Scholarships are Available for Female students in Developing Countries to Study Human & Health Science at Swansea University (UK)

Deadline: 1 July 2016

Swansea University College of Human & Health Science is currently inviting Female applicants to apply for the Eira Francis Davies Scholarship. Female students ordinarily resident in a developing country (mentioned below)who are admitted to pursue an undergraduate or a Taught Master’s postgraduate course at Swansea University’s College of Human & Health Science shall be eligible to apply for the Eira Francis Davies Scholarship.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Gambia, Myanmar, Guinea, Nepal, Guinea-Bisau, Niger, Haiti, Rwanda, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Korea, Dem Rep., Somalia, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Chad, Liberia, Tanzania, Comoros, Madagascar, Togo, Congo, Dem. Rep, Malawi, Uganda, Eritrea, Mali, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Angola, India, São Tomé and Principe, Armenia, Iraq, Senegal, Belize , Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Bhutan, Kosovo , Sri Lanka, Bolivia, Lao PDR, Sudan, Cameroon, Lesotho, Swaziland, Cape Verde, Marshall Islands, Syrian Arab Republic, Congo, Rep., Mauritania, Timor-Leste, Côte d’Ivoire, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Tonga, Djibouti, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Egypt, Arab Rep., Mongolia, Tuvalu, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Fiji, Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Nigeria, Vanuatu, Ghana, Pakistan , Vietnam, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, West Bank and Gaza, Guyana, Paraguay, Yemen, Rep., Honduras, Philippines, Zambia, Indonesia, Samoa

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be a female resident of one of the designated list of eligible developing countries (mentioned above).
  • Employees of Swansea University will not be eligible to apply.
  • Scholarships will be used to offset tuition fees for the duration of the degree or course subject to satisfactory academic progression.
  • Awards are available for all undergraduate degree courses and Taught Master’s degrees within the College of Human and Health Science available to international student applicants.
  • Applicants must be new, full-time, degree seeking, non-EU applicants.
  • Applicants must have completed an application to study and accepted the offer of a place at Swansea University
  • Applicants must show strong academic ability and financial need
  • Applicants should not be eligible for other financial support from Swansea University e.g. tuition fee reductions through collaborative links or bursaries.
  • Please note that students progressing from ICWS are not eligible to apply for an International Scholarship.

How to apply

Applicants must download the application form through the website.

For more information, please visit Eira Davies Scholarship.

3ie’s 2016 Request for Proposals: Grants of up to US$7.5 million for Projects Related to Environment, Governance, Infrastructure & Public finance

Deadline: 18 January 2016

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) requests research organisations or consortia to submit expressions of interest (EOI) for undertaking one or more impact evaluations under 3ie’s new Development Priorities Window (DPW).

The window is aimed at promoting rigorous and policy-relevant impact evaluations in a variety of development sectors where high-quality evidence is scarce. In this first call (DPW1), 3ie invites applications for support to produce rigorous and policy-relevant impact evaluations of programmes or policies in any of these four sectors: environment, governance, infrastructure or public finance to achieve relevant sustainable development goals (SDGs).1 Proposed impact evaluations must be of interventions undertaken in a low- or middle-income country as classified by the World Bank.

Focus Areas

  • Environment
  • Governance
  • Infrastructure
  • Public finance

Grants available

3ie aims to make approximately 18 awards of up to a total value of US$7.5 million through the window.

Eligibility criteria

  • EOIs must evaluate programmes or policies in at least one of the four DPW1 sectors. Multicountry applications are eligible, so long as all countries are low- or middle-income countries.
  • Only legally registered organisations and consortia of registered organisations, not individuals, may apply. Each proposal must be submitted by a single organisation that may include other organisations or team members as sub-grantees or sub-contractors (subject to 3ie’s direct and indirect cost policies).
  • For-profit organisations are eligible to apply, but are restricted to the same indirect cost limits as non-profit organisations and may not charge a fee.
  • The applicant organisation must be able to sign the 3ie grant agreement.
  • Organisations may submit more than one EOI and may be included on more than one EOI. They should, however, have the capacity to implement any and all grants awarded to them under the window.
  • Researchers may be included in multiple applications, but must indicate in writing that they are available and able to carry out fully all of the stated time commitments concurrently in the case of multiple awards.
  • Evaluation teams should include nationals of the country in which the study is being implemented. National researchers must be resident in that country and working for an organisation that is registered in that country. They must be engaged in substantive tasks for the study during design, analysis, writing, stakeholder engagement and research communication for evidence uptake and use.

