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.