2018 World Bank 19th Annual Conference on Land and Poverty

The World Bank is delighted to call on individuals for abstract submissions for the 19th Annual Conference on Land and Poverty to be held March 19 – 23, 2018 in Washington, DC, USA.All submissions are to be completed before the stated deadline

 The Land and Poverty conference will present the latest research and practice on the diversity of reforms, interventions, and innovations in the land sector around the world. The 2018 conference theme will be: Land Governance in an Interconnected World
Type: Call for Papers/Conferences

Field of Study: Conference priority themes for oral presentations and posters:

  1. New academic research on the impact of land tenure security for sustainable development, equity and prosperity, (results and their policy relevance;  new research methodologies);
  2. New rigorous impact evaluations on scalable approaches toward strengthening land governance;
  3. New ways of using spatial data (imagery, drones, mobile phones etc.) to strengthen land governance, sustainable land use, and/or support land administration services in urban and/or rural settings;
  4. Innovations for securing land and resource rights in customary settings, gender, collective action, and role of customary authorities;
  5. Progress with land governance performance monitoring, approaches to (gender) disaggregation, and Sustainable Development Goals;
  6. Requirements for moving from pilots to land administration service delivery at scale: good, cheap, fast and equitable;
  7. Improving resilience and resilience impact of national land and geospatial systems; and seamless, unified and comprehensive geospatial data for enhanced management of landscapes and inclusive land reform;
  8. Modernizing and financing land service delivery and organizations, contribution private sector;
  9. New insights on land governance strategies for conflict prevention and supporting peace agreements;
  10. Fair leverage of land for realizing and financing infrastructure, housing, urban expansion, and public goods;
  11. Achieving responsible large-scale land based investments: lessons learned 10 years on.

To Be Taken At (Country): Washington, DC, USA.

Eligibility: 

  • Abstracts should be between 800 and 1,500 words, anonymous, written in American English, and submitted online in Word format. Abstracts less than 800 words will not be reviewed.

Selection Criteria: Abstract selection for presentation is on the basis of a double blind peer-review process. Criteria are

  • relevance to conference thematic tracks;
  • evidence-based and methodological appropriateness;
  • innovative and new;
  • significance of findings for policy or research agenda; and
  • clarity of presentation.

More than one abstract can be submitted; due to space limitation only one accepted abstract can be presented by a participant.

How to Apply: Please submit abstract for oral presentation of an individual paper, poster, or MasterClass by October 13, 2017 via Conftool (Please view guidelines on how to create a new user account and submit an abstract).

Application Timeline:

  • Deadline: 13th October 2017
  • Conference registration should be completed by 1st February, 2018.
  • Full papers should be uploaded by 15th February, 2018.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: The World Bank

Important Notes: 

  • Abstract acceptance for oral presentation, poster and masterclass will be communicated by December 4, 2017.
  • Kindly note that inclusion of an accepted presentation in final conference program is conditional on timely conference registration and uploading of full paper or poster.

British Council’s Creative Hubs Programme for creative hubs in West Africa 2017

The British council is delighted to invite applicants for the Creative Hubs Programme for creative hubs in West Africa 2017, all applicants are reminded to ensure that they comply with the eligibility criteria yo avoid disqualification .

British Council’s West Africa Arts Programme #UKWestAfricaArts invites applications from Creative Hubs in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and United Kingdom to participate in a development programme for Creative Hubs from these countries.

For this programme, we define creative hubs as any physical space that connects artists and / or creative entrepreneurs* to each other and to skills, and capacity that strengthens their artistic practice or creative enterprise.

Type: Creative Hub Program

Field: Entrepreneurship/technology

To be Taken in : West Africa

Criteria

To be selected to join the programme, hubs will:

  • Have founders or managers that are aged 18 – 35 OR have a demonstrable focus on supporting creative enterprises and / or artists that are aged 18 – 35.
  • Have been operational for at least 6 months
  • Have a physical space that brings artists and / or creative entrepreneurs together AND offers them at least two of training, networking, advisory or business support (like incubation or acceleration).
  • Be located in one of these cities in West Africa: Abuja, Accra, Calabar, Dakar, Enugu, Freetown, Kano, Kumasi, Lagos Port Harcourt OR any location in the UK.
  • Be available to attend a workshop in Abuja, Nigeria from 4 to 7 December 2017 (Hub Managers or Founders involved in Day to Day management only)
  • The workshop will be facilitated by Nesta based on the Nesta Creative Enterprise Toolkit and a Creative Hub Toolkit still in development.
  • Participation in the workshop is free.
  • There are bursaries available to support participants from outside Abuja with flights, accommodation and breakfast and lunch each day.

 How to apply

Please fill in the form by 30 October 2017. Selected Hubs will be notified by 6 November 2017.

Application Deadline: October 30th 2017

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the British Council’s Creative Hubs Programme 2017

Kenya DAAD Postgraduate Training Program In Germany 2018/2019

Applications are offered for Ph.D. students for Kenya DAAD Postgraduate Training Program for the academic year 2018/2019. Only Eligible applicants whom have shown interest through application will be considered for this program

The Kenya Vision 2030 policy document recommends investment in Science, Technology & Innovation (ST&I) in priority key sectors. One such area involves capacity building in the universities through advanced training of personnel.

The programme will offer twenty-one (21) PhD vacancies to eligible academic personnel teaching in Kenyan universities (both public and private) for a duration of up to forty-five (45) months (exclusive six (6) months German language course) at a German university.

