professional development | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

AWARD Fellowships for African Women in Agricultural Research and Development 2011 in Africa

AWARD is a professional development program that strengthens the research and leadership skills of African women in agricultural science, empowering them to contribute more effectively to poverty alleviation and food security in sub-Saharan Africa. AWARD is a project of the Gender & Diversity Program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
The AWARD Fellowship is a two-year program that offers a series of career-development resources that:
•establish a mentorship for each fellow with a senior scientist
•build science skills
•develop leadership capacity
AWARD’s training courses, held over a two-year period, take place in various locations in Africa.

Women agricultural scientists who are nationals of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, or Zambia, who have completed a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in the disciplines listed below, are eligible to apply. Applicants must be available in Africa throughout the fellowship period. There is no age restriction.
Applications received after the deadline and incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Selected fellows will be notified in mid-July, 2011.

Scholarship Application Deadline: March 25, 2011

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IFAR’S Professional Development Program 2011: Agriculture and Related subjects

In support of its mission, IFAR annually provides small grants to professionals from national agricultural research systems in developing countries (NARS). The award made to the youngest woman grantee each year will be designated the Ravi Tadvalkar Memorial Scholarship, in recognition of the many contributions to the organization by IFAR’s first Treasurer and Secretary, his commitment to capacity building in developing countries, and his concern about diversity and gender issues.
IFAR also manages the IFAR Wilfried Thalwitz Scholarship established in his memory by the family and friends of the late CGIAR Chair for research linked with CGIAR Centers. The objectives of IFAR’s grants are to:
(a) Enhance the professional development of promising professionals from developing countries, who are at the early to middle stages of their careers, and undertaking research in partnership with CGIAR Centers to support sustainable development of agriculture in developing countries;
(b) Promote values gained from a “System Perspective” involving linkages between CGIAR Centers and NARS, and collaboration among CGIAR Centers;
(c) Encourage cooperation among national institutions through linkages with CGIAR Centers.
(a) all applicants are expected to hold a graduate degree;
(b) grants are not intended to finance regular undergraduate or graduate academic programs, in whole or in part.
Number of IFAR grants: In 2011,
(a) Up to 12 grants will be awarded under the IFAR Small Grants Program.
(b) One additional scholarship will be granted to the applicant selected for the Thalwitz Scholarship.
(c) Each grant awarded will be for up to a maximum of $11,000. Of this amount, $1,000 will be sent through the sponsoring Center to each award winner for his/her use on purchases of appropriate books, journals, or equipment. The remainder will be disbursed by the sponsoring Center to meet expenditures in support of the Awardee’s work program. CGIAR Centers and partner institutions in developing countries are expected to support the work program in cash or in kind.

Scholarship Application Deadline: March 15, 2011

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International Summer School Scholarship 2011, Istanbul: Anthropology, Demography, Economics, Political Science

The Migration Research Center at Koç University, MiReKoc, is launching its first Summer School Program on July 3-10, 2011. Designed as a one-week summer school course on the premises of Koç University’s main campus in Sar?yer, Istanbul, the program will provide research-oriented, interdisciplinary, and innovative academic courses on migration, as well as workshops on related policy issues for professional development. A week of lectures and discussions will be given by a distinguished international faculty, and coursework will be combined with field trips within Istanbul involving seminars given by government policymakers. While applications from all over the world are encouraged, only a select number of applicants admitted on merit will be eligible for scholarships.
Course offerings will take into account the various needs of academic and professional development in the field of international migration across a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, demography, economics, political science, sociology, and international relations. The program seeks to bring together groups of interested individuals from an enormously varied geographical, cultural, and academic background to study intensively for a week in Istanbul. The courses will be taught by a team of well-known academics in the field who will also represent a wide range of countries in an effort to match the diversity of the student body. Such a multi-cultural composition will provide a stimulating environment for engaging participants and faculty in an inspiring and enriching dialogue during the summer school program on migration relation issues.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 March  2011

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