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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

Japan Award for Young Agricultural Researchers

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan is offering 5,000 USD to up to three young agricultural researchers who have contributed to outstanding research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related themes. The candidates must be under the age of 40 (as of January 1st, 2018), be a national of a developing country and be affiliated with a non-Japanese research institute or university. The application forms can be downloaded from the website.
Application deadline: 18 May 2018
For more information: https://www.jircas.go.jp/en/young_award/2018

Africa Food Prize

Nominations are being solicited for the Africa Food Prize. The 100,000 USD prize recognizes an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa—from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives.
Nomination deadline: 15 May 2018
For more information: https://www.africafoodprize.org

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

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

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.

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/

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