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.
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
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.
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).
Programa Paulo Freire +
The application period for Paulo Freire + PhD scholarships is now open. 2 scholarships are announced with the Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) and 2 scholarships for other Ibero-American universities.
1 Paulo Freire Plus Junior scholarship and 1 Paulo Freire Plus Senior scholarship.
For doctorates in
the Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) in Sciences; Health Sciences; Social and Legal Sciences; Conservation of Natural Resources; Interdisciplinary Gender Studies; Epidemiology and Public Health; Humanities (Language and Culture); Information technology and communications; Industrial, Chemical, Environmental, Energy, Electronic, Mechanical and Material Technologies; Hydrology and Management of Water Resources; and Tourism.
from June 9 to August 31, 2023 at 12:00 PM in Spain.
For more information visit the official webpage.
TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowship Programme
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India and UNESCO-TWAS have established a number of fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries, who wish to pursue research toward a PhD in emerging areas of science and technology, for which facilities are available in CSIR laboratories and institutes.
Opening date of this fellowship:15 April 2023
Closing date of this fellowship: 15 September 2023
Applicants are encouraged to apply for the preliminary acceptance letter as early as possible, even before the opening date of the call. Keeping in mind that only Acceptance letters dated the same year as the year of application are eligible.
- TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable in CSIR research laboratories and institutes in India for a maximum period of four years.
- Applicants may be registered for a PhD degree in their home country, or may enrol in a PhD course at any University in India.
- Eligible CSIR institutions: Information on CSIR laboratories and institutes can be obtained by following the links from the CSIR homepage (www.csir.res.in). Alternatively, a list of eligible institutes is available here.
- SANDWICH Fellowships (for those registered for a PhD in their home country): The Fellowship may be granted for a minimum period of 6 months and a maximum period to be decided by the host institute, but no greater than 3 years.
- FULL-TIME Fellowships (for those not registered for a PhD): The Fellowship may be granted for up to a maximum duration of 4 years.
- CSIR will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, Fellowship awardees are entitled to subsidized accommodation.
- The language of instruction for foreign scholars in CSIR laboratories/institutes is English.
Wellcome Early-Career Awards
This scheme provides funding for early-career researchers from any discipline who are ready to develop their research identity. Through innovative projects, they will deliver shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing. By the end of the award, they will be ready to lead their own independent research programme.
- Where your host organisation is based: UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- or middle-income countries (apart from India and mainland China)
- Level of funding: Your salary and up to £400,000 for research expenses. If eligible, you may also request additional funding for overseas allowances and overheads.
- Duration of funding: Usually 5 years, but may be less for some disciplines, and may only be longer if held on a part-time basis.
Application deadline: 05 October 2023, 17:00 GMT
Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships
Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships provide a framework for established academics with an international reputation to pursue their research at the EUI.
Fellowships last for up to ten months in one of the EUI’s four Departments which in turn invite fellows to participate in departmental activities (seminars, workshops, colloquia, etc.).
Fellows are encouraged to make contact with researchers sharing their academic interests, may be involved in the teaching and thesis supervision tasks of EUI professors, and associated with one of the research projects being carried out at the EUI.
There are two annual deadlines for applications – 30 March and/or 30 September
- Department of Economics: considers applications for the 30 March and the 30 September deadline.
- Department of Law: considers applications only for the 30 March deadline for fellowships during the following academic year (September to June). While longer stays than 3 months are welcomed, the department normally funds fellows only for one/two months, but provides office space and full library privileges for the entire duration of stay.
- Department of History and Civilisation: considers applications only for the 30 September deadline for fellowships during the following academic year (September to June). While longer stays than 3 months are welcome, the department normally funds fellows only up to 3 months, but provides office space and full library privileges for the entire duration of stay.
- Department of Political and Social Sciences: considers applications only for the 30 September deadline for fellowships during the following academic year (September to June). While longer stays than 3 months are welcomed and desired, the department normally funds fellows only for 3 months, but provides office space and full library privileges for the entire duration of stay.
Scholarships for master programmes (ICP Connect)
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
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.