Tailored opportunities: “How to make the most out of attending conferences”

Shared by Dawit Gebregziabher

“Discussing with Prof. Mary Williams about how to make the most out of attending conferences.”

University of Glasgow

“If you know any student trying to decide whether to go to a large or small conference, and wondering how they’ll avoid feeling like an outsider, please pass this on.”

here is the link for the audio: https://youtu.be/VPm-Yep9ktQ

Tailored opportunities: AFRICAN CLIMATE CHANGE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (AFRICLIP) 2017 for emerging leaders in Climate Change

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The Africa Climate Leadership program (AfriCLP) is a grants award program that recognizes and incentivizes exemplary individuals and organizations to build leadership capacity in response to climate change. It is funded by IDRC and managed by the University of Nairobi and the Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA)-University of Dar es Salaam.


a) Applicant’s institution must have significant presence/operations in any African Country. Applicant’s institution must meet one of the following descriptions:

  • Legally-recognized organization in any African Country; or
  • Governmental entity or academic organization in any African Country.

b) Applicants must have been students/employed and reside within Africa.

How to apply?

This Application Form must be completed by every applicant. This Application Form solicits information from the applicant on:Fellowship type and program relevance

  1. Fellowship type and program relevance
  2. Personal data
  3. Educational background
  4. Publications and awards
  5. Current employment
  6. Project description and budget
  7. Supporting documents (that must be submitted with the Application Form to complete your application).

Evaluation process?

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following attributes that are deemed to exceed business as usual:

a) Innovation, strategic management, and thought leadership in addressing climate change.

b) Key climate (or closely associated) initiatives led by the applicant, and subsequent goals, benchmarks and plans for measuring success implemented by applicant.

c) Quality of engagement with non-profit partners, government organizations, and/or other non-advocacy collaborations.

d) Quality of collaboration with peers to develop best practices, influence behavior change, establish standards, and engage in public education

e) Education and training of internal staff and management, as well as external stakeholders, partners and suppliers.

f) Academic qualifications and achievements.

g) Strength and relevance of Concept Note.

Important dates?

Submission: 30th September, 2017

Notification: 31st October, 2017

Workshop: November, 2017

For detailed information on the application:


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Tailored opportunities:IZA/DFID Short Course on Program Evaluation

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The IZA/DFID Program on Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries is sponsoring a conference on “Labor Markets in West Africa”. This will be followed by a two-day “IZA/DFID Short Course on Program Evaluation” on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, 2017.


The course is designed for postgraduate students, faculty members, and researchers in government and non-governmental organizations who would like to develop their skills in program evaluation using the latest econometric methods. The course is intended for participants from low-income countries (the list of countries, see here). In particular, priority will be given to participants based in institutions in West African countries who are involved in the design, implementation, or analysis of training programs, or plan to be involved in the future. The course and the conference will be conducted in English.

Content of the course?

The course will consist of four half-day sessions and will cover the following topics: Design and analysis of randomized controlled trials; propensity score matching methods; difference-in-difference estimators; regression discontinuity designs. The focus will be on application of these methods to the evaluation of labor market related programs, including skills training programs.


Participants who are accepted for the course will be provided with all travel expenses (for travel booked according to the IZA travel guidelines), accommodation including breakfast and all meals which are part of the program from Wednesday night November 15, 2017 through Monday morning November 20, 2017.

Deadline and Application process?

Applications should be uploaded via the online application form by September 15, 2017. The Program Committee will aim to communicate its decisions to the applicants by October 1, 2017

Link for the application: http://www.opportunitiesforyouth.org/2017/08/call-applications-izadfid-short-course-program-evaluation/

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Tailored Opportunities: AuthorAID Travel and Workshop grants

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The travel grants are for early-career researchers to travel to international conferences to present their research and the workshop grants are for experienced researchers or administrators to organize a workshop on a topic related to research communication. Future calls for AuthorAID travel and workshop grants will be announced on the website.


  • A citizen of and living and working in a country on the list of eligible countries.
  • Who did not have received a grant from AuthorAID in the past two years.

What is required?

  • When applying for a travel grant your proposal/abstract should already have been accepted for presentation at an international conference and you should be a first-time presenter.
  • When applying for a workshop grant you should be one of the following: an experienced trainer of research communication, a successful researcher who is confident about teaching research communication, an administrator who can arrange one or more trainers for the workshop. You should also have permission from your institution to conduct an AuthorAID workshop.

You should be ready to complete the online application form in a single session, as partial applications cannot be saved. Before you begin an application, we suggest you read the PDF copy of the application form and prepare your responses to the questions that require some thought.


AuthorAID provide travel and workshop grants twice a year. The date will be posted one month before the deadline. First is in January or February and the second round is in July and August every year.

Benefit? For Travel grant is USD 1500 and for Workshop grant is USD 2500

For further information: http://www.authoraid.info/en/funding/

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Tailored Opportunities: VISITING SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS for African Women Researchers

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The Science by Women programme will fund 10 six-month visiting senior research fellowships for ten experienced African women researchers in any of the following international research centres of excellence based in Spain.

