eOSP version  –  12 November 2018

eOSP version  –  12 November 2018

This digital newsletter is a digest of calls for participation, research collaborations, fellowships, scholarships, events and other opportunities as well as news of breakthroughs and scientific discoveries for Silliman University.  It is curated by the Office of Strategic Partnerships.



EuroTechPostdoc Programme
Deadline: 28 February 2019

The EuroTech Universities Alliance (https://eurotech-universities.eu) is a strategic partnership of five leading European universities of science & technology: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), École Polytechnique in Paris (L’X), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Technical University of Munich (TUM). Together they are committed to finding technical solutions, which address the major challenges of modern society. Their intensive collaboration across research, education & innovation support the EU’s goals of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

The Allliance’s EuroTechPostdoc Programme is a postdoctoral fellowship programme for young experienced researchers who have already demonstrated excellence and potential in their field of research.

Applicants may apply within one of the five focus research areas of the EuroTech Universities Alliance:

Health & Bio Engineering
Smart & Urban Mobility
Data Science & Engineering
High Performance Computing
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Please visit the EuroTechPostdoc Programme webpage http://postdoc.eurotech-universities.eu for further information and the link to the application portal. The application portal will open on 30 November 2018.

Contact: [email protected]

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754462


Newberry Short-Term Fellowship for Writers, Artists, and Other Humanists
Deadline:December 15, 2018

The Newberry Library’s long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. In addition to the Library’s collections, fellows are supported by a collegial interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. An array of scholarly and public programs also contributes to an engaging intellectual environment.

The following short-term fellowships are intended to support Writers, Artists, and Other Humanists:

The Jan and Frank Cicero Fellowship offers one month of support for a person working in the visual and performing arts who wishes to benefit from the Newberry’s collections and its scholarly community to advance their artistic practice. The Newberry encourages applications from a wide range of artists and performers, including – but not limited to – painters, sculptors, choreographers; dramaturgs, creative writers, composers and others in artistic fields; those working in traditional academic settings, including full-time academic faculty, are ineligible. Applicants should explain specific collections at the Newberry that will be investigated in support of their artistic vision and explain the expected product that would result. This fellowship is intended to support one month in residence at the Newberry. Chicago-area residents who are awarded a Cicero Fellowship may choose to distribute their time over six months on a flexible basis to be determined in conversation with Newberry staff.

The Arthur and Lila Weinberg Fellowship for Independent Researchers is designated for writers, journalists, filmmakers, visual and performing artists, and other humanists who wish to use the Newberry’s collection to further their creative work. Preference is given to individuals working on projects that focus on social justice or reform. Applicants must be individuals working outside of traditional academic settings, who are not employed as, or seeking employment as, full-time academic faculty. Recipients may be asked to present their work to the scholarly community at the Newberry during their residency. Applicants within the Chicago metropolitan area are eligible. One month of funding is available; however, local recipients may choose to distribute their time over several months.

The fellowship awards are $2,500 for one month in residence at the Newberry, during which time recipients are expected to participate in the scholarly community and public programming of the Newberry.

Contact Email: [email protected]https://www.newberry.org/short-term-fellowships


2019-20 Washington Library Research Fellowships
Deadline: December 31, 2018

The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon is now accepting applications for our 2019-20 Fellows program. One-month, three-month, and six-month awards are available to doctoral candidates, recent PhDs, and mid-career and senior scholars as well as independent researchers with relevant topics.Awards include a generous monthly stipend, travel reimbursement, housing on the Mount Vernon estate, and access to the resources of the Washington Library. These fellowships support the growing community of scholars whose research focuses on George Washington, colonial America, the Revolutionary era, the early American republic, and the eighteenth-century Atlantic world.

Contact Email: [email protected]https://www.mountvernon.org/library/fellowships/fellows-program/how-to-apply/


Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases and Disorders Research Training (NCD-Lifespan)
The Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award program supports collaborative research training between institutions in the U.S. and low-and middle-income countries (LMICs), defined by the World Bank classification system . This institutional research training program aims to sustainably strengthen the research capacity of the LMIC institutions, and to train in-country experts to conduct research on chronic, noncommunicable diseases and disorders, with the ultimate goal of implementing evidence-based interventions relevant to their countries.

Examples of the noncommunicable diseases addressed by the program include, but are not limited to: cancer, cardio- and cerebrovascular disease and stroke, chronic lung disease, diabetes, mental illness, neurological, substance abuse, and developmental disorders. Research training is encouraged that emphasizes lifecycle studies and early life determinants of chronic diseases (including genetic, epigenetic, environmental and lifestyle factors), co-morbid conditions, and common risk factors and interventions relevant to multiple conditions and their prevention.

More info here: https://www.fic.nih.gov/Programs/Pages/chronic-lifespan.aspx?utm_source=funding-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=funding-news



The UN is looking for interns to start this December at theUNHQ office in New York.

If interested, please email [email protected].

In the coming weeks, look out for the internship posting on the UN job site, Inspira, and APPLY!

Website : http://outreach.un.org/ngorelations

Phone : +12129637234

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/UNDPINGO/


March 17-22, 2019 || Yangon, Myanmar
Deadline: 1 December 2018

The YSEALI Media Literacy Workshop is a six day program to be held in Yangon, Myanmar from March 17-22, 2019. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State as part of the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) and managed by San Francisco-based Volunteers in Asia and Virginia-based George Mason University.

The program is fully funded, including travel to Yangon, accommodations and transportation while in Myanmar, all program activities, and includes the potential for follow-on small grant funding. This experience will provide a unique opportunity for collaboration among participants and mentors from across Southeast Asia, encouraging young leaders to deepen their understanding of the importance of media literacy in a fast-moving, digital media landscape.

For further details about the program eligibelity and requirement kindly visit bit.ly/2zG5rvM

Interested applicant apply by this link http://viaprograms.org/go/apply-yseali


March 24-28, 2019, Bali, Indonesia
Deadline: 26 November 2018

YSEALI Impact eXL is an innovative YSEALI Regional Workshop providing professional development to existing entrepreneurs to improve environmental performance and for environmentalists to incorporate entrepreneurship and modern business practices to their activities. This training will introduce attendees to startup incubators in Bali and incorporate sustainable development, innovation, leadership, strategic philanthropy, and other topics to emphasize how entrepreneurs and businesses can improve their environmental performance.


  1. eXL-rate (accelerate) the growth of your enterprise*
  2. Learn different impact business models
  3. Learn about opportunities for securing investor funding
  4. Create business partnerships within new networks of ASEAN and U.S. entrepreneurs and environmentalists
  5. Become a more competitive applicant to ASEAN or U.S. accelerators
  6. Learn how to measure and improve the environmental performance of your impact enterprise
  7. Receive mentorship
  8. Learn tools to strengthen team collaboration and performance
  9. Get behind-the-scenes access to Bali’s startup ecosystem
  10. Find out about fellowships, training, and awards to further your professional development

Read the details of the program and apply here bit.ly/impactexl