Funding for Field Research and Internships:
Kendra Chiota Payne Global Studies Award: This award is intended to foster a sense of global citizenship and to promote global leadership. Awards are given each year to outstanding students working on issues relating to women and children in developing nations around the world.
Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights, an organization works to defend the rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel
Linda Khoury (Haifa, Israel)
Addameer (Arabic for 'conscience') Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association is a Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution which focuses on human rights issues.
Jennifer Barnette (Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine)
Afromedianet: Human Rights – Development & Humanitarian Affairs of Africa
Afromedianet focuses on community-based activities within the domain of civil society organizations (CSOs) on the belief that a strong non-governmental public sphere is a precondition for the emergence of a strong developed Africa.
Brianne Dywer-O’Connor (Seyssel, France)
Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) is a Unitary non-affiliating University whose main focus is on undergraduate and postgraduate studies and on research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. It is completely funded by the State Government of the NCT of Delhi.
Study Abroad, 2011:
Christine Altavilla (Delhi, India)
American University (AUC) is a premier English-language institution of higher learning. The university is committed to teaching and research of the highest caliber, and offers exceptional liberal arts and professional education in a cross-cultural environment. AUC builds a culture of leadership, lifelong learning, continuing education and service among its graduates, and is dedicated to making significant contributions to Egypt and the international community in diverse fields.
Study Abroad, 2009:
Brianna Dwyer-O'Coonor (Cairo, Egypt)
Study Abroad, 2009:
Jayne Lee (Cairo, Egypt)
- Center for Migration and Refugee Studies
Study Abroad, 2008:
Jamie Pogue (Cairo, Egypt)
American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. AJWS fosters civil society, sustainable development and human rights for all people, while promoting the values and responsibilities of global citizenship within the Jewish community.
Joshua Steele (Kampala, Uganda, Central Africa)
Andean Information Network(AIN)AIN’s overarching goals are to change U.S. anti-drug policy in the Andean region by seeking to replace them with policies that address the underlying economic, social, political, and cultural needs of the region.
Nicolás Pascal (Cochabamba, Bolivia)
Armenian Development Agency (ADA) acts as "one-stop shop" agency for investors assisting them in setting up their business in Armenia. The Armenian government considers ADA as the main national intermediary for bridging gaps between policy development and implementation and the public and private sectors.
Hagop Jerejian (Yerevan, Armenia)
Armenian International Policy Research Group (AIPRG) is an academic bridge between diasporan and native Armenian scholars. In addition to serving as a forum for discussion on matters regarding Armenia's development, AIPRG also has the potential to rebuild a comprehensive culture of Armenian academia by serving as a point of integration for scholars of diverse backgrounds.
Hagop Jerejian (Washington D.C., USA)
Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, providing start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world.
Enrique Villa (Queretaro, Mexico City)
The Association for the Improvement of Women's Status focuses on those populations often overlooked. Today, there are seven Bedouin townships in Israel that are officially recognized by the government. One of these is Lakia. Born into a patriarchal society, Bedouin womenthey were expected to play a traditional role in society. This Foundation is helping Bedouin women help themselves to independence and self worth
Hailey Johnson (Israel)
The Association for the Protection of the Environment (APE) is working to improve the living conditions and, in the words of UNESCO, ‘to restitute some of human dignity’ to the garbage collectors, (‘zabbaleen’ in Arabic), of Cairo, Egypt. This unique community has created the world’s most efficient re-cycling industry, in fact, more than 90% of the total collected garbage is recycled.
Jayne Lee (Cairo, Egypt)
The National Audubon Society's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Audubon consists of a national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.
Nicole Cerra (Washington D.C., USA)
Baladna is a developmental and capacity building agency for Arab-Palestinian youth in Israel. Formed in and around the cataclysmic events of October 2000, in which 13 Arab citizens of Israel, mostly youth, were killed by Israeli security forces, Baladna works to address the gaps which exist between young Arab Palestinian citizens of Israel and other youth in our society. Baladna strives to foster in Palestinian youth in Israel a strong sense of identity which spurs community engagement and inspires self-motivated social change.
Ekhlas Salama (Haifa, Israel)
Beijing Normal University
Beijing Normal University is a public research university located in Beijing with strong emphasis on basic disciplines of humanities and sciences. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China. A normal school referred to an institution that aimed to train school teachers in early twentieth century, and this terminology is preserved in the official names of such institutions in China.
