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April 09 2008, ISSUE #073.
April 2008 Part II
"Do what you do and do it well and you will have plenty of competition. Do what you do and do it better than most and you will command an audience. Do what you do and do it better than anyone else and you will have the world at your doorstep." - Bryan Peterson.
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Guaranteed Secondary School Scholarships
The Women's Trust identifies girls who are very bright but very poor and pay for their education. Guaranteed Secondary School Scholarships are currently being offered (Geographic conditions apply). Education costs, school uniforms, textbooks and learning materials, as well as school fees and any taxes that may be levied during the year for building projects or special programs are covered.
African Commonwealth Scholarships
East/ South African Commonwealth Scholarships are available from the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission for study at London South Bank University in UK. A total of 12 new masters’ scholarships are available.
Financial Support for Training and Research in East Africa
EU funded financial and academic support is available for research training and fieldwork for up to 25 early masters and PhD research students registered at universities in eastern Africa or Europe.
President Museveni scholarships in the amount £10,000 support Africans wishing to pursue economic postgraduate studies. The thesis topic should be of relevance to African economies.
Undergraduate Women Scholarships
Women of any nationality pursuing undergraduate business degrees anywhere are eligible for Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships. The scholarship award of US$5,000 may be used for tuition, books or living expenses at any university, college or institution offering accredited business courses and degrees.
Higher Education Masters in Africa Scholarships
The Higher Education Master in Africa Programme (HEMA) allows students to study in Africa and Norway. 16 scholarships are awarded annually to students from Africa admitted to the HEMA programme. The scholarship includes: Tuition fees, living cost and accommodation, travel expenses from home country to the admitting institution, installation grant, excess luggage, medical insurance, field work, publication grant and visa.
Africa Educational Trust Undergraduate International Outreach Bursaries
University College London (UCL) and the Africa Educational Trust (AET) have agreed to collaborate in a scheme to enable students from Africa, who are financially unable to study in the UCL. Each bursary will consist of full tuition fees and a maintenance allowance for the duration of the student’s programme of study, as well as economy air travel to/from the UK at the beginning and end of the bursary-holder’s degree programme.
Windle Trust International Scholarships
Windle Trust International is a registered UK charity. It equips talented young Africans to meet the challenges of development in their own countries. The Trust’s activities include sponsoring study in schools, universities and colleges in Africa and in the United Kingdom.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel Master Scholarships
Scholarships for Master are given to students from developing countries every year. They cover at least one year of study but depending on the field of study some programmes may last 2 years.
Students will receive a monthly allowance of €901. This allowance is intended to cover room and board, individual transport and scholar's personal expenses.
Oslo Peace Scholarship
Oslo Peace Scholarship covers tuition fees, and students receive some funding towards living costs. Students spend one semester in Oslo, Norway and one semester in Canberra, Australia. For Oslo, the scholarship covers NOK 40,000 in tuition fee and NOK 30,000 towards living costs as a stipend. For Canberra, the scholarship covers A$12,000 tuition fees and A$6,200 (in fortnightly payments) towards living costs as a stipend.
IDRC Internship Award
Developing-country nationals residing in their home country (or another country) are eligible for IDRC Internship Award. Internships are tenable for a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months. Some travel and research expenses will also be supported, up to a maximum of $10,000.
Scholarships for study in Finland
CIMO awards and administers scholarships for international students. An average of 700 persons are offered various scholarships every year. Scholarships are offered to applicants from all countries. A scholarship normally consists of a monthly allowance.
IDRC Evaluation Research Awards
The award will cover justifiable field research expenses to a maximum of $20,000 per year. The IDRC Graduate Research Awards on Evaluation are intended to promote the growth of Canadian and developing-country capacity in evaluation. Normally, such research is conducted in Africa etc.
ENS Lyon Master Program International Scholarships
The ENS Lyon Master Program International Scholarships offers outstanding international students the chance to receive a 1,000 euro per month scholarship for studies in one of the master programs offered at the ENS Lyon. If accepted, candidates become ENS Lyon International Students and receive a monthly allowance of €1,000 to study one of the Master programs offered.
Victoria Masters by Thesis & PhD Scholarships
Applications for Victoria Masters by Thesis & PhD Scholarships are welcome. The scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any subject. The amount to be awarded Amount is NZ $20,000 per annum.
Submission Deadlines: June and November.
Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarships
The ALPHA DELTA KAPPA Scholarships are for women only. The scholarships amount is $10,000 to foreign students to study at an American institution of higher learning. Applicants must be non-U.S. citizen living outside of the U.S. and retain such status throughout the duration of the scholarship.
