Category: Opportunities

NYU Florence students invited to award a special prize for best short film at this Spring’s Middle East Now Film festival. Join the jury!

The Middle East Now Film Festival is one of the most exciting annual cultural exhibitions of Middle Eastern film, art and music to take place outside of the Arab world, and it happens right here in Florence! Last year, a small jury made up of NYU Florence students conferred the prize for “Best Short Film” during the festival’s closing ceremonies at the Cinema Odeon, in a spirited competition that included amateur and professional work from Algeria to Afghanistan, from Iraq to Iran. With the present edition of the festival rapidly approaching, it’s time to gear up for another great season. Read more

The NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship’s Global Online Social Venture Competition Launches on January 26

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The NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship at NYU in New York will be launching a unique NYU global online social venture competition with D-Prize on January 26th, 2015.

If you are an NYU student with an idea, model or prototype that has the potential to alleviate poverty across the country or around the world, this could be the opportunity for you. Pitch your idea to solve one of the challenges listed here or propose your own challenge and scalable social venture idea. A qualified grand prize winner will receive up to $10,000 in funding as well as mentorship.

The competition is open to all NYU students, graduate and undergraduate, at all global locations.

Details about eligibility, the timeline, and the challenges are now on the Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship’s website. The competition will officially launch on January 26th and first round applications will be accepted through February 17th.

For more information visit the Reynolds Program website or write to We will also be posting updates on the LPD blog, so you can check back here!

Call for applications: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowships

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is one of the leading think-tanks in Washington, DC, highly respected throughout the world for its thoughtful, academic responses to international crises. Their Junior Fellowships offer an extraordinary opportunity to work for a year in Washington, DC, as a paid research assistant to some of the world’s best scholars in the realm of international relations. According to the institution’s website, “Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.” One past Junior Fellow compared his experience at Carnegie to “attending a university with forty professors and ten students.” Junior Fellows are paid $37,000 and receive a competitive benefits package. Read more