Advance Africa Newsletter
February 2008 Part III
A free e-zine bringing you inspirational articles, great tips on studying abroad as well as jobs and scholarships alerts.
February 21 2008, ISSUE #066.
Industrialisation Fund for Developing Countries Internship
Art Moves Africa Grants
AMA supports mobility within the African continent by providing the costs of travel, visa and travel insurance for the duration of stay. To apply for an AMA grant you should carefully fill in the application form and send it before the deadline, to the AMA office at info[at]artmovesafrica.org.
Special Scholarships in Engineering, Kochi University of Technology - Japan
Every year in April and October, the Kochi University of Technology enrolls selected foreign students for specific research projects. You will receive up to 1,200, 000 yen per year and you will be exempted from 300,000 yen enrollment fee, 940,000 yen (per year) tuition fee, 150,000 yen (per year) fee for facilities improvement and 150,000yen (per year) cost of experiments and laboratory work.
Oslo Peace Scholarship
Bjørknes College offers a scholarship in Master of International Affairs specialising in Peace and Conflict Studies each year that covers the tuition fee and provides a living allowance. Students spend one semester in Norway pursuing courses in Conflict Resolution and Peace-Building, Ethics of Peace and War, and Gender and War.
100 new Studentships and Bursaries
The King’s Graduate School has announced a package of 100 new postgraduate studentships and bursaries. Bursaries to encourage the retention of King’s students wishing to move from first degree to Masters level, or from Masters level to PhD level are also available.
World Agroforestry Center Scholarships
ICRAF is pleased to announce the availability of thesis research fellowships for students wishing to conduct their research in collaboration with ICRAF Scientists. The grant will be used to cover expenses arising from field research (including travel), laboratory analyses and thesis production.
Public Health Scholarships - Health Education & Training Scholarships
The Public Health Scholarships include international public health training, research, and study programs; public health masters/medical health. The list consists of scholarships that will offer full funding and monthly stipends.
Reebok Human Rights Summer Fellowship
The Reebok Human Rights Fellowship offers students an opportunity to gain practical experience in the field of human rights alongside international human rights leaders. Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) will cover the cost of air travel, accommodation and, for overseas fellowships, appropriate insurance up to a maximum of $2,500.
ORS Awards for Masters/PhD students
The British Government provides a number of awards each year to assist students in meeting the cost of the overseas rate of tuition fee. These awards are available to students of any nationality.
Master Peace and Conflict Studies Scholarship
Tuition fees will be covered by the Australian National University (ANU) and Bjørknes College, and students will receive some funding towards living costs as a scholarship. Students spend one semester at Bjørknes College in Norway with faculty from the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) pursuing courses in Conflict Resolution and Peace-Building, Ethics of Peace and War, and Gender and War.
The Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP)
Awards will be made on a competitive basis to students who show strong scientific and leadership potential. Emphasis will be placed on work that has relevance to the national development of the student’s home country.
e8 Sustainable Energy Development Scholarships
The e8 Sustainable Energy Development Scholarships are made available to outstanding students from developing countries and economies in transition. Scholarships ranging between US$ 23,000 to US$ 30,000 per year for up to two years are offered.
Short Courses and Postgraduate Scholarships
VLIR awards scholarships to students from developing countries to study one of the 15 International Courses Programme (ICPs) or one of the 6 International Training Programmes (ITPs). These scholarships cover all costs.
EMBO Short Term Fellowships
The EMBO Short Term Fellowships cover travel plus subsistence of the fellow. The Fellowships are established to help scientists to visit another laboratory with a view to applying a technique not available in the home laboratory.
Use & Abuse of Power Conference Fellowships, Viadrina Summer University
The Viadrina Summer University offers 25 fellowships towards the Use & Abuse of Power Conference Fellowships. Fellowships cover tuition, accommodation, travelling costs and a lump sum of 200s Euro towards meals and living costs.
FAIR Grant Contest For African Investigative Journalists
Two grants of up to Euro 4000 each, are funded by the Netherlands Institute on Southern Africa (Niza), and are intended to be used by a journalist for an investigative story that would not otherwise be published. Applications are open to all investigative journalists based, working and operating in Africa.
