Opportunities for students
International Climate Protection Fellowship
Fellowship for prospective leaders and postdocs
Are you working academically or practically in climate protection or climate-relevant resource conservation in your home country – a non-European developing or transition country? Then we invite you to apply for an International Climate Protection Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
If you are a prospective leader you will do a one-year research-related project in Germany as part of your fellowship; if you are a postdoc, long-term academic research (12-24 months). It should focus on combating climate change, adaptation strategies, preserving ecosystems and biodiversity, or on the sustainable use of the seas and oceans. Sustainability topics relating to natural resources, resource-efficient consumption or urban development are also welcome.
Deadline: The closing date for the current application round is 1 February 2024.
Read the full requirements here.
Building Capacity of Innovation Ecosystems Actors to Accelerate Climate Technology Solutions
Amplifying the support for emerging climate start-ups and initiatives
EIT Climate-KIC, IDB Lab, and the Clean Technology Fund have partnered to advance climate innovation in Latin American and the Caribbean. We are supporting innovation agencies, incubators, accelerators, ecosystem builders, venture capital investors, co-working spaces, and hubs to enhance their entrepreneurship offering for local climate start-ups across Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru. Implemented from June 2023 to May 2025, the initiative sets a pathway towards inclusive, sustainable growth, resonating with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Deadline for Applications: 30 september, 2023.
Read the requirements here.
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program
Applicants may be based anywhere in the world, must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within the first five years of starting a full-time position at an institution of higher education or research, with responsibilities that include both conducting an independent research program and supervising/teaching trainees toward the completion of a degree. Scholars’ research interests should complement the themes and goals of a recruiting CIFAR research program.
NOTE: Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply, with the following exception:
If you have a pending first full-time position that meets the full eligibility criteria and starts no later than July 1, 2024, you are eligible to apply. In this case, you must submit a copy of your letter of appointment with your application.
See the detailed program overview for full eligibility requirements here.
Application deadline: October 30, 2023
Youth Fund for Climate Justice-Call 2023
The Youth Climate Justice Fund (YCJF) supports emerging youth climate justice collectives with flexible core funding.
Groups can apply for financial support of up to USD 10,000, which can be used over a 12-month period.
What are the criteria to apply?
Apply if your group, network or collective:
- It is directed by young people aged 35 or less. To be eligible for YCJF funding, the majority of the members of your organization must be young people under 35 years of age and the leaders or decision-makers must be young people 35 years of age or younger;
- It is based in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Central and Eastern Europe;
- It is based in North America or Western Europe, but run by young people from a marginalized population for reasons of class, ethnicity, origin, etc.;
- It is nonpartisan, nonviolent, and legal;
- They believe in collective action, inclusion, and intersectional movement building.
We are particularly looking for groups that:
- Cultivate diverse leadership grounded in just and equitable climate action with community power.
- Work to generate and increase commitments on climate and socio-environmental justice.
- Strengthen local community power and work so that rulers and politicians fulfill their commitments to the population.
You can submit your applications between August 21 and September 24.
Read the rules of the contest in this link.
Open call: Professional degree or Master’s thesis competition
Applications until September 30, 2023
The Peruvian Educational Research Society (SIEP), interested in promoting and recognizing the rigorous, relevant and pertinent academic contribution developed in higher education institutions, announces this new edition of its Thesis Contest. With this we seek to make visible the most outstanding academic degree or graduation works of recent years.
In this edition of the contest, within the various topics that educational research addresses, we have prioritized the following thematic areas:
1. Equity, inequities and segregation in the Peruvian educational system with particular emphasis on: inclusion, the educational situation of Venezuelan immigrant minors, rural, intercultural-bilingual education and the Amazon;
2. Pandemic and changes in the educational system (enrollment patterns, learning, migrations);
3. Problems of the education of young people and adults (including secondary education) with particular emphasis on their educational trajectories;
4. Challenges for teacher development the improvement of teaching;
5. Situation and perspectives of higher education;
6. Changes and continuities in educational policy.
At the end of the contest, four winning theses will be announced, two for a professional degree (or bachelor’s degree) and two for a master’s degree. Each of the works will receive a monetary prize of S/. 1,000 soles in the case of undergraduate theses and S/. 2,000 in the case of master’s theses. Note that the prizes are assigned to each winning work regardless of the number of authors they may have.
Who can participate?
Persons of Peruvian nationality or residents in the country who have graduated (master’s) or titled in any specialty and who have obtained said certifications in a higher education institution (universities, schools or institutes of higher education). The theses must have been supported and approved between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2023, and address some of the topics of this call for the Peruvian case.
As can be seen from the preceding paragraph, theses that have not been supported and approved will not be accepted.
To participate in the contest, interested parties must send a communication to the SIEP by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) attaching the indicated documentation. The submission period begins with the publication of this call and expires on September 30 of this year at 11:59 p.m. Proposals that arrive outside this period. They will NOT be considered.
The results will be announced on Friday, November 17.
Read the guidelines in the official webpage.
CLIFF-GRADS Fellowships: Open for applications!
The Climate, Food and Farming, Global Research Alliance Development Scholarships (CLIFF-GRADS) Programme is a joint initiative of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) and Mitigate Plus. CLIFF-GRADS builds capability in early-career scientists from developing countries to conduct applied research in agriculture greenhouse gas emissions quantification and mitigation.
