Harvard GSE- Funding Sources for Students from Africa

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Sources of Financial Aid for  International Students

 

 

 

AFRICA

 

 

 

THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants for African undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students or, in some cases, for nationals from developing countries.

 

African Training for Leadership and Advanced Skills Atlas Project   (ATLAS)

This program succeeds the African Graduate Fellowship Program (AFGRAD) and offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate fellowships for highly qualified Africans between twenty and forty years of age to undertake academic programs in the U.S.

 

Contact:  All applications must be processed through the official channels established in their respective home countries.  Specific information can be obtained from the local USAID Mission or AAI (The African-American Institute) program representative.

 

                      The African-American Institute

Chanin Building

380 Lexington Avenue at 42nd Street

New York, NY 10168-4298, USA

Tel: 212-949-5666                              Fax: 212-818-9505

E-mail: atlas@aaionline.org                                                                    Web-site: www.atlas.org

 

Partners for International Education and Training  (PIET)

Administered by the African-American Institute and three other organizations, it funds long- and short-term academic and technical training programs in the US for nationals of developing countries.
 
Eligibility:  Participants are selected because of their involvement in country or regional projects and abilities in fields crucial to the development of their nations.

 

Contact:  For general information, call Ricardo Lizardi, (202) 429-0810

 

For funding, contact the USAID office in the capital city of your home country (see appendices)

 

Southern African Program

 Eligibility:  For South African and Namibian citizens to study in the USA.

 

Deadline:  No information

 

Contact:      The African-American Institute

Chanin Building

380 Lexington Avenue at 42nd Street

New York, NY 10168-4298, USA

Tel: 212-949-5666                              Fax: 212-818-9505

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

The Foundation provides grants to support development research by African scholars, professionals, students and community groups. The average grant is $25,000.

 

Eligibility: African citizenship

 

Contact:      The African Development Foundation

                      Office of Learning and Dissemination

                      1400 Eye Street, NW

                      Washington, DC 20005

                      Tel:   202-673-3916

 

 

THE ASPEN INSTITUTE

Nonprofit Sector Research Fund for doctoral students interested in undertaking research which will contribute to the knowledge of nonprofit and philanthropic activities from a wide variety of disciplines. Funding is up to $ 20,000 for doctoral research. Areas of interest include: democracy, role of the nonprofit sector, advocacy, philanthropy, nonprofit sector work force, and international dimensions of nonprofit activities.

 

Deadline:  June 1 and January 1

 

Contact:  Nonprofit Sector Research Fund

                      The Aspen Institute

                      1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Suite 1070

                      Washington, DC 20036, USA

                     

                      Phone: 202-736-5800                        Fax: 202-467-0790

                      Web site: http://www.aspeninst.org/dir/polpro/NSRF/NSRF1.html

 

 

CENTER FOR FIELD RESEARCH

 

Center for Field Research Private Grants

The Center aims to support field research and to improve the public’s understanding of science. Areas of interest include anthropology, archaeology, art history, conservation, ethnology, folklore, geography, historical preservation, musicology, public health and sociology. The amount of the award varies from $5,000 to $100,000 depending on the number of volunteers involved. The average total grant is $18,000.

 

Eligibility: The Center invites proposals from postdoctoral scholars of all nationalities. Applications from women and minority investigators are particularly encouraged. To qualify for support, the submitted research proposals must be able to utilize teams of volunteers in the field work. Dissertation and undergraduate researchers are not currently eligible; however, the inclusion of graduate students as staff is encouraged.

 

Deadlines: Preliminary proposals are accepted at any time. The deadline for formal proposals is March or September of each year.

 

Contact:  Center for Field Research

                      680 Mt. Auburn Street

                      Box 403

                      Watertown, MA 02272

                      Phone: 617-926-8200                        Fax: 617-926-8532


THE CENTRE FOR SCIENCE DEVELOPMENT

Offers various scholarships to citizens of South Africa pursuing research/graduate and doctoral degrees.

 

Contact:  Human Sciences Research Council

                      Centre for Science Development

                      Private Box X270,

                      Pretoria 0001, South Africa

 

                      Phone:  (21) (12) 202-2742                                Fax:  (21) (12) 202-2892

                      E-mail:  RM@GALLUP.HSRC.ac.za

 

 

ECHOING GREEN

 

Public Service Fellowship

Applicants must be students registered in or graduates (within the past 10 years) of selected schools, of which Harvard University is one. The Echoing Green Public Service Fellowship was founded as a means of recruiting and encouraging talented graduates and medical students to start and develop projects of their own design in any field of public service. The fellowship acts as a unique and challenging vehicle for those people whose dream is to make a difference in their communities and who demonstrate the ability to turn these dreams into reality.

 

Contact:  Kenje Ogata

HGSE Fellowship Office

108 Longfellow Hall

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Appian Way

Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

 

Phone:  617-496-2805     Fax: 617-496-0840

E-mail: ogatake@hugse2.harvard.edu

Website: http://www.echoinggreen.org/index2.html

 

 

HARRY FRANK GUGGENHEIM FOUNDATION

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships to individuals who are in the stage of writing dissertations on topics related to violence, aggression, and dominance, with priority given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems in the modern world.

 

Deadline:  February

 

Contact:                 The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

527 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10022-4301, USA

 

Phone:  212-644-4907                           Fax: 212-644-5110

Website: http://hfg.org/

 

 

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

 

Center for International Affairs (CFIA) Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships

CFIA is a research institution within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard, which houses scholars and practitioners of international affairs doing independent research on current issues in international relations. Several pre-doctoral fellowships are offered by the Center for students who have completed all course work and general examinations.

 

Contact:  Clare Putnam

Center for International Affairs (CFIA)

Harvard University

1737 Cambridge Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Phone:  617-495-9899                     Fax: 617-495-8292

Web site: http://data.fas.harvard.edu/cfia/cfiaprog/index.htm

 

HARVARD CENTER FOR POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

 

The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, through the Saltonstall Population Innovation Fund, invites applications from Harvard graduate students for academic year-long positions as Graduate Associates. Current research focuses on such themes as demographic transition, gender and population policies, and human development.

 

Eligibility: Harvard graduate student.

 

Deadline: May

 

Contact: Executive Director

               Harvard center for Population and Development Studies

               9 Bow Street

               Cambridge, MA 02138

               Phone: 617-495-3002           Fax: 617495-5418       E-mail: wmfitz@hsph.harvard.edu

               Web site: www.hsph.harvard.edu/hcpds

 

H.B. EARHART FELLOWSHIP RESEARCH GRANTS

The grants are support advancement of knowledge through teaching, lecturing and publication. Each award is for a specific purpose and progress is monitored. The range of awards is from $500 to $22,500.

 

Eligibility: Individual must be associated with an educational or research institution.

 

Deadline: Applications must be submitted not less than 120 days before commencement of the projected work period.

 

Contact:  Earhart Foundation

                      2200 Green Road, Suite H

                      Ann Arbor, MI 48105

 

 

INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

The Fulbright Program is a world leader in international educational exchange. The goal of the program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through educational exchange.  Nearly 5,000 Fulbright grants are awarded for foreign national students, teachers, professors and professionals to study, teach, lecture and conduct research in the U.S., and for the U.S. nationals to do likewise outside of the U.S. All applications must be submitted through your home country’s Commission or USIS post.

 

Contact:  Institute of International Education

                    809 United Nations Plaza

                    New York, New York 10017-3580

 

The Fulbright African Junior Staff Development Program (JSDP)

See the country-specific list for more information or visit www.iie.org/fulbright/ff

 

 

INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

 

African Development Dissertation Workshops

Rockefeller Foundation-funded workshops open to Africans enrolled in doctoral programs in the US and Canada. The workshops provide training in research design and proposal writing towards the preparation of a student’s dissertation. Enrollment is by application in an open competition. Participant’s costs are fully covered.

