Advance Africa Newsletter

February 2007 Part IV

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February 26 2007, ISSUE #027.

A. Scholarships

1. Undergraduate Research Opportunity - Summer UREKA Programme in Ireland

Trinity College Dublin invites applications for Undergraduate Research Opportunity. Full funding is available for ten students to participate in this 10-week programme, from 2 July - 7 September 2007. Click here for details.

2. Short-Term Scholarships to Study Spanish

Expanish offers a variety of Short-Term Scholarships to Study Spanish. The programs are for university students wishing to study for a few weeks up through a full year abroad. Click here for details.

3. International Baccalaureate Scholarship, University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is pleased to offer a range of scholarships to reward outstanding academic achievement. Click here for details.

4. International Undergraduate Scholarships, University of Birmingham

The University is pleased to announce that it will be offering the following undergraduate scholarships for students commencing their studies at the University of Birmingham in 2007. Click here for details.

5. Early Career Scholars Program

The William T. Grant Foundation Invites Applications for Early Career Scholars Program. The award is designed for early career researchers. Awards are made to the applicant's institution, providing support of $70,000 per year. Any discipline is eligible. Click here for details.

6. Mundo Master's Scholarships - Maastricht University Netherlands

Mundo Scholarships are for talented students wanting to participate in a Master's course (study or research) at Maastricht University . All disciplines offered at Maastricht University are eligible for this funding. Click here for details.

7. MSc Scholarships in Computing - University of Kent, UK

Applications are invited for places on a number of MSc computing programmes. A number of bursaries are available for well-qualified international students. Click here for details.

8. M.S. Assistantship: Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Policy

NYS Biodiversity Research Institute seeks a master’s student interested in biodiversity conservation and policy to serve as a half-time paid intern. Stipend: $15,000/year for 2 years; plus in-state tuition compensation. Click here for details.

9. M.S. Research Assistantship Opportunity - University of Arkansas, USA

A two year M.S. Research Assistantship is available with the University of Arkansas-Arkansas Forest Resources Center. This assistantship carries a stipend of $15,000 per year plus tuition and fee waivers. Click here for details.

10. Coastal Software Developer and Masters Studentship - University College Cork, Ireland

The successful candidate will have graduated with 1st Class Honours in Computer Sciences or a related field, proficiency and excellence in programming with PHP, Java and SQL, and excellent team working and oral and written communication skills. Click here for details.

11. MSc by Research Studentships in Advanced Chemical Water Treatment - Cranfield University, UK

Two MSc by Research studentships are available in advanced chemical water treatment processes in an industrial collaboration with Yorkshire Water ( UK water utility of the year). A bursary of up to £17,000 plus fees is available. Click here for details.

12. MSc Studentships at Imperial College London

The London Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine invites applications for two studentships for the 2007/08 academic year. Overseas students are eligible for both scholarships. Click here for details.

13. MSc in Energy Conversion and Management Studentships

Applications are invited for a series of industrially-sponsored MSc in Energy Conversion and Management Studentships. Minimum entry requirements are a 2:1 Honours Degree in engineering-related disciplines. Applications are also welcome from students from different backgrounds holding equivalent qualifications/experience. Click here for details.

14. Research Assistant in Plant and Animal Ecology - USA

This is a 3-year, grant-funded position. Requirements include a B.A. /B.S. with at least two years related work-experience in biology, ecology, or entomology. Click here for details.

15. International Master’s Scholarships at The University of Edinburgh, UK

The University of Edinburgh will offer sixteen Master’s scholarships for postgraduate study in any subject offered by the University. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent. Click here for details.

16. Graduate Research Studentship in Sports - University of Chichester, UK

The School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at the University of Chichester is keen to recruit a research student in the Sociology of Sport. The bursary pays £12,000 tax-free per annum. Click here for details.

17. Scholarships for Postgraduate Programmes in Political Science and European Integration - Austria

The Department of Political Science at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna is offering a 3-year postgraduate course in European Integration. Approximately 8 stipends (Euro 700/month at the moment, tax-free. Substantial increase in negotiation) can be awarded. Click here for

18. MA and PhD Scholarships at University of Leeds - UK

The Department of Philosophy intends to offer up to four studentships for suitably qualified candidates accepted for full-time or part-time postgraduate taught or research degree programmes in the Department. Click here for details.

19. PhD Scholarships in Management Science - Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration

The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration invites applications for PhD Scholarships in Management Science tenable for four years. Students who are completing their master’s degree during the current semester, with the intention of starting a PhD programme can apply. Click here for details.

20. PhD scholarship in Computer Science - University of Copenhagen (DIKU)

A PhD scholarship in Computer Science is available at the Department of Computer Science at University of Copenhagen . The scholarships are funded by the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation (3) and the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen (1). Click here for details.

