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August 12 2008, ISSUE #083.

August 2008 Part I

"The future belongs to the competent. It belongs to those who are very, very good at what they do. It does not belong to the well meaning." - Brian Tracy

  • ***Join the British Army!
  • ***How to Win Your Scholarship!
  • ***Swedish Institute Masters Scholarships
  • ***DAAD Scholarships
  • ***Erasmus Mundus Scholarships
  • ***Huygens Scholarships

    A: Scholarships

  • Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africa

    The Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship of up to £50,000, aims to help produce exceptional leaders for Africa by attracting and supporting outstanding sub-Saharan African students on the full-time MBA Programme at London Business School.

  • Masters in Public Policy and Management Scholarships - Distance Learning

    The PPM programme scholarships are available to students living and working in developing countries. The PPM programme is especially relevant for public professionals involved in shaping and implementing policy objectives, or those wanting to develop a career in this field.

  • Masters of Public Administration Scholarships by Distance Learning

    Scholarships are available to students living and working in developing countries, particularly those working in or with public organisations, including NGOs, aid agencies and local/national government departments. The Masters programmes covered by these bursaries are flexible.

  • 250 Scholarships for Students

    There are 250 Scholarships (Full + Partial fee)available at University of Huddersfield, UK. The scholarships are available in all Schools and are open to all applicants who lack funding but have outstanding academic merit and excellent research potential.

  • TIT Undergraduate Scholarships

    TIT provides undergraduate programs and Chinese language program. Benefits include free accommodation for a duration of 4 academic years. TIT also offer a generous scholarship.

  • Graça Machel Scholarship Programme

    The Graça Machel Scholarship Programme provides a minimum of 60 postgraduate scholarships to female students from Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa and Zambia in both South Africa and the UK. The scholarship includes payment of a maintenance allowance, travel, health insurance and tuition fees.

  • $30,000 Sauvé Scholars Foundation Education Grants

    The Program seeks highly-motivated candidates who have completed their undergraduate education, or the equivalent, but who have not necessarily attained an advanced degree. Scholars will be awarded a stipend valued at $30,000 Canadian for travel, tuition, housing, meals and supplies.

  • DAAD Study Scholarships for Foreign Students in USA

    The monthly stipends range from €715 to €795, depending on the level of academic advancement. Artists and musicians monthly stipend is €715. In addition, DAAD will cover health insurance and and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs. Applicants in all academic fields are welcome to apply.

  • £20,000 Deutsche Bank Scholarships for Women

    The Deutsche Bank scholarships in the amount of £20,000 each will be awarded to MBA and Masters in Finance students. The scholarships are designed to enable talented women with an interest in the finance sector to study at London Business School.

  • AU $10,000 Tourism and Hospitality Scholarships

    The scholarships are offered to international students who wish to study tourism and hospitality in Australia at THE-ICE member institutions. Applicants can choose from over 60 programs in tourism business management, hotel/resort management, sport/event tourism or ecotourism.

  • £20,000 Annual Fund MBA Scholarships

    The London Business School Annual Fund Scholarships of up to £20,000 are awarded on a merit basis. Candidates are considered automatically for Annual Fund scholarships. You do not need to submit a separate application.

  • US$15,000 Dan David Scholarships

    Ten scholarships are awarded to doctoral and post-doctoral students at universities throughout the world and ten scholarships at Tel Aviv University. The Prize is granted according to merit, without discrimination based on gender, race, religion, nationality, or political affiliation.

  • Peace and Conflict Studies Scholarships

    For Canberra courses, the scholarship of A$12,000 cover tuition fees and A$6,200 towards living costs as a stipend and NOK 40,000 in tuition fee and NOK 30,000 towards living costs as a stipend for courses offerefd in Oslo.

  • International Development Awards

    $20,000 per year will be awarded, to cover justifiable field research expenses. Candidates must propose a budget that covers the costs of fieldwork in Canada and/or other developing countries. Awards are for students interested in research into a problem that is common to First Nations or Inuit communities in Canada and a developing country.

  • The Windle Trust International Scholarships

    Windle Trust International provides access to education and training for those affected by conflict in Africa. The Trust sponsors refugees and internally displaced people at vocational institutes and universities in Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and Ethiopia. It also sponsors Postgraduate refugees and internally displaced people from the Horn and East Africa at universities in the UK.

