The +/DBT India Alliance 2015 Early Career Fellowships for Researchers in India

Applications are invited for The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance 2015 Early Career Fellowships for Researchers in India. Candidates eligible to apply to the Early Career Fellowship scheme hold/are being considered/have a commitment for a faculty position, they are advised to write to the Office with their CV before applying. The total award for an Early Career Fellowship includes the costs requested by the applicant as well as the set contributions by the India Alliance

Fellowship description

This scheme provides a unique opportunity for the most promising postdoctoral researchers to carry out research in India. Applicants are expected to identify an important biomedical research question and design a project that would help answer this question. The proposal would also suggest how the proposed work would help develop the applicant’s future independent research program. Submitted proposals are expected to be globally competitive. Applicants may wish to set up long term training or collaborative visits (work outside Host Institution) for up to 24 months. These visits may be to other leading laboratories, anywhere in the world. The fellowship is for five years, full time duration

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered eligible for this fellowship:

  • Applicants must be in the final year of their PhD studies or have no more than four years of postdoctoral research experience from the date of their PhD viva to the full application submission deadline. Time spent outside the research environment (i.e., career breaks) will be considered but has to be clearly mentioned in the application
  • Please note that if the candidates eligible to apply to the Early Career Fellowship scheme hold/are being considered/have a commitment for a faculty position, they are advised to write to the Office with their CV before applying
  • Applicants do not have to be Indian nationals/of Indian origin or have undertaken their PhD in India
  • Applicants must have shown significant promise in their scientific career to date, which includes, but is not limited to; strong academic record, visits to conferences and workshops, and importantly, the vision to develop as an independent researcher

Value

The fellowship is for five years, full time and provides the following:

  • Personal Support for the fellow
  • Research expenses (materials and consumables; animals; support to attend scientific meetings; and small items of equipment, e.g. laptop)
  • Additional allowances (travel and overseas subsistence) for work outside the Host Institution; these are scientifically justified visits of up to 24 months to an external laboratory either in India or abroad
  • Support funds for research staff or large equipments are not typically provided. It is expected that applicants will choose appropriate laboratories/ environments where majority of the necessary equipment and facilities are already available
  • The total award for an Early Career Fellowship includes the costs requested by the applicant as well as the set contributions by the India Alliance. Costs requested by the applicant must commensurate with their research proposal and should be fully justified in the full application. Inadequate justifications may result in costs being revised

How to apply

  • To complete a preliminary application, applicants are advised to use the online system, IASys and also complete the Application Form
  • Please ensure that the form is submitted by the published deadline
  • Applicants’ preliminary application will normally be assessed within one month of the submission deadline. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full application
  • Applicants’ full application will be peer reviewed and considered by the appropriate Selection Committee and, if successful, the applicant will be short-listed for interview
  • Short-listed candidates will be notified two weeks before the interview date
  • Applicants are not permitted to apply to multiple Fellowship schemes within the India Alliance in parallel. Only one application to one scheme will be entertained, at a time

Reviewers typically assess the following:

  • Applicant’s track record
  • The importance of the research question
  • Applicant’s choice of appropriate supervisors
  • The feasibility of the approach
  • Applicant’s vision of how the fellowship will contribute to their career development
  • Applicant’s long term aspirations

Short-listed candidates will be notified two weeks before the interview date

Application deadline

The application deadline is 15 June, 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance 2015 Early Career Fellowships for Researchers in India

Applications are invited for The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance 2015 Early Career Fellowships for Researchers in India. Candidates eligible to apply to the Early Career Fellowship scheme hold/are being considered/have a commitment for a faculty position, they are advised to write to the Office with their CV before applying. The total award for an Early Career Fellowship includes the costs requested by the applicant as well as the set contributions by the India Alliance

Fellowship description

This scheme provides a unique opportunity for the most promising postdoctoral researchers to carry out research in India. Applicants are expected to identify an important biomedical research question and design a project that would help answer this question. The proposal would also suggest how the proposed work would help develop the applicant’s future independent research program. Submitted proposals are expected to be globally competitive. Applicants may wish to set up long term training or collaborative visits (work outside Host Institution) for up to 24 months. These visits may be to other leading laboratories, anywhere in the world. The fellowship is for five years, full time duration

