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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FOURTH TIM HETHERINGTON GRANT NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES

World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch are delighted to invite all photojournalists, documentary photographers and multimedia producers around the world to apply for the fourth annual Tim Hetherington Grant. The grant, worth 20,000 euro, is intended for the support of a visual storyteller in completing an existing project on a human rights theme. The entries close on 31 October and the announcement of the recipient will be made in New York City on 10 December.

World Press Photo acting managing director Maarten Koets says: “We share a commitment to the legacy of Tim Hetherington and are eager to expand the impact of the grant set up in Tim’s name. By opening up the entries to all visual storytellers, we offer an opportunity to everyone with an innovative approach to finish work on an important story.”

Carroll Bogert, Human Rights Watch’s deputy executive director for external relations, says, “We are thrilled to welcome another round of submissions for the Tim Hetherington Grant, and hope it will help to stimulate discussion and production of human rights reportage throughout the journalism profession.”

How to enter?
The application process is open to all professional visual journalists worldwide and is free to enter. The deadline for completing the application form and transferring work is 31 October 2014, 23.59 CET. For more information and for submitting an application for the grant, please visit: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/tim-hetherington-grant
The name of the recipient of the grant will be announced in New York City on 10 December.

Judging
The judging will take place at the Human Rights Watch headquarters. Human Rights Watch and World Press Photo representatives will join a panel of judges to select the beneficiary of the grant. The panel will be announced later this year.
The judges review the applications for qualities that defined Tim’s career. Successful candidates present work on a human rights theme that operates on multiple platforms and in a variety of formats; that crosses boundaries between breaking news and longer-term investigation; and that demonstrates a consistent moral commitment to the lives and stories of the subjects. Human rights photography should do more than present a tableau of suffering, but attempt to identify the perpetrator and point the way toward change.

The Tim Hetherington Grant
The Tim Hetherington Grant is a joint initiative of World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch, with the support of Tim’s parents, Alastair and Judith Hetherington. It was created to celebrate the legacy of the photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington, killed in Misrata, Libya in April 2011.
The grant has enabled recipients Stephen Ferry (2011), Fernando Moleres (2012) and Olivier Jobard (2013) to take their projects to the next stage. With the support of the Tim Hetherington Grant, they were able to approach audiences on multiple platforms, books, booklets, newspapers, websites and exhibitions.

World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.

About Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is one of the leading international organizations dedicated to protecting and defending human rights. Its unique methodology combines rigorous research, extensive media outreach, and high-level policy advocacy to document, expose, and press for an end to human rights abuses in 90 countries worldwide. Human Rights Watch was founded as an independent non governmental organization in 1978 in New York and now has staff in 63 locations around the world. It accepts no funding from any government.

Contact Human Rights Watch: Elena Testi, press@worldpressphoto.org

ABOUT WORLD PRESS PHOTO

World Press Photo organizes the leading international contest in visual journalism. The foundation is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary storytelling worldwide. Its aim is to generate wide public interest in and appreciation for the work of photographers and other visual journalists, and for the free exchange of information. The activities include organizing annual photojournalism and multimedia contests and global exhibition tours. The Academy programs strive to stimulate high-quality visual journalism through educational programs, grants and by creating greater visibility through a variety of publications. World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organization with its office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where it was founded in 1955.

For further information, please contact:

The press department at World Press Photo, or tel. +31(0)20 676 6096.

http://www.worldpressphoto.org/content/call-applications-fourth-tim-hetherington-grant-now-open-entries.

The Clim-Dev Special Fund of EUR400,000 to address the Challenges Associated with Climate Data and Information

Areas of Intervention

  1. Generation, wide dissemination and use of reliable and high quality climate information.
  2. Capacity enhancement of policy makers and policy support institutions through the generation of quality analysis and evidence on climate change.
  3. Implementation of pilot adaptation practices that demonstrate the value of mainstreaming climate information in development planning.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be dedicated institutions, organizations, agencies undertaking activities in the territory of African countries.
  • Applicant can be NGO (non-government organization), CSO (civil society organization) and CBO (community based organization) that demonstrate their credibility and track record in the CDSF areas of intervention.
  • Proposed projects and activities must fall into one or more of the following areas -
  • Generation and wide dissemination of reliable and high quality climate Information in Africa
  • Capacity enhancement of policy makers and policy support institutions to integrate climate change information into development programs; and
  • Implementation of pilot adaptation practices that demonstrate the value in mainstreaming climate information into development

Check Applicant information and Basic data.

