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Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship Program - Closing Date: Sunday, 17th November 2017. 

The Faculty for the Future Program awards fellowship opportunities to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or post doctorate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at leading universities worldwide. The goal of the programme is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing academic careers in STEM disciplines thus contributing to the socio-economic development of their home countries and regions. Click here for further information. 

 EDCTP-AREF Preparatory Fellowships - Closing Date: Sunday, 17th November 2017.

AREF is pleased to announce the launch of a joint programme of Preparatory Fellowships with the EDCTP that builds on the AREF Research Development Fellowships. The purpose of the EDCTP-AREF Preparatory Fellowships is to enhance the competitiveness of up and coming post-doctoral African scientists and clinicians aspiring to win international /regional /national fellowships or grant support, such as the EDCTP Career Development Fellowships, through short-term placements at a host organisation in EU Members States, in countries associated to Horizon 2020 or in Sub-Saharan Africa which will be contracted by the home organisation to host the fellow. Click here for further information. 

 EDCTP Career Development Fellowship: Call for Proposals - Closing Date: Tuesday, 21st November 2017.

 The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to provide funding to actions that aim to support junior to mid-career researchers (‘fellows’) to train and develop their clinical research skills. The Call aims to promote career development and retention of postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate medical researchers in the research field and in sub-Saharan Africa; to equip the fellows with the ability to establish themselves as independent researchers and with the skills to initiate and manage their own research at host organizations in sub-Saharan Africa. Click here for further information. 

IBM Ph.D. Fellowships - Closing Date: Thursday, 26th November 2017.

Nominations for the IBMJ PhD fellowships are currently being invited, strong collaboration with faculty, students and universities are vital and encouraged by IBM. The PhD Fellowship Program advances this collaboration by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies. In 2018, the Fellowship Program is focusing on: AI, security, blockchain and quantum computing. IBM is well positioned to advance these technologies and exploit their ability to transform industries and societies. Click here for further information

Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme 2018-2019 - Closing Date: Varying by Country

Irish Aid is the Irish Government’s programme for overseas development, managed by the Development Co-operation Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Irish Aid Fellowships aim to address capacity deficits that hinder the attainment of long-term development goals through the training and development of key individuals, generally drawn from the public services and NGO sectors. Awards are made in fields such as development studies, rural development, health careeducation, and law. Click here for further information.

Fscire Research Fellowship Closing date: Rolling basis

The Fscire is accepting applications for one-year fellowships to pursue research on the history, exegesis or theology of Christianity. Fellowships are available to international applicants. Click here for further information 

 African Studies Centre/International Institute for Asian Studies Joint Fellowship Programme – Rolling basis

The TREE Fund solicits applications for its research fellowship grants. These support programmes essential to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in the fields of arboriculture and urban forestry, and designed to empower arboriculture research by emerging scholars. The guiding priority is ‘urban forest sustainability’, and will focus on several issues. Eligible principal investigators should be early-career, pre-tenure assistant or tenured associate rank professor, supervising a PhD student. Applicants at assistant professor or pre-tenure level are strongly encouraged to partner with a tenured professor as co-principal investigator. Click here for further information. 

Standard Chartered Bank International Graduate Programme 2018 - Closing Date: Unspecified.

The Standard Chartered International Graduate Programme aims to attract the most sought after graduates in the world and cultivate their talents through a year-long, immersive, collaborative, global experience. The programme comprises of six business streams aligned to each of the bank’s business areas, successful candidates will have the opportunity to select a business area based on their area of interest. The ultimate goal of this streamed programme is to help candidates develop specialist experience right from the start of their career. Click here for further information.

