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Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2020/2021 at the University of Edinburgh (Fully-funded)

Deadline: November 29, 2019

Applications for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2020/2021 at the University of Edinburgh are now open. The Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh will provide postgraduate scholarships to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities.

Ten (10) scholarships are available for the 2020/2021 academic year. On top of financial support, Scholars will participate in activities as part of the wider Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh including work-based placements, mentorship, and other activities during the academic year.
Scholarships are available for the following postgraduate programs:

  • MSc Africa and International Development
  • MSc Environment and Development
  • MSc Global Health Policy
  • LLM Human Rights
  • MA Design for Change
  • MSc Sustainable Energy Systems
  • MSc Carbon Finance
  • MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Scholarship
The scholarship will cover the full tuition fees and expenses for accommodation and maintenance.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must want to apply for one of the eligible courses listed above;
  • Applicants must qualify academically for admission to the degree of their choice;
  • Applicants must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country;
  • Applicants should not have completed a postgraduate degree previously;
  • Applicants must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within their community, and;
  • Applicants are able to present economic circumstances which show they lack financial means to pursue higher education in their home country or elsewhere.

Application

  • If the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is the only scholarship you are interested in applying for at the University of Edinburgh, please apply for the Scholarship only. If you are also applying for other scholarships in the University of Edinburgh, please apply directly for the degree programme of your choice.
  • Click here to apply
  • For more information, visit Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.

Enel Foundation Open Africa Power Program 2020 for Young Africans

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Applications are open for the Enel Foundation Open Africa Power Program 2020. The Open Africa Power is an education venture initiated by Enel Foundation in 2018 in partnership with top Academic institutions in Italy and Africa, aiming to forge a new generation of African leaders deeply engaged with their country’s clean energy future.

The Open Africa Power Program provides high-profile African graduates with a holistic knowhow of the electricity sector, enhancing the technical, regulatory and business skills required to work in the private and public sector towards the electrification of Africa. This collaborative program brings together Enel Foundation, Strathmore University, the University of Cape Town, Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Milano, Bocconi University, Venice International University and Florence School of Regulation. The 2020 edition will engage up to 60 African students and alumni in a series of professional development and leadership activities, comprising residential modules in South Africa and Italy.

Program Structure

  • Online Module and Exams: The online module Regulation for Universal Access to Energy will start on January 13 and will end on May 18. This course will enable the learners to gain a comprehensive vision on how to design appropriate policy and regulatory framework needed to ensure sustainable energy for all. Successful completion of this course is required to be selected for the Italian Module.
  • African Module: State of the Art – This five-day module will occur between February 10-14, 2020. It will take place in South Africa at the Graduate School of Business within the University of Cape Town. The module will explore the fundamental of the global electricity sector through the lenses of sustainable development goals. It will cover the following areas:
  • Networks technology, regulation, economics;
  • Renewables technology, regulation, economics;
  • ICT digitalization of the electricity industry

The faculty will consist of local and international experts both from academia and industry. Following the African Module, participants will be asked to put forward a research abstract on a specific aspect/solution for the electricity sector that can become a key element in the race from poverty to prosperity for the entire Continent or for a specific African country. The top twenty per cent participants of the course, based on valuation of their abstract, class interactions and successful completion of online course, will be invited to attend the Italian module.

Italian Module: New Frontiers – Lasting two weeks in July 2020, this module will take place in Italy. Participants will explore the new frontiers of the electricity sector, sharing knowledge and experience first-hand innovation. They will be called to actively interact with prestigious academic partners and research representatives, meet with government, business, and non-profit leaders; engage in a dialogue around issues of Africa’s clean energy future; and visit sites where innovative technologies are a reality in the electricity space.
Give Back Module: Upon completion of the Italian module, alumni will be involved in teaching activities related to Enel Foundation education initiatives in Africa.