Study Abroad, 2008:
Justin Dodds (Beijing, China)
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is a major center for teaching and research. More than 18,000 students are enrolled in the Faculties of Engineering Sciences, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Guilford Glazer School of Business and Management and the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies.
Study Abroad, 2008:
Hailey Johnson (Be'er Sheva, Israel)
Cage Free Productions
Cage Free Productions (CFP) is committed to creating powerful, award-winning Integrated Communication Strategies and Solutions that effectively translate a vision into a movement. Cage Free Productions was born out of our mission to create impactful media that creates social justice, human rights, and sustainability.
For decades Chad, Sudan, and Central African Republic (CAR) have been crippled by cross-border and internal conflicts. Much of the international attention focuses on the conflict in Darfur, and rightfully so. Yet, in the analysis of the situation much is missed by not looking at the greater regional context. Silent Steps, Cage Free Productions' project in Chad, was to broaden the conceptualization of the humanitarian crisis in this region. Very little attention is directed towards the internal strife in Chad as well as the influx of peoples fleeing CAR.
Paul Lynch. Consultant (Republic of Chad, Central Africa)
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, whose mission is to advance the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decisionmakers in government, business, and civil society. Working together, the centers bring the benefit of multiple national viewpoints to bilateral, regional, and global issues.
Daniel Zorub (Beirut, Lebanon)
The Carter Center
The Carter Center at Emory University is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. Join us in creating a world in which every man, woman, and child has the opportunity to enjoy good health and live in peace.
Haiyan Wang (Atlanta, Georgia)
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization which develops practical solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. CSIS scholars provide strategic insights and bipartisan policy solutions to help decisionmakers chart a course toward a better world.
Hannah Brown (Kampala, Uganda, Central Africa)
Chad Relief Foundation
Chad Relief Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives and prospects of the people of south Chad , with particular attention to the 50,000 refugees from the Central African Republic living in camps outside of Goré and Danamadji. These are the forgotten refugees for whom there is no media attention, celebrity presence or geopolitical significance. CRF provides a model of how a few concerned citizens in a very rich country can materially affect the lives of thousands of people in a very poor country.
Kathrine Kemp (N'Djamena, Chad)
Flora Ferati (Santa Barbara, CA, USA)
Champions9 is a NGO that uses soccer as a tool to encourage favela (slum area) kids to stay in school, maintain good grades, and stay out of the gang/drug scene.
Erica Mesker (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
The Clinton Foundation
The William J. Clinton Foundation focuses on worldwide issues that demand urgent action, solutions, and measurable results -- global climate change, Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) in the developing world, childhood obesity and economic opportunity in the United States, and economic development in Africa and Latin America.
Ashley Brown (Harlem, NY, USA)
Jonathan Pfeiffer (Harlem, NY, USA)
Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership
Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP) brings an innovative approach to poverty alleviation. As impact entrepreneurs, CGEP creates new enterprises which generate both social impact and financial returns by addressing market gaps in developing countries’ supply or distribution chains. CGEP works to provide underserved communities access to markets, jobs, and training by incorporating individuals into one of three market-driven models: Distribution Enterprises, Supply Chain Enterprises, and Training Center Enterprises. Supply Chain Enterprises are the largest part of CGEP’s work and assist smallholder farmers by providing best agricultural practices and linking them to high value markets for their produce. Through these models, CGEP seeks to help people work themselves out of poverty.
Miles Krumpak (New York, NY, USA)
Clinton Health Access Initiative - Clinton Foundation
Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) began as the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in the developing world and strengthen health systems there. Taking the lead from governments and working with partners, CHAI works to improve markets for lifesaving medicines and diagnostics, lower the costs of treatments, and expand access to life-saving technologies — creating a sustainable model that can be owned and maintained by governments.
Amanda Chen (Tanzania, East Africa)
Clinton Hunter Development Initiative - Clinton Foundation
Clinton Hunter Development Initiative (CHDI) will commit $10 million to manage the design and construction of four teacher-training facilities, each capable of graduating two hundred primary school teachers a year, in Rwanda and Malawi. When completed, the facilities will be turned over to the governments of Rwanda and Malawi, which will join with the UK Department for International Development in providing funds for operating expenses and the salaries of the new teachers until at least 2015.
