Agroforestry and natural resource management are well-established research and development disciplines worldwide. Other than the World Agoforestry Centre, many national, regional and international institutions offer a broad range of fellowship and scholarship opportunities that develop and strengthen the capacity of individual learners in these areas.
GENERAL RESEARCH AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
1) DAAD SCHOLARSHIP
Each year, DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service offers scholarships for developing countries‘ students. The scholarships are available for pursuing a postgraduate degree at German institutions of Higher education. These scholarships provide monthly installment of EUR 750.00. and also include the costs for health, accident and liability insurance in Germany and an DAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries are offered for pursuing development-related postgraduate courses in the areas of Economic Sciences / Business Administration/ Political Economics, Development Co-operation, Engineering and related sciences, Mathematics, Regional Planning, Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Public Health / Veterinary Medicine / Medicine, Social Science, Education & Law and Media Studies.
Course Level: The scholarship is offered to pursue a postgraduate degree at German institutions of Higher education.
Scholarship Provider: DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service.
Scholarship can be taken at: German
Scholarship Description: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst – supports a range of postgraduate courses at German universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from Developing Countries with further specialized studies. The DAAD supports these selected programs with a certain quota of scholarships and with financial assistance for a special tutoring system. At the end of the course (programs run 12 to 36 months, depending on the particular institution) participants can obtain an internationally recognized Master’s or in some courses PhD degree.
The general closing dates for applications are as follows:
-31 July (annually) DAAD Regional Office, DAAD-Information Centre or German Embassy or
-31 August (annually) DAAD Bonn or
-15 October (annually) University (Please check date. Deadlines differ from university to university.
2) Harvard University Scholarships
Harvard University is one of the leading research and teaching institutions in the world. It was established in1636. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States which welcomes students from all over the world. Harvard is a popular study destination for students as they get the opportunity to participate in an outstanding range of activities. Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research and developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally.
There are various courses which students can choose to pursue from Harvard University. Harvard students stand out for their academic excellence. Candidates come throughout the world representing demographic, economic and cultural diversity. With a continuing commitment to the pursuit of quality, Harvard University offers incomparable student experiences across a wide spectrum of academic environments.
Harvard admits outstanding students of every nationality and background. This page contains useful information for students interested in learning more about how to apply for admission to Harvard and for different scholarships. Harvard College offers undergraduate (bachelor’s, first) degree, graduate degree, Doctoral Programs and Summer Programs. All these levels of education are offered to national and international students.
3) MSc and PhD Position at Chosun University in Korea, 2014
SoC Design Lab, Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Chosun University in Korea is offering funding opportunities for MS and PhD position for the academic year 2014. One position is available. Financial support of tuition fees and living expenses will be provided to the candidates. To be eligible, candidate should have foreign citizenship.
Study Subject: Position is available in the following research areas: Analog / Digital IC design for signal processing and communication, IT areas including Electronics, Information and Communication and Computer.
Course Level: Position is open for research program.
Scholarship Provider: SoC Design Lab., Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Chosun University
Scholarship can be taken at: Korea
Eligibility: In order to qualify for the position, following requirements are essential:
- An applicant and his / her parents must have foreign citizenship and come under each of the following:
- Graduated or is going to graduate from a bachelor’s or master’s program in a foreign country
(Dept. of Electronic Eng., Computer Science Eng., Information and Communication Eng., and IT related Eng.)
- Must have IBT score of 85 (IELTS 6.5) or higher.
- Must have superior CGPA
Scholarship Description: MS and PhD position is available at SoC Design Lab., Department of Information and
4) Masters position in computational Fluid Dynamics at University of British Columbia, Canada
Applications are invited for funded masters of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) position in the field of Mechanical Engineering at University of British Columbia-Okanagan campus. Position is open for Canadian and international candidates. Applicant should have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent. Knowledge of fluid mechan
Study Subject: Position is available in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics.
Course Level: Position is open for pursuing master’s degree level at University of British Columbia in Canada.
Scholarship Provider: University of British Columbia, Okanagan School of Engineering, Canada
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada
Eligibility: In order to qualify, the individual should have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent. Knowledge of fluid mechanics / aerodynamics, numerical methods, and computer programming is essential. Prior exposure to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and/or experiments in fluid flows should be preferred.
5) Undergraduate Scholarships Australian National University
There are limited numbers of scholarships available for undergraduate students in 2014 at the Australian National University. The scholarships are open to prospective full-time undergraduate students in any subject area for each year of full time courses. All sholarships are subject to satisfactory progress by students. Foundation degree students may also be eligible for the scholarships.
How do I apply at ANU?
Please note that Australian National University cannot consider applications received after the deadline. Also remember that the scholarships application procedure is separate from the admissions application procedure. Therefore you may be offered a place of study at the university
Before you begin your application at ANU, please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria. You must:
- * be an international student (classified as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes);
- * not currently be registered on an undergraduate or postgraduate course at the Australian National University.
Documents to make your application online
Following documents may be required to to apply for admissions and scholarships online.
- * an academic reference letter;
- * a copy of your academic transcript or marksheets;
- * a copy of your Academic IELTS or TOEFL result if applicable.
