The fifth African Science, Technology and Innovation Forum will be held from 26 to 27 February 2023, in a hybrid format, in Niamey, Niger. The Forum is co-organized with UNESCO, the African Union Commission and the Department of Science and Innovation of South Africa under the theme “Accelerating development and diffusion of emerging technologies for a green, inclusive and resilient Africa”. Under the provisions of the forum the following 3 calls have been made available for interested applicants/participants.
- Fourth Youth Innovators Design Bootcamp 2023
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and its partners are pleased to invite youths from all walks of life to the fourth Bootcamp of the Africa Regional Science, Technology and Innovation Forum. The Bootcamp will focus on emerging technologies and their applications in renewable energy and water solution for Africa. The two fields – energy and water technologies - are selected given that Sustainable Development Goal 6 and Goal 7 are under review in 2023, and their special importance to Africa’s development.
Participants might be supported by partners abroad as well as professionals in research centres, innovation hubs, universities and institutes as well as government and business leaders.
For further details on how to participate register/apply click here
Application Deadline: 20 January 2023
2. Innovation Challenge Call: Inventing a sustainable future for Africa today
The Call presents entities that offer renewable energy and water solutions (or seeking to do so) the opportunity to find solutions to their real-life problems. Inspiring and interesting challenges are also likely to attract potential partners and knowledge providers which could reduce the risks associated with research and development, deployment of new technologies and business practices, and entry into new markets among other risks.
Challenges may be in product, process, manufacturing, deployment, decommissioning and/or recycling design, research and development (R&D), safety, sustainability, costs, scaling up, etc.
For further details on how to participate register/apply click here
Application Deadline: 20 January 2023
3. Energy and Water Innovations Call: Inventing a sustainable future for Africa now
For this call, only innovations in Renewable Energy with a special focus on design, production and manufacturing of batteries, solar and wind products and sustainable water solutions will be considered
For further details on how to participate register/apply, Click here
Application Deadline: 20 January 2023
12 PhD Degree-Fully Funded at Wageningen University Research, Netherlands
Wageningen University Research, Netherlands invites online Application for number of Fully Funded PhD Degree at various Departments. We are providing a list of Fully Funded PhD Programs available at Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands.
Eligible candidate may apply as soon as possible.
(01) PhD Degree – Fully Funded PhD position summary/title: PhD position ‘Tracking predators and prey using drones’
The PhD candidate will (1) analyse data from collared predators to identify movement signatures indicative of hunting, (2) use drones to study the long-term responses of free-ranging zebras after an encounter with predators or humans, and (3) analyse movement data to identify individual and collective behaviours that can differentiate between predator attacks and encounters with humans. We are looking for a PhD candidate who is keen to perform state-of-the-art research on tracking and studying movement of predators and prey using drones. The candidate is expected to publish the research findings in leading international academic journals, but must also communicate well across disciplines, project partners and stakeholders (e.g. government, development). The candidate will also
be involved in the supervision of MSc students who perform their thesis research within the framework of the project.
Deadline: 15 September 2022
(02) PhD Degree – Fully Funded PhD position summary/title: PhD: Regulation of Low Risk Pesticides
Are you concerned about the long-term environmental impact of human activities and agriculture, the trade-offs with food security and the role of EU Green Deal policies? Are you interested in exploring how promising new technologies in agriculture could contribute to more safe and equal world in the future? Are you motivated to work with an established international team of researchers?
Deadline: 4 September 2022
(03) PhD Degree – Fully Funded PhD position summary/title: PhD position: Plasma proteins to enhance gut health in dogs
Are you that researcher who likes to combine in vitro cellular and molecular techniques to understand the complex interplay between nutrition and immunology? Do you have the organisation and communication skills to effectivel perform a clinical study with privately-owned dogs? Do you thrive in a multidisciplinary team and have an interest in bringing fundamental science to practice? Then we are looking for you!
