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Wellcome Foundation: Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine in LMICs

Deadline: 8 May 2017

The Wellcome Foundation is seeking applications for its “Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine” to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

This scheme helps mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries establish independent research programmes in those countries.


  • An Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine is for up to five years and cannot be renewed. It can be held on a part-time basis. Support includes:
    • a basic salary (determined by host organisation)
    • personal removal expenses
    • research expenses, directly related to proposal
  • Applicant can also apply for public engagement funds to involve the public in his/her research and inspire learning.
  • After completing a year of this fellowship, applicant can apply for enhancement funds. These funds allow him/her to explore new opportunities or paths of discovery, or support unanticipated costs.
  • Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants can apply for an Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine if they:
    • are a national of a low- or middle-income country
    • have a PhD or a degree in medicine and are qualified to enter higher specialist training
    • have three to six years postdoctoral experience.
  • If applicants don’t have a PhD or degree in medicine, foundation may still consider him/her if he/she have a first or Master’s degree and can show substantial research experience. Applicant must also:
    • have a strong track record in his/her area of research and show the potential to become a scientific leader
    • have sponsorship from an eligible host organisation in a low- or middle-income country
    • have a research proposal that is within the public health and tropical medicine remit.
  • If applicant have been away from research (e.g. for a career break, maternity leave, or long-term sick leave), foundation will allow for this when they consider applicants application. If applicant has taken formal maternity, paternity, adoption or long-term sick leave, foundation will allow an extra six months for each period of leave when we consider postdoctoral experience.
  • How to Apply

    Interested applicants can apply via given website.

    For more information, please visit MRC-GACD .

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    MRC-GACD: Prevention and Management of Mental Disorders in LMICs

    Deadline: 11 April 2017

    The Medical Research Council (MRC), in partnership with the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) is currently seeking applications for its program “Prevention and Management of Mental Disorders” to prevent and/or manage mental health disorders in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC)as defined by The World Bank.

    The call will focus on implementation research proposals on child, adolescent and adult age onset mental disorders including, but not limited to, dementia, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, alcohol- and drug-use disorders, etc., in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).

    The GACD aims to develop a global network of researchers that can enhance the cumulative learning across the individual projects, and work towards understanding how socio-economic, cultural, geopolitical and policy contexts have influenced results and how findings might be adapted and applied in different settings.

    Priority Areas

    Proposals must address one of, or a combination of the following items:

  • Structural interventions or evidence based policies designed to equitably improve mental health outcomes.

  • Early case detection and other secondary or tertiary prevention strategies as well as modalities of treatment, care and access to care which are amenable to scale-up.

  • Strategies and approaches to empower and engage patients, formal and informal care-givers in patient treatment and care.

  • Exploring the scale-up of family/community engagement in patient treatment and care.

  • Funding Information

    The MRC will invest up to £2m for this initiative. This amount is expected to fund several awards.

    Eligibility Criteria

  • Entities based in LMICs are eligible to apply.

  • Multidisciplinary team members have established a high quality track record in related fields of proposed research and pertinent to implementation science and they have the right balance of expertise given goal(s) of the research project.

  • Evidence that the research is jointly managed by researchers from high-income countries and LMICs where applicable.

  • Early career investigators are part of the team and strong training plan for research capacity-building is included.

  • Evidence that stakeholders such as decision-makers and service delivery partners have been actively involved in the research process including the selection and adaptation of the intervention if applicable and the research design.

  • Demonstrable engagement with the public and/or patient and community groups or other relevant stakeholder groups.

  • How to Apply

    Applications must be submitted online via given website.

    For more information, please visit MRC-GACD.

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    Apply for 3rd Organic Farming Innovation Award: Inviting Innovators Worldwide

    Deadline: 31 March 2017

    Applications are currently open for the 3rd Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA), inviting innovators to propose an innovator in the organic agriculture sector.

