SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES TO GRAB!

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The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships), University of Ibadan, to the best interest of the students of the University- Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, has made public certain scholarship opportunities available at this moment. It is to the benefit of qualified students of the University to apply as it is appropriate to them. Details are as follows:

ALPBACH SCHOLARSHIP
Every summer, 700 students and young academics (under the age of 30) from about 90 nationalities participate as scholarship holders in the European Forum Alpbach (located in the Austrian Alps). Join smart minds from around the world in a charming village, immersing yourself in an environment bursting with novel ideas, new ways of thinking and opportunities for making great contacts.
With the Alpbach scholarship programme, young people under 30 can attend this leading interdisciplinary conference and a variety of academic seminars. A basic scholarship covers the participation fee to all events at the European Forum Alpbach. Additional subsidies are available for accommodation and daily allowances.
The call for applications ends on March 29, 2019.
All information about the application procedure can be found online: http://www.alpbach.org/en/scholarships/

ACADEMY OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY AWARDS
This is to bring to the notice of researchers aged 45 and below with PhD.
ASRT (Academy of Scientific Research and Technology) announces the annual Prizes for African young scientists. These awards are allocated by the Arab Republic of Egypt’s Academy of Scientific Research and Technology to young (non-Egyptian) researchers from the African continent.
Three prizes awarded to three African researchers, in each of the following areas:
Agriculture and Food Sciences
Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Water, Energy and Environmental Sciences
The value of each award is 15000 US dollars, or the equivalent in local currency, with recognition Shield and Appreciation Certificate. Nomination for the award is accepted from universities, academy of sciences and research centres. Individuals can also directly submit their scientific work for the award.
The date for receiving the award application is January the 1st to March 30th of the relevant year annually.
The nominee’s age should not exceed 45 years. S/he should have at least a Ph.D. degree.
The Scientific work presented for the award should be original, innovative and previously published during the last five years in a specialized scientific journal (or as a patent).
The Scientific production provided in the field of agriculture and food sciences achieve the objectives of sustainable development.
The scientific work submitted should not previously have received any other award or academic degree (e.g. M.Sc., Ph.D.). Application Forms are to be sent @ to: prizes@asrt.sci.eg
Three hard copies (and soft copies if possible) of the scientific work and documents should also be sent by prepaid DHL to:
Academy of Scientific Research and Technology Awards Management
Kasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt101
ZIP:11516

CALL FOR PROPOSALS- RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP ON FAMILY PLANNING, FERTILITY AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
This extraordinary opportunity for researchers (PhDs or MDs) who have been awarded their degrees within the last ten years (since 1/1/2009) and would like to contribute to literature and policy on the links between fertility/population growth and urban welfare and development, in Sub-Saharan Africa (and South Asia).
Please note that short concept notes will be due April 15, and those advanced to the next stage will be asked to submit full proposals by July 1.

For details on this fellowship program, please see:
English: https://iussp.org/en/call-proposals-2nd-round-fellowships-family-planning-fertility-and-urban-development
Français: https://iussp.org/fr/call-proposals-2nd-round-fellowships-family-planning-fertility-and-urban-development

NEXT GENERATION FORESIGHT PRACTITIONERS AWARDS 2018
To students aged 18-35 Years
Are you someone who is disrupting and shaping the future? Could you make a difference with USD 25 000?
It is now open! It is an annual award established by the School of International Futures (soif) recognising the next generation’s endeavours in shaping the future. Apply by 31 May 2019 for a chance to win the main award of $25000 and over ten different Special Awards.
Who the School of International Futures (UK) wants to support?
Next Generation foresight practitioners between 18 and 35 years old (at the time of entry) or have fewer than ten years’ experience working in strategic foresight.
The world is changing and as it does we need new sources of inspiration and innovation. Change will come from many arenas and peoples. We believe that the practice of foresight can help us embrace change, uncertainty & create better futures. The Joseph Jaworski Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Award aims to identify these innovators and support them in their endeavours.
See the winners from NGFP2018 here https://nextgenforesight.org/awards.html
NGFP2018 Award Winners and Special Awardees
Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Awards 2018. Awards Winners. We are delighted to announce the Winners of the 2018 Joseph Jaworski Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Awards! We received a strong field of applications from 37 different nationalities, from Azerbaijan to Zambia.
nextgenforesight.org
How soif wants to support
The Main Award includes a years’ incubator funding worth USD 25,000 to support a new foresight initiative, mentoring and support for the winner, as well a free ticket to our SOIF2018 retreat. Special Awardees (in social enterprise, urban policy, environmental humanitarian and geographical sectors, with more special awards being added soon) will also benefit from support to develop personally and professionally and all qualifying entrants will have opportunities to showcase their work and be invited to join the global “Sensing Network” community.
NGFP Webinars
For more information on the awards visit nextgenforesight.org.
To find more about sponsorship or judging opportunities please contact sarah@soif.org.uk
Learn more about SOIF here https://www.soif.org.uk/
Welcome – School of International Futures
The School of International Futures is a treasure that anybody interested in managing for the future should not miss.
Director, Strategic Foresight Initiative Atlantic Council
www.soif.org.uk

YOUNG WATER SOLUTIONS FELLOWSHIP
Young Water Solutions announces the call for applications for its Young Water Fellowship 2019, after a successful implementation of its 2017 and 2018 editions. The programme will empower 10 young social entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to tackle water and sanitation issues in their communities, by providing them training, mentorship and seed-funding grants.
The call is open to all young people aged 18 to 30 years old from low and middle income countries (for conditions and specific information, please visit http://www.youngwaterfellowship.org).
How can you help? Simply by sharing this opportunity with your students or network, through your website and/or social media. The hashtag being used is #youngwaterfellowship.
The application deadline is March 24th 2018. For questions, please contact ywfellowship@youngwatersolutions.org
About Young Water Solutions
Young Water Solutions is an international non profit organization aiming to develop and support the potential of young people to contribute to universal water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and water resources management. They do so by empowering young leaders, providing them the tools to carry out water projects in their communities. They promote an integrated approach, through their projects they often address interlinked challenges such as climate change adaptation, reforestation, youth unemployment and food security.
Young Water Solutions was co-founded by 16 young and senior people with a variety of profiles, skills and experiences. Ranging from youth people leading international water networks while still pursuing their studies, to senior experts with decades of qualified experience working for international organizations, they form an intergenerational, transnational and multidisciplinary team.

 

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