Monday, December 6, 2010

Interesting grants


Improved Youth Outcomes (William T. Grant Foundation)  
DEADLINE: January 5, 2011 
For more information: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/fellowships/william_t__grant_distinguished_fellows/william_t__grant_distinguished_fellows


Champions for Healthy Kids (General Mills) 
DEADLINE: December 15, 2010 
For more information: http://www.generalmills.com/Responsibility/Community_Engagement/Grants/Champions_for_healthy_kids.aspx


Asia-Pacific Human Development Academic Fellowships (UNDP) 
DEADLINE: November 30, 2010 
For more information: http://regionalcentrebangkok.undp.or.th/practices/HDRU/documents/UNDPAcademic2010.pdf


Geospatial Information, Geotagging, Spatial Relationships, and Spatio-temporal Dimensions of Human Social Dynamics (Army Engineer Research and Development Center)  
DEADLINE: Ongoing
For more information: http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/contract/docs/BAA.pdf

Sustainable Leadership, Managment and Governance RFA (USAID)  
DEADLINE: December 21, 2010 
For more information: http://www07.grants.gov/search/announce.do;jsessionid=fRTKMrNJKTFL633ZLTLmQ67TrgLn8TV25WjYnTs1F1D6lWTyCZpR!-845042754
     
International Science and Education Grants Program  (USDA)  
DEADLINE: January 19, 2011 
For more information: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/intl_science.html



Monday, November 8, 2010

Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For Undergraduate Environmental Study

See the EPA's website for the GROW fellowship.  Start your environmental career off right.

http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2011/2011_gro_undergrad.html


Due December 9, 2009


- For bachelor level students in environmentally related fields of study 
- Fellowships to support junior and senior years of undergraduate study and an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between junior and senior years


The fellowship provides up to $19,700 per year of academic support and $9,500 for internship support for a combined total of up to $48,900 over the life of the fellowship. 

Friday, October 15, 2010

NIH loan repayment

The 2011 application process for the National Institute of Health’s Loan Repayment Programs is now open, and applications can be found online at www.lrp.nih.gov The LRPs repay the outstanding student loans of researchers who are or will be conducting nonprofit biomedical or behavioral research.
Loan repayment programs
Applications will be accepted until 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on November 15, 2010.


http://www.lrp.nih.gov/faq/service_obligations.aspx

Thursday, October 14, 2010

XIVth World Water Conference

Attend a conference in Brazil:

Student Competition
for support to present a paper or poster at the XIVth World Water Congress, to be held in Porto de Galinhas, Recife, Brazil from Sept. 25-29, 2011.  See http://www.worldwatercongress.com

Need more information?
- Contact Christopher Scott, UA professor of water policy and geography, at iwra.wwc@gmail.com


Monday, October 4, 2010

Ford Predoctoral Diversity Fellowships

Ford Predoctoral Diversity Fellowships (Ford Foundation)  

The predoctoral fellowships provide 3 years of support (stipend of $20,000/year plus $2,000 to the institution) to underrepresented minorities for study in research-based PhD programs in American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, earth sciences, economics, engineering, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, urban planning, and women's studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs, such as African American studies and Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs, such as area studies, peace studies, and social justice.
DEADLINE: November 1, 2010 
For more information: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047958

SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program

SMART Scholarships (DoD) 

The Dept of Defense recognizes the need to support the education of America's future scientists and engineers. The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program is part of a concentrated effort to improve the flow of new, highly skilled technical labor into DoD facilities and agencies and to enhance the technical skills of the workforce already in place. SMART offers scholarships to undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students who have demonstrated ability and
special aptitude for excelling in STEM fields. Students are also provided opportunities to continue their research in civil service roles following graduation. Through SMART, we are proud to offer our research leaders of tomorrow not only an education, but a career. SMART Scholars Receive:
" Cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 - $41,000 per
year depending on prior educational experience
" Full tuition and related education expenses
" Health Insurance reimbursement allowance
" Book allowance
" Summer Internships (multi-year participants)
" Post-Graduation Career Opportunities
DEADLINE: December 1, 2010 
For more information: http://www.asee.org/smart

