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Application deadline: Monday April 30, 2018

MOFCOM is a Scholarship scheme set up by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China. The Scholarship is aims to strengthen the communication and cooperation between China and other countries as well as to develop talents for developing countries.

MOFCOM Scholarship supports Master’s program for 2 – 3 years or PhD program for 3 – 4 years.


Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of a developing country other than the People’s Republic of China
  • Be a holder of a bachelor’s degree when applying for a master’s program
  • Be a holder of a master’s degree when applying for a PhD program
  • Be under the age of 45 years when applying

For more information, visit MOFCOM Scholarship website

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Applications deadline: Tuesday May 22, 2018

The African Union Research Grant Phase II – 2018, is open and accepting proposals.

The Grant supports research on Food Nutrition, Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) with particular attention on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition.

The Grant provides an opportunity to use Science and Technology (S&T) as a tool for sustainable development building and strengthening Africa’s S&T capacities.

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Application Deadline: April 27, 2018

Are you an early to mid career researcher and would like to connect with other researchers across disciplines?

Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS) Fellowship Scheme is open and receiving proposals from researchers who wish to work across disciplinary boundaries and build strong personal partnerships.

Fellows will be expected to be based at Leicester for between one and three months. Fellowship activities include:

  • Engagement in interdisciplinary research with colleagues across disciplines
  •  Training events aimed at developing interdisciplinary activity
  • Development of grant applications with University of Leicester staff
  •  Development of academic publications in high impact journals, or world-class monographs/books
  • Public events - Workshops, performances, seminars, exhibitions and lectures
  •  Cross-university or cross-sector meetings
  • Collaborative activity with other LIAS Fellows, Networks or Tiger Teams - Novel ways of exploring collaborative opportunities across difference disciplines
  • Podcasts, images, videos or other multimedia
  •  Provocation and working papers

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Mwalimu Nyerere African Union scholarship scheme aims to support young women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to pursue Masters and PhD programmes in reputable African universities .


 An applicant must:

  1. Be a Female Citizen of an African Union Member State
  2. Be under the age of thirty five (35) years for Masters Programmes; and under forty (40) years for PhD Programmes.
  3. 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
  4. Have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as evidenced by academic transcripts, and academic awards if any.
  5. Have proof of admission to undertake a full time Masters or PhD programme in a recognized university of an African Union Member State.
  6. Be willing to commit to work in an African Union Member State on completion of studies for at least three (3) years. 

The scholarship covers tuition fees and a monthly stipend of USD500.

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You do not write proposals to get money, you write proposals to further an idea or to solve a problem for which you need money – Prof. Madara Ogot, Director, Research and Extension

The second session of the Grant Proposal Writing workshop kicked off yesterday with the Director for Research and Extension, Professor Madara Ogot challenging the participants to apply for the 2nd National Research Fund (NRF) Call for multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional grants.

Having written and won numerous grants, Prof. Ogot  who is also the workshop facilitator, challenged the participants to develop proposals that further an idea or solve a problem then cost what would be required to develop the good idea. In this regard, the proposals should be important and relevant. In addition, the proposal should appeal to a particular audience, who is the funder.

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