Global Engagement Opportunities

  • How would you reinvent foreign aid? Call for Essays! - The Global Development Network, in partnership with the Gates Foundation, invites participants to enter their Next Horizons Essay Contest, which invites essays on the future of development assistance. The objective of the contest is to invite fresh thinking that can inform the ongoing discourse on how to better improve development assistance. 20 winners will be selected to receive $20,000 each. The deadline for this call is September 15th. Learn more and apply here!

  • Schoenl Family Undergraduate Grants for Dire Needs Overseas - The purpose of the Schoenl Family Undergraduate Grants for Dire Needs Overseas is to identify and fund the most outstanding project, proposed by a member of the MSU Honors College, which will serve dire human needs in countries other than the U.S. The grants must be used within a 12-month period to make an impact that will help alleviate dire human needs. Applications are due by February 25. If the 25th falls on the weekend, applications are due the following Monday.
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    Click here to learn more about the Schoenl Family Undergraduate Grants selection criteria and application procedure. (PDF)

  • Blind Spots in International Development Essay Contest! - USAID and Big Ideas@Berkeley want your help to uncover and analyze the "blind spots" in international development.   Use your field experience, knowledge, or expertise to help USAID identify development challenges that are currently overlooked and would benefit from the power of science, technology, innovation, and strategic partnership (STIP) and potentially improve the lives of millions.
    To enter the contest, learn about the prizes, and determine your eligibility, please visit the Blind Spots website and read the information below! The deadline for the contest is October 1st.