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UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) -- International Opportunities Fund 2014

posted Sep 22, 2014, 9:52 AM by Jan Laarman

The Natural Environment Research Council invites proposals to its International Opportunities Fund. The scheme provides resources to NERC-supported researchers to allow them to forge long-term partnerships with scientists outside the UK, including in the developing world, through exchange visits, scoping workshops, etc. Proposals may request funding of a maximum of £40 thousand for up to two years duration. The application deadline is 25 September 2014. Link

British Council -- UK-Colombia Collaboration in Marine Science and Technology

posted Sep 22, 2014, 9:48 AM by Jan Laarman

The British Council will fund the participation of early-career researchers in UK and Colombia for a workshop on marine science and technology to be held in Santa Marta, Colombia in November 2014.  All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the British Council Researcher Links program.   The deadline for applications is 29 September 2014.  Link

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Ideas to Improve International Development

posted Sep 22, 2014, 9:39 AM by Jan Laarman

In partnership with Big Ideas@Berkeley, USAID invites essays that identify unrecognized development challenges (i.e., "blind spots") that could be addressed through science, technology, innovation, or strategic partnership. The contest is open to certain organizations and individuals associated with USAID and its programs (see the announcement for eligibility details). The contest will award cash prizes up to US$3 thousand. The deadline for submissions is 01 October 2014. Link

UK Royal Society -- Newton Advanced Fellowships for the Natural Sciences

posted Sep 22, 2014, 9:26 AM by Jan Laarman

Newton Advanced Fellowships provide established international researchers with an opportunity to develop the research strengths and capabilities of their research group through training, collaboration, and reciprocal visits with a partner in the UK. This award is currently available to international early-career group leaders in Brazil, China, Mexico, South Africa, and Turkey for awards of up to three years across the natural sciences.   The application deadline is 22 October 2014.  Link

UK Royal Society -- Newton Mobility Grants

posted Sep 22, 2014, 9:23 AM by Jan Laarman

The Newton Fund makes mobility grants  to international researchers that want to strengthen their research and innovation capacity by visiting or sending staff and students to the UK. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent research experience, and hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in an eligible university or research institute.  Collaborations should focus on a single project involving the international scientist (“the applicant”) and a UK scientist (“the co-applicant”).  Awards are currently available for scientists in Brazil, China, Mexico, South Africa, and Turkey. The application deadline is 22 October 2014.  Link

IREX -- Community Solutions 2015-2016

posted Sep 22, 2014, 9:16 AM by Jan Laarman

IREX Community Solutions is a professional development program for community leaders in eligible countries to participate in a four-month fellowship with a local nonprofit organization or government agency in the USA. The subject areas include environmental issues (among others).  Applications are accepted from eligible countries in East Asia and the Pacific; South and Central Asia; Sub-Saharan Africa; North Africa and the Middle East; Europe; and Latin America and the Caribbean.  Grants are for visa support, international travel, insurance, and a living allowance. The application deadline is 27 October 2014. Link

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Japan International Collaboration Agency (JICA) -- Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development

posted Sep 22, 2014, 9:14 AM by Jan Laarman

The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) in collaboration with the Japan International Collaboration Agency (JICA) call for proposals for the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS).  Thematic research areas are environment/energy, bio-resources, and disaster prevention and mitigation.  Researchers external to Japan should consult their national government agency responsible for ODA technical cooperation, the Embassy of Japan, or JICA offices in their resident countries. The deadline for proposals is 27 October 2014.  Link

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) -- International Postdoctoral Fellows

posted Sep 22, 2014, 9:05 AM by Jan Laarman

JAMSTEC has created a new international postdoctoral fellowship program to help young researchers develop their scientific excellence in ocean and earth sciences.  Applicants are expected to conduct scientific work independently on a research topic of their own proposing, or to proceed with research in collaboration with JAMSTEC staff.  Persons of any nationality and either gender are encouraged to apply.  The closing date for applications is 05 November 2014.  Link

UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) -- Funding for International Collaboration

posted Sep 22, 2014, 8:59 AM by Jan Laarman

The BBSRC invites applications for awards that promote collaboration of UK researchers with partners in other countries. Applications are invited from researchers that currently have BBSRC funding, and from UK academic consortia.  The BBSRC's partnership programs are with Brazil, China, India, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, USA, and other countries -- including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, and Vietnam.  Funding is typically up to £30 thousand over four years for travel, subsistence, and activities such as workshops and exchanges. The application deadline (all partnership programs) is 13 November 2014. Link

Canadian International Development Research Center (IDRC) and U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) -- Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth)

posted Sep 22, 2014, 8:56 AM by Jan Laarman

The goal of GEOHealth is to support institutions in developing countries that will serve as regional hubs for collaborative research, data management, training, curriculum and outreach material development, and policy support around environmental and occupational health threats. Themes include health related to agriculture; health related to climate change; health related to air quality; and others The geographical scope of the program is East Asia and the Pacific; Latin America and the Caribbean; the Middle East and North Africa; South Asia; and Sub-Saharan Africa.  Grants are up to US$600 thousand per year for five years.  The deadline for letters of intent (not mandatory) is 19 October 2014. The deadline for applications is 19 November 2014.  Link

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