Rave Scholarships support training for curators, restorers, museum technicians and cultural managers from countries in transition & developing countries

Rave Scholarships support further practical training for young curators, restorers, museum technicians and cultural managers from countries in transition and developing countries who have arranged a guest period, a practical training or non-paid work at a museum, at a non-commercial gallery or at a non-commercial cultural institution in Germany.

The Rave Scholarship is a working scholarship and requires the holder’s presence. It includes the following payments:

  • a monthly lump sum of 1,300 € for a scholarship period of three to six months
  • travelling expenses (to and from Germany)
  • health insurance

The application date is 30 July each year. Selections will be made within 3 months.

Conditions

Scholarships will be awarded to applicants

  • who come from a transformation or developing country and are still living there,
  • who did not have the opportunity yet to come for a longer stay or did not have further training or working stay in Germany,
  • who finished their professional training not longer than five years ago and are not yet over 40. Those still studying or training at the time of application will not be considered for selection,
  • who have found a non-commercial partner institution in Germany that has agreed to take care of them or agreed to a joint project,
  • who can provide a positive statement from their own country (reference),
  • Knowledge of one of the three languages German, English or French is a requirement.

Applicants who were rejected once cannot apply again.

Apply

https://www.ifa.de/en/visual-arts/art-funding/rave-scholarships.html

Reporters in the Field

Who can participate:

  • International teams with professional freelance or staff journalists, photographers or visual storytellers who work for established media outlets (no matter if print, photo, broadcast, web, or cross-media) are eligible. No age limit applies.
  • Your team and story must be based in at least two of the following countries:
  • Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom.

WHAT it is about:

  • Find a topic that works for cross-border journalism and is of relevance in Europe.
  • Team up with international colleagues or contact us: if you have a convincing story but no team yet, we can help you to find one if you ask us in due time.
  • Realize your story: You can use our grant to support both travel costs and remuneration. To connect expertise from different countries and spheres, you can spend it on research trips with your team. If you find that your topic requires research at home, team members can also spend grant money for research in their home countries.
  • Publish your story in your preferred language.

HOW to apply:

  • Team up with your colleagues and designate a project leader, who will act as your representative for all correspondence, administrative and budgetary purposes.
  • Prepare your application in English using our application form. You can save your application before submitting it. Applications made via e-mail or post will not be considered and cannot be returned. The next deadline for applications will be March 25, 2018.
  • Submit one joint application for your team, but do include CVs and further information on the individual team members.
  • Save the Date: At least two team members must participate in our workshop in Berlin from June 15- 17, 2018.

OUR EXPECTATIONS:

The program’s main goal is to enable relevant and innovative cross-border stories. This is difficult enough, so we don’t set up many conditions. However, our expectations are:

  • Workshop: At least two team members must participate in our workshop from June 15- 17, 2018. We think that collaborative cross-border journalism is a crucial way to foster international understanding and to face current challenges in media and society. That’s why we invite everybody to a common workshop in the start. We find it equally important that you meet your team members throughout your research and share your experience with other teams – wherever possible.
  • Language: Please note that the program and the workshops are run in English, and you need an advanced level of spoken and written English to participate. Whilst we expect the completed projects to be produced in the language of your chosen media, you will be required to submit English abstracts and translations for the workshops and the program in general.
  • Publication: Please submit a publications-strategy to your application. Written commitments by media outlets, which are interested in publishing the results of your research are not obligatory but welcome and do improve your chances. You can publish your story in your preferred language but a short English summary will be required on your final results at the end.
  • Financial Report: Your grant can be used for all research related costs, but keep in mind that we need a report on your expenditures. The maximum grant available is 8,000 € per single project, which should support but not necessarily completely cover the costs of your research activities.

TIMELINE:

  • Spring 2018: Jury session and notification of the applicants
  • Pre-research phase, where teams prepare and begin their research to be able to present the first results during the first workshop.
  • June 15- 17, 2018: First workshop, where teams meet up with invited experts to discuss ideas, work on story angles and plan a road-map forward. All costs will be covered by the program. Do not include them in your budget plan.
  • June 2018- November 2018: Mentoring and research phase, where the participants return to their home destinations and/or undertake their research trips to collect information for their cross-border stories. Our fellows are offered mentoring by the program office and experts during their work.
  • End of November 2018: (optional) Two-days-review session where representatives of all teams meet again to finalize their pieces and discuss them with the new fellows of the next round.
  • End of December 2018: Last date of publishing stories – of course you can publish your stories before!

