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Applications Open for the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Fellowship

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France

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Foundation/Charity

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Created in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards program identifies and supports eminent women in science throughout the world. Each year, five Awards Laureates are recognized for their contributions to the advancement of science, in Life or Physical Sciences in alternating years.

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L’Oréal International 41, Rue Martre 92117 Clichy Cedex France +33(0) 1 47 56 70 00

Deadline: 19 April 2017

Benefits

12 Fellowships of Euros 5,000 each, will granted to 12 African Ph.D Students enrolled in an African University
12 Fellowships of Euros 10,000 each, will be granted to 2 African postdoctoral researchers working in a laboratory or research institute registered in one of the region’s countries.

Eligibility Criteria

having obtained a Ph.D. degree in life or Physics Sciences or pursuing studies leading to a Ph.D. degree
having the nationality of a Sub Saharan African country
working in a Research Laboratory or Institution in one of the region’s countries or being enrolled in a doctoral programme at a University in Sub-Saharan Africa
Candidates must be no more than 40 years old by the end of the application period for Ph.D and not more than 45 years for post-doctoral.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit applications online via given website.

For more information, please visit L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science.

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UNU-INRA Call for Applications: Apply for Science Reporting Workshop for African Journalists

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Ghana

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Foundation/Charity

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The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) is one of the 15 Research and Training Centres / Programmes of the United Nations University (UNU). The aim of the institute is to bridge the gap between science and natural resources management policies in Africa. UNU-INRA’s mandate is to contribute to the sustainable development of Africa’s natural resources in a way that maintains the quality of the natural environment and transforms lives.

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media & communication

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International House Annie Jiage Road University of Ghana, Legon Campus Accra, Ghana. T: +233-302-500396 F: +233-302- 500792 E-mail: inra@unu.edu

Deadline: 31 March 2017

The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) and the United Nations University Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), in partnership with the UN Information Centre (UNIC), Accra, have announced a call for application for a Science Reporting Workshop, to be held on 6th -27th April, 2017 at UNU-INRA Office, 2nd Floor International House, University of Ghana Campus, Legon-Accra, Ghana.

The workshop aims to help bridge the gap between science communications and science journalism. It seeks to help people working in research, government and media to learn from each other, amid a global culture where ‘dumbing down’ is becoming the norm.

This will be a two-day training workshop, focusing on science communications and science journalism. The first day for science communications and the second day for science journalism, with focus on environmental journalism. The programme will be built on sharing good practice in science reporting: from writing to pitching to presenting to monitoring. This means turning theory into practice in interactive sessions, tailoring content for different groups, and then swapping roles. There will be plenary sessions for journalists, scientists and communication specialists, with the aim of gathering different perspectives from key actors – to clarify the challenges and identify potential synergies for science reporting.

Eligibility Criteria

The workshop is targeting science journalists, researchers and communications staff in Ghana and neighbouring African countries.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit an attached application form together with curriculum Vitae (CV) via email.

For more information, please visit Science Reporting Workshop.


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Nominations Open for Africa Food Prize: Recognizing the Heroes of Agriculture!

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Afghanistan

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Foundation/Charity

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Le Prix de l’Alimentation en Afrique succède au Prix Yara qui a été créé en 2005. Essayez d’en savoir plus sur les anciens lauréats du Prix Yara et leurs contributions pour rendre des fermes africaines plus productives, plus rentables et plus résilientes.

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David Maingi au courriel dmaingi@agra.org ou par téléphone +254 780 909 013

Deadline: 5 June 2017

Africa Food Prize 2017 is now open for nominations, recognizing an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa—from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives.

The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that elevates all Africans.

Building on the values and principles established by the Yara Prize, the Africa Food Prize puts a bright spotlight on achievements and innovations with transformative power that can be scaled and replicated across the continent to eliminate hunger and poverty and provide a vital new source of employment and income.

Award Criteria

The Prize Committee considers the following criteria for the Prize:

  • Contribution to reducing poverty and hunger and/or improving food and nutrition security in measurable terms
  • Contribution to providing a vital source of income and/or employment in measurable terms
  • Potential for transformative change through scalability, replication, and sustainability
  • Increased awareness and cooperation among African audiences and organizations
  • Proven leadership potential of the individual or organization, specifically the ability to persevere despite significant challenges or risks
  • Prize

    The US $100,000 prize celebrates Africans who are taking control of Africa’s agriculture agenda. It puts a spotlight on bold initiatives and technical innovations that can be replicated across the continent to create a new era of food security and economic opportunity for all Africans.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Any individual, academic institution, private or public organization. corporate entity, or government unit may submit nomination.

