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Dear, Outstandining Opportunities for Undergrads & Postgrads #004.
September 13, 2006
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September 2006, ISSUE #004.


Welcome to this week’s issue. As always, I request that you share this newsletter with as many people as possible.

If you an undergraduate student, you can apply for Huygens Scholarships Programme and complete your studies in the Netherlands (any subject). Rarely do you get such a generous scholarship programme offering a monthly allowance of €900 and enabling you to transfer and complete your studies elsewhere. I hope many African undergraduate students take advantage of this opportunity. The same programme is available for master’s studies. See below for details.

For those studying in the UK, remember Emergency Small Grants Programme provides emergency small grants to students who have come from Africa to study in the UK but run into unexpected financial difficulties in their last few months of study, click here for details. Newby Trust Awards makes similar grants, click here for details.

It is important to study these opportunities which are open for all students and make an application. I once casually applied for such grants while studying at University of Aberdeen. An investment of several hours on the Internet over several days yielded about £3000 in emergency grants. I was informed that funds ended up going back to the trusts I applied to - simply because not enough applications were received. If you are at the University of Aberdeen, email me and I will send you details of who to see for grants available in that University.

A. Scholarships & Grants

1. Master of Fine Arts in New Media Scholarships

Scholarships are available to study areas such as Animation, Architecture, Curatorial Work, Cyber Art, Film/Video, Game Design, Graphic Design, Installation Art, Interactive Art, Interdisciplinary Art, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, and Sound/Music. Click here for details.

2. Georgia Rotary Student Program, USA (Undergraduate)

The Georgia Rotary Student Program is aimed at promoting world peace through understanding by offering scholarships to international students for one year of study in Georgia colleges and universities.(USA) Click here for details.

3. MA in Human Rights Practice Scholarships

The Erasmus Mundus MA in Human Rights Practice Scholarships are for study at Roehampton University (London, UK), Göteborgs Universitet, Sweden and Universitet I Tromsø in Norway. Graduate students would receive a grant of EURO 42,000 for 24 months study. Click here for details.

4. Swiss Government Scholarships

For the academic year 2007-2008 the Swiss Government is offering two scholarships, as well as a number of arts scholarships to students from a pool of countries, including Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Cameroon Madagascar,Egypt, Tanzania and Tunisia. Click here for details.

5. Erasmus Mundus MA Audiovisual Translation Scholarships

The Erasmus Mundus MA Audiovisual Translation Scholarships are awarded for study in London, Barcelona, Antwerp and Leiria. Graduate students would receive a grant of EURO 42,000 for 24 months study. Click here for details.

6. Ian Wark Research Institute Scholarships - Australia

The Wark is seeking new graduates, or graduates with work experience, for a number of prestigious Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) projects. These scholarships will enable students to undertake research projects of strategic importance. Click here for details.

7. Huygens Scholarship Programme, Netherlands (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

The HSP Huygens Scholarship Programme is open to students from all countries of the world. It is aimed at talented students who want to come to the Netherlands in the final phase of their bachelor's studies or during their master's studies. Study can include research and/or practical training. Click here for details.

8. Special Overseas Student Scholarship - Australia

The Special Overseas Student Scholarship (SOSS) is offered by University of Ballarat, Australia. Click here for details.

9. University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarships - Australia (Masters & PhD)

The scholarship provides an exemption for tuition fees, a Faculty-funded living allowance ($19,231 p.a. tax exempt in 2006) and the payment of Overseas Students Health Cover. Duration: three years for a PhD degree and two years for a Master’s degree. Click here for details.

10.The Jack Bloomfield Scholarship - Australia

A generous bequest by the late Jack Bloomfield to SPELD-NSW has enabled the establishment of a PhD Scholarship to support full-time doctoral research on Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulty. Click here for details.

11. John Bicknell Research Scholarship, Australia

This scholarship provides stipendiary support (approximately $19,500 tax free per year) for three years of a Doctor of Philosophy, and two years of a Masters by research program. Click here for details.

12. Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarships

The Endeavour IPRS programme provides approximately 330 new scholarships each year and enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers. Click here for details.

13. University of Edinburgh International Master's Scholarships - UK

The University of Edinburgh will offer sixteen Master's scholarships for postgraduate study in any subject offered by the University. Click here for details.

14. International Postgraduate Research Scholarships - Australia

Candidates with excellent first degrees in the areas of physics, mathematics, computer science and geophysics are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Click here for details.

15. PhD Studentship in Hospital Management - Ireland

This studentship, funded by Postgraduate R & D Skills Programme, is available at Dublin Institute of Technology. This interdisciplinary project involves the study of the internal dynamics of hospitals as an environment of uncertainty, variability and limited resources. Click here for details.

16. PhD scholarship at the research centre Jülich - Germany

Interested applicants should have a background in chemistry. Expertise in analytical methods (enzyme assays, protein determination, UV/Vis, FTIR, HPLC, GC) is highly desired. Click here for details.

17. PhD Animal - Welfare Objective Measures

The research aims to bring a strong scientific focus to understanding and measuring the welfare of farm animals. Two PhD projects are offered, one with sheep and the other with beef cattle. Click here for details.

18. Special Education Centre PhD Scholarships - Australia

Four full time postgraduate positions in the area of special education are available at Macquarie University commencing in 2007. This scholarship is for study in Australia for those who have achieved Honours 1 or equivalent. Click here for details.

19. ABBEST PhD Research Scholarships at Dublin Institute of Technology - Ireland

Applications are sought from exceptional graduates for the New Abbest PhD Research Scholarships. These scholarships will be include a maintenance grant of €16,000 p.a. for 3.5years, plus €2,000 expenses plus all programme fees. Click here for details.

20. Master of Fine Arts Scholarships

The IHS Film & Fiction Scholarships of up to $10,000 in tuition and stipend are awarded by the IHS to support students who will be pursuing a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree in film making, fiction writing, or playwriting full-time. Click here for details.

B. Upcoming deadlines

1. Rhodes Scholarships

Closing date 15/09/2006

2. IDRC Internship Award; Africa & Canada

Closing date 12/09/2006

3. DAAD Scholarship Programme

Closing date 30/09/2006

4. Constance McCullough Award

Closing date 01/10/2006

5. Master in Insurance and Risk Management - Italy

Closing date 30/10/2006

6. Bentley Cropping Systems Fellowship - Canada or an African country

Closing date 01/10/2006

7. Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

Closing date 01/11/2006

8. Chevening Scholarships

Applications & Closing date - November.

The website has a number of development job opportunities posted in the last one week.

It also has very many upcoming art competitions, poetry contests etc. Go over these opportunities and participate if you are an artist.

, that is it for today. All the best in your endeavours.


Joe Ngugi.

Kind regards,

Joe Ngugi.

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