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Grants & Fellowships: October 2019

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.

The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research Program

Deadline: 30 October 2019

The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research program is for those dedicated to a better understanding of critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development. Specific areas of research include food security, energy systems, climate change impacts, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation. The program offers a unique intellectual surrounding that fosters cross-disciplinary interaction, research and education. To be eligible for the program, candidates must have received their doctoral degrees within five years prior to the start of the appointment.

YSEALI Professional Fellows Program

Deadline: 1 November 2019

The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellows Program is a professional development exchange program for the best and brightest community leaders from Southeast Asia, working in the fields of civic engagement, NGO management, economic empowerment, governance, legislative process, environmental and natural resources management. The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program provides participants ages 25-35 a month-long fellowship in April 2020 at U.S.-based non-profit or other organizations, government offices or legislative bodies. Fellows will work with community leaders to enhance their practical expertise, leadership skills and professional contacts to address issues in their home communities.

Chevening Scholarship for UK Master’s Degree

Deadline: 5 November 2019

Chevening Scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK. The scholarships are fully-funded: flights, accommodation, and course fees are all included. To be eligible you must:

  1. Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory.
  2. Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended.
  3. Have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university by the time you submit your application. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
  4. Have at least two years of work experience.
  5. Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 16 July 2020.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists

Deadline: 12 November 2019

The Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level. Only candidates nominated by an academic mentor at a Swiss higher education institution will be considered.

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Initiative (EEID)

Deadline: 20 November 2019

This joint National Institutes of Health (NIH) - National Science Foundation (NSF) initiative supports efforts to understand the underlying ecological and biological mechanisms that govern relationships between human-induced environmental changes and the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases. Awards made by components of the NIH may receive support of up to US$350,000 in direct costs per year for up to five years.

UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme

Deadline: 29 November 2019

The UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme offers 10 fellowships of US$10,000 each to be awarded to deserving candidates from developing countries. The aim of the fellowships is to support innovative and imaginative post-graduate research in four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO, including the environment. The selected Fellow must carry out the research under an academic supervisor in a host institution for between 3 and 9 months. Priority is given to women candidates and African researchers. Candidates under this Programme must be post-graduate researchers, already holding a Masters degree, younger than 40 years old.

European Outdoor Conservation Association Grants

Deadline: 30 November 2019

Non profit organisations can apply to EOCA for grants of up to €30,000 to implement a conservation project in any country around the world except North America. Project applications MUST:

  1. protect a threatened species or habitat;
  2. have a link to the outdoor enthusiast; AND
  3. involve hands-on practical conservation work.

University of Queensland Grant-aligned Priority PhD Scholarships

Deadline: Ongoing

These scholarships are funded by the Australian Government support living costs and tuition of PhD students (including international students) with research projects aligned to selected research grants. The scholarship stipend is AUD 27,596 annually for three years. They offer students the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance. Available projects include the following areas: Agribusiness, agriculture, environment, science, and health.

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:

  1. For a postgraduate or a master's degree completed in Germany, between 10 and 24 months
  2. 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:

  1. Scholarship payments of 850 euros a month
  2. Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  3. Travel allowance
  4. 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.

Global Grand Challenges: Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns

Deadline: 13 November 2019

Global Grand Challenges is seeking innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of health campaigns. Specifically, they are looking for innovations in approaches, practices, or tools that dramatically improve the planning and microplanning, implementation / operations, and monitoring and evaluation that will lead to improved effectiveness of campaigns. Awards of $US100,000 are made in Phase I.


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

Deadline: Ongoing

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards identify 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.

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