Monday, May 6, 2024

SARETI Masters Degree MSocSc (Health Research Ethics) Scholarships Call for Applications: 2025

A Masters Degree in Health Research Ethics primarily for lawyers and social scientists.

The South African Research Ethics Training Initiative (SARETI), based at the University of

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is an African programme in health research ethics that offers

a mix of online and face-to-face modular and applied training as part of a structured Social Science Masters specialised in health research ethics.

Trainees are capacitated with the expertise to ensure that health research in Africa prioritises the welfare of research participants, individuals and communities as its primary focus. A key focus of this training programme is to build research ethics expertise. SARETI has been awarded competitive funding from the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), to offer Masters-level training in research ethics, beginning 2025. This two-year programme is aimed at lawyers, social scientists and other professionals in the early stages of their career whose work relates to health-related research and/or research ethics. The programme will offer comprehensive advanced multi disciplinary Masters level training in research ethics to a cohort of candidates from across Africa.

SARETI scholarships provide full financial support for Masters degree students in 2025/26. This includes:
  • travel
  • course fees
  • living expenses whilst in South Africa attending on-site modalities
  • research expenses


Ability to undertake travel to South Africa for 6 months of contact study in year 1 (2025) and 1–2 weeks in year 2 (2026) 

Have an eligible prior degree, preferably in law or social science, with SAQA NQF 8 or higher accreditation

Involvement in health research ethics, health-related research or law and/or are willing to volunteer on a Research Ethics Committee in their country of origin

Resident in Africa  

*Applications for self-funded or externally-sponsored candidates are also welcome.


Applicants must complete the application form with specified attachments available at A competitive selection process will follow to select a cohort of sponsored candidates who will commence their studies in January 2025.

Queries and expressions of interest may be directed to the SARETI Programme Coordinator, Ms Mandy Harwood, at [email protected].

The SARETI Masters in Social Science (Health Research Ethics) Programme is made possible through NIH/FIC grant number 5R25TW001599-21 to the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Complete applications must be received by 20 May 2024 no later than 8H00 CAT, and incomplete applications will be rejected.

Monday, February 5, 2024

Links: Scholarship Opportunities for International Students

Students from all over the world and all walks of life can unlock their educational dreams and achieve their academic goals with scholarships.

Below is a list of scholarship opportunities links where you can click to open, explore options, and apply.

Note that, the earlier you start, the better your chances.

The list will be updated as soon as other scholarship sources are discovered, so you can bookmark this site and remember to come back for updates.

If you found this post useful, please share it with your friends, students, family members, and anyone who might also be on the scholarship hunt. 

Let's make education accessible to everyone.

  1. Apply | Chevening - Use this site to find the awards available in your country/territory. Begin by selecting your country of citizenship. You can then refine your search depending on if you are applying for a scholarship or a fellowship.
  2. Erasmus Mundus - Master’s opportunities for all. Supporting student and staff mobility in Africa. Short-term scholarships for students and staff to study or teach abroad.
  3. Scholarships | Vliruos - Awards scholarships to students and professionals from Africa, Asia or Latin America to study in Flanders, as well as travel grants to Flemish/European students to do fieldwork/internships in Africa, Asia or Latin America
  4. - List of fully funded scholarships for international students, students in developing countries, and paid internships abroad.
  5. International Scholarships for International Students | Scholars4Dev - Short for Scholarships for Development, it is an updated listing of international scholarships that are open to international students from all countries and specifically from developing countries. 
  6. World Bank Scholarships Program - The World Bank’s Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) provides scholarships to students and young researchers, contributing to the World Bank’s mission of forging new dynamic approaches to capacity development and knowledge sharing in the developing world.
  7. Scholarship Database - DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - Here you will find information about our DAAD scholarship programmes for international students and researchers as well as offers from other selected funding organisations.
  8. Commonwealth - Association of Commonwealth Universities ( - Funding opportunities. Unique range of funding opportunities enabling university staff and students to work or study with other universities around the world.
  9. Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program - ( - Offers mentoring, leadership skills development, tutoring, internship opportunities, and career services in addition to covering tuition and basic living expenses to enable Scholars and young people across Africa to succeed.
  10. Stefan Banach Scholarship Programme | - Poland's scholarship for citizens from developing countries.
  11. CEEPUS - Short form for Central European Exchange Program for University Studies, it is a multilateral University exchange program in the extended Danube region based on an international Agreement.
  12. Foreign Fulbright Program - ( The Fulbright Program, the flagship international academic exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, provides awards to approximately 8,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals each year from the United States and 160 countries.
  13. US Fulbright Program - ( - The Fulbright U.S. Student Program expands perspectives through academic and professional advancement and cross-cultural dialogue in partnership with more than 140 countries worldwide, offering unparalleled opportunities in all academic disciplines to passionate and accomplished graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals from all backgrounds. Program participants pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad.
  14. Swedish Institute Scholarships | ( The Swedish Institute (SI) offers fully funded scholarships to over 700 master’s programmes in Sweden and awards academic scholarships for master’s studies to global professionals from 41 countries.
  15. Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. 
  16. France Excellence Eiffel scholarship program | Campus France 
  17.  A-Z of scholarships | University of Oxford - A list of scholarships offers to students from developing countries for undergraduate, master, and Ph.Ds. Some scholarships may cover full tuition, stipends, and airfare ticket. 
  18. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships - For highly qualified doctoral students. 
  19. Australia Awards Scholarships | (
  20. Stipendium Hungaricum - The Hungarian Government established the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship programme to promote the internationalisation of Hungarian higher education and to attract top international students from all around the world who can establish personal and professional links to Hungary while enjoying high-quality education in the heart of Europe.

