Social Media RSS Feed en Kiel Institute for the World Economy <p>The Kiel Institute (IFW Kiel) is an international center for research in global economic affairs, economic policy consulting, economic education and documentation. The Institute engages especially in creating solutions to urgent problems in global economic affairs. On basis of its research, the Institute advises decision takers in policy, business, and society and informs the broader public about important developments in international economic policy. As a portal to research in global economic affairs, the <a href="//">Kiel Institute</a> has established a network of International Research Fellows that supports the worldwide awareness of the Institute's activities and gives additional research impulses in form of scientific advice, joint research, and teaching stays in Kiel. The Institute lays a special focus on economic education and closely cooperates with the world's largest library in economic and social sciences.</p> <h2>Research</h2> <p><strong>Program 1:</strong><br /> <em>The International Economy and International Economic Policy</em></p> <p>Program 1 deals with the causes and consequences of a growing integrated world economy. The unifying research theme aims at a better understanding of the changing roles of certain tasks and skills, sectors, and regions in the structure of output and employment of a dynamic world economy. Specific research projects include the interaction of international trade and investment with growth, the impact of globalization on firm and labor market adjustment, the transitions of economic, political, and cultural variables in the process of long-run development, and the agglomeration and knowledge accumulation across regions.</p> <p><strong>Research Areas:</strong><br /> The Global Division of Labor<br /> Knowledge Creation and Growth</p> <p><strong>Program 2:</strong><br /> <em>Economic Policies for Sustainable Development</em></p> <p>Program 2 focuses on two major aspects of sustainable development, namely global climate and environmental issues and strategies for poverty reduction in developing countries. Since globalization appears to weaken many traditional economic institutions and policy instruments, new policy approaches at both the national and the supra-national level are needed. Specific research projects concentrate on policy fields where the impact of globalization has been particularly strong. Examples include the complex interaction of energy demand, the supply of exhaustible fossil energy and climate goals; the environmental consequences of increasing global trade and investment flows, the role of rural development in reducing poverty, and the allocation and effectiveness of foreign aid.</p> <p><strong>Research Areas:</strong><br /> The Environment and Natural Resources<br /> Poverty Reduction, Equity and Development</p> <p><strong>Program 3:</strong><br /> <em>Macroeconomic Activity and Policy</em></p> <p>Program 3 studies sources and consequences of macroeconomic fluctuations and instability of the financial sector as well as the repercussions of macroeconomic shocks and dysfunctions of financial markets on the welfare system. Topics of particular interest include the effectiveness of monetary policy with imperfect commodity and labor markets; the identification, measurement, and forecasting of risk and volatility in the financial sector in light of the complex structure of interactions between various types of market participants; and the challenges for reform policies in the welfare society arising from changes in macroeconomic structures, demographic shifts, and a closer global economic integration.</p> <p><strong>Research Areas:</strong><br /> Monetary Policy under Market Imperfections<br /> Financial Markets and Macroeconomic Activity<br /> Reforming the Welfare Society</p> Fri, 09/14/2018 - 13:22 1130150 1130150 College Awareness Day - UW Bothell <p>The University of Washington Bothell Office of Admissions has been hosting diversity events since 2013. The vision evolved from the desire of the university and admissions staff to empower high school students of color and provide a path for success in higher education. We began with five separate events - Black Opportunity and Leadership Day (BOLD), Día de Avanzando Latinx en Educación (DALE), Pacific Islanders Pursuing Education (PIPE), Reaching American Indian Nations (RAIN), and College Awareness Day.</p> <p>College Awareness Day 2018 is a conference that offers the four legacy programs (BOLD, DALE, PIPE, and RAIN), with the exciting addition of Asians Connecting and Empowering Students (ACES). We are proud to welcome high school students from all walks of life, as we discuss topics around college awareness and intersectionalities in identity with respect to access and success in higher education.</p> Fri, 07/20/2018 - 01:25 1263301 1263301 The VC's Distinguished Teaching Award <p>This award is open to staff with ten or fewer years’ experience of teaching in higher education.  Nominees need to have been in full-time employment at Rhodes University for three years prior to nomination.  </p> <p>Criteria</p> <p>In addition to evidence of inspiring and enthusiastic teaching, the following criteria, which are not seen to be either exclusive or exhaustive, will be used as guidelines by the Committee evaluating candidates for the award. </p> <p>-Learning facilitation</p> <p>The candidate provides evidence of teaching practice which:</p> <p>creatively and effectively addresses the challenges of diversity in terms of students’ socio-cultural and linguistic backgrounds and learning styles;</p> <p>uses a wide range of teaching methods appropriate to the discipline (including technology);</p> <p>demonstrates mastery of disciplinary knowledge and of the way research in her/his discipline can inform teaching;</p> <p>where appropriate incorporates interaction with learners into his/her teaching on a regular basis by, for example, instigating question and answer sessions and/or discussions in class;</p> <p>provides opportunities for students to learn how knowledge is constructed in the discipline;</p> <p>encourages and supports learners to be autonomous.</p> <p>-Curriculum & assessment</p> <p>The candidate provides evidence of course design which</p> <p>is relevant to and up-to-date with local, international, global and disciplinary contexts;</p> <p>creatively and effectively responds to the diverse needs of a diverse student body;</p> <p>is internally aligned with respect to purpose, outcomes, teaching & learning activities, assessment methods and criteria;</p> <p>includes assessment activities aimed at enhancing student learning (including constructive and developmental feedback) and which are accountable and transparent</p> <p>incorporates assessment as an integral part of the teaching and learning process.</p> Fri, 07/20/2018 - 01:13 1259949 1259949 Opportunity Grant Program <p>The Opportunity Grant is a state funded program that helps to remove barriers and provide access to low-income students who are Washington state residents, with access to education and training opportunities in high wage, high demand fields.</p> <p>Students who qualify for the Opportunity Grant may be eligible to receive:</p> <p>Assistance with tuition, books and mandatory fees for up to 45 credits or three years; whichever comes first (pending the availibility of funds)</p> <p>Educational advising and personal support </p> <p>Opportunity Grant Degree/Certificate Options: </p> <p>Opportunity Grant funding may be available for students who are pursuing one of the following vocational, professional technical non-transfer degree or certificate programs:</p> <p>Accounting</p> <p>Administrative Support</p> <p>Computer Technology</p> <p>Early Childhood Education</p> <p>Medical Office</p> <p>Nursing</p> <p>Phlebotomy</p> <p>Pharmacy Technician</p> <p>Welding</p> <p>Program Eligibility Criteria:</p> <p>Completion of the FAFSA</p> <p>Washington State resident for 12 months</p> <p>No prior degree</p> <p>200 percent below the poverty guidelines</p> Fri, 07/20/2018 - 01:10 1262063 1262063 Grants - Atlantic Cape <p>You can qualify for a variety of federal and state grants. Grants are considered gift aid and do not have to be repaid. </p> <p>Federal PELL Grants (PELL) provide financial assistance to students enrolled in an eligible program as determined by a national formula. The amount of the award is based on (1) eligibility as determined by the PELL Grant formula, (2) the cost of the program, and (3) enrollment status. </p> <p>Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a federal program, which provides money to undergraduate students who submit their FAFSA and show exceptional financial need. </p> <p>Tuition Aid Grant (TAG), a New Jersey program, which provides aid to full-time students who are New Jersey residents. N.J. county college students enrolled for 6-11 credits may be eligible for an award through the part-time TAG Program. </p> <p>Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) is a New Jersey grant program for students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who have exceptional financial need. It is available to New Jersey residents only. For more information on the EOF program, please click here. </p> <p>NJ STARS  is an initiative created by the State of New Jersey in 2004 that provides New Jersey’s top students with free tuition at their local community college. Learn more here. </p> <p>Learn more about work study grants.</p> Thu, 07/19/2018 - 23:54 1263256 1263256 Scholarships <p>Scholarships, like grants, are free money. There are many different types of scholarships available. Students are encouraged to apply for multiple scholarships. Following is a list of scholarships for your review. Most have deadlines, so apply early!</p> <p>FEATURED SCHOLARSHIPS</p> <p>Please click on the scholarship name to expand the tab to read</p> <p>UH COMMON SCHOLARSHIP</p> <p>HAWAI'I COMMUNITY FOUNDATION</p> <p>WAI'ALE'ALE PROJECT</p> <p>HAWAII PROMISE</p> <p>KĪPAIPAI PROGRAM</p> <p>HAWAIIAN SCHOLARSHIPS</p> <p>Please click on the scholarship name to expand the tab to read</p> <p>ALU LIKE INC</p> <p>HANA LIMA SCHOLARSHIP</p> <p>KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS POST-HIGH FINANCIAL AID</p> <p>KE ALI'I PAUAHI FOUNDATION</p> <p>HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB OF HONOLULU</p> <p>PRINCE KUHIO HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB</p> <p>THE NATIVE AMERICAN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (NAPLP) AT GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY</p> Thu, 07/19/2018 - 23:50 1261406 1261406 The Lori L. Moseley Memorial Scholarship Fund <p>Established in 2013, this memorial scholarship was created in order to assist a non-traditional student going into the teaching field who also has financial need.</p> <p>Born on July 26, 1964 in Watertown, New York, Lori M. Moseley was the oldest of three children of Kenneth and Linda Moseley of Great Bend, New York. She graduated from Carthage Central High School in 1982 and married Denis Rhubart in 1984. Together they had two daughters, Bethany (Hazard) and Danielle Rhubart.</p> <p>In an effort to provide a better life for her family, Lori later decided to go back to school to pursue a degree in education. She graduated from Jefferson Community College in 1992, before attending and graduating from SUNY Oswego for a Bachelor’s degree in 1994. With a full-time job and family to support, she simultaneously completed coursework to achieve her Master’s degree from SUNY Potsdam in 1997.</p> <p>In 1995, Lori began teaching for the Carthage Central School District as an elementary teacher. In her 16 years with the district, Lori played a versatile and integral role in students’ lives. During her career, she was a Reading Recovery Specialist and she also taught kindergarten, first, second, and fifth grade. Lori was passionate about teaching and saw the potential in each of her students. Her dedication to her students was unending and she worked tirelessly to help them succeed. In addition to teaching, Lori also served on a variety of school committees and was Lead Teacher at West Carthage Elementary for several years. Lori embodied exemplary teaching where students were the focus and teachers and administrators worked together as a community to create a positive learning environment. Lori strived to help each child reach their full potential and succeed in life. This enthusiasm inspired her to begin Administrative coursework in 2010.</p> <p>In addition to teaching, Lori’s greatest joy in life was her family. She was a phenomenal mother whose strength and love were an inspiration to others. The apple of Lori’s eye was her sweet granddaughter with whom she taught to laugh and enjoy life’s precious moments. Lori also enjoyed gardening, going to the beach, kayaking, and spending time with her family. Her smile and laugh were contagious. Lori brought joy to those around her and made each person she talked to feel valued and important. She always had an ear to listen, a heart to give, and hands to help. Without intending to, Lori inspired those around her.</p> <p>In June 2012, Lori was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Despite a long and grueling road, Lori kept a positive attitude and persevered through six rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. In September of 2013, she passed away at the age of 49. Lori experienced many challenges in her life. Yet, she kept a positive attitude, continued to give to those around her, and worked hard to overcome obstacles.</p> <p>In memory of this amazing and selfless grammie, mother, daughter, sister, friend, teacher, and community member, Lori’s family has established a memorial scholarship in her honor. With contributions from family, friends and community members whose lives were touched by Lori’s life, the award will go to a non-traditional student enrolled at Jefferson Community College. It is through this memorial scholarship that Lori can continue to have a positive impact on others.</p> <p>Jefferson Community College Foundation is honored and thankful to Lori’s family and friends for establishing this scholarship in her memory. Her dedication to education and changing lives continues through this gracious scholarship.  </p> Thu, 07/19/2018 - 23:42 1257357 1257357 MSMU Tuition and Fees <p>Merit Scholarships for the MSMU Class of 2022</p> <p>Freshman academic scholarships are based on several criteria, including course achievement, SAT (evidence-based reading/writing and math sections) and/or ACT tests, and achievement in extracurricular activities. Financial need is not a factor in merit-based award decisions.</p> <p>The following are descriptions of the attributes of academic scholarship recipients. Once a student is accepted and offered an academic scholarship, additional scores after the date of acceptance cannot increase the amount.</p> <p>Trustee Scholarship ($25,000 per year)</p> <p>Accepted students receive this scholarship if they fall in one of two academic profiles: 1) An SAT score of 1310 or higher (28 ACT) with a GPA of 2.75 or higher, or 2) An SAT score of 1270 or higher (26 ACT) with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.</p> <p>Presidential Scholarship ($24,000 per year)</p> <p>Accepted students receive this scholarship if they fall in one of two academic profiles: 1) An SAT score of 1170-1300 (24 – 27 ACT) with a GPA to 2.75 – 3.49, or 2) An SAT score of 1130 - 1260 (22 – 25 ACT) with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.</p> <p>Dean's Scholarship ($22,000 per year)</p> <p>Accepted students receive this scholarship if they fall in one of two academic profiles: 1) An SAT score of 1130-1160 (23 ACT) with a GPA of 3.0 – 3.49, or 2) An SAT score of 980 - 1120 (19 – 22 ACT) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.</p> <p>Leadership Scholarship ($15,000 per year)</p> <p>Accepted students receive this scholarship if they fall in one of three academic profiles: 1) An SAT score of 1310 or higher (28 ACT) with a GPA of 2.0 – 2.74, or 2) An SAT score of 980 - 1160 (19 – 23 ACT) with a GPA of 2.75 – 2.99, or 3) An SAT score below 980 (19 ACT) and GPA of 2.75 or higher.</p> <p>University Grant ($7,000 per year)</p> <p>Students who do not meet the criteria for the Leadership Scholarship are still eligible for the University Grant. This is awarded to students who demonstrate a capability for success at Mount St. Mary’s University. For full consideration, all students should file the FAFSA.