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URGENT! Call for Proposals: International Growth Centre (IGC)

The IGC invites researchers to submit proposals for high-caliber research projects relevant to growth policies in developing countries. Projects can be funded by either the Research or Country Program: Research Program: focused on production of cutting-edge & policy-relevant academic research that goes towards informing effective policymaking on economic growth in developing countries. Priority themes are: State Effectiveness, Firms Capabilities, Cities...

Leo Baeck Fellowship Program 2015/16

Fellowships of the international Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme are awarded to doctoral students who pursue their research in the field of history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. Besides financial support for one year, the programme offers regular workshops, jointly organised by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Leo Baeck Institute London. For the academic year 2015/16 up to twelve...

Nigeria: History is ours to Own

The average Nigerian is no historian! The above statement has proven true several times in many situations and circles but what we tend to forget is that even if the current generation of Nigerians are no historians, the precedence had already been set for them that way and there is no way of changing that if we do not change the...

NEWRIComm Environmental Fellowship: Call for Proposals

The Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute Community Development (NEWRIComm) is inviting applicants from universities, research organisations and government agencies for the Lien Environmental Fellowship (LEF) Programme award. The LEF Programme aims to enable successful candidates to develop and improve water, sanitation, and renewable energy (waste-to-energy) for developing communities in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. Successful recipients shall...

Nigeria: Unijos Mass Comm Students Now To Undergo 6 Months Industrial Training

The 300-level students of the Department of Mass Communication, University of Jos are now to undergo six months industrial attachment just like their counterparts in other departments. The Head of Department, Dr. Sarah Lwahas made this known during the general congress of the Association of Mass Communication Students (AMCOMS), the department’s students body, stating that an agreement to that effect...

Urgent! Civil Society Leadership Scholarship Award 2015

The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provide fully funded master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities. CSLA directly assists future leaders in countries where civil society is challenged by a deficit of democratic practice in local governance and social development. Awards are available...

University of Glasgow College of Arts PhD Scholarship 2015

The University of Glasgow, College of Arts, UK, offers a number of Scholarships for students undertaking a doctoral programme in the College of Arts Graduate School in session 2015/16. These scholarships will include around 4 hours per week of internship duties. Applications from new and continuing students are ranked by Subject Area committees and then considered by the College Scholarship...

UNU-MERIT PhD Programme in Economics and Governance 2015/16

Applications are invited for the 2015/16 UNU-MERIT PhD Programme in Economics and Governance. UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance form a research and training centre of the United Nations University (UNU). UNU is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate training and the dissemination of knowledge aimed at resolving the pressing global problems of human survival, development and...

Facebook Fellowship 2015

Facebook is excited to announce the expansion of the Facebook Fellowship Award to cover two years! Worth of Award Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year(s) $37,000 yearly grant Paid visit to Facebook HQ to present your research Opportunity for paid internship Location of Study United States of America Eligibility The Fellowship Program is open to full-time PhD students (domestic and international) enrolled during the...

The “uncool” theme surrounding Africa’s Education System

By Omono Eremiokhale The first thing that comes to mind when we are confronted with the current status of education in the world, is that any other country-other than our various indigenous countries have it better than us Africans, where the situation in our opinion, is apparently too bad to even comprehend. This assumption is almost never true in reality but we...
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