Amberjae Freeman (Kigali, Rwanda, Africa)
Clinton Global Initiative
Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), working in various divisions/departments (Commitments, Online Ops, Foreign Policy, Environmental Stewartship, Web Development. etc.) on CGI relationships with business sponsors. Graduate students apply and are selected by CGI after an extensive interview process, after which they intern in the summer with CGI and then in the fall with one of the partnering organizations. CGI internships are funded through the generosity of the Orfalea Family Foundation.
- Melanesia Centre for Biodiversity Conservation
Conservation International's Melanesia Centre for Biodiversity Conservation (CBC) works throughout this region to foster the conservation of Melanesia's native biodiversity, natural ecosystems, and traditional cultures.
Mellani Lubuag (Queensland, Australia; Melanesia)
- Pacific Peoples Program
CI is giving back by working to preserve the diverse land and seascapes that are spread across the Pacific Islands. People's ability to interact with nature and benefit from the full set of ecosystem services depends on a set of cultural security issues, including rights, tenure, access to resources, respect for traditional knowledge and the fair distribution of benefits. CI has protected the ecosystems and biodiversity that underpin cultural services for many years. Their work within the Indigenous and Traditional Peoples Program has built a broad range of partnerships, as well as strengthened CI's own understanding of the links between culture, human rights, security issues and conservation.
Kevin Showalter (Rarotonga, Cook Islands)
Corporacion Consorcio para el Desarrollo Comunitario
Corporacion Consorcio para el Desarrollo Comunitario is a network of ten development NGOs working out of Colombia whose goal is to achieve development at a grassroots level, mainly in rural areas, by providing the rural communities with financial, administrative and technical support to implement their development projects.
Eduardo Méndoza (Bogota, Colombia)
Council on Foreign Relations - International Institutions & Global Governance
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.
Ali Garten (Washington D.C., USA)
Designworks USA is a global creative consultancy with over 40 years of experience, offering a unique suite of strategic design services. Leading brands around the world, from Microsoft to BMW Group, Starbucks to Intermarine, look to us for what’s next.
Verena Von Oetinger-Fürer (Newbury Park, CA, USA)
Eduardo Mondlane University
The Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) strives to be an institution of excellence in the context of education, science, culture and technology, educating for life that empowers professionals and assuming responsibilities in the process of innovation and knowledge transfer and sustainable development . Eduardo Mondlane University strives for integration and affirmation in the global scientific community and to be an agent and subject to change and transformation of society.
- African Languages Initiative
Study Abroad, 2013:
Andrew Kirst (Maputo, Mozambique)
Andrew Kirst had coursework support through a David L. Boren of International Study fellowship. Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security
Education Abroad Program
The UC Santa Barbara’s Education Abroad Program (EAP) allows students to continue to progress toward their degrees as full UC students while living and studying in some of the best academic institutions around the world.
Study Abroad, 2008:
Justin Dodds, Beijing Normal University, (Beijing, China)
Justin Dodds, Fudan University, (Shanghai, China)
Jamie Pogue, American University, (Cairo, Egypt)
The Eleos Foundation’s name is derived from the Greek verb 'Eleos' which means 'compassion with action'. Eleos works in partnership with communities, individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations focusing on the principal areas of health and education in the developing world. Based in Santa Barbara, CA, The Eleos Foundation is committed to affecting dramatic and sustainable change in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.
Dinah Van Wingerden (Santa Barbara, CA, USA)
Enova Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the development and manufacture of digital power management and conversion systems for mobile and stationary applications. Enova Systems Company believes its products have a major impact on the future of alternative energy systems. These products are critical to enabling current and future power systems for home and commercial use.
Carl Perry (Washington D.C., USA)
Erasmus Mundus Leipzig Summer Institute
Erasmus Mundus Leipzig Summer Institute, is a co-operation and mobility program which aims to enhance quality in higher education and to promote intercultural understanding through co-operation with third countries.
