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Fellow News
Awards & Funding
Information for Fellows
Networking & Communication Tools
Volunteers, Interns, Partners

Fellow News organization working for various women’s rights issues in

rural villages of Pakistan. For more information, click here.
Ashoka Fellows Urula Sladek and Prigi Arisandi win
the Goldman Environmental Award
Encouraging Social Entrepreneurship – in pictures
German Fellow, Ursula Sladek was honored for her work
Globalizer Fellows and staff met for three days at The
in creating Germany’s first cooperatively-owned renewable
Ashoka Globalizer Summit in Sweden. See pictures from
power company. The other recipient was Ashoka Fellow
this event posted on The Guardian by clicking here.
Prigi Arisandi from Indonesia who initiated a local
movement to stop industrial pollution from flowing into his
city's river that provides drinking water to three million
people. Read more about the award ceremony and the
work of these two fellows here. Sergio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal
Health Care
The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem Deadline: May 13. 2011
Recognizes Ashoka Fellow Ola Abu Al-Ghaib as an The Sergio Arouca Award is accepting nominations for
International Woman of Courage programs, institutions or individuals that have made
On April 18, American Consul General Daniel Rubinstein significant contributions in laying the foundation of an all-
presented Ashoka Fellow Ms. Ola Abu Al-Ghaib, inclusive universal health care system in one or more of
Chairwoman of the Stars of Hope Society, with a special the countries of the Americas. For further details about
certificate. This was in recognition of her efforts to eligibility, click here.
improve the status of disabled women within the
Palestinian Territories, while also raising awareness of their The Awards for Excellence in Inter-American
struggles regionally and globally. For more information, Public Health
click here. Deadline: May 13, 2011
These awards honor dedicated professionals who worked
Ghulam Sughra Solangi Received the International in advancing public health in the Americas during the last
Women of Courage Award 2011 century. The awards stimulate the growth of the next and
In a ceremony last month at the State Department, rising generation of leaders working together to improve
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle health and health care in the Americas. For more details,
Obama presented the annual International Women of click here.
Courage awards to 10 women from around the world.
One of these 10 women is Pakistani Fellow Ghulam Sughra
Solangi. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of
Marvi Rural Development Organization, a non-profit

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The Clarence H. Moore Award for Voluntary on growing their businesses. The program begins on Aug.
Service 15, 2011. For more information about the program and the
Deadline: May 13, 2011 application process, click here.
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to public
health by volunteers or non-governmental organizations
All Roads Seed Grant Program
working to improve the lives of the people of Latin
Deadline: June 15, 2011 and quarterly
American and the Caribbean. Click here for more
This program provides a platform for indigenous and
information. underrepresented minority-culture storytellers around the
world to showcase their works in order to promote
Horwitz Award for Leadership in Inter-American knowledge, dialogue, and understanding with a broader,
Health global audience. For further details, click here.
Deadline: May 13, 2011
Nominees must be individuals whose professional
achievement in any field of inter-American health The Genographic Legacy Fund
stimulates excellence and has impacted the health of Deadline: June 15 every year
populations across the borders of the Americas. For The fund aims to empower indigenous communities on a
further details, click here. local level while raising awareness of their challenges and
pressures on a global level. Reflecting the values and
missions of the Genographic Project support from the fund
will be directed primarily toward education initiatives,
Rolex Awards for Enterprise cultural conservation, linguistic preservation and
Biennial Deadline: May 31, 2011 revitalization efforts. For more details about this project,
Established to foster a spirit of enterprise around the click here.
world, the awards provide visionary individuals with the
means to turn their ideas into reality. Projects must
expand our knowledge of the world, enhance quality of life BBC World Challenge
or improve human well-being. It is best to apply early and Deadline for Nominations: June 19, 2011
consult the website for more information. The World Challenge is a global competition aimed at
finding projects or small businesses from around the world
that have shown enterprise and innovation at a grass roots
Women Peacemakers Program level. It is about championing and rewarding projects and
Deadline: June 1, 2011 business which really make a difference. The awards are
The Women Peacemaker Program is inviting 4 women broadcast annually on BBC World News. For details, click
from around the world who have been involved in human here.
rights and peacemaking efforts in their home countries to
participate in an 8-week residency program that offers an
opportunity to document, share, and build upon their The 2012 Ford Motor International Fellowship
unique peacemaking stories. For more information, click Deadline: June 30, 2011
here. The purpose of this annual fellowship is to provide
education and support to community leaders engaged in
the nonprofit sector. Applications are now being accepted
Scholarships Offered to Women New Media from community leaders who are citizens and residents of
Entrepreneurs in India Albania, Bolivia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador,
Deadline for applications is June 1, 2011 Haiti, India, Israel, Mongolia, Peru, Tunisia and Zambia.
With only 5 percent of the venture capital funds going to Applications must be postmarked, faxed, or emailed by
female-run startups, the IWMF and Goldman Sachs 10,000 June 30, 2011 to be considered. For more information
Women program are breaking down barriers by offering about the program, click here.
two women in India an intensive scholarship program in
new media entrepreneurship. The new media winners will
attend an intensive 13-week program in Bengaluru focused

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BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards The John Merck Fund