Eligibility
To be eligible, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between the ages of 24 and 35 by January 13, 2020;
  • Be a citizen of an African country;
  • Currently resident in an African country or planning to relocate in Africa within the end of 2020;
  • Be eligible to travel to South Africa and Italy. Depending on your country of residence, your passport must be valid for one to three months AFTER the date of departure from South Africa, in order to be eligible for a visa (e.g. March 15 or May 15, 2020). All candidates are invited to check well in advance the procedure applicable to their specific case;
  • Having graduated from or being a student (having an admission letter is also acceptable) of a PhD, MSc, LLM, MPP or MBA degree. Undergraduate students or people who are not at least enrolled in a master’s degree are not eligible for this program. One of the two degrees (Bachelor or Masters) must be from an African University;
  • Have competences and a demonstrated interest to pursue a career – in private or public sector – in the electricity space at large;
  • Be fully proficient in English.

Application
Applications are to be filed through a dedicated platform exclusively. Click on the link and copypaste the following code (OAP20CFA ) in order to begin the process:

Applicants must provide:
A copy of their CV;
Copy of their Bachelors and Masters degree certificates AND academic transcripts;
A copy of their Passport;
A motivation letter;
Three reference letters from industry, academia and/or civil servant representatives.

For more information, visit Open Africa Power Program.

Minor Foundation to Protect the Natural Environment from all over the World

Deadline: 15 November 2019
The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges is currently accepting letter of intents (LOIs) from all over the world to fund communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change.

The board grants support to the projects they believe have the greatest impact on influencing public opinion and increasing political support for cutting green house gas emissions.

Goals

  • The Foundation’s objective is to promote efforts to protect the natural environment, primarily through the support of national and international projects.
  • The Foundation’s chief priority is to prevent or limit man-made global climate changes.
  • The Foundation’s work focuses on influencing public opinion, providing inspiration, changing attitudes, spreading information, etc., all meant to have an impact on decision-makers in society. The ultimate goal is to reach as many people as possible in the hope of limiting and helping to prevent global climate changes.
  • The Foundation will support efforts which are innovative, experimental and untested, and will prioritise means and measures which are likely to have the strongest possible impact at any given time.
  • The Foundation will concentrate efforts on projects which might otherwise be difficult to put into effect, and intends to support venturesome projects that can if successful, yield great results. Given the choice between many small projects and a few larger projects, the Foundation will generally select the larger ones.

Priorities

  • Support communication that creates change.
  • Prioritise politically oriented communication.
  • Support new voices, actors and narratives in the climate debate, and value diversity.
  • Innovative messages and strategies are more important than the innovative use of channels and media.
  • Support experienced organisations and networks.

The foundation welcomes applications from all over the world.

How to Apply

Employment vacancies at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation


KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a fulltime: M&E Officer for the ASCENT Project
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), still the deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of expertise for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable
tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. We are an organization of passionate TB professionals, including doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists. We aim to stop the spread of the worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB.
ASCENT Project Background:
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) leads the ASCENT (Adherence Support Coalition to End TB) project, the new Unitaid-funded 3.5 year project that will implement digital adherence technology (DAT) interventions in five key countries (Ethiopia, the Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, and Ukraine) in order to enable innovative new patient-centered, optimized TB care pathways for all types of TB (DS-TB, DR-TB, LTBI) and support the growing global momentum towards the use of these technologies.
Purpose of the position
The M&E Officer is responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of project implementation to improve performance and impact, as well as to document and communicate project achievements and lessons learned. S/he works in close collaboration with the ASCENT project team in-country as well as in the Netherlands.
Place in the organization
The M&E Officer reports to the ASCENT Project Manager
As the M&E Officer you will:
Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Provide overall coordination and implementation of project’s Monitoring and Evaluation activities
  • Oversee and execute M&E activities included in the Country Operational Plan (COP) and overall project logframe;
  • Ensure alignment with project strategy, annual targets and incorporation of M&E activities in the COP;
  • Contribute to the development of annual country operational plans;
  • Provide Technical Assistance (TA) on M&E to participating health facilities and other stakeholders;
  • Monitor project implementation with a focus on project indicators and quality data;
  • Promote a results-based and patient-centered approach to monitoring and evaluation, emphasizing results and impacts;
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated progress reports;
  • Conducts visits to the project sites to monitor activities implementation;
  • Assists the ASCENT project team in the analysis and interpretation of data and presentation of results in tabular and graphic forms.