21. PhD Scholarships in Economics - University of Milan, Italy

The Graduate School in Social, Economic and Political Sciences, University of Milan offers a three-year PhD Scholarships in Economics. Click here for details.

22. PhD Studentship in Biological Sciences - Kings College London

A PhD studentship is available to study the biological function of prostate-derived sterile 20-like kinases (PSKs), a novel family of protein kinases that act upstream of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signalling pathways. Click here for details.

23. PhD Assistantship in Soil Organic Matter Dynamics - University of Pennsylvania, USA

The Dept. of Earth & Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania , invites applicants for competitive PhD fellowships. Position starts fall 2007 and includes tuition and stipend. Click here for details.

24. Graduate Research Assistantship (PhD) in Urban Micrometeorology - The University of British Columbia, Canada

The University of British Columbia , Vancouver , Canada , is seeking a graduate student at the PhD level in urban climatology/micrometeorology. The successful PhD candidate will receive three years of full-time support at a yearly minimum rate of CAD 18300 with a possibility to extend to 4 years through internal funding. Click here for details.

25. PhD Opportunities in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - The University of Leeds, UK

The University of Leeds, UK invites applications for PhD Opportunities in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. About 40 PhD students will be recruited for October 2007. Click here for details.

26. PhD Fellowship in Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Bitterness in Lettuce - University of Reading, UK

The university of Reading in UK invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Bitterness in Lettuce. The project is expected to commence in October 2007 and will include a stipend to cover the students living expenses at the University of Reading and Rothamsted Research (Hertfordshire). Click here for details.

27. PhD positions from The IceCube group at the Humboldt-University - Germany

The IceCube group at the Humboldt-University has openings for two PhD positions. The appointment can begin as early as March 15th, 2007 and has a term of three years. Click here for details.

28. PhD position in Forest Hydrology Michigan Technological University

A PhD position is available for a highly motivated and qualified individual to research ecohydrology at Michigan Technological University (MTU). Desirable qualifications in the applicant include a master’s degree in Ecology, Mathematics, Forestry or Hydrology. Click here for details.

29. PhD Position in Forward Chemical Genetics Involving The Screening of Bioactive Molecules, Germany

The Institute of Biochemical Plant Pathology , Germany , is looking for a candidate to fill a PhD Position (d. 3/07) for a project on forward chemical genetics involving the screening of bioactive molecules. Candidates that hold the equivalent of a Master’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Botany are welcome to apply. Click here for details.

30. Research Studentships in Business and Management, Bradford University School of Management - UK

Applications for full-time PhDs are invited in all areas of Business and Management research. The award covers fees and subsistence allowance, though successful applicants will be required to make a contribution to teaching within their subject area as part of their award. Click here for details.

31. PhD Student Position / Postdoctoral Researcher in Organic Chemistry at Academy of Sciences, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czech Republic

Newly formed organic chemistry group of Dr. Petr Beier Offers fully-funded positions to enthusiastic: PhD Students and Postdoctoral Researchers. Click here for details.

32. PhD opportunity in salmonid conservation genetics - Quebec, Canada

The suitable candidate will have strong laboratory skills and expertise in DNA analyses, a solid background in population and conservation genetics, as well as experience in field work. Click here for details.

33. PhD Scholarship in Media, Ethics and Cosmopolitanism at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years and is only awarded to applicants with a Master’s degree. The scholarship is granted by the Danish Research Council. Click here for details.

34. International Fulbright Science and Technology Award for Outstanding Foreign Students - USA

Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree (comparable to a U.S. bachelor’s degree) on or before the start of the program. The fellowship will provides: Activities, tuition and fees; A monthly stipend for up to 36 months; Book and equipment, research and professional conference allowances; Round-trip airfare from fellow’s home city to the host institution in the United States etc. Click here for details.

35. Graduate opportunity in marine algal ecological physiology

A Ph.D. student fellowship is available at the College of Marine and Earth Studies at the University of Delaware starting in the spring of 2007. Click here for details.

36. PhD scholarship within international business - Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

The Center for Strategic Management and Globalization, Copenhagen Business School, invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship. Click here for details.

37. Dan David Scholarships

Ten scholarships are awarded to doctoral and post-doctoral students at universities throughout the world and ten scholarships at Tel Aviv University. Click here for details.