Scholarships at ANU
There are a number of scholarships available for undergraduate students. ANU Scholarships are provided to assist students for paying university fees, books and towards living. International Honours students at ANU may wish to consider applying for an Honours scholarship.
6) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemistry at Jimma University in Ethiopia, 2014
Applications are invited for postdoctoral fellowship in the field of Chemistry at Jimma University in Ethiopia. This fellowship is available for research oriented with main focus on graduate programs (MSc and PhD programs). Candidates must be committed to team work, and follow planned duties precisely. The salary is about $24,000 – $30,000, which is quite high considering the cost of living (i.e. four times higher than local full professors). Housing and flights will be covered. On the other hand, we are looking for those who are interested in the potentials of this position rather than a routine job with high salary.
Study Subject (s): Fellowship is awarded in the field of Chemistry at Jimma University in Ethiopia.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for research oriented with main focus on graduate programs (4 MSc and 4 PhD programs) at Jimma University in Ethiopia
Scholarship Provider: Department of Materials Science & Engineering of Jimma University
Scholarship can be taken at: Ethiopia
Scholarship Description: Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Jimma University is innovation and research oriented with main focus on graduate programs (4 MSc and 4 PhD programs). The Department and research projects are led by Professor Ali Eftekhari (President of the American Nano Society) with a focus on nanomaterials and electrochemistry. We currently have an open vacancy for a postdoctoral fellow in the realms of chemistry.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact Employer.
7) Postdoctoral Fellowship at Hamburg University in Germany, 2014
A full-time, DFG-funded postdoctoral fellowship position is available at the Department of Systems Neuroscience / University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany. The fellowship is for up to 4 years. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for collecting and analyzing fMRI and behavioral data, writing scientific papers and giving scientific presentations.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is offered in the field of Neuroscience.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing postdoctoral level at the Department of Systems Neuroscience / University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany.
Scholarship Provider: Hamburg University
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: Position qualifications include a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field; experience with fMRI acquisition and analysis; strong experimental and statistical skills and the ability to work independently and in a team environment. Experience with neuroimaging software programs (e.g. SPM, MATLAB), programming for fMRI tasks (e.g. Presentation, Cogent), and statistical analysis (e.g. R, SPSS) is highly desired. Strong interests in the field of aging research are valuable.
Scholarship Application Deadline: For the application deadline contact employer.
8) Pace University Online College Scholarships
Pace University offers financial aid to students in the form of scholarships, grants, work study, and student loans. Scholarships are treated as best kind of financial aids as they do not need to be paid back. Pace University, the federal government, New York State and private organizations offer scholarships to its students. Students are rewarded with University-sponsored scholarships on the basis of student’s academic score, service to the community, talent, special activities and financial need.
Application Procedure for Pace University Endowed Scholarships
To apply for Endowed Scholarships from Pace University (Continuing and Resuming students only), complete the application on-line
After completing FAFSA for the year you need to follow below steps you should take in order to get the best possible Scholarship from Pace University.
These steps are applicable to both Undergraduate and Graduate students for newly enrolled or currently enrolled.
-On receiving Financial Aid Award letter from Pace University, read it and review it.
-Now log in to your MyPace portal to check following things like:
(a) Financial Aid status
(b) Scholarship Eligibility
(c) Acceptance or Decline of Scholarship
-Student needs to notify the Financial Aid Office of any changes regarding enrolment or staying arrangements while attending Pace University.
Upon acceptance of Scholarship, a separate Scholarship Award Agreement form will be sent to student from Pace University. Student has to duly fill it and send it back again to Pace University.
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10) World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Recruiting an Intern in Web Programming
The World Agroforestry Centre, based in Nairobi is looking for an intern to support its Communications Unit. The three-month fulltime Internship will allow the successful candidate to have an opportunity to work in multi-cultural international organization while supporting the Communications Unit and hosted organizations at the Centre.
Specification of duties and responsibilities
- 1. Handle daily web requests from content managers within the SDs/Units/Regions
- 2. Assist in the revamp of the ICRAF website and intranet
- 3. Run tests on existing systems and document performance
- 4. Act as person in charge when necessary
- 5. Train and write user manuals for new applications
- 6. Any other duties assigned by Communications Unit
- Ongoing/Graduate students pursuing Computer Science, Information Science, Software engineering or any other equivalent course from a reputable institution.
- Proficiency in PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, MySQL and MSSQL
- Knowledge and experience in Drupal and WordPress
- Professionalism, confidence and clarity in communicating with colleagues.
- Self-motivated, creative, and able to work with a variety of people, singly or as part of a team
- Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies, skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees. All correspondence should be addressed to the Capacity Development Officer, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be considered until 1st of February 2015 and should indicate “Application for Internship in Web Programming” on their application letters and email submissions.
Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
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11) Tropical Biology Association Field Courses
The tropical Biology Association offers field courses for 2015. The course runs for three month-long courses in Tanzania, Uganda and Madagascar
These courses are excellent opportunity for students to learn first-hand about tropical ecology and conservation from internationally renowned biologistics and gain practical field-based experience. Applicants must hold a first degree in a biological science by the start oc the course. Teaching on the course is at Masters degree level. Full scholarships are available to all African nationals, covering course fees, travel and subsistence.
More information and full details about the courses and application procedures can be found on www.tropical-biology.org
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