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PLURAL+ Youth Video Grant - Apply Now

PLURAL + is a joint initiative between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration, with a network of over 50 partner organizations, who support the creative efforts of young people and distribute their videos worldwide.

Since 2009 over 1,500 entries from 110 countries have participated. Winning videos have been screened in dozens of festivals, cinemas and broadcast on television networks throughout the world. With your help, we hope to widen the impact of PLURAL+ even further. Look here to see where past winning videos have been screened: Distribution.

Eligibility

  • Entrants to PLURAL+ must be of maximum 25 years of age at the time of the production of the video submitted to PLURAL+.
  • People appearing in the video do not have to be youth. However the videos must reflect the youth’s opinions or reflections about migration, diversity and social inclusion.
  • Multiple youth may work together to make one video, as long as all members of the group are maximum 25 years of age at the time of the production of the video submitted to PLURAL+.
  • Only minimal roles of any adults (over the age of 25) involved in the making of the video (e.g. educators, teachers, instructors, etc.) is acceptable (group coordination, technical support, renting equipment, etc.). It is understood that particularly for the age group of up to 12 years, educators could have a more substantial role in the production of the video.
  • If multiple youth work together on one video then the video will be judged in the age category of the entrant who has a primary role in the creation of the video.
  • Immediate family members (siblings, children and grandchildren) of IOM, UNAOC and the jurors for the PLURAL+ Video Festival are not eligible to enter.

Format

  • All videos should be submitted as a file (preferably as “.mov”) via a file hosting website like dropbox.com, WeTransfer, Google Drive, etc. The entrant may also choose to mail a DVD of the video entry to PLURAL+ mailing address.
  • Videos that are not in English must have English subtitles.
  • All videos must be five (5) minutes maximum of running time, including title and end credits.

Consent and Copyright

  • All videos must be accompanied by a signed entry form.
  • If the entrant is a minor in his/her country of residence then the entry form must be co-signed by the entrant’s parent or legal guardian.
  • PLURAL+ will seek written consent of the parents or legal guardians of the makers of the winning videos.
  • Entrants must obtain the consent of everyone appearing in their videos if their faces are recognizable.
  • Entrants must obtain the consent of everyone whose copyrighted, patented or trademarked material, including music, appears or is included in their videos.
  • Videos do not have to have been made specifically for the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival, but videos must have been completed after January 2016.

Subject

  • No video may contain vulgarity, violence, defamatory language or any other subject deemed by the PLURAL+ Video Festival organizers to be inappropriate for the tone of the competition.
  • Videos must pertain to the topics of migration, diversity, social inclusion, and related topics.
  • Reflecting on these topics, videos should show the youth’s thoughts, experiences, opinions, questions and suggestions.
  • Videos may be of whatever type, style or genre that the entrant wishes – animated, documentary, drama, music video, comedy etc.
  • Videos should reflect the aims of the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival, which are:
    • To recognize youth as agents of social change in a world often characterized by intolerance, and cultural and religious divisions.
    • To involve youth in addressing questions on migrant integration, inclusiveness, identity, diversity, human rights and social inclusion wherever they be in the world.
    • To encourage the practical contributions of young people in not just identifying constraints, but also in promoting a climate of respect and appreciation for each other.

Deadline

  • Packages containing DVD entries must be posted by Sunday, 3 June 2018.
  • File hosting website must be received by the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival before Midnight (New York City Time GMC -5hours) on Sunday, 3 June 2018.
  • Entries received after this time will not be considered for PLURAL+ 2018 . Please make sure that you leave ample time for your video to arrive in New York.

Prizes and Awards

  • The PLURAL+ JURY AWARD prizes will be awarded in three (3) age-based categories:
    • up to 12 years old
    • 13 to 17 years old
    • 18 to 25 years old
  • The PLURAL+ Jury Awards will be awarded to one entrant per category and will be selected by an independent international jury.
  • One representative of each PLURAL+ International Jury Award winner will be invited to New York, with airfare and hotel accommodation paid, to present their work at the PLURAL+ 2018 Awards Ceremony in New York in November 2018. Only a youth entrant with one chaperone for each winning video will be flown to New York.
  • PLURAL+ 2018 will also select a video for the PLURAL+ Special Award for the Prevention of Xenophobia. The winner of this award will also be invited to New York, all travel expenses paid.
  • Additional awards may be given by PLURAL+ partners and may include equipment, travel or professional opportunities. IOM and UNAOC or PLURAL+ bear no responsibility regarding partner awards. See past partner awards here.
  • Winning videos will receive broad recognition and exposure through wide multi-platform distribution of their work, including broadcast, satellite, internet, film festivals and possibly DVD.
  • Winning entrants will be notified no later than 15 August 2018.
  • A prestigious international jury will announce the winners during the PLURAL+ Awards Ceremony in November 2018 in New York.
Growth Lead @JoyRun

