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8 Travel Grants and Fellowships for Educators

Summer is the perfect time to research and apply for a teacher travel grant. The key is to look in the right places and write a compelling application. To help you get started, here are some tips compiled by Matt Davis of Edutopia for writing winning proposals, a few inspiring articles, and a list of interesting travel grants that you might want to research or apply to this summer.

The Blossom Hill Foundation Fellowship

This year the Blossom Hill Foundation is launching a fellowship program to fund social entrepreneurs with bold ideas for breaking the cycle of violence that so often plagues youth in the Middle East. With this initiative, we are excited to support a new generation of emerging leaders who want to implement innovative solutions within and/or for the advancement of their own war-affected communities. Our vision is for these solutions to be generated and spearheaded by those who understand the situation the best – the young women and men who understand the multi-generational impact of war and are committed to creating a bright future.

Open Society Foundations: Civil Society Scholar Awards

The Open Society Foundation Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources that enrich socially engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region. Civil Society Scholars are selected on the basis of their outstanding contributions to research or other engagement with local communities, to furthering debates on challenging societal questions, and to strengthening critical scholarship and academic networks within their fields.

ICNC Curriculum Fellowship for Classroom-Based and Online Teaching on Civil Resistance

The International Center for Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) is launching the third edition of its popular Curriculum Fellowship program to support and advance both classroom-based and online teaching on civil resistance. In 2016, up to eight curriculum fellowships, each in the amount of $1,300, will be offered on open, merit and competitive bases to university and college faculty and instructors to develop either a curriculum unit on civil resistance that will be incorporated into the existing classroom-based, elective or mandatory, semester-long course at the applicant’s home university or an online seminar on civil resistance that will be offered to students and interested participants from applicant’s university, town, district, country or the region.

Two year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow appointment in Peace and Conflict Studies

The Peace and Conflict Studies Program invites applications for a two year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow appointment in Peace and Conflict Studies with affiliation in one of the following departments: Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science and/or Religious Studies beginning Fall 2016. Applicants must have received their PhD no earlier than August 2013 and no later than August 2016 in one of the above fields. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: Conflict Analysis, Conflict Transformation, Human Rights. The teaching load is one course a semester for two years.

Now Accepting Applications for the Rotary Peace Fellowship

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the fully-funded Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving today’s global challenges. Up to 100 fellows are selected globally every year to earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand.

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