 

Contact:  Institute of International Studies

                    University of California

                    215 Moses Hall #2308

                    Berkeley, CA 94720-2308

 

                    E-mail: iis@globetrotter.berkeley.edu

               

 

INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF WORLD POLITICS

Offers fellowships to Ph.D. candidates who are enrolled in U.S. universities for 3-9 months on topics related to political, economic, or social issues that effect the security, well being and dignity of the people of the world.

 

Eligibility:  Ph.D. candidates who have completed course work in political science, economics, international relations and history, and are conducting dissertation research. Applicants may be citizens of any country.

 

Deadline:  February 16

 

Contact:  Manager, Dissertation Fellowship Competition

                    Institute for the Study of World Politics

                    1755 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

                    Washington, D.C. 20036

 

                    Phone:  (202) 588-9797

 

 

INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION

Various research grants/awards in the area of reading, literacy, learning disabilities, language arts, Association.

 

Deadline:  varies.

 

Contact:  Gail Keating

                      Division of Research and Information

                      International Reading Association

                      800 Barksdale Road

                      P. O. Box 8139

                      Newark, DE 19714-8139, USA

 

                      Phone:  302-731-1600 ext. 226

                      Website: http://www.reading.org/about/whatwedo/awards/index.html

 

 

THE JOHANN JACOBS FOUNDATION

Offers funding for research on human development of educational and policy programs aimed at improving the mental, social, and physical well being of youth.

 

Eligibility:  Grants are available to both pre-doctoral students for dissertation work and to recent postdoctoral investigators. These programs are directed toward investigators from Eastern European and Third World countries.

 

Contact:  Johann Jacobs Foundation

                    Administrative Assistant

                    Seefeldquai 17

                    P.O. Box 101

                    CH-8034 Zurich,

                    Switzerland

 

 

JOSEPHINE DE KARMAN FELLOWSHIPS

One-year fellowship: graduate students in any discipline entering terminal year of Ph.D. program in fall semester.

 

Eligibility:  Exceptional ability and serious purpose vital; special consideration to applicants in the Humanities who have completed their qualifying examinations for doctoral degree. Foreign  students enrolled in a U.S. university are encouraged to apply.

 

Deadline:  January

 

Contact:  Fellowship Committee

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust

P.O. Box 3389

San Dimas, CA 91773

attn: Mrs. Lucy Hays, Secretary

 

Website: http://cuinfo.cornell.edu/Student/GRFN/record.phtml?code=A0266

Note: not a direct site, listed through Cornell University's site.

 

 

KELLOGG FOUNDATION

 

International Study Grant Program

Long- and short-term study grants are available for a non-degree training program (up to 12 months,) a master's degree (12 months) or a doctoral degree (36 months).

 

Long-term study grants are awarded for training in the United States for up to 12 months for a non-degree training program, or for up to 24 months to obtain a master's degree and up to 36 months to obtain a doctoral degree for natives of southern Africa, Namibia and Niger.  A study grant is  awarded to an individual as a part of a comprehensive Kellogg Foundation-aided educational or service project or program with an organization, institution, or agency.  The grant enables individuals to obtain advanced degrees or acquire specialized knowledge which can be used to improve the quality of life in their home country, as well as contribute to the success of Foundation-aided programs there.

 

Application Process:  Grant applicants should submit a 3-5 page proposal (in lieu of a formal application) detailing project objectives, operational procedures, time schedules and personal and financial resources available and needed.

 

Eligibility:  For natives of southern Africa; must be nominated by an organization, institution, agency with which the Kellogg Foundation has a project in operation or pending.

 

Deadline:  (possibly none - no information)

 

Contact:      W. K. Kellogg Foundation

International Study Grant Office

One Michigan Avenue East

Battle Creek, MI 49017-4058, USA

Phone:  616-968-1611 (TDD available)                                                  Fax:  616-969-2127  

Web-site:  www.wkkf.org/grants

 

Kellogg International Leadership Program (KILP)

The purpose of KILP is to help prepare leaders who seek to increase their capacity to improve life for people in communities within the three geographic regions where the Kellogg Foundation currently makes grants -- Latin America and the Caribbean, southern Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe), and the United States (20 from each geographic region) who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession.

 

Application Process: Submit one- or two- page letter to the foundation briefly explaining the project objectives, operational procedures, time schedules, and personal and financial resources available and needed.

 

Eligibility:  Participation in the Leadership Academy is a prerequisite.

 

Contacts:    Executive Assistant

                                                                                  Africa Programs

                                                                                  W.K. Kellogg Foundation

                                                                                  10th Floor, Kopje Plaza

                                                                                  1 Jason Moyo Avenue

                                                                                  Harare, Zimbabwe

 

For General Information Contact: 

 

                                                                                  W. K. Kellogg Foundation

                                                            P.O. Box 550

                                                            Battle Creek, MI 49016-0550, USA

                                                            Phone:  616-968-1611                   Fax:  616-969-2127

                                                            Telex:  4953028

 

or

 

                                                            W.K. Kellogg Foundation

                                                            P.O. Box CY 1023

                                                            Causeway

                                                            Harare, Zimbabwe

                                                            Phone:  263-4-775-005                 Fax:  263-4-775-045

 

 

Cyril O. Houle Scholars in Adult and Continuing Education Program

 

A program funded by W. K. Kellogg in honor of Cyril O. Houle for emerging scholars from Southern Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, the Republic of South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe), Central or South America and the Caribbean, and the United States of America, who will make a significant contribution to the field of adult education.   The award may be used to fund research and/or demonstration projects and supporting professional development activities.

 

Qualifications:  Candidates must have bachelor's degree minimum in adult education or a closely related field, on or after January 1, 1994, and be currently employed in a research-related position in adult education or a closely related field within the region in which their country of citizenship is located.

 

Deadline:       July 31, 2000

 

Contact:       Cyril O. Houle Scholars in Adult and Continuing Education Program

                       Department of Continuing Education

                       University of Georgia

                       423 River's Crossing

                       850 College Station Road

                       Athens, GA  30602-4811   USA

                       tel: 706-542-2214 or 800-816-3382         fax:  706-542-4024

                       e-mail:  HSP@arches.uga.edu                                         website:  http://www.coe.uga.edu/hsp

 

 

L.S.B. LEAKEY FOUNDATION

 

Franklin Mosher Baldwin Memorial Fellowships

This fellowship is intended for scholars and students from Africa who seek to complete a two-year master’s or Ph.D. program or equivalent advanced training in anthropology. This program must include a significant museum, laboratory, and/or field research project. Candidates may pursue such

studies at any qualified institution in the world where appropriate training and supervision is available. The award covers non-tuition expenses (maximum $8,500 per year). Successful applicants are eligible to apply for summer research, travel, and/or fieldwork funds for up to an additional $3,000.

 

Eligibility:  Applicants must be citizens of an African nation. Priority is given to students whose interests involve research into human origins.

 

Deadline:  January 2

 

Contact:  Program and Grants Officer

                      L.S.B. Leakey Foundation

                      77 Jack London Square, Ste M

                      Oakland, CA 94607-3750

 

                      Phone: 510-834-3636                        Fax: 510-834-3640

 

 

JOHN D. AND CATHERINE T. MACARTHUR FOUNDATION

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation offers research and writing rants to individuals for the following purposes:  To broaden and strengthen the community of scholars and writers engaged in innovative, policy oriented work on peace, security and international cooperation; to encourage reformulation of national and international security issues and focus attention on related policy areas which have not been adequately addressed; to foster integrated consideration of emerging relationships among economic, social, technological and environmental aspects of global change.

 

The Program on Peace and International Cooperation

Encourages the exploration of peace and cooperation issues in the context of economic, technological, ecological and political change. It fosters promising approaches which move beyond disciplinary boundaries and professional constraints and which are currently under-funded. A typical grant is up to eighteen months duration. Grants range from $10,000 to $60,000 for an individual application and up to $120,000 for a two-person project.

