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Swiss Government Excellence Research Scholarships for Foreign Scholars for the 2017–2018 Academic YearThe research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.Research scholarships are awarded for research or study at all Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and the two federal institutes of technology. Only candidates nominated by an academic mentor at one of these higher education institutions will be considered.Please see the following link for further details:www.sbfi.admin.ch/scholarships_eng

Round 1 Request for ProposalsCall Release date: 17th November 2016 Call Closure date: 17th February 2017 With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AESA is committing US$ 7 million for Grand Challenges Africa Grants to fund innovative and bold ideas that will impact on Africa’s health and developmental outcomes over the next five years.The calls for proposals will be announced each year, and will give out up to US$100,000 in Innovation Seed Grants for two years to innovators in Africa with any level of experience, working in any discipline in colleges, universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-governmental and non-profit organisations.Projects which show promising results will be eligible to apply for up to $1 million from AESA or the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The first call for proposals opened on 17 November 2016 and is focused on innovators seeking solutions and strategies: 1. To reduce maternal, neonatal

Call for ApplicationsThe African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is delighted to announce the call for its 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) applications. The IPA honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. The prize also promotes among young African men and women the pursuit of science, technology and engineering careers as well as business opportunities with potential of contributing to sustainable development in Africa.Deadline for Applications: January 03, 2017Read more details

Researching Gender Based Violence: Methods and MeaningLed by the Gender Violence and Health Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, LondonDates: February 13-17, 2017This is a specialized course that aims to strengthen participants’ knowledge and skills to conduct or commission technically rigorous, ethical, policy- and service-relevant and action-oriented research on various forms of violence against women.Course details  

The FNIH is calling for nominations to the 2017 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences. Now entering its fifth year, this prestigious medal and $100,000 honorarium are presented by the FNIH to an outstanding, young biomedical investigator. The prize is made possible by a generous gift from FNIH Board member Ann Lurie.Deadline: September 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. EDTApply: FNIH.org/LuriePrizeNomination Criteria:Nomination by a member of an accredited educational and/or scientific institution (No self-nominations). Candidates must be 52 or younger on January 1, 2017. Candidates may be nominated for achievements at any point in the research spectrum, from basic research to clinical trials.The FNIH will announce the winner in early 2017 and present the prize at the FNIH Award Ceremony on May 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Representatives from the National Institutes of Health, FNIH Board of Directors, biomedical and pharmaceutical industries,

Dear PAA Colleagues, The Call for Papers is available now for the 2017 PAA Annual Meeting (#PAA2017).  #PAA2017 will be held April 27 - 29 in Chicago, IL.  You can find the Call for Papers and other information on the PAA Website.Confex will accept submissions online beginning July 28, 2016. The deadline for submissions is September29, 2016.The PAA Board of Directors encourages broad participation in the Annual Meeting. If you would like to serve as a session Chair or Discussant at the 2017 Annual Meeting, please indicate your interest by filling out the interest form. To appear on the program, participants must register for the meeting. Registration information will be available later this fall.  Additional information about exhibits, book displays, and travel awards will also be available in the near future. Please check the PAA website throughout the year for updated meeting information. Thank you, PAA

The TWAS Fellowships programme with over 470 PhD and 150 postdoctoral fellowships available annually in 10 developing countries with 19 programme partners is said to be the largest programme of its kind worldwide. The 2016 TWAS Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships call for applications in all fields of the Natural and Engineering Sciences is now open for majority of the programmes. For more details on eligibility criteria and to download the guidelines and application forms, see:http://www.scidev.net/global/content/announcements_notice.2F122DF5-88B5-4A28-8E2B954DF2B8D407.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=SciDevNewsletter&utm_campaign=international+SciDev.Net+update:+4+July+2016http://twas.org/opportunities/fellowshipsFor any queries, please contact fellowships@twas.org

The Africa Research Excellence Fund is pleased announce a second call for applications directed at the needs of outstanding early-career African researchers. The aim of the AREF Research Developmentideas, advanced skills, collaborations, mentorship and funding proposals through a well-planned placement of 3-to-9-months in a leading research organisation in South Africa, UK or continental Europe.The maximum award is 43,000 GB Pounds for a nine-month placement. The length of the placement and actual amount awarded will depend on the detailed justification provided by the applicant and their sponsoring institutions. Applicants will need to demonstrate a credible, ambitious vision for their research on a human-health challenge for Africa; and a transformational, well-supported development plan that would be significantly enhanced by the fellowship.The AREF Research Development Fellowship program was formally launched on 4 April 2016. The first deadline for receipt of applications is 6 July 2016. The awards will be announced latest in December 2016.The purpose of this announcement is