2015 (Fully Funded) Huawei-She leads Africa fellowship for female Technology Entrepreneurs from across Africa

Image Credits : She leads Africa

Image Credits : She leads Africa

 

How does it feel to be a woman in Technology and especially when you are trying to establish yourself as  a brand.. She leads Africa in collaboration with Huawei, are bringing opportunities closer to you, as a female Technology Entrepreneur .

The fellowship is aimed at fostering and promoting cohesion within the landscape of female entrepreneurs in Africa. It is the first of its kind to provide female technology Entrepreneurs from across Africa, the opportunity to visit China.

The fellows will receive an in-depth experience at the Huawei technologies Headquaters on how technology works to its entirety.

Benefits

  • The fellows will visit shenzen and Shangai China in the month of August  from 2nd-7th 2015.
  • Fellows will be able to network with peer entrepreneurs  and develop relationships  with investors and companies interested in doing business in Africa.

Eligibility

  • Women between the ages of 18-40
  • Building Technologies focused in Africa.

Application process

1. Fill out the application form by following this link

2. Email Your pitch to info@sheleadsafrica.org with the subject  line:

  • Huawei Fellowship
  • First name,surname by april 30th 2015.

Good luck to the applicant  🙂

 

 

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Call For Applications : TechChange Summer Fellowship is Now Open

Credits : Tech change

Credits : Tech change

Deadline: February 15, 2015

Type: Fully Funded.

Do you want to apply your programming skills to make a difference in the world? TechChange is excited to announce a summer fellowship program for recent graduates and rising college seniors. The fellowship will provide practical training in web development as well as a unique exposure to a range of applications and organizations using technology to tackle a variety of global challenges — from creating prosthetic limbs with a 3D printer to combating malaria with mobile devices.

As a fellow you will spend three months designing and implementing a web development project related to education, technology, and social good. TechChange staff will provide training, mentorship, and a series of events to support you in your process.

The fellowship also includes:

  • Training in Javascript (Node.js), PHP, Python, Django, Backbone.js, database management, and more
  • One-on-one mentorship with TechChange staff
  • Field trips to organizations working in technology and social change
  • An event series on a range of topics related to technology and social change
  • A $2,000 monthly stipend for 3 months
  • A round-trip plane ticket to DC from a location within the US
  • Support with job placement at the conclusion of the fellowship

Who we think will be a great fit:

You’re someone who could spend your summer working at a top tech company, but making a difference in the world is more important to you. You have a solid foundation in web development or object-oriented programming, but you’re looking to expand your skills and understand how they might be applied to projects that address disease, hunger, unemployment, poverty, natural disasters, and other pressing issues. You love to learn new things and challenge yourself. You wake up every day excited to be part of a creative, collaborative community that is building something meaningful. And you want to have a little fun along the way.

Read about the TechChange culture here

You must:

  • Be a current junior, senior, or a recent graduate
  • Have at least one year of experience in computer science or web development
  • Possess an interest in international relations, international development, humanitarian work, and social good
  • Be self-starting and willing to have a little fun too

It helps if you also have (but absolutely not required):

  • Proficiency in Node.js, Django, or PHP
  • Experience with Browserify/CommonJS patterns
  • Familiarity with Grunt, Gulp, or other build tools
  • Knowledge of NoSQL databases
  • Teaching or curriculum design experience

Visit Official Page

Environmental Fellowship Program at Harvard University

 

image Credits : Havard

image Credits : Havard

Deadline: January 14, 2015

Location: Harvard University, USA.

The Harvard University Center for the Environment is awarding approximately six fellowships for the 2015 cohort. The Environmental Fellows will work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University’s academic disciplines. Candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any field are eligible, and they may propose research projects in any discipline. Applicants without a PhD may apply if they have studied in fields where the Ph.D. is not the typical terminal degree. The application deadline is January 14, 2015.