 

Eligibility:  Research and Writing grants are awarded to individuals from a variety of disciplines in an effort to broaden the scope of discussion in the field. Grants are not limited to scholarly studies; the writing projects can be directed to policy makers and the general public as well as to scholars.  The program is open to individuals of any nationality who have proven ability to do creative work. Grantees have included scholars, journalists, policy analysts and others. Younger women and men and non-U.S. researchers are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Deadline: February 1

 

Contact:  Program on Peace and International Cooperation

                      John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

                      140 South Dearborn Street

                      Chicago, IL 60603

 

                      Phone: 312-726-8000

 

 

NESTLE USA INC

 

The Nestlé Minority Scholarship Data Base Program

Links students seeking financial assistance with appropriate funders via custom computer program. The program matches one's personal data with a listing of scholarships for which one may qualify. Only information on awards is provided -- each individual needs to contact the awarding organizations.

 

Contact:  Nestlé USA Minority Scholarship Database

                      Community Affairs Department

                      800 North Brand Boulevard

                      Glendale, CA 91203

 

                      Phone: 818-549-6000                        Fax: 818-549-6534

 

 

PHI DELTA KAPPA INTERNATIONAL

Graduate fellowships for members of Phi Delta Kappa (professional fraternity in education). Fellowships offered to students matriculating for Master's/Specialist ($750), doctorate ($1,500), and thesis/dissertation preparation ($500). Applicants must be members in good standing of Phi Delta Kappa.

 

Deadline:  May

 

Contact:  Phi Delta Kappa International Headquarters

(Educational Foundation)

Howard M. Soule Graduate Fellowships

408 N. Union, P.O. Box 789

Bloomington, IN 47402-0789, USA

 

Phone: 812-339-1156                        Fax: 812-339-0018

Website: http://www.pdkintl.org/edfnd/chapprog.htm

 

 

PILOT INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

 
Ruby Newhall Memorial Scholarship

The Scholarship is for $1,500 and is intended for the following fields of study: science, education, journalism, religion, social services, health and agriculture.

 

Eligibility:  Undergraduate or Graduate students (non-U.S. citizens) who have been studying in the U.S. for at least one year and who plan to return to their home countries within 6 months of graduation.

 

Contact:  The Pilot International Foundation

                      P.O. Box 5600

                      Macon, GA 31208

 

                      Phone: 912-743-7403

 

 

POPULATION COUNCIL

Awards to doctoral students conducting dissertation research and postdoctoral research on population studies combined with a social science discipline.

 

Deadline: January

 

Contact:  Manager, Fellowship Program

The Population Council

One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

New York, NY 10017, USA

 

Phone: 212-339-0665                        Fax: 212-755-6052

E-mail: Ssfellowship@popcouncil.org

Website: http://www.popcouncil.org/council/fellowsh/socsci/html

 


 

ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION

 

Africa Dissertation Internship Awards [ADIA]

For African doctoral students, enrolled in U.S. and Canadian Universities who will conduct dissertation field research in sub-Saharan Africa.  Priority will be given to topics in the areas of agriculture, environment, education, the humanities, health, life sciences, and population.

 

Deadlines:  Fall competition:  October 1            Spring competition:  March 1

 

Contact:      Africa Dissertation Internship

The Rockefeller Foundation

420 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10018-2702, USA

Tel:  (212) 869-8500

Fax:  (212) 764-3468

 

African Sustainable Development Career Awards [ACA]

For African Scholars, who obtained an overseas doctoral degree within five years of application, to aid them in establishing professional careers in Africa.

 

Deadline:  None

 

Contact:  African Initiatives

The Rockefeller Foundation

420 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10018-2702, USA

Tel:  (212) 869-8500

Fax:  (212) 764-3468

 

 

ROOTHBERT FUND, INC.

Small grants for those who can satisfy fairly high scholastic requirements and are considering teaching as a vocation, whose daily actions appear to be prompted by spiritual motives. Although one need not be a U.S. citizen, one must be currently in the U.S. when applying.

 

Deadline:  February ; write for application after December 1

 

Contact:  The Scholarships Committee

                      The Roothbert Fund, Inc.

                      475 Riverside Drive, Room 252

                      New York, NY 10115, USA

                     

                      (No telephone calls, please)

                      Website: http://www.dml.georgetown.edu/scholarship/roothbert.html

 

 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

 

Rotary Foundation Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships

The fellowships are awarded for two or three years of study abroad at an institution assigned by Rotary Foundation Trustees.  The primary purpose of these scholarships is to further friendly relations and international understanding among people of different countries.

 

Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing university studies and have completed at least two years of university course work when the scholarship begins. Applicants must be a citizen of a country in which there is a Rotary club. Appearances before Rotary clubs and school and civic organizations are required during and after the stay. Applicant must be able to speak the language of the country.

 

Deadline: Deadlines are set by individual Rotary Clubs between March and September. Applications must be made to the Rotary Foundation at least 15 months prior to taking up award.

 

Contact:                 Rotary Foundation

One Rotary Center

1560 Sherman Avenue

Evanston, IL 60201

 

Phone: (708) 866-3000

Website:  www.rotary.org

 

 

SIGMA XI

Grants-in-Aid, small research grants for graduate students in science, engineering, and science & technology.

 

Deadlines:  February 1, May 1, November 1

 

Contact:  Committee on Grants-in-Aid of Research

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

99 Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 13975

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA

tel: 800-243-6534; 919-549-4691

fax: 919-549-0090

website: http://www.sigmaxi.org/giar/giar.htm

 

 

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL

 

International Pre-dissertation Fellowship Program (IPFP)

For doctoral students in social sciences to encourage research/teaching careers in the developing world (Africa, Central Asia and the Caucasus, China, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Near and Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia).  Fellowships provide 12 months of support for a training program that will prepare the fellow to conduct context-sensitive dissertation field research.

 

Application Process: The program invites proposals for field research on all areas or regions of the world, as well as for research that is comparative, cross-regional, and/or cross-cultural. Proposals that identify the U.S. as a case for comparative inquiry are welcome; however, proposals that require no field research outside the United States are not eligible. There are no restrictions with regard to theme or historical time-frame.

 

Deadline: December 2

 

Eligibility: The program is open to full time graduate students in the social sciences and humanities, regardless of citizenship, enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States.  Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements except the fieldwork component by the time the fellowship begins.

 

Contacts:     Dr. Ellen Perecman, Program Director        

                            International Predissertation Fellowship Program

                            Social Science Research Council

                            810 Seventh  Avenue

                            New York, NY 10019, USA                                                

                            Phone:  212-337-2700         Fax:  212-377-2727

                            E-mail:   perecman@ssrc.org                                              Web-site: http://www.ssrc.org

 

                                                  Dean Margot Gill or Dr. Cynthia Verba, Director of Fellowships

                                                  (IPFP University Representative at Harvard)

                                                  Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street

                                                  Cambridge, MA  02138   USA                                           

                                                  Phone:  617-495-1814         Fax:  617-495-2928

 

International Dissertation Research Fellowship

For full-time graduate students in the social sciences and humanities, regardless of citizenship--enrolled in doctoral programs in the US. Proposals should be for field research on all areas or regions of the world, as well as for research that is comparative, cross-regional, and/or cross-cultural.

 

Eligibility:  Programs that require no field research outside the US are not eligible. Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements except for the fieldwork component by the time the fellowship begins.

 

Deadline:  December

 

Contact:  International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program

                      Social Science Research Council

                      810 Seventh Avenue

                      New York, NY 10019, USA

 

                      Phone: 212-337-2700                        Fax: 212-377-2727

                      E-mail: idrf@ssrc.org

                      Website: http://www.ssrc.org

 

 

SOCIETY FOR THE PSYCHOLOGICAL STDUDY OF SOCIAL ISSUES

 

Grants-in-Aid Program

Provides up to $2,000 for graduate student research in social problem areas related to the basic interests and goals of SPSSI (including, but not limited to, sexism and racism) and particularly those that are not likely to receive support from traditional sources. (Also the Applied Social Issues Internship Program, The Annual Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award, The Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize)

 

Deadline:  April 1, and November 13

 

Contact:   The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

                      P. O. Box 1248

                      Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248, USA

 

The entire submission should be sent to: 

                      The Chair of Grants-in-Aid Program:

                      Virgil Sheets, Ph.D.

