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BP Global STEM Academies 2020 (Funded Scholarships to Brazil, Egypt, USA & India)

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BP and AFS have partnered to develop the BP Global STEM Academies and BP has provided funding for 110 full scholarships. The goal of these scholarships is to provide this study abroad opportunity to students from diverse backgrounds and in need of financial support.

Applications are ongoing for scholars to take part in four-week programs in Brazil, Egypt, India, and the USA focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and global competence education. Scholarship winners will enrich their STEM knowledge and skills through interactive, hands-on curriculum, while developing critical global competencies, including problem solving, analytical skills, intercultural understanding, and the ability to build bridges across cultures. The program culminates with team projects and presentations that offer potential solutions to real world challenges, with an emphasis on climate change and the energy transition. The program is only available via scholarship award. 

Eligibility

For the 2020 BP Global STEM Academies, AFS is identifying and selecting scholarship recipients from Brazil, China, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, India, Mexico, South Africa and the USA. If you are from one of the above countries and meet the eligibility criteria below, click on the “Apply now” button to start your application!

  • Must be born between December 1, 2002 and June 1, 2005
  • The ability to participate fully in a classroom and program conducted entirely in English
  • Demonstrated interest in STEM, study abroad and interacting with different cultures
  • Willingness to attend all four Academy destinations – Brazil, Egypt, India or the USA
  • Ability and willingness to travel unaccompanied abroad
  • Interested in exploring new cultures

Talented young people from all backgrounds who reflect the diversity of populations around the world, particularly young women and students with financial need, are encouraged to apply! 

Deadline to apply is Monday, 9 March at 11:59 PM EST

For more information about the application and selection process please visit the BP Global STEM Academies website .

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2020 Leventis Fellowship for Africa Academics

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The Centre of African Studies of the University of London invites applications from Nigerian academics to take part in a scheme of collaborative research funded by the Leventis Foundation.

Sabbatical at the Centre of African Studies, University of London:

The Leventis Research Co-operation Programme is devised to assist younger scholars develop their research interests in collaboration with their counterparts in London. Applicants are invited to apply to spend three months as visitors of the Centre of African Studies in order to pursue their research in libraries and archives and to participate in the intellectual life of the Centre. The scheme might be particularly appropriate for scholars working up a PhD thesis into publishable form.

To be considered for the fellowship, applicants should send the following documents via email to ab17@soas.ac.uk

  • A complete curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • A statement of current research interests (of not more than 1,000 words) specifying the aims to be achieved during the research period in London
  • One academic reference letter supporting the application (sent directly from the email account of the referee to ab17@soas.ac.uk)

Applications are considered by a Steering Committee in London. Emails will be sent to the applicants informing them of the Committee’s decision soon after the deadline of 31st March. 

Email applications are preferable, but if you are unable to send your application by email, please post it to:

Ms Angelica Baschiera
Centre of African studies
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom

Deadline for Applications: 31 March 2020

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NHEF Scholars Program 2020

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The Nigerian Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) welcomes applications from motivated students with a true passion for leadership and professional development to its 2020 Scholars Program.

The Program provides Nigerian Undergraduates with a range of opportunities designed to aid them in long term career development.

NHEF scholars are talented undergraduates in their penultimate year of study. They are well rounded individuals with demonstrated excellence in their academic, extracurricular and professional pursuits. These scholars are expected to possess a strong commitment towards community service, philanthropy and making a lasting impact in society.

The NHEF Scholars program is open to students in their penultimate year at our partner universities. Eligibility varies depending on your course of study. However, if you are not certain, we recommend that you submit an application and await our feedback.

APPLY NOW

Application Deadline: March 15, 2020.

For further information, visit the NHEF Scholars Program website

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