FELLOWSHIP: Intl Fellowship Program for West Africa for 2009/10 Academic Year

Posted on 6 February 2008. Filed under: Announcements, Cross-Disability, Education and Training Opportunities, Fellowships & Scholarships, Opportunities, Sub-Saharan Africa Region | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

[Addendum, Feb. 17, 2009: Please note that this blog post is more than one year old and advertises the 2008 application round for the 2009/10 academic year. However, this is an annual opportunity. The application deadline for the 2010/11 academic year is February 27, 2009. Please consult the International Fellowship program site directly for updated information at either http://www.aau.org/ifp/ or at http://www.pathfind.org/ifp]

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The International Fellowship Program invites all people in certain West African countries, including people with disabilities, to apply for a scholarship. The deadline is February 29, 2008 for the 2009/2010 academic year.

This paragraph is taken from the IFP web site: The International Fellowships Program (IFP) is a program supported by the Ford Foundation, and coordinated in West Africa by the Association of African Universities (AAU) in collaboration with Pathfinder International in Nigeria and the West African Research Center (WARC) in Senegal. IFP provides fellowships for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use their education to further development in their own countries and greater social and economic justice worldwide. IFP fellowships will be awarded to applicants from diverse backgrounds, including social groups and communities that lack systematic access to higher education.

IFP is planning to award 37 fellowships in West Africa for the 2009/10 academic school year. These fellowships are meant for students who have already completed one degree and are ready to attend graduate school anywhere in the world.

People who wish to learn more about this opportunity should read about it at the IFP web site at:


Inquiries about the scholarship program can also be directed to the following contact:

Pathfinder International Nigeria Country Office
35 Justice Sowemimo St., Asokoro
Abuja FCT
Tel: 09-314 7378
Email: ifpnigeria@pathfind.org

The Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities of Nigeria (JONPWD) also has further information about the scholarship program. JONPWD can be reached at duhkb@yahoo.com.

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14 Responses to “FELLOWSHIP: Intl Fellowship Program for West Africa for 2009/10 Academic Year”

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is there any such opportunity for students from East Africa? Please notify me if I can apply for the said case or if any is there.

i m an indian working as a human rights activist and consultant for social development. can i apply this fellowship

Pls, I am a Nigerian and have applied for this fellowship programma 2009/10. I want know if the shortlist if the selected candidates has been released in March as said earlier.

I am the editor of the We Can Do blog. I am unable to answer inquiries about this program. Any such questions should please be directed to the people responsible for the program. Please follow the links from this blog post to learn more about the program, including how to contact them with inquiries.

I need to help the disabled people in the social but I don’t have a wide knowledge so I need to improve my knowledge and I am disabled person. I need to help disabled people from my heart please regard me



– I am disabled people
– I need to help disabled people in the social
– so, I need to improve my knowledge
– I am a poor man and don’t occasion in the social
– please regard the disabled person like me

– I am disabled people
– I need to help disabled people in the social
– so, I need to improve my knowledge
– I am lao disabled people
– I am a poor man and don’t occasion in
the social

– please regard the disabled person like me

I appreciate your assistance for Africa but why west Africa nations only awarded for the said fellowship?Think of Tanzanians too and do not be selfish.

Dear Andrea Shettle,
I thank you for the information I had not knownbefore and i appologise for any inconvinience coursed by my comment channeled wrongly.

I am a Nigerian. The deadline says 29 february 2008. Is it a mistake? If a No can i still apply. i just learn about it. Thanks. Ogo

I am a Nigerian i wish to work with this establishment.
I will be glad if i am given this opportunity.
Thanks for your anticipated cooperation.

I attended the final selection interview for 2009/20010 IFP please may i know the updates

we the rwenzori youth initiatives for development i Uganda wish to request for funding guidelines to help us in submitting a proposal for supporting the disabled you in kasese. we are working with them in training them in wood curving ,art work, shoe making, carpentry and joinery to help them earn a living despite their disabilities.

i need of the list of the winers in international scholarship this year from africa

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