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SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, TRAVEL and COURSES GRANTS - Deadlines: May 2015

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted May 19, 2015 from Brazil
Expired on May 31, 2015

> Campus France:Hubert Curien Partnerships 2016: Egypt

The Hubert Curien Partnerships (PHC) support France's international exchanges in science and technology with several developed and developing countries. Research partnerships often focus on topics in agriculture, renewable energy, water resources, and others related to environment and natural resources. Applicants should review the themes, application criteria, and contact information for each program.

Egypt ("Imhotep"): deadline 19 May 2015.

Source:http://www.campusfrance.org/imhotep

>AuthorAID -Online Course in Research Writing and Proposal Writing

AuthorAID announces an online course in research writing and proposal writing. The main topics are: (i) writing research papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals; and (ii) writing grant proposals to seek funding for research. The course is for researchers living and working in eligible developing countries, with emphasis on early-career researchers.

Deadline to apply:20 May 2015 at 11 pm GMT.

Source:http://authoraid.info/en/news/details/903/

>European Union:Central European Initiative (CEI) for cooperation projects

The CEI makes grants to support its action plan. Cooperation projects are mainly for seminars, workshops, training courses, and other kinds of meetings. Priority themes include climate, environment, sustainable energy, and others. Projects can be submitted by all public and private bodies in CEI's member states, as well as by international and regional organizations. Preference is for proposals submitted from CEI's non-EU member states (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, and Ukraine). Grants are up to €50 thousand.

The application deadline is 20 May 2015, 17:00:00 CEST (GMT+2) Trieste time.

Source:http://www.cei.int/content/cooperation-activities?tab=1

>International Development Research Center:IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2015

Canada's International Development Research Center (IDRC) offers doctoral research awards in priority themes that include agriculture and environment (among others). The program is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and nationals of developing countries who are pursuing doctoral studies at Canadian universities. IDRC funds research in all developing countries, with a few exceptions. The award covers expenses for field research up to CA$20 thousand a year.

The deadline is 20 May 2015.

Source:http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Funding/Grants/Pages/default.aspx?CompetitionID=94

>Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR):Research on Water Basins in Southeast Asia

The CGIAR welcomes applications from young and mid-career researchers on issues important for the Nu-Thanlwin-Salween and Mekong River basins. Research themes include water governance; healthy rivers; river food systems; healthy landscape and ecosystems; and gender and social justice. There are 12 fellowships are available for each river basin, to be undertaken over 16 months on a part-time basis starting in June 2015. The call is open to anyone, with preference given to nationals from the countries that share the respective river basins.

The application deadline is 22 May 2015 at 17h00 ICT.

Source:http://news.capri.cgiar.org/2015/05/fellowship-salween-and-mekong-river....

> UNESCO and the International Center for Sustainable Energy Development (ISEDC):Training in Russia on Energy Resources 2015

UNESCO in collaboration with the ISEDC in Russia will offer 20 fellowships for a one-month program of capacity-building in sustainable and renewable energy. The program in October 2015 is open to applicants from developing countries and countries in transition that are UNESCO member states. Instruction will be in English, although candidates (not over age 35) should be proficient in Russian.

The application deadline is 22 May 2015.

Source:http://www.unesco.org/new/en/fellowships/programmes/unescoisedc-co-spons...

>CCRIF:Postgraduate Studies in Disaster Risk Management in the Caribbean

CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) serves the Wider Caribbean Region in reducing the economic impact of natural catastrophes. As a part of its program, the facility provides scholarships to students at the post-graduate level to pursue study in areas related to disaster risk management. Eligibility extends to applicants from Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago. and Turks & Caicos Islands. The scholarships are valued at a maximum of US$40 thousand at extra-regional universities, and US$20 thousand at regional universities.

The deadline for applications is 22 May 2015.

Source:http://www.ccrif.org/content/scholarship

>UNESCO and the International Center for Sustainable Energy Development (ISEDC):Training in Russia on Energy Resources 2015

UNESCO in collaboration with the ISEDC in Russia will offer 20 fellowships for a one-month program of capacity-building in sustainable and renewable energy. The program in October 2015 is open to applicants from developing countries and countries in transition that are UNESCO member states. Instruction will be in English, although candidates (not over age 35) should be proficient in Russian.

The application deadline is 22 May 2015.

