Announcements: Scholarships and awards

Listing of available scholarships

TUBITAK Research Fellowships Programme

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) awards research fellowships to PhD students and young postdoctoral researchers. Applicants should be non-Turkish citizens who are 35 or younger. Preference is for candidates who have the potential to contribute to Turkey’s international cooperation in scientific and technological development. The fields of research collaboration include agricultural sciences. The maximum length of the fellowship is 12 months. All applicants must register in the Researcher Information System (ARBIS), before submitting their application electronically via the TÜBİTAK scholarship application portal.
Application deadlines: 05 March - 06 April and 03 Sept - 05 October
Application submission portal: https://e-bideb.tubitak.gov.tr/giris.htm?language=en/
For more information: http://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en/scholarship/postdoctoral/international-programmes/content-2216-research-fellowship-programme-for-international-researchers

John Allwright Fellowship

The John Allwright Fellowship was introduced in 1986 to provide 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 2018
For more informationhttp://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 university students interested in food security, 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 will receive an annual scholarship for up to two years, as well as opportunities for leadership training and networking. 
2018 application deadlines: 1 March (USA), 6 March (India), 2 April (Russia), 15 April (Indonesia), 20 May (Brazil) and 21 May (China)
Website:  https://www.cargillglobalscholars.com/apply

Hans H. Ruthenberg - Graduate Award

Applications are open for the Hans Hartwig Ruthenberg Graduate Award in recognition of outstanding diploma or masters theses in the field of food security. The academic degree must be from a university in Europe, but the language of the thesis must be German or English. The prize is endowed with €7,500.
Maximum age of applicants: 30
Application deadline: 30 April 2018
For more information: http://www.stiftung-fiat-panis.de/en/science-awards/hans-h-ruthenberg

TWAS awards and fellowships

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy, working to advance science and engineering for sustainable prosperity in the developing world.

Abdool Karim Prize
This prize, named after TWAS Fellow Quarraisha Abdool Karim, carries a cash award of USD 5,000. It is designed to honour women scientists in low income African countries for their achievements in Biological Sciences.
Nomination deadline: 25 April 2018 (nomination may only be submitted electronically)
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-abdool-karim-prize

Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Prize
This annual prize, named after the TWAS Fellow Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi, recognizes women scientists from scientifically and technologically lagging (STL) countries. It carries a cash award of USD 4,000 and will rotate among various fields of science.
Nomination deadline: 25 April 2018 (nomination may only be submitted electronically)
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-fayzah-m-al-kharafi-prize

CAS-TWAS President’s PhD Fellowship Programme
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and TWAS are providing students/scholars who are non-Chinese citizens an opportunity to pursue doctoral degrees at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the University of Science and Technology of China or other CAS institutes in China. Up to 200 students/scholars from all over the world will be sponsored for up to 4 years.
Application deadline: 31 March 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/cas-twas-presidents-phd-fellowship-programme

TWAS-NRF Doctoral Programme
South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) are working in partnership with TWAS to advance science in developing countries through two doctoral fellowships: the NRF-TWAS Doctoral Fellowships and the NRF-TWAS African Renaissance Doctoral Fellowships. These fellowships are destined for candidates from developing countries (other than South Africa).
Application deadline: 18 July 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-nrf-doctoral-programme

IPNI Scholar Awards

The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) offers awards of US$2,000 each to graduate students attending a degree-granting institution located in a region with an IPNI program (students at African universities that are not located in region with an IPNI program should read the note in the Eligibility section). Priority will be given to the relevance of the proposed research in support of IPNI's mission. Students in the disciplines of soil and plant sciences including agronomy, horticulture, ecology, soil fertility, soil chemistry, crop physiology, and other areas related to plant nutrition are encouraged to apply.
Application deadline: 01 May 2018
For more information: https://www.ipni.net/scholar/learn

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.

Mastercard-RUFORUM scholarships
RUFORUM is partnering with the MasterCard Foundation to implement a scholarship program to transform African agricultural universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development. For the academic year 2018, 45 Bachelor and 15 Master scholarships are available.  Students enrolled under this program will receive comprehensive scholarships, leadership development, life skills support, entrepreneurship training and mentorship and exposure to community engagement. The scholarships are tenable at Egerton University in Kenya and Gulu University in Uganda.
Application deadline: 31 March 2018
For more information: https://blog.ruforum.org/2017/11/04/apply-now-mcfruforum-scholarships-2018/

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/

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)
For more information: 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.