Welcome to a brand new week.
Hope you are smashing your 2019 goals? Well, we wish you all the best in your endeavour for the rest of the year.
Feel are welcome to explore this week’s great opportunities.
Browse through the opportunities below and apply where needed.
2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Win £5,000)
Registrations are now open for the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize!
The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English.
Translated entries are also eligible, as are stories are written in the original Bengali, Chinese, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish.
If the winning story is in translation, the translator receives additional prize money.
The competition is free to enter. Please read the rules below before entering, and then submit your story via this form.
There will be five winners, one from each region.
One regional winner will be selected as the overall winner.
The overall winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize will receive £5,000
The remaining four regional winners will receive £2,500.
If the winning short story is a translation into English, the translator will receive additional prize money.
Entrants must be citizens of a Commonwealth country – please see Section 5 for the list of Commonwealth countries – or stateless persons currently residing in a Commonwealth country.
The Commonwealth Foundation will request verification of citizenship status before winners are selected. Entries from citizens of non-Commonwealth countries are not eligible.
For regional purposes, entries will be judged by country of citizenship. Where the writer has dual citizenship (of two Commonwealth countries), the entry will be judged in the region where the writer is permanently resident.
There is no requirement for the writer to have current residence in a Commonwealth country, providing that they are a citizen of a Commonwealth country.
Entrants must be aged 18 years or over on 1 November 2019.
All entries will be accepted at the discretion of the Commonwealth Foundation which will exercise its judgments, in consultation with the prize chair, in ruling on questions of eligibility.
The ruling of the chair on questions of eligibility is final, and no further correspondence will be entered into.
Entries from previous overall winners of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize are not eligible.
Entries from previous regional winners are eligible.
Entries from current members of staff at the Commonwealth Foundation are not eligible.
Entries must be unpublished and remain unpublished in any language until 1 May 2020.
See Entry Rules and how to apply from their official website here.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019
International Women Scholarship 2020-2021 in the USA
ISW institute scholarships for women are now open for 2020-2021 sessions. There is No Application fee to apply for this women-only scholarship being offered to undergrad, master and doctoral program students.
First preference will be given to the women that prove prior dedication to the charitable or volunteering work for empowering women in their specific fields and also to the women through professional, community, or civic work.
Location: United States
Health insurance in sponsorship with Sunlife insurance company
Expense on Return flight: US$1600 (Once per anum)
Undergraduate degree sponsorship: US$18,000
Master’s/first professional degree sponsorship: US$28,000
Doctoral degree sponsorship: US$26,000
Postdoctoral degree sponsorship: US$32,000
Books & Literature expense: US$1000 per year
Monthly stipend of US$1200 for an undergraduate student, US$1600 for Master student, US$1800 for Doctoral Student and flexible package for post-doctorate student
International Scholarship for women sponsorship is NOT offered for the following purposes:
Academic Research Paper Publication costs
Scholarships-in-aid for under a complete academic year or travelling scholarships
Research assistants expenditure
Tuition for dependent’s education
Purchase of equipment in the laboratory or experimentation
Travelling to or from a fellow’s home nation above once a year
Institutional expenses (overheads)
Previous overheads, arrears, or repayment of loans
Indirect costs of travel or conference expense
Institutional (overhead) expenses
ISW Scholarship Applicants should meet the following norms to become entitled to the International Fellowship:
Except for Iran ISW sponsorship is available for the women from any other country.
Age requirement for degree programs depends on the University requisites.
Hold an educational grade (received abroad or in the U.S.) equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in the U.S. for enrollment application on master’s program, hold a degree equivalent to a master degree in the U.S. to apply for a doctoral grade program, or hold a valid doctoral degree to apply for a post-doctorate position.
Committed to dedicate herself to the intended educational plan, if selected.
A commitment letter needs to be signed by the candidate upon receiving the ISW Scholarship.
Plan to go back to her home nation to take up a professional occupation.
Be competent in English. Unless the candidate can confirm that her resident lingo is English (statement required in writing), that she obtained her undergraduate degree or secondary diploma that was taught in English language (transcript needed), or that she needs to submit a letter that provides evidence of her work as a full-time researcher enrolled in English taught program (transcript needed – English Proficiency Certificate needed), IELTS, or English language proficiency evidence is mandatory.
Eligible Regions: Open for all
Application Deadline: April 30, 2020