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Published in Fellowships & Scholarships Written by octobre 25 2016 0

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Scholarship Programme (or MSP) offers scholarships to professionals from ten countries. The scholarships can be used for short courses in the Netherlands. The programme is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Aim

The overall aim of the MSP is to contribute to the democratic transition in the participating countries. It also aims at building capacity within organisations by enabling employees to take part in short courses in various fields of study. 

Scholarships are available for short courses with a duration between two and twelve weeks.

For whom?

The target group is professionals (with a maximum age of 45) who are nationals of and working in one of the following countries: 

  • Algeria 
  • Egypt 
  • Iraq 
  • Jordan 
  • Lebanon 
  • Libya 
  • Morocco 
  • Oman 
  • Syria 
  • Tunisia

While scholarships are awarded to individuals, the need for training must be demonstrated in the context of the organisation for which the applicant works. The training must help the organisation develop its capacity. This means that employers must nominate an applicant and motivate his or her application in a supporting letter.

To be eligible for an MSP scholarship you:

  • must be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the MSP country list valid at the time of application;
  • must have an employer’s statement that complies with the format EP-Nuffic has provided. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the format must be endorsed in the statement;
  • must not be employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff-development. Organisations that are considered to have their own means for staff development are for example:
    • multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft),
    • large national and/or a large commercial organisations,
    • bilateral donor organisations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid),
    • multilateral donor organisations, (e.g. a UN organization, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB),
    • international NGO’s (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care);
  • must have an official and valid passport (valid at least three months after the candidate's submission date);
  • must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable);
  • must not be over 45 years of age at the time of the grant submission.

Obligations

 
You can use an MSP scholarship for a number of selected short courses in one of the following fields of study:
  • Economics
  • Commerce
  • Management and Accounting
  • Agriculture and Environment
  • Mathematics
  • Natural sciences and Computer sciences
  • Engineering
  • Law Public Administration
  • Public order and Safety
  • Humanities
  • Social sciences
  • Communication and Arts

How to apply

You need to apply directly at the Dutch higher education institution of your choice. 

  1. Check whether you are in the abovementioned target groups. 
  2. Check whether your employer will nominate you. 
  3. Download an overview of short courses eligible for an MSP scholarship:
    MSP course list(411 kB)
  4. Contact the Dutch higher education institution that offers the course of your choice to find out whether this course is eligible for an MSP scholarship and how to apply.

Selection process

The Dutch higher education institution will let you know whether your application is accepted or not. 

To get more of an insight, please see the steps in the NFP selection process infographic. The steps are similar to those in the MSP selection process, and only differ in the final selection criteria; 50% of the awards to female participants, and the proportional distribution of scholarships across the participating countries. 

NFP selection process(3.2 MB)

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Published in Fellowships & Scholarships Written by octobre 25 2016 0

The Purpose of the Arab Fund Fellowships Program

The Arab Fund Fellowships Program has been launched in December, 1997, with the purpose of providing Arab Ph.D. holders in different fields of specialization who have excellent academic track record with opportunities to conduct advanced research and/or lecture in the best universities of the world. The program is intended to build bridges and achieve mutual benefits between Arab and foreign universities, and facilitate the transfer of knowledge and technology to the Arab countries. Fellowships are open to Arab nationals who are currently working at a university in any of the member countries of the Arab Fund.

Some Statistics About the Program

Since its inception, the program has awarded about 138 scholarships to Arab researchers from different nationalities and various areas of specialization. During the period 1997-2016 the Program has received more than 987 applications.

Nature of Grants

For selected candidates, the Arab Fund Fellowships Program provides fixed maintenance allowances, round-trip tickets for the beneficiaries and the eligible members of their families, and a limited accident and sickness insurance. The Grant is usually awarded for a period of twelve months, while shorter periods may be considered only in very special cases. Although applications are received on a continuous basis, they must be submitted at least one year before the expected starting date of the scholarship, based on a formal invitation from an internationally reputable University or Host Institution.

Eligibility Requirements (*)

1. Being a citizen of an Arab Country.
2. Holding Doctorate/Ph. D. Degree
3. Currently working at a university in a member country of the Arab Fund.
4. Having a distinguished academic career and strong publication record in international academic journals.
5. Having a good university teaching experience.
6. Being proficient in the language of the host country.
7. Being medically fit. 

(*) Please note that previous beneficiaries are not eligible to re-apply for the Fellowship

How To Apply


Applications are submitted through the following website at www.arabfund.org/zamalat 

Higher Education Funding Opportunities through Bibliotheca Alexandrina


In order to help students and higher education institutes learn about existing local and regional donors supporting higher education in 12 Arab countries, Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Library of Alexandria) created an on-line directory titled “Higher Education Funding Opportunities in the Arab Region”. Such opportunities include scholarships, fellowships, training, loans and grants. Click here to gain access to the directory.

