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May 07 2008, ISSUE #076.

May 2008 Part I

"Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star." - W. Clement Stone

A: Scholarships

  • Training Fellowships for Women

    This fellowship programme is for female students from Sub-Saharan Africa or Least Developed Countries (LDCs) who wish to pursue postgraduate degree in the South outside their own country. Each fellowship will be offered for a maximum of three years and will cover travel expenses, accommodation and living expenses.

  • Development Studies Scholarships

    In order to promote international co-operation, particularly with developing countries, the University of Pavia and EDiSU (Institute for the Right to University Studies) are offering, seven scholarships for visiting scholars. Each CICOPS Scholar will receive 200.00 Euros per week (gross). Also covered is travel, board and lodging expenses.

  • Intellectual Property Scholarships

    Applications are invited for Intellectual Property Scholarships at Queen Mary University, UK. New and continuing MPhil/PhD students undertaking research in the area of intellectual property can apply. The awards cover tuition fees (including Overseas rates) as well as a quarterly stipend which varies every year.

  • Brunel undergraduate and postgraduate Scholarships

    Brunel University is delighted to announce scholarships totalling £100,000 to international students, available to both undergraduate and postgraduate applicants. The Scholarships are open to any international student who holds a conditional or unconditional offer from Brunel for September 2008/2009.

  • Integrated Masters in Health Informatics Scholarships (Available for study in Tanzania and Ethiopia)

    Integrated Masters in Health Informatics Scholarships are available to students from developing countries. A formal requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in informatics, health or related areas. No tuition fee will be charged. The scholarships will cater for basic subsistence and accommodation and transport from home area to the city of education.

  • International Humanitarian Law Scholarships

    A number of Scholarships are available for International students at Pretoria University. Admission will be on a competitive basis and the admission criteria will include working experience, academic qualifications, and the levels of commitment and professionalism displayed through past experience.

  • Law Graduate Teaching Assistantships

    The Department of Law, Queen Mary University, seeks to award Graduate Teaching Awards (GTAs) to PhD students each year. GTA cover fees and £12,000 maintenance costs. GTAs are awarded annually on the basis of the academic excellence of the candidates and the teaching needs of the department at the time.

  • WCS Graduate Scholarship Program

    The WCS Graduate Scholarship Program provides graduate education opportunities to exceptional conservationists from Africa. Individuals are selected based on their potential to become conservation leaders, influencing local or national conservation in their home country.

  • Wildlife Conservation Society Grants

    17 grants of up to $25,000 are available every year to support wildlife conservation field research in Africa. WCS funds research, training and applied conservation in 17 African countries. The Africa Program supports long-term field sites as well as short-term research projects.

  • Rufford Small Grant For Nature Conservation

    Rufford Small Grants For Nature Conservation of up to £6,000 are available to individuals or small groups and aimed at small conservation programmes and pilot projects.

  • Monbukagakusho Scholarship - Japanese MEXT Masters Scholarships

    The Monbukagakusho Scholarship covers tuition fees, provides one round trip ticket to and from Japan, entrance examination and entrance fees. Also included is a monthly allowance of 170,000 Yen for the first 12 months, and 160,000 Yen for the remaining period.

  • Young Postgraduate Students in Islamicjerusalem Studies Scholarships

    A number of full and partial scholarships for young postgraduate students wishing to study full-time for an M.Litt. in Islamicjerusalem Studies are available. The scholarship will cover the full student tuition fee plus £500 fixed monthly sum to cover living expenses.

  • Al-Maktoum Foundation Scholarships

    The scholarships are available for postgraduate students wishing to study full-time for programmes beginning in September. The scholarship will cover the full student tuition fee plus £650 fixed monthly sum to cover living expenses.

  • Al-Maktoum Foundation Bursaries

    Al-Maktoum Foundation offers a number of bursaries of up to £3000 to new students at the Al-Maktoum Institute taking one of their MLitt programmes. The bursaries are awarded to students of academic merit, and on the basis of demonstrated financial need.

  • Andy Burgess Scholarships for Social Entrepreneurship

    The Andy Burgess Scholarship Fund for Social Entrepreneurship at INSEAD will provide a scholarship up to €10,000 to deserving candidates admitted to the INSEAD MBA programme, who through their experience prior to INSEAD can demonstrate a commitment to social entrepreneurship.

  • NSEAD Goldman Sachs Scholarships for African Nationals

    The Goldman Sachs scholarships up to €15,000 for Africans nationals is designed to give candidates from African countries access to a world-class MBA education. The scholarship winners will be allocated a Goldman Sachs' mentor throughout the 10-month MBA programme.

    B: NGO's Grants

  • Infectious Disease Research Training Program Award

    Proposals are being requested for innovative, collaborative research training programs that would contribute to the long-term goal of building sustainable research capacity in endemic infectious diseases at developing country institutions. Total amount to be awarded is between $600,000 and $1 million per year. Developing country institutions may also apply for one-year planning grants of up to $23,000 to support the development and submission of research training program proposals in the subsequent year.

