2017 MO Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program for Africans

Applications are invited for Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program available for young professionals, mid-career and new executives from Africa. The fellowships offer the opportunity to work in the executive offices of either the African Development Bank (Abidjan), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa) or the International Trade Centre (Geneva)

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION: The Mo Ibrahim Foundation aims to support good governance and great leadership in Africa.

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is an African foundation, established in 2006 with one focus: the critical importance of governance and leadership in Africa. It is their belief that governance and leadership lie at the heart of any tangible and shared improvement in the quality of life of African citizens

This one-year fellowship programme is available for young professionals, mid-career and new executives. It is a leadership fellowship which allows talented individuals to increase and enhance their professional capacity, with the intention of contributing to the governance and development of their countries thereby creating a pipeline of future African leaders

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Ibrahim Leadership Fellow will take leadership download...guidance from the President, the Chief Operating Officer and/or a designated Representative. Administratively, the Fellow will be assigned to the Bank’s Strategy Department (STRG). With this guidance, the Fellow will contribute to the design and implementation of strategic assignments that will increase and enhance their professional and leadership capacity, with the intention of contributing to the governance and development of their countries. The Fellow will also have the following responsibilities:

  • Advise on and develop strategic initiatives to advance the Bank’s mission and objectives
  • Plan, develop, and implement strategies for generating resources
  • Conceive, develop and promote innovations in Bank development policies
  • Review activity reports and financial statements to determine progress and status in attaining objectives and revise objectives and plans in accordance with current conditions
  • Undertake other duties as assigned

 

ELIGIBILITY: The Fellowship is for young professionals, mid-career and new executives. To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries. The fellow must be;

  • National of an African country
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience
  • Master’s degree holder
  • Under the age of 40, or 45 for women with children
  • Any additional criteria as set by the host

MO Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program is open to citizens of Africa; Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Madagascar, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, São Tomé & Príncipe, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Sudan

Note: Applicants also need to be national of one of AfDB member countries

HOW TO APPLY: Prospective fellows who meet the eligibility criteria should apply direct to the relevant institution using the links below

The African Development Bank (AfDB)

Application link

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

UNECA vacancies page

The International Trade Centre (ITC)

Application link

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application deadline is 14 October, 2016

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2016/2017 TWAS-SN Bose Fellowship Programme for Scholars from Developing Countries

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Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 TWAS-SN Bose Fellowship Programme for Scholars from Developing Countries

This Fellowship Programme is available for foreign scholars from developing countries other than India and is awarded in the field of physical sciences

Fellowship description

The aim of the TWAS-SN Bose Fellowship Programme is to enable and encourage academically able students from developing countries with the world’s largest South-South PhD and post-doctoral research fellowship programme. TWAS helps early-career researchers to gain education and experience at top global science institutions

List of Subjects: Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physics

Eligibility

Candidates for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year
  • Be nationals of a developing country (other than India)
  • Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country
  • Hold a Master’s degree in physics, mathematics or physical chemistry
  • Be accepted by a department of the S.N. Bose National Centre. Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Dean (Academic Programme), S.N. Bose National Centre for Sciences by e-mail) applicantsmust accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their CV, a research proposal outline and two reference letters
  • Provide evidence of proficiency in English, if the medium of education was not English
  • Provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship
  • Not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship
  • Be financially responsible for any accompanying family members
  • Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there

Citizens of the following developing countries can apply for this postgraduate fellowship programme:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Value

S.N. Bose will provide;

  • A monthly stipend to cover living costs and food. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency
  • Free on-campus accommodation will be provided
  • The monthly stipend does not cover comprehensive health insurance.  The Centre does, however, deduct a small contribution towards a Contributory Medical Scheme. The benefits are partial reimbursement of Doctor’s fees, medicines and/or hospitalisation costs if any, and only for costs incurred in Kolkata. The reimbursement structure is along the lines of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) of the Government of India

How to apply

  • Applications for the TWAS-S.N. Bose Postgraduate Fellowship Programme should be sent to TWAS only (by email)
  • Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from a department of the S.N. Bose National Centre when applying, or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection
  • Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper, signed and sent as attachments via e-mail to TWAS only. The subject line must contain SNBOSE/PG/ and the candidate’s surname
  • Only signed reference letters can be accepted. The letters can be submitted either by the referee or by the applicant directly