How to Apply

All submissions must be made using 3ie’s online Grant Management System. Submissions are requested in two phases:

  • Phase one: submission of an expression of interest.
  • Phase two: submission of the full proposal.

For more information, please visit 3ie grant program.

Romanian Government Scholarships 2016-2017 for non EU Countries

Deadline: 15 March 2016

Romanian State to foreign citizens through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently inviting applications for the 85 scholarships program for under- and post-graduate studies in Romania.

Scholarship Covers

  • Free-of-charge tuition,
  • Free-of-charge accommodation
  • Financial support
    • 65 EURO per month, for the under-graduate students.
    • 75 EURO per month, for post-graduate students (master degrees and specialization).
    • 85 EURO per month, for post graduate students (doctor’s degree).

Priority Fields

Political and administrative sciences, education studies, Romanian culture and civilization, journalism, technical studies, oil and gas, agricultural studies, veterinary medicine, architecture, music, arts.

Eligibility Criteria

Application open to:

  • Citizens of non EU countries (irrespective of their country of residence).
  • Priority is given to citizens from non EU states with which Romania does not have cultural and education cooperation agreements.

How to Apply

  • Application files submitted by post or directly to the MFA or to the MECS.
  • Applications files should contain documents in English or French language.
  • If the application files contain documents in other foreign languages than English or French, they must be accompanied by authorized translations in one of the following languages: Romanian, English or French. Generally, Romanian universities may require that all enrolment documents should be accompanied by authorized copies and authorized translations in Romanian.

 For more information, please visit Government Scholarship.

Khadija Ismayilova Investigative Journalism Fellowship 2016 for Journalists in 20 Countries

Deadline: 1 February 2016

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is currently inviting applications for its Khadija Ismayilova Investigative Journalism Fellowship 2016.​ The Fellowship will support reporting projects within RFE/RL’s broadcast region that investigate persons in power and corruption. The selected Fellow will be announced on February 19, 2016. The term of the Fellowship is May 1 – October 31, 2016.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

About the Fellowship

  • The Fellowship is for a six-month period, during which the Fellow will be placed with an appropriate RFE/RL local bureau and visit RFE/RL’s Prague headquarters to receive training and mentoring in modern, western journalistic practices, and to conduct supervised research. Specific training in investigative techniques and additional professional support will be provided by OCCRP and other partners.
  • The Fellowship can be used to produce a specific investigative report, or to advance an ongoing investigative project. Some work must be completed by the end of the Fellowship for publication by RFE/RL or its partners.

Fellowship Covers

Fellows will receive any necessary visa support to participate in the Fellowship, round-trip travel to Prague, housing, insurance, and a monthly stipend for the period of the program. Additional resources for research purposes may be available.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis to one candidate who is a citizen of an RFE/RL eligible country and has a reporting interest relating to an RFE/RL eligible country (mentioned above).
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate previous experience in investigative journalism; have a proven ability to pursue and complete an original, investigative project; and provide a compelling and plausible proposal for an investigative report of interest to RFE/RL target audiences. English-language proficiency is also necessary.

How to Apply

A complete application must submit via email and includes the following information, submitted in English:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Research Proposal
  • Work Samples
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae

For more information, visit fellowship Programme.

Edinburgh Online Distance Masters Scholarship 2016 for Developing Countries

Deadline: 3 June 2016

The University of Edinburgh is currently inviting applications for its Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Master’s Scholarship 2016. They will offer 4 scholarships for distance learning Master’s programmes offered by the University. Scholarships will be available for students pursuing any distance learning Master’s programme offered by the University.

