Advance Africa Newsletter

June 2007 Part I

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June 06 2007, ISSUE #040.

A. Scholarships

1. Stockholm Challenge 2008

Applications are invited for Stockholm Challenge 2008. The programme features six category awards for ICT for development projects and a chance to win the Stockholm Challenge Trophies.

2. National Geographic Society Grants - Research and Exploration Grants

The National Geographic Society awards grants for scientific field research and exploration. Grant amount ranges from U.S. $15,000 to $20,000.

3. The 2007 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition

The Global Development Network is now accepting submissions for the Eighth Annual Global Development Awards and Medals Competition 2007. The Competition is open to researchers from developing and transition countries.

4. Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development

The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development is for outstanding research proposals that provide new dimensions to development research on any of the five selected themes. Citizens and permanent residents of developing or transition countries who are based in these regions or who are temporarily based in a developed country for no more than 5 years are eligible.

5. Medals for Research on Development

Global Development Network invites researchers to submit excellent completed research papers this award. The three themes are listed here. Citizens and permanent residents of developing or transition countries or who are temporarily based in a developed country for no more than five years are eligible.

6. Victoria Masters by Thesis & PhD Scholarships

Applications are invited for Victoria Masters by Thesis & PhD Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to all Students Worldwide. The award Amounts to NZ $20,000 per annum.

7. MBA in International Business Scholarship Competition, MIB School of Management, Italy

MIB School of Management of Trieste, Italy is pleased to announce a scholarship competition for applicants to the XVIII Edition of the MBA in International Business. The Scholarships will go toward tuition fees to attend the XVIII edition of the MBA in International Business programme (September 2007 - September 2008).

8. 20 MBA/ PGP Scholarships Study Option in INDIA, US, UK

Aegis offers a one year MBA/ PGP program in association with Schiller International University. To be eligible for Scholarship you need to have 2 years of min real life experience and final admission offer letter from Aegis-Schiller.

9. MSc Mental Health Services Research, King's College University of London - UK

Applications are ivited from graduates wishing to pursue careers in the mental health field and from mental health practitioners, at Kings College University of London, UK. A 2:1 relevant first degree and/or registerable qualification appropriate to the programme in medicine and/or professional qualification is required.

10. MSc in Socio-Legal Studies, University of Bristol - UK

Applications are invited for a one-year Postgraduate Student Award at University of Bristol, designed to provide financial support for a student with an interest in conducting research in the field of miscarriages of justice. The stipend attached to this award is £5,000. In addition, the MSc degree tuition fee will be waived.

11. MSc in Research Methods in Psychology, University of Kent

The Centre for Research in Health Behaviour in the Department of Psychology at the University of Kent is offering a Studentship for the MSc in Research Methods in Psychology. The successful candidate will have the fees paid for the MSc by Pfizer and also be offered the opportunity of paid work experience in the Global Outcomes Research Department, Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals in Sandwich, Kent (£18,000 pro rata) for a minimum of 3-months.

12. Global Human Rights Grants

The Fund for Global Human Rights provides grants to non- governmental, non-profit organizations working to promote respect for human rights in the countries and regions in which they are based. To be eligible for funding, an organization must work to defend or promote human rights and be based in countries from which proposals are sought.

13. International Scholarships at the University of Worcester, UK

New International students aiming to study at the University of Worcester this academic year are invited to apply for a substantial £2,000 scholarship. Successful applicants will have to demonstrate examples of academic achievement and excellence within their application form and additional supporting statement.

14. Third Round of Alcoa Foundation Fellowship

The World Conservation Union is calling for qualified mid-career conservation and sustainable development practitioners from NGOs to submit proposals for applied research.

15. MSc/PhD Studentships at the Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP), Dublin City University, Ireland

The CDVP is seeking a MSc/PhD research student to join the “iCLIPS: Integrating Context through Annotation and Linking in Information Retrieval for Personal Information Archives” project. Candidates for this position should have a first or upper second degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as computing science or cognitive science with an interest in information retrieval, human-computer interaction or memory studies.

16. PhD Fellowships in Theoretical Particle Physics, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) - Switzerland

EPFL and Swiss National Science Foundation invite applications for several Ph.D. fellowships in the area of theoretical particle physics. The candidates should have obtained a Master in Physics by the starting date.

17. Fully funded PhD Studentship at University of Worcester, UK

Applicants are invited to apply for this 3 year fully-funded PhD studentship at University of Worcester. The successful applicant will receive a bursary of £12,300 per annum for a period of 3 years.

18. PhD Studentship in Psychology, Northumbria University, UK

Applications are now invited for PhD studentship in Psychology at Northumbria University, UK. Applications are invited from candidates holding or expecting 1st class or 2(i) degrees (or equivalents) in appropriate subject areas.

19. PhD Position in Mathematics/Analysis, Graz University of Technology, Austria

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) is funding a 3 research project in Nonlinear Subdivision Algorithms at the Institute of Geometry at TU Graz for three years. Applicants should have a masters degree in Mathematics and a good working knowledge of analysis.

