Science and education

Chevening gave me the chance to continue graduate work in the UK and work with some of the most prominent professors in my field

Dr Hanja Mohamed Sholkamy

Associate Research Professor at the American University in Cairo

As well as her ongoing role at the American University in Cairo, Dr Sholkamy is a lead researcher of the Egyptian Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme which aims to transform social protection for women in Egypt. She has been a Centennial Carnegie Visiting Scholar at Yale University, Junior Research Fellow at St. Anne's College, Oxford University, and has published numerous articles on political and social topics in Egypt and the region. She received her PhD in Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1996 with the help of a Chevening Scholarship.

Marcondes Moreira de Araujo

Senior Science and Technology Analyst with the MCTI

Marcondes has a vast amount of experience in policy planning, dialogue, and programme management for science, technology, innovation, and education as well as environmental management for public and private sectors, sustainable development projects, and infrastructure engineering. He is an active contributor to the UK in Brazil Science and Innovation network. He graduated from Imperial College London with an MSc in Environmental Technoloy through a Chevening Scholarship. 

As a scholar I advanced in many ways: gained new global experiences, furthered my higher education, upgraded my life style, and opened up my options in my career

Dr RaEd QaQish

President Assistant for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Relations at Middle East University (MEU)

With vast experience in academia, Dr QaQish was formally the Dean of Faculties at three universities - Al-Ahliyya Amman University, American University of Madaba, and at MEU. He earned his PhD in Design and CAAD in 1997 from the University of Glasgow, with the help of a Chevening Scholarship. He says the scholarship had a positive impact on him and it helped him to accumulate great benefits, gain new experiences, draw a new outlook on life, and map an idea of what to do in the future.

The education I got through the Chevening scholarship particularly helped me to get selected for internationally competitive assignments

Ilina Mangova

Lecturer at the School for Journalism and Public Relations in Skopje, Macedonia

Ilina holds an MSc in Comparative Politics (Democracy) from the London School of Economics and Political Science gained through a Chevening Scholarship. She has published numerous articles, policy papers, and research analysis on political issues in the region. She has previously been a Macedonia research coordinator for the international scientific project Varieties of Democracy run by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and the University of Notre Dame, USA.