Deadline: 4 September 2022
(04) PhD Degree – Fully Funded PhD position summary/title: PhD on unravelling the role of soil microbial diversity in the soil carbon dynamics
Are you a highly motivated researcher and excited by the prospect of implementing novel methods; do you have a MSc degree in soil science, biogeochemistry, ecology, microbial ecology or a related field? And do you like variation in your activities with laboratory, field and analytical work? Then this could be the ideal PhD position for you! We are hiring a PhD student who will work on a project at the interface between soil ecology and biogeochemistry to understand how the ecology and biology of soil microbial communities interact with physico-chemical soil processes to shape the dynamics of soil organic matter and the carbon it contains.
Deadline: 4 September 2022
(05) PhD Degree – Fully Funded PhD position summary/title: PhD in Microscopy and Nanospectroscopy of Biomolecular Systems
We are looking for a PhD student (AIO) with great interest in applied physics, chemistry and in pushing the boundaries and capabilities of modern microscopy, nanoscale chemical imaging and spectroscopy in order to allow new discoveries on biomolecular phenomena at the base of life and disease. Do you a highly driven and an extremely curious person love interdisciplinary Science? Do you have an MSc degree in Physics, Chemistry or Molecular Life Science with focus on Biosciences? That makes a match! We have a vacancy for a PhD in Microscopy and Nanospectroscopy of Biomolecular Systems?
(06) PhD Degree – Fully Funded PhD position summary/title: PhD POSITION Nature-based transitions: socio-economic and legal solutions for climate-robust, sustainable and productive sandy-soil landscapes
Are you passionate about Dutch landscapes, and especially how we can safeguard their sustainability in the future? Are you a social scientist with a strong interest in how we can use insights from economics and law to reconcile conflicting objectives, and design policy interventions that facilitate a sustainability transformation? Are you excited about empirical methods and interdisciplinary collaboration? Then this PhD position is the perfect fit for you!
Deadline: 31 August 2022
(07) PhD Degree – Fully Funded PhD position summary/title: PhD-position: Long-term governance of climate adaptation in Urban Deltas
Do you have a background in Public Administration, Environmental Governance, Spatial Planning, Political Science or a governance track of a related discipline? Are you interested in contributing to a climate-robust Dutch Delta? And do you want to join a high impact interdisciplinary research programme on the governance aspects of managing climate risks within the built environment?
Deadline: 28 August 2022
(08) PhD Degree – Fully Funded PhD position summary/title: 5 PhD positions in the Pig Paradigm project
WUR is hiring 5 PhD candidates and one postdoctoral researcher (all 4 years, full-time employment) to become part of PIG-PARADIGM. In this project funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, we aim to decipher interactions of the developing pig, its diet and its intestinal microbiome, as well as the effect of post-weaning stress on intestinal mucosa functioning and susceptibility to infections. We want to turn that knowledge into new strategies for healthier pigs. We will study how members of the intestinal microbiome interact with each other and with the host intestine using advanced organoid-based models, and whether changes in the diet or the environment affect the intestinal microbiome so that less antibiotics are required. You will work in a team that is passionate about the role microbiomes play in the health of humans, animals and our environment.
Deadline: 22 nd of August 2022.
(09) PhD Degree – Fully Funded PhD position summary/title: PhD Cleaning the Ganges: Impact of agriculture on hydrological functioning of the Hindon river in a changing climate
This PhD position is part of the research project Changing the fate of the Hindon river by evaluating the impact of agriculture on the water balance – Developing a template for a cleaner Ganga river, financed by the Dutch Research Council NWO. The project is collaboration between two Dutch universities (Utrecht University and Wageningen University and Research), Wageningen Environmental Research (WEnR), Deltares, and several Indian institutes. During thjs PhD project you
Deadline: August 21st 2022
(10) PhD Degree – Fully Funded PhD position summary/title: PhD Sharing Data Infrastructures
You create new data science and artificial intelligence solutions for disclosing and integrating animal or farm related information by exploring shared, domain overarching datasets. The solutions for sharing and re-use of farm-generated- data allow for safe, efficient, and controlled mechanisms to enable a mutual gain for all stakeholders. You will be creating smart, semantically interoperable, privacy conserving infrastructures and food safety protocols that lead towards a ‘smart and circular agriculture’.
