Opportunities

UNESCO Center for Peace invites you to the 2016 IMUN-STEM Summer Program

Capture For more information contact Asha Nyang’anyi at 301-793-2893 or

RSVP: 2016imun.stem@unescocenterforpeace.org – Registration Deadline: May 15, 2016

To register:

http://dicotaus.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/summer-programm-for-youth-in-USA.pdf

 

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·  Accredited universities in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Uganda can submit a project request online to host a scholar.

·  Scholars born in Africa, who live in the United States or Canada and work in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries, can apply online to be placed on a roster of available candidates for a fellowship. Scholars must hold a terminal degree in their field and may hold any academic rank.

Links to the African host institution project request application, scholar roster application and guidelines are posted on the program website, http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Carnegie-African-Diaspora-Fellows-Program/How-to-Apply.

Selection decisions will be made in October 2016; project visits can begin as early as December 2016.

 For more information, please register for our webinar on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:00 AM EDT (4:00 PM EAT), or our webinar on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:00 AM EDT (6:00 PM EAT). After the webinars, we will post a recoding on our YouTube Channel.

 Activities: African host institutions can request that the scholar participate projects in curriculum co-development, research collaboration and/or graduate student mentoring and training. The CADFP Advisory Council seeks applications for innovative projects and specifically encourages projects that involve collaboration among multiple institutions or from groups of faculty addressing related topics. The Council also plans to award some fellowships to faculty members who are alumni from the first two years of the program.

Process:  Prospective African host institutions and fellows (scholars) can cooperate in designing a project that the institution submits. An institution may, but is not required to, name a proposed scholar in a project request. Both the proposed scholar and the project request are subject to evaluation by a review committee and approval by the program Advisory Council.

Scholars submit their information online for the roster. The Institute of International Education (IIE) maintains and searches the roster for a possible match, according to the discipline specializations, expertise, activities and objectives described in a project request.

Fellowship:  Projects can be conducted in the African host country for 14-90 days. For the fellowship, the African Diaspora Fellow will receive:

·         $200/day stipend

·         visa costs

·         limited health insurance coverage

·         round-trip international air travel and ground transportation costs to and from home and the U.S./Canadian airport.

 IIE manages the fellowships and payments to fellows. Host institutions are encouraged to provide cost-share for the fellow’s meals, lodging and in-country transportation.

Please contact:

Jeremy Coats

Program Officer

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)
Scholar Exchanges Division
Institute of International Education (IIE)
Email
: africandiaspora@iie.org

http://www.iie.org/AfricanDiaspora  

 

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UO Intensive Swahili Study Abroad, Zanzibar, 6-19-16 hadi 8-13-16

Study Swahili language in Zanzibar this summer!

Applications are now being accepted through March 1. Apply at https://geo.uoregon.edu/zanzibar/lang_int

This program is open to ALL undergraduates and graduate students, NO experience in Swahili is required, and students will earn 16 units of academic credit from the University of Oregon during the 8-week program. Students will study the language at an accelerated pace through daily classes and full immersion into Swahili culture, history, politics and religion on the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar. The program can accommodate all levels of Swahili speakers from first year to fourth year

The program will run from June 19, 2016 to August 13, 2016. The program costs are $7400, which covers 16 credits from the UO, room and board in Zanzibar, and daily Swahili language classes. (It does not include the student’s plane ticket.) Students who have summer FLAS fellowships may use their funding with our program. Full information, a detailed budget, and applications are available at the University of Oregon Study Abroad website: https://geo.uoregon.edu/zanzibar/lang_int

Contact Mokaya Bosire at mokaya (at) uoregon.edu or Melissa Graboyes at graboyes (at) uoregon.edu with any questions.

Mokaya Bosire, PhD

Swahili Program

Dept of Linguistics

377 Straub Hall, 1290 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403

541.346.3916

The Tanzania Agribusiness Window (TZAW) includes

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About Tanzania Window

The AECF TZAW is a special fund of the AECF that is only open to agribusiness ideas being implemented in Tanzania. The competition seeks innovative agribusiness ideas that will have a positive development impact on the rural poor. The widest possible range of agribusinesses are eligible for support, including farming, plantation and ranching companies, out grower schemes, agro processors, traders, merchants, manufacturers and distributors of agricultural inputs (seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, tools and equipment, etc.), and other private sector service providers including market information, extension, financial and other agricultural services. To find out more click here.

For more information: http://aecfafrica.org

The Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarships

The Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarship is now available! Apply now >>

The University of Edinburgh will offer one scholarship to a student from Tanzania for postgraduate Master’s study in any subject offered by the University for the 2016-2017 academic session.

The Julius Nyerere Scholarship was set up in 2009 in memory of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere who led Tanganyika to independence in 1961 and became the first prime minister and later president of Tanzania. Nyerere received a scholarship in 1949 to attend the University of Edinburgh where he obtained a Masters of Arts degree that saw him study courses in English, Political Economy, Social Anthropology, British History, Economic History, Constitutional Law, and Moral Philosophy.

The Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarships will cover the full overseas tuition fee, living costs of £10,000, and a return flight from Tanzania to the UK.

The scholarship is tenable for one academic year. In addition to their studies, the successful applicant will be expected to participate in Swahili language conversation tutorials. This will amount to no more than 20 hours for each scholar per semester.