.: Scholarships

AWARD Fellowships for Women in Africa,2015


  

Applications are invited for AWARD Fellowships available for women agricultural scientists who have a bachelor’s,master’s or doctoral degree. Unlike any other fellowship,AWARD delivers a well-tested,a career – development program that includes: Fostering Mentoring Partnerships,Building Science Skills,Developing Leadership Capacity and Tracking Learning,Monitoring and Evaluation. Up to 70 women will be chosen to receive a two year AWARD fellowship in 2015. Fellows stay in their institutions,continue their research and travel to AWARD training courses held in various locations in Africa. The application deadline is August 8,2014.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in the following disciplines: Agricultural economics,Agricultural engineering, Animal and livestock sciences,Agronomy, Aquatic resources and fisheries,Biodiversity conservation,Crop sciences,Ecology,Entomology,Extension education,Food sciences and nutrition,Forestry and Agroforestry,Horticulture,Molecular biology (plant/animal breeding),Natural resources management,Plant/animal virology,Soil sciences,Veterinary sciences and Water and irrigation management and other.
Course Level:
It is a two year fellowshipUnlike any other fellowship,AWARD delivers a well-tested,a career – development program that includes: Fostering Mentoring Partnerships,Building Science Skills,Developing Leadership Capacity and Tracking Learning,Monitoring,and Evaluation. Fellows participate in several AWARD training courses which are tailored according to academic level.
Scholarship Provider: African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD),is generously supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,the United States Agency for International Development,Agropolis Foundation and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.
Scholarship can be taken at: Fellows stay in their institutions continue their research and travel to AWARD training courses held in various locations in Africa.

Eligibility: Women agricultural scientists who are citizens of Ethiopia,Ghana,Kenya, Liberia, Malawi,Mozambique,Nigeria,Rwanda,Tanzania,Uganda,or Zambia who have completed a bachelor’s,master’s or doctoral degree are eligible to apply. There is no age restriction. Applicants must be resident in Africa throughout the fellowship period.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Women agricultural scientists who are citizens of Ethiopia,Ghana,Kenya,Liberia,Malawi,Mozambique,Nigeria,Rwanda,Tanzania,Uganda or Zambia can apply for these AWARD fellowships.

Scholarship Description: AWARD is a career-development program that equips top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills through tailored fellowships. AWARD is a catalyst for innovations with high potential to contribute to the prosperity and well-being of African smallholder farmers,most of whom are women. AWARD Fellows benefit from two-year fellowships focused on fostering mentoring partnerships,building science skills and developing leadership capacity. Fellows stay in their institutions,continue their research,and travel to AWARD training courses held in various locations in Africa.

Number of award(s): Up to 70 women will be chosen to receive an AWARD Fellowship this year.

Duration of award(s): Fellowships are awarded for two years.

What does it cover? AWARD Fellows do not receive any cash payments except token amounts to cover direct expenses for participation in events. AWARD does not pay sitting fees. When attending an AWARD workshop,expenses are fully covered. Depending on your level,AWARD covers expenses for training programs,professional memberships,travel,and more.

Selection Criteria: The AWARD Steering Committee selects winners based on applicants’ research focus and aspirations,aligned with AWARD’s goals and potential to contribute to agricultural development in Africa that benefits smallholder farmers,especially women.

Notification: The AWARD Steering Committee will select the shortlisted finalists in December 2014. Winners will be notified immediately by email after the selection process and will be asked to provide transcripts/copies of their academic records. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified in December. Please note that AWARD is not in a position to respond to individual inquiries as to why a particular application was not successful. The winners will be publicly announced in February 2015 at a news conference held during the first AWARD Mentoring Orientation Workshop. Their names are posted on the AWARD website.

How to Apply: Application is only possible by completing FSC’s application form,which can be down-loaded from a webpage. Besides the application form,the documents indicated in the application form are required for the application.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is August 8,2014.

 http://www.awardfellowships.org/the-award-fellowship

PhD Positions at Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research,India

Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research Devanahalli is offering PhD positions for young enthusiastic researchers in the field of Theoretical Physics,Materials Science and Biological Sciences. Researchers must have MSc degree in Physics,Chemistry,Mathematics and Biology or in other interdisciplinary areas such as Materials Science,Biotechnology,Microbiology,Chemical sciences etc. Researchers must be qualified in the CSIR-JRF /UGC-JRF examinations or have DST- INSPIRE fellowship. Submit your application electronically.