JoyRun is hiring a Growth Lead to drive rapid adoption of JoyRun on university campuses. We are a Silicon Valley startup backed by the original investors in Lyft and Airbnb, currently at over 50 campuses nationwide and growing rapidly!

This is a full time position with competitive stock, salary, bonus, paid-for travel expenses and perks. Interested candidates should send a resume to talent@joyrun.com

This is a highly entrepreneurial position for a road warrior - your job is to launch and manage the business on a series of campuses. You are a Project Manager, Growth Hacker, Marketer, Business Developer, and most importantly, a Leader.

As a Growth Lead you will: 
-Travel to multiple college campuses and drive the go-to-market & launch strategy for a rocket-ship business 
-Drive, report and improve Key Performance Indicators on a constant basis 
-Train, excite and lead multiple teams of student interns to execute Campus Launches 
-Invent creative and scrappy ways to make JoyRun a ‘thing’ on campuses. 
-Develop win-win relationships with local merchant partners.

Blockchain ICOs to watch out for in 2018

Priority Token is a global Consulting firm supporing Startups fundraise through ICOs: http://ptoken.io 

Priority Token portfolio profile on ICO Bench: icobench.com/agency/prioritytoken

Current projects:

1) bitrewards.network

2) eiracube.io

3) baikalika.io (Pre-sale)

4) sharpay.io

5) skyfchain.io (Pre-sale)

6) faceter.io

7) freedcoin.io

8) miboodle.com

9) cylinders.io (Pre-sale)

Graphic Designers Needed (Remote - Work from any location)

Create great stuff designing with the Freepix team and earn a good monthly income working from home.

Your revenues won't depend on the number of downloads.

Send us your portfolio and after reviewing it, we will get in touch with you.

Click here to fill the online application form

Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) 2019 Research Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: 31 August, 2018

The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) is a nongovernmental organization whose Fund is solely based on donations from many Japanese people who have responded with goodwill to Dr. Shigeyoshi MATSUMAE’s call. While many donations have been kindly offered by corporations and groups, most of the donors are individuals who are sympathetic with the Founder’s ideals, and maintain contributions to the Fund from their limited incomes. Successful applicants are urged to seriously consider and understand the goodwill of those persons, and ensure that the provided fellowships are utilized effectively.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants of non-Japanese nationality who meet all of the following eligibility requirements are invited to submit the required application documents.

  1. Applicants must obtain a Letter of Invitation from host institutions in Japan.
  2. Applicants must hold a PH.D. (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by MIF as possessing equivalent academic qualifications.
  3. Applicants must be at the age of 49 years old or younger at the time when documents are submitted.
  4. Applicants must have sufficient abilities in the English or Japanese languages.
  5. Applicants should not have past or current experiences of staying in Japan. (Except for short-term stay. E.g. sightseeing, conferences)
  6. Applicants should be in employment in their home countries, and must return to their countries upon completion of their MIF fellowship tenure.
  7. Applicants must be of sound health.

FIELDS OF RESEARCH STUDY

Fields of research such as natural science, engineering and medicine are considered with first priorities.