</p> <p>Examining the True Cost of a MSMU Education</p> <p>Financial Aid for the Class of 2019</p> <p>Family Income</p> <p>Scholarships & Grants</p> <p>Total Aid</p> <p>Less than $40,000</p> <p>$27,662</p> <p>$35,248</p> <p>$40,000-$80,000</p> <p>$23,582</p> <p>$31,283</p> <p>$80,000-$120,000</p> <p>$22,439</p> <p>$29,466</p> <p>$120,000+</p> <p>$21,664</p> <p>$26,461</p> <p>Overall</p> <p>$23,284</p> <p>$29,591</p> <p>This chart illustrates how the Mount assisted students and their families with scholarships, grants, and other financial aid. Total awards will vary based on academic and personal achievement of the applicant, as well as specific circumstances that affect your expected family contribution. The amounts represent average awards.</p> <p>► See Mount scholarships and grants<br /> ► Learn about need-based Federal Aid<br /> ► How to apply for Financial Aid</p> Thu, 07/19/2018 - 23:41 1260458 1260458 Thrive Scholarship - ANU <p>Overview</p> <p>Each year the University may award a scholarship known as the Thrive Scholarship.  Access to high-quality university education is critical to increasing social mobility.  Scholarships are an avenue to demonstrate that excellence is everywhere.  All students, regardless of their background, have the right to thrive.</p> <p>Field of study</p> <p>All ANU undergraduate degrees</p> <p>Eligibility</p> <p>The award shall be available for award each year to a new ANU student who:</p> <p>is an Australian citizen or holds an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; and</p> <p>is a current school leaver; and</p> <p>achieves an ATAR of 80 or higher - including any Educational Access Scheme (EAS) bonus points; and</p> <p>is eligible for EAS bonus points</p> <p>Benefits</p> <p>The scholarship is valued at up to $50,000 over up to 5 years.  The scholarship will be paid as per the schedule below.</p> <p>In addition to the stipend component of the scholarship, Thrive Scholars are mentored by established ANU students from similar backgrounds. Thrive Scholars also receive priority enrolment in a Vice-Chancellor's financial leadership course. These opportunities together are the key elements that ensure the success of Thrive Scholars.</p> <p>YEARVALUE</p> <p>Year 1$15,000</p> <p>Year 2$12,500</p> <p>Year 3$10,000</p> <p>Year 4$7,500</p> <p>Year 5$5,000</p> <p>How to apply</p> <p>Application is via the University Admissions Centre (UAC) Equity Scholarships Portal.  The link to the portal is available by clicking on the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page.</p> <p>The application shall also consist of a supporting statement of no more than 500 words detailing:</p> <p>the circumstances that they have faced and how they could pose a serious challenge to their ability to participate at University and how the scholarship would enable them to reach their full potential and pursue their tertiary education; and</p> <p>how the scholar intends to make a positive impact on society, providing evidence on personal ethos that is oriented to making a difference for others.</p> <p>The Supporting Statement shall be submitted to ANU Access and Inclusion via prior to the scholarship closing date.</p> Thu, 07/19/2018 - 23:37 1257901 1257901 Grants <p>Pitt-Johnstown Financial Aid</p> <p>Grants are free money and do not need to be repaid. These funds come from a variety of sources including the college, state and federal governments, and outside organizations. Although students are not required to repay these funds, certain eligibility criteria must be maintained, including making satisfactory academic progress. Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).</p> <p>Grant programs include the following:</p> <p>Federal Pell Grant</p> <p>Funded by the Federal government, needs-based according to (FAFSA) </p> <p>Eligibility and awards determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as well as enrollment status and college costs</p> <p>For the 2017-2018 academic year, if the EFC is $5,328 or less, the student may be eligible for a Pell Grant</p> <p>Award amounts for 2017-2018 range from $593 to $5,920 per year</p> <p>Students notified of eligibility via the Student Aid Report (SAR) with the amount listed on the award letter</p> <p>Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Grant (PHEAA)</p> <p>Funded by the state and administered by PHEAA</p> <p>PA residency required for at least 12 months prior to completing the current year FAFSA</p> <p>For 2017-2018, awards range from $200 to $3,772 per year</p> <p>Award eligibility determined by a student’s enrollment status, housing status, college costs, and academic progress</p> <p>Enrollment in at least six credits required for consideration</p> <p>To apply for a grant, submit the FAFSA by May 1</p> <p>Grant offered to undergraduate students without a four-year degree</p> <p>Students limited to eight semesters of PHEAA grant</p> <p>Official notification of eligibility sent to students in mid-May</p> <p>Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)</p> <p>Funded by the Federal government and administered by the University</p> <p>Student must show financial need for the grant</p> <p>Eligibility determined from criteria developed by the University (It is not uncommon for awards and criteria to differ from school to school)</p> <p>To apply for the grant, submit the FAFSA by April 1</p> Thu, 07/19/2018 - 23:31 1259707 1259707