Apply

http://n-ost.org/77-reporters-in-the-field#Become%20a%20Fellow

Media Democracy Fund Fellowship

Ford/MDF Technology Exchange Matching Fund

Launched in 2015, the Ford/MDF Technology Exchange Matching Fund (TX) creates opportunities for emerging technology leaders around the world to gain experience working with civil society organizations on Internet Freedom issues.

The program identifies candidates from the applicant pool of the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows programand the Ford Technology Fellows program, and matches them with US-based and international grantee organizations from the Media Democracy Fund and Ford Foundation Internet Freedom portfolios.

Supplemented by a matching grant from Ford/MDF, each selected host site creates a full-time staff position that lasts at least 12 months and provides participants with a salary, benefits, and professional development opportunities. We hope that, in some cases, these will become permanent staff positions.

The TX staffers work on a range of substantive projects at the leading edge of technology, policy, and social justice.

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http://mediademocracyfund.org/matching-technology-talent-with-frontline-social-justice-organizations/ 

McGraw fellowship for Business journalism

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism, an initiative of the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, provides editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to produce a significant story or series that provides fresh insight into an important business or economic topic. They accept applications for in-depth text, video or audio pieces, and we encourage proposals that take advantage of more than one storytelling form to create a multimedia package.

Typically, they award grants up to $5,000 a month for one to three months; in exceptional cases, we’ll consider longer grants based upon specific proposals. We’ll look for applicants with a proven ability to report and execute a complex project in their proposed medium; ideally, candidates will also have a strong background or reporting expertise on the subject of their piece.

Applications will generally be accepted twice a year — in the summer and late fall. The upcoming deadline is December 15, 2017. (Please note this has changed from the original date of Nov. 30, 2017.) Summer applications will be due June 30, 2018.

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The McGraw Business Journalism Fellowship

Digital Integrity Fellowship Program by OTF

The Digital Integrity Fellowship Program (DIFP) provides fixed monthly stipends to individuals capable of addressing short-term and long-term threats to freedom of expression online. Fellows provide organizations and communities most affected by internet freedom violations (like journalists, human rights defenders, NGOs, activists, bloggers, and others) comprehensive internal support with their digital security expertise. Simultaneously, Fellows will educate the broader internet freedom field about the threats and vulnerabilities experienced, to ensure that emerging and existing technologies best meet the needs of at-risk communities.
Next deadline: December 30th 2017

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孔子新汉学计划 CONFUCIUS CHINA STUDIES PROGRAM

Hanban supports graduate research and Ph.D. programs,  furthermore financianl help can be granted for conferences and publications.

There are six stipend categories. The deadline for Ph.D. programs is every year at the end of January.

Homepage “Confucius China Studies Program”

Contact: ccsp@hanban.org

电话:+86 10 58595756

传真:+86 10 58595762

  1. 中外合作培养博士项目 Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship

Support doctoral students (candidates) registered with foreign universities to come to China for study, research and writing of their doctoral dissertations.

Duration: From six months to two years.

Funding

  • Lodging and living stipend: 80,000 RMB per year
  • Research fund: 20,000 RMB per year
  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Tuition;
  • Other support provided by the host Chinese university
  • Expenses for the foreign supervisor’s visit or research in China
  • Expenses for life and medical insurances in China
  • Group activities and cultural experience

 

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  1. 来华攻读博士学位项目 Ph.D. in China Fellowship

Support foreign students to pursue full-time Ph.D. degrees in the humanities and social sciences at Chinese universities.

Funding

  • Lodging and living stipend: 80,000 RMB per year;
  • Research fund: 20,000 RMB per year
  • Round-trip international airfare;
  • Tuition;
  • Other support provided by the host Chinese university;
  • Expenses for life and medical insurances in China.
  • Group activities and cultural experience.

 

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  1. 理解中国访问学者项目 Understanding China Fellowship

This fellowship consists of the following three categories:

  • 1. “Understanding China” Visiting Scholar to China >> details
  • 2. “Understanding China” Short-term visit >> details
  • 3. “Understanding China” Chinese Visiting Scholar >> details
  1. 青年领袖项目 Young Leaders Fellowship

Support outstanding youths who have been awarded at least a Bachelor’s Degree and hold a certain position in the field of politics, economics, finance, law, education, culture, arts, and media to visit China;

Duration: From two weeks to six months.

Funding

  • Accommodation and travel expenses in China;
  • Round-trip international airfare (economy class, to be reimbursed against actual cost);
  • Expenses for life and medical insurances in China.

 

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  1. 出版资助项目 Publication Grant

Publication Grant supports foreign scholars to publish or translate relevant monographs, doctoral dissertations, or founding relevant academic journals on Sinology and/or China Studies.

