Pan Africa Bursary Programme obtainable at South Africa, 2014

Absa Bank Limited is providing to the Pan African citizen these full-time bachelor or postgraduate bursary programme at South African universities in South Africa. The Bursary is awarded in Accounting (towards CA (SA) or CIMA or ACCA), Actuarial Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Informatics, Statistics, Engineering (Industrial OR Financial OR Process), Risk or Investment management and Agricultural Sciences majoring in one of the following: Animal science with Agricultural Economics, Soil science with Agricultural Economics, Horticulture with Agricultural Economics, Viticulture with Agricultural Economics, Agronomy with Agricultural Economics, Plant production with Agricultural Economics. It can be taken at South Africa.

Information:-

  • About the eligibility:-

This bursary programme helps Absa employ top talent and it also offers financial support to fulltime students studying towards one of the following qualifications: Bachelor or postgraduate degree in: Accounting (towards CA (SA) or CIMA or ACCA), Actuarial Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Informatics, Statistics, Engineering (Industrial OR Financial OR Process), Risk or Investment management Agricultural Sciences majoring in one of the following: Animal science with Agricultural Economics, Soil science with Agricultural Economics, Horticulture with Agricultural Economics, Viticulture with Agricultural Economics, Agronomy with Agricultural Economics, Plant production with Agricultural Economics

-Applicants must be studying full-time for the 2013 academic year at an accredited South African university towards one of the qualifications listed above

-Undergraduate or postgraduate students must have achieved a minimum average of 70% in the first semester of their degree studies for the 2013 academic year

-Applicants must not have a criminal record

Qualifying criteria for 2013 matriculation:

-Applicants must have achieved a minimum average of 80% for the June 2013 examinations.

-Applicants must be studying full-time for the 2014 academic year at an accredited South African university.

-Applicants must not have a criminal record.

-You have not received any other bursary or assistance

-You are pursuing a course of study in a discipline that will benefit the Banking Industry

-You are registered at a recognized Tertiary Education Institution in South Africa

-You are a Pan African citizen

  • About the nationality:-

Pan African citizen are eligible for this South Africa bursary.

  • About the awards:-
  1. Over the last 5 years the bursary programme has been sponsoring between 50 and 80 students annually.

  1. The bursary will be awarded for the following academic year.

  1. The bursary includes full tuition fees and will be paid out according to the annual bursary award and the individual’s needs. You will be assessed every year and if your performance is satisfactory, Absa will continue to sponsor you.

  1. Successful applicants who meet the requirements are awarded a conditional bursary pending their final year result.

-Each successful student will have to sign a formal contract with Absa in order to secure funding.

-Awarded bursaries will be re-evaluated each year based on academic performance.

-Successful applicants will be bound contractually to work for Absa after graduation for a period equal to the tenure of the bursary.

-Placements will be made according to the needs of the business].

-Students are expected to complete their qualification within the disciplines as agreed with Absa.

-Students may be requested to participate in relevant project and skills training Absa will only fund one qualification at a time.

-A selection of students will be made in line with our Employment Equity strategy

-Short-listed candidates will be required to submit their final results for the current academic year by 15 January 2014.

  • About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-
  1. The mode of applying is online.

  1. 2.     The deadline for applications is 15 August 2013.

For detailed information about the application and the scholarships please visit the link

 

South Sudan Scholarship (Dr John Garang), at University of Westminster in UK 2013

This South Sudan (Dr John Garang) Scholarship is provided by University of Westminster, UK and is available to students from the South Sudan seeking a Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages. Student must hold an offer for a full-time master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at the University of Westminster.

Doing well applicants will be evaluated on the basis of academic excellence, financial need and development potential. It is open to nationals of South Sudan and to be taken at UK.

Information:-

  • About the eligibility:-

You must be a student from the South Sudan and hold an offer for a full-time Master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at the University.

  • About the nationality:-

The students of South Sudan can submit an application for this Master’s scholarship.

  • About the awards:-
  1. Full tuition fee waivers, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.

  1. Academic excellence, financial need and development potential.
  • About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-
  1. The mode of applying is online.

