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IBM is pleased to announce the 2018 IBM Two-Year Worldwide PhD Fellowship for the academic years of 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.

Strong collaboration with faculty, students and universities is vital to IBM. The PhD Fellowship Program advances this collaboration by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies. In 2018, the Fellowship Program is focusing on: AI, blockchain, security, andquantum computing. IBM is well positioned to advance these technologies and exploit their ability to transform industries and societies.

Since the creation of the IBM PhD Fellowship Program in 1951, we have supported thousands of PhD Fellowship students -- with more than 700 students supported over the past 10 years alone.

We have made important changes to the program. The 2018 IBM PhD Fellowship includes:

In the US, fellowship recipients while in school will receive a stipend for living expenses, travel and to attend conferences ($35,000 for 2018-2019 and $35,000 for 2019-2020). US fellowship recipients will also receive $25,000 toward their education in 2018-2019.

Outside the US, fellowship recipients while in school will receive a competitive stipend for living expenses, travel and to attend conferences for the two academic years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. Fellowship stipends vary by country.

Students must be approximately two years from receiving their PhD degree.

All IBM PhD Fellows are matched with an IBM Mentor according to their technical interests, and are encouraged to participate in an internship at least once while completing their studies. Students receiving a comparable fellowship from another company or institution during the same academic period are not eligible for an IBM PhD Fellowship. Students in Europe and Russia may accept government scholarships and remain eligible for the IBM PhD Fellowship.

We have received many outstanding and exceptional candidates from universities all over the world in the past and encourage universities to submit nominations September 21 -- October 26, 2017.

For more details go toIBM PhD Fellowship.

The IBM PhD Fellowship program also supports our long-standing commitment to workforce diversity and encourages nominations of women, minorities and all who contribute to that diversity. We look forward to receiving your department's nominations.

Please spread the word. For further information, see your IBM contact, visit the website above, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please feel free to display the attached program announcement poster in your department office(s).

PDF poster:

(See attached file: 2018 IBM PhD Fellowship Poster.pdf)


We at the Department of Historical Studies in the University of Cape Town, South Africa, are currently inviting applications for 1 Postdoctoral fellowship, 2 PhD scholarships, 3 Master’s scholarships, and 4 Honours Scholarships under our new, A W Mellon Foundation-funded programme History Access, starting from January 2018. The closing date for all applications is 30 October 2017. The Calls for Application are attached.

1. History Access Honours, Masters & Phd Scholarships

2. History Access Postdoctoral Fellowship

Kindly share this information with your colleagues and scholarly networks and encourage any suitable candidate to apply.

The University started offering French Classes in collaboration with Alliance Francaise in June 2017. This followed an MoU between the two institutions which was signed on May 30th 2017.

And now the second class is kicking off this September.

Those taking the classes will need to pay 14,500 for the first session and 9,000 for the second session with a possibility of paying in instalments.

Classes will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, possibly between 4 pm and 5.30 pm.

If you still are interested in registering for these classes, kindly call Dr. Ann Rita on 0721-417503.

For more details see.

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Dear Friends,

Go Pro with your smartphone.

Alliance Française de Nairobi invites entries for the 2nd Smartphone Film Competition. This year’s theme is ‘Storo za familia’ / ‘Family Stories’ / ‘Histoire de Familles’.

Open to all residents of Kenya over the age of 18 yrs. The film must be 4 minutes maximum including credits. 1st Prize – 100,000/-.

Deadline for entries: midnight 1st October 2017. For details:

Let your creativity flow.

Chers amis,

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L’Alliance Française de Nairobi vous invite à participer à la seconde édition du Smartphone Film Compétition. Le thème de cette année est «Storo za familia» / «Family Stories» / «Histoire de Familles».

Le concours est ouvert à tous les résidents du Kenya âgés de plus de 18 ans. Le film doit durer au maximum 4 minutes, crédits compris. Le premier prix se verra attribuer 100 000 / -. 

Date limite pour les inscriptions : Minuit 1er Octobre 2017, Pour plus de détails :

Laisser cours à votre créativité.



Above: Staff in Academic Linkages office (right) receive the posters for The Amas Project from Brenda Ayuku of Moi University.

AMAS-Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme (AMAS) is a project destined to enhance exchange of knowledge to improve quality of learning, research and public service in Africa. Successful applicants get to enhance their knowledge and skills through mobility in select African universities while they pursue their Masters or Doctoral programmes in their respective universities.

The Partner Universities (PUs) in the AMAS project are: Moi University (MU), Kenya; Université Mohammed V de Rabat (UM5R), Morocco; Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia; Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Benin, and, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), Mozambique. Universität Bayreuth (UBT), Germany, is the technical partner to the project (TP), while Moi University (MU) is the Leading Applicant.

The call is open to postgraduate students (Masters and PhD) in the pursuing social sciences and development related courses.

For further details, see here. Also visit the project website:



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