WAAW Foundation Scholarship for Undergraduate African Women

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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

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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

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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.

Research Training Fellowship for Developing Country Scientists, India

The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) had initiated a Research Training Fellowship for Developing Country Scientists (RTF-DCS).

Twenty (20) scientists  and  researchers from the NAM and other developing countries will be selected under the RTF-DCS Scheme this year to get affiliated with Indian institutions. Generally,  maximum  one  Fellow  will  be  selected  from  any  particular  country,  but  in exceptional cases, this may be relaxed.

The Fellowship will be for a period of six months, but some variation in the duration may be allowed with prior approval of the NAM S&T Centre depending upon the actual requirement of the research project as mutually agreed between the Fellow and the host institution.

India  has  a  vast  and  excellent  infrastructure  for  Education  and  Research  in  Science, Technology   and   Engineering.   There   are   ~45,000   Science   Colleges,   around   3400 Engineering  & Technology  Institutes,  over  550  Universities,  and  an extensive  network  of 2500 R&D Institutions, which are mostly Government supported and cover virtually every branch and facet of science, technology and engineering. For this year, Fellowship will be offered in the following broad disciplines:

1. Agricultural Sciences
2. Biological and Medical Sciences
3. Chemical Sciences
4. Physical Sciences and Mathematics
5. Earth Sciences
6. Engineering Sciences
7. Materials, Minerals and Metallurgy
8. Multi-disciplinary and Other Areas

1.    Applicant should possess at least a Master’s Degree in any Natural Science subject or an equivalent degree in Engineering or Medicine and allied disciplines.
2.    Applicant should be working in a National R&D or Academic Institution in his/her home country.  The  application  should  be  endorsed  by  the  Head  of  his/her  institution confirming that  if  selected,  he/she  will be sanctioned leave for the Fellowship period and will join his/her  duties  back  in  the  institution on  completion  of  the  Fellowship  in India.
3.    The  upper  age limit  for  the  applicant  is  40  years  on  the  last  date  for  submission of application.
4.    Researchers of Indian Nationality are not eligible for the Fellowship.

The last date for submission of completed application form along with required enclosures is Monday, 14th October 2013.


1.    Full financial assistance will be provided to the selected Fellows which will include the following:-
a.    Round  trip  international  airfare  by  excursion/economy  class  and  by  shortest route  from  the  international  airport  in  the  home  country  to  the  international airport nearest to the host institution.
b.    A  consolidated  Fellowship  amount  of  Indian  Rupees  (INR)  35,000  [about US$585   at   the   current   exchange   rate]   per   month   (non-taxable)   for accommodation, meals and other miscellaneous expenses.
c.    One-time grant of INR 15,000 [about US$250 at the current exchange rate] for domestic travel  for airport transfers and visiting research institutions, attending scientific /events and field-trips within India.
The allowance as in (b) and the actual expenditure as in (c) will be disbursed to the RTF-DCS Fellow through the host institution.
The  host  Institution  will  arrange  appropriate  accommodation  for  the  Fellow  on payment basis. The   host   institution   will   also   be   suitably   compensated   for   its   services   for implementation of the programme.
2.    The selected Fellow will take an appropriate policy for health insurance coverage for the period of stay in India.
3.    Individual Fellow, or his/her  government / institution,  is required to  bear the following
a.    All  expenses  in  the  home   country  incidental  to  travel  abroad,   including expenditure  for passport  and  visa,  expenditure  towards  medical  examinations and vaccinations as may be required and  other miscellaneous expenses  such as  internal  travel  to/from  the  international  airport  of  departure  in  the  home country.
b.    Salary and other related allowances  in the  home country,  if  applicable, during the Fellowship period.
c.    Cost towards the medical insurance to cover the period of Fellowship in India.
4.    Neither  the  NAM  S&T  Centre  nor  the  host  institution  in  India  will  assume  any responsibility whatsoever for the following expenditure of the Fellows during the tenure of the Fellowship:
a.    Insurance, medical bills or hospitalisation fees.
b.    Compensation in the event of death, disability or loss of personal belongings or compensation for damage caused by climatic or other conditions.
c.    Travel and other costs  incurred by the dependents,  who might  accompany the Fellows.