  1. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2013.

For further information about the application and the scholarship please visit the link

PhD Program in Molecular Medicine provided by and at Hannover Medical School in Germany, 2013

Introduction to provider and the scholarship:-

The scholarship is offered for pursuing PhD research in Molecular Medicine by the Hannover Medical School and can be taken at Germany.

The offered PhD study course is designed for students with a M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Molecular Biology. Provider offers special in-depth seminars for medical students in the first semester. And medical students are welcome to be present at lectures of the Biomedicine or Biochemistry Master programs with the purpose of putting on further knowledge in Basic Sciences.

The eligibility and international applicability:-

This PhD study course is designed for students with a M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Molecular Biology.

-Students with medical background.

-International MD or MBBS students are very welcome to apply to our three PhD programs. We require however at least 6 months of experimental research experience.

1.) First PhD (fulltime 3-4 years): You join one of our three PhD programs of HBRS, work on an experimental PhD research project and achieve the PhD degree directly after your Staatsexamen. Afterwards you decide if you want to stay in research completely or want to combine a clinical training with research.

2.) At first parts of clinical training (Facharzt), then PhD: Quite a few students start with their clinical training after Staatsexamen for 1-3 years. Then they interrupt their training (after e.g. the common trunk, first diagnostic training), then do their PhD for 3-4 years (fulltime) and after that continue their clinical training. The advantage of this model is that even during full-time PhD you are able to do “Dienste” from time to time in order to show your face in the clinics or diagnostic labs, and get some credits for “Facharztweiterbildung”.

3.) New model (concept), Rotation: Applicants either start with the clinical training or the PhD research work and then within 5-6 years do a combined training. PhD research should however be at least 2 years full-time in one go.

-Applicants will be awarded a PhD degree after 3-4 years. They are welcome to continue their career here in research afterwards. If they want to start a clinical career after PhD in Germany, this is not so easy, depending also on the country of origin. We are most happy to give advice though.

The German and International students can submit an application for this scholarship.

Applying procedure and Deadline:-

Applications for October 2013 intake are accepted from 1st December 2012 until 1st April 2013. To apply for the PhD programs at Hannover Biomedical Research School applicant first have to register. After registration applicants will receive an email including their activation hyperlink. By clicking on this hyperlink, applicants will confirm their registration and they will be able to logon to www.hbrs-application.de. Please note: if applicants had already applied to our HBRS in previous years, they need to create a new login/register new. Follow the instructions during the application process and submit application after filling in all required fields. Please be aware, that applicants won’t be able to edit their application after submission.

As a part of the application, applications will have to choose two referees who will write a letter of recommendation on their behalf. We have slightly changed the procedure in 2011/12. Please ensure that the email of applicants referee is correct. The system will send a link and login to their referee, so that he/she will be able to directly fill in and upload the evaluation form to their application.

The application closing date is April 1, 2013.

For further information about the application and scholarship please visit the link

 

MO Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program open to Africans, (2014)

These Leadership Fellowship program is offered by Mo Ibrahim Foundation for Africans. The Fellowship is for young professionals, mid-career, and new executives which allows talented individuals to increase and enhance their professional capacity, with the intention of contributing to the governance and development of their countries thereby creating a pipeline of future African leaders. The Fellow will work with the Bank for this purpose for a period not exceeding twelve (12) months and the Foundation will finance the costs associated with the position. It can be taken by the nationals of places mentioned herewith and the Fellow will perform the functions and duties of the position at the Temporary Relocation Agency of the Bank in Tunis, Tunisia, the headquarters of the Bank in Abidjan, the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, or any other location from which the Bank carries out its operations.

Information:-

  • About the eligibility:-

-The Fellowship is for young professionals, mid-career, and new executives. He/She shall be national of an African country, residing anywhere in the world;

-He/She should not be an active, non-active, retired, or separated staff member of the Bank;

-He/She should not have close family relations with an active or non-active staff member, such as mother, father, sister and brother.

