Billy Graham Center Scholarship Program (BGCSP)


The Billy Graham Center Scholarship Program (BGCSP) is dedicated to advancing the global Christian church by providing funds for specific Christian leaders to earn advanced training that will help enhance the ministry to which God has called them.

Educational Opportunity

The BGCSP provides five different awards to specific types of Christian leaders to attend the Wheaton College Graduate School for more advanced training.

Scholarships are for those ALREADY in ministry for at least two years with the exception of the pre-field missionary candidate award.

The Billy Graham Center Scholarship Program (BGCSP) provides five different awards to specific types of Christian leaders to attend Wheaton College Graduate School for more advanced training.

Important

  • Awards are loan/scholarships.  Loan forgiveness is “earned” by full-time Christian overseas ministry following graduation.  If the recipient does NOT return to or proceed overseas for ministry, he/she must repay the loan amount including interest.  The exception is the Urban/Ethnic Ministry recipient, who must return to full-time Christian ministry in a qualified setting in North America.
  • The BGCSP supports all MA programs at the Wheaton Graduate School (only Urban/Ethnic Ministry Workers may enroll in the part-time Biblical Studies program)
  • The original donors’ intent is NOT to support master’s study as preliminary to a doctoral program nor to support doctoral studies, licensure, or optional theses.
  • All applicants must have at least two years of full-time Christian ministry experience to qualify.  The exception is the Pre-Field Missionary Candidate.
  • Applications are NOT on this website, eligibility must first be determined by completing a preliminary eligibility form.
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Facebook AI Research (FAIR) Residency Program


The Facebook AI Research (FAIR) Residency Program is a one-year research training program with Facebook’s AI Research group, designed to give you hands-on experience of machine learning research. The program will pair you with a senior researcher or engineer in FAIR, who will act as your mentor. Together, you will pick a research problem of mutual interest and then devise new deep learning techniques to solve it. We also encourage collaborations beyond the assigned mentor. The research will be communicated to the academic community by submitting papers to top academic venues (NIPS, ICML, ICLR, CVPR, ICCV, ACL, EMNLP etc.), as well as open-source code releases. Visit the FAIR research page for examples of research performed in FAIR .

The AI research residency experience is designed to prepare you for graduate programs in machine learning, or to kickstart a research career in the field. This is a full-time program that cannot be undertaken in conjunction with university study or a full-time job.

We encourage applications from people who have a strong technical background and are passionate about AI research. Prior experience in machine learning is certainly a strength but we seek people from a diverse range of backgrounds, including areas ostensibly unrelated to machine learning such as (but not limited to) math, physics, finance, economics, linguistics, computational social science, and bioinformatics.

Accepted research residents will be based in Facebook Menlo Park and New York locations. If a candidate requires a visa to work in the US, we will explore what options are available once they are accepted onto the program.

Resident Responsibilities

  • Learn how to perform research in deep learning and AI.
  • Understand prior work and existing literature.
  • Work with research mentor(s) to identify problem(s) of interest and develop novel AI techniques.
  • Translate ideas into practical code (in frameworks such as PyTorch, Caffe 2).
  • Write up research results in the form of an academic paper and submit to a top conference in the relevant area.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in a STEM field such as Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Completed coursework in: Linear Algebra, Probability, Calculus, or equivalent.
  • Coding experience in a general-purpose programming language, such as Python or C/C++.
  • Familiarity with a deep learning platform such as PyTorch, Caffe, Theano, or TensorFlow.
  • Ability to communicate complex research in a clear, precise, and actionable manner.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research experience in machine learning or AI (as established for instance via publications and/or code releases).
  • Significant contributions to open-source projects, demonstrating strong math, engineering, statistics, or machine learning skills.
  • A strong track record of scholastic excellence.

Application Requirements

To apply to the 2018 Facebook AI Residency Program, you will need to complete the application and submit the following items:

  1. CV/Resume (including links to GitHub, professional webpages, publications, or blogposts as applicable)
  2. Personal statement
  3. Academic grade transcript

Note: All materials must be in PDF format.

CV/Resume:

Please include details of: (i) research you have undertaken and publications that resulted; (ii) any Machine Learning competitions you participated in and their outcomes; (iii) details of significant coding experience and links to any open-source repositories. Please try to focus on impact.

Personal statement:

In a maximum of 2 pages, describe why you wish to participate in the program. Convey your previous experience in AI, interest in research, and long-term plans. We do not require a specific format, but encourage you to value readability (e.g. not go below 10 point fonts and 1 inch margins) and use your best judgment.

Grade transcript:

Include transcripts for all degrees completed. If applying from a non-US school, please append a conversion of your grades to US GPA equivalent (this tool may be helpful: https://www.foreigncredits.com/resources/gpa-calculator/, although this should not be considered an endorsement).

Important Dates

  • Deadline for applications: January 26, 2018
  • Notification of interview: February 16, 2018
  • Notification of admission: March 5, 2018
  • Deadline for offer acceptance: April 20, 2018
  • Residency Program start: August 2018
  • Residency Program end: August 2019

To apply, complete the application below and include the three required documents in PDF format. The deadline for applications is Jan 26, 2018. Any applications or late materials after this date will not be considered.

