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
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
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
Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Danida Consultative Research Committee for Development Research
Organisers: The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is inviting Phase 1 applications for research grants related to development research. The Call is applicable for both north and south driven development research grant applicants, with different themes for each country.
Application deadline: September 5, 2014, 12:00 hrs (Danish Time)
Website: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Danida Consultative Research Committee for Development Research
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
TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training
Summary: TWAS offers fellowships to young scientists in developing countries to enable them to spend three to 12 months at a research institution in a developing country other than their own. The purpose of these fellowships is to enhance the research capacity of promising scientists, especially those at the beginning of their research career, helping them to foster links for further collaboration.
Ps: There is no age limit. However, preference is given to young scientists at the beginning of their research career and those working in Least Developed Countries.
Application deadline: 1 October, 2014
Website: TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training
World Food System Grants
Summary: The World Food System Center administers a competitive grants platform in coordination with the Research Commission of the ETH Zurich. Submission of proposals are invited for the Coop Research Program, "Sustainability in Food Value Chains." The ETH Zurich – Coop Research Program has been established to support research that addresses challenges and opportunities for sustainability in food value chains. The program aims to provide the knowledge necessary to drive food value chains, in the short and long term, towards goals of quality and quantity that support human and environmental health and create value for all stakeholders. The five year program is structured around annual calls that will fund Post-Doctoral projects (one to two year duration).
Deadline: 1 November 2014, 17.00h.
Website: World Food System Grants
Nile Basin and East Africa call for Expressions of Interest
Project duration: No more than two years - January 2015 to December 2017.
Venue: University of Basel, Switzerland
Summary: The overall goal of the call is to improve capacities and the governance and management of natural resources and ecosystems by generating and sharing the knowledge and practice needed to do so.
Application deadline: 22 September, 2014; 17.00 Addis Ababa time
Event focal point email: Secretariat Subject line: EOI Questions
Website: Nile Basin and East Africa call for Expressions of Interest
Fund for Environmental Journalism
Organisers: National Preservation Institute
Application deadline: 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
AAUW International Fellowship Program for Women
Fellowship year: 1 July, 2015 — 30 June, 2016
Summary: AAUW advances equality for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. The International Fellowship program provides support for one year of graduate or postgraduate study in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. (Women holding dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country are not eligible). Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.
Deadline for online submission of application: 1 December, 2014, by 5:00 p.m., Central Time
Deadline for online submission of recommendations: 8 December, 2014, by 5:00 p.m., Central Time
Website: AAUW International Fellowship Program for Women
PhD Winter School - RESEARCH ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Theme: Interdisciplinarity in PhD research – How to achieve relevant results on sound methods
Dates: 9 – 13 February, 2015
Venue: University of Basel, Switzerland
Summary: The PhD Winter School addresses challenges of PhD research in the context of the multidimensional domain of sustainable development. It provides a platform to discuss, test and practice different methods of interdisciplinarity. Participants will learn how to manage the boundaries between their PhD research and related scientific contributions in a methodologically sound way.
Application deadline: 30 November, 2014
Website: PhD Winter School - RESEARCH ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Program for Emerging Agricultural Research Leaders 2014
Summary: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks proposals for agricultural research with the potential to increase the sustainable productivity of smallholder farmers in developing countries. With this call, we are looking for projects led by MSc. and PhD. scientists at national agricultural research institutions and universities in sub-Saharan Africa, working in collaboration with other researchers internationally (either within Africa or beyond the continent). The 2014 PEARL call is restricted to proposals relevant to staple crops grown in Africa (please note we hope to offer future competitive opportunities for livestock research, but livestock-related proposals will not be considered in the current call).
Website: Program for Emerging Agricultural Research Leaders 2014
Be an African scientist residing in sub-Saharan Africa or planning to relocate to sub-Saharan Africa to implement the proposed project, e.g. returning from diaspora;
Identify a local host institution (a national agricultural research institute or university) (International centers based in Africa or institutes overseas are not eligible to lead proposals in this call, but may partner as sub-grant hosts.)
Have at minimum an MSc degree;
Be able to devote at least 70% of their time to lead the proposed project Be an African scientist residing in sub-Saharan Africa or planning to relocate to sub-Saharan Africa to implement the proposed project, e.g. returning from diaspora;
Identify a local host institution (a national agricultural research institute or university) (International centers based in Africa or institutes overseas are not eligible to lead proposals in this call, but may partner as sub-grant hosts).
Have at minimum an MSc degree; and
Be able to devote at least 70% of their time to lead the proposed project.
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
The Toyota Foundation Research Grant Program 2014
Website: The Toyota Foundation Research Grant Program 2014
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:
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.
- Green business opportunities in rural Africa
- Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and resource efficiency, productivity and resilience in rural Africa
- Rural SMEs and ecosystem services
- Institutions and governance for environmentally-friendly business practices.
Application deadline: 31 May 2015 for the academic years 2015–2016.
Contact: Programme Coordinator
Website: UNU-INRA PhD Internship
RFP from Field-based Researchers (African/Asian Elephant Research)
Summary: Earthwatch is looking to support research projects that align with and contribute to global environmental priorities and agendas. Specifically, projects that aim to improve the management and stewardship of biodiversity, reduce human-wildlife conflicts, investigate/restore degraded ecosystems, and investigate threats to ocean health and freshwater systems, and projects that assess and/or mitigate the impacts of a changing climate.
Website: RFP from field-based researchers
WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation
Summary: The WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships (PBS) are awarded to individuals from East and South who wish to pursue formal studies or professional training in the field of conservation.
Website: WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation
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