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Conferences

Agricultural Conferences

Sponsor: All conferences
Description:

LIST OF UPCOMING CONFERENCES: See http://www.allconferences.com/Science/Agriculture/ for list of upcoming agriculture conferences worldwide.

Agriculture Conferences Worldwide

Sponsor: USAID
Description:

CONFERENCES: See http://www.conferencealerts.com/agri.htm for list of upcoming events in agriculture, crop science and related fields worldwide.

Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural Intensification of the Humid-Highland Systems of sub-Saharan Africa

Sponsor: The Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA)
Description:

The Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA) announces the international conference on "Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural Intensification of the Humid-Highland Systems of sub-Saharan Africa" to be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 24-27 October 2011. CIALCA is sponsored by DGDC, Belgium and led by IITA, Bioversity, and TSBF-CIAT. For details and to register, visit http://www.cialca.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=115&Itemid=118 for more information

Forum for African Women in Science and Technology (FAWST) African Women of Technology Conference

Sponsor: Working to Advance African Women (WAAW) Foundation
Description:

Working to Advance African Women (WAAW) Foundation announces the Forum for African Women in Science and Technology (FAWST) African Women of Technology Conference. The mission of FAWST is to increase the number and impact of African women leaders in Science and Technology by creating avenues to network people and organizations from industry, academia and government sectors. See http://www.waawfoundation.org/fawst.html or email fawst@waawfoundation.org for more information.

Grants & Scholarships

AAU Staff Exchange Programme

Sponsor: Association of African Universities (AAU)
Description:

The Association of African Universities (AAU) announces/seeks applications for the AAU Staff Exchange Programme from those who possess a Ph.D, Doctorate, or other professional degree and work at universities that are part of AAU. Women highly encouraged to apply. See http://www.aau.org/?q=ase/backgrnd for more details. No deadline - applications accepted any time.

Academic and Cultural Sharing Scholarship

Sponsor: North Dakota State University
Description:

North Dakota State University announces/seeks applications for the Academic and Cultural Sharing Scholarship. The scholarship is for international students who have not yet arrived on campus. See http://www.ndsu.edu/international/scholarships/acss/ for full details.

African Elephant Conservation Fund - AFECF2011

Sponsor: United States Department of the Interior (DOI) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The African Elephant Conservation Fund and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is soliciting project proposals for the conservation of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) throughout its range. The fund provide financial assistance to support projects that will enhance sustainable conservation programs to ensure effective, long-term conservation of African elephants. See http://www.fws.gov/international/DIC/species/afe/afe_howtoapply.html for full details. Deadline: Nov 01, 2011 and Apr 01, 2012

African Fellows Programme (AFP)

Sponsor: Rothamsted International
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Rothamsted International announces/seeks applications for the African Fellows Programme (AFP) from mid-career researchers in agricultural sciences who are citizens of an Africa country. The programme provides the opportunity to work in a European laboratory for up to a year. Applicants should normally be of doctoral status, with at least two years' postdoctoral experience. See http://www.rothamsted-international.org/HTML/Fellowships/AFP_main_page.html for full details. Deadline: continuous - proposals accepted any time.

African Higher Education Excellence Award (AHEEA) for Distinguished Contribution to Higher Education and Research in Africa

Sponsor: AAU
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: AAU now accepting nominations for the African Higher Education Excellence Award (AHEEA) for Distinguished Contribution to Higher Education and Research in Africa. Nominees should be citizens of an African country, be in active service or have served in an African institution of higher education and/or research institution. For full details see http://www.aau.org/. Deadline: 28-Dec-11.

AGRA Grants

Sponsor: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) announces/seeks applications for various grants from academic institutions and nonprofit organizations in Africa that have demonstrated commitment to improving productivity for small-scale farmers. See http://www.agra-alliance.org/section/work/guidelines for full details. Deadline: continuous

Awards for Research Capacity Development

Sponsor: National Science & Technology Forum (NSTF)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: National Science & Technology Forum (NSTF) announces/seeks applications for Awards for Research Capacity Development from researchers based in South Africa, who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in increasing the participation of Black Researchers in their chosen field. See http://www.nstfawards.org.za/nstfWebPortal/appmanager/nstfAwardsWeb/nstfawards?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=awards_portal_page_36 for full details. Deadlines: Nov 12, 2011 and Jan 31, 2012

BES Overseas Bursaries

Sponsor: British Ecological Society (BES)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The British Ecological Society (BES) announces/seeks applications for BES Overseas Bursaries from postgraduates. The bursaries provide grants for ecologists in developing countries to carry out innovative ecological research. See http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/grants/research/ob.php for full details. Deadline: September 1 every year

Bilateral Project Funding

Sponsor: Australian Commonwealth Government and Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The Australian Commonwealth Government and Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) announce/seek applications for Bilateral Project Funding. ACIAR supports partnerships that create opportunities for Australian researchers to work with overseas agricultural researchers on issues of common concern. See http://www.aciar.gov.au/node/469 for full details. Deadline: continuous

Blaxall Valentine Bursary

Sponsor: Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)
Description:

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) now accepting applications for the Blaxall Valentine Bursary. Undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students with interests in a horticultural related project eligible to apply. See http://www.rhs.org.uk/Courses/Bursaries/The-Blaxall-Valentine-Award for more details. Deadline: Sep 30, 2011 and Dec 15, 2011

Carolina MacGillavry Ph.D. Fellowship

Sponsor: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) announces/seeks applications for the Carolina MacGillavry Ph.D. Fellowship from young scientists with an M.Sc. or equivalent degree from one of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)-countries. See http://www.knaw.nl/cfdata/funding/funding_detail.cfm?orgid=36 for full details.