If your application passes an initial screening, we will contact you to request a letter of recommendation. Following this, we may want to interview you in person over video conference.

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Plan International Nigeria: Education in Emergency Officer – Maiduguri – Nigeria


Plan International Nigeria is part is the global federation of Plan International and was registered as a National Organization in 2014 in Nigeria. Plan International works in 52 developing Countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Plan’s Global Strategic Goals (2017-2022) is to advance Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls ad our Ambition is, “together, we take action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive”. We reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised through the delivery of high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits to children and their communities.

Role Purpose: The purpose of this role is to support the pilot mobile Education in Emergency (EIE) project

Contract Duration: 2 years

Number Required: 6

Qualifications and Experience

     i.        University degree or equivalent in Education, Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, or related fields

    ii.        Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience Education in Emergencies

   iii.        Experience working in emergency settings

  1. Good knowledge and understanding of DO NO HARM principles and established international child protection standards (especially UNCRC)
  2. Experience with participatory approaches to education, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area.

   vi.        Experience working with IDPs, refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)

  vii.        Experience in mobile EiE units desirable but not essential

viii.        Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence

 

Skills & Knowledge

     i.        Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail

    ii.        Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility

   iii.        Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.

   iv.        Languages: Excellent command of English language

Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities. Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply click here

Editor, Medicine & Life Sciences (Fulltime; Work-from-home)


Are you looking for a fulltime job opportunity that does not require you to travel?
The average person spends 33 hours a month commuting to and from office. Put this time to better use!
According to this Gallup poll, 37% of US employees already ‘telecommute’ (work from home). This trend is catching on in India, too.
Telecommute jobs are just as important as office-based ones. Technology empowers you to work from anywhere.
Cactus Communications ranks 12th globally among the Top 100 Companies for Telecommute Jobs (Forbes article) in 2017.
CACTUS is proud to be ranked 1st among India’s Great Mid-Size Workplaces – 2017 in a study conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute India in association with MINT, by HT Media.
At Cactus Communications, you can join a team of highly skilled editors who are experts in various academic fields. We’re currently hiring Editors for the Biomedical Sciences on a fulltime work-from-home basis.

WHAT YOU WILL DO
Edit manuscripts written by non-native authors to ensure that the final text is in standard scientific English and is free of unclear or unidiomatic sentences
Adhere to job-specific instructions and format manuscripts according to the target journal when required
Understand client and industry requirements and adapt working approach accordingly
Meet deadlines
Receive training to become adept at the points mentioned above
WHY THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY
Flexibility. You can work from anywhere in India.
You will receive training to become adept at editing.
You will have unlimited access to exclusive interviews with industry experts, articles on the latest industry trends, and publication and writing tips on our learning and discussion platform.
At CACTUS, you will be exposed to research carried out worldwide and will get an insider’s view of the burgeoning, multi-million-dollar publishing industry.

WHAT YOU NEED
A Bachelor’s/Master’s/PhD degree in any sub-specialization of medicine or life sciences
Excellent written English skills and attention to detail
Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
New college or university graduates are welcome to apply.
This position is currently only open to candidates based in Asia & Africa.

 

Application process
To apply, click here, submit your details on the form and complete a short screening test. You will hear from us in a couple of days after you take the test. If you meet the benchmark on the test, you will be invited for another round of tests and interviews.

If you face any difficulties while attempting the test, email us at editor@cactusglobal.com.

For other open positions, visit cactusglobal.com/careers

Note: This is a fulltime opportunity, not part-time or freelance.

Editor, Humanities & Social Sciences (Fulltime; Work-from-home)


Are you looking for a fulltime job opportunity that does not require you to travel?
The average person spends 33 hours a month commuting to and from office. Put this time to better use!
According to this Gallup poll, 37% of US employees already ‘telecommute’ (work from home). This trend is catching on in India, too.
Telecommute jobs are just as important as office-based ones. Technology empowers you to work from anywhere.
Cactus Communications ranks 12th globally among the Top 100 Companies for Telecommute Jobs (Forbes article) in 2017.
CACTUS is proud to be ranked 1st among India’s Great Mid-Size Workplaces – 2017 in a study conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute India in association with MINT, by HT Media.
At Cactus Communications, you can join a team of highly skilled editors who are experts in various academic fields. We’re currently hiring Editors on a fulltime work-from-home basis in the Humanities and Social Sciences

WHAT YOU WILL DO
Edit manuscripts written by non-native authors to ensure that the final text is in standard scientific English and is free of unclear or unidiomatic sentences
Adhere to job-specific instructions and format manuscripts according to the target journal when required
Understand client and industry requirements and adapt working approach accordingly
Meet deadlines
Receive training to become adept at the points mentioned above
WHY THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY
Flexibility. You can work from anywhere in India.
You will receive training to become adept at editing.
You will have unlimited access to exclusive interviews with industry experts, articles on the latest industry trends, and publication and writing tips on our learning and discussion platform.
At CACTUS, you will be exposed to research carried out worldwide and will get an insider’s view of the burgeoning, multi-million-dollar publishing industry.
WHAT YOU NEED
A Bachelor’s/Master’s/PhD degree in any sub-specialization of the Humanities or Social Sciences
Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
New college or university graduates are welcome to apply.
This position is currently only open to can didates based in Asia & Africa.

