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Call: Small Grants for Graduate Internships targeting Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and Francophone member universities

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English Version
Deadline 15th August 2016

  1.  Introduction
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The Association of African Universities (AAU) has intensified its advocacy for students from African universities to acquire employable skills for the world of work upon graduation from their universities. Through financial assistance from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the AAU has secured some funds to offer small grants of up to US$600 per person for graduate internships for its member universities.

  1.  Conditions for the Award of the Grant
  • Applicants should be students in an AAU member institution in Southern or Eastern Africa, or a Francophone member institution, and the institution must be in good standing. CHECK FOR THE NAME OF YOUR UNIVERSITY
  • Grant applicants should be students pursuing post-graduate degree programmes. Applicants should note that the grants are for training purposes only and not meant for the completion of theses or dissertations.
  • Applicants shall commit to undertake an internship programme for a period between twelve (12) and twenty-four (24 weeks).
  • Applications should be supported with an authorisation note from the Head of Department of the applicant’s university as well as an official acceptance letter from the establishment wishing to host the intern.
  • All applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae.
  • A detailed but confidential supervisory report will be required from the host institution on the progression of the applicant during the period of internship, and from the university of the applicant on academic progress after the period of internship.
  • Consideration will be given to applicants who have no practical work experience.
  • In the Grant Award Agreement, sixty percent (60%) of the total grant will be disbursed upon the submission of the required letters of intent from both the university and the employer to cater for transport and other incidentals. The other forty percent (40%) will be disbursed after the successful completion of the internship, receipt of deliverables from the university and the employer.
  • A tracer of the intern’s employment status will be conducted six months after graduation from the university.
  • Any breach of these Conditions shall lead to the termination or invalidity of the grant for which the Grantor shall recall or request the amount awarded to be refunded.
  1.  Selection Criteria

Selection of successful applications will be based on a quota system revolving around gender (at least 40% of beneficiaries should be females); country (not more than 10 applicants per country) and language (at least 30% from Francophone institutions).

  1.  Deadline for Submission of Applications

Interested applicants should submit their applications online including the required support documents not later than 15th August, 2016. Please note that ONLY online submissions will be accepted.

French Version

Date limite : 15 Août 2016

Petite subvention pour les stages d’étudiants

  1. Présentation

L’association des universités africaines (AUA) a intensifié ses activités de plaidoyer pour les étudiants des universités africaines. Ceci afin que ces étudiants puissent à acquérir des compétences professionnelles pouvant les préparer au monde du travail après leurs parcours universitaires.
Grâce à l’aide financière de l’Agence Suédoise de Développement International (ASDI), l’AUA a obtenu des fonds pour offrir de petites subventions allant jusqu’à 600 $ US par personne pour les stages d’études supérieures du troisième cycle pour ses universités membres.

  1. Conditions d’octroi de la subvention
  • Les demandeurs de subventions doivent être des étudiants qui poursuivent des programmes d’études postuniversitaires. Les candidats doivent noter que les subventions sont destinées uniquement à des fins de formation et non à l’élaboration de thèses ou mémoires.
  • Les demandeurs doivent être étudiants dans une institution en Afrique australe ou Afrique occidentale, ou une institution francophone, qui est membre de l’AUA et l’institution doit être en règle. Vérifiez le nom de votre université
  • Les candidats doivent s’engager à entreprendre un programme de stage pour une période de douze (12) et vingt-quatre (24 semaines).
  • Les candidatures doivent être soutenues par une note d’autorisation du chef de département de l’université du/de la requérant(e).
  • Tout candidat doit présenter un curriculum vitae détaillé.
  • Les demandes doivent aussi avoir une lettre de notification officielle de l’établissement d’hébergement du stagiaire consentant à l’admission du/de la requérant(e) pour la durée prévue.
  • Un rapport de contrôle détaillé, mais confidentielle serait nécessaire de l’institution d’accueil sur la progression du/de la requérant(e) au cours de la période de stage, et de l’université du/de la requérant(e) sur les progrès académique après la période de stage.
  • Plus d’intérêt sera accordé aux candidats n’ayant aucune expérience professionnelle.
  • Dans la convention de subvention, soixante pour cent (60 %) de la subvention totale sera versé sur présentation des lettres d’intention requis de l’université et de l’employeur pour couvrir les frais de transport et d’autres frais accessoires. L’autre quarante pour cent (40%) sera versé après la réussite du stage, certifié par l’université et l’employeur.
  • Un traceur de la situation d’emploi du stagiaire sera mené six mois après l’obtention du diplôme de l’université.Toute violation du présent Accord, conduira à la résiliation ou la nullité de la subvention, pour lequel le cédant devrait être rappelé ou demander le montant accordé pour être remboursé.
  1. Critères de sélection

La sélection des candidatures retenues sera basée sur un système de quotas de Genre (au moins 40% des bénéficiaires devrait être des femmes); pays (pas plus de 10 candidats par pays) et la langue (au moins 30% des institutions francophones).

