Advance Africa Newsletter

April 2007 Part II

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April 11 2007, ISSUE #033.

A. Scholarships

1. University of Liverpool International Scholarships

Up to forty scholarships offering a 25% fee reduction are available for full-time, non-clinical, undergraduate programmes or postgraduate taught masters courses. Scholarship application forms will be automatically forwarded to all eligible students who have been made an offer of a place at the University.

2. Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards - University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool will be offering two awards(full tuition and living costs) under the Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards scheme. Departments will select the strongest Mphil/PhD applicants who match the areas of the awarding research councils, and take account of the preferences of the industrial partners and the University's own strategic priorities.

3. DAAD Scholarship Programme

DAAD Scholarship Programmes have benefited hundreds of African students since inception. The scholarships are given each year to postgraduate students wishing to study for a master‘s or PhD degree.

4. Masters and PhD Scholarships, Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD)

The Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) is a scholarship organization of the German Catholic Church that provides financial and civic educational support for high potential postgraduate scholars from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Applications for Master-programs in Germany will be considered primarily for candidates whose professional experience and objectives reveal that a Masters-degree, and not a Ph.D., is the final goal of their higher education ('terminal Master').

5. EADB Graduate Scholarship in Development Studies

This EADB Graduate Scholarship in Development Studies programme offers three (3) scholarships each year to citizens of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda who wish to pursue studies leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Development Studies in a recognized institution of higher learning in East Africa. Each scholarship covers tuition fees, subsistence allowance, travel, and other related expenses.

6. Fellowships in Architectural Research

Rafael Viñoly Architects Offers Fellowships in Architectural Research. Eligible fellows may come from any country and can have a degree or experience in any field.

7. Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship provides an opportunity for a woman journalist working in the print, broadcast or Internet media to spend an academic year in a tailored program that combines access to MIT’s Center for International Studies and other Boston-area universities and two media companies; The Boston Globe and The New York Times. The successful candidate will have three or more years of journalism experience.

8. Exoplanetary Systems Research - Utrecht University

Utrecht University has received funding for a high-precision imaging polarimeter to study the formation, evolution and structure of extra-solar planetary systems by detecting the polarization of starlight scattered by circumstellar material. Gross salary starts with 1956 euro per month and increases to 2502 euro in the fourth year of employment.

9. Directorate General for Development Cooperation Scholarships

Each year, a number of Directorate General for Development Cooperation Scholarships are awarded exclusively in the DGCD partner countries. Besides a monthly living allowance, the scholarship also covers registration fees, travel expenses and insurances.

10. Research Assistant needed for Arabidopsis ecological plant genetics project in Europe

A Research Assistant for Arabidopsis ecological plant genetics project in Europe is being sought. The fellowship stipend will be $35,000 plus health insurance and other benefits.

11. Graduate student position to study general and fundamental issues in evolution at the University of New Brunswick, Canada

A graduate student position is available at the Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Canada. Highly motivated students with interests in either theoretical or experimental approaches, and previous research experience are encouraged to apply.

12. Business Summer School Brasov, Romania

Business Summer School is a summer program which attracts senior students both from Romania and abroad to debate economical issues. Open to master and PhD students under the age of 35.

13. Scholarships for Young Postgraduate Students in Islamicjerusalem Studies at United Kingdom

Islamic Research Academy (ISRA) is pleased to announce the continuation of it scholarships for Young Postgraduate Students in Islamicjerusalem Studies. The full scholarship will cover the full student tuition fee and will also include a fixed monthly sum to cover living expenses (£500).

14. Design Innovation Scholarship - University of Plymouth

Applications are invited for a Scholarship in the Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth for practice-led postgraduate research (MPhil/PhD) specialising in Three Dimensional Design. Applications from non-UK/EU students are welcome with the expectation that funds have been secured to meet the difference in fee level.

15. PhD Studentship in Molecular Biology of Chromosome Stability - Newcastle University

Newcastle University invites applications for a PhD Studentship in Molecular Biology. A 3-year stipend of £12,600 per annum is open to all nationalities.

16. Fully funded PhD Studentship in Gas Turbine Engineering - Cranfield Universty

PhD Studentships are available at Cranfield Universty. Strong interaction with industry in this field means that individuals are well prepared for a rewarding career after its successful completion.

17. PhD studentship in the School of Computing at the Dublin Institute of Technology

Applications are invited for a three year PhD studentship in the School of Computing at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Applicants for this studentship are expected to have a good honours degree in computer science or a related discipline, excellent technical and programming skills and strong written and spoken English.

18. MS or PhD Student interested in plant-insect interactions at University of Alaska

A highly qualified MS or PhD student is being sought to work on an NSF-funded project examining plant-insect interactions involving aspen in Interior Alaska. Competitive candidates will have a sincere interest in and curiosity about plant-insect interactions, a strong background in ecology, a good undergraduate record, superior GRE scores, and strong letters of reference.

