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May 28 2008, ISSUE #078.
May 2008 Part III
"Drag your thoughts away from your troubles - by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. - Mark Twain
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Free Training Capacity Building Course on Pollination Ecology and Bee Biology
The course is designed for graduate students wanting to improve their understanding of bees and pollination biology. Students interested in this highly fascinating ecologically and economically important topic are encouraged to apply. No course fees will be charged.
University of Sydney Undergraduate Scholarships
University of Sydney Undergraduate Scholarships for School Leavers are awarded annually on a combination of school examination results, UAI and other achievements, (leadership, creativity, self-motivation, communication skills etc). Merit Scholarship are for $5000 for a maximum of 5 years and $5000 for entry Scholarship.
Full funded Undergraduate Scholarships
A number of Oxford colleges offer Reach Oxford Scholarships to students from low-income countries who, for political or financial reasons, or because equivalent educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries. The scholarships are fully funded
£23,460 MSc in Development Studies Scholarships
Scholarships for African students undertaking a full-time MSc Development Studies programme are available to study at School of Oriental and African Studies-University of London. Three awards are available to cover the cost of fees as well as living costs.
Women PeaceMakers Program
Women PeaceMakers Program invites women from around the world who have been locally involved in human rights and peacemaking efforts. Selected peacemakers will receive round-trip airfare, housing, and a small stipend to cover expenses for the eight-week residency in San Diego, California.
One World Scholarship Programme
The One World Scholarship Program (EMS) is aimed at students from developing countries at Austrian universities. The study grant scheme is a contribution to redeeming the right to education for young intellectuals who otherwise find insufficient conditions in their region of origin.
Full Mexican Government Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded for specialization studies, master’s degrees, doctorates, and medical specialties, postgraduate research and postdoctoral visits, visits for artistic creation and for visiting professors and experts, highlevel lecture visits, and professional internship programs for visiting professors.
Beit Trust Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies
The Beit Trust offers annually a small number of Fellowships for postgraduate studies or research to graduates who are domiciled in Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Fellowships are taken up at a University in the United Kingdom, Ireland or South Africa, for study in a subject of the student’s choice appropriate to the needs of the beneficial area.
MA in International Relations Scholarships
The European Commission's Erasmus Mundus program provides scholarships to outstanding students from countries outside the European Union to attend Mundus MAPP and to visiting scholars to participate in teaching and research. The program also provides practical work experience and transferable skills gained through an internship programme.
Master of Science Scholarships at Carnegie Mellon University
Scholarships are awarded to students undertaking either the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management or the Master of Science in Information Technology. Scholarship benefits include full tuition, return economy airfares, a contribution to living expenses, and basic medical insurance.
Leadership and Advocacy Scholarships for Women
The LAWA Program helps defray the costs for women's rights attorneys from Africa who would not otherwise be able to afford a Master of Laws degree focusing on international women's human rights and the additional leadership training. The Fellowship provides the tuition of $39,390 for the LL.M. degree as professional development training.
Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowships
Stipends include round trip travel for fellows. If spouses and/or dependent children will reside with the fellow for the entire fellowship period, money for their travel will also be included in the stipend.
Paid Africa Summer Research Internships
The Africa Program is seeking qualified applicants for its Africa Summer Research Internship program in Washington, DC. Interns will assist the Summer Africanist Doctoral Fellows in their research projects and preparation of Africa-related dissertations.
Bat Conservation International Scholarships
The goal of this program is to support exceptionally talented students in research initiatives that will contribute new knowledge essential to conserving bats and the ecosystems they serve. There are individual awards of up to $5000.
University of Pisa Scholarships for Candidates Educated Abroad
The amount of each study grant is €10.561,54. The winners of the competition will receive a contribution of € 200,00 per month for lodging expenses and a contribution towards relocation costs up to a maximum of €1.000,00.
Africa ADS Program Scholarships
The Africa ADS program provides academic scholarships to undertake Master Degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas to nationals of Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Botswana. Benefits include airfare, tuition fees and living expenses.
International Postgraduate Research Scholarships
The EIPRS Scholarships are available to any international student at Curtin University of Technology wishing to undertake a full-time Master's by Research or Doctoral degree. The scholarships covers tuition fee for two years for a Masters by Research and three years for a Doctoral degree.
PhD Scholarship in Engineering Innovation
Applications are invited for a three-year PhD scholarship in the School of Computing, Communications & Electronics, in the Faculty of Technology at the University of Plymouth. There is a stipend of £12,940 plus UK/EU fees.
New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships
The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships(NZIDRS) offer a significant educational opportunity. The scholarships covers,ull tuition fees for three years, living allowance, travel allowance plus book and thesis allowance.
PhD Plant Breeding Scholarships
Scholarships are available to scientists working at National Agricultural Research Institutes and Universities in West Africa to pursue a Ph.D in Plant breeding. WACCI will pay a stipend that will cover reasonable personal living expenses for the duration of the degree including the cost of a return air ticket from the students' home countries.
Leakey Foundation Grants
The Leakey Foundation was formed to foster research into human origins. The majority of the Foundation's General Research Grants to doctoral student are up to $13,500 and $22,000 to post-doctoral students and senior scientists. Grants are irrespective of Nationality.
$12,000 Human Origins Research Grants
This fellowship is intended for scholars with citizenship in an African country who seek to obtain an advanced degree or specialized training in an area of study related to human origins research. This award is for a program of approved special training and/or advanced training towards an MA, PhD, or equivalent.
African Women Public Service Fellowships
The African Women Public Service Fellowship offers African women the opportunity for graduate study at New York University (USA), to prepare them for public service in their home countries. The fellowship award supports tuition, housing, travel to and from the United States, and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses.
B: NGO Grants
Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy
The International Awards are designed for schemes in the developing world. There are five international awards in total, each with a first prize of £30,000 and a second prize of £10,000. One of the five awards will take the form of a special African Award, reserved specifically for an outstanding scheme from that continent.
Allen Foundation Inc. Grants
The Allen Foundation makes grants to projects that primarily benefit programs for human nutrition in the areas of health, education, training, and research.
Gender and Agriculture/Rural Development Grants
A Small Grants Fund is available to address Gender Issues in Information and Communication Technologies for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa. This is a competitive call for applications for 15 grants of up to 7,000 Euros.
C: Conference & Workshops
Women PeaceMakers Conference Scholarships
Health Research Ethics Workshop Scholarships
Young Academics Conference Scholarships
African Digital Scholarship & Curation Conference
European Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms in Stochastic and Dynamic Environments
Conference and International Meeting Scholarships
Scholarship Opportunities for Consumers International Conference
D: Upcoming deadlines
Animal Health Economist - Kenya Closing Date: Screening of applications will begin on 29 May 2008 and continue until the post is filled.
Instructors - Planet One Academy Closing Date: 31 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.
Data Analyst - Kenya Closing Date: 11 Jun 2008.
Database Programmer - Kenya Closing Date: 11 Jun 2008.
Research Positions - Kenya Closing Date: 11 Jun 2008.
Knight Health International Openings Closing Date: 15 June 2008.
Roving WASH Advisor - Kenya Closing Date: 29 June 2008.
Commercial/Business Law Experts Closing Date: 07 Jul 2008.
District Facility Coordinator, Kenya - 4 Posts Closing Date: 05 Aug 2008.
Logistic Coordinator - Zimbabwe Closing Date: 26 Aug 2008.
Community Development Coordinator - Malawi Closing Date: 30 Aug 2008.
Young Professionals Program at the World Bank
Junior Professional Associates Program - World Bank Closing Date: Applications accepted throughout the year.