  • The Monsanto Fund Grants

    The Monsanto Fund invites applications for its Africa grants to improve the Earth's ecosystem and the well-being of people. All grant requests must be for $25,000 or more.

    B: Upcoming deadlines

  • 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)

  • LLM scholarships at Kings College London 31/March each year.

  • Worcester Commonwealth Shared Scholarship 31/March each year.

  • Information Sciences and Geography Commonwealth Scholarships 31/March each year.

  • MSc Community Eye Health & Opthalmology Scholarships, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 31/March each year.

  • MSc Corona Fellowships, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 31/March each year.

  • Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust Scholarships 31/March each year.

  • Scholarships for the Blind 31/March each year.

  • Gordon R McCulloch Scholarship 31/March each year.

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

  • Sustainable Housing Scholarships1 April each year.

  • ENS International Scholarships - France April each year.

  • African Guest Researcher Scholarship Programme 1 April each year.

  • Sofja Kovalevskaja Award 1 April each year.

  • Amsterdam Undergraduate and Postgraduate Merit Scholarships 1 April each year.

  • MSc Sustainability Scholarships 1 April each year.

  • Associated Board International Scholarships April each year.

  • MSc Sustainability Scholarships 1/April each year.

  • African Guest Researcher Scholarship Programme 1/April each year.

  • Film Your Issue Global Competition 1/April 14 each year.

  • Master of Nonprofit Organizations Scholarships April 25 each year.

  • ENS Lyon Master Program International Scholarships April 15 each year.

  • University of Glasgow Commonwealth Scholarships April 18 each year.

  • Olive Stone Law School Scholarships April 25 each year.

  • National Geographic Society Grants - Research and Exploration Grants

  • EADB Graduate Scholarship in Development Studies

  • International Undergraduate Student Scholarships Deadline: May 1 each year.

  • Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management Scholarships Deadline: May 1 each year.

  • Refugee Academic Grants Deadline: May each year.

  • Sheffield Commonwealth Shared Scholarship May 2 each year.

  • Environment, Food, Health and Technology Scholarships May 2 each year.

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

  • Warwick Manufacturing Group Postgraduate Award May 9 each year.

  • Ireland International Scholarship Programme 9/May each year.

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

  • e8 Sustainable Energy Development Scholarships May 15 each year.

  • HIV/Aids Conference Scholarships May 15 each year.

  • MSc and Diploma Bursaries, Cancer Research, UK May 16 each year.

  • Birmingham Law School Research Scholarships - UK May 23 each year.

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

  • Hermes Creative Awards May 25 each year.

  • MediaTek International Student Fellowship End of May each year

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

  • TBA Postgraduate Scholarships for African Students June 30 each year.

  • North-South-Dialogue Scholarship Programme June 30 each year.

  • Birmingham Law School LLM Scholarships End of June each year.

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

  • Georgina Sweet Fellowship 31 July each year.

  • Visiting Fellowships in Commonwealth Studies Deadline: August each year.

  • Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships Deadline: September 1 each year.

  • Albert J Harris Award Deadline: September 1 each year.

  • Dina Feitelson Research Award Deadline: September 1 each year.

  • Acumen Fund Fellows Program October 24 each year.

  • Great Lakes of Africa Scholarship October 31 each year.

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

  • Alzheimer's Disease Research Awards Nov 10 each year.

  • International Achievement Scholarship Nov 30 each year.

  • 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

  • Research Dissemination Support Grant 15/January each year.

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

  • Tourism and Hospitality Scholarships - Australia 29/Feb each year.

  • Warwick Postgraduate Research funding 29/Feb each year.

  • Environmental Studies Commonwealth Scholarship 1/March each year.

  • TU/e Talent Scholarship Program 1/March each year.

  • University of Edinburgh Shell Centenary Scholarships 1/March each year.

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

  • International Enrichment Award - Michigan State University1 March each year.

  • Urgent PhD Scholarship for East Africans 14/March each year.

  • LLM scholarships at Kings College London 14/March each year.

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

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


  • C: Jobs

  • Reporting Intern in Sudan - ACTED Starting date: Immediate

  • Media and Communications Technical Advisor - Kenya Closing Date: 15 May 2008.

  • Program Analyst/Information Officer - Kenya Closing Date: 15 May 2008.

  • Research Jobs in Africa - Every Country Closing Date: 15 May 2008.

  • Information and Communication Co-ordinator - Nairobi Closing Date: 16 May 2008.

  • Manpower Planning Specialist - Botswana Closing Date: 18 May 2008.

  • Vector Control Specialist - Uganda Closing Date: 19 May 2008.

  • Fundraising Officer - Nairobi Closing Date: 30 May 2008.

  • Safety Coordinator - Sudan Closing Date: 30 May 2008.

  • Teacher Trainer Paid Internship Closing Date: 30 May 2008.

  • Pediatric Nurse Mentors - Ethiopia Closing Date: 31 May 2008.

  • Finance Intern - Uganda Closing Date: 01 Jun 2008.

  • Knight Health International Openings Closing Date: 15 June 2008.

  • District Facility Coordinator, Kenya - 4 Posts Closing Date: 05 Aug 2008.

  • Scholarship 2016/17

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