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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
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
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
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