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

The Malaysian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan are awarded by the Malaysian Government to the nominated students from the Commonwealth countries to study at the post-graduate level in Malaysia.

This is a Government to Government scheme without any bond imposed by Malaysia. The awards for Mastersdegree are between 12 to 24 months depending on the courses. Awards for pursuing PhD degree are for 3 years. The Awards are only applicable for candidates pursuing full-time degree programme in Malaysia.

To be eligible for COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN (CSFP), applicants must fit the following criteria:-
  1. Not be more than 45 years of age during application.
  2. Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0 at Bachelor Degree Level for Masters Degree applicants and for PhD candidates must possess CGPA 3.5/4.0 or very good result at Masters degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study. In addition, for post-doctoral programme, the selection will be evaluated based on the number of books produced, refereed/non refereed journals, portfolio and patent copyright. The Post-Doctoral candidate must have excellent reputation in research and possesses knowledge related to the research to be carried out.
  3. Took one of the following English Language Proficiency Test not more than two years before the date of application. The list of tests and minimum scores required:
    1. IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5; or
    2. TOEFL paper-based test with a score of at least 580 or computer-based test with a score of at least 230 or internet-based test with a score at least 92.
  4. In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants
  5. Wrote a proposal that is relevant to field of studies.
  6. Has applied for and gained admission to postgraduate and post-doctoral studies in Malaysia (conditional letters of offer will be accepted at the time of application or has a confirmation of acceptance or affiliation with the universities in Malaysia).

Each scholarship consists of:-
  1. Air tickets from recipient’s capital city to Malaysia
  2. An approved tuition fees
  3. Monthly maintenance allowance
  4. Annual grant for books and internal travel
  5. Medical / Health Insurance
  6. Installation and Termination grant
  7. Thesis allowance
  8. Visa

Field of studies is in the following priority areas:
  1. Science and Engineering
  2. Agriculture and Fisheries
  3. Economics and Islamic Finance
  4. Information and Communication Technology
  5. Biotechnology
  6. Biosecurity and Food Safety
  7. Infrastructure and Utility
  8. Environmental Studies
  9. Health not including nursing, medicine, clinical pharmacy.
 Applicants may choose any related course within the field/areas mentioned above

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:-
  1. High-level academic achievement
  2. The quality of the research proposal and its potential contribution towards advancement of technology and human well-being.
  3. Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language
  1. Scholarship holder must undertake full-time studies for postgraduate studies at a campus of Malaysian Universities.It is the responsibility of the scholarship holders to confirm admission to the university.
  2. Scholarship holders must not change their programme during tenure of the scholarship except with written permission from their university and the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.
  3. Scholarship holders must follow the approved programmes and abide by the university’s rules, regulations and codes of conduct.
  4. Any suspension from the university will result in immediate suspension of award. Monthly allowances are not payable during suspension, including suspension due to illness.
  5. It is the responsibility of successful candidates to apply for and meet the requirements for the issuing of an appropriate entry visa including medical examination. The offer of the scholarship does not guarantee the granting of a visa.
  6. Scholarship holders must maintain satisfactory progress and good standing as stipulated by their host university and degree programme, or the scholarship will be withdrawn.
  7. The scholarships are tenable in Malaysian universities and research must be carried out in Malaysia.
  8. Scholarship holders are not allowed to take any paid employment during their tenure unless with written approval from the host university.

All applications should be made ONLINE through Ministry of Higher Education’s website at https://payloan.mohe.gov.my/INTER/ starting from 01 August 2013 until 10 September 2013.

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GDAI - MA Scholarships, UK

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The Centre of African Studies offers 3 MSc scholarships to African residents as part of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

In order to be considered for funding, applicants must first secure a place for the MSc by applying directly to the SOAS admissions office.

Once the place is secured, the applicants can apply for the scholarship. Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by a panel consisting of SOAS academic members. The assessment of your application will be based on the information in your scholarship application. Selectors will be looking at the following:
  • academic achievement and evidence of critical analytical capabilities;
  • references;
  • supporting statement;
  • evidence of interest in and knowledge of linkages between governance and development
Please note that CAS reserves the right not to award scholarships and will only award them where there are applicants judged to meet sufficiently high academic standards and with demonstrable interests in fields relevant to the objectives of the GDAI.

