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We are pleased to inform you that the CUEA Library has won Position 1 in the University/Academic
Libraries Category, in the Library of the Year Award, 2017 (Maktaba Award, 2017). The award Gala was held on Friday night, the 22nd September 2017 at the National Museums of Kenya.
As part of the award the university will receive:
1. 200 book titles of new university level books (worth about Ksh. 1,500,000/-) from the Book Aid International (London)
2. Assorted new books worth Ksh 30,000/- from Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Publishers (Kenya)
3. Cash award of Ksh. 20,000/- from Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Publishers (Kenya)
The award is in recognition of excellent information services to patrons, application of modern ICTs, good facilities, customer care, ambiance and & forward looking staff.
We thank you all you for your continued support, especially through encouragement, high usage of our services, and positive feedback. Indeed together we have won this award in 2013, 2015, 2016 and thus the CUEA Library has achieved status as part of the rich national heritage attracting attention from across the continent.
In his statement, the University Librarian, Prof. Joseph Kavulya paid special tribute to his fellow library staff for their commitment and dedication to serving the CUEA community and requested them to keep up the good work.

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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)



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:


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.

We are glad to announce that DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service) is offering up to seven (7) scholarships, open to young East African academics and scientists, for the academic year 2018/19 to pursue a PhD in Germany. 

In addition, together with the Government of Kenya, DAAD will offer additional twenty-one (21) scholarships to staff of public and private universities and public research institutes in Kenya to pursue a PhD in Germany.

The scholarships are open to all fields of research. No age limit!

The Master’s degree must not be older than 6 years at the time of the application.

Application deadline: 31st October, 2017 via


Among the main requirements is a well developed research proposal (between 10 to 15 pages). In addition, the applicant needs to find a supervisor in Germany or get admission into a structured PhD programme.

For further information, visit us during our visiting hours Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9 am and 12 noon, check our website or contact the undersigned.

We are looking forward to many promising applications!

Best regards,

Anja Bengelstorff

Programme Officer

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
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