Application deadline

The application deadline is 31 August, 2016

For further information, click here

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KAUST Fellowship for PhD and MS/PhD Program in Saudi Arabia for Fall 2017

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Applications are invited for the Fall 2017 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Fellowship for PhD and MS/PhD Program in Saudi Arabia. This Fellowship is available to Saudi Arabian and International students enrolling in MS/Ph.D. and Ph.D. programs

Fellowship description

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate research university of science and technology renowned by global benchmarks. KAUST advances science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research integrated with graduate education. They are a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world

These Fellowships are available for pursuing MS/Ph.D. and Ph.D. program in all subjects available at KAUST

Eligibility

Applicants should meet the requirements below:

  • KAUST requires a minimum TOEFL score of 79 on the IBT (Internet Based Test) or 6.0 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • The KAUST admissions code is 4107. Only official TOEFL or IELTS scores will be accepted
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for tests administered by an educational institution for admission to that particular institution are not acceptable
  • A TOEFL or IELTS score is not required if the applicant received a degree from an accredited institution in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand
  • KAUST does not require the GRE exam for admission. However, we strongly encourage students to take the GRE general test. A high quantitative score on the GRE will enhance a student’s application
  • Official test results should be sent directly from ETS. The KAUST admissions code is 4139. The average GRE quantitative score for admitted students is currently 774 out of 800
  • Saudi Arabian and International Students can apply for this Fellowship
  • Note: All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English, the language of instruction at KAUST.  Those applicants who are unable to produce English language proficiency test score or the optional GRE score by the deadline may still apply. However, applicants must submit their scores or upcoming test date including the confirmation/registration code to complete their application and enable it to move forward to the faculty review committee. (KAUST Admissions ETS TOEFL code 4107). (KAUST Admissions ETS GRE code 4139)

Fellowship Value

All admitted students receive the benefits of the KAUST Fellowship which support students for the duration of their graduate studies. The benefits of the KAUST Fellowship include:

  • Full tuition support
  • Monthly living allowance (ranging between $20,000-30,000 annual, depending on qualifications and progression through degree programs)
  • Housing*
  • Medical and dental coverage*
  • Relocation support
  • Charges may apply to dependent housing and medical and dental coverage*

How to apply

Applications should be submitted online. There are six components to the KAUST Fellowship application, including:

  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • University provided official copy of Transcripts / Mark sheets/ Graduation Certificate/ Academic Record from every institution previously attended. A scan of the transcript provided by the university in the native language must be uploaded into the online application form along with the certified English translation
  • Transcript must include the university grading scale for all documents submitted. If offered admission, an official final transcript must be sent to the Office of Admissions prior to arrival (during the on boarding process) in a sealed envelope by post
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS English language proficiency score (A TOEFL or IELTS score is not required if the applicant received a degree from an accredited institution in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.)
  • Official GRE scores (GRE submission is strongly encouraged and will enhance their application, but it is not a compulsory requirement for consideration.)
  • Application Form

Application deadline

Applications for Fall 2017, is open now

For official information, click here. However, if you have any questions, you can leave a comment below.

200 CERN Graduate Engineering Training Fellowship in Switzerland

Applications are invited for the 2016 CERN Graduate Engineering Training Fellowship in Switzerland. Approximately 200 CERN Fellowships will be awarded to graduates of higher education (university or technical school) and wish to join a research group intend to pursue graduate studies in the year 2017

Fellowship description

CERN’s people are driven by a shared goal, a single purpose. They want to achieve the impossible, to do what’s never been done before. Everyone here strives to be the best they can be, true specialists and industry “firsts” are created regularly – not just in the world of physics

Fellowships are offered in the field of Civil Engineering, Controls and Data Acquisition, Electricity, Electro-mechanics, Electronics, Health, Safety & Environment, Information Technologies, Materials Science & Surface Engineering, Mechanics, Physics, Support & Administration

