development scholarship | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

AFR Postdoctoral Grants by EU under the Marie-Curie Cofund Scheme 2011

Applicants must be holders of a PhD diploma. They can apply until up to 8 years after obtaining their PhD.The postdoc research training has to be carried out in a different country from where the applicant has been principally working in the 24 months preceding the beginning of the intended postdoctoral funding period (mobility clause).Under the AFR scheme, early-stage researchers are eligible for the AFR PhD grant and consecutively for the AFR Postdoc grant (under the condition that they respect a mobility clause).
The project proposals will be assessed according to the following key criteria :

  • Scientific quality of the research project
  • Profile of the applicant
  • Quality of the host institution
  • Interest of the research project in the Luxembourg R&D setting.
  • For postdocs, in addition : The potential of the research project for their career development.

    Scholarship Application Deadline:14 September 2011

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    Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries 2011

    This fellowship programme is for female students from Sub-Saharan Africa or Least Developed Countries (LDCs) who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a doctorate degree at a centre of excellence in the South outside their own country.

    * Please read the following information carefully before applying.
    * Only women scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and/or one of the Least Developed Countries can apply.
    * Host institutions must be located in a developing country.
    * Applications that are incomplete or illegible cannot be considered. Please make sure all the requested enclosures are submitted together with your application.

    The Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) with funds generously provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), has instituted a fellowship programme for female students from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a Ph.D., at centres of excellence in the South (developing countries), outside their own country.

    The general purpose of the scheme is to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology, and to promote their effective participation in the scientific and technological development of their countries.

    The specific aims of the scheme are:

    * To improve access to educational and training opportunities in science and technology for young and talented women graduates from Sub-Saharan Africa and LDCs.
    * To increase the scientific productivity and creativity of women scientists in Sub-Saharan Africa and LDCs.
    * To empower a new generation of talented women to assume a leadership role in science and technology and their application to sustainable development.

    Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 July 2011

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    Western Cape Provincia Government Scholarships for Social Development Clinical Social Work Honour Students, South Africa

    Funds have been made available by the PGWC to meet the need and demand for professional specialist social workers in the treatment of substance abuse.
    Applications are invited for a number of scholarships that are available to support students who will register in 2011 for full time study in the Department of Social Development at the University of Cape Town, and who will study specifically in the field of substance abuse.
    The scholarship programme aims to encourage further education and specialist training of social work professionals in substance abuse interventions who work in either Provincial Government or non-governmental professional settings.
    Academic Criteria
    Eligible candidates will have a relevant Bachelor’s degree and applicants who have been employed as social work professionals either in provincial Government or in a non-governmental professional field are encouraged to apply.
    The Value of the Awards: The scholarships are valued at R 22 900 each and are tenable for one year only. No renewal can be made for a second year of Honour’s study.
    Application Process
    All applications should include:
    1. A letter of application
    2. Certified copies of academic transcripts
    3. A CV which includes the names and contact details of two academic or professional referees.
    4. A completed Financial Assessment form available from UCT’s Department of Social Development.

    Scholarship Application Deadline:22 February 2011

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