Advance Africa Newsletter
July 2007 Part IV
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Serving Africans around the world.
July 25 2007, ISSUE #044.
1. Oxford University 21st Century Entrepreneurship Challenge Competition
The overall competition winner will receive the top prize of GBP 35,000 in cash, with three further prizes of GBP10,000 for the winner of each challenge track. To be considered eligible for the 2007 competition, all entries must demonstrate a positive social and/or environmental impact as well as an economic return.
2. Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation
The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation(PGSF) dispenses undergraduate college scholarships and graduate fellowship assistance to talented men and women interested in graphic communications careers. All scholarship students must be full-time students. Scholarships are not awarded for part-time study.
3. Sauve Scholars, McGill University, Montreal Canada
Sauve Scholars is an opportunity for highly-motivated people, under thirty, of demonstrated leadership potential, to come to Montreal for eight months to research, reflect, question and enlarge upon their understanding of the state of the world and their roles in effecting positive change. Scholars will be awarded a stipend valued at $30,000 Canadian for travel, tuition, housing, meals and supplies.
4. VLIR Scholarships in Belgium
Each year, a number of VLIR Scholarships are available to students of developing countries. These scholarships cover all costs.
5. Masters Scholarships for Developing Countries - Sweden
The Swedish Institute and the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida) sponsor a range of scholarships for master's level studies at Swedish universities, targeted at citizens of developing countries and for specific programmes. You are eligible for these scholarships if you are a university graduate, citizen of a developing country and have several years of relevant work experience.
6. Scholarships for developing countries students - University of Westminster, UK
International students from developing countries holding an offer for a full-time Masters degree are invited to apply for these scholarships. The criteria for selection is academic excellence, development potential and financial need.
7. Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships
Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships (AFPF) are for journalists from countries other than the U.S. The fellowships cover all costs of international and national U.S. travel. A monthly stipend is provided to cover basic living expenses.
8. Daniel Pearl Foundation Fellowships
The Daniel Pearl Journalism Fellowship established in partnership with the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships brings promising, mid-career foreign journalists to work for six months in a US newsroom. The fellowships cover all costs of program-related international and domestic U.S. travel, health insurance, and provides a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses.
9. Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
The Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes.
10. Rhodes Scholarships
Rhodes Scholarships are tenable for full time study at the University of Oxford, England. A Rhodes Scholar receives £9,840 sterling a year as a personal allowance in Oxford and this is adjusted annually.
11. European Master of Science in International Health
Applications are now being accepted for European Master of Science in International Health Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. Scholarship awards are 24,200,00 Euro per selected student.
12. The Africa Thesis Award
The African Studies Centre (ASC), the Netherlands institute for Southern Africa (NiZA) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) are offering you the chance to win €4000 in The Africa Thesis Award. Any final-year student who has completed his/her Masters thesis with distinction at a university in Africa or the Netherlands can apply.
13. New UCL Futures Masters Scholarships - MSc Environmental Mapping, UK
UCL is offering two scholarships for the new MSc in Environmental Mapping. The successful candidates will be selected from those who have been accepted onto the course by 31 August.
14. Norwegian Federation of University Women Grants, Ellen Gleditsch’s Stipendiefond
This fellowship is tenable at any Norwegian or other approved research institution in Norway. The competition is open to women who hold an academic degree equivalent to a Masters.
15. Translational Research Funding Program - International Diabetes Federation
The International Diabetes Federation has launched a new grant program to fund projects that adapt science to meet the needs of people living with diabetes and to implement practical solutions for improving diabetes care and prevention worldwide. Pilot Projects may receive grants of up to $65,000 each. Outcome Projects may receive grants of up to $400,000 each.
16. Access to Learning Award - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
A program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation the Access to Learning Award honors "innovative organizations that are opening a world of online information to people in need." Applications are open to institutions outside the United States that are working with disadvantaged communities.
17. Two Fully-funded Exeter Graduate Fellowships in Human Geography, The University of Exeter, UK
Exeter Graduate Fellowships offer the chance to undertake 4 years of fully-funded PhD research while also gaining valuable teaching experience. A stipend of approx £12,500 p.a. and full payment of fees.
18. International Architecture Competition - Living Steel's Architecture Competition for Sustainable Housing
This programme was developed to help address societal pressures stemming from increasing urban population densities. More than €14.25 million has been committed to support the global search for more efficient and effective housing solutions.
19. DAAD Scholarship Programme
DAAD Scholarship Programmes have benefited hundreds of African students since inception. The scholarships are given each year to postgraduate students wishing to study for a master‘s or PhD degree.
20. International PhD Studentship in Structural Engineering, University of Loughborough - UK
Applications are invited for an international doctoral studentship in the Department of Civil and Building Engineering, Structures Group, leading to the award of a PhD degree. A £12,300 per annum tax free stipend for living expenses will be paid to the successful candidate.
B. Upcoming deadlines
1. Programme Manager at Tearfund - Kenya
2. Nutrition Specialist, UNICEF - Ethiopia
3. Livelihoods Co-ordinator, Oxfam Great Britain - Sudan
4. Programme Engineer, Concern - Sierra Leone
5. Nutritionist, Concern - Sudan