Advance Africa Newsletter

October 2007 Part III

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Serving Africans around the world.

October 25 2007, ISSUE #053.



A. Intenships

1. IMF Fund Internship Program

2. African Development Bank Internship Program

3. Junior Professionals Program

4. IMF Research Assistants Program

5. IDRC Internship Award



B. Scholarships

1. ENS Lyon Master Program International Scholarships

The ENS Lyon Master Program International Scholarships offers outstanding international students the chance to receive a 1,000 euro per month scholarship. The scholarships can be renewed but it all depends on the participants academic achievement.

2. Rotary Peace and Conflicts Scholarships

Scholarships for Rotary Peace and Conflicts Study Program are provided by Rotary International to citizens of countries with Rotary Club presence. Applicants must be proficient in the language of the host country.

3. King Abdullah Scholar Award

The King Abdullah Scholar Award is conferred upon outstanding students to support their continued research efforts. The Award consists of funding for up to four years to continue the scholar's research project, a living stipend and travel funds.

4. Scottish International Scholarship Programme

The scholarship aims to create lasting connections between Scotland and industry leaders and entrepreneurs across the world. The programme offers about 22 scholarships each year. These are for courses at any Scottish higher education institution.

5. Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships are offered by the European Union for study at various European Universities. The scholarships are fully paid and they also offer a monthly stipend.

6. Rotary World Peace Fellowship

The Rotary World Peace Fellowship is for study at one of seven Rotary university. Each year, up to 60 Rotary World Peace Fellowships are offered.

7. African Women Public Service Fellowship

The African Women Public Service Fellowship is made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation. It offers African women the opportunity for graduate study at New York University, Wagner (USA), to prepare them for public service in their home countries.

8. Rotary Grants for University Teachers

Higher-education faculty can teach abroad through Rotary Grants for University Teachers. Awards are not restricted by gender, age, or marital status.

9. Conservation Conference Grants and Internships

Applicants for the Student Conference on Conservation Science(SCCS) will be offered Busaries to attend the conference and Internships to spend up to one month after the conference with a UK-based conservation NGO or a university department carrying out a project of mutual interest. The internship will cover the intern's costs of travelling to the UK from their home country and attending the conference.

10. Grants for Developing Country Researchers Studying Poverty Issues

The Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) Research Network provides financial and scientific support to teams of developing country researchers. A shortlist of teams will be invited to present their proposals during December 2008 general meeting before the final selection.

11. Research Training Grants

The UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) invites applications for the award of Research Training Grants (RTG) from individuals who are nationals of least developed disease endemic countries (LDC). Research Training Grants are awarded, on a competitive basis.

12. Master grants for candidates from developing countries - Ghent University

This Ghent University programme provides master grants to candidates from developing countries who wish to obtain a master’s degree at Ghent University. They are awarded for the duration of the studies with a maximum of 2 years.

13. Deans Latin America and Africa Scholarship

The Dean’s Latin America and Africa Scholarship is a scholarship awarded annually to an exceptional MBA from Africa. To be considered for the Dean’s Latin America and Africa Scholarship you must be accepted onto Oxford’s MBA programme.

14. Master of Integrated Water Management Scholarships

Water Leader Scholarships Program will offer full and partial tuition Master of Integrated Water Management Scholarships. The Master of Integrated Water Management Scholarships will cover full tuition costs.

15. The Walt Disney Company Foundation Scholarship

A full-tuition only scholarship award that may be renewed annually for up to four years of study is available. Four-year, full-tuition only scholarship to a university or college of the student’s choice.

16. HEC - Forté Foundation Scholarships

As part of the HEC partnership with the Forté Foundation, the HEC MBA Program will offer exceptional women four significant scholarships per graduating class. Candidates should have demonstrated a commitment to women via personal mentorship or community involvement.

17. Ruth Satter Memorial Award, Association for Women in Science Predoctoral Awards 2008

The Ruth Satter Memorial Award is designed for outstanding graduate students who interrupted their education for at least three years to raise a family. Association for Women in Science (AWIS) may also award Citations of Merit ($300).

18. Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship - Social Science Research Council

This fellowship program is designed to help graduate students formulate doctoral dissertation proposals that are competitive in fellowship competitions. If awarded a fellowship, your expenses (airfare, hotel, meals, ground transport) will be paid for by the Social Science Research Council.

19. Wildlife Conservation Fellowship Program

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is pleased to announce the 2008-2009 Wildlife Without Borders Africa program. The Fellows will develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and practices to mitigate the illegal bushmeat exploitation in East Africa.

20. Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace

Middlebury College is pleased to announce The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages. Fellowships will cover the full cost of a summer of language study from beginner to graduate.

21. Japanese MEXT Masters Scholarships, The Monbukagakusho Scholarship

The scholarship, which exempts its scholars from tuition, entrance examination and entrance fees, provides one round trip ticket to and from Japan. A monthly allowance is 170,000 Yen for the first 12 months, and 160,000 Yen for the remaining period.

