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TEACH FOR KENYA 2022 FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION TEACH FOR KENYA 2022 FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

Teach For Kenya is looking to recruit 26 outstanding leaders into our 2 year teaching fellowship program that places high potential graduates in Kenya’s most high need schools. TFK Fellows are recruited for their leadership potential, resilience and commitment to championing quality education for all Kenyan Children. 

If you are a graduate below the age of 35 looking to launch a career of impact and purpose this is an amazing opportunity for you to serve our country in a meaningful way. 

Apply and get the opportunity to join our transformational leadership program that equips Fellows with transferable leadership skills to effect change beyond the classrooms in the communities they serve. Deadline has been extended to June 30, 2021.

https://www.tfaforms.com/4904598

Extension of Deadline for Study in India (SII) scholarship for AY 2021-2022 Extension of Deadline for Study in India (SII) scholarship for AY 2021-2022

Greetings from High Commission of India, Nairobi.

 1. The Education Consultants India Limited (EdCIL), a government of India entity, is inviting  applications from Kenyan students for UG, PG & PhD scholarships under the "Study in India (SII)" programme for Academic Year 2021-22. Please find attached the brochure of Study in India.

2.      The SII program offers scholarships on an annual basis, this scholarship scheme covers admission fees, tuition fees, accommodation (room and boarding) costs, and food costs. Any costs and expenses outside the above mentioned are not considered under this scheme. Selection of candidates for award of SII scholarship is based on an online test administered to applicants. Final scholarship allocation is declared based on the merit list prepared. Only the students who qualify the examination are eligible to be awarded scholarships.

3.      The partner institutes (https://www.studyinindia.gov.in/InstituteSearch) also provide tuition fee waivers. Tuition fee waivers are given to deserving students by partner institutes in the ranges of 100%, 50%, and 25%. The number of fee waivers available, vary from institute to institute across the mentioned ranges. List of Indian Universities/Institutes participating in SII programme is also attached.

4.   Below are the YouTube links which show how the student can register on SII website and complete their choice fillings and application.

Basic Info: https://youtu.be/QA1PfcElPBw

Background Info: https://youtu.be/_mHmbwss5kc

Choice Filling: https://youtu.be/7hxKnbDnHcs

 You are requested to disseminate this information to staff, students and alumni of your institution with a request for their choice filling and application. Applications are submitted online at https://www.studyinindia.gov.in.

2 PhD Scholarships available at the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology, UoN

Deadline two weeks of posting the advert

 University: University of Nairobi

Department: Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology 

The PhD programme support offers a full-time opportunity that runs between August 1, 2021 and June 30, 2024. The position is funded for 34 months. The funding that comes through the Food Local Agricultural and Nutritional Diversity (FoodLAND) project is from European Union through Horizon 2020. The PhD scholarship that includes a stipend for 34 months will be awarded to the successful applicant to research on topics aligned to the FoodLAND project.

 Applications: Cover letter, CV and copies of BSc and MSc certificates and transcripts, only by email: dftn@uonbi.ac.ke. Deadline: 18 June 2021, 12.00 pm. For telephone enquiries: +254-720-933-552

 Scholarship  One: PhD Student in Applied Human Nutrition

Study subject: Applied Human Nutrition

 Qualifications: Master’s degree in Applied Human Nutrition and related fields from a recognized university. Must have a BSc degree in Food Nutrition and Dietetics or in Human Nutrition from a recognised university. Preferably with interest in therapeutic and supplementary innovations targeting children and/or diabetic adults.

 Scholarship Two: PhD Student in Food Science and Technology

 Study subject: Food Science and Technology

 Qualifications: Masters degree in Food Science,  Food Safety and related fields from a recognized university. Must have a BSc degree in Food Science and Technology and related fields from a recognised university. Preferably with interest in food related innovations and processing along the value chain and aligned to the FoodLAND project.

TECH4IMPACT SUMMER SCHOOL- OPPORTUNITY FOR 6 MONTHS STUDENTS EXPERIENCE

We are pleased to inform you that the EPFL Tech4Impact initiative and UM6P are organizing a 6-weeks Summer School which will be an immersive virtual experience starting on 28th of June ! The program is open to students from all around the world, we thank you for sharing this information with your students. The aim will be to develop innovative and sustainable solutions addressing core societal challenges in the Global South.
 
During this program, the students will get all the necessary tools to implement your ideas into long lasting impact projects. Students will be collaborating in intercultural teams all along the way. Thanks to the weekly workshops, mentoring and peer sharing sessions, the students will be able to turn an idea developed from scratch into a concrete and implementable project that will help to solve the challenges faced by by our partners NGOs : WWF, UNAIDS, MedAir, Terre des Hommes, Selco Foundation and Base. The selected students who want to continue working on their projects can be supported by UM6P’s StartGate and its partner programs.

