2021 Call for Applications: AGNES-BAYER Science Foundation Research Grant for Junior Researchers - Closing Date: Wednesday, 30th June 2021

Applications are invited for the AGNES-BAYER Science Foundation Research Grant for Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa”. The grant seeks to enable doctoral students from sub-Saharan African countries to undertake outstanding research activities in the field of Biodiversity conservation and sustainable agriculture. The proposed activities must be part of the doctoral research, including but not limited to field experiment and data collection or laboratory studies. Click here for more information.

 Call for Applications Women in Research Essential Grant Writing Skills Workshop - September/October 2021 – Closing Date: Thursday, 8th July 2021

The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) works to strengthen the health research capacity of scientists in Sub-Saharan Africa who are engaged in tackling the sub-region’s significant health challenges. AREF is calling for applications from women who are emerging biomedical/health researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa to participate in its Essential Grant Writing Skills Workshop. Applicants seeking to benefit from this workshop series should be at a stage in their research career where they are actively seeking independent funding but have yet to secure funding necessary to support your research independence. Click here for more information.



 ACU Fellowships - Closing Date: Tuesday, 8th June 2021

ACU Fellowships facilitate collaboration at a distance and the creation of valuable new partnerships between member universities in different countries. A wide variety of fellowships are available across different fields for ACU member university staff. The funding is intended for virtual collaboration only and will not fund physical travel. ​ Click here for more information.

 Newton International Fellowship – Closing Date: Wednesday, 16th June 2021

The fellowship scheme is for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK. Research must be within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. The Society encourages applications from the widest range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to maximise innovation and creativity in science for the benefit of humanity. Click here for more information.


2021 CEGA Non-Resident Fellowship Application - Closing Date: Monday, 21st June 2021

The CEGA Non-Resident Fellowship seeks to equip early career African social scientists with the skills needed to carry out rigorous evaluations of economic development programs. Selected researchers will have a chance to remotely audit courses at Berkeley or other universities, develop skills in impact evaluation, and have access to a personalized mentorship program to develop their research ideas. Click here for more information.

 Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program 2022/2023 for Mid-Career Professionals - Closing Date: Thursday, 15th July 2021

 The Humphrey Fellowship Program is for experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and Fellows’ home countries. As a non-degree program, the Fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, attending conferences, networking, and practical work experiences. During the year, Fellows pursue both their individual program goals and work closely with their Humphrey colleagues in workshops and seminars. Unlike a typical graduate school experience, the Program encourages Fellows to travel away from their host campus to learn more about American culture and to network with their American peers. If you are interested in broadening your perspectives and becoming a global leader, click here for more information.

 Call for the AAS Affiliates 2021 – Closing Date: Friday, 23rd July 2021

The AAS Affiliates Programme seeks early and mid-career scientists who demonstrate excellence in their development and application of science in Africa. These individuals become ‘Affiliate of the AAS’ for a period of five years during which they receive individualized professional development support and join a wider community of science leaders on the African continent. Click here for more information.

TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme - Closing Date: Friday, 30th July 2021

The fellowship programme is tenable in BIOTEC and its affiliated research units for a period of 12-24 months for young scientists from developing countries who wish to pursue advanced research in the biotechnology at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) in Thailand. The areas of interest are biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular genetics, biosensors biotechnology and bioinformatics. Click here for more information.

 Call for Applications Rhodes University Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2022 - Closing Date: Saturday, 31st July 2021

Rhodes University, South Africa, is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships across all faculties which may be awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal. The Fellowships are intended to foster existing research and scholarly or creative activities within Rhodes University departments and institutes, ideally a Fellow's proposed work will closely complement existing programmes in the host department. Click here for more information.

 TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme Closing Date: Saturday, 31st July 2021

 The programme invites application from young scientists from developing countries) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in emerging areas in science and technology for which facilities are available in laboratories and institutes of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India. Click here for more information.


Fellowships at the Paris IAS in2022-2023 - Closing Date: Tuesday, 6th July 2021

The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme offers 10-month fellowships in the five Institutes of Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier and Nantes. Applications are welcomed from high-level international scholars and scientists primarily in the fields of the social sciences and the humanities (SSH). Click here for more information.

 TWAS-NRF Doctoral Programme - Closing Date: Friday, 20th August 2021

TWAS-NRF Doctoral Fellowships are tenable at research institutions in South Africa for a maximum period of three years. The fellowships are awarded to scientists from developing countries to enable them to pursue PhD research in the natural sciences. Click here for more information. 


PACTs Fellowships - Closing Date: Tuesday, 31st August 2021

The UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries,TWAS and ICGEB under the programme agreement called PACTs (ProgrAmme of CollaboraTions with LDCs), offer early-career scientists aged 45 or under, exchange visits of up to 6-months at the ICGEB laboratories in the of field of biomedicine, biotechnology and agriculture. Applications for the South-North and South-South mobility Fellowships are invited. Click here for more information.