22. University of Malaya Fellowship Scheme

The University of Malaya (UM) invites all non-Malaysians interested in pursuing postgraduate studies in the University of Malaya to apply for the University of Malaya Fellowship Scheme. Total value of the fellowship scheme is up to a maximum of RM100,000.00 inclusive of monthly stipends, registration fees, tuition fees, research fees, examination fees and service fees.

23. Master PhD Scholarship Urban Engineering - University of Tokyo

University of Tokyo, offers graduate study program with governmental scholarship for foreign student. The applicant must start their studies in Japan between 1 and 7 October 2008.

24. PhD in Chemical & Biochemical Process Eng, University of Magdeburg, Germany

The International Max Planck Research School for Analysis, Design and Optimization in Chemical and Biochemical Process Engineering in Magdeburg invites applications for these Phd Scholarships. Outstanding young international students are being sought.

25. PhD Studentship in Geotechnics - Imperial College London

Applications are invited for a fully funded EPSRC CASE studentship based in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. Applicants should note that qualification for this form of EPSRC award is dependent on the candidate being a UK national or a non-UK EU national having been resident in the UK for three or more years prior to appointment.

26. PhD Studentship in Medical Manufacturing - Loughborough University, UK

A full-time EPSRC/IMCRC-funded PhD studentship is available at Loughborough University, UK. The studentship is available immediately, and covers tuition fees and provides a tax-free stipend for the three-year duration of the project starting at £12,600 pa. and increasing with an annual increment.

C. Upcoming deadlines

  • Faculty Fellowship at Stanford University 29/Oct

  • Distance Learning Course Bursaries - University of London 31/Oct

  • Adelaide Graduate Fee Scholarships, The University of Adelaide 31/Oct

  • Dorothy Hodgkin PhD Studentship, University of Warwick, UK 31/Oct

  • Victoria Masters by Thesis & PhD Scholarships 1/Nov

  • Otago International Masters Award, The University of Otago, New Zealand 1/Nov

  • MS and MBA Scholarships 15/Nov

  • IDP Postgraduate Research Scholarships 23/Nov

  • Master of Laws Program Scholarships in Singapore and USA 1/Dec

  • TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme at Centres of Excellence in the South 1/Dec

  • IPRA Conference Grants for participants from developing and low-income countries 1/Dec

  • Echoing Green Fellowship Program 1/Dec

  • Joint European Master in Comparative Local Development Scholarships 6 17/Dec

  • International Foundation for Science (IFS) Grants 31/Dec

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

  • Sauve Scholars, McGill University, Montreal Canada. 31/Dec

  • 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

  • Moabi Stipendium for African Botanists

  • 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

  • Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust Jan/2008

  • Eiffel Scholarships, Masters and PhD11 Jan

  • Electric Power Engineering Scholarships - Chalmers University of Technology Mid Jan every year

  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for European Master in Industrial Management 31/Jan

  • Nanyang Scholarships for Undergraduates International Students 31/Jan

  • International Scholarship for Postgraduate Student, University of Sydney, Australia 31/Jan

  • European Master Programme in Environmental Studies Scholarships 31/Jan/2008

  • Masters in Strategic Project Management Scholarships 31/Jan

  • Sustainable Tropical Forestry Erasmus Mundus Masters Course Scholarships 01/Feb/2008

  • Eiffel Scholarships, Masters and PhD 01/Feb/2008

  • LLM in Human Rights Law Scholarships - Sweden 15/Feb/2008

  • TC Beirne School of Law LLM Scholarships 15/Feb/2008

  • Google Europe Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship 18/Feb/2008

  • Scholarships for the Blind 31/March

  • ENS International Scholarships - France April/2008

  • Associated Board International Scholarships April/2008

  • ENS Lyon Master Program International Scholarships April 15

  • National Geographic Society Grants - Research and Exploration Grants

  • EADB Graduate Scholarship in Development Studies

  • e8 Sustainable Energy Development Scholarships May 15/2008

  • Hermes Creative Awards May 25/2008

  • MediaTek International Student Fellowship End of May each year

  • Master of Fine Arts in New Media Scholarships June 1/2008

    June every year

  • International Masters Programme in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science Nov 1

  • MBA and MPA Scholarship by Management - Institute of Canada

  • Five College African Scholars Program



  • D. Jobs/Intenships

  • Finance Manager, ARC - Sudan

  • Field Coordinator, IRC - Congo

  • Director of Programs, IRC - Sudan

  • Finance Manager, IRC - Sudan

  • Country Director, Skills for Causes Ltd - Angola

  • Human Resources Officer, Goal - Kenya

  • Assistant Country Director - Programmes, GOAL - Malawi

  • Water and Sanitation Project Officer, GOAL - Niger

  • Field Controls Officer, GOAL - Sudan

  • Area Coordinator, GOAL - Sudan

  • Scholarship 2016/17

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