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Announcements: Scholarships and awards

Listing of available scholarships

Latin America Regional Fund for Agricultural Technologies

Latin America’s Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology - Fondo Regional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (FONTAGRO) is inviting proposals on how to intensify small-scale agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean in the face of climate change. FONTAGRO member countries are Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Proposals are accepted from multi-country consortia of public and private organizations at national, regional, and international levels. Grants are up to US$300,000 for projects of up to 42 months. Projects will require counterpart contributions.
Application deadline: 30 June 2017
For more information: https://www.fontagro.org/type/convocatoria-2017/

ACIAR John Dillon Fellowship

The Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) awards the John Dillon Fellowships to young agricultural scientists and economists in developing countries for professional visits to Australia. The fellowships aim to develop leadership skills in agricultural research management, agricultural policy, and/or extension technologies. Applicants should be citizens of ACIAR’s priority partner countries. ACIAR funds eight to ten John Dillon fellowships per year.
Application deadline: 31 August 2017
For more information: http://aciar.gov.au/training/JDF

Netaji Subhas-ICAR International Fellowships

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is inviting applications from Indian nationals to pursue a doctoral degree in agriculture and allied sciences in selected overseas institutions and for foreign students to do the same in the best Indian Agricultural Universities in the ICAR-AUs system. Thirty Netaji Subhas-ICAR International Fellowships will be awarded. Each fellowship is for a period of three years. The allocation of fellowships between Indian and overseas candidates will depend upon the availability of good candidates in the identified priority areas. The guidelines and application form are available on the ICAR website. A hard copy of the application should be sent by post to: Assistant Director General (EQR), Education Division, ICAR, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan II, Pusa, New Delhi-110012, along with a soft copy by email to adgeqricar@gmail.com.
Application deadline: 15 June 2017
Website: http://www.icar.org.in/en/node/12644

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.

Staff Exchange program with Lilongwe University
RUFORUM is offering support for seven staff exchanges at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR). The goal of the fellowships is to provide opportunities for academics from outside Malawi to enhance faculty teaching, research, and collaboration at LUANAR. Applications are invited from permanent teaching faculty staff at a RUFORUM  member university.
Application deadline: 30 June 2017 (Applications can be done in English or French)
For more information: https://blog.ruforum.org/2017/04/03/apply-now-expression-of-interest-for-staff-exchange/

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.
For more information: https://blog.ruforum.org/2017/03/23/phd-training-opportunities-under-the-ruforum-graduate-teaching-assistantship-program-2/

TWAS fellowships and award

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

TWAS─C.N.R. Rao Prize for Scientific Research
The prize, named after TWAS Founding Fellow and former president C.N.R. Rao, carries a cash award of USD5,000. It is designed to honour TWAS Fellows who have made significant contributions to global science.
Application deadline: 31 May 2017
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-cnr-rao-prize-scientific-research
Contact email: prizes@twas.org

TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowship Programme
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India and TWAS have established a number of fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries other than India, who wish to pursue research toward a PhD in emerging areas of science and technology for which facilities are available in the laboratories and institutes of the CSIR.
Application deadline: 26 June 2017
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-csir-postgraduate-fellowship-programme

TWAS-NRF Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
TWAS and the South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF) are offering doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships to scientists from developing countries, other than South Africa, to enable them to pursue PhD research in the natural sciences. The fellowships are tenable at research institutions in South Africa and available for a maximum period of three years.
Application deadline for the doctoral fellowships: 29 June 2017
Application deadline for the postdoctoral fellowships : 7 June 2017
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-nrf-doctoral-programme and https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-nrf-postdoctoral-fellowship

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-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

PhD fellowships for women

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) are offering postgraduate training fellowships for women scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and least developed countries (LDC) at Centres of Excellence in the South.
Application deadline: 30 June 2017
Website: http://twas.org/opportunity/owsd-phd-fellowships-women

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.