Scholarship Name: Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme
2016/2017 Postgraduate Fellowship Training Programme in Ireland for Applicants from Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Timor Leste and Vietnam, plus the Palestinian territories
Accepted Subject Areas: Subject areas relating to Justice, Law & Order, Education, Macroeconomics Private Sector Development & Social Development, Gender, HIV/AIDS, Environment & Governance
Irish Aid Fellowships are awarded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and are targeted mainly at the countries in which Ireland has established development cooperation programmes: Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Timor Leste and Vietnam, plus the Palestinian territories.
In Uganda, the Fellowship Training Programme addresses specific capacity gaps in Partner institutions within the sectors and crosscutting areas that Irish Aid Uganda is engaged. These sectors include Justice, Law & Order Sector, Education Sector, Local Government, Macroeconomics Private Sector Development & Social Development. The cross cutting areas are Gender, HIV/AIDS, Environment & Governance.
Scholarship Offered Since: Not specified
Irish Aid Partners initiate the selection process. They are required to put forward a gender-balanced panel of candidates and a good representation of the Civil Society. Candidates working in disadvantaged regions of the country are given priority. These candidates are then entered into the final competition of the Fellowship Training Programme together with candidates from other Irish Aid Partner Countries.
Who is qualified to apply?
Awards under the Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme are targeted at nine participating countries with which Ireland has established development cooperation programmes: Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Palestine, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia. To be eligible, applicants must be citizens of one of these partner countries and be residing in that country.
In addition, applicants must be currently employed by an Irish Aid partner organisation and be nominated by that organisation to apply. Potential candidates must obtain leave from their employer to undertake the course and, on completion, are expected to return home, resume their employment and put their qualifications into practice.
Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme applicants must also:
have a minimum of three years relevant work experience
- be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the development of their home country
- have identified up to two relevant Postgraduate Diploma or Taught Masters courses in Ireland or within their own region
- be able to take up the fellowship in the academic year for which it is offered
- provide a letter from their employer granting study leave for the duration of the fellowship and guaranteeing that they will be able to return to an equivalent position in the organisation at the end of the fellowship period
- apply using the correct application form and by the stated deadline
How Many Scholarships are available? Not Specified
What are the benefits?
Beneficiaries are supported to undertake higher-level education and training in Ireland or within the region.
How long will sponsorship last?
Scholarship will last for the duration of the programme
Which African Countries is Eligible?
Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
Timor Leste and Vietnam, plus the Palestinian territories
To be taken at (Country): Ireland or within the region
Application Deadline: is 30th November each year
The relevant authorities might require that you submit the applications to them in advance so that they can have them submitted to the Embassy of Ireland by 30th November.
Offered annually? Yes
How to Apply
Applications must be made both for the Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme and the chosen course. These are separate application processes.
Filled-in applications should be submitted to the respective authority in the sectors, who in turn will submit them to the Embassy of Ireland. Embassy of Ireland will not receive any applications from applicants.
Applicants must submit their course application directly to the college or academic department in question and NOT to Irish Aid.
The Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
For further information about the Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme, you can contact the Fellowship Officer of the Embassy of Ireland by:
- Tel: +256 41 771300 / 117
- Email on kampalaembassy[at]dfa.ie
- Website: Scholarship Webpage