research institutions | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for former DAAD In-Region / In-Country Scholarship Holders from Sub-Saharan Africa

DAAD, as a publicly funded, self-governing organisation of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of
funding and scholarship programmes.
The purpose of the programme is to provide opportunities to post-doctoral researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa to conduct, under the guidance of their host institutions, cooperative research at a German university or other research institutions. The programme is designed to augment opportunities for researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Eligible Applicants Applicants have to
• be alumni of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) within the “In-Region / In-Country Scholarship Programme”.
• have completed their Ph.D. degree less than six years ago.
• hold an academic position at a university or research institution in Sub- Saharan Africa.
• submit an invitation from a German host institution together with a research plan which must have been arranged in advance with the host researcher in Germany.
(please note: DAAD does not find or introduce host institutions.)
• be nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country.

Scholarship Application Deadline:Applications can be handed in at any time, but at least two months before the intended visit in Germany.

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Doctoral Programs (DKs) at FWF 2011, Austria

Doctoral Programs form centres of education for highly qualified young scientists from the Austrian and international scientific community. The programme should support centres of excellence at Austrian research institutions and help ensure the continuity and impact of such centres. A Doctoral Program may only be established at a research institution that is entitled to award doctoral qualifications.
A Doctoral Program is a unit formed as a result of a joint undertaking by several scientists or scholars (at least 5, at most 20) whose research is of an internationally leading standard. Based on a clearly defined mid-term research programme (ideally transcending traditional borders between disciplines), these scientists should offer a structured educational programme to doctoral students. Doctoral Programs should primarily be established in close cooperation with existing large-scale research programmes (SFB or NFN).

Scholarship Application Deadline: May be submitted at any time, the deadline for submitting a concept is 2nd November 2011 for decision in 2012.

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Robert S. McNamara International Fellowships Program 2011: socioeconomic development

The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program was established in 1982 to honor the former President of the World Bank. The Program annually awards Fellowships to support innovative and imaginative post-graduate research in areas of socioeconomic development – specifically focusing on issues critical to improving the lives of the most vulnerable in society. To date, 282 Fellowships have been awarded, spanning issues related to development economics, health and population, education, environment, agricultural and infrastructure development, conflict resolution, the role of NGOs in development, trade and tax reforms, poverty reduction, and institutional and regulatory reform.

The Program’s funding comes from an investment income earned from an endowment fund set up by contributions from the World Bank and the governments of Bangladesh, China, India, Kuwait, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, and former Yugoslavia.

Fellowships are open to applicants who are nationals of, and residents in, countries which are currently eligible to borrow from the World Bank (See Program website for eligible countries). The research must be carried out in a member country of the World Bank other than the applicant’s own country, or country of residence at the time of application.

The Program provides support to young researchers working in academic and research institutions from eligible countries preparing a doctoral thesis. Research grants cover residence costs for a 5 to 10 month period in a renowned university or research center. Fellows are expected to advance their research work mainly by using the facilities provided by the host institution, having access to essential resources such as reference books and research publications, databases, software, etc., attending seminars (and eventually courses), and more generally by interacting with peers.
Period of Fellowship: Fellowships are awarded for a period of five to ten months and must be completed between July 2011 and June 2012.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 28 February 2011
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