A feature of the COFUND program is the possibility to spend up to 12 months of the Fellowship contract at another institute, provided that the work still corresponds to the original project at CERN

Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this fellowship program:

  • You must have an MSc level diploma or above with no more than 10 years relevant experience
  • You are a national of a CERN Member State. However, a limited number of positions are also available to young scientists from the Non-Member States with a senior profile
  • You have graduated or are about to graduate with a university degree (BSc level or above) or a technical engineer qualification. NB: Applicants who are currently preparing a diploma are eligible to apply. However, they are expected to have obtained their qualification by the time they take up their appointment at CERN
  • Either, you have an MSc level diploma or above with no more than 10 years relevant experience or you have only a BSc or a technical engineer diploma with no more than 4 years relevant experience
  • If applying in experimental or theoretical physics fields, you have a Ph.D. or are about to finish your thesis
  • Non-Member State candidates seeking a postdoc in Theoretical Physics should apply for the Non-Member State Postdoc Fellowship Programme (Theoretical Physics)

There are two levels of Fellowship within the program:

  • The Senior Fellowship Programme addressed to people with a Ph.D. or at least four years of experience after the degree which gives access to doctoral programs. In both cases, a maximum of ten years of experience after the degree which gives access to doctoral programs applies
  • The Junior Fellowship Programme, for holders of at least a Technical Engineer degree (or equivalent) and at most an M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) with not more than 4 years of experience. Please note that the Junior Fellowship program is only open to nationals of CERN Member States
  • CERN Staff members are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship. Individuals who have held a VIA contract are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship
  • Please note that a person may only benefit from Fellow status at CERN for a maximum of 36 months. There is no possibility of exceptions
  • The minimum duration of a Fellow contract is 6 months
  • Applicants from all around the world are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme
  • English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there

Value

Fellowship awards the following:

  • Stipend range: 5165 CHF to 8043 CHF per month (stipends are calculated individually, are competitive and net of tax)
  • Contract duration is 6 months to three years, typical duration is two years. It can be exceptionally possible to extend for all or part of a 3rd year
  • Travel expenses at the beginning and end of the contract (depending on individual circumstances)
  • Installation indemnity (depending on individual circumstances)
  • Family allowance, child allowance, infant allowance (depending on individual circumstances)
  • Pension Fund membership (contribution automatically deducted from stipend)
  • Membership of the Health Insurance scheme (contribution automatically deducted from stipend)
  • Full remuneration for the first 12 months of sick leave. Medical certificate required for any absence of more than three consecutive days
  • 40 hours working week
  • 5 days paid annual leave per month
  • CERN housing service helps to find local accommodation; visa service; social affairs service

How to apply

The following documents are required together with the completed electronic application form:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A list of publications if relevant (for collaborations, please indicate simply the number of publications and only provide details of the most important ones)
  • A photocopy of the most recent (highest) qualification
  • Three recent letters of recommendation (not older than a year at the time of the deadline for applications) to give as broad as possible overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. When you click on “Apply” above you will see a link to forward to your referees so that they can submit their letters. You can forward them the link at any time (even if you have not submitted your application. If you have reference letters in your possession, do not use the link. You should upload them via “My documents”

Candidates for research fellowships (Theoretical and Experimental Physics) should also include a CV containing:

  • A list of publications to which you have made a significant contribution
  • Conferences at which you have given presentations
  • Statement of research interests
  • Applications are considered by the Associates and Fellows Committee (AFC) which takes place twice a year, usually in May and November. Apply on-line by the relevant deadline
  • Application forms can be gotten here

Application deadline

Fellowship application deadline is 5 September, 2016

For further information and enquiry, click here

Free Online Course for Creating Job Applications, CVs and Cover Letter

Applications are invited for the Free Online Course for Creating Job Applications, CVs and Cover Letter. This summer the Hong Kong Polytechnic University is offering an open online course, ‘English at Work in Asia: Job Applications, CVs and Cover Letters’

Course description

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is offering the course via renowned online platform edX. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is committed to education and preparing students to becoming global citizens through quality learning and teaching.  It is internationally known for our excellence in professional education and innovative research. This online platform edX provides online courses from the world’s best universities.  EdX courses are open to everyone. All you need is access to a computer with a current browser, an Internet connection, and, of course, a desire to learn