Lord Dahrendorf Scholarships - London School of Economics
The London School of Economics is pleased to announce 10 Lord Dahrendorf Scholarships valued at £17,352. This new scholarship programme is intended to offer students from developing countries the opportunity to undertake postgraduate study at London School of Economics.
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Scholarships
Each year, the MMMF awards grants to women from developing countries engaged in graduate studies in the United States or Canada. Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Scholarships Grant amounts to about $11,000.
Worcester Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
The Worcester Commonwealth Shared Scholarship supports scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom. The scholarship pays students’ tuition fees, thesis expenses, study travel grant, the cost of airfare to and from the United Kingdom and excess baggage allowance for accompanied books up to 10kg on return home.
Information Sciences and Geography Commonwealth Scholarships, Aberystwyth University
The award is intended to assist a student from a developing Commonwealth country who has the requisite academic background but cannot afford the tuition fee and is not eligible for any other British Government award. The award covers tuition fees, the costs of travel to and from the UK and provides a living allowance.
University of Glasgow Commonwealth Scholarships
Students of excellent academic calibre from developing Commonwealth countries may apply for a small number of Scholarships. The scholarship offers tutition fees, monthly stipend, return air fair from home country.
Sheffield Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Hallam University welcomes applications from students for this award. The award covers tuition fees and living costs for the duration of a course.
Scholarship Exchange Programme, Media Institute of Southern Africa Scholarships (MISA)
This scholarship exchange programme aims to assist individual media practitioners in all areas of the media (managerial, editorial, advertising, and technical) to work on attachment in another media institution to learn new skills and develop existing ones. Travel and other costs are covered by MISA.
Ark Foundation of Africa Grants
AFA is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of children and families in East Africa, whose lives have been devastated by war, poverty and HIV/AIDS. The Foundation grants provides cost-free secondary schooling to impoverished children who have been forced to drop out of school due to poverty.
Oxford Brookes MBA Scholarships
ACCA awards two scholarships each year to members wishing to complete the Oxford Brookes MBA. The scholarship covers the full MBA course fee which includes the textbooks and assessment fees.
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
The Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme provides a limited number of scholarships each year to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July.
UK Hodgkinson Postgraduate Scholarship, Oxford Brookes University
These scholarships contribute to the height of tuition fees for international students to a full-time master for a period of one year. The scholarships are designed to provide an award against the financing of tuition fees for engineering studies at the School of the Built Environment and do not include a contribution for living expenses, travel, books, or other accessory.
Geography Masters Programmes Scholarships - University of Leeds - UK
The School of Geography will award scholarships of up to £2,000 to the best international applicants for any Geography Masters Programmes. Any Scholarships awarded to part-time students will be pro-rata, but will cover the duration of the course.
Master's in Energy and Environmental Management and Economics Scholarships - Italy
The Eni Corporate University announces a competition for an academic course that leads to a Master's Degree in Energy and Environmental Management and Economics - MEDEA. The School offers students a financial contribution for the accommodation and living expenses. Moreover, students are given free training materials and the opportunity to avail themselves of Eni canteen facilities.
African Guest Researchers Scholarship Programme
This scholarship programme is directed at scholars in Africa, engaged in research on the African continent. The Guest Researcher’s scholarship includes a return air-fare (Economy Class), accommodation, a subsistence allowance of SEK (Swedish kronor) 250 (approx. USD 30) a day (maximum SEK 25,000 for 90 days) plus an installation grant of SEK 2,500 (approx. USD 300), a shared office and free photocopying facilities up to a maximum of 1,000 copies.
Futuris Foundation scholarships
Scholarships are awarded for the duration of one academic year, with a maximum of three years for a successful student originating from developing countries including at least one year at a university in the home country. Students from developing countries will be considered with priority.
This grant meets the direct costs of a research project falling within the objectives of the Wellcome Trust's Biomedical Ethics Programme, where such expenses cannot be met by the applicant's host institution. Applicants from non-academic institutions may be considered; in such cases, the office will investigate eligibility criteria.
Small project grant
The purpose of the Small project grant is to meet the direct costs of a modest research project falling within the objectives of the Wellcome Trust's Biomedical Ethics Programme, where such expenses cannot be met by the applicant's host institution.