For more information, please visit CDSF Call for Proposals.

The Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility Program: Grant of €30.500.000 aims to Improve the Output of the Agricultural and Fishing Sector

Under the policy priorities Food Security and Water, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is accepting proposals for the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility Program. The G4AW aims to enable partnerships of NGOs (non-government organizations) and research institutes, private and government organizations to set up service chains that are large-scale, demand-driven, user-tailored and satellite-based. Through this partnership, G4AW aims to improve the output of the agricultural and fishing sector in G4AW partner countries by providing food producers with relevant information, advice or financial products.

The total grant funding available under this call is €30.500.000. Grant request for each project can range between €500.000 and €5.000.000.

Eligibility Criteria

Complete application materials include – application form, partner forms, project plan (including annexes), and partnership cooperation agreement.

For more information, please visit G4AW.

The Innovative Metrics and Methods for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) Competitive Research Grants for Researchers around the world

imanaThe London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) invites grant applications from researchers and institutions in low-and middle-income countries (as well as the developed countries) to apply for the Innovative Metrics and Methods for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) Competitive Research Grants. These grants are aimed to speed up the development of innovative and interdisciplinary methods, metrics and tools to advance the scientific understanding of the linkages between agriculture and food systems and health and nutrition outcomes, in order to better inform policy and programmatic actions to improve nutrition outcomes in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Approximately seven to eight grants will be awarded. Maximum grants amount for the first round is up to £250,000 for each research. Research duration can be two to three years depending on the nature and scope of the proposed research.

Note the Key Dates

  1. 21 November 2014 – Concept Memos submission deadline
  2. 10 December 2014 – Selected applications invited to submit full proposals
  3. 20 February 2014 – Full proposal submission deadline
  4. 15 May 2015 – Awards notification
  5. 1 September – 31 December 2015 – Grants dissemination start period

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants can be researchers and institutions from low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) as well as the developed countries.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated the ability to conduct research of international standards of excellence in the topic proposed.
  • Proposal must demonstrate strong partnerships, the added value that would be created by the proposed partnership, and the contribution it would make to enhance the scientific capacity of Southern partners.
  • Applicants may submit more than one application, provided each application is scientifically distinct.

For more information, please visit IMMANA Call for Applications.

Naciones Unidas tiene abierta la convocatoria para su Programa de Fellowships en Derecho Internacional The United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme-

Naciones Unidas tiene abierta la convocatoria para su Programa de Fellowships en Derecho Internacional, cuyo objetivo principal es permitir a los profesionales calificados poder profundizar en el conocimiento del derecho internacional y de la labor jurídica de las Naciones Unidas y sus órganos asociados. La fecha de cierre es el 1° de diciembre de 2014.

El apoyo comprende los gastos de viaje del becario en clase económica, alojamiento, seguro médico, la participación en el programa, material didáctico y la cuota de inscripción para la Academia de Derecho Internacional de La Haya. Los participantes también recibirán un estipendio para cubrir otros gastos. El programa tiene una duración de 6 semanas

Para ser admitidos, los solicitantes deberán reunir los siguientes requisitos: tener entre 24 y 45 años de edad al momento del inicio del Programa de Becas. Deben tener una formación jurídica, con experiencia profesional en el campo del derecho internacional. Se requiere, además que los participantes seleccionados presenten un certificado médico de buena salud para certificar que son capaces de asistir a todo el periodo del curso. Asimismo se requiere fluidez en inglés hablado y escrito ya que el programa será dictado en esta lengua.

Continuar leyendo ‘Naciones Unidas tiene abierta la convocatoria para su Programa de Fellowships en Derecho Internacional The United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme-‘

Think. Eat. Save. Student Challenge- Desafío Estudiantil Piensa. Alimentate. Ahorra

El Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (PNUMA) tiene abierta la convocatoria para el Desafío Estudiantil Piensa.Alimentate.Ahorra, cuyo objetivo principal es que los jóvenes tomen conciencia del desperdicio de comida y busquen soluciones al respecto. La fecha de cierra es el 16 de noviembre de 2014, 11:59pm (+3 GMT).

