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Announcements: Scholarships and awards

Listing of available scholarships

2019 Summer Khorana Program

The Khorana Program for Scholars offers Indian students opportunities to undertake research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and partner universities in the United States for a period of 10-12 weeks. The candidates must currently be enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biotechnology and related areas, including agricultural sciences, at recognized institutions of higher education in India and complete their degree in or after May 2020. Final year students and PhD students are not eligible. The scholarship includes a stipend, airfare and health insurance.
Program dates: May-July 2019
Application deadline: 31 October 2018
For more information: http://iusstf.org/program/khorana-program-for-scholars

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

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.