Showing posts with label Scholarships. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scholarships. Show all posts

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Qatar University International Students Scholarship

Scholarship Objective

Recruiting international students of outstanding academic performance.

  • Exemption from tuition fees
  • Exemption from textbook fees
  • 500 QR monthly salary
  • Student housing (two students per room) including transportation to/from campus.
  • Annual round trip air fare ticket
  • Residence permit under QU sponsorship
Requirements for application:
  1. The applicant must have a high school certificate or its equivalent.
  2. A minimum high school average of 95%.
  3. Applicant must receive the final acceptance in the university.
  4. The applicant must meet the admission requirements for the college that they applied to.
  5. The scholarship should be utilized starting from the semester in which the scholarship was awarded. The start of the study can be postponed for one semester, if necessary, conditional of approval of the scholarship committee. If the student does not pass his/her first semester, the scholarship will be canceled and the student will be informed by QU email.
  6. Applicant must have a good reputation.
  7. Applicant should not get benefit from this scholarship and another sponsorship/scholarship simultaneously.
Conditions for Continuity of Scholarship:
  1. The student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0.
  2. The student must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours per semester.
  3. The student must remain registered continuously (in Fall and Spring) until graduation.
  4. The student should not exceed the period for graduation according to his/her study plan.
  5. Recipients of the scholarship are expected to adhere to academic regulations, policies, and procedures of Qatar University.
  6. Must abide to the General Conditions to keep the scholarship.
Upon receiving the applications, the scholarship committee may consider the applicant’s standard test scores in English (IELTS or TOEFL) and in Mathematics (SAT, ACT, QU Math Placer) or other test scores selected by the committee.

Required Documents

Applicants for this scholarship are not required to submit any documents except the documents required for admission.

How to Apply

International students applicants may apply to this scholarship through the online admission application in the “Scholarship Application” section during the announced application period.
International students must submit the original high school transcript and required documents during the application period for international students to Qatar University to the following address:

Admissions Department
Qatar University
P.O. Box 2713
Doha, Qatar

Application and evaluation procedures:
  1. Students apply for admission and scholarships online using the online admission application during the announced application period.
  2. The applicants will be evaluated after the deadline of the online scholarship application. An initial conditional acceptance letter will be sent to the nominated students.
  3. After receiving admission decision in the university, the university will apply for visas and the students will be notified accordingly.
  4. The final admission and scholarship decisions will be sent to the students by email according to the announced timeline.

WAAW Foundation Scholarship in a STEM-related course

WAAW Foundation Scholarship enables female college students in Africa to pursue their studies in a STEM-related course. With this scholarship, you are free to focus on achieving your academic goal and volunteer to give back to your community and promote the engagement of women in STEM through the STEM Outreach Chapter at their university. 

We are looking for scholars that show a need, have the passion, and drive to make a difference in their community. This section contains all of the information you need in order to successfully submit an application. 

We encourage you to review it fully in order to ensure that you have the best possible chance of being selected for an award. 

Read more and apply: Scholarship - WAAW Foundation

Deadline has been set for 17th November

Meta Research PhD Fellowship program open to students in any year of their PhD study

The Meta Research PhD Fellowship program is open to students in any year of their PhD study. We encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply, especially those from traditionally under-represented minority groups. Applications are evaluated based on the strength of the student’s research statement, research impact, and recommendation letters.

Winners of the Fellowship will receive two years of paid tuition and fees, a $42,000 annual stipend to cover living and conference travel costs, a paid visit to Meta headquarters for the annual Fellowship Summit (pending COVID office restrictions event may be virtually held), and various opportunities to engage with Meta researchers.

Before you fill out an application, please review the applicable research area fellowship descriptions. We will only be awarding Fellowships in these specific areas. If your research does not directly align with any of these descriptions, we invite you to check back next award cycle for future research alignment.

Read more and apply: Meta Research PhD Fellowship (

University of Toronto Pearson International Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships at the University of Toronto provide an unparalleled opportunity for outstanding international students to study at one of the world’s best universities in one of the world’s most multicultural cities. The scholarship program is intended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and creativity and who are recognized as leaders within their school. A special emphasis is placed on the impact the student has had on the life of their school and community, and their future potential to contribute positively to the global community.

