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Applications are invited for the Türkiye Scholarships graduate programs

Candidates are required to meet the qualifications (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, DELF, YDS, ALES, etc.)

Applicants for a master’s degree must be born not earlier than 01.01.1987, whereas candidates for PhD degree must be born not earlier than 01.01.1982.

Applications will be received upto November 30, 2017.

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DAAD (The German Exchange Studies Service) is currently receiving applications for its In-region scholarships programme.

There are upto six (6) In-region scholarships for PhD studies tenable at University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) for the 2018 intake.

Call for applications

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The Commonwealth Rutherford Postdoctoral Fellowships programme is open and receiving applications from PhD graduates resident in a Commonwealth country.

Upto 50 fellowships are available. Successful applicants will get an opportunity to spend one or two years at an eligible UK university or higher education institution to conduct postdoctoral research.

Applicants will be expected to identify one host institution for the fellowship. Evidence of agreement from host institution is mandatory.

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Renmin University of China (RUC) in association with the World Universities Network (WUN) is holding a Think Tank Summit on the 'China Belt and Road Green Development'.

Venue: Beijing 

Dates: 23-24 March 2018

Staff members interested in attending the summit can send their applications via email to before December 15, 2017. Enquiries can also be sent to the same email.

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(From left) Dr. Mwongeli Mutuku with Dr. Joy Kiiru discuss an assignement during the workshop - Photo by Kevin

As we know the main determinants of a world class university are based on the quality of research undertaken and how well it competes for research grants from funding agencies and governments  - Prof. L.W. Irungu,  DVC,RPE

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Production and Extension last week held the first session of the Grant Proposal Writing Workshop 2017. The workshop which targets faculty at the University, aims to building capacity to enable researchers conduct collaborative project planning and to develop sound, fundable proposals.

This year, one of the topics covered during the Workshop included a guideline on application of the National Research Grants (NRF). NRF provides support to development of research capacities in the national priority areas of science technology and innovation. In 2016, shortlisted University of Nairobi projects included 27 MSc projects, 36 PhD projects, and 17 multidisciplinary and multi-institutional proposals. A challenge posed to the participants was for them to form research teams through which they can develop proposals for funding.

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