Announcement

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Apply for Scholarship and/or Research Fund

UGent Global Minds and Special Research Fund

 

Topic

Deadlines this year

Description

Special Research Fund - Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries

20 February 2024

With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF) Ghent University grants PhD “sandwich” scholarships to promising PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University ('North') and half at a university in a developing country ('South'). Ghent University only finances the part of the research that will be carried out in Ghent (24 months). The candidate must have full-time funding for the other 24 months of research to be carried out in the South.

 

https://www.ugent.be/en/research/funding/bof/dos

Short Research Stays

Next call opens March 2024.

The focus of this call is on proposals from Ghent University PhD students that want to have a research- or education-oriented stay (between 1-3 months) with partner organisation in the Global South.

 

https://www.ugent.be/en/research/funding/globalsouth/globalmindsfund.htm

Explore and/or Valorise

Next call opens March 2024.

We look for proposals from Ghent University researchers that want to explore a collaboration with one or more partners in the Global South or valorise the outputs of an already existing collaboration.

 

https://www.ugent.be/en/research/funding/globalsouth/globalmindsfund.htm

Research/Education Stays

Next call opens March 2024.

This call targets researchers from one of 37 eligible countries in the Global South, and who wish to spend between 1 and 3 months as a visiting

 

 

 

 

researcher at Ghent University to support and expand their ongoing research on sustainable development challenges.

 

https://www.ugent.be/en/research/funding/globalsouth/globalmindsfund.htm

Short Teaching Stays

Deadline 1 February 2024.

This call targets researchers, lecturers and practitioners from one of 37 eligible countries in the Global South, and who wish to spend between 1 and 3 months at Ghent University to strengthen joint teaching capacities on sustainable development issues and global citizenship.

 

https://www.ugent.be/en/research/funding/globalsouth/globalmindsfund.htm

Short Training Programmes

Deadline 1 February 2024.

This call provides UGent-based staff member and their international partners in the Global South with funding to organize summer schools or other training programmes that engage with sustainable development issues and associated transversal skills.

 

https://www.ugent.be/en/research/funding/globalsouth/globalmindsfund.htm

Sensitizing Events

Permanent call

This call targets all members of the Ghent University community (students, researchers, staff, alumni) that want to organize events or actions with the objective to sensitize and engage a Ghent University audience on issues related to sustainable development challenges in the Global South.

 

https://www.ugent.be/en/research/funding/globalsouth/globalmindsfund.htm

Travel Grants

 

The Global Minds Fund provides travel grants to UGent students who want to pursue an internship or research stay in the Global South.

 

https://www.ugent.be/en/research/funding/globalsouth/globalmindsfund.htm

 

 

Annex 2: Open calls Africa Platform of Ghent University Association

 

 

 

Topic

Deadlines this year

Description

Short Stay Research Fellowships

1 October 2024

The Africa Platform fellowships are aimed at postdoctoral researchers (junior or senior lecturers & professors) who are affiliated with an African higher education or research institution. A bilateral agreement or MoU needs to be in place between Ghent University and the African institution.

 

The fellowships consist of a grant of € 1000 + flight ticket for a minimum stay of two weeks at UGent, which is meant to cover (or contribute towards) travel and accommodation costs and living expenses. The visiting scholars will be given an office space and access to facilities (such as the library) as a Ghent University visiting scholar.

 

Last year’s call: https://www.africaplatform.ugent.be/call-applications- short-stay-research-fellowships-2023

General information for student mobility

 

https://www.africaplatform.ugent.be/information/students

 

 

Annex 3: Calls framing within VLIR-UOS

 

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Deadlines this year

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VLIR-UOS supports partnerships between Flemish universities or universities of applied sciences and arts, in Flanders and in our partner countries, that are searching for answers to global and local challenges.

Various deadlines

VLIR-UOS is committed to offer both junior and experienced academics the relevant tools and opportunities to contribute to academically inspired, science-driven societal  change in a rapidly changing and challenging world. Through partnerships between higher education institutes in Flanders and in partner countries, we are connecting higher education institutions to wider society.

 

Check here for calls: https://www.vliruos.be/en/call_types/1566

 

 

Annex 4: Calls framing within Horizon Europe

 

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Description

HORIZON-CL2-

Cl.2

07/02/2024

New European

Expected Outcome - Projects should contribute to all of these expected outcomes :

2024-

 

17:00

Bauhaus â€“

Innovative solutions, validated in pilot trials, demonstrating how strategic investments

HERITAGE-01-

 

 

Innovative

in the spirit of the New European Bauhaus initiative in cultural heritage (which may

01

 

 

solutions for

include cultural landscapes) and the CCIs can be successfully realised.

