New Research Grant for African Scientist
We are pleased to announce a new TWAS Research Grant Programme, through the support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Seed Grant for New African Principal Investigators (SG-NAPI). The call for 2021 is now open and will remain open until 27 July 2021.
The programme is specifically aimed at PhD graduates from selected African countries, who obtained their PhD abroad within the last 5 years and returned home within the last 36 months or will return home before the end of 2021.
Full details about the SG-NAPI Programme are available on the TWAS website
Royal Academy and British Council
2021 Newton International Fellowships Open for applications- deadline for applications 16th June 2021 4pm SAST.
The Fellowships provide an opportunity for some of the most talented post-doctoral researchers working overseas to carry out world class research in UK institutions across all disciplines of natural sciences and engineering, social science, and humanities.
The Newton International Fellowship selects the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world and offers support for two years (or longer at 0.6 FTE for caring responsibilities). They provide grants of £24,000 (tax exempt) per annum to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 per annum to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation allowance of up to £3,500. There is also financial support available for awardees dependants’ visas. The Fellowship also provides a contribution to overheads. In addition, Newton International Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 5 years following the completion of the Fellowship.
The deadline for applications is 16th June 2021 3pm UK Time (i.e. 4pm SAST).
Further information can be found on the following website: https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/newton-international/
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme
Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are now open
The Humphrey Program brings young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.
During their stay at an American host university, Humphrey Fellows are invited to take graduate courses relevant to their professional interests. However, as the Humphrey Fellowship is not a degree program, participants spend a considerable portion of their time engaged in professional development activities including: consultations and affiliations with U.S. faculty and experts, field trips, workshops, research projects, and the development of practical useful strategies that could be applied in the Fellows’ home countries.
Academic: The Humphrey program is classified as a non-degree program. Humphrey Fellows cannot transfer from non-degree status to degree status. Humphrey Fellows pursue tailored study programs at participating host institutions, where the freedom from the requirements of a degree program gives each Fellow the flexibility to pursue a self-directed, individualized program.
Professional: Early in the academic year, each Fellow develops, with assistance from the local campus coordinator and faculty advisors, a plan for professional activities carefully geared to the Fellow’s need for relevant, practical professional experiences. A Fellow’s professional-development plan may include professional visits, conferences, and a professional affiliation (mid-career internship/residency) that must be at least six weeks in duration.
Applications close on July 15, 2021