Giorgio Rota Best Paper Award

February 27th, 2015 by Jonathan Frankel

hand writingGiorgio Rota Best Paper Award
Deadline: April 6th

Centro Einaudi has launched their third annual Giorgio Rota Best Paper Award. Candidates must submit a high-quality scientific paper on the economics of illegal activities and corruption before April 6th.

Individuals from around the world can apply for this award but must have been born after December 31st, 1977 and be studying one of the following: Sociology, Geography, Criminal & Forensic Science, Public Relations, Political Science, Liberal Arts/Humanities, Economics, Public Administration, Law & Legal Studies, Cultural Studies, Business/Management and Architecture & Design.

Three 1200 Euro awards will be granted in addition to a maximum of 500 Euros for travel expenses to join the Giorgio Rota Conference to present their work.

An award committee will select the three winning papers based upon the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the topic
  • Literature review
  • Quality of the methods and the data
  • Originality of the data and the conclusions
  • Understandability

This award is in honor of Giorgio Rota, a leading Italian economist in charge of economic research at the Centro Einaudi for many years. The Centro Einaudi is based in Turin and conducts independent research in the fields of political economy, welfare policies, government and marketing competition.

If interested in this award, learn more about the Giorgio Rota Best Paper Award before the April 6th deadline.


The Human Interaction Project’s Giving Back Program

February 12th, 2015 by Jonathan Frankel

volunteer 162759092The Human Interaction Project’s Giving Back Program
Deadline: March 31st

If you’re interested in a fellowship that allows you to travel while providing volunteer services then The Human Interaction Project’s Giving Back Program is a great opportunity for you.

Accepted students will have their airfare, housing, UBELONG program fees, medical insurance and some incidentals covered when they take part in this 10-14 day fellowship. Each student will be partnered with the international volunteering organization, UBELONG, to carry out a volunteer trip while immersed in a new culture. Before their journey students will receive training in leadership and philanthropy.

To be eligible students must be 18-25 years old and complete an online application. Applicants must be studying in the United States but can be from any country and pursuing any degree. Two letters of recommendation, a brief essay and a recent photo are also required.

The selection committee for The Human Interaction Project’s Giving Back Program will review all applications, and select the final applicants to participate in a Skype interview. Key attributes that the selection committee will be evaluating applicants on include:

  • Concern with your fellow man
  • A hunger for self-growth
  • Maturity
  • Curiosity
  • Openness to foreign cultures
  • Willingness to step outside your comfort zone
  • An independent streak

Five individuals will be accepted and upon return expected to share their journey through blogging, videos and speeches.