CFUW / A. Vibert Douglas Fellowship

Sponsor: International Federation of University Women (IFUW)Fellowships and Grants
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: International Federation of University Women (IFUW) Fellowships and Grants announces/seeks applications for the CFUW / A. Vibert Douglas Fellowship from women graduate students. See http://www.ifuw.org/fellowships/international.htm for more details. Deadline: Oct 01, 2012

College Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Alexander Graham (AG Bell)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: For graduate or undergraduate students who have had hearing loss diagnosed before age 4. AG Bell announces and seeks applications for the College Scholarship Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. For more details, see http://nc.agbell.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=493. Deadline: 15-Mar-12

Commemorative Fellowships

Sponsor: Australian Federation of Graduate Women (AFGW), Australian Federation of University Women Queensland (AFUW QLD), Fellowship Fund Incorporated (FFI)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Australian Federation of Graduate Women (AFGW) announces/seeks applications for Commemorative Fellowships for women graduates of a recognized tertiary institution from any country and are intending to take up or continue postgraduate studies at a recognized tertiary institution in Queensland, Australia. See http://www.fellowshipsfund.com.au/main-menu/fellowships-and-scholarships/general-information for full details. Deadline: May 31, 2012

Competitive Programme for Unrated Researchers

Sponsor: National Research Foundation (NRF) - South Africa, Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The National Research Foundation (NRF) - South Africa and the Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) announces/seeks applications for Summer Scholarships from postgraduates employed at a South African University, museum or science council. Applicants must currently have no NRF rating. See http://www.nrf.ac.za/projects.php?pid=51 for full details. Deadline: TBA

CTFS Grants Program

Sponsor: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) andCenter for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS)
Description:

RESEARCH FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and the Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS) accepting applications for the CTFS Grants Program. Graduate and undergraduate students studying fields related to Forest Ecology or Tropical Forestry eligible. See http://www.ctfs.si.edu/group/Grants+%26+Training/Grants for more details. Deadline: 1-Apr-12.

Development Grants

Sponsor: National Research Foundation (NRF) - South Africa, Knowledge Fields Development Directorate
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: National Research Foundation (NRF) - South Africa announces/seeks applications for The Leslie Brown Memorial Grant. Postgraduates and professionals associated with NRF recognised research institutions, including HEIs, NGOs and private higher education institutions eligible. See http://www.nrf.ac.za/ for full details. Deadline: continuous

Dorothy Leet Grants

Sponsor: International Federation of University Women (IFUW)Fellowships and Grants
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: International Federation of University Women (IFUW) seeks applications for Dorothy Leet Grants. Women who are graduates and either a member of one of IFUW's national federations and associations or, if living in a country where there is not yet a national affiliate, an independent member of IFUW, or an international individual member of IFUW. Grants are reserved for women graduates from countries with a comparatively low per-capita income. See http://www.ifuw.org/fellowships/international.htm for full details. Deadline: varies

Fellowship Training Grants

Sponsor: Morris Animal Foundation (MAF)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) announces/seeks applications for Fellowship Training Grants, which provide salary support for training opportunities to launch a career in animal or wildlife research. Applicants with a D.V.M. or Ph.D. prefered. See http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/for-grant-seekers/fellowship-training-grants.html for full details. Deadline: Nov 11, 2011

Freda Bage Fellowship

Sponsor: Australian Federation of Graduate Women (AFGW), Australian Federation of University Women Queensland (AFUW QLD), Fellowship Fund Incorporated (FFI)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Australian Federation of Graduate Women (AFGW) announces/seeks applications for the Freda Bage Fellowship for women graduates of a recognized tertiary institution from any country and are intending to take up or continue postgraduate studies at a recognized tertiary institution in Queensland, Australia. See http://www.fellowshipsfund.com.au/main-menu/fellowships-and-scholarships/general-information for full details. Deadline: May 31, 2012

Fulbright Scholars Program

Sponsor: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The Fulbright Foreign Student Program brings citizens of other countries to the United States for Master

Future Conservationist Awards

Sponsor: BirdLife International and Conservation Leadership Programme
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The Conservation Leadership Programme is offering Future Conservationist Awards to high potential teams who aim to develop their skills through practical conservation projects. Graduate, undergraduate, and postgraduate students eligible. See http://www.conservationleadershipprogramme.org/FutureConservationistAward.asp fore more details. Deadline: Nov 15, 2011

George A. Hall/Harold F. Mayfield Award

Sponsor: Wilson Ornithological Society (WOS)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Wilson Ornithological Society (WOS) announces the George A. Hall/Harold F. Mayfield Award. Limited to independent researchers without access to funds and facilities available at colleges, universities, or governmental agencies. Restricted to non-professionals, including high school students. Any kind of avian research is eligible. See: http://www.wilsonsociety.org/awards/ for more details. Deadline: Feb 01, 2012