PERIOD AND NUMBER OF FELLOWSHIPS

Applicants indicate the period of Fellowship with the length of stay needed for the Research Project (Application Document #2) between 3 to 6 months, and commencing month and ending month between April 2019 and March 2020. (e.g. 5 months from June 2019 to October 2019) MIF plans to invite about 20 researchers/scholars

Application Call: http://www.mif-japan.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/AE2019.pdf 

MIF Website: http://www.mif-japan.org/fellowship/announcement/?hl=en 

The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition

 - 2018 Competition: 'Towards a Common Future' -

Deadline: 1 June 2018

Building upon the 2017 theme of 'A Commonwealth for Peace', this year’s theme 'Towards a Common Future' and its topics ask young writers to explore how the Commonwealth can address global challenges and work to create a better future for all citizens through sub-themes of sustainability, safety, prosperity and fairness, in line with the theme of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

Download the 2018 Flyer

TOPICS:

Senior Category
Born between 2nd June 1999 and 31st May 2004 (14-18 years of age)

  1. The road to a safer future.
  2. How does education contribute to a fairer future? 
  3. ‘Healthy, Wealthy, Happy, and Free’: is one more important than the others?
  4. Future generations have rights too, which must be defended. Discuss. 

Junior Category
Born after 31st May 2004 (under 14 years of age)

  1. What does a 'safer future' mean to you and your community? 
  2. Write a recipe for a common future: what ingredients will you need? What is the best method for making it? What will it look like?
  3. ‘A Day in the Life’. Imagine you are your country’s Head of Government for the day: how will you build a better future for young people?
  4. Our Common Earth.

Judges described entries to the competition in 2017 as ‘emotive’ ‘hauntingly assuring’ ’striking’ and as having ‘powerful narratives’, that ‘this letter should be read by everyone’. We expect a similiarly high calibre of writing for 2018.

The competition is open to all citizens and residents of the Commonwealth aged 18 and under until 1 June 2018. All entrants receive a Certificate of Participation and one Winner and Runner-up from the Senior and Junior categories will win a trip to London for a week-long series of educational and cultural events. For more information about the competition, please visit Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions.

Pulitzer Center Grant Application (Rolling)

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting funds international travel costs associated with reporting projects on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media. The amount of individual travel grants will depend on the specific project and detailed budget planning. Most awards fall in the range of $5,000 to $15,000 but depending on project specifics may be higher.

On approved projects, half of the grant amount is generally paid just before travel and the remainder on submission of the principal material for publication or broadcast. Specific grant terms are negotiated during the application process.

Applications must be received in English.

Applications include the following:

  • A description of the proposed project, including distribution plan, in no more than 250 words
  • A preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs. Travel grants cover hard costs associated with the reporting; please do not include stipends for the applicants. Fixer/translator/driver fees are acceptable
  • Three samples of published work, either print or broadcast.
  • Three professional references. These can be either contact information, or letters of recommendation. The latter is encouraged when letters from interested producers or editors are available.
  • A copy of your curriculum vitae.

Applications may also include a more detailed description of project but this will be considered as optional supplement only. The most important part of the submission is the 250-word summary.

Deadline: Rolling

Within a week of your submission, you should receive a confirmation of receipt. Typically applications that are received in a given month receive a response by the end of the following month, with an emphasis on making Pulitzer Center projects as timely and newsworthy as possible. If your proposal requires immediate attention, please note why in your 250-word description. If your proposal involves reporting in a hostile or dangerous environment, we require that you and your potential outlets adhere strictly to the ACOS Alliance principles outlined here. Freelancers who plan to report from conflict zones or hostile environments must have a firm assignment from a news organization that will assume full responsibility for his/her well-being. The Pulitzer Center is committed to support for Hostile Environment Training where appropriate.

Where to apply: Click here to go to the Pulitzer Center Grant Application webform.

UTS - Australia Full Postgraduate Tuition Scholarships

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must meet all the following criteria: 

    • Be an international student at the time of application (not an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia); and
    • Meet all admission requirements for the selected course; and
    • Be commencing full-time studies on campus; and
    • Have completed a Bachelor degree, comparable to an Australian Bachelor degree, no longer than three (3) years prior to commencing at UTS and be admitted based on this qualification to UTS; and
    • Have an overall average of 90% where the pass mark is 50% or equivalent in a UTS recognised Bachelor qualification.

All applicants must apply using this UTS online scholarships application form to be eligible.

Note: Students enrolling in a UTS transnational program are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Application period 
Autumn session 2018 
Opening date: 1 September 2017 
Closing date: 30 November 2017, 11.59pm AEST 

Spring session 2018 
Opening date: 1 March 2018 
Closing date: 31 May 2018, 11.59pm AEST

Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship.

Apply here: https://forms.uts.edu.au/web/index.cfm