  • Postgraduate Scholarships at University of Nairobi

    The Gandhi Smarak Nidhi fund will offer a limited number of partial scholarships tenable at the University of Nairobi, for Masters and Postgraduate Diploma studies.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Media Management Scholarships

    The scholarships, which cover full accommodation at Rhodes University, the PDMM tuition fees, medical insurance, books and stationery and a small subsistence allowance, are sponsored by MTN. The PDMM is a one-year fulltime programme.

  • Full Distance Learning Scholarships at Swiss Management Center

    The Fund considers applications of candidates who prove sustained academic excellence and dedicates partial or full assistance to waive off the tuition fees and related academic materials. The Scholarship Fund covers tuitions on Distance Learning Graduate and Doctoral levels.

  • IRCSET Postgraduate Research Scholarships

    Under the Postgraduate Research Scholarship Scheme, funding of €24,000 is provided for each of three years for Doctorate level research (total funding of €72,000) and one year (€24,000) for Masters level research.

  • £6000 BFWG Women Graduates Foundation Grants

    BFWG have limited funds to make awards to women graduates undertaking postgraduate study or research in Great Britain. There is no upper age limit and the scholarships of up to £6,000 are intended to encourage advanced scholarship and original research by women graduates regardless of nationality.

  • The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes

    NFP fellowship is granted for the duration of the programme and it is intended to provide a contribution towards the costs of living, to cover the costs of tuition fees, cost of visas, travel, insurance, thesis research, etc. Fellowships are awarded to individuals and the need for training must occur within the context of the organization for which an applicant works.

  • IAD Tuition Fellowship Award

    IAD Tuition Fellowship Award is a one-year fellowship awarded on a competitive basis to graduate students from sub Saharan Africa. The fellowship covers tuition and fees for one academic year. Candidates from sub Saharan Africa are encouraged to apply for the fellowship award.

  • Human Rights Watch Fellowships

    Human Rights Watch, the international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization, invites applications for its fellowship program. Benefits include $48,000 salary for fellows plus excellent employer-paid benefits.

  • $27,000 Satter Human Rights Fellowships

    The Human Rights Program offers fellowships annually to work with organizations promoting human rights defense in response to mass atrocity or widespread and severe patterns of rights abuse. The fellowship carries a stipend of $27,000 for the 12-month fellowship period, plus medical and other benefits.

  • £20,000 MBA Scholarships for Women

    Forté Foundation offers fellowships of up to £20,000 each, to women who are pursuing a full-time MBA education at participating business schools. The Fellowships are intended to increase the number of women enrolling in MBA programs.

  • $10,000 ITTO Fellowship Programme

    ITTO Fellowships provides tuition/training/conference fees, transportation fees, daily subsistence allowance, book allowance and other allowances. For post-gradate studies, only a partial tuition fee or a small research grant can be provided.

  • Studentships in Conservation Biology

    The Arcadia Fund is providing funding for research studentships in Conservation Biology, to be based in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK. Arcadia Fund expect to fund two students from less developed countries to start in autumn 2009, with a third student to start a year later.


    B: NGO Grants

  • £300,000 Innovation Challenge Fund

    The Research into Use programme aims to maximise the poverty-reducing impact of the DFID-funded natural resources research produced under the RNRRS in sub-Saharan Africa. The budget for a single African ICF initiative is £300,000 GBP over the next three years.

  • £30,000 International Engagement Awards

    The scheme is open to a wide range of people, including media professionals, educators, science communicators, health professionals and researchers in bioscience, health, bioethics and history. Partnership projects (between different people and organisations, e.g. scientists and media professionals, ethicists and community workers) are welcome.


    C: Conference & Workshops

  • Systemic Peacebuilding Conference - 15 August 2008.

  • Hotspots Training Workshop in Tanzania - 27 August 2008.

  • Africanist Graduate Student Conference - 29 August 2008.

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

  • The Politics of Epidemics in Africa Conference - 01 September 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.

  • World Creative Youth Forum Conference

  • Conference on Prostitution Scholarships

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

  • CIDA Conference Fund - No deadline

  • Hayek Fund for Scholars - No deadline


    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.

  • 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

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

  • Web Animation / Graphics Designer Consultant - Kenya Closing Date: 15 Aug 2008.

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

  • Programme Officer - Kenya Closing Date: 22 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.