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TWAS 2017 Prizes and the 2017 TWAS-Siwei Cheng Prize in Economic Sciences

Announcement Date: 14 February 2017

Deadline for Application:  31 March 2017

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) - for the advancement of science in developing countries

TWAS is seeking nominations for the TWAS 2017 Prizes and the 2017 TWAS-Siwei Cheng Prize in Economic Sciences

TWAS 2017 Prizes will be awarded to individual scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least ten years immediately prior to their nomination, in recognition of an outstanding contribution to knowledge or an outstanding contribution to the application of science and technology to sustainable development, in the following eight fields of science: Agricultural Sciences; Biology; Chemistry; Earth, Astronomy and Space Sciences; Engineering Sciences; Mathematics; Medical Sciences, Physics and Social Sciences (excluding economic sciences).
The newly established TWAS-Siwei Cheng Prize in Economic Sciences will be awarded to an individual scientist for outstanding contribution in both understanding and addressing economic sciences.

In either cases nominations can only be submitted electronically.

For More information about eligibility criteria and submission procedure, please visit: http://twas.org/opportunity/twas-prizes

http://twas.org/opportunity/twas-siwei-cheng-prize-economic-sciences

 


Ft/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action

Announcement Date: 3 June 2012

The "FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action 2012" will assess urban solutions in the fields of education, healthcare, energy and infrastructure from
2007-11.

Please check the following links for details:
http://ftcitiawards.com/
http://www.ft.com/reports/ingenuity

 


Scholarships

Postdoctoral Grants co-funded with the Science and Technology Development (STDF)

Announcement Date: 8 March 2017

Deadline for Application:  17 April 2017

The Embassy of France in Egypt -The French Institute in Egypt- is pleased to announce the fourth announcement for nomination of post-doctoral grants co-funded with the Science and Technology Development. These grants are for Egyptian researchers wishing to go to the French Laboratory for 9 months maximum

For detailed information, kindly check the attachment below (information is available in French and Arabic).

 


IMHOTEP Program

Announcement Date: 8 March 2017

Deadline for Application:  16 May 2017

The Embassy of France in Egypt - the French Institute in Egypt (IFE) and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology are pleased to announce the nomination of the fourteenth French Egyptian scientific partnership - Imhotep.

For detailed information, kindly check the attachment below (information is available in French and Arabic).

 


Egypt -Lebanon -EU Mobility Exchange NeTwork (ELEMENT): Scholarships Opportunities

Announcement Date: 13 December 2011

Egypt was granted a new project through the Erasmus Mundus, Action 2 - Strand 1 programme titled "Egypt ? Lebanon ? EU Mobility Exchange NeTwork", abbreviated as "ELEMENT".

The ELEMENT Project offers scholarships for undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doctoral students and staff. These scholarships will cover travel, insurance, participation costs and subsistence allowance.

Students and staff members from all universities in the ELEMENT partnership, both from the EU (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain and United Kingdom), Egypt and Lebanon can apply for scholarships. The ELEMENT Scholarships are designed for:

1.Students and staff members and graduates from Egypt or Lebanon wanting to study at an EU University.
2.Students and staff members from EU Partner Universities wanting to study at an Egyptian or Lebanese Partner University.

For further information on how to apply, please visit: http://www.em-element.eu/

 


Other Opportunities

Call for Applications: Grants to Develop Components of a Curriculum on Responsible Science for Egypt

Announcement Date: 2 March 2017

Deadline for Application:  31 March 2017

National Academy of Sciences

Number of grants to be awarded: up to 7
Available funding per grant: up to $7,000


Funds are available to promote the development of components for a curriculum on responsible science for use with undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research scientists and engineers in the life and physical sciences in Egypt. The framework for this curriculum will be based on the Egyptian Educational Institutes on Responsible Science and the subsequent leadership institute held in Egypt in 2015 and 2016 (see http://rcr.asu.edu.eg and http://www.nas-sites.org/responsiblescience/). These Institutes were organized by The U.S. National Academy of Sciences, in partnership with Ain Shams University, and in collaboration with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Cairo University, Damanhour University and Mansoura University. The Institutes use principles of active learning and engagement pedagogies to empower faculty and researchers to help their students and peers explore issues of responsible science and related practices.

Successful proposals will:
1) demonstrate how content and instructional methods will be integrated and
2) provide a clear plan for later assessing the outcomes of the proposed work following the development of the proposed curricular component.

Grants are available only to Egyptian nationals affiliated with Egyptian universities, scientific or engineering institutions or research centers.

For more information and access to the application, please visit: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3382443/Responsible-Science-in-Egypt-Phase-3-Fostering-Academic-Curricula

 


8th annual Competitive Game: From the Earth to the Moon

Announcement Date: 24 November 2016

Deadline for Application:  30 April 2017

The 8th annual Competitive Game, organized jointly by the French Federation for Mathematical Games and SCM, has started.

It is endowed with 2,000 Euros of prizes. The topic this year is Jules Verne's novel "From the Earth to the Moon".