GO! Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship

Sponsor: GO! Overseas
Description:

For graduate or undergraduate students who will be enrolled in a study abroad program during the coming academic year. GO! Overseas announces/seeks applications for GO! Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship. See http://www.go-study-abroad.com/go-study-abroad-scholarship for more details. Deadline: 15-Sep-11

Grants-in-Aid of Research

Sponsor: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: For graduate and undergraduate students studying engineering or science. Sigma Xi announces/seeks applications for the Grants-in-Aid of Research. Membership in Sigma Xi not required but prefered. See http://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/index.shtml for more details. Deadline: 15-Oct-11 and 15-Mar-12

Houghton Trust International Travel Grants

Sponsor: World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA)
Description:

World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) announces/seeks applications for Houghton Trust International Travel Grants. Young avian pathology research workers of any nationality are eligible. Applicants will normally be age 35 or under. See http://www.wvpa.net/fs_houghton_trust.html for details. Deadline: Nov 14, 2011

Hugh Kelly Fellowship

Sponsor: Rhodes University Dean of Research
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Rhodes University announces/seeks applications for the Hugh Kelly Fellowship from researchers who were awarded their Ph.D.s more than five years ago. See http://www.ru.ac.za/research/funding/rhodesfellowships/hughkellyfellowship for full details. Deadline: Jul 31, 2011

IAESTE Exchange Program

Sponsor: International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)
Description:

TRAVEL & TRAINING OPPORTUNITY: For graduate and undergraduate students studying agriculture, food science, natural/physical sciences or engineering. International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) )announces/seeks applications for the IAESTE Exchange Program. Award covers cost of living while abroad. See http://www.iaeste.org/students/faq for more details. Deadline: VARIES by country

Ida Smedley Maclean International Fellowship

Sponsor: International Federation of University Women (IFUW)Fellowships and Grants
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: International Federation of University Women (IFUW) seeks applications for the Ida Smedley Maclean International Fellowship. Women who are graduates and either a member of one of IFUW's national federations and associations or, if living in a country where there is not yet a national affiliate, an independent member of IFUW, or an international individual member of IFUW. See http://www.ifuw.org/fellowships/international.htm for full details. Deadline: Oct 1, 2012

IDRC International Fellowships Program

Sponsor: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)Individual Awards and Fellowships
Description:

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) announces/seeks applications for IDRC International Fellowships Program from graduate students in sub-Saharan Africa for this scholarship. See http://publicwebsite.idrc.ca/EN/Funding/WhoCanApply/Pages/Southern-Junior-Researcher-Awards-Program.aspx for more details. Deadline varies.

IFS Jubilee Award

Sponsor: International Foundation for Science (IFS)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The International Foundation for Science (IFS) announces/seeks nominations for the IFS Jubilee Award. Graduate and postgraduates eligible. Candidates should normally have an IFS project in progress. See http://www.ifs.se/Grantees/danida_award.asp for full details. Deadline: continuous

IFS Research Grants

Sponsor: International Foundation for Science (IFS)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: International Foundation for Science (IFS) announces/seeks applications for IFS Research Grants. Each applicant must be a scientist with at least a master's or equivalent degree/research experience, a citizen of a developing country and conduct research on the sustainable management of biological resources. See http://www.ifs.se/Programme/granting_programme.asp for full details. Deadline: Dec 31, 2011

IFS/Danida Award

Sponsor: International Foundation for Science (IFS)IFS Awards
Description:

For citizens of countries in sub-Saharan Africa who have IFS projects in progress. International Foundation for Science (IFS) announces/seeks applications for IFS/Danida Award. See http://www.ifs.se/Grantees/danida_award.asp for more details. No deadline - applications accepted any time.

Institute for African Development (IAD) Tuition Fellowship & Provost South African Fund Fellowship

Sponsor: Cornell University
Description:

Cornell University announces/seeks applications for the Institute for African Development (IAD) Tuition Fellowship, and the Provost South African Fund Fellowship. These awards provide tuition support to African students engaged in full-time graduate studies at Cornell in areas related to African development. See http://www.einaudi.cornell.edu/africa/funding/index.asp for full details.

International Fellowships

Sponsor: American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Description:

American Association of University Women (AAUW) seeks applications for International Fellowships. Women graduates and postgraduates. Fellowships awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. See http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/international.cfm for full details. Deadline: Dec 01, 2011

International Horatio Alger Award

Sponsor: Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans
Description:

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans now accepting nominations for the International Horatio Alger Award. Each nominee must have triumphed over humble beginnings and/or adversity in his/her early life and serve as a role model in his/her community. See http://www.horatioalger.com/aboutus.cfm for full details. Deadline: Jun 01, 2012

International Peace Scholarship Fund

Sponsor: PEO International
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: For women qualified for admission to full-time graduate study, working toward a graduate degree in a college or university in the United States or Canada. PEO International announces/seeks applications for International Peace Scholarship Fund. Intended for women who are citizens of countries other than the United States or Canada. See http://www.peointernational.org/peo-projectsphilanthropies for full details. Deadlines: Dec 15, 2011, Jan 31, 2012 and Apr 01, 2012