Study Subject: Fellowships are available in Environmental program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems.
Course Level: Applicants with a doctorate or equivalent in any field are eligible, and they may propose research projects in any discipline. Applicants without a Ph.D. may apply if they have studied in fields where the Ph.D. is not the typical terminal degree. All successful candidates will be able to demonstrate experience performing scholarly research.

Eligibility:

  • Candidates for 2015 Environmental Fellowships should have received their terminal degree between May 2011 and August 2015. (Fellows must have filed their dissertation before starting their appointment in September 2015.)
  • Candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any field are eligible, and they may propose research projects in any discipline. Applicants without a Ph.D. may apply if they have studied in fields where the Ph.D. is not the typical terminal degree. All successful candidates will be able to demonstrate experience performing scholarly research.
  • Each candidate must secure a commitment from one or more Harvard faculty members to serve as a mentor and to provide office or lab space for the two-year fellowship.
  • Harvard is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The Center strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.
  • Candidates may have received their degrees at any university in the world. Foreign nationals are eligible for fellowships, though study at Harvard generally requires proficiency in English.
  • Candidates who received terminal degrees from Harvard, and post-docs currently working at Harvard are eligible for the fellowship provided their research and host arrangements take them in new directions and forge new connections within the University. Harvard candidates should not propose to continue to work with the same professors or lab groups with whom they are currently associated. No candidate should propose to work extensively with his or her thesis advisor.
  • Successful candidates should be prepared to commit to work at Harvard for the full two years of the fellowship. This fellowship requires residency in the Cambridge area and any fieldwork trip must be scheduled for the summer or January recess.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International Students can apply for this Fellowship.

The Harvard University Center for the Environment created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. The Environmental Fellows will work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University’s academic disciplines.

Number of award: The Harvard University Center for the Environment expects to award approximately six fellowships for the 2015 cohort.
Duration of award: The duration of award is two years.

What does it cover? The fellowship will provide an annual stipend of $60,000, eligibility for health insurance, a $2,500 annual allowance for travel and professional expenses, and other employee benefits.

Selection criteria:

  • Applicant’s prior academic and professional success and his or her potential contribution to scholarship or practice
  • Project significance: the potential impact of the research project on scholarship at Harvard and on environmental problems
  • Diversity: The selection committee will select a group of fellows in 2015 who will complement those selected the previous year, creating a group of approximately 10 men and women with diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds and a diverse set of academic interests and skills. The ideal group would include fellows working with host faculty members at every one of Harvard’s professional schools and many of the departments overseen by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Recipients—and hosts—may include people with degrees in the sciences, economics, law, government, public policy, public health, medicine, design, and the full array of humanities. Their research topics will be equally varied.
  • Interdisciplinary research projects are encouraged, although this is not a requirement for the fellowship. Candidates with interests in a single discipline are encouraged to apply.
  • Host’s commitment: the host faculty member’s enthusiasm for the proposed project and fellow, the host’s ability to mentor the fellow, and his or her ability to provide office space and a productive work environment.
  • Notification: The Center will select a group of fellows and alternates by March 2015, and contact applicants with results at that time.

How to Apply:
Please complete the following form and attach the relevant supporting documents as PDFs:

  • curriculum vitae including list of publications;
  • detailed research proposal, maximum of five pages, references counted separately;
  • up to three publications/writing samples
  • Three letters of reference, including one from the applicant’s dissertation adviser.
  • A letter of support is also required from the applicant’s host committing to serve as a mentor and explaining his or her commitment to the proposed research, including the provision of office or lab space and any financial commitments.

 Please  Visit Official call  for more information

 

CERN Openlab Summer Student Programme

Credits: Cern

Image Credits: Cern

Deadline: 28 February 2015
Open to: Bachelor or Master students in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or Engineering
Fellowship: CHF 90 (EUR 75) per day, travel allowance, health insurance

Description

CERN openlab was created in 2001 to tackle the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) computing, data and infrastructure challenges. This is a unique public-private partnership between CERN and leading ICT companies. Its mission is to accelerate the development of leading-edge solutions to be used by the worldwide LHC community.

