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  1. Commonwealth PhD Scholarships for low and middle-income countries

Deadline – 4 January 2019

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.

These scholarships are offered under six themes:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2019
  • By October 2019, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • NOT be registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, at a UK university before September/October 2019
  • NOT have commenced and be currently registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, in your home country or elsewhere
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

Benefits

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award.
  • Approved tuition fees.
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,084 per month, or £1,330 per month for those at
    universities in the London metropolitan area
  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
  • Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
  • Provision towards the cost of fieldwork undertaken overseas (usually the cost of one economy class
    return airfare to your fieldwork location), where approved
  • Paid mid-term visit (airfare) to your home country
  • Family allowances

Application and additional information can be found here


 

2. WHO Africa Innovation Challenge

Deadline – 10th December, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) in the African Region has launched the first WHO Africa Innovation Challenge calling for health innovations with the potential for having significant social impact and addressing the unmet health needs on the continent.

Eligibility 

Solutions that will be considered should be broadly categorized as either product or technological innovations, process or service innovations or social innovations

Benefits

Selected Finalists will be awarded a sponsorship covering flights, accommodation to attend the Forum. At this event, they will get the opportunity to exhibit their innovations and meet with top political, government and business leaders in the health space. They will also get a chance to exhibit their solutions at the annual meeting of Ministers of Health from the WHO African Region in August 2019, in Brazzaville, Congo.

Application and additional information can be found here


 

3. SIWI World Water Week call for application Scientific Committee Professionals

Deadline – 3rd December, 2018

SIWI is seeking nine committed young professionals to provide support to World Water Week’s Scientific Programme Committee.

Eligibility

Candidates should be under 35 years of age.

Benefits

SIWI will provide each of the YSPC members with a full week complimentary registration to World Water Week. Also, joining the Young Scientific Programme Committee (YSPC) is an opportunity for young professionals to expand their network and gain valuable experience.

Application and additional information can be found here

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