Fellowships For Graduate Environmental Study (EPA)

Fall 2011 Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships For Graduate Environmental Study (EPA) 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master s and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline is November 5, 2010 at 4:00 PM for receipt of paper applications, and November 5, 2010 at 11:59:59 PM ET for submittal of electronic applications to Grants.gov. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 105 new fellowships by June 30, 2011. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of five years. The fellowship program provides up to $42,000 per year of support per fellowship. 
DEADLINE: November 5, 2010 
For more information: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2011/2011_star_gradfellow.html

Monday, August 23, 2010

Institut Pasteur in Paris

Three year fellowships are open to American postdoctoral scientist wishing to pursue research at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. Deadline is September 17, 2010.
Ten week internships at the Insitut Pasteur are also available to undergrads contemplating a scientific career. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Living allowance is $400 per week. Application and deadline information for both programs may be found at http://www.pasteurfoundation.org/

Women from developing countries: FUNDING


Since 1981 the Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF), a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, public charity, has awarded scholarships to outstanding women from developing countries, who are completing degrees at US/Canadian universities and are committed to improving the wellbeing of women and children in developing countries. Individual MMMF Scholarships are between $12,000-$15,000 and must be used during the 2011-2012 academic year. The MMMF administers the program with support from volunteers affiliated with the World Bank and the World Bank Family Network (WBFN).

Human Rights Watch Fellowships




This would be a great opportunity for GLBH or ENVH students with a specific interest in monitoring environment or health related human rights.  "Water as a human right". 



Human Rights Watch Fellowships

Human Rights Watch, the international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization, invites applications for its fellowship program. Human Rights Watch is known for its impartial and reliable human rights reporting on over 70 countries worldwide, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in affecting the policy of the US and other influential governments toward human rights abusers.

Fellows work full-time for one year with Human Rights Watch in New York, Washington, D.C., or London. (Aryeh Neier fellows work full-time in New York or Washington, DC, and, for an additional year at the ACLU.) Fellows monitor human rights developments in various countries, conduct on-site investigations, draft reports on human rights conditions, and engage in advocacy aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations. Past fellows have conducted research and advocacy on numerous different issues in countries all over the world.

The salary for 2010-2011 fellows will be $55,000, plus excellent employer-paid benefits. The salary for 2011-2012 is currently under review and may be increased.

http://www.hrw.org/about/fellowships



Round 6 of Grand Challenges Explorations

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 6 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health solutions. Anyone can apply - from any experience level, from any discipline, and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies. 

Grant proposals are being accepted online until November 2, 2010 on the following topics:
  • New! The Poliovirus Endgame: Create Ways to Accelerate, Sustain and Monitor Eradication
  • New! Create the Next Generation of Sanitation Technologies
  • New! Design New Approaches to Cure HIV Infection
  • Create New Technologies to Improve the Health of Mothers and Newborns
  • Create Low-Cost Cell Phone-Based Applications for Priority Global Health Diseases
Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available here. 

We encourage you to sign up to receive email updates on this and future grant opportunities.

We are looking forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world and from all disciplines. If you have a great idea, apply. If you know someone who may have a great idea, please forward this message. 

Thank you for your commitment to solving the world's greatest health challenges

FUNDED: International Master in Early Childhood Education and Care

Erasmus Mundus - IMEC Scholarships

Application deadline for none-EU applicants: 1st November 2010

International Master in Early Childhood Education and Care (IMEC) is a two-year international Master Programme (120 ECTS) in Early Childhood Education and Care. All students will follow a given structure, spending at least one semester at all three partner institutions.

IMEC is offered in cooperation between Oslo University College (Norway), University of Malta (Malta), and Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland).
 

The target groups are teachers, educators, counselors, leaders or other groups who work with education and development issues in preschool and primary school, within central or local government or in private enterprises.