 

 

 

greener and fairer

 

 

 

 

ways of life

 

 

 

 

through arts and

 

 

 

 

culture,

 

 

 

 

architecture and

 

 

 

 

design for all

 

HORIZON-CL5-

Cl.5

05/03/2024

Next generation

Expected Outcome - Projects results are expected to contribute to all of the  following

2024-D1-01-05

 

17:00

low-emission,

expected outcomes: Methodologies and approaches to promote improved

 

 

 

climate-resilient

transparency, consistency, and clarity of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction

 

 

 

pathways and

commitments. Production of more diversified, granular, and customised state-of-the-

 

 

 

NDCs for a future

art pathways consistent with the objectives of the Paris Agreement at global, national

 

 

 

aligned with the

and sectoral levels in a diverse selection of countries, better reflecting different national

 

 

 

Paris Agreement

circumstances and constraints and promoting synergies between climate action and

 

 

 

 

other policy objectives.

HORIZON-CL5-

Cl.5

18/04/2024

Non-Li Sustainable

Expected Outcome - Projects are expected to contribute to all of the following

2024-D2-01-02

 

17:00

Batteries with

outcomes: A European economic base which is stronger, more resilient, competitive

 

 

 
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Fully-funded DAAD Scholarships 2024 - Call for Applications

The applications for the 2024 DAAD fully-funded scholarships are now open. Please use the link below to access the full scholarship call. 

https://uonbi.ac.ke/news/fully-funded-daad-scholarships-2024-call-applications

2023-2024 University of Nairobi Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP

Funding News & Opportunities No. 16 of 2023

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.      Research and Innovation Grants

2.      Awards

3.      Fellowships and Scholarships

 1.      RESEARCH AND INNOVATION GRANTS

 Thematic Area: Multi-Disciplinary

Title: ERC Starting grants call

Funder: European Commission

URL: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/worldwide/africa/news/erc-starting-grants-call

Deadline: 24 October 2023

 Title: New grants programme: High Impact Interventions – Chronic Respiratory Diseases (CRDs)

Funder: Burdett Trust for nursing

URL: https://www.btfn.org.uk/new-grants-programme-high-impact-interventions-chronic-respiratory-diseases/

Deadline: 30 September 2023

Title: Mozilla Foundation Data Futures Lab – Infrastructure Fund

Funder: Mozilla Foundation

URL: https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/data-futures-lab/grantmaking/infrastructure-fund/

Deadline: August 31, 2023 (Letter of Intent)

 Title: Emily’s Entourage Collaborative Grants

Funder: Emily’s Entourage

URL: https://www.emilysentourage.org/collaborative-grants/

Deadline: September 15, 2023 (Letter of Intent)

Title: Responsible AI UK international partnerships

Funder: UKRI

URL: https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/responsible-ai-uk-international-partnerships/

Deadline: 14 September 2023

 Title: SPRIND Funke Challenge: Tissue Engineering

Funder: SPRIND – German Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation

URL: https://www.myresearchconnect.com/sprind-funke-challenge-tissue-engineering/

Deadline: September 30, 2023

 Title: British Academy – ODA International Interdisciplinary Research Projects

Funder: British Academy (BA)

URL: https://www.myresearchconnect.com/british-academy-oda-international-interdisciplinary-research-projects/

Deadline: November 1, 2023

 Thematic Area: Agriculture

Title: CLIFF-GRADS Fellowship Programmed

Funder: Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA)

URL: https://globalresearchalliance.org/n/cliff-grads-fellowships-open-for-applications/

Deadline: 28 August 2023

 Thematic Area: Earth & Climate Science

Title: Wildlife Tracking Equipment Grant Programme

Funder: Holohil Systems Limited

URL: https://www.holohil.com/grant-program/

Deadline: 15th October 2023

 Thematic Area: Education

Title: Call for Nominations: Hamdan Prize for Teacher Development 2023

Funder: UNESCO

URL:https://www.unesco.org/en/articles/unesco-hamdan-prize-teacher-development-call-nominations-and-applications-now-open

Deadline: October 31, 2023

Thematic Area: Health

Title: Alcohol Health Services Research (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

URL: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-23-252.html

Submission date: September 16, 2023

 Title: Personal Health Informatics for Delivering Actionable Insights to Individuals (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

URL: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-23-245.html

Deadline: September 05, 2023

 Title: Generating evidence for decision-making on the use of the oral cholera vaccine

Funder: Wellcome Trust

URL: https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/generating-evidence-decision-making-use-oral-cholera-vaccine

Deadline: September 30, 2023

 Title: 3rd Share4Rare open call for patient driven Research Projects

Funder: Sant Joan Deu Research Foundation

URL: https://www.sjdrecerca.org/es/fundacion/

Deadline: 30th September 2023

 Title: Precision Mental Health: Develop Tools to Inform Treatment Selection in Depression (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

URL: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-24-120.html

Deadline: September 18, 2023

 Title: Hearing Restoration Research Program: Focused Research Award (worldwide)

Funder: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

URL: https://www.scientifyresearch.org/grant/hearing-restoration-research-award-worldwide/

Deadline: Pre-Application Submission Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (ET), August 15, 2023. Application Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET, September 1, 2023.

