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French Institute for Development Research (IRD) -- Video Contest on Development Topics 2016

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:52 PM by Site Manager

France's IRD invites short audiovisual presentations related to the topics of its research in the developing countries of the global South. The contest ("Plein Sud sur la Recherche") is open to persons ages 18-28 as individuals or in groups. The winner will receive €3 thousand and technical and administrative assistance to engage in post-production opportunities. The application deadline is 15 September 2016. Link

World Bank Group -- Africa Fellowship Program

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:47 PM by Site Manager

The Africa Region of the World Bank Group is relaunching its fellowship program for Ph.D. students who are Sub-Saharan nationals. Fellows will spend a minimum of six months at the World Bank offices in Washington, D.C. or in a Sub-Saharan country, getting hands-on experience in development work. While benefiting from research and innovation in multiple sectors, fellows will also work on economic policy, technical assistance, and lending for eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity. The program invites applications from Sub-Saharan nationals who are recent Ph.D. graduates, or current doctoral students within one or two years of completing or graduating from a Ph.D. program, in disciplinary fields that include agriculture, energy, and others. The deadline for the first round of applications is 30 September 2016. Link

Tata Group -- Tata Social Enterprise Challenge, 5th Edition

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:41 PM by Site Manager

The Tata Group, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), seeks to identify promising social enterprises in India. Proposals are invited for social enterprises in agriculture, water and sanitation, energy, and other thematic areas. The proposed enterprises should create social impact in India, although applicants do not have to be Indian nationals. Selected social entrepreneurs are offered funding opportunities, mentorship, and an opportunity to be incubated at IIM Calcutta’s Incubation Center. The deadline for submitting impact proposals (business plans) is 11 October 2016. Link

African Development Bank -- Mo Ibrahim Foundation Fellowships

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:38 PM by Site Manager

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation financially supports the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship position in the African Development Bank. The Fellowship allows talented individuals to increase and enhance their professional capacity, with the intention of contributing to the governance and development of their countries. The priority for the 2017 selection of the Mo Ibrahim Fellow includes energy ("lighting up and powering Africa"); agriculture ("feeding Africa"); and others. The Fellowship is for young professionals, mid-career, and/or new executives who are nationals of an African country, residing anywhere in the world. The application deadline is 14 October 2016. Link

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) -- Postgraduate Studies in Germany 2017-2018

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:32 PM by Site Manager

DAAD offers scholarships for qualified applicants from developing countries who enroll at German universities for development-related studies, normally ranging from 12-36 months. Several offerings are available in agricultural and forest sciences; environmental sciences; and other subject areas. Application deadlines vary across the German universities and from program to program. Several deadlines for DAAD scholarships in agriculture, ecology and environment, and integrated water management are in September and October 2016. However, applicants should carefully review the closing dates of each program. Link

Social Science Research Council -- Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa 2016

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:26 PM by Site Manager

The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the advancement of social science faculty in Sub-Saharan Africa toward completion of doctoral degrees in topics of peace, security, and development. Past topics have included some related to climate change and land issues. The fellowship supports 9-12 months of PhD dissertation research with grants up to US$15 thousand. Applicants must be citizens of and reside in a Sub-Saharan African country while holding a current faculty position at an accredited college or university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda The application deadline is 13 November 2016. Link

UK Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) -- Commonwealth Scholarships 2017

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:24 PM by Site Manager

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) funds the Commonwealth Scholarships for master’s and PhD studies in the UK for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. Scholarships are awarded annually across all subjects, with priority for applications that demonstrate strong relevance to development. There is a nominating agency for Commonwealth Scholarships in each Commonwealth country, with contact details provided in the announcement. Inquiries about the scholarships should be directed to this agency. The application deadline is 15 November 2016. Link

American Association for the Advancement of University Women -- International Fellowships

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:17 PM by Site Manager

The AAAUW provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the USA who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work. Fellows represent all subject areas, including those important in the Terra Viva Grants Directory. The application deadline is 01 December 2016. Link

Australia Awards for Africa -- Scholarships and Fellowships for Africans 2017

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:12 PM by Site Manager

Australia Awards funds qualified African candidates for masters studies in Australia in priority subjects that include agriculture and food security; natural resource management (including mining and mining governance); public policy; health; and water and sanitation. Additionally, the program offers short-term fellowships for professional training in Africa and/or Australia. The announcement identifies the eligible countries and application deadlines, most of which are 15 December 2016 or 15 January 2017. Link

Tools with a Mission -- Tools and Equipment for Livelihoods in Africa

posted Aug 21, 2016, 10:56 PM by Site Manager

Tools with a Mission (TWAM) supports livelihood projects in Dem Rep Congo, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The program ships tools, equipment, bikes, and school supplies to registered charities and NGOs either working in Africa or based in Africa, and who meet the requirements and ethos of TWAM. Many previously supported projects are in subject areas important in the Terra Viva Grants Directory, such as bikes for park rangers. TWAM lists the available equipment. Applicants are expected to contribute to the costs of shipping. There is no application deadline. Link

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