For more information, please visit: http://www.scmsa.eu/archives/SCM_FFJM_Competitive_Game_2016_2017.pdf

 


Summer Schools 2017 at TUM

Announcement Date: 2 March 2017

Deadline for Application:  15 May 2017

Finding Nano - Nanoscience, Research and Industry in Germany
12th June - 23rd July 2017

Students can apply online from 15th January - 19th March 2017: www.tum-summer.com

Engineering and Geodesy
1st - 25th August 2017

Students can apply online from 15th January - 15th May 2017: www.tum-summer.com

For more details, please check the attachment

 


TWAS Fellowships: 2011 Call for Applications

Announcement Date: 15 March 2011


TWAS Fellowships: 2011 Call for Applications Postgraduate, postdoctoral, visiting scholar and advanced research fellowships available to scientists from developing countries

TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, www.twas.org, is now accepting applications for its postgraduate, postdoctoral, visiting scholars and advanced research fellowship programs. The fellowships are offered to scientists from developing countries and are tenable at centers of excellence in various countries in the South, including Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan and Thailand.

Eligible fields include: agricultural and biological sciences, medical and health sciences, chemistry, engineering, astronomy, space and earth sciences, mathematics and physics.

Please see www.twas.org, > Programs > Exchange for the latest information regarding all these programs, including eligibility criteria, deadlines, etc, and to download the application forms and guidelines.

Women scientists are especially encouraged to apply.

 


UNU-IAS (Various Opportunities)

Announcement Date: 19 April 2011

The United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS)is announcing the following opportunities :

1) The following job opportunity is currently available at (UNU-IAS):

- Research Fellow in Science and Technology for Sustainable Societies
(Deadline: Extended till Monday, 9 May 2011).

For details, click the following link: http://www.ias.unu.edu/.pdf

- Research Fellow for Marine Governance/Coastal Management, UNU-IAS Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa
(Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.)
For details, click the following link: http://www.ias.unu.edu/Fellow Vacancy.pdf

2) The following internship opportunity is currently available at UNU-IAS:
- Satoyama Initiative Intern
(Deadline: 25 April 2011)

For details, click the following link: http://www.ias.unu.edu/

 


Higher Education Funding Opportunities in the Arab Region

Announcement Date: 8 May 2011

The BA produced the "Higher Education Funding Opportunities in the Arab Region "online Directory.

This Directory is the outcome of a research project conducted by a group of young researchers in the Resource Development Department.

The project was generously supported by the Ford Foundation Regional Office in Cairo.

The purpose of the Directory is to help students and higher education institutes to learn about existing local and regional donors supporting higher education in 12 Arab countries.

The Directory also aims to provide an access point to donors allowing them to disseminate information about their activities, observe other donors? activities, and most importantly to pave the way for the creation of fruitful partnerships between them.

To access the Online Directory, please visit: www.bibalex.org/HE_funding

 


4thEuroAfrica-ICT Forum

Announcement Date: 16 May 2011

4thEuroAfrica-ICT Cooperation Forum on ICT Research will take place in Cape Town, South Africa on 14-15 November 2011.

The event is organized by the Meraka Institute of CSIR and Sigma Orionis under the EuroAfrica-ICT Project.

For detailed information, kindly check the attachment as well as the following link: http://euroafrica-ict.org/

 

Attachments

About the forum


Summer School: the exchange of knowledge and the awareness on EU water research and technology state of the art

Announcement Date: 26 June 2011

Time and date

The summer school will be held in Barcelona, Spain between the 26th and the 30th of September, 2011. Participants are expected to arrive the afternoon before, on the 25th of September.

Venue

Classes will be hosted by ACC1O in Barcelona and will be held under the address: Passeig de GRACIA, 129, 08008, Barcelona, Spain. Who many attend Young researchers (PhD, PostDoc), water experts from industry and SMEs, and water practitioners from relevant stakeholders primarily from EU countries, EU associated countries and EU neighbouring countries.

Examples for the main stakeholder entities from which participants are selected from:

  • European Ministries of Environment, Research and Enterprises;
  • National public agencies related to R&D (focused on water);
  • Universities, Research Centres and other Institutions involved in Water R&D and Innovation;
  • Water Industrial associations;
  • European Platforms (in particular Water Platform);
  • Large and Small Companies known to be involved in Water Research and innovation.


Selection criteria

A maximum number of 25 participants will be selected based on the following criteria:

1.Their familiarity with the topics pertaining to the STREAM Summer Schools
2.Their achievement in water related fields research;
3.They are representatives of entities considered as stakeholders;
4.Good knowledge of English.

Scholarship

STREAM is currently seeking for the partnership or sponsorship of outside actors to provide few scholarships. Additional information to applicants on existing scholarship programmes will also be provided.

If you would like to register please click here.

Please find the details following the URL:
http://www.stream-project.eu/summer-schools/introduction-schools
http://www.stream-project.eu/summer-schools/first-summer-school

 


TWAS Fellowships programme

Announcement Date: 17 May 2012

TWAS Fellowships: 2012 Call for Applications
Postgraduate, postdoctoral, visiting scholar and advanced research fellowships available to scientists from developing countries


TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world www.twas.org is now accepting applications for its postgraduate, postdoctoral, visiting scholars and advanced research fellowship programmes.

The fellowships are offered to scientists from developing countries and are tenable at centres of excellence in various countries in the South, including Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan and Thailand. Two new programmes with Iran and Pakistan are launched this year, with the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) and the National Centre for Physics (NCP).

Eligible fields of the different programmes include one or more of the following: agricultural and biological sciences, medical and health sciences, chemistry, engineering, astronomy, space and earth sciences, mathematics and physics.

For the latest and detailed information regarding all these programmes, including eligibility criteria, deadlines, application forms and guidelines please check the attachment and visit the following link: http://twas.ictp.it/prog/exchange/fells/fells-overview

Women scientists are especially encouraged to apply.

N.B:Deadline varies per programme