Internship Opportunity: Environmental Journalism – High Country News

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High Country News is looking for informed and enthusiastic editorial interns and fellows to report on natural resource, environmental and community issues in the 11 Western states.

High Country News, published twice-monthly in Paonia, Colo., is a nonprofit news magazine and website “for people who care about the West.” The magazine reaches 25,000 subscribers — an estimated 60,000 readers — and the website reaches thousands more, including grassroots activists, public land managers, tribal officials, government policymakers, educators, students and interested citizens.

The Los Angeles Times has written that High Country News is “the most influential environmental journal in the Mountain West,” and according to Newsweek, “High Country News is a must for anyone following land use issues west of the 100th meridian.”

Every year, High Country News offers four to six internship positions, each six months long, starting in June and January, and…

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$20,000 Fellowship for PhD students | Due Dec. 1st

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Are you pursuing innovative research related to information security, storage and availability? Then, this fellowship has your name on it!

The Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship

Symantec is accepting applications for  2015 Fellowship Program. Award decisions will be made in January 2015. Symantec will award Symantec Research Labs (SRL) Graduate Fellowships to outstanding Ph.D. students who meet the eligibility criteria listed below. A key goal of the program is to fund innovative research that has real-world value, in areas where Symantec conducts business. We are soliciting applications for the following areas:

  • Next Generation Security: security and cryptography in the areas of mobile computing, data center, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, web, big data analytics, networks, information security, etc.
  • Storage and Systems: areas such as storage, backup, virtualization, cloud computing, big data infrastructure, etc.
  • Machine learning and data mining: including predictive analytics and anomaly detection, in support of the security…

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Faculty for the Future Fellowship, Due Nov. 14th | International Female Students Pursuing a PhD in STEM

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Program: awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or post-doctorate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Apply if You: 

– are a female and are a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy. You are not eligible to apply if you hold dual citizenship of which one is citizenship of a developed country.

– are preparing for a PhD degree or post-doctoral research in the physical sciences, engineering, technology and related disciplines. Awards in biological sciences are limited to interdisciplinary research between physical and biological sciences. The Faculty for the Future program does not fund Master level studies;

– are enrolled, admitted or have applied to a host university/research institute abroad (applications are no longer accepted where a candidate has not yet applied to a university).

– hold an excellent academic record

– have a proven track record of teaching experience…

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ProFellow’s Step-by-Step Guide For A Competitive Fellowship Application

Whether you have 6 months or just a few weeks to prepare your fellowship application, our step-by-step guide will help you prepare a competitive fellowship application. The tips provided here have been compiled from insights from hundreds of fellowship winners in ProFellow’s International Fellows Network. For more tips on applying to specific fellowships, check out our interviews with former fellows.

Step 1. Create a plan

Step 2. Project proposal ideas

Step 3. Talk to current / former fellows

Step 4. Prepare an effective resumé

Step 5. Find a host institution

Step 6. Write a compelling personal statement

Step 7. Prepare a strong project proposal

Step 8. Get great recommendation letters (P1)

Step 9. Get great recommendation letters (P2)

Step 10. Nail the individual and group interviews

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The Challenge Cup 2015: $650,000 Cash Prize in 4 Categories

challenfThe 1776 invites startups around the world to submit their project for Challenge Cup Competition of $650,000. This is a global competition accepting startups in four different categories.

The competition takes place in 16 cities around the world. Up to 40 startups will present 1 minute pitches at each competition. Among the 40, 8 startups will move to 5 minute pitch round and 4 will be selected to participate in the Global Finals to be held in Washington Dc. The Global Finals will be held during May 2015.

The Global Final will feature total 64 startups, 4 winners from each 16 cities. Among the 64, total 8 startups will be selected and overall winner will be selected from among the 8.


  1. Education – the most promising startups improving how people are educated in society. Innovations may include – early child K-12, higher education and adult learning.
  2. Energy – the most promising startups disrupting any phase in the energy life cycle as well as other creative solutions to efficiently consuming the world’s energy. Innovations may include – production; renewable sources, efficiency in residential; commercial and industrial spaces; storage and transmission; smart grid and smart things; data analytics; marketplace (how consumers choose preferred energy sources); and natural resources.
  3. Health – the most promising startups creating better ways to keep society healthy and happy. Innovations may include – personal health, medical, bioinformatics, digital health records, data analytics, corporate wellness, tolls for hospitals, mobile, insurance and delivery.
  4. Cities – the most promising startups creating tools, apps, and other advancements that make citizen and city living more efficient, convenient or improved. Innovations can be (but not limited to) transportation, public safety, delivery of government or commercial benefits, citizen engagement, politics, local connectivity and sharing, sustainability, small business services.

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Request for Proposals: A Systems Biology Approach to Pregnancy and Prematurity


The Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) is now accepting letters of inquiry for a new round of grants as part of its Preventing Preterm Birth initiative (PPB).

GAPPS seeks projects that discover and characterize longitudinal changes associated with normal and abnormal pregnancy and develop biomarkers to identify at-risk pregnancies through rigorous analysis of underlying biological mechanisms that lead to preterm birth, focusing on the role of high dimensional systems biology and its applications in pregnancy.

The goal of this RFP is to solicit applications utilizing one or more high-throughput systems biology approaches in a pilot study using data and biologic samples collected prospectively throughout the course of gestation for 50 women with spontaneous term delivery and 25 women with early spontaneous preterm birth (less than or equal to 34 weeks gestation).

GAPPS is expecting to fund several projects for up to $500,000 US dollars each. The Preventing Preterm Birth initiative is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of the Grand Challenges in Global Health.

Details and application instructions are available at Letters of inquiry are being accepted online until 1 December, 2014.

The PPB review committee will review all letters of inquiry submitted, and selected applicants will be invited to submit a full grant proposal.

We look forward to receiving innovative ideas from scientists around the world. If you don’t submit a letter of inquiry yourself, we hope you will forward this message to someone else who might be interested.

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