Source:http://www.unesco.org/new/en/fellowships/programmes/unescoisedc-co-sponsored-fellowships-programme/

> Fellowship: Salween and Mekong River Basin Researchers

Young or mid-career university, civil society and government researchers on the Nu-Thanlwin-Salween and the Mekong River basins are welcome to submit proposals on the following research themes:water governance;healthy rivers;river food systems; healthy landscape and ecosystems;gender and social justice.There are 12 fellowships are available for each river basin, to be undertaken over 16 months on a part-time basis starting in June 2015. The call is open to anyone, but preference given to nationals from the countries that share the respective river basins. The project is committed to ensuring that female researchers are represented. Up to US$15,000 is available per fellow for research costs and honorarium. For the Nu-Thanlwin-Salween basin, please visit here for full details and for Mekong, please visitherefor further details. For the Mekong basin, please visithere.

Application deadline: 22nd May 2015, 17:00 (ICT).

Source:http://news.capri.cgiar.org/2015/05/fellowship-salween-and-mekong-river.html

>United Nations University:Prosper.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2015

The Award recognizes young scientists and researchers in the Asia-Pacific region in the field of sustainable development. For 2015, awards will be given in the areas of energy, water, and biodiversity. 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 nominations and direct applications is 24 May 2015 at midnight GMT.

Source:http://prospernet.ias.unu.edu/index.php/ysa/2015-ysa/

>Postdoctoral Fellowship to Improve Paediatric HIV Prevention Treatment

The Collaborative Initiative for PediatricHIVEducationandResearch(CIPHER) of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is calling applications for one-year post-doctoralfellowship. It aims to accelerate research that can improve pediatric HIV prevention, treatment and care.The post-doctoral fellowship is valued at R370,000 per annum. The tenure of the award is one year. A modest travel allowance for the period spent at HSPH will additionally be provided.The CIPHER Cohort Collaboration is led by a Data Centre hosted jointly by 3 institutions: a)Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (CIDER), University of Cape Town (UCT),South Africa; b) Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) at University College London (UCL), London,United Kingdom. c)Department of Epidemiology/Center for Biostatistics in AIDS research (CBAR), Harvard School of PublicHealth(HSPH), Boston, MA,United Statesof America. Eligibility Requirements: 1)A PhD obtained no more than 5 years ago in Epidemiology/Statistics/Public Health or cognate discipline from a recognized institution; 2)Proven analytic skills and experience analyzing and writing up results for peer-reviewed publication in the field of HIV; 3) Currently undertaking research or training in a resource-limited setting with a demonstrated commitment to working in a resource-limited setting after the fellowship period.Experience in collaborating with different research teams is an advantage.

Deadline: May 25th, 2015.

Source:http://www.iasociety.org/Web/WebContent/File/CIPHER_advertPDRF_Apr2015.pdf

>United Nations OHCHR Indigenous Fellowships for Human Rights Training Programme 2015

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner forHuman Rights(OHCHR) is currently accepting applications fromindigenouspersons for its Indigenous Fellowships Programme (IFP) 2015. IFP is a comprehensive human rights training programme contributes to build the capacity and expertise of indigenous representatives on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights in general and indigenous issues in particular, so they are in a better position to protect and promote the rights of their communities at the international level.The selected candidates will be provided with a return flight ticket, living expenses and basic healthinsurance for the duration of the training.Focus Countries:United Nations Member Countries.Eligibility Criteria - The candidate: 1)must be indigenous (non-indigenous persons will not be taken into consideration, even if they have close links with indigenous communities and/or organizations); 2)should agree to train other indigenous persons after the return to their respective communities / organizations; 3)should be proposed and his/her candidacy supported by his/her indigenous organization and/or community. It is desirable that the sponsoring organization has a firm constituency or membership and that it is representative; 4) should have a good working knowledge of the language, in which the programme is imparted - English,French,Spanish or Russian.Fellowship applications will only be taken into consideration if they are fully completed (both parts I and II of the application form must besigned), andaccompanied by anofficial recommendation letterfrom the nominatingindigenousorganization or community.

Deadline to receive applications byregular post: 25 May 2015.

Source:http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/IPeoples/Pages/Fellowship.aspx

>The UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2015

The UNESCO International Literacy Prizes are the oldest UNESCO prizes ineducation. Since 1967, UNESCO has rewarded successful and innovative literacy programmes with the aim of recognizing excellence and inspiring projects undertaken by governments and non-governmental organizations around the world. Each of the five prizewinners receives a medal, a diploma andUS$20.000.There are two UNESCO International Literacy Prizes: a)The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize (2 awards) that gives special consideration to the development and use of mother-tongue literacy education and training; b)The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy (3 awards) that gives special consideration to literacy for people in rural areas and out-of-schoolchildren, particularly girls andwomen.Eligibility Criteria: 1)For Nominee: Institutions, organisations and individuals promoting literacy through effective and innovative projects or programmes around the world are eligible to be nominated; 2)For Nominator:Member States and International non governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO are invited to solicit and submit nominations for he UNESCO International Literacy Prizes.