A maximum of 20 students are admitted to IMEC each year, 10 from so-called third countries, 8 from EU/EEA-EFTA countries and 2 from the area of Western Balkans and Turkey.

http://www.imec.hio.no/Application-forms/Application-to-International-Master-in-Early-Childhood-Education-and-Care-2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Erasmus Mundus Systems Biology


This is another great funded Masters degree program...

The Erasmus Mundus master's programme in Systems Biology (euSYSBIO) is a cooperation between KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden (KTH), Instituto Superior Tecnologico in Portugal (IST) and Aalto University school of Science and Technology in Finland. It is a two-year Master's programme including compulsory mobilty for the students. Students enter at KTH or Aalto University and continue in the second year at one of the other two institutions.

The euSYSBIO programme offers education of high international standard as well as cultural experience from two different European countries and a double degree from two universities.

Application period: 15 September-15 November



http://www.kth.se/studies/master/em/eusysbio?l=en_UK



CAS SOFIA


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
ADVANCED ACADEMIA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME
Call for Applications - Advanced Academia Fellowships for International Scholars
FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS (SOCIAL SCIENCES AND THE HUMANITIES)
20 June 2010

With the support of a donator within the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft 

The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS Sofia) announces a Call for Applications for its 2011/2012 In-Residence Advanced Academia Fellowships in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences.
CAS Sofia is an independent Institute with international and multidisciplinary profile. Located in Sofia, Bulgaria, it promotes high-level scholarship in the social sciences and the humanities. In addition to supporting focus-group research, CAS Sofia invites outstanding scholars to pursue their individual research projects during in-residence periods of up to five months. The invited Fellows participate in the intellectual life and the scholarly community of the Centre (Bulgarian and foreign fellows) while working on projects of their own choice. Fellows receive adequate material and intellectual support and can profit from the Centre’s wide international networks, international seminar- and guest-lecturer programme. CAS Sofia assists Fellows in all practical matters concerning travel, residence and research in Sofia.


Monday, August 16, 2010

International Science Opportunity

This is a great opportunity for MPH students to get science experience in Asia!
The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) goals are to introduce U.S. graduate students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. Selected students participate in research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan. All institutes, except Japan, last approximately 8 weeks from June to August. Japan lasts approximately 10 weeks from June to August.
http://www.nsfsi.org/

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Masters in hydraulic engineering to practicing professionals from developing countries

A UNESCO SUPPORTED PROGRAM ON WATER / FLOODING / RISK MANAGEMENT


During the 2-year programme students start at the Technical University of Dresden, where they complete their first semester with 30 ECTS with courses on hydro-meteorological processes, global change and its impact, flood risk management and GIS. Then the students move to UNESCO-IHE for their 2nd semester with 30 ECTS where they receive courses on modelling for planning, forecasting, control and decision support, hazard mapping, ICT, and fluvial flooding and urban flood disasters. Subsequently, the students move to the Technical University of Catalonia to follow part of their 3rd semester with 20 ECTS with courses on hazards due to flash floods, debris flow, coastal flooding, and climate change. The last part of the 3rd semester is hosted by the University of Ljubljana where students follow courses on spatial planning, and socio-economic and institutional framework of flood risk management to earn 10 ECTS. Each semester provides a number of electives, and there are international fieldtrips. Finally, the students carry out their thesis work (30 ECTS) at one of HIEs or with an industrial partner. Successful candidates receive MSc degrees from the Technical University of Dresden, UNESCO-IHE and the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona.
http://www.unesco-ihe.org/About/News/New-Erasmus-Mundus-Masters-Course-on-Flood-Risk-Management

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

International drug abuse research training program

The International Program coordinates National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) collaborative activities with scientists and government agencies in other countries and with international organizations. NIDA is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the principal biomedical and behavioral research agency of the U.S. Government. NIH is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program supports a variety of training fellowships and research exchanges for all levels of scientists interested in drug abuse research.

http://international.drugabuse.gov/research/fellowships.html

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hong Kong PhD Fellowships

Established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD programmes in Hong Kong's institutions.


