Agroforestry and natural resource management are well-established research and development disciplines worldwide. Other than the World Agoforestry Centre, many national, regional and international institutions offer a broad range of fellowship and scholarship opportunities that develop and strengthen the capacity of individual learners in these areas.
GENERAL RESEARCH AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
1) Collective Action & Property Rights News
SCHOLARSHIP: MSc Water: Science and Governance
The Department of Geography, King's College London is accepting applications for MSc Water: Science and Governance and scholarships are available to eligible candidates.
Drawing on the university's leading reputation in water research, students are equipped with advanced interdisciplinary training to tacle the contemporary challenges of diverse water
The programmeregularly includes guest talks by leading scientists and professionals in addition to a range of research seminars available weekly within the department. Environmental internship opportunities are offered and dissertations may be developed through placements at relevant organisations.
More information can be found on http://news.capri.cgiar.org/2014/02/scholarship-msc-water science
Application deadline March 31, 2014
2) DAAD SCHOLARSHIP
Each year, DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service offers scholarships for developing countries‘ students. The scholarships are available for pursuing a postgraduate degree at German institutions of Higher education. These scholarships provide monthly installment of EUR 750.00. and also include the costs for health, accident and liability insurance in Germany and an DAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries are offered for pursuing development-related postgraduate courses in the areas of Economic Sciences / Business Administration/ Political Economics, Development Co-operation, Engineering and related sciences, Mathematics, Regional Planning, Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Public Health / Veterinary Medicine / Medicine, Social Science, Education & Law and Media Studies.
Course Level: The scholarship is offered to pursue a postgraduate degree at German institutions of Higher education.
Scholarship Provider: DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service.
Scholarship can be taken at: German
Scholarship Description: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst – supports a range of postgraduate courses at German universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from Developing Countries with further specialized studies. The DAAD supports these selected programs with a certain quota of scholarships and with financial assistance for a special tutoring system. At the end of the course (programs run 12 to 36 months, depending on the particular institution) participants can obtain an internationally recognized Master’s or in some courses PhD degree.
The general closing dates for applications are as follows:
-31 July (annually) DAAD Regional Office, DAAD-Information Centre or German Embassy or
-31 August (annually) DAAD Bonn or
-15 October (annually) University (Please check date. Deadlines differ from university to university.
3) Fashion Matters MA Scholarships at the University of Arts London in UK, 2014/2015
University of the Arts London is offering up to three Fashion Matters MA Scholarships for UK/EU and overseas students. Each award is worth £15,000 and will be awarded to three selected progression students accepted accepted on the MA Fashion Footwear or MA Fashion Artefact course at London College of Fashion, commencing September 2014. Scholarships will cover full tuition fees and some maintenance for a Home/EU recipient and a contribution towards tuition fees for an Overseas recipient. The application deadline is 16th May 2014.
Scholarship Provider: University of the Arts London, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: Eligibility criteria for The Fashion Matters MA Scholarships, applicants must be:
-Accepted for a full-time MA Footwear Course or the MA Artefact Course at London College of Fashion, commencing September 2014; and
-A graduate from the BA (Hons) Footwear or the BA (Hons) Accessories Course at London College of Fashion within the last three years.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 16th May 2014.
4) Victoria Masters Scholarship in Newzealand 2014
Victoria University is offering over thirty master’s [by thesis] scholarships to students about to commence a full-time, research-focused Master’s degree. Scholarships consisting of a $15,000 stipend, plus domestic fees will be awarded. International students, other than those from Australia will be liable to pay the difference between the full international student fee and the domestic fee. Scholarships shall be awarded solely on the basis of academic merit.
tudy Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the Victoria University.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time, research-focused Master’s degree at Victoria University.
Scholarship Provider: Victoria University, New Zealand
Scholarship can be taken at: New Zealand
Eligibility: Only those students enrolled solely for a 90 point thesis or above are eligible to apply. In some cases this will be Part 2 of a two-year Master’s degree and will usually have the course code 591. Students who are enrolled in Master’s degree programmes that have thesis or research components of less than 90 points, or who elect not to enrol for the solely by thesis option, but instead enrol in taught courses, internships, performance, portfolio, practicum, or other programme options, are eligible to apply for the Victoria Graduate Scholarships. Creative Writing candidates are eligible to apply for the Master’s [by thesis] Scholarship.