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered eligible for this fellowship:

  • Applicants must be in the final year of their PhD studies or have no more than four years of postdoctoral research experience from the date of their PhD viva to the full application submission deadline. Time spent outside the research environment (i.e., career breaks) will be considered but has to be clearly mentioned in the application
  • Please note that if the candidates eligible to apply to the Early Career Fellowship scheme hold/are being considered/have a commitment for a faculty position, they are advised to write to the Office with their CV before applying
  • Applicants do not have to be Indian nationals/of Indian origin or have undertaken their PhD in India
  • Applicants must have shown significant promise in their scientific career to date, which includes, but is not limited to; strong academic record, visits to conferences and workshops, and importantly, the vision to develop as an independent researcher

Value

The fellowship is for five years, full time and provides the following:

  • Personal Support for the fellow
  • Research expenses (materials and consumables; animals; support to attend scientific meetings; and small items of equipment, e.g. laptop)
  • Additional allowances (travel and overseas subsistence) for work outside the Host Institution; these are scientifically justified visits of up to 24 months to an external laboratory either in India or abroad
  • Support funds for research staff or large equipments are not typically provided. It is expected that applicants will choose appropriate laboratories/ environments where majority of the necessary equipment and facilities are already available
  • The total award for an Early Career Fellowship includes the costs requested by the applicant as well as the set contributions by the India Alliance. Costs requested by the applicant must commensurate with their research proposal and should be fully justified in the full application. Inadequate justifications may result in costs being revised

How to apply

  • To complete a preliminary application, applicants are advised to use the online system, IASys and also complete the Application Form
  • Please ensure that the form is submitted by the published deadline
  • Applicants’ preliminary application will normally be assessed within one month of the submission deadline. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full application
  • Applicants’ full application will be peer reviewed and considered by the appropriate Selection Committee and, if successful, the applicant will be short-listed for interview
  • Short-listed candidates will be notified two weeks before the interview date
  • Applicants are not permitted to apply to multiple Fellowship schemes within the India Alliance in parallel. Only one application to one scheme will be entertained, at a time

Reviewers typically assess the following:

  • Applicant’s track record
  • The importance of the research question
  • Applicant’s choice of appropriate supervisors
  • The feasibility of the approach
  • Applicant’s vision of how the fellowship will contribute to their career development
  • Applicant’s long term aspirations

Short-listed candidates will be notified two weeks before the interview date

Application deadline

The application deadline is 15 June, 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

Oslo Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages 2015 Doctoral Research Fellowships

UiO_hovedlogoApplications are invited for the Oslo Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages 2015 Doctoral Research Fellowships. The Fellowships are awarded within the project “Airborne: Pollution, Climate Change, and Visions for Sustainability in China” at the Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS). The research fellowships are granted with the aim of leading to the successful completion of a doctoral dissertation, monograph or article-based, to be defended in public

Fellowship description

Two PhD Research Fellowships (SKO 1017) connected to the project Airborne: Pollution, Climate Change, and Visions for Sustainability in China are available at the Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo. IKOS seeks to recruit two PhD candidates each of whom will work on a doctoral project within the range of Airborne. The successful candidates will join the Airborne team and take part project activities. They will participate in the research training program organized by the Faculty of Humanities, and must engage in the designated research activities on a full-time basis.

The positions are available for a period of three years, and the PhD thesis must be completed within this time frame. Applicants already holding a PhD degree will not be considered for the fellowships

Eligibility

Applicants are expected to posses the following criteria to be considered eligible for this fellowship:

  • A Master’s degree with very good results in a relevant discipline such as China Studies (with a specialization in topics related to society, politics, modern history, or media), anthropology, sociology, media studies, political science, etc
  • Candidates must hold a Master’s degree at the time of application
  • Excellent command of Mandarin Chinese and English

Value

The fellowship provides the following benefits:

  • Salary level 50 -56 (NOK 429 700-474 500, depending on level of expertise)
  • Challenging and stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare arrangements
  • Financial support for fieldwork in China

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications
  • Transcript of records of the candidate’s master’s degree. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Project description in English, including a detailed progress plan for the project, following the faculty’s Template for project descriptions and
  • A duly completed Application Form