Find out more about the program : https://www.epfl.ch/innovation/domains/summer-school-2021/

Apply until 31st May:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4f2UDSWPCGiqC6AJRLyEmzDPOXz_sv9HHHmwHjBfow59VMg/viewform

RIE NEWS, FUNDING AND OPPORTUNITIES NO. 8 (2021)

Fellowships/Scholarships

Title: MSc & PhD scholarships for African residents studying in African universities

Funder: African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/475

Deadline: Rolling Basis

Title: TWAS-NRF Doctoral Programme

Funder: National Research Foundation (NRF), Department of Science and Technology (DST) & TWAS

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/481

Deadline: August 20, 2021

 Research Innovation Grants

Title: Call for proposals: Establishing research chairs on forced displacement in the Middle East and East Africa

Funder: IDRC

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/483

Deadline: August 3, 2021

 Title: Global Water Foundation Grants for Water and Sanitation

Funder: Global Water Foundation

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/474

Deadline: Rolling basis

 Title: IsDB-TWAS Joint Research & Technology Transfer Grant 2021: Quick-Response Research on COVID-19

Funders: TWAS & ISDB

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/476

Deadline: July 5, 2021

 Title: Seed Grant for New African Principal Investigators (SG-NAPI)

Funder: TWAS & German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/477

Deadline: July 27, 2021

   Awards/Prizes

Title: The Falcon Awards for Disease Elimination

Funder: Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE)

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/482

Deadline: June 13, 2021

 Title: TWAS─Abdool Karim Award in Biological Sciences

Funder: Professor Abdool Karim

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/478

Deadline: May 31, 2021

 Title: TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award

Funder: Professor Al-Kharafi

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/479

Deadline: May 31, 2021

 Title: TWAS─Atta-ur-Rahman Award in Chemistry

Funder: TWAS

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/480

Deadline: May 31, 2021

 Office of Deputy Vice- Chancellor, RIE

Early Career Research Fellowships

This Early-Career Research Fellowship is being initiated by the African Research Universities
Alliance (ARUA), with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, to support a total
of thirteen (13) Early-Career Research Fellows to undertake globally competitive research at
the ARUA Centres of Excellence (CoEs). The goal is to strengthen the capacity of early-career
researchers at African universities by giving them time away from teaching responsibilities at
their home institutions while working with very senior and accomplished researchers. Each
CoE is expected to host one research fellow from a country other than where the CoE is located.

Early Career Research Fellowships

1AFRODAD INTERNSHIP PROGRAM JUNE-DECEMBER 2021

Would you like to join an organisation that champions Africa’s inclusive economic growth and sustainable development through influencing policy change on debt management and development finance anchored on rights-based approaches? Read more because you might be the person AFRODAD is looking for under its internship programme June-December 2021.

 

Harvard Center for African Studies postdoctoral fellowships

Here is a call that may interest early career researchers from eligible universities:

The Center for African Studies Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is aimed at providing opportunities for postdoctoral candidates to conduct independent research, publish, and increase knowledge in their fields of study that will be beneficial to the African continent and to prepare them to be successful in their chosen career paths. An applicant should have received their PhD (preference will be given to those who completed PhD in past five years) and hold an academic appointment at a university or research institution in Africa. This includes those with a commitment of appointment at the time of application. The fellowship will support the development of a research project at selected Harvard University schools, departments, or laboratories in the field of their choice.

The program offers 18-month postdoctoral fellowships with 12 months spent at the scholars’ home institution and six months spent in stipend-supported residency at Harvard University. Please consult the list of eligible institutions and eligibility requirements before applying. The program is established for African based researchers who intend to continue/return to work in African academia.

ELIGIBLE UNIVERSITIES (2021-2022)
Egypt | Cairo University
Ethiopia | University of Addis Ababa
Ghana | University of Ghana
Kenya | University of Nairobi
Nigeria | Ahmadu Bello University
Nigeria | University of Ibadan
Rwanda | University of Rwanda
Senegal | Cheikh Anta Diop University
Sierra Leone | University of Sierra Leone
South Africa | University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa | University of Johannesburg
Tanzania | University of Dar es Salaam
Uganda | Makerere University

For more information visit: https://africa.harvard.edu/african-studies-postdoctoral-fellowship-program

Deadline

May 17, 2021 at 11pm ET

Seed Grant for New African Principal Investigators (SG-NAPI) Grant for Early Career Researchers

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is pleased to announce a new TWAS Research Grant Programme, through the support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Seed Grant for New African Principal Investigators (SG-NAPI). The call for 2021 is now open and will remain open until 27 July 2021.

The programme is specifically aimed at PhD graduates from selected African countries, who obtained their PhD abroad within the last 5 years and returned home within the last 36 months or will return home before the end of 2021.

Attached is a flyer for the programme that can be circulated electronically or printed and put up at university notice boards. We appreciate your help with the dissemination of this new programme.

Full details about the SG-NAPI Programme are available on the TWAS website

For any queries, kindly write to sgnapi@twas.org

Call for Applications: 2021 Elevate Prize Powered by SOLVE MIT

SOLVE, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is looking for extraordinary leaders in high-impact organizations trying to solve the world's most difficult problems. The Elevate Prize will help you mobilize diverse communities and amplify your project's impact through prize funding and mentorship. Be sure to apply by 5 May! 

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