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Deadline: Oct 17, 2021

Donor: The Whole Story

Grant Type: Fellowship

Grant Size: $1000 to $10,000

Countries/Regions: All Countries

Area: Business & Industry, Media

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RIE NEWS, FUNDING AND OPPORTUNITIES NO. 18 (2021) RIE NEWS, FUNDING AND OPPORTUNITIES NO. 18 (2021)

RESEARCH WEEK 2021

Research Week 2021 will be held virtually with six (6) confirmed conferences. For more details visit https://researchweek2021.uonbi.ac.ke/.  

Funding Opportunities

The following new funding opportunities have been added to the funding Opportunities Portal.  Please contact our office if you need any assistance in the preparation of your proposals.  Also, note that some of the opportunities have very tight deadlines.

 Opportunities are available for:

1.      Awards/Prizes

2.      Research and Innovation Grants

3.      Fellowships and Scholarships

 Awards/Prizes

Title: Promotion of Communication in Emerging Democracies - Call for Proposals

Funder: The Dale G. Leathers Memorial Fund

URL: http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/590

Deadline: October 1, 2021

 Title: Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award

Funder: American Diabetes Association

URL: http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/591

Deadline: October 1, 2021

Title: The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

Funder: Gairdner Foundation

URL: http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/592

Deadline: October 1, 2021

 Title: Reimagine Education Conference & Awards

Funder: Reimagine Education

URL: http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/593

Deadline: October 3, 2021

 Research Innovation Grants

Title: Prevention Pipeline Request for Proposals

Funder: Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF)

URL:  http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/594

Deadline: The letter of intent deadline is October 1, 2021

 Title: Molecular Phenotypes of Null Alleles in Cells (MorPhiC) Phase 1: Data Analysis and Validation Centers (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funder: National Institute of Health (NIH)

URL:  http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/595

Deadline: Letters of intent by October 1, 2021

 Title: Ethical Issues in Translational Science Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funder: National Institute of Health (NIH)

URL: http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/596

Deadline: 06 Oct 21

 Title: Integrated urban food system policies – how cities and towns can transform food systems for co-benefits

Funder: European Commission

URL:  http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/597

Deadline: 06 October 2021

 Title: Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI)’s circular systemic solutions

Funder: European Commission

URL: http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/598

Deadline: 06 October 2021

 Title: Understanding the impacts of and the opportunities offered by digital transformation, new emerging technologies and social innovation on biodiversity

Funder: European Commission

URL: http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/599

Deadline: 06 October 2021

 Title: Fostering organic crop breeding

Funder: European Commission

URL:  http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/600

Deadline: 06 October 2021

 Title: Agroecological approaches for climate change mitigation, resilient agricultural production and enhanced biodiversity

Funder: European Commission

URL: http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/601

Deadline: 06 October 2021

 Title: Biodiversity and ecosystem services (HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01)

Funder: European Commission

URL: http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/602

Deadline: 06 October 2021.

 Title: Gender Grants

Funder: Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

URL: http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/603

Deadline: 4th October 2021

 Scholarships/Fellowship

Title: Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS)

Funder: Leiden University

URL: http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/604

Deadline: 1st October 2021

 Title: Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships and GRI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships

Funder: Getty Foundation

URL: http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/605

Deadline: October 1, 2021.

 Title: PGR International Studentships 2021/22

Funder: Kings College London

URL: http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/606

Deadline: 01 October 2021

 Title: Ph.D. Research Fellow(s) in Sociology

Funder: University of Oslo

URL: http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/607

Deadline: 1st October 2021.

 Title: Ph.D. scholarship: Electrochemical removal of contaminants from groundwater for drinking water production in remote and Indigenous communities

Funder: University of Queensland

URL: http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/608

Deadline: 4 October 2021.

 Title: Ph.D. scholarship: CFD modeling of plasma reactor

Funder: University of Queensland

URL: http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/609

Deadline: 5 October 2021.