                      Department of Psychology

                      Indiana State University

                      Terre Haute, IN 47809

 

                      Website: http://www.spssi.org/awards.html

 


 

SPENCER FOUNDATION

 

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related to Education

Awarded to doctoral candidates whose dissertation is relevant to the improvement of education.

Annually the Dissertation Fellowship Program supports 30 to 35 Fellows by providing monetary assistance ($20,000) and opportunities for professional development.

 

Eligibility:  Applicants must be candidates for the doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States; however, applicants need not be citizens if the United States.

 

Deadline:  October.

 

Contact: Catherine A. Lacey

                      The Spencer Foundation

                      Dissertation Fellowship Program

                      900 North Michigan Avenue - Suite 2800

                      Chicago, IL 60611-1542

 

                      Phone: 312-337-7000

                      Website: http://www.spencer.org

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

United Nations Development Program

Scholarships tied to UNDP projects.

 

Eligibility:  Candidates must be nominated and sponsored by government. The government pays 100% of salary, while UNDP provides stipend. Candidates endorsed by project office, approved by UNDP. Must be for training relevant to current position. Candidate must have served government for 3 years.

 

Contact:  Program Director

Fellowship Unit, UNDP

Office for Project Services

220 East 42nd Street

14th Floor

New York, NY 10017

 

Phone: 212-906-6138

 

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

 

Eligibility:  Candidates from developing countries are eligible. Fields of training encompass all technical assistance areas (e.g., health, public administration, agriculture, etc.). Please note: most trainees are government employed and must be nominated by their governments.

 

Contact:  Fellowship and TOKTEN Section

220 East 42nd Street, Room DN-1431

New York, NY 10017

 

Phone: 212-906-6138                        Fax: 212-906-6721

 

THE UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE

 

Jennings Randolph Program of International Peace

Grants for students studying at US universities who have completed the requirements for the doctoral degree (except the dissertation). Provides fellowship support to enable students to complete dissertation research and writing. The focus of the dissertation should be the sources and nature of international conflict and the ways to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace.

 

Deadline:  November 15

 

Contact:  John T. Cristy

                    United States Institute of Peace

                    Jennings Randolph Program of International Peace

                    1550 M Street, N.W.

                    Washington, D.C.  20005-1708

 

                    Phone:  (202) 429-3897

 

 

WENNER GREN FOUNDATION

Offers fellowships for pre-doctoral and postdoctoral students in all branches of anthropology and in closely related disciplines concerned with human origins,  development, and variation. Application should be made jointly with a thesis advisor or other scholar who will take responsibility for supervising the project.

 

Deadline:  May 1 (for funding beginning the following January) November 1 (for funding beginning the following July)

 

Contact:  Dr. Sydel Silverman, President

                    Wenner Gren Foundation

                    220 Fifth Avenue, 16th Floor

                    New York, New York 10001-7708

 

                    Phone:  (212) 683-5000

    Website: http://www.wennergren.org/faq.htm

 

 

WILLIAM T. GRANT FOUNDATION

Post-doctoral research grants by nomination only, for study to improve well-being of children, adolescents and youth.

 

Deadline:  July 1

 

Contact:  Grants Coordinator

                    William T. Grant Foundation

                    515 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor

                New York, NY 10022-5403, USA

 

                Phone: 212-752-0071

                Website: http://www.fdncenter.org/grantmaker/wtgrant/index.html

 

 

WOODROW WILSON NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION

 

Johnson & Johnson Dissertation Grants in Women’s Health

Encourages original and significant research on issues related to women’s health, particularly the understanding of women’s lives and its significance for public policy or treatment. The award for $2,000 may be used for expenses connected with the dissertation, such as travel, books, microfilming, taping and computer services.

 

Eligibility:  Students in doctoral programs such as nursing, public health, Anthropology, history, sociology, psychology, and Social Work, who have completed all pre-dissertation requirements at graduates schools in the US are eligible.

 

Contact:  The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

                    CN 5281

                    Princeton, NJ 08543-5281

 

                    Phone: (609) 452-7007      Fax: (609) 452-0066

                    Website:  www.woodrow.org

 

Dissertation Grants in Women’s Studies

 

Encourage original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries.  Recent winning topics include Women, Law, and the Victorian Novel; Girls, Boys, and Popular Literature; Changing Conceptions of Marriage, Labor, and Culture in Southeastern China; African American Women in Electoral Politics; Women, Violence, and Visual Representation in South Africa; and Gender and Race in Colonial New York City.  Special grants of $2,000 each are also available for dissertations concerning women's or children's health.

 

Eligibility:  Students in doctoral programs who have completed all pre-dissertation requirements in any field of study at graduate schools in the United States.  Candidates must have completed all pre-dissertation requirements, including approval of the dissertation proposal, by October 29, 1999, expect to complete their dissertations by the summer of 2001 and have at least six months work left to complete.

 

Application:  Applications are available on line or from the address below.  Supporting documents consist of graduate school transcripts, letters of reference, a dissertation proposal, a selected bibliography, a statement of interest in women's studies, and a timetable for completion of the dissertation. Applications will be judged on originality and significance to women's studies, scholarly validity, the applicant's academic preparation and ability to accomplish the work, and whether the dissertation will be completed within a reasonable time period.

 

Awards:

Winners will receive grants of $1,500 to be used for expenses connected with  the dissertation.  These may include, but are not limited to, travel, books, microfilming, taping, and computer services.  Fifteen awards will be announced in mid-February, 2000.

 

Contact:  The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

                    CN 5281

                    Princeton, NJ 08543-5281

 

                    Phone: (609) 452-7007      Fax: (609) 452-0066

                    Website:  www.woodrow.org

 

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences.  In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations might consider the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures and religious or ethical issues reflected in istory or literature. Awards wnners will receive $15,500 for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing. Approximately 35 non-renewable fellowships will be awarded from among more than 400 applications.  Graduate schools will be asked to waive tuition for Newcombe Fellows.

 

Eligibility:  Applicants must be candidates for Ph.D. or Th.D. degrees in doctoral programs at graduate schools in the United States. Candidates must fulfill all pre-dissertation requirements by November 30, 1995, including approval of the dissertation prospectus, and expect to submit completed dissertations by August, 1996

 

Contact:  The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

                    CN 5281

                      Princeton, NJ 08543-5281

 

                    Phone: (609) 452-7007      Fax: (609) 452-0066

                      Website: http://www.woodrow.org/newcombe

 

 

WORLD BANK

 

Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program

Each year, the Program awards approximately ten Fellowships to support innovative and imaginative post-graduate research in areas of economic development. It does not support work toward an advanced degree. Fellowships are awarded for periods of 12 months, normally beginning July 1 and ending June 30 the following year. They are not renewable. The amount of the award may vary. There is a minimum award of $25,000, intended to cover travel, subsistence, medical insurance and research

costs for one person for the duration of the Fellowship. Applicants may submit budgets up to $40,000; all budgets over the minimum award are subject to negotiation. Fellows are expected to produce a report at the end of the Fellowship period. There are no restrictions on research topics, which should fall within the general field of economic development. However, proposals should emphasize analysis of the public policy aspect of development.

 

Eligibility: Candidates must meet the following general criteria: must be a national of a World Bank member country; be no more than 35 years of age (with some exceptions); have Master’s degree or equivalent at the time of application; candidates for Ph.D. at the time of application must have completed the degree to be able to take up a Fellowship; must carry out the research work under the auspices of an adviser in the host institution of choice in a World Bank member country other than

his/her own.

