Belgium:Special Research Funds for PhD Students from Developing Countries

With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF), Ghent University wishes to support university research groups or research centres in developing countries in their aim to grow into excellent research centres by upgrading local academic personnel. Therefore Ghent University grants PhD scholarships to promising PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University and half in a university in a developing country.

No restrictions are imposed on the field of research, nevertheless preference will be given to topics that are relevant for development. Relevance for development measures the degree in which the action of development corresponds with the expectations of the beneficiaries, the needs of the country, global priorities and the policies of partners and donors.

There are two types of scholarships: regular PhD grants (2 years) (type 1) and grants with a maximum duration of 1 year for students finalizing their PhD research at Ghent University (type 2).

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 March 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program 2011- 2011 on Graphics and High-Performance Computing

NVIDIA has long believed that investing in university talent is beneficial to the industry and key to our continued growth and success. The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program provides funding to Ph.D. students who are researching topics that will lead to major advances in the graphics and high-performance computing industries, and are investigating innovative ways of leveraging the power of the GPU. We select students each year who have the talent, aptitude and initiative to work closely with us early in their careers. Recipients not only receive crucial funding for their research, but are able to conduct groundbreaking work with access to NVIDIA products, technology and some of the most talented minds in the field.

Deadline: 3 February 2011

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Germany:Kofi Annan Fellowships for Developing Countries

Kofi Annan Fellowship for outstanding leadership potentials from developing countries. The Kofi Annan Fellowship provides the opportunity for talented and motivated students from developing countries who do not belong to a privileged class and lack sufficient financial means to study management at ESMT in Berlin and graduate with a prestigious MBA from the most international business school in Germany.

Upon return to their home countries, the fellows are expected to contribute to the strengthening of entrepreneurial capacity and the fostering of a stable market economy as an effective catalyst for their country’s development, job creation, and poverty alleviation.

About ESMT

ESMT European School of Management and Technology was founded in October 2002 by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers Full-time MBA and Executive MBA programs, as well as executive education in the form of open enrollment and customized programs. The School also features in-house research-oriented consulting services in the areas of competition and regulation. ESMT is a private university based in Berlin, Germany, with an additional location in Schloss Gracht near Cologne.

What is the Kofi Annan Fellowship?

A fellowship grant for an emerging leader from a developing country for a one-year full-time MBA education in Berlin, Germany.


To make significant contributions to least developed countries (LDCs) and landlocked developing countries (LLDCs); to strengthen the awareness for responsibility in leadership in developed countries.


ESMT in cooperation with the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation in The Hague, Netherlands.


Starting annually in January. Application deadline is September 30, annually. Up to three fellowships are available each year.


Value of the fellowship is € 58,000. Fellows will have a full scholarship from ESMT plus fair compensation for costs like travel, accommodation, and program-related fees.


Travel, visa, housing, insurance, placement, networking.


Bachelor degree of any kind, a minimum of three years' professional experience, GMAT, fluency in written and spoken English, willingness to contribute to building the economy and society of the home country with entrepreneurial impetus.

European School of Management
and Technology
Schlossplatz 1
10178 Berlin

Prof. Dr. Wulff Plinke
Phone: +49 (0) 30 212 31-1020
Fax: +49 (0) 30 212 31-1012

MBA Director
Nick Barniville
Phone: +49 (0) 30 212 31-1400
Fax: +49 (0) 30 212 31-1409

UK:Deutsche Bank Women’s Scholarship Programme 2011

The Deutsche Bank scholarships will be awarded to MBA and Masters in Finance students in the AMOUNT of £20,000 each.These extremely generous awards are designed to enable talented women with an interest in the finance sector to study at London Business School.

Successful MBA recipients of the scholarship will be fast-tracked to final round summer internship interviews. This scholarships funded by Deutsche Bank and this open for All successful female MBA applicants who have an interest in the financial services industry. Eligibility: Applicants must be Women MBA students of any nationality including female students from Nigeria, Africa and Every other country.

To be considered for admission to London Business School’s MBA Programme, students are required to submit:

Scholarship Application Deadline: 02 March 2011

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IFAR’S Professional Development Program 2011

In support of its mission, IFAR annually provides small grants to professionals from national agricultural research systems in developing countries (NARS). The award made to the youngest woman grantee each year will be designated the Ravi Tadvalkar Memorial Scholarship, in recognition of the many contributions to the organization by IFAR’s first Treasurer and Secretary, his commitment to capacity building in developing countries, and his concern about diversity and gender issues.

IFAR also manages the IFAR Wilfried Thalwitz Scholarship established in his memory by the family and friends of the late CGIAR Chair for research linked with CGIAR Centers. The objectives of IFAR’s grants are to:

(a) Enhance the professional development of promising professionals from developing countries, who are at the early to middle stages of their careers, and undertaking research in partnership with CGIAR Centers to support sustainable development of agriculture in developing countries;
(b) Promote values gained from a “System Perspective” involving linkages between CGIAR Centers and NARS, and collaboration among CGIAR Centers;
(c) Encourage cooperation among national institutions through linkages with CGIAR Centers.

(a) all applicants are expected to hold a graduate degree;
(b) grants are not intended to finance regular undergraduate or graduate academic programs, in whole or in part.