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s theoretical and methodological merits
  • The project’s relevance for Airborne
  • The applicant’s academic and personal qualifications
  • The applicant’s ability to complete the dissertation and research training within 3 year
  • The applicant’s collaboration and communication skills

Application deadline

The application deadline is 15 July, 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2015 EHA/ISTH Joint Fellowship in Denmark for International Researchers

resizedimage299250-ISTH-logo-rgb-2013Applications are invited for the 2015 EHA/ISTH Joint Fellowship in Denmark for International Researchers. The fellowship aims to support the study of physiology of coagulation, bleeding or thrombosis. Applicants located within and outside of Europe are eligible to apply. Mobility will be positively considered. The award amount is € 50.000 per year for a maximum of two years. An interim report highlighting the project’s progress and summarizing the use of funds is required at the end of the first year. A final report is required at the end of the second year

Fellowship description

The EHA/ISTH Joint Fellowship is a collaborative program between the European Hematology Association (EHA) and the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH). It is intended to support the study of physiology of coagulation, bleeding or thrombosis. The research will be taken at Copenhagen, Denmark

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be MDs or PhDs
  • MD applicants must be within 12 years of post-graduation
  • PhDs must have less than eight years of post-doc experience after graduation
  • Applicants holding both an MD and a PhD must be within 12 years of MD-graduation
  • Applicants must be EHA member or EHA Guest or member of ISTH and have paid their membership fee
  • Applicants must have a mentor working in the candidate’s proposed research field. Basic research, translational and clinical projects will be considered
  • Applicants located within and outside of Europe are eligible to apply
  • Mobility will be positively considered
  • Awardees must submit their study results for presentation at the Annual Congress of EHA and/or ISTH
  • The applicant may not have any other career development funding provided by EHA at the time of application

Value

The award amount is € 50.000 per year

How to apply

  • Download the application template
  • Access the online application system
  • Complete all information and upload the completed template on the system
  • Please complete all parts of the application template, including additional pages when necessary
  • The applications are handled via EHA’s online system, please click the link and follow the steps
  • Then upload the full application template in the online system to complete your application submission
  • Should you have any questions on the EHA-ISTH Joint Fellowship, please contact the EHA Executive Office at fellowships.grants-at-ehaweb.org

The award is available for a maximum of two years. A joint EHA and ISTH review committee will review applications and select the final awardees. The winners will be notified on 15 November, 2015

Application deadline

The application deadline is 3 August, 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2015/2016 SSSA PhD Fellowships in BioRobotics in Italy

Applications are invited for the 2015/2016 Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) PhD Fellowships in Bio-Robotics in Italy. These are funded PhD positions available in the BioRobotics Institute. Up to 12 PhD fellowships will be awarded as follows: 6 positions are funded with scholarship and 6 positions are funded with research fellowship. Scholarship of 16,000.00 Euros gross is paid to payee in deferred monthly installments. Fellowship of 19,367.04 Euros gross is paid to payee in monthly installments

Fellowship description

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) is a public university where merit and talent count. Excellence in training and research, internationalization, interaction with the job market are the objectives of SSSA. Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna offers training and postgraduate courses in Economics and Management, Law, Political Science, Agricultural Science and Biotechnology, Medicine, and Industrial and Information Engineering. SSSA is a scientific community where the academic staff and researchers interact with students through a continuous exchange of cultural, creative and intellectual ideas.

The Ph.D. Program is managed by the BioRobotics Institute. Its mission is to educate the Engineer of the 21st Century: a competent, interdisciplinary, and creative inventor and entrepreneur, able to handle new technological and scientific challenges. The duration of fellowship is three years are confirmed on a yearly basis for admission to the subsequent year subject to the decision by the Teaching Board of the individual Programmes

Eligibility

  • Applicants must hold a Master of Science Degree (M.Sc.) or equivalent title
  • Students that are going to obtain the Master of Science Degree no later than October 31, 2015 can also apply

Value

  • Scholarship of 16,000.00 Euros gross is paid to payee in deferred monthly installments. The gross amount includes social security contributions payable by the recipient
  • Fellowship of 19,367.04 Euros gross is paid to payee in monthly installments
  • For fair distribution of the resources and in regard to the higher amount of the research fellowship compared to the scholarship amount, please note that the research fellowship includes contribution for period abroad

How to apply

Applicants are to fill the Application Form. The public selection will be based on the evaluation of the submitted documents and on the eventual interview. The evaluation of the submitted documents and the interview will assign a maximum of 50/50 each. The overall assessment will be on a scale of 1 to 100. The Examination Committee, will assign a score based on the submitted documents.