5) One Planet MBA Scholarships at University of Exeter in UK, 2014/2015
University of Exeter is offering a number of MBA scholarships in 2014/15. Applicants need to have received an offer of a place on the One Planet MBA before apply for a scholarship. All scholarships are awarded on a discretionary basis, with eligibility assessed on the basis of academic qualifications, work experience and personal statement. Students can apply for a number of Scholarships but students can only be awarded one. Application should be submitted till 31st May 2014.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded for MBA programme at University of Exeter.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree level at University of Exeter in UK.
Scholarship Provider: University of Exeter, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: The Ayudar One Planet MBA Scholarship Programme: To be eligible to apply you will need to satisfy the following criteria: Be a Colombian citizen planning to return to Colombia and develop a business career in the country after graduation.
-Have a clear and demonstrable desire to make a difference in helping business to contribute back to society and/or improve the environment. You will need to write a compelling personal statement to demonstrate this.
-Have a clear and demonstrable case that you would not, without the Scholarship, have the financial means to undertake an MBA in the UK.
-Have a good academic background with the equivalent of an Upper Second class honours degree.
-A minimum of three years post-graduation managerial experience.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Application deadline is 31st May 2014
6) MBA Scholarship for International Students at University of Glasgow in UK, 2014
University of Glasgow is offering MBA scholarships for international students commencing in September 2014. A total of 5 scholarships are available. The value of each scholarship is £5,000. The criteria for the scholarships are academic excellence and personal achievement. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their application for admission. The application deadline is 1 July 2014.
7) IUFRO World Congress "Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research" Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: October 5-11, 2014
The IUFRO INCUBATOR
Student and Young Scientist Sessions
The IUFRO World Congress ins pleased to announce a special call for abstracts for the IUFRO Incubator Session - aimed specifically for graduate students and recent graduates to present a summary of their BSc, MSc or PhD thesis work. The call for abstracts will be open from 12 February to 20 March 2014.
Submitted abstracts should address one or more of the following session themes:
- Forest inventory and modelling
- Forest ecology, biodiversity and silviculture
- Forest health, tree physiology and genetics
- Forest operations, engineering, products, biomass and bioenergy
- Forest policy, social aspects and economics
Abstracts and power-point slides for presentation should be in English, but the oral presentation at the congress may be delivered in Spanish, French or German (official IUFRO languages).more information can be found in the below links:
call for abstracts
IUFRO Incubator Information
IUFRO Incubator Abstract Submission Form
8) Harvard University Scholarships
Harvard University is one of the leading research and teaching institutions in the world. It was established in1636. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States which welcomes students from all over the world. Harvard is a popular study destination for students as they get the opportunity to participate in an outstanding range of activities. Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research and developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally.
There are various courses which students can choose to pursue from Harvard University. Harvard students stand out for their academic excellence. Candidates come throughout the world representing demographic, economic and cultural diversity. With a continuing commitment to the pursuit of quality, Harvard University offers incomparable student experiences across a wide spectrum of academic environments.
Harvard admits outstanding students of every nationality and background. This page contains useful information for students interested in learning more about how to apply for admission to Harvard and for different scholarships. Harvard College offers undergraduate (bachelor’s, first) degree, graduate degree, Doctoral Programs and Summer Programs. All these levels of education are offered to national and international students.
9) SEARCA Graduate (MSc and PhD) Scholarship for Southeast Asians, 2015/2016
Applications are invited for SEARCA graduate scholarship for advanced studies leading to the Master’s and PhD degrees in Agriculture and related sciences. Applicants must be regular employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies and not older than 35 years of age. Scholarship is awarded to study any of the following universities: Bogor Agricultural University and Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia, Putra University in Malaysia, Kasetsart University in Thailand, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) and University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) in Philippines
10) MSc and PhD Position at Chosun University in Korea, 2014
SoC Design Lab, Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Chosun University in Korea is offering funding opportunities for MS and PhD position for the academic year 2014. One position is available. Financial support of tuition fees and living expenses will be provided to the candidates. To be eligible, candidate should have foreign citizenship.
