New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships

The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship (NZIDRS) is a Government funded scholarship, administered by Education New Zealand. The scholarship aims to attract and retain the best international researchers to New Zealand. The scholarship provides full tuition fees and a living stipend for up to 3 years. 

Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for the NZIDRS you must meet ALL five eligibility criteria.
  • These criteria are non-negotiable.
  • You must hold a minimum grade equivalent to a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale OR an A to A+ average in your most recent or highest post graduate tertiary qualification
  • You must have a confirmed, non-conditional offer of place for a (direct-start) PhD programme at a New Zealand university
  • If you have commenced your PhD studies in New Zealand, your start date must be after 01 July 2016
  • You must conduct your PhD study in New Zealand (not from a distance)
You must not hold citizenship or PR status in New Zealand or Australia.

Call for applications: Governance for Development in Africa Initiative

The Centre of African Studies at SOAS, University of London, is pleased to announce the extension of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative, funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, for another five years, until 2018. The focus of the project remains the same in terms of creating a dedicated environment to support Africans to study the socio-economic, political, and legal links between governance and development.

The continuing support of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation aims to enable Africans to improve the quality of governance in their countries by building their skills within an expert academic environment.

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s £1.5 million gift will fund four dedicated programmes at SOAS: 3 Masters scholarships annually; 1 PhD scholarship annually; 1 Residential School in Africa annually; and the Governance conversations series (

For more information on each component, please open the following:

Call for Applications: Intercultural Innovation Award 2017

The Intercultural Innovation Award is a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group that aims to select and support the most innovative grassroots projects that encourage intercultural dialogue and cooperation around the world.

Who can apply?

Eligible to apply for the Intercultural Innovation Award are not-for-profit organizations managing projects focused on promoting intercultural dialogue and understanding, and who are willing to expand their range of action. Examples include projects in the fields of combating xenophobia, education for global citizenship, interfaith dialogue, migration and integration, prevention of violent extremism, as well as initiatives addressing the needs of specific groups in promoting intercultural understanding (e.g. faith-based, youth, women, media, etc.)

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The call for applications for the 2017 edition of the Intercultural Innovation Award is now open. Deadline for applications: 31 May 2017, 5:00 p.m. EST. Apply now to get training, mentoring and funding to help your project expand and replicate.

Short Story Day Africa 2017 Flow Workshop Series

Short Story Day Africa in partnership with the Goethe-Institut invite submissions to attend a series of one day workshops in the following cities:

Johannesburg, South Africa | 27 May 2017

Cape Town, South Africa | 27 May 2017

Nairobi, Kenya | 3 June 2017

Windhoek, Namibia | 3 June 2017

Yaoundé, Cameroon | 3 June 2017

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | 3 June 2017

Kigali, Rwanda* | 10 June 2017 | By Invitation Only.

Writers working on entries for the prestigious 2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize, or wanting to begin drafting an entry for the prize, are invited to submit an application.

Send a 200 word sample of your original writing, along with a short biographical statement of no more than 100 words, to [email protected] with the subject line ID FLOW and the country you are applying for, i.e. ID FLOW KENYA if you are applying for Kenya, ID FLOW NAMIBIA if you are applying for Namibia. If you do not use this subject line your submission will be missed. Submissions close 2 May 2017. The writing sample need not be from your ID entry, but must be unpublished. Please read the Terms and Conditions below carefully before applying.

The workshop is free for selected participants, however space is limited. Successful applicants will be notified by 10 May 2017. If you have not heard from us by 10 May 2017, your application has not been successful.

*Please note the Kigali workshop is by invitation only.

Details of the 2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize are available on the website:

We are grateful to our Flow Workshop partners, the Goethe-Institut. Additionally, we would like to thank The Miles Morland Foundation, Worldreader, Huza Press and our many smaller yet equally vital patrons, without whom the 2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize and ID Anthology would not be possible. A full list is available on our Sponsors page.

Terms and conditions of entry:
  1. Only African citizens, as well as persons residing permanently (granted permanent residence or similar) in any African country, are eligible to attend the workshops. 
  2. The workshops are free, and refreshments will be provided. However, only selected participants may attend. 
  3. Travel costs costs to the workshop are not covered. Applicants are entirely responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from the venue.
  4. Any person granted a place at the workshop who does not then attend will be disqualified from entering the 2017 SSDA Prize and any SSDA Prize in the future, excepting where 48 hours notice is given or in cases of extreme emergency. 
  5. Previous Flow Workshop participants may not apply.
  6. To apply, submit a 200 word sample of your original work, and accompanying 100 word bio to [email protected] with the subject line ID FLOW and the country you are applying for, i.e. ID FLOW KENYA if you are applying for Kenya, ID FLOW NAMIBIA if you are applying for Namibia etc. If you do not use this subject line your submission will be missed. The sample must be unpublished, but need not be from your ID entry. 
  7. Submissions close 2 May 2017.
  8. The Kigali Workshop is held in association with Huza Press, and only writers who are part of the Huza Press mentorship programme are invited to attend.
  9. Samples must be submitted in English, and any writers wishing to attend the workshops or enter ID must be able to write in English.
  10. Successful applicants will be notified by 10 May 2017. The judges decision is final.