Awarded annually, these scholarships recognize outstanding students from around the world, including international students studying at Canadian high schools. This is U of T’s most prestigious and competitive scholarship for international students. The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto for first-entry, undergraduate programs. Each year approximately 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto

The Data Sciences Institute (DSI) co-leads the prestigious Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto, a program of Schmidt Futures.

From climate change to infectious disease, artificial intelligence (AI) can help us tackle the challenges that humanity faces by accelerating the pace of scientific research and development. The Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdocs program boosts the work of early-career scholars in engineering, mathematics and natural science by giving them vital tools in AI. Experience with AI is not a requirement, but applicants must have the desire to learn new AI methodologies that stand to accelerate discoveries in their domain.

The University of Toronto is Canada’s leading research university and the home of seminal work in artificial intelligence, from deep learning and neural networks to the interfaces between AI and the natural sciences.

Value and Duration: $85,000 CDN/year, plus benefits
Application Deadline: October 2, 2023

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship at The University of Chicago

The AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellow Program at the University of Chicago is seeking scholars who seek to advance and accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in the natural sciences. The rise of AI in science and engineering presents both a remarkable opportunity and a profound challenge to human-centered modes of inquiry, including not only data analysis, but also the design of experiments, the formulation of new hypotheses, and the revelation of natural laws. Given the cross-disciplinary nature of AI research in science, Fellows will be offered freedom and independence in pursuing their AI-related research, including the flexibility to change or expand their research focus and to work with multiple research groups while at the University.

This unique program is part of a vibrant and growing AI and science community that includes departments across the UChicago campus as well as Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Fellows will have the opportunity to pursue original research on significant questions in AI and science. They form a cohort of top scholars across the natural sciences engaging in joint training and research activities. Fellows will receive the training in AI methods necessary for conducting their research. Drawing on the University’s top-ranked programs, world-renowned faculty, and vibrant data science ecosystem, this program will allow postdoctoral fellows to engage in field-defining research. Fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits, generous research funding and travel allowances, and the opportunity to collaborate with partners worldwide. Fellows will be appointed as Research Associates in the University’s system of record.

This is a two-year position with an opportunity to renew for a third year. The start date will be negotiated for a date in 2024. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023, and will continue until all positions are filled.


Fellows must hold a doctoral degree in the natural sciences, engineering, or a related field completed before the start of their fellowship and earned no earlier than 2019.

Application Instructions

Application review for these positions will begin on November 1, 2023, and continue until positions are filled. Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago Jobs website:

The following materials are required:
  • Cover letter indicating the candidate’s potential mentor(s) at the University, Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, or the Marine Biological Laboratory, and briefly describing the candidate’s area of research.
  • A 2-3 page (excluding references) research statement describing the candidate’s research contributions, highlighting: the significance and potential impact of their past and planned research contributions in the natural sciences and engineering, a proposal for exploring AI’s potential role in their research, evidence of the candidate’s preparedness for our training program, and evidence of independence and engagement in activities (e.g., research, seminars, coursework) that span traditional disciplinary boundaries.
  • Candidate’s CV, including a list of publications and other research artifacts (e.g., publicly available software).
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation and an additional confidential brief letter from the prospective mentor(s) agreeing to sponsor the applicant if they are selected.

For questions about this application, please contact [email protected]

Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC San Diego

Applications for the 2024 cohort open on September 1, 2023. The application deadline is October 1, 2023.

