WAAW Foundation Scholarship for Undergraduate African Women

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 0 comments
WAAW foundation is funding annual undergraduate scholarships for African women studying a Science,
Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) related course at a University, College or institute of higher learning in Africa.

Eligibility Criteria
WAAW foundation’s annual scholarship initiative is aimed at supporting need based African female STEM-focused college education. Criteria for eligibility includes:
(a) Female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa.
(b) Currently enrolled in undergraduate degree program.
(c) Studying STEM related courses in a University or college in Africa.
(d) Demonstrable financial need, and
(e) Excellent Academic Record.
(f) Below the age of 32 years.

WAAW Foundation awards annual scholarships to students who demonstrate need and prove their status as full time students in a STEM related course in an African University. Recipients will become WAAW Ambassadors in their respective communities.

Scholarship recipients receive an award of $500 for the 2014 academic year, or the equivalent in their country’s local currency. Prior scholarship recipients may reapply for renewal the following year, with proof of continued excellent academic performance.

The Application Process
WAAW will accept online applications from August 1 through October 30, 2012. Applications submitted prior to this date will not be received or reviewed. Scholarship applications are reviewed by the WAAW foundation Scholarship Committee, and
awards are announced by February 2014. Application deadline is 12 midnight of October 30th, 2013.

How to Apply

Visit the WAAW foundation web site at http://www.waawfoundation.org/scholarships and complete the application form online.

IRF Fellowship Program, USA

Through the International Road Educational Foundation, the IRF awards grants to graduate engineers and other transportation professionals from around the world in support of full-time academic training.

With this the IRF actively supports the future generations who will build the road networks. Graduates of the Program comprise of a group of highly skilled, efficient, and productive experts that exert a strong influence on the orderly development of road transportation systems around the world.

Many Fellows have become high government officials as well as leaders in the private sector and in academia, where they are in a position to exercise a multiplier effect in the transfer of technology and information. Through the IRF Fellows Alumni Association founded in 1993 by the late Dr. Sadamu Mino, strong bonds are formed among the Fellows, the IRF and the IRF’s member organizations.

Criteria to be Selected as an IRF Fellow
Selection of the IRF Fellows is based primarily on their potential as “transportation leaders and decision-makers” in their home countries in the future. To this end, the IRF is looking for candidates with the following qualifications:
  • Demonstrated potential as next-generation leaders in the highway industry – financing, administration, planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance.
  • Three to fifteen years of progressive work experience in transportation.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) in a transportation-related discipline.
  • The ability to actively engage in study and/or research in English.
  • A commitment to full-time study for a minimum of nine months.
  • The ability to travel to and within the United States.
  • Strong endorsements from Cognizant national Road Associations (or similar agencies) and/or the IRF Members.

In general, candidates are expected to meet these criteria – however, there are circumstances where some flexibility is desirable and possible. While most Fellows do study in the United States, some have studied at approved universities in other developed countries.

Selection Process
Fellowships are awarded based on a comprehensive, two-step selection process, which ensures the most worthy candidates are chosen.

In the initial step, the IREF Board of Directors identifies countries to receive offers of Fellowship grants. To be chosen, countries must demonstrate strong support of the International Road Federation’s mission
The IRF Members, previous IRF Fellows, and organizations within the recipient countries are then given the responsibility to choose deserving candidates.

Candidates are selected on the basis of a strong academic background, professional qualifications and leadership potential. Candidates must provide evidence of intent to return to their home countries upon completion of the program.

BAGSS Doctoral Scholarships, Germany

These  fellowships  and  scholarships  are  available  from  April  1st, 2014,  for  three  years  (subject  to satisfactory progress reviews after 12 and 24 months).

BAGSS is a multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative. We are seeking to stimulate and guide cutting-edge doctoral research  on  some  of  the  most  crucial  challenges  modern  knowledge-based  societies  are  facing.

Specialised research agendas have been grouped into four thematic pillars:

Pillar 1   Education, personal development and learning from early childhood to adulthood
Pillar 2   Education and social inequality across the entire life course
Pillar 3   Changes in human capital, labour markets and demographic structures and their impact on social inequality in modern societies
Pillar 4   Governance, institutional change and political behaviour

Qualification and requirements
We are inviting applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Economics, Demography and Statistics. Qualified graduates of related subjects with a  strong background  in the  empirical  social sciences are  also  encouraged  to apply. Candidates must hold a Master‘s degree (or equivalent) in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion. Successful applicants will be required to  take  up their residence in Bamberg, a city noted for its very high quality of life  as well as great  conditions for research and study.

Remuneration for the doctoral fellowships is based on Grade E 13 TV-L (50%) of the German Public Service Salary Scale. There is a teaching obligation  of two hours  per week for only  one semester during the three years. Holders of the doctoral scholarships receive a monthly stipend of 1.365 Euro, plus  family  allowances  and  child-care  expenses  in  accordance  with  the  DFG  guidelines  where applicable.

