Advance Africa Newsletter
January 2008 Part II
A free e-zine bringing you inspirational articles, great tips on studying abroad as well as jobs and scholarships alerts.
January 14 2007, ISSUE #063.
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Internship at African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights
Internship for Human Rights Postgraduate Students
Frank Jennings Internship
Pan-African Prize for Entrepreneurial Teachers
Amelia Earhart Fellowships
Women of any nationality are eligible for the Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program. The Fellowship offers US$6,000 which may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees.
Master of Law and Business Scholarships
A scholarship fund has been created for African applicants to the Bucerius / WHU Master of Law and Business program at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany. The Master of Law and Business Scholarships program offers some financial aid to selected students in the form of a partial waiver of tuition.
Young Men at Risk Competition - Transforming the Power of a Generation
This competition is aimed at identifying the most innovative approaches to helping a generation of young people around the world fulfill their potential and become healthy, successful adults. Winners receive a cash prize of US $5,000.
Small Grants and Fellowships
Front Line has a small grants program which has been disbursing €150,000 per year to Human Rights Defenders at risk around the world.Grants are given for the specific purpose of strengthening the protection of human rights defenders at risk. Grants are for amounts up to a maximum of €6,000.
Fellowship for Human Rights Defenders
Each year Front Line recruits two human rights defenders at risk to take part in a 6 month fellowship and training program based at Front Line's offices in Blackrock. Successful applicants will receive an honorarium of €850 per month for six months together with the use of a single room in a shared apartment in Dublin.
Masters Course in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management Scholarships
The Masters Course in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management Scholarships are provided by the European Union. Students develop research, communication and other professional skills, learn to orient themselves in European and worldwide networks of environmental institutions and elaborate relevant career objectives and strategies.
Joint European Master in Space Science and Technology Scholarships
The Joint European Master in Space Science and Technology Scholarships are provided by the Erasmus Mundus Programme. The programme offers scholarships in Europe for non-EU students. Students from non-Eu countries can apply for a scholarship of 21 000 Euros per year.
Erasmus Mundus Masters Course in Applied Ethics Scholarships
Students from outside the European Union (third country students) can apply for Erasmus mundus Masters Course in Applied Ethics Scholarships. General requirements for admission to the programme are a Bachelor's degree, or a professional degree (equivalent) covering at least three years of study.
DAAD Study Scholarships for Foreign Students in USA
Monthly stipends range from approximately €715 to €795, depending on the level of academic advancement. The monthly stipend for artists and musicians is €715. In addition, DAAD will cover health insurance and and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs.
Tapping Local Innovation Competition - Unclogging the Water and Sanitation Crisis
The competition will be open to all types of organizations (charitable organizations, private companies, or public entities) from all countries. Winners receive a cash prize of US $5,000.
Management of Logistics and Transportation Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers Management of Logistics and Transportation Scholarships for study at Chalmers University of Technology Sweden. These grants are sufficient to cover living expenses while studying at Chalmers.
Agris Mundus Master in Sustainable Development
The Agris Mundus Master in Sustainable Development in Agriculture Scholarships are provided by the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union. The amount is 21000 Euros per year which should cover the living costs, transportation costs and subscription fees.
EADB Graduate Scholarship in Development Studies
This EADB Graduate Scholarship in Development Studies programme offers three (3) scholarships each year. Each scholarship covers tuition fees, subsistence allowance, travel, and other related expenses. Successful applicants must study in an institution outside their country of origin.
Sport for a Better World Competition
The scope of the competition is to identify innovative solutions that use sport to improve community, accelerate development and drive social change. Entries are invited from organizations and individuals in all countries. Winners receive a cash prize of US $5,000.
Master of Science in Water Resources and Livelihood Security Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers a few Master of Science in Water Resources and Livelihood Security Scholarships to students from developing countries. Applicants must also prove that they have a very good command of English, both written and oral.
Electric Power Engineering Scholarships - Chalmers University of Technology
The Swedish Institute offers Electric Power Engineering Scholarships to foreign students of any nationality. These grants are sufficient to cover living expenses while studying at Chalmers University.
Friedrich Miescher Institute PhD Scholarships, Basel Switzerland
Applications are invited for internally funded PhD student fellowships at the FMI in Basel, Switzerland. Financial support is in accordance with the scale of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Your income will be generous relative to international standards for PhD students.
Funded Postgraduate Opportunities, Waterford Institute of Technology - Ireland
Opportunities for funded research postgraduate studies are offered at Waterford Institute of Technology - Ireland. Applicants must hold, at a minimum, a second class honours degree in a relevant or a related discipline.
Associated Board International Scholarships
There are normally four undergraduate awards each year, tenable at each of the Royal Schools for a four-year undergraduate performance course, and four postgraduate awards covering one or two-year postgraduate performance, composition or conducting courses at the Royal Schools. A grant of £3000 per year towards living expenses, normally paid by termly instalments.
