Knowledge for Development

Fellowships, grants & calls


Royal Society-DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative

Deadline: 9 April 2014  --  This programme is for scientists who want to develop collaborative research consortia between scientists in sub-Saharan Africa and a research institution in the UK.  --  http://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/africa-capacity-building/

31/03/2014


Call for input: HLPE study on critical and emerging issues in the area of food security and nutrition

Call for input: HLPE study on critical and emerging issues in the area of food security and nutrition    Deadline: 15 March 2014     

27/02/2014


OECD Research Fellowships and Conference Sponsorship

OECD Research Fellowships and Conference Sponsorship  

27/02/2014


Call for applications: Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme

Call for applications: Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme         Deadline: 25 March 2014 

27/02/2014


Engineering for Development (E4D) doctoral scholarships

Engineering for Development (E4D) doctoral scholarships   Deadline: 31 March 2014   

27/02/2014


Learning Events Programme for Researchers from Developing Countries

Learning Events Programme for Researchers from Developing Countries     Deadline: 28 Feb 2014  

18/02/2014


DFID-ESRC China and Africa research programme

DFID-ESRC China and Africa research programme   Deadline: 3 March 2014   

18/02/2014


PhD: Campylobacter contamination & control in the poultry meat food systems of Nairobi, Kenya

PhD: Campylobacter contamination & control in the poultry meat food systems of Nairobi, Kenya    Deadline: 23 Feb 2014  

18/02/2014


The Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF)

The Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF)    Deadline: 28 February 2014   

18/02/2014


Request for EoI: "Food sovereignty versus food security: Where does Africa stand in the post-Millennium Development Goals era?” (individual consultant services)

FARA is undertaking a study on “Food sovereignty versus food security: Where does Africa stand in the post-Millennium Development Goals era?” in order to provide evidence that will inform a stakeholder consultation on food security versus food sovereignty that FARA will organize early in 2014.  The outcomes of the consultations will generate the supporting arguments that will inform Africa’s position during the Rome negotiations of the principles in May 2014.  Please see link for more details http://www.fara-africa.org/media/uploads/File/Vacancies/reoi-_food_security_vs_food_sovereignty_(2).pdf

11/02/2014


Learning Events Programme for Researchers from Developing Countries

Deadline: 28 February 2014  KFPE (a Commission of the Swiss Academy of Sciences, SCNAT) Learning Events Programme supports researchers from developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America involved in research partnerships with a Swiss institution and promotes interdisciplinary and intercultural learning. Swiss institutions and/or their partners in developing countries are invited to submit proposals for the learning events. Learning and training content should include soft skills, theories, methods, integrated approaches, thematic specialisations, and inter- and transdisciplinary working methods.   http://www.kfpe.ch/fundings/learning-events.php

27/01/2014


The Humboldt Foundation provides funding opportunities for scientists in developing countries

The Humboldt Foundation has three fellowships available. Check the former fellowship holders to get an impression of the profiles: http://goo.gl/uq4BdE.   One is the International Climate Protection Fellowships http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/icf.html.  Submit an application by 15 March 2014.  The other two are the Georg-Foster Fellowship (6-24 months) for young post-docs (less than 4 years after PhD) http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/georg-forster-fellowship-postdoc.html and the Georg-Foster Fellowship (6-24 months) for experienced scientists (less than 12 years after PhD) http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/georg-forster-fellowship-experienced.html. Applications can be submitted at any time from now to mid-2015. 

27/01/2014


International Master of Science study programme on tropical aquatic ecosystems

Deadline for application to the 2014 programme: 30 April 2014    Deadline for DAAD Scholarship application, 2015 programme: 31 August 2014  ISATEC is a two-year international Master of Science study programme on tropical aquatic ecosystems. It is held at the University of Bremen (UB) and conducted in collaboration with the affiliated Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT). Interested students from abroad can apply for funding at the German Academic Exchange Service: http://www.isatec.uni-bremen.de/images/stories/isatec/daadappl.pdf 

27/01/2014


Call for papers: Food Research International special issue 'Impact of climate change on food safety'

Deadline for paper submission: 01 April 2014    Papers may include conceptual frameworks, field observations, modelling approaches for impact assessment, scenario analyses and adaptation studies. Topics may be related to both microbial and chemical hazards and be linked to any type of food or production or supply chain. This special issue aims to present the state-of-the-art in the field of climate change and food safety.  http://www.journals.elsevier.com/food-research-international/call-for-papers/special-issue-impact-of-climate-change-on-food-safety/

27/01/2014


TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme

Deadline: 31 March 2014  The TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme provides postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) with the opportunity to make a ‘Cooperation Visit’ to an institute in Germany of no more than 3 months. The aim of the visit is to discuss research collaboration with German scientists, possibly including some preliminary experiments, with the ultimate goal of developing longer-term collaboration.  http://twas.ictp.it/prog/exchange/res-collab/twas-dfg  

27/01/2014


Call for Proposals: CTA Top 20 Innovations for Smallholder farmers

Closing date was 15 February 2014 -- NOW EXTENDED TO 09 MARCH 2014.    This project aims to boost the awareness of the many technological and other innovations “low-hanging fruits” that ACP research organizations, universities, extension services and farmers have developed and are being used in ACP countries. By documenting and publicizing these ‘high-potential innovations’ that do not require complicated new management practices, that are endorsed by other experts and farmers themselves, are easy to adopt and can be further adapted, the project expects to raise the profile among policy makers of extension, research and education organizations, and furthermore, establish a convincing evidence base for allocating sufficient budget support to these organizations. Guidelines can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.  

17/12/2013


Research and Internship Assistance Program 2014

Research and Internship Assistance Program 2014    Deadline is 15 November 2013

5/11/2013


Call for articles: Agricultural biodiversity - Breaking the barriers

Call for articles: Agricultural biodiversity - Breaking the barriers   Deadline: 01 December 2013 

5/11/2013


Leverhulme-Royal Society Africa Award

Leverhulme-Royal Society Africa Award   Deadline: 15 January 2014 

5/11/2013