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Scholarships and Awards for students’ research on microfinance – 1st Call 2011: Extension of application deadline to March 4th 2011

02-16-2011 08:51 AM CET | Science & Education

Press release from: PlaNet Finance Deutschland e.V.

PlaNet Finance invites students planning or having completed a thesis on a microfinance-related topic to participate in the “University Meets Microfinance” (UMM) - Scholarships & Awards Programme.

UMM Scholarship Programme for field research – New application deadline: March 4th 2011

Scholarships of up to 1500 EUR are granted to allow students who conduct on-the-field research on microfinance-related topics. The scholarship programme is open for Bachelor, Master students and PhD students. Eligible are students enrolled at a European university researching on a microfinance-related topic in the frame of their thesis. The scholarships are granted to cover travel and accommodation expenses during the field research.

Application deadlines 2011:

New application deadline: 4th March 2011 (Bachelor, Master)
15 April 2011 (Bachelor, Master)
15 June 2011 (PhD)
15 October 2011 (Bachelor, Master)

UMM Awards Programme for completed Master theses - Application deadline: July 31st 2011

Master students who have completed their final thesis on a microfinance-related topic at a European university can apply for the UMM Awards. Awards will be granted to students presenting an outstanding research in the microfinance field. The winning final theses will be published. The 1st Prize will receive EUR 500 and will be invited to the International Microfinance Awards Ceremony in Paris.

Application forms for the UMM Scholarships and Awards Programme are available at http://www.universitymeetsmicrofinance.eu. Please send your applications to umm@planetfinance.org.

About UMM
University Meets Microfinance (UMM) is a programme which fosters cooperation between university students in Europe and microfinance practitioners. UMM has been launched by PlaNet Finance and Freie Universität Berlin and is co-funded by the European Commission within the frame of its Education for Development Programme. Until now the programme has involved over 1200 students, practitioners and professors from 26 universities and 10 countries. www.universitymeetsmicrofinance.eu

About PlaNet Finance
PlaNet Finance is an organisation working for international solidarity. Its mission is to fight against poverty by developing microfinance in order to improve access to financial services for peoples who are poor and who are excluded from such services. It is based in Paris. PlaNet Finance and its international network are active in nearly 80 countries.
www.planetfinancegroup.org

PlaNet Finance Deutschland e.V.
Kathleen Welvers
Axel-Springer Str. 54B
10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone / Fax +49 30 47 989 818
umm@planetfinance.org
www.universitymeetsmicrofinance.eu

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