By joining the CERN openlab Summer Student Programme, you will work with some of the latest hardware and software technologies and see how advanced IT solutions are used in high energy physics. During two full months corresponding to nine weeks you will have the opportunity to attend a series of lectures developed for the CERN openlab Summer Students, given by IT experts on advanced CERN-related topics. Included in the programme are also visits at the CERN facilities and experiments as well as other research laboratories and companies.

Possible dates of stay are:

  • 22 June to 21 August 2015
  • 29 June to 28 August 2015
  • 6 July to 4 September 2015

Eligibility

  • You must be a Bachelor or Master student in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or Engineering.
  • You have completed, by summer 2015, at least three years of full-time studies at university level.
  • You will remain registered as a student during your stay at CERN. If you expect to graduate during summer 2015, you are also eligible to apply.
  • You have not worked at CERN before (ie as a User or a Technical Student).
  • A good knowledge of English is mandatory; knowledge of French would be an advantage.

Fellowship

  • An allowance of  CHF 90 (EUR 75) per day during contractual dates
  • Travel allowance (on a lump sum basis)
  • Health insurance Scheme during your stay

Application

Application deadline is 28 February 2015. Register and apply online HERE.

Required documents:

  • CV
  • At least one recommendation letter by university supervisor(s)
  • A motivation letter with an indication of the preferred area of work
  • University declaration for the current year

For more information read the official call HERE.

UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowships Programme 2015

Credits: Unesco and Government of Japan

Credits: Unesco and Government of Japan

Deadline: December 26, 2014

Location: Japan.
Scholarship Provider: Government of Japan.

Applications are invited for up to 20 available UNESCO Fellowships to undertake postgraduate research in one of the four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO. Research must be carried out under the auspices of an academic supervisor in a host institution. Candidates must be no more than 40 years of age and must be persons of high intellectual promise who may be expected to make significant contributions to their country on return. Priority attention will be given to women candidatures, candidates from least developed countries (LDCs) and African researchers. Selected beneficiaries will be required to submit an interim and a final report describing the results of the research undertaken.

Eligibility:

Applicants, a maximum of two from each applying National Commission, must meet the following general criteria:

  • Candidates under this Programme must be post-graduate researchers, already holding either an M.A. or M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) and wishing to pursue research work abroad (preferably in their own region) with a view to enhancing knowledge in one of the four specific fields. Thus, those who are in the process of completing their Master’s degree must have completed it PRIOR to taking up their Fellowship.
  • Candidates must be persons of high intellectual promise who may be expected to make significant contributions to their country on return.
  • Candidates must be no more than 40 years of age. Thus, applicants born before 1 January 1975 will not be considered under the Programme.
  • The selected Fellow must carry out the research under the auspices of an academic supervisor in a host institution. Confirmation of acceptance from the academic supervisor is imperative.
  • Priority attention will be given to: Women candidatures, Candidates from least developed countries (LDCs) and African researchers
    Candidates must be proficient in reading and writing the language of instruction in the proposed country of study/research.

Cost:

The Fellowships financed by Japan and administered by UNESCO will consist of the following: A maximum amount between US$6,000 to US$10,000 will be awarded to selected candidates. The amount, to be paid in two or three instalments, is intended to cover research costs only, and will not be negotiable. No other costs will be considered and grants will be neither extended nor renewed.

Scholarship Open for International Students: UNESCO/JapanCandidates of Africa (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea,  Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe), Arab States (Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia and Yemen), Asia and the Pacific (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Federal States of Micronesia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Nieu, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Vietnam), Latin America and the Caribbean (Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Sarvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela), Europe and North America (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine) and Associate Member State (Tokelau) can apply for these UNESCO fellowships.

