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 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program - Closing date: March 15, 2018

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) mini-grant for conference participation is a competitive fund to support program alumni to present papers at major conferences. This fund is meant to enable a selection of Hosts and Fellows who have papers accepted for joint presentation at major conferences to heighten their visibility within their disciplines and expand their professional networks. Conferences can take place between June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019. 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.

 Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship - Closing Date: Saturday, 30th March 2018

The Singapore NRF Fellowship provides opportunities for early career researchers from all over the world to lead impactful research in Singapore. Outstanding researchers of any nationality, in their early stage of their research careers and are ready to take on their independent research, are eligible to apply. Click here for further information.

 East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative 2018 Visiting Fellowship - Closing Date: Saturday, 30th March 2018

The EASST Visiting Fellowship seeks to equip East African social scientists with the skills needed to carry out rigorous evaluations of economic development programs. Researchers will be based at the University of California, Berkeley for four months during the fall academic semester (approximately August 20th - December 20th 2018) or the spring academic semester (approximately January 16th – May 11th 2019). Each Visiting Fellow will be paired with a faculty mentor affiliated with the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), a research network based in the United States. Click here for further information.

The ICGEB Arturo Falaschi Fellowship Programme 2018 for PhDs and PostDocs - Closing Date: Saturday, 31st March 2018

The ICGEB offers competitive PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists wishing to pursue research studies in a world-class, international 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. A competitive stipend, travel provision plus full coverage of tuition fees and health insurance. Additional benefits for postdocs. Click here for further information.

CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme - Closing Date: Saturday, 31st March 2018

CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme provides students/scholars that are non-Chinese citizens an opportunity to pursue doctoral degrees at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) or Institutes of CAS around China. Following an agreement between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries, up to 200 students/scholars from all over the world will be sponsored to study in China for doctoral degrees for up to 4 years interested candidates are invited to apply, click here for further information.

 Guest Researchers Programme- Closing Date: Sunday, 1st April 2018

The purpose of the Guest Researchers’ Programme is to provide opportunities for Africa-based researchers with a PhD to pursue their own research projects, thereby indirectly strengthening the academic milieux in African countries. The programme offers access to the Institute's library and other resources that provide for a stimulating research environment. Through the programme, the Nordic Africa Institute can establish and maintain relations with and between African and Nordic research communities. The programme is directed at postdoctoral researchers based in Africa and engaged in Africa-oriented research within the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities, applications from researchers with an extensive research experience are invited. Click here for further information.

Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African Scientists - Closing Date: Friday, 13th April 2018

Applications are invited for two fellowships opportunities, funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and GSK, respectively, for a two year training in medical statistics. This support is intended to foster excellence in the field of medical statistics and epidemiology in sub-Saharan Africa. For the first year the successful applicants will study for the MSc degree in Medical Statistics at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (LSHTM). This will be followed by a one-year professional attachment at one of the African centres associated with the research programme of the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group (TEG) at LSHTM. Click here for further information.

 INSA – JRD TATA Fellowship - Closing Date: Monday, 30th April 2018

Indian National Science Academy, a premier scientific organization in India representing all branches of Science and Technology, has instituted the INSA-JRD TATA FELLOWSHIP. the objective of the Fellowship is to extend facilities of advanced scientific infrastructure and expertise of India to scientists and researchers of developing countries. The Fellowship provides an opportunity for young scientists, teachers and researchers from the developing countries to undertake research studies in India. It covers short-term, participatory research studies in all major disciplines of science and technology including engineering and medical sciences at premier research institutions in India. The Fellowship awardees are provided considerable freedom in availing the opportunity and formulating the contents of their research work in India. Click here for further information.

 The Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF) Fellowship 2017/2018: Call for Applications - Closing Date: Saturday, 30th June 2018

The Biosciences eastern and central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub, is a shared agricultural research and biosciences platform that exists to increase access for African researchers to affordable, world-class research facilities. The BecA-ILRI Hub capacity building program is branded The Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF). The ABCF program operates in the critically important intersection between agricultural research for development (ARD), food security, and individual and institutional capacity building. The purpose of the ABCF fellowship program is to develop capacity for agricultural biosciences research in Africa, to support research for development projects that ultimately contribute towards increasing food and nutritional security and/or food safety in Africa, and to facilitate access to the BecA-ILRI Hub facilities by African researchers (and their partners). Applications are invited from applicants with innovative ideas for short to medium term research projects (up to 12 months) aligned with national, regional or continental agricultural development priorities that can be undertaken at the BecA-ILRI Hub. Click here for further information

















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