    Every three years, at the Organic World Congress (OWC), IFOAM-Organics International, the Rural Development Administration (RDA) (link is external) of the Republic of Korea, and the IFOAM Technology Innovation Platform (TIPI) award outstanding organic innovators with the Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA). OFIA is an initiative of the government of the Republic of Korea in remembrance of the 17th OWC held in 2011 in its Gyeonggi Province.

    The overall goal of OFIA is to contribute to solving problems and exploring potentials in order to increase effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of organic farming, improve viability for environment, plants, animals and human beings. The objective of OFIA is to regularly highlight outstanding innovations and to incentivize organic innovations among researchers, extension agents and practitioners.

    Award Categories

    OFIA is awarded in two categories:

  • the Grand Prize and
  • the Science Prize.
  • Benefits

    The winners receive a monetary award (10,000 US$ for Grand Prize and 5,000 US$ for Science Prize) and a specially commissioned, sculpted memento at a festive ceremony during the OWC. The award earns the winners and their inspiring work more visibility, and helps spread their messages to a wider audience.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Innovators from around the world are invited to apply.

    How to Apply

    Applications must be submitted online via given website.

    For more information, please visit Organic Farming Innovation Award .

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    TWAS: OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World

    Deadline: 1 September 2017

    The Elsevier Foundation, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and TWAS are currently seeking nominations for an award to recognize and spotlight talented early career women scientists living and working in developing countries.


    Five women scientists from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean are celebrated each year for their research excellence, receiving a cash prize of USD5,000, a year’s free subscription to Science Direct and an all-expenses-paid trip to the annual edition of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference which takes place in the USA in February.

    Eligibility Criteria

    To qualify, nominees must be early-career scientists (within 10 years of graduating with a PhD degree).

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants must submit nomination form online via given website.

    For more information, please visit this link.

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    UNESCO-GEM Youth Photo Contest 2017: Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship

    Deadline: 10 April 2017

    The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM) is seeking applications for its “Youth Photo Contest 2017”.

    The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG4) focuses on education and aims to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’.

    One of the targets – Target 4.7 – in the new global education goal truly captures the transformative aspirations of the new Sustainable Development Agenda. It focuses on the moral purposes of education, asking us all to think about why we are learning and for what aim. The target also promotes the importance of lifelong learning, and does not specify the education levels or age groups to which its themes apply.

    Thematic Areas

  • Gender equality,
  • Human rights,
  • Peace and non-violence
  • Global citizenship
  • Sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles
  • Health education
  • Cultural diversity
  • Benefits

    The best photo will be awarded with $500; second best with $250 and third with $100.

    Eligibility Criteria

  • Anyone between the age of 18-35 is eligible to enter the contest.
  • Contestants may submit multiple entries but no more than 3 per photographer.
  • Members of UNESCO staff, Permanent Delegations or National Commissions (either permanent or temporary, current or former), interns, contractors, sponsors, or an immediate family member of any of the foregoing, may participate, but are not eligible to win.
  • How to Apply

    Applications must be submitted online via given website.

    For more information, please visit UNESCO-GEM .

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    Open Technology Fund: Apply for Internet Freedom Fund to Advance Safe Access to Global Communications Networks

    Deadline: 1 May 2017

    The Open Technology Fund (OTF) is currently seeking applications for its Internet Freedom Fund, a primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks.

    Award information

    OTF awards are performance-based contracts signed directly with the applicant. Payment is issued on completion of stated objectives, activities, and deliverables per a schedule outlined in the contract. OTF reserves the right to award less or more than the funds requested as deemed in the best interest of OTF’s priorities. Applications that request more than the award ceiling of 900,000 or less than the award floor of $10,000 may be deemed technically ineligible.

