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Sustainability - Supporting Communities - Foundations - Global Since our inception in 1984, The Foundation has given back more than $820 million to enhance the sustainability of local communities worldwide. The Foundation is our Company's primary international philanthropic arm. The Foundation was established in the U.S. as a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Foundations grants are awarded throughout the year based on our priorities, tax requirements, legal compliance and approval by the Foundation's Board of Directors. All requests for community support in the form of grants or sponsorships must be submitted through our online application system. Overview

Andaman Islands tribe threatened by lure of mass tourism Andaman islanders 'made to dance' for tourists on 'human safari' Link to video: Andaman Islanders 'forced to dance' for tourists "Dance," the policeman instructed. The girls in front of him, naked from the waist up, obeyed. A tourist's camera panned round to another young woman, also naked and awkwardly holding a bag of grain in front of her. Dissertation Fieldwork Grants Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.

UK university guide & HE institutions - Information from HERO The web site you are accessing has experienced an unexpected error. Please contact the website administrator. The following information is meant for the website developer for debugging purposes. Error Occurred While Processing Request Resources: Chatroulette Founder Andrey Ternovskiy Raises New Funding: "50,000 Naked Men" Following a week's worth of back and forth and blown off interviews, including one scheduled at 11 p.m EST, Chatroulette founder Andrey Ternovskiy finally picks up his cell phone after several rings. It's early in Palo Alto, California, and Ternovskiy's voice is soft and raspy. He sounds like he's still half-dreaming. "Just a second--I can't talk very loudly because there are people sleeping in my room," he whispers in his Russian accent.

Homepage Sri Lanka's army soldiers stand guard in the back of a truck during the opening of a Bartleet Finance Limited investment branch in Jaffna, April 30, 2010. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte 25 March 2014: The heavy militarisation of Sri Lanka’s northern province after the civil war’s bloody end in 2009 has been the subject of growing domestic and international concern. The large numbers of military personnel in the north, and the deep involvement of the military in the province’s governance, endanger the re-establishment of democratic institutions that is necessary to lasting peace (see our Nov 2013 report Sri Lanka’s Potemkin Peace: Democracy Under Fire). Ruki Fernando speaks to members of the media during a press conference in Manila on April 15, 2009. PHOTO: AFP

European Commission - Grants of the European Union Contracts The Commission uses public contracts to buy in goods and services – studies, technical assistance and training; consultancy, conference and publicity services; books and IT equipment etc. Beginners' guide to EU public contracts How to tender for a Commission contract – with guidance on the different types of contract, finding a contract that's relevant to your business and filling out the forms. Public contracts by EU policy Calls for tender issued by Commission departments, offices and agencies around Europe. Mastering the Art of Living Meaningfully Well - Umair Haque So, how’s your 2011 been? Mine: the proverbial best and worst of times. I had my first book published, finished my second, and made it (much to my own massive surprise) onto the Thinkers50 list.

Funding Opportunities - Duke University Institutionally Limited Opportunities Some grant and fellowship programs limit the number of proposals that may be submitted by an institution. If you submit a proposal to such a program and Duke's limit is exceeded, your proposal, and other proposal(s) submitted from Duke, will very likely be rejected without review. To prevent this, ORS coordinates the internal review process. Cancer drug resurfaces and threatens false optimism Andy Coghlan, reporter So, we hear news of a miraculous treatment for cancer. Disappointingly, the story is an old one which has somehow resurfaced on the blogosphere. When we originally published the story four years ago, it created a frenzy on the internet which took us by surprise. Our story reported a new type of treatment that in animal experiments showed promise of potentially being able to tackle most types of human cancer.

Homepage Gütersloh - 09/04/2014 Sustaineo 2030: Today's sustainable development visions, realized tomorrow In the year 2030, one country has translated today's better-governance efforts into a political and administrative system. The Bertelsmann Stiftung invites you on a time travel to that year. The new publication "Sustaineo 2030: Learning Sustainable Development from the Future" will bring you to the fictional country of Sustaineo. more

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