CALL FOR PROPOSALS

  • Call for Applications The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training 2021/2022. The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is offering young scientists from developing countries in the south the opportunity to spend three to twelve months at a research institution in a developing country other than their own. Applicants should hold at least an Msc or equivalent, work in the natural sciences, and be employed in institutions in developing countries . Benefits include coverage of international low-cost airfare and a contribution towards subsistence amounting to a maximum of USD 300 per month. (Deadline:1 October)

  • Call for Applications The Woodrow Wilson International Center Residential Fellowship 2021. The Wilson Center’s nine-month flagship international Fellowship Program is open to applications from scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals from all over the world. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers in Washington, D.C. and Wilson Center staff and other scholars in residence, addressing key challenges facing the United States and the world. Benefits include a stipend of $90,000. (Deadline: 5 October)

  • Call for Papers The Center for the Study of African Economies Conference 2022. The Center for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) at Oxford University is accepting papers for the 2022 CSAE Conference , which will be held virtually from 14-18 March 2022. Submissions should be relevant for issues of development economics in Africa and can cover topics including but not limited to agriculture, labor, trade, fiscal and monetary policy, political economy, health and education, and more. (Deadline: 25 October)

  • Call for Applications The 2022 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. The 2022 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women in the Developing World is accepting applications from women working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields who live in developing countries, received their PhDs in the last ten years, and have made a demonstrable impact on the research environment, both at a regional and international level. Five awardees will receive a cash prize of USD 5,000. (Deadline: 28 October)

UNILEAD 2022

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Center for Lifelong Learning (C3L) at the University of Oldenburg (Germany) are jointly organising the DIES University Leadership and Management Training Programme UNILEAD in Oldenburg, enabling young managers at higher education institutions in developing countries to successfully tackle every-day challenges. In order to do so, the programme brings together the

topics Project Management, Strategic Management & Academic Leadership and Human Resource Management with individual and practice-oriented change projects of each participant. Developed in 2008, UNILEAD is part of the DIES programme (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies), which is jointly coordinated by the DAAD and German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) since 2001 and funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Further information on the DAAD DIES Programme and the DIES Training Courses can be found at : http://www.daad.de/dies/en.

Arturo Falaschi Postdoctoral Fellowships

ICGEB (International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology) offers competitive Postdoctoral Fellowships in Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists wishing to pursue postdoctoral research in a world-class scientific environment. The Fellowships comprise a very competitive package including stipend, health insurance, and additional benefits. The most successful fellows will also be eligible, upon completion, to apply for ICGEB Early Career Research Grants to support their own research programmes as young PIs upon return to an ICGEB Member State. Closing Dates for Applications: 31 MARCH AND 30 SEPTEMBER 2021

For more information, click on the link; https://www.icgeb.org/activities/fellowship/guidelines-and-application-form-arturo-falaschi-postdoctoral-fellowships/

JWF Fund 2021 is now open for applications!

Japan Water Forum starts to call for application for the JWF Fund 2021. Considering that clean water, sanitation and hygiene play a vital role in preventing infectious diseases including COVID-19, they (Japan Water Forum) will highly appreciate proposals of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects again as last year. From this year, the maximum grant amount has been increased from US$1,000 to US$1,500. The application period for this year is 10 June to 18:00 10 July 2021 (JST)

For more information, click on the link; https://www.waterforum.jp/en/news/18068/

Call for Applications Women in Research Essential Grant Writing Skills Workshop – September/October 2021. The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) is accepting applications from early career women researchers from, and currently employed in, Sub-Saharan African for a virtual workshop with expert facilitators on essential grant writing skills from 13th September 2021 to 18th October 2021. The programme is for early career women researchers in the biomedical/health sector. (Deadline: 8 July)

The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme

The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme offers 10-month fellowships in the four Institutes of Paris, Marseille, Montpellier and Nantes (the Lyon IAS won’t be offering FIAS fellowships in the 2022-2023 call for applications). It welcomes applications from high level international scholars and scientists primarily in the fields of the social sciences and the humanities (SSH). Available positions for the 2022-2023 academic year: 28. Closing Date:July 6, 2021, 6:00 pm (Paris, France time)

Call for Applications Reckitt-LSHTM Studentships on Hygiene & Health in Sub-Saharan Africa 2021-2022. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) invites candidates who are nationals of a country in Sub-Saharan Africa to apply for fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships to start a research degree programme focusing on the links between hygiene and health in Sub-Saharan Africa on 3 January 2022. Benefits include a fully funded program with untaxed stipend and up to£20,000 for research costs, travel and/or training. (Deadline: 11 July)

Call for proposals: Establishing research chairs on forced displacement in the Middle East and East Africa – Closing Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 – 17:00

For more information, click on the link below;

https://www.idrc.ca/en/funding/call-proposals-establishing-research-chairs-forced-displacement-middle-east-and-east-africa

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program 2021 Call for Proposals – Closing Date: 11:59pm (EST) on September 8, 2021

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) Steering Committee has launched its sixth GAFSP Call for Proposals and is currently accepting proposals for grant funding for new (i) Country-led and (ii) Producer Organization-led projects in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. This funding will support medium- to long-term COVID-19 response efforts for a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient recovery of agriculture and food systems in a changing climate.

For more information, click on the link below;

https://www.gafspfund.org/apply-funding-2021

Health Partnership Capacity Development Programme

The Health Partnership Capacity Development programme will work with Health Partnerships across the UK who are working in partnership with health institutions and those delivering health-related projects in UK Aid Direct eligible countries. This twoyear programme has been funded by the UK Aid Direct Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF). 

For more information, click on the link below;

https://www.thet.org/get-involved/health-partnership-capacity-development-programme/

POLAND: 35 Postdoctoral Fellowships available under the MSCA Cofund – PASIFIC Fellowship Programme across all Scientific Disciplines- DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2021

The PASIFIC Fellowship Programme, co-financed from the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND is a unique opportunity for researchers who want to undertake state-of-the-art research in a dynamic scientific environment. It will enable scholars of all nationalities and across all scientific disciplines to establish their scientific independence and conduct ground-breaking research.  –

For more information, click on the link below;

https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/worldwide/india/poland-35-postdoctoral-fellowships-available-under-msca-cofund-pasific

Newton International Fellowships

This scheme is open to applications

This scheme is currently open to applications and will close at 3pm on Wednesday 16 June 2021.

Call for Applications Women in Research Essential Grant Writing Skills Workshop – September/October 2021 – Closing Date: Thursday, 8th July 2021

The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) works to strengthen the health research capacity of scientists in Sub-Saharan Africa who are engaged in tackling the sub-region’s significant health challenges. AREF is calling for applications from women who are emerging biomedical/health researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa to participate in its Essential Grant Writing Skills Workshop. Applicants seeking to benefit from this workshop series should be at a stage in their research career where they are actively seeking independent funding but have yet to secure funding necessary to support your research independence. Click here for more information.

2021 Call for Applications: AGNES-BAYER Science Foundation Research Grant for Junior Researchers – Closing Date: Wednesday, 30th June 2021

Applications are invited for the AGNES-BAYER Science Foundation Research Grant for Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa”. The grant seeks to enable doctoral students from sub-Saharan African countries to undertake outstanding research activities in the field of Biodiversity conservation and sustainable agriculture. The proposed activities must be part of the doctoral research, including but not limited to field experiment and data collection or laboratory studies. Click here for more information.

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

With the support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), TWAS launches a new programme to strengthen the capacity of African countries lagging in science and technology. The new programme is aimed at young scientists who are getting established in their country or about to return home to an academic position. Under this scheme, grants are awarded to promising high-level research projects in Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Information Computer Technology, Mathematics, Medical Sciences and Physics carried out in African countries lagging in science and technology identified by TWAS.
 
For more info follow the link below:

 

AHRQ/PCORI Learning Health System Small Grant Pilot Program
(PA-21-202)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Application Receipt Date(s): June 16, 2022 

 Innovation Grants to Nurture Initial Translational Efforts (IGNITE): Neurotherapeutic Agent Characterization and In vivo Efficacy Studies (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(PAR-21-122)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement. 
 

Innovation Grants to Nurture Initial Translational Efforts (IGNITE): Development and Validation of Model Systems to Facilitate Neurotherapeutic Discovery (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(PAR-21-123)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement. 
 

Innovation Grants to Nurture Initial Translational Efforts (IGNITE): Assay Development and Neurotherapeutic Agent Identification (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(PAR-21-124)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement. 
 

Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Biologic-based Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)
(PAR-21-163)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Eye Institute
National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institute of Mental Health
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement. 
 

Modular R01s in Cancer Control and Population Sciences (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
(PAR-21-190)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement. 
 

New Directions in Hematology Research (SHINE-II) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
(PAS-21-150)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institute on Aging
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement. 
 

Expanding the opioids system modeling efforts to more comprehensively address fentanyl, stimulants use, polysubstance use and associated outcomes. (U01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed
(RFA-FD-21-022)
Food and Drug Administration
Application Receipt Date(s): May 17, 2021, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date. Applicants should be aware that on-time submission means that an application is submitted error free (of both Grants.gov and eRA Commons errors) by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the application due date. Late applications will not be accepted for this FOA. 
 

Enhancing Innovations in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Vaccines against Influenza and Emerging Infectious Diseases (R01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed
(RFA-FD-21-033)
Food and Drug Administration
Application Receipt Date(s): May 18, 2021, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date. Applicants should be aware that on-time submission means that an application is submitted error free (of both Grants.gov and eRA Commons errors) by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the application due date. Late applications will not be accepted for this FOA. 
 

Technologies for Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42- Clinical Trial Optional)
(RFA-MD-21-005)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities 
Application Receipt Date(s): May 3, 2021 No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement. 
 

Innovations for Healthy Living – Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44 – Clinical Trial Optional)
(RFA-MD-21-006)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities 
Application Receipt Date(s): May 3, 2021 No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement. 
 

BRAIN Initiative: Secondary Analysis and Archiving of BRAIN Initiative Data (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-MH-21-130)
National Institute of Mental Health
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Eye Institute
National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement. 
 

BRAIN Initiative: Integration and Analysis of BRAIN Initiative Data (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-MH-21-135)
National Institute of Mental Health
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Eye Institute
National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement. 
 

Limited Competition to Convert the CNS HIV Antiretroviral Therapy Effects Research (CHARTER) Study Cohort to a Research Resource (R24 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-MH-21-170)
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Application Receipt Date(s): May 10, 2021 
 

HEAL Initiative: Analgesic Development Initial Translational Efforts [Small Molecules and Biologics] (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-NS-21-015)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Eye Institute
National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institute of Mental Health
Application Receipt Date(s): April 27, 2021, June 22, 2021, October 13, 2021, June 9, 2022, October 11, 2022, June 9, 2023, and October 10, 2023 All applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on the listed date(s). Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date. 
 

HEAL Initiative: Planning Studies for Initial Analgesic Development Initial Translational Efforts [Small Molecules and Biologics] (R34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-NS-21-016)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Eye Institute
National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institute of Mental Health
Application Receipt Date(s): April 27, 2021 
  

Secondary Analyses of Existing Datasets of Tobacco Use and Health (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-OD-21-003)
National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Application Receipt Date(s): October 8, 2021, August 8, 2022, March 8, 2023  
 

Maximizing the Scientific Value of Existing Biospecimen Collections (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-OD-21-004)
National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Application Receipt Date(s): October 8, 2021, August 8, 2022, March 8, 2023 

FELLOWSHIP AWARDS • 2021 SPRING/SUMMER ROUND – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

OPENS MARCH 23, CLOSES MAY 14, 2021

Fellowships for Academic Researchers interested in Understanding and Explaining Issues related to Drivers and Negative Impacts of Industrial Animal Agriculture, especially those concerning Low- and Middle-Income Countries

 KEY INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

  • These fellowships focus on a set of “burning questions” asked by leaders of NGOs trying to understand and find solutions to industrial food animal production’s negative impacts, particularly concerning developing countries.
  • Fellowships are offered to individuals. They are intended for academic researchers affiliated with universities as well as independent scholars. Applicants must hold Ph.D. degree or be Ph.D. students working on their dissertations. There are no restrictions as to applicants’ place of residence or citizenship.
  • 3 categories of awards: US$25,000 (for a team of 2-4 with at least one Ph.D. holder); $20,000 (for an individual with Ph.D.); $15,000 (for a student enrolled in a Ph.D. program and working on the dissertation). • Award period is four months. Winners can choose their own start date (preferably before September 2, 2021).
  • The main task of a fellowship recipient during the award period is to prepare one 6,000 – 7,000 words report which we call Guidance Memo. (Guidance Memos are written in plain language. They should provide sound information and clear explanations that deepen readers’ understanding of the issues addressed, highlight key considerations that they may not be aware of, and offer practical advice that aids their work and decision-making.) Guidance Memos must be directly relevant to the “burning questions”.
  • Guidance Memos are uploaded to an open access repository (IssueLab) and assigned permanent DOI numbers
  • For more info follow the link: https://tinybeamfund.org/burning-questions-initiative/fellowship-awards/

EXCELLENCE IN AFRICA: 100 PHDS FOR AFRICA PROGRAMME

Introduction

Africa’s growth has been accelerating in recent years, creating an ever-increasing need for highly educated researchers in science and technology across the continent. Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in Morocco and the École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have jointly launched the Excellence in Africa (EXAF) initiative to support the training of professors and doctoral candidates in Africa. This path-breaking initiative is intended to hone the research skills of early-stage researchers through collaboration with, or supervision by, EPFL professors. It is based on the premise that this will help build their career as researchers and professors and thereby enable them to have a significant economic and societal impact in Africa. A Joint Steering Committee comprised of members from UM6P and EPFL constitutes the governance board of this initiative. 

For more details, please visit the Excellence in Africa https://www.epfl.ch/research/domains/exaf/excellence-in-africa-2/digital-education/100-phd-for-africa/

Establishing multidisciplinary artificial intelligence for development labs (AI4D Labs) in Africa

Date issued: Monday, February 15, 2021
Deadline for applications: Friday, March 19, 2021

For more information about the call above follow the link below:

https://ai4d.ai/calls/multidisciplinary-ai4d-labs/

Africa Oxford Health Innovation Platform

The Africa Oxford Health Innovation Platform (AfOx-HIP) is a multi-disciplinary programme to support African innovators develop new solutions to Africa’s health challenges. It does so by connecting research to industry to tackle prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment through impact investment and innovation. AfOx-HIP is a University of Oxford collaborative platform supported by key researchers and led by the Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx). 

AfOx-HIP is an extension of Africa-Oxford collaborations aimed at connecting research to industry to solve intractable societal challenges. AfOx-HIP helps ideas come to life as real solutions to big challenges through innovation and entrepreneurship by pursuing a broader purpose for sustainable futures. The shifting societal perceptions aligned to creating and sustaining value in the world provide an opportunity for promoting the pursuit of purpose through impact investment and innovation. For more on the above call follow the link below

 

http://www.afox.ox.ac.uk/6369-2/

LEAP-RE Call for AU-EU Collaborative Research and Innovation projects on Renewable Energy

For General Information on the call follow the link below:

http://www.leap-re.eu/leap-re-call/?utm_source=RUFORUM+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=47a838a7bf-RUFORUM+Weekly+-+Vol.3+No.25_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcfbb8a0b-47a838a7bf-339669261&ct=t()&goal=0_1fcfbb8a0b-47a838a7bf-339669261&mc_cid=47a838a7bf&mc_eid=37e26fb19d

The Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application,
Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation

The $10,000 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, will be presented every October in Des Moines, Iowa, by the World Food Prize Foundation.

This award will recognize exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty.

The award will honor an individual who is working closely and directly “in the field” or at the production or processing level with farmers, animal herders, fishers or others in rural communities, in any discipline or enterprise across the entire food production, processing, and distribution chain.

To nominate a deserving individual, please visit this form. Nominations are due June 15

https://www.worldfoodprize.org/en/nominations/norman_borlaug_field_award/the_borlaug_field_award_nomination_procedure/?utm_source=RUFORUM+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=4aea0931d6-RUFORUM+Weekly+-+Vol.3+No.25_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcfbb8a0b-4aea0931d6-339669261&ct=t()&goal=0_1fcfbb8a0b-4aea0931d6-339669261&mc_cid=4aea0931d6&mc_eid=37e26fb19d