Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG)

What are the objectives of the programme?

This programme is designed to academically qualify future leaders in politics, law, economics and administration according to the principles of Good Governance and to prepare them in a praxis-oriented course for their professional life. The programme offers very good graduates with a first university degree the chance to obtain a Master’s degree in disciplines that are of special relevance for the social, political and economic development of their home country. With the knowledge and experience acquired in Germany the scholarship holders should later contribute to the establishment of democratically oriented economic and social systems aimed at overcoming social tensions. In addition, the training at German institutions of higher education should especially qualify the scholarship holders as partners in political and economic cooperation with Germany. With this programme, DAAD intends to contribute to the support of Good Governance and civil society structures in selected partner countries and regions.

Who can apply?
The scholarship scheme is open to candidates from Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia as well as from countries in the Middle East.
Target group

Very well qualified graduates with a first university degree (Bachelor or equivalent) who in the future want to actively contribute to the social and economic development of their home countries. The scholarships are offered both for young graduates without professional experience and for mid-career professionals.

What is fundable?
The scholarships are (generally) for two-year Master courses at a German institution of higher education. The successful candidates will study on one of the selectedMaster courses listed below. The courses have an international orientation and are taught in German and / or English.

The scholarship holders will study in groups and be offered special tutoring at their host institutions. Furthermore, there is the possibility of networking events for participants in different courses and their attendance at tailor-made summer-schools.

Before taking up their Master studies the scholarship holders will be placed on German courses in Germany for normally 6 months (this also applies to scholarship holders in Master courses taught in English).

DAAD pays a monthly scholarship rate of currently 750 euros. The scholarship also includes contributions to health insurance in Germany. In addition, DAAD grants an appropriate travel allowance as well as a study and research subsidy and in applicable cases rent subsidies and / or family allowances.

In addition to the study results achieved so far, the main criterion for selection is a convincing description of the subject-related and personal motivation for the study project in Germany and the expected benefit after the return to the home country.

For Master courses taught in German or in German and English, good knowledge of German (ideally at completed A 2 level at the time of application) is an advantage for being able to pass the German language test required for admission to the Master programme at the end of the six-month preparatory German course. For courses taught in English, proof of good knowledge of English (generally a minimum of 550 TOEFL scores or equivalent) is required.

The university degree should have been obtained during the six years before the application for the scholarship. Applicants cannot be considered if they have been in Germany for more than one year at the time of application.

All Master courses have further additional requirements that must be fulfilled by the applicants at any case.

Application papers to be submitted include
  • DAAD application form for research grants and study scholarships (please download here);
  • Motivation Letter containing a precise description of the applicant’s academic / professional and personal reasons for wishing to participate in the programme;
  • Full Curriculum Vitae including information about precise field of study and, if applicable, description of job experience;
  • Recent language certificates giving evidence of your level of proficiency in English (TOEFL, IELTS) and if applicable in German. Please make sure to register in time for the respective tests. Fees for obtaining such certificates are considered as a personal career investment and will not be reimbursed.
  • Two letters of recommendation by university professors and/or current or former employers;
  • Officially authenticated copies of all certificates.
Further information about the papers to be submitted is listed on the application form which can be also obtained from the Internet (, from the diplomatic and consular representations of the Federal Republic of Germany or from the local DAAD lecturers, Offices or Information Centres.

DAAD cannot consider incomplete applications.

Applications have to be made for one of the Master courses listed below. You can indicate a second choice from the list. Studying on a Master course not included in the list cannot be funded within this programme.

The decision on the award of scholarships will be taken by a selection committee composed of professors from the Master courses and representatives of DAAD.

The complete set of application papers must be submitted by 31 August 2009 to the usual application address in your home country (in most cases the local DAAD or diplomatic representation).

You will find the exact address to which the application has to be submitted on the DAAD website at country specific information. You can also ask the German diplomatic and consular representations or the DAAD representatives in your home country. They can also provide addresses of other institutions in your country to which you could turn for information and advice.
Contact and advice

Further information can be obtained from DAAD Section 444 (

Anthropological Linguistics: PhD Student, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Institution/Organization: James Cook University
Department: The Cairns Institute, FASS
Web Address:

Level: PhD
Duties: Research
Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics
Language analysis

Applications are invited, from suitably qualified students, to enter the PhD program of the Language and Culture Research Group within the Cairns Institute of James Cook University Australia. Supervision will be provided by Professors Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon.