 

Deadline: December 31

 

Contact:                 Economic Development Program

The World Bank

1818 H Street

N.W. Washington, DC 20433

 

 

World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Program offers fellowships for graduate study in development-related fields to applicants primarily from developing countries. The grants provide full tuition, insurance coverage, support stipend, and travel.

 

Eligibility:  Applicant must be a national of a World Bank member country

 

Deadline: March

 

Contact: Graduate Scholarship Program

The World Bank

1818 H Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20433

 

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

 

WHO Fellowships

The program aims to provide graduate and postdoctoral training or study not available in candidate's own country. Field(s) supported include:  Public health; public health administration and planning, environmental health, nursing, maternal and child health, epidemiology and disease control, laboratory services, medicine and health sciences, educational technology and administration of all health related fields, and supporting managerial and technical skills. Stipends and duration of awards are variable.

 

Eligibility: Citizens of member countries of the World Health Organization. Candidate must agree in writing to return to home country for at least three years of service with national health administration or institution designated by it.

 

Deadline: Variable

 

Contact:  Address correspondence to Health Department of applicant's own country

 

 

INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION –

FULBRIGHT PROGRAMS

 
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from developing countries, East/Central Europe, and the Former Soviet Union to the United States at a mid-point in their careers for a year of study and related professional experiences. Fellows are selected based on their potential for national leadership. Fellowships are granted competitively to professional candidates with a commitment to public service in both the public and private sectors, specifically in the fields of planning and

resource management, public administration, public health and nutrition, journalism, law, human rights, and agriculture.  The Fellowship Program is a Fulbright Exchange Activity sponsored by the United States Information Agency and administered by the Institute of International Education.

 

Eligibility:  Minimum qualifications include an undergraduate degree, five years of substantive professional experience, demonstrated leadership qualities, and fluency in English. All candidates must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as part of the application process.

 

Deadlines: Applications due between June and October, depending on country of applicant.

 

Contacts outside the U.S.:

U.S. Information Service

United States Embassy (see appendices)

 

Contact in the U.S.:

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

Institute of International Education

1400 K Street, N.W. Suite 650

                Washington, DC 20005

 

Phone: 202-326-7701                            Fax: 202-326-7702 Email: hhh@iie.org

 

African Research Scholar Program

The African Research Scholar Program is a Fulbright program. Qualified African scholars may apply for grants under the African Research Scholar Program (ARSP) to conduct post-graduate research or to undertake a planned program of reading and research at U.S. educational institutions. With the exception of South Africa, applicants for ARSP awards compete with candidates from other sub- Saharan African countries representing a variety of disciplines. South African scholars compete only with other South Africans. Grants are awarded in two categories. The Senior Research Grant enables experienced scholars to perform high-level research in U.S. educational institutions and non-academic institutions approved by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and lasts from three to nine months. The Professional Development Grant enables scholars, througha period of residence on an American campus, to undertake a planned program of reading and research which will bring themup to date in their respective fields. Professional Development Grants are for three to five months.

 

Deadline: August 15

 

Contact: For further information and applications please contact the local U.S. embassy. (See appendices for addresses)

 

Programs by Country

 

BENIN

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Benin to study in the USA. Application is available on-line.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:       Public Affairs Officer,

                      American Embassy

                      Centre Culturel Americain

Boulevard de France

Cotonou, BENIN

Phone:  30-03-12 or 30-14-77           Fax:  30-03-84                               

E-mail:  ccabenin@intnet.bj                                                                   

Website:  http://eit.intnet.bj/cca/fulbright.htm

 

BOTSWANA

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Botswana to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:       Public Affairs Officer

                      American Embassy

                      Embassy drive

P. O. Box 90

Gaborone, BOTSWANA

Phone:  357-326                                 Fax:  306-129                                 E-mail: usis@info.bw

 

BURKINA-FASO

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarship for citizens of Burkina Faso to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:       Pubic Affairs Officer,

                      American Embassy

                      Centre Culturel Americain

674 Avenue du President John Kennedy

Ouagadougou, BURKINA-FASO

Phone:  307-013  extension 2144                       Fax:  315-273

 

BURUNDI

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Burundi to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:       American Cultural Center

B. P. 810

20-22 Chausee Prine Louis Rwagasore

Bujumbura, BURUNDI

Phone:  2-25646                                 Fax:  2-24561

 

CAMEROON

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Cameroon to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:       Educational Advisor

American Cultural Center

Calafatas Building,

Rue Nachtigal

B. P. 817

Yaounde, CAMEROON

Phone:  23-04-16, 23-14-37                           Fax:  226-765                     E-mail:  alcyao@camfido.gn.apc.org

 

REPUBLIC OF CAPE VERDE

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Cape Verde in the USA.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:       Educational Advisor, American Embassy

C. P. 201

Rua Hoji-Ya-Henda no 81

Praia, REPUBLIC OF CAPE VERDE

tel:  614253, 615363

 

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of the Central African Republic to study in the USA. Application deadline: no information

Contact:       Educational Advisor, USIS

B. P. 924 

Martin Luther King Centre

Avenue President Dacko

Bangui, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

tel:  614-791                                        fax:  614-494

 

CHAD

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Chad to study in the USA.

Application deadline: November 1, every year

Contact:       Educational Advisor

Service Culturel et de Presse (USIS)

Ambassade des Etats Unis d'Amerique

B. P. 3

Ave. Felix Eboue

N'Djamena, CHAD

tel:  519-233                                        fax:  515-654

 

CONGO, People's Republic of

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of the People's Republic of Congo to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information.

Contact:

Public Affairs Officer,

American Embassy

Avenue American Embassy

B.P. 1015

Brazzavile, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Tel:  834-690                                      fax:  836-338                                  e-mail:  usiskin_pao@raga.net

 


COTE D'IVOIRE

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Cote D'Ivoire to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:       Public Affairs Officer

                      American Embassy

American Cultural Center

5 Rue Jesse Owens

01 BP 1866

Abidjan, COTE D'IVOIRE

tel:  (225) 440-597                              fax:  (225) 446-396                         e-mail:  hart@cca.cc.ci

 

DJIBOUTI, Republic of

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of the Republic of Djibouti to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:       Educational Advisor, American Embassy

B. P. 185

Villa Plateau du Serpent Blvd.

Marechal Joffre

Djibouti, REPUBLIC OF DJIBOUTI    

               tel: 35-39-95

 

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Equatorial Guinea to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information.

Contact:       Educational Advisor, American Embassy

Apartado 597

Calle de Los Ministros

Malabo, EQUATORIAL GUINEA

tel:  2406, 2507

 

                                                        ERITRIA

Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program

Application deadline: varies

Contact:       Public Affairs Officer

                      American Embassy

                      34 Zera Yakob Street

                      Asmara

                      Tel:  1-120-738                                                 Fax: 1-120-685

                      Website: www.usia.gov/abtusia/posts/ET9/wwwhsusi.html

 

ETHIOPIA

Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program

Application deadline: varies

Contact:       United States Information Service (USIS)

American Embassy

P. O. Box 1014

Entoto Street

Higher 11, Kebele 10

Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA 

tel:  55-00-07, 55-06-66 ext. USIS     fax:  55-17-48

e-mail:  usis.ETH@telecom.net.et

 

GABON

 

Fulbright Program   The Cultural Center unfortunately closed in 1996; scholarships are no longer offered.  Please see All African Countries and the All Countries list.

