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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Fulbright Commission in Egypt is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This one-year Fellowship program is offered to young and mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment, and the capacity to benefit from a program of independent non-degree study at a leading U.S. university, as well as a wide variety of professional development activities, including conducting independent projects, participating in an internship or a professional affiliation, meetings and consultations with U.S. faculty or experts, field trips, and special seminars. The Humphrey Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey.

ELIGIBLE FIELDS: (In alphabetical order)

1. Agricultural and Rural Development
2. Communications/Journalism
3. Economic Development
4. Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
5. Finance and Banking
6. Higher Education Administration
7. Human Resource Management
8. Law and Human Rights
9. Natural Resources, Environmental Policy and Climate Change
10. Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
11. Public Health Policy and Management
12. Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
13. Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
14. Technology Policy and Management
15. Urban and Regional Planning

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

· Egyptian citizenship; holders of U.S. green cards and/or passports are ineligible
· Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of study.
· Five years of full-time professional experience. Applicants should be at a point in their careers to fully benefit from this professional development program. Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service.

· Demonstrated English language ability with a minimum valid Local TOEFL score of 450 is required from AMIDEAST or any of the ETS approved centers (see below list of approved testing centers), or Computer-Based (CBT) score of 133, or Internet-based (IBT) score of 45 or IELTS score of 5. (Important note: Successful candidates whose TOEFL score is less than 525, or Computer-Based (CBT) score less than 195, or Internet-based (IBT) score less than 71 or IELTS score less than 6, will be required to attend 3 - 6 months of Long-Term English Language training in the U.S. prior to the start date of their Humphrey fellowships, if selected for this grant.)
· Limited prior experience in the U.S. (individuals who have resided in the U.S. for more than six months since August 2013 are not eligible to apply).

· Applicants must reside in Egypt starting the application process until the travel date (in case of selection).
· Qualified women are encouraged to apply.


GRANT BENEFITS:

· International and domestic travel
· Maintenance stipend
· Settling-in allowance
· Books allowance
· Tuition and fees when applicable
· Professional development allowance

AY2018-2019 PROGRAM:

· Announcement: April 10, 2017
· Application Link: https://iie.embark.com/apply/humphreyfellowship
· Deadline: July 15, 2017
 

Follow the below website for more information:

http://www.fulbright-egypt.org/programs/view_programstemplate.asp?T=4&C=9

Al-Sumait Prize 2017

The Egyptian National Commission announces for Al-Sumait Prize 2017.

The Prize is worth 1 Million US Dollars. It is to be awarded to individuals or institutions that through their research projects or initiatives have made significant advancement within one or more of the following areas of Education:

· Improving people's access to basic or advanced education.

· Improving literacy among all members of society.

· Decreasing the dependence of children’s education on the socio-economical status of their parents.

 Conditions and requirements:

· A candidate must have tangible achievements and creative works up to the desired level for the prize.

· The submitted work must be of paramount importance in promoting economic and social development, human resource development and infrastructure in the African continent.

· Studies and applied research must be published in referred journals and need to be circulated and recognized on a global level in the allocated announced field. The research outcome needs to have been applied after publication in African countries within the past ten years. Adequate evidence needs to be provided.

· Projects and initiatives should be relevant to the prize and must include sufficient evidence of the achievements during the past ten years. The evidence should include an expert’s opinion and documented results obtained from the application of these initiatives or projects.

· Nominations are to be accepted from the institutions and scientific centers (universities, institutes and centers of scientific research) as well as from regional or international organizations and awards, former winners in the field of the prize or former evaluation members Self nominations are not accepted.

· All documents (studies, researches, reports, projects etc.) should be submitted electronically.

· All submissions must be submitted in English.

· Fill in the prize nomination form to be found on the link titled (Education Open) at the top on the left side of this page. Upload your scientific documents using any online cloud service such as dropbox, wetransfer or oneDrive. Insert (copy/paste) the link into the application form and click the submit button on the bottom of the form. You may also fill in the nomination form and submit your scientific documents electronically in PDF format via CD, DVD or Flash Memory (USB).

The files will be submited through:

https://oe.kfas.org.kw/alsumait2017

For more details 

U.S.-EGYPT HIGHER EDUCATION INITIATIVE - PUBLIC UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

The USAID-funded Public University Scholarships program through the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative is a scholarship for high school graduates to attend excellence programs at public universities in parallel with specially-designed supplementary enhancement activities such as English, leadership training and career planning, as well as internships, community service, and study abroad. The program will interweave the private sector and practical experiences so that graduates are primed to enter and contribute to the workforce in Egypt, in sectors that are critical to the economic development of the country.