Type: PhD

Value of Award: 

  • 6 months preparatory German language course (fulltime) including accommodation and pocket money
  • co-financed monthly scholarship instalment
  • Reimbursement of travel costs through an adequate travel lump sum that is disbursed after arrival in Germany, during the funding period respectively
  • study and research allowance
  • accident, health and personal liability insurance cover
  • further individual allowances upon application

To Be Taken At (Country): Germany

 

 Eligible Countries: Kenya

Eligibility: To be eligible, candidate must:

  • Be a citizen of the Republic of Kenya;
  • Be teaching (full or part-time) in Kenyan universities (both public and private);
  • Should have obtained the Master’s degree preferably within the past 6 years (date of graduation);
  • Be willing to undertake a six (6) months German language course.

How to Apply: The following documents must be prepared for the online application:

  • Curriculum Vitae and list of publications (use the Europass specimen form at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae)
  • Abstract of one page, research proposal (not more than 10 – 15 pages) including detailed timetable; academic degree certificates and transcripts, whereby the Bachelor’s degree must have been passed with at least second class upper division and a Masters degree with at least a B+ grade (or equivalent).

Invitation letter from a German supervisor OR admission letter to a structured PhD programme at a German university

  • Two academic reference letters from university professors (forms provided in the online portal below)
  • A no objection Letter from the university, indicating the prospective function of the applicant within the university after return to Kenya and a commitment by the University to the job security of the applicant till the period of return (those on who qualify will be required to produce the Bonding document).

Application Deadline: 31st October 2017

Apply here

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: DAAD

Fully-funded Masters Scholarships At Swire/Oxford & Cambridge Society of Kenya 2018/2019

Applications are available for Masters scholarship at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, This is in partnership with the Swire Educational Trust and the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Kenya, Only eligible persons whom have complied with the stated criteria will be considered for this program

The Swire Educational Trust has a longstanding relationship with St Antony’s College and has over many years funded numerous scholarships for both students and Academic Visitors, as well as until 2014 funding the Swire Fellow Professor Rosemary Foot, now an Emeritus Professor at St Antony’s College.

Type: Masters

Eligible Field of Study: Any

Value of Scholarship: The total value of the scholarship is £30,000 which for most courses will cover University and College fees and a contribution towards living costs.

Eligible Countries: Kenya

To be taken at (country): UK

Eligibility: 

  • The scholarships are open to applicants who are citizens of Kenya and who have applied for a one year Master’s degree in any subject offered at St Antony’s College.
  • The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of both academic merit and potential as well as financial need. Scholars should intend to return to Kenya after completing their Master’s degree, and preference will be given to applicants who have clear ambitions to use their accumulated learning to benefit Kenya.
  • Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements. See the University’s course guide for more information.

How to Apply: In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study to the University by the January deadline (8 or 19 January 2018 depending on the programme you apply to – please check the University’s guidance on application deadlines) and you must have secured a place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date (16 March 2018).

All eligible applications will be considered and there is no separate application process for this scholarship. 

Application Deadline: 8th or 19th January 2018

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Swire Educational Trust, Oxford and Cambridge Society of Kenya, University of Oxford

Important Notes: Successful candidates will be notified successful candidates by July 2018.

PhD Full Scholarships at University of Zurich, Switzerland

Applications are currently available at the University of Zurich for a fully funded PhD Scholarships. International Students pursuing a Doctorate degree at the Zurich Graduate School of Economic University of ZUrich Switzerland is eligible to Apply for the  scholarship.

Nationality: international students.

Level of study: PhD candidates

Duration: 4 years
Scholarship award: Approx. CHF 42’500 p.a. plus tuition fees

Number of awards: 3 (for entry in September 2018)


Important information:

  • Preference will be provided to candidates whose research plans include areas of interest of the UBS International Center of Economics in Society.
  • Applications from all areas are warmly welcomed.
  • Admission to the Zurich Graduate School of Economics is a pre-condition for being considered for a UBS Center Scholarship.
  • The UBS Center Scholarships are full scholarships, covering living expenses and all fees.

Application procedure: detail can be found in the official website

  • Online recruitment portal (for online application)
  • After shortlisting, you will be asked to provide certain documents like certified copies of your diplomas to by regular mail.
  • After having been admitted to the program, students will have to apply for matriculation at the University of Zurich.

Deadline of online application: January 31, 2018

Click here to go to official website

Fulbright University of Missouri Journalism Scholarship in USA, 2018

The Fulbright Commission and the University of Missouri scholarship are inviting applications for Fulbright – University Of Missouri Journalism Scholarship in the USA. Belgian or Luxembourgish citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the US government, plays a prominent role in the international education system.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the field of Journalism.

Scholarship Award: Grantees receive $3000/month for four months plus an additional one-time travel stipend.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • The Fulbright Commission and the University of Missouri scholarship are offering a scholarship for a mid-career professional (Belgian or Luxembourgish citizen) in journalism with at least five years of experience in journalism.
  • Between mid-August 2018 and mid-December 2018, grantees receive the opportunity to audit two classes at the Missouri Journalism School and to participate in guest lecturers and roundtable discussions with students and scholars. Grantees are allowed to choose seminars and courses to audit from a list of available courses offered during the semester; their interest areas and availability of spaces will determine final placement.

Nationality: Belgian or Luxembourgian citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English Language Requirement: Applicants must demonstrate sufficient English-language proficiency to conduct research in the US (not necessary to submit a TOEFL score).

How to Apply: Applicants for the journalism grant should complete the online application in the scholar category available through link.

As part of the online application, candidates will be asked to provide the following:

  • Biographical information
  • Americanized CV
  • 3-5 page single-spaced project statement
  • Transcripts and diplomas from most recent degree
  • Three letters of recommendation (uploaded directly into the online application)

Application Form

Application Deadline: Interested applicants must complete an online application. The application opens on September 15 and closes at noon on December 1, 2017.

Scholarship Link