Call for Proposals - ONE PLANET SCHOLARSHIP :Deadline is 15th February 2021.
The call for the third cohort of the One Planet Fellowship is now open for applications. The One Planet Fellowship seeks to build a vibrant, highly connected, and inter-generational network of African and European scientists equipped to use a gender lens to help Africa’s smallholder farmers adapt to a changing climate. Click here for further information

ACCESS: Call for Ideas - Closing Date: Friday, 27th November 2020

ACCESS Idea Competition on Employability Promotion at Higher Education Institutions in Africa seeks to develop and present innovative ideas by lecturers for lecturers in universities in Africa. University staff and specially lecturers are crucial actors for teaching the next generation of employees and entrepreneurs. However, due to high unemployment rates among graduates and not fulfilled needs by private employers, new concepts in the university curricula are needed to create a prosper future of graduates that impacts the society at such. For this purpose, we believe that you as a lecturer and university staff have capacity and creativity to develop innovative concepts that impact the employability of graduates. Click here for further information.

 Climate 2021 Travel Awards - Closing Date: Monday, 30th November, 2020

Applications are invited for the Climate 2021 travel awards. Click here for further information.

 Grand Challenges Africa Innovation Phase 1 Seed Grants | Round 12 Request for Proposals on Food Security and Nutrition - Closing Date: Friday, 4th December 2020

The Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA), created through a partnership between the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) welcome proposals to address a new Grand Challenge: Promoting and facilitating innovative solutions to achieve Food Security and Nutrition in Africa. These grand challenge innovation grants will be issued and administered under  Grand Challenges Africa (GC Africa), a programme implemented in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Click here for further information.

IDRC Research Ideas Competition - Pursuing the co-benefits for Health and Environments through Food System Change - Closing Date: Friday, 11th December 2020

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce a new Research Ideas Competition to promote health, sustainability and equity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). The goal of the competition is to inspire novel research ideas that aim to strengthen policy interventions, population health, environmental sustainability and/or health, gender and social equity in LMICs. These novel ideas are expected to deliver health and environmental co-benefits by addressing the interlinked nutrition and environmental challenges and knowledge gaps that impede shifts towards healthier and sustainable food systems.  Click here for further information.

 Request for Proposals: Integrating Tradition and Technology for Fermented Foods for Maternal Nutrition - Closing Date: Wednesday, 6th January 2021

Grand Challenges seeks to fund pilot studies that investigate the biological effect of traditional locally fermented foods on key microbiome, gut, and health biomarkers in local populations. The goal is to provide investigators in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia with the resources to build local capacity to investigate fermented foods as novel maternal nutrition interventions. In particular, sequencing technology – a transformative tool that has enabled in-depth investigation of microbial communities – will be provided to all investigators to democratize the ability to investigate foods and health effects, and build local capacity. Ultimately, the goal is to empower local communities to develop geography and culture specific interventions powered by fermentation, in country. Click here for further information.

Nestlé Foundation — Human Nutrition in Developing Countries - Closing Date: Sunday, 10th January 2021

The Nestlé Foundation supports research in human nutrition in low-income and lower middle-income countries. In relation to agriculture, the Foundation will consider research on food policy, food production, and food technology if the intervention has high potential for improved nutritional status and public health. The Foundation offers training grants, pilot grants, and full project grants. Click here for further information.

 Request for Proposals: Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers - Closing Date: Thursday, 25th February 2021

Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks Smart Farming solutions that leverage digital technology innovations that have the potential to drive positive impact for smallscale producer (SSP) entrepreneurs delivered through bundled farmer services and enabled by scalable digital and data platforms. Solutions should address one or more challenges faced by smallscale crop and livestock producers in one or more areas of agricultural advisory, farm management decision support, input supply, finance, insurance, market access and linkages. Solutions should use human-centered design to elucidate the barriers that prevent SSPs from improving productivity, profitability and income – then propose Smart Farming solutions that can help elevate smallscale production entrepreneurs. Click here for further information.  

Requests for Proposals :Global Grand Challenges-Scale ProducersDeadline February 25, 2021

Grant Opportunities
The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation is accepting applications through the Grand Challenges and Grand Challenges Explorations initiatives for the following three requests for proposals. Their goal is to harness innovation around emerging technologies for transformative solutions to key global health and agricultural development problems, and they seek to anchor the work with the investigators and implementers closest to the problems, who have the knowledge and perspective to direct the right approaches to the right parts of the problems to help ensure success.

Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers
Grand Challenges seeks innovative digital solutions with potential to Scale and integrate with bundled farmer services. Solutions should address one or more challenges facing small scale crop and livestock producer entrepreneurs in the areas of agricultural advisory, input supply, finance, insurance, market access, and decision support tools.

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Call for Applications: Mawazo Learning Exchange (MLEx) Fellowship Programme–Agriculture/Food Security and Gender - Closing Date: Friday, 27th November, 2020

The MLEx FellowshipProgramme is a one-year non-residential fellowship for youngAfrican women enrolled in PhD programmes at accredited universities in East Africa. The programme uses professional development courses designed by the Mawazo Institute to develop and nurture skills in our Fellows that are applicable across a variety of academic disciplines. Fellows will receive a discretionary stipend ($500), data bundles and participate in a virtual training programme, paired with mentorship and networking. Click here for further information.