The Graduate School is committed to diversity,  equal opportunities  and the compatibility  of family and career. It therefore explicitly encourages applications from women. As an international research institution, the School particularly welcomes applications from abroad. Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential consideration.

For further information  about BAGSS, the application process and the  required documents, please visit our website at www.uni-bamberg.de/bagss/application

The deadline for the submission of your application is Wednesday, October 30th, 2013.

Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarships, Australia

Monday, September 2, 2013 0 comments
The Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (GUIPRS) are available during the University's mid- and end-of-year research scholarship rounds.

The GUIPRS covers tuition fees for the student for up to three years for doctoral candidates and up to two years for research masters candidates. In addition, the scholarship covers Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the student and any dependant/s for the duration of the scholarship.

Holders of Griffith University scholarships will receive cover (if undertaking a PhD) for the first 42 months of their program and will be required to pay the remaining 14 months (and provide evidence of coverage) at the time of accepting their offer. 

The GUIPRS is available to international students only. Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a Bachelors degree with honours equivalent to first class and be intending to enrol full-time in an approved doctoral or research masters program.

Applicants who do not have First Class Honours may demonstrate equivalency to first class honours through the following:
  • refereed journal publications (or acceptance for publication);
  • referred conference paper presented and written as first author;
  • evidence of other research output such as a book, book chapter, creative work or performances; or
  • Also include evidence of any research income, awards, professional experience and so forth.
Part-time awards may be offered to students who, for social or medical reasons, are unable to study full-time.

Value and duration
The GUIPRS is a full fee paying scholarship and matches the value of the fees charged by the enrolment Element.
The GUIPRS may be held for up to two years for a research masters program and up to three years for a doctoral program. A six month extension may be granted to doctoral students in certain circumstances.

Closing date
7th October 2013

How to apply

Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme (CISS), UK

The University of Cambridge will offer, via the Cambridge Trusts, approximately 80 Cambridge International Scholarships to Overseas Students who embark on a research course in the next academical year. The awards will be made on a competitive basis to those applicants considered by their departments to be the most outstanding.

Value of the Award
Each award will underwrite the full cost of fees and maintenance for the duration of the course.

Duration of the Award
The award has a maximum duration of three years and is available to all students who will be registered for a three year research programme, leading to the PhD (including CPGS), that starts in the next academical year.

To be eligible to receive a Cambridge International Scholarship students must:
  1. be liable to pay the Overseas University Composition Fee (i.e. be assessed as 'Overseas' for Fee Status purposes).
  2. be engaged in a three year research programme leading to the PhD (i.e. will be registered as PhD, "Probationary PhD" or "CPGS") starting in the next academical year.
  3. be engaged in full-time study.
  4. have a high upper-second-class undergraduate honours degree from a UK Higher Education Institution, or an equivalent from an Overseas Institution.

Please note: all students applying for a course of one year duration or less (including LLM, MSt, MBA, MED, Part III Mathematics, MPhil) in the next academical year are not eligible for a CISS award in the next academical year.

DLGS Doctoral Fellowships, Germany

The Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) is offering Doctoral Fellowships to Germany and international students for the fourth cohort.

Applications of the fourth cohort of the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS 2014-2016) are now open for graduates holding a master’s degree (with a master’s thesis) in Spatial Planning and Development (including City and Regional Planning, Urban Regeneration, Landscape Planning, Traffic Planning), Geography, Economics, or Environmental Sciences. Applications from outside of Germany are particularly welcome. 

Admission to DLGS is without regard to age, race, gender, handicap,  religion or nationality. Selection is based on academic qualifications and an applicant’s potential to succeed.

The sole admission pathway to the DLGS doctoral programme is through the standard selection procedure. Please note that the closing date for online applications is 15 September 2013. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

UWE Academic Merit Scholarships, UK

Sunday, September 1, 2013 0 comments
University of the West of England, Bristol offers Academic Merit Scholarships for International Students in UK. Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degree level at University of the West of England, Bristol.

UWE offers scholarships of up to £1,500 to overseas students who have demonstrated academic merit. To be eligible, students must have already submitted an application and received an unconditional offer from UWE onto a new programme.

How to apply
Students can register for the scholarship online. We consider applications when they are received, so we strongly recommend applying as early as possible.

Application deadlines
  • September 2013 intake -  6 September 2013
  • January 2014 intake - 9 January 2014

You will be eligible for consideration for a scholarship if you meet the following criteria:
  1. You, the student, are liable to pay the full international tuition fee. ie you are not a sponsored student (unless otherwise specified).
  2. You are a national of, and resident in a country outside of the EU.
  3. You have been made a conditional or unconditional offer of a place from the University of the West of England, Bristol.