Los proyectos ganadores recibirán, como 1° premio 5,000 dólares estadounidenses, como 2° premio 3,000 dólares estadounidenses, como 3° premio 2,000 dólares estadounidenses. Cada trabajo será evaluado teniendo en cuenta los siguientes criterios: Creatividad; Efectividad; y Alcance.

Para participar, los estudiantes deben realizar una actividad o proyecto que aborde cualquiera de las siguientes cuestiones: Evaluar el nivel de desperdicios alimenticios que genera el colegio e identificar/entender sus causas; Generar una idea o ideas para eliminar o reducir los desperdicios alimenticios en los colegios o universidades (por ejemplo, a través de una mejor planificación, preparación, almacenamiento, consumo en las cafeterías, reciclaje de restos; etc.) y la puesta en marcha de un proyecto para implementar al menos una de estas opciones; Sensibilizar a los colegios o comunidades sobre el tema de los desperdicios alimenticios y sobre por qué deberían reducirse y finalmente eliminarse.

Los estudiantes pueden participar de forma individual o por equipos. Para los equipos no hay un número de participantes mínimo ni máximo requerido. Los equipos deberán designar un representante o líder. Cuando haya finalizado la implementación del proyecto, los participantes pueden entrar de Nuevo en su cuenta en la página de desafío y explicar sus logros. Deberán colgarse fotos de apoyo en las cuentas de Instagram, Twitter o Facebook del participante con la etiqueta #PiensaAliméntateAhorra o #ThinkEatSave. Deberán hacerse públicas las redes sociales usadas por los participantes para su promoción. Podrán colgarse vídeos de un máximo de 3 minutos en el canal de Youtube de los participantes. Se espera que los participantes creen imágenes divertidas para promocionar su proyecto en las redes sociales e internet.

Para inscribirse, los participantes deben registrarse de forma online.

Para mayor información, visitar http://www.thinkeatsave.org/studentchallenge/

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National Endowment for Democracy: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship

buaNational Endowment for Democracy (NED) tiene abierta la convocatoria para el programa de Fellowships Reagan-Fascell Democracy, cuyo objetivo principal es apoyar a proyectos de profesionales e investigadores sobre el desarrollo de la democracia. La fecha de cierre es el 03 de noviembre de 2015.

El apoyo comprende un estipendio mensual, seguro de salud básico, y el viaje a Washington, D.C. ida y vuelta. Los proyectos de profesionales deben cumplir con los siguientes objetivos:

  • Ofrecer un enfoque claro y razón de ser, con relevancia práctica o política para la promoción de la democracia
  • Esbozar un proyecto bien definido,con beneficios tangibles a colegas /contrapartes en su campo
  • Ofrecer un potencial comparativo con otros países o regiones
  • Explicar por quérealizar el fellowship enWashington,DCesnecesario para alcanzarlos objetivos del proyecto
  • Contar con un calendario de trabajorealista

Y los proyectos de investigadores deben cumplir con los siguientes objetivos:

  • Articular una clara hipótesis original y esbozar una metodología adecuada
  • Explicar cómo los resultados de la investigación pueden contribuir a la literatura existente sobre la democracia
  • Ofrecer un potencial comparativo con otros países o regiones
  • Tener relevancia práctica o política en el campo de la promoción de la democracia
  • Contar con un calendario de trabajo realista

Para ser admitidos, los solicitantes deberán reunir los siguientes requisitos:

  • Tener competencia en ingles
  • Tener disponibilidad para residir en el International Fórum for Democratic Studies en Washington, D.C durante un año.
  • Tener doctorado, una historia de publicación, y un esquema desarrollada para el proyecto. (Investigadores)
  • Experiencia práctica en la promoción de democracia o derechos humanos. (profesionales)

Para inscribirse los participantes deben registrarse online. Para consultas sobre la postulación escribir a fellowships@ned.org.

Para mayor información, visitar NED


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