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The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) and AAAS are seeking candidates to participate in the inaugural regional training workshop on science diplomacy to be held in South Africa, from May 21-25, 2018.This training workshop is designed for young scientists (below the age of 40) living and working in sub-Saharan Africa and whose research and wider engagement has brought them into the international policy-making arena, as well as policymakers and diplomats interested in some of the central science-based themes that might influence their work, and representatives from NGOs and other sectors working at the science-diplomacy interface. Applications are invited from young scientists (up to the age of 40), as well as scientists and/or government officials, etc., with more experience in the policymaking arena (‘science diplomacy ambassadors’).The completed application should be submitted via the online

Do you want to make a difference in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)? Apply to the International Training Program in SRHR before April 10, 2018. The advanced international training programme in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) runs during 2014-2018 in selected countries in Asia and Africa, with funds from Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has commissioned top ranked Lund University to carry out an advanced training programme in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. The overall objective of the training programme is to develop capacity among potential future leaders and managers in the field of SRHR in the participating countries to design and implement high quality satisfactory SRHR services and information for the population. The programme is primarily directed towards mid-career obstetricians, gynecologists and midwives but also towards policymakers, program

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is inviting CARTA fellows from the Eastern Africa region to apply for PhD scholarships. The long-term impacts of the scholarships are: strengthening teaching and research at higher education institutions in Eastern Africa region, solving development issues in the region and strengthening universities, research institutes and research networks in Eastern Africa, and contributing to the establishment of regional networks between these institutions. This is in line with CARTA’s objective of producing a critical mass of high-quality graduates trained to address complex issues surrounding health and development in Africa, retain them in the region, and provide them a vibrant intellectual environment as well as viable and challenging research and growth opportunities. Funding is generally granted for a period of 3 years.  EligibilityApplicants must be CARTA fellows in the Eastern Africa region. Applications are only open to those who

Deadline:11.59 pm Friday, 26 January 2018The Mawazo PhD Scholars program is a one-year, non-residential fellowship aimed at women pursuing PhD studies focused on climate change and energy at Kenyan universities. In 2018, the program will support up to six female PhD students at Kenyan universities. Mawazo PhD Scholars receive the following benefits:A research grant worth Ksh 500,000 on average (precise value will vary depending on the amount needed for each Scholar’s research) Training in research methods, academic writing, grant writing, public engagement, and the publication process Research and editorial support from the Mawazo staff Travel grants for participation in regional or international conferences Connections to mentors, and industry and government leaders, in their field A dedicated desk at Mawazo’s office at Ikigai, Spring Valley, NairobiThe goal of the program is to build a strong pipeline of future researchers who are

Deadline: 31 January, 2017The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) offers a number of programs to help support and expand research in travel medicine. Each year, the Society supports research grants for cutting-edge research in the field. This year, the ISTM Executive Board has again increased the funding available for these awards to USD 90,000, and has added some special categories to support the Society Mission and the Presidential Goals.The 2017-2018 Research Awards that will be granted include funding for:proposals from investigators in resource-poor countries, proposals highlighting digital communications, ISTM Interest and Professional Group research; and, general travel medicine projects. Our hope is that these grants will stimulate travel medicine research by supporting comprehensive research projects or, for larger projects, provide support for pilot studies to enable researchers to collect data or test hypotheses.Award Requirements Include:Research must be travel medicine

The University of Waterloo, one of Canada's premier research-intensive universities, is inviting interested applicants for various postdoctoral positions. The funded opportunities are in diverse fields of study as long as they relate to health and water. If you are interested, please email Dr. Susan Elliott (susan.elliott@uwaterloo.ca). She is a professor in Medical Geography in the Department of Geography and Environment the University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada. More details here. Apply for the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Ideally, the social scientist research fellow will work for an interdisciplinary project looking at a systems approach to air pollution in East Africa. The Research Fellow will be based in the City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI) to work on a project funded by the East African Research Fund (ERDF) on the development of a systems approach to air pollution in

Deadline: Friday 17 November 2017Each year the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development awards bursaries to high-performing Master's and Doctoral students and Post-doctoral fellows who wish to do research that falls into one of the CoE's four thematic or cross-cutting areas:·         Master's students are funded for two years at R70 000 a year·         Doctoral students are funded for three years at R100 000 a year·         Post-Doctoral Fellows are funded for three years at R200 000 a yearApplications may be made by students directly or by supervisors on behalf of students. Read the full call for applications. Apply online for a MA/PhD bursary or post-doctoral fellowship.The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development considers proposals - that fall into the thematic areas of the Centre - for two categories of research grants:·         Opportunity Grants (up to R150 000 for 18 months) for activities that promote networking, inter-disciplinary meetings, joint writing, journal publication, etc. These activities may include