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Announcements: Scholarships and awards

Listing of available scholarships

2019 Louis Malassis and Olam Prizes

Created by the Agropolis Foundation, the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food recognizes contributions in research, development, and capacity building to sustainably improve food and agricultural systems while addressing food security and poverty reduction in the North, South or Mediterranean Region. The prize will be awarded in three categories: distinguished scientist; promising young scientist; and outstanding career in agricultural development. The winners of the distinguished scientist and outstanding career in agricultural development prizes will receive €20,000. The winner of the young promising scientist prize will receive a €5,000 cash prize plus a €15,000 mobility grant to any of the 41 research labs that are part of Agropolis Fondation’s scientific network.

The Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security recognizes an innovative scientific research project for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility or adequacy of food. The winning research project will receive US$75,000. Entries are evaluated and selected based on the scientific excellence, impact of their contribution to sustainable development, and quality of partnerships they have developed and established, notably with the civil society.
Application deadline: 28 February 2019
Online application: English; French
For more informationhttp://www.agropolis-fondation.fr/Appel-a-candidature-Prix-Scientifique-International-Louis-Malassis-et-Prix-Olam

PhD Fellowships for Agriculture and Sustainable Development

The Agropolis Fondation, Universiti Putra Malaysia and SEARCA are offering 8 PhD Fellowships to Southeast Asian students enrolled in any of the following universities: Universiti Putra Malaysia, University of the Philippines-Los Banos , Kasetsart University in Thailand, and University of Gadja Mada  and Bogor Agriculture University in Indonesia. The Fellowship will cover university tuition, a monthly allowance, travel, some research costs and thesis support.
Application deadline: 07 February 2019
Online application: https://agropolisfondation.optimytool.com/en/
For more information: http://www.agropolis-fondation.fr/IMG/pdf/terms_of_reference.pdf

CAS-TWAS President’s PhD Fellowship Programme

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) are sponsoring up to 200 students/scholars who are non-Chinese citizens to pursue doctoral degrees at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the University of Science and Technology of China or CAS institutes around China.
Application deadline: 31 March 2019
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/cas-twas-presidents-phd-fellowship-programme

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 2019); Post-doctoral fellowships (31 March 2019, 30 September 2019); Short-term fellowships (31 December 2018, 31 March 2019, 30 September 2019)
For more informationhttp://www.icgeb.org/fellowships.html

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.