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July 31st 2008, ISSUE #082.

July 2008 Part III

"People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents." - Andrew Carnegie

A: Scholarships

  • Government of Western Australia Scholarships for Undergraduates

    Government of Western Australia, through the Department of Education and Training offers scholarships of up to A$13,500, to international students to undertake the Western Australian Universities’ Foundation Program. Applicants from all countries will be eligible to apply.

  • Biomedical Repair Training Program

    The Biomedical Equipment Repair Program is dedicated to providing students with the best foundation of knowledge and experience to become biomedical technicians in developing countries. MediSend offers successful candidates a scholarship that covers expenses for the 6-month program duration.

  • Elimu Fund Scholarships for High School Students

    Elimu Fund scholarship helps intelligent Kenyan students with limited financial resources to pursue and successfully complete secondary education. The scholarship, in most cases, will cover 100% of the tuition, dormitory room and board (where applicable), and other associated costs, such as books, uniforms, travel, and a monthly stipend.

  • KCDF Scholarships for High School Students

    The Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) Scholarships are for a period of four years for students admitted to secondary schools. Continuing students requiring less years of support are eligible and grants can only be used for school fees (boarding, examination and tuition fees).

  • HYTES Scholarships for Secondary School Students

    HYTES provides scholarships for community minded and financially challenged secondary students in developing countries. It's focus is on paying for secondary tuition costs for community minded and financially challenged students in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Guatemala.

  • CHES Secondary School Scholarships for Girls

    The Canadian Harambee Education Society (CHES)Provide scholarships to Kenyan and Tanzanian girls who qualify for Secondary School placements, but who need financial assistance in order to attend.

  • Vocational Training Scholarships

    The Tumaini scholarship is designed to fight poverty by training young people for vocational careers. Mentors assist the scholars with career counseling, job matching, job readiness, life skills education, and entrepreneurial skills development. Applicants do not have to be graduates of secondary school but are preferrably graduates of primary school.

  • $12,500 Future Conservationist Awards

    The Conservation Leadership Programme is offering Future Conservationist Awards of up to $12,500 to high potential teams who aim to develop their skills through practical conservation projects. The course is aimed at developing innovative project management, education, facilitation and communication skills.

  • £7,000 Research Grants for Ecologists in Developing Countries

    Grants of up to £7,000 is intended for the purchase of the basic tools needed to conduct a research project, limited in-country travel and in some cases part of the applicant's salary. Successful applicants may go on to apply for a BES Overseas Fellowship that funds further research work, the applicant's salary and international travel.

  • Intensive Language Course in Germany Scholarships

    AAD offers grants to graduate students to attend 8-week intensive language courses at leading institutes in Germany. The scholarship of €1,300 includes tuition, accommodations, and a cash allowance for meals and incidental expenses. DAAD will provide health and accident insurance as well as a travel subsidy of €210.

  • The Whitley Fund for Nature Awards

    The Whitley Fund for Nature Awards offers a wide range of awards of up to £30,00 to outstanding nature conservation leaders around the world. WFN also offer small grants of up to £10,000 to team leaders who, though not yet advanced enough to win a full Whitley Award, show outstanding promise. The Awards are open to all.

  • $10,000 International Human Rights Internship Program Grants IHRIP makes grants available to human rights organizations in Africa to enable their staff to undertake professional development exchange projects. A grant of up to $10,000 covers the travel of the staff member or trainer as well as a basic living stipend and health insurance for the staff member (or trainer).

  • Swedish Institute Scholarships

    Swedish Institute grants scholarship of up to SEK 8,000 per month and travel costs to and from Sweden. The scholarships are designed to cover living expenses. Scholarship holders are insured by SI against illness and accidents in Sweden during the scholarship period and tuition for the eligible programmes is free.

  • £11,000 Sustainable Design Postgraduate Scholarships

    The Faculty is looking for candidates from developing countries, who would not otherwise be able to study sustainable design at postgraduate level in the United Kingdom. The scholarship covers full tuition fees, maintenance and travel grant of £11,000.

  • PhD Scholarships at Copenhagen Business School

    The three-year PhD program allows students to conduct research within a topic of their own choice. The scholarship of up to DKK 27,280 includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary.

