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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
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
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