    Project and Budget Periods

    OTF awards are generally 6 to 18 months in duration. From time to time, OTF may consider requests to extend existing contracts beyond previously agreed upon durations. Any such decision will be subject to availability of funds, satisfactory progress of the applicants, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of program priorities.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Ideal applicants are making use of, support, or develop open and accessible technologies promoting human rights and open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks. In addition, the following criteria must be met:

  • Individuals of all ages irrespective of nationality, residency, creed, gender, or other factors, with the exception that OTF is not able to support applicants within countries that the United States has trade restrictions or export sanctions as determined by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC);

  • Non-profit organization/non-government organization, including U.S.-based NGO, PIO, or foreign NGO;

  • Non-profit university or research institution in any country;

  • For-profit organization or business in any country;

  • Consortia of multiple people or organizations with one individual or organization designated as the lead applicant;

  • Have demonstrated experience administering successful projects, preferably targeting the requested program area, or similarly challenging program environments where OTF reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations;

  • Ideal applicants should not duplicate or simply add to efforts supported by other USG funding programs;

  • Ideal applicants must not reflect any type of support for any member, affiliate, or representative of a designated terrorist organization, whether or not elected members of government.
  • How to Apply

    Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

    For more information, please visit Internet Freedom Fund .

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    Apply to Participate in African Network for Solar Energy Days 2017

    Deadline: 20 March 2017

    Are you a scientists or entrepreneur working with sustainable energy issues, not older than 35 years and based in Africa or Europe?

    The Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID) and the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) invite young scientists and entrepreneurs to participate in a Science and Business Slam at the African Network for Solar Energy (ANSOLE) Days 2017.

    Priority Areas

    The proposal should address at least one of the following areas:

    • Solar materials & applications
    • Energy storage & grid infrastructure
    • The energy-water-food nexus

    Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants should not be older than 35 years and be based in Africa or the EU,
  • Applicants will be evaluated on innovation, relevance, and economic viability of their research / business idea. Bare concept ideas will not be considered.
  • Proposals demonstrating environmental and socio-economic sustainability are favoured.
  • How to Apply

    Applicants must submit the following:

  • Short summary (250-300 words; in English) of your science project or business idea
  • If available, send us links to your publications or projects,
  • Include a CV (resume) in English with references
  • Applications must be submitted as an attachment via email.

    For more information, please visit ANSOLE Days 2017 .

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    Apply to Participate in Thomson Foundation’s Mobile Journalism Competition 2017

    Deadline: 17 March 2017

    Thomson Foundation, together with RTE MojoCon Ireland, has launched its third mobile journalism competition, recognising a feature story or news report shot and edited entirely on a mobile device, which excites, intrigues and surprises them and demonstrates impact and creativity.

    This is an open competition to find the best journalistic example of the use of mobile content production for storytelling. The competition is open worldwide. It would be preferred if entries were in English, however, other languages with on screen subtitles are acceptable. Entrants must create a mobile journalism story, either a feature or TV-style news report with a run time of 2-5 minutes. The most important thing is that the story is shot and edited entirely on a mobile device (iOS, Android, Windows Phone or RIM Blackberry) and that the video content is delivered in high definition.


    The winner will receive a full mojo kit worth approximately €800, plus return flights to Galway, Ireland, five-star accommodation and tickets to the MojoCon conference from 4th to 6th May 2017.

    Award Criteria

    The story must be produced by ONE individual and entries will be marked on the following:

  • Journalism: Originality and credibility of the story, demonstrating original research, effort and use of interviews.
  • Impact: Importance of the subject matter and the impact the story has achieved.
  • Uniqueness to medium: Innovative and appropriate use of mobile recording techniques.
  • Storytelling: Clarity of the storytelling.
  • Technical quality: Technical quality of the production.
  • Eligibility Criteria

