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(1) Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) Amartya Sen Essay Prize 

This year, Academics Stand Against Poverty and Global Financial Integrity will be awarding the fourth annual Amartya Sen Prizes to the two best original essays on the moral assessment of tax dodging. Contributed essays should be of ca. 7,000 to 9,000 words. There will be a first prize of $5,000 and a second prize of $3,000.

Submissions should illuminate these or other key moral issues surrounding tax dodging in the real-world context of one or more present states. How can we work out what those to whom particular tax rules apply must, should and may do? Is it relevant for the moral assessment of specific cases how a tax dodging individual or corporation is spending the money saved (e.g., on donations to effective charities)?

ASAP welcome entries from all disciplines including philosophy, political economy, international relations, development studies, law and business.

Please send submissions on or before 31 August by e-mail attachment to Tom Cardamone at tcardamone@gfintegrity.org. Essays should be stripped of self-identifying references, formatted for blind review. For more information, please click here.

(2) Call for Contributions for Policy and Practice (Issue 26) 

The Centre for Global Education invites contributions to Issue 26 of its bi-annual, open access, peer reviewed journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review which will be published in Spring 2018 on the theme ‘Development Education in Politically Uncertain Times’. The past year has been a highly volatile and politically unstable one with a slide toward popular nationalism in several countries and regions across the world. The questions posed by this issue include: how can the development education sector respond to the rise of popular nationalism?  In what way can our practice equip learners with the skills to separate the wheat from the chaff served up by our media?  How can we create new alliances in society to build popular movements that can sustain change?

Authors interested in submitting an article should send a 300 word précis to journal editor, Stephen McCloskey, email: stephen@centreforglobaleducation.com by 8 September. The submission date for commissioned articles is Friday, 8 December 2017.

(3) Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission call for proposals under the Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2017

The Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2017 aims to encourage leadership and excellence with a view to creating a deeper culture of human rights and equality in Ireland.

It will support eligible activities that relate to one or both of the themes of:

  • Intercultural Understanding and Diversity;

  • Supporting the Implementation of the Public Sector Duty.

For more information see https://www.ihrec.ie/our-work/human-rights-and-equality-grants-scheme-2017/. For queries, please contact please contact grants@ihrec.ie. Closing date: 6 September at 5pm.

(4) Irish Research Council announce opening of second call for CAROLINE scheme

CAROLINE fully funds collaborative research projects relevant to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for shared economic prosperity, social development, and environmental protection, with Irish or internationally based Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and International Organisations (IOs). Under this scheme, experienced researchers are employed by a higher education institution or research performing organisation in Ireland and seconded, with employment and research costs covered, to the partner NGO or IO.

CAROLINE grants Irish and International NGOs and IOs the opportunity to collaborate with an experienced researcher in areas of common interest. NGOs/IOs are provided with the capacity to undertake vital research and access the resources necessary to both build and sustain such a capacity.

The Irish Research Council invites NGOs/IOs to register their interest in participating in the CAROLINE scheme by submitting an “Expression of Interest” form on the Council website, available at: https://irishresearch.smartsimple.ie/s_csignup.jsp?token=XVtQHUUGYFxcSxZaXxVSSlBSZklzHnI%3D

For further information on the CAROLINE scheme, including Terms and Conditions, please visit: http://research.ie/funding/caroline/.