Our PhD candidates undertake extensive fieldwork on a previously undescribed (or scarcely described) language and write a comprehensive grammar of it for their dissertation. They are expected to work on a language which is still actively spoken, and to establish a field situation within a community in which it is the first language. Their first fieldtrip lasts for about nine months.
After completing a first draft of the grammar, back in Cairns, they undertake a second fieldtrip of two to three months. Fieldwork methodology centres on the collection, transcription and analysis of texts, together with participant observation, and judicious grammatical elicitation in the language under description (not through the lingua franca of the country). Our main priority areas are the languages of tropical Amazonia and the Papuan and Austronesian languages of New Guinea. However, we do not exclude applicants who have an
established interest in languages from other areas.

PhDs in Australian universities generally involve no coursework, just a substantial dissertation. Candidates must thus have had a thorough coursework training before embarking on this PhD program. This should have included courses on morphology, syntax, semantics, and phonology/phonetics, taught from a non-formalist perspective. We place emphasis on work that has a sound empirical basis but also shows a firm theoretical orientation (in terms of general typological theory, known as basic linguistic theory).

The Cairns Institute is a world centre for advanced study relating to the tropics. Professor Alexandra (Sasha) Aikhenvald is Research Leader for People and Societies of the Tropics. Together with Professor R. M. W. Dixon, she heads the Language and Culture Research Group (LCRG), which includes Research Fellows
and a growing number of doctoral students. Senior scholars from across the world opt to spend their sabbatical in the Cairns Institute.

The LCRG has strong links with anthropologists and archaeologists, with scholars working on environmental issues, and with the School of Indigenous Australian Studies, all within James Cook University.

The scholarship will be at the standard James Cook University rate, Australian $20,427 pa. Students coming from overseas are liable for a tuition fee; but this may be waived in the case of a student of high merit. A small relocation allowance may be provided on taking up the scholarship. In addition, an appropriate allowance will be made to cover fieldwork expenses. The scholarship is for three years (with the possibility of a six month extension). The deadline for application by international students (starting in 2010) is 31 August 2009;
the deadline for students with Australian and New Zealand passports is 31 October 2009. The academic year in Australia commences about 1st March. Successful applicants would take up their PhD scholarships between January and June 2010.

The application procedures for international students can be found at: .
The 2010 Scholarship application form for international students can be found at:

Prospective applicants are invited, in the first place, to get in touch with Professor Aikhenvald at [email protected], providing details of their background, qualifications and interests (including a curriculum vitae).

Applications Deadline: 31-Aug-2009

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Prof Alexandra Aikhenvald
The Cairns Institute, JCU
MacGregor Road
Cairns Queensland 4878

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
Prof Alexandra Aikhenvald
[email protected]

Munby Fellowship in Bibiography 2010-2011, University of Cambridge

Munby Fellowship in Bibiography 2010-2011
University Library
Vacancy Reference No: VE04931 Salary: £25,623 pa

Limit of tenure applies*

The Library Syndicate invite applications for the Munby Fellowship in Bibliography, tenable for the academical year 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2011.

The Munby Fellow will be free to pursue bibliographical research of his/her own choosing. It is, however, expected that the Fellow's research will be, at least in part, based directly or indirectly on the collections of the University and Colleges of Cambridge and likely to be of benefit, in the broadest sense, to scholars using those collections in the future. The Fellow will have no departmental or other staff duties and responsibilities.

The Fellowship is open to graduates in any discipline of any university and nationality. Preference will be give to scholars at post-doctoral or an equivalent level.

A non-stipendiary Fellowship at Darwin College will normally be available to the successful candidate, if not already a Fellow of a Cambridge College. Fellows in these categories are members of the Governing Body of the College and may take meals in the College without charge.

Applications (one copy only) should reach the Deputy Librarian, University Library, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR, by 4 September 2009, and should include the following particulars:
(a) a completed introductory sheet (form available from;
(b) a curriculum vitae with a list of principal publications;
(c) a statement of the research proposed.

An election will be made in early January 2010. There are no interviews.

Further information is available from or by contacting the Deputy Librarian's PA, tel: 01223 333083, email:[email protected] / [email protected].

* Limit of tenure: 30/09/2011

Closing date: 4 September 2009.

Future Engineers Scholarship Program

One winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship to be used toward eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board during the 2010 calendar year.

The winner will be flown to Kelly Services in Troy, MI, and will be presented with a check made payable to his or her current institution. The winner will also receive a commemorative plaque.

