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OWSD 2017 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for the PhD Training Fellowship for Women Scientists from STLCs


      *PhD Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries *
The Fellowship is offered to women scientists from *Science and Technology Lagging Countries**(STLCs)*
undertake PhD research in the Natural, Engineering and InformationTechnology sciences at a host institute in the South.
The "South to South PhD Training" fellowships for Women Scientists from *Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs)*
to undertake PhD research in the Natural, Engineering and Information Technology sciences at a host institute in the South. The fellowships
are to be held at a centre of excellence in a developing country outside the applicant's own country.
Each fellowship will be offered for up to four years and will cover the following:
*The OWSD fellowship covers:*
  * A monthly allowance to cover basic living expenses such as accommodation and meals while in the host country
  * A special allowance to attend international conferences during the period of the fellowship
  * A return ticket from the home country to the host institute for the agreed research period
  * Visa expenses
  * Annual medical insurance contribution
  * The opportunity to attend regional science communications workshops, on a competitive basis
  * Study fees (including tuition and registration fees) in agreement with the chosen host institute which is also expected to contribute
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AAAS-TWAS Course on Science and Diplomacy



The call for applications for the AAAS-TWAS Course on Science and Diplomacy to be held in August 2017 in Trieste, Italy is now open.

The course is organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and TWAS and aims to expose participants to some key
concepts on the interactions between the scientific and policy-making communities.

It will also explore contemporary international policy issues relating to science, technology, environment and health. The AAAS-TWAS Course on Science and Diplomacy will be held from 21 to 25 August 2017 in Trieste, Italy.

The link below provides further information and access to the application form:

The application deadline is 30 April 2017. Successful candidates will be contacted before the end of May. Best regards, TWAS Science Policy/Science Diplomacy Programme The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) - for the advancement of science in developing countries ICTP Campus - Strada Costiera, 11 - 34151 Trieste - Italy Phone: +39-040-2240687 Fax: +39-040-2240689 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Open Call: NIAS Fellowship Applications 2018/19


The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS-KNAW) has opened its annual call for fellowship applications. This is an opportunity for those who wish to spend a period of time during the academic year 2018/19 to conduct research as a part of the NIAS community in Amsterdam.


Individual and Theme-Group Fellowships

There are two kinds of fellowships that can be applied for: Individual fellowships and Theme-Group fellowships. An individual fellowship is for scholars who wish to work on an individual project for 5 or 10 months. Theme-Group fellowships are for scholars who wish to work together with colleagues on a particular theme.


About NIAS Fellowships

NIAS offers time and space to interact with renowned scholars from different backgrounds. It provides researchers with an opportunity to spend time away from the everyday demands and constraints of the university system. The academic environment at NIAS is conducive to bring academic work to fruition while encouraging  the generation of new approaches and ideas.


NIAS Individual Fellowships are awarded to scholars to carry out advanced research in the humanities, the social sciences or at the interface with the natural sciences.




NIAS Individual Fellowships (for non-Dutch): 15 April 2017

Theme-Group Fellowships: 15 April 2017




Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS-KNAW)

Visiting Address: Korte Spinhuissteeg 3 | 1012 CG Amsterdam

Postal Address: PO Box 10855 | 1001 EW Amsterdam

I | T +31 (0)20 224 67 00 | @nias-knaw

Applications for 2017 AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant: Closing on 10 May 2017



TWAS-ROSSA Stakeholder


The African-German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES) is pleased to announce that the call for applications for the next intake programme: the AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant for Junior Researchers is now open.


AGNES aims to strengthen the scientific capacity and networking in Africa through active co-operation of AGNES and potential AGNES members. The programme enables researchers studying towards a Masters or PhD from sub-Saharan African countries to spend research stays between 1 and 2 months at a university/research institute in other sub-Saharan African country.


If you know of anyone please inform them, also we urge you to please spread this information as widely as possible and inform anyone you might know who is interested in this great opportunity.


Interested junior scientists should submit their electronic applications directly to the AGNES Desk via email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 10 May 2017. Please ensure that the application and all supporting documents reach the AGNES desk by midnight South African time. 


2017 Call for Applications

CV template for AGNES Mobility Grant