Applicants that obtain a score greater than 35/50 will be admitted to the interview. Applicants obtaining a score lower than 35/50 at the interview will be excluded from the final ranking list. The Interview calendar will be published within 6 July, 2015. Candidates admitted to the interview will receive a confirmation by email and final ranking list will be published by 24 July, 2015

Application deadline

The application deadline is 22 June, 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2015 African Forest Forum (AFF) Research Fellowships in Africa

Applications are invited for the 2015 African Forest Forum (AFF) Research Fellowships in Africa. The African Forest Forum through the funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is offering Research Fellowships on assessment of impacts of climate change vulnerability of biophysical and socio-economic systems with particular emphasis on gender responsiveness and critical ecosystems. Each fellow will receive up to USD 10,000 for research and USD 2,000 to cover cost of travel, subsistence, and accommodation while in the field including supervision

Fellowship description

The African Forest Forum (AFF) is a pan-African non-governmental organization with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. It is an association of individuals who share the quest for and commitment to the sustainable management, use and conservation of the forest and tree resources of Africa for the socio-economic wellbeing of its people and for the stability and improvement of its environment

The purpose of AFF is to provide a platform and create an enabling environment for independent and objective analysis, advocacy and advice on relevant policy and technical issues pertaining to achieving sustainable management, use and conservation of Africa’s forest and tree resources as part of efforts to reduce poverty, promote gender equality, and economic and social development. Through all its programmes and activities, AFF seeks to promote the empowerment of all marginalized groups particularly women who have remained vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and whose representation, priorities and needs are seldom addressed in the forestry sector

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the general and the specific eligibility criteria outlined below. Applications that do not meet eligibility criteria will not receive further evaluation.
General eligibility criteria are:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of an African nation
  • Proposed fellowship project and activities must be clearly related to, and likely to advance impacts of climate change vulnerability of biophysical and socio-economic systems with particular emphasis on gender responsiveness and critical ecosystems in Africa within the selected broad areas
  • All application materials must be complete and received by the AFF Secretariat on or before the application deadline
  • All applicants must be supervised by a faculty member with expertise in the broad area of focus of the fellowship

Specific eligibility criteria are: Prospective research fellows must:

  • Have a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree plus two or more years of professional experience related to Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Development Studies, Climate Change and Environmental Studies
  • Be already enrolled in a university as a graduate student and must have completed the course work for the degree at the time of application
  • African citizens can apply for these fellowships

Value

Each fellow will receive up to USD 10,000 for research and USD 2,000 to cover cost of travel, subsistence, and accommodation while in the field including supervision

How to apply

  • Download the fellowship application form by clicking Application Form “AFF Postgraduate Fellowship form-climate change vulnerability”
  • Fill the form and attach all the required supporting documents
  • E-mail the filled form and the supporting documents in an e-mail with the subject line “Research fellowships on assessment of impacts of climate change vulnerability of biophysical and socio-economic systems with particular emphasis on gender responsiveness and critical ecosystems in Africa to Larwanou@cgiar.org and v.oeba@cgiar.org

All applications that meet the general and specific eligibility criteria will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Quality of the research proposal, stated objectives and methodology
  • Technical merit of the proposed work
  • Qualifications and capabilities of the applicant to undertake the proposed research work
  • Appropriateness of the proposed budget
  • Appropriateness of proposed host institution and supervisor’s expertise

Results of the Selection Panel will be announced to successful applicants by 29 June 2015

Application deadline

Applications must be received by the Secretariat before or by 31 May, 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2015 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Programme and U.S Diversity Fellowship in USA

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The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society invites applications for Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program available for practitioners and researchers in the US and overseas. This program is open for emerging leaders at community foundations, at place-based grant making organizations and/or institutions that support community philanthropy.