The aim of the call is to promote African women’s leadership in scientific research and technology transfer and to foster the capacity of the research centres in their home countries. The main goal is to enable African women researchers and scientists to tackle the great challenges faced by Africa through research in Health and biomedicine, agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change, mathematics, Information and Communication Technologies as well as Economic Sciences.

Who can apply?

  • Women researchers nationality of an African country.
  • PhD with at least 3 years of post-doctoral professional experience
  • Contractual relationship with a university or a public or private non-profit organization
  • Based in Africa dedicated to significant scientific research in the areas indicated (see in second paragraph of what?)
  • Excellent academic record and proven track of relevant research experience
  • Solid working knowledge of English
  • Proven experience leading a research group

What is required to apply?

  • Letter of Interest (max. 1 page)
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Fully filled form
  • Brief but concise description of the project to be developed in the Spanish
  • host centre (max. 2 pages)
  • A letter of the prospective host group’s stating its interest to support the project proposed by the candidate.


Successful candidates will have access to:

  • Flight from their centre of origin to the host institution and back
  • Living allowance of 2.400 Euros gross per month to cover accommodation, personal expense and health and occupational accident insurance coverage.


Deadline for proposals submission September 20, 2017

For further information, please refer the following link:



Tailored opportunity: Chance for young people to attend COP 23/ COY 13 in Bonn, Germany

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What ?

Selected applicants will be provided with financial support to attend COP 23/ COY 13 for the whole duration of November 2nd- November 18th.   Local and International travel, visa fees and other costs will be included in the support. Selected applicants will also be able to attend  an online training session Prior Youth opporunitiesto the conference. Apart from the financial support there will be ample opportunities to connect and network with fellow young scientists and others.


Young people of age 18-35


Complete an online application form in the following link



The deadline for application is 24 August 2017

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Tailored opportunities: Call for PhD Internships in an International Research Institute

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It gives registered doctoral students an opportunity to utilize the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their PhD dissertation or thesis research, and to work with UNU-WIDER researchers in areas of mutual interest. The applicant will spend 3 consecutive months at UNU-WIDER and should come back to his/her home institution.

Who can apply?

The applicant must be enrolled as a PhD student and who have ability to conduct research on developing economics. The priority is given to economists, but candidates working in other social sciences can also apply. Applicants who are working or living in developing countries and who are in the later stage of their PhD will be preferred.

Where? Helsinki, Finland

What is the required?

The applicants should be fluent in oral and written English, poses good quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. All applications should be made online and CV should be uploaded. The supervisor should send letter of recommendation to UNU-WIDER. During their stay in Helsinki, applicants will produce one or more of papers and present their research finding on a seminar and may publish their work in the WIDER working paper series.

Benefits: transportation cost to and from the home institution covered, Medical insurance during the stay in the internship plus a monthly stipend of EUR 1,600.00 to cover his/her living expenses.

N.B: Please note that the link to the online application form will only become active one month prior to the submission deadline (e.g., application procedures start on 1 March and 1 September of each year).

For further information, please refer to this link: https://www.wider.unu.edu/internships

Tailored opportunities: Call for papers- International conference Women’s Role in the sustainable development of Africa

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What ?

This is an international conference on the issues related to women’s contribution to sustainability and sustainable development in Africa. The conference will be held the International Leadership Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  on 27 November 2017. If your paper got accepted to the conference, you will be provided with travel and accommodation support.

Who ?

Any one with research or any other form of experience worth sharing in the following thematic areas:

  • Women Empowerment for Sustainable Development
  • Women Political Participation: Gender Quota System
  • Economic Status of Women
  • Role of Women in Peace and Security in Africa
  • Women in Historical, Social and Cultural Affairs
  • Affirmative Action: Women in Higher Education
  • Women Leadership Role


Prepare an abstract of your paper and make submission to the following emails:

Dr.Hanna Yakavenka:H.Yakavenka@greenwich.ac.uk (if you are based in Europe) or
Ms. BethelhemTaye,bethelhemtaye.ili@gmail.com or bethelhem.t@ili.edu.et (if you are based in Africa)

For further detailed information, follow this link 

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Call for Conference Papers- Inter-African Research and Education collaboration by Ubuntu-Net

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This is an international call for abstracts focusing on research and education collaboration in Africa. The conference organizers will provide support towards travel (air-ticket) and accommodation.


Any researcher or academician, consultant, freelancer etc with contributions towards how to enhance research and education collaboration in Africa


The conference is going to happen in  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and will be hosted by the Ethiopian Education and Research Network, EthERNet.


If you have done any research, or you have an important experience to share in the area of research and education collaboration among African Universities and research organizations, then you should apply to this call. There will be ample opportunities for networking, meeting fellow scientists and practitioners in the area.


The conference: 2-3 November 2017

Deadline for submission of Abstracts: 31 August 2017

Please follow the instruction for application in the following link

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