Mälardalen University scholarship programme

Every year Mälardalen University offers a limited numbers of scholarships to students applying for a Master's programme with us as their first choice.

The application period for the academic year of 2017/2018 is open between 17 October and 1 February, please take part of important information below.

The scholarship will cover 100% of the tuition fee of the programme as long as you follow the normal study plan (minimum 22.5 credits/semester, minimum 45 credits/academic year). The scholarship does not cover living expenses. If your status from being a fee-paying student to a non-paying student is changed during the study period of the programme you will no longer be granted the scholarship.

Please note, if your application for scholarship is to be considered you must have applied for the programme at Mälardalen University as your first choice and submitted supporting documentation within deadlines published on www.universityadmissions.se. In addition the application fee must have been paid in time.

The scholarship is aimed at especially qualified students coming from countries outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland and who are required to pay tuition fees. The scholarship is NOT open for students from the twelve countries with which Sweden has long-term development cooperation (Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). Students from these countries should instead apply for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarship, www.studyinsweden.se

Fill out the Scholarship form and submit the application together with your other documents to University Admissions Sweden, FE 20102, SE-839 87 Östersund, Sweden or upload them at their website.

Deadline for receipt of supporting documents for the application and Scholarship application is 1 February 2017.

Notification of scholarships granted are sent by email 31 March 2017. Mälardalen University will use the same email address as used on University Admissions.

Irish Aid Fellowships for candidates from developing countries

Awards are made in fields such as development studies, rural development, health care, education and law with the aim of supporting and enhancing the contribution recipients can make to Irish Aid's partner organisations. Fellowship eligibility requirements aim to ensure close alignment with Irish Aid's programmatic approach.

Relevant Masters programmes in Ireland and regionally. A directory listing all eligible courses for study in Ireland is available to applicants, covering programmes in up to 12 subject areas (some variations by country apply).

Eligible Countries:

  • Cambodia
  • Ethiopia
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Palestine
  • Rwanda
  • Sierra Leone
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
More info: http://www.irishaidfellowships.ie/strands/fellowship-training-programme

Call for nominations for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2017

UNESCO invites the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as international and regional professional non-governmental organizations, active in the field of press freedom, to nominate candidates for next year’s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

This Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board, in 1997, in honour of Guillermo Cano, a Colombian journalist who died in the exercise of his profession. Its purpose is to reward each year a person, organization or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defense and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if risks have been involved.

Awarded annually, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day (3 May), the Prize is marked by a ceremony and the winner is presented with the sum of US$25,000.

World Press Freedom Day 2017 will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 3 May 2017.

The Prize is funded by the Cano Foundation (Colombia) and the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland).

How to submit your nomination:

Nominations for the Prize should be submitted by filling out the form in English or French and sending it before 15 February 2017 by post or by email to:

Communication and Information Sector
Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development
Section for Freedom of Expression
7 Place de Fontenoy
75007 Paris
E-mail: s.coudray(at)unesco.org

Source: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/unesco_is_seeking_nominations_for_unescoguillermo_cano_worl

Living Oceans Foundation’s Science without Borders® Challenge for 11 - 19 year olds

Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation’s Science without Borders® Challenge is an international art competition that engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources.

The Science without Borders® Challenge was created to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art. This annual contest inspires students to be creative while learning about important ocean conservation issues. The SWB Challenge is open to primary and secondary school students 11-19 years old, with scholarships of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries.

The theme for the 2017 Science without Borders® Challenge is “Reef SuperSpecies.”

For this year’s Challenge, use your imagination to create a piece of art that illustrates a made-up Reef SuperSpecies. A Reef SuperSpecies is an organism (plant or animal) that has found a way to adapt to a deadly threat facing coral reef ecosystems. You can make up an organism or base your organism off of an already existing reef organism.

The deadline is Monday, April 24, 2017 by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time).

Nile Project Fellowship Program 2016 for University Students

Our fellowship is a 12-month leadership program designed to support young, visionary, and action-oriented university students with the tools they need to develop a regional network of Nile Project Clubs on their campuses. In partnership with local communities, the clubs will host activities for both the students and community members that enhance mutual understanding, knowledge transfer, experience sharing with the goal of finding innovative cultural and environmental solutions to Nile sustainability challenges. The University Program is relevant to students interested in water and food innovations; hydro-diplomacy and water conflict transformation; and the arts and cultural traditions of Nile Basin countries.

