Harvard University seeks to attract candidates, especially those from underrepresented ethnic minority groups, and those committed to addressing the underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in university administration, to administrative careers in higher education. Applicants must have at least five years of work experience. The 2008-09 Administrative Fellowship Program seeks applicants with B.A. degree and backgrounds in athletics/sports management, information technology, alumni affairs and development (conference planning and/or fund raising), research (behavioral sciences), finance, human resources (employment and compensation), or library science and management.
For more info: http://www.oap.harvard.edu/afp/
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Award Amount: $40,000

The Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship is open to U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals who are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. You must demonstrate superior academic achievement, be committed to a career in teaching or research at the college or university level, and be awarded your Ph.D. or Sc.D. no earlier than November 30, 2006 and no later than November 28, 2008 in an eligible research-based field from a U.S. educational institution. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: Alaska Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African American, Native American Indians, Mexican American/Chicanas/Chicanos, Puerto Rican, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian/Micronesian).

http://www7.nationalacademies.org/FORDfellowships/fordpost.html

UNESCO has opened the application process for its intake 2009 Young
Professionals Program (YPP). The program is extremely competitive, and
is expected to be particularly so this year as UNESCO did not offer it
last year. Each under-represented member state is allowed to submit
twelve candidates for further consideration by UNESCO, of which only
ten will be selected worldwide for this program.

Applicants must be under thirty years of age as of 31 December 2008.
UNESCO is headquartered in Paris and an excellent knowledge of English
or French is a requirement. UNESCO considers knowledge of both working
languages (French/English) as a strong asset. The most competitive
candidates will be conversant in at least two of the six UN languages
(English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian).
This year, UNESCO specifically has expressed an interested in
candidates that have an advanced university degree in the following
fields:

* Education (Science Education)
* Environmental Sciences (Environment or Ecology and/or World Life
Management focused on environmental planning for sustainable
development)
* Discrimination and Racism (law degree and/or political sciences
and/or sociology; focus on human rights)
* Cultural Expressions and Creative Industries (cultural
expressions with focus on creative industries)
* Information Services (Information technology with a focus on SAP
software in Human Resources)
* Audit/Internal Oversight (auditing and/or risk management,
and/or informational technology; accounting)
* Communications (communications and/or media studies with a focus
in media management)
* Relations with Member States (International Relations and/or
Political Science with a focus within the Arab world)
* Human Resources (business administration with focus in Human
Resources Management)
* Treasury (accounting and/or financial analysis; ACCA
(Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) certified an
advantage)

UNESCO will make its selection based on excellence, achievement, and
commitment to UNESCO’s mandate. A relevant first professional
experience can be an asset. After assessing all applications, the
UNESCO Bureau of Human Resources Management will invite a number of
candidates to Headquarters in Paris for interviews and language
examinations. The selected candidates will be recruited with a
one-year contract at the P-1 level (approximately $45,000 tax-free).
During the first 12 months of employment within a Program Sector, a
Field Office, or an Administrative Service of the Organization, the
Young Professionals will be given the opportunity to expand their
knowledge of UNESCO and the UN System, and to acquire the relevant
skills related to UNESCO’s fields of competence and its
administration. A renewal of contracts will depend on the careful
examination of performance during this probationary period. Those,
whose performance will have met the required standards, will be
offered a subsequent extension of appointment, becoming regular UNESCO
staff members.

The U.S. National Commission for UNESCO serves as the coordinating
body for the applications of U.S. citizens. Only U.S. citizens should
apply to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO; other nationals
should apply through their respective countries. The National
Commission will recommend twelve American candidates whom they feel
should be sent forward to UNESCO for further consideration.

Three hardcopies and one electronic (PDF, word) copy must be received
by the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO by 11:59 PM Eastern on
Wednesday, November 19, 2008. Please FedEx or DHL material to:

U.S. National Commission for UNESCO
2121 Virginia Avenue, Suite 6200
Washington, DC 20037
Electronic material can be emailed to DCUNESCO@state.gov

Note: Members of the National Commission*s YPP review committee may
decide to interview via phone top candidates, so please ensure that
you include accurate contact information in your application.

The Echoing Green Fellowship is open to emerging social innovators who want to start or have recently started an organization that tackles seemingly unsolvable social challenges with groundbreaking solutions. You must be at least 18 years old to qualify for this award. Your organization must be original, independent, autonomous, and in a start-up phase. The plan must also result in a sustainable organization. Applicants must make a full-time commitment to the project’s development for two years. Applicants also do not need to be U.S. citizens. Check it out:

http://www.echoinggreen.org/

A very smart young Latina I know attended this summer fellowship and let me tell you, it looks great on a resume! If you are interested in public service or the International arena, PLEASE consider applying for this fellowship. It is WELL worth it!

http://www.ppiaprogram.org/

If you have an organization that is struggling to get on it’s feet and your mission is to address social problems, then you want to apply for this fellowship. This fellowship can award up to $90,000 over a two year period to help turn your ideas into reality. For more information:

http://www.echoinggreen.org/fellowship/should-i-apply

Activism is a calling that requires long hours and not the greatest financial benefits. This fellowship, the Alston / Bannerman Fellowship Program, is looking for individuals who are working towards progressive social change for all minorities. The program awards fellowships to people who have devoted their lives to helping their communities organize for racial, social, economic and environmental justice. Fellows receive a $25,000 award to take sabbaticals of three months or more- and they can use the time to do whatever they want!  Go to this website for more information:

http://www.alstonbannerman.org/howtoapply.html

Ohio State University (OSU) has a Hispanic Oversight Committee (HOC) that wants to increase Hispanic graduate student enrollment. Apparently, many OSU Fellowships go unused every year!  If you would like to take advantage of this excellent opportunity for a graduate education, please check out the information at this website:

http://www.gradsch.ohio-state.edu/Depo/PDF/Fell_Announce.pdf