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S.C.O.R.E Series 13

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

1. Call to Join Online Forum on Agriculture and Nutrition
The e-Agriculture Community of Practice, in conjunction with partners, are glad to announce the upcoming online discussion themed, “e-forum discussion on ICTs and Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition”. 

Information: This online debate will explore the crossroads between ICTs and issues around opening data in Agriculture and Nutrition and its effective use, with a focus on establishing what benefits and possible losses, can accrue to farmers, if technology and open data are used conjunctively.
Topics for Discussion

  • The role ICTs play in the use of Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition for family farmers
  • Do you have any case studies that demonstrate the benefits (or damages) of the use of ICTs and Open Data?
  • What investments are needed in your opinion to reap open data benefits and how can farmers be protected from the effects of open data? 

Date of Online Forum: This online forum will take place from June 19 to the July 14, 2017 on the e-Agriculture Platform. In order to participate or comment you will have to register  at and login at the time of the forum.
The discussion will be guided by pre-selected subject matter experts from different organizations and is facilitated by a team representing GODAN, CTA and FAO.
The forum can be accessed through the following link:  (Questions will only be activated during the forum)
For any further information please contact:


2. Join the Scientific Writing and Authorship Skills Workshop Registration is still open

Venue: University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Date: 26 - 29 June 2017 (4 days)

Cost: US$160 (N45000)

Information: This is to notify all participants who registered and still intend to register for the Nigeria Scientific Writing and Authorship Skills Workshop that the workshop has been postponed from June 19-22, to June 26-29, 2017.

It is compulsory for all participants to register and reserve a seat before attending the workshop as there are limited seats available.

To register for the Workshop, please click the link below:

Workshop materials were developed in conjunction with Cornell University Mann Library and Research4life

NB: There is no sponsorship for the training; participants or their institutions have to self-fund for the registration, travel, accommodation and upkeep costs.

For more information please write to  telephone +27 12 6641836 


3. Open Invitation to JFTC 2017 Essay Competition and Prize

The Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC) is sponsoring JFTC Essay Competition 2017 to encourage students, young researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of national and international importance.

Essay Topic: “The Ideal Future Free Trade System – Tasks and Solutions”

Number of Awardees: Four (4)

Value of Contest:

One Grand Prize of ¥1,000,000

Three Prizes for Excellence of ¥200,000 each

Award winners outside of Japan will be provided with a round-trip air ticket to Tokyo, Japan to attend the award ceremony to be held on January 5, 2018.

Eligibility: Anyone can apply for the essay competition, regardless of nationality or age.

Entry form available here:

Access more information at

Contact Address:

Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc., Public Relations & Research Group
6th Floor, World Trade Center Building, 2-4-1, Hamamatsu-cho, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-6106, Japan
Tel: +81-3-3435-5964  


Deadline: September 8, 2017.


4. Programme Address:

Funder: All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care, Ireland

Research field(s): Social Sciences

Information: All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC), a leading organisation with national and international influence driving excellence in palliative care, seeks a suitably qualified researcher to work it to develop a research proposal for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship in Society and Enterprise. The aim of AIIHPC’s proposed study is to research the economic and social costs and benefits of the Institute's palliative care research, education, practice and policy programmes.

We are interested in developing a research proposal that would include a Return-on-Investment (ROI) model, benchmarking exercise, a research "payback" framework and a strategic framework for the Institute that could positively impact Quality of Life (QoL) for people with life limiting conditions and their families. 

Funding covers: If successful with our application, the fellowship would fund the researcher's salary and research costs as a full-time researcher working on-site, on a project to research the economic and social costs and benefits of the Institute's palliative care research, education and practice programmes.

Duration: 2 years


The successful researcher will have significant research and business experience in economics and business modelling with minimum Ph.D. and/or M.B.A. with at least 4 year's research and/or business experience post qualification. They will be fluent in English and have not lived, worked or studied in Ireland for more than 3 years in the 5 years before applying for this research position.

Deadline: July 31, 2017.


5. Programme Address:

Funder: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Research field(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, including Physical activity for health, Politics, History, Modern Languages, Speech and language therapy, Education, Law, English, Psychology, Social work and social policy.

Information: This scholarship is for new international students who will begin a full-time undergraduate course in The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences September 2017. 

Funding covers: The award is a £3,000 scholarship per year for the duration of their degree. These awards are not renewable.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship programme, applicants must:

  • be international students
  • have completed their high school
  • have applied for a course of study at University of Strathclyde
  • have good academic records.

To Apply: Students who have an offer for an undergraduate course in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will be notified that they are eligible for the award.  Following the closing date all applicants will be assessed and awards made based on merit and the personal statement on their application form.

Deadline: July 15, 2017.


6. Programme Address:

Funder: The University of Strathclyde, UK

Research field(s): Engineering

Information: The University of Strathclyde, UK is offering the Faculty of Engineering Excellence Scholarship (FEES) programme to International students who want to pursue a degree programme at the institution.

Value of Scholarships:  £3,600

Duration of Programme: One year

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship programme, applicants must:

  • be International students, undergraduate or postgraduate
  • be self-funded
  • be holding an offer and looking to start their full-time undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research course at Strathclyde in the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • have excellent results from previous educational programs.
  • hold a minimum of a 2:1 (or equivalent) in undergraduate degree to be considered (for postgraduate applicants)
  • achieve an average of 75% + (or equivalent) in high school grades to be considered (for undergraduate applicants).

Please complete and submit the Faculty of Engineering Excellence Scholarship application form -

by email or by post:

Faculty of Engineering Excellence Scholarship

Engineering Faculty Office

JW603, James Weir Building

University of Strathclyde

75 Montrose Street

G1 1XJ

Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Note: Applicants should write no more than 500 words on why you should receive a Faculty of Engineering Excellence Scholarship. NB: Application forms and relevant academic transcripts should be returned as early as possible to

Deadline: August 11, 2017.