Application process
To apply, click here, submit your details on the form, and complete a short screening test. You will hear from us in a couple of days after you take the test. If you meet the benchmark on the test, you will be invited for another round of tests and interviews.

If you face any difficulties while attempting the test, email us at editor@cactusglobal.com.

For other open positions, visit cactusglobal.com/careers

Note: This is a fulltime opportunity, not part-time or freelance.

Editor, Physical Sciences & Engineering (Fulltime; Work-from-home). – CACTUS communication


Are you looking for a fulltime job opportunity that does not require you to travel?
The average person spends 33 hours a month commuting to and from office. Put this time to better use!
According to this Gallup poll, 37% of US employees already ‘telecommute’ (work from home). This trend is catching on in India, too.
Telecommute jobs are just as important as office-based ones. Technology empowers you to work from anywhere.
Cactus Communications ranks 12th globally among the Top 100 Companies for Telecommute Jobs (Forbes article) in 2017.
CACTUS is proud to be ranked 1st among India’s Great Mid-Size Workplaces – 2017 in a study conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute India in association with MINT, by HT Media.
At Cactus Communications, you can join a team of highly skilled editors who are experts in various academic fields. We’re currently hiring Editors on a fulltime work-from-home basis in the Physical Sciences and Engineering.

WHAT YOU WILL DO
Edit manuscripts written by non-native authors to ensure that the final text is in standard scientific English and is free of unclear or unidiomatic sentences
Adhere to job-specific instructions and format manuscripts according to the target journal when required
Understand client and industry requirements and adapt working approach accordingly
Meet deadlines
Receive training to become adept at the points mentioned above
WHY THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY
Flexibility. You can work from anywhere in India.
You will receive training to become adept at editing.
You will have unlimited access to exclusive interviews with industry experts, articles on the latest industry trends, and publication and writing tips on our learning and discussion platform.
At CACTUS, you will be exposed to research carried out worldwide and will get an insider’s view of the burgeoning, multi-million-dollar publishing industry.
WHAT YOU NEED
A Bachelor’s/Master’s/PhD degree in any sub-specialization of the physical sciences & engineering fields
Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Excellent written English skills and attention to detail
New college or university graduates are welcome to apply.
This position is currently only open to candidates based in Asia & Africa.

Application process
To apply, click here, submit your details on the form, and complete a short screening test. You will hear from us in a couple of days after you take the test. If you meet the benchmark on the test, you will be invited for another round of tests and interviews.

If you face any difficulties while attempting the test, email us at editor@cactusglobal.com.

For other open positions, visit cactusglobal.com/careers

Note: This is a fulltime opportunity, not part-time or freelance

PRO Unlimited @ facebook – Program Manager (Nigeria contract role)


Public Relations – Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria – Contracted

Overview (Lagos, Nigeria) 11 month contract
Our Platform Partnerships team who are responsible for driving product strategy and building strategic partnerships with the most influential companies, start-ups and developers in the region – FB Start, Messenger, Developer Circles etc

Start-Up Programs, Program Manager

Facebook was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at Facebook offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.

Facebook is seeking a motivated Program Manager who is passionate about the way Facebook Inc. can work with businesses, startups, and developers to build a variety of valuable product experiences for people.

The Platform Partnerships team at Facebook is responsible for establishing strategic relationships and building out global programs for key partners and start-ups. As a Program Manager you will be responsible for working with some of Nigeria’s most exciting technology start-ups and entrepreneurs — as well as with our world-class Facebook product and engineering teams. In addition to those teams, you will work cross-functionally with the Policy, Legal, Marketing and the Operations teams to optimize new capabilities, improve user experience, and make the Nigerian Start-up community successful. This position will be located in Lagos, Nigeria.

Responsibilities

Work with a cross functional team — e.g. Engineering, Product, Developer Support, Product Marketing, Policy and Communications — to develop, implement and deliver value-add initiatives for entrepreneurs, start-ups and developers.
Manage multiple complex project deliverables for multiple internal and external stakeholders.
Provide guidance to start-ups and entrepreneurs in defining, analyzing, and measuring of their business problems.

Requirements

Preferably a BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related software engineering field or equivalent practical experience.
3-5 years of experience in working with startups, entrepreneurs, and developers.
Strong strategic and creative thinker.
Strong presentation and communication skills.
Ability to consistently deliver quality outputs in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with an ability to work to tight deadlines.
Passion for innovation and collaboration with startups and early stage entrepreneurs and developers.
Displaying the highest personal integrity and ethics

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