Deadline to apply: 30 April 2014

Africa London Nagasaki Master’s Scholarships

The ALN scholarship fund is a source of support for African scientists wishing to undertake a Master’s degree related to the control of infectious diseases in Africa.

The awards will support a candidate to undertake an MSc at either the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Japan or at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK. Priority will be given to candidates at an early stage of their scientific career.

An award will only be made on condition that the candidate meets the criteria set for entry on the course for which they have applied. The application deadline is 27th September 2013.

Candidates applying for a Scholarship at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine must:
Be of African nationality and normally be resident in sub-Saharan Africa,
Be fluent in English. If the applicant’s first language is not English or if the studies at university have not been conducted wholly in the medium of English candidates must take and pass one of the approved internet-based test (IELTS, TOEFL or a Pearson Test of English) The standard of English needed to pass the tests is high and is in line with the level of English required by the UK Border Authority in order to issue a student visa.
Have a first or upper second class BSc degree or equivalent from an established university in a relevant area of science (a medical degree is not essential),
Usually have had at least two years’ prior research experience in an area relevant to the study of infectious diseases, and
Have the support of the head of their institution for undertaking their chosen course.

Candidates applying for a Scholarship at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki must:
Be of African nationality and normally be resident in sub-Saharan Africa,
Be fluent in English,
Have obtained an MB ChB or equivalent medical qualification from a recognized university,
Have had at least two years of clinical experience following graduation.

Click here for further scholarship details and application

Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral Scholarships, Australia

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The Faculty of Law offers the Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral (QBLD) scholarships for commencing Doctor of Philosophy students to promote and reward quality research within the faculty.

Value and duration
Benefits offered under the scholarships include:
  • a stipend of $30,000 per annum for 3 years
  • a research support fund of $1,500 per annum
  • paid holiday, sick, maternity, and parenting leave
Separate support may be available for international students to cover tuition fees.

Who is eligible?
The scholarships are open to domestic and international students.
It is expected that scholarship holders will be full-time students, but the scholarship may be awarded to part-time students in specified circumstances.

Selection process
Scholarships will be awarded according to the following selection criteria:
  • academic merit of the applicant;
  • research and other relevant experience of the applicant;
  • publication record of the applicant;
  • quality of the research proposal; and,
  • relevance of the proposed research to the Faculty's research strengths.

Other information
Doctoral Teaching Fellowship
Successful scholarship applicants may also be offered a Doctoral Teaching Fellowship which will provide an opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience in the Faculty of Law.
Doctoral Teaching Fellows will receive a salary of $25,000 per annum in addition to the QBLD scholarship, and be expected to teach 4 hours per week in both Autumn and Spring semesters.
Fellows will be appointed for a period of 12 months with an expectation that the Fellowship will be re-offered for two further 12 month periods, up to a maximum of 3 years.

How to apply
Applications for this scholarship are now open for Autumn 2014 intake. Please complete the Expression of Interest Form and an application form will be sent to you.

Application period

Autumn 2014 applications close 25 October 2013

Sir Geoffrey Yeend Honours Scholarship, Australia

College of Asia & the Pacific at Australian National University offers Honours Scholarships in the field of political science, visual arts, performing arts and Asian studies.

Scholarship value

1 year

Number of scholarships
Up to 3

  • You should be intending to enrol full-time at this University in the Honours Year of a program of study leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor with Honours or
  • In the final year of a program of study leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor with Honours.
  • You must contact the relevant Honours Convenor for your discipline in your College.
  • You need to establish that you have (or will have) the academic qualifications for entry into Honours and that the required resources will be available to you.
  • We understand that your entry into Honours may not be finalised at this stage. You do not need to wait for results before lodging an application. If you lodge an application and later become ineligible for Honours, your application will be disregarded.
  • With the approval of the relevant College, you may commence the Honours Program in either first or second semester of the academic year.
  • International students are eligible to apply for the Sir Geoffrey Yeend Honours Scholarships.

Selection basis
Primarily academic merit, however consideration may also be given to your choice of honours proposal as outlined in your 200 word statement.

