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Graça Machel Scholarships for Women
Position: PhD. Intern
Summary: The Graça Machel Scholarships for Women is currently open for applications. The scholarship is offered in partnership with the Graça Machel Trust, and is awarded on an annual basis.
To apply for a scholarship under this programme you must be:

  1. Female
  2. A national of and normally resident in one of the SADC countries: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  3. In possession of a good first degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application
  4. Studying or applying to study at a South African university.
Application deadline: 28 July 2014 (3 pm BST)
Website: Graça Machel Scholarships for Women

PhD Course: “The Economics of Sustainability, Growth, and Climate Change”
Summary: This course aims to provide solid background in the economics of sustainability, growth and climate change for PhD students and young researchers with no or very little background in economics but who have a strong interest in the interdisciplinary aspects of sustainability, growth, and climate change.
The course will cover both the theoretical and practical aspects of the economics of sustainability and growth and give examples of how economic theory and the application of economic theory can be applied to understand the complicated relations between sustainability and growth.
Application deadline: 5 September 2014
Contact: Peder Andersen
Website: PhD Candidate in Geography Call

Fund for Environmental Journalism: Request for Proposals
Provider: Society of Environmental Journalists
Summary: The mini-grant offers opportunities for projects and entrepreneurial ventures related to reporting on the environment. Decisions are announced approximately 60 days after the deadline. Winning projects receive grants of $350 to $3,500.
Application deadline: 15 July 2014
Contact: Inquires
Website: Fund for Environmental Journalism

PhD Fellowships in Science for Women from Developing Countries
Summary: Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDC) at Centres of Excellence in the South. The Fellowship is offered to women scientists to pursue postgraduate research in a field of the natural sciences.
Application deadline: 15 August, 2014
Contact: Inquiries
Website: Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists

PhD Candidate in Geography
Position: PhD. Intern
Location: Accra, Ghana
Organiser: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Summary: A temporary position as PhD candidate in Geography is available at the Department of Geography, NTNU. The appointment is for a period of three years
Deadline: 15 August 2014
Contact: Head of Office, Bodil Wold
Website: PhD Candidate in Geography Call

Masters in Education (Environmental Education) 2015/2016
Provider: Rhodes University
Summary: This course is an inter-disciplinary two-year course that combines lectures, excursions and on-course practical tasks which are presented at compulsory 6-day contact sessions (4 per year) at Rhodes University in Grahamstown.
Target audience: his course is designed for environmental education, training and development practitioners and is open to teachers with various subject specialist, lecturers and other adult educators, curriculum or resource developers, journalists, writers, researchers, conservationists, development workers and social learning facilitators wishing to further their existing knowledge of, and insights in, environmental education, social learning and change.
Application deadline: 15 September 2014
Application form: download
Website: Masters in Education (Environmental Education) - Rgodes University

Scholarship for Water Cooperation and Peace - Joint Master Programme
Organiser: University for Peace
Summary: UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE), the University for Peace (UPEACE) and Oregon State University (OSU), institutions with a unique range of expertise, have jointly developed a new Master programme on Water Cooperation and Peace, which has been endorsed by UNESCO’s “From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential PCCP” programme.
Contact: Ms. Zaki Shubber
Website: Scholarship for Water Cooperation and Peace

UNU-INRA PhD Internship Programme Education, Green Economy
Position: PhD. Intern
Location: Accra, Ghana
Summary: UNU-INRA, with funding from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is undertaking a three-year project entitled “Unleashing the Potential of African Rural Economies through Green Growth”. The project aims to provide empirical evidence on how green growth strategies can, amongst others, influence employment, income generation, competitiveness and social inclusion in rural Africa under four thematic areas:

  1. Green business opportunities in rural Africa
  2. Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and resource efficiency, productivity and resilience in rural Africa
  3. Rural SMEs and ecosystem services
  4. Institutions and governance for environmentally-friendly business practices.
Who should apply? Applicants should be African nationals and must be enrolled in a doctoral programme, most preferably at the later stage of the PhD programme. They should be able to conduct high-quality research. UNU-INRA accepts both Anglophone and Francophone applicants. However, candidates should be fluent in oral and written English or French, as their case may warrant. While there are no restrictions with respect to the applicant’s areas of study, these must be clearly linked to addressing the critical issues related to green growth in rural Africa.
Application deadline: 31 May 2015 for the academic years 2015–2016.
Contact: Programme Coordinator
Website: UNU-INRA PhD Internship

Fund for Environmental Journalism
Organisers: National Preservation Institute
Application deadline: Summer Cycle - 15 July, 2014; Winter Cycle - 15 November, 2014
Who may apply: Any qualified journalist working independently or on the staff of either a for-profit or non-profit news organization worldwide is eligible to apply.
Website: Fund for Environmental Journalism

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Environmental Education and Training Unit

Division of Environmental Policy Implementation
P.O. Box 30552 - 00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254-20-7624101
Fax: +254-20-7623917