December 2010 – 11
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for building a global interfaith youth movement. For moreinformation, click here.
wins the 2010 India SocialEntrepreneur Award
FellowRajiv Khandelwal’sAajeevika Bureau is among thefirst to attempt to provide support services to the millionsof unskilled laborers and migrants who move across Indiaseasonally in search of work. The bureau seeks to protectthe livelihoods and dignity of these migrants and reinforcetheir identity as legitimate contributors to the nation’seconomy. For more information, click here.
Ghanaian Technology Enterprise comes out ontop in Prestigious Global Security Challenge
FellowBright Simonsis the founder of mPedigreeNetwork, the first system developed in the world whichenables consumers and patients to verify the authenticityof their medicines. He received an award of $200,000. Formore information, click here.
Mhammed Abbad Andaloussi-Al Jisr Wins aSkoll Award For Social Entrepreneur of The Year
FellowMhammed Abbad Andaloussi-Al Jisrwon the Skollfoundation award for his work in improving educationaloutcomes in the Moroccan Society. He has succeeded infostering true public-private partnerships in the educationsector. For more information, click here.
Jayasuriya Weliamuna elected to Transparency International Board
Ashoka Senior fellow
was recentlyelected to the global board of Transparency International.He had previously served as the Executive Director forTransparency International in Sri Lanka for the past 8years. For more information, click here.
Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Deadline: Varies by country
Schwab partners with local media and institutions torecognize social entrepreneurs working to transformtraditional practices of social change and sponsors theawardees’ attendance at the World Economic Forum.
Since each country has its own deadline for this award, wedo not centrally organize nominations from the globaloffice. We are happy to help edit application materials asneeded and serve as a reference. Please consult theSchwab website for specific information on your region. Tobe taken to the Schwab homepage, click here. You canalso contact Cat Jaffee directly firstname.lastname@example.org information.
NYU Reynolds Program in Social
Deadline: November to January (depending on school)
The NYU Reynolds Graduate Fellowship is open to newstudents applying to any full-time, two-year master’sdegree program at NYU beginning September 2011.Fellows will receive up to $25,000 for each of twoyears of study and an intensive two-year curricular and co-curricular program designed to help prepare them to bethe next generation of social entrepreneurial leaders.
Application deadlines vary by school, beginning inNovember and running through January. For moreinformation and an application, click
Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project
Deadline: December 15, 2010
Vodafone is seeking to identify and fund the bestinnovations using wireless-related technology to addresscritical social issues around the globe. US-based non-profitcharity organizations and universities are eligible to apply.
For more information, click here.
Nieman Journalism Fellowships at HarvardUniversity
Deadline: December 15 to January 31
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The Nieman Fellowships in Global Health Reporting will beawarded to two journalists who are committed to globalhealth reporting and whose news organizations share thatcommitment. One fellowship will go to a journalist who isa U.S. citizen and one will go to a non-U.S. citizen. Fellowsbegin their academic year at Harvard University in mid-August. For more information, click here.
World Children's Prize
Deadline: January 5, 2011
The World’s Children’s Prize, which aims to contributetowards a more humane world, is the world’s largestannual educational program for young people on the rightsof the child, democracy, the environment and globalfriendship. For more information, click here.