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S.C.O.R.E - Scholarships and Conferences at Large...

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

1. Programme:

Funder: International Post-Doc Initiative (IPODI) of University of Berlin, Germany

Information: Between 2013 and 2018 the International Post-Doc Initiative (IPODI) of the Technische Universität Berlin awards 21+5 two-year fellowships to international female researchers in three internationally open calls. IPODI is part of an initiative (Wissenschaftlerinnen an die Spitze) that aims at increasing the number of women in leadership positions. IPODI addresses outstanding female researchers regardless of their nationality or age and is open to applications from all fields of research represented at the TU Berlin.

Deadline: Various


2. Programme:

Funder: The Nodiska Institute, Sweden

Information: The purpose of the scholarship programme is to provide opportunities for postdoctoral researchers in Africa to pursue their own research projects, thereby indirectly strenghtening the academic milieux in African countries.

The scholarship offers access to the Institute's library and other resources that provide for a stimulating research environment. The programme is directed at postdoctoral researchers based in Africa and engaged in Africa-oriented research within the discipline of in Social Sciences and Humanities.

Deadline: Various


3. Conference: African Studies Association of the United States (via Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey)

60th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association: "Institutions: Creativity and Resilience in Africa," November 16-18, 2017, Chicago, Illinois -- "Call for Proposals"

The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2017.

Further info @


4. Conference: African Studies Centre, Leiden University -- Events, Seminars, and Conferences

(Leiden, The Netherlands)

AEGIS--African Studies in Europe (Leiden, The Netherlands)

Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies

ECAS 2017: 7th European Conference on African Studies, 22-27 June 2017, Basel, Switzerland

Panel proposals are due by February 28, 2016.


Further info @

International Conference in African Studies

The Centre for African Studies Basel and the Swiss Society for African Studies welcome you to the 7th European Conference on African Studies ECAS 2017 with the theme: Urban Africa - Urban Africans: New encounters of the rural and the urban, which they organise on behalf of the Research Network of African Studies Centres in Europe AEGIS.

Please contact:


5. Conference: 2nd International Conference on African Urban Planning, September 7-8, 2017, Lisbon, Portugal (African Urban Planning Research Network, University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Further info @


6. Conference: The University of Edinburgh's Centre of African Studies

CAS Annual Conference - Law and Social Order in Africa : Three theoretical round tables on the concepts that lie at the heart of our theme

Date and Time

3rd Apr 2017 - 4th Apr 2017


7. Programme:

DAAD Graduate Scholarships in the Humanities and the Social Sciences

Tenable at Bochum University, Germany & University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

For applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record the DRD offers a limited number of DAAD merit scholarships per year.


Scholarships are available for full-time students of the MA in Development Studies (next deadline 15 July 2017, online application will be available from mid April 2017 only)

  • the Master in Public Administration (next deadline 15 July 2017, online application will be available from mid April 2017 only)
  • the MA in Development Management (Bochum Programme, next deadline 31 December 2017) (separate online application platform, access and guidelines via "How to apply" section of the Bochum programme or via the course homepage)
  • the different PhD options at the centre (PhD UWC) (next deadline 15 July 2017, online application will be available from mid April 2017 only)


Scholarships include monthly allowances of 650 Euro plus travel allowances for Master candidates and 900 Euro plus travel allowances for PhD candidates. More information about requirements for application and application procedure at


8. Programme Address:

African Guest Researcher Scholarship Programme at the Nordic Africa Institute

Fields: Humanities, Social Sciences, Agriculture

Information: This research Scholarship Programme is directed at scholars in Africa engaged in research on/about the African continent and with a proven track record of extensive research experience.


Applications are invited from scholars with research projects related to current thematic research clusters at the Institute:

  • Agrarian Change, Property and Resources
  • Conflict, Displacement and Transformation
  • Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration
  • Urban Dynamics


Applicants are requested to identify within what cluster their project fits best and to motivate the identification.

Eligibility: The applicant should be placed at or affiliated with an African university or other African research institution.

Women are especially encouraged to apply for these research scholarships.

Funding covers: The Guest Researchers' scholarship includes a return air-fare (economy class), accommodation, a subsistence allowance of SEK (Swedish kronor) 300 (approx. USD 45) a day plus an installation grant of SEK 2,500 (approx. USD 370), a shared office and free photocopying facilities up to a maximum of 1,000 copies.

Guest Researchers have access to a computer/MS Word at the office and have to do their own typing.


The maximum duration of the stay is 90 days. To be entitled to a refund of the travel costs, the Guest Researcher has to stay for at least two months.

Please note that most academic institutions in the Nordic countries, including the Nordic Africa Institute, are closed or at least running at a reduced capacity during the periods 15 June–15 August and 15 December–15 January. Applicants are thus asked not to choose these periods for their visit.


The Institute’s library is specialized in literature on contemporary Africa and focuses on Social Sciences.

Guest Researchers also have access to the Uppsala University Library, including their online resources, and to the Library of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Deadline: April every year.


9. Programme Address:

Theme: “Exploiting post-translational modifications in sustainable agriculture”

Funder: Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics, Spain

Research field(s): Natural Sciences, Agriculture

Information: The International “Severo Ochoa” Postdoctoral Program of the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) is advertising four postdoctoral positions, to start in the second half of 2017. We are looking for highly talented and motivated scientists interested in modern, multidisciplinary plant sciences, encompassing experimental, bioinformatic and theoretical approaches.

Interested candidates are required to discuss the proposal with their prospective principal investigator at CRAG before submitting the application. Information about the research groups and CRAG is available at

Funding covers: The positions offered are two-year postdoctoral contracts, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. Salary will be 29,638 € gross per year. Contracts include social security coverage.

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a doctorate degree before the start of the postdoctoral contract, but not necessarily when applying. Applicants must possess a high-quality research trajectory and a competitive publication track record.

Interested candidates, please contact Maria Lois at including C.V. and a cover letter.

Deadline: 30/03/2017

Published on:: 
February 8, 2017