The leading applicant must be non-Chinese citizen, and the book will be published in other countries and areas than P.R.China.

The grant covers expenses for editing, translation, publication, circulation and advertising. The exact expenses will be approved according to the application.

 

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  1. 国际会议项目 International Conference Grant

The International Conference Grant is aimed at supporting Confucius Institutes, universities, research institutes, and scholars to hold or attend international academic conferences on Sinology and/or China Studies.

Funding

  • The accommodation and travel expenses of conference speakers;
  • Registration fees;
  • Publication fees of conference proceedings.

 

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Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists

Promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity of voices.

The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative of its kind, enables the IWMF to dramatically expand its support of women journalists. Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Fund will support projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives.

Funding rounds will open for applications in January and June of each year; applications take 6-8 weeks to process. Applicants may apply for concurrently for Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories and the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.

Approximately $230,000 are dispersed each year. Grant sizes  depend on the proposal and the inclusion of a detailed budget.

Who

  • Women journalists from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must identify as women.
  • Practicing journalism must be the applicants primary profession.
  • Applicants must have three or more years of post-graduate professional journalism experience.
  • Teams of journalists may apply, however the submission must be from a woman journalist and her team must include at least 50% women.
  • Special consideration will be given to freelance journalists.

What

Applicants may apply for one of two different types of funding: reporting projects or professional development opportunities.

Reporting projects include journalistic work in any media format, including but not limited to print, digital, video, photography and new media. The Fund for Women Journalists will prioritize reporting projects pitched around underreported stories of global importance.

Professional development opportunities can include security training, conferences, workshops and media development initiatives such as technical skills building trainings. We encourage skills building applicants who are pitching media development initiatives to include an element of mentorship in their proposal.

We encourage applicants to consider a one-year timeline or less for completion and publication of their project – please note the average grant size is 10,000 USD. Projects with timelines longer than one year or requesting grants over $10,000 will be considered on a limited basis.

While applicants can seek funding on any under-reported topic, in this round of funding only the IWMF has set aside a discrete pool of money for small grants that support reporting on how local communities in the United States are affected by or reacting to the flow of undocumented migrants coming from Mexico and/or Central America. Projects pitched for this opportunity need to be completed and published/produced in under a year, and have a suggested budget of no more than $5,000.

All applications must include a detailed preliminary budget and timeline.

There are certain requests that the Fund selection committee will not consider. The Fund will not provide money to cover tuition expenses for undergraduate or graduate degree programs. Requests for assistance with equipment will be considered on a limited basis.

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Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists

Application guide: https://www.iwmf.org/programs/howard-g-buffett-fund-for-women-journalists/2017-grant-application-guide/

The Daimler and Benz Foundation Scholarship Program – Postdoctoral Students & Assistant Professors

The grants serve to support postdoctoral students at German research institutes, primarily assistant professors or researchers in similar positions, as, for example, self-employed heads of young academic research groups. Candidates must be in the early phases of their research career. The Foundation knowingly refuses to formulate a specific definition of “early phases” since the time period will be dependent on the academic field and can be evaluated in differing ways. Nonetheless it should be clear from the application that the applicant has consciously decided to pursue a research career and is actively pursuing this goal.

Applicants can only apply for a grant for their own research project. It can either be for an expansion of an already running research project or a completely new project.

The scholarships are awarded for two years: the yearly grant sum is €20,000. Scholarship recipients must write a report about their progress and research results after the first year and a final report once the scholarship has ended. The bursar’s office of the research institute at which the scholarship recipient is working handles the actual disbursement of the grant.

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http://www.daimler-benz-stiftung.de/cms/images/dbs-bilder/nachwuchs/postdoktoranden-2018/Postdoc_Ausschreibung_englisch.pdf

European Media Art Network

The European Media Art Network offers residencies for Media Artists in the fields of digital media, including Internet and computer-based artists, filmmakers, and those working in media based performance, sound, or video. Artists with European residence, or a European passport, can apply for a two-months long residency.

Deadline: July 20th 2017

Students are not permitted, but young artists are encouraged to apply. However, there is no age limit! Can apply: artists with residence in, or an identity card originating within, Europe.

The EMARE placement includes a grant of 2.500 Euros, free accommodation, travel expenses up to 250,- Euros, free access to the technical facilities and media labs within / associated with the host institution, and a professional presentation. Applications should be submitted online and must include a CV, (audio)-visual documentation, and a preliminary plan or sketch of the proposed project to be developed within the EMARE programme.

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www.emare.eu / call.emare.eu