Tailored opportunities: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scholarships 2017/2018 for Study in South Africa

What?

The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) is offering scholarships to social innovators and entrepreneurs, who want to address our continent’s urgent social, economic, environmental and humanitarian challenges.  In association with UCT GSB, the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialized unit at the UCT Graduate School of Business, is pleased to be offering Africa’s leading innovators, out-of-the-box thinkers, system-entrepreneurs, change makers, graduates and social entrepreneurs and activists the opportunity to study at Africa’s top business school, the UCT Graduate School of Business.The scholarships cover either the partial or full programme costs and are open to candidates in any field where they have been exploring social, environmental, political impact through innovative approaches towards social justice.

Who?

You are eligible for a Bertha Scholarship:

  • if you are an African citizen or permanent resident
  • if you have started or worked with a social/green/entrepreneurial innovative idea that seeks social or economic change
  • if you have worked on advancing social justice and pioneering inclusive opportunities through social innovation within an organisation
  • if you demonstrate strong leadership qualities within your field
  • if you meet the admission requirements of the university for your selected course of study.

How?

  1. Submit your MBA or MPhil in Inclusive Innovation programme application before the respective deadlines to the GSB.
  2. Submit the GSB Scholarship Application Form which should include:
  • Your UCT GSB application number received from the GSB Admissions Office
  • Your contact details and your CV uploaded
  • Your answers to the three essay questions, which shows how the degree programme at this stage in your career will help to accelerate impact in your area of work/interest and how it will contribute to society as a whole.
  • Your short [no longer than four minute] video.
  • In the choice of scholarship on the application form, remember to select the option for Focus on Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship (Bertha Scholarship).

When?

pplications are currently open until 31 October 2017.

Interviews will take place on 28 or 29 November 2017

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Tailored Opportunities: 2018 Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Fellows Program for University Faculty

What?

The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 DHS Fellows Program. The DHS Fellows Program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is designed to increase the capacity of countries to conduct further analysis of DHS data. The primary objectives of the program are:

  • To teach Fellows to analyze and conduct research with DHS data;
  • To strengthen skills that Fellows will use to integrate DHS data into their teaching;
  • To increase the ability of Fellows to build the capacity of others to use DHS data at their home universities

Who?

Applications are only being accepted from faculty members at universities in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Myanmar, Nepal, South Africa, Timor-Leste, and Zimbabwe. All team members must be based full-time at the home university. Applications must be from teams comprised of three faculty members from the same university who teach in departments of demography, public health, economics, sociology, geography, or other social sciences. Teams must include one senior faculty member.

What is required?

Each fellow must bring a laptop that will be used for the duration of each workshop. Each team will be expected to jointly complete a publishable-quality manuscript in English on policy-relevant questions.

Benefits?

 Each fellow will be awarded a $2,500 stipend to cover research expenses which will be paid in instalments based upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables.

In addition, each Fellows team will be provided up to $1500 to be used on their capacity-building activities at home university.

The DHS Program will cover economy airfare from the home university, lodging, and per diem expenses for each fellow to attend both workshops

How to apply?

Each team should submit a single application that contains the following items:

  1. A completed team application form (on-line)
  2. A brief, original research proposal (3 to 4 pages) with the following sections clearly described 1) introduction and rationale, 2) literature review on the topic, 3) research question(s), 4) scope of analysis (including how DHS data will be used to answer the research questions), and 5) potential policy implications.
  3. A brief plan for internal capacity-building (1 to 2 pages) that describes realistic activities the applicants will undertake during the fellowship. These activities should enable fellows to pass on knowledge and skills learned through the program to students and faculty at their home university. The brief description of each proposed activity should include a summary of the objective, target group, timing, and measurement of progress or outcome. The proposed activities should be implemented before August 17th, 2018, as detailed in the timeline.
  4. In addition, the joint application should include the following from each team member:
  1. A curriculum vitae with complete contact information, a list of publications, and names and contact information for three references
  2. Proof of status as a current university faculty member and duration of employment

 

When?

November 10, 2017 Applications are due
Late November, 2017 Selected candidates are notified
January 29 – Feb 9, 2018 First workshop (location TDB) to prepare Fellows to use DHS datasets, refine research questions, and begin data analysis
March 9, 2018 Fellows submit interim drafts of their papers
March 26, 2018 Fellows submit first report on capacity-building activities implemented at home universities
March 28 – April 6, 2018 Second workshop (location TBD) for Fellows to finalize their papers
May 14, 2018 Fellows submit final papers and respond to reviews and edits throughout the publication process
August 17, 2018 Fellows submit second report on capacity-building activities implemented at home universities
August 24, 2018 Fellows submit the working paper to a peer-reviewed journal

 

For detailed information:

https://dhsprogram.com/What-We-Do/Workshops/workshop-fellows0118.cfm

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N.B: This opportunity was obtained from our brother Solomon Bizuayehu, PhD student in Japan. We encourage our brothers and sisters abroad to send us important opportunities so that we can post it and let our brothers and sisters in Ethiopia get benefited.

