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May 13 2008, ISSUE #077.

May 2008 Part II

"You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back?" - W. Clement Stone

*** Dress for Success

A: Scholarships

  • Vocational Training Scholarships

    Tumaini scholarships are designed to fight poverty by training young people for vocational careers. The Scholarship may be used to support school fees and related material costs for vocational training. Any vocational training course is eligible including carpentry, tailoring, mechanics, masonry, etc.

  • Glasgow Undergraduate Excellence Scholarships

    The University of Glasgow will award 60 undergraduate scholarships of up to £12,000 each for international students starting a degree programme in September.

  • £15,000 Undergraduate International Student Scholarships

    The Harold and Olga Fox Scholarship fund award Scholarships every year to overseas students applying for the BSc degree programme in Biology, Environmental Biology, Genetics, Human Genetics or Zoology. The Scholarship amount is £15,000 (£5000 towards fees in each of the three years of the Scholar's course).

  • Scholarships for Developing Countries Students

    Up to 12 full scholarships are available each year from the CUD (Commission Universitaire pour le Développement) to students coming from developing countries. The Scholarship covers, tuition fee, living expenses, return tickets plus a few additional costs.

  • Full African Talent Scholarships

    The Nyenrode Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the application as well as an additional essay competition. The scholarship offers full tuition.

  • The Nile Basin Initiative Scholarships

    The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), a project funded by the World Bank, is offering ten Master’s of Science Scholarships in areas relevant for water resources Decision Support System. The scholarship covers tuition fees, standard living allowances, the costs of return airfare and other expenses.

  • UNU-WIDER Visiting Scholars Programme

    UNU-WIDER typically provides a monthly stipend of 2,000 euros as a contribution towards travel, accommodation, medical, and other out-of-pocket expenses. Developing country scholars may apply for a supplementary grant to cover high travel costs and for some places in the programme, preference will be given to females and to applicants from developing countries.

  • Kent University Politics Programme Scholarships

    Four MA scholarships are available to students starting in September 2008 and two MA scholarships to those starting in January 2009. The scholarships are open to students of all nationalities.

  • MSc Structural Molecular Biology Commonwealth Scholarships (Distance Learning)

    Up to eight scholarships from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission will be available for students from Commonwealth countries studying the MSc in Structural Molecular Biology. The scholarships will cover 100% of the course fees.

  • Erasmus Mundus Master Scholarships in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

    The Erasmus Mundus programme in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology is a joint effort of the European Commission and five leading research institutions in Europe who together have created a unique opportunity for ambitious students. The scholarships amount to 42,000 Euro to cover the two-year expenses.

  • Master of Integrated Water Management Scholarships

    The Master of Integrated Water Management Scholarships will cover full tuition costs of $36,000 in fee costs of the three semester MIWM Program as well as Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of the Program.

  • Full Masters in Microfinance Scholarships

    The EMP is aimed at students who want to complete a Masters programme in microfinance and at the same time acquire expertise through work experience in a developing country. The purpose of the programme is to develop future professionals in microfinance who will contribute to the strengthening of microfinance institutions worldwide in accordance with the highest international standards.

  • Dr. A. Vibert Douglas International Fellowships for Women

    The International Federation of University Women (IFUW) offers a fellowships and grants to women graduates for advanced research, study, and training. Fellowship offers CAD$12,000 and the recipients may study in any country other than their own.

  • Marine Science and Law of the Sea Scholarships

    The main objective of the fellowship is to provide opportunities for advanced education and training in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science so that they may obtain the necessary knowledge to assist their countries.

  • Southern Sudan Conservation Scientists Scholarships

    Under the Charlotte Conservation Fellowship Program, AWF is offering scholarships for full MSc or partial Ph.D. programs with field research components that produce knowledge or insight into specific conservation challenges in the African Heartlands or conservation in general. Each scholarship is valued at US$ 25,000.

  • Full PhD Scholarships at University of Kent - Brussels

    The University of Kent at Brussels invites applications for two full time doctoral research scholarships commencing September 2008. Candidates will receive a maintenance grant of €9000 p.a. and tuition fees of €13,690.


    B: Conference & Workshops

  • Young Academics Scholarships

    The scholarship aims to provide young academics with financial support and also the opportunity to present a paper before eminent lawyers and academics in the field. The scholarship will cover registration costs for the Conference and will include some contribution towards associated costs.

  • African Digital Scholarship & Curation Conference

    The organising committee invites proposals for presentations at African Digital Scholarship & Curation 2009, to be held at the CSIR Conference Centre, Pretoria, South Africa 12-14 May. Dynamic speakers from African and all other countries willing to share their knowledge and experience about information content, tools, techniques, processes and management are welcome.

  • European Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms in Stochastic and Dynamic Environments

    The EvoSTOC workshop's objective is to foster interest in the issue of handling uncertainties, to provide a forum for researchers to meet, and a platform to present and discuss latest research in the field. Travel Bursaries will be granted to students and researchers from developing countries.

  • Conference and International Meeting Scholarships

    Grants up to $5,000 are available for participation in conferences or other networking opportunities. Potential applicants should submit a one-page letter of intent outlining the details of the international meeting and their funding request.

  • Scholarship Opportunities for Consumers International Conference

    The Michigan Department of Community Health is offering a limited number of consumer scholarships for the International Conference on Self-Determination at the Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan.


    C: NGO Grants

  • Wings Global Fund for Community Foundations Grants

    The Fund currently provides one-year grants, of up to $50,000 to emerging and more established community foundations and, where appropriate, to support organizations or community foundation associations.

  • The Nippon Foundation Grants

    The Foundation supports programs around the world, placing a particular emphasis on helping people achieve their basic human needs, and on developing the human resources needed to guide our world to a better future. Grant assistance is made for selected programs and projects which are initiated and conducted by non-profit organizations, non-government organizations, and International organizations worldwide.


    D: 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.


  • E: Jobs

  • Young Professionals Program at the World Bank

  • Junior Professional Associates Program - World Bank Closing Date: Applications accepted throughout the year.

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

  • Proposal Development Intern - Kenya Closing Date: 16 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.

  • Research Fellow - Tanzania Closing Date: 27 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.

  • Medical Coordinator - Sudan Closing Date: 08 Jun 2008.

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

  • Commercial/Business Law Experts Closing Date: 07 Jul 2008.

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

  • Scholarship 2017/18

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