Northeast Asia Fellowship Program Fall 2010

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Northeast Asia Fellowship Program Fall 2010
East-West Center in Washington

The East-West Center (EWC) is accepting applications from scholars and analysts who wish to undertake policy-relevant research and writing in one of the following areas: 1. International relations in Northeast Asia; 2. Political change in Northeast Asia; and 3. U.S.-Northeast Asia relations.

Funded by the East-West Center, the fellowship finances a three-month residence at the East-West Center in Washington. While in residence in Washington, D.C., the fellows will complete an article or monograph to be considered for publication, such as the East-West Center’s Asia Pacific Bulletin series or Asia Pacific Issues series. The first full draft of the manuscript should be completed before the end of the residency period. Fellows will also give a public presentation on their topic. Up to one fellowship will be awarded.

The fellowship will include a monthly stipend of US$2,500 to $4,500 (dependent upon experience) while in residence at EWC in Washington and round trip economy airfare to Washington, D.C. Residency at the Center will start in September 2010. Additionally, at the discretion of the Director, a small grant to cover field research, in Asia only, may be available. Fieldwork in the region must be completed prior to residence at the East-West Center in Washington.

Applicants with or without a Ph.D. will be considered. Applicants without a Ph.D. will be considered based on their relevant professional experience. Applicants must be nationals of a country within the scope of their Fellowship or the United States and eligible to receive a fellowship stipend. Successful applications will include a completed fellowship application form, cover letter, a full CV, two letters of reference, and a policy-relevant research proposal of ten pages (double spaced). The proposal should discuss the policy problem or issue to be examined, tentative hypothesis and arguments, a review and short bibliography of the relevant literature, plans for fieldwork (if any), and project time frame. If field research funds are sought, please briefly explain why and how they are to be used. All materials must be received by October 15, 2009, at:

Northeast Asia Fellowship Program
East-West Center in Washington
1819 L St., N.W., 2nd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036-3866

Applicants will be notified of selection decisions on or before December 20, 2009.

Download the application form to apply. Application materials, including reference letters, can be sent to washington@eastwestcenter.org. Reference letters can be sent via email or post, by the writer or applicant. To send large files, or if you have trouble emailing files, use this link: upload files.

For more information please email: washington@eastwestcenter.org

NYU Abu Dhabi Undergraduate Admissions

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NYU Abu Dhabi Undergraduate Admissions


In our endeavor to create a truly diverse and globally engaged student body for our inaugural class of 2010, NYU Abu Dhabi is looking for students from all backgrounds and from around the world. Additionally, we are seeking students who will fit comfortably at the very top of the world's talent pool. Students will study side by side with the heads of state, Nobel laureates, Tony Award winners, and business leaders of tomorrow. The combination of an international, high-caliber student body engaging in a rigorous curriculum taught by distinguished professors is a truly unique environment that NYU Abu Dhabi will provide.
A consistent record of high achievement -strong grades through all your years of high school- is the ideal. But we also want to see that you have made the most of the opportunities available to you at your high school, whether in the classroom, on stage, or in the fine arts studio. We recognize that not all students will have access to the traditional indicators used to measure excellence. Therefore, the minimum admissions requirements will be a candidate's high school record to date and letters of recommendation. However, we are open to accepting anything that demonstrates your successes and achievements. The key criterion that will be used in judging your candidacy will be your ability to marshal evidence, in whatever form you choose, that you belong as part of this highly selective group of NYU Abu Dhabi Scholars - that you have the extraordinary talent, intellectual passion, creative spirit, and dedication to shaping a better world.
Please let us know of your interest in NYU Abu Dhabi by joining our mailing list. We will then be able to keep you fully informed on every aspect of the admissions process through publications and emails, and let you know when new information is available on our Web site.

Southeast Asia Fellowship Program Fall 2009

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Southeast Asia Fellowship Program Fall 2009

East-West Center in Washington

The East-West Center (EWC) is accepting applications from scholars and analysts who wish to undertake policy-relevant research and writing in one of the following areas: 1. International relations of Southeast Asia; 2. Political change in Southeast Asia; and 3. ASEAN integration and community-building efforts.