 

 

 

 

Tailored Opportunities: University Leadership and Management Training Programme

What?

The UNILEAD programme (University Leadership and Management Training Programme) is a Blended-Learning programme for young University Leaders within the field of Higher Education Management. The programme focuses on Project Management, Financing and Investment, and Management of Human Resource as well as the development and implementation of individual and innovative projects.

Who?

The programme is directed at young University Leaders in South East Asia, South and East Africa, Central America (incl. Mexico, Colombia) and the Middle East.

Where?

The programme takes place at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany.

When?

The UNILEAD programme is an annual programme, starting in February each year. (Application in October). Deadline: 16 October 2017

Why?

The key objective of UNILEAD is to bring together a group of approx. 25 professionals working in middle to senior level management at (Higher) Education Institutions. The idea is to enable the participants to tackle inherent problems of their positions.

For more information: https://www.uni-oldenburg.de/en/unilead/

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Tailored opportunities: Climate change adaptation and agriculture a Massive Open Online Course For Free

What?

 The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is part of a work-programme of the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme, a joint effort led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to support countries to integrate and address climate change concerns as they affect agricultural sector-based livelihoods in national and sectoral planning and budgeting processes.

Topics of the course Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Week 1: Introduction to climate change adaptation, agriculture and food security

Week 2: International Frameworks and National Adaptation Planning

Week 3: Identifying and assessing climate change impacts and risks

Week 4: Identifying and prioritizing climate adaptation options

Week 5: Governance, coordination and finance

Week 6: Communications, monitoring and evaluation

Who?

 “The course is an important learning opportunity for climate change practitioners, academics, students and government representatives interested in increasing their knowledge on what it means to incorporate climate change risks into planning and budgeting processes involving the agriculture sector.”

What is required?

2-3 hours / week

No prior knowledge is required to join the course.

To register the MOOC, please visit: napmooc.uncclearn.org

Benefit?

The course will be taught by leading experts from different disciplines and it is free

Upon completion of all required activities, participants will receive a certificate from FAO, UNDP and UNITAR.

When?

The course will run from 13 November to 22 December 2017

For more information: http://www.adaptation-undp.org/undp-and-fao-join-launch-new-online-course-climate-change-and-agriculture#.WcJKFVj9DDI.twitter

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Tailored opportunities: Call for concept note (NoRAD funds for Women’s Rights)

What?

The Norwegian Govenrment’s NoRAD fund will provide a fund of 25-30 Million NOK for proposals focusing on the following

  1. Funds for supporting the followup of 1325-Women, Peace and Security
  2. Women’s rights and gender equality (Women’s economic participation and empowerment and Women’s political participation and Empowerment)

 

Who?

  • pplicant must be an independent legal entity with its own articles of association and a responsible board. The board should be administratively separate from the day-to-day operations of the organization;
  • National and International civil society organizations and networks may apply. National or regional south based organizations or south based networks will be prioritized;
  • Have an adequate economic base for the work to be carried out, and the necessary technical and administrative competence to implement the projects;
  • For projects with field-based operations: Have an established cooperation with local partners;
  • Have documented experience and expertise within the prioritized thematic areas for this grant scheme;
  • The proposal must have women’s rights and gender equality as the main objective;
  • The proposal must be within the priority themes specified above;
  • The period of support is one to three years;
  • Adhere to the four cross- cutting issues in Norwegian development cooperation: human rights, women’s rights and gender equality, environment and climate change, and anti-corruption. The organization must demonstrate that they have analysed potential risks associated with the planned project/programme and whether it will potentially have a negative impact on the cross-cutting

How?

The application process will consist of two parts:

  • In the first round, applicants are invited to submit a concept paper. The deadline for the first round will be October 15, 2017. See template of Concept noteand organisational self assessment.
  • Based on the Concept Paper, selected candidates will be invited to submit a full project proposal. The deadline will be December 15, 2017.
  • Please submit your application (using the required templates) with attachments electronically to postmottak@norad.no.

When?

The deadline for submission of concept notes is 15 October 2017

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Tailored opportunities: Postdoc in Rangeland Management and Grazing Ecology (University of Hohenheim)

What?

The department of Animal Nutrition and Rangeland Management in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, wants to hire a researcher for Postdoctoral position (13 TV-L, 100%) in the field of Rangeland Management and Grazing Ecology starting December 2017.  Successful candidate will be expected to 1. Developing research proposals and conducting research with the focus on rangeland management and plant-livestock interactions in grazing-based livestock systems; 2. Contributing to English master courses on rangeland management and resource use in livestock systems; and 3. Supervision of Bachelor, Master, and doctoral students. The contract is for one year with a possiblity of extension.

Who? 

The conApplicants must have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline such as range or grazing ecology, vegetation science, and/or ethology. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable in modern approaches to study rangeland vegetation, grazing behaviour and/or the nutritional status of grazing animals. He/she demonstrates good skills in English language (both written and oral) and scientific writing. Experience in field research (in tropical countries) is advantageous. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.

 How?