7. Programme Address:

Funder: Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

Research field(s): Natural and Applied Sciences

Information: karema (“Kaiserslautern Research Matching“) offers to promote the career of a maximum of 30 highly-qualified international postdocs by establishing mentoring relationships and joint projects with top-class scientists in Kaiserlautern, Germany.

Successful applicants will be invited and sponsored to attend the karema days from 02nd – 10th December, 2017 in order to meet the renowned scientists at Kaiserslautern and to develop a joint project.

The aim is for the visiting researchers to subsequently apply for post-doctoral positions at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern and develop research projects in collaboration with the renowned scientists at Kaiserslautern.

Funding covers: Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for the nine-day placement. The karema team will also assist the early career researchers in all other aspects concerning their stay, including travel formalities and visa applications. 

Depending on the current situation at Kaiserslautern, there are either jobs available or funding will be targeted. Therefore, the experts of the Research Service will be counselling the postdocs regarding all funding questions.

Deadline: July 31, 2017.


8. Programme Address:

Funder: The Society for the Humanities, the Department of English

Research field(s): Humanities

Information: Cornell English department invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the field of literature and science. We understand this field to include or adjoin such areas as history and philosophy of science, environmental humanities, new materialism, animal studies, medical humanities, cognitive science, history of technology, science studies, information science, and digital humanities. Candidates may specialize in any literary period or genre, or work across categories. The postdoctoral fellow will join a cluster of English scholars and creative writers working in a variety of literary periods and modes who incorporate literature and science studies into their teaching and writing.

Postdoctoral Fellows teach one course per semester (four different courses over two years). Candidates should propose an introductory, 2000-level course designed to appeal to students from across the University, and an upper, 4000-level course designed primarily for English and other literature majors. These courses should be conceived of as smaller seminars, and can reflect the fellow’s particular research interests, but should also introduce undergraduates to foundational topics and methodologies in the interdisciplinary field of literature and science studies. The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship offers a two-year position beginning July 1, 2018.

Funding covers: Stipend of $50,000 per year. 

Eligibility: Applicants eligible for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2018/19 - 2019/20 academic years include those who have received the Ph.D. degree after September 1, 2012 and no later than June 30, 2018. Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of application must include a letter from the committee chair or department stating that the Ph.D. degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins. International applicants are welcome to apply, contingent upon visa eligibility.

Application Procedures

Application materials must be submitted via Academic Jobs,

For further information:
Phone: 607-255-9274

Deadline: November 30, 2017.


9. Programme Address:

Funder: Cornell University, New York - David and Pat Atkinson Fund

Research field(s): Agriculture, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences

Information: The David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future empowers faculty to think outside of their departments and across disciplines when it comes to tackling the world's greatest challenge—creating a vital and resilient future for the global community. By providing start-up funding for cross-college collaborations, urgent research, and partnerships with non-profits, government, and industry, the Atkinson Center supports the pioneering risk-takers at the very heart of radical collaboration through multiple funds and fellowship programs.

The Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sustainability address pressing world needs in six core focus areas. This  two-year postdoctoral program is unique in that the postdocs link their research at Cornell with external nonacademic partners to advance on-the-ground application of sustainable solutions.  Up to four postdocs are chosen each year.

Funding covers: The fellowships carry a salary of $60,000 per year, full Cornell University employee benefits, and $15,000 per year for research-related expenses.

Eligibility: The primary factors in making selections will be intellectual merit, creativity, originality, the feasibility of the project, the significance of the challenge being addressed, and expected outcomes of the work, including engagement with external parties to achieve impact, and how scalable any impacts might be. The center will also consider the qualifications and accomplishments of the applicant and the potential for the applicant’s intellectual and professional growth.

Application Procedure: See

Deadline: Applicants to send Letter of Intent by August 21, 2017; full application due by October 9, 2017.


10. Programme Address:

Funder: Centre for Comparative Constitution Studies

Research field(s): Law

Information: Applications are invited for two PhD scholarships to undertake a higher degree by research, and join Professor Adrienne Stone’s Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship Program in Comparative Constitutional Law.    Successful candidates must commence the scholarship between December 2017 and February 2018.he program is establishing an interdisciplinary research team based at Melbourne Law School, and is supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) from 2016 to 2021.

The scholarship is available for a maximum period of four years, with no extensions possible.

Funding covers:

  • an annual stipend of AUD$34,682 (tax free),
  • eligible to apply for up to AUD$4,000 project funding over the course of candidature for approved travel and conference attendance.
  • A relocation allowance of AUD $2,000 may be granted for candidates who need to move from outside Victoria or AUD $3,000 for candidates who need to move from outside Australia to study at the University of Melbourne.
  • Limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave is available.


  • Eligible applicants must:
  • have an Honours 1 or high 2A (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in law;
  • be available to undertake research full-time;
  • not be receiving similar funding or stipend from another Commonwealth programme;
  • not have completed a degree at the same  level or at a higher level in the same field of endeavour;
  • not have previously held a Research Training Program Scholarship (RTPS), Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAI) unless it was terminated within the first six months of the earlier award.

Application Procedure:

Applications for the Laureate Graduate Research Scholarships must be submitted with clearly identified titles as listed below, and include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • All prior undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts
  • Research proposal (maximum 2,000 words)
  • Statement outlining reasons for seeking to participate in the Laureate program (maximum 250 words)
  • Information on prior research completed (e.g. Honours thesis, Masters thesis).
  • to maintain confidentiality two referee reports are to be sent directly from the referees to

Address the application to Professor Adrienne Stone, and submit it to

Deadline: July 9, 2017.

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June 16, 2017