 Title: Ph.D. scholarship: Investigating novel treatment strategies to prevent post-traumatic epilepsy

Funder: University of Queensland

URL: http://uonresearch.uonbi.ac.ke/node/610

Deadline: 6 October 2021.

 Please contact our office if you need any assistance in the preparation of your proposals.

 Office of the Associate Vice-Chancellor,

Research, Innovation & Enterprise,

University of Nairobi Towers 15th Floor.

E-mail: avcrie@uonbi.ac.ke

Telephone: 0204913164

VOIP: 3164

Notice to the PhD graduands - 65th Graduation

In preparation for the virtual 65th University of Nairobi Graduation Ceremony scheduled for September 24, 2021, PhD graduands are requested to avail themselves for their photos to be taken from September 14 - 16, 2021 between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm in Taifa Hall.

 PHD graduation regalia will be hired from the venue after payment of Kshs. 4000 via MPESA pay bill number 913901, account number is the student registration number.

PHD SCHOLARSHIPS IN ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES - 2022

Stellenbosch University’s Graduate School of Economic and Management Sciences (GEM) is accepting applications for its full-time, residential PhD programme. Suitable candidates are invited to apply for three-year, full-time doctoral scholarships in the research programmes of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, to commence studies in January 2022.

 Scholarships will be awarded to at least R138 000 per year for three years. Further information on the current research themes, application forms and procedures are available at http://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/economy/gem/gem-scholars/prospective

 Closing date for applications: 6 August 2021

 Should you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact my colleague Prof Jaco Franken at franken@sun.ac.za

Apply to be an AAS Affiliate Programme

Applications are invited for the sixth cohort of Affiliates of the African Academy of Sciences.

The AAS Affiliates Programme seeks early and mid-career scientists who demonstrate excellence in their development and application of science in Africa. These individuals become ‘Affiliate of The AAS’ for a period of five years during which they receive individualized professional development support and join a wider community of science leaders on the African continent.

Applications close on 2July 2021.

Read more   Call for AAS Affiliates 2021

TECH4IMPACT SUMMER SCHOOL- OPPORTUNITY FOR 6 MONTHS STUDENTS EXPERIENCE

We are pleased to inform you that the EPFL Tech4Impact initiative and UM6P are organizing a 6-weeks Summer School which will be an immersive virtual experience starting on 28th of June ! The program is open to students from all around the world, we thank you for sharing this information with your students. The aim will be to develop innovative and sustainable solutions addressing core societal challenges in the Global South.

 During this program, the students will get all the necessary tools to implement your ideas into long lasting impact projects. Students will be collaborating in intercultural teams all along the way. Thanks to the weekly workshops, mentoring and peer sharing sessions, the students will be able to turn an idea developed from scratch into a concrete and implementable project that will help to solve the challenges faced by by our partners NGOs : WWF, UNAIDS, MedAir, Terre des Hommes, Selco Foundation and Base. The selected students who want to continue working on their projects can be supported by UM6P’s StartGate and its partner programs.

 Find out more about the program : https://www.epfl.ch/innovation/domains/summer-school-2021/

 Apply until 31st May:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4f2UDSWPCGiqC6AJRLyEmzDPOXz_sv9HHHmwHjBfow59VMg/viewform

RIE NEWS, FUNDING AND OPPORTUNITIES NO. 8 (2021)

Fellowships/Scholarships

Title: MSc & PhD scholarships for African residents studying in African universities

Funder: African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/475

Deadline: Rolling Basis

Title: TWAS-NRF Doctoral Programme

Funder: National Research Foundation (NRF), Department of Science and Technology (DST) & TWAS

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/481

Deadline: August 20, 2021

 Research Innovation Grants

Title: Call for proposals: Establishing research chairs on forced displacement in the Middle East and East Africa

Funder: IDRC

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/483

Deadline: August 3, 2021

 Title: Global Water Foundation Grants for Water and Sanitation

Funder: Global Water Foundation

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/474

Deadline: Rolling basis

 Title: IsDB-TWAS Joint Research & Technology Transfer Grant 2021: Quick-Response Research on COVID-19