To be eligible, you must be
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at Cairo University, Aswan University, University of Bahir Dar, University of Nairobi, University of Dar es Salaam, or Makerere University
  • A student for the academic years of 16/17 – 17/18
  • Available to travel for the Nile Fellows Gathering from December 18 to December 24, 2016
  • Willing to commit 10 – 15 hours per week for the duration of the fellowship (Nov’16 – Oct’17)
Applications deadline: November 4

For more info. and application visit the sSource: http://nileproject.org/universities/fellows

Internships with the UN Global Compact

Internships with the UN Global Compact are available for a duration of three to six months. The timing of internships is flexible. We encourage candidates to apply for the following sessions:
Summer / Fall: August to November (with a possible extension to December)
Winter / Spring: January to May (with a possible extension to June)

Please note that internships at UN Headquarters are unpaid. Interns must therefore be able to cover their costs of travel, accommodation, as well as living expenses during the internship period.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme (bachelors or second university degree, or higher) at the time of application and during the internship; or
  • Under some circumstances, applicants may have graduated within less than one year to commence a UN internship.
Learn more about the eligibility criteria for internships with UN headquarters.

Applications accepted from 13 September 2016 to 13 November 2016.

More info./Source: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/about/opportunities/internships

World Water Council Youth Delegates Program for 2016-2018

Youth Delegates

Call For Interest

The World Water Council is pleased to announce the launch of the Youth Delegates Program for 2016-2018.

The time has come to recognize the role youth can play in impacting policy dialogues at local and global scales. The World Water Council is committed to strengthen the role of youth for water security, adaptation, and sustainability.

Individuals between 18 and 35 years of age representing organizations involved in water and Youth development activities are invited to apply. Those interested are invited to consider the eligibility criteria and complete the application survey. Four delegates from different world regions who can demonstrate strong regional experience and networks will be selected. One of the candidates will be selected from the 8th World Water Forum host country - Brazil.

Candidates selected following a competitive selection process will have the opportunity to engage in the World Water Council’s Task Forces, connect Youth to the 8th World Water Forum process, and other activities.


  1. You are between the ages of 18 and 35 years old
  2. You are a member of an internationally oriented organization demonstrating interest for water and youth
  3. You have demonstrated leadership in promoting action on water issues in your organization/communities
  4. You have experience and/or interest in speaking/advocating
  5. You have a strong command of the English language
  6. You are familiar with the mission and goals of the World Water Council.
  7. You are willing and available to participate in the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia and to support the work of the World Water Council. 
  1. Application: by 31st October (24:00 CET)
  2. Interviews: 1st week of November
  3. Final selection: 3rd week of November
The application deadline is October 31st, 2016, before 24:00 CET.

Call for Applications: 2016-2017 UN Women – Champions for Change

UN Women's Empower Women is seeking applications from dynamic and creative women/girls and men/boys from all over the world to champion women’s economic empowerment. Apply now to become a global Champion for Change.

Who is eligible? Individual women/girls and men/boys from different professional backgrounds and skill sets. Students are also encouraged to apply. Applicants who are younger than 18 years old at the time of application will need to provide parents approval and consent.

What are the deadlines?
Your application should be submitted by 1 November 2016 at 5:00 pm EDT (New York time).

More info./Source: https://www.empowerwomen.org/en/community/events-opportunities/2016/10/2016-2017--champions-for-change

Call for application: Merck KGaA Accelerator Kenya Spring 17 for Digital Healthcare Startups

The Merck Accelerator is looking for true innovators and entrepreneurs with a start-up mindset. Candidates applying to the accelerator program should be startups in the fields of digital healthcare who are dedicated to the program and ready to give their all for the entire program period.

Here are the key benefits ready for you:
  1. Financial support up to $30,000 for your team. 
  2. Accommodation & office space in the center of Nairobi, Kenya.
  3. Access to a global network with 50,000+ industry leaders and investors. 
  4. Deep-dive mentoring sessions to bring your startup to the next level. 
  5. Travel & conference opportunities to enrich your international experience as well as the possibility to expand your network through our Silicon Valley extension program.
Follow the following link for more: https://www.f6s.com/merckkenyaspring17/about

Apply to join the HMRC Graduate Programme (Tax Professional)

HMRC are looking for graduates who will have a 2.2 degree before September 2017 to join our Tax Specialist Programme.

The application process for this programme opened on 14 October 2016 and will close at midnight on 14 November 2016.

Successful applicants will start work on 7 September 2017.

The work that HMRC does is vital for the UK economy. We need people with the potential to become part of the highly trained cadre of tax professionals who tackle the most challenging aspects of tax work in HMRC. The Tax Specialist Programme exists to identify and develop these people.