Study Abroad, 2009:
Namrata Gidwani (Leipzig, Germany)
Study Abroad, 2008:
Kathryn Farquhar (Leipzig, Germany)
Fair World Project
Fair World Project’s mission is to promote organic and fair trade practices and transparent third-party certification of producers, manufacturers and products, both here and abroad. Through consumer education and advocacy, FWP supports dedicated fair trade producers and brands, and insists on integrity in use of the term “fair trade” in certification, labeling and marketing.
Christopher Wegemer (Dominican Republic)
Fundación Smurfit Cartón de Colombia
Fundación Smurfit Cartón de Colombia is a private non-profit organization that develops social programs in order to achieve improved quality of life in urban and rural communities in the areas of Forestry and Plant Projects.
Eduardo Méndoza (Bogotá, Colombia)
Fudan University consists of 28 schools and departments, with seventy undergraduate disciplines. The University confers bachelor's degrees in seventy academic disciplines, and master's degrees in two hundred and twenty nine disciplines, and doctoral degrees in twenty-four Level I and one hundred and fifty-four Level II academic disciplines.
Study Abroad, 2008:
Justin Dodds (Shanghai, China)
Fundandes San Salador de Jujuy
The Foundation for the Natural Environment and Sustainable Development is a public welfare organization founded in 1990 in San Salvador de Jujuy, Jujuy Province, Argentina. The creation initiative arose from the concern of a group of professionals, university teachers and researchers. Jujuy for trying to integrate academic views and perspectives of the social and environmental problems with the socio-cultural needs and development potential productive of the most vulnerable communities in the region.
Barbara Morra (Jujuy, Argentina)
Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world: “We envision a people centered globalization that values the rights of workers and the health of the planet; that prioritizes international collaboration as central to ensuring peace; and that aims to create a local, green economy designed to embrace the diversity of our communities.”
Samaneh Ghadikolaei Oladi (Washington, D.C., USA)
Guardians of the Jewel
Guardians of the Jewel (GOJ), a community-based conservation organization in Belize, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for La Democracia village and adjacent communities by promoting involvement in the conservation and sustainable use of the natural resources of Monkey Bay National Park. At 2200 acres, effective management of the Park will provide economic opportunities for La Democracia, will strengthen La Democracia's community spirit, and will encourage protection of the natural resources of this distinct and beautiful region.
Nicole Cerra (La Democracia, Belize)
Harrington Investments, a pioneer in socially responsible investing and shareholder advocacy, managing $200 million in assets for institutional and individual investors concerned with the social and environmental impacts of their investments, as well as financial returns.
Jack Ucciferri (Napa, CA, USA)
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly
The Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly (hCa) is an organization of citizens dedicated to peace, democracy and human rights in Europe. It is a non-governmental organization, working on the notions of fundamental rights and freedoms, peace, democracy and pluralism.
Sergey Saluchev (Turkey)
Huayra Causay means “winds of life” in Ecuador’s indigenous language, Quechua. Huayra Causay’s team are pathfinders, dreamers and innovators who believe it is necessary to change our way of living in order to redress the balance between nature and humankind. Huayra Causay contributes to this redress by promoting and supporting alternative approaches to agriculture, helping to blow life back into the soil and people of Ecuador.
Clayton Frederick (Quito, Ecuador)
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.
Jamila Benkato (Washington D.C., USA)
Nicolás Pascal (NYC, NY, USA & Americas Div. - Bolivia )
Haiyan Wang (NYC, NY, USA)
INARA Legal Aid Service
INARA Legal Aid Service (INALAS) aims to provide legal aid services to indigent populations and vulnerable communities, recognizing that these populations remain the most marginalized groups in Rwandan society today. Composed of volunteer lawyers, INALAS attempts to address the relative inaccessibility to legal aid services for these communities through various legal avenues. INARA Legal Aid Service is a non-governmental, non-profit, and non-political organization.
Ashley Brown (Rwanda, Africa)
Indigo Development & Change
Indigo Develpment & Change is an NGO that facilitates empowerment of disadvantaged groups, contributing towards a socially just society while conserving biodiversity in rural areas of South Africa and in the context of changing natural and social systems.
Emilie Olson (South Africa)
Institute for Democracy and Human Rights
Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (IDHR) is an independent non-governmental organization whose main goal is to contribute to the development of democratic statehood based on the principles of human rights and social justice. They believe that this is the prerequisite for Armenians, as individuals and as a collective, to develop free, dignified, and prosperous lives full of opportunity for human development.
