Advance Africa Newsletter

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March 07 2008, ISSUE #068.

March 2008 Part I

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."

A: Internships

  • Computer Science & Computer Engineering Internships

  • Human Rights Watch Internships

  • Funded Internships for Human Rights Lawyers from Developing Countries

    B: Scholarships

  • 12th International Online Artist Competition

    Art Interview online magazine is hosting an online art competition. The cash prize is up to $10,000 Euro! The competition is run completely over the Internet.

  • Think Quest International Competition

    ThinkQuest inspires students to think, connect, create, and share. Students work in teams to build innovative and educational websites to share with the world. Along the way, they learn research, writing, teamwork, and technology skills and compete for exciting prizes.

  • MSc ICTs for Development Scholarship - University of Manchester

    The MSc ICTs for Development Scholarship scholarship consists of a half fee waiver at the 2008 overseas fee rate, equivalent to £5,500. The award is automatically deducted from the successful student's fee at registration.

  • Common Ground Media Fellowship

    African journalists are encouraged to apply for this fellowship, sponsored by the Search for Common Ground (SFCG). Awards of US$300 to US$1,000 are available for recipients.

  • Batonga Foundation Girls Scholarships

    Batonga is giving girls a secondary school and higher education so they can take the lead in changing Africa. Batonga is granting scholarships, building secondary schools, increasing enrollment, improving teaching standards, providing school supplies, supporting mentor programs, exploring alternative education models and advocating for community awareness of the value of education for girls.

  • UNESCO-L’ORÉAL Women in Science Fellowships

    Every year, UNESCO-L’ORÉAL Women in Science Fellowships honour 15 young women researchers in the life sciences. The Fellowships are each worth up to $40,000 and are for a period of up to two years. Candidates can study in any country.

  • Mogadishu Fellowship

    The Mogadishu Fellowship, sponsored by the Reuters Foundation, acknowledges the role African photojournalists have played in the global media. Mogadishu Fellows will spend one term at the University of Cardiff's School of Journalism to undertake individually tailored studies, followed by one or two weeks with the Reuters news pictures desk in London. Applicants must be African nationals under 35. Freelancers are also welcome to apply.

  • Scrymgeour LLM Scholarships - University of Dundee

    The Dundee Law School will be offering a number of Scrymgeour Scholarships to applicants for its taught and research LLM programmes. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need and applicants must address these issues in their letter of motivation. The scholarships are specifically for international students including Africa.

  • LLM Scholarships in Mineral Law and Policy - University of Dundee

    The University of Dundee invites applications for LLM Scholarships in Mineral Law and Policy. The award will offer the successful candidate; Payment of academic tuition fees, 12 monthly stipends for living expenses for a single student as well as an arrival allowance and thesis/assignment allowance.

  • Ibrahim Shihata Fellowships - University of Dundee

    Applications are invited from qualified African students for Ibrahim Shihata Fellowships at University of Dundee. The Fellowships are valued at £4,000 per fellowship. The fellowships are open to full-time students each academic year.

  • Lord Dahrendorf Scholarships - London School of Economics

    The London School of Economics is pleased to announce 10 Lord Dahrendorf Scholarships for MSc students joining the Department of Finance in October. Each scholarship has a value of £17,352. This new scholarship programme is intended to offer students from developing countries the opportunity to study at London School of Economics.

  • LLM Scholarship in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law - Ohio Northern University, USA

    The LLM Scholarship in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law is a fully-funded, one-year program of study designed for lawyers practicing in the public sector. Students are required to commit to 2 years further public service upon return to their home countries.

  • Education Scholarship Grants

    These scholarship grants are intended to support local organisations and secondary schools to facilitate the secondary education of poor and needy Kenyan youth. The award is for a maximum period of four years. Continuing students requiring less years are eligible and is subject to continued satisfactory performance by the student.

  • New Zealand Development Scholarships

    New Zealand Development Scholarships scheme offers the opportunity to people from developing countries to study in priority sector courses at New Zealand universities. Preference will be given to applicants from disadvantaged communities.

  • Shell Centenary Scholarships, UK and Netherlands

    The Shell Centenary Scholarships Fund (SCSF) offers postgraduate students from developing countries the opportunity to study in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Each scholarship will cover tuition, accommodation, maintenance cost and a return airfare for the scholarship holder only.

  • Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

    The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship provides an opportunity for a woman journalist working in the print, broadcast or Internet media to spend an academic year in a tailored program that combines access to MIT’s Center for International Studies and other Boston-area universities and two media companies, The Boston Globe and The New York Times. A successful applicant will be committed to coverage of human rights and social justice describe how the fellowship will be a transformative experience for her career.

  • Birmingham Law School Research Scholarships - UK

    The School proposes to award up to eight Research Scholarships for each academic year, up to a maximum value of £5,000 each, to contribute towards tuition fees and maintenance. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

  • Birmingham Law School LLM Scholarships

    The Birmingham Law School will be offering a number of scholarships to applicants for its taught LLM programmes. The school will offer up to £2,500 for international students from African countries.

  • The Guest Scholarship Programme - Sweden

    The Swedish Institute hereby announces a number of the Guest Scholarship Programme. The scholarships are applied for in global competition and are open to foreign students/researchers who wish to come to Sweden as guest students and who do not intend to settle permanently in Sweden.