-Government officials, active military personnel and political party leaders are not eligible;

-Under the age of Forty (40) years or Forty-Five (45) years for women with children;

-Hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Economics, Engineering, Social Sciences, International Development, Business Administration, Finance, Banking or any discipline relevant to the Bank’s business: such as outstanding academic credentials, relevant work experience, strong communication skills, demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work with others ;

-Have at least 8 years work experience relevant to the Bank’s activities;

-Demonstrate proven leadership and consultative skills;

-Experience in strategic planning and execution;

-Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management;

-Enhanced skills in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures;

-Experience in formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures;

-Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources;

-Ability to analyze and interpret financial data;

-Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;

-Ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects.

  • About the nationality:-

The students of Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Madagascar, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, São Tomé & Príncipe, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Sudan) can submit an application for this fellowship.

  • About the award:-
  1. The Bank’s Human Resources Department will carry out an initial vetting of applications to develop a short list of ten (10) applicant files to be sent to the Foundation for further reduction to three (3) candidates presented to the President of the Bank (or his designate) for final selection.

  1. Fellowships are offered for twelve (12) months.

  1. The Foundation will finance the costs associated with the position on the following terms: the fellow will receive an annual stipend monthly paid by the Bank out of the funds provided by Foundation funds. The Fellow may be required to travel to different locations on instructions of the Bank. All expenses related to the Fellow’s official mission travel, including travel insurance but excluding travel and shipping costs relating to assumption of duty and repatriation, will be borne by the Bank.
  • About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-
  1. The mode of applying is online.

  1. The application deadline is 16 July 2013.

For further information about the application and the scholarship please visit the link

2013 Sociology Master’s Degree Part-Fee Bursaries by and at University of Leicester in UK

Introduction to provider and the scholarship:-

University of Leicester (Department of Sociology) gleefully offers two part-fee bursaries for September 2013 entry to one of its full-time campus based Masters Degree programmes. The Department of Sociology’s campus-based taught Masters Courses are intended to build up applicants social research skills and their understanding of key sociological issues and debates, facilitating them to move into a diversity of careers as well as providing opportunities for further academic research.

These bursaries are available for entry to one of the following Masters degree programmes:

MA Contemporary Sociology

MSc Social Research

The bursaries are not available for entry to the MA Civil Society.

These bursaries can be taken at UK.

 

The eligibility and international applicability:-

Applicants must have a first-class or upper second-class undergraduate degree (or an equivalent qualification) in a relevant subject.

Only UK/EU students can submit an application for these bursaries.

 

Info about the awards: – Two no bursaries are offered which are open to new UK/EU applicants and are worth £1,000 payable as a reduction of the course fee.

 

Applying procedure and Deadline:-

The mode of applying is online.

All applications for a place on one of the Masters degrees listed above that are received by 30 April 2013 (including those that have already been submitted) will be considered for these bursaries. There is no need to submit a separate application for these bursaries.

The bursaries will be awarded on the basis of academic quality and potential.

To apply, please use the links above and use the Apply Now Online options. Applications must be received by 30 April 2013.

For further details, please visit the Department’s website or contact the Department’s Postgraduate Secretary – email pgradsoc-at-le.ac.uk.

The application deadline is April 30, 2013.

For further information about the application and scholarship please visit the link

 

Submissions open for PhD Position for International Students at IST Austria, 2014/15

The program is for PhD position offered at IST Austria and has been made possible by the prestigious grants of Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria). For students entering the program, their research will focus on biology, neuroscience, computer science, and interdisciplinary areas. All PhD students admitted to the program will be offered employment contracts at IST Austria and will receive an internationally competitive salary with full social security coverage. The term of the aid is on average four to five years. The entitled applicants can obtain this scholarship at Austria.

Information:-

  • About the eligibility:-

Highly qualified students from all disciplines of the natural sciences, mathematics, computer sciences, and any interdisciplinary areas, who are committed to pursue their scientific career in an international research environment, are invited to apply. All applicants must hold a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), or anticipate the completion of the degree before September 2014. Participating students are expected to be proficient in written and oral English. IST Austria is committed to Equality and Diversity. In particular, female applicants are encouraged to apply.

