The Irish Embassy in Nairobi hosted an Irish Aid fellowship meeting attended by representatives from other missions from across Africa to discuss the 2020 programme on Wednesday (12 June).
Posting to their Twitter account, the Embassy said: “It was great to welcome colleagues from Irish Aid Missions across the globe to the Embassy this week to plan (the) next phase of the Fellowships Programme – fully funded scholarships in Ireland for mid-career professionals from partner organisations.“
Launched in 1974, the Fellowship Training Programme was Irish Aid’s first scholarship programme. Since thene, it has brought suitably qualified candidates from developing countries to undertake Masters degrees at universities and colleges in Ireland.
Awards are made for study in Ireland in fields such as development studies, rural development, health care, education and law with the aim of supporting and enhancing the contribution recipients can make to Irish Aid’s partner organisations. Fellowship eligibility requirements aim to ensure close alignment with Irish Aid’s programmatic approach.
The scholarship award covers course fees, required flights, accommodation (for out of country study), monthly allowances, insurance and other incidental expenses. Eligible Masters programmes in Ireland commence in the period August to September each year and, depending on the course, scholarships will run for between 10 and 16 months.