Tanzania-International Fellowships Program

The International Fellowships Program (IFP) is a program based in New York, and supported by the Ford Foundation. It is administered in Tanzania as IFP-Tanzania in collaboration with the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF)..

IFP-Tanzania is hereby announcing the fellowships for advanced study, of up to three years of study to exceptional individuals with potential qualities and who will use their education to further development in their own communities and the nation, ultimately bringing about greater social and economic justice in the country and also worldwide. IFP fellowships will be awarded to applicants from diverse backgrounds, more specifically, to those from social groups and communities that lack systematic access to higher education.

These fellowships are tenable in the world, were the IFP programme has Strategic Partnership Universities (SUPs).

A total of Seventeen (17) fellowships will be awarded to deserving Tanzanians, for the 2011/2012 academic year to undertake MASTERS PROGRAMME ONLY.

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant must

* Be resident or resident nationals of Tanzania or other official resident of Tanzania
* Hold an honors bachelor’s degree- for those applying for Masters Fellowships
* Have demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to community service and/ or national development.
* Have significant relevant professional or other work experience related to proposed field of study, of not less than three (3) years.
* Intent to pursue a post-graduate degree that will directly enhance their leadership capacity in an academic, policy, practical or artistic discipline and field corresponding to one or more of the Foundation’s areas of endeavor.
* Present a plan specifying how they will apply their studies to social problems in their own countries.
* Commit themselves to working on these issues after completing the fellowship period.

Special Notes:
# Priority will be given to people living and working with communities outside the major cities or
# Those working with marginalized groups in rural or urban poor.
# Applicants are cautioned that background checks would be run on short-listed candidates.
# Applications must be labeled on top of the envelope to indicate the degree being applied “MASTERS ”
Field of study

ATTENTION TO APPLICANTS

Deadline for applications is not later than 5.00 p.m. on Monday 15th February 2010.

Late applications will NOT be processed..
# Only Short- listed candidates will be contacted and finalist names will be posted on IFP website.
# Interested persons can obtain the Application Forms from the City Librarian at the Tanzania Library Services Headquarters in Dar es Salaam or from the Regional Librarians at the following Regional Libraries: Arusha, Bukoba, Dodoma, Iringa, Kigoma, Mbeya, Morogoro, Moshi, Mtwara, Musoma, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Singida, Songea, Sumbawanga, Tabora, Tanga and Manyara.
# Applicants from Zanzibar can obtain the Application Forms from ANGOZA Offices, the Zanzibar Library Service and also from the State University of Zanzibar.
# Forms will also be distributed by selected NGOs and individual
IFP Alumni and Fellows Elect.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Do not Fax or Email your Application.

All applications must be posted through EMS or delivered by hand at the IFP Tanzania Office which is situated at the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) in Dar es Salaam in envelopes clearly marked “MASTERS” To:
The Program Coordinator
Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program in Tanzania
Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF)
51 Uporoto Street, Ursino Estates
P.O. Box 31226
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania
Telephone: +255 22 2762473 / 2760260
Telefax: +255 22 2762472 / 2760062
E-mail: ifp-at-esrf.or.tz
Website: http://ifptanzania.esrftz.org/

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