Communication

  • Gather information about the project and transform this into content appropriate for multiple audiences and stakeholders and adjust/modify for different multimedia channels (e.g. success stories);
  • Maintaining and creating innovative content for our social media channels;
  • Initiate and coordinate the production of photo’s, video’s and graphics;
  • Develop an annual (content) calendar with important communication moments;
  • Assist with creating and guiding media coverage for ASCENT activities, news and events;
  • Be the first contact for local media, and get well acquainted with national media and platforms that can help tell the project stories;
  • Be responsible for maintaining an up-to-date press overview;
  • Document and communicate project achievements and lessons learned in various instruments including project reports.

Who are we looking for?
Education

  • Masters’ degree in relevant field.

Knowledge/experience

  • Knowledge of and experience in Monitoring & Evaluation of projects/programs in the field of Public Health;
  • Demonstrated experience in data analysis and reporting results using analysis packages from basic Excel (pivot tables) to more robust statistical programs (e.g. SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, etc.) and other platforms (NVivo, mapping software, ODK collect, etc.);
  • Experience in training and facilitation;
  • Knowledge of the field of media, communications and public relations, including communication strategies, -processes and –resources;
  • Experience in writing engaging success stories that can be directed and tailored to different audiences;
  • You love to write and delve in to complex ideas and you have an ability to take those complex ideas and turn them into engaging and understandable content;
  • Knowledge of filming, editing, photography, vlogging is considered a great plus.

Behavioral competencies and skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload;
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English.

What do we offer?

  • A full time (40 hours) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract;
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
  • A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
  • The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience;
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own HR Manual.


Application and Information
You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references, before October 4th 2019.
Please note that we only consider the applications that are received through the KNCV website. Applications that are sent to recruit email account are not taken into consideration.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a fulltime: Regional Technical Officer (2 positions) for the ASCENT Project

Duty Station: Arusha, Mwanza, Geita and Mbeya – Tanzania
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), still the deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of expertise for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. We are an organization of passionate TB professionals, including doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists. We aim to stop the spread of the worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB.
ASCENT Project Background:
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) leads the ASCENT (Adherence Support Coalition to End TB) project, the new Unitaid-funded 3.5 year project that will implement digital adherence technology (DAT) interventions in five key countries (Ethiopia, the Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, and Ukraine) in order to enable innovative new patient-centered, optimized TB care pathways for all types of TB (DS-TB, DR-TB, LTBI) and support the growing global momentum towards the use of these technologies.
Purpose of the position
As a Regional Technical Officer, you will support the implementation of the ASCENT project activities in the region. You will provide first line technical support to the health facility in-charges and the first point of contact for regional health management team. You support the project with the planning and facilitating of all trainings and workshops.
Place in the organization
The Regional Technical Officer reports to the ASCENT Project Manager.

As
Regional Technical Officer you will:

  • Support activities around the technical configuration and implementation of digital adherence technology in the region
  • Support engagement with regional health system officials regarding service delivery, supply chain, ICT departments in the region
  • Act as point of contact for districts, health facilities and fieldworkers, coordinating project support as needed in the region
  • Provide first line technical support to health facility in-charges and fieldworkers (basic troubleshooting, escalation to Technical Coordinator as needed) in the region
  • Plan and facilitate trainings and workshops in the region (including logistics)
  • Conduct monthly district/facility visits to monitor and support technology implementation (includes travel to other project sites)
  • Prepare reports on data collected via the adherence technology platform for the region
  • Any other duties as assigned by the program manager

Required profile:
Education

  • Relevant degree in public health, project management, IT systems, or another related field

Knowledge/Experience

  • Experience in implementing and/or use of digital technology solutions
  • Knowledge on TB
  • (Preferably) Experience working on health-related projects
  • Affinity with digital technologies
  • Experience providing technology support and/or background in IT
  • Experience communicating technical concepts to non-technical audience
  • Experience working with a wide range of stakeholders at local community, district, and regional levels.

Behavioral competencies and skills

  • Strong communicator to partners & stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and Swahili
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Service-minded towards partners and stakeholders and with a flexible attitude


What do we offer?

  • A full time (40 hours) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract;
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
  • A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
  • The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience;
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own HR Manual.