Eligibility
Those who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in Hong Kong institutions funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC), irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

The Fellowship
The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and a conference and research related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year for the awardees for a period of three years. About 135 PhD Fellowships will be awarded each academic year1. For awardees who need more than three years to complete the PhD degree, additional support may be provided by the chosen institutions. For details, please contact the institutions concerned directly.

1Academic year in Hong Kong normally starts in September.

Selection Panels
Shortlisted applications, subject to their areas of studies, will be reviewed by one of the two HKPF Selection Panels with experts in the relevant broad areas -- one for science, medicine, engineering and technology and another one for humanities, social science and business studies.

Selection Criteria
While the academic excellence is of prime consideration, the Selection Panels will take into account, but is not limited to, the four yardsticks below for the selection of candidates:
1. Academic excellence;
2. Research ability and potential;
3. Communication, and interpersonal skills; and
4. Leadership abilities.

Application Process
Applicants may choose up to two programmes in one or two institutions for PhD study in their HKPFS applications. They are also required to submit application(s) for PhD admission to the relevant institution(s) directly for their selected programme(s). Applicants are therefore required to fully comply with the admission requirements of their selected institutions and programmes. The HKPFS 2011/12 will call for applications in September 2010. Detailed arrangements for the application process will be announced later.

Admission requirements of individual institutions are as follows:
City University of Hong Kong
(http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sgs/hkphd/index.htm)

Hong Kong Baptist University
(http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/~gs/hkpfs/ent_req.html)

Lingnan University
(http://www.ln.edu.hk/reg/info/phd/require.php)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(http://www2.cuhk.edu.hk/gss/entry.php)

The Hong Kong Institute of Education
(http://www.ied.edu.hk/acadprog/rpg/prog_info.htm)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
(http://www.polyu.edu.hk/ro/hkphd-fellowship/)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
(http://www.ust.hk/hkpfs/how.html)

The University of Hong Kong
(http://www.hku.hk/gradsch/web/apply)

Individual institutions may conduct interviews with applicants as part of the assessment for selection. Candidates not selected for the HKPFS may also be accepted by the concerned institution for admission and offered with postgraduate studentship of the institutions.

Postgraduate Studies in Hong Kong
For more information on postgraduate studies in Hong Kong, please visit the Joint Institutions homepage at http://www.grad.edu.hk/grad/ and the website of Immigration Department at http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/faq_ipoe.htm for details concerning the immigration policy on study in Hong Kong.

Contact detail: HKPF@ugc.edu.hk
Moreinfo: http://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/rgc/hkphd/hkphd.htm

Monday, May 24, 2010

IFS Research Grants

Perfect for international students in the LLU MPH program...


Applications for IFS Research Grants are welcome from young scientists in developing countries to do research on the sustainable management, use or conservation of biological or water resources. This broad statement covers natural science and social science research on agriculture, soils, animal production, food science, forestry, agroforestry, aquatic resources, natural products, water resources, etc. 
Applications are accepted all year and are to be made on an IFS Application Form. Read more detail in the website below:
http://www.ifs.se/

Friday, May 21, 2010

Dr. Germ is quoted on office germs again...


Dr. Charles Gerba Ph.D is also known as "Dr. Germ". He has multiple studies (~400) published on everything from toilet germs to water distribution systems. 
He was quoted here in a piece on office health risk published online by Yahoo.  
Problem: "The desk, in terms of bacteria, is 400 times more dirty than your toilet," University of Arizona microbiologist Dr. Charles Gerba told WebMD (NASDAQ: WBMD -News). "People turn their desks into bacteria cafeterias because they eat at them, but they never clean them. The phone is the dirtiest, the desktop is next, and the mouse and the computer follow."
But bacteria problems at your desk could be more severe than Gerba thinks. Breadcrumbs and other food remnants get can get in between keys on your keyboard, attract rats and lead to unintended exposure to their germs. What's more, many raw and cooked foods need to remain refrigerated, and leaving them out for two hours or more is a food safety no-no.
Prevention: If you frequently eat your lunch at your desk, you may want to make sure you have hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes to wipe down your work surface daily. That can also protect you from germs sprayed into the air by your coughing and sneezing coworkers.
If your office has a communal kitchen sink with a sponge, the American Dietetic Association suggests using paper towels instead, just to stay safe from bacteria.
The association goes as far as recommending that those who eat in the office bring a refrigerator thermometer and a meat thermometer as well.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Water and Health Conference

Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy
October 25-26, 2010
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy, will deal with critical issues in water and health internationally and nationally. Here is the conference website.

