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March 14 2008, ISSUE #069.

March 2008 Part II

"The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed."

*** Grants to entrepreneurs

A: Scholarships

  • Developing Solutions Taught Masters Scholarships

    A small number of 100% Tuition Fee Scholarships, plus an additional 54 Tuition Fee Scholarships – normally 75%, are available for new students from Africa. 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.

  • International and Refugee Students Scholarships

    Various categories of funding provide support towards the cost of study at University of Cape Town. Scholarships and bursaries awarded will contribute towards the cost of study and applicants are advised to secure additional support.

  • Ambassadors Girls' Scholarship Program

    Targeting girls from economic hardship areas, or girls facing adverse circumstances, the Ambassadors Girls' Scholarship Program (AGSP) is providing scholarships to girls attending primary and secondary school in Africa. Scholarships are intended to ensure access to educational opportunities, and are geared to needs within each country.

  • STINT Scholarship for Academic Excellence

    The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) has initiated a new scholarship programme for foreign students at international master programmes in Sweden. The purpose of the program is to attract excellent students from eminent universities in Africa and other developing countries.

  • African Universities Doctoral Scholarships

    The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Ford Foundation are pleased to announce a new fellowship to support students at African universities. Each individual award will be approximately $15,000. Specific items may include field research, a monthly stipend for up to 12 months, and other research materials (e.g., laptop computer, specialized software or books, etc).

  • MSc in International Animal Health Scholarships (Distance Learning)

    The University of Edinburgh will offer nine scholarships for eligible distance learning programmes offered by the University. Each scholarship will have a total value of £5,000 which will be deducted from the tuition fee for the entire part-time programme of study.

  • 50 Tilburg University Scholarships

    The Tilburg University has a maximum of 50 scholarships available for excellent international students who are admitted at Tilburg University. The scholarships provide living expenses among other benefits.

  • MSc in Financial Management Scholarships

    TiasNimbas offers a scholarship of € 9,150 to one international student studying abroad. 1 May 2008 is the deadline to submit your scholarship application and essay of 500 words in length.

  • McGee Journalism fellowship

    Each year, a McGee Fellow is posted to one or more nations in southern Africa for three to four months. The fellowship covers travel, housing, health insurance and living expenses while on assignment and provides an honorarium of $100 per day.

  • Master Scholarships in ICT and MIS - University of Manchester

    Scholarships are being made available to developing country applicants wishing to study for either ICT or MIS degrees at University of Manchester. Full scholarship amounting to £21,000 is available on a competitive basis for applicants.

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Students Scholarships - Egypt

    The OCI Foundation provides scholarships for extraordinary students interested in studying at universities in the United States or Europe in fields that will enhance the economic prosperity of their country. The scholarships include full tuition, a living allowance, travel expenses and health insurance.

  • Scholarships for Master of Science Programmes - Politecnico di Milano

    There is the opportunity to request consideration for specific scholarships offered to international students applying to study at Politecnico di Milano. All international students who fill-in the on-line application form and deliver the required documentation to the International Admission Office both during the first call (from October to January 31st) or second call (from February 1st to April 15th), will automatically be considered for purely merit-based scholarship that covers both tuition fee and accommodation.

  • Amsterdam Undergraduate and Postgraduate Merit Scholarships

    The Universiteit van Amsterdam invites international applicants especially from Africa for a Amsterdam Undergraduate and Postgraduate Merit Scholarships. Students who are accepted will all receive an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship of € 6,000 in the first year.

  • Lancaster University MBA Scholarship

    The Lancaster University is offering three types of scholarship. In each case, you can only be considered for these once you have already been offered a place on the programme. In awarding these scholarships the University will be looking for evidence of exceptional leadership qualities in your career to date.

  • Sloan African Scholarship

    The Sloan African Scholarship is open to all successful applicants who are African nationals and reside in Africa. To apply for the scholarship, candidates are required to submit: an essay of not more than 1,000 words on the following topic: "Given the opportunity, how would you encourage greater levels of entrepreneurial activity in your country, and what would this achieve?"

  • International Masters scholarships - University of Glasgow

    The Department of Central and East European Studies invites applications from international students (i.e. non UK/EU) for International Masters scholarships (tuition fees plus stipend of £15,000 over 18 months i.e. £10,000 per annum) on its new 18-month Scholarship programme. Applicants for International Masters scholarships should apply as normal on the standard 'University of Glasgow Application.

  • Diageo African Business Reporting Awards

    The Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards recognise and reward journalists, editors and photographers providing high quality coverage of the business environment in Africa. They are a practical contribution to addressing the marginalisation of Africa in the international media.

  • Global Health Excellence in Media Award

    The Global Health Council's Excellence in Media Award is dedicated to drawing attention to health issues that have a global impact. The award honors those who have in the prior year most effectively captured the essence of a major issue in global health and conveyed it to a broad audience.

  • Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowships

    The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) invites applications for Senior Fellowships in its Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowships awards. The program attempts to match the recipient's earned income during the year preceding the fellowship, up to a maximum of $80,000 for 10 months.

  • Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship

    The Jennings Randolph program awards Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to students at U.S. universities researching and writing doctoral dissertations on international conflict and peace. Awards will amount to $17,000 for 12 months beginning September each year.

  • PhD Scholarship at University College London

    Applications are invited for a Scholarship from students interested in studying at University College London. The studentship is for three years and covers payment of tuition fees at either the UK/EU or overseas rate plus an annual stipend of £14,622.

  • PhD Studentships in Computational Models of Visual Processing, University of Edinburgh

    University of Edinburgh invites applications for a three-year studentship funded by the European Research Council, starting in September 2008. The student will be part of a team of experts in linguistic and visual processing, including both experimentalists and computational modellers.

  • Doctoral Scholarships for the Graduate College

    The Graduate College offers several scholarships for International students for a duration of 2+1 years. The scholarship positions require a permanent and active participation in the study and the research program of the research training group.

    B: NGO Grants

  • Open Society Foundation Grants

    The Open Society Foundation - South Africa (OSF-SA) will make grants that encourage media attention to government policy, corruption, and reform; developments and trends in South African society; and communications and advocacy in local communities. Organizations can apply for funding to pursue projects related to social access to information and democracy.

  • Wallace Global Fund Grants - Women’s Human Rights Program

    The Wallace Global Fund (WGF) supports activities at the global and national level, and will consider significant local or regional initiatives offering the potential to leverage broader national or global impact.

    C: 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • D: Jobs

  • IT Manager

  • ICT Systems Designer, Management Sciences for Health, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Computer Programmer II, County Council of Kilifi - Kenya

  • Website Designer, East African Petroleum Conference - Kenya

  • Systems Strengthening Advisor, CDC - Rwanda

  • Youth Rights Adviser, Progressio - Somalia

  • Chief of Party, World Learning, Sierra Leone

  • Reproductive Health Manager, International Rescue Committee, Central African Republic

  • HIV/AIDS Advisor, HIV and AIDS Advisor, Management Systems International - Sudan

  • Director, Policy and Advocacy, WaterAid - Ethiopia

  • Research Associate, Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia

  • Deputy National Director, World Vision - Kenya

  • Health & HIV/AIDS Director, World Vision - Kenya

  • Field Coordinator, Mines Advisory Group - Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Field Coordinator, Mines Advisory Group - Somalia

  • Scholarship 2016/17

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