Number of IFAR grants: In 2011,
(a) Up to 12 grants will be awarded under the IFAR Small Grants Program.
(b) One additional scholarship will be granted to the applicant selected for the Thalwitz Scholarship.
(c) Each grant awarded will be for up to a maximum of $11,000. Of this amount, $1,000 will be sent through the sponsoring Center to each award winner for his/her use on purchases of appropriate books, journals, or equipment. The remainder will be disbursed by the sponsoring Center to meet expenditures in support of the Awardee’s work program. CGIAR Centers and partner institutions in developing countries are expected to support the work program in cash or in kind.

Scholarship Application Deadline: March 15, 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Austria:Richard Plaschka Scholarship

Area of study or research:

  • Humanities and Theology
  • Historical Sciences, Linguistics and Literature Sciences

Detailed type of grant:

  • semester or one-year grant, research grant

Target Group:

  • postgraduates
  • PhD holders
  • researchers

Authority awarding grant:

  • OeAD-GmbH/ICM-Centre for International Cooperation & Mobility on behalf of and funded by the Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF)


  • 4 to 9 months


  • Maximum of 7 new awards per academic year! In case of successful research activities the scholarship can, on request, be renewed (total duration 18 months).

Grant benefit paid:

  1. Monthly grant
    a) grant: 1040 EUR
    b) book allowance: 93 EUR
  2. Accident and health insurance, accommodation
    a) If necessary, the ÖAD will take out an accident and health insurance on behalf of the grant recipient.
    b) The OeAD-GmbH will endeavour to provide accommodation (student hall of residence or flat) for recipients of grants who wish to get accommodation arranged by the OeAD. Monthly costs: 220 EUR to 470 EUR (depending on how much comfort the recipients of grants want). An administration fee of 18 EUR per month is payable to the ÖAD for arranging accommodation.
    The costs for insurance and accommodation have to be paid out of the grant by the recipient of the grant.
  3. Recipients of grants are exempted from paying tuition fees.
  4. Recipients of grants from non-European developing countries will also receive a travel costs subsidy of up to 730 EUR maximum.

Closing date for applications:

  • 01. 03. 2011

Where to submit your application:

  • New applicants:
    online at
  • Applications for renewals:
    Centre for International Cooperation & Mobility (ICM)
    of the OeAD-GmbH
    A-1090 Wien, Alser Straße 4/1/14/1
    Tel.: 01/4277-28189
    Fax: 01/4277-28194

Application form:

  • at


Norway:PhD Research Fellowship at Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The Department of Engineering Cybernetics has a vacancy for a 4-year PhD research fellowship within the automatic control program.

We are seeking candidates with a strong background in systems and control or applied mathematics for research on control and estimation for distributed-parameter systems. While the research topic is initially broad, a specific objective of the project is to develop state- and parameter estimation schemes for application within medical imaging based on ultrasound. Experience with medical imaging is therefore an advantage, but not required. The applicant should possess strong computing capabilities and communication skills in English. NTNUs PhD-rules require a Master degree or equivalent with at least 5 years of studies and an average grade of A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best). Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree:
Foreign applicants must document a TOEFL score of 600 or higher. The goal of the announced position is to obtain a PhD degree, hence the successful applicant must be enrolled as a PhD student at NTNU, please see for information about PhD education at NTNU. The applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Ole Morten Aamo, email: for more information.

The position is placed in salary code 1017, which currently corresponds to a yearly gross income of NOK 383 700 (pay scale level 48). From this 2 % will be deducted for mandatory membership in the National Pension Fund. The appointment will be made in accordance with current regulations with supplementary rules for research fellowship appointments in universities and polytechnics. Applicants must agree to participate in organized doctoral study programs within the period of the appointment. The successful applicant must agree to the conditions laid down for public employees.

Candidates will be required to enroll in a PhD program within the period of employment, and must sign a contract regulating the period of employment. According to Norwegian policies, the government workforce should, as closely as possible, reflect the diversity of the population at large. It is therefore a goal of NTNU, as a government institution, to have a workforce which is balanced with respect to age and gender, and to recruit persons of immigrant background. NTNU also wishes to increase the number of women on its workforce, and women are specifically encouraged to apply.

Applications should be marked: IME 044-2010.
Application deadline: January 23rd, 2011.

The application must include information about education, exams and earlier experience. Certified copies of certificates and diplomas must be enclosed. Relevant scientific works should be submitted. Joint works will be taken into account. In cases where it is difficult to determine the applicant’s contribution, a short note of explanation should be supplied. Applications are to be submitted electronically through Preferably, we want the attachments in one file.

JSPS-UNU Fellowship Programme 2011,Japan

Every year UNU-IAS and UNU-ISP offer PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships to provide young scholars and policy-makers, especially from the developing world, with a multi-disciplinarily context within which to pursue advanced research and training that are of professional interest to the successful applicant and of direct relevance to the research agenda of their selected UNU-IAS or UNU-ISP programme.

The Fellowship Programme provides the successful applicant with a unique opportunity to:

* develop and advance their research under the supervision of a UNU-IAS or UNU-ISP faculty member and contribute to the overall research agenda of the Institute;
* widen their research interests and professional networks by working in the international and multi-disciplinary context of the UNU-IAS and UNU-ISP, and with its wider network of Japanese universities and research institutes, as well as international collaborators;
* become exposed to the workings of the international and multilateral policy process and the broader UN system; and
* link with other UNU-IAS and UNU-ISP PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 28 February 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

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