to the first year of a fulltime undergraduate degree program in one of the following Faculties: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Glendon, Health, Lassonde School of Engineering, Science, Schulich School of Business.
  • You MUST possess an excellent academic record (“A” average or equivalent) and have demonstrated leadership through community service or excellence in the arts, sports or other areas of individual achievement.
  • You MUST have graduated from high school within the past two years.
  • Application documentation is required.
  • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Global Leader of Tomorrow Award

  • Valued at $15,000 and renewable for a further three years of full-time undergraduate study provided high academic standing is maintained in each academic year.
  • You must be nominated by your high school. Only one candidate per school will be considered for this award.
  • You must meet the general eligibility criteria.

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Max Planck Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, GermanyExcellent scientists and scholars of all nationalities who are expected to continue producing outstanding academic achievements in international collaboration – not least with the assistance of this award – are eligible to be nominated for the Max Planck Research Award.

On an annually-alternating basis, the call for nominations addresses areas within the natural and engineering sciences, the life sciences, and the social sciences and humanities.

The Max Planck Research Award 2014 will be conferred in the area of natural and engineering sciences in the subject “Quantum Nano Science”.

113 years after the foundation of quantum theory by Max Planck, researchers succeed in controlling materials with ever higher precision to realize exotic quantum states. Thus nano structured materials and devices arise, that by exploiting the most bizarre features of quantum mechanics – take discretisation, superposition, entanglement and many body systems as examples – are designed for special purposes. Such phenomena form the focus of the relatively young experimental field of Quantum Nano Science that has emerged at the interfaces of nano science, quantum optics, photonics, materials technology and quantum information.

Every year, the Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society grant two research awards to one researcher working abroad  and one researcher working in Germany.

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International Students Work Study Awards, University of Oregon, USA

University of Oregon USA A number of awards of a maximum of $6,000 each will be made to international students studying at the University of Oregon in 2013-14. Students who receive work-study awards will be eligible to apply for work-study jobs during the 2013-14 academic year. Although this award does not guarantee an on-campus job, opportunities for on-campus employment will be greatly increased.

DEADLINE
Applications and supporting materials must be submitted to International Affairs on or before April 15, 2013.

Applicants for international work-study awards will be notified by the end of spring term 2013.

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Courage in Journalism Awards for International Women Journalists, USA

2013 Courage in Journalism Awards
Nomination Requirements and Criteria

Competitive candidates will exhibit extraordinary strength of character, bravery and perseverance in reporting the news; have a strong commitment to press freedom and be well-respected journalists who have shown a commitment to journalism exemplified by a willingness to continually put their life or their freedom at risk to produce a body of work in the face of government oppression, political pressure, physical danger or other intimidating obstacles.

Candidates must currently be full-time, part-time or freelance women journalists working in print, broadcast or online media in any country.

Candidates employed by organizations whose main objective is not journalism will not be considered for this award.

Before you start the nomination process, please make sure you have assembled the following documents:

  • Description of the conditions under which the candidate works;
  • Description of specific instances where the candidate has faced danger because of her work, such as government oppression, torture, threats to family, defamation or imprisonment;
  • Nomination statement describing why this journalist merits consideration for the IWMF’s Courage in Journalism Award. The nomination statement is a very important part of the selection process. Please explain in detail how your candidate meets the qualifications using specific examples to illustrate the candidate’s courage and determination in support of press freedom. Nominators are encouraged to read short biographies of previous award winners at iwmf.org/courage
  • Examples of the candidates work*:
    • For print journalists (including online media): 2-3 articles written by the candidate;
    • For editors or publishers: 2-3 examples of overall work;
    • For TV or radio reporters or producers: audio or video clip which features the candidate or is produced by the candidate (audio tapes can be uploaded electronically or submitted by mail on cassettes, CDs or by electronic audio file; video clips can be uploaded electronically or submitted by mail in DVD, BETA or NTSC format);
    • For photojournalists: 4-5 photographs taken by the candidate;

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Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers

The purpose of this award is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing countries, which is promoted by Japan for the benefit of those countries. Young researchers who show outstanding performance and research achievements that lead to future innovation will be commended with the Award.

Research Fields
The Award covers all areas of researches on agriculture, forestry, fisheries and industries, including the food sector for developing countries. Basic research and socioeconomic fields are also covered.

Candidates
Individuals who are engaged in research and development at overseas public or private research institutes or international research institutes for agriculture, forestry and fisheries or universities, are eligible to apply. Candidates should be researchers who are under 40 years old as of January 1 of the year of commendation, who fall under any of the following criteria, and who are able to attend the commendation ceremony including the lecture session by awardees in November 28, 2012.

