MBA | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

2011 Image Magazine Scholarship for Women in MBA, UK

MAGE Magazine, in association with the UCD Smurfit School is offering a €15,000 scholarship to one female candidate wishing to enter either the full- or part-time MBA programme starting in September 2010. The school offers a choice of three Executive part-time MBA programmes and a one-year Full-time MBA programme. The scholarship covers 50% of tuition fees and can only be used towards the MBA programme at UCD Smurfit School; it will be awarded to the candidate who best meets the selection criteria and standard MBA programme entry requirements as outlined in the terms and conditions.  Selection will be based on submission of two short essays as follows:
1. Tell us (in 500 words or less) how you have demonstrated entrepreneurship and leadership in your career
2. Tell us (in 200 words or less) why you feel you deserve this scholarship
A panel of judges will evaluate essay submissions and entrants will then be invited to complete a full MBA application if they have not already done so.
Eligibility: This promotional competition, run in conjunction exclusively with Image magazine Ireland, is only open to female residents of Ireland. Applicants must meet the entry requirements of the Smurfit MBA programme.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 29 April 2011

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Aspire 2011 Scholarship Programme, UK: Management studies

UCD Smurfit School is delighted to announce the launch of the Aspire Scholarship Programme 2011.  These scholarships are great news for students who may have thought a Masters Degree at UCD Smurfit School was beyond their means.  We are offering up to 3 MBA and 9 MSc scholarships.  The successful applicants will receive 50% of their tuition fees for their chosen MSc or MBA programme. If you have the drive and initiative to study at UCD Smurfit School but are being held back by your personal financial circumstances, one of these scholarships could be for you. Welcome to our ‘Aspire 2011’ scholarship programme. Now in its second year, this exciting initiative offers you a unique opportunity to study at Ireland’s leading business school, starting next September. We have received generous funding from a donor – who has chosen to remain anonymous – to provide: Up to 3 MBA scholarships; and  Up to 9 scholarships for any of our other Masters programmes. for study starting in September 2011.
These scholarships are intended by the donor as a contribution to the recovery of the Irish economy. They are specifically for those who could not otherwise afford to study at UCD Smurfit School. If you have the talent, the drive and the initiative to study successfully at UCD Smurfit School and to go on to a successful career in Ireland, but are being held back by your personal financial circumstances, one of these scholarships could be for you. They represent an extraordinary gesture of belief in the resilience of this country by the donor and we are hugely grateful for the generosity shown.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 25 April 2011

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2011 Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships

Top-class researchers from Third Countries are welcome to work on projects in Europe. This helps to develop research cooperation between Europe and other parts of the world – to everybody’s benefit.
Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships are specially designed to encourage these moves.

Who can apply?
Researchers of any nationality active or recently active in Third Countries are eligible for an IIF. That means countries that are neither EU Member States nor Associated Countries. To apply, you must have either a doctoral degree or at least 4 years’ full-time equivalent research experience, after obtaining a degree permitting you to embark on a doctorate. But that is the minimum. The more experience you have, the better will be your chances of being accepted for this action.
Your application for an IIF should be made in liaison with the organisation or institution that would be willing to host you in Europe. Host organisations can be universities, research centres or companies.
What does the funding cover?

IIF funding is provided for a research project which will transfer knowledge into your host organisation and building or enhancing collaborations between Europe and the rest of the world. The research project will also allow you to advance your career. Financial support is provided for 12-24 months (full-time equivalent).

Funding allows you to:

* join a European research team that doesn’t have your experience
* establish a collaboration through a research project with your lab or your country
* gain new knowledge in a European lab.

Your IIF may also cover a return phase of up to one year. This will be spent back in your country of origin, applying the experience that you have gained. To qualify for a return phase, you must be from one of the International Cooperation Partner Countries. If you want a return phase, you must include details of it in your initial application. And you must specify the potential return host organization in your country of origin

Which topics can be funded?

All areas of scientific and technological research that are of interest to the EU may be eligible for IIF funding. But there is one exception: research areas covered by the EURATOM Treaty cannot be funded.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 2011-08-11

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