Ashot Oganesyan (Yerevan, Armenia)
Institute for Development Studies
Institute for Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global charity for international development research, teaching and communications, committed to applying academic skills to real-world challenges. Their theory of change is at the heart of what they do, thinking that knowledge should be generated by sound methodology and in partnership with other development and non-development actors.
Michael Starks (Nairobi, Kenya, Africa)
Intelligent Mobility International
Intelligent Mobility International, a NGO founded to combat the problem of mobility that affects twenty million people in the developing world who require a wheelchair to be mobile (only one percent of those people actually have their own chairs). Even these chairs are second-hand most of the time and aren't suited to the rugged, off-road terrain often found in developing countries. As a result, many disabled people rely on their family members for support or resort to begging in order to live. Intelligent Mobility's goal is to produce and distribute safe, durable, and affordable wheelchairs made primarily from old bicycles.
Thomas Oliver (Bangalore, India)
International Commission of Jurists
International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is an NGO that provides legal expertise at both the international and national levels to ensure that developments in international law adheres to human rights principles and that international standards are implemented at the national level.
Persis Milani (Ramallah, Palestine)
International Labor Rights Forum
International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) is an advocacy organization dedicated to achieving just and humane treatment for workers worldwide. ILRF serves a unique role among human rights organizations as advocates for and with working poor around the world, believing that all workers have the right to a safe working environment where they are treated with dignity and respect, and where they can organize freely to defend and promote their rights and interests. ILRF is committed to ending the problems of child labor, forced labor, and other abusive practices and promoting enforcement of labor rights internationally through public education and mobilization, research, litigation, legislation, and collaboration with labor, government and business groups.
Haley Wrinkle (Washington D.C., USA)
Dan Fibiger (Washington D.C., USA)
International Organization for Migration, Mission Chile
International Organization for Migration (IOM) - committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management, advance understanding of migration issies, encourage social and ecomonic development through migration, and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.
Javiera Madrid-Salazar (Chile)
International Rescue Committee
International Rescue Committee (IRC)– a critical global network of first responders, humanitarian relief workers, healthcare providers, educators, community leaders, activists, and volunteers. Working together, they provide access to safety, sanctuary, and sustainable change for millions of people whose lives have been shattered by violence and oppression.
Isabelle Lagarde (Monrovia, Liberia)
- Government Relations and Advocacy Office
Kate Ferroggiaro (Washington D.C., USA)
International Telecommunication Union
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) of the United Nations is a specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs and is committed to connecting all the world's people – wherever they live and whatever their means. Through their work, they protect and support everyone's fundamental right to communicate.Today, ICTs underpin everything we do. They help manage and control emergency services, water supplies, power networks and food distribution chains. They support health care, education, government services, financial markets, transportation systems and environmental management. And they allow people to communicate with colleagues, friends and family anytime, and almost anywhere.
Christopher Hortinela (Geneva, Switzerland)
Jadaliyya is an independent ezine produced by ASI (Arab Studies Institute), the umbrella organization that produces Arab Studies Journal, Tadween Publishing, FAMA, and Quilting Point. Jadaliyya provides a unique source of insight and critical analysis that combines local knowledge, scholarship, and advocacy with an eye to audiences in the United States, the Middle East and beyond. The site currently publishes posts both in Arabic, French, English, and Turkish.
Allison McManus (Kingdom of Morocco)
Jewish World Watch
Jewish World Watch (JWW) works to mobilize synagogues, their schools, their members and the community to combat genocide and other egregious violations of human rights around the world through education, advocacy, and refugee relief.
Hailey Johnson (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research
Kazakhstan Institue of Management, Economics, and Strategice Research (KIMEP) The mission of KIMEP is to develop well-educated citizens and to improve the quality of life in Kazakhstan and the Central Asian region through teaching, learning, the advancement of knowledge in the fields of business administration and social sciences, and through community service. KIMEP serves the international community by welcoming foreign students and faculty and by developing international linkages.
Study Abroad, 2007:
Loan Pham (Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan)
La Via Campesina
La Via Campesina is the international movement which brings together millions of peasants, small and medium-size farmers, landless people, women farmers, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world. It defends small-scale sustainable agriculture as a way to promote social justice and dignity. It strongly opposes corporate driven agriculture and transnational companies that are destroying people and nature.
