Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Call for Application: South Asian Youth Conference 2012

SAYC was born when a group of South Asian youth came together at the 5th World Youth Congress in Turkey. They felt the deep connection of shared culture and history between them. But they also found several unresolved issues, incomplete conversations and possibilities of partnership.

Hence, this SAYC 2012 will witness the birth of the South Asian Youth Coalition – a group of youth organizations committed to building a stronger region. The SAYC thus becomes a focal point for these highly influential change makers to connect, collaborate and build connections.

120 Future Leaders From 8 South Asian Countries . Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri lanka, Maldives, Bhutan & Nepal.
Youth leaders from these countries are encouraged to apply. Though there are no specific participant categories
Potential change makers: those who show potential to create a change

Young activists: current leaders of social change movements

Educators: Involved directly in education

Journalists: Young media professionals

Management Students

Local Heroes: Those already honored and recognized in their own countries for their work

Criteria

Young people who have done things; those who have the most interesting action project, and those who have the most interesting, do-able ideas for action projects; those with exceptional motivational skills – who can inspire us to do effective, cutting edge action projects. All delegates must have a working knowledge of English; if there are facilitators who offer to do skills workshops in other languages, and delegates who sign up to do them in those languages; this will be allowed to happen. Applications will only be accepted in English from participants.

Process
By 15th August – You fill in your application forms and submit it to us
By 28th August – Your applications are evaluated by an international panel comprising of several high level change makers. Your references will be checked. You may be contacted for additional information
By 31st August– The first shortlist and waitlist of participants will be released on the site
By 6th September – You will provide a confirmation of your participation in the conference. You will be issued a welcome letter immediately and your visa process will begin
Call for workshops and plenaries will also be opened
By 25th September – You will receive a finalized schedule including results of your workshop selections
By 5th October – Your air tickets and arrival details have to be submitted to us

Application form available at http://sayc2012.org/why-apply/application-form/

 

This application announcement is taken here from SAYC’s website with an intention of disseminating the information to a wider audience. Further details can be found in the original source link below. Read more about at http://sayc2012.org/.

The Explorers Club: Youth Activity Fund- Grant 2013

The Explorers Club offers grants to students conducting individual scientific or exploration research projects through their respective schools with a supervising instructor. Your instructor must write a letter of support. We do not provide general scholarships for tuition.

Youth Activity Fund for high school students and college undergraduates, fosters a new generation of explorers dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge of the world. Our awards typically range from $500-1500 US for both funds. A few awards may be granted up to a $5000 award level.

Exploration Fund, for graduate, post-graduate, doctorate and early career post-doctoral students, provides grants in support of exploration and field research for those who are just beginning their research careers. Our awards typically range from $500-1500 US for both funds. A few awards may be granted up to a $5000 award level.

Incomplete applications or those made to the wrong program will be automatically disqualified without notification or comment. Please read the application directions carefully.

All required documents must be submitted at one time, including your letter of support and current student ID or proof of enrollment. Required materials will not be accepted separately. If submitting your application electronically, please submit all required documents as one PDF or Microsoft Word File.

The deadline for receiving 2013 applications is November 1st, 2012 and awards will be issued in April of 2013.

Click here to download application form.

For more details: http://www.explorers.org/index.php

Call for Paper: 2nd International Conference on Food and Environment, 2013 Hungary


The aim of the conference is to emphasize the effects of modern food production processes on the environment and human health, and to initiate discussion on the best ways to provide food of required quality, sufficient quantities and in a sustainable way i.e, held in 22 – 24 April, 2013 Budapest, Hungary.

Conference Topics

a)      Impact of food production and food processing on the environment

b)      Contamination of food

c)       Food processing issues

d)      Food production and climate change

e)      Transportation problems

f)       Traceability

g)      Food characterisation

h)      Pharmaceuticals in food

i)        Pesticides and nutrients

j)        Food and fecundity

k)      Temperature control, freezing and thawing

l)        Policies and regulations

m)    Consumer risk and safety issues
Conference Secretariat
Irene Moreno Millan
Wessex Institute of Technology, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton, SO40 7AA
Telephone: 44 (0) 238 029 3223 Fax: 44 (0) 238 029 2853
Email: imoreno@wessex.ac.uk

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible.

For more details: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/13-conferences/food-and-environment-2013.ht