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June 18 2008, ISSUE #079.
June 2008 Part I
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams
** Advance Africa Scholarships**
Undergraduate Women Scholarships
The scholarship of $5,000 may be used for tuition, books or living expenses at any university, college or institution offering accredited business courses and degrees. Women of any nationality pursuing undergraduate degrees and demonstrate outstanding potential are eligible to apply.
Undergraduate Scholarships - All subjects (students in Africa Eligible)
The Huygens Scholarship Programme is open to students from all countries of the world. The scholarships covers visa fees, full cost of tuition fees, a one-off payment towards international travel costs plus a monthly allowance of €900 euros (this includes a standard contribution towards healthcare nsurance).
Full Undergraduate Scholarships for Kenyan Students
Each year, St Lawrence awards Scholarships to Kenyan students. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, room and board, insurance, books, and miscellaneous expenses. The Scholarship is typically awarded in "package" form, which includes some combination of grants, merit scholarships, and campus employment.
10 Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Scholarships
10 Scholarships will be awarded to Commonwealth citizens under the Commonwealth-Grenada St George's University Scholarship Program. The scholarship program seeks to make education possible for top scholars in Commonwealth countries who might otherwise be unable to attend university.
Full Music Scholarships for Undergraduates
Associated Board International Scholarships enable outstanding musicians to study on courses at one of the four Royal Schools of Music in the UK. The scholarship covers tuition fees, a grant of £3000 per year towards living expenses plus a flight ticket home upon satisfactory completion of the course.
Agricultural Scholarships for African Women
The scholarship will support African agricultural women scientists from Africa. The fellowships will offer a tailored and comprehensive package aimed at increasing skills, visibility, networks and contributions in the service of fighting hunger and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.
Music Scholarships for African Students
The Africa Scholars Program is designed to create opportunities for gifted African musicians who lack the financial means to study. A limited number of full-tuition awards are available to exceptionally gifted musicians who participate in a live audition.
$10,000 Research on Development Competition Award
The competition is open for awarding Medals for Outstanding Research on Development to two winners under each topic to citizens and permanent residents of developing and transition countries only. Two prize medals—one of US $10,000 and another of US $5,000 plus all travel expenses for the Conference.
Politically Engaged Students Scholarships
The aim of the Libertas Support Fund is to assist politically engaged students who for political reasons have been prevented from studying in their countries of origin to continue their studies in the Netherlands. The scholarship covers a monthly allowance of €900, visa fees and international travel costs.
British Chevening Scholarships for African Students
Each year hundreds of African students are carefully selected for the scholarships through competitive interviews. Chevening Scholarships are provided by the British government's flagship scholarship programme for postgraduate students in the UK.
Full Rotary World Peace Scholarships
Applications for the 2009-10 Rotary World Peace Fellowships and January 2009 Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program are now open. The Rotary World Peace Fellowship is for study at one of seven Rotary university partners to pursue a master's degree in international studies, sustainable development, peace, or conflict resolution.
Intellectual Property and Technology Law Scholarships (Distance Learning)
The SCRIPT Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law offers scholarships of up to £3,000 to students wishing to pursue one of the Distance Learning programmes.
Wildlife Management Scholarships
The School for Field Studies (SFS) offers need-based scholarships of up to $5,000 each year and a limited number of travel grants have been established to help offset the cost of travel to SFS programs.
€14,000 Earth Science Masters Scholarships
The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO offers non-Dutch students the opportunity to follow the Earth Science master’s programme at the Utrecht University each year. The scholarship is meant to make a significant contribution towards the costs of travel and living while studying in Utrecht.
Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarships
The JJ/WBGSP provides scholarship of up to $32,000 to cover the cost of completing a master's degree or its equivalent. The scholarship covers, air travel, $500 travel allowance plus a monthly subsistence to cover living expenses, including books.
Special Scholarships in Engineering
Every year, the Kochi University of Technology enrolls foreign students under specific research projects. The students receive up to 1,200, 000 yen per year for working as a research assistant, 200,000 yen for travel and initial living costs and exemption from tuition fees.
IFUW International Awards for Women Graduates
The International Federation of University Women (IFUW) offers a limited number of fellowships and grants to women graduates for advanced research, study, and training. The awards of up to 6,000 Swiss francs may be used in any country other than the one in which the applicant was educated or habitually resides.
Young Researchers Scholarships (Open to all Scientific Disciplines)
The NWO Rubicon programme is directed at promising young postdoctoral researchers who are still at the start of their careers but whose academic strengths give them the potential to become established figures. The Rubicon programme also offers talented researchers from abroad the opportunity to obtain grants to spend one year conducting research in the Netherlands.
MSc Agricultural Sciences Scholarships
A limited number of scholarships is available for outstanding AgEcon candidates from developing countries. DAAD scholars will receive a monthly scholarship of EUR 715 over the two-year AgEcon Programme period and a two-months intensive German language course before the Programme start
Public Health and Tropical Medicine Fellowships
The scheme supports outstanding researchers from developing countries to establish themselves as leading investigators at an academic institution in a developing country location. Fellowships are for up to five years and the support includes; salary, research expenses, training costs etc.
Justice Initiative Fellowships
The Justice Initiative Fellows Program is a two-year program of study and practical work experience. The first year is spent at Central European University and the second year at the applicant’s home country, working with the nominating NGO.
B: NGO Grants
Think Tank Initiative Funding for Africa Organisations
Think Tank Initiative invites applications from independent African organisations that are committed to using research to inform and influence social and economic policy. The Initiative will provide multi-year funding to promising think tanks, and will work with successful applicants to improve their organizational performance.
$35,000 Most Innovative Development Project in Africa Award
The Award is open to all development projects in Africa. The Award carries cash prizes of US $35,000 plus travel expenses to GDN’s annual conference. An Award of US $30,000 is given to the institution whose project embodies a fresh approach to an important development need and holds the greatest promise for benefiting the poor in developing and transition countries.
Family Care Foundation Grants
Family Care Foundation (FCF) provides humanitarian services in developing nations, makes grants, and provides training for grassroots organizations in the Third World, participating in a wide variety of community based initiatives.
Research Project Grants
The scheme is open to universities, other institutions of higher and further education in developing countries. The grants provide support for the salaries of research staff engaged on the project, plus associated costs directly related to the research proposed. The awards may be made for sums of up to £500,000, for research over a period of up to five years.
Captain Planet Foundation Grants
The Foundation objective is to encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.
C: Conference & Workshops
Women PeaceMakers Conference Scholarships
African Digital Scholarship & Curation Conference
European Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms in Stochastic and Dynamic Environments
Conference and International Meeting Scholarships
D: Upcoming deadlines
Country Representative - Somalia (Based in Nairobi) Closing Date: 20 June 2008.
Roving WASH Advisor - Kenya Closing Date: 29 June 2008.
World Wildlife Fund Coordinator Closing Date: 30 June 2008.
Nurse Position - Zimbabwe Closing Date: 30 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.
Communications Expert - Tanzania Closing Date: 30 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.