The abstract submission has been extended to June 1st.  
http://www.ie.unc.edu/content/news_events/symposia/2010/call_for_papers.cfm

Friday, May 7, 2010

Flushing your drinking water?

Gayle Leonard on her blog Thirsty in Suburbia posted this link about upgrading your water wasting toilets.

This will work for many americans who waste thousands of gallons of water each year with inefficient water wasting toilets.

Keep in mind that if you give heavier deposits to your toilet bank, you may want to do some independent research on the subject!  Most Americans have bowel movements of less than 200grams.

http://blog.gayleleonard.com/2009/07/under-the-hood-of-my-ugly-80s-toilet/

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Master's Degree in Water, Society and Polic


New Master's Degree in Water, Society and Policy

The University of Arizona has a new  graduate degree program that integrates science, policy and decision-making in the arena of water. The purpose of this degree is to provide opportunities for students to pursue professionally oriented study in an MS degree program that focuses on water science, society, and policy. In this way, we can help train a corps of leaders in water policy who understand both the science and social aspects of water.  For more information see the attached flier and visit the program website:http://waterpolicy.arizona.edu.

Contacts:

Dr. Lisa J. Graumlich

NSF-Arizona Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory Fund


For students in Cambodia who do work in the fields of archaeology, geoscience, and environmental science.

The University of Arizona NSF-Arizona Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory is announcing a program to foster scholarly research in developing nations. The program’s objective is to provide radiocarbon dates at no cost to colleagues who, due to limited funding or limited instrumental infrastructure, would not otherwise have access to accelerator mass spectrometry. Twenty AMS radiocarbon dates per year will be awarded to successful applicants in the fields of archaeology, geoscience, and environmental science. Applications are being accepted from Southeast Asian and the Pacific Island nations at this time. Qualifying nations include Burma, Laos, Thailand, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and all indigenous Pacific nations. Australia, Brunei, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, Hawaii, New Caledonia, and New Zealand are excluded.
http://arts.anu.edu.au/arcworld/ippa/Arizona%20C14%20form.htm

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Doctoral Program in Infectious Diseases,Environmental Sensing and more..


Singapore-MIT Alliance Graduate Fellowship

The Singapore Ministry of Education has established 100 four-year fellowships for new doctoral students at NTU or NUS who will conduct their research at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Centre (SMART Centre).
The establishment of this Fellowship Programme is intended to attract to NTU and NUS the best and most talented doctoral students from Singapore, the region, and beyond and educate them to be future leaders in science and technology for Singapore and beyond. The Fellowship will provide them with the opportunity to be involved in the strategic research programmes at the SMART Centre and provide them with the opportunity to be co-advised by an MIT faculty member. The student may spend up to six months doing research at MIT.
The SMA Graduate Fellowship at SMART provides
  • up to four years of full tuition fees at the student’s home university;
  • a monthly stipend of S$3,200;
  • an allowance of up to S$12,000 to help cover the expenses associated with a six months research residency at MIT.
  • and co-supervision by an MIT and NTU/NUS faculty.
There is no bond associated with this fellowship.
In order to be eligible for an SMA Graduate Fellowship, a student must have:
  • graduated with an undergraduate degree with first class or second-upper (or equivalent);
  • A new doctoral student admitted to NTU or NUS;
  • must have a research interest that fits within one or more of the projects currently being carried out in SMART Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRG)s:
Question contact smartfellows@smart.mit.edu
Moreinfo: http://web.mit.edu/smart/graduate/index.html