  • The competition is open worldwide. It would be preferred if entries were in English however other languages with on screen subtitles are acceptable.
  • Submission can be a feature-type story or a news report with a typical duration of 2-5 minutes.
  • The story must be filmed and edited ENTIRELY on a mobile device (i.e. smartphone &/OR tablet).
  • Any device (iOS, Windows Phone, Android, RIM BB) capable of shooting and editing content can be used once the quality of the content is delivered in HD.
  • Video entries should be uploaded to YouTube with the hashtag #MoJoConTFComp clearly in the title and description.
  • Entrants should be prepared to share the devices, apps and workflow they used to produce the entry in the event of them winning or being asked by a member of the MojoCon community.
  • Archive material or external footage downloaded to/imported into the device is NOT allowed. All footage used in the submission MUST be created by the entrant and generated on the device. All video content should be produced ENTIRELY by one individual.
  • All stories/entries must be submitted for judging by 11pm on Friday 17th March, 2017. Any stories/entries submitted after this time will be excluded from the competition. Only one entry per person. If more are entered, only the last entry will be considered.
  • The use of visual grading apps, Timelapse, Hyperlapse, Slideshows etc is both allowed and encouraged.
  • How to Apply

    Entries must be submitted online via given website.

    For more information, please visit Mobile Journalism Competition 2017.

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    Nestlé Foundation Research Grants: Supporting Research in Human Nutrition in LICs and LMICs

    Deadline: 10 May 2017

    The Nestlé Foundation is seeking applications for its Research Grants program to initiates and support research in human nutrition with public health relevance in low-income and lower middle-income countries.

    The results of the research projects should ideally provide a basis for implementation and action which will lead to sustainable effects in the studied populations as generally applicable to the population at large. They should also enable institution strengthening and capacity building in a sustainable manner in the host country and further cooperation and collaboration between Institutions in developed and developing countries.

    Grant Categories

  • Research Grants: The Foundation offers different research grant categories:
    • Training Grant
    • Pilot Grant
    • Full Grant (small / large)
  • Institutional Support: Institutional support involves the support of research or educational projects in specific institutions in low- or lower-middle income countries which contribute to a focused development of capacity and know-how and human resource development in the corresponding institution.
  • enLINK Research grant program: The enLINK research grant program represents research projects initiated by the Nestlé Foundation. External researchers or institutions are invited by the Foundation to submit a research proposal in a specific area. All applications, including those of the enLINK research grant program will undergo internal and external reviewing.
  • Research Topics

    At present the Foundation’s work is primarily concerned with human nutrition research issues dealing with:

  • maternal and child nutrition, including breastfeeding and complementary feeding,
  • macro- and micronutrient deficiencies and imbalances,
  • interactions between infection and nutrition, and
  • nutrition education and health promotion.
  • Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible institutions are departments or institutes from universities, hospitals other institutions of higher education in low- or lower middle-income countries.
  • Joint applications from more than once institution (especially South-South) are welcomed.
  • Joint applications from more than one institution involving NorthSouth collaboration may also be considered.
  • For project applications demonstrating North-South collaboration, it is important that the following criteria are fulfilled:
    • the Principal Investigator is from the South and the proposal has relevance to nutritional problems of the South, and
    • the majority of the budget is earmarked for the South, and
    • demonstration on the completion of the project of institution and capacity building in a sustainable manner in the South.

    How to Apply

    Interested scientists should first submit a “Letter of Intent” via given website.

    For more information, please visit Nestlé Foundation .

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    IFDD Call for Projects: Contributing to Achievement of Sustainable Development Objectives

    Deadline: 31 March 2017

    The Francophone Institute for Sustainable Development (IFDD), a subsidiary body of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) has launched the call for projects of Objective 2030 initiative with an aim to promote concrete progress in Sustainable development through the implementation of the Sustainable Development Program to 2030.

    The project seeks to support innovative actions and solutions that combine social inclusion and progress Economic and protection of the planet, providing a participatory platform for financing and technical support.

    Eligibility Criteria

  • Everyone, regardless of age or nationality, can access the platform to interact with the community, discover and support projects.
    • The submission of a project is subject to certain conditions:

    • Propose a project to be implemented in one of the 84 French-speaking member and observer states and governments of the Organization internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)
    • Propose a project contributing to one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals
    • Ideally propose a project with visible results (duration of implementation of a maximum of one year) and which concretely changes the life of the populations
    • Ideally propose a project whose funding request does not exceed € 10 000 because this involves participatory financing, to the extent that the users of the platform

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

    For more information, please visit Objective 2030 Initiative .


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