Application and Information
You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references, before October 4th 2019.
Please note that we only consider the applications that are received through the KNCV website. Applications that are sent to recruit email account are not taken into consideration.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Spencer Foundation’s Small Research Grants Program (Up to $50,000)

Deadline: 1 November 2019

Spencer Foundation has announced the Small Research Grants Program to support education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years.

This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. Foundation goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.

The Spencer Foundation has been a leading funder of education research since 1971 and is the only national foundation focused exclusively on supporting education research.

Foundation Goals

  • Invest in education research that is transformative, methodologically rigorous, and helps create a better society.
  • Support high-quality education research training.
  • Broaden the diversity of scholars and scholarship in education research.
  • Strengthen the impact of education research for improving educational practice.
  • Make education research more accessible to public audiences.

Core Commitments
They support education research that is:

  • Rigorous: Intellectually ambitious, innovative, and methodologically sound.
  • Relevant: Touching on the most pressing questions and opportunities in education and learning, wherever it occurs.
  • Equitable: Representing a diversity of scholars and scholarship and contributing to more just learning environments.
  • Collaborative: Engaging multiple voices and disciplinary perspectives.
  • Transformative: Reaching beyond academic audiences and leading to lasting improvement in education and learning.

Funding Information

  • Proposed budgets for this program are limited to $50,000 total and may not include indirect cost charges per Spencer’s policy.
  • Projects proposed may not be longer than 5 years in duration.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proposals to the Research Grants on Education program must be for academic research projects that aim to study education. Proposals for activities other than research are not eligible (e.g., program evaluations, professional development, curriculum development, scholarships, capital projects). Additionally, proposals for research studies focused on areas other than education, are not eligible.
  • Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a Small Research Grant on Education must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. While graduate students may be part of the research team, they may not be named the PI or Co-PI on the proposal.
  • The PI must be affiliated with a non-profit organization that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. The Spencer Foundation does not award grants directly to individuals. Examples include non-profit colleges, universities, school districts, and research facilities, as well as other non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS.
  • Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however, all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.

How to Apply

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation International Climate Protection Fellowship 2020 for Young Climate Experts from Developing Countries (Funding…

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Applications are open for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation International Climate Protection Fellowship 2020. With the International Climate Protection Fellowships, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables prospective leaders in academia and industry to implement a research based proposal in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in Germany.
Up to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships are granted annually, funded under the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety’s (BMU) International Climate Initiative. The fellowships target prospective leaders from non-European transition and developing countries. Candidates draw up their own research-based proposal which they then implement in collaboration with a host in Germany.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation runs the programme in cooperation with the Federation of German Industry (BDI), the Centre for International Postgraduate Studies in Environmental Management (CIPSEM) at TU Dresden, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC).

Benefits

  • A monthly fellowship of between €2,170 and €2,670, depending on your qualifications
  • Individual mentoring during your stay in Germany
  • Additional financial support for items such as family members accompanying you, travel expenses or a German language course
  • A three-week introductory phase, during which you will have the opportunity to make contact with other climate protection fellows and visit companies, research institutions and cultural events in Germany
  • Extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help you sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during your entire professional career

Eligibility

  • Applicants are a future leader from a non-European transition or developing country (see list of countries)
  • Are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change
  • Are interested in spending a year working with a host of your choice in Germany on a research-based project you have developed yourself in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservation.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic and professional career to date (mobility, determination, expertise, academic success)
  • Leadership skills (initial experience in leadership positions and/or appropriate references)
  • Quality, originality and relevance of the research-based proposal (convincing selection of methods, clear focus and feasibility, relevance to climate protection or climate-related resource conservation, viability of both the host institution chosen and the concomitant communication strategy)
  • Future potential (further development in academia and industry, career prospects)

Application

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2020-2021 at McGill University

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Applications are invited for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2020-2021 at McGill University. The McGill University and the Mastercard Foundation are pleased to offer full scholarships to economically challenged, academically gifted Master’s students from Sub-Saharan Africa through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.
This scholarship program is designed to sponsor outstanding, community engaged students to attend university who otherwise would not have the opportunity, thereby, fostering the development of future Sub-Saharan African leaders and entrepreneurs. In addition to financial support, Scholars are provided with a comprehensive support network that includes an array of mentoring and support services to ensure each student’s academic success, community service engagement and transition to socially relevant employment opportunities. This application is for MASTER’s (non-thesis) applicants only.