Deadline: June 30, 2011 No Deadline
The Knowledge Awards seek to recognize and encourage The Human Rights program concentrates on the defense
research and artistic creation. They pay tribute to the and promotion of human rights in Latin America. It does
interaction and overlap of disciplines that have become a not encourage the submission of unsolicited proposals.
driving force of scientific knowledge. For more However, organizations interested in obtaining support for
information, click here. work in one of The Fund’s areas of interest are welcome
to send a brief letter of inquiry. For further details, click
Transparency International Integrity Award
Deadline: June 30 2011
The global anti-corruption organization wishes to Open Society Institute
recognize outstanding efforts in the fight against bribery, Deadline: Rolling
corruption, kickbacks and extortion. The awards seek to The Open Society Institute's program invites grant
highlight the work of individuals and organizations that proposals from organizations around the world in
have made a genuine difference with specific actions to accordance with its project aims. Those aims are to
investigate or expose corruption, to prosecute the support organizations and their projects that work to
corrupt, to undermine the determined efforts of corrupt foster freedom of expression, access to information,
public office holders and to counter corruption in other women's rights, rule of law, local governance, and
ways. For more details, click here. educational reform. Preference is given to local
organizations on the ground in the region or initiatives that
partner local and foreign organizations' expertise. Find
Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award more details about this opportunity by clicking here.
Deadline: 30 June 2011
The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) has made
substantial contributions to democracy and human rights in Roma Initiatives Fellowship
Asia. In accordance with the ADHRA guidelines, the TFD Deadline: Rolling
will present each year's laureate with an award sculpture Proposals from Roma activists are being solicited to
and a grant of US$100,000. For more details about the support work on questions of social policy, human rights
award and nomination process, click here. protection, employment policy, culture, education, health
policy, and other topics important for the inclusion of
Roma in society. Fellows' projects and initiatives should
The Inter-American Foundation also contribute to advance the goals of the Decade of
No Deadline Roma Inclusion 2005 - 2015. The fellowships are intended
The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) is an independent primarily for individuals active in the field of Roma rights.
agency of the United States government that provides For more information about this opportunity, click here.
grants to nongovernmental and community-based
organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean for
innovative, sustainable and participatory self-help Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Travel Grants
programs. The IAF primarily funds partnerships among Deadline: Rolling
grassroots and nonprofit organizations, businesses and These grants are funding international travel costs
local governments directed at improving the quality of life associated with journalistic reporting projects on topics
of poor people and strengthening participation, and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on
accountability and democratic practices. For more issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the
information, click here. mainstream American media. The amount of individual
travel grants will depend on the specific project and
detailed budget plans.

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1st International HIV Social Science and Humanities Conference

Durban, South Africa // June 11- 13, 2011
The International Association of HIV Social Scientists (IAOHSS) is organizing the first international HIV Social Science and
Humanities conference, designed to provide an opportunity for discussing and supporting contributions of the social
sciences and humanities to HIV research and action. The conference will focus broadly on strengthening the role of the
social sciences and humanities in responding to HIV and AIDS. To find more information about registration, speakers or the
overall program, visit http://www.iaohss.org

Media and Democracy Conference: Towards Sustainable Stability in Africa

Accra, Ghana // August 17-19, 2011
Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 22 2011.
The Africa Media & Democracy Conference (AMDMC) is hosting its 2011 bi-annual conference in Accra, Ghana, under
theme "Media & Democracy: Towards Sustainable Stability". The Conference is designed to address and examine various
issues of media in the practice of democratic governance in Africa. Interested individuals are invited to submit abstracts for
papers or ideas for panel discussions which must address specific media practices in the context of democracy in Africa. For
more information, click here.

Information for Fellows

Social Entrepreneurship Education Resource Handbook
The 2011 Social Entrepreneurship Education Resource Handbook supports colleges and universities engaged in
teaching, research and applied learning in social entrepreneurship. Developed by Ashoka U and Debbi Brock, the 5th
edition provides a comprehensive look at social entrepreneurship education. To receive your copy as soon as possible,
purchase the Social Entrepreneurship Education Resource Handbook here for $75. Please note: The Handbook is in pre-
order and will ship in about 3 weeks.

Ashoka U Curriculum Guide

The Ashoka U Curriculum Resource Guide, a comprehensive resource to help improve current courses on social
entrepreneurship, develop new ones, and identify how your faculty and university can make its own unique contribution to
social entrepreneurship education is available online for $199.

Networking & Communication Tools

Stay up-to-date with the development of Ashoka Hub, an online community where Ashoka Fellows connect.

Powering Economic Opportunity: Create a World that Works
This is a competition to find ways to build employment opportunities for disadvantaged populations. Nominate a project
that that creates tomorrow’s job markets today. Five winners will each receive a cash prize of US $50,000 . For more
information about the competition, click here. Stay up to date with all the news about this competition and share your

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comments and ideas via http://twitter.com/Changemakers or http://www.facebook.com/ashokaschangemakers.

Enter your solution: Partnering for Excellence: Innovations in Science + Technology + Education Engineer-
ing + Math Education competition
This competition is hosted by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Opportunity Equation, and Ashoka’s
Changemakers. Submit a solution that engages untapped talent to advance learning in science, technology, engineering, and
math (STEM) in U.S. public schools, especially in the highest-need schools. Visit www.changemakers.com/stemeducation
from May 11 until July 27, 2011, to enter or nominate a solution. We are looking for models that use existing resources in
new ways and that demand shared accountability for student achievement in their design.

Volunteers, Interns, Partners Fellows Only

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

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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