Newsletter 23/01/2017

Careers, Writing  & Funding Opportunities

Part-time research and administrative assistant to OSCE Special Representative. To support Peter Neumann in his new role as OSCE Special Representative on Countering Violent Radicalisation, ICSR is looking to recruit a part-time research and administrative assistant.  The person in question would be working over a period of eight months, and be London-based. Responsibilities would include   Coordination of administrative tasks related to my position;  Research, especially on issues related to countering violent extremism, Support in drafting talking points and, in particular, the Presidency’s final report which will be published in the second half of 2017. The successful candidate would be paid ~£1000/month from funds made available by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (which currently holds the OSCE’s Chairmanship). Required qualifications are:    Great communication skills, especially English writing;  Proven research skills;  Keen interest in issues related to terrorism and (countering) violent extremism; A working knowledge of other languages, especially German, is an advantage, but no pre-condition. If you are interested, please send your CV to<>.  This position should be filled by the end of January, with interviews taking place on Friday, 27 January and Monday, 30 January.

Secret Me annual bursary<> for female university students. A once in a lifetime experience, learning authentic key spy skills. Secret Me is dedicated to undaunted personal development and we want to demonstrate this is not restricted to already successful individuals. There is potential to be released at all stages and ages. We want to help the personal development of brave young women and show that training, mentoring, and a little money can be all it takes to do this.  To do this we are taking two high potential women and challenging them to propel themselves forward into the areas they hadn’t thought possible. We are giving them the tools to achieve this. The structure of the bursary award is intended to demonstrate that it doesn’t necessarily take deep pockets or lightning strikes to convert this potential into real results. Focus, discipline and bravery rightly applied can achieve great things – who dares wins. Female student studying at a UK university over the age of 18. Complete the form and submit a CV, a covering letter and a reference letter. Winners must be free on the weekend of 31st March and 31st April 2017.Applications are now open and close 28th February 2017. The winners will be informed by the 20th March 2017.

Canadian Centennial Scholarship
The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) provides awards ranging from £2,000 to £5,000 to Canadian men and women for academic and artistic postgraduate study in the UK. If you are considering applying for a CCSF award for the 2017-2018 academic year, please note that the deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 3 March 2017. Please read all the information provided on the Information for Students<> page and its sub-pages before proceeding with your application.

Deverell Associates<> a risk management company, is looking for articles for its online blog of approximately 500 words on international affairs, our understanding and interpretation of foreign policy, and particularly any relationship that this might have to leadership, risk management and governance. Past examples of articles can be found here.<> While there is no remuneration available, it is a fantastic opportunity to add publications to your CV, and provides a foot into the spheres of political risk advisory, think-tanks and journalism. If you are interested, please contact Jamie Thomson at Deverell Associates at<>


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