Call for Applications: IPPA Summer School on Public Policy for Early Career Researchers and PhD Candidates - Closing Date: Friday, 28th February, 2020

The International Summer School on Public Policy - Nairobi Edition 2020 will be organized in partnership with the University of Nairobi and financial support of the African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development (CAFRAD), and The French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA). The school will be held from 20 - 24 April 2020 with a roundtable and first-day lecture.
The Summer School aims at providing advice and knowledge on Public Policy theories, concepts, and methodologies to analyze public policy to PhD students and early career researchers. Click here for further information.


The 2020 Zukunftskolleg AAA Fellowship for Early Career African Researchers - Closing Date: Friday, 28th February, 2020

The Zukunftskolleg is an Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). It offers fellowships as well as a diverse support network to promote the independence of early career researchers. Researchers at the postdoctoral level perform research without administrative constraints and have the freedom to engage in meaningful exchange with other up-and-coming colleagues and with distinguished senior researchers. As ZUKOnnect Fellow, one can use the time to extend their research networks and to get to know the research environment at the University of Konstanz.. As these fellowships can build a first bridge to the German and European academic system, doctoral students in their last year are also encouraged to apply. Click here for further information.


Call for Applications: 2020 AAAS-TWAS Course on Science Diplomacy - Closing Date: Thursday, 5th March, 2020
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington DC, USA, and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Trieste, Italy are seeking candidates to participate in the course on science diplomacy to be held in Trieste, Italy, from 10 to 13 July 2020.
The course seeks to expose participants to key contemporary international policy issues relating to science, technology, environment and health, while providing an overview of how technical information has contributed to different policy developments and international structures. Another focus of the course will be a better understanding of, and appreciation for, the roles of governments, international organizations and the private sector in complex science-based issues, and how different governance structures are developed to address the needs and involvement of these different stakeholders. Click here for further information


Call for Applications – Research Fellowship Program - Closing Date: Monday, 16th March, 2020

The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early career researchers aiming at improving the, development and living conditions of children and youth. This includes, but is not limited to educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political sciences, linguistics, neurosciences, and medical sciences. Fellowships are awarded to highly talented and innovative early career researchers who have received their PhD within the past 10 years. Funding from Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowships is awarded directly to the fellow’s institution and may be used by the fellow over a three-year period to cover a portion of the fellow’s salary and for any purpose in support of the fellow’s research, such as assistants’ salaries, equipment, technical assistance, professional travel, or trainee support. Click here for further information.


Newton International Fellowship - Closing Date: Thursday, 26th March, 2020
This scheme is jointly run by the British Academy, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society. 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. Successful applicants may also be eligible to receive annual funding following completion of their fellowship to support networking activities with UK-based researchers. Click here for further information.


Excellence in Africa – Junior Faculty Development program: 2020 Call For Proposals - Closing Date: Tuesday, 31st March, 2020

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in Morocco and the École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have launched the Excellence in Africa initiative with the aim of supporting the training of promising early-stage researchers in Africa and thus of enabling them to have a significant economic and societal impact. The Junior Faculty Development program is the first program launched within the framework of the “Excellence in Africa” initiative. It will pair up early-stage professors in Africa with EPFL professors, providing funding for a jointly-designed research project over a period of 4 to 5 years. In the course of the project, the Africa-based professor will complete a secondment of up to one year in the laboratory of his/her colleague at EPFL. Click here for further information.


L’Oreal –UNESCO Fellowship - Closing Date: Tuesday, 30th March 2020.

L’Oreal Foundation invites application for the L’Oreal-UNESCO Fellowship for women scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa program The program strives to encourage more young women to enter the profession and assists them once their careers are in progress.. Click here for further information.


Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship - Closing Date: Tuesday, 30th March 2020.

The Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra seeks doctoral applications from talented students with a strong interest in research. Candidates for PhD positions must hold an M.Sc degree or equivalent.
The Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship is be part of the Doctoral programme in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), that covers many of the most important research topics in the information society grouped into four main areas: cognitive and intelligent systems, audiovisual technologies, networks and communications, and computational biology and biomedical systems. Click here for further information.


OWSD PhD fellowships for Women - Closing Date: Tuesday, 31st March 2020.