  • About the nationality:-

It is open to applicants from all over the world.

  • About the awards:-
  1. The duration of the program is on average four to five years (depending on previous education and individual progress) and is divided into two phases: before and after the qualifying exam. Entering students holding a Master’s degree will have four-year contracts, and students holding a Bachelor’s degree, five-year contracts. The contracts will be extended by one additional year if satisfactory progress is made towards a PhD degree.

  1. All PhD students admitted to the program will be offered employment contracts at IST Austria and will receive an internationally competitive salary with full social security coverage. In addition, the PhD program will provide support for:

-Travel expenses to scientific conferences and workshops

-Research stays abroad at collaborating institutions

-German-language courses

-Housing – a guest house and four apartment buildings – is available on the IST campus. Depending on availability, a room or apartment can be rented for a period of up to one year after arrival, giving incoming students time to find suitable accommodation for the subsequent years

  1. Short-listed candidates will be invited to IST Austria for interviews and a campus visit in March 2014. Travel expenses will be reimbursed and free accommodation will be provided. Final admission offers will be made shortly after the visit. The deadline for students to accept or decline an offer is April 15, 2014.
  • About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-
  1. All applications must be received on-line through a web site.

  1. Application files and reference letters must be received by January 15, 2014.

For detailed information about the application and the scholarships please visit the link

Postdoctoral Position in Algebraic Topology provide by and at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden 2013

The largest and oldest technical University in Sweden is the KTH which provides not less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all branches of engineering and comprises architecture, industrial management and urban planning. There are a total of just over 15,000 first and second level students and more than 1,600 doctoral students.

The herewith tendered program is for pursuing postdoctoral degree level (to study Algebraic Topology). The Swedish and non-EU citizens can take the benefit of the offer which is to be taken at Sweden.

Information:-

  • About the eligibility:

Candidates should have completed, or be about to complete, a doctoral degree in mathematics and show proven excellence or evidence of strong potential in their research in the field of algebraic topology. They should not have obtained their PhD degree before January 1, 2009. For non-EU citizens, a residence permit is required. Swedish language skills are not necessary.

  • About the nationality:-

Swedish and non-EU citizens can submit an application for this scholarship.

  • About the awards:-

The position is for one year, renewable for a second year, and will start on Sept 1, 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter.

 

It covers the salary of the position SEK 270,000 p.a., paid as a tax-free scholarship with health insurance. In addition, travel expenses up to SEK 25,000 p.a. can be covered.

  • About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-

Applications via email (preferable) to: jobs@math.kth.se.

or by postal mail to:

Institutionen för matematik

KTH 100 44 Stockholm

Sweden

 

Applications should contain a curriculum vitae and a research statement. In addition, three recommendation letters should be arranged to be sent directly to KTH. All applications should quote the reference number S-2013-0209.

Please apply online by 28th February 2013.

For further information about the application and the scholarship please visit the link

 

 

Applications for Doctoral Fellowships at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, 2014

This grant had been offered with a view of providing an optimal environment for disciplinary research and the promotion of junior academics in the field of ancient studies. The applications are invited by the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. This fellowship is for pursuing PhD research and the provider is German Excellence Initiative. The number of the grants is ten offered for the duration of two years; they may be extended by a third year. It is offered to German applicants and obtainable at Germany.

Information:-

  • About the eligibility:-

In order to apply, candidates will need to have completed a first degree (with thesis) in the field of ancient studies with outstanding results. Applicants will need to submit a proposal for a dissertation project.

-They should demonstrate their openness towards working in an interdisciplinary context as well as an interest in basic and theoretical questions.

-The School offers the scope for individual academic development and an inspiring research environment.

-Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

-LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

  • About the nationality:-

German applicants can submit an application for this PhD fellowship.

  • About the awards:-
  1. The fellowship is oriented towards one of the seven focus areas below:
    1. Constructions of norms
    2. Constructions of elites
    3. Constructions of the “beautiful”
    4. Organization of coexistence
    5. Organization of exchange
    6. Organization of dealing with dissent
    7. Organization of memory and forgetting.
    8. 10 Doctoral-Positions fellowships will be offered.

