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MCEDC Digest, May 29 , 2017
Program News & Announcements
Digests Will Be Published Biweekly During Summer
Between May 15 and August 14, 2017, the Mortenson Center's Digest will be published every other week.  We wish everyone a safe and productive summer!
Remember to Register for Courses Before You Leave!

As we plan for our fall course enrollments and potential new course options to be announced upon the hiring of our new instructor, we'd like to make sure that all current EDC students have completed their pre-registration steps and have registered for their fall classes before heading out for the summer.  This will help us to identify times that work for students who may want to enroll in new courses that are offered in Fall 2017.  

If you are completing your practicum field assignment this summer and have any trouble registering for CVEN 5939 for Fall 2017, please contact Robyn Sandekian.  Only students who intend to graduate in August 2017 should enroll in CVEN 5939 for Summer 2017.  Registering for summer means that you will be charged tuition during the summer and that your final grade for the course must be submitted by August 16, 2017.  
Other Local Events and Webinars
Mark Your Calendar!
Sphere Handbook Revision Consultation: Minimum Humanitarian Standards for Shelter, Settlement, and Non-Food Items

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 4 - 6 pm
Posner Center, Hosted by MCEDC

The Sphere Handbook is one of the most widely known and internationally recognized sets of common principles and universal minimum standards in humanitarian response. This workshop, hosted by MCEDC, will provide a forum for humanitarian practitioners and academics to provide input for the 2018 revised Sphere Handbook and standards. You can also join via web conferencing.  Registration
Conferences and Workshops
REHABEND 2018 Congress: Call for Abstracts

Join the REHABEND 2018 Congress in Caceres, Spain on May 15-18, 2018.  Submit abstracts by May 30, 2017. Guidelines
OU International WaTER Conference

The University of Oklahoma International WaTER Conference will be held in Norman, OK on September 18-19, 2017. Check out the conference website for more information.
EDC Conference Travel and Research Travel
Funds Available

Remember that the Mortenson Center now offers travel funds to students who present EDC-relevant work at conferences and to students who are conducting EDC-relevant research for their MS thesis or PhD dissertation. To apply, check out the links on the MCEDC Resources website. You'll also find links to department, college, and campus funding opportunities.
Online Course Opportunities
Costing Sustainable Services
Do you want to know more about the life-cycle cost approach and how it can help you to plan and budget for sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services? Then sign-up for their Costing Sustainable Services e-course. The course is in English, free of charge and open to anyone interested in the topic. It is a hands-on course which helps you to familiarize yourself with the life-cycle cost approach and to integrate it in your own work. You can interact with the other participants via a Forum and also IRC staff members are ready to help you throughout the course. Once you have successfully completed the course you will receive an IRC certificate. Class occurs between June 1, 2017 and August 31, 2017. Register by May 26th.
Employment & Funding Opportunities
Mordenizing Foreign Assistance Network is Hiring a Program Associate

The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network ( MFAN) is seeking a motivated individual who is interested in global development policy to join our team as the Program Associate. He/she will provide programmatic, event and administrative support to the MFAN staff and Co-Chairs. For more details about this entry level position, click here.
Unpaid Internships with State Dept.

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is an unpaid, intensive internship offering U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students a chance to participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with representatives of the U.S. Department of State's Foreign and Civil Services. The program is both professionally and academically beneficial, providing participants with hands-on experience and insight into the substance and daily operations of U.S. foreign policy. Requires either a Public Trust, Secret or Top Secret security clearance and full time work during spring 2018.

Applications due: June 30, 2017 Details
Amrita University is Hiring

Amrita University, one of India's premiere teaching and research institutions, is inviting talented individuals with a Ph.D. or those completing their PhD in the next 12 months with a strong commitment to teaching and research for faculty positions at its Bangalore, Coimbatore, and Amritapuri campuses. For more details about interview dates and positions, click here.
Graduate Study Scholarships

These 10 available scholarships provide funding for graduate study at UNESCO-IHE's Delft campus in the Netherlands to pursue a degree in one of three MS programs, in Urban Water and Sanitation, Water Management, or Water Science and Engineering.

Applications due: June 15, 2017 Details
Postdoctoral Fellowships with Fulbright US Scholar Program

Join the annual Fulbright Grants for Postdoctoral and Early Carrer Applicants webinar on May 10 at 12 pm. Or explore the hundreds of grant opportunities in the Catalog of Awards.

Applications due: August 1, 2017
Study Abroad and Internship Opportunities
Arava Institute in Israel

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is now accepting applications for the Spring 2018 academic and internship programs! Join their community of students and researchers from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, the US, and around the world by spending a semester or a year with them in southern Israel.

For more information, see details
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