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The following scholarships, funding opportunities, programmes, and training are available

African School on Decentralisation: 25 May - 5 June 2020, Cape Town, South Africa

Focus: Decentralisation and Development in Africa

The African School on Decentralisation is the first course on decentralisation in Africa, presented by leading international experts on decentralisation from Africa and further afield. The two-week course examines the concepts and practice of decentralisation in African countries from comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives. It aims to give content to the African Union Charter on Decentralisation as well as creating and maintaining a platform for knowledge-sharing that would enable participants to share their experiences and deepen their knowledge on decentralisation from an African perspective. The course will include lectures, interactive discussions, case studies and study visits. This course is offered jointly by the South African Research Chair in Multilevel Government at the Dullah Omar Institute of the University of the Western Cape, and the Centre for Federalism and Governance Studies of Addis Ababa University.

For more information, click here
Item added: 19/12/2019
Application deadline: 31 January 2020


European Joint Doctorate in Law and Development (EDOLAD) Summer School: 1 - 6 March 2020

The European Joint Doctorate in Law and Development (EDOLAD) is a doctoral collaboration between the universities of Tilburg (NL), Oslo (N), Tartu (EE) and North-West University (ZA). A core element in this collaboration is our annual summer school for doctoral researchers. In March 2020, the EDOLAD summer school will take place at North-West University (NWU) Potchefstroom, South Africa.The week-long summer school is targeted at doctoral researchers and early-career academics in the broadly defined area of Law and Development. The school brings together doctoral candidates from the South and North together in small groups for intensive interaction and broader knowledge-community building.

For more information, click here
Item added: 19/12/2019
Application deadline: 20 December 2019


FirstRand International Postgraduate Scholarships 2020

The FirstRand Foundation has joined forces with the National Research Foundation to promote the development of black African South African academics to become nationally and internationally recognised researchers. The FirstRand Foundation sees the strategic importance of the programme in developing human capacity and achieving the country’s transformation goals.

For more information, click here
Item added: 18/11/2019
Application deadline: 20 February 2020


Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP)

An estimated 300 scholarships will be available for full-time master’s degree studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester 2020.

The scholarship is intended for full-time one-year or two-year master’s programmes, and is only awarded for programmes starting in the autumn semester.  The tuition fee will be paid directly to the Swedish universities at the beginning of each semester. The stipend for living expenses is paid monthly during the scholarship period. The scholarship period cannot be changed or extended beyond the awarded scholarship period, nor can the scholarship be transferred to a study programme other than the awarded master’s programme.

For more information, click here
Item added: 18/11/2019
Application deadline: 6 January 2020


Disability Rights Scholarship Programmes

The Disability Rights Scholarship Program offers awards to individuals from the Czech Republic and select countries in Africa and Eurasia for a one-year Master of Laws (LLM) degree. The program’s objective is to provide disability rights advocates and lawyers with the necessary expertise to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship to harness the innovations and opportunities offered by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The CRPD, which entered into force in May 2008, presents a paradigm shift in the field of disability rights and provides a framework for promoting the inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities in their communities.

For more information, click here
Item added: 18/11/2019
Application deadline: 6 January 2020


Gill Jacot Guillarmod Scholarship

In loving memory of Gill Jacot Guillarmod, Senior Project Manager and Liaison Officer of the Centre for Human Rights from 1 May 2001 to 15 January 2010, in deep appreciation for her role to the academic and other programmes of the Centre, and in recognition of her humanity and humour, which left a profound impression on everyone whose lives touched hers, the Centre for Human Rights in 2010 established the Gill Jacot Guillarmod Scholarship.

For more information, click here
Item added: 01/02/2011
Application deadline: 30 October each year

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The following scholarships, funding opportunities, programmes, and training are available

African School on Decentralisation: 25 May - 5 June 2020, Cape Town, South Africa

Focus: Decentralisation and Development in Africa

The African School on Decentralisation is the first course on decentralisation in Africa, presented by leading international experts on decentralisation from Africa and further afield. The two-week course examines the concepts and practice of decentralisation in African countries from comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives. It aims to give content to the African Union Charter on Decentralisation as well as creating and maintaining a platform for knowledge-sharing that would enable participants to share their experiences and deepen their knowledge on decentralisation from an African perspective. The course will include lectures, interactive discussions, case studies and study visits. This course is offered jointly by the South African Research Chair in Multilevel Government at the Dullah Omar Institute of the University of the Western Cape, and the Centre for Federalism and Governance Studies of Addis Ababa University.

For more information, click here
Item added: 19/12/2019
Application deadline: 31 January 2020


European Joint Doctorate in Law and Development (EDOLAD) Summer School: 1 - 6 March 2020

The European Joint Doctorate in Law and Development (EDOLAD) is a doctoral collaboration between the universities of Tilburg (NL), Oslo (N), Tartu (EE) and North-West University (ZA). A core element in this collaboration is our annual summer school for doctoral researchers. In March 2020, the EDOLAD summer school will take place at North-West University (NWU) Potchefstroom, South Africa.The week-long summer school is targeted at doctoral researchers and early-career academics in the broadly defined area of Law and Development. The school brings together doctoral candidates from the South and North together in small groups for intensive interaction and broader knowledge-community building.

For more information, click here
Item added: 19/12/2019
Application deadline: 20 December 2019


FirstRand International Postgraduate Scholarships 2020

The FirstRand Foundation has joined forces with the National Research Foundation to promote the development of black African South African academics to become nationally and internationally recognised researchers. The FirstRand Foundation sees the strategic importance of the programme in developing human capacity and achieving the country’s transformation goals.

For more information, click here
Item added: 18/11/2019
Application deadline: 20 February 2020


Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP)

An estimated 300 scholarships will be available for full-time master’s degree studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester 2020.

The scholarship is intended for full-time one-year or two-year master’s programmes, and is only awarded for programmes starting in the autumn semester.  The tuition fee will be paid directly to the Swedish universities at the beginning of each semester. The stipend for living expenses is paid monthly during the scholarship period. The scholarship period cannot be changed or extended beyond the awarded scholarship period, nor can the scholarship be transferred to a study programme other than the awarded master’s programme.

For more information, click here
Item added: 18/11/2019
Application deadline: 6 January 2020


Disability Rights Scholarship Programmes

The Disability Rights Scholarship Program offers awards to individuals from the Czech Republic and select countries in Africa and Eurasia for a one-year Master of Laws (LLM) degree. The program’s objective is to provide disability rights advocates and lawyers with the necessary expertise to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship to harness the innovations and opportunities offered by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The CRPD, which entered into force in May 2008, presents a paradigm shift in the field of disability rights and provides a framework for promoting the inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities in their communities.

For more information, click here
Item added: 18/11/2019
Application deadline: 6 January 2020


Gill Jacot Guillarmod Scholarship

In loving memory of Gill Jacot Guillarmod, Senior Project Manager and Liaison Officer of the Centre for Human Rights from 1 May 2001 to 15 January 2010, in deep appreciation for her role to the academic and other programmes of the Centre, and in recognition of her humanity and humour, which left a profound impression on everyone whose lives touched hers, the Centre for Human Rights in 2010 established the Gill Jacot Guillarmod Scholarship.

For more information, click here
Item added: 01/02/2011
Application deadline: 30 October each year