Elsevier Awards for Career Women Scientists from Developing Countries 2014

The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD have launched Elsevier awards for women scientists from developing countries. In 2014 year, total five awards will be awarded worth of USD 5,000. The winners will also be invited to attend international events pertaining to OWSD and TWAS. The assessment will be based on achievements in the field, with particular attention paid to the nominees’ publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Deadline for receiving nominations is 15 September 2013.

The five region-specific annual Awards will rotate between the life sciences, chemical sciences and physical, mathematical and engineering sciences.
Candidates must be female early-career scientists (within ten years of earning their PhD degree). At nomination, candidates must have lived and worked for at least three years in one of the countries listed in the nomination form.

 

Scholarship Description: The Elsevier Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World” were launched in 2012 by The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD to celebrate the achievements of women scientists in the early stages of their careers, with the aim of creating role models for other women to follow, a step that is critical for retaining top talent and building a stronger research culture in developing countries.

 

What does it cover? The five winning scientists of the 2014 edition will be celebrated for their research excellence, and receive a cash prize of USD5,000 in addition to a year’s complimentary access to Science Direct and all-expenses-paid attendance at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in February 2014 in Chicago, IL, USA, where the awards ceremony will take place. The winners will also be invited to attend international events pertaining to OWSD and TWAS.

Selection Criteria: The assessment will be based on achievements in the field, with particular attention paid to the nominees’ publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

 

How to Apply: Nominations need to be made on the nomination form and be signed by the nominator; they must include the candidate’s curriculum vitae and full list of publications; and be accompanied by three reference letters.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Deadline for receiving nominations for the 2014 Awards is 15 September 2013.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

African Studies Scholarships 2013

The African Studies Centre is offering three full scholarships for the MSc in African Studies and two full DPhil scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Prospective MSc in African Studies students can apply for the Waverley-ORISHA Scholarship, Ioma-Evans Pritchard/Commonwealth Scholarship and the Canon Collins/African Studies Scholarship in association with Linacre College. Students from Angola, Ghana and Nigeria are also eligible to apply for the Eni Scholarships offered by St Antony’s College in partnership with the energy company Eni. Outstanding postgraduate students from transition and emerging economies in Africa, Asia and South America can apply for the the Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme.

Eligible DPhil candidates can apply for the ORISHA DPhil Scholarship and the Waverley DPhil scholarship.

Further information on scholarships is available from the University of Oxford Graduate Studies Prospectus. Eligible students applying for this degree can seek funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Board, and University of Oxford scholarship scheme.

Overseas students should attempt to find funding from scholarship schemes in their home countries and can additionally apply for Rhodes scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships, Chevening Scholarships and University of Oxford Clarendon scholarships. Further information is available on the University of Oxford Postgraduate Funding pages.

Please address your enquiries concerning the MSc in African Studies to: african.studies@africa.ox.ac.uk.

Scholarships for African Students

Find out more about scholarships available to African students in this University brochure (PDF format):

Oxford and Africa Brochure

– See more at: http://www.africanstudies.ox.ac.uk/scholarships

United States Scholarship For Africans

This program was set up to assist undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Motherland – AFRICA – to acquire knowledge in Universities, Colleges and other Institutions of learning in the United States. It is an initiative of the Union of Africa Americans in the United States as part of a special contribution for the development of the human resources of the Motherland.

RECIPIENTS’ QUALIFICATION
This scholarship is open to only African students over the age of 18. To qualify for selection, candidates must meet the stated basic requirements, in addition to ensuring that entries are made not later than the specified deadline date. Selection of candidates to be considered is made from the first, fully completed, 5,500 entries received and which are verifiable before year end of 31st December in each year. Successful candidates are notified between March and April of the following year.

Strong willingness for intellectual pursuit is a necessary prerequisite. Not all applications to this program are considered. To succeed, an applicant must submit relevant details of sound academic background, and information through which verification can be made.

 

MODIFICATIONS
Changes are made periodically concerning the terms and methods which this program is run. Please click here to see details of these changes.

 

RECIPIENTS’ ENTITLEMENT
A recipient of the scholarship will be assisted to study in United States Free of tuition throughout the duration of the chosen program. In addition, the recipient will provisionally receive an annual allowance of US$4,000 for welfare. A recipient will also be assisted to get Student Visa which will expire at the end of the chosen program of maximum five (5) years.Optionally, we arrange to help a recipient/student under our program to secure a part-time job which enable you work while you school and earn extra income. This is only done on request.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1. Completed Entry Form (to be made online).
2. Entry Fee of US$100.00 (₦16000 Nigeria, ¢142 Ghana, R687 South Africa, £569 Egypt).
3. Five credit passes in O/level exams, including English Language, Mathematics and three
other relevant subjects (undergraduate program).
4. First degree / HND (Postgraduate program).
5. One recent color passport photo.

 

Hostel Information
Special low rate hostels are arranged for new visiting students in the first academic year. Detailed information and travel guidelines will be sent to successful candidates.

 

CLOSING DATE
Entry for the year 2013 must be received not latter than November 30, 2013. The entry form page in this website will be locked after the 5500th entry or after November 30, 2013.

This scholarship is open to only African students over the age of 18. To qualify for selection, candidates must meet the stated basic requirements, in addition to ensuring that entries are made not later than the specified deadline date. Selection of candidates to be considered is made from the first, fully completed, 5,500 entries received and which are verifiable before year end of 31st December in each year. Successful candidates are notified between March and April of the following year.