Published in Fellowships & Scholarships Written by octobre 22 2016 0

Eco-generation of Samsung Engineering would like to offer opportunities to the young students to participate in the 2017 Global Eco-Leaders Camp which will be held in Seoul, South Korea by sponsoring the respective winners around the world to explore the environmental awareness activities.

Winners will be given the opportunities to participate in the 2017 Global Eco-Leaders Camp which program includes specialist lecture, laboratory demonstrations and experiments, hands-on project, presentation competition and a variety of other activities in order to advance their awareness on the role and commitment to energy efficiency, energy conservation, and mitigating energy-related impacts on the environment. The trip to the 2017 Global Eco-Leader Camp will be in February, 2017 for 6 days and be fully sponsored by Samsung Engineering.

Eligibility:

  • Participants: Eco-generation members around the world aged between 13 and 16;
  • Facilitator: Eco-generation member aged 18 or older.

Cost:

The trip to the 2017 Global Eco-Leader Camp will be in February, 2017 for 6 days and be fully sponsored by Samsung Engineering.

Benefits:

Participants:

  • One shall represent the country they’re from during the Camp.
  • One shall actively join the programs and group projects.
  • One shall follow the instructions of the facilitator and staffs of the Summit for safety.
  • One shall post the experiences in the GYELS after returning back to their country within 3 weeks.

Facilitator:

  • Planning / Organizing / Executing the 2017 Global Eco-Leaders Program in close cooperation with Eco-generation team.
  • Coaching and Mentoring for the participants of 2017 Global Eco-Leaders Camp.
  • One shall post the experiences in the Global Eco-Leaders Camp after returning back to their country within 3 weeks.

Application Process:

- Worldwide

         1. Visit Application link to check the selection details : Home>E-gen Event>Monthly Event>No. 92

         2. Write an essay on "How can we motivate people to conserve energy?" in the Content column of the application form. (600 -800 words)

         3. Attach your CV in the attachment column.

         4. Press Submit button on the bottom.

         5. To confirm your application, please visit Home > E-gen Event > Monthly Event

         - Thailand

         1. Visit this link for more details: Thailand : Home>E-gen Event>Monthly Event>No. 91

 

•          Application deadline: Nov 12, 2016 (Worldwide), Nov 4, 2016 (Thailand)

For more details

Published in Fellowships & Scholarships Written by octobre 22 2016 0

Submit an application, if you

  • are a future leader from a non-European transition or developing country (see list of countries)
  • are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change
  • are interested in spending a year working with a host of your choice in Germany on a research-based project you have developed yourself in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservation


We offer you

  • a monthly fellowship of between €2,150 and €2,650, depending on your qualifications
  • individual mentoring during your stay in Germany
  • additional financial support for items such as family members accompanying you, travel expenses or a German language course
  • a three-week introductory phase, during which you will have the opportunity to make contact with other climate protection fellows and visit companies, research institutions and cultural events in Germany
  • extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help you sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during your entire professional career

Please see the Programme information (PDF | HTML) for details of the application requirements and fellowship specifications.

The closing date for applications is 1 March 2017. 20 fellowships can be granted.

 

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung/Foundation

Published in Fellowships & Scholarships Written by octobre 17 2016 0

The Thatcher Scholarships are a new initiative by Somerville College and theUniversity of Oxford, made possible as a result of the support of a number of generous benefactors.

The aims of the Thatcher Scholarships are to foster academic excellence, to support individuals who have a determination to succeed and to equip them to excel in their chosen field.

The scholarships for postgraduates will be known as the Oxford-Qatar-Thatcher Graduate Scholarship and the Oxford-Thatcher Graduate Scholarships. The Oxford-Qatar-Thatcher Graduate Scholarship has been created as a result of a £3 million donation by the Qatar Development Fund, which supports international education, health and economic development causes. This will create at least four scholarships at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, the first of which is expected to be awarded in 2017/18 to a postgraduate student.

Eligibility:

  • You must be applying to start a new full- or part-time course in one of the following departments: Faculty of English Language and LiteratureDepartment of Engineering ScienceFaculty of Law.
  • The Oxford-Qatar-Thatcher-Scholarship is available to all candidates, with a preference for students ordinarily resident in the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
  • Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.
  • Applicants who hold deferred offers to start in 2017-18 are not eligible to be considered for these scholarships.

Value:

The scholarship will cover 100% of university and college fees and a grant for living costs of at least £14,296. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

How to Apply:

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course (6 January or 20 January 2017. See the Courses page for the deadline applicable to your course).

To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, applicants must be successful in being offered a place on their course after consideration of applications received by the relevant January deadline for the course. Course applications which are held over after the January deadline to be re-evaluated against applications received by the March deadline or course applications which have been put on a waiting list are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

Deadline: The application deadline is 6 or 20 January 2017, depending on their course.
Location: UK

Website:

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