This 5-week course is aimed at both native and non-native speakers of English that helps them to create a compelling CV / résumé and job application. In this free online course applicants will learn from industry professionals and recruiters about how to design effective CVs, résumés and cover letters and how to create a compelling online presence. The course starts on September 12, 2016

This two-part job search course guides applicants on the path to career success. Based on interviews with industry professionals and experienced recruiters, Part 1 helps applicants create a compelling CV / résumé and job application. Part 2 helps applicants interview successfully

This job search course is for both native and non-native speakers of English. Native speakers will learn from industry professionals and recruiters about how to design effective CVs, résumés and cover letters and how to create a compelling online presence. Non-native speakers will also benefit from the English language input that is provided in each week of the course. Part 1 is followed by Part 2, English at Work in Asia: Preparing for a Job Interview, which covers how to succeed in job interviews so applicants trump the other candidates

Course at a Glance

Length: 5 weeks
Effort:  2-4 hours/week
Subject: Job Applications, CVs and Cover Letters
Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and edX
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes.  Add a Verified Certificate for $50
Session: Course starts on September 12, 2016

Benefits of taking this course

This is a free online course. Once applicants have their professional knowledge and gained experience, how applicants persuade others to believe that they are as good as they say other are is the challenge. Our instructors have had a 100% success rate in getting interviews and landing a job in Asia and we hope to share that experience with applicants. The course materials are designed based on university’s expertise as well as advice from accomplished professionals in the business, HR and academic field. Taking this course will bring applicants closer to getting that job. The ocurse also provides Video Transcripts in English.

By the end of Part 1 of the course, you‘ll have learned how to:

  • Design an effective CV / résumé that stands out from other candidates
  • Excel at leadership and creativity throughout your job search
  • Write cover letters that will land a job interview
  • Construct a compelling online presence with LinkedIn and other online tools

Course format

  • Week 1: Excelling at Leadership and Creativity
  • Week 2: Getting your CV / Résumé  Noticed
  • Week 3: Selling Yourself in the Cover Letter
  • Week 4: Creating a Compelling Online Presence
  • Week 5: Completion of Peer Assessment

Instructors include Jessica Xia; English Language Instructor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Bee Dy; English Language Instructor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

How to apply

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started
  • EdX offers honor code certificates of achievement, verified certificates of achievement, and XSeries certificates of achievement. Currently, verified certificates are only available in some courses
  • Once you sign up for a course and activate your account, click on the Log In button on the edx.org home page and type in your email address and edX password. This will take you to your dashboard, with access to each of your active courses. (Before a course begins, it will be listed on your dashboard but will not yet have a “view course” option.)

For further information and enquiry, click here 

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Scholarships for International Applicants at Universities in Germany

Applications are invited for the The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Scholarships for International Applicants at Universities in Germany. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is offering scholarships for master and graduates students to study and research at universities in Germany. International applicants are eligible to apply for these scholarships

Scholarship description

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation, inspired by Christian democratic values, committed to fostering democracy and the rule of law, to implementing social and market-economic structures and to promoting human rights in Europe and worldwide

The sponsorship program for foreign students (Ausländerförderung) is aimed at international students and graduates who have acquired a university degree in their home country and who intend to complete postgraduate or master studies, doctoral studies or a research stay at a university in Germany

Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this scholarship:
Applicants should

  • Be able to provide evidence of above average academic performance
  • Bring broad general education and distinct interest in political issues
  • Have a positive attitude towards democracy and human rights
  • Have been actively engaged in voluntary work for the benefit of the people and the society in their home countries
  • Be open to developing their personal points of view and practice tolerance towards those with different beliefs
  • Be highly motivated and be able to convince us with their own plans and potential

 

Our scholarships consist not only of financial assistance but also include a program of ideational support. We expect our scholars to participate actively in this program throughout the eligibility period, including

  • The participation in at least four multi-day seminars of our annual agenda
  • Regular attendance and active participation in the meetings of the regional scholar group at their university. The activities of these regional scholar groups offer a unique opportunity to enter into an interdisciplinary, political and personal exchange with other scholars, alumni and representatives of our foundation at the universities, the so-called “Vertrauensdozenten”.