Before applying, applicants must obtain the sponsorship of a faculty member at UC San Diego who is willing to serve as their primary faculty mentor.
  • Complete applications should consist of the following documents: Schmidt AI in Science Postdocs Program Application Form
  • A research statement emphasizing the promise of the applicant’s research agenda and demonstrating a clear understanding of how to apply AI to improve their science
  • A diversity statement describing the applicant’s past or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout their academic career
  • A letter of nomination from the applicant’s proposed primary (STEM) faculty mentor at UC San Diego. The letter from the proposed primary (STEM) mentor should address: a) the applicant's proposed research and its scientific significance, and how training in AI methods and approaches through the Schmidt AI in Science Postdocs Program will enhance their science; b) the extent to which the applicant will participate in departmental and campus academic activities (e.g., seminar programs); c) the extent of the applicant's anticipated participation at national/international research meetings; and d) the proposed STEM mentor's involvement in mentoring for other programs designed to increase access and opportunity in higher education.
  • Two additional letters of recommendation. These letters should address: a) The novelty, quality and promise of the applicant's work; b) the potential for the nominee to leverage the training they would receive as a Fellow to pioneer and accelerate the adoption of innovative applications of AI in their field; and c) if the applicant's Ph.D. is in progress, rate the likelihood of its completion by September 1 of the year they will begin their postdoctoral appointment.
If selected, Fellows will be expected to begin their appointment on October 1, 2024 and must have completed their PhD by September 1, 2024.

Two Postdoc opportunities in transritomics

My lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ( is seeking two postdocs to join projects in collaboration with Jeff Lichtman’s lab at Harvard University. We are looking for people who are knowledgeable in transcriptomics and/or connectomics to join ongoing projects related to multisensory systems and neurogenesis.

We have been pioneering the use of the nudibranch, Berghia stephanieae to ask fundamental questions about the structure and function of neural processing. Nudibranchs, like other gastropods, have central ganglia that continue to add neurons as the animal grows, increasing the number of neurons over 40 fold in just eight weeks. Individual neurons can be recognized at each developmental stage, some arise early and others later, providing an opportunity to compare synaptic organization and gene expression in the same neuron at different times. We are asking how newly born neurons become incorporated into functional neural circuits by combining 3D electron microscopy, cell tracing, single cell transcriptomics, and multiplexed in situ hybridization chain reaction to create developmental cell atlases.

We are also examining the structure and function of the rhinophore complex in Berghia. The rhinophores are distance chemoreceptive appendages that contain thousands of peripheral neurons. At the base of each rhinophore is a ganglion that has more neurons than the so-called brain. We are determining whether this ganglion has structural features that are analogous to an insect antennal lobe or whether it has a uniquely molluscan organization that includes peripheral processing. The structural basis for olfaction has not yet been determined in molluscs. This project could help determine whether molluscs fundamentally differ from other known systems in how olfactory receptor neurons are organized into circuits.

Postdocs will develop their individual projects with the expectation that they will build an independent research program. Postdocs are expected to mentor and work as a team with students in the lab. We work to foster a cooperative, inclusive environment in the lab.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has a large and growing neuroscience community. Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst, and Hampshire Colleges are all nearby and contribute to the academic environment. Amherst is located about 2 hours west of Boston. There is train service to New York City as well. Amherst is situated in the Connecticut River Valley, convenient to skiing in the Berkshire Mountains and Vermont. There is a lively music scene and art scene.

Applicants must have a PhD in neuroscience or a related field, and publication record in the field.

Applicants should send a cover letter, with contact information for three references, and a c.v. to [email protected]. Applications will be considered as they are received.

Paul Katz
Professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Schlumberger Foundation 2024-2025 for women in STEM from developing countries

The Schlumberger Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports science and technology education. Recognizing the link between science, technology, and socio-economic development, as well as the key role of education in realizing individual potential, the Schlumberger Foundation’s flagship program is Faculty for the Future.

The program’s long-term goal is to accelerate gender equality in STEM by creating conditions that enable more women to pursue scientific careers. The program is committed to gender parity in science. SLB recognizes that full access to and participation in a STEM curriculum is essential for the empowerment of women and girls. By accelerating gender equality in STEM, the talent and capacities of these women can be developed for the benefit of their local communities, regions, and the world.

The program awards fellowships for advanced research in STEM at leading research institutes abroad. Faculty for the Future Fellows are expected to return to their home countries upon completion of their studies to contribute to the economic, social, and technological advancement by strengthening the STEM teaching and research faculties of their home institutions and through their leadership in science-based entrepreneurship. They are also expected to contribute to the public sector where their newly acquired technical and scientific skills can help provide evidence-based support for STEM policy making, including topics of gender representation.