Guaranteed Scholarships in Finance
Students studying full-time toward a PhD in Finance at the University of Melbourne, Australia are guaranteed a minimum living stipend of A$18,660 per year. For international students, the Department of Finance also guarantees the payment of their University of Melbourne PhD tuition fees. The guarantee is for the normal three year period of the PhD degree but may be extended for an additional year.
PhD Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries
The Special Research Fund of Ghent University allocates yearly a certain budget for students from developing countries in order to obtain a PhD. The scholar receives a monthly allowance of €1,085 or more while residing in Belgium, and of €542 or more while residing in his/her home country, depending on the family situation. The funding also covers tuition fees, travel expenses and bench fees.
EADB Graduate Scholarship in Development Studies
This EADB Graduate Scholarship in Development Studies programme offers three (3) scholarships each year to citizens of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda who wish to pursue studies leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Development Studies in a recognized institution of higher learning in East Africa. Each scholarship covers tuition fees, subsistence allowance, travel, and other related expenses.
IDRC Doctoral Research Award
Applicants must hold a citizenship of a developing country. The award will cover justifiable field research expenses to a maximum of $20,000 per year.
World Council of Churches Scholarships Programme
The World Council of Churches Scholarships Programme is open to all women and men, lay and ordained. Preference is given to candidates from a developing country, and to those who have not previously studied outside their home country. Candidates should be under the age of 45.
Giulia Mereu LLM Scholarship
Giulia Mereu Scholarship is awarded annually to a student in the LLM in International Human Rights Law at the University of Essex. This scholarship covers tuition fees for the academic year as well as a modest allowance to enable the recipient to undertake a one-month internship with a human rights organisation.
Environment, Food, Health and Technology Scholarships
SIX Scholarships are on offer for new students registering on Taught Masters programmes at the University of Nottingham in September 2008, in the areas related to Environment, Food, Health and Technology. The scholarships are intended to assist students from developing Commonwealth countries who, though of high academic calibre, would not be eligible for other British Government awards to enable them to study in Britain and would not otherwise be able to afford to do so.
University of Glasgow Commonwealth Scholarships
Students of excellent academic calibre from developing Commonwealth countries may apply for a small number of Scholarships funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) in partnership with the University. Scholarships are awarded only for taught postgraduate courses which have a developmental emphasis.
International Merit Scholarships
Merit-based scholarships are available to selected International Undergraduate applicants. International Merit Scholarships are offered to selected first-year and transfer undergraduate international applicants & range between $5,000 and $25,000 (U.S.) per year.
Ireland International Scholarship Programme
National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway is currently accepting applications for the International Scholarship Programme. 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.
Distance Learning Masters Scholarships
The University of Edinburgh will offer nine Master's scholarships for eligible distance learning Master's 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.
United Nations University Fellowships
Every year United Nations University offers PhD and Postdoctoral fellowships to young scholars and policy-makers from the developing world. The fellowship provides for a monthly stipend of JPY260,000. A one-time only instalment of JPY 80,000 will be granted to each fellow at the beginning of the programme for adjustment expenses and incidental costs.
Postgraduate Scholarships at University of Bristol
The Faculty of Arts is offering a range of scholarships for postgraduate study and research to applicants for 2008 entry. Graduates from any overseas university are eligible. The scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded to provide outstanding candidates with support for a year of postgraduate study at MA, MPhil, MLitt or PhD level in any field of the Arts, Humanities or Modern Languages.
Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program
The Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP) is a fellowship program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to enhance the quality of thesis research of graduate students from developing countries.
Emphasis will be placed on work that has relevance to the national development of the student’s home country. Awards will be made three times a year but applications may be received at any time. The focus region for the current Request for Applications is sub-Saharan Africa.
C: Upcoming deadlines
Programme Officer, Nairobi Closing Date: 11 April 2008.
Mechanical Technician II (20 Posts) Closing Date: 14 April 2008.
Research Assistant, Nairobi Closing Date: 16 April 2008.
Laboratory Analyst - Nzoia Sugar Company Ltd Closing Date: 18 April 2008.
Horn of Africa Analyst - Nairobi Closing Date: 21 April 2008.
Senior Programme Officer, Nairobi Closing Date: 28 April 2008.
Livestock Environment Scientist - Ethiopia Closing Date: 30th April 2008.
Research Laboratory Supervisor - Tanzania Closing Date: 02 May 2008.
Research Jobs in Africa - Every Country Closing Date: May 15, 2008.