25 May 2015: Deadline for the submission of Nomination Form.

Source:http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/education-building-blocks/literacy/literacy-prizes/

>United Nations Development Program:Equator Prize 2015

The Equator Initiative, administered by UNDP, announces the 2015 Equator Prize to recognize twenty local sustainable development solutions for people, nature, and resilient communities in developing countries served by UNDP. The program is open to community-based and local groups, operating in rural areas, which have been in existence for at least three years. Each winner will receive US$10 thousand.

The deadline for nominations (in 15 languages) is 27 May 2015.

Source:http://www.equatorinitiative.org/index.php?lang=en

>Flemish Inter-University Council (VLIR):IUC North South South Projects

VLIR-UOS is the secretariat of Flemish universities for development cooperation, with funding by Belgian Development Cooperation. VLIR-UOS announces several cooperation activities for 2015-2016 between its member universities and partner universities and networks in the developing world. The submission deadline for IUC North South South projects is 28 May 2015. The deadline to apply for international conferences; short training initiatives; and international training programs ranges from 07 September to 21 September 2015. Additionally, VLIR-UOS makes travel grants for EU students at Flemish universities for research and internships in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It offers PhD scholarships for nationals in selected countries of these regions to study at Flemish universities.

Source:http://www.vliruos.be/calls

>Wageningen University and Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research:Research on ICT in African Agriculture and Natural Resources

Wageningen University and the CGIAR invite applications for 10 PhD positions to support the program "Environmental Virtual Observatories for Connective Action" (EVOCA) in crop, water, livestock, and disease management. EVOCA aims to understand the conditions for successful virtual platforms that enable participatory monitoring and effective action in development contexts. Case studies will focus in Ethiopia (potato production); Ghana (water monitoring and irrigation; cocoa farming); Kenya (tick-borne disease in livestock and wildlife; and Rwanda (malaria management).

The closing date for applications is 28 May 2015.

Source:https://ruforum.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/inref-phd-advert-final.pdf

>Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) -- Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award 2015

The Wangari Maathai Award honors this exceptional woman who championed forest issues around the world. The award to recognize an individual for outstanding achievements related to the key role forests play in supporting local communities, rural livelihoods, women, and the environment. The awardee will receive a cash prize of US$ 20 thousand, along with international recognition. Applicants should be nominated by a third party. Nominations related to grassroots initiatives are particularly encouraged.

Nominations are accepted in English, French, or Spanish before 29 May 2015.

Source:http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/world-forestry-congress/programme/awar...

>American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV):International Grants for Conference Participation 2015

The AAZV provides financial aid to zoo and wildlife veterinarians from outside of the USA to participate in the AAZV's annual conferences. Preference is given to applicants from developing countries with demonstrable financial needs and focused educational/ conservation goals. Grants are normally up to US$2 thousand.

The application deadline is 30 May 2015.

Source:http://www.aazv.org/?689

>2015JasmineJiangsuGovernmentScholarship

Jiangsu Provincial Government has set up this Scholarship for international students in order to promote the development of higher education of International students in Jiangsu, to further improve the profile of Jiangsu Education to the world, to highlight the brand of "Study in Jiangsu" and to make Jiangsu a preferred province for international students to study in. This scholarship will be provided to those excellent overseas students or scholars to undertake full time study in universities and colleges of Jiangsu. It will also include those non-degree program students and exchange students in accordance with educational exchange agreements and MOUs between the Jiangsu Provincial Government and the governments of other states, institutions, universities and international organizations. Nanjing university of Science & Technology is entrusted by Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education which offers Jasmine Jiangsu Government scholarship for those talent international students.Eligible applicants should: 1) register from“Study in Jiangsu”application system, filling relevant information and print out completed <Jiangsu Jasmine Scholarship Application form>; 2)prepare the application materials and mail to our university before the deadline.

Application deadline: 30th May, 2015.

