Category: Fellowships

Apply: Postdoctoral Fellowship for International Students at University of Victoria in Canada, 2018

The University of Victoria’s Department of Indigenous Education (Victoria, Canada) is delighted to offer limited term Postdoctoral Fellowship position. The appointment is for one year, with the potential for extension for a second year. The project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through a Partnership Grant. The University of Victoria offers innovative programs for more than 20,000 students. Dynamic, hands-on learning, research that makes a vital impact, and discovery and innovation in Canada’s most extraordinary academic environment provide an Edge that can’t be found anywhere else.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.
  • Study Subject: This Partnership works to understand and enhance Indigenous adults’ contributions to reviving Indigenous languages in Canada.
  • Scholarship Award: The position is salaried at $48,940 per annum and available after June 1, 2018, until filled.
  • Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Canada

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed a PhD in a discipline relevant to Indigenous language revitalization, including but not limited to education, linguistics, anthropology, public health, language assessment, etc. Ideally, but not necessarily, the PhD will have been completed in the four years immediately prior to the start.
  • Lived experience in an Indigenous community
  • Knowledge of an Indigenous language
  • Demonstrated research experience related to Indigenous language revitalization, adult  language learning, or similar fields
  • Participation in the community?based and community?driven projects
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with excellent communication skills
  • Willing to work or regularly meet on site at UVIC (negotiable)
  • International applicants: Interested applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada will need to apply for a work permit and/or visa in order to come to Canada for their fellowship. Obtaining these documents is the applicants’ responsibility and the process can take up to several months or more depending on where you are from.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should send (by email, as the PDF attachment) the following materials:

  • A cover letter addressing the eligibility requirements
  • A statement of research intent related to the research themes, max. 2 pages
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of two (2) references, including contact details (reference letters will be required for final decisions)
  • Two (2) writing samples (published or unpublished) that best exemplify your scholarly work, along with an explanation of your role in each sample.  

Visit the scholarship link for further information

Apply: Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship for Young Nigerian Leaders 2018

Kaduna State Government is set to introduce its inaugural class of the Kashim Ibrahim Fellows Programme commencing in June, 2018. The programme’s objective is to develop and nurture leadership ability across Nigeria, with specific focus on the promising leaders of the future.

The one-year programme aims to create a network of high potential young Nigerians who are expected to rise to top leadership positions in the public sector and other spheres of activity over the next decade.

The overall mission of the non-partisan programme, as envisioned by His Excellency, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, is in his words, “to raise the next generation of leaders who will most likely be absorbed into the Nigerian public sector having had a first-hand experience of its workings and challenges”

Kashim Ibrahim Fellows Programme comprises of four components, namely;
1. Work Placement
2. Education Programme
3. Community Service
4. Fellowship


  • A salary and benefits equivalent to that of Special Assistant to the Governor from the Ministry, Department or Agency for which Fellows work.
    Accommodation in a nicely furnished one-bedroom apartment for the duration of the programme, and breakfast

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible as a Kashim Ibrahim Fellow, applicants must demonstrate a public interest orientation.
  • Only Nigerian citizens can apply
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 35 years.
  • Fellows must be fluent in spoken and written English as all programmes will be conducted in English.
  • Applicants must be graduates of a recognised university, and must have completed the mandatory national youth service.

Selection Criteria

The most important criterion is to have a real commitment to put your new leadership skills into use to benefit your community, State and Nigeria upon the successful completion of the programme.

Selection Criteria include:

  • Diversity: The programme will admit sixteen (16) Fellows representing diverse ethnic, religious, and gender backgrounds, with varied educational, economic, and geographic experiences; working from all angles and with different perspectives to strengthen their communities and civic life.
    An established record of integrity and exemplary achievement.
    Commitment to engaging in crucial issues and to making a difference at the national or international level.
    Promise of a future career of leadership and notable impact.
    Special capacity for critical, creative, entrepreneurial, and strategic thinking.
    Commitment to a rigorous programme of activities, to full-time residence in Kaduna for the entire duration of the programme.
    Fellowships are available for individuals who are working to solve important public problems in creative and powerful ways.

Guides for Applicants

  • Please note that application for admission to the Kashim Ibrahim Fellows Programme is entirely an online process. There are no paper forms to complete or mail. Click here to apply.
    There is no application fee or any cost to apply.
    Prior to the deadline of 20th March 2018, you may work on your application at any time and submit it when you are ready. After creating an account and accessing the online application, you can upload materials and request your letters of recommendation.
    Applicants are required to submit a Résumé/Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages), two letters of recommendation and an essay on the change and leadership in Nigeria (maximum 1000 words).
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Deadline: 20th March 2018.

Award Providers: Government of Kaduna

Further Information

Visit the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship website.