 Matsumane International Fellowship Program - Closing Date: Wednesday, 30th June, 2021

Matsumae International Foundation invites application to the 2022 Research Fellowship Program. The invitation Period is 3--6 months, between April 2022 and March 2023, applicants are free to select host institutions (university research laboratories, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities of private industry). Click here for further information.

2021–2022 Met Fellowship Program - Closing Date: Varying per Fellowship

Join a community of scholars in the fields of art history, archaeology, museum education, conservation, and related sciences, as well as scholars in other disciplines, whose dynamic and interdisciplinary projects require close study of objects in The Met collection.  Annually, The Met awards over 50 fellowships to scholars from around the world.  Met fellowships are awarded to junior scholars, postdoctoral and senior academics, and museum professionals for independent study or research. Click here for further information.

Humboldt Research Fellowship - Closing Date: Rolling basis

The Humboldt Research Fellowship for researchers for postdoctoral and experienced researchers accepts applications from all nationalities and research areas: The fellowship offers support – postdoctoral and experienced researchers – with their research in Germany. Through the Humboldt Research Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors researchers with above-average qualifications from across the globe. As a fellow, you will benefit from individual support from the Humboldt Foundation and our diverse sponsorship portfolio. Click here for further information.

 Georg Forster Research Fellowship - Closing Date: Rolling basis

Through the Georg Forster Research Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors researchers with above-average qualifications and from all fields. Successful fellows will be able to conduct their own research at various stages of their career in collaboration with a host at a German research institution of your choice.  Click here for further information

ICGEB Postdoctoral Fellowships - Closing Date: Wednesday, 31st March and 30th September 2021

 ICGEB Short-term PhD Fellowships -Closing Date: Wednesday, 31st March and 30th September 2021

ICGEB Short-Term Postdoctoral Fellowships -Closing Date: Wednesday, 31st March and 30th September 2021 

ICGEB PhD and Postdoc Fellowships, South Africa-Closing Date: Wednesday, 31st March and 30th September 2021



2020 Commonwealth PhD Scholarships- Closing Date Friday 28th October, 2021

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK has an open opportunity for Kenyatta University to nominate 2 candidates (1 Male & 1 Female) for consideration to be awarded PhD Scholarship tenable in the UK. Full details are available at:

The CSC's selection committee will grade applications on the following criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Quality of the study plan
  • Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate's home country

This is to therefore to request you to share this information with eligible staff in your department to urgently apply to this opportunity.

Candidates who wish to be considered for nomination should send the documents to Directorate of Research Support & Dissemination by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) on/before Friday 28th October, 2021. Documents to be forwarded to Directorate of Research Support & Dissemination to include:

  1. Bachelors and Masters Certificates
  2. Transcripts (Bachelors & Masters)
  3. Research Proposal (and link to a UK host Supervisor)
  4. CV showing Academic Prizes, Publications, Patents etc.


Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship program - Closing Date: Wednesday, 30th June 2021

The Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship is a global program that identifies and empowers the next generation of exceptional computing research talent. Microsoft recognizes the value of diversity in computing and aims to increase the pipeline of talent receiving advanced degrees in computing-related fields to build a stronger and inclusive computing-related research community. The details of the fellowship program vary by region, Click here for more information.

 2021-22 Reckitt-LSHTM PhD Studentships on Hygiene & Health in Sub-Saharan Africa - Closing Date: Sunday, 11th July 2021

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) invite applications from candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa for fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships to start a research degree programme in January 2022. There are three studentships made possible through the generosity of Reckitt. LSHTM has pre-identified eight research projects that address the links between hygiene and health in Sub-Saharan Africa. Click here for more information. 

 IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students - Closing Date: Sunday, 15th August 2021

Applications are invited from PhD students who have at least a Masters level degree in history, theology or another discipline which works historically. Applicants must have been pursuing their doctorate for no more than three years at the time of taking up the fellowship, though exceptions may be made in exceptional circumstances. As a research institution that is not part of a university, the Institute does not hold any examinations and does not award any academic qualifications. Dissertations are completed under the supervision of the fellowship holder’s supervisor at her/his home university.  Click here for more information. 

 AfDB Japan Africa Dream Scholarship Program 2021 – Closing Date: Tuesday, 31st August 2021

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan that provides a two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to undergo post-graduate studies in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan. The overarching goal is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in under the Bank’s High 5s agenda (i.e. “Feed Africa”, “Light up Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the quality of life of the people of Africa”) and key Japanese development assistance initiatives. JADS core areas of study focus include energy, agriculture, health, environmental sustainability, and engineering. Click here for more information.

PhD Scholarship Announcement: “Governing Adaptation Finance for Transformation” (GAP), Kenyatta University- Deadline for applications: September 16, 2021, at noon (East African Time)

 Kenyatta University (KU), in collaboration with the GAP research group, invite interested and qualified candidates holding a graduate degree in social sciences and/or relevant disciplines to apply for a fully funded PhD position under the GAP research programme. Click here for more information