Category Archives: Grant & Scholarships

L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards for Female Researchers, 2019

Jul 04, 18
Abraham Samah

Scientists and scientific institutions around the world are invited to present and nominate the most qualified candidates for the 2019 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards, until 13 July 2018.

Scholarship Description:

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO’s programs contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

 

Applications Deadline: July 13, 2018
Course Level: Awards are available for female researchers.
Study Subject: For the first time, the 2019 Awards will designate five outstanding researchers in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science.
Scholarship Award: Each of the Award Laureates will receive €100,000.
Nationality: Scientists and scientific institutions around the world are eligible.
Number of Scholarships: Up to five scholarships are available.
Scholarship can be taken in Paris, France

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Awards are available for applicants each working in one of the following regions: Africa and the Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America & North America. Scientists and scientific institutions around the world are eligible.

Entrance Requirements: The candidate must

  1. Be recognized for her personal scientific excellence among the international scientific community
  2. Be actively involved in scientific research
  3. Be involved in any field of the Physical Sciences, Mathematics or Computer Science
  4. Not be directly or personally involved in the For Women in Science programme, as a jury member or otherwise, in any country.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: In order to nominate a candidate, please follow the registration procedure on the For Women in Science platform accessible. From the website, you will be able to upload all the necessary documents in order to submit the nomination. Please note that nomination files must be submitted by midnight on 13 July 2018 (France GMT/UTC + 2h). Only completed nominations received through the platform by this deadline will be considered.
You may nominate several candidates or re-nominate a candidate you presented in the past.

Official Scholarship Website : https://en.unesco.org/news/call-nominations-oreal-unesco-women-science-awards-2019?language=en

Transform Together Scholarships for International and European Union (non-UK) Students

Jun 30, 18
Abraham Samah
Sheffield Hallam University
Bachelors/Masters Degree
Deadline: 31 May/1 Nov 2018 (annual)
Study in: Sheffield, UK
Course starts Sept 2018/Jan 2019
Official Scholarship Website:   www.shu.ac.uk/transformtogether

 

Brief description:

Transform Together scholarships are open to international students and European Union (non-UK) students applying to a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught course at Sheffield Hallam University in the 2018/19 academic year.

Host Institution(s):

Sheffield Hallam University in UK

Field(s) of study:

All full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses offered at the University.

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

International and European Union (non-UK) students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Half fee waiver (50%) is available for postgraduate courses and for each year of an undergraduate degree.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for one of these scholarships, you must:

• be an international or a European Union (non-UK) fee paying student

•  postgraduate only – have achieved a minimum 2.1 or equivalent in your honours degree and must meet the English and academic entry requirements for your course.

•  undergraduate only – have achieved or exceeded the English and academic entry requirements for the course

•   have an offer for a full-time taught undergraduate or postgraduate course at Sheffield Hallam University.

•  be self-funding your studies

•  be able to pay any additional fees your course may require, for example field trips

Application instructions:

To apply for a Transform Together Scholarship, you must have received an offer for a full-time taught course at Sheffield Hallam University for the relevant year.  If you have not yet applied for a course, please visit the online prospectus to find a course and apply. When you have accepted an offer to study on a course, you can apply for a scholarship online by the deadline – 31 May 2018 for September 2018 entry or 1 November 2018 for January 2019 entry.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to download the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:   www.shu.ac.uk/transformtogether

 

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Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarships

Jun 30, 18
Abraham Samah
University of Melbourne
Bachelors Degree
Deadline: Dec/31 May (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Next course starts 2018
Official Scholarship Website: https://scholarships.unimelb.edu.au/awards/melbourne-international-undergraduate-scholarship

 

Brief description:

The International Undergraduate Scholarships were established by the University of Melbourne in recognition of the significant contribution made by international students to the diversity of the University’s student population.

Host Institution(s):

University of Melbourne, Australia

Field of study:

Any undergraduate degree offered at University of Melbourne

Number of Awards:

Approximately 50

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The University awards around 30 scholarships with a $10,000 tuition fee remission in the first year of an undergraduate degree and around 10 scholarships with a 100% tuition fee remission for the normal full-time duration of an undergraduate degree.

Eligibility:

To be considered for a fee remission scholarship you must:

• be a citizen of a country other than Australia and New Zealand and not a permanent resident of Australia;

•  have received an unconditional offer for an undergraduate course;

•  have achieved excellent final year school results, such as:

    • – 4 A-grades in the GCE A Levels
    • – an ATAR of 99.9 in the Australian Year 12 program,
    • – overall 98% in an approved Foundation program
    • – an International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 44;

• not have  previously undertaken any tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a year 12 program);

Application instructions:

You do not need to submit an application for this scholarship. All eligible students who have received an unconditional offer for admission to an undergraduate degree will automatically be considered. The deadline for admissions is late December for Semester 1 and 31 May for Semester 2.