We invite PhD students who meet the following criteria to apply:
- From developing countries;
- Undertaking their PhD in a University in a developing country; and
- Who have not previously been awarded a CLIFF-GRADS grant.
Successful applicants to the CLIFF-GRADS programme will go on short term (4-6 month) research stays at a host institution and will:
- Gain experience in the measurement, modelling and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, or carbon storage in agricultural systems relevant to developing countries;
- Build networks and experience other cultures; and
- Gain access to equipment and methodologies used by other institutions.
Closing date: 28 August 2023
Learn more about the R6 opportunities and how to apply in the call document HERE.
Innovations in Water Management for Mining and Metals Industry
Start-ups or SMEs with innovative water management solutions are invited to apply
As part of its commitment to sustainable and responsible mining practices, Eramet has launched a new start-up competition in collaboration with EIT RawMaterials: the Eramet Water Resource Innovation Challenge 2023.
Water is a crucial resource in the mining and metals production, but its availability and quality are limited. The mining industry uses water for a variety of purposes, including mineral processing, dust suppression, slurry transport and storage, and extraction processes. Global water demand is projected to increase by 55 per cent by 2050 (OECD 2012) while global water shortage resulting from climate change aggravates. The Eramet Water Resource Innovation Challenge is about taking action to tackle the water challenges. In fact, Eramet has made water conservation one of the objectives of its 2018-2023 CSR roadmap – and will very soon make it a major priority in its new roadmap.
This innovation challenge aims to accelerate change within the mining and metals industry to minimize its environmental impact while also ensuring access to valuable resources. It calls for breakthrough solutions that will help create a better future for all.
Apply to the Eramet Water Resource Innovation Challenge 2023!
Eramet is calling impact start-ups or SMEs from around the world to propose innovative technologies or products that address key water challenges of the mining and metals industry to protect our water resources.
- Funding: Win a 50,000 € prize to test and deploy your solution or product.
- Visibility: Showcase your solution to Eramet leaders and gain recognition.
- Connections: Receive technical and business support by industry experts.
- Get your chance to secure 50,000€ funding to work together with Eramet on the next steps such as a Proof of Concept.
The call for applications is now open and will end on 13 September 2023 at 20:00 CET.
Apply in the official webpage.
The BiGTREE program
Apply now for a 2-year master program scholarship!
The BiGTREE program (www.bigtree-training.org) is inviting applications for fully paid scholarships to attend a 2-year Biology master program at one of two Norwegian partner universities, with the master project to focus on Biodiversity Genomics. These partner universities are the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of Oslo (UiO). There are six scholarships available in 2024. The scholarships will last 24 months (August 2024 until July 2026). The scholarships are fully paid and cover: travel costs to/from Norway, visa application costs, a comfortable living stipend during 24 months abroad, and approximately 3,500 USD funding to complete a master thesis project in a biodiversity genomics topic to be developed with your project supervisory team in Norway and in Colombia/Peru.
The scholarships will be awarded in two phases. After the deadline, applications will be reviewed and six candidates will be selected for scholarships. The selected candidates will then receive assistance with their applications to an international master program at either NTNU or UiO. These master program admission applications must be submitted by a deadline specific for the university selected for study.
- Scholarship application deadline: 1 September, 2023
- Master program application deadline: 15 November, 2023 (UiO) or 1 December, 2023 (NTNU)
- Citizens or residents of Peru or Colombia with a bachelor degree in Biology (or a highly related field).
- Good academic record.
- Peruvian applicants must contact and gain the support of a local supervisor (BiGTREE host) at UNMSM.
- Colombian applicants must contact and gain the support of a local supervisor at either Universidad Rosario, Universidad del Valle, or Universidad Icesi.
- Proven English language proficiency (e.g. for TOEFL: minimum score of 90 on internet-based test or minimum score of 600 on paper-based test, or confirmation of English language proficiency by the BiGTREE co-supervisor(s) in home country).
Real Life Experience (RLE) Scholarship Research-Applications closed
1.Objective: Provide financial support to outstanding undergraduate students for the development of their research projects at the University.
2. Scope: This fund is used to cover the fees of the pre-professional practitioner during their work on the RLE course.
3. Funding: For the 2023-I academic period, up to five (05) scholarships of S/. 4,600.00 each to cover the stipend granted to the student at all costs.
4. Deadline for the submission of proposals: July 19, 2023
Read the guidelines here.
Any questions about this funding opportunity should be directed to the Research Department by writing to email@example.com. Indicate “RLE Research Scholarship 2023-2” in the subject of the email.
This program is closed, we are no longer accepting applications for 2023.
Provost Scholarship for undergraduate research 2023-2-Applications closed
1. Objective: Provide financial support to outstanding undergraduate students for the development of their research projects at the University.
2. Scope: This fund can be used to finance new or ongoing research projects. It can cover expenses associated with materials and consumables, costs of scientific publications and/or participation in scientific meetings, or any other requirement related to the student’s research activities.
3. Funding: For the 2023-2 academic period, up to (05) scholarships of S/ 5000 each will be awarded to finance the Final Degree Project (PFC) or other research activity.
4. Deadline: July 7, 2023.
You can read the guidelines here.
Any questions about this funding opportunity should be directed to the Research Department by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate “Provost Scholarship 2023-2” in the subject of the email.
This program is closed, we are no longer accepting applications for 2023.