  • EABL Foundation Scholarships

    This inatiative enables people and communities to fulfill their pontential and improve there life prospects. EABL Foundation recently invested US $ 257,500 to aid in the university education of 14 students across East Africa.

  • School for International Training (SIT) Study Abroad Scholarships

    About one-third of scholarship applicants receive financial assistance to participate in SIT Study Abroad programs. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000. Financial need is a primary consideration for all scholarship decisions.

  • University of Oxford PhD Studentships

    Four studentships are available to start in October 2008. They will be based at Oxford University. Each studentship covers full course fees and research costs, together with an annual stipend (currently £12,600 per annum).

  • Urgent PhD Scholarship for East Africans

    The Georg-August-University of Goettingen (Germany) has an opening for a doctoral student to work full-time in a project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. The positions are funded for a period of three years, with a starting date in April (or somewhat later).

  • Ireland International Scholarship Programme

    The National University of Ireland Galway International Scholarship Programme provides a number of postgraduate scholarships for outstanding students who would otherwise be unable to finance their studies in Ireland. Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate that the knowledge they acquire from their studies will be utilised subsequently to support development in their home countries.

  • LLM Scholarships in Mineral Law and Policy - University of Dundee

    The University of Dundee invites applications for LLM Scholarships in Mineral Law and Policy. The award will offer the successful candidate; Payment of academic tuition fees, 12 monthly stipends for living expenses for a single student as well as an arrival allowance and thesis/assignment allowance.

  • Imperial MBA Scholarships

    The Imperial MBA Scholarships are available to candidates for the full-time Imperial MBA commencing in October 2008. Scholarships of up to £10,000 will be awarded based on information supplied in your original application and during the interview for a place on the programme where academic and professional merit will be judged.

  • Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Scholarships

    Each year, Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Scholarships Grant $11,000 for study in USA and Canada. An applicants must be a national of a developing country that is currently eligible to borrow from the World Bank.

  • Women's Leadership Scholarship(NLS)

    The Native Leadership Scholarship (NLS) program creates educational opportunities for women around the world who are grassroots leaders, organizers and activists demonstrating financial need. Upto 6 Native Leadership scholarships are Valued at $25,000 per year.

  • Masters & PhD Scholarships in Sustainable Housing

    The Futuris Foundation offers scholarships for students who are interested in studying and researching the field of Sustainable Housing. Students from developing countries will be considered with priority. The monthly allowance for studying at the University of Antwerp is determined at 850 euros per month. Travel costs (ticket, visa, insurance) can be reimbursed up to a reasonable amount.

  • LLM in Human Rights Law Scholarships - Sweden

    The LLM in Human Rights Law Scholarships are for study in Sweden. Each scholarship amounts to 7000 SEK per month during the three semesters. The scholarship furthermore includes a return ticket between the applicant's home country and Sweden.

  • 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. The annual three-week training session brings together approximately 120 participants from over 60 countries.

  • Rotary Peace and Conflicts Scholarships

    Applicants for the Rotary Peace and Conflicts Scholarships attend a three-month course on conflict resolution and mediation strategies in Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Support includes partial or full costs for academic fees, meals, accommodation, return air travel, insurance, course materials and fieldwork expenses.

  • African Guest Researcher 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.

  • MSc Sustainability Scholarships

    Up to five scholarships are available to candidates from developing Commonwealth countries to undertake a one-year taught Master's programme of study at the University of Leeds. Fees (international rate), Maintenance allowance, return airfare.

    C: NGO Grants

  • Global Development Marketplace Competition

    The Global Development Marketplace competition is searching for early-stage, innovative ideas with potential for high impact in promoting Sustainable Agriculture for Development. A total of US$4 million in awards is available, with a maximum award size of US$200,000 per project.

  • EABL Foundation Grants

    The East African Breweries Limited (EABL) Foundation supports applications for various types of organizations. The Grants are open to applicants in the East African Region. 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)

  • Urgent PhD Scholarship for East Africans 14/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

  • 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

  • LLM Scholarship in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law - Ohio Northern University, USA 31/March

  • ENS International Scholarships - France April

  • 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

  • Associated Board International Scholarships April

  • MSc Sustainability Scholarships 1/April

  • African Guest Researcher Scholarship Programme 1/April

  • 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

  • Ireland International Scholarship Programme 9/May

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

  • e8 Sustainable Energy Development Scholarships May 15

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

  • Birmingham Law School Research Scholarships - UK May 23

  • Lord Dahrendorf Scholarships - London School of Economics 23/May

  • Hermes Creative Awards May 25

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Scholarships for AgEcon Master Program

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

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

  • Warwick Postgraduate Research funding 29/Feb

  • Environmental Studies Commonwealth Scholarship 1/March

  • TU/e Talent Scholarship Program 1/March

  • University of Edinburgh Shell Centenary Scholarships 1/March

  • Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Graduate Scholarship Program 1/March


  • E: Jobs

  • Labor Market Survey Consultant, International Rescue Committee, Uganda

  • Natural Resource and Conservation Coordinator

  • Head of Programming, Catholic Relief Services, Uganda

  • Sudan Program Manager, Lutheran World Relief

  • Scholarship 2016/17

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