It is important to visit the official website to access the application form for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://scholarships.unimelb.edu.au/awards/melbourne-international-undergraduate-scholarship

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University of the People Online Tuition Free Degrees

Jun 30, 18
Abraham Samah
University of the People
Bachelors Degree
Deadline: 26 July2018 (annual)
Study in:  any Country (online)
Next term starts 6 Sept 2018

 

Brief description:

The University of the People is the Education Revolution. It is the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, American accredited, online university. With a groundbreaking online learning model and instructors from the world’s foremost academic volunteers, UoPeople offers the opportunity to pursue a high quality and invaluable American degree.

The university offers two-year associate and four-year bachelor’s degree programs in business administration, computer science, and health science, as well as an MBA program.

Host Institution(s):

Founded in 2009 and achieving accreditation in 2014, UoPeople has rapidly gained a foothold in the international arena of online higher education. The university has partnered with Yale ISP Law School for research and New York University, University of California Berkeley and the University of Edinburgh to accept students. The institution has also gained the widespread support of leading academics from renowned universities around the world. Its President’s Council, includes presidents, chancellors, and vice chancellors from universities such as NYU, Oxford, UC Berkeley, Columbia University, The Rockefeller University, Vassar University, the George Washington University, and others.

Fields of study:

UoPeople offers associate and bachelor degree programs in business administration, health science and computer science, as well as an MBA program.

Target group:

Students from all over the world. Currently the university has students from over 200 countries and territories.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

UoPeople remains tuition-free because of its use of volunteers, Open Educational Resources, open-source technology and peer-to- peer learning. More than 6,000 professionals have volunteered for the university, filling key UoPeople leadership positions including University President, Provost, Academic Deans, Course Developers, Academic Advisers and Course Instructors.

UoPeople is building a sustainable new model for higher education, in which students are asked to pay only a $100 assessment fee at the end of each course; for students who might find even these modest fees prohibitive, the university offers a variety of scholarships.

Some of the scholarships can be found below:

Simone Biles Legacy Scholarship Fund – open to all students, with priority for those who have been in foster care.

Emergency Refugee Assistance Scholarship Fund – refugees and asylum seekers

Foundation Hoffmann Scholarship – open to all students

UoPeople General Scholarship – open to all students

To see all available scholarships >>

Eligibility:

UoPeople accepts students who have graduated high school, have access to a computer and the Internet and have sufficient English skills to study at the University.

Application instructions:

The admission process is administered in 5 terms annually.  The next deadline is 26 July 2018 for term starting 6 September 2018.  Interested applicants should apply today.

For detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship and the University in general, please visit the official website.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.uopeople.edu

UoPeople Full Scholarships List of all available scholarships: http://www.uopeople.edu/tuition-free/our-scholarships/

 

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Visiting fellowship for East African social scientists

Mar 26, 18
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The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Visiting Fellowship seeks to equip East African social scientists with the skills needed to carry out rigorous evaluations of economic development programs. The EASST Collaborative invites African researchers to apply for a 4- month fellowship (sabbatical) at the University of California, Berkeley, to be completed during Fall 2018 (September – December), or Spring 2019 (January – May).

To be eligible, researchers must be residents of an East African country (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, South Sudan, or Uganda) and hold a staff or student position at a research institution, university, or other organization headquartered in East Africa. Applicants must already have a PhD or be working towards a PhD. Researchers from economics, epidemiology, statistics, and other quantitative social science disciplines are encouraged to apply. We will give preference to researchers interested in infectious diseases, agriculture, and digital financial inclusion. Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply.

For this round, the application deadline is: 11:59 pm U.S. Pacific Time on Friday, 30 March 2018.

More information: http://www.easst-collaborative.org/opportunities.html

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Image Analysis (PhD Position) (Gatersleben, Deutschland)

Jan 02, 18
Admin

The Image Analysis group of the Molecular Genetics department at IPK Gatersleben deals with development of computational methods for
quantitative phenotyping of crop plants using multimodal and
multidimensional image data. The scope of our research activities includes image preprocessing, segmentation, registration, feature extraction, data integration and visualization.

We are looking for motivated PhD students with a degree in informatics, mathematics, physics or similar educational background and previous experience of working on signal/image processing, computer vision,
spatial-temporal modeling and/or machine learning applications. Good programming skills in one or more scientific programing languages (Matlab/Octave, C/C++, Phyton, Java, R, shell scripting) are mandatory.

The successful candidate will be given an opportunity to work in a state-or-the-art scientific environment on the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of biological image analysis and quantitative species phenotyping.

Gross salary will be up to E13 TV-L depending on qualification, experience and family situation.

