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

1. Programme Address:

Funder: The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) program

Research field(s): Science and Engineering

Information: GreQuE novel Doctoral Program will grant 25 PhD projects spread over four calls in 2017 and 2018. The PhD projects will be hosted in Grenoble research Institutes and each student will benefit from a 2 to 6 months placement in a European company. 17 SMEs & large groups, and 2 Research and Development centers have committed to offer such placement to our students in accordance with their PhD project.

The GreQuE Doctoral Program is expected to:

1. Train top level quantum researchers willing to turn quantum technologies in important economic and societal impacts,

2. Improve career opportunities at short and long-term scale by immersing the PhD candidates in the engineering culture,

The topics includes experimental and theoretical aspects of


Superconductive Qbits,



Computer science.

Funding covers: Travels, and salary up to €1758/month before tax for 3 years.

Eligibility: No nationality conditions but the candidates must fulfill the MSCA mobility conditions, which means that she/he must not have stayed more than 1 year in France during the last 3 years.

Deadline: First call is 10/04/2017, 11:59 am (Paris time).


2. Programme Address:

PhD Position in Multimedia Signal Processing

Funder: Instituto de Telecomunicações, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal

Research field(s): Sciences

Information: With the emergence of consumer grade devices providing 3D geometry information, such as depth sensors, light field cameras, 2D camera arrays and new camera devices (e.g. Light L16), the way visual data is captured and transmitted is changing. Most often, these new devices provide additional geometry information about the visual scene besides the usual 2D texture information, by means of the clever use of optics, sensors (e.g. infrared), illumination (e.g. reflected light) and signal processing techniques. Thus, efficient techniques to represent this geometry information are urgently needed and 3D coding and description techniques have recently received renewed interest. This PhD position targets the development of coding and description schemes on novel 3D representations, such as a point cloud and light field data.

Funding covers: A yearly renewable contract that includes an experimental period of 6 months; grant consists of a tax-free stipend of €980/month.

Eligibility: Preference will be given to candidates that better understand visual compression, computer vision and information retrieval fields. Fluency in English with good skills in technical writing will be added advantage.

Deadline: 31/03/17


3. Programme Address:

Fully Funded PhD Project: RevealIO - Visual Analytics and IOT

Funder: Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Research field(s): Science

Information: The connect centre are funding one full time PhD student to investigate visual analytics applied to IOT data, over the course of a 4 year period.

Funding covers: Stipend of €18,000/year; equipment budget for a laptop etc.; and travel budget of about €1000/year.

Eligibility: The ideal candidate will have a MSc but a 2.1 BSSc will also be considered.

Deadline: 15/04/2017


4. Conference:

Information: The 15th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Theme: New Directions of the Humanities in a Knowledge Society

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:






Date: 5-7 July 2017

Venue: Imperial College London, London, UK

Proposal Deadline: 05/04/2017


5. Conference:

TORCH: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities

Information: We welcome proposals from researchers in the humanities for workshops/conferences relating to the headline theme ‘Humanities & Identities’, funded by the VC Diversity Fund and the Andrew W Mellon Foundation.

The series will focus on multiple research areas relating to diversity including race, gender, sexuality, disability, poverty, class, religion and inequality.

Humanities & Identities will bring together researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, creative thinkers and wider communities interested in forms of self-identity past, present and future. We welcome innovative ideas for projects from researchers working across the humanities and beyond on areas that link to diversity and inclusivity.

Other instruction: Applications should be no longer than 2 pages long and outline the research questions and areas covered by the workshop/conference, timeframe, indicative budget and academic leads, which should also include early career researchers.

Funding: Available for conferences and workshops: £500-£1000.

Deadlines: 20/01/2017, 06/03/2017, and  08/05/2017

Please send proposals to


6. Programme Address:

Funder: University of Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Research field(s): Humanities, Social Sciences  (particularly anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, law, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, and sociology).

Information: The Centre has developed an international network of personal and institutional contacts to enable liaison, dialogue and exchange between the Islamic and Western worlds of learning. Protocols of academic cooperation exist between the Centre and many institutions worldwide, facilitating the exchange of scholars and researchers. The Centre's programme of Visiting Fellowships and Scholarships plays a key role in these international activities. Since its inception in 1987 the programme has brought to Oxford scholars and students from more than forty countries in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe.

An expanding programme of Visiting Fellowships and Scholarships enables the Centre to bring to Oxford scholars from around the world with academic interests in the Islamic world.

  • Distinguished Fellowships are awarded periodically by invitation.
  • Research Fellowships

From time to time, the Centre advertises other Research Fellowships. They are awarded in support of those who wish to pursue independent full-time study and research.

Visiting Fellowships are awarded annually to enable scholars or writers to spend an extended period of independent study and research at Oxford. The following Fellowships:

Funding covers: Boarding and stipend of £4000

Eligibility: Fellowships are offered each year to scholars from Asia and Africa.

Deadline: January of every year


7. Programme Address:

Funder: The Rockefeller Foundation

Research field(s): All academic disciplines

Information: The Academic Writing residency is for university and think tank-based academics, researchers, professors, and scientists working in any discipline. Successful applicants will demonstrate decades of significant professional contributions to their field or show evidence of being on a strong upward trajectory for those earlier in their careers.

The Center has a strong interest in proposals that align with the Rockefeller Foundation’s work to expand opportunities that enable more broadly shared prosperity and build resilience in people, places and institutions to prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses. Selected proposals also commonly demonstrate relevance to the Foundation’s core issue areas of Advance Health, Revalue Ecosystems, Secure Livelihoods, and Transform Cities.

Funding covers: comprehensive support on travels and grants

Eligibility: All academics

Deadline: The open call for applications to the Academic Writing residency program is now closed. The next open application period begins March 1, 2017 with the deadline of May 1, 2017 for residencies in 2018 and early 2019.


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.

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.

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.

Deadline: April every year.


9. Programme:

Funder: Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria; LIT - Linz Institute for Technology - Career Accelerator Projects

Information: We invite researchers (who have already obtained a PhD degree) to submit project proposals for funding under the JKU LIT program. JKU LIT focuses on excellent, practically-oriented research in all areas of science and technology along the entire innovation chain. The emphasis is on High Risk – High Gain projects. JKU LIT encourages collaboration, particularly with a focus on interdisciplinary research.

Deadline: April 14, 2017; October 13, 2017

Research field: Formal sciences, Humanities, Natural sciences, Professions and applied sciences, and Social sciences.


10. Programme Address:;

Research field(s): Natural Sciences

Funder: Hannover Medical School

Information: HBRS is an interdisciplinary graduate school for physicians (MD/PhD, MBBS, and life scientists (Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Engineering, Veterinary Scienes etc).

Currently, HBRS students come from more than 40 different countries.

Hannover Biomedical Research School offers 3-year scholarships for PhD students.

Funding covers: scholarship, and molecular experimental research.

Eligibility: Students with Master degree, molecular research experience

Deadline: April 1, 2017; see


Dateline - March 6, 2017

Published on:: 
March 6, 2017