The HMRC Tax Specialist Programme is open to applicants who are:
  • European Economic Area (EEA) nationals, including British citizens
  • Commonwealth citizens
  • Swiss nationals
  • In some circumstances, Turkish nationals

Call for applications for 2017 Borlaug Fellowships

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2017 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. The program offers training and collaborative research opportunities to scientists, researchers, and policymakers from 32 eligible countries. Fellows will work one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. university, research center, or government agency, usually for 8-12 weeks. The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration.

The application deadline is November 30, 2016.​

Eligible Countries and Research Priorities

Visit the Borlaug Fellowship Program application page to learn more about the program and to apply online.

Source: http://www.fas.usda.gov/newsroom/accepting-applications-2017-borlaug-fellowships

2017 African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research Grants for African Researchers

Request for Proposals

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research grant applications from African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues at universities and research institutions or regional governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Africa.

All applicants must be African citizens currently residing in an African country.

Academic applicants must hold a faculty or research position at an African university or research organization and have a PhD obtained after January 2001.

Policy analysts and practitioner applicants must be based in Africa at a regional or subregional institution, a government agency, or a nongovernmental, media, or civil society organization and have at least a Master’s degree obtained before January 2012, with at least five years of proven research and work experience in peacebuilding-related activities on the continent.

All materials must be submitted no later than 5:00pm (EST) on January 20, 2017.

More info/Source: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/view/apn-research-grants/

Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship

**The new application cycle opens October 1, 2016 and will close December 1, 2016. After independent review of the applications, the first round of fellowship offers will be in March 2017 and the second round in May 2017. Fellowships begin in August/September 2017.**

This year, we welcome applications from postdoctoral researchers from ANY U.S. ACADEMIC INSTITUTION (including individuals who will be completing the PhD, DVM, MD, etc. by May 2017). Applicants from outside of our consortium (Yale, FIU, Stanford, UC Berkeley) should review the GHES eligibility criteria and forward the requested information to the GHES program manager to verify eligibility.

The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) fellowship is 12-month mentored research fellowship sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The GHES program brings together a consortium that includes the University of California, Berkeley, Florida International University, Stanford University, and Yale University; and 31 affiliated international sites across 23 countries.

The main objective of the program is to generate a new and young cadre of global health researchers, educators, and professionals who will be prepared to address the new challenges in global health.The program will provide fellows with outstanding, interdisciplinary education and training in innovative global health research to promote health equity for populations around the world.

Job: Project Co-Manager and Advisor on Natural Resource Management for Local Economic Development - TANZANIA

Organization: Belgian Development Agency
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 08 Nov 2016

In view of the the further development of its activities the BTC is currently looking for an international expert (m/f):

Project Co-Manager and Advisor on NRM/LED - TANZANIA

For the project “Natural Resource Management for Local Economic Development in Kigoma Region”

Ref.: TAN/13/029-1B

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania. The Technical Assistant will be based in the Regional Secretariat of the Kigoma region.

Duration of the contract: 32 months

Probable starting date: January 2017

Monthly salary package: between 5.633,37 euros and 7.980,52 euros (this includes the gross monthly salary and the expat benefits: hardship allowance and expat allowance). The salary is calculated, depending on the composition of the family and the number of years of relevant experience.