Deadline: 22th of August 2022
(11) PhD Degree – Fully Funded PhD position summary/title: PhD Modelling Environmental Microplastic Fate and Exposure
Do you have a background in Hydrology, Earth and Environment, Civil Engineering or a related field? Are you fascinated by fate and transport modelling, pollution monitoring and water quality management? Are you interested in applied science with relevance for policy development? And do you want to contribute to solving the ‘plastic problem’? Then, read on because you might be our ideal candidate! As PhD candidate you will focus on developing and validating a suite of transport-fate models for microplastics encompassing different spatial scales: from riverine to regional multimedia.
Deadline: Open until filled
THE BRITISH ACADEMY: WRITING WORKSHOPS PROGRAMME
The British Academy is inviting proposals for Writing Workshops in developing countries. These workshops should aim to develop the skills of early career researchers, including supporting and promoting the uptake of their research in journals and publications. Through the Writing Workshops programme, the British Academy aims to encourage and support early career researchers in developing countries to publish in high impact journals in the fields of the humanities and social sciences, and enable them to develop connections with academics and journal editors based nationally and internationally.
The lead applicant must be based at a UK university or eligible research institute and be of postdoctoral or above status (or have equivalent research experience). The lead applicant must either be in a permanent position at the institution or have a fixed-term position for the duration of the award. Each application must have at least one co-applicant based in an ODA-eligible country.
Wednesday 9th November 2022, 17.00 UK Time.
Further information can be accessed at: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/writing-workshops/
RES4AFRICA ADVANCED TRAINING COURSE: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 9TH EDITION - RENEWABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS FOR AFRICA FOUNDATION
Renewable Energy Solutions for Africa Foundation (RES4Africa Foundation), in partnership with Enel Foundation, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the European Investment Bank (EIB), and in collaboration with MIP, the Graduate School of Management and SDA Bocconi, are pleased to announce the ninth edition of the ADVANCED TRAINING COURSE (ATC)
The training sessions will be dedicated to renewable energy with focus on technical, economic and regulatory core competences and advanced tools to assess and deploy the energy solutions in different contexts.
- Be a citizen of an African country;
- Have an adequate seniority (minimum of 5 years in the energy field);
- Be eligible to travel to Italy;
- Be fully proficient in English.
The application process:
- All applicants applying for the full scholarship are required to register and complete the application form and submit all required documents by the 28th of August 2022.
- Applicants from RES4Africa Members and Stakeholders and Ph.D. and MD students must submit their applications by the 1st of October 2022.
Further information can be accessed at: https://www.res4africa.org/calendar-news/res4africa-advanced-training-course-applications-are-now-open-for-the-9th-edition
THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF EDUCATION - NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program is open to all eligible applicants regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation
- Importance of the research question to education
- Quality of the research approach and feasibility of the work plan
- Applicant’s future potential as a researcher and interest in educational research
- Applicants need not be citizens of the United States; however, they must be candidates for the doctoral degree at a graduate school within the United States.
- Fellowships are not intended to finance data collection or the completion of doctoral coursework, but rather to support the final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation. For this reason, all applicants must document that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by June 1, 2023 and must provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a one or two-year time frame.
- Applicants should have a demonstrated record of research experience in education.
- Proposed project must be an education research project. NAEd/Spencer funds studies that examine the efficacy of curriculum and teaching methods; however, we do not fund the initial development of curriculum or instructional programs.
- Applications will be judged on the applicant’s past research record, career trajectory in education research, and the quality of the project described in the application.
- Fellows may not accept employment other than as described in the application, nor may they accept other awards without prior approval (including awards from NAEd or Spencer) that would provide duplicate benefits.
