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Schlumberger Foundation Call for Applications 2019/2020 Faculty for the Future Fellowship - Closing Date: Friday, 7th November 2018.

The faculty for the future program awards fellowships to women forms developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or post doctorate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading universities worldwide. The long term goal of the program is to general conditions that results in more women pursuing academic career in STEM disciplines this contributing to the socio-economic development of their home countries and region. Click here for further information.

Call for Applications: Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows 2019 - Closing Date: Thursday, 1st November 2018.

The Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program, or IDFP, is designed for individuals dedicated to a career in international development. While completing comprehensive training on program management and operations, fellows support CRS’ work in various sectors such as agriculture/livelihoods, health, peace building, emergency response, education, microfinance, or a combination of these. The fellows’ training focuses on project management, project design and proposal development, partnership and capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, budget and resource management, supply chain and logistics, human resources and security protocols. Application is open through to November 1, 2018 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications received by October 8, 2018 will receive priority review. Click here for further information.

Postdoctoral Research Program at Earth Institute, Columbia University - Closing Date: Wednesday, 31st October 2018.

The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research program is the premier program in the world for those dedicated to a better understanding of critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development. Earth Institute Postdoctoral Researchers will join multidisciplinary teams of outstanding, committed scientists from across the Earth Institute and Columbia University.
The program provides innovative postdoctoral scholars with the opportunity to build a foundation in one of the core disciplines represented within the Earth Institute (i.e. social, earth, biological, engineering, and health sciences), while at the same time acquiring the breadth of cross-disciplinary expertise needed to address critical issues related to sustainable development. Specific areas of research include food security, energy systems, climate change impacts, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation. The program offers a unique intellectual surrounding that fosters cross-disciplinary interaction, research and education. Click here for further information.

UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme (UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme) - Closing Date: Wednesday, 31st October 2018.

The UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) funded under the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the capacity-building of Human Resources aiming to impact on capacity-building and research activities in the following areas: Environment (with particular attention on disaster risk reduction (DRR); Intercultural Dialogue; Information and Communication Technologies; and Peaceful conflict resolution. Applications are invited for the 2018 cycle, 10 fellowships are available for offer. Interested applicants are to forward their applications to the Kenya national Commission for UNESCO through the following email addresses This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for onward submission. Click here for further information.

The AWARD Pan-African Fellowship - Closing Date: Monday, 8th October 2018.

The AWARD Fellowship is a career development program initiated in 2008, to strengthen and sharpen the research and leadership skills of African women in agricultural science, empowering them to contribute more effectively to accelerating agricultural gains in Africa. AWARD Fellows benefit from a two-year fellowship focused on fostering mentoring partnerships, building science skills, and developing leadership capacity. Following a highly competitive process, the fellowship is awarded based on intellectual merit, leadership capacity and the potential impact of the scientist’s research to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. The second round of the AWARD Pan-African Fellowship is open for application particular attention will be accorded to applicants working on sustainable agricultural value chains; sustainable food system; agro-ecology and resilient seed systems. Click here for further information.

2019 AfriPlantSci Summer School - Closing Date: Sunday, 30th September 2018.

AfriPlantSci invites applications from early-career researchers from across sub-Saharan Africa whose research falls within the broad topic of Plant Health. This includes MSc students, PhD students and researchers recently graduated from their studies (within 5 years). Potential attendees should have the aspiration to build their careers through international networks and a passion to address plant health challenges in Africa. The 2-week, residential, interactive learning experience will cover a broad range of science related to plant health, combined with practical hands-on experience of the latest techniques which can advance research in this area. The hands-on practical sessions will demonstrate how to best utilize current technologies to advance plant health research in Africa. Together with leadership skills training, this course will provide attendees with a holistic insight into plant health and the necessary skills to advance their careers in science. Click here for further information.

Request for Applications for Visiting Senior Research Fellowships in Spanish Centers of Excellence - Closing Date: Sunday, 30th September 2018.

