Fellowships for a year-long Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar

A year-long seminar for 2012-2013 on the topic of “Speciesism in biology, culture, and sociopolitics” has been funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation under their “Sawyer Seminar” program.

Two one-year graduate fellowships are available for academic year 2012-2013. These will have an annual fellowship stipend of $30,000 which is meant to support the fellows’ participation in the seminar and their dissertation research/writing.

For more detailed information and advice about applying, see the GradNews post about this fellowship.

Operation HOPE Fellowships

Operation HOPE logoOperation HOPE is a non-profit organization providing economic education for America’s inner city communities. Operation HOPE improves the economic quality of life for individuals, families and communities through programs that create stakeholders: converting check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners, and minimum wage workers into living wage worker.

General qualifications for HOPE Fellows: graduate or undergraduate students (who have finished their junior year of college) with specialized skills and interest to assist HOPE managers in a specific area. HOPE seeks talented, self-motivated individuals committed to global economic and social justice.

Four fellowship positions are available at HOPE’s Los Angeles office.

Application deadline: March 23, 2012.

HOPE Office of Communication – Assistant Director, Communications and Marketing Duration: June 4 to August 10, 2012. Fellowship stipend is $1,700/month. Fellow must work a minimum of 40 hours per week to earn stipend. Work directly with the Director of Communications and Marketing on all HOPE projects, collateral materials, marketing materials, webpages, etc. More details 

HOPE Office of Communication – Web and Social Media Fellow Duration: minimum of 6 months, preferably a year. Fellowship stipend is $1,000/month. Fellow must work a minimum of 20 hours per week to earn stipend. Manage all social media forums for operation HOPE. Will assist web designers and staff with maintaining, updating and editing HOPE webpages. Work on branding, marketing materials, and special projects for HOPE’s 20th Anniversary year. More details

HOPE Forums – Event Coordinator Fellow Duration: minimum of 6 months, preferably a year. Fellowship stipend is $1,700/month. Fellow must work a minimum of 40 hours per week to earn stipend. Manage all event coordination, data and statistical research and development for HOPE Forums and events. Fellow will assist in all 20th Anniversary planning, marketing, outreach, work on invitations, attendee lists, thank-yous, follow-ups, etc. Event planning will be for all events nationwide.  More details

Office of Field Operations Fellow Duration: from June 4, to August 10, 2012. Stipend is $1,700/month. Fellow must work a minimum of 40 hours per week to earn stipend. Responsible for recruitment of partners for the Global Money Initiative. In addition to recruitment, fellow will be responsible for managing the partnership process including contextualization and design of partnership. More details

Shinnyo Fellowship

The Shinnyo Fellowship provides advising and monetary support to undergraduate and graduate students who desire to implement a service, peace-building, and/or sustainable social change project locally, nationally, or globally. Project proposals should be innovative, action-oriented, and emphasize peace-building.

Stipend: $3,000. Application deadline: April 2, 2012.

Through the fellowship students will:

*   Enhance their understanding of how to contribute to the health of an identified community, develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become transformative community leaders, and increase one’s ability to engage in reflection

*   Nurture an awareness of how their inner and outer paths contribute to justice and peace-building

*   Significantly impact an identified community through a service or peace-building project off campus

More information: Shinnyo Fellowship Application or email Mike at bishop@berkeley.edu

The Shinnyo Fellowship is a program of the Cal Corps Public Service Center at UC Berkeley, which connects ideas, resources, and people to act for social justice, build healthy communities, and foster life-long commitments to public service. The Center partners with the community, student leaders and faculty to engage over 6,000 students each year as volunteers, and through jobs, internships, and courses.

Previously listed (with upcoming deadlines):

October GradNews

  • CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program [deadlines vary by CSU campus]

November GradNews

  • Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge Lab [year-round]

November GradNews

  • Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge Lab [year-round]

February GradNews

  • CONICYT/BECAS Chile multi-year scholarship [4/17/12]
  • Fulbright Scholar Competition [8/1/12]

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