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Announcements: Scholarships and awards

Listing of available scholarships

Calls for applications from RUFORUM

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a consortium of 66 universities operating in 26 African countries.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships
The RUFORUM program for Graduate Training Assistantships (GTA) is offering support for 325 PhD training opportunities. Eligible applicants must be a staff member at a RUFORUM member university and nominated for PhD training by their university.
Application deadline: candidates may apply at any time
For more information: https://blog.ruforum.org/2017/03/23/phd-training-opportunities-under-the-ruforum-graduate-teaching-assistantship-program-2/

TWAS fellowships

TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy, working to advance science and engineering for sustainable prosperity in the developing world.

TWAS-CEMB Postgraduate Fellowship Program
TWAS  and the National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB) in Lahore, Pakistan, are offering fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in molecular biology and molecular genetics.
Application deadline: 31 August 2017
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-cemb-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme
The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) — comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular and Drug Research in Karachi, Pakistan — and TWAS offer fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in chemical and biological sciences.
Application deadline: 31 August 2017
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-iccbs-postgraduate-fellowship-programme

TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowship Programme
TWAS and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in India have established a fellowship programme for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in biotechnology.
Application deadline: 31 August 2017
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-dbt-postgraduate-fellowship-programme

TWAS-CIIT Postgraduate Fellowship Programme
TWAS and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) are offering fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to obtain all or part (sandwich or full-time) of their PhD in natural or social sciences.
Duration: minimum of six months to a maximum of 3 years (up to 18 months for a sandwich programme)
Application deadline: 31 August 2017
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-ciit-postgraduate-fellowship-programme

TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
TWAS and the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Selangor, Malaysia, are offering fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences at UPM.
Application deadline: 15 September 2017
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-upm-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
This fellowship is for young scientists from developing countries, other than Thailand, who wish to pursue advanced research in biotechnology at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) in Thailand.
Application deadline: 15 September 2017
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-biotec-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

IPNI Science Award 2017

The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) is accepting nominations for its annual Science Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize distinguished contributions by scientists involved with global ecological intensification as related to crop production. Private or public sector agronomists, crop scientists, soil scientists, and food scientists from all countries are eligible. The winner will receive a plaque and a monetary award of  USD5,000.
Nomination deadline: 30 September
Website: http://www.ipni.net/article/IPNI-3160

Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Fellowships

The International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) offers PhD, Postdoctoral and Short-term fellowships in Life Sciences 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); Post-doctoral fellowships (31 March and 30 September); Short-term fellowships (31 March, 30 June, 30 September, 31 December)
Website: http://www.icgeb.org/fellowships.html

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; procedurally, candidates first apply for academic admission to a given programme. In this regard, applicants should only take into consideration the deadline from the respective master programme.