- Applications must be made by the individual applying for the fellowship; group applications will not be accepted.
- Online application form
- Dissertation abstract
- Project description and work plan
- Graduate transcripts
- Two reference letters
- Personal statement
Further information can be found at: https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-dissertation-fellowship-program/
- THE AFRICA RESEARCH EXCELLENCE FUND (AREF GRANT WRITING TRAINING
Essential Grant Writing Skills Workshop – October / November 2022
The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) works to strengthen the health research capacity of scientists in Sub-Saharan Africa who are engaged in tackling the sub-region’s significant health challenges. AREF is calling for applications from scientists who are active, emerging biomedical/health researchers in Sub-Saharan African countries to participate in its Essential Skills for Grant Writing Programme.
Mode and Dates
This fully on-line programme will be held on the following dates;
- Monday 17 to Friday 21 October 2022: daily 3-hour on-line sessions, 09:30 – 12:30 GMT
- Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 November 2022: daily sessions 3-hour on-line sessions, 09:30 – 12:30 GMT
Participants will be provided with appropriate learning materials including preparatory exercises before the first session and between sessions. Each session will be delivered through Zoom or an equivalent platform. Participants will work in on-line groups and subgroups. All sessions will be conducted in English.
To be eligible, you need to provide evidence that:
- You are a citizen of a country in Sub-Saharan Africa
- You are in the early stages of your research career, having completed your research education
- you have been awarded a research doctorate (PhD/DPhil/MD) from a recognized academic institution normally within the previous 6 years, (i.e. awarded on or after 1 January 2015);
- OR you have a medical/clinical qualification PLUS a research-relevant Master’s degree, both awarded normally within the previous 6 years (i.e. awarded on or after 1 January 2015).
- AND you are currently employed in Sub-Saharan Africa by a recognized university and/or specialist research institution.
- You have not participated already in equivalent proposal development / grant-writing training.
- A significant part of your current employee role is to develop and conduct health research.
- You do not already have a significant portfolio of international research grants (Combined value of £250,000 or more).
How to apply
To apply, complete the online Application Form. You must also download the following supporting documents, complete and attach them to the online form in Section 4 along with other required supporting documents before submitting.
16:00 hours GMT on 19 August 2022
Further information can be accessed here: https://www.africaresearchexcellencefund.org.uk/
- AFRICA RESEARCH EXCELLENCE FUND -Research Development Fellowships 2022/23
The Africa Research Excellence Fund is pleased to launch the call for the 2022/23 AREF Research Development Fellowship Programme.
Aim: To support researchers in Africa who are emerging leaders and working on important challenges for human health, to develop their skills as a researcher.
What it offers: A three to nine-month placement at a leading research institution in the UK, Europe or Africa, with additional support at your home institution before and after the placement. Up to £40,000 available
Who is eligible? Early career researchers. These are research active post-doctoral scientists and clinicians with higher qualifications who are nationals of and employed in Sub-Saharan Africa (see detailed eligibility criteria).
How to apply: Read the guidance documents carefully before developing your proposal and starting your application. Complete the application forms and upload the forms with supporting documents (using document upload section in PART A of the application form). Applicants can only submit one application per call.
- Application Form PART A Summary Information (online form) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RDFForm2022
- Application Form Parts B-G
Applicants must complete and submit the following:
- Application Form PART A Summary Information (online form)
- Application Form Parts B-F
- Part G of the application form (The Signature Sheet)
- A letter of support from the Host Sponsor
- A letter of support from the Employing Sponsor
- Two chosen publications to demonstrate the applicant’s career history.
- An electronic copy of the applicant’s most recently attained degree certificate, usually the PhD certificate.
For further information follow the link: https://www.africaresearchexcellencefund.org.uk/research-development-fellowships-202223
- AFRICAN PLANT NUTRITION INSTITUTE – Research Fellowship
Awards of USD $5,000 each are available to two innovative African scientists, extension specialists, or educators. The Fellowship will support education, training, and communication programs relevant to improving the use and efficiency of plant nutrients in African agro-ecosystems.
