Advance Africa Newsletter

February 2008 Part III

A free e-zine bringing you inspirational articles, great tips on studying abroad as well as jobs and scholarships alerts.

February 21 2008, ISSUE #066.

A: Internships

  • Industrialisation Fund for Developing Countries Internship

    B: Scholarships

  • Art Moves Africa Grants

    AMA supports mobility within the African continent by providing the costs of travel, visa and travel insurance for the duration of stay. To apply for an AMA grant you should carefully fill in the application form and send it before the deadline, to the AMA office at info[at]artmovesafrica.org.

  • Special Scholarships in Engineering, Kochi University of Technology - Japan

    Every year in April and October, the Kochi University of Technology enrolls selected foreign students for specific research projects. You will receive up to 1,200, 000 yen per year and you will be exempted from 300,000 yen enrollment fee, 940,000 yen (per year) tuition fee, 150,000 yen (per year) fee for facilities improvement and 150,000yen (per year) cost of experiments and laboratory work.

  • Oslo Peace Scholarship

    Bjørknes College offers a scholarship in Master of International Affairs specialising in Peace and Conflict Studies each year that covers the tuition fee and provides a living allowance. Students spend one semester in Norway pursuing courses in Conflict Resolution and Peace-Building, Ethics of Peace and War, and Gender and War.

  • 100 new Studentships and Bursaries

    The King’s Graduate School has announced a package of 100 new postgraduate studentships and bursaries. Bursaries to encourage the retention of King’s students wishing to move from first degree to Masters level, or from Masters level to PhD level are also available.

  • World Agroforestry Center Scholarships

    ICRAF is pleased to announce the availability of thesis research fellowships for students wishing to conduct their research in collaboration with ICRAF Scientists. The grant will be used to cover expenses arising from field research (including travel), laboratory analyses and thesis production.

  • Public Health Scholarships - Health Education & Training Scholarships

    The Public Health Scholarships include international public health training, research, and study programs; public health masters/medical health. The list consists of scholarships that will offer full funding and monthly stipends.

  • Reebok Human Rights Summer Fellowship

    The Reebok Human Rights Fellowship offers students an opportunity to gain practical experience in the field of human rights alongside international human rights leaders. Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) will cover the cost of air travel, accommodation and, for overseas fellowships, appropriate insurance up to a maximum of $2,500.

  • ORS Awards for Masters/PhD students

    The British Government provides a number of awards each year to assist students in meeting the cost of the overseas rate of tuition fee. These awards are available to students of any nationality.

  • Master Peace and Conflict Studies Scholarship

    Tuition fees will be covered by the Australian National University (ANU) and Bjørknes College, and students will receive some funding towards living costs as a scholarship. Students spend one semester at Bjørknes College in Norway with faculty from the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) pursuing courses in Conflict Resolution and Peace-Building, Ethics of Peace and War, and Gender and War.

  • The Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP)

    Awards will be made on a competitive basis to students who show strong scientific and leadership potential. Emphasis will be placed on work that has relevance to the national development of the student’s home country.

  • e8 Sustainable Energy Development Scholarships

    The e8 Sustainable Energy Development Scholarships are made available to outstanding students from developing countries and economies in transition. Scholarships ranging between US$ 23,000 to US$ 30,000 per year for up to two years are offered.

  • Short Courses and Postgraduate Scholarships

    VLIR awards scholarships to students from developing countries to study one of the 15 International Courses Programme (ICPs) or one of the 6 International Training Programmes (ITPs). These scholarships cover all costs.

  • EMBO Short Term Fellowships

    The EMBO Short Term Fellowships cover travel plus subsistence of the fellow. The Fellowships are established to help scientists to visit another laboratory with a view to applying a technique not available in the home laboratory.

  • Use & Abuse of Power Conference Fellowships, Viadrina Summer University

    The Viadrina Summer University offers 25 fellowships towards the Use & Abuse of Power Conference Fellowships. Fellowships cover tuition, accommodation, travelling costs and a lump sum of 200s Euro towards meals and living costs.

