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Announcements: Scholarships and awards

Listing of available scholarships

TWAS Fellowships

The World Academy of Sciences  (TWAS) and its partners are offering fellowships to young scholars in developing countries who wish to pursue a PhD degree or postdoctoral research.

TWAS-CSIR Fellowships
TWAS and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India are offering fellowships to young scholars from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue a PhD or postdoctoral research at the laboratories and institutes of the CSIR.
Postgraduate Fellowships
TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable for a maximum period of four years. Sandwich fellowships (for applicants registered for a PhD degree in their home country) may be granted for a minimum of period of six months and a maximum one of three years.
Application deadline: 30 June 2019
Application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/86
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-csir-postgraduate-fellowship-programme
Postdoctoral Fellowships
TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.
Application deadline: 30 June 2019
Application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/85
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-csir-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

TWAS-USM Fellowships
TWAS and the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Malaysia are offering fellowships to young scholars from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue a PhD or postdoctoral research at USM.
Postgraduate Fellowships
TWAS-USM Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable, for a maximum period of three years, for studies leading to a PhD degree.
Application deadline: 15 July 2019
Application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/92
For more informationhttps://twas.org/opportunity/twas-usm-postgraduate-fellowship-programme
Postdoctoral Fellowships
TWAS-USM Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable, for a minimum period of twelve months to a maximum period of two years, to pursue advanced research.
Application deadline: 15 July 2019
Application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/91
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-usm-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

TWAS-ICCBS Fellowships
TWAS and the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) in Pakistan are offering fellowships to young scholars from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue a PhD or postdoctoral research at ICCBS.
Postgraduate Fellowships
TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable, for a minimum period of six months and a maximum period to be decided with ICCBS, for studies leading to a PhD degree.
Application deadline: 15 July 2019
Application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/90
For more informationhttps://twas.org/opportunity/twas-iccbs-postgraduate-fellowship-programme
Postdoctoral Fellowships
TWAS-ICCBS Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable, for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months, to pursue advanced research.
Application deadline: 30 June 2019
Application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/89
For more informationhttps://twas.org/opportunity/twas-iccbs-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

TWAS-NRF Fellowships
TWAS and South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) are offering the TWAS-NRF Doctoral Fellowships and the TWAS-NRF African Renaissance Doctoral Fellowships to young scholars from developing countries (other than South Africa) who wish to pursue a PhD degree at research institutions in South Africa. The fellowships are tenable for a maximum period of three years.
Application deadline: 31 July 2019
Application form: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-nrf-doctoral-programme

TWAS-BIOTEC Fellowships
TWAS and the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) in Thailand are offering Postdoctoral fellowships to young scholars from developing countries (other than Thailand) who wish to pursue advanced research at BIOTEC. The fellowships are tenable for a period of twelve to twenty-four months.
Application deadline: 30 June 2019
Application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/93
For more informationhttps://twas.org/opportunity/twas-biotec-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

OWSD Early Career Fellowships

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) offers fellowships of up to 50,000 USD to women who have completed their PhD in a STEM field, including Agricultural Sciences, and are employed at an academic or scientific research institute in one of the eligible countries (for more criteria, see eligibility). Fellows are supported to continue their research at an international level while based at their home institute.
Application deadline: 30 April 2019
Application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/82
For more information: https://www.owsd.net/career-development/early-career-women-scientists-ecws-fellowships

ICGEB Research Grants

ICGEB’s Collaborative Research Programme offers grants of up to 25,000€ annually, for a maximum of 3 years, to contribute to the implementation of outstanding scientific projects in basic and applied life sciences, including agricultural biotechnology. Funds can only be used to cover expenditures that are directly relevant to the project. The programme is open to applicants holding a position at a university or research institute in any of the ICGEB member states.
A special category of Early Career Return Grants is intended to fund outstanding young researchers (no more than 40 years of age) who have spent a minimum of 2 years abroad and have recently returned to an ICGEB Member State to establish their own laboratory. The application form is the same as that for the ICGEB research grants. Applicants are however requested to indicate on page 2 of the form that they are applying for this type of grant.
Application deadline: 30 April 2019
For more information: https://www.icgeb.org/activities/grants/

John Allwright Fellowship

The John Allwright Fellowship provides the opportunity for partner-country scientists involved in ACIAR-supported collaborative research projects to obtain postgraduate qualifications at Australian tertiary institutions. Applicants must be citizens of an ACIAR partner country and engaged in an ACIAR collaborative project at the time of application.
Application deadline: 30 April 2019
For more information: https://www.aciar.gov.au/content/australia-awards-john-allwright-eligibility-and-online-user-guide

Cargill Global Scholars Program

The agribusiness company Cargill is offering scholarships to undergraduate university students in a field relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, or the USA — and attend university in those countries. Each Cargill Global Scholar receives an annual scholarship for up to two years to help off-set academic related expenses, as well as mentorship by Cargill employees and leadership training, among others.
Application deadlines: 1 March 2019 (USA); 5 March 2019 (India); 1 April 2019 (Russia); 19 April 2019 (Indonesia); 28 April 2019 (China); and 26 May 2019 (Brazil)
For more information: https://www.cargillglobalscholars.com/

Africa Food Prize

Nominations are solicited for the Africa Food Prize. The 100,000 USD prize recognizes an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa—from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives.
Nomination deadline: 14 May 2018
For more informationhttps://www.africafoodprize.org

Borlaug Field Award 2019

The World Food Prize Foundation invites nominations for the Borlaug Field Award. The USD 10,000 award, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, recognizes science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under age 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty. The award will honor an individual who is working closely and directly “in the field” or at the production or processing level with farmers, animal herders, fishers or others in rural communities, in any discipline or enterprise across the entire food production, processing, and distribution chain. Nominations must be submitted online in English. Self-nominations will not be processed.
Application deadline: 15 June 2019
Online nomination form: https://app.reviewr.com/s1/site/BorlaugAward
For more information: https://www.worldfoodprize.org/index.cfm?nodeID=87974&audienceID=1

Arturo Falaschi fellowships

The International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) offers PhD, postdoctoral and short-term fellowships to scientists from ICGEB’s member states. The fellowships are for research at collaborating universities in Trieste, New Delhi and Cape Town.
Application deadlines : PhD fellowships (31 March 2019); Post-doctoral fellowships (31 March 2019, 30 September 2019); short-term fellowships (31 March 2019, 30 September 2019)
For more informationhttps://www.icgeb.org/activities/fellowship/guidelines-and-application-form-arturo-falaschi-phd-fellowships/

Young Investigator Award 2019 

The Agronomy Editorial team has launched a prize to reward young investigators who have done ground-breaking research and made a significant contribution to the advancement of the field of agronomy. The award will consist of a an honorarium of 2000 Swiss Francs, a certificate and a 20% discount for publishing two papers in Agronomy.
Eligibility: No more than 10 years since completing a PhD degree (by 30 April 2019)
Application deadline: 30 April 2019
Online application: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/agronomy/awards/submit/429
For more information: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/agronomy/awards.pdf/0/34_2019_1_%5BAgronomy%5D%20flyer-A5-update.pdf

VLIR-UOS Training and Master Scholarships

VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from 54 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin-America, to follow a training course or Master’s degree program at a university or university college in Belgium. The Master’s programs, lasting one or two academic years, focus on specific problems of developing countries and/or are relevant to developing countries in a more general sense.
Application deadline: There is no fixed deadline to apply for a VLIR-UOS scholarship.