Source:http://study.njust.edu.cn/s/132/t/523/74/a6/info29862.htm

>LDI Africa Recruits for Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program (EIFP)

The Landmark Development Initiative (LDI)Africais calling applications for this program to provide hands-on service opportunities. It is designed to match financial capital invested in emerging African businesses with the human capital needed to take these institutions to scale.LDI Africa through its EIFP recruits organizations that are doing excellent work particularly in the financial and investment industries across Africa. Experience the growth of Africa’s most innovative businesses Exposure to emerging markets Paid positions, housing and travel Training and professional development opportunities Potential consulting, employment and seed capital investment after fellowship Entry into the global LDI Africa network.Headquartered in Washington D.C and working all across Africa, LDI Africa deploys the talents ofyoungAfrican diaspora and professionals from all over the world to nonprofits and businesses that are struggling to attract skilled professionals. Unlike other programs, LDI Africa provides aspiring professionals around the world with the desired platform to deploy their unique skills and overseas experience to help turnaround businesses, schools, profit and nonprofit organizations in Africa.Eligibility Criteria: 1)Applicants are invited from across any country; 2)Young business and development professionals are welcome to apply. Applicants are requested to download and complete the application essay. Applicants have to send the completed application form with resume, a cover letter, and 2 letters of recommendations electronically.

May 31, 2015: Applications close.

Souce:http://www.ldiafrica.org/fellowships-emerging-institutions-fellowship-pr...

>Swiss Re:Leadership Prize in Water Management 2016

The International ReSource Award is a prize acknowledging social entrepreneurial thinking and leadership in implementing sustainable water management in developing and emerging countries. Each of three finalists will receive US$25 thousand and expert assistance to further develop their proposals in order to compete for a first prize of US$75 thousand. Eligibility for the Award extends to charities, non-profit organizations, and revenue-generating social enterprises.

The application deadline for short proposals (Step I) is 31 May 2015.

Source:https://www.resourceaward.org/

>United Nations University, Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA): PhD Internships 2015-2016

With funding from Canada’s International Development Research Centre, UNU-INRA is undertaking a three-year project entitled “Unleashing the Potential of African Rural Economies through Green Growth”. The project will select 13 PhD interns to help provide evidence on how green growth strategies can influence employment, income generation, competitiveness, and social inclusion in rural Africa. Applicants should be African nationals who are enrolled in doctoral studies, most preferably at the later stages of their PhD programs. UNU-INRA accepts both Anglophone and Francophone applicants.

The application deadline is 31 May 2015.

Source:http://unu.edu/about/internship/unu-inra-phd-internship-programme.html#o...

>African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI) Postgraduate Fellowships 2014/2015

Fellowships, which cover fees, subsistence and international travel, are awarded to staff of ANSTI member institutions for postgraduate studies (M.Sc. or Ph.D) at African universities for staff development. Fellowships are awarded to sub-Saharan African nationals for studies outside the applicants' home countries. Applicants must hold a good bachelors degree (at least 2nd class upper division) and be not older than 36 years old. The initial award of the fellowships covers one year. Extension is possible up to two years for Masters courses or more for Ph.D studies upon successful completion of previous year. Applicants must obtain the official admission to the host university prior to his/her application for the fellowship. Applicants should apply for the admission to the host university as soon as possible.

The completed fellowship application should reach the ANSTI secretariat by 31st May 2015.Website:http://www.ansti.org

Source:http://www.ansti.org/downloads/2015/1.ansti_postgraduate_fellowship.pdf

>International post-doctoral fellowships - 2015 call

In the context of climate change and resources scarcity, LabexMER tackles key questions about our changing ocean. ThePost-doctoral program for young scientists, co-sponsored by the LabexMER cluster of excellence, Ifremer, the University of Brest and the Brittany Regional council, aims at giving creative young scientists the opportunity to develop their own research project in one of the LabexMER laboratories in Brest, South Brittany or in Nantes (France).Fellows are appointed for two years. Funding includes salary and support for travel or small equipment and supplies. Four fellowships will be awarded in 2015.

Deadline for applications:May 31st, 2015.

Source:http://www.labexmer.eu/en/labexmer-alaune/international-post-doctoral-fellowships-2015-call-now-open

>UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is calling nominations for this Prize, whichwill be awarded for the first time in 2015. Generously funded by the Government of Japan, the Prize consists of three annual awards ofUS$50,000 for each recipient.Within the framework of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development honours outstanding efforts of individuals, institutions, organizations or other entities engaged in ESD activities.