  • FAIR Grant Contest For African Investigative Journalists

    Two grants of up to Euro 4000 each, are funded by the Netherlands Institute on Southern Africa (Niza), and are intended to be used by a journalist for an investigative story that would not otherwise be published. Applications are open to all investigative journalists based, working and operating in Africa.

  • Lord Dahrendorf Scholarships - London School of Economics

    The London School of Economics is pleased to announce 10 Lord Dahrendorf Scholarships valued at £17,352. This new scholarship programme is intended to offer students from developing countries the opportunity to undertake postgraduate study at London School of Economics.

  • Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Scholarships

    Each year, the MMMF awards grants to women from developing countries engaged in graduate studies in the United States or Canada. Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Scholarships Grant amounts to about $11,000.

  • Worcester Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

    The Worcester Commonwealth Shared Scholarship supports scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom. The scholarship pays students’ tuition fees, thesis expenses, study travel grant, the cost of airfare to and from the United Kingdom and excess baggage allowance for accompanied books up to 10kg on return home.

  • Information Sciences and Geography Commonwealth Scholarships, Aberystwyth University

    The award is intended to assist a student from a developing Commonwealth country who has the requisite academic background but cannot afford the tuition fee and is not eligible for any other British Government award. The award covers tuition fees, the costs of travel to and from the UK and provides a living allowance.

  • University of Glasgow Commonwealth Scholarships

    Students of excellent academic calibre from developing Commonwealth countries may apply for a small number of Scholarships. The scholarship offers tutition fees, monthly stipend, return air fair from home country.

  • Sheffield Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, Sheffield Hallam University

    Sheffield Hallam University welcomes applications from students for this award. The award covers tuition fees and living costs for the duration of a course.

  • Scholarship Exchange Programme, Media Institute of Southern Africa Scholarships (MISA)

    This scholarship exchange programme aims to assist individual media practitioners in all areas of the media (managerial, editorial, advertising, and technical) to work on attachment in another media institution to learn new skills and develop existing ones. Travel and other costs are covered by MISA.

  • Ark Foundation of Africa Grants

    AFA is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of children and families in East Africa, whose lives have been devastated by war, poverty and HIV/AIDS. The Foundation grants provides cost-free secondary schooling to impoverished children who have been forced to drop out of school due to poverty.

  • Oxford Brookes MBA Scholarships

    ACCA awards two scholarships each year to members wishing to complete the Oxford Brookes MBA. The scholarship covers the full MBA course fee which includes the textbooks and assessment fees.

  • Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme

    The Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme provides a limited number of scholarships each year to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July.

  • UK Hodgkinson Postgraduate Scholarship, Oxford Brookes University

    These scholarships contribute to the height of tuition fees for international students to a full-time master for a period of one year. The scholarships are designed to provide an award against the financing of tuition fees for engineering studies at the School of the Built Environment and do not include a contribution for living expenses, travel, books, or other accessory.

  • Geography Masters Programmes Scholarships - University of Leeds - UK

    The School of Geography will award scholarships of up to £2,000 to the best international applicants for any Geography Masters Programmes. Any Scholarships awarded to part-time students will be pro-rata, but will cover the duration of the course.

  • Master's in Energy and Environmental Management and Economics Scholarships - Italy

    The Eni Corporate University announces a competition for an academic course that leads to a Master's Degree in Energy and Environmental Management and Economics - MEDEA. The School offers students a financial contribution for the accommodation and living expenses. Moreover, students are given free training materials and the opportunity to avail themselves of Eni canteen facilities.

  • African Guest Researchers Scholarship Programme

    This scholarship programme is directed at scholars in Africa, engaged in research on the African continent. The Guest Researcher’s scholarship includes a return air-fare (Economy Class), accommodation, a subsistence allowance of SEK (Swedish kronor) 250 (approx. USD 30) a day (maximum SEK 25,000 for 90 days) plus an installation grant of SEK 2,500 (approx. USD 300), a shared office and free photocopying facilities up to a maximum of 1,000 copies.

