social work education | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications, USA

1. Applicants must provide evidence of community service activities in an underserved community setting. Service activities may include activism, outreach, or peer counseling in tobacco prevention or control. The community service activity should be described in the personal statement.
2. Applicants must submit documentation of financial need for scholarship funds (SAR report).
3. Students pursuing a course of study in public health, communications, social work, education,liberal arts or a related field will be considered eligible.
4. Applicants must have a Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0 (B average) for the most recent academic year.

Scholarship Application Deadline:30 April 2011

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10 Doctoral Scholarships, The Research Training Group “Transnational Social Support”, Germany: Social Work, Education,Social Sciences

The Research Training Group (RTG) is located at the University of Hildesheim Foundation (Faculty of Education and Social Sciences) and the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (Institute of Social Work and Education), both Germany. It pursues the theoretical and empirical study of transnational structures and processes of social support, which is analyzed in the field of transmigration and in the context of transnational organizations within three research areas. The research area “Transnational Family Care” focuses on analyzing the transnationalisation of family relationships with respect to assistance, nursing, and care. The research area Transnational Networks addresses forms and processes of social support developed by transnational communities and migrant transnational organization. The research area Transnational Professional Support focuses on transnational challenges faced by local social services and will study professional concepts of social support in the context of transnational organization.

Applicants for a doctoral scholarship need to have a university degree (MA) in Social Work, Education, Social Sciences, Law or Psychology and to have an exceptional track record of academic accomplishment. Applicants need to be familiar with the subject matter of the RTG, possess relevant knowledge of empirical social research, and have foreign language skills. International experience is desirable. The University of Hildesheim and the University of Mainz recognise a need for an increased proportion of women in research and teaching. In the case of equally qualified candidates, women will be given preference over men. In the case of equally qualified candidates, those with a disability will be given preference.

Scholarship Application Deadline: March 10, 2011

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Social Work Masters Fellowship Program 2011, USA

The Open Society Foundations (OSF), the Columbia University School of Social Work (CUSSW), and the Columbia University Middle East Research Center (CUMERC) are pleased to announce the Social Work Masters Fellowship Program for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The Program is designed to provide social work education to fellows to prepare them to implement reforms, create policies and foster the development of social work in the participating countries. Upon the conclusion of the fellowship, fellows return home to apply their new knowledge in practice. The Program also introduces students from the participating countries to colleagues from other regions of the world and encourages cross-national dialogues among professional communities. Approximately five (5) awards will be granted in 2011.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 February 2011

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