This program acts as a catalyst for these women to further tap into their potential. Through heightened motivation, sharpened self-awareness, and a lasting passion for science, they in turn capture the imagination of other women and girls around them to regard scientific pursuits as a necessary means towards advancement and growth.

Read more and apply:

UNESCO Mid-Level Professionals Programme

What is the Mid-Level Professionals Programme?

The Mid-Level Professionals Programme (MLPP) is a recruitment initiative for talented and highly qualified mid-level professionals who wish to start and/or advance their careers as International Civil Servants at UNESCO.

While recruitment is open to candidates from all UNESCO’s Member States, priority consideration, at equal competence, will be given to candidates from non- and under-represented Member States and to internal candidates.

Who Can Apply?

Eligibility Criteria

Must be a national of a UNESCO Member State. Qualified candidates from non- and under-represented Member States are strongly encouraged to apply.

The MLPP selection process is based on the standard UNESCO recruitment process. Standard educational and work experience requirements for professional positions at P-3 and P-4 level apply.

Language requirements

Candidates should demonstrate an excellent knowledge of at least one working language of the Secretariat (English or French). A good knowledge of the other working language is an asset, or in some cases, is required.

Knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish could be required or would be an additional asset.

Core Competencies and Values:

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships

Funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. They offer PhD scholars studying at eligible universities across the Commonwealth the opportunity to conduct research at an institute in the UK for 12 months.

Purpose: To widen access to UK equipment and expertise for high quality doctoral candidates from low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries, and to contribute to UK and Commonwealth higher education and research through collaboration and partnerships.

Intended beneficiaries: High-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to become influential teachers or researchers in their home countries.

Can you design a new business or NGO that delivers a proven poverty intervention at scale?

Submit your design for a new organization that solves one of our Distribution Challenges below. We will award the most promising teams with up to $20,000 USD to launch their new organization wherever extreme poverty exists.

D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background. The majority of our awardees have not launched nor raised any funding.

D-Prize will consider funding existing organizations only if you are distributing an existing intervention and you have a need for high-risk capital that cannot be supported by your current donors or revenue.

Existing organizations applying to D-Prize should have operated for no more than 18 months and raised no more than $30,000 in outside funding.

D-Prize will evaluate applications submitted in English. However, your English does not need to be perfect to apply, and grammar and vocabulary errors will not be penalized. D-Prize only wants to understand your idea.

Read more and apply:

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives. It operates within the framework of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and offers a vivid demonstration of the UK’s enduring commitment to the Commonwealth. By attracting individuals with outstanding talent and identifiable potential from all backgrounds and supporting them to become leaders and innovators on returning to their home countries, the CSC’s work combines sustainable development with the UK national interest and provides opportunities for international partnerships and collaboration.

Purpose: Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

Intended Beneficiaries: Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for candidates from eligible low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to undertake full-time taught Master’s study at a UK university.

Read more and apply:

The Gupta Family Foundation grant

Applications will be accepted from July 1 until September 30, 2023. Any applications submitted outside of this period will not be considered for the upcoming fiscal year. Notification of approval will be communicated to grantees in Spring 2024.

Applicants must operate in one of the following countries: India, the United States, Botswana, Kenya, Mexico, Mongolia, Rwanda, South Africa, or Thailand.

Maypole Fund - Grants for feminist activism against militarism and war

The Maypole Fund is a small grant-giving organisation that funds feminist activism against militarism and war. We have an international impact by financially supporting feminist direct action, activities and projects which oppose the many forms of militarism and war in locally relevant and appropriate ways.

Do you have an imaginative, non-violent project on feminist anti-militarism and anti-war activism? The Maypole Fund may be able to support your activism with a grant of up to £1000.

Learn more about us, our aims and grant conditions, and apply for a grant.

Open call: Multi-stakeholder Adolescent and Youth Review Group

The Second Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing is opening a call for five experts to serve on the multi-disciplinary 'Adolescent and Youth Review Group'

The Second Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing brings together a diverse group of 41 Commissioners including ten Youth Commissioners from across disciplines, sectors, and geographies.