  • Futuris Foundation scholarships

    Scholarships are awarded for the duration of one academic year, with a maximum of three years for a successful student originating from developing countries including at least one year at a university in the home country. Students from developing countries will be considered with priority.

  • Project grant

    This grant meets the direct costs of a research project falling within the objectives of the Wellcome Trust's Biomedical Ethics Programme, where such expenses cannot be met by the applicant's host institution. Applicants from non-academic institutions may be considered; in such cases, the office will investigate eligibility criteria.

  • Small project grant

    The purpose of the Small project grant is to meet the direct costs of a modest research project falling within the objectives of the Wellcome Trust's Biomedical Ethics Programme, where such expenses cannot be met by the applicant's host institution.

  • Tetley and Lupton Scholarships - University of Leeds - UK

    Up to nine awards of £4000 to £5200 (value of award depends on course undertaken) will be made available to international students who wish to undertake taught postgraduate study in session 2008/09. These awards are given towards the cost of academic fees for candidates liable to pay tuition fees at the full-cost rate for international students.

  • PhD Studentship in Interacting Turbulent Flames, University of Cambridge

    The studentship will offer funding, covering all fees and maintenance will be available for the three years. The studentship will commence from 1st October 2008.

  • PhD Position in Underwater Acoustic Communication, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

    A fellowship at NTNU is normally awarded for 3-4 years with 0-25% of the time spent on teaching and other academic work for the department. Highly motivated individuals holding a master’s degree in physics, telecommunications or other relevant disciplines are being sought.

  • PhD Scholarships at Ruhr Graduate School in Economics - Germany

    The Ruhr Graduate School Econ offers a number of PhD Scholarships (1250 Euro per month, approx. 1.850 USD) available for students who will commence their studies in 2008. The maximum duration of a scholarship is three years and it’s tax-free. The program is free of tuition fees.

  • PhD Studentships in Applied Microeconomics, Trinity College Dublin - Ireland

    University of Dublin, Trinity College invites applications for a PhD Position in Applied Microeconomics. The scholarship will offer €16,000 stipend p.a. plus tuition fees. The duration of the contract is 3 years beginning April 1st, 2008.

  • PhD Studentship in Distributed Computing, University of Bristol - UK

    University of Bristol invites applications for PhD Studentship Social Insect-Inspired Algorithms for Decentralised Control in Distributed Computing. The studentship will pay tuition fees and a stipend of 12,600 GBP per annum for 3 years. Applications from Overseas applicants will be considered.

  • African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowships

    The ADDRF will award a maximum of 16 fellowships in the first year. These fellowships will be awarded to advanced doctoral students who are within two years of completing their doctoral dissertation topics addressing health systems-related issues or sexuality from any disciplinary perspective are eligible for consideration.
    C: Grants for NGOs

  • Abbott Fund Grants

    Abbott Fund approach is to support programs that are results-driven and make a lasting impact on people’s lives. In partnership with others, Abbott Fund strive to make a lasting impact on people’s lives and encourage others to action.

  • Global Fund for Children (GFC) Grants

    The Global Fund for Children (GFC) supports small, community-based programs that provide education and life skills training. Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 per year, growing in size and scope over the course of the funding relationship.

  • Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) Grants

    OSISA oversees US$5 million in grants distributed annually. The programmes broadly focus on education, media, information and communication technology (ICT), human rights and democracy.

  • The Coca-Cola Foundation Grants

    Over the past 10 years, the Foundation has contributed more than $155 million in support of education and $164 million in support of community programs and initiatives. Grants are awarded throughout the year on business plan priorities, tax requirements, legal compliance and approval by the Foundation's Board of Directors.

  • The Christensen Fund (TCF) Grants

    Grant size is typically in the range of $50,000 to $100,000 over one or two years and TCF focus on the African Rift Valley (especially Southwest Ethiopia and also Northern Kenya). Grant seeking organizations need to be not-for-profit organization, government unit, university or museum.

  • Writing Competition for Sub-Saharan Africa

    The competition is open to all African radio organizations, including broadcasters, production organizations, NGOs with radio projects, and farmers’ associations with radio shows.

