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) Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for Developing Countries
The European Union offers full-time scholarships for Masters programmes and Doctorate programmes to students coming from any country around the world. These scholarships are exclusively awarded to students that have been selected to attend one of the Erasmus Mundus joint programmes at Masters or Doctorate level.
The programme offers full-time scholarships and/or fellowships that cover the living costs, tuition fees, travelling and insurance costs of the students.
For 2012-2013, 131 Masters courses and 34 Joint Doctorate courses are supported by scholarships. The field(s) of study covered are: Agriculture and Veterinary, Engineering, Manufacture and Construction, Health and Welfare, Humanities and Arts, Science, Mathematics and Computing, and social sciences, Business and Law.
The programme offers full-time scholarships and/or fellowshipd that cover the living costs, tuition fees, travelling and insurance costs of the students.
Scholarship amounts can vary according to the level of studies/teaching/research, their duration (3 months to 3 years) and the grantee's nationality (scholarships for non-EU individuals are higher than for EU individuals)
Applicants who wish to apply for the academic year 2012/2013 are advised to consult in advance the websites of each of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes (Masters/Doctorates) that interest you. There you will find all necessary information concerning the content of the course, its structure, the scholarship amounts as well as the application and selection procedures. Deadline varies from program to program. The deadline varies per programme but is around October to January annully.
Note: Students can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to the Erasmus Mundus action 1 Joint Programme (EMMC) of their choice but the number of applications must be limited to maximum three different joint programmes (EMMC and EMJD together). For detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship please visit the website http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/funding/scholarships_students academics_en.php#1
Erasmus mundus Programme Guidelines 2009-2013: http:eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/programme/documents/guide emdec09_%20en.pdf
Please note that each Erasmus Mundus Joint Programme defines its own selection criteria and admission procedures. Students or scholars should contact the Consortium offering the Masters/Doctoral Programmes for more information.
4) Australian Centre for Internationa Agricultural Research
John Allwright Fellowship
The ACIAR Fellowships scheme was introduced in 1986 to provide the opportunity for partner country scientists involved in ACIAR-Support collaborative research projects to obtaine postgraduate qualifications at Australian tertiary Institutions.
Postrgraduate studeies undertaken by each awardee are based on the research work being carried out under the collaborative research project in which the awardee is engaged prior to taking up the award. However, it is important that the student's research project forms a discrete topic related to, but not part of, the existing ACIAR project. For more information please visit our website on http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Funding/Competitions/Pages/CompetitionDetails.aspx?CompetitionID=52
5) Developing Solutions Masters Scholarships for Developing Countries in Malaysia, 2013/2014
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus is offering masters scholarships for students of developing countries in the field of science, technology and education. 15 awards of 100% tuition fee scholarships are available for students from the developing and third world countries registering for taught Masters programmes. Current students and graduates of UNMC will not be considered for this scholarship as to give new students an opportunity. Application deadline for December intake is 8 November 2013.
Study Subject (s): Scholarships are provided in the field of science, technology and education.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters degree level at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.
Scholarship Provider: University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Scholarship can be taken at: Malaysia
Eligibility: -Be holding a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a full time Masters degree programme at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus for 2013/14 intakes
-Be classified as an ‘overseas’ student for fee purposes
-Current students and graduates of UNMC will not be considered for this scholarship as to give new students an opportunity.
Scholarship Description: The Developing Solutions Scholarship Fund will reach out to students who have the potential to make a real difference to the development and prosperity of their home countries. 15 awards of 100% tuition fee scholarships are available for students from the developing and third world countries registering for taught Masters programmes at Malaysia Campus in areas related to science, technology and education.
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