  1. Those who have shown outstanding performance in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, or related industries for a developing country, and who show potential promise.
  2. Those who have shown outstanding research achievements in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries or related industries for a developing country that will lead to future technological innovation, and who show potential promise.
    • Candidates should be non-Japanese researchers who work overseas.
    • Non-Japanese researchers who work in Japan shall be excluded because they are eligible for other domestic commendation awards for young researchers living in Japan.
    • Those who miss out on the award are eligible to apply for a future award.

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Be The Next Bayer Young Environmental Envoy and Enjoy Study Trip to Germany!

Imprint your green ideas into action!

Bayer Young Environmental Envoy Be the next Bayer Young Environmental Envoy and a field trip to Germany may be yours
If you are a young Indonesian citizen with a passion for the environment, take up the challenge to become a Bayer Young Environmental Envoy!

BYEE Program now on its 9th year in Indonesia
The Bayer Young Environmental Envoy (BYEE) is a global environmental education program for the youth organized by Bayer and the United Nations Environment Programme with the aim of developing young environmental leaders and boosting the level of environmental awareness among the youth.

Children and relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity, or persons, whether they are related or not, living with any of the following are not eligible to join the contest:

Eligibility for entry

  • Indonesian citizen, college/university student enrolled in any institution in Indonesia as of April 1, 2012 (students graduating in April 2012 are eligible to join)
  • 18 to 24 years-old by September 1, 2012
  • Actively involved in environmental activities or projects
  • Willing to travel overseas
  • Should be able to work well within a group
  • Good oral and written English communications skills

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Lesley Lillian Graham Award, Edith Cowan University, Australia

This award was established by the will of Miss Lesley Lillian Graham to reward outstanding secondary student teachers majoring in English. The donated funds are to be used to assist a student studying towards becoming an English Teacher. The Lesley Lillian Graham Awards are open to fourth year students enrolled in either a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) or Bachelor of Arts (Education) / Bachelor of Arts and are majoring in English OR enrolled in a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) with a curriculum study major in English Education.

Payments
Amount: $5000
Frequency:
Two Installments of $2500; the first following confirmation of acceptance and the second (final) installment to be paid after census date – 31 August 2011, providing eligibility requirements have been met
Method:
Electronic funds transfer

Eligibility requirements
Eligibility criteria:

  • Academic merit
  • Demonstrated teaching ability
  • Must be enrolled in one of the listed eligible ECU courses

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The Karrakatta Club Dame Mary Gilmore Award, Edith Cowan University, Australia

The Karrakatta Club Dame Mary Gilmore Award aims to further the education of an eligible female postgraduate student. The award offers a scholarship to meet expenses associated with a doctoral degree or Master by Research. The award will be offered biennially.

Amount: $2,000
Frequency: Once only
Method:
Cheque

Applicant information:
Certified copies of each of the following;

  • Final undergraduate transcript, research proposal approval letter.
  • Australian citizenship certificate or birth certificate.
  • A statement of support from the applicant’s supervisor.
  • Applicants who have presented conference papers, or published journal articles, whether or not connected with current research, should submit copies of these items with evidence of peer review, if applicable.
  • The successful applicant will be notified by mid December.
  • The award will be presented at a function of the Karrakatta Club, to be held in the year following selection.
  • The successful applicant will be required to submit a report in writing on their work to the members of the executive of the Karrakatta Club, and may be invited to address members of the Club.

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Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments (DEED) Awards, American Public Power Association, USA

The Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments (DEED) program was established in 1980 by the American Public Power Association. The purpose of this research, development and demonstration program is to sponsor and conduct activities related to energy innovation, improving efficiencies and lowering the cost of providing energy services to the customers of publicly owned electric utilities.

The DEED program offers funding for projects that will develop and demonstrate new technologies and techniques. Funding for DEED-sponsored projects comes in the form of grants to DEED member utilities, scholarships to university students studying in energy-related disciplines, and joint projects with APPA committees as well as funding for technical design projects conducted by students.

APPA is the national service organization for community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities.

CRITERIA FOR TECHNICAL DESIGN PROJECT AWARD:
DEED technical design projects are intended to promote the involvement of students studying in energy-related disciplines in the public power industry. Successful applicants are expected to complete a technical design project and submit a final report on the project, describing activities, cost, bibliography, achievements, problems, results, and recommendations. A two-page summary abstract is also required. In addition, the student(s) will travel to the next APPA Engineering & Operations Technical Conference to present their project to the conference.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS:
Only students studying in energy-related disciplines from accredited colleges or universities are eligible for technical design project funding. Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, or citizenship.

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