 

THE GAMBIA

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of the Gambia to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:       Public Affairs Officer

                      American Embassy

Fajara (East)

Pipeline Road

Banjul , THE GAMBIA

tel:  220-92856                                    fax:  220-92478

 

GHANA

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships

Application deadline: July 1

Contact:  Cultural Affairs Officer

U.S.Information Service

P. O. Box 2288

                      Accra, GHANA

 

Cultural Affairs Officer

U.S.Information Service

Corner of Independence Avenue & Castle Road

West Ridge, Accra, GHANA

tel:  233-21) 229179, 229829, 220323, 230571                                         fax: (233-21) 229882

e-mail:  keteku@africaonline.com.gh

 

Ministry of Education

Scholarships for nationals of Ghana. Recipients must serve the Government on an educational

unit for at least 6 years on completion of scholarship.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:   Ministry of Education

P.O.Box M.45

Accra, GHANA

 

 GUINEA

 

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Guinea to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:       Educational Advisor, USIS

B. P. 603

Conakry, GUINEA

tel:  224-413-678, 224-461-424          fax:  224-412-921

 


KENYA

 

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Kenya to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:       Public Affairs Officer

                      Third Floor, Bank of Barclays

                      Loita and Market Street

                      Nairobi, Kenya

                      tel:  2-240-290, 2-240-548                      fax:  2-216-511

 

 

LESOTHO

Fulbright Program

PROGRAM SUSPENDED

 

LIBERIA

Fulbright Program

PROGRAM SUSPENDED

 

MADAGASCAR

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Madagascar to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:       Educational Advisor, Centre Culturel Americain

B. P. 620

4 Rue Dr. Razafindratandra

Ambohidahy, Antananarivo, Madagascar

tel:  2-202-38                                      fax:  2-34539

 

MALAWI

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Malawi to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:       Cultural Affairs Specialist, American Cultural Center

City Center Old Mutual Building

P. O. Box 30373

Robert Mugabe Crescent

Lilongwe 3, Malawi

tel:  782 222, 782 678                         Fax (265) 781 142                          E-mail:  fem@usis.malawi.net

 

MALI

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Mali to study in the USA.

Application deadline:  early summer

Contact:       Ambassade Americaine

B. P. 34

Bamako, MALI

tel:  22-54-70, 22-48-35, 22-36-78

 


MAURITANIA

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Mauritania to study in the USA.

Application deadline: October 1 of each year

Contact:       Educational Advisor

American Embassy Nouakchott

B.P. 222

Nouakchott, MAURITANIA

tel:  (2222) 52660 through 63           Fax:  222-2-515-92

 

MAURITIUS

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Mauritius to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:       Public Affairs Officer

                      American Embassy

Rogers Building, 5th Floor

President John Kennedy Street

Port Louis, MAURITIUS

Tel: 211-5745, 208-2347                    Fax: 208-9234

E-mail:  usisfsn@bow.intnet.mu or dbaker@bow.intnet.mu

Web-site:  http://usis.intnet.mu

 

NAMIBIA

Fulbright Program

Contact:       Public Affairs Officer

                      Sanlan Centre, Third Floor

                      154 Independencce Avenue

                      Windhoek, NAMIBIA

                      Tel:  61-229801                                  Fax:  61-232476

 

Kellogg Foundation (8/95)

Long-term study grants are awarded for training in the United States for up to 12 months for a non-degree training program; up to 24 months to obtain a master's degree; and up to 36 months to ob-tain a doctoral degree for natives of southern Africa, Namibia and Niger.  A study grant is awarded to an individual as a part of a comprehensive Kellogg Foundation-aided educational or service project or program with an organization, institution, or agency.  The grant enables individuals to obtain advanced degrees or acquire specialized knowledge which can be used to improve the quality of life in their home country, and contribute to the success of Foundation-aided programs there.

Application deadline: none

Contact:       W. K. Kellogg Foundation

International Study Grant Office

One Michigan Avenue East

Battle Creek, MI 49017-4058, USA

tel:  616-968-1611                              fax:  616-969-2127                         telex: 4953028 Wkkf Ui

 

NIGER

 

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Niger to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:       Public Affairs Officer

US Information Service

American Cultural Center

Avenue de la Liberte

Niamey, NIGER

Tel: 734-107                                       Fax:  735-560                                 E-mail: usis@intnet.ne

 

Kellogg Foundation (8/95)

Long-term study grants are awarded for training in the United States for up to 12 months for a non-degree training program; up to 24 months to obtain a master's degree; and up to 36 months to ob-tain a doctoral degree for natives of southern Africa, Namibia and Niger.  A study grant is awarded to an individual as a part of a comprehensive Kellogg Foundation-aided educational or service project or program with an organization, institution, or agency.  The grant enables individuals to obtain advanced degrees or acquire specialized knowledge which can be used to improve the quality of life in their home country, and contribute to the success of Foundation-aided programs there.

Application deadline: none

Contact:       W. K. Kellogg Foundation

International Study Grant Office

One Michigan Avenue East

Battle Creek, MI 49017-4058, USA

tel:  616-968-1611                              fax:  616-969-2127                         telex: 4953028 Wkkf Ui

 

NIGERIA

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Nigeria to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:       Public Affairs Officer

                      American Embassy

                      1 Kings College Road

                      Lagos, NIGERIA

                      Tel:  1-263-5611, 263-4895                Fax:  1-263-5379

                      E-mail: fchlagos@usia.gov

 

SENEGAL

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Senegal to study in the USA.

Application deadline:no information

Contact:       Public Affairs Officer

                      US Information Service

                      American Cultural Center

                      B.P. 49

                      Rue Carnot at Ave. Roume

                      Dakar, Senegal

                      Tel: 231185                                         Fax:  222345

                      Web-site:  http://www.usia.gov/abtusia/posts/SGI/wwwhusis.html

 

SEYCHELLES

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Seychelles to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information.

Contact:       Educational Advisor, American Embassy

Victoria House, State House Avenue

Box 251

Victoria, Mahe, SEYCHELLES

tel:  225256

 

SIERRA LEONE

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Sierra Leone to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:       Embassy of the United States of America

Corner Walpole and Siaka Stevens Street

Freetown, SIERRA LEONE

Tel:  22-6481                                      Fax:  22-5471

E-mail:  LIR@USIS-SL.BAOBAB.COM

 

SOUTH AFRICA

The African-American Institute

Southern African Program: partial scholarships for indviduals to study inside South Africa,    South Africans and Namibians to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information.

Contact:       The African-American Institute

833 United Nations Plaza

New York, NY 10017, USA              tel:  212-949-5666 ext. 679 or 681

 

Educational Opportunities Council

(no updated information)

Contact:   Educational Opportunities Council

Khoto House

42 De Villiers Street

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

 

INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

 

South African Career Development Fellowship Program

The Program awards short-term non-degree fellowships to black South African professionals who are at midpoints in community-oriented careers, bringing them to the United States for up to six months of intense training. Hosted by U.S. colleges and universities, fellows work with faculty mentors to design and implement training programs tailored to specific objectives for strengthening their work in South Africa. They benefit from both academic and practical experience in acquiring skills, substantive knowledge, and comparative exposure to organizations similar to those to which they will return. Recruitment and selection of fellows conducted by Educational Opportunities Council in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

Eligibility: Criteria for selection include: demonstrated community involvement, evidence of initiative and problem-solving skills, clear and specific training objectives, proficient English, and five years experience in professions or activities that relate to community needs.

 

Contact:  809 United Nations Plaza

                      New York, NY 10017

 

                      Phone: 212-984-5362

                      Fax: 212-984-5452

 

South African Education Program

 

Established in 1979, this is the oldest and largest of IIE’s South African programs. It is a cooperative program supported by U.S. colleges and universities, U.S. corporations and foundations, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Students are selected in South Africa by the Educational Opportunities Council (EOC), chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, on the express understanding that they will return to South Africa on completion of their studies and use their skills to promote

social, economic, and individual development in their country. More than 800 students have participated to date. Awards are for 2-4 years of undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate level study.

 

Contact:      Rev. Buti Tlhagale, Executive Director

                      Educational Opportunities Council

                      P.O. Box 3323

                      Johannesburg 2000

                      Tel: 011-833-1510                              Fax:  011 838-7654

 

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for South Africans to study in the USA.

