Category Archives: Opportunities

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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START Vacancy: Administrative Assistant

Mar 26, 18
Admin

Organization Overview

We provide opportunities for training, research, education and networking that strengthen scientific skills and inspire leadership for advancing solutions to critical sustainability challenges.  For the past 25 years, our programs have provided scientists in Africa and Asia with skills, resources and networking opportunities. Because of START’s efforts, thousands of program alumni are now creating innovative solutions for a more sustainable world.

Position Overview 

The Administrative Assistant is an entry-level position that provides general and financial support of day-to-day operations that strengthen START’s programs, activities, and organizational well-being. Roles include booking and reconciling travel, addressing daily office operational needs, and other duties as assigned.  Specifically, this person would provide significant support to our NASA-funded GOFC GOLD program by helping book flights, accommodations, and other travel logistics for the project’s many participants.

This is a unique opportunity as the staff work fully remotely, with only the Executive Director maintaining an office at a downtown Washington, DC, co-working space.  While this position would also be remote, they would be expected to work in the office with the Executive Director and other staff on average three days per week.

Specific responsibilities for this position:

  • Provide significant support in booking travel (including flights, hotels, and meeting spaces) for program events, especially the NASA-funded GOFC GOLD trainings
  • Engage in general administrative and clerical support
  • Open, sort and distribute incoming correspondence
  • Book travel for staff and program participants, including attendees at various international conferences managed by START
  • Prepare the monthly financial files for review by the Director of Finance and external accountants
  • Develop and maintain a filing system that is efficient and usable for remote staff
  • Scan all documents into online filing system
  • Update social media accounts as needed in collaboration with the Communications Specialist
  • Submit and reconcile travel and expense reports
  • Order office supplies and research new deals and suppliers
  • Pay bills and process payments to vendors

Specific requirements:

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and remotely
  • Attention to detail and problem solving
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work across cultures
  • Proficiency in office programs (Excel, Word, etc)
  • Familiarity with general budgeting, financial reporting and accounting principles

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contacts of at least three (3) professional references to to jobs@start.org no later than April 2, 2018.  References will not be contacted without the knowledge of the candidate.

Visiting fellowship for East African social scientists

Mar 26, 18
Admin
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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

Source: Start

Graduate Study Programme – United Nations Office at Geneva – July 2018: application opens.

Feb 05, 18
Admin

Graduate Study Programme

The 56th Graduate Study Programme will be held at the United Nations Office at Geneva from 2 to 13 July 2018. The GSP theme for 2018 will be:

” HUMAN RIGHTS AT A CROSSROADS: WHERE WE STAND IN 2018 “ 

Background

The United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Programme provides an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of the United Nations system through first-hand observation and study. The Graduate Study Programme is held at the United Nations Office at Geneva each year during the month of July.

Each year, as part of the educational outreach programmes undertaken by the United Nations, the Information Service at Geneva organizes the Graduate Study Programme. This seminar provides an opportunity for outstanding graduate and postgraduate students from all over the world to deepen their understanding of the principles, purposes and activities of the United Nations and its related agencies through first-hand observation and study at the United Nations Office at Geneva.

The 56th Graduate Study Programme will be held at the Palais des Nations from 2 to 13 July 2018. It will comprise lectures given by senior members of the United Nations and the Geneva-based specialized agencies. The GSP theme for 2018 will be:

Human rights at a crossroads: where we stand in 2018

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But in this milestone year, human rights violations are part of major humanitarian and political crises. At the same time, international scrutiny over human rights issues, carried out via multilateral human rights mechanisms, has never been stronger. And the breadth and depth of the international human rights system’s focus has been expanding to address topics and communities which have not always received the attention they deserved: from gender-based violence and LGBTI rights, to the human rights of refugees and migrants, as well as challenges to human rights posed by the digital age and by climate change. Finally, we have a universal roadmap for development, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is premised on a foundation of human rights. Human rights are an integral part of the 2030 Agenda and of every one of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This is why implementing the SDGs requires institutional reform at the international and national levels, to truly mainstream human rights.

Participants will form working groups to study issues related to the various dimensions of this theme, under the guidance of United Nations experts. They will be provided with selected documents and publications on the theme under discussion.

Important: language requirements for the GSP:

The majority of the sessions will be held in English, therefore absolute fluency in English is essential. As several sessions will be held in French, solid working knowledge of French is also required.

How to apply:

The students invited to attend this programme will be selected on the basis of their academic experience and motivation, with due regard to equitable geographical and gender distribution. The age limit for application is 32 years of age.

Students interested in the 2018 Graduate Study Programme must submit their application ONLINE until 2 March 2018. No applications will be accepted after this date.

The application form is to be filled in on our website, accompanied by a copy of the applicant’s passport, a letter of recommendation (in English or French only) from a university or governmental authority, proof of current enrolment (at the time of application) in a Master’s degree programme or a postgraduate degree programme (or equivalent) and university diplomas obtained.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Once selected, successful candidates will be asked ahead of time to provide a medical certificate attesting good health and proof of medical insurance coverage in Switzerland at the time of the GSP (these two documents will be only be accepted by us in English or French). Applications from those already employed full time professionally cannot be considered.

Candidates will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by mid-April 2018. Participation in the programme is free. The United Nations does not make any financial contribution towards the travel costs and residential expenses of participants. Governments or universities may offer grants to selected candidates. Candidates should seek advice from their universities on this point.

Information on the selection process

The participants in the Graduate Study Programme are selected by a Selection Committee that is composed of officials of the United Nations Office at Geneva with various background and professional experience.

The Selection Committee is guided by the following criteria:

  • Academic background
  • Geographical balance
  • Gender balance
  • Good knowledge of the two working languages of the Programme (English and French)
  • Usefulness of the Programme for the career of the applicant

In order to give the largest number of students the possibility to participate in the Programme, applicants who have already participated in previous editions of the Graduate Study Programme will not considered by the Committee.

Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. The Selection Committee does not disclose the motivation of its choices. Decisions of the Selection Committee are final and cannot be appealed.

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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.

Announcement for DV-2019 Entrants

Oct 19, 17
Admin

Dear Diversity Visa Program entrant:

Please check www.dvlottery.state.gov for an important announcement regarding your Diversity Visa Program entry.

Remember, only internet sites that end with the “.gov” domain suffix are official U.S. government websites.  Many other websites (e.g., with the suffixes “.com,” “.org,” or “.net”) provide immigration and visa-related information and services.  The Department of State does not endorse, recommend, or sponsor any information or material on these other websites.  The Department of State, KCC, or any other U.S. government entity will never ask you to send money via email or request that you reply with personal information.  The only fee associated with the DV program will be paid at the time of your interview.

U.S. Department of State.