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The Ashoka Advantage - June 2010

The Ashoka Advantage - June 2010

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Opportunities for Leading Social Entrepreneurs.
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 June 2010 - 6
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Fellow News
Ashoka Fellow Mary Gordon Featured in TIMEMagazine
On May 24, 2010, TIME magazine featured Ashoka FellowMary Gordon,who founded Roots of Empathy to addressthe escalating amount of violence and bullying in schools.Read more. 
Ashoka Fellow Andy Lipkis on NBC’s Today Show
 
Andy works to make cities into thriving, sustainableenvironments by inspiring and equipping citizens andgovernments to manage cities as ecosystems. Watch thefeature from May 25, 2010 here. 
Ashoka Fellow Jill Vialet’s Playwo
rks featured on
ABC’s Nightline
 
May 10. 2010.
Don’t miss this in depth feature on 
s
Playworks, which focuses on the importance of play in fostering positive behaviors and learning both insideand outside the classroom. Read more. 
Awards/Funding
Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award
 
Deadline: June 30, 2010
The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) has madesubstantial contributions to democracy and human rights inAsia. In accordance with the ADHRA guidelines, the TFDwill present each year's laureate with an award sculptureand a grant of US$100,000. Find details here. 
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards
Deadline: June 30, 2010
The Knowledge Awards seek to recognize and encourageresearch and artistic creation. They pay tribute to theinteraction and overlap of disciplines that has become adriving force of scientific knowledge. Find details here. 
Lorenzo Natali Prize
 
Deadline: June 30, 2010
The Prize is directed towards journalists working onhuman rights or democracy in the developing world. ThePrize also involves radio and television journalists. Eachapplicant can deliver ONE journalistic work or ONEextract of a journalistic work printed or aired between January 1st 2009 and June 30th 2010. Find details here. 
Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in UniversalHealth Care
 
Deadline: Nominations due by June 30, 2010
 The Pan American Health and Education Foundation(PAHEF) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)are proud to announce the creation of the Sérgio Arouca
 
Bill Drayton’s Honorary Degr 
ee
New York University recognized the historic role thatAshoka and its community have played by awarding anhonorary Doctor of Humane Letters to Ashoka CEO,Bill Drayton, at its 178th commencement. The venuewas Yankee Stadium and we all say WOW!
 
 
 June 2010 - 6
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Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care. Submitnominations here. 
The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation
 
Deadline: July 1, 2010
 The Foundation supports projects that demonstrate stronglocal leadership; that promote professional development inconservation, agricultural, and health sciences; and thatenlarge the capacity of local organizations. Find detailshere. 
Kurt Schork Awards
 
Deadline: July 13, 2010
The Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism honorfearless freelance news reporters and local journalists whocannot leave their country when the story becomessecondary to survival. Find details here. 
The 2011 TED Prize
 
Deadline: July 15, 2010
Although the three winners receive a prize of US$100,000each, that's the least of what they get. The real prize is thatthey are granted a WISH. There are no formal restrictionson the wish. Winners are expected to think big and to becreative. Find details here. 
Ochberg Fellowship
Deadline: July 21, 2010
The Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship has been establishedby the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies inorder to build a cohort of journalists better prepared toreport responsibly and credibly on violence and traumaticevents, including crime, family violence, natural disasters,war, and genocide. Find details here. 
Drivers of Change Award
Deadline: July 30, 2010
The Award honors nominated individuals or organizationsfrom across the southern Africa region that are making animpact in developing effective public policies and strategiesto overcome economic poverty. The award wasestablished to feature existing examples of innovativepractices, inclusive attitudes, and effective processes thatbuild social trust and create the best conditions to make areal and lasting difference in the lives of people living ineconomic poverty. Find details here.
 