Funded by a grant from The Henry Luce Foundation, the fellowship finances a three-month residence at the East-West Center in Washington, D.C. While in residence in Washington the fellows will complete an article or monograph to be considered for publication in a peer-reviewed publication, such as the East-West Center’s Asia Pacific Bulletin series or Asia Pacific Issues series. The first full draft of the manuscript should be completed before the end of the residency period. Fellows will also give a public presentation on their topic. Up to three fellowships will be awarded.

Fellowships will include a monthly stipend of US$2,500 to $4,500 (dependent upon experience) while in residence at EWC in Washington and round trip airfare to Washington, D.C. Residency at the Center will start in September 2010. Additionally, at the discretion of the Director, a small grant to cover field research, in Asia only, may be available. Fieldwork in the region will be completed prior to residence at the East-West Center in Washington.

Applicants with or without a Ph.D. will be considered. Applicants without a Ph.D. will be considered based on their relevant professional experience. Applicants must be nationals of a country within the scope of their Fellowship or the United States and eligible to receive a fellowship stipend. Successful applications will include a completed fellowship application form, cover letter, a full CV, two letters of reference, and a policy-relevant research proposal of ten pages (double spaced). The proposal should discuss the policy problem or issue to be examined, tentative hypothesis and arguments, a review and short bibliography of the relevant literature, plans for fieldwork (if any), and project time frame. If field research funds are sought, please briefly explain why and how they are to be used. All materials must be received by October 15, 2009, at:

Southeast Asia Fellowship Program
East-West Center in Washington
1819 L St., N.W., 2nd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036-3866

Applicants will be notified of selection decisions on or before December 20, 2009.

Download the application form to apply. Application materials, including reference letters, can be sent to washington@eastwestcenter.org. Reference letters can be sent via email or post, by the writer or applicant. To send large files, or if you have trouble emailing files, use this link: upload files.

For more information please email: washington@eastwestcenter.org

The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders

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The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders program provides financial support and leadership development to talented undergraduate students enrolled in engineering, technology or business management programs in participating countries. The program aims to build the human resources capacity and increase access to post-secondary education in countries where GE is active.

Why apply?

Receive financial support for the last three years of your program, and join a global network of peers and professionals working in your field of study.
More than just a scholarship

The Scholar-Leaders program offers much more than financial support. Leadership, community involvement and global connections are fundamental to this scholarship program. Besides generous financial support, students will:

* participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Development seminar,
* be mentored by a leader in GE’s management community
* engage in community development or volunteer projects.

Leadership

A key part of the GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders program is mentorship by one of GE’s own leaders in the management community. This opportunity may take the form of a shadow day or be incorporated into the leadership development seminar.

At the seminar, you will have the opportunity to work on real-life issues in your field of study and network with employees and students from around the world.
Community Involvement

Building capacity and improving the quality of life in participating regions is part of the GE Foundation mission. GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders are required to participate in community development as part of the scholarship program. Whether you develop your own project, or work with an organization that matters to you, this experience will help you put your leadership skills to work in the community.
Global Connections

The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders program offers you the opportunity to network globally with students and peers. Share your experiences, learn new perspectives, and gain valuable insights from your new global community.

As part of the program, you will have opportunities to meet and connect with Scholar-Leaders in all participating regions such as an online community of current participants and alumni, and at the Leadership Development seminar.

Find out who can apply?

Social skills for homeschooling

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Social skills is an area of deep concern when it comes to homeschooling. Many critics point out that since man needs to hone his social skills, a homeschooling environment where social interaction is limited is detrimental to his growth and development. But studies have proved this wrong.

Children put into the fiercely competitive school environments lack the confidence to hold a conversation. Such children show little genuine interest in the topic of conversation and don't
know how to interact with people of various age groups, especially their elders.

Children who learn at home are more aware of the implications and the purpose of their learning. They will ask intelligent questions and make accurate observations. Children begin their life by imitating their parents. Homeschooled children therefore pick up the sterling qualities they see in their parents. On the other hand, they are protected from the detrimental influences of their peers.

These children are thus better equipped with the tools necessary to face the world. The positive reinforcement that takes place in the homeschooling environment as opposed to being abandoned, embarrassed or ignored in a normal school environment strengthens their self-esteem. Children turn out to be better balanced and well-rounded as they progress into adulthood.