38. PhD Scholarships in Economics - The Ruhr Graduate School in Economics, Germany

8 PhD Scholarships in Economics are available at The Ruhr Graduate School in Economics, Germany. Click here for details.



B. Upcoming deadlines

  • Postgraduate Research Studentships for International Students - University of Reading 28/2/2007

  • Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme at Newcastle University 28/2/2007

  • Tax system in European Economy - Prato, Italy 28/2/2007

  • Food Science PhD and MSc Studentship - University College Dublin, Ireland 28/2/2007

  • M.S. Assistantship: Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Policy 01/3/07

  • AACC International Undergraduate & postgraduate Scholarships 01/3

  • PhD Studentship - Study of Genetic Regulation of Early Seed Development in Arabidopsis 01/3

  • Optical Networks Group PhD studentships - University College London 01/3/2007

  • Scholarship in International Uniform Law 01/3/ 2007

  • PhD Scholarships in Management Science - Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration 01/3/2007

  • Coastal Software Developer and Masters Studentship - University College Cork, Ireland 02/3/2007

  • 54 International Office Scholarships 6/3/2007

  • MA Scholarships at Durham University - UK 9/3/2007

  • University of Strathclyde Business School Scholarships 9/3/2007

  • MA and PhD Scholarships at University of Leeds - UK 9/3/2007

  • PhD Researchers in Nanostructured Materials for Hydrogen Storage - Utrecht University, Netherlands 10/3/2007

  • PhD Studentship in Biotechnology of Secondary Metabolism 12/3/2007

  • PhD Opportunities in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - The University of Leeds, UK 12/3/2007

  • PhD and MPhil Scholarships in Different Subjects - University of Nottingham 13/3/2007

  • PhD positions from The IceCube group at the Humboldt-University - Germany 15/3/2007

  • Master´s Scholarships in Peace and Security Studies 15/3/2007

  • PhD Scholarships in International Studies - University of Trento, Italy 15/3/2007

  • Network Governance and Local Integration Policy Scholarship 15/3/2007

  • DFID Shared Scholarship Scheme 16/3/2007

  • PhD Fellowships in Plant, Animal and Microbial systems - University of Cologne, Germany 20/3/2007

  • PhD Studentship in Health Psychology at University of Plymouth 21/3/2007

  • University Research Studentships in Law at City University London 23/3/2007

  • PhD Bursaries in Finance, Management or Actuarial Science & Insurance - City University, London. 23/3/2007

  • Tourism and Hospitality Scholarships - Australia 26/3/2007

  • PhD Scholarships in Social Sciences & Media and Communication - Queen Margaret University, UK 26/3/2007

  • Research MPhil Studentship at University of Greenwich - UK 28/3/2007

  • LLM in Human Rights Law Scholarships (University of Ulster, Ireland - 2007-2008) 29/3/2007

  • Postgraduate Studentships in Diversity, Integration and Policy - University of Dublin 30/3/2007

  • Graduate Research Studentship in Sports - University of Chichester, UK 30/3/2007

  • Graduate Research Assistantship (PhD) in Urban Micrometeorology - The University of British Columbia, Canada 30/3/2007

  • PhD Studentship in Plant Ecology - Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany 30/3/2007

  • Full-Fee Masters Scholarships (all subjects, UK) 30/3/2007

  • Dan David Scholarships 30/3/2007

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taiwan Scholarships 31/3/2007

  • Postgraduate Studentships in The School of Social and Political Studies at University of Edinburgh - UK 31/3/2007

  • Taiwan International Graduate Program Fellowships 31/3/2007

  • LLM Scholarship in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law - Ohio Northern University, USA 31/3/2007

  • Masters in Computational Mathematics Scholarships - University of Waterloo 31/3/2007

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taiwan Scholarships 31/3/2007

  • Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program 31/3/2007

  • MPhil or PhD Research Studentship in Photonics - University College London 31/3/2007

  • Netherlands Fellowship Programme 01/4/2007

  • Mundo Scholarship - Maastricht University Netherlands 01/4/2007

  • PhD scholarship in Computer Science - University of Copenhagen (DIKU) 02/4/2007

  • International Masters Scholarships at The University of Edinburgh - UK 02/4/2007

  • ENS Lyon Master Program International Scholarships 15/4/2007

  • M.S. Research Assistantship Opportunity - University of Arkansas, USA 15/4/2007

  • PhD Fellowships in Plant, Animal and Microbial Systems 20/4/2007

  • Nottingham University Business School Scholarships 27/4/2007

  • Environmental Management MBA Scholarships 30/4/2007

  • International Baccalaureate Scholarship, University of Birmingham 30/4/2007

  • Scholarships for Postgraduate Programmes in Political Science and European Integration - Austria 30/4/2007

  • Undergraduate Scholarships at European College of Liberal Arts - Berlin, Germany 30/4/2007

  • MRes and PhD Studentships in Chemical Biology - Imperial College London 30/4/2007