  • This project is part of the Indicative Development Cooperation Programme (IDCP) between Belgium and Tanzania signed on 26th October 2009. Under this Programme Natural Resource Management (NRM) is one of the focus sectors for the Belgian Cooperation.
  • Within the recent policy framework, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) requested the support of a project for the development of a coherent bottom-up approach for decentralized NRM for LED to be executed in Kigoma region.
  • The specific objective of the project is “An improved enabling environment and strengthened capacities for sustainable management of Natural Resources linked to an equitable Local Economic Development result in increased benefits for the communities of selected landscapes in Kigoma Region”.
  • The direct beneficiaries of the project are the local users of Natural Resources organized in Community Based Organizations, Local, and Regional Government Authorities, non-state service providers and the private sector for those who associate themselves with the project implementation through partnerships in order to improve the management of Natural Resources in interaction with community partners.
  • Under the BTC Resident Representative, the International Technical Assistant will represent BTC in the co-management of the project. He will advise and assist the National Project Manager with technical and strategic guidance. In addition, the Project Co-Manager is supervising, coordinating and guiding the staff of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) and the work executed through contracted service providers or in partnership with other partners. This in cooperation with the partner structure as agreed in the project technical and financial file (TFF).
Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Represent BTC in relation to project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting;
  • Ensure, with the support of the International Finance Advisor (based in Kigoma), proper financial management and execution of the project as described in the TFF including the monitoring of expenditures and use of BTC contribution and assets;
  • Ensure the implementation of a M&E system which is oriented toward achieving results and supports strategic and operational management, evidence based learning and accountability for the results achieved;
  • In collaboration with the National Project Manager, give guidance to the National Technical Advisors of the PIU and those in charge of assisting the District Facilitation Teams for the project implementation;
  • In collaboration with the National Project Manager, plan and coordinate the intervention with development partners, develop ToR, tender documents and openly advertise and evaluate proposals for Service Provider contracts, and monitor the contract performance;
  • Liaise with other relevant regional or national institutions for sharing of information, experiences and lessons learned;
  • Ensure that capacity assessments are undertaken and that adequate training programs and skill development are put into place for PIU, Local Government Authorities, NGO’s and implementation partners;
  • Make sure the crosscutting themes of the Belgian Cooperation are taken into account as described in the TFF, with special attention for gender and aids & HIV;
  • In collaboration with the National Project Manager, ensure that annual and periodical consolidated budgets, work plans and reports are produced and submitted in time to the Joint Local Partner Committee (JLPC), Government of Tanzania (through MNRT) and BTC-Brussels (through the BTC Resident Representative);
  • In collaboration with the National Project Manager, serve as secretary to the JLPC meetings;
  • Any other function related to the project that may arise.

  • Master Degree in Natural Resources Management, Agronomy, Economics, Environmental science and related fields;
  • A minimum of 10 years relevant professional experience, of which at least 5 years with Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) and/or, landscape approach related to Local Economic Development ;
  • A minimum of 7 years professional experience as a project manager and team leader of multidisciplinary teams;
  • Proven experience with financial management of donor funded projects;
  • Proven expertise in the development, implementation and monitoring of projects on NRM and LED, preferably in East Africa;
  • Knowledge of and experience with the governance dimension of decentralization of natural resource management;
  • Proven expertise in institutional strengthening and capacity building of related stakeholders (State & Non-state actors)
  • Proven experience with deriving sustainable economic benefits from natural resources
  • Experience in participatory and multi-stakeholder processes;
  • Experience with Land Use Planning would be an additional asset;
  • Experience with an important gender component will be an asset;
  • Competencies:
  • An excellent and inspiring team manager;
  • A good communicator, skilled in capacity assessment and capacity development and in facilitating multi-stakeholder processes and team working;
  • Positive and open attitude towards gender issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, knowledge of Swahili would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of MS Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Demonstrated experience with GIS software would be a definite advantage.
  • Willing and able to be based permanently in Kigoma, travel extensively with extended stays in remote and rural locations.

Please apply no later than November 8th 2016, through our website www.btcctb.org.

If you have any additional questions**,** don’t hesitate to contact us at +32 (0)2/505 18 65.

How to apply:

Job: Baseline Study for Hand in Hand Eastern Africa Program in Northern Tanzania

Organization: Hand in Hand
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 04 Nov 2016

Hand in Hand Eastern Africa (HiH EA) seeks the services of a team of qualified consultants to conduct a baseline study for a new 5-year program in Tanzania. The baseline study is commissioned by HiH EA, in consultation with Hand International (HiHI), the Hand in Hand network’s coordination and support office based in London.

The objective of the baseline is to provide a detailed picture of the socio-economic conditions of the population in the targeted rural areas of Arusha and Moshi, to enable HiH EA (TZ) to measure rigorously the outputs, outcomes and impacts of the program over the period to year 2021. Proposed Baseline Design HiH EA TZ plans to reach approximately 100,000 people with its direct intervention model in the period 2016-2021.

The selected areas for the intervention are rural areas of Arusha and Moshi. The baseline should therefore provisionally identify the population of approximately 100,000 adults (80% women) who can be targeted for the program, and select a sample of this population for a detailed socioeconomic household survey. It is proposed that the baseline survey is conducted in two stages, where phase one consists of a scoping study, to be followed by a household socio-economic survey.

For the ToRs please click on the following link http://www.handinhandinternational.org/volunteering-jobs

How to apply:

Electronic submission of proposals will be made to both John Kamau (M&E Manager at HiH EA) [email protected] and Stuart Coupe (M&E Manager, HIH Int) at [email protected] by 4 November 2016 at 18:00 hours GMT. The successful bidders will be informed by 11 November 2016