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Announcements: Scholarships and awards

Listing of available scholarships

University of Malaya, Postdoctoral fellowships

The Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture (CEBAR) based at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is actively seeking international applications from PhD holders with up to five years research experience in plant biology or biotechnology.
Qualifications: The candidate must: (1) have obtained a PhD degree not longer than 5 years ago or have attended and passed the viva-voce (must provide documentation); (2) have proof of proficiency in English; (3) have experience in carrying out research and have published in reviewed journals at either the national or international level.
Application deadline: 31 July 2018
Application form: https://www.um.edu.my/research-and-community/information-for-researchers/career-opportunities/post-doctoral-research-fellowship-(pdrf)

SEARCA PhD Research Scholarship

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) invites applications to its Research Scholarship Programme. This scholarship aims to provide PhD students the opportunity to use the resources and facilities available at SEARCA and its network of universities for their research. The topic of the applicant's PhD research must be aligned with SEARCA's concepts of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) .
Application deadline: 30 September 2018
Application form: http://searcabackup.org/ischo/form
For more informationhttp://www.searca.org/index.php/scholarship/research-scholarship

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

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-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

TWAS-USM Fellowships
TWAS and the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang, Malaysia, are offering PhD and postdoctoral fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences at USM for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of three years.

PhD fellowship programme
Application deadline: 31 August 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-usm-postgraduate-fellowship-programme

Postdoctoral fellowship programme
Application deadline: 31 August 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-usm-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

TWA-CSIR Fellowships
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India and TWAS have established fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries other than India to pursue a PhD or postdoctoral research at laboratories and institutes of the CSIR.
PhD fellowship programme
Sandwich fellowships are possible.
Application deadline: 31 August 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-csir-postgraduate-fellowship-programme

Postdoctoral fellowship programme
Application deadline: 31 August 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-csir-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

TWAS-DBT fellowships
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in India, and TWAS have established a fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue a PhD or postdoctoral research or in biotechnology.
PhD fellowship programme
Application deadline: 31 August 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-dbt-postgraduate-fellowship-programme

Postdoctoral fellowship programme
Application deadline: 31 August 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-dbt-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.