Advance Africa Newsletter
August 2007 Part IV
A free e-zine bringing you inspirational articles, great tips on studying abroad as well as jobs and scholarships alerts.
Serving Africans around the world.
August 28 2007, ISSUE #049.
1. Google Europe Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
Through the Google Europe Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship women are encouraged to excel in computing and technology, and become active role models and leaders. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and engagement within the technology community.
2. LLM in Human Rights Law Scholarships - Sweden
These LLM in Human Rights Law Scholarships are for study in Sweden. Each scholarship amounts to 7000 SEK per month during the three semesters.
3. Funded Internships for Human Rights Lawyers from Developing Countries
Raoul Wallenberg Institute offers funded internships for human rights lawyers from developing countries. The human rights lawyers undertake a six months internship at international and regional organizations, academic institutions and non-governmental organizations working in the field of human rights.
4. KAUST Discovery Scholarship
The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Discovery scholarship is designed to attract highly talented students from around the world. KAUST will offer this general scholarship to students with one to three years remaining until completion of their first university (bachelor’s) degree. Students awarded the KAUST Discovery Scholarship will receive the following benefits for the remainder of their first university degree: Full tuition to complete their first university degree; A living stipend based on their current city and country of residence; An allowance to purchase text books; An allowance to purchase a laptop etc.
5. King Abdullah Scholar Award
The King Abdullah Scholar Award is conferred upon outstanding doctoral students to support their continued research efforts. Scholars are awarded up to $60,000 (USD) per year for research activities and tuition. King Abdullah Scholars will not be required to matriculate at KAUST for the duration of the award.
6. Master's in International Management in Bologna, Italy
Scholarship opportunities are available for students admitted to the Master in International Management in the University of Bologna in Italy. Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.
7. Five College African Scholars Program
An applicant for this fellowship must be a citizen of an African nation, who currently resides in Africa and during the past two years has not resided for more than three months in North America or Europe. Fellowships are intended for junior and mid-level teaching staff employed full-time in African universities.
8. Sauve Scholars, McGill University, Montreal Canada.
Sauve Scholars is an opportunity for highly-motivated people, under thirty, of demonstrated leadership potential, to come to Montreal for eight months to research, reflect, question and enlarge upon their understanding of the state of the world and their roles in effecting positive change. Scholars will be awarded a stipend valued at $30,000 Canadian for travel, tuition, housing, meals and supplies.
9. Equitas International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) Grants
The International Human Rights Training Program is a three-week participatory training on human rights education conducted around June of every year for human rights educators. Support includes partial or full costs depending on need basis and available funding.
10. MediaTek International Student Fellowship
The MediaTek Foundation has established the MediaTek International Student Fellowship in order to encourage outstanding international graduate students to study and undertake research in Taiwan, thereby promoting international academic exchange. Students enrolled in master’s programs may receive the stipend for up to a maximum of two years; students enrolled in Ph.D. programs may receive the stipend for up to a maximum of four years.
11. DAFI Scholarship Programme
UNHCR provides, on a limited basis, scholarships for refugees at the tertiary level in universities and polytechnic institutions through the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative Fund (DAFI). DAFI scholarships are provided only in developing countries or countries in transition.
12. Theodora Bosanquet Bursary
Applications for the Theodora Bosanquet Bursary are invited annually. It is open to women scholars or women postgraduate students who are carrying out research in History or English Literature requiring the use of libraries, archives, or other scholarly resources in London, and covers the cost of accommodation at a hall of residence in Central London for a period of up to four weeks.
13. Society for the Humanities Fellowship Program at Cornell University
The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, which supports research and encourages imaginative teaching in the humanities, is accepting applications from scholars and artists for its fellowship program. Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree before January 1, 2008, and must also have one or more years of teaching experience which may include teaching as a graduate student.
14. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants
The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services invite applications to the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program. Two levels of awards will be made in this program. Level I awards are valued at $5,000 to $25,000 each and Level II awards are valued at $25,001 to $50,000 each.
15. Call for the admission to the Scuola Interpolitecnica DI Dottorato - Italy
SIPD is a Doctorate School run by the three Italian Techical universities, the Politecnico di Torino (coordinator of the project), the Politecnico di Bari and the Politecnico di Milano, aiming to offer joint PhD programs of high qualification. All students who are accepted at SIPD get a scholarship. Each scholar is awarded Euro 11.718,00 a year, including social welfare charges (Euro 900,00 net a month). This amount is increased by 50 % for periods spent abroad, to a maximum of 18 months.
16. PhD Scholarship in Cryptology, Technical University of Denmark
Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD position starting January 1, 2008, within the field of cryptology at the Department of Mathematics, Technical University of Denmark - Denmark. Applications should be submitted in English and must include a complete curriculum vitae and documentation of a completed M.Sc.-degree.
17. PhD Scholarships in the Field of Information Systems, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
The Department of Informatics invites applications for three stipends in the field of information systems. A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years and is only awarded to applicants with a Master’s degree.
18. PhD Studentship in Polymer Nanocomposites, University of Strathclyde - UK
The Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at University of Strathclyde - UK, invites applications for a postgraduate student to study the theory of phase separation in polymer nanocomposites. Candidates will have obtained at least a 2:1 in a highly numerate discipline, preferably physics or mathematics, prior to the start of the studentship, which commences September 2007.
19. PhD Scholarship at Copenhagen Business School - Denmark
The Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the following research area: Country capabilities and the international competitiveness of firms. To be awarded a scholarship, one must be enrolled as a PhD student.
20. International PhD Position at Technical University of Denmark
Applications are invited for a three-year PhD scholarship within the field of quantum optics at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
21. Postdoc in Cryptology - Technical University of Denmark
Applications are invited for a 1-year Post Doc position starting January 1, 2008, within the field of cryptology at the Department of Mathematics, Technical University of Denmark. Candidates should have a PhD degree in applied mathematics, computer science, or engineering or academic qualifications equivalent to the PhD degree in engineering and they should have demonstrated qualifications within the area of symmetric-key encryption algorithms.
B. Upcoming deadlines
Economic Security Specialist, ACDI/VOCA - Uganda
Project Team Leader/Chief of Party, ACDI/VOCA - Ghana
Producer Organization Specialist, ACDI/VOCA - Burundi