UN University Junior Fellows Internship Programme Office of the Rector

The United Nations University Office of the Rector recruits highly qualified applicants to work as Junior Fellows at the UNU headquarters in Tokyo. Junior Fellows are recruited through a competitive application process twice per year. Graduate students interested in the work of the United Nations — and in particular, UNU — are encouraged to apply.

The qualifications that are considered in each application process include, but are not limited to, the following. The candidate:
  • is currently pursuing or has recently completed postgraduate studies (master’s or doctoral), preferably in a field related to the University’s work;
  • is under 32 years of age at the time of application;
  • must not have more than 5 years of work experience in their related field;
  • has a native or near fluent command of written and spoken English;
  • has excellent research, writing and analytical skills;
  • can establish and maintain effective working relations with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity in problem-solving;
  • has advanced computer skills: sound, hands-on, knowledge of standard office software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.); and
  • has a demonstrated interest in the work of the United Nations and more specifically, in the work of the United Nations University.

SES Schwarzman Scholars Now Accepting Applications for Third Class of Future Leaders

Schwarzman Scholars has opened their global application for the third cohort of young leaders. The highly selective, fully-funded scholarship program is designed to ensure that the next generation of business, political, and civil society leaders can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. Anchored in an 11-month professional Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University, the Schwarzman Scholars experience encompasses unparalleled opportunities inside and outside the classroom, including extensive leadership training, a network of senior mentors, practical training/internships, and travel seminars around China. Scholars will learn about the emergence of China as an economic and political force from world‐class faculty from leading institutions and guest speakers at the state‐of‐the‐art Schwarzman College. The dynamic core curriculum offers the choice of concentrations in public policy, international studies, or business and economics.

The scholarship aims to build a professionally diverse cohort each year and welcomes undergraduates, graduates, and young professionals up to age 28 of any citizenship who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree. A Schwarzman Scholar should demonstrate extraordinary leadership potential, the ability to anticipate paradigm changes, strong intellectual capacity, and exemplary character. Eligible applicants from any field are invited to apply.

Schwarzman Scholars is fully-funded for all participants, including travel costs and a modest personal stipend. The program is supported through a number of generous contributions to Schwarzman Scholars with a fundraising goal of $500 million. Schwarzman Scholars’ inaugural class is currently in residence at Schwarzman College and is comprised of 110 scholars from 32 countries and 75 universities. The program recently announced its second cohort to arrive on campus in August 2017. The second class of 129 exceptional young people is composed of students from 30 countries and 75 universities with 45% from the United States, 20% from China, and 35% from the rest of the world. Of the applicants offered acceptance into the program, 97% will join the new class, representing a higher acceptance yield than the most competitive U.S. business and law schools. This year the program will accept 140 scholars for the Class of 2019.

The application can be found on the Schwarzman Scholars website, and will be open until 11:59PM EST on September 28, 2017. More than 300 finalists will be invited to an in-person interview in Singapore (October 27th), London (November 1st), or New York (November 6th & 7th) and will be notified of their acceptance in mid-November 2017. Those selected for an interview will go before panels of distinguished global figures including CEOs, former heads of state, university presidents, non-profit executives and journalists. For applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao, regardless of where they attended university, the appropriate application can be found on the Tsinghua University website.

Royal Veterinary College Commonwealth Scholarships: MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health - Developing Commonwealth Countries

To study the MSc, students must have:
  • Either a second class honours degree, or the equivalent, in a scientific subject:
- veterinary science
- animal science
- agriculture
- biological sciences or medicine.
  • Or a second class honours degree, or the equivalent, in a scientific discipline, which has, in the opinion of the University, included suitable training.
English language requirement:

Applicants must provide documentary evidence acceptable to the University that the applicant has passed the IELTS English Proficiency test within the past three years, with an overall score of 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-test.

Applicants are invited to apply whilst awaiting IELTS results. The English language result is not required prior to application.

Deadline for application: 12 May 2017
Studies commence: January 2018
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PhD Fellowship: Biomarker HIV associated TB

The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative performs cutting-edge clinical and immunology research in TB pathogenesis, diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers, and vaccine development. We are inviting applications for a PhD fellowship to take part in a project that will evaluate performance of a blood RNA biomarker of TB disease in HIV infected persons. This project (CORTIS-HR), funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is being conducted in collaboration with partners at Stellenbosch University, CAPRISA, and the Aurum Institute. The PhD student will be based at the University of Cape Town. The successful candidate will design and perform analytic approaches to evaluate the effects of demographic, clinical, and laboratory factors, including HIV treatment and viral suppression markers, on the diagnostic and prognostic performance of a blood-based RNA signature for TB disease that was discovered and validated in HIV uninfected persons. 