 International Agency for Research on Cancer Fellowship: Call for Applications - Closing Date: Monday, 30th November, 2020

The IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to early career scientists from low- and middle-income countries. Candidates are required to prepare their research proposal in line with IARC’s three emerging priorities: Evolving cancer risk factors and populations in transition, Implementation research, and Economic and societal impacts of cancer. Proposals focusing on cancer and COVID-19 will also be considered.  Click here for further information.

 2021 Photography and Social Justice Fellowship - Closing Date: Tuesday, 1st December, 2020

Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program builds capacity through critical explorations of photography and social change. Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellows are early- to mid-career photographers or individuals in aligned disciplines who are motivated to deepen their engagement with photography and social justice. Applicants can be documentary photographers, artists, and photojournalists, activists who use photography in their change-making practice, or scholars who incorporate images and image-making in their research and scholarship. Click here for further information.

 2020 Call for Nominations AGNES Grants for Junior Researchers - Closing Date: Saturday, 5 December, 2020

African-German Network of Excellence in Science “Call for Applications” for two of our funding programmes:

  1. AGNES-PAWS Grant for Junior Female Researchers’. This Grant is designed for “Programme Advocating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” (PAWS)
  2. AGNES Grant for Junior Researchers (generally for Male and Female candidates)

The two Mobility Grants for Junior Researchers aim to strengthen the scientific capacity in Africa through active co- operation of AGNES members. It further supports Humboldtians in their efforts towards coaching and mentoring high potential junior researchers, helping them to access international networks of scientific excellence. Click here for further information.

IMMANA Fellowships for Emerging Leaders in Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Research - Closing Date: Concept note Thursday, 31st December, 2020

Career development Fellowships on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA Fellowships) aim to create a cadre of emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research. This workstream of the IMMANA programme is led by the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, eligible candidates have completed a doctoral degree in any field related to agriculture, nutrition or health research and practice. Click here for further information.

 NatureNet Science Fellows Program - Closing Date: Friday, 1st January, 2021

The NatureNet Science Fellowship awards 2-year fellowships to promising early career scientists. Each fellow is jointly mentored by a Conservancy field practitioner and a senior scholar from a university or accredited research institution on a project with direct application to specific The Nature Conservancy priorities and goals. As a NatureNet Science Fellow one gains experience, test theories in the field, and furthers their careers in conservation science. The Nature Conservancy is also able to make a wider connection to universities that often leads to opportunities for collaboration well outside the NatureNet Science Fellowship program itself.  Click here for further information.

2021 Senesh Fellowship - Closing Date: Friday, 15th January, 2021

The International Peace Research Association Foundation invites applications for the Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship in Peace and Development Studies for Women from countries in the Global South. The fellowship is available to applicants who have completed a Bachelor's degree, and have been accepted into a graduate program, and whose graduate work is to be focused on issues related to the goals of the IPRA Foundation. Click here for further information.

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship - Closing Date: Monday, 1st February 2021

The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next generation social science research. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics to a cost of up to US$15,000. This program also offers two workshops each year to help fellows to further develop and strengthen their research, engage key literature in their fields, embark on fieldwork-based research, and develop their capacity for scholarly writing, including academic publications. Click here for further information.

Iso Lomso Fellowship - Closing Date: Monday, 15th February, 2021

Iso Lomso fellowships provide a three-year attachment to STIAS to enable fellows to develop and conduct a long-term research programme of their preference. The aim is to facilitate and support fellows towards becoming established scholars in their fields. Click here for further information.

 International Climate Protection Fellowship - Closing Date: Monday, 1st March, 2021

International Climate Protection Fellowship program from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is inviting applications from prospective leaders working academically or practically in climate protection or climate-relevant resource conservation in their home country. The areas of focus are on combating climate change, adaptation strategies, preserving ecosystems and biodiversity, or on the sustainable use of the seas and oceans. Sustainability topics relating to natural resources, resource-efficient consumption or urban development are also welcome. Click here for further information.

 CERN Fellowship Programmes - Closing Date: Monday, 1st March 2021

European Organization for Nuclear Research fellowship programmes is currently open for applications. The Fellowship Programmes are addressed to graduates from universities or higher technical institutes in a wide range of applied sciences, computing and engineering with limited or no work experience. Senior Fellowships are awarded to doctorate (PhD or equivalent) graduates whereas Junior Fellowships are intended for recent BSc or MSc graduates. 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

 International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology — Research Grants 2021

 ICGEB PhD Fellowships -  Closing Date: Wednesday, 31st March 2021

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


Scholarship for an International Training Programme: International Module in Spartial Development Planning (IMSDP) - Closing Date: Friday, 20th November 2020

The IMSDP programme is an intensive three months teaching and research programme for post-graduate students and researchers in urban studies and planning. It is offered by the KU Leuven Departments of Architecture and Earth and Environmental Sciences, in collaboration with the research units P&D, OSA and Geography and Tourism and over twenty academic partners. Click here for further information.

 APPRIS-DAAD PhD Scholarship at ICIPE - Closing Date: Tuesday, 22nd December 2020

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD*) In-Country/In-Region PhD Scholarships Programme and African university partners, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for PhD scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS). Click here for further information.

VLIR-UOS Masters Scholarship 2021/2022 – Closing Date: Between 16th January – 1st March 2021

VLIR-UOS provides fully funded scholarships on up to 15 selected international masters programs . The programs are all taught in English and are organized at one of the Flemish universities, ranking among the best in Europe. For information on the scholarships, eligibility criteria, available programs, deadlines Click here for further information.