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Announcements: Scholarships and awards

Listing of available scholarships

PhD fellowships for women

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World are offering postgraduate training fellowships for women scientists from science and technology lagging countries to undertake PhD research at a host institute in the South (list of eligible countries). Candidates can choose between two study schemes: a full-time fellowship where the research is undertaken entirely at a host institute in another developing country; or a sandwich fellowship, where the candidate must be a registered PhD student in her home country and undertakes part of her studies at a host institute in another developing country.
Application deadline: 1 June 2018
For more informationhttps://owsd.net/career-development/phd-fellowship

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

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

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.

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 5,000 USD. It is designed to honour TWAS Fellows from Least Developed Countries (LDCs), who have made significant contributions to global science.
Nomination deadline: 31 May 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-cnr-rao-award-scientific-research

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

TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
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 for a period of twelve to twenty-four months.
Application deadline: 31 July 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-biotec-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 for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.
Application deadline: 31 August 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-upm-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

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/

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.