Application deadline: April 20 each year

Contact:       USIS Pretoria

 Embassy of the United States of America

Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA

tel: 012-342-3006                               fax: 012-342-2092

 

American Center

2nd Floor, 10 Scott's Corner

Corner of Plein and Darling Streets

Cape Town 8001, SOUTH AFRICA

tel:  21-419-4822 ext. 113

 

Educational Advisor, American Cultural Center

Durban Bay House, 333 Smith Street

4001 Durban, SOUTH AFRICA

tel:  31-3055368

 

Educational Advisor, American Cultural Center

3rd Floor, African Life Building

111 Commisioner Street

2001 Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

tel:  11-29-3451

 

Kellogg Foundation

Study grants to individuals from southern Africa to obtain a master's or doctoral degree in the

USA. Applicants must be nominated by an organization, agency, or institution.

No application deadline.

Contact:       W. K. Kellogg Foundation

International Study Grant Office

One Michigan Avenue East

Battle Creek, MI 49017-4058, USA

tel:  616-969-2001, 969-2005, 968-1611    fax:  616-968-0413     telex 4953028 Wkkf Ui

 

Konrad Adenauer Foundation (10/93)

Scholarships programs.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:   Dr. Günther L. Karcher (until the end of November 1993)

Resident Representative

6 York Street

Gillitts 3610, SOUTH AFRICA

tel:  031-764-3498                              fax:  031-764-0459

 

United Nations Education and Training Programs for Southern Africa

 Partial scholarships for individuals from South Africa for Masters' or doctoral degrees in priority fields. Preference is given for study inside South Africa.

Application deadline: May 31

Contact:   United Nations Education and Training Programs for Southern Africa

United Nations

New York, NY 10017, USA

 


SUDAN

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Sudan to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information.

Contact:       Educational Advisor

USIS, American Embassy

P. O. Box 699

Khartoum, SUDAN

tel:  40876 through 79

 

SWAZILAND

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Swaziland to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information

Contact:       Educational Advisor, American Embassy

P. O. Box 199

Mbabane, SWAZILAND

tel:  42445, 42059

 

TANZANIA

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Junior Staff Development Grants for citizens of Tanzania to undertake graduate study (master's or doctoral) in the USA.

Application deadline: July 1

Contact:       Educational Advisor, USIS

P. O. Box 9170

Tanganyika Motors

Upanga Road/UWT Street

Dar Es Salaam, TANZANIA

tel:  51-37101, 37160

 

TOGO

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Togo to study in the USA.

Application deadline: July 15

Contact:       Centre Culturel Americain

Box 852

Rues Pelletier et Vauban

Lome, TOGO

tel:  21-21-66                                      fax: 21-77-94

 

UGANDA

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Uganda to study in the USA.  For more information, please contact the Academic Exchanges Program Division of the United States Information Agency (USIA).

Application deadline: November 1

Contact:       Public Affairs Officer, USIS

P. O. Box 7186

21 MacKinnon Road

Kampala, UGANDA

tel:  230507, 233231


 

ZAIRE

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Zaire to study in the USA.

Application deadline: no information.

Contact:       EDUCATIONAL ADVISOR

c/o C. W. LaSalle (PAO)

AMEMBASSY/USIS-KINSHASA

UNIT 31550

APO AE 09828

 

ZAMBIA

 

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Zambia to study in the USA.

Application deadline: end of Julyl.

Contact:       Meridien Complex, Ben Bella Road

P. O. Box 32053

10101 Lusaka

ZAMBIA

tel:  227993/4

 

ZIMBABWE

Fulbright Program

Fulbright Scholarships for citizens of Zimbabwe to study in the  USA.

Application deadline: beginning of May

 

Contact:      Cultural Assistant, (Exchanges) USIS

P. O. Box 4010

Century House East, Mezzanine floor

Baker Avenue

Harare, ZIMBABWE

tel: [263-4] -758800/1; 758898/9             fax: [263-4] 758802

 

For more information on brochures/leaflets and/or application forms contact:

 

                Marie Stapleton, Information Center  

Institute of International Education (IIE)

809 United Nations Plaza

New York, NY  10017-3580

tel:  212-883-8200                              fax:  212-984-5452

website:  http://www.iie.org


 

 

Scholarships Especially for Women

 

 

ALPHA DELTA KAPPA FOUNDATION

 

International Teacher Education (ITE)

A one year scholarship for single women under 30 years of age with no dependents. Must be non-U.S. citizens residing outside the U.S. at the time of application.

 

Deadline:  January

 

Contact:  Scholarships and Grants Coordinator

                    Alpha Delta Kappa International Headquarters

                    1615 West 92nd Street

    Kansas City, MO 64114, USA

 

                    Phone:  816-363-5525; 800-247-2311              Fax:  816-363-4010

    Web site: http://www.alphadeltakappa.org

 

 

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW)

Awards International Fellowships for graduate or postgraduate study or research at institutions of higher education in the United States to women who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Fellows are expected to return to their home countries upon completion of the fellowship to pursue professional careers.

 

International Fellowships

Eligibility:  International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree by Dec. 31, 1999, and must have applied to their proposed institution of study by the time of application (no later than Dec. 15, 1999.) Selection criteria include outstanding academic ability, professional potential, and the importance of the field of study to changing the lives of women and girls in the country of origin.

 

Six of the 45 available awards are jointly sponsored by the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) and are available to members of IFUW affiliate organizations. Recipients of these awards may study in any country other than their own.

 

Award Amount:  $16,500

 

Deadline:  Contact organization for more information

 

Contact:  AAUW Educational Foundation

                      Department 60

                      2201 N. Dodge St.

                      Iowa City, IA 52243-4030

 

      Phone:  (319) 337-1716.                  Web site:  www.aauw.org

Application forms are available on-line.


 

Home Country Project Grants

Applicants for International Fellowships may simultaneously apply for grants to support community-based projects to be implemented in the fellow's home country in the year immediately following the fellowship year. Proposed projects must have direct impact on improving the lives of women and girls in the recipient's home country. Preference is given to projects that relate to the fellow's primary area f study. At the time of application, applicants must specify whether they seek support for a one-year fellowship only, or for a fellowship in combination with a project grant. Up to five Home Country Project Grants will be awarded. Applications for Home Country Project Grants may only be submitted as part of an International Fellowship application. 

 

Home Country Project Grants:  $5,000-$7,000

 

 

INTERNATIONAL PEACE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

 

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund

The International Peace Scholarship Fund provides grants-in-aid to women graduate students from foreign countries for study in the U.S. Grants are not given for research unless these students are nearing completion of their degrees.

 

Eligibility: 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. Doctoral students who have completed course work and are working on dissertations only are not eligible as first-time applicants. Additional financial resources must be confirmed before receiving

grants-in-aid.

 

Deadline:  Request for application material is between August 15 and December 15

 

Contact:  P.E.O. Executive Office

                      3700 Grand Avenue

                      Des Moines, IA 50312

 

 

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN

 

Dorothy Leet Grants

This competition is held every two years to award grants that assist women graduates from countries with low per capita income, or they may be given to other women graduates who wish to work as experts in these countries or whose research is of value to such countries. Grants are to be used preferably in a country other than that in which the applicant received her education or habitually resides. Grants may be used for obtaining special training essential to research and survey work; training in new techniques in group research and further study; or carrying out independent research or surveys, including completion of a project well advanced at the time of application. Members of the IFUW should apply through their national IFUW unit.

 

Deadline: Determined by each affiliate, but normally falls between early September and mid-November. Check with national headquarters for the exact deadline date. Awards range normally between SFr3000-6000.