  • Victoria Masters by Thesis & PhD Scholarships

    The scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to international students in any subject. PhD Scholarship include,$20,000 each year, Domestic tuition fees and $500 thesis allowance. Amount for Masters by thesis is $15,000 stipend, plus a domestic fees waiver.

  • UNFCCC Fellowship Programme for Mid-Career Professionals

    The fellowship programme is open to individuals working in a broad range of governmental organizations, ranging from educational institutions, research institutes and ministries who are nationals of and working in a developing country.

  • £20,000 BES Overseas Fellowship Scheme

    The British Ecological Society Overseas Fellowship scheme provides grants for ecologists in developing countries to carry out innovative ecological research. Fellowship grants are up to £20,000 for a period of 3 years. Limited in-country travel and part of the applicant's salary can be applied for.

  • WFI International Fellowship Program

    WFI Fellowship Program brings young forestry and forest products professionals from around the world to work at the World Forest Institute for 6 to 12 months. The Fellowship Program offers participants many opportunities, such as conducting studies in the Pacific Northwest related to forestry.

    B: NGO Grants

  • Small Research Grants for African Scientists

    START seeks Pre-Proposals from African scientists for one-year projects on global environmental change in Africa. A Pre-Proposal may be submitted by any African scientist who is associated with an African institution of higher learning or with an African non-governmental organization.

  • IHEU-HIVOS Grants Programme

    IHEU funds Organizations (and exceptionally individuals) from countries which are classified as “least developed” or low/low-middle income countries. A total of Euros 75,000 is available and maximum funding for a single project is Euro 10,000 per grant per year. Organisations and resident nationals of developing countries are eligible to apply.

  • Tourism Cares Worldwide Grant Program

    Tourism Cares, the tourism industry's nonprofit organization, awards charitable grants through its Tourism Cares Worldwide Grant Program to worthy tourism-related nonprofit organizations worldwide for capital improvements as well as education programs in conservation and preservation. Grants of up to $100,000 will be considered.

    C: Conference & Workshops

  • $5,000 Conference and International Meeting Scholarships - No deadline

  • CIDA Conference Fund - No deadline

  • Hayek Fund for Scholars - No deadline

  • World Creative Youth Forum Conference

  • Conference on Prostitution Scholarships

  • Workshop on Peace, Religion and Media - 01 August 2008.

  • Open Architecture Conference Awards - 01 August 2008.

  • Women's Edition Travel and Seminar Funding - 01 August 2008.

  • Systemic Peacebuilding Conference - 15 August 2008.

  • Proposal Writing Workshop on Neglected and Underutilized Species of Plants - 31st August 2008.

  • Women PeaceMakers Conference Scholarships - 12 September 2008.

  • Travel Grants for Scholars and Graduate Students - 15 September 2008.

  • Travel Grants to Three Conferences in Africa - 18 September 2008.

  • European Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms in Stochastic and Dynamic Environments - 05 November 2008.

  • African Digital Scholarship & Curation Conference - 15 December 2008.

    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

  • Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics Scholarships

  • 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: Internships

  • Internships at the IAEA - Awarded to persons studying toward a university degree or who have recently received a degree.

  • 5 ICRC Humanitarian Diplomacy Unit Paid Internships

  • IDRC Internship Award - Africa & Canada

  • Africa Advocacy Intern - Kenya

  • Africa Program Intern - Kenya

  • Environmental Health Intern - Kenya

  • Environmental Health Intern - Ethiopia

  • Young Professionals Program at the World Bank

  • Junior Professional Associates Program - World Bank

    F: Jobs

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

  • Communications & Outreach Officer - Kenya Closing Date: 13 Aug 2008.

  • Regional Representative - Kenya Closing Date: 18 Aug 2008.

  • Logistic Coordinator - Zimbabwe Closing Date: 26 Aug 2008.

  • Administrative Assistant - Kenya Closing Date: 27 Aug 2008.

  • Communications Expert - Tanzania Closing Date: 30 Aug 2008.

  • Community Development Coordinator - Malawi Closing Date: 30 Aug 2008.

  • Steel Foreman & Steel Supervisor Closing Date: None

  • Scholarship 2016/17

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