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Category: Postdoctorates

Postdoctorates

STEM Scholarships for Female Students in Africa, 2018

The Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme was launched in 2007 with the aim of contributing to the production and retention of high caliber African human capital for sustainable development of the continent in critical development areas, while promoting regional integration through intra-Africa mobility of students.

The African Union Commission is offering a Call for Scholarship Applications (For Female Applicants Only) for Masters and PhD Programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The Scholarship Scheme is intended to enable young Africans to study in reputable African Universities with a binding agreement that beneficiaries will work in any African country for at least the same duration of scholarship period after graduation.

Scholarship Description:
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Masters and PhD Programme.
    Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
  • Scholarship Award: The scholarship award covers the following:
    Tuition Fees: According to an official invoice from the Host University.
    Stipend: 500 US$ monthly, to support living expenses such as housing, food, utilities, local transportation and medication.
    Book Allowance: An allowance of 500 US$ per year for the purchase of books.
    Air ticket: A round-trip economy fare for the most direct route between the beneficiary’s home country and the study destination of host Institute.
    Travel Allowance: One-off payment of 250 US$ to contribute towards ground transportation from airport and settling-in costs One-off payment of 350 US$ to assist with shipping and other terminal expenses; upon departure from the host Institution after successful completion of the study.
    Computer Allowance: One-off payment of 1,000 US$ for the purchase of laptop computer and accessories.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Scholarship can be taken in Africa

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Female citizens of an African Union Member State are eligible to apply.
  • Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for the Scholarship, a candidate must:
    Be a Female Citizen of an African Union Member State
    Be under the age of thirty-five (35) years for Masters Programmes and under forty (40) years for PhD Programmes.
    Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field, at the level of Upper Second Class Honours for a Masters’ Programme; and a holder of Masters’ Degree in the relevant field for a PhD Programme. The degree must be from a reputable University
    Have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as evidenced by academic transcripts, and academic awards if any.
    Have proof of admission to undertake a full-time Masters or PhD programme in a recognized university of an African Union Member State.
    Be willing to commit to work in an African Union Member State on completion of studies for at least three (3) years.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must scan and produce electronic copies of all the above documents (converted to PDF format) and send via email.

Application Procedure:

The applicants should submit their formal application which should include the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Recent passport-size photograph
  • Summarized CV with names and contacts of two referees.
  • Certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts
  • Certified copies of Passport or national Identity Card indicating citizenship
  • Copy of admission letter from a reputable African University
  • Two (2) Reference Letters with contact addresses.
  • An essay of not more than 500 words that explains why the candidate has chosen her particular field of study and its importance to Africa’s development

How to Apply:

Applicants must scan and produce electronic copies of all the above documents (converted to PDF format) and send via email.

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2018 Heriot-Watt University PhD Scholarships in Ultra-low water Usage Sanitation Systems in Developing Countries

The Heriot-Watt University is pleased to offer PhD Scholarships focus on modelling ultra-low water usage sanitation systems. Scholarships will cover tuition fees and provide an annual stipend of approximately £14,500 for the 36-month duration of the project.

Heriot-Watt University is a public university based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was established in 1821 as the world’s first mechanics’ institute and has campuses in the Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai, and Putrajaya in Malaysia.

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

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: February 23, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: The PhD study will focus on modelling ultra-low water usage sanitation systems. The work will focus on a combination of 1-D finite difference fluid flow modelling and 3-D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Solid Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) to optimise design methodologies.
  • Scholarship Award: Scholarships will cover tuition fees and provide an annual stipend of approximately £14,500 for the 36-month duration of the project.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Citizens of all nationalities are eligible to apply.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants should have a first-class honours degree or a 2.1 honours degree plus Masters (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, e.g. Building Services Engineering, Civil Engineering, or other numerate disciplines. Candidates with qualifications in microbiology with a good engineering aptitude may also be considered. The scholarship will be awardedby competitive merit, taking into account the academic ability of the applicant.
  • English Language Requirements: The candidate should have a very good command of English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English.

World Social Science Forum Scholarship Fund 2018 for Early Career Social Scientists from Low-Income Countries to travel to Japan

Application Deadline: 17 March, 2018 (24:00 Japan Standard Time)

In order to secure the voices of young researchers in this global event, the Forum organizers are putting together a WSSF Scholarship (travel grants) Fund for early career social scientists from low- or lower-middle income countries.

Selection & Requirements

The WSSF Scientific Program Committee will competitively select grantees. Candidates eligible to apply for support from the Fund are early career social scientists from a low- or lower-middle income country with a presentation accepted in the 2018 WSSF program. The grant is conditional to the acceptance of the presentation by the Scientific Program Committee, Candidates should

  • preferably be under 40 years of age;
  • preferably be post-doc level (or equivalent experience) and
  • live and work on research in a low- or lower-middle income countries (according to the World Bank Data).

Benefits:

The WSSF2018 Scholarship for Early Career Social Scientists will cover

  • economy return flight (to be booked by the WSSF Secretariat);
  • visa application expenses (if necessary);
  • 5 nights’ accommodation (:@JPY10,300 /night);
  • daily allowance for meals etc. for 5 days(:@JPY2,200/day) and
  • early registration fee.

Application Guidelines

  • Download the application form and submit via the online Call for Papers.
  • In case you have already been accepted as a speaker through the Call for Sessions, please email us at the address: wssf2018@kys.jtb.jpwith your application document attached.
  • You will also be asked to provide a short CV (2 pages maximum) and proof of employment for a research institution. You are required to set all the documents into one PDF file.
  • Application deadline: 17 March, 2018 (24:00 Japan Standard Time)
  • Successful applicants will be notified by email no later than 30 May, 2018.

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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

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