Study Subject: Position is available in the following research areas: Analog / Digital IC design for signal processing and communication, IT areas including Electronics, Information and Communication and Computer.
Course Level: Position is open for research program.
Scholarship Provider: SoC Design Lab., Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Chosun University
Scholarship can be taken at: Korea
Eligibility: In order to qualify for the position, following requirements are essential:
- An applicant and his / her parents must have foreign citizenship and come under each of the following:
- Graduated or is going to graduate from a bachelor’s or master’s program in a foreign country
(Dept. of Electronic Eng., Computer Science Eng., Information and Communication Eng., and IT related Eng.)
- Must have IBT score of 85 (IELTS 6.5) or higher.
- Must have superior CGPA
Scholarship Description: MS and PhD position is available at SoC Design Lab., Department of Information and
11) IDRC - SEARCA Master Scholarships in Agriculture and Food Security, 2014/2015
SEARCA and IDRC are announcing scholarships for qualified nationals from Lao PDR and Myanmar. Scholarships will be awarded to pursue 2-year Master’s Degree courses in fields related to agriculture and food security in the uplands of Southeast Asia starting academic year 2014-2015. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Application should be submitted till 31st March 2014
12) Masters position in computational Fluid Dynamics at University of British Columbia, Canada
Applications are invited for funded masters of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) position in the field of Mechanical Engineering at University of British Columbia-Okanagan campus. Position is open for Canadian and international candidates. Applicant should have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent. Knowledge of fluid mechan
Study Subject: Position is available in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics.
Course Level: Position is open for pursuing master’s degree level at University of British Columbia in Canada.
Scholarship Provider: University of British Columbia, Okanagan School of Engineering, Canada
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada
Eligibility: In order to qualify, the individual should have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent. Knowledge of fluid mechanics / aerodynamics, numerical methods, and computer programming is essential. Prior exposure to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and/or experiments in fluid flows should be preferred.
13) Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security CCAFS
Call for Concept Notes for CCAFS Flagships
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is pleased to announce two open calls for concept notes. CCAFS is now looking for concept notes that will:
- Help develop its portfolio of work related climate-smart agricultural practices, specifically around the area of local adaptation planning processes, and scaling up and out approaches (flagship 1)
- Contribute to the resilience and adaptive capacity of agriculture through climate information services and climate-informed food security safety nets (flagship 2)
Concept notes must specify not only the research outputs that are being proposed, but also a clear set of development outcomes, and a plausible theory of change on how this research will contribute to the larger goals of CCAFS and the CGIAR Intermediate Development Outcomes that CCAFS is adopting.
Deadline for submission is 1st March 2014
14) International Climate Protection Fellowships
For young climate experts from developing countries interested in conducting a project in Germany and developing long-term collaborations.
The fellowship allows future leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection.
- University Degree (Bachelor's or equivalent) completed with outstanding results less than 12 years prior to the start of the fellowship
- Clearly visible leadership potential demonstrated by experience in a leadership position, or appropriate references
- Professional experience in a leadership role in the field of climate protection (at least 48months at the time of application), or a further academic or professional qualification
- Very good knowledge of English and / or German
- Register and apply online
Application deadline: 15th March 2014
15) Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Masters Courses in UK, 2014
Department for International Development (DFID) offers Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Masters Students in UK. All courses undertaken must be demonstrably relevant to the economic, social or technological development of the candidate’s home country. Awards are available at participating institutions in the UK only. A grant of up to £225 to cover thesis (Master’s) costs is available; also available is £200 for study travel. The cost of up to 10 Kilograms of excess baggage (books only) is available for scholars returning home at the end of their awards. The application deadline is 16th April 2014.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the UK Institutions.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree level at UK Institutions.
Scholarship Provider: Department for International Development (DFID), UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: Applicants must:
-be nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) a developing Commonwealth country, and not currently be living or studying in a developed country.
-hold a first degree at either first or upper second class level
-be sufficiently fluent in English to pursue the course
-have not previously studied for one year or more in a developed country
-be able to confirm in writing that neither they or their families would otherwise be able to pay for the proposed course of study
-be willing to confirm that they will return to their home country as soon as their period of study is complete
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