Calls for Research Grants, Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

The Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST), African Union Commission, in collaboration with its European Union Development partners has called for application for its newly-developed Research Grants.

The grants are focused on three priority and thematic areas, namely: Post-Harvest and Agriculture; Renewable and Sustainable Energy and Water and Sanitation as articulated in Africa’s Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action (CPA), as well as the Lighthouse Projects.

Interested applicants are to follow any of the following links, to apply:http://www.africahrst.org/stict/rgp/call2011.aspx;
http://www.africa-eu-partnership.org/news/africa-union-research-grants-2011-open-call-proposals;
http://www.africa-union.org and http://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome.

Similarly, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) is accepting applications for its Postgraduate, Postdoctoral, visiting scholars and advanced research fellowship programmes.
The schemes represent a great opportunity for scientists and researchers interested at enhancing their scientific knowledge.

Available fields of offer include: Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Physics.

For more information, including eligibility criteria, deadlines, among others, applicants are to download application forms at http://twas.ictp.it/prog/exchange/fells-overview.

Also, the Perdana Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, as offered by the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is searching for excellent personnel in research and development to support the scientific enterprise in the Malaysian research environment.

Eligible candidates must possess Ph. D with research experience at the University level for at least, three to five years.

Interested applicants are to send their Curriculum Vitae with summary of past accomplishments; brief research proposal (maximum, 2 single-spaced pages) with research title and stated field of specialization; with two reference letters (excluding the supervisors) to:The Dean,
Institute of Postgraduate Studies,
Universiti Sains Malaysia ,
11800 USM,
Penang, Malaysia,
Email: shlim@notes.usm.my

The closing date for application is April 15, 2011.

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