 Title: Melanoma Research Program: Focused Program Award – Rare Melanomas (worldwide)

Funder: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

URL: https://www.scientifyresearch.org/grant/rare-melanoma-research-award-worldwide/

Deadline:  Pre-Application Submission Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (ET), August 31, 2023. Application Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET, September 22, 2023.

 Title: MOMENTUM (Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services, Voluntary Family Planning, and Reproductive Health Care [MNCH/FP/RH] to Scale)

Funder: USAID

URL: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=kenya

Deadline: September 30, 2025

 Title: Advancing Methods for Safe, Noninvasive, Real Time Assessment of Placenta Development and Function across Pregnancy (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funder: National Institute of Health

URL: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-22-236.html

Deadline: October 16, 2023

 Title: Grand Opportunity in Medications Development for Substance-Use Disorders (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funder: National Institute of Health

URL: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-22-202.html

Deadline: Rolling basis upto September 1, 2025

 Thematic Area: Arts & Social Sciences

Title: Call for Applications: Africa Science Journalism Awards (ASJA)

Funder: Science For Africa Foundation

URL: https://scienceforafrica.foundation/funding

Deadline: Thursday, August 31, 2023

 Title: The Einstein Starting Researcher programme

Funder:  The Einstein Foundation Berlin

URL: https://www.einsteinfoundation.de/en/programmes/einstein-starting-researcher/

Deadline: November 15, 2023

 Title: Invitation to tender - Measurement of social and cultural infrastructure

Funder: The British Academy

URL: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/measurement-of-social-and-cultural-infrastructure/

Deadline: September 20, 2023 - 17:00 BST

Title: T-AP call on Democracy, Governance and Trust

Funder: Trans- Atlantic Platform

URL: https://www.transatlanticplatform.com/activities/democracy-governance-trust/

Deadline: September 15 2023

 Title: ESRC working with Luxembourg researchers

Funder: UKRI

URL: https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/esrc-working-with-luxembourg-researchers/

Deadline: 28 September 2023 4:00pm UK time

 Title: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Grants Program

Funder: Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

URL: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=kenya

Deadline: Oct 19, 2023

 Thematic Area: Engineering, Physical Sciences

 2.      AWARDS

Title: Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge 2023

Funder: Social Shifters

URL: https://challenge.socialshifters.co/

Deadline: August 20, 2023

 Title: Millenium Technology Prize

Funder: Technology Academy, Finland

URL: https://millenniumprize.org/prize/make-a-nomination/

Deadline: October 31 2023.

 3.  SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIP

Title: University of Oslo, in collaboration with Aarhus University  PhD fellowship, related to the Anthropology of Human Security in Africa

Funder: British International Research Institutes

URL: https://biea.ac.uk/call-for-applications-phd-research-fellowship/

Deadline:   1st October 2023

 Title: Marbach Fellowships

Funder: Federal Republic of Germany

URL: https://www.dla-marbach.de/en/research/the-marbach-fellowship-programs/

Deadline:  September 30, 2023

 Title: Future Designer International Innovation Design Awards & Science for SDGs Innovation Contest

Funder: UNESCO-UNITRAIN

URL: https://www.unesco.org/en/articles/call-entries-future-designer-international-innovation-design-awards-iida-science-sdgs-innovation

Deadline: September 30, 2023

 Title: Agropolis Fondation launches Call for International Mobility

Funder: The Agropolis Foundation

URL: https://www.agropolis-fondation.fr/Appel-a-mobilites-internationales

Deadline: September 8, 2023

 Title: Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Sustainable Development

Funder: The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

URL: https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/apply/sponsorship-programmes/georg-forster-research-fellowship

Deadline: October 2023

 Title: The African Graduate Fellowship at The American University in Cairo

Funder: American University in Cairo

URL: https://www.aucegypt.edu/admissions/fellowships/listings/african-graduate

Deadline: 15th October 2023

 Title: Global Learning Scholarship Program (GLSP)

Funder: Informer Connect

URL: https://get.informaconnect.com/glsp-scholarship/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SeedingLabs&org=1545&lvl=100&ite=1403&lea=83800&ctr=0&par=1

Deadline: October 2023

 Title: 2024-2025 Cullman Center Fellowship

Funder: The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers

URL: https://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/fellowships-institutes/center-for-scholars-and-writers/fellowships-at-the-cullman-center

Deadline: 29th September 2023

 Title: MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023

Funder: European Commission (EU)

URL: https://marie-sklodowska-curie-actions.ec.europa.eu/calls/msca-postdoctoral-fellowships-2023

Deadline: 13th September 2023

 Title: Open Funding: Research Development Fellowship 2023/24

Funder: The Africa Research Excellence Fund –AREF

URL: https://www.africaresearchexcellencefund.org.uk/news/open-funding-up-to-47000-research-development-fellowships-2023-24

Deadline: 14th September 2023

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

 

BIERSDORF Nivea Beyond Borders Trainee Program || Finance & Controlling Graduate Trainee

Do you know anyone who is ready for challenges and full of drive? Who wants to work globally and set the course for an international career? Then the BEYOND BORDERS Trainee Program of Beiersdorf is just right for them!

