March 31, 2016

The American University in Cairo Cynthia Nelson Fellowship for International Students

The Cynthia Nelson Fellowship

Course(s) Offered: Any gender and women's studies
Course Level: Graduate (masters, research)
Provider: The AUC, Cairo
Country to Study in: Egypt

Scholarship Description
The late Cynthia Nelson, professor of anthropology, founding member of the Cynthia Nelson Institute of Gender and Women Studies (IGWS) and former dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences joined AUC in 1963.

Her efforts to further gender and women’s studies in Egypt and the Arab world have made her a notable and respected figure in her field. Her outstanding lifetime contributions to AUC remain unparalleled as she is a role model for generations of young and aspiring scholars.

In addition to full or partial tuition support, the highly competitive Cynthia Nelson Fellowship will provide students with the opportunity of working with a faculty member on their research and other professional work.

Eligibility
Candidates are expected to fulfill the following:
  • Full admission to the master's program in gender and women's studies
  • A bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or very good from an Egyptian university; if grades are lower, a rationale must be provided in the written statement
  • Demonstrated or potential academic qualifications, professional experience and/ or financial need
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries worldwide

Participating Institutions
The American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo; Egypt

Fields of study
All courses of study relating to gender and women's studies

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
The fellowship is awarded for two semesters. The academic performance of awarded fellows is subject to evaluation at the end of each semester.

Scholarship benefits
Fellowship provides full or partial tuition support, in addition to the opportunity of working with a faculty member on research and other professional endeavors.
  • The award may consist of full three courses, partial waiver of tuition fees for up to two courses, or less coverage.
  • In support of their professional training, fellows are assigned eight hours per week of related research work.
  • This work is intended to provide research in support of IGWS scholarly interests and provide professional development and research mentorship to fellows.
Method of Application
Application involves 2 steps: (a). you must submit the online application for your course, including the application fee ($75 or Egyptian equivalent), which is nonrefundable and subject to the current exchange rate. For an application to be processed, you must include all the requested documents. (b). Thereafter, you must submit the online fellowship application form.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information, and also to access both the course online application portal and the online fellowship application form.

DEADLINES:
Applicants must submit the online fellowship application, with all supporting documents and the graduate application, by April 15.

PLEASE NOTE:
Applicants are required to provide a written statement in which they should indicate their research and professional experience, as well as professional goals. Any financial challenges should be indicated in the written statement.

The faculty selection committee results will be announced two weeks prior to the beginning of the Fall semester, which begins at the end of August.

The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a premier English-language institution of higher learning. The university is committed to teaching and research of the highest caliber, and offers exceptional liberal arts and professional education in a cross-cultural environment.

AUC builds a culture of leadership, lifelong learning, continuing education and service among its graduates, and is dedicated to making significant contributions to Egypt and the international community in diverse fields.

Application Deadline: 15 April 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of Research Fellowships for International Applicants

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