Meaningful adolescent and youth engagement is front and center of the approach of the Commission, we have ensured youth mainstreaming at every stage of the Commissions' activities. Since its inception, the Commission appointed eight young experts who are serving as Youth Commissioners and are playing a pivotal role in the application of a youth lens to the Commission's work, as well as serving as co-chairs leading workstreams through an intergenerational, equal partnerships model.

Please complete and submit the application by Sunday 17 September 2023.

Ideal applicants:
  • Aged 18 to 30 years;
  • Have a passion for improving the health and wellbeing of all young people;
  • Work in or have an interest in all fields including political sciences, gender equality, climate justice, economics, and health financing;
  • We welcome applications from all regions of the globe as well as marginalized populations such as indigenous youth, refugees and the LGBTQI+ community.
Read more and apply:

UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Health Tech Startups

Call for Frontier Technology Applications for Strengthening Systems for Health, Nutrition and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

The UNICEF Venture Fund is looking to invest in Open Source frontier technology solutions that have the potential to create radical change in children’s health, nutrition, and mental health. We are offering up to US$100K in equity-free funding for early stage, for-profit technology start-ups that can improve the lives of children.

If your company is leveraging cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), data science (DS), drones, blockchain, or extended reality (XR), we want to hear from you! We are specifically seeking companies registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries that have impressive working prototypes and a commitment to Open Source licensing.

Application Deadline: 20 October 2023

SAIS Investment Readiness Programme 2024

Are you running a tech startup and want to transform the agriculture and food tech industry in Africa? Do you have a tech solution that makes the industry more sustainable and profitable while at the same time empowering value chain actors? Do you want support on raising investment, reaching more customers and having a significant impact?

The SAIS Investment Readiness Programme (IRP) offers you a yearlong, tailor-made support programme to raise investments and scale up your business! Precondition is that your tech startup registered in Africa, works in Africa, and offers scalable, market-based solutions for agriculture, food or climate change. The Programme is available in English and French.

Read more and apply:

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

JWH grants for young people in the environmental sector in developing countries

The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative creates opportunities for young people in the environmental sector in developing countries to unfold their full potential. By providing small grants to individuals to expand their knowledge, experience and training, the Initiative aims to strengthen environmental Civil Society Organisations capacity and efficiency. The mission of the JWH Initiative is thus to provide an accessible and tailored small grant for education and training of individuals who are nominated by their organisation as potential future leaders.

Great candidates are: 
  • showing potential and ambition towards becoming a leader in her/his/their field of work.
  • working with or linked to local communities, community based organisations or civil society organizations.
  • fully embracing the idea of sustainable development, gender equality and climate justice.
  • having a strong background in and commitment to working on environmental and sustainable development issues.
  • showing potential and ambition to be innovative and creative.
The grant can be applied for a wide range of activities, depending on the individuals’ need and interest. Most grantees request funding for advancing either their knowledge, and skills through courses, training or expanding their experience through internships, exposure and exchange travels, participation in conferences, high level meetings etc. It is crucial the activities requested are exclusively for personal development and should not be part of a larger organisational project.

Applications for 2023 are open from August 1 until September 15, 2023 (5 PM CEST)

Read more and apply:

AVAC 2024 Advocacy Fellows Applications

AVAC is thrilled to invite applications for the 2024 Advocacy Fellows Program. Fellows accepted into the program, will mark the 13th cohort of this program. Read further to explore the history of the program, learn about new features for 2024, find application details, and register for upcoming informational sessions.

  • Emerging or mid-career community leaders and advocates who want to advance their advocacy skills and advocate for HIV, SRHR, STI, TB, and pandemic prevention and preparedness.
  • Individuals with experience or education in HIV or public health, or in advocacy for key populations (e.g., sex workers, LGBTQIA+ individuals, pregnant individuals, people who use drugs) or for social and economic justice.
  • Based in low- and middle-income countries with substantial HIV burdens and ongoing HIV prevention research or introduction of new interventions.
  • Please note that for 2024 fellowships, priority focus lies in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Proficient in written and spoken English.