Synergos Senior Fellows Program
 
Deadline: July 30, 2010
 The Senior Fellows Program is an international network of distinguished civil society leaders committed tocollaborative efforts that address the underlying causes of poverty and inequity. Fellows are experts and/orpractitioners in the fields of philanthropy, partnership-building and other areas and are committed to creatingsystemic solutions to poverty and inequity.
 Ashoka will helpwith nominations
. Find details here. 
Young Global Leaders: World Economic Forum
 
Deadline July 31, 2010
 The Forum is designed for leaders who are under 40 yearsold, who have substantial leadership experience, who haveclearly demonstrated a commitment to serving society, andwho are willing to devote their energy and expertise forfive years to tackle the most critical issues facing theworld. Find details here. 
Disability Rights Fund Grants
 
Deadline: Various
 Grants of up to US$50,000 will be awarded tointernational and national Disability Rights Organizationsworking to increase advocacy with regard to the passage of legislation that would assist disabled persons domesticallyand abroad.
The Fund for Global Human Rights
Deadline: TBD
The Fund for Global Human Rights seeks to increase theflow of financial resources to on-the-ground human rightsorganizations and to strengthen human rights movementsand communities in countries around the world. The fund'scurrent Request for Proposals invites proposals fromhuman rights organizations based in Guatemala, Mexico,Philippines, and Thailand. Find details here. 
Grants.gov
 
Deadline: Various
Grants.gov is your source to find and apply for federalgrants. It is a central storehouse for information on over1,000 grant programs and provides access toapproximately US$500 billion in annual awards. This
 
 
 June 2010 - 6
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initiative is having an unparalleled impact on the grantcommunity. Find details here. 
Guardian Achievements in InternationalDevelopment Award
 
Deadline: TBD
The Guardian, in partnership with the United Kingdom(UK) Department for International Development (DFID)and Marie Stopes International, invites nominations for TheGuardian Achievements in International DevelopmentAward. They propose to recognize people who have madean impact by improving the lives of some of the world'seconomically poorest people. Application informationhere. 
The Inter-American Foundation
Deadline: Rolling 
 The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) is an independentagency of the United States government that providesgrants to nongovernmental and community-basedorganizations in Latin America and the Caribbean forinnovative, sustainable and participatory self-helpprograms. Find details here. 
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Travel Grants
Deadline: Rolling 
The Center funds international travel costs associated with journalistic reporting projects on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that havegone unreported or under-reported in the mainstreamAmerican media. Find details here. 
Conferences
Global Women in Management: Advancing Women’s Economic Opportunities (GWIM 53)
 
 Jakarta, Indonesia // October 4-30, 2010 (Application Deadline: June 28, 2010)
 The Eligible Countries are China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore.
This program is supported by the ExxonMobil Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative, a
global effort launched in 2005to help women in developing countries fulfill their economic potential and serve as drivers of economic and social change intheir communities. To apply, download and submit completed application to GWIM.53.INDONESIA@cedpa.org 
Global Maternal Health Conference 2010
New Delhi, India // August 30-September 1, 2010 (Registration begins July 15, 2010)
The Global Maternal Health Conference 2010 aims to build on the existing momentum around MDG5 to coalesce andcatalyze the maternal health field. Lessons learned, neglected issues, and innovative thinking will be the underpinnings of theconference, and the anticipated outcome is increased consensus around the evidence, programs and advocacy needed toimprove maternal health. For registration information, click  here. 
Forum for African Investigative Reporters
 Johannesburg South Africa // November 1-3, 2010 (Now accepting applications)
 The Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR) is a professional association of investigative journalists in Africa. Itsmission is to enhance, deepen and build investigative journalism as a profession throughout the continent. FAIR is nowreceiving applications from investigative journalists all over Africa to attend FAIR's planned conferences for 2010. Journalistswho want to showcase their investigative work and engage in a dialogue with colleagues on the increase and promotion of investigative journalism practice in Africa are encouraged to apply. Find details here.
 Information for Fellows
There’s nothing specific to tell you about this month. Please check back in July, and in the
meantime, check the Fellow Feed  for the most updated information.

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