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 fellowship. 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. 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.
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.
- 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)
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
- 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
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15th February 2014
Gill Memorial Scholarship in Agricultural Science for International Students in Australia,2014