Research fellowships

Call for two junior researchers to participate in the twenty-ninth scientific expedition from Peru to Antarctica

Call for two junior researchers to participate in the twenty-ninth scientific expedition from Peru to Antarctica

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The Directorate of Antarctic Affairs of the General Directorate of Sovereignty, Limits and Antarctic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru summons 02 national junior researchers to participate in the Projects “Current and future connectivity and distribution of benthic Charcotia amphipods in the Southern Ocean” and “Zooplankton biodiversity”, led by researchers from the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO), which are developed in the Twenty-ninth Peruvian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (ANTAR XXIX).

The Peruvian junior researcher must be a Master or PhD student with training in Biology and/or Aquatic Resources and/or Fishery Engineering and/or Marine Biology. Desirable, who has experience developing work on board marine platforms, in the determination of marine invertebrates of polar environments and/or Antarctic benthos.

This exchange will provide the opportunity to work with Belgian researchers with extensive experience in their field and to travel to Antarctica as part of ANTAR XXIX, giving you the opportunity to be part of one of the projects and to continue working on future projects, as well as to be part of the publications generated as a result of the project.

It is worth mentioning that the selected ones or the Institution that sponsors them will cover the costs of travel expenses and plane tickets from Lima-Punta Arenas-Lima.

During your participation on the ship, the MRE and the MINDEF will cover your food, life/health insurance, medical examinations, and you will be given the corresponding Antarctic clothing.

Those interested should send their CV documented in PDF format to the email, until October 15 of this year. On October 21, interviews will be held with those chosen, and on October 25 the final result will be announced.

Read the official call here.

Visiting Fellowships 2023

Visiting Fellowships 2023

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This programme enables academics from any country overseas to be based at a UK higher education or other research institution of their choice for up to six months and develop collaborative projects with UK colleagues.

  • Funding status: Open for applications
  • Career stage: Postdoctoral or equivalent research

Visiting Fellowships illustrate the British Academy’s profound and on-going commitment to international engagement. The aim of this programme is to ensure that the UK remains an attractive, welcoming, and productive research environment for academics globally. Through this programme, the Academy aims to:

  • enhance and build new links between scholars from around the globe and in the UK;
  • foster opportunities and encourage the development of new and future partnerships for collaborative research into the humanities and social sciences;
  • enable academics from across the globe to undertake research and/or professional development with UK colleagues;
  • strengthen the UK’s research bases in the humanities and the social sciences.

Eligibility requirements

Visiting Fellows must be of postdoctoral level or above, or have equivalent research experience at the time of application. Candidates should be based outside of the UK at the time of application. Applicants may be on permanent or fixed-term contracts. Fixed-term contracts must not end before the end date of the Visiting Fellowship. Independent scholars are also welcome to apply.

Applicants must demonstrate that they have been in contact with their UK host institution prior to applying. Please note that the British Academy is not able to assist with locating of facilitating contact with a UK host institution.

The British Academy welcomes applications from a diverse range of UK host institutions, and would particularly encourage applications from historically and / or structurally disadvantaged groups, low-income countries, and female researchers.

For more details about the Visiting Fellowship programme, including eligibility requirements, please see the scheme notes.

Value and duration

Visiting Fellowships are available for a period of between three to six months. Applicants will be asked to provide their preferred start date for their Fellowship over the spring and summer (March-August 2023).

The maximum funding available is £33,000.

Application process: Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy’s Grant Management System (GMS), Flexi-Grant.

Deadline: The deadline for applications is 17:00 (GMT) on Wednesday 30 November 2022.

Visit the official webpage.

Scholarships for master programmes (ICP Connect)

Scholarships for master programmes (ICP Connect)

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Candidates that meet the following criteria may apply for an ICP Connect scholarship:

  • Nationality and country of residence: Candidates’ must be nationals of one of the 29 eligible countries and must be a resident of one of these countries (not necessarily the same country) at the time of application.
  • Age: candidates’ age on January 1 of the year of intake must be no higher than 35 for an initial master and 45 for an advanced master.
  • Professional background and experience: Preference will be given to candidates employed in higher education, government or civil society, or those targeting a career in one of these sectors. Candidates employed in the private sector or newly graduated candidates with no work experience may also be considered if they provide a strong motivation and profile.
  • Scholarship applications: Candidates may apply for only one ICP Connect scholarship application per year.
  • Previously awarded scholarships: Candidates may not have previously received a scholarship from the Belgian government to attend a study programme and may not have enrolled in a study programme at a Belgian higher education institution before January 1 of the year of intake.

Confirm your eligibility based on all given criteria in the official webpage.

Georg Forster Research Fellowship for researchers from developing and transition countries

Georg Forster Research Fellowship for researchers from developing and transition countries

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Attention, researchers from developing and transition countries! The Georg Forster Research Fellowship supports you – postdoctoral and experienced researchers – with your research in Germany.

Through the Georg Forster Research Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors researchers with above-average qualifications and from all fields. These researches must come from developing and transition countries – excluding PR China and India (see list of countries, PDF). As a fellow, you will benefit from individual support from the Humboldt Foundation and our diverse sponsorship portfolio.

What we offer?

The Georg Forster Research Fellowship enables you to conduct your own research at various stages of your career in collaboration with a host at a German research institution of your choice. Hosts may apply for a subsidy for research costs.

You must meet the following criteria:

The Georg Forster Research Fellowship is exclusively for post-doctoral researchers with above-average qualifications from developing or transition countries. Your research must address questions relevant to the further development of your region of origin, regardless of your field.
Deadlines: The Selection Committee responsible for reviewing applications to this programme meets every February, June and October. Please send your completed application form, including any additional documents required, well in advance of the desired selection date. Applications are usually processed within four to eight months. Incomplete or inaccurate applications take longer to process and often have to be postponed to a later Selection Committee meeting.

Please enter the official webpage for more information and how to apply.