Strong willingness for intellectual pursuit is a necessary prerequisite. Not all applications to this program are considered. To succeed, an applicant must submit relevant details of sound academic background, and information through which verification can be made.

University of Oulu Scholarship 2013

  • Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2013, if they are Non-EU/EEA citizens who do not have a permanent residence permit in Finland
  • Eligible to apply for a Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu for academic year 2013 – 14. The applicant has obtained their first academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) from a recognised institution of higher education
  • Applicants who are in their last term/semester of studies during the application period, can apply for the scholarship
  • Applicants who receive a conditional offer of study placement for a Master’s programme will receive a conditional scholarship offer.
Applicants not eligible for the International Master’s Scholarship are:
  • Non-EU/EEA citizens who have a permanent residence permit in Finland,
  • EU/EEA citizens or comparable persons
  • University of Oulu students who have been accepted to study BEFORE the academic year 2013 – 14.
Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining an International Master’s Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International Master’s programme is confirmed.
International Master’s programmes in the scholarship scheme 2013–14:
Architectural Design
Astronomy and Space Physics
Barents Environmental Engineering (BEE)
Ecology and Population Genetics (ECOGEN)
Education and Globalisation (EdGlo)
Finance (MF)
Financial and Management Accounting (FMA)
International Business (IB)
Learning, Education and Technology (LET)
Magnetic Resonance in Materials (MRM)
Protein Science and Biotechnology
Software, Systems and Services Development in Global Environment (GS3D)
Synchrotron Radiation Based Science and Accelerator Physics
Wireless Communications Engineering (WCE)
How to Apply
There is no separate application for the International Master’s Scholarship. All applicants for University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes need to complete the Student Application Form. Those applicants who are applying for the University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship have to additionally complete the “Application for Scholarship,” which can be found at the end of the Student Application Form. The International Master’s Scholarship application form cannot be completed and/or submitted without the Student Application Form.
Required Documents
  • Application Form
  • Copy of Bachelor’s (or higher) degree certificate in original language / Temporary (provisional) degree certificate
  • Translation of Bachelor’s degree certificate if original document is not issued in English, Finnish or Swedish
  • Copy of transcript of records of Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in original language
  • Translation of transcript of records of Bachelor’s degree if original document is not issued in English, Finnish or Swedish
  • Proof of language proficiency
  • Copy of passport’s information page or a copy of an official ID card
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in Europass CV format
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Applicants for Architectural Design are required to submit a portfolio with the other documents.
Deadline:
January 31, 2013. Application will open on December 3, 2012
For more information, and to apply, visit their website by clicking here.
Information about required documents from applicants can be found here.
To learn more about the step-by-step procedure for applying, and to start your application online, click here.

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship

The Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship program is open to students from all countries (including African countries) that has diplomatic relations with Japan. According to the Government sponsored website Study In Japan, “Since inception, over 65,000 students from about 160 countries all over the world have taken advantage of this programme to study in Japan”. This scholarship recipients are paid allowances and also exempted from tuition, entrance and examination fees. Awards covering bachelors, masters or doctorate degrees are offered yearly to the following categories of students:

  1. Research Students
  2. Undergraduate Students
  3. Japanese Studies Students
  4. Teacher Training Students
  5. College of Technology Students
  6. Special Training College students
  7. Young Leaders Program(YLP) Students

How are Applicants Selected?

Embassy Recommendation.
Selection in this category is purely from recommendations from the various Japanese Embassies and Consulates in different countries all over the world and the process may vary depending on the countries. Prospecting students are adviced to approach the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulates in their home country. Those applying from Africa may use the following link:
List of Japanese Embassies/Consulates in Africa

Others may get the full list from:
Japan Ministry Of Foreign Affairs – MOFA

University Recommendation.
As indicated by the title, screening and recommendation in this category is done by the individual universities based on inter-university student exchange agreements. Selected recipients are then directly recommended to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Domestic selection.
This category of students are privately-finance students who are already studying(including prospecting students) in Japan. Screening is done through the different universities sometimes based on academic excellence

  • Eligibility
    See the comprehensive guide on eligibility, scholarship content and more detailed information at “Study In Japan” Website:
    Study In Japan
  • Other sources of information on Japanese government and private scholarships, and grant programs are:

Scholarship For High-Achieving International Applicants

If you are an international student applying to study in one of the following programs at RMIT in Semester 2 2013 (July intake), this scholarship could pay a contribution towards your tuition fees.

Architecture and Building

Art and Design

Business

Communications and Digital Media

Computing and Information
Technology

Community Services and Social

Sciences

Education and Training

Engineering

Environment and Planning

Science

Value

The scholarship pays $3000 towards your tuition fees

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship you
must:
be an international student

display high standards of academic
merit

have a full offer (no conditions) to
commence in one of the above
programs in Semester 2, 2013 (July
intake)

accept your offer by Wednesday 17
July 2013.

How to apply

Important: If you wish to apply for this scholarship, you must apply for
admission into one of the above RMIT
program. Please visit How To Apply .

Open date

Thursday 9 May, 2013

Close date

Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Further information

Contact
Channel Management, RMIT
International

Phone
(+61 3 ) 9925 5135 / 9925 5184 / 9925
1348

Email
ISscholarships@rmit.edu.au

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