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The Environment Initiative is pleased to announce two new support opportunities for students engaged in environment-related disciplines, research, and programs. Complete information on application materials, eligibility, submittal and announcement deadlines can be found under the "Students" tab on the Environment Initiative website (environment.georgetown.edu). 

Award amount: $5,000 stipend
Application deadline:   March 19, 2014

The Environment Initiative Summer Fellowship award provides summer funding to undergraduate students with an interest in academic work in areas of the environment. The summer fellowship award can be used for a variety of academic pursuits, including:

  • Research and scholarship in the laboratory or research group of a Georgetown faculty member in any part of the University
  • Internships and practicum experiences with government or non-governmental organizations that are centrally focused on environment
  • Community and public service projects with an explicit environmental dimension
*Please visit the website for information on eligibility and application materials.

For questions, please contact Rachel Yancey (ray6@georgetown.edu).

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Do you want to make a difference?
Do you have an idea to promote teaching or an understanding of international relations?
Do you seek to address a current issue in global affairs or international development?

If you're ready to make this idea a reality, apply for the GIRA Global Generations Grant.

The Georgetown International Relations Association (GIRA) offers funding of up to $2,500 for these projects to non-graduating undergraduate and graduate students of Georgetown University. This could be you! Apply byMarch 15th.

Please see modelun.org/grant for more information and the application or contact giragrant@modelun.org with any questions.

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Please see the attached flyer for scholarship information.

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Request for proposals:
Improving the Human Condition Grants   
Deadline: 5 pm, March 17, 2014
The BSFS Deans' Office is offering grants of up to $3,000 each to student whose unpaid summer internship or research assistantship serves to improve the human condition.  To apply for one of these grants, please send an e-mail addressed to Dean Pirrotti at bsfsdeans@georgetown.edu with the subject: "Improving the Human Condition Grant application." The email should contain an explanation (<1000 words) of your specific summer plans and how your internship or assistantship will help improve the human condition. 

Please include an explanation of how your summer experience relates to your academic work within your major at SFS.  If you have not yet declared a major, you may discuss your academic interests in more general terms.  Applications are due by 5 pm on March 17, 2014.

Eligible participants must be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

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The Society for International Development (SID) is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Rice Award, an award that recognizes a young professional who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to improving the lives of people in developing countries. 

The Rice Award will be presented to the awardee at the Society for International Development’s Annual Conference on May 20, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The award consists of an inscribed plaque recognizing the awardee, a prize in the amount of $1,000, a one-year, honorary membership to SID-Washington, and the opportunity to present your work at an upcoming SID-Washington event. 

Please visit their website for more information on the application process:http://www.sidw.org/apply-for-the-2014-rice-award

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If you are applying to the Georgetown French Department Summer Programs in Tours or Parsi and can demonstrate financial need, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship through the E.J. McCarthy Endowment.  Deadline for application: Friday, February 28th.

Application forms and all required documents can be found on the French Department website.  Completed applications must be submitted to the French Department Administrative Officer in ICC 416 by Friday, February 28th.

Any questions should be addressed via email to Professor Deborah Lesko Baker at leskobad@georgetown.edu.

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Spring and Summer 2014 Research, Experiential Learning and Leadership Opportunities 
for Georgetown Undergraduates 
with the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service 

The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service announces several live applications for research, experiential learning and leadership opportunities in Spring and Summer 2014. Applications for these opportunities are available through HoyaLink (accessible via NetID) and one through the Berkley Center's website. Each application includes more detailed information about the program.

 NB: All deadlines are in the month of January.

Program Descriptions:
Call for Applications: Spring 2014 Social Justice Leadership Training Institute (SJLTI) (due January 12th)

The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service (CSJ) the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor (KI), and the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA) at Georgetown University together announce a call for applications for the inaugural Social Justice Leadership Training Institute (SJLTI), a small-group intensive experience for undergraduate students who wish to deepen their commitment to and engagement with issues of social justice. Through an 8-week skills-building, cohort-based experience with accomplished social justice activists and one another, SJLTI participants will learn and reflect on ways to creatively and effectively work for social justice. Each session is devoted to the investigation of one compelling issue of social justice, including a skills-focused workshop from a guest presenter, collective brainstorming, and reflection over dinner together. Workshop topics include strategic organizing, advocacy, diversity awareness, effective facilitation, and more. In addition to building their leadership skill-set, student participants will be challenged to reflect on their long-term commitment to social justice and what such work means and looks like beyond the gates of Georgetown. The Institute is made possible with financial support from the Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA).