International Scholarship - Summer Scholarships

Sponsor: American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) announces/seeks applications for Summer Scholarships from undergraduates applying to study abroad. See http://www.aifsabroad.com/scholarships.asp for full details. Deadline: Mar 01, 2012

International Smart Gear Competition

Sponsor: World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Description:

INNOVATIVE DESIGN COMPETITION: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announces the annual International Smart Gear Competition. Prizes awarded for innovative fishing gear designs that reduce bycatch - the accidental catch and related deaths of sea turtles, birds, marine mammals, cetaceans and non-target fish species in fishing gear such as longlines and nets. Graduate, undergraduate, and postgraduate students eligible. For more details, see http://www.smartgear.org/. Deadline: 31-Aug-11

Internships

Sponsor: Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), WorldFish Center
Description:

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: CGIAR and the WorldFish Center announce openings for undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate interns studying Fish and Fisheries or Ichthyology. Fluency in oral and written English required. For more details, see http://www.worldfishcenter.org/v2/ab-jobs.html. Deadline: continuous

Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Award for Early-Career Women Wheat Researchers

Sponsor: Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI)
Description:

TRAINING & TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY: For women graduate or undergraduate students, as well as professionals. Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) announces/seeks applications for the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Award for Early-Career Women Wheat Researchers. Prize includes eligibility to attend training workshop in Beijing, China in 2012. See http://globalrust.org/traction?type=single&proj=Multimedia&edate=all&rec=293 for more details. Deadline: 1-Oct-11

John Miller Musser Memorial Forest and Society Fellowships

Sponsor: Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) (Crane-Rogers Foundation)
Description:

Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) (Crane-Rogers Foundation seeks applications from fellows with graduate degrees in forestry or forest-related specialties for John Miller Musser Memorial Forest and Society Fellowships. See http://www.icwa.org/Opportunities.asp for full details. Deadlines: Letter of intent- Aug 01, 2011, Application- Sep 01, 2011

Knowledge for Tomorrow - Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa - Workshops, Symposia, and Summer Schools

Sponsor: Volkswagen Foundation (Volkswagen-Stiftung)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The Volkswagen Foundation announces/seeks applications for Knowledge for Tomorrow - Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa - Workshops, Symposia, and Summer Schools. development and sustainable reinforcement of research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers and academic institutions eligible. See http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/funding/international-focus/knowledge-for-tomorrow-cooperative-research-projects-in-sub-saharan-africa.html?L=1 for full details. Deadline: continuous

Leadership Course for Asian and African Women in Agriculture R, D & E (ESA)

Sponsor: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) announces opportunity for a fully-funded leadership course. This short course targets the development of women scientists, extension workers, social workers and small entrepreneurs. Course runs 7-18 November, 2011. Application must be received 60 days prior to start of course. See http://irri.org/knowledge/irri-training/short-courses/list-of-short-courses/leadership-course-for-asian-and-african-women-in-agriculture-r-d-e-esa for full details.

Leslie Brown Memorial Grant

Sponsor: Raptor Research Foundation
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The Raptor Research Foundation announces/seeks applications for The Leslie Brown Memorial Grant, which provides financial assistance to promote the research or the dissemination of information on African birds of prey. Graduates and postgraduates eligible. See http://raptorresearchfoundation.org/grants_and_awards.htm for full details. Deadline: Feb 15, 2012

Lindbergh Foundation, Charles A. and Anne Morrow Grants

Sponsor: Lindbergh Foundation, Charles A. and Anne Morrow
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Applications now accepted for the Lindbergh Foundation, Charles A. and Anne Morrow Grants from individuals whose work furthers the Lindberghs' vision of a balance between the advance of technology and the preservation of the natural/human environment. Citizens of all countries are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted in the English language. The foundation welcomes candidates who may or may not be affiliated with an academic, nonprofit, or for-profit organization.See http://www.lindberghfoundation.org/docs/index.php/our-grants for more details. Deadline: Jun 09, 2012

Mandela Fellowship Program

Sponsor: Michigan State University
Description:

Michigan State University announces/seeks nominations for the International Student Mandela Fellowship Program. The award is provided to a graduate student/junior faculty or professional from South Africa. Deadline: April 15 every year. See http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/documents/students/mandela.pdf for full details.