Fellowship description

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society’s Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program provides leadership training through seminars with Third-sector practitioners, research based on best practices, and the application of a comparative framework. Fellows are based at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, where they design and pursue an individualized research project. In addition, they attend weekly seminars, explore work of key agencies and foundations, meet with non-profit leaders and study U.S. and international community foundation models

The program is geared to young scholar-practitioners interested in strengthening community philanthropy and building capacity in local third-sector institutions. Emerging leaders at community foundations and similar place-based grant-making organizations are especially encouraged to apply. This year’s Fellows will be selected from abroad and also from communities of colour under-represented in the U.S. grant-making sector

The program will run from September 15 to Monday November 30, 2015. Full fellowship awards are available for citizens of countries other than the United States or for Americans from communities under-represented in the grant making sector. Participation on a tuition basis or with financial support from individual or institutional sponsors is open to all, regardless of country of origin or residence

The program focus will be community foundations and local place-based giving set within the context of the global philanthropic sector. Additional trends and practices in philanthropy will be covered to provide background and to address the research interests of all participating Fellows

Eligibility

  • The program is open to practitioners and researchers in the US and overseas
  • College or university degree and strong spoken and written English language skills are required. TOEFL scores or the equivalent are requested from those whose education was in a language other than English. Alternately, please provide a statement describing your facility with the English language within your professional sphere
  • Applicants should have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the non-profit/NGO/grant making field
  • Award recipients must have a strong institutional base and be well-placed to implement research recommendations
  • Preference is given to candidates who are 1) affiliated with a community foundation or initiatives to support the development of community philanthropy organizations and practice, and 2) who illustrate in their proposals a clear interest in furthering the work of community foundations and strengthening the local culture of philanthropy
  • Candidates affiliated with other institutions in the philanthropy sector who submit proposals on current trends and practices in philanthropy (other than community foundations) may apply for consideration on a tuition basis or with financial support from individual or institutional sponsors
  • A select number of full fellowship awards are available, which cover tuition, accommodations and other program-related costs. These are earmarked for citizens of countries other than the United States or for Americans from communities under-represented in the grant making sector
  • Participation on a tuition basis or with financial support from individual or institutional sponsors is open to all, regardless of country of origin or residence
  • Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements detailed above to be considered for participation on a tuition or sponsorship basis.

Value

Full fellowship awards cover the coat of the following:

  • Tuition
  • Single-room dormitory accommodations with shared facilities at International House (adjacent to Columbia University) in Manhattan
  • Medical insurance
  • Program materials
  • Local meetings
  • Local travel and other selected program-related costs

Note: Tuition-based or institutionally-supported appointments may also be made, pending approval by the selection committee

How to apply

  • To apply, prospective candidates should complete and submit the Online Application form
  • Applicants who use the application form in PDF should send the completed form as an e-mail attachment along with the required documents
  • Alternatively the application documents can be mailed
  • Application dossiers must include two letters of reference
  • Applicants are responsible for providing their referees with the link to the online recommendation form
  • One or both letters should be from individuals who know the applicant in a professional (rather than an academic) capacity

Preference is given to candidates who are:

  • Affiliated with a community foundation or initiatives to support community philanthropy development, and
  • Who illustrate in their proposals a clear interest in furthering the work of community foundations and strengthening the local culture of philanthropy

Notifications of whether an applicant has been accepted into the program will be forwarded via e-mail on or before July 7 to each individual who has submitted a complete application package (including a CV and proposal) for consideration. Owing to a high volume of interest in the program, notification of status will not be sent in response to incomplete submissions which lack a proposal or other critical elements

Application deadline

June 1, 2015: For citizens of countries other than the United States who are residing outside the U.S

June 30, 2015: For United States residents outside the New York/New Jersey/ Connecticut area

July 31, 2015: For United States residents of the New York/New Jersey/ Connecticut area

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2015 African Forest Forum (AFF) Research Fellowships

affApplications are invited for the 2015 African Forest Forum (AFF) Research Fellowships. The African Forest Forum (AFF) is awarding research fellowships on assessment of impacts of climate change vulnerability of biophysical and socio-economic systems with particular emphasis on gender responsiveness and critical ecosystems in Africa. Each fellow will receive up to USD 10,000 for research and USD 2,000 to cover cost of travel, subsistence, and accommodation while in the field including supervision.

Fellowship description

The African Forest Forum (AFF) is a pan-African non-governmental organization with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. It is an association of individuals who share the quest for and commitment to the sustainable management, use and conservation of the forest and tree resources of Africa for the socio-economic wellbeing of its people and for the stability and improvement of its environment. The purpose of AFF is to provide a platform and create an enabling environment for independent and objective analysis, advocacy and advice on relevant policy and technical issues pertaining to achieving sustainable management, use and conservation of Africa’s forest and tree resources as part of efforts to reduce poverty, promote gender equality, and economic and social development.

Through all its programmes and activities, AFF seeks to promote the empowerment of all marginalized groups particularly women who have remained vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and whose representation, priorities and needs are seldom addressed in the forestry sector. In 2015, Research Fellowships will be provided to a total of 10 postgraduate students from 10 countries, who are based in African institutions of higher learning as well as those working in relevant forestry based research institutions to support their Doctoral or Master’s Program at an African university

Fellowship research activities should begin no later than 1 July 2015. Research focuses on the impacts of climate change vulnerability of biophysical and socio-economic systems with particular emphasis on gender responsiveness and critical ecosystems

Eligibility

General eligibility criteria are:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of an African nation
  • Proposed fellowship project and activities must be clearly related to, and likely to advance impacts of climate change vulnerability of biophysical and socio-economic systems with particular emphasis on gender responsiveness and critical ecosystems in Africa within the selected broad areas
  • All application materials must be complete and received by the AFF Secretariat on or before the application deadline
  • All applicants must be supervised by a faculty member with expertise in the broad area of focus of the fellowship

Specific eligibility criteria are: Prospective research fellows must:

  • Have a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree plus two or more years of professional experience related to forestry, natural resource management, development studies, climate change and environmental studies
  • Be already enrolled in a university as a graduate student and must have completed the course work for the degree at the time of application.

Value

Research fellows will be matched with an African host institution, where they will reside for at least part of their fellowship experience. Each fellow will receive up to USD 10,000 for research and USD 2,000 to cover cost of travel, subsistence, and accommodation while in the field including supervision

How to apply

Applicants are e-mail the filled Application Form and the supporting documents in an e-mail with the subject line “Research fellowships on assessment of impacts of climate change vulnerability of biophysical and socio-economic systems with particular emphasis on gender responsiveness and critical ecosystems in Africa-Call for proposals” addressed to M.Larwanou-at-cgiar.org and v.oeba-at-cgiar.org.

The application package must include the following:

  • An institutional support form or letter that confirms the applicant’s university/college formal endorsement of his or her ability to participate in the research fellowship with the name of a potential main research supervisor indicating his/her willingness to supervise and guide the student research from inception to completion
  • A research proposal description with clearly defined research questions/objectives, methodology on the research area, targeted tasks that can be completed within the fellowship period, and explaining how the supported activities will improve the overall scientific quality of the research and the utility of the research on the impacts of climate change vulnerability of biophysical and socio-economic systems with particular emphasis on gender responsiveness and critical ecosystems. Evidence must be provided that the proposal has been accepted for that level of study by the university/college
  • A budget estimate showing the approximate costs related to each research activity

All applications that meet the general and specific eligibility criteria will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Quality of the research proposal, stated objectives and methodology
  • Technical merit of the proposed work
  • Qualifications and capabilities of the applicant to undertake the proposed research work
  • Appropriateness of the proposed budget
  • Appropriateness of proposed host institution and supervisor’s expertise

Results of the selection panel will be announced to successful applicants by 8 June, 2015

Application deadline

Applications must be received by the Secretariat before or by 11 May, 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2015 Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES), Germany, for Developing Countries

Applications are invited for the 2015 Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES), Germany, for Developing Countries. The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 80 Georg Forster Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers from Developing and Emerging Countries (except China and India). Fellowship is awarded to conduct a self-selected, long-term research project (6-24 months) in cooperation with a self-selected academic host at a research institution in Germany.

Fellowship description

This fellowship programme is financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and co-financed by the European Union in the 7th Framework Programme. As many as 80 Georg Forster Research Fellowships can be granted annually. In the last few years, about one third of applications were successful. A monthly fellowship of 2,650 EUR is available for postdoctoral researchers (doctorate completed within the last four years) or 3,150 EUR for experienced researchers (doctorate completed within the last 12 years).