Note: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there

Value

This Scholarship offers the following:

  • Duration and level of funding vary for different types of studies. Graduates (master or postgraduate students) receive a monthly scholarship of € 750. The standard funding period is two years
  • After having obtained unconditional admission to doctoral studies at a German university, PhD-students receive a monthly scholarship of € 920. The standard funding period for Ph.D. scholars is three years
  • We also fund research stays in Germany with duration of at least 6 months by the same amount (€ 920) under the condition that the applicant holds a university degree comparable to the German Master’s degree and provides evidence of at least two years of work experience in the academic field
  • Besides the monthly scholarship payments, they offer multiple subsidies for our scholars. On request, we subsidise health care insurance of up to the amount of € 120 per month
  • Also, we pay a family supplement provided that you and your spouse live together in one place in Germany for at least three months and that his/her income does not exceed the amount of € 450 per month. We grant a supplement of € 184 per month for children living with you in Germany. Prerequisites are the submission of an official German translation of the child’s birth certificate and the official rejection of your demand for public child allowance
  • PhD-scholars can apply for financial assistance for foreign research stays although we do not fund participation in congresses or symposia
  • Fees resulting from courses at the university in Germany that are directly related to your studies can be refunded up to the amount of € 500 per semester. In contrast, we do not refund regular semester fees resulting from matriculation or annual re-registration
  • Note: after finishing their studies in Germany, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung expects its former scholars to contribute actively to the development of their home country’s relations with the Federal Republic of Germany

Important information regarding the formal application requirements:

  • The minimum period in our scholarship program is one year and the remaining length of applicants studies or research in Germany has to be at least two semesters. They do not provide support for bachelor studies. Only students in master, postgraduate or doctoral studies are eligible for our scholarship program
  • Students in Medicine or Pharmacy can only apply after having completed their intermediate exam in Germany or when having achieved a comparable stage of their studies in another country. Human or dental medicine specialist training or postgraduate research stays in Germany cannot be supported
  • Persons having already achieved a doctorate are not eligible for a scholarship
  • There is an age limit of 30 years for all applicants
  • Our program of ideational support and the activities of the regional scholar groups are held in German. For this reason, a sufficient knowledge of the German language (level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is obligatory for all scholars even if the courses of their planned studies are taught in English. In general, our scholars take and pass the DSH exam (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang – German Exam for College Admission) or the DaF-test (Deutsch als Fremdsprache – Test of German as a foreign language) with a high rating before the beginning of their university studies in Germany. In exceptional cases and for highly qualified applicants only, we financially support German language courses as preparation for studies in Germany
  • International applicants are eligible to apply for these scholarships

How to apply

Please download and fill out the Application Form and attach the following documents:

  • A meaningful CV in tabular form including details about your previous voluntary work or social commitment
  • Copies of your examination certificates in German translation if the originals are not in English
  • Copies of your studies performance records if you have been studying at a University in Germany
  • Proof of German language skills
  • An informal academic letter of recommendation: This opinion should provide information about your academic qualifications and potential; it should not be older than two months. The author has to be a university professor or teacher holding a doctoral degree
  • An informal letter of recommendation concerning the applicant’s personality: This opinion should focus on your personality and interests as well as on your understanding of values and your social commitment. The author cannot be the same as that providing the academic letter of recommendation
  • Certificate of admission or matriculation from your university in Germany
  • Two passport photographs: If applying for a doctoral scholarship, please attach additionally
  • A detailed description of your doctoral thesis: This exposé, written in German or English (4-5 pages), should outline the central research question of your proposed project, its scientific relevance, your theoretical approach and the motives behind your choice of the research subject. It should also contain a work and time schedule and a bibliography
  • A second academic letter of recommendation: This second opinion should be written by the supervisor of your doctoral thesis, providing you already have one. It replaces the letter of recommendation concerning the applicant’s personality