Christine Altavilla (Cerro Punta, Panama)
LaborVoices is revolutionizing accountability and transparency in supply chains and labor markets, helping brands and workers immediately address important issues before they become urgent, and guiding workers to best-in-class employers, while guiding brands to best-in-class suppliers.
Christopher Wegemer (Sunnyvale, CA, USA)
Lend Lease Aisa
Lend Lease works with communities, clients and our colleagues to create positive legacies from funding a project right through to developing and constructing state of the art buildings and infrastructure, including hospitals, roads and bridges. They also create vibrant residential communities, productive workplaces and retail destinations.
Danni Liu (Singapore, China)
Life Technologies Corporation
Life Technologies Corporation is advancing scientific research in areas like academic research, drug discovery and development, toxicology and forensics, disease diagnostics, clinical cell therapy and regenerative medicine, and biologics manufacturing. Life Technologies is also a strong proponent of global corporate social responsibility. Through the Life Technologies Foundation, our company has donated millions of dollars to help demystify the world of science, empower today’s children to become tomorrow’s scientific leaders, and deepen society’s appreciation of science.
Namrata Gidwani (San Diego, CA, USA)
London School of Economics Center
London School of Economics (LSE) is a specialist university with an international intake and a global reach. Its research and teaching span the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance.
Study Abroad, 2012:
Weston Frisk (London, England)
- Centre for the Study of Global Governance(LSE) is a leading center dedicated to the study of global civil society, researching grassroots movements and global governance. The LSE Centre aims to increase understanding and knowledge of global issues, to encourage interaction between academics, policy makers, journalists and activists, and to propose solutions.
Study Abroad, 2007:
Danielle Bart (London, England)
Marvell Technology Ltd
Marvell Technology Ltd
A leading fabless semiconductor company, Marvell ships over one billion chips a year. Marvell’s expertise in microprocessor architecture and digital signal processing, drives multiple platforms including high volume storage solutions, mobile and wireless, networking, consumer and green products. World class engineering and mixed-signal design expertise helps Marvell deliver critical building blocks to its customers, giving them the competitive edge to succeed in today’s dynamic market.
Sarah Hartigan (Shanghai, China)
Naandi, (“a new beginning” in Sanskrit) is a social sector organization in India working to make poverty history, and working in collaboration with governments, corporations, civil society, and communities to catalyze their collective resources – financial, technical and human – into innovating new approaches to solve large-impact social sector issues across the country and encourage delivery of critical social sector services such as Child Rights, Safe Drinking Water and Sustainable Livelihoods - issues that plague the majority of the country’s population. Naandi is an Eleos Foundation grantee organization.
Vedavati Patwardhan (Hyderabad, India)
Namib Desert Environmental Educational Trust
The Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET) is a non-profit, Namibian trust located 100 km south of Sesriem/Soussusvlei on the NamibRand Nature Reserve. NaDEET believes environmental education must not only increase awareness and knowledge but also eco-friendly attitudes and skills in Namibia's youth and educators to promote participation.
Nelson Mandela Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution
Nelson Mandela Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution was launched in 2004, and was one of the first centres for peace and conflict resolution to be established at an Indian university. While the chief focus of the Centre is comparative and contemporary studies, it also aims to fill a gap in Indian academic life – the lack of serious and purposeful analysis of types and sources of conflict in our country and neighborhood, and the methods of dealing with them that India has adopted.
Study Abroad, 2007:
Alexis Donkin Busby (Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi, India)
Network for Africa
Network for Africa facilitates projects that promote development in African countries, including financial and community development that leads to the empowerment of individuals, particularly women and children.
Joseph Farsakh (Rwanda, Africa)
Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law
Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISL) offers course work on comparative legal cultures, as well as research opportunities.
Study Abroad, 2007:
Persis Milani (Ramallah, Palestine)
OneVoice, a human rights organization in Israel dedicated to promoting “consensus for conflict resolution” by “mobilizing against violent extremism;” intern serves as the contact for the English-speaking international media, writing press releases and networking with international organizations and students.