Study Subject (s): The position is awarded in Theoretical Physics,Materials Science & Biological Sciences at PPISR,Bangalore.
Course Level: This position is available for pursuing postdoctoral degree level at PPISR,Bangalore.
Scholarship Provider: São Paulo State Research Foundation (FAPESP,Proc. nº 09/53006-0),
Scholarship can be taken at: Bangalore,India

Eligibility: -Candidates with MSc in Physics,Chemistry,Mathematics,and Biology or in other interdisciplinary areas such as Materials Science,Biotechnology,Microbiology,Chemical sciences etc. are eligible to apply.
-The applicants should have qualified in the CSIR-JRF /UGC-JRF examinations or have DST- INSPIRE fellowship.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Students of India are eligible for this PhD research position.

Scholarship Description: Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research (PPISR) is situated near Bengaluru International Airport on a sprawling area of 32 acres. PPISR offers state of the art facilities for young researchers to carry out innovative and original research in current areas of basic and applied sciences. Currently in PPISR,there are three divisions,Theoretical Physics,Materials Sciences and Biological Sciences where research programmes of advanced nature are in progressThe institute is recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR),GOI,New Delhi and Manipal University,Manipal,Karnataka,as an R & D center. Faculty members are recognized as PhD supervisors and the students will be registered for their PhD degrees under Manipal University.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically. Interested candidates can send their applications to apply-at-poornaprajna.org.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact employer 

http://www.ppisr.res.in/biological_science.php

 


PhD Position in OLIgo Mass Profiling (OLIMP) at University of Copenhagen in Denmark,2014

 University of Copenhagen is inviting application for a PhD position in OLIgo Mass Profiling (OLIMP) within the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. The position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant master´s degree or for a 4-year period for applicants who are already enrolled or are accepted to be enrolled at one of the Faculty’s masters programmes. The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 305,291 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 42,171). The application deadline is 5 August 2014.

Study Subject(s): Position is available in OLIgo Mass Profiling (OLIMP) within the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences,Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen.
Course Level: Position is open for pursuing PhD research program at University of Copenhagen,Denmark.

Scholarship Provider: University of Copenhagen,Denmark

Scholarship can be taken at: DenmarkAccreditation: University of Copenhagen is an accredited university. University of Copenhagen is accredited by the IARU,EUA.

Eligibility: The position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant master´s degree or for a 4-year period for applicants who are already enrolled or are accepted to be enrolled at one of the Faculty´s master´s programmes. At the time of commencement,applicants for the 4-year period must have approximately one year of study remaining before graduating from their MSc programme.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of Denmark can apply for this PhD position.

Scholarship Description: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences,Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD position in “OLIgo Mass Profiling (OLIMP)” commencing 1 September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. Glycoproteins are an important component of plant cell walls and we have made significant progress in elucidating the glycosylation machinery for one class of cell wall proteins,the extensins. This type of glycosylation also occurs on some peptide hormones but is not found outside the plant kingdom. We wish to understand the biological significance of extensin glycosylation and a first step is to describe the modular organization of the extensin glycans,which the current available analytical methods do not allow.

Number of award(s): One PhD position will be available.

Duration of award(s): The position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant master´s degree or for a 4-year period for applicants who are already enrolled or are accepted to be enrolled at one of the Faculty´s master´s programmes. At the time of commencement,applicants for the 4-year period must have approximately one year of study remaining before graduating from their MSc programme.

What does it cover? The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 305,291 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 42,171). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Selection Criteria:

-A master´s degree related to the subject area of the project

-The grade point average achieved

-Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme

-Previous publications -Relevant work experience

-Other professional activities

-Language skills

-Marks obtained during the first year of study on the master programme (only relevant for applicants applying for a 4-year scholarship).

Notification: By the end of September,all applicants will have received information regarding the evaluation of their application.

Online Application: The mode of applying is online.

https://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/ApplicationForm.cfm?PortalID=3789&VacatureID=673314

 Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 5 August 2014.

 http://www.ku.dk/english/available_positions/vip/


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