 

Contact:  Assistant Secretary for Fellowships and Grants,

                      37 Quai Wilson

                      Geneva CH 1201

                      Switzerland

 

                      Phone: 731 23 80

 

Ida Smedley MacLean International Fellowship

The fellowship shall be awarded to encourage advanced scholarship by enabling university women to undertake original research in some country other than that in which the holder has received her education or habitually resides. Fellowships are intended to cover at least eight months of work and should be taken up within a reasonable period from the date of the award. Members of the IFUW should apply through their national affiliate. The competition is held every two years. The award is

approximately SFr8000-SFr10,000.

 

Eligibility:  An applicant must be a woman graduate who is a member of IFUW and must be well started on the research program to which the application relates. A fellowship will not be awarded for the first year of a PhD program.

 

Deadline: Between early September and mid-November. Contact the national headquarters for the exact deadline date.

 

The Winifred Cullis Grants

The Winifred Cullis Fund assists women graduates who are members of a national federation or association of university women affiliated to IFUW or independent members. Grants are given for carrying out independent research, obtaining specialized training essential to the applicant's research, and training in new techniques. Funding may be used for work in any academic discipline, preferably in a country other than that in which the candidate has received her education or habitually

resides. Stipends range from SFr 3,000 to 6,000.

 

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed at least one year of graduate work and be well started on their research programs before applying for a grant. Grants are not usually awarded to candidates over fifty.

 

Deadline: Affiliate members: December 1; independent members: September 15.

 

 

THE MARY INGRAHAM BUNTING INSTITUTE OF RADCLIFFE COLLEGE

The Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute is a multidisciplinary, postdoctoral research center for Women. The fellowships are residential.

 

Marion Cabot Putnam Fellowships

Fellowships for professional women in the field of infant and child development, conducting research within the framework of psychoanalysis.

 

Deadline:  January)

 

Contact:  Bunting Institute Fellowship Programs

                      Radcliffe College

                      34 Concord Avenue

                      Cambridge MA 02138, USA

 

                      Phone: 617-495-8212

 

Peace Fellowships

For women actively involved in peace issues.

 

Deadline:  January

 

Contact:  Bunting Institute Fellowship Programs

                      Radcliffe College

                      34 Concord Avenue

                      Cambridge MA 02138, USA

 

                Phone: 617-495-8212

 

Bunting Fellowship Program

For women scholars, researchers, creative writers, and visual and performing artists.

 

Application Deadline:  October (postmarked)

 

Visual Arts Application Deadline:  November

 

Contact:  Bunting Institute Fellowship Programs

                      Radcliffe College

                      34 Concord Avenue

                      Cambridge MA 02138, USA

 

                      Phone: 617-495-8212

 

 

WORLD BANK

 

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Grants

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund provides assistance to women from developing countries while they are studying in the U.S. Grants are for amounts up to $6,000, and are not renewable. The women who received grants should be expanding their knowledge and skills to improve the lives of women and children in the developing world. They should be planning to return to their countries soon after receiving the grants and completing their training.

 

Eligibility:  Grants are given to nationals of developing countries who are enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the U.S. and are interested in issues that relate to women and/or children. They should be planning to return to their countries withintwo years of the date on which grants are made. Applicants should not be related to a World Bank staff member or spouse

 

Deadline: February

 

Contact:  The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund

                      The World Bank

                      1818 H Street, N.W.

                      Washington, DC 20433

 

                      Phone: 202-473-8751

 


 

APPENDICES

 

 

 

US EMBASSY ADDRESSES

 

BENIN

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

B.P. 2012, Cotonou

Telephone: (229)30-03-12

 

BOTSWANA

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

P.O. Box 90, Gabarone

Telephone: (267)31-353982

Fax: (267)3006129

E-mail: dangabo@usia.gov

 

BURKINA FASO

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

01 B.P. 539, Ouagadougou

Telephone: (226)30-70-13

Fax: (226)31-52-73

 

CAMEROON

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

B.P. 6241, Yaounde

Telephone: (237)23-04-16, 23-14-37

Fax: (237)226765

E-mail: ALCYAO@CAMFIDO.GN.APC.ORG

 

CHAD

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

B.P. 3, N'Djamena

Telephone: (235)61-4009, 51-6233

 

CONGO - Brazzaville

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

B.P. 2053, Brazzaville

Telephone: (242)83-26-42, 83-42-64

Fax: (242)83-46-90

 

CONGO - Kinshasa

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

B.P. 8622, Kinshasa

Telephone: (243)88-46612

Fax: (243)88-46592

 

COTE D'IVOIRE

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

01 B.P. 1866, Abidjan

Telephone: (225)440597, 440745

Fax: (225)445396

E-mail: HART@CCA.CC.CI

 

ETHIOPIA

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

P.O. Box 1041, Addis Ababa

Telephone: (251)1-550007

Fax: (251)1-551748

E-mail: USIS.ETH@telecom.net.et

 

GHANA

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

P.O. Box 2288, Accra

Telephone: (233)21-229179

Fax: (233)21-229882

E-mail: Keteku@africaonline.com.gh

 

GUINEA

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

B.P. 1215, Conakry

Telephone: (224)4-411424, 411425

Fax: (224)4-411522

 

KENYA

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

P.O. Box 45869, Nairobi

E-mail: cdr@usis.africaonline.ke

 

MALAWI

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

P.O. Box 30373, Lilongwe

Telephone: (265)782222, 782414

Fax: (265)781142

 

MALI

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

B.P. 34, Bamako

Telephone: (223)225663

Fax: (223)222025

E-mail: gmariko@usis.malinet.ml

 

MAURITANIA

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy

B.P. 222

Nouakchott, MAURITANIA

Telephone: 222-52660 thru 63

Fax: 222-2-515-92

 

MAURITIUS

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

Pres. John Kennedy St., Port Louis

Telephone: (230)208-2347

Fax: (230)212-2608

E-mail: dbaker@bow.intnet.mu

 

MOZAMBIQUE

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

Av. Mao Tse Tung, Maputo

Telephone: (258)1-491918

Fax: (258)1-491918

E-mail: amagaia@mail.tropical.co.mz

 

NIGER

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

B.P. 11.201, Niamey

Tel: (227)73-31-69, 73-41-07

Fax: (227)73-55-60

 

NIGERIA

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

P.O. Box 554, Lagos

Telephone: (234)1-2634-865, 2633-713

Fax: (234)1-2635-397

E-mail: fchlagos@usia.gov

 

SENEGAL

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

B.P. 49, Dakar

 

SIERRA LEONE

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

3 Walpole Street, Freetown

E-mail: LIR@USIS-SL.BAOBAB.COM

 

SOUTH AFRICA

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Consulate - Public Affairs Section

10 Plein St, Cape Town

Telephone: (27)21-461-0583

Fax: (27)21-461-3603

E-mail: Laila%capetown@mhs.cstat.co.za

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Consulate - Public Affairs Section

333 Smith St., Durban

Telephone: (27)31-3055063

Fax: (27)31-3042847

E-mail: Roberta%durban@mhs.cstat.co.za

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Consulate - Public Affairs Section

P.O. Box 2155, Johannesburg

Telephone: (27)11-838-2231

Fax: (27)11-838-3920

E-mail: Lyn%johannes@mhs.cstat.co.za

 

SWAZILAND

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

P.O. Box 199, Mbabane

Telephone: (268)42445, 42059

Fax: (268)45846

E-mail: 100077.1575@compuserve.com

 

TOGO

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

B.P. 852, Lome

Telephone: (228)212166

Fax: (228)217794

 

UGANDA

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

P.O. Box 7186, Kampala

Telephone: (256)41-230507, 233231

Fax: (256)41-250314

E-Mail: connie@usiakla.starcom.co.ug

 

ZAMBIA

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

P.O. Box 32053, Lusaka

Telephone: (260)1-227993

Fax: (260)1-226523

E-mail: usiszam@zamnet.zm

 

ZIMBABWE

 

Educational Adviser

U.S. Embassy - Public Affairs Section

P.O. Box 4010, Harare

Telephone: (263)4-758798, 758800

Fax: (263)4-758802

E-mail: usis@harare.iafrica.com