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) invites applications for the OWSD Fellowships for Women. The Fellowship is offered to women scientists from science and technology-lagging countries (STLCs) to undertake PhD research in the natural, engineering and information technology sciences at a host institute in another developing country in the Global South. Click here for further information.


 Future Food Fellowship 2020 - Closing Date: Tuesday, 31st March, 2020

The Future Food Fellowship is a postdoctoral program for exceptionally qualified young researchers who propose projects targeting future food issues, such as nutrition, production, packaging and digital health. The fellowship provides personal research funds for three years, enabling fellows to work on their projects and collaborate with Swiss industry partners. Through the fellowship programme, the initiative aims at bringing together competences from academic and industrial research in this field. A successful fellow must demonstrate the willingness to engage with scientific or economic issues across the frontiers of food and nutrition sciences. In short, the research project must meet the following criteria. Click here for further information.


 Call for Applications: One Planet Fellowship 2020 - Closing Date: Thursday, 31st March, 2020

The One Planet Fellowship invests in high-potential early career researchers from Africa and Europe, and accelerates their scientific careers so that they are better able to develop relevant and gender-responsive climate adaptation solutions aimed at African smallholder farmers. Click here for further information.


 Newton International Fellowship 2020 - Closing Date: Tuesday, 31st March, 2020

The scheme is jointly run by the British Academy, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society. It aims to select the very best early career postdoctoral researchers from all over the world, and enable them to work at UK research institutions for two years. Newton International. 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. Click here for further information.


ASC Leiden Visiting Fellowship Programme 2020 - Closing Date: Wednesday, 1st April, 2020
The African Studies Centre Leiden calls for applications for a three-month (90 days) visiting fellowship from September up to and including November 2020. Applications from all academic disciplines are invited. The subject of a research proposal should fit in with one or more of the Collaborative Research Groups (CRG) of the ASCL.

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Urban Studies Foundations International Fellowship 2020 - Closing Date: Thursday, 30th April, 2020
Applications are invited to the USF International Fellowship scheme for urban scholars from the Global South. The Fellowship covers the costs of a sabbatical period at a university of the candidate’s choice in the Global North or South for the purpose of writing-up the candidate’s existing research findings in the form of publishable articles and/or a book under the guidance of a chosen mentor in their field of study. Funding is available for a period ranging between 3-9 months, and the proposed research may comprise any theme pertinent to a better understanding of urban realities in the Global South. Click here for further information.


Matsumane International Fellowship Program - Closing Date: Tuesday, 30th June, 2020
Matsumae International Foundation invites application to the 2021 Research Fellowship Program. The invitation Period is 3〜6 months, between April 2021 and March 2022, 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.


 The Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Postdoctoral Fellowships - Closing Dates: Tuesday, 31st March 2020; Wednesday, 30th September 2020

ICGEB offers competitive Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists wishing to pursue postdoctoral research in a world-class scientific environment. The Fellowships consist of a very competitive package including stipend, health insurance and additional benefits. Successful fellows will also be eligible to apply for ICGEB Early Career Research Grants to support their own research programmes as young PIs upon return to an ICGEB Member State. Click here for further information.


 ICGEB Short-term PhD Fellowships - Closing Dates: Tuesday, 31st March 2020; Wednesday, 30th September 2020

ICGEB offers Short-term fellowships for Pre-doctoral studies in ICGEB Component laboratories to fund ongoing collaborative research between scientists from ICGEB Member States and research groups at ICGEB laboratories in Trieste, Italy, New Delhi, India and Cape Town, South Africa, with the aim of facilitating access to the latest research techniques and to strengthen capacity building. Click here for further information.


 Arturo Falaschi PhD Fellowships - Closing Date: Tuesday, 31st March, 2020

ICGEB offers competitive Pre-doctoral Fellowships in Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists wishing to pursue PhD research studies in a world-class scientific environment. Fellowships include participation in a competitive research programme, access to state-of-the-art facilities, participation in ICGEB Meetings, Seminars and Journal Clubs and a competitive stipend, plus full coverage of tuition fees and health insurance. Click here for further information.


Nordic Africa Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme - Closing Date: Wednesday, 1st April 2020.