 Call for Applications: RUFORUM Community- Based Field Attachment Programme Award (CFAPA) - Closing Date: Thursday, 30th November 2017 

The Community-Based Field Attachment Program Award (CFAPA) is a competitive grants program designed as graduate student placement in rural community to apply, scale-out and disseminate thesis research findings which can contribute to the increasing of the sustainability and resilience of small-scale agriculture, improving livelihoods and reducing rural poverty. There are ten awards available to MSc and PhD students who have recently graduated, or who have submitted their theses and are awaiting results. These grants are for a maximum of $4000 over a period of six months, and is meant to provide support for dissemination activities, materials, transport, and up keep during the attachment. Click here for further information.

 2018/2019 Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship Program - Closing Date: Friday, 1st December 2017.

 Afya Bora Consortium invites application from professionals for the 12-month fellowship program to begin in July 2018. The program seeks to provide participants with a set of practical skills currently not part of traditional training and will prepare them to be future global health leaders. Click here for further information. 

 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program - Closing Date: Friday, 8th December 2017.

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by IIE in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), the program is funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). The program exemplifies CCNY's enduring commitment to higher education in Africa. IIE manages and administers the program, including applications, project requests and fellowships. USIU-Africa provides strategic direction through the Advisory Council. Applications are invited for the Fall 2017 competitions, click hereclick here for further information.

Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowships - Closing Date: Monday, 11th December 2017
Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowships targets highly skilled researchers from other Commonwealth countries seeking to spend one or two years at an eligible UK university or higher education institution conducting postdoctoral research. The purpose of the fellowship programme is to support world-class research and innovation, and to contribute to the UK’s research base by attracting high-calibre international candidates and encouraging links and collaboration. Applications from interested candidates are invited, click here for further information. 

Call for Application: Research Fellow -- Closing Date: Wednesday, 13th December 2017 

The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. Applications are invited from outstanding researchers who can work with relevant partners and stakeholders to develop new global interdisciplinary programmes in global public health that address issues of marginalisation from access to health and health care (age and ageing, gender, forced migration, indigeneity, geography, universal health coverage, global health governance, reproductive health, and human rights) . Click here for further information.

Call for Applications: East Africa-France Atlas Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018 - Closing Date: Friday, 15th December 2017.

The Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) and the Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique of Nairobi (IFRA) offer a short-term fellowship of three month in France for postdoc researchers from Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda who have presented their thesis from 2012. This research stay is designed to enable researchers to conduct research studies in France: field enquiries, library and archives work. This call is part of the Atlas short-term postdoctoral mobility programme offered by the FMSH and its partners, applications are invited. Click here for further information.

The Wadsworth African Fellowships - Closing Date: Friday, 15th December 2017.

The Wadsworth African Fellowships are intended to provide support for African students undertaking study leading to a Ph.D. at a South African university that can provide them with international-level training in anthropology (including biological anthropology and archaeology). Currently, applications to the University of Witwatersrand or The University of Cape Town are given priority. The annual fellowship is $17,500 and can be used towards travel, living expenses, tuition, student fees, insurance, books, research expenses, and any other relevant categories of expenditure while studying at the Host institution. Click here for further information.

UICGEB Short Term PhD Fellowship - Closing Date: Sunday, 31st December 2017.
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. 

RUFORUM Ph.D.Training Opportunities: Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program - Closing Date: Not fixed.

The RUFORUM Secretariat announces the availability of 325 PhD training opportunities for the next 5 years under the GTA for the academic year beginning January, 2017. Potential applicants who are teaching staff at RUFORUM Member Universities are invited to submit applications to the RUFORUM Secretariat. Click here for further information.

FAO Fellows: Call for Applications -- Closing Date: Sunday, 31st December 2017

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Fellows Programme is designed to attract fellows, typically PhD students, researchers and professors, who have an advanced level of relevant technical knowledge and experience in any field of the Organization. Fellows contribute their technical expertise and knowledge through unpaid time-bound arrangements with FAO. Assignments should be in line with FAO Strategic Objectives and UN Sustainable Development Goals. Interested candidates must apply through iRecruitment system by submitting an on-line application form together with a research proposal. Click here for further information.