- Scientists, extension specialists or educators working at an African NARES institution (National Agricultural Research and Extension System), African university, nonprofit organization, or in the private sector are eligible for the African Plant Nutrition Outreach Fellowship.
- Applicants are encouraged to submit creative proposals addressing knowledge gaps or needed synthesis of existing information for accelerating the delivery and adoption of improved nutrient stewardship in Africa. Applicants should indicate how the award will be used (such as to support travel, communication outreach, or training activities).
- Evidence of partnerships and collaboration will be favourably reviewed. Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
In order to complete the application process, you will need to submit the following in either English or French:
- A description of how the Fellowship will lead to improved outreach or implementation of appropriate soil fertility management in agricultural systems. This will outline any new initiatives, data synthesis, communication tools, training events, or travel that will be conducted with the award funds. Include sufficient detail to permit evaluation of the work’s originality, its innovative approaches, and potential impact.
- Electronic copy of two letters of support, one of which should be from the applicant’s supervisor. Letters must be signed and written on official letterhead and include the phone number and e-mail address of the letter writer.
- A resume that includes academic degrees and relevant publications/communication products dealing with aspects of soil fertility management.
- A short report on how the funds were used to support the outcomes of the proposal will be required at the end of the award period.
- You will be required to upload documents during the on-line application process. It is recommended that electronic (pdf) copies of these documents be prepared in advance.
31 August, 2022.
Further information is available at this link: https: www.apni.net/outreach-fellowship-apply/
- INTERNATIONAL BRAIN ORGANIZATION -A focus on low-cost, state-of-the-art research tools and models
The objective of the course is to teach how low –cost, state of the art research tools and models can be employed in a low resource setting using open-source software and hardware to build lab equipment .Emphasis will be on the importance of good scientific conduct, project design, management and scientific communication
This course aims to introduce key concepts of Open Science and Neuroscience, both theoretically and importantly through experiments. The course is divided into two parts. The first part will teach general concepts of Open Science in the lab, from open hardware and software to how to generate your own experimental reagents. This will not only make your science more open and reproducible but will make it more cost-effective.
The second part of the course will perform neuroscience research using three model organisms that are inexpensive and enable a wide range of experimental approaches thanks to their genetic accessibility, namely: Drosophila, zebrafish, and C. elengas. Subjects covered will range from programming, open source hardware projects, lab maintenance, behavioral and electrophysiological research techniques.
No attendance fee will be charged; nonetheless the organizers expect you to give a talk at your department about the workshop content and the organization.
All African scientists: Master students, PhD students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Group Leaders. Only applicants from African Institutions will be considered.
Economy round-trip airfare from a major international airport in their country to Cape Town, accommodation, and breakfast.
July 5 – August 26, 2022 (5:00 p.m. CET)
School dates and location:
December 5-17, 2022
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Further information can be accessed at: https://ibro.org/trend-in-africa-and-ibro-advanced-neuroscience/
- GHENT UNIVERSITY – SHORT STAY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS 2022
The fellowships consist of a grant of € 1000 + one return flight ticket, for a minimum stay of two weeks, which is meant to cover (or contribute towards) travel and accommodation costs and living expenses. This means that matching funding will need to be found in many cases. The visiting scholars will be given an office space and access to facilities (such as the library) as a Ghent University visiting scholar.
The fellowships can be taken up at any time in 2023. Awardees are expected to be present at Ghent University and to take part in the academic activities of the research unit.
Visiting scholars will give at least one lecture or seminar to fellow researchers and students. For this reason, awardees are required to have an excellent command of English or French.
Five fellowships will be awarded in 2022.
