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Scholarship programs for Developing Countries

The following are scholarship programs currently open for African students with closing dates by December 2014

Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries – Masters and PhD

Applications are now open for the CSC Commonwealth Scholarships for Masters and PhD students from developing Commonwealth countries to study in UK, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID)

Australian Awards Scholarships for 1,000 African Students

Applications is open from 1st September for Australia Awards Scholarships and Australia Awards – Africa Fellowships. There are two categories of Award: The Master Awards and the Africa Fellowships

Chevening Scholarships for Commonwealth Countries

The Association of Commonwealth Universities is offering the Chevening Scholarships for one year postgraduate Masters course to study any discipline at UK Universities. Deadline is now November.

Next Gen Fellowship Program for Sub-Saharan African Countries

Carnegie Corporation of New York is funding three distinct competitive fellowship opportunities for early-career social science faculty of African academics working on peace, security and development issues.

Quota Scholarship Scheme in Norway for 800 Bachelors, Masters and PhD Students from Developing Countries

The Norwegian Government offer scholarship funds for the Quota Scholarship scheme for Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD Students from Developing Countries at universities and university colleges in Norway

Gates Cambridge Scholarships (Masters & PhD) in UK for International Students

Gates Cambridge Trust offers full fee postgraduate (Masters and PhD) Scholarships for outstanding International students to study any course at the University of Cambridge, UK

IDB Scholarships for Muslim Communities in Non-Member Countries (SPMC)

Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Scholarship Programme for Muslim Communities in Non-Member Countries (SPMC) Scholarship Programme funds and implements its scholarship programmes as part of its overall effort in the development of human resources of its member countries and those of the Muslim communities in non-member countries. There are three scholarship programmes offered by IDB:

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships in Netherlands for Undergraduate & Masters Students

Each year Utrecht University Netherlands offers the Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for international students to study for Bachelors and Masters degree.

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships in Canada for Developing Countries

Trudeau Foundation offers Doctoral Scholarships for Canadian Citizens and Foreign Nationals (with preference to developing countries) to study Social Sciences and Humanities at Canadian Universities.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Students

The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$240,000 (approximately US$30,000) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year to each awardee for a period of up to three years. More than 200 PhD Fellowships will be awarded. For awardees who need more than three years to complete their PhD studies, additional support may be provided by the chosen institutions. For details, please contact the institutions concerned directly.

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2 Easy Steps to mentoring with N&B

2 easy steps to being a part of the N&B mentoring program:

1. Download the Expression of Interest form here [wpdm_file id=1]

2. Fill the form, scan and email to team@nutsandboltsng.com
OR
Fill and submit to Kehinde Orolu – lecturer, department of Systems Engineering, University of Lagos.
Make sure you attach your most recent resume.

Any question? Please email: info@nutsandboltsng.com

Why we need mentors??

Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction. – John C. Crosby

by Nikita Sachdev
Classrooms or workplaces are very busy environment; hence many individual problems and concerns are buried deep down. Therefore a mentor plays a very important role, as they guide, advice and counsel people (mentee) in an individual manner. Each mentee will be paired up with a mentor that is most suitable for them, thus similar experience can be shared and individual needs are met. For example, some mentees need advice regarding their career path/ promoting oneself, some need encouragement while others might need provision for resources. Because it’s on individually basis, it is easier for the mentee to open up and share their problems and concerns.

Typically, mentees are motivated, inspired and challenged by the mentors to reach their full potential. Furthermore, research has shown that promotions were granted five times higher to employees that engaged themselves in mentoring than those who didn’t. Statistically, it has been shown that 44% of CEOs indicated that mentoring is one of the most successful strategies to upgrade women to obtain senior management position.

Reference:

https://www.mentorcity.com/why-do-i-need-a-mentor