Now Open: 2015 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

The 2015 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program application cycle is now open and will close on May 21, 2015 at 7:30p.m. Eastern Time (ET). Please refer to the 2015 Application and Program Guidance for all of the program requirements.

This Program assists students completing their nursing education by paying tuition, fees, other education costs, while providing a monthly living stipend. The program is open to full-time or part-time nursing students accepted or enrolled in diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs at accredited schools located in the U.S. Upon graduation, scholarship program members fulfill a service commitment at an eligible NURSE Corps site.

The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program continues to be competitive and applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early as on average it takes approximately 3 weeks to complete the application.

Applicants are encouraged to participant in two application technical assistance conference calls with program staff. Prior to the calls, applicants are also encouraged to view the NURSE Corps Scholarship Technical Assistance Webinar with more information on the application process and service requirements.

The Technical Assistance conference calls are available on the following dates:

  • NURSE Corps Scholarship Application Technical Assistance Conference Call #1
    April 7, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:00 pm ET
    Dial-in Number: 1-800-779-8389
    Passcode: 8645774
  • NURSE Corps Scholarship Application Technical Assistance Conference Call #2
    May 16, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm ETDial-in Number: 1- 800-779-8389
    Passcode: 8645774

Also, to learn more, please view our member story [youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=dmfDp8g4Kag#t=22] featuring Kay Smullen, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

We look forward to receiving your completed application.

NURSE Corps

UNU-WIDER research opportunities – project on ‘The Economics and Politics of Taxation and Social Protection’

UNU-WIDER has started a new project ‘The Economics and Politics of Taxation and Social Protection’ that aims to shed new light on the system-wide impacts of social protection and tax systems in developing countries. It involves research work that provides analytical tools for policy-makers and researchers alike to understand the current scope of tax-benefit systems and to be able to simulate impacts of policy changes.

We have two research opportunities currently open under this project. First, a call for papers for a UNU-WIDER Symposium on the Political Economy of Social Protection Systems that will take place later this year. Second, a request for research proposals on the political economy of social protection systems. Papers selected under the request for research proposals and the call for papers will be considered for publication in the WIDER Working Paper series, and subsequently in a UNU-WIDER journal special issue under this project.

Call for Papers – UNU-WIDER Symposium on the Political Economy of Social Protection Systems

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Comparative analysis of the emergence of social protection in developing countries, as well as theoretical models and conceptual analysis are essential to address the key questions on this topic. Therefore, papers are invited to contribute to this Symposium covering aspects of the following areas:

  • Theoretical political economy models
  • Conceptual analysis of systems
  • Country case studies of programmes and impacts
  • Econometric analyses utilizing cross-country and panel data
  • Regional comparative studies

The deadline for submitting abstracts or draft manuscripts is 30 April 2015. Accepted applicants will be informed by 15 May 2015.

For the full call for papers, including the list of topics and questions, as well as information on submission procedures go here.

Request for Research Proposals – The Political Economy of Social Protection Systems

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UNU-WIDER invites research proposals from qualified researchers working on, or interested in exploring political economy considerations of social protection systems in developing countries. The aim of these papers is to culminate as articles in a special issue of a journal. For the full request for research proposals, including the list of topics and questions, as well as information on submission procedures, go here.

Deadline for proposal submission is 15 May 2015.

Best regards,

UNU-WIDER team

More info: http://www1.wider.unu.edu/tax4protection/article/request-research-proposals-political-economy-social-protection-systems

Health in All Policies: Training Manual. Published by WHO

Health in all policies training manual

This manual is a training resource to increase understanding of the importance of Health in All Policies among health and other professionals. The material will form the basis of 2- and 3-day workshops, which will:

  • build capacity to promote, implement and evaluate HiAP;
  • encourage engagement and collaboration across sectors;
  • facilitate the exchange of experiences and lessons learned;
  • promote regional and global collaboration on HiAP; and
  • promote dissemination of skills to develop training courses for trainers.