Friday, April 30, 2010

Fort Yuma Service Unit Sanitarian/Environmental Health Officer


Vincent Slayton-Garcia Wrote this today:

The Fort Yuma Service Unit Environmental Health Officer/Sanitarian job announcement hit the streets today.  It’s a GS-5/7/9.  Primarily serving two tribes—Quechan and Cocopah.  Open to civilians and Commissioned Officers.  It will be posted inwww.USAJobs.com and already posted in the IHS DEHS website. http://www.dehs.ihs.gov/index.cfm?content=vac_view.cfm
Vincent Slayton-Garcia, REHS
CDR, USPHS, IHS
District Environmental Health Officer
Western Arizona District OEH&E
1553 W. Todd Drive, Suite 107
Tempe, AZ 85283


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I grabbed these from the Cambodia Jobs Blog.   


UNESCO-L'OREAL Fellowships
Within the framework of the UNESCO Co-Sponsored Fellowships Scheme, a joint programme has been launched with the L’ORÉAL Corporate Foundation with a view to promoting the contribution of young women - from all over the world – in research developments in the field of life sciences. 
The UNESCO-L’ORÉAL fellowships scheme focuses on UNESCO’s premise that people are the world’s greatest resource and that innovation and excellence, especially among the young women community, deserve to be supported and encouraged through the concerted efforts of the international community. The award of the fellowships constitutes a key strategy through which impetus is being given to the enhancement of the role of women in devising scientific solutions to problems confronting humankind in the twenty-first century.
http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=44170&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html



Oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy
The second annual oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy provides PhD students and young scholars working on poverty and sustainable development from a management or economics perspective a platform to present and discuss their ongoing research projects with fellow students and senior faculty.
Research on inclusive business models, market development and sustainability at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) is a promising and challenging field for young researchers and PhD students. It calls for a multitude of methods, combination of disciplines in management and economics and new research designs, e.g. experimental development economics.

With the kind support of UNDP’s Growing Inclusive Markets initiative, three grants (travel, fee and accommodation) are available for outstanding young scholars from developing countries.
http://www.oikos-international.org/projects/development/call-for-papers.html





Oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy
Institutions, Entrepreneurship and Organisational Change. August 22-27, Hotel Krone (Urnäsch), Switzerland
The first oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy provides PhD students in the field of Entrepreneurship, Management, Strategy and Sustainability a platform to present and discuss their ongoing research projects with fellow students and senior faculty.

Research on the role of Institutions, Entrepreneurship and Organisational Change for a fundamental reorientation towards achieving environmental, social and economic sustainability is a promising and challenging academic field. It calls for a multitude of methods, combination of disciplines and new research designs.

Readmore:
http://cambodiajobs.blogspot.com/2010/04/oikos-young-scholars-entrepreneurship.html

Monday, April 19, 2010

Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $100 million to encourage scientists worldwide to expand the pipeline of ideas to fight our greatest health challenges. Launched in 2008, Grand Challenge Explorations grants have already been awarded to 262 researchers from 30 countries.


The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization – colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.


http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/Introduction.aspx





Directory of Grants and Fellowships in the Global Health Sciences


This is a great place to look up international funding opportunities for work in biomedical research. Don't let the word "biomedical" scare you. The site also has plenty of "global health" and "environmental" opportunities. The site has many categories, the first one being Pre-doctoral/Graduate

Fogarty International Center - National Institutes of Health, NIH
Bethesda, MD USA

Website: http://www.fic.nih.gov/funding/directory_fellowships.htm

Sunday, April 11, 2010

ASPH fellowships

Here they are!
The beloved ASPH internships.

Most students completing these have been very satisfied!
They are a great way to fulfill your field practicum requirements!


Free conference!!


