Advance Africa Newsletter
November 2007 Part II
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.
November 14 2007, ISSUE #056.
Working to Advance African Women Foundation Scholarship
WAAW foundation is pleased to announce its first scholarship program for need-based female African students admitted to a University, College or institute of higher learning in Africa. Scholarships are renewable annually, following proof of the student’s continued academic performance.
ALJ scholarships may be used for; Primary school fees, Secondary school fees, Room and board, Books and other supplies, School uniforms, shoes, and Exam fees. Eligible applicants for these scholarships are students who are citizens of an African country.
Tumaini Scholarship for Vocational Training
The Tumaini scholarship is designed to fight poverty by training young people for vocational careers. Beyond the financial support, the Tumaini program develops each scholar’s skills in entrepreneurship.
Developing Solutions Undergraduate Scholarships
5 x 50% Tuition Fee Scholarships are available for new students from Africa and other developing countries of the Commonwealth registering on Undergraduate Degree programmes. The Developing Solutions Scholarship Fund will reach out to those students who have the potential to make a real difference to the development and prosperity of their home countries.
The Africa Thesis Award
You are offered a chance to win €4000 in The Africa Thesis Award. The winning thesis will be published in the ASC Research Report Series and a summary of the work will be proposed to a CODESRIA journal.
Assistance for Women and Women Refugees
The International Federation of University Women is offering limited financial assistance for women and women refugees. Small grants are designed to help some already qualified women get established faster in their new environment, so that they can then support their families and get involved to encourage their less fortunate 'sisters'.
ACCES scholarship program
The African Canadian Continuing Education Society (ACCES) is a non-profit agency that supports students by providing post-secondary scholarships. It has provided assistance to over 700 students over the last 12 years.
Bursary in Primary Care
Funding for three years to cover fees for PhD registration and a research studentship stipend of currently £12,600 per annum for 2007/08 is available. You should be able to work well in a team, have experience of literature searching and reviewing.
Women Human Rights Grants
The Global Fund for Women supports women's groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. Small, flexible, and timely grants of up to $20,000 for operating and program expenses are awarded.
International Master in Digital Library Learning Scholarships
Students from third countries can apply for Erasmus Mundus International Master in Digital Library Learning Scholarships. For each student the scholarship amounts to £21,000 per academic year.
African Fellows Programme
The Rothamsted International African Fellows Programme aims to provide problem-focused training in Europe for Africans. Fellowships will normally be for periods of 6 months although they can vary from 4 to 12 months depending on the nature of the project.
Women Rights Prize
Nominations for the Women's Rights Prize are invited annually and may be submitted by individuals, organizations, and institutions that are active in or have an appreciation for contemporary events in the field of Women's Rights. Individuals or groups that have made contributions, often at personal or professional risk, to furthering the rights of women and girls in any area, and to advancing gender equity.
Tourism and Hospitality Scholarships - Australia
These scholarships are offered to international students who wish to study tourism and hospitality in Australia at THE-ICE member institutions.
Rufford Small Grant For Nature Conservation
Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation (RSGs) are aimed at small conservation programmes and pilot projects. A grant of up to £5,000 available for nature conservation projects.
MA in African Studies Scholarships
The Dutch Minister for Education, Culture and Science has made four million euros available for excellent students coming to the Netherlands under the HSP Huygens Programme. The MA in African Studies Scholarships are granted by the NUFFIC through the Huygens Scholarship Programme (HSP).
The following travel grants are available to students, teachers and university lecturers. Also available are research travel grants for travel in Africa, America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
These are international student scholarships including law school scholarships, undergraduate scholarships, postgraduate scholarships and study abroad scholarships.
Grants for NGOs and Organisations
The following includes grants for NGOs and organizations. NGOs and Organizations which fight for human rights, or those that run projects to improve the livelihoods of people, stand a greater chance to win these grants.
Lindbergh Foundation Grants Program
Each year, The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation provides grants of up to $10,580 to men and women. To date, 250 men and women in the United States and abroad have received more than $2.4 million to support their work.
Stockholm Challenge 2008
The Stockholm Challenge promotes ICT for development with a six category award that invites entries from projects that use ICT to tackle the world's biggest problems. Participants present their methods and their achievements to the Challenge jury, the world and each other through the Challenge online platform.
National Geographic Society Grants
All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest. Funding is not restricted to United States citizens.
Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowships
These fellowships permit scholars to find temporary refuge at universities and colleges anywhere in the world, enabling them to pursue their academic work and to continue to share their knowledge with students, colleagues, and the community at large. When conditions improve, these scholars will return home to help rebuild universities and societies ravaged by fear, conflict and repression.
AWAM Aviation Scholarships
Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM) offers several scholarships and awards to individuals interested in obtaining skills in the field of aviation maintenance and technology. There are no gender restrictions.
AW Howard Memorial Trust Travel Grants
The AW Howard Memorial Trust Inc annually awards travel grants to undertake overseas study tours or participate in international conferences. Preference will be given to those who have had little opportunity to travel overseas.