 Visiting Research Fellowships 2018-19 - Closing Date: Monday, 15th January 2018

The Centre of African Studies, with the generous assistance of the A.G. Leventis Foundation, is pleased to announce a Visiting Research Fellowship to be held at the University of Cambridge. The aim of the Fellowships is to enable the fellows to focus on a period of research and writing in Cambridge. Applications are invited from candidates in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, the maximum duration of a Fellowship is six months effective from October 2018 and is non-renewable. Applicants are expected to have completed a doctoral degree before the Fellowship start date. Preference will be given to candidates with a distinguished research profile commensurate with their academic rank. Early- to mid-career researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Click here for further information

 Africa PhD Fellowship Program - Closing Date: Friday, 19th January 2018

The Google Africa PhD Fellowship Program has been created to support and recognize outstanding students pursuing or looking to pursue PhD level studies in computer science and related areas. The Google Africa PhD Fellowship program for 2018 is now open for application, click here for further information.

 EDCTP Senior Fellowship: Call for Proposals - Closing Date: Friday, 2nd February 2018.

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership ("the EDCTP2programme") aims to contribute to the reduction of the social and economic burden of poverty-related diseases (PRDs) in developing countries, in particular in sub-Saharan Africa. The senior fellowship Call for Proposals aim is to provide funding to actions that aim to support capacity development of potential African research leaders using the train-the-trainer model and to mentor junior researchers with emphasis on hands-on research training linked to clinical trials activities conducted in sub-Saharan Africa. Applications should focus on hands-on research activities equipping the fellow with competences to train and mentor junior researchers in a scientific area within the scope of the EDCTP2 programme. Click here for further information.

 EDCTP Senior Fellowship for Co-morbidities PRDs and NCDs: Call for Proposals - Closing Date: Friday, 2nd February 2018.

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to provide funding to actions that aim to support capacity development of potential African research leaders using the train-the-trainer model and to mentor junior researchers with emphasis on hands-on research training linked to clinical trials activities in sub-Saharan Africa in the area of prevention, therapeutic management and prognosis of PRD and NCD co-morbidities. Senior Fellows funded under this Call for Proposals will develop into recognized research leaders and contribute to an increased pool of scientific knowledge and mentors in sub-Saharan Africa. Click here for further information.

UNFCCC–UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme - Closing Date: Wednesday, 28th February 2018.
The UNFCCC–UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme offers young people from developing countries a unique opportunity to start their career at the interface between international climate policy development and research. Fellowships may last from six months to two years, and Fellows will be selected based on their skills and backgrounds vis-à-vis the needs of UNU and UNFCCC.
Applications are accepted two times a year. In 2018, applications will be accepted within these two phases:
Phase 1: 1-28 February 2018
Phase 2: 16 July – 16 August 2018
Click here for further information.

International Climate Protection Fellowship - Closing Date: Thursday, 1st March 2018.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation through the International Climate Protection Fellowships, enables prospective leaders in academia and industry to implement a research-based proposal in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in Germany. The Programme objective is to facilitate cross-border international collaborations to effectively tackle the global challenges posed by climate change enabling future decision-makers and multipliers to share knowledge, methods and techniques with specialist colleagues in Germany. Click here for further information. 

 TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme - Closing Date: Saturday, 31st March 2018.

The TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme provides postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, with the opportunity to make a ‘Cooperation Visit’ to an institute in Germany of no more than 3 months. Under this programme, researchers are assisted in making a ‘Cooperation Visit’ to an institute in Germany. Such visits will have a duration of no more than three (3) months and must be undertaken within 12 months of the award. The aim of the visit is to discuss research collaboration with German scientists with the ultimate goal of developing longer-term collaboration, perhaps through other Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, or German Research Foundation) programmes. DFG will cover health insurance, travel expenses and provide subsistence costs for the stay in Germany. Click here for further information.















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