Key Requirements: 
  • MBChB or Masters degree in Public Health or related field. 
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistical experience. 
  • Proficiency in analysis of large datasets. 
  • Familiarity with R and/or Stata programming. 

Job: Protection & Inclusion Specialist, Kibondo, Tanzania

Based in Kibondo, Tanzania

Open to International [unaccompanied] and Tanzania Nationals

HelpAge International is the secretariat to the HelpAge Global Network, which brings together a wide range of organisations and individuals working to promote the rights and meet the needs of older women and men, nationally and/or internationally.

Our long-term vision is to establish a global movement of strong connected age focused and older people led platforms in every country in the world. Only by collaborating together can we achieve a world in which all older people can lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives. We aim to extend the reach and influence of the HelpAge Global Network to all those in a position to help bring about our vision for older people– including Governments, regional institutions, policy makers, development partners, the private sector, UN organisations and academic institutions.

HelpAge International in Tanzania is looking for a Protection and Inclusion Specialist to support the implementation of Protection Policy and global humanitarian protection mainstreaming standards within HelpAge’s own response to the Burundi Refugee Response Programme. The post holder is expected to carry out effective advocacy for the protection of People with Specific Needs (PSNs) and influence the humanitarian community to address barriers that limit the inclusion of most vulnerable groups in the ongoing humanitarian response in North Western Tanzania. The candidate will have demonstrable ability to develop the capacity of national and community-based protection actors/networks by assess existing services, identifying gaps and recommending strategies that promote inclusion through quality and accountable services that meet the needs of PSNs.

The candidate will have substantial experience managing protection programmes in large scale refugee operations, including chronic complex emergencies, with sound knowledge of international legal frameworks for protection, excellent skills in advocacy, negotiations and diplomacy with ability to influence actors at operational and national levels. The candidate is able to work well within a diverse team and contribute to capacity building of HelpAge and staff of other organisations. Has the ability to interact at multiple levels of government authorities, and able to network with UN agencies and humanitarian organization.

For a full job description and instructions of how to apply, please follow this link -

Closing date: 07 May 2017

Job: Programme Officer – Monitoring & Evaluation (2 year fixed term contract)

Sightsavers has an exciting vacancy for a Programme Officer to join our team based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. You will join our team and be instrumental in in various programmes including Social Inclusion and Health.

The position reports to the Programme Manager and will coordinate and provide technical support to the Coordinated Approach towards Community Eye Health Project in Tanzania through planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project activities.

The ideal candidate will possess a University Degree in Social Sciences, Development studies, Public Health or equivalent from a recognised University.

The successful candidate should have a minimum of 3 years’ work experience, ideally in an INGO environment; experience in all aspects of Project Management in community level development programmes; and experience in health programming. The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in programme and project management; monitoring and evaluation; report writing; and working with a number of partners. Experience and understanding of government systems particularly the health sector will be advantageous.

You will have strong interpersonal, communication, capacity building or facilitation skills; ability to work under minimum supervision; ability to work with project budgets and in-depth knowledge of computer packages and Global ICT communication systems.


For more information and how to apply, please visit our website:

Closing date: 14 May 2017

WJP 2017 Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism

The WJP Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism acknowledges journalists from around the world who have contributed to increased awareness and understanding of the foundational importance of the rule of law.

The 2017 competition is now open, with applications due 28 May 2017. Please read below for application details. (Read about our 2016 WJP Anthony Lewis Prize winner here.)

Selection Process

Journalists from around the world may be nominated for excellence in rule of law reporting beginning April 13, 2017, and ending at May 28, 2017 (11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time). After nominations are reviewed and refined by a WJP Anthony Lewis Prize staff committee, consulting widely, an official judging panel will review and select the winning journalist. The winner of the WJP 2017 Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism will be announced in July of 2017. The winner will receive $10,000 USD.
  • The prize will be awarded to a currently working journalist (or a team of journalists working on an in-depth series) who has demonstrated excellence in rule of law reporting. 
  • The journalist’s work (as demonstrated through key examples of their writing) will be judged on how effectively they have contributed to increased awareness and understanding of the foundational importance of the rule of law. 
  • Nominees can be from any country in the world, but entries must be in English or have been translated into English.
  • Anyone can nominate a journalist, including self-nominations/applications. 

To nominate a journalist, please send an email with the following information:
  1. Name of journalist 
  2. Contact information, if known
  3. Key examples of work, including recent work (send working links or attach PDF). Please include English translations if the writing is not originally in English.
  4. Reason you believe this journalist’s writing has demonstrated excellence in rule of law reporting and has directly contributed to increased awareness and understanding of the foundational importance of the rule of law. 
  5. Your name
  6. Your email address 
Email nominations or questions to: [email protected]. Please include “Anthony Lewis Prize” in the subject line.