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7 October – Side event registration
31 October – Conference registration
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene the first-ever Global Sustainable Transport Conference from 26-27 November 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
The Conference will be held at the highest level and will bring together key stakeholders from Governments, the private sector, and civil society to engage in dialogue that emphasizes the integrated and cross-cutting nature of sustainable transport. All modes of transport—road, rail, aviation and maritime—will be addressed as well as transport both in urban and rural areas, energy and transport, public transport, countries in special situations, road safety, and financing for sustainable transport, as well as finding a new paradigm for transport sustainability. The concerns of developing countries, including least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States, will receive particular attention.
The Conference will feature opening and closing ceremonies, morning plenary sessions with statements of commitment and ambition, followed by parallel thematic roundtables on various sustainable transport-related topics. NGO representatives will be able to attend the plenaries, intervene in the round tables, subject to the availability of time, and organise side events.
Pre-registration is required and will be open for NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council from 19 September – 31 October 2016, using the registration form at http://bit.ly/SustainableTransportConf. Registration is non-transferrable. If a representative of an accredited organization is not able to attend the Conference, he or she cannot be replaced by another representative.
- represent an NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC working in the transport field;
- be officially authorised to speak on behalf of their organization or institution;
- have expertise in the transport sector;
- be available to be in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on 26 and 27 November;
- arrange for travel, visa, accommodation and all other related expenses.
IMPORTANT: Government representatives and intergovernmental organizations DO NOT use this registration form. Please observe standard protocol arrangements via your official UN delegation or organization.
The deadline for submitting applications for side events is 7 October 2016. For more information on the Conference and organising side events, please visit the Global Sustainable Transport Conference website: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/Global-Sustainable-Transport-Conference-2016.
The National Science Foundation invites faculty to register as a potential 2017 Graduate Research Fellowship Program panelist. Serving as a GRFP panelist is an excellent opportunity to apply research and career expertise to help identify future science and engineering leaders. Please visit http://nsfgrfp.org/panelist_info for more information.
NSF welcomes both new and returning panelists each year during the annual GRFP review panel meeting, to evaluate the current competition’s applications. GRFP applications are reviewed by disciplinary panels composed of disciplinary and interdisciplinary scientists and engineers and other professional graduate education experts, who read a selection of applications in their discipline(s) and evaluate them based on the Merit Review Criteria of Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts, as described in the 2017 GRFP Program Solicitation.
NSF seeks diverse panels composed of outstanding researchers from a wide range of institutions, geographic locations, and backgrounds.
- Outstanding research in an NSF-supported field
- Ability to evaluate interdisciplinary proposals
- Knowledge of NSF Merit Review Criteria
- Experience in mentoring graduate students
GRFP Panelists Include:
- Faculty who work with undergraduate and graduate students
- Individuals who conduct research in NSF-supported fields
- Individuals who are able to review interdisciplinary research plans
Panel Process And Overview
The 2017 panel process will be conducted online, with no travel requirements. Panelists will convene for an orientation session (webinar) in November, and will be granted access to an assigned pool of applications to read and review online for a period of several weeks, starting in December. In January, panels will convene online for two virtual panel sessions scheduled on two different days (Monday and Thursday, or Tuesday and Friday).
Flat Rate Fee
NSF will provide a flat rate fee for participation in the virtual panel sessions (4 hour minimum duration).
- September/October: Invitations issued to panelists
- November: Online orientation webinars held for all panelists
- December: Applications made available for review
- January: Virtual panel sessions convene
If you have questions about serving as a panelist for the NSF GRFP please contact us at [email protected] or 1-866-673-4737.
FOR AFRICAN STUDENTS ENROLLED IN SOUTH AFRICAN PhD PROGRAMS
Closing Date: Tuesday 1 May 2018
The African Critical Inquiry Programme is pleased to announce the 2018 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards to support African doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled at South African universities and conducting dissertation research on relevant topics. Grant amounts vary depending on research plans, with a maximum award of ZAR 40,000.
The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) seeks to advance inquiry and debate about the roles and practice of public culture, public cultural institutions and public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa. The Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards are open to African postgraduate students (regardless of citizenship) in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Applicants must be currently registered in a PhD programme in a South African university and be working on topics related to ACIP’s focus. Awards will support doctoral research projects focused on topics such as institutions of public culture, particular aspects of museums and exhibitions, forms and practices of public scholarship, culture and communication, and the theories, histories and systems of thought that shape and illuminate public culture and public scholarship. Awards are open to proposals working with a range of methodologies in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, including research in archives and collections, fieldwork, interviews, surveys, and quantitative data collection.
For full information about this opportunity and how to apply, see the full Call for Proposals listed under “ACIP Opportunities” on our website: http://www.gs.emory.edu/about/special/acip.html.