Fellowships for University Students in West Africa
International Fellowships Program (IFP), West Africa
Application deadline for 2010/11 academic year is February 27, 2009. If you have missed the application deadline for the 2010/11 academic year, then please consult the Association of African Universities IFP web site directly to learn about next year’s application opportunity for the 2011/12 or subsequent academic years.
International Fellowships Program (IFP), West Africa. 2010/11 Academic year
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 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.
[Note to We Can Do readers: The official announcement from the Ford Foundation does not specifically reference students with disabilities. But you could point out to them that people with disabilities are frequently denied opportunities to access education at all levels, from primary school through higher education. The UK Department of International Development indicates that, out of 77 million children not enrolled in primary school, one-third have disabilities.]
It is expected that 46 Fellowships will be awarded in West Africa for the 2010/11 academic year.
The application period for the 2010/11 Awards will be from December 1, 2008 to February 27, 2009. Late applications will NOT be accepted.
Again, if you have missed the application deadline for the 2010/11 academic year, then please consult the Association of African Universities IFP web site directly to learn about next year’s application opportunity for the 2011/12 or subsequent academic years.
To see the announcement for the February 27, 2009, deadline, consult: http://www.aau.org/ifp/announce.htm
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