Land Policy and African Tax Institute Fellowships
The Lincoln Institute and the ATI are interested to collaborate with research fellows from various regions on the African continent. The successful applicant will be expected to Attend a fellowship workshop arranged by the African Tax Institute during 2008.
Victor Rothschild Fellowships at AIMS
The Victor Rothschild Memorial Fund has agreed to support two Fellowships per year to visit the AIMS Institute for a two month stay. AIMS will cover full travel, accommodation and subsistence costs for the selected Victor Rothschild fellows.
African Women Development Fund
The African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) funds local, national, sub-regional and regional organisations in Africa working towards women's empowerment. In addition to awarding grants, the AWDF attempts to strengthen the organisational capacities of its grantees.
PhD Fellowships in Sustainable Development
The United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) offers Fellowships for young scientists, policy makers and researchers from the developing countries. Where appropriate, applicants should be competent in scientific research methodologies and computer-based analysis.
Post Graduate Fellowships for Sub-Saharan Africa Nationals
African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI) awards fellowships to sub-Saharan African nationals for studies outside the applicants' home countries every year. Fellowships will cover fees, subsistence and international travel.
The Lourdes Arizpe Award
This award can be for work in international or domestic arenas across all-ecological and policy applications, from community-based work to national policy to global applications. There must be evidence of impact or results of the work within the past three years prior to the nomination.
Crawford Fund Derek Tribe Award
The Crawford Fund Derek Tribe Award is made biennially to a citizen of a developing country in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the application of research in agriculture or natural resource management in a developing country or countries. The aim of the Fellowship is to provide further training of a scientist in agriculture, fisheries or forestry from a selected group of developing countries whose work has shown significant potential.
Commonwealth Foundation Grants
The Foundation's responsive grants enable people from developing Commonwealth countries to participate in activities such as short training courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, cultural festivals, exchanges and study visits in other Commonwealth countries. In particular, the Foundation targets activities that strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations.
African Economic Research Consortium Awards
African Economic Research Consortium Awards are granted by African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). To be eligible for consideration, the request must come from an African national.
Wenner Gren Foundation Grants
These scholarships are open to applicants irrespective of nationality or country of residence. There is no specific deadline for this program.
International Scholarship in Malaysia
Malaysian International Scholarship for Post-Graduate Studies provides opportunities for students from countries with diplomatic relations and bilateral cooperation with Malaysia to pursue advanced academic study in Malaysia. The scholarship is open equally to qualified candidate up to 40 years of age at the time of application.
TWAS Grants for Scientific Meetings in Developing Countries
The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) encourages the organization of high level international and regional scientific activities in developing countries by offering financial assistance to the organizers of conferences, workshops, symposia and special meetings held in these countries.
Conservation Food and Health Foundation Grants
Food grants will support efforts to develop or improve access, availability and safety of food for consumption in the Third World. A total of $700,000 is distributed to grantees annually.
African Development Foundation Grants
The principal aim of the African Development Foundation (ADF)'s grants is to enable grassroots groups in Africa to generate increased income through productive enterprises that expand the overall economic production capacity and increase the economic security of their families and communities. ADF provides unsolicited grant support for projects focused on the development of micro- and small enterprises, export trade and investment activities of small and medium-scale enterprises.
Project development grant
Project development grants are designed to help scientists from developing countries to formulate technically sound, full-scale research proposals. Project development grants do not exceed 10 000 US dollars.
Oak Foundation Grants
Oak Foundation is an international philanthropy, commits its resources to address issues of global social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. Proposals and concept notes accepted throughout the year.
World Habitat Awards
Two awards are given annually to projects from the global north as well as the south that provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems. Every year an award of £10,000 is presented to each of the two winners.
CIDA Conference Fund
The CIDA Conference Fund reimburses expenses, such as registration, travel, accommodation, meals, incidentals and visa fees, incurred to bring eligible delegates to conferences, workshops, seminars and related events that support CIDA's programming priorities.Delegates/participants may not apply to the Fund directly, the conference organizers must apply on their behalf.
Boehringer Foundation Travel Grants
The Boehringer Foundation Travel Grants awards travel allowances to scientists. These travel allowances are aimed at supporting young scientists in acquiring experimental qualification necessary in basic research.
PhD positions in Economics
The University of Lugano and the Institute for Economic Research invite applications for a PhD position in Economics. Ideal candidates have a MSc or an equivalent degree in Economics or Econometrics, a strong interest in Applied Econometrics, Regional Economics and Macroeconomics.
PhD Positions in Rural Transformation and Sustainability
ICERTS is now inviting applications for various positions. Applicants should submit a covering letter and full CV.
African Women Human Rights Internship
WFP Internship Programme
Internship at International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
OECD Young Professionals Programme
Concerned for Working Children Internships
Humphrey Student Fellowships
Internships at Global Policy Forum in New York
C. Upcoming deadlines
Chief, Child Protection - UNICEF - Rwanda
WatSan Programme Manager - Concern - Sudan
Assistant Country Director - Finance and Administration - CARE - Zambia