Advance Africa Newsletter

July 2007 Part II

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July 10 2007, ISSUE #042.

1. SongDoor International Songwriting Competition

The annual songwriting contest seeks out the best professional and amateur writers through a panel of seasoned music industry producers, and awards the winner the possibility of a lucrative recording and publishing deal.

2. MSc Clinical Trials by Distance Learning Scholarships, GSK

Glaxo SmithKline (GSK) offers a scholarship to study the Distance Learning MSc Clinical Trials (CT) course commencing October 2007. The scholarship covers full tuition fees to study the Distance Learning MSc Clinical Trials course.

3. MSc in Technology and Resources management in the Tropics and Subtropics Scholarships - Cologne University

Applications for the MSc in Technology and Resources management in the Tropics and Subtropics Scholarships, Cologne University are underway. 4. Masters in Public Health Scholarships

Students from all around the world with different subject backgrounds are welcome to apply for Masters in European Public Health Scholarships. The Master provides a high level education in public health issues. Grant amount: € 21,000 per academic year (€ 42,000 for the 2 years). The application form for 2008/2010 now on line.

5. Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Scholarships - Sir Halley Stewart Fellowship

Overseas candidates of African nationality are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be resident in Africa and must be returning to Africa, following completion of the Diploma in Hygiene & Tropical Medicine course. Value of award: The value of the award is £9,000. The award will go towards tuition fees, living costs, flights and exam fees.

6. De Montfort University International Scholarships, UK

De Montfort University invites applications for International Scholarships. The scholarships will be paid towards the full overseas tuition fees of overseas-status students from any country in the world. The scholarships are available for courses starting in September 2007 only (or between September 2007 and June 2008 for MPhil/PhD research degrees).

7. Full Scholarships in Microbiology for International Students, Mahidol University - Thailand

Full Scholarships in Microbiology for International Students are available at Mahidol University Bangkok, Thailand. Each qualified candidate accepted into this program will receive a full scholarship covering tuition fees and stipend.

8. Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (Endeavour IPRS), the University of Sydney

The Australian government’s Endeavour IPRS program provides tuition fees and is available to top quality international postgraduate students who wish to enrol in a research degree in Australian universities. To be considered for an award for semester 1, 2008 applications for admission to a research degree MUST be received by the International Office by 31 July 2007.

9. University of Sydney International Research Scholarship for Master Degree

The University of Sydney invites candidates who are eligible to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program at this University to apply for the University of Sydney International Research Scholarship (USIRS). The USIRS will cover tuition fees and living allowance for up to three years with a possibility of one semester’s extension for PhD students.

10. Graduate Teaching Assistant in Human Resource Management, University of Strathclyde - UK

This post will involve engaging in original PhD research for a 3 year period and will also involve undertaking undergraduate teaching for no more than 5 hours per week during term-time.

11. PhD Studentship in Microfluidic Simulation with Particle Method, Technical Unversity of Munich - Germany

A full research position initially for two years is available for a good candidate (Master Degree or equivalent with high grade) with a background in mechanical engineering, physics or equivalent interested in numerical modeling on micro-fluidics with particle methods (dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) or smoothed particle hydrodynamics at Technical Unversity of Munich, Germany.

12. PhD Studentship in Animal Science, University of Bristol - UK

Applications are invited from graduates in the biological, agricultural or food sciences for a Postgraduate Studentship to study a PhD in the Division of Farm Animal Science, School of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol. A £12,000 stipend is available per annum.

13. PhD Studentship at the Kapteyn Institute in Groningen - Observational Research on Black Holes, Netherlands

There is a studentship available to carry out a PhD at the Kapteyn Institute, University of Groningen, to do observational research on black holes (BH).

14. PhD Position on Extrasolar Planets at Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands

A PhD position is available at Leiden Observatory for a research project on transiting extrasolar planets. Applicants should have, or soon obtain, a masters degree in astronomy or physics.

15. PhD Researcher in Text Mining, University of Antwerp - Belgium

An enthusiastic researcher is being sought for a PhD in Text Mining at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. The suitable candidate has excellent programming skills and a good command of spoken and written English.

16. PhD Fellowship in Food Economics with Focus on Obesity Prevention, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Institute of Food and Resource Economics at Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, wishes to appoint a Ph.D. fellow in Food Economics with focus on Obesity Prevention. The Ph.D. fellow is also required to have research potential, to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.

17. PhD Positions in Numerical Simulations in Technical Sciences, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Several positions for PhD students are open within the PhD excellence programme Numerical Simulations in Technical Sciences hosted at Graz University of Technology and at the Karl Franzens University Graz. The candidate has a diploma or master degree in Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing, Physics, Mechanical, Civil, or Electrical Engineering.

18. PhD Scholarship within China Studies - Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Asia Research Centre, Department of International Economics and Management, invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within China Studies. A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years and is only awarded to applicants with a Master's degree.

19. PhD Candidate at University College Dublin, Ireland

Applicants are invited for a PhD Candidate at University College Dublin, Ireland. The position provides a 3-year scholarship covering tuition fees, conference and related travel, together with an annual stipend of €17,500.

20. PhD Scholarships and Postdoctoral Fellowship at Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, Catholic University of Leuven

The Faculty of Economics and Applied Economics of University of Leuven has an extensive Ph.D. program. The candidate has a University degree in economics, agricultural economics or a form of applied economics, preferable at Master level.

21. PhD Position/Research Assistant at University of Bremen - Germany

PhD Position/Research assistant (half time) for 3 years is available in Zentrum für Technomathematik at the University of Bremen, Germany. The candidate has a MSc or Diploma in Mathematics.

22. Postdoc Position at Johns Hopkins University, USA: Neuroscience and Stem Cell Biology

Applicants with a strong background in experimental neuroscience and stem cell biology are being sought to fill a postdoctoral position at Johns Hopkins University. Candidate should ideally be a fresh PhD or postdoc with less than 2 years of experience.

23. Postdoctoral Position at Kunsan National University - Korea

Promising foreign researchers are invited to join Kunsan National University team as a post-doctoral researcher. Monthly stipends will be US $2,150, and which can be positively adjusted depending on forthcoming research contributions.

24. Postdoctoral Position at The University of Texas Houston - USA

An NIH-funded position for a postdoctoral fellow is available to work on computational aspects of high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy at the University of Texas. The successful candidate will have experience with image/signal processing techniques and knowledge of C++ and Python.

B. Upcoming deadlines

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

  • MSc Clinical Trials by Distance Learning Scholarships, GSK 27/7/2007

  • 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

  • Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Scholarships - Sir Halley Stewart Fellowship 30/09/2007

  • 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. District Manager, Save the Children, Uganda

    2. Chief of Party, CHF International - Nigeria

    3. Finance Controller, IRC - Sudan

    4. Senior Finance Manager, IRC - Sudan

    5. WES Specialist, UNICEF - Liberia

    6. PHC Coordinator, IMC - Liberia

    7. GBV Technical Specialist, IMC - Sudan

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