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    Grants & Fellowships: September 2019

     Grants and Fellowships                   


    TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training


    Deadline: 1 October 2019

    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. They are offered to young scientists holding at least an MSc or equivalent degree. TWAS covers international low-cost airfare plus a contribution towards subsistence amounting to a maximum of US$300 per month.


    TWAS Visiting Expert Programme


    Deadline: 1 October 2019

    This programme provides institutions and research groups in developing countries with opportunities to establish long-term links with world leaders in scientific areas and help develop capacity-building in their country. Under the programme, prospective host institutions can invite internationally renowned science experts to collaborate in research and training. The visiting expert could deliver lectures and seminars to research students, supervise students, conduct research and discuss future collaborative partnerships. The visit should have a minimum stay of two weeks at the host institution. TWAS will provide the Visiting Expert with the most direct economy class travel (round-trip) while the host institution is expected to cover local expenses.


    Africa India Mobility Fund (AIMF)


    Deadline: 4 October 2019

    The Africa India Mobility Fund (AIMF) is a partnership between The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS) and the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance (India Alliance). It is now accepting applications from African and Indian scientists who wish to conduct visits of up to three months in either direction. Applicants must have a PhD/MD or equivalent research qualification and hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in an eligible institution. The award will cover directly incurred costs up to US$5,000 / INR 325,000 for travel lasting up to 3 months.


    NIH/Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award


    Deadline: 7 October 2019 (letter of intent)

    The purpose of the Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award is to provide research support and protected time (three to five years) to an early career research scientist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC)who holds a junior faculty position at an LMIC academic or research institution.


    Knight-Hennessy Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies at Stanford University


    Deadline: 9 October 2019

    Stanford University offers full funds to pursue a graduate education at its university, each year, up to 100 high-achieving students (75 in the second cohort) who are independent thinkers, show useful leadership and have a civic orientation are benefited. Students earn a graduate degree and can apply at any of the seven Stanford schools, from doctorates in arts, education, engineering, humanities or social sciences to professional degrees in business, law or medicine. Funding includes tuition, stipend, graduate program and related academic expenses, with additional financial support if available.


    National Geographic Society Conservation Grant


    Deadline: 9 October 2019

    In partnership with the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) and Fondation Segré, the goal of this request for funding is to halt further biodiversity decline by implementing conservation plans for species and groups of species. Typical proposal requests should be less than US$30,000; however, applicants may request up to $50,000. Successful applicants may use awarded funds over one or two years.



    NIH Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award


    Deadline: 12 October 2019 (letter of intent)

    The Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award program supports collaborative research training between institutions in the U.S. and low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). This institutional research training program aims to sustainably strengthen the research capacity of the LMIC institutions, and to train in-country experts to conduct research on chronic, noncommunicable diseases and disorders, with the ultimate goal of implementing evidence-based interventions relevant to their countries. Examples of the noncommunicable diseases addressed by the program include, but are not limited to: cancer, cardio- and cerebrovascular disease and stroke, chronic lung disease, diabetes, mental illness, neurological, substance abuse, and developmental disorders.


    NIH Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries


    Deadline: 12 October 2019 (letter of intent)

    Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) seeks to stimulate new and impactful research towards the development of stigma reduction interventions leading to better outcomes for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS in LMICs. One or more investigators from an institution in the U.S. and one or more from an institution in an LMIC are strongly encouraged to collaborate on the application. The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed US$275,000.


    Chulabhorn Graduate Institute Post-graduate Scholarship Program


    Deadline: 30 October 2019

    The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI) in Thailand is offering ten scholarships for non-Southeast Asian applicants to pursue a Master’s degree in Applied Biological Sciences: Environmental Health, Environmental Toxicology, and Chemical Sciences. Scholarships are open to applicants who are under 30 years of age and hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific field. The scholarship will cover tuition and other academic fees, round trip airfare, visa fee, first settlement allowance, relocation allowance, accommodation, monthly stipend, book allowance, health insurance, and others. The scholarship award will cover a six-weeks refresher course as well as two years of Master’s Degree study.



    German Academic Exchange Service DAAD Postgraduate Programs


    Deadline: Ongoing

    Germany finances through DAAD the participation in one of the postgraduate programs after a first undergraduate course for technical or scientific specialization, a postgraduate or master's program in Germany, in the country of origin or in another foreign country.


    The time of the scholarship depends on the duration of the selected program:


    For a postgraduate or a master's degree completed in Germany, between 10 and 24 months

    For a period of study in Germany as part of a postgraduate or master's degree completed in a foreign country, usually an academic year


    The scholarship covers:


    Scholarship payments of 850 euros a month

    Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover

    Travel allowance

    One-off study allowance


    Waitt Foundation Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program


    Deadline: Ongoing

    The Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program provides small grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging conservation issues and ocean protection. Proposals for grants up to US$10,000 will be reviewed on a monthly rolling basis. Proposals up to US$15,000 will be considered, but granted highly infrequently. Project funds will be distributed within 2 weeks of funding decisions. Grants will fund projects related to the Waitt Foundation mission of supporting sustainable fishing and marine protected areas (MPAs). Spending of grant funds must commence within 1 month of granting, and be completed within 6 months.


     Contests and Prizes                      


    Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards


    Deadline: 30 October 2019

    SRISTI (Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions) has established three national awards for innovative student projects in engineering, biotechnology, agriculture, pharmacy, material science and other applied technological domains.


    The African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE)


    Deadline: 10 November 2019

    The African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence Programme objective is to give out awards to top African scientists for their achievements and valuable discoveries and findings in science, technology and innovation. Prizes are awarded in each of the following two sectors (a) Life and Earth Science and innovation; and (b) Basic Science, Technology and Innovation at the national, regional and continental levels:


    Continental Level where two awards of US$100,000 are given to African pioneer scientists;


    Regional Level where two African women scientists per each of the five geographical regions of Africa are given US$20,000 each; and


    National Level dedicated to young African researchers, where two prizes are given per country and the value of the prizes is determined by the African Union Commission.


    L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards 2020


    Deadline: Ongoing

    The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awardsidentify and support eminent women in science throughout the world. Each year, five Laureates are recognized for their contributions to the advancement of science, in Life Sciences or Physical Science, Mathematics and Computer Science in alternating years. The 2020 Awards will designate five outstanding women researchers in the Life Sciences, each working in one of the following regions: Africa and the Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America & North America.


    Opportunities collated by Seeding Labs volunteer Anne Rocheleau. Have something to add? Send us an email!

    Last updated:2019-09-05