FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, PRIZES; TRAVEL and COURSES GRANTS - September 2015 Deadlines
FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, PRIZES; TRAVEL and COURSES GRANTS - September 2015 Deadlines

> ACUMEN FUND: INDIA FELLOWS PROGRAM 2016

The Acumen Fund promotes the power of social innovation to create solutions to the world's most pressing problems. Past fellows have included several in smallholder agriculture, renewable energy, waste management, fair trade, and other areas. The Regional Fellows Program for India is a one-year leadership development program designed to build the next generation of social leaders with the audacity to transform society and create a better, more inclusive world. The program equips 20 extraordinary individuals from across India with the knowledge, support system and practical wisdom to unlock their full potential and drive positive change in society. Over the course of a year, Fellows remain in their jobs while taking part in five week-long seminars, where they receive the tools, training and space to innovate new ideas, accelerate their impact, build a strong network of social leaders from across their region and around the world. Our Fellows are bright minds and big thinkers who dare to do what’s right, not what’s easy, to create positive change in their country. Fellows can come from diverse cultural, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds and work in any sector, and they must be committed to ending poverty in their community through their work.

The application period closes on 01 September 2015.

Source: http://acumen.org/leaders/regional-fellows/india/

> ACUMEN FUND: PAKISTAN FELLOWS PROGRAM 2016

The Acumen Fund seeks to harness the power of social innovation to create solutions to the world's most pressing problems. Past fellows have included several in smallholder agriculture, renewable energy, waste management, fair trade, and other areas. The Regional Fellows Program for Pakistan is a one-year leadership development program designed to build the next generation of social leaders with the audacity to transform society and create a better, more inclusive world. The program equips 20 extraordinary individuals from across Pakistan with the knowledge, support system and practical wisdom to unlock their full potential and drive positive change in society. Over the course of a year, Fellows remain in their jobs while taking part in five week-long seminars, where they receive the tools, training and space to innovate new ideas, accelerate their impact, build a strong network of social leaders from across their region and around the world. Our Fellows are bright minds and big thinkers who dare to do what’s right, not what’s easy, to create positive change in their country. Fellows can come from diverse cultural, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds and work in any sector, and they must be committed to ending poverty in their community through their work.

The application period closes on 01 September 2015.

Source: http://acumen.org/leaders/regional-fellows/pakistan/

> AMERICAN ORCHID SOCIETY: CONSERVATION AWARDS

The American Orchid Society sponsors the Conservation Recognition Awards to honor outstanding work in orchid conservation. At least one of the prizes is designated to recognize efforts benefiting the conservation of orchid species native to Canada, the United States or Mexico. One of the prizes need have no geographical limitations. Prizes are US$500. Nominations and supporting materials for these prizes should be submitted not later than September 1st, 2015. Source: http://www.aos.org/Default.aspx?id=55 BRITISH COUNCIL: TRAVEL GRANTS FOR RESEARCHERS: PERU Researcher Links Travel Grants provide financial support for early-career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration, build research capacity in developing economies, and enhance the researcher's career opportunities. The UK's partner countries for these travel grants are Israel, Morocco, Peru, and Uruguay. Subject areas for the workshops vary by partner country to include agriculture, climate and environment, sustainable energy, water and sanitation, and several others. Researchers that reside in the UK can apply for funding to visit a university or research institution in one of the listed partner countries. Researchers residing in the listed partner countries can apply for funding to come to the UK. Duration of visit: 1-6 months depending on country. Applicants must be based either in the UK, or in one of the partner countries listed above, and be affiliated with a recognised publicly funded research establishment or public or private Higher Education Institution.

The application deadlines are 16.00 (UK time) 28 September and 16.00 (UK time) 1st September 2015 for applications involving Peru and Uruguay.

Source: http://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/current-opportunities/travel-grants-2015-july

> BRITISH COUNCIL: WORKSHOP GRANTS FOR RESEARCHERS: PERU

The Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and partner countries to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. Subject areas for the workshops vary by partner country to include agriculture, climate and environment, sustainable energy, water and sanitation, and several others. The current call is for bilateral workshops between the UK and Qatar, Morocco, Peru, United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay. Proposals must be joint applications, with one coordinator based at a UK institution and one based in a partner country.

