All applications must be submitted via the Electronic Application System by 12.30 (GMT) on 11 December 2017 at the latest.
– Perspectives on the Origins, Structure and Forms of African Media and Communication
– Seminal/Key works in African media and communication studies: A response
– African media and communication in colonial times
– Current debates about African media and communication
– State Media vs Public Media
– Global Forms of Communication in Africa
– Emerging voices in African Media and Communication Studies
Find more information and details of how to submit, download the full Call for Chapter Proposals
What the programme offers:
1. A mentor of similar regional background and/or in similar field of study
2. Review application documents
3. Support with questions about the academic programmes in Oxford
4. Advice on securing for funding
5. First-hand insight into what to expect from living and studying in Oxford
What the programme does not offer:
1. Filling application forms
2. Writing essays
3. Payment of application fees
5. Guarantee of an offer of a place
6. Binding feedback on your application
The programme will be split into four sessions, each covering specific aspects of the application process. Sessions will take the form of video/phone calls, whenever possible. Mentees are expected to submit relevant documentation seven days prior to the session to allow the mentor to review the application material. Mentors may choose to email written feedback on the day of each session.
Dates for sessions to be confirmed.
Session 1: Introduction [no documentation to be submitted]
This session will allow the mentee and mentor to get to know each other, and allow the mentor to introduce the application process. This session will also provide a platform for mentees to ask questions about the application.
Session 2: CVs and reference letters
In this session the mentor and mentee will discuss a draft of the mentee’s CV and speak about the importance of reference letters and how to manage referees.
Session 3: Writing a personal statement
In this session the mentor and mentee will discuss a draft of the mentee’s personal statement.
Session 4: Funding
In this session, the specific requirements of various scholarship applications will be discussed. Mentees are expected to have already identified scholarships for which they are eligible. List of scholarships can be found here.
If you would be interested in applying to be a part of this mentorship programme, please send a one-page word document with the following information to email@example.com by Monday November 8th, 2017.
1. Name and Surname
3. Undergraduate university and graduate university (if applicable)
4. Most recent academic transcript
5. Intended course of study
6. Reason for applying to the University of Oxford (300 words max)
An initial cohort of 10 mentees will be selected from amongst the applicants.
Note that neither the Africa Society nor any of its mentors can take any responsibility for the success or otherwise of a mentee’s application
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Responding to the growing mandate for researchers to share their clinical trials data, WWARN is joining with partners to host a 3-day workshop in January sponsored by the British Council’s Newton Fund in order to develop the skills and network needed to produce high quality data capable of maximising the impact of initial findings.
The workshop, entitled ‘Improving research data to inform better treatment of poverty-related infectious diseases’, will run from 23 to 26 January in Nairobi, Kenya, and will provide opportunities for early career researchers to interact, learn from each other, share research expertise, network and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations for data sharing and pooled analyses based on best practise data management.
All travel and expenses will be paid for successful applicants from Kenya, South Africa and the UK, by the Newton Researcher Links Programme. In addition, funding from WHO TDR will allow a small number of applicants from other countries to apply.
Completed applications are due on 30 October 2017.
For further details, and to apply visit the website.
These are fully-funded scholarships available to West Africans who are passionate about the public sector to pursue the Master of Public Policy degree at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.
“We are pleased to support our six AIG Scholars in their aspiration to acquire the skills and experience that will enable them elevate their capabilities and contribute meaningfully to the development of their nations,” said Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, AIG Founder and Chairman. “These outstanding, young Africans will return home after their studies as high-performing public servants.”
This scholarship will be awarded every year to 6 West Africans, though for this year AIG elected to fund an additional scholarship.
The recipients of the first AIG scholarships are Emokiniovo Akpughe (Nigeria), Efosa Trevor Edobor (Nigeria), Abdul-Fatawu Z. Hakeem (Ghana), Chukwunonso Iheoma (Nigeria), Oluwapelumi Simpson (Nigeria) and Emmanuel Taiwo (Nigeria).
Speaking about the scholarship, one of the recipients Emmanuel Taiwo who graduated from the University of Lagos with First Class Honours stated – “As a young person intending to help transform my country, I believe that excellence in public service is the way to go. Studying at the University of Oxford promises to be a life changing experience for me and positions me to serve my country in a vital policy advisory capacity.”
AIG also today announced the opening of the application window for the 2018-2019 AIG Scholarships. The application window will close October 2, 2017.