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26 Jul
#Project 10,000 FREE CV Review!!

While I proceed on vacation after a tiring year with COVID restrictions, these videos would help you in writing your own academic CV.


You can download a copy of my academic CV via the description section of the 3rd link.

Kindly share the videos with friends, subscribe to Scholarship Cafe YouTube Channel youtube.com/c/ScholarshipC… and drop your questions via info@olumuyiwaigbalajobi.com
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26 Jul
Thanks to the organizer of Ekiti Digital Summit.

Yesterday, I addressed secrets to getting scholarships abroad:

Benefits of fully funded scholarships

Stable academic calendar
International exposure& collaboration
Career change
Study and get paid
Free flight, visa fee e.t.c
Travel out of your home country with 0 amount
New culture, tradition and language (s)
Better earning
Sources of Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship sites
Direct referral
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26 Jul
I receive an average of 30 emails daily via my website and Linkedin account.

Most of the questions are around scholarships and migration.

Some even pasted their SOP for me to review. Unfortunately, I do not review SOP for now.
There is no way I can link you with Professors in Economics, Biochemistry and microbiology because it doesn't work that way. That is why I always write and talk about cold email and DIY (Do It Yourself)
Just a reminder that I do not run a consultancy service, so I usually find it odd when people request I reach out to them via Whatsapp. I will be willing to meet you at halfway if you are intentional and determined in this journey.
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23 Jul
Fully funded PhD in Basic and Clinical sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

*Apply with your Bsc

Application Period: August 1, 2021- December 1, 2021

1 Application
1 Core Course First Semester
8 Ph.D. Programs to Choose
350+ Labs to Explore
Basic Biomedical Sciences Program

Biological Chemistry
Cancer Biology
Cell and Molecular Biology
Genetics, Development, and Disease
Molecular Biophysics
Molecular Microbiology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomaterials, Mechanics, and Tissue Engineering Track
Biomedical and Molecular Imaging Track
Computational and Systems Biology Track
Molecular and Translational Nanomedicine Track
Medical Physics Track
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7 Jul
How to find good references

Copyright-University of Calgary

Graduate school programs typically require two or three references as part of your application package. Some course-based professional programs will require one academic reference and one professional reference.
Each program sets its own criteria for reference letters, so be sure to check its requirements.

It is important to identify these potential references at least one month in advance of applying to graduate programs.
Types of referees
Academic references should be permanent professors on the university’s faculty.
Professional references are individuals you worked with (such as a former employer) who can write positively on your relevant work experience.
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6 Jul
PhD positions, Department of Computer Science, Texas Tech University

I am looking for highly motivated PhD students (2 open PhD positions) who are interested in improving the system performance of IoT network communication and drone control.
Prospective PhD students, with strong programming skills (e.g., Python, C++, and MATLAB) and thoeretical background (e.g., optimization thoery, robotics, and machine learning), are prefered.
Experience with writing software or modifying hardware for robotic platforms will be viewed as a plus.
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6 Jul
Statement of Purpose

Copyright-Duke University

As part of your online application, you must upload a statement of purpose. The statement should be one to two pages and single spaced.
It should briefly discuss

your purposes and objectives in pursuing graduate study;
your special interests and plans;
your strengths and weaknesses in your chosen field;
any research projects or any independent research in which you have actively participated and how they have influenced your career choice and desire to pursue graduate studies; and
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6 Jul
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Early Career Fellow),University of Exeter, UK


The College is seeking to appoint two exceptional Early Career researchers who will be awarded an independent four-year Fellowship within the MRC CMM at the University of Exeter.
The College is seeking to appoint two exceptional Early Career researchers who will be awarded an independent four-year Fellowship within the MRC CMM at the University of Exeter.
This Fellowship is aimed at newly qualified postdoctoral researchers with the aim of attracting exceptional individuals to develop an early independent research career in medical mycology.
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6 Jul
Graduate Student Positions, University of Calgary, Canada

If you are interested in one of the positions below, or a post-doctoral position, please directly contact an appropriate Faculty member
1. A graduate studentship (MSc or PhD) opportunity exists in the Gilleard laboratory.

Research Area: Investigation of macrocyclic lactone drug resistance in cattle lice and the development of rapid pen-side molecular diagnostics.
This is an excellent opportunity to undertake important and novel research, develop expertise in parasitology/entomology and in cutting-edge next generation sequencing and molecular diagnostic approaches. The graduate student will join a research
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5 Jul
PhD scholarship at Silesian University of Technology, Poland


Architecture and Urban planning
Automation, Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Technical IT and telecommunication
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering and Transport
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Environmental, Mining and Energy Engineering
Chemical Studies
Management and Quality Studies
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5 Jul
Underserved Communities Grant Writing Workshop October/November 2021

Deadline- 20 August 2021
AREF is calling for applications from scientists who are emerging biomedical/health researchers in specific Sub-Saharan African countries to participate in its Essential Grant Writing Skills Workshop. For this call we are specifically targeting countries from which we have
had less engagement in terms of applications and participation in the past.