The application deadline is 28 September 2015 (except for Peru on 01 September 2015).

Source: http://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/current-opportunities/travel-grants-2015-july

> CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (CAS): INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS

The CAS offers several types of international fellowships, collectively called the “CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI).” The program supports international scientists and postgraduate students to work and study at CAS institutions and strengthen their scientific collaboration with CAS researchers. PIFI welcomes applications from four categories of international researchers and students: distinguished scientists; visiting scientists; postdoctoral researchers; and international PhD students.  

The application deadline is 01 September 2015.

Source: http://english.bic.cas.cn/AF/Fe/201408/t20140807_125680.html

> ELSEVIER FOUNDATION: AWARDS FOR EARLY-CAREER WOMEN SCIENTISTS 2016

The Elsevier Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World honor scientific and career achievements by women from developing countries in five regions: Latin America and the Caribbean; the Arab region; Sub-Saharan Africa; Central and South Asia; and East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific. The 2016 awards will be in the biological sciences covering agriculture, biology, and medicine. The five winners will each receive a cash prize of US$5 thousand in addition to paid travel and expenses to attend the next meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Nominees must have received their PhD within the previous 10 years and be a female scientist living and working for three years immediately prior to the nomination in one of the 81 scientifically lagging countries as defined by TWAS. 

The deadline for nominations is 01 September 2015.

Source: http://www.elsevierfoundation.org/new-scholars/elsevier-foundation-awards-for-early-career-women-scientists-in-the-developing-world/

> EUROPEAN COMMISSION: MEDITERRANEAN COOPERATION INTERREG (MED)

MED is the EC's transnational programme for the Mediterranean area. Partners are the 13 countries of the northern Mediterranean seacoast -- tentatively including the IPA countries of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Macedonia. Thematic areas are blue and green economic growth; low-carbon strategies and energy efficiency; Mediterranean cultural and natural resources; and multilateral coordination approaches.

The deadline for the first call for proposals (preparation phase) is 01 September 2015.

Source: http://interreg-med.eu/en/first-call-for-project-proposals

> GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SERVICE (DAAD): POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN GERMANY 2016-2017

The German government offers scholarships for qualified applicants from developing countries who enroll at German universities for development-related studies, normally ranging from 12-24 months. Duration: 12-24 months, depending on the particular institution. Internationally recognised Master's degree. 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.

Many scholarship deadlines in programs for environment, agriculture, etc., are in September-October. However, applicants should carefully review the closing dates of each program.

Source: https://www.daad.de/entwicklung/studierende_und_alumni/bildung_postgradual/ast/08492.en.html

> INSTITUTE OF CURRENT WORLD AFFAIRS (ICWA): FELLOWSHIPS 2015-2016

The ICWA makes grants to support Fellows who carry out self-designed independent studies for a minimum of two years in the developing world. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, but candidates must show strong and credible ties to U.S. society. Areas of particular interest to ICWA include the Arab Middle East and Southeast Asia (especially Indonesia), but candidates may seek fellowships in any country. Among the fellowship categories, the "Forest and Society" fellowships explore the relationship of forest resources to the complex of human factors bearing on their conservation and management. We expect candidates to have the necessary language skills to allow to them to carry out their proposed project. Candidates proposing to go to China, Russia, Indonesia, India, or Brazil, for example, should have proficiency in Chinese, Russian, Bahasa, Hindi (or another relevant language) or Portuguese. 

The deadline for letters of interest is 01 September 2015.

Source: http://www.icwa.org/apply/

> JAPAN FOUNDATION CENTER FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP: ABE FELLOWSHIPS 2015

The Abe Fellowship encourages international research in the social sciences and related disciplines on topics of pressing global concern -- including climate change, sustainable urbanization, environmental degradation, and other cross-cutting issues that advance global problem solving from a transnational perspective. The fellowship program is open to citizens of Japan and the USA, as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the USA. This competition is open to citizens of the United States and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or the terminal degree in their field, or have attained an equivalent level of professional experience at the time of application.

The closing date for applications is 01 September 2015.

Source: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe-fellowship/