The winners of the scholarships will be announced in July 2016.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros,  Congo, Dem Rep Côte d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, The Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Kenya, Korea, Dem Rep, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Rep, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Benefits

Each scholarship will cover the full tuition fees over three years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be both nationals of and resident in the eligible countries (mentioned above).
  • The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission onto the above eligible distance learning Master’s programmes at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Applicants intending to study a distance learning PgCert are only eligible to apply if that PgCert is part of a distance learning Master’s programme.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online through the website.

For more information, please visit Scholarship Program.

2016 TechWomen Program: Empowering the Next Generation of Women Leaders!

Deadline: 1 February 2016

Applications are open for the 2016 TechWomen Program that empowers, connects, and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.

TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is currently accepting proposals for TechWomen 2016 program.

Through mentorship and exchange, TechWomen strengthens participants’ professional capacity, increases mutual understanding between key networks of professionals, and expands girls’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers by exposing them to female role models.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan or Zimbabwe.

Benefits

  • Roundtrip international airfare from participant home country to the United States
  • Domestic airfare from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.
  • Housing in San Francisco or Mountain View, California during the mentorship
  • Meals and incidentals
  • Hotel stay in Washington, D.C.
  • Ground transportation to the participant’s host company
  • Local transportation to group program events in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be women with, at minimum, two years full-time professional experience in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math).
  • Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree/four year university degree or equivalent.
  • Be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Be citizens and permanent residents of countries mentioned above at the time of application, and while participating in the program.
  • Be eligible to obtain a U.S. J-1 exchange visitor visa.
  • Not have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States, or participated in a visa lottery in the past five years.
  • Not hold U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident.

Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Demonstrate themselves as emerging leaders in their chosen professional track through their work experience, volunteer experience, community activities, and education.
  • Are committed to return to their home countries to share what they have learned and mentor women and girls.
  • Have limited or no prior experience in the United States.
  • Have a proven record of voluntary or public service in their communities.
  • Have a demonstrated track record of entrepreneurialism and commitment to innovation.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to participate in exchange programs, welcome opportunities for mentoring and new partnership development, and exhibit confidence and maturity.

 How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit TechWomen Program.

2016 Advanced Programme in Law & Economics for ENP countries, Central Asia & Western Balkans

Deadline: 25 January 2016

Riga Graduate School of Law, in cooperation with the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently inviting applications for the Advanced Programme in law and economics. The Programmed is aimed at public officials in the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) countries, Central Asia, and the Western Balkans, which will be open also for representatives of civil society and academia.

The objective of the programme is to provide training that is useful with regard to the relations between on the one hand the international community and the European Union, and on the other hand the ENP countries, Central Asia and the Western Balkans. It is also the intention to provide a knowledge transfer that is based on the experience of Latvia and the other donors in their international relations.

Eligible Countries

Albania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Program guidelines

The programme comprises the following elements:

  • Training for public officials, as well as representatives of civil society and academia, from the eligible countries.
  • Focus on the understanding of the legal, economic and political aspects of international relations, using an interdisciplinary approach that is based on both teaching and practical experience.
  • Awarding a special Certificate, beyond the scope of individual training courses, and to allow for later possible conversion, at the personal expense of the students, toward a full Master’s degree.

Benefits

  • The programme is offered free of any cost by the government of Latvia and the international donors.
  • Cost coverage for the participants will include travel to Riga and accommodation during the 12 week period of the programme, as well as a modest per diem for living expenses in Riga.
  • Travel and other costs will also be covered for study visits.

How to Apply

  • Applications must be apply online through the website.
  • Applicants are required to supply the following:
    • Motivational letter
    • Description of present job function
    • Curriculum vitae, which should include at least 2-3 years of professional experience
    • Copies of university diplomas
    • Recommendation letter, preferably from the current employer
    • Confirmation of the ability to undertake studies in English

For more information, please visit law & economics Program.

Global Bridges & Pfizer:Independent Grants for Learning and Change Program: Up to $2 million is Available for Projects Focused on Treating Tobacco Dependence

Deadline: 21 January 2016

Global Bridges:Healthcare Alliance for Tobacco Dependence Treatment in collaboration with Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) is currently inviting applications focused on treating tobacco dependence. IGLC’s goal is to increase the number of people who stop smoking by improving the frequency and effectiveness of treatment interventions (e.g., counseling and/or evidence-based pharmacotherapy) provided by healthcare professionals.

