USC | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

Randy Pauch Scholarship Funds, USA: Art, animation, programming, engineering, game direction, game design, sound design, and music composition.

The Randy Pausch Scholarship Fund has been established to support students who are pursuing careers specializing in the development of interactive entertainment. Possible career paths include (but are not limited to) art, animation, programming, engineering, game direction, game design, sound design, and music composition.
1. Must be a full-time student attending an accredited college or university in the United States during the 2011- 2012 academic school year2. Must have the intention to enter the game industry as a developer of interactive entertainment.
3. Major: Any field.
4. GPA: 3.3 minimum on a 4.0 scale.
5. Each award is for one year. Winners may not re-apply for subsequent Randy Pausch Scholarships.

Scholarship Application Deadline:30 June,2011

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Special Programme :Islam, Grants in Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements 2011, Germany

Proposals are invited for the following initiatives:

Specific short-term research projects,  Conferences,Publishing Aid (only awarded for projects already being supported by the Foundation)Research projects application overview (Form for research project application description of the research proposal (max. 8 pages) work plan and time schedule, travel itinerary (if needed) detailed cost calculation (the specific funds being applied for must be precisely defined) curriculum vitae and list of publications of the applicant(s) if appropriate, curriculum vitae, publications and certificate(s) of university degree (or seminar attendance certificates for direct doctorades) of the proposed project coordinator and/or participant After having sent the electronic application form, we kindly ask you to send us a printout of the completed application form along with the other documents by mail.

Applications for funding of a conference should contain the following documents:
application overview (= Form for research project application) conference concept list of speakers and subjects cost plan which provides information about the volume of funding the applicants can provide themselves and grants that have been promised by other supporting institutions (normally travel expenses and hotel expenses – no flat-rate daily allowance shall be paid)statement as to whether an identical or a comparable application has been submitted to any other funding body recently or at any time in the past.

After having sent the electronic application form, we kindly ask you to send us a printout of the completed application form along with the other documents by mail.

Publishing Aid :Publishing aid is currently only awarded for projects already being supported by the Foundation.Applications for printing aid are to include a two-page summary of the academic merit and innovativeness of the monograph/collection, at least two cost calculations from independent publishing houses and the manuscript on which the calculations have been made (this can also be provided on CD-ROM).

Scholarship Application Deadline:30 June 2011

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College 2020 Undergraduate Summer Research Stipends, USA

Resisting the Path to Genocide, a College 2020 Research Cluster at the University of Southern California (USC), offers funding for one visiting Ph.D. candidate per semester, beginning in Spring of 2011 through Spring 2013.

The grant will be up to $4000 and shall allow the candidate to conduct research at USC for four weeks.

We are accepting international applications from Ph.D. candidates at any university, from any relevant discipline, who are working on a subject relevant to the cluster’s activities. 

An interdisciplinary committee of faculty members involved with the research cluster will select the candidate, who will be chosen on the basis of:

  • how closely the candidate’s research relates to the topic of genocide resistance, and can contribute to scholarly discussion of genocide resistance within the cluster
  • the extent to which the use of USC’s resources will enable the candidate to further his or her ongoing research, or to conduct a smaller research project during the length of his or her stay at USC

USC is the home of internationally unique research resources, including 52,000 audio visual testimonies of Holocaust survivors at the Shoah Foundation Institute archive, a  Holocaust and genocide studies collection with 11,000 primary and secondary sources, and a Special Collection containing papers of Jewish emigrants including the Lion Feuchtwanger collection.  In addition, the Greater Los Angeles area houses one of the largest genocide survivor communities (Armenia, Holocaust, Cambodia, Guatemala, etc.) in the world.

The fellow will be expected to provide the cluster with fresh perspectives, to play a role in the cluster activities, and to give a paper at one of the internal cluster workshops. The aim is to enhance the discussion of genocide resistance and foster a future network of scholars.

Candidates should submit a CV, a research proposal including a project outline and methodology, and two letters of recommendation to Alida Liberman(

The deadline for Spring 2011 is Monday 28 February.

Please contact Alida Liberman (, graduate research assistant for the cluster, for further information.