 

  1. The positions are limited to two years; they may be extended by a third year. The starting date will be April 1, 2014.
  • About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-
  1. The mode of applying is electronically.

  1. The deadline for applications is January 6, 2014.

For detailed information about the application and the scholarships please visit the link

The Persephone Miel Fellowship’s “Call for Proposals” for Media Professionals in USA, 2013

 

Introduction to provider and scholarship:-

The offered fellowship, supervised by the Pulitzer Center in partnership with Internews, is intended to help media professionals outside of the United States do the kind of reporting they’ve always wanted to do and facilitate them to bring their work to broader international spectators. The fellowship will benefit those with limited access to other fellowships and those whose work is not regularly distributed internationally.

The scholarship is presented for a reporting project on topics and regions of global importance, with a stress on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream media by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Internews and can be taken at USA.

 

The eligibility and international applicability:-

The Persephone Miel fellowships are open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers, staff journalists as well as freelancers and media professionals outside the U.S. who are seeking to report from their home country.

-Women and journalists from developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

-Applicants must be proficient in English.

Media professionals from countries outside the US can submit an application. Women and journalists from developing countries are strongly encouraged to submit an application.

 

Applying procedure and Deadline:-

The mode of applying is online. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2013.

 

Some other information:-

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting will provide a travel grant of $5000 for a reporting project on topics and regions of global importance. Payment of the first half of the grant is pay out previous to travel, upon receiving of required materials, and the second half on compliance of the principal work for publication/broadcast. Selection will be based on the strength of the proposed topic and the strength of the applicant’s work as exhibited in their work samples.

 For further information about application and scholarship please visit the link

 

Aflatoxin and Aflatoxin Biocontrol MSc/PhD Scholarship, USA, 2013

The United States Department of Agriculture –Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS) and USAID-Mozambique is providing scholarship which is for pursuing MSc/PhD degree level at the University of Arizona (Tucson) in aflatoxin and aflatoxin biocontrol research. The postgraduate assistant ship is of three years which covers stipend and university fees and airfare. Women applicants are encouraged to apply. To be taken by the Applicants of Mozambique at USA.

Information:-

  • About the eligibility:-

Applicants must: – Preferably be less than 35 years of age – Possess a BSc/MSc in Plant Pathology, Mycology, Plant Disease Epidemiology, Crop Science, Soil Microbiology, Food Science (including Food Microbiology, Food Technology, Food Nutrition, etc.), Agricultural Sciences, or equivalent degree.

-Highly qualified students with other relevant training/experience will also be considered.

– Satisfy the admissions requirement of the University of Arizona-Tucson, including English Language proficiency and critical thinking, i.e. clear both TOEFL and GRE Tests

– Preferably have a position in Mozambique as an agricultural research scientist in a national agricultural research institution, the Ministry of Health (Department of Nutrition) or NGO, or as a University lecturer

– Take formal study leave if appropriate from their employers and provide evidence of future reintegration into their current place of work to support research and development activities on aflatoxins

– Have strong quantitative and communication skills and a strong work ethic in the N2Africa project countries.

– Be a national of and residing in Mozambique

  • About the nationality:-

Applicants of Mozambique are qualified for this MSc/PhD Scholarship.

  • About the awards:-
  1. The successful candidate would be offered an assistantship for each of the three years.

  1. The successful candidate would be offered an assistantship for each of the three years that will include stipend and university fees (tuition, book allowance, insurance, and other university expenses). IITA will also be responsible for purchasing airfare ticket from Mozambique to Tucson and a return airfare ticket from Tucson to Mozambique at the end of studies.

  1. Candidates will be selected on a competitive basis, i.e. relevant qualifications and academic excellence.

  1. Only selected candidates will be notified for a pre-interview. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-

Applications should only be submitted electronically to Ms. Gersonia Catine (IITA-Mozambique Administrative Manager) at G.Catine-at-cgiar.org.

The deadline for applications is 31 August 2013.

For further information about the application and the scholarship please visit the link