SJ Leaders in Training should:be able to demonstrate current leadership in and commitment to social justice activities; want to improve their ability to integrate knowledge, reflection, and direct action; be eager to experiment with creative and non-traditional approaches to problem solving; be willing to honestly self-reflect and to respectfully share ideas with others; and be able to imagine themselves integrating social justice approaches and activism into both short and long-term life goals. SJLTI participants are expected to attend all Friday sessions (4pm-7pm) during the Spring 2014 semester: 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, and 4/11. Applications for the SJLTI are being accepted via HoyaLink (accessible via Net ID) available at https://hoyalink.georgetown.edu/form/start/34969 from December 16th through January 12th, 2014 (11:59 PM).Questions about the application or program can be directed to CSJ’s Social Justice Curriculum & Pedagogy Coordinator, Amanda Munroe (asm96).

Call for Applications: Alternative Spring Break 2014 (due January 15th)

The Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Program traces its rich history back to 1975, when a group of Georgetown students elected to spend their spring break in Appalachia. Since its founding, Alternative Spring Break has expanded to connect Georgetown students, faculty, and staff to over fifty different domestic and international communities. Offered by The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service (CSJ), the Alternative Spring Break Program provides students with opportunities for social justice immersion in communities across the United States during one week in March. No matter how far participants travel on Alternative Spring Break, whether it may be to Detroit, New Orleans, Tucson, or to Wheeling, West Virginia, all participants travel and serve under the guidance of the same five Alternative Spring Break pillars: justice immersion, cultural immersion, service, reflection, and substance-free fun. The application consists of: basic contact/logistical information; demographic information; a total of four short answer questions (approx. 800-900 words total) for the general application; and a 100-word response question for each trip you apply to. Please refer to the ASB website for information on our program, values, and individual trips. The application is available via HoyaLink accessible by NetID and available at https://hoyalink.georgetown.edu/form/start/32170. Applications are due by Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at 11:59 PM. Keep in mind, it doesn't matter if you're an expert on the issue or if you know almost nothing about it; trips are designed to introduce participants with all levels of experience to social justice issues. Contact altspringbreak@georgetown.edu with any questions. 

Call for Applications: Spring 2014 Student Research Assistantship (due January 17th)

In collaboration with Georgetown's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (GUROP), the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service (CSJ) announces a call for applications for the CSJ Student Research Assistantship. Through this assistantship, CSJ connects Georgetown undergraduates with GU faculty to conduct research on local, national and international issues that investigate social and structural injustices and/or are in collaboration with underserved communities and community-based organizations serving those communities. Five students will be selected as Spring 2014 Student ResearchAssistants. The student will receive a $600 academic award for his/her work supporting the faculty member with whom they are matched. CSJ Student Research Assistants will be expected to work 5-6 hours per week during the 10-12 week semester, for a minimum of 60 hours during the semester. The deadline for submission of the application is Friday, January 17th at 5:00 PM. The application is available via HoyaLink at https://hoyalink.georgetown.edu/form/start/25005For more information on this program or any questions on the application, contact Dr. Andria Wisler, Executive Director of the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service, at akw28. 

Call for Applications: Education & Social Justice Summer 2014 Research Fellowship (due January 21st)

The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Center for Social Justice Teaching, Research, and Service (CSJ) invite applications from Georgetown undergraduates for the Education & Social Justice summer 2014 research fellowship. Fellows will spend three weeks abroad doing research and conducting interviews on best practices at the intersection of education and social justice. Before departing they will work with faculty to define their research projects and identify Jesuit-led institutions doing innovative educational work in support of poor communities that will serve as local hosts. The fellows' research will be posted on a project website, incorporated into a report, and presented to the Georgetown community at an event. The research fellowships include travel, lodging, and meals, and a $1500 stipend. All Georgetown freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply. Interested candidates should send a resume, unofficial transcript, the contact information for two references—one of whom must be a Georgetown professor—and a personal statement of no more than 350 words. The statement should not be a research plan, but rather a description of the reasons for your interest in the program and your related skills and experience. Completed application materials are due by Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 at 5:00 PM and should be sent as Word document/PDF attachments to berkleycenter@georgetown.edu. Please contact Erin Coleman at ekc25 with any questions.