Eligible Countries

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uzbekistan

Grants available

The total available budget related to this RFP is two million U.S.dollars ($2,000,000), including indirect costs. The maximum allowed overhead rate is 28%, and the maximum dollar amounts delineated above include overhead costs. All amounts listed are in U.S. dollars (USD).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Credentialed medical, dental, nursing, allied health, public health or pharmacy professional schools, universities, healthcare institutions, hospitals, for-profit health systems, professional associations, member societies, state agencies involved with tobacco control, and other not-for-profit entities working in the WHO European Region may apply (mentioned above).
  • Project work must be focused on capacity building or Article 14 implementation in the WHO European Region. Collaborations are encouraged, provided that the conditions above are met.
  • Applicants who have accepted any funds from the tobacco industry in the past five years are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) via email.

For more information, please visit Global bridges program.

Trellis Fund Empower Smallholder Farmers in Developing Countries

Deadline: 18 January 2016

The Horticulture Innovation Lab is currently inviting applications for its funding horticultural projects with development organizations through the Trellis Fund Project. The goal of the Horticulture Innovation Lab’s Trellis Fund is to link knowledgeable graduate students in the United States to small-scale organizations in eligible developing countries through a unique funding structure.

The Trellis Fund aims to empower smallholder farmers with new information as well as build longstanding relationships between host organizations and U.S. researchers.

Eligible Countries

Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia

Grants available

The maximum funding available for each project is $2,000 USD, with funding available for 15 projects.

Key Dates

  • Funding decisions by: April 29, 2016
  • Funding available: January 1, 2017
  • Six-month projects must be completed by: December 31, 2017

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Trellis Fund accepts proposals from small organizations in our eligible countries on topics related to fruit and vegetable marketing, production or consumption. Organizations with a staff of 50 or less are preferred.
  • Granted organizations will be responsible for completing their issued contracts, a mid-term Skype or phone interview with Trellis Fund coordinators, and a final report. They will also be responsible for following through with the monitoring and evaluation plans that they create and revised with their U.S. graduate student.

How to Apply

Trellis Fund applications are to be submitted electronically in PDF format via email. Budgets must be provided as an Excel spreadsheet using the Horticulture Innovation Lab budget form.

For more information, please visit Innovation lab project.

Peace Revolution Inviting Young Leaders from Europe & Asia for Bridge Youth Fellowship Programme 2016

Deadline: 15 December 2015

The Peace Revolution is currently inviting applications for its Bridge Youth Fellowship to promote a culture of peace, tolerance and conflict prevention through the means of meditation and self-development.

The Program will include interactive activities, meditation and yoga sessions, lectures and discussions providing the participants with the skills for non-violent resistance, peace education, enhanced creativity and stress-management. Participants will have a chance to explore meditation as a practice which can cultivate skills to deal with challenges within peace-building and youth work, which makes this fellowship different from others.

Eligible countries

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan

Programme Objectives

  • To bring young leaders and activists from the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia together, provide a forum for networking and exchange of experience through dialogue and cooperation.
  • To empower young people, offering them the space to create ideas for implementation of activities and events in their own communities.
  • To promote tools of non-violent communication and peace building that can be applied in all cultures.
  • To develop and strengthen an active network of young peace builders that aims to boost creativity and to support personal and professional development.
  • To explore the idea of self-development and inner change as a core foundation of sustainable world change.

Benefits

The fellowship fee as well as accommodation and food will be covered for the selected participants by the World Peace Initiative. Contribution to the coverage of airfare is possible based on personal statement of motivation.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be chosen as participants for the Bridge Fellowship, the candidates should:

  • Be the nationals and residents of the eligible countries (mentioned above).
  • Be 20-32 years old at the time of submitting the application (to be eligible for the partial airfare support);
  • Have completed at least 21 days of the online self-development program.
  • Have good proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Be optimistic and open-minded, with demonstrated leadership potential, interested in cultivation and promotion of peace and mindfulness.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online through the website.

For more information, please visit Youth Fellowship Programme.