December 2016 Grants & Resources

Grants & Opportunities Roundup: December 2016

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Every month our Global Partnerships Manager Melissa Wu collects opportunities that scientists and students in developing countries can take advantage of. Here’s our monthly roundup of the latest calls and resources for December 2016.

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Grants & Fellowship Opportunities

IIE Scholar Rescue Fund

Deadline: 9 January 2017
The Institute of International Education is offers an annual Scholar Rescue Fund for fellowships for professors, researchers, and public intellectuals who face threats to their lives and careers in their home countries. These year-long fellowships support temporary academic positions at institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world where IIE-SRF fellows can continue their work in safety. In most cases, fellows can apply for a second year of fellowship.

Pakistan – United States Science & Technology Cooperation Program

Deadline: 13 January 2017
The US State Department, USAID, Pakistan Higher Education Commission, and Ministry of Science and Technology have joined to create a Science and Technology cooperation program. Projects funded under this solicitation should contribute to building research capacity in Pakistan while strengthening U.S.-Pakistan cooperative relationships in one or more of the following ways:

  • Enhancing the ability of the science and technology community to spur human and economic development in Pakistan
  • Improving the quality, relevance, or capacity of education and research at Pakistani institutions of higher education in science and technical fields
  • Improving the capacity of Pakistani research institutions to support industry competitiveness
Next Einstein Forum Fellows

Deadline: 27 January 2017
The NEF Fellows is a select program that recognizes Africa’s best young scientists and technologists. Fellows have a unique platform to advance their scientific career and inspire the next generation of African innovaters. All Africans from around the world, including those residing in the diaspora can apply. Applicants must be under 42 years old and have a doctoral degree.

Systems Biology: The Next Generation for Infectious Diseases

Deadline: 15 February 2017
The US National Institutes of Health is soliciting applications to establish Systems Biology Centers that use systems biology approaches to build predictive models for infectious diseases. The Centers must clearly integrate experimental approaches and computational modeling to test and validate hypotheses of significance to the infectious diseases field.

Grand Challenges Africa – Innovation Seed Grants

Deadline: 17 February 2017
The African Academy of Sciences – Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AAS-AESA) is launching two new Grand Challenges:

  • Providing new impetus and solutions and strategies to help Africa meet the SDG 3 target for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
  • Creative approaches to engage the public, and inspire policy and decision makers to increase investment in African Research & Development
Elsevier Foundation-TWAS Sustainability Visiting Expert Program

Deadline: 1 March 2017

The Elsevier Foundation – TWAS Sustainability Visiting Expert Program supports visits of distinguished scientists in sustainability to institutions in developing countries, especially those in the 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The program aims to provide institutions and research groups in developing countries, especially those with limited outside contacts with the opportunity to establish long-term links with world leaders in sustainability and further build capacity in their countries. The visit should provide a minimum stay of two weeks at the host institution.

Partnerships for the Development of Tools to Advance Therapeutic Discovery for Select Antimicrobial-resistant Gram-negative Bacteria (R01)

Deadline: 7 April 2017

The US National Institutes of Health is offering this grant to support projects focused on understanding the principles that allow molecules to penetrate Gram-negative bacteria while avoiding efflux and overt toxicity toward eukaryotic cells. Projects must involve developing and using novel predictive assays and/or research tools based on the penetration and efflux of small molecules to facilitate therapeutic discovery for Gram-negative bacterial pathogens, including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), MDR Acinetobacter and/or MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Rufford Foundation Small Grants for Nature Conservation

Deadline: rolling
The Rufford Foundation provides funding for small nature/biodiversity conservation projects and pilot programs in developing countries. Projects much have direct conservation benefits to threatened habitats or species OR a fieldwork element of PhD or MSc studies with a clear conservation output. In general, the foundation favors work at a habitat or ecosystem level rather and species-specific work.

Committee for Research and Exploration Grant

Deadline: rolling

The National Geographic Society awards grants for scientific field research and exploration through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest. The committee emphasizes multidisciplinary projects that address environmental issues (e.g., loss of biodiversity, effects of human-populations pressures). There is particular interest in funding projects that promote the growth of scientific infrastructure in developing countries. Grants typically range from U. $15,000 to $20,000.

Netherlands Fellowship Programs

Deadline: depends on specific course

The NFPs promote capacity building within organizations in 51 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. The three sub-programs are short courses, Master’s degree programs, and PhD studies. The overall objective is to spend 35% of the budget on programs in food security and private sector development, but each embassy has its own focus area to support the development goals of the country.


Seeking Professors and Lecturers

Garden City University College, Kumasi, Ghana

The Departments of Nursing and Midwifery at Garden City University College in greater Kumasi, Ghana are seeking qualified persons for appointments in the Faculty of Health Sciences. They are seeking those with medical-related specializations: opthalmic, emergency, ENT, pediatric, dental, theatre, oncology, or psychiatric nursing; nursing or geriatric education, midwifery, radiology, sonography, or anethesia. Successful candidates will be required to teach courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. For more information, please view their advertisement.

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