By clicking on the link below, the applicants will be guided directly to the job posting in our Career Connect.

Management Trainee Finance & Controlling

In addition, we encourage anyone who is interested in applying to attend the below online event to learn more about the programme as well as the application process:

Discover the Beyond Borders Trainee Program Webinar

Open Position at the World Bank’s Business Enabling Environment

The World Bank’s Business Enabling Environment (BEE)(https://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/business-enabling-environment/bee) project seeks a highly-motivated Short Term Consultant (STC) to work primarily on contributor (i.e. survey respondent) recruitment, contributor information coordination, and application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for research, web scraping and data management purposes. The position requires strong dataset management skills, good command of at least basic AI tools used for data scraping, data cleanup and data processing, ability to work in a fast-paced and multicultural environment, as well as excellent organizational skills and detail-orientation.

The Business Enabling Environment (BEE) project provides a quantitative assessment of the business environment for private sector development, published with annual frequency and covering most economies worldwide. The BEE data and summary report aim to advocate for policy reform, inform specific policy advice and provide data for development policy research. Through its focus on private sector development, BEE effectively contributes to meeting the WBG twin goals of eliminating poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV and a Cover Letter to decighiring@worldbank.org by March 25, 2023 or sooner (applicants will be considered on a rolling basis). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 
 
DIME Job Openings
Call for Papers - 2nd Regional Research Conference on Land and Natural Resources Call for Papers - 2nd Regional Research Conference on Land and Natural Resources

The National Land Commission in conjunction with National Research Fund (NRF), Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry - State Department for Environment and Climate Change, and University of Nairobi - Institute of Climate Change and Adaptation, invites researchers, policy makers, practitioners, private sector players, civil society organization, youth, and other stakeholders to submit papers and or posters to be presented during the 2nd Regional Research Conference on Land and Natural Resources to be held on 24th – 25th May 2023, in Nairobi.

 

Grant Proposal Writing Training: Call for Registration

The Office of the Associate Vice-Chancellor, RIE has organized a Grant Proposal Writing training scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2023. The training targets Academic Staff who have not been trained in Grant Proposal writing before. This is therefore to request interested staff members to register for the training using the link below. Few slots are available and participants will be selected on a first-come basis.

Register here https://forms.gle/6EsciYvochY5i2CXA

IFC 2023 GLOBAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

We are excited to let you know that IFC launched the 2023 Global Internship Program on February 6th, 2023!  The period for submission of applications will run through March 6th, 2023. 

IFC’s Global Internship Program (GIP) offers highly motivated individuals an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of IFC and the broader World Bank Group and become part of the world's largest private sector development institution. The program encourages individuals to bring new perspectives and innovative ideas to IFC’s work, while improving skills in a diverse and highly stimulating environment. Moreover, the Global Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and network with international professionals dedicated to ending extreme poverty and boosting prosperity in the developing world.

 Candidates must be currently enrolled in a Masters’ degree level program, with at least three years of relevant professional experience. Candidates must have their expected graduation date after December 1st, 2023, to be eligible.

The interns are hired for four weeks between May 1 and September 30 to work on discrete projects in Washington, D.C., or in one of IFC's country or regional offices. Currently, some of the posted opportunities will be open for virtual participation. 

A list of positions and descriptions is posted on our career website. (Link: IFC Global Internship Opportunities)

Interested candidates are expected to submit their CV and cover letter stating their motivation to apply and how their skills and expertise meet the Internship requirements.

The hiring departments will contact selected candidates directly for interviews between March 22nd and April 28th.

Also, we will have an information session on Friday, February 24th, 2023, at 9.00 am EST for interested students to participate in. 

This is the link to  IFC Global Internship Information Session, and we encourage students to post their questions ahead of the event.

REGISTRTATION FOR CHILDREN'S CHINESE CHOIR

Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi would like to recruit the children of University of Nairobi Staff aged between 6-10 years to join the Children's Chinese Choir.

 Rehearsals will be held every Saturday from 2.00 – 4.00 pm.

The first rehearsal will start on Saturday, 4th February 2023 at the Confucius Institute New Center along Arboretum Drive.

The deadline for registration is 27th January, 2023.

If interested, please register via the link below: 

https://forms.gle/wrYomSVHHhCarbe46