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Nordic Africa Institute — Grants for Guest Researchers from Africa 2020

The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) provides funding to social science researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa for short-term collaborative assignments at the NAI in Uppsala, Sweden. Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply. The scholarship includes travel (economy class), accommodation, a subsistence allowance of SEK400 per day plus an installation grant of SEK2,500. The thematic research programs include the topics of economic growth, poverty alleviation, sustainable livelihoods, climate change, and sustainable development, among others. The application deadline is 01 April 2020. Link

UNESCO and the International Center for Sustainable Energy Development — Training in Russia on Energy Resources

UNESCO in collaboration with the ISEDC in Russia offers 20 fellowships for a one-month program of capacity-building in sustainable and renewable energy. The program in October 2020 is open to applicants from developing countries and countries in transition that are UNESCO member states. Instruction will be in English. The application deadline is 03 April 2020. Find the fellowship

Swedish International Development Agency — Training Workshop: Applied Land Governance (Africa)

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. Sida invites professionals from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to apply for the advanced training program “Applied Land Governance, Land Valuation.” The overall objective of this program is to strengthening the ability of all course participants to design and lead internal change processes within their organization that enable sustainable organizational change toward gender equality. Sida will cover costs related to all three program phases except personal expenses, visa fees or any local airport taxes and departure fees. The closing date for applications is 05 April 2020. Find the Training Program

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution — Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship

WHOI invites professional science writers, journalists, producers, and editors from all around the world to apply for the one-week residential Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship. The program is designed to introduce science journalists to the interdisciplinary and wide-ranging fields of oceanography and ocean engineering through seminars, laboratory visits, and brief field expeditions. WHOI covers room and board during the program. Fellows will receive a travel allowance of US$1,200. The application deadline is 17 April 2020. More about how to apply

Swedish International Development Agency — Training Course: Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation in South Asia

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. Organizations in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, and Nepal are invited to nominate candidates for the Advanced International Training Programme ‘Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation – Integrated Processes.’ Candidates representing government organisations, private companies, universities, or NGOs at national, regional or local level are encouraged to apply. The training will be provided in two parts: part 1 in Sweden, and part 2 in Nepal. Sida will cover the costs of the program fee and required literature as well as accommodation, meals, health insurance, and international travel. The closing date for nominations is 26 April 2020. Learn more

Friedrich Naumann Foundation — Scholarships for International Students

The scholarship scheme is open to qualified international candidates studying full-time at German universities. International applicants from all subject areas can apply for a scholarship for their Masters degree as well as PhD. The minimum funding covers two semesters. Each grant is worth up to €850 per month. Deadlines for application are 30 April and 31 October of each year. Applications must be submitted through the Friedrich Naumann Foundation

EC Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020) — Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellowships 2020

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellowships include the Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE). RISE aims to develop partnerships at the international level in Europe and outside Europe (most developing countries are eligible) in academic and non-academic sectors. The organizations constituting the partnerships contribute to joint research and innovation by seconding and/or hosting eligible staff members. The deadline for applications is 28 April 2020. Guide for applicants

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute — Short-term Fellowships for Tropical Research

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) invites applications to the Short-Term Fellowship Program on tropical research. The fellowship is directed to graduate students, but awards are sometimes given to undergraduate and postdoctoral candidates. The program has a three month duration period and provides a stipend to cover living expenses while at STRI ($1000/month), a modest research allowance; and round-trip airfare. Deadlines are 15 February, 15 April, 15 July and 15 October of each year. Learn More

WWF in India — Small Grants Innovation Program

WWF-India offers grants up to INR400 thousand for conservation research or action projects of up to two years. Grants are made to individuals to be utilized primarily for field activities. Priority is for research and conservation aligned with WWF’s program in India. The last date for submission of applications is 30 April 2020 (for the June term). About the program

Nikon — International Small World Competition 2020

The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope. Each year, the top 20 prize-winners are exhibited at numerous museums and science centers throughout the United States and Canada. The Top 3 winners will receive up to US$3 thousand. Only photomicrographs are eligible. Entries must be received no later than 30 April 2020. Know more