Please, forward your application as a single PDF including a cover letter, CV, copies of certificates and references to e.gladilin@ipk-gatersleben.de.

For further inquiries please contact

Evgeny Gladilin
e.gladilin@ipk-gatersleben.de
IPK Gatersleben
Gatersleben, Deutschland

Job Opportunity: Henry Arnhold Fellows Program – Mulago Foundation

Oct 19, 17
Admin

The Mulago Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Henry Arnhold Fellows Program!

Background

The Mulago Foundation identifies ~8 social entrepreneurs in conservation and equip them with tools to (1) design high-impact scalable models for better, faster conservation outcomes; and, (2) build the organizations to deliver them at scale. The one-year fellowship is a mix of an award ($100,000 unrestricted) as well as support, mentorship and connections.

The Annual Design Course

The Fellow’s course, held 6-9 June 2018, brings Fellows and faculty together for an intensive week to work on design for maximum impact and scalability. Held in a retreat center on the coast in Bolinas, California, the course gives Fellows the rare opportunity to focus completely on their ideas and a systematic way to apply them.

For more information on qualifications and the nomination process, please click here.

You can send nominations to conservation@mulagofoundation.org.

1 PhD Position in chemical clues and insect attack research, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

Jun 09, 17
Admin

The Centre of Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use at the Georg-August-University Göttingen in Germany, is currently inviting applications for

1 PhD Position in chemical clues and insect attack research (65 % E 13 TV-L)

 

within the new Research Training Group (RTG) 2300 ‘Enrichment of European beech forests with conifers: impacts of functional traits on ecosystem functioning’, starting on October 1, 2017. The position is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for 3 years.

The highly interdisciplinary Research Training Group addresses ecosystem functioning of mixed forests. One possibility to meet the challenge of contrasting societal demands in forest management may be to establish mixed forest stands composed of locally occurring native tree species and highly productive tree species growing outside of their native range. Here we focus on European temperate forests. In more detail European beech forests and mixtures of European beech (Fagus sylvatica, native in Europe) and Norway spruce (Picea abies, native in Europe) and European beech and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii, non-native in Europe) will be studied. It is hypothesized that mixtures of European beech with conifers show higher functional diversity than pure European beech stands, resulting in changing ecosystem functioning.

The Research Training Group offers an aspiring academic environment of joint supervision and a structured study program, consisting of methodologically oriented interdisciplinary research seminars, skills courses, as well as including a career enhancement program for female PhD students. It involves working groups from silviculture and forest botany, plant ecology, soil sciences, animal ecology, zoology and wildlife sciences, forest modelling and spatial and temporal statistics. For more information, please visit www.uni- goettingen.de/rtg2300. The advertised position is located in the forest zoology group of Prof. Dr. Stefan Schütz (www.uni-goettingen.de/en/67062.html).

The subproject to the RTG is entitled ‘Chemical clues and insect attack in mixed versus pure stands’. The goal of this subproject is to characterize the impact of environmental conditions on the response trait “VOC pattern” of single trees and the resulting effect trait “semiochemical diversity” for attraction of and colonization by herbivorous insects in pure and mixed stands.

By the time of appointment, the successful candidate will already have completed a very good M.Sc. degree (minimum 2.0 on the German grade scale or equivalent) in natural sciences, forest sciences, or a related field with skills/knowledge in ecological concepts, statistics, chemical ecology and ecological fieldwork. Fluency in English is required, as well as the willingness of foreign applicants to learn some German.

The Georg-August-University is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Further, the University firmly intends to raise the number of disabled persons in its employment. In the case of equally qualified applicants, disabled persons will be preferentially considered.

To apply for this position, please upload your application via the online application site https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/uni/uzbl/rtg2300.nsf/job_applications. Further application details are available on that webpage. The closing date for applications is June 30, 2017.

Contact: provisional coordinator Prof. Dr. Michael Bredemeier (coordination.rtg2300@uni-goettingen.de)

PhD position in seedling development research at Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

Jun 09, 17
Admin

The Centre of Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use at the Georg-August-University Göttingen in Germany, is currently inviting applications for

1 PhD position in seedling development research (65% E 13 TVL)

 

within the new Research Training Group (RTG) 2300 ‘Enrichment of European beech forests with conifers: impacts of functional traits on ecosystem functioning’, starting on October 1, 2017. The position is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for 3 years.

The highly interdisciplinary Research Training Group addresses ecosystem functioning of mixed forests. One possibility to meet the challenge of contrasting societal demands in forest management may be to establish mixed forest stands composed of locally occurring native tree species and highly productive tree species growing outside of their native range. Here we focus on European temperate forests. In more detail European beech forests and mixtures of European beech (Fagus sylvatica, native in Europe) and Norway spruce (Picea abies, native in Europe) and European beech and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii, non-native in Europe) will be studied. It is hypothesized that mixtures of European beech with conifers show higher functional diversity than pure European beech stands, resulting in changing ecosystem functioning.

