17 SCHOLARSHIP AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN WOMEN AND GIRLS

  1. AAUW (AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITIES WOMEN
  2. African Gender Institute: Short-Term Associateships for Work on Gender Equity and Social Transformation
  3. African Women Leaders in Agriculture and the Environment Fellowship Program
  4. African Women Public Service Fellowship
  5. Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards: Zonta International
  6. Association for Women in Science Internship
  7. IFUW International Awards
  8. International Fellowships Online Application: http://www.act.org/aauw/internat/index.html
  9. The Global Fund for Women
  10. THE MARGARET McNAMARA MEMORIAL FUND
  11. ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE awis.org
  12. Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship
  13. L’OREAL_UNESCO Fellowship
  14. INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON WOMEN (ICRW) icrw.org/
  15. IFUW Fellowships and Grants
  16. E.O. INTERNATIONAL PEACE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
  17. RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIPS www.radcliffe.edu

 

RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIPS www.radcliffe.edu

 

Deadline coming up:  December 1, 2008

The fellowship program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, or creative arts. Applicants must be in receipt of a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree at least two years prior to appointment. Contact: Radcliffe Institute Fellowships Office, 34 Concord Avenue;

Cambridge, MA 02138, USA; Phone: 617-496-1324; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Natural Scientists and Mathematicians should call 617-496-3048 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 P.E.O. INTERNATIONAL PEACE SCHOLARSHIP FUND www.peointernational.org/projects

 

This program provides grants for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and

Canada. Applicants must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study, working toward a graduate degree in a

U.S. college or university. Eligibility must be established before applying for a grant. Applicants must promise to return

to her own country to pursue her professional career. Contact: P.E.O. International Headquarters, 3700 Grand Avenue,

Des Moines, Iowa 50312, USA; Phone: 515-255-3153; Fax: 515-255-3820

 

IFUW Fellowships and Grants

The promotion of lifelong learning, especially for women
and girls, is one of IFUW's key priorities.

While the numbers of women entering university now equals or exceeds that of men in some countries, in other parts of the world a university education is beyond the reach of most women. For many women, a primary or secondary education remains an unattainable dream. Even where parity at the level of the first university degree has been achieved, there is still a pyramid effect. The numbers of women begin to dwindle dramatically in advanced degree courses and women are significantly under-represented in many of the scientific and technological fields that lead to the higher paying professions in today's world.

IFUW offers a limited number of fellowships and grants to women graduates for advanced research, study and training. The competitions are normally held every two years. The Winifred Cullis and Dorothy Leet Grants are given to help women graduates to obtain specialized training and to carry out independent research, including the completion of a piece of research already well advanced. The amount of the grant is to cover a short period of not less than two months.

Special consideration is given to applicants whose research or training will have a multiplier effect in their home country. The Dorothy Leet Grants are reserved for women graduates from countries with a comparatively low per capita income and those who either wish to work as experts in these countries or whose research is of value to such countries.Contact: IFUW Headquarters, 8 rue de l’Ancien-Port, CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland; Phone: (41-22) 731-23-80 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IFUW and its national affiliates help to build the future by offering fellowships and grants
to enable women and girls to achieve their educational goals


IFUW international awards
support postgraduate research, study and training for women. 

National awards offered by IFUW affiliates target all levels of education, from primary and secondary education, to undergraduate studies and postgraduate research, study and training.

These are all made possible through the generous donations of IFUW members and friends. Find out how you too can help support the IFUW fellowships programme.

 

 

 

LOREAL_UNESCO Fellowship_Announcement letter 2009_(Multi-language_Eng-Fr-Spa-Arb)r.pdf

Website (URL)

http://www.loreal.com/_en/_ww/index.aspx?direct1=00008&direct2=00008/00001

 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants (maximum four from each applying National Commission) must

meet the following general criteria:

1- The National Commission must endorse all applications. UNESCO cannot

entertain applications from individuals.

2- Candidates must be no more than 35 years old. Thus, applicants born before

1 January 1974 will not be considered under this programme.

3- Preference will be given to candidates already possessing at the time of

application a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in the field of the life sciences.

However, candidatures from students pursuing studies/research leading to a

Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) will also be entertained.

4- Only candidates with the necessary qualifications, who demonstrate

outstanding intellectual promise and personal qualities, will be considered

under this programme.

5- Candidates must be proficient in reading and writing the language of

instruction in the proposed country of study.

6- Applicants must be in good health, both physically and mentally.

7- Candidates may not be in receipt of another fellowship/grant for the project

or for the period covered by the fellowship application. If the candidate

receives another award, scholarship or fellowship for the proposed research,

she should inform UNESCO

For more info click here:  http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=14633&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

 

ZONTA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION www.zonta.org

The Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards are granted annually to women pursuing graduate degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded to women of any nationality pursuing undergraduate business degrees. Young Women in Public Affairs Awards are available for women students (ages 16-20) who are pre-university or pre-college. Contact: Zonta International Foundation, 557 W.

Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60661, USA; Phone: 312-930-5848; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON WOMEN (ICRW) www.icrw.org/

ICRW's mission is to improve the lives of women in poverty, advance women's equality and human rights, and

contribute to the broader economic and social well being. ICRW's Fellows Program gives development researchers and

practitioners, from developing countries, the opportunity to spend time in Washington, DC, at ICRW, where they gain

policy and project perspectives on the gender dimensions of development. Contact: 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Suite 302; Washington, DC 20036, USA; Phone: 202-797-0007; Fax: 202-797-0020; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE www.awis.org

Female students enrolled in a behavioral, life, physical or social science, or engineering programs leading to a Ph.D. degree may apply for the graduate awards. Non-US citizens must be enrolled at a university in the U.S. Contact: 1200

Each year, the AWIS Educational Foundation offers predoctoral awards and college scholarships for high school seniors in the amount of $1,000. A new program, the Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award, is for college sophomores or juniors studying physics or geoscience. Information about these awards appears below, with links to the instructions and application forms.

Click here to read about the Educational Foundation awardees.

Several of the awards, given annually or every other year, are named to honor the achievements of women scientists. Click here for brief biographical paragraphs on these women.

If you have a question, send it by email to Dr. Barbara Filner, president of the Educational Foundation, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

New York Avenue NW, Suite 650; Washington, DC 20005, USA; Phone: 202-326-8940; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For additional information click here http://www.awis.org/careers/edfoundation.html

 

 

Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

 

The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship provides an opportunity for a woman journalist working in the print, broadcast or Internet media to spend an academic year in a tailored program that combines access to MIT’s Center for International Studies and other Boston-area universities and two media companies, The Boston Globe and The New York Times. With this flexible structure, the fellow will have opportunities to pursue academic research as well as hone her journalistic skills covering topics related to human rights and social justice.

 

Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

 

Research

As a research associate in residence at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow will have access to a broad range of courses, seminars, working groups and other programs at MIT and several other area universities, including Harvard, Tufts and Boston University.  She will also be encouraged to present her work to faculty and graduate students in open seminars.

 

Reporting

Depending on her qualifications and interests, the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow may spend time at The Boston Globe or The New York Times. The companies will provide access to their networks of U.S. print and broadcast journalists and professional contacts, as well as their Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., and United Nations bureaus.

The fellowship will run from September-May. The fourth fellowship will begin in September 2008.

Applicants

A successful applicant will:

  • be dedicated to a career in journalism in the print, broadcast or Internet media (freelancers are eligible to apply)
  • be committed to coverage of human rights and social justice
  • describe how the fellowship will be a transformative experience for her career
  • have three or more years of journalism experience
  • have excellent written and verbal English skills

 

 

P.E.O. Sisterhood: International Peace Scholarship Fund

Purpose:

Annual award to provide grants-in-aid for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada.

Field:

All fields.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be women qualified for admission to full time graduate study, working toward a graduate degree in the United States or Canada. Citizens of the United States or Canada and doctoral students who have completed course work are not eligible. Must have at least one year of classwork remaining. Not for travel support, research support, training or internships. Also may not hold AAUW grant at the same time.

Amount:

Grants-in-aid not exceeding $6,000 for one year (12 months) of study.||

Deadline:

12/15/2005

Last updated:

10/28/2005

Applications:

DEADLINE: December 15 is deadline for eligibility assessment; January 31 is deadline for applications. http://peointernational.org P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund, P.E.O. Executive Office, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312. Telephone: 515-255-3153. FAX: 515-255-3820.

 

 

 

Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC): Organizational Learning for Homeland Security Fellowship Program

Purpose:

In cooperation with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California, CISAC offers a multidisciplinary fellowship program. The purpose of the fellowship program is to explore ways to facilitate organizational learning to help strengthen U.S. homeland security capability.

Field:

Anthropology, computer science, history, law, medicine, operations research, political science, and sociology

Eligibility:

The Center invites predoctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, scientists, engineers, or professionals who have demonstrated excellence in their field to apply. The Center welcomes applications from military officers or civilian members of the U.S. government, members of the military or diplomatic services from other countries, and journalists interested in international security issues. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

Amount:

Stipends are awarded for up to a 9-month period; the amount is determined on a case-by-case basis commensurate with experience. Health insurance and subsidies for travel and other research-related expenses may be available.

Applications:

cisac.stanford.edu/docs/fellow/dhs.html Fellowship Program Coordinator / CISAC / Stanford Institute for International Studies / Stanford University / Encina Hall, E210 / Stanford, CA 94305-6165. Ph: (650) 723-9625 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund

Purpose:

Annual program to strengthen the role of women from developing countries.

Field:

Open. Grants have been made to women in such fields as agriculture, architecture, urban planning, civil engineering, education, nursing, nutrition, pediatrics, public administration, public health, sociology, and social work.

Eligibility:

Must be a female national of a developing country enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the U.S. 2. Must be interested in issues that relate to women and/or children and be planning on returning to her country within two years of the date on which the grant is made 3. Must demonstrate financial need 4. Must not be related to a Word Bank staff member or spouse|

Amount:

Grants up to $6,000.

Deadline:

02/01/2006

Last updated:

11/22/2005

Applications:

Application materials must be requested before January 15; completed applications must be submitted no later than February 1. www.georgetown.edu/schmed/scholarship/mcnamara.html Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund, World Bank Volunteer Services, Room I 1-172, 1818 H Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20433. Phone: (202)-473-8751. FAX: 202-676-0419.

 

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