APPLY: National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Hurford Youth Fellows Program for Youth Leaders 2018/2019

DEADLINE: March 14 2018

The Hurford program seeks to build the leadership skills, enhance the organizational talents and harness the potential of emerging democracy leaders from around the world. Through the Hurford Program, two young activists per year spend four months at NED during which time they expand their global network, learn lessons from activists from democracy movements around the world and contribute to the development of the world.


·       Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus basic health insurance and roundtrip travel to and from Washington, D.C. Stipend takes into account the cost of living in Washington, D.C.

·       Fellows are provided with a fully equipped office, including internet and e-mail access, and a limited budget for fellowship-related long distance phone calls.


·       Applicants interested in the Hurford Youth Fellows Program must be no older than 30 years of age.

·       They must demonstrate strong interest in democratic activism and in the advancement of democracy in their respective communities, as well as worldwide. Youth affiliated with civil society organisations are especially encouraged to apply.

·       A working knowledge of English is an important prerequisite for participation in the program for general communication purposes. All application materials must be submitted in English.

·       The Hurford Youth Fellows Program is open to applicants from any country. It does not provide scholarship funds or any other type of financial aid to university or graduate students, nor is it designed to support postdoctoral research.

To apply and for more information visit here

13 Open Visiting Scholar Fellowship Positions at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in Italy, 2018

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is inviting applications for 13 open Visiting Scholar Fellowship positions for 7 senior researchers and 6 Junior researchers. Researchers must be of any nationality.

 As part of its internationalization initiatives, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is launching a Call for Applicants for Visiting Scholar Fellowships (individual mobility grants). This Visiting Scholar program will provide funding to 13 researchers (7 senior researchers and 6 Junior researchers) with established research experience.


Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: March 30, 2018
  • Course Level: This is a visiting research fellowship program for young and senior researchers.
  • Study Subject: Applicants must be affiliated with universities outside Italy and will be invited to collaborate on research activities with the relevant departments at Ca’ Foscari and to contribute to their academic activities held in English.
    Relevant topics and sought fellowship levels are detailed by each department in the call.
  • Scholarship Award: Each grant will be up to a maximum of EUR 12,000.00 as a gross corporate cost, including mobility expenses.
  • Nationality: Researchers of any nationality
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to 13 positions are available. 6 Young Talent Fellowship positions lasting 3 months are open to young researchers with 2 to 12 years of postdoctoral experience. 7 Advanced Fellowship positions lasting 2 months are open to senior researchers with at least 10 years of postdoctoral experience.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Italy

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

  • Eligible Countries: Researchers must be of any nationality.
  • Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:
    Eligible applicants are researchers affiliated with foreign universities.
    Experience in leading research groups and conducting/coordinating international projects and a proven aptitude for obtaining research funding will be highly valued. Candidates must be fluent in English (both written and spoken). Although knowledge of the Italian language would be considered a practical advantage, it is not required.
    There are two categories of candidate:
    Senior researcher (Advanced Fellowship)
    Researchers of any nationality with at least 10 years of postdoctoral experience.  These candidates apply for a Visiting Scholar fellowship lasting 2 months.
    Junior researcher (Young Talent Fellowship)
    Researchers of any nationality with 2–12 years of postdoctoral experience. These candidates apply for a Visiting Scholar fellowship lasting 3 months.
    English Language Requirements: Candidates must be fluent in English (both written and spoken). Although knowledge of the Italian language would be considered a practical advantage, it is not required.


2018 University of Cape town Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mobile bullying & Information Security

The Department of Information Systems, University of Cape Town (UCT) is looking to recruit outstanding candidate for the post-doctoral researcher position in the area of mobile bullying and information security.

The University of Cape Town is a public research university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

The candidate should have a very good command of English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English.


Scholarship Description:

·       Application Deadline: February 20, 2018

·       Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral programme.

·       Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the field of Mobile bullying & Information Security.

·       Scholarship Award: The value of the Fellowship is fixed at R150 000 per annum and is tenable for one year. No relocation expenses are available. An additional R60 000 will be available during the year for Miscellaneous expenses and conference travel. The Fellowships carry no benefits and a directive for tax exemption will be applied for by UCT on behalf of the successful candidate.

·       Number of Scholarships: Not Known

·       Scholarship can be taken in South Africa


Eligibility for the Scholarship:

·       Eligible Countries: Both South African and foreign candidates are eligible.

·       Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have completed their doctoral study in the last five years.
Applicants may not previously have held full-time academic posts.
The applicant will be expected to have an outstanding educational profile in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related discipline, with evidence of interest and an ability to undertake research in the above-mentioned fields.
The successful candidate will be expected to publish at least one journal publications in DoE accredited journals, and at least one DoE-conformant conference paper, during the year of tenure.
The successful candidate will be required to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of Cape Town and a Memorandum of Understanding with his/her Principal Investigator.
The successful candidate will be required to comply with the University of Cape Town’s approved policies, procedures and practises for the postdoctoral sector.

English Language Requirements: The candidate should have a very good command of English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English

 For more information click here

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