.: 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 Student - Biochemical Plant Pathology - The Roles of NO2 in Stress Responses of Arabidopsis Thaliana,Germany

 
PhD Student
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Germany,München
Jan 14
We offer a PhD project on the topic ''Functions of NO2 and nitrated electrophiles in stress responses of Arabidopsis thaliana''' at the Institute of Biochemical Plant Pathology. The PhD position will be open from 01.03.2014. Nitric oxide (NO) is a well-researched signal in plant (stress) physiology. The NO derivative NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) nitrates (NO2-adduct) protein tyrosine residues,fatty acid and other electrophilic compounds. Previously,it was reported that NO2 is emitted by herbicide- and stress-treated plants. However,how this gas acts in signaling processes is largely unknown. The proposed PhD project aims at investigating the roles of NO2 in stress responses of Arabidopsis thaliana using biochemical and molecular biological approaches.

Job Description
  • Experiments with Arabidopsis thaliana,which is a model plant for molecular biology
  • Experiments with A. thaliana mutants and transgenics for the identification of genes involved in NO2 signalling
  • Analysis of protein nitration using immunodetection by anti-nitrotyrosine antibodies
  • Analysis of gene expression by microarray technology and RT-PCR
  • Analysis of nitrated metabolites by mass spectrometry (LC-MS,GC-MS)

http://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/en/index.html



VIB International PhD Program in Life Sciences in Belgium,2014

The Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) offers PhD scholarships in Life Sciences in Belgium. Candidates should hold a university degree or satisfy equivalent requirements,which is sufficient to start a doctoral program at a Flemish university. This means that applicants must hold a 5-year University degree,or equivalent,in life sciences (e.g. biology,biochemistry,biotechnology),physics,engineering,chemistry,or related fields. Applicants are preferentially not older than 28 years at the application deadline. Selected candidates for the VIB International PhD Program will be fully funded with a yearly net salary of €25.000 and are expected to start in October 2014.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided in the field of Life Sciences.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree level.
Scholarship Provider: The Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)
Scholarship can be taken at: Belgium

Eligibility:
Nationality: The VIB International Ph.D. Program is aimed towards all non-Belgians,currently not living in Belgium.
-University degrees: Candidates should hold a university degree,or satisfy equivalent requirements,which is sufficient to start a doctoral program at a Flemish university. This means that applicants must hold a 5-year University degree,or equivalent,in life sciences (e.g. biology,biochemistry,biotechnology),physics,engineering,chemistry,or related fields. In general,this implies that the applicant has a Masters degree. Applicants,who have not yet received their degree at the time of the application deadline,can also apply,but a final certificate of the degree is needed no later than 2 months after the selection interviews. Medical students who wish to obtain a Ph.D. degree can also apply after completion of their M.D. exams. Passing the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a plus (and you should definitely indicate on your application whether you took the GRE),but the test is not required for your application. Please note that VIB does not yet have a GRE Institutional code. If you take the GRE-test specifically to enter our Ph.D. Program,please use the GRE codes of the University of Antwerp,Brussels,Leuven or Ghent. We will not reply to inquiries regarding the GRE.
-Age: Applicants are preferentially not older than 28 years at the application deadline.
-Language: English is used in all VIB laboratories for scientific communication. Therefore,candidates must have an excellent command of English. A language test for English,such as the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is not necessary for the application,but should you have TOEFL test results,please adds these to your application. Please note that VIB does not yet have a TOEFL Institutional code. If you take the TOEFL-test specifically to enter our Ph.D. Program,please use the TOEFL codes of Ghent University,the K.U.Leuven,the University of Antwerp or the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. We will not reply to inquiries regarding the TOEFL.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students (non-Belgians) can apply for the scholarships.

Scholarship Description: VIB is offering 8 PhD scholarships for international life sciences PhD students. Apply now to kick-start your scientific career in a center of excellence,backed by first class research facilities and training in our multidisciplinary,international scientific community. VIB scientists work at the frontlines of molecular biology,cell biology,developmental biology,structural biology,plant systems biology,genetics,biochemistry and microbiology. VIB is a life sciences research center in Flanders,Belgium,in the heart of Europe.

Number of award(s): 8 PhD scholarships are offered.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? Selected candidates for the VIB International PhD Program will be fully funded with a yearly net salary of €25.000 and are expected to start in October 2014.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: In March 2014,short-listed candidates will be sent an invitation letter for the selection week from 19-22 May 2014. The university will reimburse your travel expenses and provide free accommodation in Ghent during the selection week.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post or email. Please follow carefully the different steps during the preparation stage and final submission stage of your application. Use English in all the documents.
-Step 1 - Requirement
-Step 2 – Select your projects
-Download and complete the Application Form
-Submit the Application Form and scans of degrees and certificates
-Collect recommendations

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15th February 2014

http://www.vib.be/en/training/international-phd-program/Pages/How-to-apply.aspx




Gill Memorial Scholarship in Agricultural Science for International Students in Australia,2014

University of Queensland is offering one scholarship for international students in the field of Agricultural Science. Australian,New Zealand and international students can apply for the scholarship. Scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree level in the Faculty of Science. The value of Scholarship is approximate $3,700 (approximate). The application deadline is 12 April 2014.

Study Subject (s): Scholarship is provided in the field of Agricultural Science at University of Queensland.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree level at University of Queensland in Australia.
Scholarship Provider: University of Queensland,Australia
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility: Graduate or undergraduate students whose studies accord with the object of the scholarship and who,in the Associate Dean’s opinion,requires financial assistance towards undertaking those studies.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Australian,New Zealand and international students can apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Ivor A. Gill Memorial Scholarship in Agricultural Science will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student whose studies best accord with the object of the award in demonstrating an interest in pastoral industries of Australia.

Number of award(s): One Scholarship will be offered.

Duration of award(s): Scholarship will be offered for one year.

What does it cover? The value of scholarship is $3,700 (approximate). Award value varies each year.

Selection Criteria: Selection based on relevance of study to pastoral industries and financial need.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post or in person.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 12 April 2014.




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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