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1st Call for Applications 2014 - UMM Scholarships & Awards Program

News vom 29.01.2014

We invite students enrolled in or having completed a Bachelor, Master or PhD on a topic related to financial inclusion to participate in our Scholarships & Awards Program.

Scholarships: The UMM Scholarships program offers scholarships to students seeking field experience in the domain of financial inclusion. Scholarships of up to 1500 EUR are granted to Bachelor, Master and PhD students enrolled at universities in the European Union who plan to conduct internships and/or field research in developing countries. The scholarships are granted to cover travel and/or accommodation expenses during the field experience.


Awards: The UMM Awards program recognizes outstanding Master theses and PhD articles in the field of financial inclusion. The best rated winning candidates will be awarded prominently at a plenary session at the European Microfinance Week 2014 and will receive prize money of 500 EUR. In addition, the winning Master theses will be published in the frame of the University Meets Microfinance Program.


Application deadlines for UMM Scholarships & Awards - 2014:

April 15th, 2014
à 1st Call for Scholarships (Bachelor & Master)
June 15th, 2014 à 2nd Call for Scholarships (PhD)

October 31st, 2014 à 3rd Call for Scholarships (Bachelor & Master)

September 1st, 2014 à Call for Awards (Master & PhD)


Application forms and eligibility criteriafor the UMM Scholarships & Awards Program will be available at www.universitymeetsmicrofinance.eu (Scholarships & Awards Section) one month before each deadline.


To apply, please send your application to umm@planetfinance.org. Applications will be accepted starting from one month before each deadline.


About University Meets Microfinance (UMM):

Initiated in 2009 by PlaNet Finance and Freie Universität Berlin, University Meets Microfinance (UMM) is a European initiative which fosters the cooperation between universities, students in Europe and microfinance practitioners to contribute to microfinance innovation and education for development. UMM is active in domains such as microfinance education, microfinance research, information capitalization, professional exchange & dissemination of information. All UMM activities are carried out under the umbrella of the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) in the frame of the e-MFP Action Group “UMM”.


UMM Institutional and Financial Partners:

PlaNet Finance, European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), European Commission, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Agence Française de Développement, European Investment Bank Institute*, Freie Universität Berlin, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and Capgemini Italia (country partner).


*Contract to be signed


Today, more than 3.900 students, academics and practitioners have benefitted from UMM activities.


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