Brenna Cooley (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Orfalea Family Foundation
Established in 2000, the Orfalea Family Foundation is a private nonprofit foundation that serves and reflects the personal choices of the Orfalea family. The Orfalea family supports high quality, preventative and experiential community programs which directly impact children, youth and underprivileged families.
Generously funded global master's candidates on their internships since 2007 (Santa Barbara, CA, USA)
Relief International (IR) is a non-profit organization that provides emergency relief, rehabilitation, development assistance, and program services to vulnerable communities worldwide.
Maryam Alaeddini (Washington D.C., USA)
Royal University of Phnom Penh
Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) is Cambodia’s oldest and largest university. It hosts more than 9000 scholarship and full-fee paying students, across a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Study Abroad, 2009:
Yenly Thach (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
Yenly Thach had coursework support through a David L. Boren of International Study fellowship. Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.
Santa Barbara Committee on the Darfur Refugee Crisis
Flora Ferati (Santa Barbara, CA, USA)
Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior
Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) is a new nonprofit organization founded in Hong Kong in June 2005. SACOM originated from a students’ movement devoted to improving the labor conditions of cleaning workers and security guards under the outsourcing policy. The movement attained relative success and created an opportunity for students to engage in local and global labor issues. SACOM aims at bringing concerned students, scholars, labor activists, and consumers together to monitor corporate behavior and to advocate for workers’ rights.
Aleksanra Malinowska (Hong Kong, China)
Tri-national Prespa Peace Park
Tri-national Prespa Park Coordination Committee is an organization charged with the development of the first and only trans-frontier conservation area (or international “peace park”) in the region, encompassing the Prespa lakes ecosystem between Greece, Albania, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Alexios Monopolis (Prespa, Greece)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, they offer global prespective and local insight to help impower lives and build resilient nations.
Alexsandra Malinowska (Geneva, Switzerland)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. NineMillion program’s goal is to give more than nine million children better access to education, sport and technology by 2010.
Yenly Thach (Geneva, Switzerland)
Sami Ith (Uganda, Central Africa)
United States - State Department
- Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Two month intensive Arabic language study through the Critical Language Scholarship Program. This program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. State Department effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical-need foreign languages.
Study Abroad, 2009:
Chris Gibson (Oman, Jordan)
- Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
Two month internship in the Balkans, collecting data for the U. S. State Department Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, working on the project of Kosovo’s final status.
Tony Morain (Washington D.C., USA)
Universidad Autonoma De Quertaro
Universidad Autonoma De Quertaro (UAQ) is a Mexican public university based in the city of Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, but with campuses around the state.
Study Abroad, 2010:
Ryle Fitzgerald (Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico)
Vietnamese Alliance to Combat Trafficking
The Vietnamese Alliance to Combat Trafficking (VietACT) is a grassroots organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking of Vietnamese victims through collaboration, advocacy, and education, for the purpose of supporting, protecting and empowering victims.
Caroline Le (Taoyuan, Taiwan)
Workers' Rights Consortium
The Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) is an independent labor rights monitoring organization, conducting investigations of working conditions in factories around the globe, whose purpose is to combat sweatshops and protect the rights of workers who make apparel and other products. The WRC conducts independent, in-depth investigations; issues public reports on factories producing for major brands; and aids workers at these factories in their efforts to end labor abuses and defend their workplace rights. The WRC is proud to have the support of over 175 college and university affiliates and their primary focus is the labor practices of factories that make university-related apparel.
Christopher Wegemer (Washington D.C., USA)
Yayasan Bumi Sehat
Yayasan Bumi Sehat is an Indonesian not-for-profit organization. "Yayasan" means not-for-profit, "Bumi" means Earth-Mother, and "Sehat" translates as Healthy. Thus we are the Healthy Mother Earth Foundation. By protecting pregnancy, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding, they are advocates for optimal humanity, health, intelligence and consciousness.
Hannah Haehn (Bali, Indonesia)
Youth Leadership, Education and Access to Development
The Youth Leadership, Education and Access to Development (Youth L.E.A.D.) Project envisions transformed refugee youth communities by encouraging young adults to become positive role models and leaders both in their host countries and countries of origin. Youth L.E.A.D. is one of the St. Andrew's Refugee Services programs.
Brianne Dywer-O’Connor (Cairo, Egypt)