Tetley and Lupton Scholarships - University of Leeds - UK
Up to nine awards of £4000 to £5200 (value of award depends on course undertaken) will be made available to international students who wish to undertake taught postgraduate study in session 2008/09. These awards are given towards the cost of academic fees for candidates liable to pay tuition fees at the full-cost rate for international students.
PhD Studentship in Interacting Turbulent Flames, University of Cambridge
The studentship will offer funding, covering all fees and maintenance will be available for the three years. The studentship will commence from 1st October 2008.
PhD Position in Underwater Acoustic Communication, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
A fellowship at NTNU is normally awarded for 3-4 years with 0-25% of the time spent on teaching and other academic work for the department. Highly motivated individuals holding a master’s degree in physics, telecommunications or other relevant disciplines are being sought.
PhD Scholarships at Ruhr Graduate School in Economics - Germany
The Ruhr Graduate School Econ offers a number of PhD Scholarships (1250 Euro per month, approx. 1.850 USD) available for students who will commence their studies in 2008. The maximum duration of a scholarship is three years and it’s tax-free. The program is free of tuition fees.
PhD Studentships in Applied Microeconomics, Trinity College Dublin - Ireland
University of Dublin, Trinity College invites applications for a PhD Position in Applied Microeconomics. The scholarship will offer €16,000 stipend p.a. plus tuition fees. The duration of the contract is 3 years beginning April 1st, 2008.
PhD Studentship in Distributed Computing, University of Bristol - UK
University of Bristol invites applications for PhD Studentship Social Insect-Inspired Algorithms for Decentralised Control in Distributed Computing. The studentship will pay tuition fees and a stipend of 12,600 GBP per annum for 3 years. Applications from Overseas applicants will be considered.
African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowships
The ADDRF will award a maximum of 16 fellowships in the first year. These fellowships will be awarded to advanced doctoral students who are within two years of completing their doctoral dissertation topics addressing health systems-related issues or sexuality from any disciplinary perspective are eligible for consideration.
C: Grants for NGOs
Abbott Fund Grants
Abbott Fund approach is to support programs that are results-driven and make a lasting impact on people’s lives. In partnership with others, Abbott Fund strive to make a lasting impact on people’s lives and encourage others to action.
Global Fund for Children (GFC) Grants
The Global Fund for Children (GFC) supports small, community-based programs that provide education and life skills training. Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 per year, growing in size and scope over the course of the funding relationship.
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) Grants
OSISA oversees US$5 million in grants distributed annually. The programmes broadly focus on education, media, information and communication technology (ICT), human rights and democracy.
The Coca-Cola Foundation Grants
Over the past 10 years, the Foundation has contributed more than $155 million in support of education and $164 million in support of community programs and initiatives. Grants are awarded throughout the year on business plan priorities, tax requirements, legal compliance and approval by the Foundation's Board of Directors.
The Christensen Fund (TCF) Grants
Grant size is typically in the range of $50,000 to $100,000 over one or two years and TCF focus on the African Rift Valley (especially Southwest Ethiopia and also Northern Kenya). Grant seeking organizations need to be not-for-profit organization, government unit, university or museum.
Writing Competition for Sub-Saharan Africa
The competition is open to all African radio organizations, including broadcasters, production organizations, NGOs with radio projects, and farmers’ associations with radio shows.
D: Upcoming deadlines
Deputy Country Representative, Population Services International, Zambia
Field Location Manager, War Child Holland - Sudan
Program Director, Christian Children's Fund - Sierra Leone
Economic Growth and Infrastructure Assessment, Management Systems International (MSI), Sudan
Water & Sanitation Engineer, The United Methodist Committee on Relief, Sudan
Regional Technical Advisor for HIV, Catholic Relief Services, Democratic Republic of Congo
Sponsorship Advisor Nairobi, Kenya
Area Veterinary Coordinator, Somali Animal Health Services Project
Health Coordinator, International Rescue Committee - Sudan
Regional Technical Advisor for HIV, Catholic Relief Services, Democratic Republic of Congo
Assistant Country Director, Programme, CARE, Zimbabwe
Director, Social Protection Team - CARE - Zambia
Sanitation and Environmental Health Coordinator (EH) Coordinator, International Rescue Committee, Central African Republic
Finance and Administration Officer, Merlin - Bangui
Logisitician in Niger, GOAL
Southern Africa Programme Manager, Marine Stewardship Council - South Africa