Visit Official Page for more information and how to apply 

Call For Application :Facebook Fellowship Program for International Students

Credits : Online Pluz .com

Credits : Online Pluz .com

Deadline: 6 January 2015
Open to: international students enrolled in a doctoral program
Fellowship: US $37,000 per year before tax

Description

Applications are invited for Facebook fellowship program available to domestic and international students for full-time PhD accredited doctoral program focusing on a topic or field relevant to Facebook like

  • Architecture;
  • Data Mining;
  • Databases;
  • Distributed Systems;
  • Computer Vision;
  • Human-Computer Interaction & Social Computing;
  • Economics and Computation;
  • Machine Learning;
  • Natural Language Processing;
  • Networking & Operating Systems;
  • Programming Languages & Compilers;
  • Security & Privacy;
  • Software Engineering.

Up to twelve (12) academic fellowships are awarded for a period of for two years. Facebook will provide you funds for your research project in one of the previous mentioned fields and is going to pay the full tuition fee for you doctoral studies at the University you are enrolled in. Note that you are not going to take the Fellowship at the company of Facebook, you will work on your research project in your university where you study. After you complete your research you will be asked to go Facebook headquarters to present your work. There is a possibility for a Internship in Facebook if they like your research.

Eligibility

The Fellowship Program is open to full-time PhD students *(US and international) enrolled during the current academic year and studying computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system architecture, or a related area.

*(You are not eligible to participate in this Program if you are a national or legal resident of those countries in which the United States has embargoed goods (including, without limitation, Cuba, North Korea, Iran, and Syria)

Fellowship

Each Facebook Fellowship includes several benefits:

  • Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year(s) (Facebook will pay directly to the University you are currently enrolled in)
  • US $37,000 yearly grant ( for your research project);
  • Paid visit to Facebook HQ to present your research;
  • Opportunity for paid internship.

Please Note that the Award recipient will be responsible for all taxes, fees and expenses not expressly included in the Award, such any check or wire transfer incurred.

Application

To apply, eligible individuals must submit the following materials  to Facebook at , or email a Word or PDF file of the Application to facebookfellowship@fb.com with the subject line “Fellowship Program Application”:

  • Curriculum Vitae (“CV”);
  • Letters of Reference;
  • Research Proposal;
  • Research Area;
  • Transcript (OPTIONAL).

The  more information, see the official call

Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellowships

Credits :Ford-Mozilla Fellowship

Credits :Ford-Mozilla Fellowship

 

Deadline: 31 December 2014
Open to: emerging technical leaders around the world who have a passion for Internet policy and advocacy
Fellowship: 
$60,000 stipend paid in 10 monthly installments, supplements for housing, childcare, health insurance, moving expenses

Description

The Ford Foundation and Mozilla are announcing the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellowship program designed to find emerging technical leaders who have a passion for Internet policy and advocacy. Each year a group of developers, technologists, hackers and data crunchers is selected to spend 10 months working as a Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow in one of the following nonprofit organizations:

  • Public Knowledge;
  • Amnesty International;
  • Free Press;
  • Open Technology;
  • American Civil Liberties Union Foundation.

During the Fellowship, that will begin in February 2015, the next generation of leaders will be involved  in projects that create better technical understanding among civil society and policy makers. It will also create a stronger affirmative agenda that creates better public awareness of Internet policy issues, and improved cross-sector coordination.

Eligibility

The  Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows program is open to emerging leaders who have a passion for informing the public policies that impact the Internet. They are looking for people with a track record of making and contributing to projects – through a variety of skill sets, including technology, organizing, and education — and an interest in working with Mozilla and the host organizations on specific initiatives to advance and protect the free and open Web.

Fellowship

The standard Fellowship offers a stipend of $60,000, paid in 10 monthly installments. The Fellowship also provides supplements for housing, childcare, health insurance, moving expenses, and helps pay for research/equipment and books. In addition the costs of required travel for Fellowship activities will also be covered.

Application

In order to apply interested candidates must complete the online application form available HERE.

The deadline to apply is 31 December 2014. Finalists will be notified by the beginning of January 2015.

For further information please visit the official website.