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The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 80 Georg Forster Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers. Fellowships are available for periods of 6-24 months. The research outline must deal with issues of major relevance to the future development of the candidate’s country or region of origin. Fellowship is awarded for postdoctoral researchers to carry out long-term research of their own choice (6 to 24 months) at a research institution in Germany together with an academic host winners will choose on their own

Eligibility

In providing Georg Forster Research Fellowships for experienced researchers, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad, who completed their doctorates less than twelve years ago to spend extended periods of research (6-18 months; may be divided up into a maximum of three blocks) in Germany. Candidates are expected to have their own, clearly defined research profile. This means they should usually be working at least at the level of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Group Leader or be able to document independent research work over a number of years. Applicants must have completed PhD or comparable academic degree (PhD, C.Sc. or equivalent), for no more than four years from the date of application.

Scientists of all disciplines from the following developing and emerging countries can apply for this fellowship:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Value

  • A monthly fellowship of 2,650 EUR for postdoctoral researchers (doctorate completed within the last four years) or 3,150 EUR for experienced researchers (doctorate completed within the last 12 years)
  • A flexible starting date and – for experienced researchers – the option of splitting the fellowship up into a maximum of three stays
  • Individual mentoring during the sponsorship period
  • Intensive German language course for fellows and their marital partners prior to the fellowship
  • Additional financial support for accompanying family members, for example, or for items like travel expenses or pension plans and
  • Comprehensive alumni sponsorship once the research stay has come to an end, such as a Return Fellowship or further stays in Germany.

How to apply

Application Form should be submitted by post. Please be sure to only use currently valid application documents, which can be downloaded at the site of the programme’s website or obtained from the Foundation directly. Candidates are selected solely on the basis of the evaluation of their academic qualifications. There are no quotas for individual disciplines or countries. A candidate’s academic eligibility is assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Academic record and academic performance to date (mobility, determination, breadth of research activities, academic productivity)
  • Quality of key publications specified in the application (originality, degree of innovation, applicant’s contribution in cases of multiple authorship)
  • Originality and innovation potential of the suggested research outline (significance for the advancement of the discipline, convincing choice of academic methods, prospects for academic development of the applicant, clear focus and feasibility of realization within the requested funding period and at the chosen host institution)
  • The applicant’s future potential: academic potential, further academic development, career prospects

After providing all the documents and receipt of the host’s statement, applicants will be notified about the proposed selection date. The application documents will then usually be forwarded to two independent reviewers for written review. On the basis of these independent peer reviews, a selection committee composed of about 15 academics from all disciplines reaches a decision on approving research fellowships. The selection committee meets every year, in February, June and October. If an application has been approved, a fellow arriving from abroad may start the fellowship two months after the selection meeting at the earliest. Fellows must start their fellowships within twelve months of the selection meeting; otherwise the fellowship will be forfeited

Application deadline

The application deadline is 15 June, 2015

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2015/2016 DFATD Cadieux- Léger Fellowship Programme in Canada

The Policy Research Division of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada is inviting applications for her 2015/2016 fellowship programme available for ideal candidate who is working towards a PhD on a topic of relevance to Canada’s foreign policy priorities. Fellow is integrated in the Policy Research Division at DFATD as a full-fledged analyst.

Fellowship description

The Cadieux-Léger Fellowship, now in its 23rd year, provides direct experience in a policy research environment focused on the diverse challenges facing Canadian foreign policy. The Cadieux-Léger Fellow is integrated in the Foreign Policy Research Division at DFATD as a full-fledged analyst. The Fellow’s work during the fellowship includes some research related to priority topics, writing short papers, contributing to the operational policy requirements, including by networking with internal and external experts and contributing to policy working groups. The Cadieux-Léger Fellowship lasts up to twelve months.

cadieux-leger-fellowship-300x85While at DFATD, the Fellow is expected to advance Canadian foreign policy and the Foreign Policy Research Division’s research agenda, which includes themes such as:

  • Evolving global governance: including the management of complex crises, the role of non-state actors, urbanization and the role of cities, and the future of diplomacy
  • Global threats, including terrorism
  • Strategic partnerships: including with Asia, the United States and Mexico
  • Technology and foreign policy: including the Internet Economy.

