Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Ronald Coase Institute Shanghai Workshop on Institutional Analysis

December 12-18, 2010    
Shanghai, China
Co-sponsored by the School of Economics at Fudan University

Apply by September 6, 2010

Attend this workshop to

·  Learn more about institutional analysis
·  Present your own research and receive comments from established scholars
·  Become part of a worldwide network of institutional scholars.

Who is eligible?
·  Postdoctoral social scientists - early in their careers
·  Advanced graduate students - in economics, political science, and other social sciences
Participants will be selected on the basis of their research abstracts.  Admission is strictly
limited, and the pace is intense.  Participants must attend all sessions and give as well as
receive feedback. 

As a participant, you will
established scholars discuss strategies to formulate research questions,
       design projects, present results, and draw important and practical conclusions. 
  Make two presentations of your own research
       (1) in a small group with faculty guidance
       (2) after revisions, to the entire workshop, with formal discussion of your work.
  Network closely with faculty and workshop alumni from 61 countries who have an
       enduring interest in institutional analysis.  After the daily sessions, enjoy informal
       talks with faculty and fellow participants over delicious dinners.  A special event
       will precede the final gala dinner.

How to apply (please read carefully and follow instructions exactly)
E-mail a one-page abstract - 350 words maximum - of a current research project
of yours, plus a one-page curriculum vitae, to

Do this before the deadline: September 6, 2010.    

·  Abstract (1 page - 350 words max)
   At the top,
list the title, your name, and the number of words in the abstract. 
   Any co-authors must be listed here.  (At most 1 person per research project can be
   accepted.)  Work already published is not eligible.  Abstracts will be judged on the
   clarity and importance of the research question, and on their institutional focus. 
   Projects with empirically testable implications are preferred.

·  CV (1 page - 1 side only)
   Include your current professional status and the academic degrees you have received,
   with university, year, and field of study. 
   Also include your citizenship, date of birth, and country of residence. 
   As references give the names of two scholars familiar with you and your work, with
   their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.

·  E-mail
   As subject line, use Application for 2010 Shanghai Workshop – yyy   (where yyy
   is your surname).  Attach your abstract and CV as Microsoft Word .doc files only,
   using filenames yyy abstract.doc and yyy cv.doc  (where yyy is your surname).


The cost of the workshop - tuition and meals - is $2500 USD.  This does not include housing
or travel expenses.  All participants must stay in workshop housing. 

Some fellowships will be awarded competitively to scholars from developing and transitional
countries for tuition, meals, and housing.  If you wish to be considered for a fellowship,
you must state that in your application
and indicate why (your current professional
status, resources, etc.).  Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses. 

Staying Alive Foundation Grants for HIV and AIDS prevention

The Staying Alive Foundation is pleased to announce its 2nd call for proposals for 2010.

The Staying Alive Foundation is all about empowering young people who want to make a difference in their communities. We look for youth-led organisations that raise awareness about HIV and AIDS and that have received little or no previous funding. Our grants are a maximum of US$12,000.

The application process happens in two stages, and begins online at with a short online form. The deadline to apply is August 23rd.

We also have forms in French and Spanish which can be demanded via

Grants will be announced on 1st of December 2010. Deadline of application- 23 August 2010.

Please send this to all your networks. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Sara Piot
Director of Grants
Staying Alive Foundation
Tel: +44 (0)207 478 6688
Fax: +44 (0)207 478 6517

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fujitsu Scholarship: East-West Knowledge Leaders Program

The Fujitsu Scholarship supports your development as a global leader by funding your participation in the East-West Knowledge Leaders Program.
Hone your leadership vision with this specialized program, delivered by JAIMS, in the wonderful setting of Honolulu, Hawaii. The diverse student body and rigorous curriculum will stretch you to be your best, and prepare you to lead your organization to success in the 21st Century.

Submit application documents by September 30, 2010, postmarked deadline.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Call for Nominations: Dioscoro L. Umali Award in Agricultural Development

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research Agriculture (SEARCA), the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST), and the Dioscoro L. Umali Foundation (DLUF) is now inviting for nominations for The Dioscoro L. Umali Achievement Award in Agricultural Development. This award honors exemplary Southeast Asia (SEA) nationals whose work has provided significant positive impact on the development of agriculture and the improvement of the quality of life in rural communities in the region.

Please follow the link below for the award details.

Kindly submit your nomination to the Professional Awards Committee for review at the Office of the Deputy Director General for Operation on or before 15 July 2010. 

Training Programme for Young Leaders


From JFY 2007, JICA has been implementing the “Training Programme for Young Leaders”, a technical cooperation program aimed at promoting human resources development and nation-building in developing countries.

Under the program, groups of young leaders, who will eventually become nation-builders in the future, are invited to enhance their specialties by experiencing and learning technologies and skills in Japan for a period of 18 days.

The program was an enhancement of the Youth Invitation Program (formerly the ASEAN-Japan Friendship Programme for the 21st Century), which began in 1984 for six ASEAN countries, and which has since expanded to cover approximately 120 countries. For more than 20 years, the program has served as a significant venue for cultural exchange and for the promotion of friendship and mutual trust between Japan and the ASEAN countries.

JICA is implementing the program with the view of contributing to more sustainable capacity development for young leaders through greater emphasis on specialized technical training in various fields.