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Academy of Finland -- Development Research

posted Sep 1, 2014, 9:58 AM by Jan Laarman

The Academy of Finland and the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs fund problem-oriented and multidisciplinary development research. Themes for the research include sustainable management of natural resources and environmental protection, inclusive green economy, and others. Projects should strive for active collaboration with researchers and research institutes in developing countries. The application deadline is 24 September 2014. Link

Earthwatch -- In Search of Project Leaders for Field-Based Research 2016

posted Sep 1, 2014, 9:51 AM by Jan Laarman

Earthwatch supports scientific field projects in topics of ecosystems and biodiversity in several world regions. Applicants to lead these field projects can be of any nationality. Earthwatch invites projects that have a strong rationale for using non-specialists (volunteers) to aid with data collection, scientific observation, or other research tasks. Program priorities in 2016 for Central America, the Nordic Region, and North America include climate change; biodiversity; and ocean health and freshwater studies. Additional priorities are African and Asian elephants; and citizen science. The deadline for submitting concept proposals is 29 September 2014. Link

Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) -- International Training Programs 2015

posted Sep 1, 2014, 9:47 AM by Jan Laarman

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. The Global program includes courses in the following subject areas in year 2015: (i) Strategic environmental assessment, with submission deadline of 30 September 2014; and (ii) Integrated sustainable coastal development, with submission deadline of 01 October 2014. Information about course content and eligibility are included with each course description. Note: Interested individuals should follow the website for additional courses that may be announced, including at regional levels. Link

Genesis Prize Foundation -- Genesis Generation Challenge

posted Sep 1, 2014, 9:37 AM by Jan Laarman

The former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, and the Genesis Prize Foundation are offering US$1 million to identify innovative projects that address the world’s toughest challenges. The Challenge invites submissions from multi-disciplinary teams of approximately 10 persons, consisting of one team leader (age 20-36) and other members 18 or older. Each of ten winning teams will be granted seed funding of US$100 thousand. The deadline for registration is 30 September 2014. Link

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) -- Doctoral Research Grants in Germany

posted Sep 1, 2014, 9:32 AM by Jan Laarman

DAAD invites applications from young non-German academics and scientists to carry out research and continue their education in Germany. The disciplines include agriculture, forestry, and others. Most grants are for a maximum of three or four years. The deadline for applications is 01 October 2014. Link

East-West Center -- Fellowships for Graduate Students

posted Sep 1, 2014, 9:18 AM by Jan Laarman

The East-West Center provides graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the USA with funding for up to two years for masters and doctoral studies. Participants engage in the educational, residential, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i. The university's graduate programs include ecology and conservation; biology and marine biology; tropical plant and soil sciences; ocean policy; and several other disciplines related to environmental sciences. The deadline for applications is 03 November 2014. Link

East-West Center -- Asia Pacific Leadership Program 2015-2016

posted Sep 1, 2014, 9:03 AM by Jan Laarman

The APLP invites professionals from Asia-Pacific countries to apply for a 9-month program of leadership training and professional development on emerging issues facing the Asia-Pacific region. Inter-disciplinary interests at the East-West Center include climate change, land use, water and energy demands, etc., -- among other social and environmental themes. Fellowships of US$15 thousand cover the majority of costs. Applicants who request funding should complete their applications by the priority deadline of 01 December 2014. Link

UK Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) -- Commonwealth Scholarships 2015

posted Sep 1, 2014, 8:58 AM by Jan Laarman   [ updated Sep 1, 2014, 9:00 AM ]

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. Approximately 300 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 03 December 2014.  Link

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) -- Young Scientists Summer Program 2015

posted Sep 1, 2014, 8:55 AM by Jan Laarman

IIASA invites doctoral students worldwide to participate in its Young Scientists Summer Program held at IIASA's headquarters in Laxenburg, Austria. The selected participants work with IIASA’s senior scientists in research on energy, ecosystem services, water, risk policy and vulnerability, and other topics. Scholarships are available from IIASA's national member organizations. A limited number of scholarships are available from other sources. The application period is 01 October 2014 through 12 January 2015. Link

Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet) -- Open Processes for Generating Development Knowledge

posted Aug 20, 2014, 7:53 AM by Jan Laarman

OCSDNet invites case studies that employ open processes for generating knowledge and actions that address development challenges in the Global South.  Examples include open and collaborative science for food security, climate change, and other thematic areas.  The call is open to researchers and practitioners affiliated with organizations and consortia of organizations based in the developing countries eligible for support by Canada's IDRC.  The focus can be field research, capacity building, and critical analysis of open and collaborative science. Grants will range between CAD$50 thousand to CAD$80 thousand for projects of up to 24 months.  The deadline for concept notes is 08 September 2014.  Link

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