  • There is only one round of offers for this scholarship each year. If you are going to commence your honours mid year, you must apply in this round.
  • Applications must be submitted via the ANU Honours Scholarship application form.
  • You will be required to provide a 200 word statement in your online application describing the research, professional or scholarly interests which you intend to pursue during your Honours Year.

Application opening date
26th August 2013

Application closing date
30th November

ANU Honours Scholarship, Australia

Australian National University is offering 15 honours scholarships for international students in Australia.

  • You should be intending to enrol full-time at this University in the Honours Year of a program of study leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor with Honours or
  • In the final year of a program of study leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor with Honours where the honours component is an integral part of the final year (that is, Law, Engineering, Visual Arts and Music).
  • You must contact the relevant Honours Convenor for your discipline in your College.
  • You need to establish that you have (or will have) the academic qualifications for entry into Honours and that the required resources will be vailable to you.
  • We understand that your entry into Honours may not be finalised at this stage. You do not need to wait for results before lodging an application. If you lodge an application and later become ineligible for Honours, your application will be disregarded.
  • With the approval of the relevant College, you may commence the Honours Program in either first or second semester of the academic year.
  • International students are eligible to apply for ANU Honours Scholarships.

Selection basis
Selection is based primarily on academic merit, however consideration may also be given to your choice of honours proposal as outlined in your 200 word statement.

  • There is only one round of offers for this scholarship each year. If you are going to commence your honours mid year, you must apply in this round.
  • Applications are to be submitted via an online form.
  • You will be required to provide a 200 word statement describing the research, professional or scholarly interests which you intend to pursue during your Honours Year. This must be emailed to coursework.scholarships@anu.edu.au

Application Opening Date
26th August 2013

Application Closing Date
30th November each year

Getty Foundation Conservation Guest Scholars

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This program provides an opportunity for professionals to pursue scholarly research in an interdisciplinary manner across traditional boundaries in areas of interest to the international conservation community.

These grants are for established conservators, scientists, and professionals who have attained distinction in conservation and allied fields. Applicants should have at least five years experience in the field of conservation and should have an established record of publications and other contributions to the field. Grants are not intended to fund research for the completion of an academic degree.

The GCI will consider proposals that require use of the GCI Science laboratories; however use is dependent upon availability of lab facilities and staff time and cannot be guaranteed.

Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities.

Conservation Guest Scholars are in residence at the Getty Center for three or six consecutive months between late September 2014 and June 2015, according to the preference indicated by the applicant on their online application, and dependent upon scheduling and other issues. A monthly stipend of $3,500 is awarded, prorated to the actual dates of residency.

In addition to the stipend, the grant also includes a workstation at the Conservation Institute, research assistance, airfare to Los Angeles, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and health benefits.

Conservation Guest Scholar Grants support research to be undertaken while in residence at the Getty. Nonresidential research and travel are not supported by this grant.

Application Availability and Deadline
Complete application materials are now accepted online only. The next deadline for this grant is 6:00 p.m. (PDT) on November 1, 2013.

Applicants will be notified of the Getty Conservation Institute's decision in late spring 2014.

Review Process
Conservation Guest Scholar Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are reviewed by committee and evaluated by the Conservation Institute based on: an applicant's past achievements; their qualifications to undertake the project; how the project would benefit from the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections; and how the project would contribute to the advancement of practice in the conservation field.

How To Apply
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Getty Conservation Guest Scholar Grant application form (which includes completing an online information sheet, uploading a Project Proposal; Curriculum Vitae; Selected Bibliography, and a single optional writing sample) by 6:00 p.m. (PDT) November 1, 2013.

ICO Three-Month Fellowships, USA


The ICO Three-Month Fellowships help promising young ophthalmologists from developing countries improve their practical skills and broaden their perspectives of ophthalmology.  Fellows are expected to bring the acquired knowledge and skills back to their home country and take part in programs to preserve and restore vision.

