The African Postdoctoral Training Initiative Fellowship opportunity
This grant is made possible by the African Academy of Sciences, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The African Postdoctoral Training fellows will train in a global health research area of priority for their home institutions and countries while building bridges and lasting connections between the partner organizations and African scientists and institutions.
deadline is May 11.
Plant breeders: GENES MS and PhD scholarship opportunities
Applications are being accepted for MS and PhD scholarships for the mobility of plant genomics scholars to accelerate climate-smart adaptation options and food security in Africa. This scholarship is being offered by
, which is funded by the Intra-Africa Program of the Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission. This opportunity is open for 10 PhD candidates in plant breeding,
genomics scientists and eight support staff with strong capacity in cultivar development and new molecular breeding approaches.
Apply by May 30
The goal is to increase knowledge and prospects of improving major crops including cereals, pulses, vegetables, fruits and bio-fuels used in Africa for food and nutrition security and the crop production industry.
John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award
The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognizes the world's top scientists who have made outstanding achievements in global health research. Since its inception eight years ago, the Global Health Award has grown significantly to become one of the world's most prestigious awards recognizing excellence in global health research.
Nominees should be individuals who have made major scientific advances with a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world. The award is science-focused and is not intended for those with primarily leadership and administrative accomplishments.
The scientific community is invited to nominate qualified scientists from any branch of global health. The evaluation of the contributions of the nominees depends heavily on the quality of information supplied. Therefore, nominations should be accurate, detailed, current, complete and with supporting letters reflecting the nominee's accomplishments.Deadline for nominations is October 1.
affiliates should check with their dean or department chair before applying and contact
with any questions.