The Research Training Group offers an aspiring academic environment of joint supervision and a structured study program, consisting of methodologically oriented interdisciplinary research seminars, skills courses, as well as including a career enhancement program for female PhD students. It involves working groups from silviculture and forest botany, plant ecology, soil sciences, animal ecology, zoology and wildlife sciences, forest modelling and spatial and temporal statistics. For more information, please visit www.uni- goettingen.de/rtg2300. The advertised position is located in the forest structure and forest regeneration   group   of   Dr.   Peter   Annighöfer   (http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/96047.html).

The subproject of the RTG is titled ‘Resource availability and seedling establishment’. The main goal of this subproject is to quantitatively assess the impact of mature tree species composition and density, and of soil properties on tree seedling establishment, growth and biomass partitioning, i.e. studying indicative response traits of the seedlings to a varying above- and belowground resource availability.

By the time of appointment, the successful candidate will already have completed a very good M.Sc. degree (minimum 2.0 on the German grade scale or equivalent) in ecological sciences, biological sciences, forest sciences, or a related field with skills/knowledge in ecological concepts, statistics, programming and ecological fieldwork. Fluency in English is required, as well as the willingness of foreign applicants to learn some German.

The Georg-August-University is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Further, the University firmly intends to raise the number of disabled persons in its employment. In the case of equally qualified applicants, disabled persons will be preferentially considered.

To apply for this position, please upload your application via the online application site https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/uni/uzbl/rtg2300.nsf/job_applications. Further application details are available on that webpage. The closing date for applications is June 30, 2017.

Contact: provisional coordinator Prof. Dr. Michael Bredemeier (coordination.rtg2300@uni-goettingen.de)

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1 PhD Position in tree drought tolerance Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

Jun 09, 17
Admin

The Centre of Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use at the Georg-August-University Göttingen in Germany, is currently inviting applications for

1 PhD Position in tree drought tolerance (65 % E 13 TV-L)

within the new Research Training Group (RTG) 2300 ‘Enrichment of European beech forests with conifers: impacts of functional traits on ecosystem functioning’, starting on October 1, 2017. The position is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for 3 years.

The highly interdisciplinary Research Training Group addresses ecosystem functioning of mixed forests. One possibility to meet the challenge of contrasting societal demands in forest management may be to establish mixed forest stands composed of locally occurring native tree species and highly productive tree species growing outside of their native range. Here we focus on European temperate forests. In more detail European beech forests and mixtures of European beech (Fagus sylvatica, native in Europe) and Norway spruce (Picea abies, native in Europe) and European beech and Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii, non-native in Europe) will be studied. It is hypothesized that mixtures of European beech with conifers show higher functional diversity than pure European beech stands, resulting in changing ecosystem functioning.

The Research Training Group offers an aspiring academic environment of joint supervision and a structured study program, consisting of methodologically oriented interdisciplinary research seminars, skills courses, as well as including a career enhancement program for female PhD students. It involves working groups from silviculture and forest botany, plant ecology, soil sciences, animal ecology, zoology and wildlife sciences, forest modelling and spatial and temporal statistics. For more information, please visit www.uni- goettingen.de/rtg2300. The advertised position is located in the Plant Ecology and Ecosystems Research group of Prof. Dr. Christoph Leuschner (http://www.uni- goettingen.de/en/71395.html).

The subproject to the RTG is entitled ‘Drought tolerance mechanisms of Douglas-fir, Norway spruce, and European beech in mixed and pure stands’. The aim of the study is to compare mature trees and stands of Douglas-fir, beech, and Norway spruce with respect to important traits that determine hydraulic architecture, water consumption, drought tolerance, and the isohydric/anisohydric water status regulation.

By the time of appointment, the successful candidate will already have completed a very good M.Sc. degree (minimum 2.0 on the German grade scale or equivalent) in ecological sciences, biological sciences, forest sciences, or a related field with skills/knowledge in ecological concepts, tree hydraulic and plant water status measurements, statistics, programming and ecological fieldwork. Fluency in English is required, as well as the willingness of foreign applicants to learn some German.

The Georg-August-University is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Further, the

University firmly intends to raise the number of disabled persons in its employment. In the case of equally qualified applicants, disabled persons will be preferentially considered.

To apply for this position, please upload your application via the online application site https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/uni/uzbl/rtg2300.nsf/job_applications. Further application details are available on that webpage. The closing date for applications is June 30, 2017.

Contact: provisional coordinator Prof. Dr. Michael Bredemeier (coordination.rtg2300@uni-goettingen.de)

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