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Grants in Africa

Sponsor: World Bank (WB)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: For women graduate and undergraduate students studying at the University of Pretoria or University of Cape Town in South Africa. The World Bank announces/seeks applications for the Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Grants in Africa. See http://www.mmmf-grants.org/grants-sa.html for more details. Deadline: 19-Aug-11

Mewaldt-King Student Research Award

Sponsor: Cooper Ornithological Society (COS)
Description:

For graduates who have been accepted to or are enrolled in a Master's or Doctoral program at a university in the United States or elsewhere. Cooper Ornithological Society announces/seeks applications for Mewaldt-King Student Research Award. See http://www.cooper.org/awards_and_grants/awards_and_grants.htm for more details. Deadline: 15-Jan-12

Michelson Grant in Reproductive Biology

Sponsor: Found Animals Foundation, Inc. (Found Animals)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: For any individual, academic institution, or goverment agency involved in research related to Animal Reproductive Biology. Found Animals Foundation seeks applications for the Michelson Grant in Reproductive Biology. See http://www.mmmf-grants.org/grants-sa.html for more details. Deadline: continuous

New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS)

Sponsor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) - New Zealand and New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) - New Zealand and New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID) announce/seek applications for New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) from undergraduate and graduate students. Restricted to citizens of countries where NZAID offers the NZDS (in Africa: Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia). See http://www.aid.govt.nz/scholarships/nzds/dev-scholars.html for full details. Deadline: varies by country

NFP Fellowships for Master's Degree Programmes

Sponsor: Nuffic / Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher EducationNetherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)
Description:

Nuffic / Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) announces/seeks applications for the NFP Fellowships for Master's Degree Programmes from graduate and postgraduate students. For details, see http://www.nuffic.nl/international-organizations/services/scholarships/the-netherlands-fellowship-programmes/fellowships-for-masters-degree-programmes/fellowships-for-masters-degree-programmes. Deadline: Feb 01, 2012 and Apr 29, 2012

NFP Fellowships for Short Courses

Sponsor: Nuffic / Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher EducationNetherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Nuffic / Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) announces/seeks applications for NFP Fellowships for Short Courses. Applicants must be a mid-career professional with at least three years' work experience. Candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa, women and members of priority groups and/or marginalized regions are specifically invited to apply. See http://www.nuffic.nl/international-organizations/services/scholarships/the-netherlands-fellowship-programmes/fellowships-for-short-courses for full details. Deadline: varies

Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program

Sponsor: Borlaug Fellowship Program
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The Borlaug Fellowship Program provides scientific training and collaborative research opportunities to visiting researchers, policymakers, and university faculty. Must have at least completed masters. Only citizens of countries in which the Borlaug Fellowship Program is offered eligible. Deadline: varies by country. See http://www.fas.usda.gov/icd/borlaug/Borlaug.asp for full details.

NZFWG Daphne Purves International Grants

Sponsor: International Federation of University Women (IFUW)Fellowships and Grants
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: International Federation of University Women (IFUW) seeks applications for NZFWG Daphne Purves International Grants. Women who are graduates and either a member of one of IFUW's national federations and associations or, if living in a country where there is not yet a national affiliate, an independent member of IFUW, or an international individual member of IFUW. See http://www.ifuw.org/fellowships/international.htm for full details. Deadline: Oct 01, 2011

Paul A. Stewart Award

Sponsor: Wilson Ornithological Society (WOS)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Wilson Ornithological Society (WOS) announces the Paul A. Stewart Award.The award is for avian research. Preference will be given to proposals for studies of bird movements based on banding, analysis of recoveries and returns of banded birds, with an emphasis on economic ornithology. Graduate, undergraduate, and postgraduate students eligible. See: http://www.wilsonsociety.org/awards/ for more details. Deadline: Feb 01, 2012

Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists in Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDC) at Centres of Excellence in the South

Sponsor: Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: For young female students from Sub-Saharan African countries pursuing postgraduate degrees. M.Sc. degree (or equivalent), or an outstanding B.Sc. honours degree, in the natural sciences required. See http://owsdw.ictp.it/activities/postgraduate-training-fellowships-for-women-scientists-in-sub-saharan-africa-and-least-developed-countries-ldc-at-centres-of-excellence-in-the-south for more details. Deadline: July 31 every year

President's Fishery Conservation Award

Sponsor: American Fisheries Society (AFS) and Society-Level Awards
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: American Fisheries Society (AFS) and Society-Level Awards announce the President's Fishery Conservation Award recognizing singular accomplishments or long-term contributions that advance aquatic resource conservation at a regional or local level. Students, institutions and government agencies eligible. See http://www.fisheries.org/afs/awards.html for more details. Deadline: May 10, 2012

Protecting Ecosystems and Conserving Biodiversity

Sponsor: Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The Rockefeller Brothers Fund announces/seeks applications for Protecting Ecosystems and Conserving Biodiversity Grants. Intended for nonprofits. See http://www.rbf.org/program/sustainable-development/guidelines#goal-ecosystems-biodiversity for full details. Deadline: continuous

Rhodes University Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Sponsor: Rhodes University Dean of Research
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Rhodes University announces/seeks applications for Rhodes University Post-Doctoral Fellowships. Fellowships are intended to foster existing academic research and scholarly or creative activities within Rhodes University departments and institutes. See http://www.ru.ac.za/research/funding/rhodesfellowships/rhodespostdocnotice for full details. Deadline: July 31

Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor: Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: For undergraduate students studying Forestry, Woodlands, or Arboriculture. The TREE Fund announces and seeks applications for the Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship. Must be student member of International Society of Arboriculture to be eligible. For more details, see http://www.treefund.org/scholarships.htm. Deadline: 1-May-12

SAAWG Fellowship International Award

Sponsor: South African Association of Women Graduates (SAAWG)
Description:

For women graduate students. South African Association of Women Graduates (SAAWG) announces/seeks applications for SAAWG Fellowship International Award from women who have been enrolled in a graduate program for at least one year for this monetary award. See http://www.ifuw.org/southafrica/awards.shtml for more details. Deadline: 31-Aug-12

Sandwich Ph.D. Programme

Sponsor: International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: For students involved in a Ph.D. project in their own country that falls within the research fields of an ICGEB group. International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) announces/seeks applications for the Sandwich Ph.D. Programme from students studying crop improvement, environmental protection/remediation, or biopesticide production. See http://www.icgeb.trieste.it/flexible-fellowships.html for full details. Deadline: continuous

Scholar Rescue Fund

Sponsor: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: for established scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their home countries. Fellowships permit professors, researchers and other senior academics to find temporary refuge at universities and colleges anywhere in the world. See http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Scholar-Rescue-Fund for full details. Deadline: continuous

Scholarships for International Students

Sponsor: University of Maine
Description:

Check out this list of study abroad scholarships for international students wishing to study in the US. See http://www.umfk.maine.edu/financialaid/intrntnl/default.cfm and http://umaine.edu/international/faculty-and-student-scholarships/ for details.

Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies

Sponsor: BEIT Trust
Description:

For women in Malawi, Zambia, or Zimbabwe who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree. The BEIT Trust announces/seeks applications for Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies from women who hold at least a degree of class 2.1, i.e. Merit or Distinction. See http://www.beittrust.org.uk/Scholarships.htm for more details. Deadline: TBA

Scholarships for Postgraduate/Postdoctoral Studies in Greece Offered to Nationals of Balkans and Eastern European Countries, Asia, Africa and Latin America

Sponsor: Republic of Greece, State Scholarships Foundation (IKY)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The Republic of Greece announces/seeks applications for Scholarships for Postgraduate/Postdoctoral Studies in Greece Offered to Nationals of Balkans and Eastern European Countries, Asia, Africa and Latin America. See http://www.iky.gr/IKY/portal/en/default/CMSENWindow?action=2&uri=/en/foreign-scholarships/postgraduate_studies.html for full details. Deadline: May 17, 2012

Science Award for Promising Young Scientist

Sponsor: Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
URL:
Description:

CGIAR announces/seeks applications for the Science Award for Promising Young Scientist from those who have completed Ph.D, M.D. or other professional degrees who have impressive research in a scientific field. Contact awards@cgiar.org for more details. Deadline: 30-Nov-11

Student writing contest

Sponsor: American Fisheries Society (AFS) and Society-Level Awards
Description:

WRITING CONTEST: American Fisheries Society (AFS) and Society-Level Awards announce a Student Writing Contest recognizing graduate and undergraduate students for excellence in the communication of fisheries research to the general public. Applicants must submit a 500- to 700-word article explaining their own research or a research project in their lab or school. The article must be written in language understandable to the general public (i.e., journalistic style). For more information, see http://www.fisheries.org/afs/awards.html. Deadline: 15-Apr-12

The International Peach Scholarship Fund

Sponsor: PEO International
URL:
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: PEO International provides grants in aid to women graduate students from foreign countries for study in the U.S. or Canada. Applicants must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and must promise to return to their countries to pursue professional careers. Contact: International Peace Scholarship Fund, PEO Executive Office, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312-2899; Phone: (515) 255-3153; Fax: (515) 255-3820 for more details.

Travel Grants

Sponsor: West African Research Center (WARC)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The West African Research Center (WARC) Travel Grant program promotes intra-African cooperation and exchange among researchers and institutions by providing support to African scholars and graduate students for research visits to other institutions on the continent. Graduates and postgraduates eligible. See http://www.bu.edu/wara/fellowship/fund_travel/ for full details. Deadline: Sep 15, 2011 and Mar 15, 2012

TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training

Sponsor: Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)Fellowships and Associateships
Description:

For scientists with a M.Sc. or equivalent degree. The Third World Academy of Sciences announces/seeks applications for the TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training from citizens of a developing country employed by a research institution in a developing country. See http://twas.ictp.it/prog/exchange/fells/fellows-adv/twas-fells for more details. Deadline: 1-Oct-11.

UN Internships

Sponsor: United Nations (UN) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Description:

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The UN announces openings for undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate interns. Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of any other UN language (French or Spanish) is an advantage. See http://www.unep.org/vacancies/default.asp?vac_level=Interns for more details. Deadline: varies.

UNU-IAS / IFS Agriculture for Peace Fellowship (APF)

Sponsor: International Foundation for Science (IFS)Special Calls
Description:

For Ph.D./M.D./Other Professionals who have already succeed in getting an IFS research grant. International Foundation for Science (IFS) announces/seeks applications for UNU-IAS / IFS Agriculture for Peace Fellowship (APF). See http://www.ifs.se/index.asp#special_calls for more details. Deadline: varies.