Send your application including a letter of motivation, CV, a list of publications, and an abstract of main research interests to: Jun. Prof. Uta Dickhoefer, Animal Nutrition and Rangeland Management in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim, 70593 Stuttgart, Germany.

When?

The application deadline: 15 October 2017

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Tailored opportunities: 45 Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) PhD Scholarships in Germany

What?

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students. Course level is PhD and the study will be given at University of Mannheim. The field study include center for Doctoral Studies in Business (CDSB) such as Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Operation Management and Taxation. Center of Doctoral Studies in Economics (CDSE) that is Economics, and Center for Doctoral Studies in Social Sciences (CDSS) including Psychology, Sociology and Political Science.

Who?

International applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

What is required?

  • Master’s degree (research oriented) or excellent Bachelor’s degree in the respective field
  • Letter of motivation explaining why you want to join one of our programs
  • Two letters of recommendation from university professors
  • Test scores Business Program: GMAT or GRE (preferably GMAT) Economics Program: GRE Social Sciences Program: TOEFL
  • Writing sample (e.g. a paper you have written during your studies)

Benefits?

The scholarship comprises a monthly living allowance of 1200 Euros.

When?

Deadline: 31 March 2018

 More information about the application:

https://gess.uni-mannheim.de/?utm_source=sclrship.com

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Tailored opportunities: Four Doctoral Positions in Germany

What?

The interdisciplinary Research Training Group (RTG) 1808 “Ambiguity – Production and Perception” Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen offers a PhD Position (TV-L E13, 65%). The maximum period of employment is three years. Females are particularly encouraged to apply. The required field includes Language and Cultural Studies, Law, Economics, and Social Sciences and Arts, Music and Sport.

What is required?

The discipline of the applicants consist of English Literary Studies, English Linguistics, German Literary Studies, German Linguistics (including Psycholinguistics), Legal Studies, Classical Philology, Cognitive Modelling; Psychology, General Rhetoric, Romance Linguistics, Protestant Theology (New Testament). Doctoral students are expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary activities of the RTG, including the TInCAP database of ambiguity phenomena.

Application procedure?

Applications should be either in German or English and should include cover letter, a research proposal (maximum 5 pages), signed CV, University degrees and transcripts of individual grades as well as one letter of recommendation and the names and email addresses of two further referees (university professors) are to be sent in digital form (one pdf document) by November 30, 2017, under the reference RTG “Ambiguity: Production and Perception” to the speaker of the

RTG, Professor Matthias Bauer: m.bauer@uni-tuebingen.de. Job interviews for successful candidates will be held in Tübingen. For information on the application procedure, please contact inken.armbrust@uni-tuebingen.de.

Benefit of the position?

Doctoral students will enjoy excellent conditions in an interdisciplinary environment and will participate in a systematically structured curriculum, comprising project-oriented guidance in small teams as well as activities of the entire Research Training Group, including a practice-based programme. The PhD Students will be employed through the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

When?

Application deadline: Thursday, November 30, 2017

More information about the application can be found here:

http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/forschung/forschungsschwerpunkte/graduiertenkollegs/grk-1808-ambiguitaet-produktion-und-rezeption/ausschreibung.html

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Tailored opportunities: Free online course (with certificate) on Information Literacy and Access to Global Research in Agriculture

What ?

the AGORA Team is pleased to offer an online course for AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture), one of the four programmes of Research4LifeThe online course – provided by the Partnerships and South-South Cooperation Division (DPS) at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN).   The course will help you improve your competence and ability in accessing relevant and timely global online resources in agricultural research.

Who?

The course targets researchers, academics, research officers, librarians, IT specialists, other practitioners and students from AGORA eligible institutions in eligible countries. Anyone working or studying in agricultural and related sciences can apply for the course. Priority is given to anyone from Research4Life eligible countries, Group A and Group B respectively.

How?

By submitting this online form, applicants DECLARE that their supervisor/manager/the person – to whom they report at their workplace – approves their participation in the “Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture” Online Course and allows them to dedicate about 15 hours in total during the two weeks of the course.

When?

The online application form will be available until 8 October 2017

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Tailored opportunities: IUFRO Young scientists initiative- Short research visit to European Institutions

What?

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) will offer up to five grants of up to EUR 5 000 annually for Short Scientific Visits specifically for Early Career Scientists affiliated with IUFRO Member organisations. These Visits will provide a unique opportunity for young scientists from Africa, Asia and Latin America to visit a European forest research organisation and conduct a scientific collaboration with a young scientist from the respective host organisation.

PS. The Ethiopian Agricultural Research Organization is the only Ethiopian Institution which is a member of IUFRO. You can register your organization Here  

Who?

Young scientists whose institution is a member of the IUFRO. Check if your organization is a member here 

What?

First identify a host organization at an European institute, get the invitation/ acceptance letter. Prepare a short summary of your proposed activities at the host organization, get this approved by the host organization. Prepare a short (3 minute) video explaining what you will be doing at your host organization. Finally get an endorsement from your current employer.

When?

Applications are due on 31 December 2017

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