Doctoral students from Sub-Saharan Africa are invited
to apply to the Rockefeller Foundation for dissertation
research support. The program enables PhD students enrolled
in US and Canadian universities to return to Africa for
extensive field research in areas relevant to agriculture,
health, life sciences, population, environment and education.
African Women Leaders in Agriculture
and the Environment
The African Women Leaders
in Agriculture and the Environment, AWLAE, has a program
consisting of 14 masters fellowships for Nigeria, Ghana,
Cameroon and Togo. Moreover, in association with the International
Institute of Tropical Agriculture, is offering MS or PhD
Leadership Fellowships in agriculture-related sciences
to ten outstanding West African women Fellows enroll in
an African university to pursue further course work and
leadership training abroad and carry out research at IITA.
Contact: Talat Shaw, AWLAE Program
Winrock International, 1611 North Kent Street, Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22209, USA, Tel: 1-703-5250-9430
Association of African Universities
AAU offers 16 fellowships supporting research reporting
and writing of peer-reviewed articles. The programme University
Science, Humanities & Engineering Partnerships in
Africa, USHEPiA, provides fellowship opportunities to
build African research in science, engineering and humanities.
The programme focuses on developing capacity of young
academics to publish peer-reviewed research, to receive
international recognition and to apply research to socio-economic
development of Africa.
Applications are invited from the following countries
only: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius,
Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland,
Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
American Association of University Women
The AAUW Educational Foundation supports aspiring
scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local
communities, women at critical stages of their careers,
and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study
or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent
residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited
institutions are supported.
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
Stanford, CA, USA
The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) in Stanford, California, USA, invites applications for its 2008-09 residential fellowships.
This sabbatical fellowship provides an opportunity for faculty to pursue priority research and expand their horizons while engaging in a diverse, interdisciplinary intellectual community. The Center considers applications from scholars in a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplinary areas in the social and behavioral sciences, and humanities.
The Center offers a supportive, stimulating, and peaceful environment in which to work. A CASBS fellowship award is considered a career milestone for any scholar, and most recipients report that the year had a transformative effect on later work.
and Education Foundation
The Environmental Research and Education Foundation annually
offers funding through the Francois Fiessinger Scholarship
Fund to support the work of outstanding students pursuing
environmental research at the doctoral level. Applications
will be considered from full-time PhD students who have
a clearly demonstrated interest in environmental research.
Applications are available at the foundation's Web site
or by contacting the foundation's offices.
for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Essex, UK
Research Grants, International Essay Competition
The Foundation for Urban and Regional
Studies promotes social science research and scholarship
in urban and regional studies through the award of research
studentships, research grants and an essay competition.
Institute of International Education. Scholar Rescue Fund
International Federation of University
Women, Geneva, Switzerland
Dorothy Lee Grants
This competition is held in even-numbered years to award
grants that assist women graduates from countries with
low per capita income, or they may be given to other women
graduates who wish to work as experts in these countries
or whose research is of value to such countries.
International Peace Scholarship Fund
It provides grants in aid to women graduate students from
foreign countries for study in the U.S. or Canada. Applicants
must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate
study and must promise to return to their countries to
pursue professional careers.
Contact: International Peace Scholarship Fund, PEO Executive
3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312-2899, USA Fax:
Migration and Ethnic Relations
Marie-Curie Grants for young researchers
The Berlin Institute for Comparative Social Research
is currently organising in cooperation with European Research
Forum on Migration and Ethnic Relations (EuroFor) a series
of twelve scientific conferences regarding the topic of
migration policies and management within the next four
years (2004 B 2007). This project is partly funded by
the DG Research of the European Commission.
All twelve conferences will concentrate
on current and future political challenges resulting from
international migration processes. They seek to provide
a platform for debates on new and innovative research
as well as policies regarding the management of migration.
A further major aim of the conferences will be to develop
the participants' research methods through the provision
of training. Importance will be placed on the realisation
of actual political practice and government strategies
from research results. Academics and experts from across
Europe will be asked to lend their
perspective on current migration processes.
There will be a special focus on early stage researchers
at the conferences, who will be given the opportunity
to present their research results alongside their more
There are 25 Marie-Curie Grants available
for each conference, which covers travel and living allowances.
Eligible are young researchers holding a degree that provides
the access to a doctoral programme; currently writing
doctoral dissertations or involved in post-doctorate programmes.
The Population Council is an international, nonprofit
organization that conducts research on three fronts: biomedical,
social science, and public health. It offers a few residential
post-doctoral fellowships to persons who wish to pursue
advanced training and research in population studies under
the mentorship of a member of its research staff.
Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship
The Society for the Study of Social Problems, SSSP
Research on generosity in the human and social sciences
Funded by University of Notre Dame and John Templeton Foundation
Submission: April 1, 2009
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological
The Wenner-Gren Foundation pursues its two major goals-advancing
basic research in anthropology and building an international
community of anthropologists-through several funding programs.
Grants are available for basic research in all branches
World Society Foundation
The World Society Foundation is designed to encourage and support research on world society-its structure, historical development, and current transformation. Research proposals eligible for grants should focus on the various processes of social integration within world-wide systems (world culture, world economy, world politics and intergovernmental systems). These processes and their consequences may be studied from different levels of analysis, focusing on units such as individuals, sub-national regions, nations, transnational social networks etc.