The Women for Africa Foundation (FMxA), in line with its mission of contributing to the development of Africa through its women, is launching the 4th Edition of Science by Women programme, with the aim to promote African women’s leadership in scientific research and technology transfer and to foster the capacity of the research centres in their home countries. The main goal is to enable African women researchers and scientists to tackle the great challenges faced by Africa through research in health, agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change, as well as mathematics and economic science. The programme´s ultimate goal is to enable African women researchers to play a leading role in the transition of Africa to a knowledge-based and innovation-led economy through research that can be transferred into products, processes, services and technologies having impact on people´s lives. Click here for further information.

Call for Applications: Internet and Society Fellowship 2019 - Closing Date: Saturday, 1st September 2018.

The “internet and society” fellowship is internationally focused and offers a unique opportunity for innovative thinkers who wish to engage in the exchange of research experiences and to set up new initiatives. Applications are invited from early and advanced researchers with diverse backgrounds and professional experiences, who want to contribute to the range of the institute’s transdisciplinary internet research. Based in the heart of Berlin, the Alexandar von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) provides a dynamic intellectual environment for fellows to pursue their own research interests and actively shape their stay. Fellows are invited to collaborate with an international team of researchers and to participate in the activities at our institute. A number of opportunities are offered to share and discuss ideas.
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Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience - Closing Date: Friday, 31st August 2018.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) initiated the PRIME programme to support the international mobility of postdoctoral researchers by temporary positions at German universities in place of conventional stipends. The programme has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Union (EU).Postdoctoral researchers of all nationalities, who see their long-term career perspectives in Germany, will be given the opportunity to combine employment at a German university with a research stay abroad. The possibility of continuous coordination with the German host institution shall ensure an efficient reintegration following the research stay abroad. Click here for further information.

 Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) Fellowships - Closing Date: Friday, 31st August 2018.

The Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) fellowship is a prestigious award offered to women who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and are employed at an academic or scientific research institute. ECWS fellows will be supported to continue their research at an international level while based at their home institutes and to build up research groups that will attract international visitors. The ECWS fellowship is for two years and provides up to USD 50,000 to enable fellows to maintain an international standard of research as well as initiate collaborations and partnerships with industry and the private sector.
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 DIES/CREST Online Training Course for Supervisors of Doctoral Candidates at African Universities - Closing Date: Sunday, 19th August 2018.

DIES/CREST course offers a flexible study opportunity to academic staff members, particularly novice doctoral supervisors, who are interested to advance their knowledge, skills and networks in doctoral supervision. The course will be presented over eight weeks (from 15 October to 8 December 2018), followed by a practical assignment (due 21 January 2019). The course will be presented by CREST, an academic centre of Stellenbosch University in South Africa in partnership with the Centre for Higher Education Research, Learning and Teaching (CHERTL) at Rhodes University in South Africa, and the Centre for Higher and Adult Education at Stellenbosch University (CHAE).
The course will be presented through the web-based learning management system of Stellenbosch University. Participants must have access to a reliable and reasonably fast and stable internet connection, in order to be able to download the multimedia components of the course and participate in the online activities and discussions. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Competence from Stellenbosch University.
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 Call for Application Residency Programme at the Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, France - Date: Wednesday 15th August 2018.

The Institut Français in collaboration with the French Institute in South Africa (IFAS) is launching its 2019 call for applications for the residency programme to be held at the Cité Internationale des arts in Paris. This programme is intended for artists wishing to develop a research and creation project in Paris, for a period of three or six months. Projects from the following field can be selected: Architecture/Landscaping/Urban planning, Visual arts Street arts, Street arts/Puppets, Digital arts, Comic arts, Cinema/Animated cinema/, Creation documentary, Exhibition curator, Design, Graphic arts, Literature/Children's literature, Art trades
Current music, Photography, Classic & contemporary music, Virtual reality, Music for film and video games. Click here for further information.

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