Scholarship privileges:

Studying in excellence programs at universities: Cairo, Ain Shams, Assuit, Mansoura, and Alexandria.
Studying in the fields that are crucial in building the future economy of Egypt (Engineering, Commerce, Nursing, Science, Information Technology, Agriculture, Law, Mass Communication, Education and Economics).
There are limited opportunities for faculty of commerce, (Priority for students of Arts section)
Applicants for faculty of Agriculture will have priority.
Costs covered by the scholarship: (tuition fees, books, laptop, enhancement courses on basic skills, accommodation, and transportation).
65% of the students will study a semester abroad in the United States.
Summer training sessions and community projects.
Intensive English courses, leadership skills, and entrepreneurship.
The program qualifies students to gain the practical experience needed for the job market.
What does the scholarship include?

Tuition fees and ongoing academic support
Intensive English and study skills program
Leadership, character building, and business development training
Mentoring and networking activities
Internship and summer training in field of study
Semester / Study summer at a univeristy abroad
Support at job search and placement after graduation
What can you study?

The scholarship provides opportunities in specializations important for the future of Egypt. So, there are scholarships for the excellence programs in the Facultie: Engineering - Education - Information Technology - Science - Agriculture - Law - Commerce - Nursing - Mass Communication - Economics

Who is eligible?

Egyptian young men and women enrolled in Thanaweyya Amma in government schools including STEM schools.
Student achievers in their first and second secondary results.
Participated in community activities.
Includes scholarships specifically for disabled applicants.
The deadline to apply will be on June 15, 2017

UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education

The 2017 call for nominations is now open

Gender equality in education is a basic right and a prerequisite to build inclusive societies. Although notable progress has been made over the last 20 years, 16 million girls will never set foot in a classroom (UNESCO Institute for Statistics).

The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours outstanding innovation and contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and will be unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives.

Supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Prize is conferred annually to two laureates and consists of an award of USD 50,000 each to further their work in the area of girls’ and women’s education.

The two laureates of the first edition of the Prize were selected by the Director-general of UNESCO on the basis of recommendations by the International Jury, composed of five experts in girls' and women’s education. The Prize was awarded for the first time to two outstanding projects from Indonesia and Zimbabwe at an official ceremony that was held in Beijing, P.R. China in June 2016.

Established in 2015 by UNESCO’s Executive Board, the Prize will contribute to the attainment of the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, particularly SDG goals 4 on education and 5 on gender equality. It will also support UNESCO’s global priorities included in the Medium-term Strategy 2014-2021 and the Gender Equality Action Plan 2014-2021 (GEAP II).
 

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THE 6TH CONFERENCE WOMEN IN THE ARAB WORLD AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Federation of Human Resources Development Research Centers in the Arab World, in cooperation with Al-Quds Open University and Federation of Arabic Scientific Research Councils, is organizing its 6th conference "Women in the Arab World and the Development of Human Resources: Empowerment and Increased Participation in the Labor Market"

Date: 15th-16th of Oct, 2017, Amman-Jordan

Women empowerment in the Arab World and increased participation in the economic life are considered one of the most important goals of the development in the region. There is a correlated relation between women empowerment and participation in the community, and the economic growth and development. Recommendations concluded from most regional and international conferences dealing with similar topic, assured that there can’t be a sustainable growth without the positive participation of women in the economic, political, and social development of the community. Nevertheless, several human development reports stated that women empowerment is not yet to have a great interest in the Arab World and it’s not majorly discussed in research papers and academic studies and policies. Thus, universities and educational institutions should care the most for this issue.

Goals of the conference

Explore mechanisms of women empowerment through the human resources development in the Arab region.
Exchange experience and knowledge on effective initiatives and policies to empower women in the Arab region and the promotion of such initiatives.
Identify problems and challenges that face women empowerment programs in the Arab region.
Develop cooperation between Palestine and the Arab countries in the field of women development and empowerment.
Identify approaches of effective employment of women participation in the Arab region.
Analyze innovative models of development and women empowerment.
Explore regulations, legislations and constitutions in the Arab region and the international community related to women development in the Arab region.

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