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Female Science Talents Intensive Track Call

The Female Science Talents Intensive Track goes into its third round! For the year 2024, we are looking for 20 exceptionally talented women in science from all disciplines to take part in our one-year intensive programme.

  • The Intensive Track programme provides selected candidates with multiple opportunities:Participate in two high-level landmark events in Berlin: the International Spring Gathering & International Fall Gathering as part of the Falling Walls Science Summit 2024, including travel scholarships for both events;
  • Take part in a series of online and in-person skill-enhancement workshops on topics such as leadership, business building, grant applications and more;
  • Peer exchange with fellow international young talents from all disciplines;
  • Get unique opportunities for networking with Female Science Talents role models and women leaders in academia, politics, business and the media, including our official partners (Bayer, The Elsevier Foundation, Foundation Medicine, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft);
  • Get opportunities for networking and peer exchange with Falling Walls community members, including Falling Walls Venture, Falling Walls Engage and Falling Walls Lab;
  • Become part an active part of the inspiring Female Science Talents community via events and related communications channels;
  • Benefit from an increased reach and visibility via the Falling Walls website and social media channels;
  • Opportunities for mentoring support with role models from academia, industry and related fields.
DEADLINE: 20 November 23.59 CET.

Read more and apply: Intensive Track 2024 - Call for Applications | Female Science Talents (

Friday, November 3, 2023

Mastercard Foundation scholarships for Graduate Study

The Mastercard Foundation works to provide access to inclusive and quality education to young people in Sub-Saharan Africa, and to enable as many of them as possible to secure dignified and fulfilling employment.

Students receive the scholarships and financial aid throughout the two years of their Master’s programme.

Find out more about this opportunity and apply: Apply for mastercard foundation scholarships for graduate study | Sciences Po Students

Deadline for requesting eligibility for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship: 23:59 (Paris time) on 26 November 2023

Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowship on Entrepreneurship

The Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowship on Entrepreneurship gives African students and recent graduates the opportunity to access training, resources, financial support and a network of mentors to develop their entrepreneurial skills and start building their own venture. The 8-month program develops the exceptional entrepreneurial skillset and mindset of leaders to drive social and financial impact.

Applications for the 2024 cohort are open!

African Peacebuilding Network: Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowships

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites applications from senior African academics and researchers based at universities, training, and policy institutions in Africa to assemble and lead collaborative research projects intended to inform policy and practice on conflict and peacebuilding on the continent.

The APN will support the working group in undertaking original policy-relevant research that focuses on the design, implementation, and impact of peacebuilding mechanisms and processes in conflict-affected African countries and sub-regions. Support is available for research, convening of scholar-practitioner meetings and analysis of issues.

Applicants must be scholars or practitioners based in Africa and the lead investigator must be of the rank of a full professor and based in an African university (and hold a PhD).

Read more and apply: African Peacebuilding Network: Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowships – Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

The Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant

Applications for the 2024 Individual Support Grant will open on October 16, 2023. The application deadline for the 2024 grant cycle is January 17, 2024, at 11:59 pm EST.

The Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success.

Please note that these grants are available only to individual painters, sculptors, and printmakers who have worked in a mature phase of art for 20 years or more.

The Gottlieb Foundation does not fund organizations, educational institutions, students, graphic artists, or those working in crafts. The disciplines of photography, film, video, or related forms are not eligible unless the work directly involves, or can be interpreted as, painting or sculpture. The Foundation does not fund exhibitions, installations, or projects of any kind.

Last year, the Foundation awarded grants of $25,000 each to 20 artists.

This program was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully-committed artist, and we hope these individuals will consider applying. 20 grants are awarded each year. Applications are reviewed by a panel of five professionals in the arts who have no affiliation with the Foundation. In this program, the following criteria must be met:

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate that they have been working in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years. Maturity is based on the level of intellectual, technical, and creative development maintained over this time period. Artists must show that their primary involvement has been with their artistic goals, regardless of other personal or financial responsibilities. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking.
Financial Need

In addition to the maturity requirement, eligibility for an Individual Support Grant is determined by the applicant’s current financial need. Each applicant must complete the financial disclosure section in full and must submit the appropriate financial documentation.

Please note that applicants who have previously received an Individual Support Grant from this Foundation three times or more are no longer eligible to apply.