20. PhD Scholarship in Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex, UK

The Department of Health and Human Sciences at the University of Essex invites applications for a three-year PhD scholarship starting in October 2007. The successful applicant will receive an annual allowance towards tuition fees and maintenance, of up to £10,000 for full-time study.

21. Ph.D. Student in Distributed Algorithms at ETH Zurich Germany

Highly motivated computer scientists with a strong algorithmic background (and a Masters degree in Computer Science or Mathematics) are being sought for a PhD studentship at ETH Zurich, Germany. Successful candidates are expected to work towards a doctoral degree, and participate in the teaching activities of the group.

22. PhD Positions at Optimization in Engineering Center OPTEC, K.U. Leuven

OPTEC at K.U. Leuven invites researchers with a solid background in numerical mathematics and computer science to apply for one of the following four PhD positions listed here.

23. PhD Studentship and Postdoctoral Positions in Machine Learning, Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Belgium

Applications are invited for full-time PhD and post-doctoral research positions at the Machine Learning Group, Computer Science Department, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Applicants should have a recent Master degree/PhD on a subject related to data mining, statistical machine learning or computational statistics.

24. PhD Studentship and Postdoctoral Positions in Machine Learning, Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Belgium

Applications are invited for full-time PhD and post-doctoral research positions at the Machine Learning Group, Computer Science Department, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Applicants should have a recent Master degree/PhD on a subject related to data mining, statistical machine learning or computational statistics.

25. PhD Position within Research Project in Microeconomics, Maastricht University, Netherlands

The Department of Economics of Maastricht University, Netherlands is looking for a PhD candidate in Economics. In order to qualify for a PhD position the candidate must have successfully completed a Master degree in Economics, Econometrics, Mathematics, or a related area and a good “competence” in written and spoken English.

26. International Scholarships at the University of Worcester, UK

Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Cell Biology, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. Applicants must have a PhD or MD with equivalent research experience.

27. Post Doctoral Position in Accounting, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark

The Department of Business Studies at Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus invites applications for a postdoc in accounting. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. before taking up the position.

28. Postdoctoral Position in Bionanotechnology, University of Oklahoma, USA

Applications are being sought for one postdoctoral position at University of Oklahoma (OU), USA. The candidate should have a Ph.D. (or expect to graduate soon) in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, or related disciplines.

29. Post Doctoral Scholarships in Agricultural Sciences - INRA, France

INRA is organizing a campaign to recruit 41 post-doctoral fellows. The recipients are recruited on a two-year contract with a gross monthly salary of 2150€.

30. Postdoc Researcher Position in Wireless Mesh Networks at Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

Postdoc Researcher Position in Wireless Mesh Networks at Simula Research Laboratory, Norway. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineering or related fields.



B. Upcoming deadlines

  • 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

  • Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies Masters Scholarships 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

  • MBA Scholarships - The Richard Metzler and Roland Berger AMCF Scholarships 30/6/2007

  • International Essay Contest for Young People 30/6/2007

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

  • International Postgraduate Scholarships at Bristol University 30/6/2007

  • Entrepreneurial Manager Scholarships - IMBA Scholarships, Netherlands 1/7/2007

  • 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

  • Rad University International Prize Competition 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

  • University College London - Africa Educational Trust Undergraduate International Outreach Bursaries, UK 31/8/2007

  • Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development 17/09/2007

  • Medals for Research on Development 17/09/2007

  • IFC-FT Essay Competition 30/09/2007

  • 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

  • Distance Learning Course Bursaries - University of London 31/10/2007

  • Victoria Masters by Thesis & PhD Scholarships 1/11/2007

  • Echoing Green Fellowship Program 1/12/2007

  • International Foundation for Science (IFS) Grants 31/12/2007

  • The 2007 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition 31/12/2007

  • 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

  • Master in Maritime Law Scholarships - Lund University, Sweden

  • MSc in Environmental Engineering Scholarships - Luleå University of Technology

  • Design for Sustainable Development Scholarships - Charlmers University of Technology, Sweden

  • Coastal Zone Management Master's Scholarships - Gotland University, Sweden

  • Urban Forestry and Urban Greening Scholarships - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

  • Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology (MSP)

  • Carnegie Mellon University - AusAID Scholarships

  • The Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP)

  • Alpha Delta Kappa, scholarships Jan/2008

  • ENS International Scholarships - France April/2008

  • Associated Board International Scholarships April/2008

  • National Geographic Society Grants - Research and Exploration Grants

  • C. Jobs/Internships

    1. Radio Room Supervisor, UNDP - Somalia

    2. Receptionist, ITDG - Kenya

    3. Statistics & Data Analysis Specialist, UNICEF - Somalia

    4. Security Officer, GOAL - Sudan

    5. Partnership Support Manager, International Rescue Committee(IRC) - DRC

    6. Humanitarian Advocacy Officer, Oxfam GB, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

    7. Program Development Officer - UMCOR, Sudan

    8. Clinical Officer, Cordaid - Sudan

    Scholarship 2016/17

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    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
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