  1. Date limite de soumission des demandes

Les candidats intéressés devront soumettre leur candidature en ligne, y compris les dossiers à fournir au plus tard le 15 Août, 2016. Veuillez noter que seules les soumissions en ligne seront acceptées.

Upcoming virtual events towards fostering Global Science Communities

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Global e-Health Grand Rounds

Call for Proposals: A Series of Global eHealth Grand Rounds,  Connect, Contribute, Collaborate!

The MAGIC project (http://www.magic-project.eu/) intends to host virtual “GrandMAGIC Logo Rounds” in the month of September 2016. The Global Science Communities team is therefore requesting persons/organisations from across the globe to indicate their interest in presenting.. Teams are encouraged to collaborate.

Deadline for Submissions – Extended to July 22,2016

The Objective
The objective of the four initial eHealth Grand Rounds (similar to a medical specialist panel, presenting cases) is to share global initiatives within the themes of

  1. eHealth (Health informatics, Telemedicine and Telehealth)
  2. Cardiology
  3. Standards for Telemedicine and Health Informatics
  4. Child and Adolescent HealthPresentations highlighting new or unique experiences, procedures, results, resources, research etc. are encouraged.
    .
    Presenters:
    Presenters will be professionals or specialists engaged in one of the above mentioned fields; at maximum 4 presenters per presentation.

    Language: The sessions will be conducted in English

    Expected Audience:
    National, regional and international health organizations, teaching institutions, health communities and specialists, online health-related communities, Global Science Community (GSC) participants; regional R&E Networks (RENs) and National R&E Networks (NRENs);and others identified by existing and new regions.

    Dates:
    September, 6th – eHealth (Health informatics, Telemedicine and Telehealth)
    September, 13th – Cardiology
    September, 20th – Standards for Telemedicine and Health Informatics
    September, 27th – Child and Adolescent Health

This series of webinars will be hosted by the MAGIC project, a consortium of Regional Education & Research networks (RENs) and National R&E networks (NRENs) from 20 countries and regions around the world.

For more information on submission criteria,  technical requirements etc., please click below: https://eventos.redclara.net/indico/event/713/overview

Request for Applications: To Host PhD Programs Financed by the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund

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The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET)

Request for Applications: To Host PhD Programs Financed by the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund
Released: June 27, 2016

The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology is anPASET Logo2 Africa-led initiative with the objective of strengthening the science, technology and engineering capability in sub-Saharan Africa to further its socio-economic transformation. The PASET Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF)[1] will contribute towards training 10,000 PhD students in the fields of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (ASET) for priority sectors in 10 years, and building the capacity of PhD programs in a core of African universities. The first round RSIF will be implemented through competitively selected Africa Centers of Excellence (ACE), which have the capacity to offer PhD programs in the selected thematic areas. PASET is aligned with the ACE project objective of supporting higher education institutions to deliver quality post-graduate education programs and build research capacity in priority areas. The scholarship will be open to all but priority will be given to faculty members and students will be selected by PASET host institutions. The RSIF is being seeded by contributions from the Governments of Senegal, Rwanda and Ethiopia who have taken the lead in establishing the RSIF.

Regional Scholarship Innovation Fund [RSIF]

RSIF will eventually operate with three-grant windows: PhD training, research, and innovation. This application is related to PhD training only with the first batch of scholars expected to enroll in January 2017. The program will start on a limited scale in the first year and expand in the coming years.as more countries join and start contributing to PASET.  Eighty percent of the first round of scholarships will be reserved for students from the current funding countries, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Senegal, with twenty percent of scholarships open to students from other sub-Saharan African countries.  Due to lack of qualified faculty in many SSA universities, preference in scholarship awards will be given to current faculty members who do not hold PhD. Female candidates will be encouraged to apply and will receive preference if they meet other eligibility criteria.

Eligibility

The World Bank financed Africa Centers of Excellence (both under Phase I in West and Central Africa and under Phase II in Eastern and Southern Africa) are eligible to submit Applications to host PhD students in the thematic areas noted below. Every ACE applicant must have at least one PhD degree program in one of the thematic areas described below and which is offered by the World Bank financed ACE directly. PhD programs offered at a partner or affiliated institution, or even within the same university/ institution but outside of the ACE, will not be eligible. Non-ACE institutions, even if they work in the thematic areas below will not be considered for the first round of host institutions. In future calls, the eligibility is expected to be expanded to non-ACE hosting institutions.

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