19. PhD position in bioinformatics and molecular phylogenetics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

A candidate with a strong interest in theoretical aspects of phylogenetic reconstructions and bioinformatics, as well as a good background in evolutionary biology is being sought. Candidates must have completed their Master's degree or equivalent in a relevant field.

20. PhD student in evolutionary biology and bioinformatics, University of Zurich

University of Zurich is searching for a Ph.D. student with demonstrable experience and interest in evolutionary biology and a solid background in bioinformatics. The successful candidate will have a strong background in bioinformatics and computational biology.

21. PhD position in skeletal heterochronies in mammals and other amniotes - Swiss National Science Foundation

A new research group at University of Zürich invites applications for a PhD position (3 years funding, with potential ex-tension). The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated zoologist with neontological or palaeontological background.

22. Marie Curie Summer School 2007 on Knowledge Based Materials, Partial Melts and Amorphous Materials in France

Marie Curie Summer School is pleased to announce this year’s Summer School, which focuses on Partial Melts and Amorphous Materials. Research scientists not eligible for EU funding are also most welcome to apply on a fee-paying basis.

23. 7th International Summer Academy on Technology Studies

The Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture is organising the seventh "International Summer Academy on Technology Studies", taking place at the Castle of Deutschlandsberg. Please submit an abstract of 300 to 500 words and a maximum of one page on your work and research background.

24. Renal Discoveries Grant Program

Baxter Healthcare Corporation Announces Renal Discoveries Grant Program to Advance Science and Care for Kidney Disease Patients. Grant recipients receive up to $375,000 each over three years.

B. Upcoming deadlines

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

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

  • Nottingham University Business School Scholarships 27/4/2007

  • Master/ PhD. Scholarships - 4 Becas para Master/doctorado 30/4/2007

  • Master/ PhD. Scholarships - Signal Processing for Chemical/Biochemical Analysis 30/4/2007

  • Environmental Management MBA Scholarships 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

  • Renal Discoveries Grant Program 30/4/2007

  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program 1/5/2007

  • 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

  • Exoplanetary Systems Research - Utrecht University 1/5/2007

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

  • Olive W Garvey Fellowship 1/5/2007

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

  • University of Liverpool International Scholarships 4/5/2007

  • Business School Scholarships Competition 7/5/2007

  • Christine Bolt Scholarship 15/5/2007

  • Young Social Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply for YouthActionNet Awards 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

  • 2008 Japanese Government 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 Office Scholarships - University of Nottingham UK 6/7/2007

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

  • The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships 15/7/2007

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

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

  • PhD Studentships in Psychology, University of Birmingham in UK 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

  • 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

  • PhD Studentship at University of Oxford

  • Postgraduate Research Studentship in Photonic Communication System Research

  • Bursaries for Undergraduate International Students studying Psychology

  • Higher Education Masters Programme in Africa Scholarships

  • King Faisal Foundation Scholarships

  • Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

  • C. Jobs/Internships

    1. Twubakane Program Officer, IntraHealth International, Kigali, Rwanda

    2. Capacity Building Advisor, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, South Sudan

    3. International Project Manager and LED expert, ICON-Iinstitut, Senegal

    4. Finance and Grants Manager, International HIV/IDS Alliance, South Sudan

    5. Chief of Party - Egypt, NCSC International

    6. Communications/Media Specialist, Visions in Action, Northern Uganda

    7. Gender Programmes Officer, Non-Governmental Organization, Zimbabwe

    8. Senior Advisor in Market Access, SNV, Harare

    9. Programme Manager, HealthNetTPO, Asmara, Eritrea

    10. Internships, One World Trust, Westminster

    11. Nurse-Midwife, CUAMM, Mozambique

    12. Several Country Programme Officers, African Development Bank

    13. Research Associate II, Family Health International, Nairobi, Kenyak

    14. Portfolio Coordinator, SNV, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    15. Education Volunteer, Visions in Action, Northern Uganda

    16. Forestry Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization, Harare

    17. Rural Advisory Services and Extension Specialist, FAO, Khartoum & Juba

    18. Field Outreach Coordinator, International Criminal Court, Kinshasa

    19. Health Administrator, Visions in Action, Northern Uganda

    20. Survey and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, FAO, Khartoum & Juba

    21. Field Outreach Coordinator, International Criminal Court, Kampala, Uganda

    22. Regional Resource Management Officer, IOM, Pretoria

    23. Program Manager, Mercy Corps, Somalia

    24. Country Director, Helen Keller International, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    25. National Surveillance Program Manager - South Sudan

    26. PYP Coordinator, Aga Khan Academy, Kenya

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