Veterinary Student Scholars (VSS) Program

Sponsor: Morris Animal Foundation (MAF)
Description:

For graduate students studying veterinary medicine. Morris Animal Foundation announces/seeks applications for the Veterinary Student Scholars (VSS) Program. See http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/blog/category/vss/veterinary-student-scholar.html for more details. Deadline: 5-Feb-12

WAAW Foundation Scholarships

Sponsor: Working to Advance African Women (WAAW) Foundation
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: WAAW foundation is pleased to announce the next round of its scholarship program, offering $500/year for need-based female African students admitted to a University, College or institute of higher learning in Africa. Scholarships are renewable annually, following proof of the student's continued academic performance. Accepting applications from August 1 through October 30th 2011. See http://www.waawfoundation.org/education.html for full details.

William E. Ricker Resource Conservation Award

Sponsor: American Fisheries Society (AFS) and Society-Level Awards
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: American Fisheries Society (AFS) and Society-Level Awards announce the William E. Ricker Resource Conservation Award recognizing any entity (individual, group, agency, or company) for accomplishment or activity that advances aquatic resource conservation that is significant at a national or international level. See http://www.fisheries.org/afs/awards.html for more details. Deadline: May 10, 2012

Winifred Cullis Grants

Sponsor: International Federation of University Women (IFUW)Fellowships and Grants
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: International Federation of University Women (IFUW) seeks applications for Winifred Cullis Grants. Women who are graduates and either a member of one of IFUW's national federations and associations or, if living in a country where there is not yet a national affiliate, an independent member of IFUW, or an international individual member of IFUW. See http://www.ifuw.org/fellowships/international.htm for full details. Deadline: varies

Worldwide Small Grants Programme

Sponsor: People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES)
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) announces/seeks applications for Worldwide Small Grants Programme from postgraduates. Grants awarded to scientific researchers and conservationists for many years for work that is aimed at the preservation of endangered species. See http://www.ptes.org/index.php?cat=69 for full details. Deadline: Jun 15, 2012

Zawadi Africa Education Fund Fellowship

Sponsor: Zawadi Africa Education Fund
Description:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Zawadi Africa Education Fund is a program designed to provide scholarships to academically gifted girls from disadvantaged backgrounds from Africa to pursue higher education in the US. See http://www.zawadiafrica.org/html/student_information.html for more information.

Useful Links

2013 Calendar of Short Courses

Sponsor: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Description:

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has posted the schedule for short course offerings in 2013. Take a look at http://training.irri.org/short-courses/2013-list-of-short-courses#home for the full calendar.

A "Web" of Support: Online Directory to Women in Agriculture Organization

Sponsor: Cornell Small Farms Program
Description:

ONLINE RESOURCE: Check out Cornell Small Farms Program's Online Directory to Women in Agriculture Organization. These resources have been compiled to help educate, entertain, and enlighten you. Access them here: http://nebeginningfarmers.org/sfp/2011/07/01/a-%E2%80%9Cweb%E2%80%9D-of-support-online-directory-to-women-in-agriculture-organizations/

African Association of Agricultural Economists Relevant Links

Sponsor: African Association of Agricultural Economists
Description:

African Association of Agricultural Economists provides list of useful links for students and researchers. See http://www.aaae-africa.org/resources.html for info

Agriculture and Gender Publications

Sponsor: USAID
Description:

ONLINE RESOURCE: USAID makes available various Agriculture and Gender Publications. See http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/cross-cutting_programs/wid/gender/ag_pubs.html for more information

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Resources

Sponsor: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Description:

ONLINE RESOURCE: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research provides access to several leading agriculture information resources. Access info at http://aciar.gov.au/node/749

AWARD Fellowships

Sponsor: African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)
Description:

SUCCESS STORIES: The AWARD Fellowship Program has helped many women in Africa become successful professionals and researchers in agriculture. See http://awardfellowships.org/participants/success-stories.html to read their stories.

CIGIAR Virtual Information Center

Sponsor: CIGIAR
Description:

ONLINE RESOURCE: Visit CIGIAR's Virtual Information Center to acccess leading agricultural information databases. See link here: http://www.cgiar.org/vic/index.html

Democracy and the Rise of Women's Movements in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sponsor: Kathleen M. Fallon, John Hopkins University
URL:
Description:

Digital Literacy Resource

Sponsor: Cornell University
Description:

Want to learn how to find, evaluate, utilize, and create information using digital technology? Cornell University's Information Technologies can help! See http://digitalliteracy.cornell.edu/ to learn what makes an article "scholarly," what constitutes plagiarism, and much more.

FAO - Dimitra

Sponsor: FAO
Description:

The FAO-Dimitra Project builds the capacities of rural populations, women in particular, through the dissemination of information and the exchange of experiences. See http://www.fao.org/dimitra/home/en/ for more information and resources.

Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Reource Centre

Sponsor: FAWE
Description:

ONLINE RESOURCE: Take a look at the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Reource Centre to gain access to numerous resources for African women. See http://www.fawe.org/resource/index.php to access resources.

Gender equity in junior and senior secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sponsor: World Bank
Description:

The World Bank presents "Gender equity in junior and senior secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa." This is the report of a study examining the extent of gender disadvantage in junior and secondary education, causes of the disparity, and strategies to reduce or eliminate it. See http://books.google.com/books?id=4Pxm9oJ2PyoC&pg=PA31&dq=women's+barriers+to+education+africa&hl=en&ei=r9E6TtOkEeb10gGO-qWzAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=women's%20barriers%20to%20education%20africa&f=false to read the full study.

Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook

Sponsor: World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Fund for Agricultural Development
Description:

The World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development present the "Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook." The Sourcebook highlights the need to account for women's roles in agricultural production and the way a failure to recognize this role affects development programs. See http://books.google.com/books?id=XxBrq6hTs_UC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Gender+in+agriculture+sourcebook&hl=en&ei=wrw6TvTWGYLW0QGarsznCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false to access the book.

Gender Resources

Sponsor: UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa
Description:

ONLINE RESOURCE: UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa lists valuable Gender Resources on its website. See http://www.un.org/africa/osaa/gender.html for full list

IFAD Documents & Publications

Sponsor: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Description:

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) website offers several of the organization's publications for free. See http://www.ifad.org/pub/index.htm to access them.

IFPRI Library and Knowledge Management Unit

Sponsor: International Food Policy Research Institute
Description:

ONLINE RESOURCE: The International Food Policy Research Institute Library and Knowledge Management Unit provides access to various resources and tools, including several journals and a library catalog. Access info at http://www.ifpri.org/resources

Information Resources for Developing Countries

Sponsor: IITA - Research to Nourish Africa
Description:

IITA - Research to Nourish Africa presents Information Resources for Developing Countries. See http://www.iita.org/country-resources to access a variety of databases and online resources

Land Reform in Southern and Eastern Africa: Key issues for strengthening women's access to and rights in land

Sponsor: Cherryl Walker, World Bank
Description:

Cherryl Walker and the World Bank presents: "Land Reform in Southern and Eastern Africa: Key issues for strengthening women's access to and rights in land." This article indentifies key issues in women's access to and rights in land in Southern and Eastern Africa to strengthen women's standing in relation to land and improve agricultural productivity and food security across the region. See http://info.worldbank.org/etools/docs/library/36270/WWalker-Land%20Reform%20and%20Gender.pdf for full text.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Sponsor: Purdue University
Description:

The OWL at Purdue offers great free tips for research and writing. See http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/679/01/ for access to research tips, citation guides and research paper guidelines.

Research Guide

Sponsor: Duke University Library
Description:

Need help with a research project? Duke University Library can help with this on line research guide. See http://library.duke.edu/services/instruction/libraryguide/ for more information.

Successful Women, Successful Science

Sponsor: Gender Diversity, CGIAR
Description:

CGIAR's Gender and Diversity Program highlights the success stories of various women in science and agriculture research in Successful Women, Successful Science. See http://www.genderdiversity.cgiar.org/publications/genderdiversitywp48.pdf for the full report and to get some tips of your own!

Sustainable food production in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sponsor: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Description:

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) presents "Sustainable food production in Sub-Saharan Africa," a collection of reports from the 2003 EPTHA meeting that outlines gender inequalities as well as other issues that are a hindrance to sustainable food production in sub-Saharan Africa. See http://books.google.com/books?id=XuXK2VofYKsC&pg=PA179&dq=women's+barriers+to+education+africa&hl=en&ei=r9E6TtOkEeb10gGO-qWzAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&sqi=2&ved=0CFYQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=women's%20barriers%20to%20education%20africa&f=false for full report.

UN Women

Sponsor: United Nations
Description:

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women worldwide. The website provides valuable information to women across the globe, regardless of nationality or field of study. The website also provides access to web portals on various topics of interest. See http://www.unwomen.org/ to take advantage of this resource.

Women and Development Resources on the Internet

Sponsor: GDRC
Description:

ONLINE RESOURCE: GDRC provides a list of numerous online resources regarding women and development, including agriculture, technology and health. Access info here: http://www.gdrc.org/gender/link-resources.html

Women and Rural Development

Sponsor: UN
Description:

ONLINE RESOURCE: Directory of UN Resources on Gender and Women's Issues. Access info at http://www.un.org/womenwatch/directory/women_and_rural_development_10311.htm

Women Leaders:Shaping the Future of Africa

Sponsor: Winrock International
Description:

Winrock International highlights the stories of many successful women leaders in Africa, both in agriculture and other fields, in Women Leaders: Shaping the Future of Africa. See http://www.winrock.org/common/files/awlae_book_final_low_res.pdf to read their impressive and inspirational stories.

Women's Education in Developing Countries: Barriers, Benefits, and Policies

Sponsor: World Bank
Description:

The World Bank presents "Women's Education in Developing Countries: Barriers, Benefits, and Policies," a book outlining the barriers to education that women face in Africa and throughout the developing world. See http://books.google.com/books?id=DL8uSGzj8YIC&pg=PA101&dq=women's+barriers+to+education+africa&hl=en&ei=r9E6TtOkEeb10gGO-qWzAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&sqi=2&ved=0CEMQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=women's%20barriers%20to%20education%20africa&f=false for full document.

Women, land and agriculture

Sponsor: Caroline Sweetman, Oxfam
Description:

Caroline Sweetman and Oxfam present Women, land and agriculture, a book containing articles that discuss women

Zotero

Sponsor: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Description:

CITATION RESOURCE: Zotero is a free tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Access software at http://www.zotero.org/