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SCHOLARSHIP, FELLOWSHIP and PROJECT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES



FUNDING, CALLS, GRANTS and FELLOWSHIPS

PhD Fellowships in Science for Women from Developing Countries
Summary: Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDC) at Centres of Excellence in the South. The Fellowship is offered to women scientists to pursue postgraduate research in a field of the natural sciences.
Application deadline: 15 August, 2014
Contact: Inquiries
Website: Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists

PhD Candidate in Geography
Position: PhD. Intern
Location: Accra, Ghana
Organiser: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Summary: A temporary position as PhD candidate in Geography is available at the Department of Geography, NTNU. The appointment is for a period of three years
Deadline: 15 August 2014
Contact: Head of Office, Bodil Wold
Website: PhD Candidate in Geography Call

PhD Course: “The Economics of Sustainability, Growth, and Climate Change”
Summary: This course aims to provide solid background in the economics of sustainability, growth and climate change for PhD students and young researchers with no or very little background in economics but who have a strong interest in the interdisciplinary aspects of sustainability, growth, and climate change.
The course will cover both the theoretical and practical aspects of the economics of sustainability and growth and give examples of how economic theory and the application of economic theory can be applied to understand the complicated relations between sustainability and growth.
Application deadline: 5 September 2014
Contact: Peder Andersen
Website: PhD Candidate in Geography Call

Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Danida Consultative Research Committee for Development Research
Organisers: The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is inviting Phase 1 applications for research grants related to development research. The Call is applicable for both north and south driven development research grant applicants, with different themes for each country.
Application deadline: September 5, 2014, 12:00 hrs (Danish Time)
Website: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Danida Consultative Research Committee for Development Research

Masters in Education (Environmental Education) 2015/2016
Provider: Rhodes University
Summary: This course is an inter-disciplinary two-year course that combines lectures, excursions and on-course practical tasks which are presented at compulsory 6-day contact sessions (4 per year) at Rhodes University in Grahamstown.
Target audience: his course is designed for environmental education, training and development practitioners and is open to teachers with various subject specialist, lecturers and other adult educators, curriculum or resource developers, journalists, writers, researchers, conservationists, development workers and social learning facilitators wishing to further their existing knowledge of, and insights in, environmental education, social learning and change.
Application deadline: 15 September 2014
Application form: download
Website: Masters in Education (Environmental Education) - Rgodes University

TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training
Summary: TWAS offers fellowships to young scientists in developing countries to enable them to spend three to 12 months at a research institution in a developing country other than their own. The purpose of these fellowships is to enhance the research capacity of promising scientists, especially those at the beginning of their research career, helping them to foster links for further collaboration.
Ps: There is no age limit. However, preference is given to young scientists at the beginning of their research career and those working in Least Developed Countries. Application deadline: 1 October, 2014
Website: TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training

Fund for Environmental Journalism
Organisers: National Preservation Institute
Application deadline: Winter Cycle - 15 November, 2014
Who may apply: Any qualified journalist working independently or on the staff of either a for-profit or non-profit news organization worldwide is eligible to apply.
Website: Fund for Environmental Journalism

Program for Emerging Agricultural Research Leaders 2014
Summary: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks proposals for agricultural research with the potential to increase the sustainable productivity of smallholder farmers in developing countries. With this call, we are looking for projects led by MSc. and PhD. scientists at national agricultural research institutions and universities in sub-Saharan Africa, working in collaboration with other researchers internationally (either within Africa or beyond the continent). The 2014 PEARL call is restricted to proposals relevant to staple crops grown in Africa (please note we hope to offer future competitive opportunities for livestock research, but livestock-related proposals will not be considered in the current call).
Requirements:

  • Be an African scientist residing in sub-Saharan Africa or planning to relocate to sub-Saharan Africa to implement the proposed project, e.g. returning from diaspora;
  • Identify a local host institution (a national agricultural research institute or university) (International centers based in Africa or institutes overseas are not eligible to lead proposals in this call, but may partner as sub-grant hosts.)
  • Have at minimum an MSc degree;
  • Be able to devote at least 70% of their time to lead the proposed project Be an African scientist residing in sub-Saharan Africa or planning to relocate to sub-Saharan Africa to implement the proposed project, e.g. returning from diaspora;
  • Identify a local host institution (a national agricultural research institute or university) (International centers based in Africa or institutes overseas are not eligible to lead proposals in this call, but may partner as sub-grant hosts).
  • Have at minimum an MSc degree; and
  • Be able to devote at least 70% of their time to lead the proposed project.

Website: Program for Emerging Agricultural Research Leaders 2014

Scholarship for Water Cooperation and Peace - Joint Master Programme
Organiser: University for Peace
Summary: UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE), the University for Peace (UPEACE) and Oregon State University (OSU), institutions with a unique range of expertise, have jointly developed a new Master programme on Water Cooperation and Peace, which has been endorsed by UNESCO’s “From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential PCCP” programme.
Contact: Ms. Zaki Shubber
Website: Scholarship for Water Cooperation and Peace

The Toyota Foundation Research Grant Program 2014
Website: The Toyota Foundation Research Grant Program 2014

UNU-INRA PhD Internship Programme Education, Green Economy
Position: PhD. Intern
Location: Accra, Ghana
Summary: UNU-INRA, with funding from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is undertaking a three-year project entitled “Unleashing the Potential of African Rural Economies through Green Growth”. The project aims to provide empirical evidence on how green growth strategies can, amongst others, influence employment, income generation, competitiveness and social inclusion in rural Africa under four thematic areas:

  • Green business opportunities in rural Africa
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and resource efficiency, productivity and resilience in rural Africa
  • Rural SMEs and ecosystem services
  • Institutions and governance for environmentally-friendly business practices.
Who should apply? Applicants should be African nationals and must be enrolled in a doctoral programme, most preferably at the later stage of the PhD programme. They should be able to conduct high-quality research. UNU-INRA accepts both Anglophone and Francophone applicants. However, candidates should be fluent in oral and written English or French, as their case may warrant. While there are no restrictions with respect to the applicant’s areas of study, these must be clearly linked to addressing the critical issues related to green growth in rural Africa.
Application deadline: 31 May 2015 for the academic years 2015–2016.
Contact: Programme Coordinator
Website: UNU-INRA PhD Internship

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