Our goal is to expand AREF’s impact across Sub-Saharan Africa; therefore, we are inviting applications from researchers in these underserved countries:
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5 Jul
Research Development Fellowships 2021/22

Programme Overview
Aim: To support researchers in Africa who are emerging leaders and are working on important challenges for human health to develop their skills as a researcher.
What we offer: A three to nine-month placement at a leading research institution in Europe or Africa, with additional support at your home institution before and after the placement, up to a maximum of £40,000.
Who is eligible: Research active post-doctoral scientists and clinicians who are nationals of and employed in Sub-Saharan Africa who were awarded their doctorate within the last six years; and clinicians without a doctorate but who have a Masters degree or
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4 Jul
Highlights of scholarships and funding opportunities I talked about yesterday on Scholarship Cafe Youtube channel

1. DAAD ESPO Fully funded MS/PhD programs, Germany

Who can apply?
Graduates with at least two years' professional experience from the following countries

List of study
Development-related sciences
Engineering (Sciences)
Architecture (and related) /
Urban Development
Agricultural Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Health-related Sciences
Education Sciences
Media Sciences
Political Sciences
Natural Sciences
Geography & Geosciences
Forestry Science
Social Sciences
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3 Jul
I had a wonderful time teaching non microbiology students here at the University of British Columbia last semester

I took it upon myself to sell these approach to universities in Nigeria. My letter stated a visiting role for FREE and virtual class
Only one (EKSU) out of the over 15 universities that I wrote acknowledged my mail.

From ABUAD to CU to Achievers to JABU, none actually replied.
The last three days taught me a lot.

My teaching strategy includes:

1. Sending my notes in advance to the class

2. At the beginning of the class, I introduced the learning objectives and key terms.

3. We had multiple choice questions at the end of the class which was fun
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26 Jun
SPACES II.1 CaBuDe: Scholarships for Foreigners: Short-term scholarships for Bachelor students (type C), Master students and Senior Experts (type D), PhD students and Senior Experts (type E) and Postdocs and Senior Scientists (type F) - marine projects
Who can apply?
The following categories of researchers can apply:

excellently qualified students, graduates, doctoral candidates and postdocs from South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia who are doing research within one of the following marine
SPACES research projects: BANINO, CASISAC, TRACES & TRAFFIC under the overall theme of Earth System Management in the following specific fields:
Environmental Sciences
Coastal and Marine Research Sciences
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26 Jun
Something to note about LOR

Letters of recommendation
My undergrad was in a different field so the research was very different from what I am doing now. Who should write my letters of recommendation?

Given you have two (with an option of three) letters, it would be good to include a letter from one person who
can speak about your current research and one person who has known you longer, even if it may not be in your current research area. The longer-term perspective is definitely important and valuable.
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26 Jun
Wellington Doctoral Scholarship, New Zealand

These scholarships are intended to encourage and support doctoral study (PhD) at Victoria University of Wellington.
Closing Date(s): Three rounds each year closing 1 March, 1 July and 1 November.
Tenure: Scholarships will normally be tenable for three years. For a student who has already been enrolled for a Doctorate at Victoria University of Wellington for
more than six months at the time when the offer of a Scholarship is made, the maximum length of tenure of the Scholarship will be reduced at the discretion of the Victoria University Research Scholarships Committee.
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26 Jun
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship

Deadline-Proposals and letters of recommendation will be accepted through Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM UTC
Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Students should support this mission and embrace opportunities to foster diverse and inclusive cultures within their communities.

PhD students must be enrolled at a university in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, or Africa).
Proposed research must be closely related to one of the themes at Microsoft Research Cambridge:
Cloud Infrastructure
Confidential Computing
Future of Work
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26 Jun
Call for Applications for Full Scholarship; PhD Programme in Climate Change and Land Use 2021 Admissions

Deadline- June 30, 2021
The DRP through the School of Graduate Studies, KNUST is pleased to announce availability of scholarships. All applicants are encouraged to indicate on the fee-paying forms their willingness or otherwise to be enrolled as self-financing students with
with alternative means of sponsorship in case they do not qualify for scholarship.

Scholarship-holding PhD fellows will receive a monthly stipend to cover accommodation and other expenses for the duration of the programme.
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26 Jun
DRR-DAAD Scholarships

For applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record the DRD offers a limited number of DAAD merit scholarships per year.
Scholarships are available for full-time students of

the Masters in Development Studies
the Master in Public Administration
the MA in Development Management (Bochum Programme, next deadline 30 November 2021)
Scholarships include monthly allowances of 650 Euro plus travel allowances for Master candidates and 900 Euro plus travel allowances for PhD candidates. Tuition and registration fees are covered by the Scholarship Programme.
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26 Jun
DAAD Scholarship for Master of Science in International Health

Deadline- October 15, 2021

Candidates from developing countries with at least two years of work experience (obtained after completion of the first degree or first professional qualification) and a
Bachelor's Degree with honours (240ECTS/4 years) or equivalent are eligible for a DAAD scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service).
DAAD scholarship holders follow a study track with limited flexibility, which consists of:

Tropical Medicine and Public Health (core course)
Designing Managing Evaluating Projects
Health Economics in Berlin
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