Eligibility
To be eligible for consideration for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Master’s Program at McGill, you must:

  • Be admissible to one of the eligible programs at McGill University (see Program List);
  • Have never registered for/completed any graduate studies;
  • Be nominated by a current McGill Professor or Staff Member from the department you wish to apply to;
  • Be a citizen of and have lived a significant part of your life in a Sub-Saharan African Country (see List of Eligible Countries);
  • Have an exceptional record of service and activity in your school and/or community;
  • Have an intent to return to your country immediately upon the completion of your degree with the goal of transforming your community through social and economic development;
  • Demonstrate that your financial status is in the lowest two quintiles of your country;
  • Must be less than 35 years old at the time of application

Application

Obama Foundation Scholars Program 2020/2021 for emerging leaders to study at the University of Columbia (Fully Funded)


The application for the 2020-2021 Obama Foundation Scholars Program is now open.
The Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University brings together rising leaders from around the world who have demonstrated a commitment to finding solutions to challenges in their communities, countries and regions. Over the course of an academic year, the Obama Foundation Scholars will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and skills and to build new capacities and networks that will accelerate their impact in their home countries.

Eligibility Requirements

The Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University seeks rising leaders from around the world who meet the following criteria:
  • Have a proven commitment to service and leadership within a community, region or country outside the United States, coupled with a demonstrated commitment to return to these communities following their completion of the program and apply their enhanced training, skills and connections on a long-term basis for the benefit of these communities
  • Are emerging leaders who have made meaningful contributions to their field and are now at a “tipping point” in their careers
  • Are fluent in English (verbal, written and spoken)
  • Have the ability and inclination to positively shape the future of their community
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to humility, integrity, inclusivity, stewardship, fearlessness, imagination and teamwork

Scholar Benefits

  • Monthly stipend to assist with living expenses in New York City
  • A furnished studio apartment within walking distance of Columbia University
  • All tuition and fees for up to four courses at Columbia University
  • Basic medical, dental and life insurance for the duration of the program
  • Air travel to and from home country and any program-related activities
  • Leadership development programming led by the Obama Foundation that will help scholars gain the real-world skills, tools and experiences to expand the impact of their work when they return home

Application

A complete application, submitted entirely online, includes the following materials:

Complete online application form

Resume/curriculum vitae

The resume/curriculum vitae should be a chronological listing of your employment and academic history, and other significant activities, including any awards, publications, or other achievements․

Personal video statement

The personal video statement should be a short video (no longer than five minutes in length) introducing the applicant and their work to the selection committee. Applicants will upload their video statement to a video hosting service, like YouTube or Vimeo, and will include a link to their video in the online application. Additional information on the requirements for the personal video statement can be found in the online application.

Responses to short essay questions

The short essay questions help the selection committee understand the applicant’s work, their motivation and how the program fits into their career trajectory. Applicants will submit their essay questions in the online application.

Proof of English proficiency

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting scores from one of three exams: The internet-based or paper-based exams of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic). No other exams will be accepted.
This requirement is waived for applicants who:
  • have completed an undergraduate degree – not a master’s or graduate degree – in a country where English is an official language;
OR
  • have previously taken the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exams in the last five years and scored at or above the minimum requirement of 100 (TOEFL-IBT), 600 (TOEFL-PBT), 7.0 (IELTS), or 68 (PTE Academic). If applicants qualify for a waiver under this exception, they must upload a scanned copy of their score report to the online application to ensure their application is eligible for review. If they did not score at or above the required minimum or no longer have a copy of their old results, they must retake an English proficiency exam.
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Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2019 for Professional Artisans (€50,000 Euros cash prize)

Deadline: October 30, 2019

The Loewe Foundation launches the fourth edition of the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize, an international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship. The Loewe Foundation seeks to recognize uniquely talented artisans whose artistic vision and will to innovate set new standards for the future of craft.
The LOEWE Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value. By identifying work that reinterprets existing knowledge to make it relevant today while reflecting its maker’s personal language and distinct hand, the Loewe Foundation aims to highlight the continuing contribution of craft to the culture of our time.