    D: Upcoming deadlines

  • 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)

  • Tourism and Hospitality Scholarships - Australia 29/Feb/2008

  • Warwick Postgraduate Research funding 29/Feb/2008

  • Environmental Studies Commonwealth Scholarship 1/March

  • TU/e Talent Scholarship Program 1/March

  • LLM scholarships at Kings College London 14/March

  • The Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP) 14/March

  • Scholarships for MSc in Environmental Technology & International Affairs15 March 2008.

  • LLM scholarships at Kings College London 31/March

  • Worcester Commonwealth Shared Scholarship 31/March

  • Information Sciences and Geography Commonwealth Scholarships 31/March

  • Scholarships for the Blind 31/March

  • Gordon R McCulloch Scholarship 31/March

  • ENS International Scholarships - France April/2008

  • African Guest Researcher Scholarship Programme 1 April

  • Sofja Kovalevskaja Award 1 April

  • Amsterdam Undergraduate and Postgraduate Merit Scholarships 1 April

  • MSc Sustainability Scholarships 1 April 2008

  • Associated Board International Scholarships April/2008

  • ENS Lyon Master Program International Scholarships April 15

  • University of Glasgow Commonwealth Scholarships April 18

  • Olive Stone Law School Scholarships April 25

  • National Geographic Society Grants - Research and Exploration Grants

  • EADB Graduate Scholarship in Development Studies

  • Refugee Academic Grants Deadline: May

  • Sheffield Commonwealth Shared Scholarship May 2

  • Environment, Food, Health and Technology Scholarships May 2

  • Training Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine - Wellcome Trust May 7

  • Warwick Manufacturing Group Postgraduate Award May 9

  • Scholarship for a Bachelor’s Degree in Textile Engineering - Italy Deadline: May 10th, 2008.

  • e8 Sustainable Energy Development Scholarships May 15/2008

  • MSc and Diploma Bursaries, Cancer Research, UK May 16

  • Birmingham Law School Research Scholarships - UK May 23/2008

  • Hermes Creative Awards May 25/2008

  • MediaTek International Student Fellowship End of May each year

  • Exxon Mobil Earth and Environment Scholarships, University of Leeds End of May each year

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

  • Birmingham Law School LLM Scholarships End of June

  • Equitas International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) Grants June every year

  • Visiting Fellowships in Commonwealth StudiesDeadline: August 2008.

  • Acumen Fund Fellows Program October 24 every year

  • Great Lakes of Africa Scholarship October 31

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

  • Alzheimer's Disease Research Awards Nov 10

  • International Achievement Scholarship Nov 30

  • MBA and MPA Scholarship by Management - Institute of Canada

  • Five College African Scholars Program

  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme

  • World Press Photo Contest

  • International Leader of Tomorrow Award, The University of British Columbia

  • International Student Humanitarian Award, University of British Columbia

  • President’s Entrance Scholarship, The University of British Columbia


  • E: Jobs

  • Deputy Country Representative, Population Services International, Zambia

  • Field Location Manager, War Child Holland - Sudan

  • Program Director, Christian Children's Fund - Sierra Leone

  • Economic Growth and Infrastructure Assessment, Management Systems International (MSI), Sudan

  • Water & Sanitation Engineer, The United Methodist Committee on Relief, Sudan

  • Regional Technical Advisor for HIV, Catholic Relief Services, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Sponsorship Advisor Nairobi, Kenya

  • Area Veterinary Coordinator, Somali Animal Health Services Project

  • Health Coordinator, International Rescue Committee - Sudan

  • Regional Technical Advisor for HIV, Catholic Relief Services, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Assistant Country Director, Programme, CARE, Zimbabwe

  • Director, Social Protection Team - CARE - Zambia

  • Sanitation and Environmental Health Coordinator (EH) Coordinator, International Rescue Committee, Central African Republic

  • Finance and Administration Officer, Merlin - Bangui

  • Logisitician in Niger, GOAL

  • Southern Africa Programme Manager, Marine Stewardship Council - South Africa

  • Scholarship 2016/17

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