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[LCC_CRSP-L:135] Fellowship opportunities

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Mon, 2013-12-23 12:25

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship program has recently announced the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. According to the announcement, it is a new flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and will bring 500 young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa, aged 25 to 35, to the United States beginning in 2014 for academic coursework and leadership training and will create unique opportunities in Africa for Fellows to put new skills to practical use in leading organizations, communities, and countries. One of the highlights of the Fellowship is the opportunity to participate in a Summit with President Obama in Washington, DC. All applicants for this opportunity must be between the ages of 25-35 and Humphrey Alumni who meet this age requirement are eligible to apply. Applications are due on January 27, 2014.

Funding for Doctoral Students in Climate Change

WASCAL (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) is a partnership of German and West African institutions for research and science-based advice on impacts, mitigation, and adaptation measures related to climate change. The program offers scholarships and research support to qualified candidates in WASCAL member countries. WASCAL's support for doctoral students (program West African Climate System) has a deadline of 31 December 2013.


Fellowships in Design and Innovation 2014-2015 

IDEO is a nonprofit organization that uses design and innovation to address the challenges of poverty. IDEO invites applications from designers and from the social sector to apply human-centered design in projects related to several development subjects that include water and sanitation, agriculture, and others. There are no nationality restrictions. The deadline for applications is 06 January 2014.


Netherlands Fellowship Programs 2014-2015

Netherlands Organization for Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) offers opportunities for professionals in 50 developing countries to pursue masters degrees, PhD studies, and short courses in the Netherlands. Individuals applying for fellowships must be admitted to the relevant academic programs in order to be eligible for funding. Programs include subjects in agricultural and veterinary sciences; sustainable energy; marine biology; water resources; environmental governance; and various other areas related to environment and natural resources. Application deadlines vary by sub-programs -- with deadlines on 04 February 2014, 06 May 2014, and 07 October 2014.


ANSTI/DAAD Post-Graduate Fellowships 2014

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) cooperates with the African Network of Scientific and Technical Institutions (ANSTI) -  by offering financial support for Masters and Ph.D degrees at institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. The fellowships are awarded to nationals in Sub-Saharan Africa for studies outside the applicants' home countries. Participants must be from ANSTI member institutions, and be less than 36 years old at the time of application. The application deadline is 31 May 2014.


Fellowships for Agricultural Research at U.S. Universities

The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) offers fellowships for graduate students from developing countries for agricultural research at universities in the USA. The program currently invites applications from citizens of USAID-assisted countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Each research project is coordinated by a university in the student's home country, a university in the USA, and a mentor in the CGIAR. The application deadline is 01 May 2014.



Shana Gillette

Innovation Lab Co-Director, Assistant Professor in Risk Communication in Clinical Sciences, CVMBS

Cell: 970-581-4853 |

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