Until 31 May 2015: Submission of Nomination Form. Source:https://en.unesco.org/esd-prize

>AWDF’s 2015 ‘Writing for Social Change’ Workshop for African Women - Call for Applications

The AfricanWomen’s Development Fund (AWDF) in collaboration with FEMRITE –UgandaWomen Writers Association, invites African women writers and journalists to apply for the Writing for Social Change Workshop 2015 to be held in Uganda from July 27 to August 5, 2015.The duration of the workshop is 10 days and will be facilitated by veteran BBC journalist andmediaexpert Elizabeth Ohene fromGhanaand award-winning writer Yewande Omotoso, fromNigeria/South Africa/Barbados.Focus Region:Africa.Benefits:Full accommodation, meals and a partial travel grant will be provided to all successful applicants.Eligibility Criteria: 1)This workshop is targeted at women writers, journalists and activists who wish to step-up their involvement in highlighting issues around women’s rights and social justice; 2)Participants will be expected to read widely from assigned selected texts, and to complete daily writing exercises; 3)After the workshop, the participants are expected to use the knowledge acquired to write widely about social justice issues in and beyond their communities.Priority will be given to interested women journalists who wish to actively engage in women’s activism – we are expecting at least 50% of the writers selected for this workshop to be full-time journalists.

Deadline for submission isMay 31 2015. Only those accepted to the workshop will be notified byJune 5, 2015.

Source:http://www.awdf.org/call-for-applications-awdfs-2015-writing-for-social-change-workshop-for-african-women/

>Submit Abstracts for Governance Research Program & Participate in International Conference on Public Health Governance in Africa

The Council for the Development of Social ScienceResearchinAfrica(CODESRIA) is currently accepting abstracts from scholars and practitioners for its Governance Research Program while participating in International Conference on Public Health Governance in Africa to be held in Windhoek,Namibiaon November 19-20, 2015. Through its conference on the theme ‘Public health governance in Africa’, CODESRIA wishes to seize on opportunities for debate presented by the ongoing EVD epidemic to rekindle wider conversations about public health governance in Africa. While acknowledging the biological dimension of diseases and the systems that are (supposed to be) put in place to deal with them at a societal level, this conference will deliberately seek to insert conversations about these in broader discussions concerning economics, politics,cultureand spirituality.Eligibility Criteria:Applicants can be scholars and practitioners around the world and their abstracts must be based on the selected 11 themes.

Deadline: May 31, 2015.

Source:http://www.codesria.org/spip.php?article2323&lang=en

>Latin America Greenhouse gas Mitigation Network (LAMNET) Research Network- Call for Proposals

The LAMNETis currently inviting students from Latin American countries, currently enrolled in PhD programs, to apply for grants to attend a short course on greenhouse gas mitigation and also to conduct greenhouse gas measurements in livestock and rice production systems. The Grants are intended to support scientific training of PhD students from Latin America countries. Applicants should have a background inagricultureandclimate changeresearch and an interest in mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.During the course, students will learn approaches used in the Standard Assessment of Mitigation Potential andLivelihoodsin Smallholder Systems (SAMPLES) research program to evaluate options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from rice and livestock systems.Successful applicants will receive grants of up to 5,000 USD. The grant will be used to supplement costs for mitigation work being conducted in livestock and rice systems.Focus Region:Latin America.Eligibility Criteria -Applicants must: 1) be currently enrolled PhD students; 2)be students from and conducting their research in a Latin American country; 3)use the grant moneyto finance research on greenhouse gas measurements not tuition or other fees related to the degree; 4) carry out greenhouse gas measurements in 2015.

Expiration date:May 31, 2015.

Source:https://ccafs.cgiar.org/about/careers-and-calls/latin-america-greenhouse-gas-mitigation-network-call-proposals#.VWOLxJdVikp

>Rotary Peace Fellowship Program

The fellowship provides academic and practical training to preparefellowsfor leadership roles in solving today’s global challenges.Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies or a master’s degree in a range of disciplines related to peace and security at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities around the world. More than half of the 900 alumni are working in UN organizations and the World Bank, as well as in NGOs and government civil services. Categories: a)Master’s Degree (15-24 month program)–Building the leaders of tomorrow; b) Professional Development Certificate (3 month professional development program)–Strengthening the leaders of today.Both programs require, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a related field; three years of relevant work experience for the Master’s program and five years for the professional development certificate and proficiency in English.

The deadline for applicants to submit applications to their district is 31 May.

Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.

Source:https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/get-involved/exchange-ideas/peace-fellowship-application

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Emily Garcia
May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015

Thank you Anaisabel for continuing to share such great opportunities with the World Pulse community!

Warm regards,

Emily

Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015

Thanks for your input!

eliana sophia
May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015

Thanks for giving feedback!

ISAAC OTIENO
Jun 13, 2015
Jun 13, 2015

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