  • PhD opportunity in salmonid conservation genetics - Quebec, Canada 30/4/2007

  • MSc Studentships at Imperial College London 30/4/2007

  • International Undergraduate Scholarships, University of Birmingham 30/4/2007

  • Graduate opportunity in marine algal ecological physiology 31/4/2007

  • MSc and PhD Studentships in the Life Sciences at the International University Bremen - Germany 1/5/2007

  • The Duncan Norman Research Scholarship 1/5/2007

  • MA Scholarships at University of Hull 1/5/2007

  • PhD Scholarships at University of Hull (Criminology, English, Law, History, Politics & International Studies) 1/5/2007

  • Law Scholarships at Glasgow University - UK 1/5/2007

  • Scholarships in Rehabilitation and Related Research for Graduate Students with Disabilities 1/5/2007

  • Postgraduate Scholarships For Students From Developing Countries 2/5/2007

  • PhD Scholarship in Media, Ethics and Cosmopolitanism at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark 2/5/2007

  • PhD Scholarships in Economics - The Ruhr Graduate School in Economics, Germany 15/5/2007

  • Christine Bolt Scholarship 15/5/2007

  • Newcastle University International Postgraduate Scholarships 23/5/2007

  • Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards - University of Liverpool 25/5/2007

  • MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering - UK 25/5/2007

  • MSc and MRes Studentships 25/5/2007

  • Leeds University Business School MBA Scholarships 31/5/2007

  • International Undergraduate Scholarships at University of Bristol, UK 31/5/2007

  • Kingston University Postgraduate Scholarships 31/5/2007

  • Dissertation and Young Investigator Grants 1/6/2007

  • The Winter Williams Studentship in Law 29/6/2007

  • Master and PhD Scholarships in Nanotechnology and Nanosensors - South Dakota State University, USA 29/6/2007

  • Davis and Lyons Bursaries in Music - City University, London 29/6/2007

  • Oxford University Law scholarships 29/6/2007

  • Kenya Undergraduate Scholarships - UK 30/6/2007

  • International Postgraduate Scholarships at University of Bristol - Taught Master's programmes only 30/6/2007

  • Wildlife Conservation Society Grants - UK 1/7/2007

  • International Fulbright Science and Technology Award for Outstanding Foreign Students - USA 2/7/2007

  • International Office Scholarships - University of Nottingham UK 6/7/2007

  • Early Career Scholars Program 11/7/2007

  • PhD Scholarships in Economics - University of Milan, Italy 30/7/2007

  • Economics and MSc Money Banking and Finance Scholarships 31/7/2007

  • PhD Fellowship in Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Bitterness in Lettuce - University of Reading, UK 31/7/2007

  • Graduate Research Assistantship in Ecosystem change in the Arctic 31/7/2007

  • Funded PhD Studentship in Ex situ conservation of tropical frogs 15/8/2007

  • MSc in Computation Informatics Scholarships - UK 31/8/2007

  • MSc in Business Informatics Scholarships 31/8/2007

  • MSc in Energy Conversion and Management Studentships 28/9

  • PhD Studentships at University of Bremen - Germany 01/10/2007

  • Postgraduate Studentships in The School of Social and Political Studies at University of Edinburgh - UK 05/10/2007

  • Guaranteed Scholarships in Finance 12/10/2007

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowships

  • Wildlife and Ecosystem Health Conference Participation Grants

  • MSc Fellowships at UNESCO - IHE Delft

  • Ashoka-Lemelson Fellowship Program

  • Leiden University MA Scholarships - The Netherlands

  • Leiden University Scholarships

  • Masters and Doctoral Scholarships at Ritsumeikan University - Japan

  • Scholarships and Awards for International Undergraduate Students at Trent University Canada

  • Research Scholarships for Lawyers from Developing Countries and Countries in Economic Transition

  • C. Jobs/Internships

    1. Regional HIV & AIDS Advisor

    2. Education Sector Coordinator

    3. Logistic Consultant UNICEF

    4. National Human Rights Adviser

    5. Program Director

    6. West Africa Water Initiative Coordinator

    7. Program Advisor (Agriculture & Natural Resources)

    8. Administration and HR Manager

    9. Laboratory Director

    10. Deputy Director - Programs

    11. Deputy Director - Operations

    12. Grants Officer

    13. RCUK Fellowship in Manipulation of Cells and Particles

    14. Health Manager

    15. Health Coordinator, Sudan

    16 Health Coordinator, Uganda

    17. Several Positions at African Capacity Building Foundation

    18. M and E Specialist Position in Sierra Leone

    19. Independent Evaluator - Ghana, Kenya, Lebanon and Yemen

    Scholarship 2016/17

    Undergraduate Scholarships,
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.