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East-West Center -- Pacific Islands Women in Leadership 2014

posted Apr 21, 2014, 9:29 AM by Jan Laarman

The East-West Center (USA) hosts the Pacific Islands Women in Leadership program (WIL). WIL offers training and mentorship for project development; follow-up support after the on-campus portion of the program; and small seed grants to selected projects. The East-West Center covers travel and accommodations, course fees, and stipends. The deadline for applications is 09 May 2014. Link

French Institute for Development Research (IRD) - - BEST Exchanges in Science and Technology, Call 2014

posted Apr 21, 2014, 9:27 AM by Jan Laarman

The program BEST funds researchers. engineers, and technicians in the global South to travel to institutions in France or other countries to improve their knowledge and skills. BEST offers grant support from two months to twelve months, spread over up to four years. Priority is for applicants from Africa and the Mediterranean Basin, but eligibility extends to the entire developing world. The deadline for applications (French, English) is 12 May 2014. Link

French Institute for Development Research (IRD) -- Thesis Research in the Global South, Call 2014

posted Apr 21, 2014, 9:25 AM by Jan Laarman

France's IRD supports doctoral thesis research by individuals in the global South. Applicants need to be associated with IRD's partner organizations. Thesis support is for a maximum of 36 months for a plan of work in the applicant's home country plus another country. Applications are welcomed for thesis research in specific thematic areas defined by IRD, and in any field of study (projets blanc). Priority is for applicants from Africa and the Mediterranean Basin, but eligibility extends to the entire developing world. The deadline for applications (French, English) is 12 May 2014. Link

United Nations University -- Prosper.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2014

posted Apr 21, 2014, 9:11 AM by Jan Laarman

The Award recognizes young scientists and researchers in the Asia-Pacific region in the field of sustainable development. The themes in 2014 are disaster risk reduction; sustainable agriculture; and waste.  Winners receive fellowships through the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for research with partners in Germany, in addition to a small cash prize. The closing date for applications is 20 May 2014. Link

European Commission (EC) -- Central European Initiative, Know-How Exchange 2014

posted Apr 21, 2014, 9:07 AM by Jan Laarman

The Know-how Exchange Program co-finances the transfer of know-how and best practices from EU to non-EU member countries of the Central European Initiative (CEI). Thematic areas in the current call by KEP-Austria include agriculture, environment, and climate change (among others). Proposals are submitted by organizations in CEI member states which are also member states of the European Union. The non-EU members of the CEI are Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, and Ukraine. The closing date for expressions of interest is 30 May 2014. Link

British Council -- Workshops for Collaborative Research, UK with Partner Countries

posted Apr 21, 2014, 8:39 AM by Jan Laarman

The British Council sponsors "Researcher Links" to promote international collaboration between researchers in the UK and partner countries.  The program funds travel grants and workshops. Applicants to the current call for workshop coordinators should be leading researchers, with one coordinator based at a UK institution and one based in a partner country. The applicants can be of any nationality, but must be based in the UK or one of the partner countries (Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam). The application deadline is 09 June 2014. Link

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) -- Postgraduate Studies in Germany 2015-2016

posted Apr 21, 2014, 7:55 AM by Jan Laarman

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, but the usual deadline for DAAD scholarships applied for at German embassies is 31 July.  However, applicants should carefully review the closing dates of each program.  Link

World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) -- Postdoctoral Fellowship at ICIPE, Kenya

posted Apr 21, 2014, 7:45 AM by Jan Laarman   [ updated Apr 21, 2014, 7:49 AM ]

TWAS and ICIPE (International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology) sponsor one fellowship annually at the ICIPE campus in Nairobi, Kenya. The fellowship of 6-12 months is open to young scientists in developing countries (other than Kenya) who meet the educational qualifications and other criteria. The application deadline is 15 September 2014. Link

World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) -- Postdoctoral Fellowships at Universiti Putra Malaysia

posted Apr 21, 2014, 7:43 AM by Jan Laarman

TWAS and Universiti Putra Malaysia (Selangor) offer postdoctoral fellowships of 6-12 months in subject areas that include agricultural sciences, biological systems, and several others. The program is open to young scientists in all developing countries except Malaysia. The application deadline is 15 September 2014.  Link

World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) -- Postdoctoral Fellowships at Universiti Sains Malaysia

posted Apr 21, 2014, 7:41 AM by Jan Laarman

TWAS and Universiti Sains Malaysia (Penang) offer postdoctoral support for 1-3 years in subject areas that include agricultural sciences, biological systems, and several others.  The program is open to young scientists in all developing countries except Malaysia.  The application deadline is 15 September 2014.  Link

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