Application deadline

The application period for 2016 will be open from June to July 15

For further information and enquiry, click here

2017 TWAS-USM Fellowships in Malaysia for Developing Countries’ Scholars

Applications are invited for the 2017 TWAS-USM Fellowships in Malaysia for Developing Countries’ Scholars. Fellowships are available for pursuing research at postgraduate and postdoctoral level at the Universiti Sains Malaysia

Fellowship description

The aim of the TWAS-CSIR Fellowships is to enable and encourage academically able students from developing countries. With the world’s largest South-South Ph.D. and post-doctoral research fellowship programme, TWAS helps early-career researchers to gain education and experience at top global science institutions

Fellowships are awarded in the field of natural sciences (Agricultural Sciences, Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences, Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Astronomy, Space, and Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physics)

Eligibility

Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year
  • Be nationals of a developing country (other than Malaysia)
  • Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Malaysia or any developed country
  • Hold a Master’s/Ph.D. degree in a field of natural sciences
  • Apply for the fellowship within five years of having obtained a Ph.D. degree in a field of the natural sciences
  • Provide an official Preliminary Acceptance Letter from the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) USM to TWAS.Requests for Preliminary Acceptance
  • Letters must be directed to the Dean, Institute of Postgraduate Studies, USM who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor
  • Provide evidence of proficiency in English
  • Be financially responsible for any accompanying family member.

Citizens of the following developing countries (other than Malaysia) can apply for these fellowships:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Value

USM will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food

How to apply

  • Applicants must submit the Preliminary Acceptance Letter from the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS), USM when applying to TWAS or by the deadline at the latest. Without Preliminary Acceptance Letter, the application will not be considered for selection
  • Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper, Signed and sent as attachments via e-mail to TWAS and USM. The subject line must contain USM/PG/ and the candidate’s surname. N.B. Only signed reference letters can be accepted. The letters can be submitted either by the referee or by the applicant directly
  • Applicants for the TWAS-USM Postgraduate Fellowship Programme should send their application to TWAS and USM (by email)
  • Pdoc application form
  • PG application form

Note: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there

Application deadline

The application deadline is 15th September, 2016

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2017 H.J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellowship in USA for Students from Developing Countries

Applications are invited for the 2017 H.J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellowship in USA for Students from Developing Countries. This Fellowship enables beneficiaries to undertake Master program in the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) or the School of Nursing at University of Pittsburgh. Fellowships are granted to individuals from developing countries who demonstrate potential as future leaders in the public, government, non-profit, or private sectors

Fellowship description

The Heinz Fellowship was established in 1982 by an endowment from the H. J. Heinz Company Foundation to the University of Pittsburgh’s (“Pitt”) University Center for International Studies (UCIS). The Fellowship is offered annually and is managed by the Global Studies Center (GSC) at the UCIS

The goal of Heinz Fellowship is to improve, early in a career, a Fellow’s capacity to contribute to the development of their country and to enhance their understanding of the U.S

Eligibility

  • The competition for a Heinz Fellowship is open to men and women from developing countries whose record of accomplishment early in their career indicates strong potential for leadership and achievement in business, government, public services, or other relevant professions
  • Applicants must have been accepted to a Master’s program beginning in the academic year for which they seek the Heinz Fellowship by the GSPH, the GSPIA or the School of Nursing
  • Applicants must have completed a university degree
  • Applicants must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing English
  • Preference will be given to those applicants at the early or mid-stages of their career
  • The Fellowship is intended for individuals in the practitioner and policy domains. It is not awarded for basic academic research, academic sabbaticals or medical research

Students from the following developing countries can apply for this fellowship:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep. of, Congo, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Rep, Ecuador, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, The Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haití, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep. of, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, FYR of, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, F.S., Moldova, Mongolia,  Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau,  Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Value

  • Fellows will receive one to two years of support in the form of a living stipend of $19,200 (paid in monthly installments) and a $1,000 program and professional activities fund
  • Please note that if the Fellow comes from a country that does not have a tax treaty with the U.S., the Fellow must pay U.S. taxes amounting to 14% of the stipend
  • No transportation costs, living or other allowances, services or insurance funds are provided for dependents, whether or not they accompany the Fellow