The purpose of the African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme is to provide opportunities for postdoctoral researchers based in Africa to work and develop their ongoing research at the Nordic Africa Institute. The scholarship offers access to the Institute's library and other resources that provide for a stimulating research environment. Through the programme, the Nordic Africa Institute aims to contribute to building capacity in the production of knowledge about Africa, and to promote and establish relations with and between African and Nordic research communities.
The scholarship programme is directed at postdoctoral researchers based in Africa and engaged in Africa-oriented research within the disciplines of Social Sciences and Humanities. Click here for further information.


UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme – 2020 - Closing Date: Friday, 3rd April 2020.

The UNESCO/ISEDC Fellowships programme aims to enhance capacity-building and human resources development in the area of sustainable and renewable energy sources in developing countries and countries in transition. The training activities in the framework of these fellowships are tenable in specialized institutions in the Russian Federation. UNESCO applications are invited. Click here for further information.


 IMU-Simons African Fellowship Program - Closing Date: Wednesday, 15th April, 2020

The IMU – Simons African Fellowship Program is funded by the Simons Foundation, NY, USA and supports research sabbaticals for mathematicians from African developing countries employed in Africa to travel to an internationally known mathematical center of excellence (worldwide) for collaborative research. All travel and living expenses of the grantees will be covered by the fellowship up to 5,000 USD. Click here for further information.


Call for Applications: Google PhD Fellowship Student - Closing Date: Wednesday 15th April, 2020

Google PhD Fellowships directly support graduate students as they pursue their PhD, as well as connect them to a Google Research Mentor. The Google PhD Fellowship Program aims to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields. Fellowships support promising PhD candidates of all backgrounds who seek to influence the future of technology. Applications are open to students in Computer Science and related areas from any African university. Click here for further information.


Abel Visiting Scholar Program - Closing Date: Thursday, 30th April, 2020
The International Mathematical Union invites applications from mathematicians professionally based in developing countries to visit an international research collaborator for a period of one month. The program is designed for post-doctoral mathematicians in the early stages of their professional careers. It is designed to offer the opportunity for a ‘research sabbatical,’ a necessary complement to teaching and other academic duties for mathematicians desiring to also sustain a viable research program. Click here for further information.


Postdoc Opportunity Announcement
Postdoc fellows are sought to join the newly established interdisciplinary and international “PKU-SDSU Complex Human-Environment Systems Center” (http://complexities.org/). For potential topics and funding click here and here.
 
Applicants should have strong interests in human-environment science, GIScience (geographic information systems or remote sensing), or computer modeling. Strong quantitative skills and programming experiences (e.g., C++, Java, or python), excellent interpersonal skills and writing capacity, and willingness to work in a range of international and interdisciplinary contexts (e.g., work on variable terrain in rural areas or with people of varying backgrounds or cultures) are desirable. The ideal starting date will be the 2020 spring semester or as soon as possible. Interested applicants shall contact Dr. An. Applications and questions about the position should be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Arturo Falaschi Short-Term Postdoc Fellowships - Closing Dates: Tuesday, 31st March 2020; Wednesday, 30th September 2020

ICGEB offers Short-term fellowships for Postdoctoral studies in ICGEB Component laboratories to fund ongoing collaborative research between scientists from ICGEB Member States and research groups at ICGEB laboratories in Trieste, Italy, New Delhi, India and Cape Town, South Africa, with the aim of facilitating access to the latest research techniques and to strengthen capacity building. Click here for further information.


 ICGEB Smart Fellowships - Closing Dates: Tuesday, 31st March 2020; Wednesday, 30th September 2020

The ICGEB SMART Fellowship programme promotes the mobility of researchers between ICGEB Member States as a way of enhancing skill development, acquisition of specific hands-on training in new technologies and increasing cooperation in science and technology and should show clear evidence of strong collaboration between the two laboratories. Click here for further information


 ICGEB-DIC-MOST International Fellowship Program (IFP) Fellowships - Closing Dates: Tuesday, 31st March 2020; Wednesday, 30th September 2020

The ICGEB-DIC-MOST International Fellowship Program (IFP) offers competitive Short-term Fellowships in Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists from the eligible ICGEB Member States wishing to pursue postgraduate research in China. The Program supports the mobility of researchers to prestigious Chinese laboratories for a period of 6 or 12 months, to benefit from the expertise and technologies available in the receiving laboratories.Click here for further information