Funders: TWAS & ISDB

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/476

Deadline: July 5, 2021

 Title: Seed Grant for New African Principal Investigators (SG-NAPI)

Funder: TWAS & German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/477

Deadline: July 27, 2021

   Awards/Prizes

Title: The Falcon Awards for Disease Elimination

Funder: Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE)

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/482

Deadline: June 13, 2021

 Title: TWAS─Abdool Karim Award in Biological Sciences

Funder: Professor Abdool Karim

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/478

Deadline: May 31, 2021

 Title: TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award

Funder: Professor Al-Kharafi

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/479

Deadline: May 31, 2021

 Title: TWAS─Atta-ur-Rahman Award in Chemistry

Funder: TWAS

URL: https://dvcrie.uonbi.ac.ke/node/480

Deadline: May 31, 2021

 Office of Deputy Vice- Chancellor, RIE

Seed Grant for New African Principal Investigators (SG-NAPI) Grant for Early Career Researchers

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is pleased to announce a new TWAS Research Grant Programme, through the support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Seed Grant for New African Principal Investigators (SG-NAPI). The call for 2021 is now open and will remain open until 27 July 2021.

The programme is specifically aimed at PhD graduates from selected African countries, who obtained their PhD abroad within the last 5 years and returned home within the last 36 months or will return home before the end of 2021.

Attached is a flyer for the programme that can be circulated electronically or printed and put up at university notice boards. We appreciate your help with the dissemination of this new programme.

Full details about the SG-NAPI Programme are available on the TWAS website

For any queries, kindly write to sgnapi@twas.org

Call for Applications: 2021 Elevate Prize Powered by SOLVE MIT

SOLVE, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is looking for extraordinary leaders in high-impact organizations trying to solve the world's most difficult problems. The Elevate Prize will help you mobilize diverse communities and amplify your project's impact through prize funding and mentorship. Be sure to apply by 5 May! 

Apply Now 

WFP Innovation Accelerator International Internship program; United Nations World Food Program Tanzania Country Office

he World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies, and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. The Tanzania Field innovation Hub complements the global WFP Innovation Accelerator based in Munich, Germany. The Accelerator has grown to a team of 50 innovators from diverse backgrounds. WFP believes that new ideas and disruptive approaches are crucial to getting closer to achieving #zerohunger. To this end, WFP’s first Field Innovation Hub (the Hub) was established in Tanzania in 2017. Now in its fourth year, the Hub has laid the groundwork for catalyzing Tanzania’s innovation ecosystem and changing the way WFP approaches both current and future operations. The Tanzania Filed Innovation hub works very closely with the Accelerator and the Country Office team in Tanzania to deliver on its objectives.

The Tanzania Field Innovation Hub is participating in the WFP international internship program which seeks to recruit motivated and qualified candidates to fill positions of the 2021 Policy and Programme Department (PD) Internship Programme from universities across the globe. The program aims to offer the selected candidate(s) a chance to understand WFP’s overall operations and gain first-hand exposure to practical use of innovation methodologies such as HCD and Lean Startup. More information about this opportunity can be accessed here: Career Opportunities: PD Intern - Field Innovation (141660) (successfactors.eu)

The internship position will run from June/July this year for a minimum of 3 months and up to 8 months. The selected intern will be based either in Dar es Salaam or work remotely depending on the pandemic-caused restrictions and will be offered a monthly stipend to cover part of their cost of living. Please do note the deadline to apply is May 2nd at 11:59 pm Rome time (GMT + 1).

Given the University of Nairobi long standing stature as a leading institution of excellence in the East Africa region and the African continent, we would like to extend this opportunity to its student body. We rely on your goodwill to share this opportunity with the respective administrations of the different schools in both the undergraduate and graduate programs whose student profiles will be interested in working in the humanitarian context