Prize

  • The prize awarded to the winner is €50,000 Euros in cash
  • The shortlisted and winning works will feature in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue in Paris in Spring 2020

Eligibility

  • All participants must be professional artisans 18 years or older
  • Entries may be made by an individual or collective (as a ‘group submission’)
  • All nationalities are welcome

All entries should

  • Fall within an area of applied arts, such as ceramics, bookbinding, enamelwork, jewellery, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, paper, wood, etc.
  • Be an original work, handmade or partly handmade
  • Have been created in the last five years
  • Be one-of a-kind
  • Have won no prizes previously
  • Demonstrate artistic intent

Make sure the work:

  • Demonstrates artistic intent in addition to technical proficiency
  • Is an original piece, handmade or partly handmade
  • Is recently created (in the last five years), and one-of-a-kind, and has not won any prizes previously
  • Is innovative, in the sense that it updates tradition
  • Falls within an area of the applied arts, such as ceramics, bookbinding, enamelwork, jewellery, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, paper, wood, etc.

Application

Thomson Reuters Foundation Reporting on Illicit Finance in Africa 2019 (Fully-funded)

Deadline: August 13, 2019
Applications are open for the Thomson Reuters Foundation Reporting on Illicit Finance in Africa 2019. Thomson Reuters Foundation, in partnership with the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, is looking for journalists based anywhere in Africa who are motivated to understand how their country could be losing money via illicit means.
Wealth of Nations is a long-term engagement, and journalists who take part must commit to all elements of the scheme, signing an agreement to this effect. These elements include:
The production of stories on illicit financial flows
A mentoring support scheme that will help produce these stories
Intensive training on reporting illicit finance with a workshop from 22 – 23 October 2019
Attendance of a two-day conference related to illicit financial flows in Cape Town as part of the workshop

Benefits

  • If selected, you will take part in one intensive workshop (5 days) covering illicit finance, reporting on companies, accounts and budgets, and investigative techniques. The Workshop will take place in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • During the workshop you will also attend a two-day conference related to illicit financial flows. Being at the conference will allow you access to leading experts on illicit financial flows.
  • You will propose one or more story ideas that you wish to work on within the scheme – we will provide experienced journalists to help you pursue your stories right up to publication/broadcast.
  • You will have exclusive access to expertise through our network of illicit finance experts.
  • You will also have access to story ideas and editorial advice, and will be invited to share your own expertise with participants from other regions.

Funding

  • Successful applicants will receive a full bursary that will cover air travel expenses (economy class), accommodation, local transfers and meals. Please note that you need to check visa requirements and ensure you have the necessary documentation required. The cost of your visa and any other related costs will be the responsibility of the participant.
  • If you should be selected for the mentoring programme, the maximum story grant they can provide is USD 500. Please note that grants awarded vary depending on the anticipated resources required to complete the story. Any proposed costs without a detailed explanation will not be considered.

Eligibility

  • Open to journalists with at least two years of professional experience and fluent English
  • It is an advantage if you are familiar with investigative journalism, reporting on finances and/or dealing with numbers more generally, but if you have a strong motivation to learn about and understand these issues then we will consider your application. Early career journalists are invited to apply
  • You must be able to spend significant time working on illicit finance stories
  • Both freelancers and staff journalists may apply. Journalists working for a news organisation will need consent from their editor to take part. Freelancers should provide evidence that one or more media organisations will be willing to take their work
  • Journalists working in any medium or multiple media are welcome to apply (print, online, radio or television)
  • Journalists should be based in Africa and working for one or more African media organisations
  • Journalists applying must have fluent English
  • Please note that if you have previously attended a Wealth of Nations programme at any point or a TRF training in the last 12 months you are not eligible for this course

Application

  • Have the following ready before you begin your application:
  • Two work samples
  • A letter from your editor consenting to your participation and confirming that they will publish any story produced through the programme.

Click here to apply
For more information, visit Thomson Reuters Foundation.