The LLU news notes listed this again: 
Students need to go to as many local conferences that they can.  There is no reason to skip the free conferences. 
The USPHS symposiums cover the various aspects of public health. The 2010 symposium theme is Public Health 2010: The Road Ahead (phscofevents.org) and will be held in San Diego on May 24-27, 2010.
Registration is free for students!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Rochester Institute of Technology Future Faculty Career Exploration Program Rochester Institute of Technology Future Faculty Exploration Program


FFCEP is one of RIT’s innovative diversity programs which is raising the bar for schools nationwide.
Please share this information with members of your organization and students whom you know may be interested.

Do you know of individuals that fit the following criteria?

      • Be able to contribute in a meanignful way to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individaul differences. We are especially interested in applications from people of color who are underrepresented in teaching professions, i.e., African-American, Latin American, American Indian or Alaskan Native.
      • Within one to two years of completing Ph.D. , MFA, or Post Doc
      • Desire academic teaching career at an exceptional teaching institution
Receiving degrees in disciplines offered at RIT; i.e., math, sciences, engineering, technologies, business liberal arts, fine art, computing sciences complete list of programs
      • Demonstrate potential to fill open and/or anticipated vacancies
      • Able to travel to Rochester, NY  September 22-26, 2010
Application Deadline: June 2nd, 2010
For more information and applications visit our website at: 


Please direct any email correspondence to facultyr@rit.edu or telephone 585-475-5775.

Oslo Peace Scholarship


The Graduate Studies in International Affairs (GSIA) program in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, in partnership with the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) and Bjørknes College, offers one scholarship each year for full-time study in the Master of International Affairs specialising in Peace and Conflict Studies degree program. Tuition fees will be covered by The Australian National University and Bjørknes College; and students will receive some funding towards living costs as a stipend.
Eligible Program(s): Master of International Affairs specialising in Peace and Conflict Studies
Eligibility Criteria: International students, Australian and Norwegian students
Readmore:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Rothamsted International Fellowships

Rothamsted International (RI) is a non-profit-making charity working towards sustainable agriculture in developing and emerging countries. We aim to share research excellence in agricultural and environmental sciences for the benefit of world-wide agricultural and environmental sustainability. Visiting RI Fellows make use of the current, state-of-the art, facilites and expertise at Rothamsted Research, the oldest agricultural research station in the world.
The primary objective of this prestigious Fellowship Scheme is the exchange of vital scientific skills and technologies relevant to the agricultural and environmental needs and aspirations of developing and emerging countries. Fellowships are funded by charitable donations; they are available to scientists of proven ability, working in developing or emerging countries, to pursue research with scientists at Rothamsted for periods of up to one year. It is expected that Fellows will return to their home country at the end of the Fellowship period.
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AMAROUT Fellowships

IMDEA ("Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados" - Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies) is the new institutional framework established by the Government of the Region of Madrid (Spain) to effectively combine and increase both public and private support for research of excellence in the region. IMDEA comprises a network of research institutes in areas of high economic impact, including: energy, food sciences, materials, nanotechnology, networks, social sciences, software, and water.
AMAROUT Europe is a Marie Curie Action (PEOPLE-COFUND) to foster and consolidate the European Research Area by attracting to Europe and, in particular, to the region of Madrid (Spain) top research talent. AMAROUT contributes with IMDEA to turning Madrid into one of the top knowledge generation regions in Europe. To accomplish this, during the next 4 years, the AMAROUT program will finance up to 132 researchers to join the IMDEA network of research institutes for one year (renewable up to twice).
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The UN OHCHR Minorities Fellowship

Through this Programme, the OHCHR aims to give persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities - particularly young minority women and men - an opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with international human rights in general and minority rights in particular. The Fellowship Programme is intended to assist organizations and communities in protecting and promoting the rights of minorities the fellows belong to.
The Fellows are based at the OHCHR in Geneva, Switzerland. The programme is interactive and consists of briefings on several topics (e.g. the UN system, OHCHR's work, human rights mechanisms and instruments) as well as individual and group assignments.
At the end of the Programme, all Fellow should have a general knowledge of the United Nations system, international human rights instruments and mechanisms in general and those relevant to minorities in particular and be capable of further training their communities/organizations.
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