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Announcements: Scholarships and awards

Listing of available scholarships

Cargill Global Scholars Program 2020

The agribusiness company Cargill is offering scholarships to undergraduate 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 receives an annual scholarship for up to two years, as well as opportunities for leadership training and networking.
Application deadlines in 2020: 3 March (India); 5 March (USA); 1 April (Russia); 28 April (China); 5 May (Indonesia); and 26 May (Brazil)
Online application: https://www.cargillglobalscholars.com/application-management/
For more information: https://www.cargillglobalscholars.com/scholarship/

Taiwan ICDF scholarships

Taiwan’s International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) is offering scholarships to study in one of the 31 undergraduate or graduate programs offered by 21 universities, some of which are in agriculture. Applicants must be from one of the eligible countries. The selected students will receive a monthly allowance, plus travel and other costs.
Application deadline: 15 March 2020
Online application: http://web.icdf.org.tw/ICDF_TSP/WelcomeStart.aspx
For more information: http://www.icdf.org.tw/ct.asp?xItem=12505&CtNode=30316&mp=2

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-Lenovo Award
TWAS is inviting nominations for the TWAS-Lenovo Award, which this year will be given for outstanding achievements in agricultural sciences. The recipient will receive US$100,000, a medal and a certification highlighting their major contributions. The people nominated must be nationals of a developing country and must have lived and worked in a developing country for the last 10 years. Self-nominations will not be considered.
Nomination deadline: 10 March 2020
Online nomination: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/97
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-lenovo-science-award

TWAS Awards
TWAS is inviting nominations for the TWAS Awards recognizing outstanding contributions to scientific knowledge in nine fields of sciences, including agricultural sciences. Nine awards of US$10,000 will be given to individual scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least 10 years. Self-nominations will not be considered.
Nomination deadline: 16 March 2020
Online nomination: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/114
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-awards

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 years
Application deadline: 30 April 2020
For more information: http://www.stiftung-fiat-panis.de/en/science-awards/hans-h-ruthenberg
Contact: info@stiftung-fiat-panis.de

Arturo Falaschi Fellowships

The International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is offering a wide range of postgraduate fellowships in the Life Sciences, including plant biology and biotechnology, to scientists from ICGEB’s Member States. The fellowships are for research at collaborating universities in Trieste (Italy), News Delhi (India), and Cape Town (South Africa).
Application deadlines 31 March 2020 at the earliest, depending on the fellowship
For more information: https://www.icgeb.org/activities/fellowship/

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.