Master Poverty Alleviation and Development Scholarship for African Students

at Brandeis University in United States

The Poverty Alleviation and Development (P&D) Scholarship for the Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development will be awarded to an early– to mid-career development planner committed to poverty alleviation and community development within the region of Southern Africa.

Nationals of the following countries will be considered:

Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
The P&D Scholar will join SID graduate students from over 40 countries in August 2010 for an interdisciplinary study of development and project management emphasizing poverty reduction, gender equality, human rights and biodiversity conservation. The P&D Scholar will concentrate on theoretical and analytical skills in the year-in-residence at Brandeis University and then spend a second year in a supervised internship or field project.
The P&D Scholarship includes full tuition remission for the year-in-residence. The scholarship does NOT cover airfare, health insurance or any living expenses.

Nominations are encouraged from international and governmental development institutions and NGOs. Selfnominations are accepted and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Nominators may mail, fax (781-736-2774), or email ( a letter of nomination to the
Admissions Office. For more information, please visit

Applications (to be submitted by the applicant) should include:

• Letter of Interest in Southern Africa Poverty Alleviation & Development Scholarship
• Completed Application Form
• Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
• Detailed Statement of Purpose describing career objectives and work experience
• Three original letters of recommendation (at least one professional and one academic) on official letterhead sent
directly to the Admissions Office from the recommenders (These letters must be accompanied by a Brandeis
University Recommendation Form)
• Original or certified true copies of transcripts from all university-level studies, sent directly to the Admissions
office from each university (Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by an official English
• Official TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for all international applicants.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2010

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University, USA

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