How to apply

The GSC no longer directly accepts Heinz applications. Students are interested in applying for the Fellowship, should please contact the professional school they applied to after receipt of acceptance. When submitting master’s program application, please indicate that you would like to be considered for the Heinz Fellows Program

Application deadline

Please check the deadline for the school and academic year student intend to apply

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2016/2017 University of Kent International Scholarships for Masters Programme in the UK

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 University of Kent International Scholarships for Masters Programme in the UK. These scholarships are available for students who have an unconditional offer to study postgraduate (taught) degree courses at the University

Scholarship description

This scholarship aims to assist high achieving and highly motivated international students who have been offered a full-time place at the University of Kent

The University’s aim is to provide an excellent education, delivered by world-class researchers and accomplished educators, to all those who have the ability and are ambitious and motivated to learn

Students whose first language is not English, and who live/study in a non-majority English-speaking country are required to have an appropriate grade/score in an approved English language examination. Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the University

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for consideration for a scholarship, all of the conditions 1 to 3 below must have been satisfied:

  • An application must have been made for a postgraduate (taught) degree course at the University of Kent (any location of study is permissible)
  • The applicant must have received an unconditional offer of a place on such a degree course
  • The University must have received confirmation of the applicant’s firm acceptance of the offer by the deadline date
  • International students can apply for these scholarships
  • The applicant must have received an offer of a place (conditional or unconditional) on a degree course

Value

The scholarships will be worth £5000 (for one year of study) towards the cost of tuition fees

How to apply

Applications for the International Scholarships must be made via admitted applicants portal. Once logged in, click on My Scholarships and Bursaries. Applicants will then see a list of scholarships that they may be eligible to apply for.  Click on Apply and follow the steps to submit their application. As part of their application, they will need to upload an essay, which should be submitted as either a Word or PDF document. For this essay, please write no more than 750 words on a topic about which they are passionate and which is relevant to their selected degree programme Application Form

Application deadline

The deadline to apply for the 2016/17 academic year is 31 May, 2016

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2016 NNI Research Fellowships for International Applicants in Nutrition

Applications are invited for the 2016 NNI Research Fellowships for International Applicants in Nutrition. This Nutrition Fellowships will enable young health professionals from developing countries to access postgraduate training through leading institutions

Fellowship description

The Nestlé Nutrition Institute shares leading science-based information and education with health professionals, scientists and nutrition communities and stakeholders, in an interactive way. The Institute provides modern educational and research environments that will enable students and researchers to face current challenges and to focus on knowledge as a principle driving force for development

Fellowship for awarded for such program which include, but is not limited to: learning a specific laboratory technique, statistics, nutrition, etc

Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

  • Fellowships are available for post graduate qualifications only
  • Fellow has to be affiliated with an academic/clinical institution
  • Potential candidates should submit an application describing their interest in participating in the NNI Research training Fellowship
  • Candidates from anywhere in the world (except USA) can apply for these nutrition fellowships
  • Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there

Value

  • The NNI grant up to 40’000 CHF which can be used to pay course registration fees, round trip travel to the host institution, lodging and living expenses and health insurance coverage for the duration of the course
  • The amount of 40’000 CHF applies for the longer length projects (12 months)
  • A proportion of this amount will be paid to shorter duration projects
  • The NNI grant will be given to the Host Institution which will disburse it to the fellow
  • In no case will any money be given directly from the NNI to the fellow

Note: scholarship can be taken anywhere in the World (Priority consideration for this prestigious fellowship will be given to candidates in junior positions from emerging countries)

How to apply

Applications should be sent by email to NNI-at-nestle.com or by fax to + 41 21 924 2836.

Application Form Link

The application form must be accompanied by the following:

  • Details of their current level of training
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A plan of the proposed training/activity clearly indicating its specific outcomes and
  • Two letters of recommendation (1 from the institution where the candidate is working and 1 from the host institution*)
  • Letter stating intent to return to the home country upon completion of the training program

Note: *Host Institution (Sites) – any scientific institution offering a program in the fields of Maternal and/or Child Health and Nutrition

Application deadline

Application deadline is October 1st

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