The mission of the OAD is to help further the use of astronomy, including its practitioners, skills and infrastructures, as a tool for development by mobilizing the human and financial resources necessary in order to realize the field’s scientific, technological and cultural benefits to society.
Mobility funding is available which has the goal of establishing or nurturing research, educational and/or development related collaborations between the United Kingdom (UK) and countries where astronomy research is not well established. Open for scientists, engineers or educators either based in the UK, or who will travel to the UK. More details here.
Bespoke scheme for Palestinian students to undertake a Master’s degree. Two scholarships a year offered by the University of Aberdeen, St. Andrew’s University, Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh, UK). The scholarship includes a fee waiver, research costs are normally covered but NOT living expenses. Candidates interested in this scheme should in a first instance identify a supervisor at the above institutions and agree a project. A formal interview is then arranged. If an offer is made to the candidate, the supervisor will then apply for a fee waiver on the applicant’s behalf.
This Elphinstone scholarship at the University of Aberdeen (UK) covers a fee waiver for entire duration of the PhD programme, research costs are normally covered as well, but NOT living expenses. The scheme is open to all international students, including Palestinians. Minimum eligibility criteria is a bachelor degree with an upper second class (2:1) or equivalent and/or MSc with distinction.
The Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate award supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford (UK).
The Oxford Brookes Gaza Scholarship Scheme is supported by the Asfari Foundation and was created in 2009, out of a strong will to support the people of Gaza through bringing in one student each year at graduate level to undertake a course of study leading to the award of an Oxford Brookes Masters’ degree at Oxford Brookes University (UK).