Apply for the Spring 2014 4th Credit Option for Social Action Program (due January 23rd)

The 4th Credit Option for Social Action Program (4th Credit) is a program of the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service (CSJ). Through this program, you have the opportunity to integrate your academic studies with your community engagement/service experience in the Washington, DC community this semester and add a 4th credit to your 3-credit course. Interested students can read the call for applications and apply via HoyaLink accessible by Net ID available at: https://hoyalink.georgetown.edu/form/start/24866. The application process is ROLLING and the program is limited to 20 students. The application deadline is Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 11:59 PMPlease direct questions about the Spring 2014 4th Credit program or this application to CSJ's Social Justice Curriculum & Pedagogy Coordinator, Amanda Munroe, at asm96.

Call for Applications: FOCI 2014 Leader (due January 23rd)

As a Jesuit university, Georgetown is deeply committed to the ideal of service for and with others as well as the integral part it can play in one’s education. First-Year Orientation to Community Involvement (FOCI) is a pre-orientation program offered by the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service to introduce new Georgetown students to this ideal in the form of community service and volunteer activism in the Washington, DC community. As a FOCI Leader, after extensive planning and preparation, you will guide up to fifty-four incoming freshmen and transfer students during the week before NSO. You will be their mentor as they actively engage in community service; discover and reflect on the diverse populations, perspectives, and roles in the Georgetown and Washington, D.C. communities; develop the capacity for leadership; and become part of a community committed to personal growth through service. Throughout the week you will facilitate a series of discussions to explore issues of social justice and to exchange ideas on social responsibility. Reflection is an integral component of FOCI. FOCI planning begins in late February/early-March and will include weekly, evening and some weekend meetings. In addition, there will be weekly office hours and individual assignments from the FOCI Leader Team. Extensive planning meetings occur throughout the summer for Leaders remaining in the DC metropolitan area, and other Leaders on the team still have multiple responsibilities during the summer. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2014 via HoyaLink accessible via Net ID and available at: https://hoyalink.georgetown.edu/form/start/34925. We cannot wait to meet all of you during our mandatory group interviews on the week of January 27th. Please consider attending our information sessions, which will be held Monday, January 13th at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, January 16that 9:00 p.m. in the CSJ meeting space (Poulton Hall, Room 130). If you have any questions about the application, being a FOCI Leader, or the FOCI program, contact Alyson Bodner at ab2987 or call (202) 687-3735.  You can also contact the FOCI Leader Selection Committee at foci@georgetown.edu.

Call for Applications: Summer 2014 100 Projects for Peace Fellowship (due January 28th)

The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service (CSJ) and the Program on Justice and Peace (JUPS) at Georgetown University announce the annual 100 Projects for Peace Fellowship Call for Proposals. Davis 100 Projects for Peace is an initiative for undergraduate students at Georgetown (a Davis United World College Scholars Program partner school) to design their own grassroots projects – anywhere in the world – which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties. One project from GU will be selected for funding of $10,000. Applications are accepted from individual undergraduate students or from pairs or small groups of students. Applications are due via HoyaLink accessible via Net ID available at https://hoyalink.georgetown.edu/form/start/35179 no later than Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at 5:00pm. No late applications or application materials can be accepted. Any questions about the application or the fellowship program can be emailed to CSJ's Social Justice Curriculum & Pedagogy Coordinator, Amanda Munroe, at asm96.

Apply to join the CSJ Advisory Board for Student Organizations! (Rolling)

The Advisory Board for Student Organization (ABSO) at the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service has openings for a student advisor position. This position offers a unique leadership development opportunity to engage with social justice at Georgetown. An ABSO advisor's work includes advising assigned organizations, advocating for them in the campus community, encouraging their organizational development and innovation, allocating funds, and helping groups access funds and other resources on campus. We are excited that ABSO is growing and we are looking for student leaders with creative ideas who are passionate about social justice to join us. We are starting new projects geared towards improving the quality of social justice work at Georgetown through professional development and leadership development programming, building relationships with other boards and departments around campus, and bolstering our social media presence. Serving as a CSJ ABSO advisor requires a commitment to both the student organizations you will be serving and your fellow board members. An advisor should expect to spend between 3-8 hours a week committed to ABSO, beginning with the full advisory board's 1.5 hour weekly meeting and working with their student organizations, in addition to work for her or his specific position. ABSO applications will be accepted on a rolling basisPlease apply through HoyaLink (https://hoyalink.georgetown.edu/form/start/27614accessible via NetID ASAP for highest consideration. If you have any questions about the Board or this application, email csjabso@georgetown.edu.

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GOFAR (Fellowships, Awards, & Research) - Gervase Programs: Learning to Lead

Gervase Programs is now GOFAR......


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