  • Award:  US$6000 (maximum) to cover travel and living expenses for three months.  The exact amount is subject to actual student-style living expenses in the host country.
  • Approximately 60 three-month fellowships are awarded each year.
  • For applications submitted by the March 31 deadline, the fellowship is awarded and notices are sent out in July.  The earliest start date is October 1 of the same year. 
  • For applications submitted by the September 30 deadline, the fellowship is awarded and notices sent out in January.  The earliest start date is April 1 of the same year.
  • Residency training must be completed before applying for the fellowship.
  • Specialist exam in ophthalmology must be successfully passed.
  • Applicant must be under 40 years of age at the time of applying.
  • Applicant must return to home country after the training, resume previous positions, and apply the knowledge gained during the fellowship.
  • Applicant must be reasonably fluent in the language of the fellowship training center.
  • Applicants who have passed the ICO Basic Science, the ICO Clinical Sciences, or the ICO Advanced Examinations for Ophthalmologists (www.icoexams.org) will receive special consideration.
  • Applicants from countries with ophthalmologic societies that are Members of the ICO will receive special consideration.
How to Apply:

La Trobe Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES), Australia

La Trobe’s Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) are targeted towards high achieving international students from all countries across all of La Trobe’s undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs.

  • citizens of countries other than Australia or New Zealand
  • commencing international students wanting to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate coursework, full degrees at La Trobe in 2014
  • applicants who scored a minimum of 85 per cent or equivalent in their previous degree/award
  • students who meet or will meet the University’s academic and English entry requirements at the commencement date of their course (and have received an offer at the time of applying for this scholarship).
Note: applicants need to meet all the criteria above.

Who is not eligible?
  • international students wanting to undertake Higher Degree Research, Exchange, Study Abroad, ELICOS and Foundation Studies and Diploma courses
  • students with scores lower than 85 per cent or equivalent in their previous degrees/award
  • students who have already received the AES scholarship
  • continuing La Trobe University students.

How to apply
Applicants are required to have an offer to study in a degree program commencing in 2014 at La Trobe University at the time of applying for this scholarship.

Applicants must complete a scholarship application form (PDF 76kb) and submit it to La Trobe International via email at intapplication@latrobe.edu.au by the application deadline.

Application deadline for Semester 1, 2014
  • AES round one closing date – Friday 6 December 2013
  • AES round two closing date – Friday 24 January 2014

The scholarships are non-renewable tuition fee awards of A$10 000-$20 000 paid across a maximum period of two semesters (or twelve months). Recipients of the scholarship would be required to pay for any difference in fees for their first two semesters, fees for the remainder of their course and also Overseas Student Health Cover. These scholarships are not renewable and do not cover living costs.
Continuation of the scholarship into a second semester (where relevant) is subject to satisfactory progress and continued enrolment in the program of study for which the scholarship was awarded. Maintaining a C grade average is required, and satisfactory progress will be monitored.

Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, USA

Monday, August 26, 2013 0 comments
The Washington Fellowship is the new flagship program of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).  This program will bring over 500 young leaders to the United States each year, beginning in 2014, for leadership training and mentoring, and will create unique opportunities in Africa to put those new skills to practical use in propelling economic growth and prosperity, and strengthening democratic institutions.

The Washington Fellowship will:
  • Invest in a new generation of young African leaders who are shaping the continent’s future.
  • Respond to the strong demand by young African leaders for practical skills that can help them take their work to the next level in the fields of public service and business.
  • Deepen partnerships and connections between the United States and Africa.
  • Build a prestigious network of young African leaders who are at the forefront of change and innovation in their respective sectors.

This is an unparalleled opportunity to…
  • Interact with President Obama at a Presidential Summit in Washington, D.C.;
  • Participate in a 6-week leadership and mentoring program at a U.S. institution;
  • Meet with U.S. government, civic, and business leaders;
  • Access exceptional internship and apprenticeship opportunities;
  • Expand your business or project through access to millions of dollars for small grant funding; and
  • Join a continent-wide and global alumni network to help you seek innovative solutions to common challenges.

Criteria for Applicants
  • Be a citizen of and reside in a sub-Saharan African country. Persons holding U.S. citizenship or permanent residency are ineligible.
  • Speak and write proficiently in English.
  • Be between 25-35 years of age at the time of application submission, although exceptional candidates younger than 25 will be considered.
  • Have a proven record of leadership and accomplishment in public service, business or entrepreneurship, or civic engagement.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship.
  • Be committed to return to Africa and contribute their skills and talents to build and serve their communities.

Applications will be accepted starting late 2013.