    How to Apply

    Interested entities may submit nominations online via given website.
    For more information, please visit Africa Food Prize .

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    Call for Applications: UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2017

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    France

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    Foundation/Charity

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    UNESCO is responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication. It strengthens the ties between nations and societies, and mobilizes the wider public so that each child and citizen:

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    education

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    UNESCO 7 place Fontenoy 75007 Paris, France P: +33 (0)1 4568 1000 W:http://www.unesco.org

    Deadline: 17 April 2017

    Applications are being accepted for UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2017 with an aim to enhance the capacity-building and human resources development in the area of sustainable and renewable energy sources in developing countries and countries in transition.

    The training activities in the framework of these fellowships are tenable in specialized institutions in the Russian Federation.

    In line with the strategy and objectives of the approved UNESCO Programme and Budget for the Fellowships Programme Section, the UNESCO Category II International Center for Sustainable Energy Development (ISEDC) in Moscow (Russian Federation) is offering twenty (20) fellowships of four weeks (4) duration each in 2017.

    Areas of Interest

    The candidates may choose to study in the following fields of study, which are aligned with UNESCO’s objectives and programme priorities, as per approved 35 C/5 and in accordance with the decisions made by the Executive Board (161 EX/Decision 3.6.3 and 165 EX/Decision 8.6) :

  • Energy and sustainable development;
  • Ecological management of energy resources;
  • Renewable energy;
  • Sustainable and renewable energy power generation.
  • Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Holder of at least a BSc degree or BA in Economics;
  • Proficient in English language;
  • Not more than 35 years of age;
  • How to Apply

    Eligible applicants must submit application form online via given website.
    For more information, please visit UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme.

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    YouthPower Learning Grants Request for Application: Advancing the Evidence Base for Youth Civic Engagement in Effective Peacebuilding for Mitigating Violent Extremism

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    USA (United States of America)

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    Foundation/Charity

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    We at YouthPower believe that young people are at the heart of solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. That’s why we’re dedicated to strengthening systems in communities to achieve sustainable outcomes in health, education, and political and economic empowerment. By helping young people pursue their aspirations, we empower them to contribute to, and benefit from, the creation of more peaceful and prosperous communities.

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    Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004

    Deadline: 13 April 2017

    Making Cents International under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is currently seeking applications for YouthPower Learning Grants for Advancing the Evidence Base for Youth Civic Engagement in Effective Peacebuilding for Mitigating Violent Extremism.

    The objective of the YouthPower Learning’s grant program is to engage US and developing country youth-serving and youth-led non-profit and for-profit organizations in efforts to further assess, evaluate, document, and disseminate innovative work in positive youth development (PYD) and cross-sectoral youth programming.

    Positive Youth Development engages youth, along with their families, communities and/or governments, so that youth are empowered to reach their full potential. PYD approaches build skills, assets and competencies; foster healthy relationships; strengthen the environment; and transform systems.

    Programme Activities

    YouthPower Learning’s main activities include:

  • Creating and managing YouthPower.org – the premier learning hub for enhanced knowledge sharing on PYD and cross-sectoral programming;
  • Fostering an inclusive, demand-driven learning network and communities of practice (CoPs) to improve skills, practices, and partnerships around international cross-sectoral PYD;
  • Developing indicators and related tools to bridge gaps across sectors and establish common measures to contribute to a comprehensive PYD framework;
  • Producing the definitive global meta-review of PYD literature to expand on the existing evidence base; and
  • Providing evidence and evaluation support through buy-ins to USAID using assessment, evaluation, research, learning, and project design technical assistance.
  • Award Information

  • Making Cents anticipates awarding up to US$240,000 through up to six individual grant awards of up to US$40,000 each (or local currency equivalent for non-US organizations).
  • The final amount will be dependent upon grant activities and final negotiation and may not be lower than $15,000

  • and not higher than US$40,000 each (or local currency equivalent for non-US organizations).
  • The duration of any grant award under this solicitation is expected to be no more than twelve months.
  • The estimated start date of grants awarded under this solicitation is June, 2017.
  • Eligibility Criteria

    This RFA is issued to ensure that all interested and qualified organizations have a fair opportunity to submit applications for funding. Making Cents will not accept applications from individuals. Foreign governments, state and local governments and US Government departments and agencies may also not apply for funding under this RFA. All applicants must be legally recognized organizational entities under applicable law.

