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S.C.O.R.E: Scholarship and Conferences Opportunities for Researchers and Experts

1. Programme: http://www.paris-iea.fr/en/apply/calls-for-applications/appel-a-candidatures-2016

Funder: Paris Institute of Advanced Studies

Information: The Paris Institute for Advanced Study welcomes applications from high level international scholars and scientists in the fields of the humanities, the social sciences and related fields for periods of five or nine months, during the academic year 2017-2018.

The Paris IAS will host around twenty guest researchers, allowing them to work freely on the project of their choice. The researchers will benefit from the scientific environment of the Institute and have the opportunity to create contacts with researchers in the academic institutions of Greater Paris.

Research at the Paris IAS takes place inside two types of programs: the non-thematic bottom-up program based on free individual initiatives, and the thematic program, presently related to building bridges between the humanities and social sciences on the one hand, and the cognitive and neuro-sciences, on the other.

Researchers from all countries are eligible. This call for applications is open to: Senior university professors or researchers holding a permanent position in a university or research institution and having a minimum of 10 years of full time research experience after their PhD (at the time of the application). 

The Paris IAS provides its fellows with housing and a monthly remuneration (or complement of remuneration). It also pays for their round-trip ticket to Paris.

Duration: 5 to 9 months.

Deadline: Once a year


2. Programme: http://www.snf.ch/en/funding/careers/international-short-visits/Pages/default.aspx

Funder: Swiss National Science Foundation

Information: The scheme International Short Visits is aimed at researchers in Switzerland who wish to go abroad for a short period or researchers abroad who wish to collaborate with researchers in Switzerland. During the visit, they pursue a small joint research project.

Short visits may last from one week to three months. There are no geographical and topical restrictions. The grants include travel, room and board expenses.

Deadline: Open


3. Programme: http://www.chevening.org/

Funder: the UK Government

Information: Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.

Deadline: Open


4. Programme: https://www.gatescambridge.org/about

Funder: Gates Foundation

Information: The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university.

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The selection criteria are:

  • outstanding intellectual ability
  • leadership potential
  • a commitment to improving the lives of others
  • a good fit between the applicant's qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying

Deadline: Open


5. Programme: http://www.rsc.org/Membership/Networking/InterestGroups/Analytical/developingworldscholarships.asp

Funder: Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund, UK

Information: For citizens of Developing World countries to visit the UK or Ireland to acquire new analytical science knowledge, or experience of analytical science teaching, learning or training methods, which would be applied on return to their home country. The emphasis is on achieving a practical and beneficial impact in their home country, rather than on purely academic research. Scholarships funded for up to 3 months

Deadline: Open


6. Programme: http://www.biologists.com/travelling-fellowships/ Fellowships for collaborative visits

Funder: Company of Biologists, UK

Information: The Company of Biologists’ journals – Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology and Disease Models & Mechanisms – offer Travelling Fellowships of up to £2,500 or currency equivalent to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers wishing to make collaborative visits to other laboratories. These are designed to offset the cost of travel and other expenses. There is no restriction on nationality.

Applicants should be working in the field of the journal to which they apply and plan to visit another laboratory. Each application will be judged on the excellence of the candidate, as well as the importance and innovative quality of the work to be done.

Deadline: Open


7. Programme: http://www.history.ac.uk/fellowships/senior

Funder: Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, U of London

Information: Non-stipendary posts at or associated with the Institute (London) to recognise senior levels of scholarship in History and offering access to the Institute's facilities and resources. Including 12 month visiting fellowships, associate fellowships, senior research fellowships and honorary fellowships.

The IHR Senior Fellowship exists to promote the understanding and interpretation of history in all its variety and across all periods. Senior Fellows will be appointed annually, by competition, with expressions of interest welcome from candidates who have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement in historical research. The Institute of Historical Research offers up to five five-year Senior Research Fellowships per year.

Senior Research Fellowships will be awarded to candidates with a distinguished record of scholarly achievement in historical research and the promotion of history as a discipline. An IHR fellow is likely to have proven scholarship through a strong publication record in historical research or to have played a significant role in the development of history in the public realm. This may include its promotion in the media or in education more generally. Preference may be given to scholars currently engaged in research which is associated with one of the Institute’s research centres. Additionally they will be able to show how their work will benefit from using IHR resources. Senior Research Fellowships are most often awarded to candidates without any other major academic institutional affiliations and applicants will need to demonstrate how they will benefit from an association with the IHR.

Non-stipendary posts at or associated with the Institute (London) to recognise senior levels of scholarship in History and offering access to the Institute's facilities and resources. Including 12 month visiting fellowships, associate fellowships, senior research fellowships and honorary fellowships.

Deadline: 26/09/2016 - 01/03/2017


8. Programme: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/fellowships/

Funder: Natural Environment Research Council

Information: Opportunities for outstanding early-career environmental scientists. Open to researchers of any nationality and may be held in any area of the NERC remit, but must be based at an eligible UK research organisation. Includes 5-year Independent Research Fellowships designed to develop scientific leadership.

Disciplines: Agricultural & Related subjects, Biological Sciences, Chemical sciences, Engineering & Technology, Mathematical Science, Physical Science, Social, Economic & Political studies

Eligibility: NERC Independent Research Fellowships (IRFs) are open to researchers of any nationality and may be held in any area of the NERC remit, but must be based at an eligible UK research organisation. Applicants may not have a permanent academic position in a university or equivalent organisation.

Deadline: Open; Fellowship application enquiries should be sent to <fellowships@nerc.ac.uk>


9. Programme: Clinical Research Training Fellowships - http://www.mrc.ac.uk/skills-careers/fellowships/clinical-fellowships/clinical-research-training-fellowship-crtf/

Funder: Medical Research Council, UK

Information: The CRTF supports clinicians, including (but not limited to) medics, surgeons, dentists, clinical psychologists, public health specialty trainees, allied health professionals, nurses, midwives and veterinarians, to undertake a PhD or other higher research degree.


The scheme also provides a route for post-doctoral applicants who achieved their PhD some time ago but who have not been research active since due to clinical training commitments to reacquire research skills.

Deadline: 2017 - Various; see http://www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/deadlines/fellowships-application-submission-deadlines/#2017calls


10. Programme: https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/newton-international/

Funder: The Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences, UK

Information: The scheme provides the opportunity for the best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world to work at UK research institutions for a period of two years.


The scheme covers the broad range of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. It also covers clinical and patient orientated research for applicants from Newton Fund partner countries.

Disciplines: Agricultural & Related subjects, Biological Sciences, Chemical sciences, Computer Science, Engineering & Technology, Humanities, Mathematical Science, Medical Sciences, Medicine and Dentistry, Physical Science, Social, Economic & Political studies, Veterinary Sciences.

Newton Fellowships last for two years. Funding consists of £24,000 per annum for subsistence costs, and up to £8,000 per annum research expenses, as well as a one-off payment of up to £2,000 for relocation expenses.

Awards include a contribution to the overheads incurred, at a rate of 50% of the total award to the visiting researcher.

Deadline: Open in January


Dateline: January 12, 2017


Published on:: 
January 12, 2017