Eligibility

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be available for a minimum of nine months between September 2015 and August 2016
  • Be working towards a PhD on a topic of relevance to Canada’s foreign policy priorities
  • Be recognized as having full-time student status by the academic institution in which they are presently enrolled and maintain this status during the whole fellowship period.
  • Part-time students working on their thesis or recognized by the academic institution in which they are presently enrolled as having a disability will also be considered
  • Conform to the eligibility criteria of the Research Affiliate Program
  • While non-Canadians may apply, preference is given to Canadian citizens. A Canadian citizen is a person who was born in Canada or who has obtained Canadian citizenship
  • Although preference will be given to Canadian citizens, Fellowship is open to both International and Canadian citizens

Value

The Fellow will receive a total bursary not greater than $48,000

How to apply

Applying for the Cadieux-Léger Fellowship is done through the Research Affiliate Program (RAP). Only candidates that have completed this step of the process will be considered. Interested candidates must provide the following information:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A complete transcript
  • A one page research proposal on a significant foreign policy issue and its implications for Canada
  • A one page paper demonstrating how the candidate can support the division’s current research themes, listed above
  • Proof of enrolment for 2015/2016 in a recognized academic institution
  • A sample paper or publication; and
  • The names of three references.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to obtain a Secret-level security clearance in order to finalize the selection procedure

Application deadline

The application deadline is 22 May, 2015

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2015 TWAS/CIIT Fellowship Programme in Pakistan for Developing Countries’ Scholars

Applications are invited for the 2015 TWAS/CIIT Fellowship Programme in Pakistan for Developing Countries’ Scholars. TWAS and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology are offering TWAS-CIIT fellowship programme for developing countries’ scholars (Developing Countries except Pakistan). Fellowship will be awarded to obtain all or part (sandwich or full-time) of a PhD or pursue postdoctoral research in natural sciences. Postgraduate fellowships will be tenable in the relevant department at one of the campuses of CIIT, Pakistan for a minimum of six months to a maximum of 3 years (up to 18 months for a sandwich programme). Postgraduate Fellowships will be in the departments and laboratories of the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.

Fellowship description

The TWAS-CIIT Fellowship Programme for Postgraduate Research offers fellowships to young scientists from Developing Countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to obtain all or part (sandwich or full-time) of their PhD and Postdoctoral Research in Natural Sciences.

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SANDWICH Fellowships (for those registered for a PhD in their home country): The Fellowship may be granted for a minimum period of 6 months and a maximum period of 18 months. Full-time Fellowships (for those not registered for a PhD in their home country): The Fellowship may granted for a period of up to 3 years. Candidates will register for their PhD in the relevant department at one of the campuses of CIIT, Pakistan. TWAS-CIIT Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in the departments and laboratories of the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.

Fellowship is awarded in the field of natural sciences (Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physics)

Eligibility

Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • Be nationals of a Developing Country (other than Pakistan)
  • Must not be on site in Pakistan
  • Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Pakistan or any Developed Country
  • Must hold an MSc degree/PhD in a field of Natural Sciences
  • Be a maximum age of 35 years by 31 December in the year of application
  • For SANDWICH Fellowships: be registered PhD students in a Developing Country and provide the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” from the HOME university (see sample on page 6)
  • For FULL-TIME Fellowships: be willing to register at a university in Pakistan
  • Provide a certificate of good health from a qualified medical doctor
  • Provide evidence of proficiency in English.

Citizens of the following Developing Countries can apply for this scholarship:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Value

CIIT will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs such as food, accommodation and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency

How to apply

  • Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from CIIT when applying, or by the deadline at the latest.
  • Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
  • Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper, SIGNED and sent as attachments via e-mail to TWAS and CIIT.
  • The subject line must contain CIIT/PG and the candidate’s surname.
  • Alternatively, letters should be sent in sealed envelopes by post.
  • B. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
  • The letters can be submitted either by the referee or by the applicant directly.
  • Applicants to the TWAS-CIIT Fellowship Programme should send a copy of their application (by email) to both TWAS and to CIIT.
  • Applicants can download the PDoc application form and the PhD application form

Application deadline

The application deadline is 31 August, 2015

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