The winner will be announced in December 2009. A news release will be distributed to national media, local media in the winner’s hometown, and the winner’s university paper.

Candidates must be full-time students at the time of application submittal, pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States during the 2009 calendar year, and be accepted into the School of Engineering. Scholarships will not be awarded to Freshman, or Seniors who will be graduating on or before June 2010. Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale (or 3.5 on a 4.5 scale, and so forth). For more information, refer to Scholarship Information.

Demonstrated potential for and commitment to a career in engineering, as well as outstanding academic performance. Essays will also be judged based on depth of knowledge and awareness of the issue and/or challenge addressed, as well as creativity, composition and originality.

Eligible entries will first be judged by the Kelly Engineering Resources® Review Committee. The Top 10 finalists from the first level of review will then be judged by the Executive Review Committee, where a final winner will be selected.

Submission Deadline:
Entries must be received by Kelly Engineering Resources no later than October 15, 2009.

Kelly Engineering Resources Congratulates the Winner of the 2009 Future Engineers Scholarship.
View the 2009 winning essay by Kate Anne Whitacre, a sophomore, majoring in biomedical engineering, at the Indiana Institute of Technology.

More info at:

Job opp: HR Manager, FINCA Tanzania

FINCA International is currently looking for an HR Manager for FINCA Tanzania, based in Dar es Salaam. The Human Resources Manager (HRM) heads the Human Resources Department and is responsible for oversight of all human resources systems and procedures, including (but not limited to) recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, conflict resolution, and compensation/rewards management. The HRM is responsible for the development and implementation HR policies and procedures. In coordination with the management team, in the service of ensuring that the organization meets its goals, the HRM will develop and implement strategies and systems to ensure that the right human resources are in place at the right time and are working to maximum effectiveness and motivation. The HRM participates actively in regular management meetings and is one of the senior managers of the company.
Ideal profile:
- University degree in General Business, Management, Economics, Human Resources or Personnel Management,
- At least 5 years employment experience in a human resources-related role, preferably with a large international company or organization,
- Experience managing staff required,
- Specific experience in developing a human resources function based on performance management highly desirable,
- Strong knowledge of local labor law and employment practices,
- Enterprising personality with the ability to actively develop systems and policies,
- Excellent quantitative and analytical skills,
- Strong organizational skills,
- Team-player with excellent communication skills,
- Computer literacy (experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access),
- Written and spoken fluency in English and Kiswahili,
- 20% travel within Tanzania required.

FINCA International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this position, use this link:

Job opp: In-house Counsel, FINCA Tanzania

FINCA International is looking for an In-house Legal Counsel (ILC) to head the Legal Department, working with the senior management of FINCA Tanzania, and with the global Legal Team of FINCA International. In coordination with FINCA’s Office of the General Counsel, the ILC will be responsible for reviewing and preparing contracts and other corporate and legal documents, analyzing the tax consequences of the operations and transactions in which the affiliate participates, representing the affiliate before the regulator, competent courts and other authorities as well as ensuring compliance with labor and employment obligations. In addition, the ILC will be responsible for identifying legal risks associated with the operations of the affiliate and proposing mechanisms for mitigating such risks. The ILC will work and provide legal advice on a wide range of corporate and credit matters, including (but not limited to):

- Corporate compliance with local laws and regulations, including applicable banking regulations, corporate, tax, accounting, and labor matters,
- Legal support in all aspects of the affiliate’s credit operations, including preparing and negotiating loan and security documents, managing foreclosure proceedings, and all litigations,
- Legal support in structuring and monitoring financing agreements with local and international lenders,
- Legal support in managing transformation of the institution into banking financial institution,
- Maintenance of corporate minutes book, contracts and records.

Ideal profile:
- Law degree from a leading university in Tanzania, post-graduate law degree from a western university preferred,
- Admission to the local bar,
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in corporate, tax, commercial, finance/banking law,
- Experience with credit/financing operations, loan and security structuring, foreclosure proceedings; litigations experience is required (experience with commercial banks preferred),
- Experience in labor law preferred,
- Experience with cross-border financing transactions,
- Capacity to work under time pressure,
- Thoroughness and initiative,
- Ability to operate sensitively in multicultural environment and develop effective working relations with colleagues and clients,
- Excellent interpersonal skills,
- Passion for FINCA’s social mission,
- Fluency in English including a demonstrated skill to draft and negotiate contracts in this language.

FINCA International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this position, use this link: