Funding opportunities

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This page provides a listing of selected funding opportunities. To view Call details click on links provided in each Call. 

More funding opportunities can also be found on Research Professional Africa. What to expect from the Research Professional African funding platform

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Extension of deadline: AAS Affiliates Programme

Nominations are invited for the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Affiliates Programme. The Programme is targeted at young researchers age 40 and below, holders of a PhD (degree not older than 5 years) and have post-doctoral research experience in any field of specialization.

25 affiliates will be selected from 5 regions (Northern, Eastern, Central, Western and Southern Africa). From each region, 5 affiliates will be selected.   

Nominations can be done by institutional leaders or a fellow/associate fellow of AAS.

NOTE: Self nomination will not be accepted.

All nominations should be made online.

For more information, see brochure

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Commonwealth professional fellowships

Closing date: 13 Mar 18  (Forecast)

For more information, visit http://dvcrpe.uonbi.ac.ke/node/8526

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Developing Countries Partnership Scholarship (KNB Scholarship): Call for applications

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia is offering Master Degree scholarships targeted at government officials and faculty through the Developing Countries Partnership Scheme.

Scholarship are available in the fields of humanities, engineering, social sciences, multi-disciplinary studies, education and sciences.

Online application deadline: Tuesday May 30, 2017

Deadline for hardcopy submission to the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (Nairobi): Saturday May 20, 2017

Click here for more information on this Scholarship

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NEWTON UTAFITI Funds

Application deadline: Tuesday June 13, 2017

(1) Institutional Links grants - Newton Fund - April 2017

(2) Newton Researcher Links Workshops Grant

(3) Newton Researcher Links Travel Grants 

To learn more about this grants, visit http://dvcrpe.uonbi.ac.ke/node/8534

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PhD Fellowships available for women in science

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) PhD Fellowship is now open and accepting applications from women from developing countries who wish to pursue a PhD degree in a science subject.    

Click link to learn more about the OWSD Phd Fellowships 

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Extension of deadline: AAS Affiliates Programme

Nominations are invited for the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Affiliates Programme. The Programme is targeted at young researchers age 40 and below, holders of a PhD (degree not older than 5 years) and have post-doctoral research experience in any field of specialization.

25 affiliates will be selected from 5 regions (Northern, Eastern, Central, Western and Southern Africa). From each region, 5 affiliates will be selected.   

For more information, visit http://dvcrpe.uonbi.ac.ke/node/8620

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IDRC doctoral research awards 

Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada

These support Canadians and citizens from developing countries to pursue doctoral studies at a Canadian university. Approximately 20 grants worth up to CAD 20,000 each are available.

Closing date: 31 May 17 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1872448

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Commonwealth master’s scholarships

Applications are invited for the Commonwealth master’s scholarships. The scholarships are for students in low and middle income countries. Six scholarships are currently on offer (4 in South Africa and 2 in Sri Lanka).

Applications deadline: Friday June 30, 2017

For more information, visit http://dvcrpe.uonbi.ac.ke/node/8621

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Support to doctoral schools – rebuilding scholarly infrastructures and academic communities in the social sciences and humanities in African universities

Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa

These grants support doctoral schools and the rebuilding of scholarly communities in the social sciences and humanities in African universities. Activities may last between five and 10 working days.

Closing date: 15 Jun 17 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1872004

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Challenge fund

Department for International Development

This supports good practice and innovative approaches to drive responsible land-based investments under the new alliance for food security and nutrition and more broad in agriculture.

Grants are worth between £100,001 and £1 million each.

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1720901

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Breast cancer research programme – breakthrough awards levels one and two

US Department of Defense

These support promising research that has the potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer.

Level one awards are worth up to USD 600,000 each, level two awards are worth up to USD 1 million each.

Closing date: 08 Jun 17 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1433462

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Newton researcher links trilateral workshop grants 

British Council

These stimulate longer term links between the UK, Kenya and South Africa, as well as contribute to the personal and professional development of the participants.

Funding covers travel and workshop costs.

Closing date: 13 Jun 17 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1872693

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DEADLINE BROUGHT FORWARD: Georg Forster research award

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation | Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

*** The closing date for this opportunity has been brought forward. The previous deadline of 15 January 2018 has been brought forward to 31 October 2017. All other call details remain unchanged.

This award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire academic record to date. Up to six awards worth €60,000 each are available. ***

Closing date: 31 Oct 17 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1438939

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Green chemistry award

Royal Society of Chemistry

This recognizes the design, development or implementation of novel chemical products or processes which have the potential to reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances.

The award is worth £2,000.

Closing date: 15 Jan 18 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/767682

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Nyholm prize for education

Royal Society of Chemistry

This recognizes a major national or international research or innovation contribution to the field of chemical science education. The award is worth £5,000.

The winner will also receive a medal and certificate and complete a UK lecture tour.

Closing date: 15 Jan 19 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1123681

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