Tailored opportunities: Free online course (with certificate) on Information Literacy and Access to Global Research in Agriculture

What ?

the AGORA Team is pleased to offer an online course for AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture), one of the four programmes of Research4LifeThe online course – provided by the Partnerships and South-South Cooperation Division (DPS) at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN).   The course will help you improve your competence and ability in accessing relevant and timely global online resources in agricultural research.

Who?

The course targets researchers, academics, research officers, librarians, IT specialists, other practitioners and students from AGORA eligible institutions in eligible countries. Anyone working or studying in agricultural and related sciences can apply for the course. Priority is given to anyone from Research4Life eligible countries, Group A and Group B respectively.

How?

By submitting this online form, applicants DECLARE that their supervisor/manager/the person – to whom they report at their workplace – approves their participation in the “Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture” Online Course and allows them to dedicate about 15 hours in total during the two weeks of the course.

When?

The online application form will be available until 8 October 2017

For detailed information on this opportunity, visit this link.

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Tailored opportunities: IUFRO Young scientists initiative- Short research visit to European Institutions

What?

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) will offer up to five grants of up to EUR 5 000 annually for Short Scientific Visits specifically for Early Career Scientists affiliated with IUFRO Member organisations. These Visits will provide a unique opportunity for young scientists from Africa, Asia and Latin America to visit a European forest research organisation and conduct a scientific collaboration with a young scientist from the respective host organisation.

PS. The Ethiopian Agricultural Research Organization is the only Ethiopian Institution which is a member of IUFRO. You can register your organization Here  

Who?

Young scientists whose institution is a member of the IUFRO. Check if your organization is a member here 

What?

First identify a host organization at an European institute, get the invitation/ acceptance letter. Prepare a short summary of your proposed activities at the host organization, get this approved by the host organization. Prepare a short (3 minute) video explaining what you will be doing at your host organization. Finally get an endorsement from your current employer.

When?

Applications are due on 31 December 2017

For more information on application requirement and procedures, visit this link 

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Tailored opportunities: Master’s Degree scholarship in the University of Bonn, Germany

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What?

The University of Bonn in collaboration with the United Nations university institute for environment and human security is offering a full funded scholarship for students from developing countries to attend Master’s Program in Germany.

What are the eligible fields?

  • Geographical approaches to risk, vulnerability and resilience
  • New approaches to development geography Earth system science.
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Methods, as well as GIS & Remote Sensing Social-ecological systems, Risk & Technology.
  • Risk management and governance, forecast & prediction.
  • Disaster management, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and humanitarian response.

Who?

  • Graduated no more than 5 years ago
  • Two years of practical experience in a field related to the study program
  • Aiming at a career as practitioner in the field

Benefits?

  • Tuition fee
  • Living cost

How to apply?

    • Interested applicants must fill out application forms

For detailed information please visit the following link.

http://ehs.unu.edu/education/masters/international-joint-msc-programme-geography-of-environmental-risks-and-human-security.html#courses

 

Tailored opportunities: Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers in Copenhagen are recruiting PhD students

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What?

The four-year programme is divided into a pre-doctoral year followed by three years of PhD training at one of the four Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers embedded at the University of Copenhagen or the Technical University of Denmark. The centers are Danish Stem Cell Center, Center for Protein Research, Center for Biosustainability and Center for Basic Metabolic Research

Who?

International talents to come to Denmark and start their research careers

What is required?

  • Send completed application via the Novo Nordisk Foundation web-based application system before the deadline.
  • Provide two or more academic references
  • University degree from outside of Denmark that qualifies the applicant to enter a PhD in the country where the degree was obtained.
  • The applicant should have proof of English skills either of the following tests TOEFL, IELTS, GRE scores

Selection requirement

Selection is based on academic achievements, research experience, academic references and interviews. A mandatory interview visit for up to 40 shortlisted applicants comprises panel interviews, one-on-one meetings with potential supervisors, and tours of the four Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers, and will take place in Copenhagen in March 2018.

Benefits?

The Novo Nordisk Foundation will pay for travel and accommodation for selected applicants in association with the interview visit.

The programme offers support finding accommodation in the city centre of Copenhagen for the first year.

Full salary and tuition fee will be covered by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Funding for the first year is awarded unconditionally to all successful applicants. Funding for the following three years is awarded conditionally, to be approved following a successful qualifying assessment at the end of the first (pre-doctoral) year. Up to sixteen positions will be funded for a programme start in September 2018. Applicants of all nationalities may be awarded funding, provided they fulfill all of the eligibility criteria.

 When?

Application round opens: Mid October 2017

Deadline for applications: 14 December 2017

Applicants can expect a reply from the review committee: February 2018

Interviews in Copenhagen: 18-21 March 2018

Enrolment: September 2018

 Questions regarding the application system: phdprogramme@novo.dk

Check the details of the call on this link: http://novonordiskfonden.dk/da/cphbiosciencephd

 

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This call opportunity was obtained from our brother Beyene Tedla, Research assistant at Pennsylvania State University

We encourage our brothers and sisters to send us important calls so that we can post it and let our brothers and sisters in Ethiopia get benefited.

 

 

Tailored opportunities: Grant for Research in the use of science in public policy and government advisory systems

What?

The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) is a collaborative platform for policy makers, practitioners, national academies, and academics to share experience, build capacity and develop theoretical and practical approaches to the use of scientific evidence in informing policy at all levels of government.

In line with this mission, INGSA is offering six professional development and research grants (up to 15,000 Euro each)  to support early-to-mid career researchers or policy practitioners in Low and Middle Income Countries.  The grant can be used for both the research and research related expenses such as travel, conference attendance etc. Each grant recipient will manage and conduct a project of their choice in line with the priority research theme outlined in the Call for Applications. Successful applicants will become INGSA Research Associates for the period of the grant (March 2018 – February 2019).

Who?

  • Applicants should be PhD holders, Nationals of least developed countries, currently working in a national university, research institute or other organizations where the project is proposed to be undertaken
  • Applicants should have experience in the use of science in public policy or government advising
  • Applicants need to identify and find a consent  from a national or international senior mentor

When?

Proposals should be submitted before 15 November 2017

How?

Prepare project concept note, support letters from a mentor,  abridged CV and other required documents.

Make online application at www.ingsa.org/grant-programme/

For detailed information visit http://www.ingsa.org/grant-programme/

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Tailored opportunities: Research fund for early and middle stage scientists- the Borlaug Fellowship

What?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2018 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. The program offers training and collaborative research opportunities to scientists, researchers, and policymakers from 40 eligible countries. Fellows will work one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. university, research center, or government agency, usually for 8-12 weeks. The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration.

When?

The deadline is November 5, 2017

Who?

Early or middle stage  scientists (who have completed an MSc or above)  from forty selected countries, including Ethiopia are eligible to apply. The field of studies or thematic areas for Ethiopia are Plant health, Animal health and Resilient agriculture. Applicants should be employed by a university or a research institute or agency in their countries.

How?

Prepare required documents and make an online application here https://borlaug.myreviewroom.com/

For more information visit

https://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/borlaug-fellowship-program/applying-borlaug-fellowship-program

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