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CONTENTS Fellow News Awards & Funding Conferences Information for Fellows Networking & Communication Tools Changemakers® Volunteers, Interns, Partners

Bill Drayton’s Honorary Degree New York University recognized the historic role that Ashoka and its community have played by awarding an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to Ashoka CEO, Bill Drayton, at its 178th commencement. The venue was Yankee Stadium and we all say WOW! Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award Deadline: June 30, 2010 The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) has made substantial contributions to democracy and human rights in Asia. In accordance with the ADHRA guidelines, the TFD will present each year's laureate with an award sculpture and 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 encourage research and artistic creation. They pay tribute to the interaction and overlap of disciplines that has become a driving force of scientific knowledge. Find details here. Lorenzo Natali Prize Deadline: June 30, 2010 The Prize is directed towards journalists working on human rights or democracy in the developing world. The Prize also involves radio and television journalists. Each applicant can deliver ONE journalistic work or ONE extract of a journalistic work printed or aired between January 1st 2009 and June 30th 2010. Find details here. Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health 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

Fellow News
Ashoka Fellow Mary Gordon Featured in TIME Magazine On May 24, 2010, TIME magazine featured Ashoka Fellow Mary Gordon, who founded Roots of Empathy to address the 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, sustainable environments by inspiring and equipping citizens and governments to manage cities as ecosystems. Watch the feature from May 25, 2010 here. Ashoka Fellow Jill Vialet’s Playworks featured on ABC’s Nightline May 10. 2010. Don’t miss this in depth feature on Jill Vialet’s Playworks, which focuses on the importance of play in fostering positive behaviors and learning both inside and outside the classroom. Read more.

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Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care. Submit nominations here. The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation Deadline: July 1, 2010 The Foundation supports projects that demonstrate strong local leadership; that promote professional development in conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; and that enlarge the capacity of local organizations. Find details here. Kurt Schork Awards Deadline: July 13, 2010 The Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism honor fearless freelance news reporters and local journalists who cannot leave their country when the story becomes secondary to survival. Find details here. The 2011 TED Prize Deadline: July 15, 2010 Although the three winners receive a prize of US$100,000 each, that's the least of what they get. The real prize is that they are granted a WISH. There are no formal restrictions on the wish. Winners are expected to think big and to be creative. Find details here. Ochberg Fellowship Deadline: July 21, 2010 The Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship has been established by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies in order to build a cohort of journalists better prepared to report responsibly and credibly on violence and traumatic events, 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 organizations from across the southern Africa region that are making an impact in developing effective public policies and strategies to overcome economic poverty. The award was established to feature existing examples of innovative practices, inclusive attitudes, and effective processes that build social trust and create the best conditions to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of people living in economic 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 to collaborative efforts that address the underlying causes of poverty and inequity. Fellows are experts and/or practitioners in the fields of philanthropy, partnershipbuilding and other areas and are committed to creating systemic solutions to poverty and inequity. Ashoka will help with nominations. Find details here. Young Global Leaders: World Economic Forum Deadline July 31, 2010 The Forum is designed for leaders who are under 40 years old, who have substantial leadership experience, who have clearly demonstrated a commitment to serving society, and who are willing to devote their energy and expertise for five years to tackle the most critical issues facing the world. Find details here. Disability Rights Fund Grants Deadline: Various Grants of up to US$50,000 will be awarded to international and national Disability Rights Organizations working to increase advocacy with regard to the passage of legislation that would assist disabled persons domestically and abroad. The Fund for Global Human Rights Deadline: TBD The Fund for Global Human Rights seeks to increase the flow of financial resources to on-the-ground human rights organizations and to strengthen human rights movements and communities in countries around the world. The fund's current Request for Proposals invites proposals from human 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 federal grants. It is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately US$500 billion in annual awards. This

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initiative is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community. Find details here. Guardian Achievements in International Development Award Deadline: TBD The Guardian, in partnership with the United Kingdom (UK) Department for International Development (DFID) and Marie Stopes International, invites nominations for The Guardian Achievements in International Development Award. They propose to recognize people who have made an impact by improving the lives of some of the world's economically poorest people. Application information here.

The Inter-American Foundation Deadline: Rolling The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) is an independent agency of the United States government that provides grants to nongovernmental and community-based organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean for innovative, sustainable and participatory self-help programs. 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 have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media. Find details here.

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 2005 to help women in developing countries fulfill their economic potential and serve as drivers of economic and social change in their 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 and catalyze the maternal health field. Lessons learned, neglected issues, and innovative thinking will be the underpinnings of the conference, and the anticipated outcome is increased consensus around the evidence, programs and advocacy needed to improve 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. Its mission is to enhance, deepen and build investigative journalism as a profession throughout the continent. FAIR is now receiving applications from investigative journalists all over Africa to attend FAIR's planned conferences for 2010. Journalists who 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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Networking & Communication Tools
Ashoka Fellows Map You can now locate U.S. Ashoka Fellows more easily on the Ashoka U.S. Fellows Map. Ashoka is currently testing this feature and exploring the possibility of rolling it out globally. Have feedback? Let Sarah know.

Competition: Enter Your Solution for Building the Field of Social Business Prepare to vote by July 28 in the Leveraging Business for Social Change Changemakers competition. Artemisia and Ashoka’s Changemakers launched a global search for model initiatives and ideas that help build the emerging field of social business. For more information, please see http://www.changemakers.com/en-us/socialbusiness. Competition: Changing Lives Through Football You can enter your solution to use football (soccer) to strengthen community, increase development, and drive social change – or recommend others to participate – in the Changing Lives Through Football competition, hosted by Nike and Changemakers.com. If you enter by June 11, you may be one of six winners that are eligible to win a total of $90,000 in prizes. Go to http://www.changemakers.com/en-us/football. Get Ready to Vote: Enter Your Solution for Women | Tools | Technology Check out the solutions that enable women to access and use the power of tools and technology for economic advancement in the Women | Tools | Technology competition. You can vote for the top three entries between June 2 and 16. The three winners will each win USD $5000 and will be invited to participate in a collaboration workshop with Ashoka’s Changemakers and ExxonMobil during summer 2010. Go to http://www.changemakers.com/enus/technologywomen. Competition: Strengthen and Improve Communities There are some great ideas to strengthen and improve communities in Maine, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut or Massachusetts in the Revelation to Action: Your Place. Your Idea. Your Change competition hosted by Green Mountain Coffee and Ashoka's Changemakers. You can vote the top three innovations between June 9 and 30. The three winners will be awarded prizes totaling USD $50,000. For more information, please visit http://www.changemakers.com/en-us/Revelation.

Volunteers, Interns, Partners

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Volunteers Need help with Strategic Planning? Fundraising? Translation? Volunteers can help! In-person assistance? Virtual help? Volunteer teams? Let us know what you need, and we‘ll help you find what you‘re looking for! Please give specific details regarding your plans for using a volunteer and information about what type of work they‘ll be doing, special skills required, time-frame, accommodations available, etc. Email Beth Inabinett at volunteers@ashoka.org

Interns Would you like to advertise for an intern on the Ashoka Volunteer website? Many capable undergraduate and graduate students are visiting the website looking for a way to get involved and gain experience in their field of study, especially over the summer. Contact Beth Inabinett for an Intern Request Form at binabinett@ashoka.org

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