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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.

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

 Senesh Fellowship: Call for Applications - Closing Date: Friday, 15th January 2018
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 women from countries in the Global South who have completed a Bachelor’s degree, who have been accepted into a graduate program and whose graduate work is to be focused on issues related to the goals of IPRA. 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.

United Nations University (JSPS-UNU) Postdoctoral Fellowship: Call for Applications - Closing Date: Wednesday, 28th February 2018
UNU-IAS is now accepting applications for the 2018 JSPS-UNU postdoctoral fellowship programme. Jointly organized by the United Nations University and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the JSPS–UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is designed to provide promising, highly qualified, young researchers with the opportunity to conduct advanced research relevant to the main thematic focus areas of the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS, Tokyo) in cooperation with host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutions. This fellowship is aimed at candidates who have completed their doctorates in the past six years and also have professional and/or research experience. UNU-IAS will assist in securing acceptance from host researchers for short-listed candidates. 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
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Call for Applications: Fellowships to Promote Research on “Youth Engagement in Agribusiness and Rural Economic Activities in Africa - Closing Date: Wednesday, 28th February 2018
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) received a three-year research grant for “Enhancing capacity to apply research evidence in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa” funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Under the framework of this project, IITA is pleased to announce 20 research fellowships for 2018. This is an action-oriented fellowship for young academics and professionals, and students at the post-course work/research stage of their programs. The research grant program seeks to contribute to policy development in youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa. 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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