    Making Cents reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted.

    The following types of organizations located in the United States and developing countries (Geographic Code 935 see 22 CFR 228.03) may apply for funding under this RFA:

  • US and non-US non-profit organizations.
  • Institutions of higher education.
  • Charitable or private foundations.
  • Privately owned enterprises or firms.
  • Research or policy institutes.
  • Making Cents encourages: applications from new organizations who meet the above eligibility criteria; youth-led organizations to apply as lead applicants; and youth engagement in the research effort.
    Ineligible organizations include:

  • Private enterprises and firms who propose fees.
  • Private foundations established for estate managing purposes.
  • YouthPower Learning subcontractors that have a full subcontract, so as to prevent any potential conflict of interest.
  • Government entities or officers.
  • Political parties, groupings, or institutions or their subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • Organizations that advocate, espouse, or promote anti-democratic policies or illegal activities.
  • Faith-based organizations whose objectives are for discriminatory and religious purposes, and whose main objective of the grant is of a religious nature.
  • Any entity whose name appears on the List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Non-procurement Programs.
  • How to Apply

    The interested applicants who meet the eligibility criteria should prepare and submit an application accompanied by a budget, in English of not more than fifteen (15) pages, excluding required attachments.

    Grant applications must be submitted online via given website.
    For more information, please visit YouthPower Learning Grants.


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

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    UK (United Kingdom)

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    Foundation/Charity

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    We’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. We support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations, and spark debate.

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    health

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    contact@wellcome.ac.uk T +44 (0)20 7611 8888 F +44 (0)20 7611 8545

    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.

    Benefits

  • 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

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    UK (United Kingdom)

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    Foundation/Charity

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    Based on priorities set out on our Strategic plan, we invest in research on behalf of the UK tax payer. Our research has resulted in life-changing discoveries for over a hundred years. Scientists apply to the MRC for funding for their research and applications are reviewed by panels of independent experts.

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    13th floor, One Kemble Street, London, WC2B 4AN Tel: 0207 395 2330 Email: bookings@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk.

    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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    Environmental Respect Awards: Promotion de l’environnementalisme dans l’agriculture pour l’industrie et le grand public

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    USA (United States of America)

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    Foundation/Charity

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    Now in its 27th year, the Environmental Respect Awards program exists to encourage and honor excellence in stewardship, educate retailers and distributors around the world on safe business practices, and promote environmentalism in agriculture to the industry and to the general public. The dealers and distributors who are honored with Environmental Respect Awards have displayed outstanding initiative and are shining examples of what it takes to make the world a safer, cleaner place in which to live and work.

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    Brian Dunay Associate Director brdunay@meistermedia.com 440.602.9115 Sue Betteley Administrative Manager smbetteley@meistermedia.com 440.602.9131

    Deadline: 13 March 2017

    Entries are open for Environmental Respect Awards program in order to encourage and honor excellence in stewardship, educate retailers and distributors around the world on safe business practices, and promote environmentalism in agriculture to the industry and to the general public.

    Objectives

  • To honor fertilizer/ag chemical retailers who are preserving and protecting the environment by operating their businesses in an environmentally sound manner to the benefit of their customers, employees and community.
  • To provide information on the excellence of these facilities in such a way that other retailers will be encouraged to improve their operation and involve themselves in leadership activities.
  • To share good news about environmentally responsible agriculture around the world.
  • Award Categories

    Accomplishments are honored for:

  • Demonstration of leadership in plant-site compliance, proper application techniques and retail safety of all kinds.
  • Display of concern for customer service and safety, and of environmental stewardship on behalf of farmer-customers.
  • Active participation in environmental stewardship and in safety education for employees, customers and the community.
  • Additional categories of achievement include:

  • Physical Plant Improvements
  • Waste Minimization
  • Emergency Response Readiness
  • Product Safety/Proper Use Education
  • Personal Commitment
  • Customer Involvement
  • Employee Education
  • Community Outreach
  • Innovative Technology
  • Educational Enrichment
  • Eligibility Criteria

    The Environmental Respect Awards program is for retail farm supply businesses who store, handle, sell, and/or apply crop protection products. NOT eligible are retail outlets owned by crop protection companies with an internal research & development organization.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants must apply online via given website.
    For more information, please visit Environmental Respect Awards.

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