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2011-2012 Scrymgeour Scholarships in Law at University of Dundee, UK

For the 2011 – 2012 academic year (September entries) Dundee Law School will be offering up to 4 Scrymgeour Scholarships to the value of £3,000 to applicants for its taught and research LLM programmes. Applicants must already have applied for admission to an LLM degree programme. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Suitably qualified applicants must submit their letter of motivation to Mrs Fiona Clark to be received by Friday, 15 July 2011. Successful applicants will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date. Scholarships will ordinarily be set off against the University fee invoice for 2011 – 2012. In all circumstances the award will only be transferred once successful applicants have paid the balance in fees owed by them to the University. To find out about more about methods of funding your studies, visit the University of Dundee’s funding webpage.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 July 2011

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International Bremen Peace Award 2011, Germany: Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation

In November 2011 the Threshold Foundation will award the International Bremen Peace Award for exemplary commitments to Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation for the fifth time.
With this award we want to honour people and organizations that set an example through their work contributing to reconciliation, human rights, overcoming of racism, preservation of Creation as well as to intercultural and inter-religious understanding.
Awards will be given in three categories to individuals or organizations during a public ceremony at the Bremen Town Hall. The awards are endowed with a total amount of 15000 Euros, i.e. 5000 Euros in each category.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 January 2011

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The WACCI Ph.D Programme 2012, Ghana: Plant Breeding

Eight students per year will be admitted over a period of five years in the first phase of the programme.Each student will follow a 5 year programme leading to the award of a Ph.D (Plant Breeding) upon successful completion. The programme consists of two stages: two years of academic study at the University of Ghana and three years of field research at the student’s research station/university in his/her home country.
Crop Focus
The course work and research will focus on the following West Africa food crops:
Cereals: maize, rice, sorghum, millet
Root and tubers: cassava and sweet potato
Legumes: cowpea and groundnut
Vegetables: tomato and pepper.
Geographic Focus

West Africa with initial emphasis on Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. Applicants from Cameroon may also be considered.

Selection Criteria/Funding
Scholarships are advertised extensively in all participating countries and applications are reviewed by a panel of local academics.Forty students arriving in cohorts of eight over five academic years will receive support from this innovative plant breeding Ph.D Programme.

The WACCI programme is specifically for full-time, professional plant breeders who will make their careers breeding new cultivars of food crops. Prospective students must have:

1. an MSc/MPhil in Plant Breeding, Plant Genetics, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Crop Science, Applied Entomology, Applied Nematology or equivalent degree.
2. a position as an agricultural research scientist in a national research institute or university in the potential student’s home country is also essential, so that the student can return to his/her home country to conduct the field research for the PhD thesis.

Applicants should be under the age of 40.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications for 2012 academic year are now been excepted. Further details contact Employer.

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