Opportunities for students

Thesis project competition for undergraduate and graduate students

Thesis project competition for undergraduate and graduate students

→National Grant

Save the Children International (SCI)-Peru, together with Indeci through the Center for Studies, Information Processing and Research for Reactive Management (CEPIG), and the Process Management Directorate of Cenepred, seeks to promote research in the universities of Peru in matters of Disaster Risk Management, in its prospective, corrective and reactive components. For this reason, the “Thesis project competition for undergraduate and postgraduate students on issues of disaster risk management and/or climate change in universities in Peru” is convened.

The objective of the contest is to promote academic and/or scientific research that offers alternative solutions to existing problems in Disaster Risk Management and/or climate change in the Lima region.


  • Undergraduate and graduate students of any nationality, from public and/or private universities in Peru, who have submitted their thesis project and who have obtained the approval of the degrees and degrees commission of their respective university between January 2021 and June 2022.
  • Each undergraduate thesis project can have at least one (01) author and a maximum of three (03) authors.
  • Each postgraduate thesis project can have at least one (01) author and a maximum of two (02) authors.


In total eight (08) projects will be awarded. The four (4) best projects in each category will be selected as winners:

  • S/. 5,500.00 to each undergraduate thesis project.
  • S/.10,000.00 to each postgraduate thesis project.

Read the call and requirements in this link.

Deadline: August 31, 2022.

Request for proposals: Freshwater

Request for proposals: Freshwater

→International grant

Freshwater is vital for life on Earth, for people, species and places across the natural world. Yet, in many places around the globe, our management of freshwater resources is becoming unsustainable. Understanding the interconnectedness and complexity of local and regional freshwater issues is critical to living sustainably on Earth and is an integral part of the National Geographic Society’s mission to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.

National Geographic Society seeks innovative photography, short film, writing, data visualization and other storytelling proposals to help water users understand the issues around global water sustainability. This work will be supported by data, science and cartography provided by the National Geographic-supported World Water Map developed by Utrecht University.

We seek projects that center around the following themes related to water:

  • Interconnectedness: Water is the great connector. Rivers span political boundaries, flowing from one community to the next. Moreover, nothing breaks down silos like water. It is bound up in cultural and religious practices, gender, geology, geography, public health, nature, geopolitics and the production and movement of food and other products. We seek stories that build nuance around  standard and didactic narratives, helping audiences to understand how these topics are all connected, just as we are.
  • Justice: The story of water is also fundamentally the story of power. Who controls access, where it flows, what this precious resource is used for–all boils down to privilege. How are issues of race and inequality refracted through the lens of access to water?
  • Change and Adaptation: Changes on earth due to global warming, human population growth and technology all result in changes to water supply and demand; water is an indicator of these changes to life on earth. Moreover, water and climate change are more closely linked than most people realize. We seek stories of solutions and resilience, in particular how people are adapting to these changes.

Projects that benefit local audiences or incorporate local voices are strongly encouraged. Water issues span nearly every aspect of the human and natural world; we’re seeking projects with a scientific underpinning and will be looking for these to be well-researched and grounded by science. Storytellers may choose to have a scientist on their team as an advisor to their work. Some journalists feel less comfortable or that they lack the right credentials or education to cover science stories. But journalists and storytellers who have less experience in scientific research may find that they have actually covered issues of social science extensively. If your work is related to inequities around access to resources like freshwater, you’ve covered a social-science story. We seek applications that show the spirit of scientific inquiry.

Applicants may request up to $20,000. Budgets of successful proposals will include reasonable, well justified costs directly required to complete the project. Successful applicants may use awarded funds over the course of one year. Some projects may be selected for additional funds after proof of concept is demonstrated.  All applications should explicitly state the plan for evaluating the impact of the proposed work. Applicants may use a portion of the budget for HEFAT or other security training, if applicable.

Deadline: October 12, 2022.

Visit the official webpage for more information.

European Fellowships

European Fellowships

→International grant

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) contribute to excellent research, boosting jobs, growth and investment by equipping researchers with the new knowledge, skills and international and intersectoral exposure to fill the top positions of tomorrow and solve current and future societal challenges.

MSCA Postdoctoral fellowships PF aims at supporting the international mobility of researchers within (European Fellowshipsand beyond Europe (Global Fellowships). Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) are for experienced researchers to undertake their own research project at a host organisation in another country, thus gaining new skills through advanced training and possibly, intersectoral mobility. The grant usually covers two years’ salary, a mobility allowance, research costs and overheads for the host institution. Family and special needs allowances are also available, when applicable.

Researchers based in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico or any other Latin American and Caribbean country willing to move to Europe for their fellowship can apply for a European fellowshipThe research projects are carried out in the EU or associated countries (to Horizon Europe) and last for one to two years. There are no more panels in the Postdoctoral Fellowship call (Horizon Europe novelty).

Individual researchers based in Europe can also apply for a European fellowship for mobility within the EU or associated countries.

The 2022 call is now OPEN with a deadline on 14 September 2022.

Apply here.

Provost Research Scholarship 2022-2

Provost Research Scholarship 2022-2

1. Objective: The Provost Research Scholarship (PRS) is designed to provide financial support to outstanding UTEC undergraduate students as seed capital for the development of their research projects.

2. Scope: This fund can be used to finance new or ongoing research projects with promising results. It can cover expenses associated with materials and consumables, salary, costs of scientific publications and/or participation in scientific meetings, or any other requirement related to the student’s research activities.

3. Amount: For the academic period 2022-2, the following will be granted:

  • Six (06) scholarships of up to S/ 5000 each, for senior undergraduate researchers, to carry out Thesis 2 or other research activities.

4. Deadline: August 26, 2022.

You can read the guidelines here.

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity you should send an email to investigacion@utec.edu.pe. Please indicate “Provost Research Scholarship 2022-2” in the subject line.


Concurso Tesis de Pregrado

Concurso Tesis de Pregrado

1. Purpose: Recognize UTEC undergraduate students who have done outstanding financial research work and provide support that can be used to enhance their research capabilities.

2. Expected results: It is expected that the research works carried out by the students can be published in scientific journals or indexed conferences (i. E. Scopus, Web of Science).

3. Amount and scope:

a. Thesis I: Three prizes will be awarded: first place an amount of S /. 1,000,  second place, an amount of S /. 600 and  third place, an amount of S /. 400.

b. Thesis II: Three prizes will be awarded: first place an amount of S /. 1,500,  second place, an amount of S /. 1,000 and third place, an amount of S /. 500.

In both cases, the award is freely available to the student. However, it is recommended that this fund is used to finance expenses related to the publication of the thesis work on indexed platforms and presentation of the work carried out in scientific meetings.

4. Considerations:
-The Thesis I award applies to undergraduate students who successfully complete the Thesis I course during the year 2021.
– The Thesis II award applies to undergraduate students who successfully complete the Thesis II course during the year 2021.
– The thesis can be written in Spanish or English and must be of the ‘research’ or ‘technological development’ typology.
– It is only possible to submit a proposal, either for Thesis I or Thesis II, in the same call.

Deadline: 30 December ,2021

For more information on the requirements, read the guidelines.

If you have any questions, please send a message to: investigacion@utec.edu.pe.

Georg Forster Research Fellowship for researchers from developing and transition countries

Georg Forster Research Fellowship for researchers from developing and transition countries

→International grant

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.

Curtin University PhD Scholarships

Curtin University PhD Scholarships

→International grant