How to apply
Your application should be in English or French, the application form includes the following sections:
- Personal information;
- A cover letter in which you indicate: the period of your visit, the research group you would like to be affiliated with, and a motivation as to how your current and future research at your home university will benefit from a research stay at Ghent;
- A research plan (research objectives, methods and tools, a work plan for the intended visit, possible long-term cooperation plans, etc.);
- A budget;
- A list of your three most important publications (optional);
- Your signature and the signature of the Ghent University promotor. This means that you should already have a Ghent University promotor at the application stage. If you do not at present have links with Ghent University, the online research directory can help you in your search for a promotor. You also need to submit a short motivation statement by the Ghent University promotor;
- A short CV (max 2 pages) in annex to the application form.
- Application deadline: 1 October 2022
- Selection results: end of October 2022
- Mobility period: January – December 2023
- Practical matters
- The Africa Platform will assist awardees with practical arrangements such as insurance, visa and application for housing at the university residences.
- Ghent University issues a visitor’s pass to foreign visitors who spend a short stay (= no more than 90 days) under the supervision of a Ghent University promoter. Each visitor´s pass automatically grants access to the Ghent University Sports Centre and the student restaurants.
Further information can be obtained at: https://www.africaplatform.ugent.be/call-applications-short-stay-research-fellowships-2022
- ROYAL COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS
The Neuropsychiatry Faculty has established an annual bursary to enable a psychiatrist from a low- and middle-income (LAMI) country (defined as World Bank classification C and D) to attend the Faculty Annual Residential Meeting (usually held in September) in order to give an oral or poster presentation or deliver a workshop.
The bursary is intended to cover the cost of economy class travel, accommodation, free registration and attendance at the Conference Dinner, up to a maximum of £1,500. Informal mentors will be identified for the bursary-holder to enhance their introduction to Faculty members and their enjoyment of the meeting.
Psychiatrists from LAMI countries who intend to present at the Faculty annual residential meeting and wish to apply for the bursary should submit:
- Their abstract
- A brief CV
- A letter stating what financial help is required. The letter should include details of any other sources of funding that have been approached. Candidates should also state how they believe their attendance at the meeting will benefit their service and practice.
Further information can be accessed here: https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/members/your-faculties/neuropsychiatry/prizes-and-bursaries
- INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR DENTAL RESEARCH- IADR COLGATE ORAL HEALTH RESEARCH AWARD
The Oral Health Research Group of the IADR is inviting nominations for a group-sponsored award in oral health research. The purpose of the award is to recognize a body of meritorious research by a member of the IADR Oral Health Research Group, with preference given to a Dental Hygienist.
Applications Open: Aug 09, 2022
Applications Closed: Mar 15, 2023
- Nominee must be a member of the IADR Oral Health Research Group and, if a Dental Hygienist, a graduate of an accredited dental hygiene program.
- Nominations must include Curriculum Vitae that provide supporting evidence that the nominee has conducted original research.
- A letter of nomination should highlight the major reasons and body of research for which the individual is being nominated. Work considered for this award should have resulted in publications in scientific, peer-reviewed journals.
- Once a nomination is made, it is considered each year for five years unless the nominee is selected for an award during this period.
Submissions must represent original research in the area of oral health. This includes a broad array of basic, clinical and applied studies related to: strategies for the prevention of oral disease and promotion of wellness; outcomes of primary and secondary preventive care; interdisciplinary approaches to integrating oral health into general health; clinical efficacy of professional and personal oral hygiene measures; methods to improve health outcomes of compromised patients; the dental hygiene process of care; self-care strategies; disease-prevention/health promotion focused curricular models; science transfer methods; ethics and quality assurance; alternative patterns for practice; clinical decision-making; and issues related to the conduct of research.
A Certificate of Recognition and one cash award in the amount of $2,000 will be made. This award is intended to provide travel and other support related to attending the IADR annual meeting and participating in the Oral Health Research Group activities. Information about the award winner will be made available to dental hygiene and other dental publications.
Further information cab accessed at: https://www.iadr.org/awards/iadr-colgate-oral-health-research-award