Human Rights Essay Competition
45 essayists will be selected by an international jury and invited to join the international conference and workshops in Berlin. The Irmgard Coninx Foundation will provide for a monthly stipend of 1000 Euro plus accommodation.
Kulika Scholarship Programme
The Kulika Scholarship Programme exists to provide an opportunity for suitable people who do not have the necessary personal resources to gain academic or vocational qualifications which will enable them to contribute more effectively to the development of the nation. Full or partial scholarships are awarded in diverse fields of study.
Master in Sustainability Science Scholarships, The University of Tokyo
Applicants for these Scholarships must hold a degree from an accredited institution comparable to the bachelor degree offered at the University of Tokyo. The scholarships will cover all essential expenditure for your study at the University of Tokyo, including entrance fee, tuition and monthly subsistence allowance of 160,000 JPY for living expenses.
IATEFL Africa Scholarship
One IATEFL Africa Scholarship is usually awarded each year. Each scholarship is worth in the region of £2000 including the registration for that conference. To qualify applicants must be resident and native from African countries.
Research Postgraduate Scholarships, University of Leeds
The University of Leeds is pleased to offer up to five full and up to three partial Maintenance Scholarships to successful applicants in the 2008 Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS) Competition. The Scholarships will pay a full maintenance award of £12,900 or partial maintenance of £2,500 for Session 2008/09.
European Grants for Masters Students in Advanced Robotics, Erasmus Mundus
The European Union supports the masters course EMARO (European master on Advanced Robotics) by offering 18 attractive scholarships for Non- European students. The scholarships will each offer 21000 €/year for two years.
Graduate Teaching Assistantships - UK
Applications are invited for Graduate Teaching Assistantships at the University of Salford, based in one of its nine Research Institutes. Graduate Teaching Assistantships offer students the opportunity to study for a PhD while undertaking teaching duties in areas usually related to their PhD research.
The University of Manchester Overseas Post Graduate Research Studentship
Overseas Research Studentship (ORS) awards provide funding to help outstanding full time postgraduate overseas research students. It provides funding to pay the difference between the international student tuition fees and the home/EU student tuition fees.
Rosalind Franklin Fellowships at University of Groningen - Germany
Two Rosalind Franklin Fellowships are available for talented female researchers. The fellowship, of at most five years, comprises a salary in the range of a university teacher, and a holiday allowance of 8%. The salary and the duration of the fellowship depend on experience and qualifications.
Courage in Journalism Awards
The Courage in Journalism Awards honor women working in the news media who have demonstrated extraordinary strength of character in pursuing their profession under difficult or dangerous circumstances. Each awardee will receive a cash award of at least $5,000.
Graduate Student Positions, National University of Singapore
National University of Singapore is seeking applications for 3 graduate student (PhD) positions. Candidates will work on national grant-funded research projects on the molecular and cellular functions of annexin-1 in the immune system and cancer.
Scholarships for Master in Electronic Government, Orebro university, Sweden
Orebro university, Sweden, is now accepting applications for Scholarships for Master in Electronic Government, for start September 2008. Grants are subject to the student going back to work in her/his home country after graduation.
MSc and PhD Scholarships in Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
College of Computer & Information Sciences (CCIS) has a number of positions for full-time researchers (Male/Female) in Computer Science, Information Systems and Computer Engineering to participate on scientific research projects in information, computer sciences and related areas. The candidate is expected to have a light teaching load (one or two courses, 15 hours per week), so that he/she can concentrate mostly on research activities.
PhD in Applied Mathematics Scholarship, Swinburne University of Technology - Australia
Full time scholarship leading to a PhD in Applied Mathematics is available to selected applicant. The scholarship will offer A$19,616 per annum.
PhD Studentship in Biological Sensors, De Montfort University, UK
An exciting and challenging PhD studentship has become available in the development of nano-scale materials and their applications within the field of biological sensors. The studentship is fully-funded, covering University tuition fees and provides a bursary.
PhD Studentship in Structural Engineering, Loughborough University, UK
Applications are invited for an international doctoral studentship in the Department of Civil and Building Engineering, Structures Group, leading to the award of a PhD degree. £12,300 per annum tax free stipend for living expenses will be paid to the successful candidate.
PhD Scholarship in Biostatistics at the Department of Biostatistics, Erasmus MC, University of Rotterdam
The Department of Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine) of the Erasmus Medical Center (University of Rotterdam) is recruiting PhD-students in Biostatistics. The candidates should have a Master in Statistics, Biostatistics or Mathematics and a strong curriculum vitae.
PhD position in International Economic Law, Maastricht University - Netherlands
The Faculty of Law of Maastricht University is offering two Ph.D. positions in the field of International Economic Law. The gross monthly salary will be in accordance with University regulations for academic personnel, and will range from € 1.956,- in the first year up to a maximum of € 2.502,- in the last year.
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