CRDF Global: Seeking Proposals for 2016 U.S. MENA Joint Research Competition

Deadline: 15 June 2016

CRDF Global is accepting proposals for its 2016 U.S.-MENA Joint Research Initiative, to support research projects between young Arab female investigators in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) and U.S. researchers in the agricultural sciences.

CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, training, and services.

Goals

  • Support high-quality, innovative international research by teams of U.S. and MENA researchers in the agricultural sciences.
  • Encourage diversity in the international community by increasing the representation and development of early-career female scientists.
  • Foster long-term, sustained scientific engagement between U.S. and MENA researchers.

Award Information

Research Grant awards, each up to USD 100,000 total, will be made to joint research teams of U.S. and MENA scientists, in support of 1-3 year projects.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Joint research teams of scientists employed at accredited public and private U.S. and MENA universities and research centers are eligible to participate in this competition.
  • Eligible MENA countries include Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.
  • Proposals must include one MENA female Principal Investigator (PI) and one U.S. PI
    • Possessing the degree of Ph.D., M.D., or the equivalent research experience
    • Having at least five scientific publications in peer-reviewed scientific literature.3 These PIs will share overall responsibility for the project in their respective countries, coordinating all project participants and institutions.
  • The PI for the MENA team:
    • must be female
    • must be an early-career scientist, defined as a clinician or scientist who has received her highest degree of study within the past five years. No exceptions to this requirement will be considered
  • The MENA PI and participants on the MENA team:
    • must be citizens and permanent residents within the eligible MENA countries
    • must reside within the eligible MENA country during the course of the CRDF Global-ICBA project
    • must be currently employed at one of the country’s universities (academic institutions)
    • must work full-time in civilian research
  • The U.S. PI and participants on the U.S. team:
    • must be legally employed by an accredited U.S. university
    • must reside in the U.S. during the course of the CRDF Global-ICBA project. Graduate students on the U.S. team may be foreign nationals, but they must be enrolled full-time in an accredited degree program at the U.S. institution
  • All projects must be oriented toward non-military objectives and must be carried out in a civilian research environment.
  • All proposals must include participation by at least one student/postdoctoral researcher on each team (i.e. one MENA student or postdoctoral researcher AND one U.S. student or postdoctoral researcher) who will make substantive contributions to the research while receiving practical opportunities for professional development in the natural sciences or engineering. These opportunities should be described in the “Student/Postdoctoral Mentorship Plan.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Joint Research Competition.

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The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture: Young Arab Women in Agricultural Science

Deadline: 15 June 2016

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) in collaboration with CRDF Global is seeking applications for a joint research grant competition for young Arab women scientists collaborating with US researchers in agricultural science with an aim to facilitate international research partnerships between American researchers and women Arab scientists that will form the basis of long-term, sustained scientific engagement.

ICBA is an international, non-profit agricultural research center established in 1999 through the visionary leadership. Its mission is to work in partnership to deliver agricultural and water scarcity solutions in marginal environments.

Research Areas

Applications should be focused on innovative research in agriculture in either of the following research areas:

  • Breeding/genomics around important food crops and resiliency for climate change and salinity water;
  • Soil and nutrient management to enhance resilience to climate change and salinity.

Benefits

  • ICBA will provide direct financial support for Arab teams and CRDF Global will provide direct financial support for all US teams;
  • Each team will be awarded up to USD 100,000 to support their project for the period of 1-3 years;
  • MENA and US team members may visit each other’s laboratory or research sites to exchange ideas, conduct joint research experiments, and/or provide training on cutting-edge techniques
  • A regional workshop will be organized midway through the program to bring together research teams. This will offer networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities for the winning scientists.

Selection Criteria

  • Technical Merit
  • Research Plan
  • Research Impact
  • Personnel Capacity
  • Benefit to Education and Infrastructure

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, USA

Eligibility Criteria

  • Joint research teams of scientists employed in the eligible countries (mentioned above) to participate;
  • Proposals must include one MENA Principal Investigator (PI) and one US PI, each 1) possessing the degree of Ph.D., M.D., or the equivalent research experience, and 2) having at least five scientific publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Each PI will be responsible for the project in their respective countries.
  • Teams from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) must be led by a woman principal investigator who is working as an early-career scientist, defined as a clinician or scientist who has received her highest degree of education within the past five years.
  • Each team should have at least one student/postdoctoral researcher who will make substantive contributions to the research while receiving practical opportunities for professional development in the natural sciences or engineering.

For information regarding the application procedure and more, please visit this link.

Google AdCamp 2016: Inviting Students from Across Europe, Middle-East and Africa

Deadline: 1 March 2016

Google invites students to participate in its AdCamp program, offering a collaborative curriculum focused on Google’s advertising sales and services operations, an overview of Google’s ad products and insight into the industry.

Up to 50 current university students will be selected to participate in an all-expense-paid AdCamp experience at one of Google’s offices.

The AdCamp programs for Europe, Middle-East and Africa will take place from 13 – 15 of July 2016 at Google’s European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland or Google Poland, Wroclaw (participants will be allocated at Google’s discretion).

Eligibility Criteria                                                                                                              

To apply, students must:

  • Be a current student pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
  • Be a current student in a country in Europe, Middle-East or Africa.
  • Be graduating in 2017 or 2018. Students graduating in November – December 2016 are eligible.
  • Demonstrate experience or internships in sales, customer support, account management, marketing or consulting.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence.
  • Be available to attend all three days of the program. (Depending on your location, you might need to travel to and from Ireland on July 12 and 16th respectively)
  • Be fluent in English, as all AdCamp program activities will be conducted in English.

Students who have participated in a Google program (AdCamp, BOLD, Google Student Ambassador program) or Google internship in the past are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

The participants are required to submit the completely filled application form available on the website.

For more information, please visit Google AdCamp Program EMEA 2016.

Mercy Hands Small Grants Program: Supporting Local Solutions for Local Problems

Deadline: Ongoing

Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid has announced a Small Grants Program to support the Iraqi civil society and encourage local innovative ideas and solutions that tackle local community problems.

Mercy Hands works in conflict torn and disaster affected areas to save lives, sustain human rights and restore a healthy community. Mercy Hands serve people in need, regardless of their religion, sect, ethnicity and/or political affiliation.

Funding available

Mercy Hands will grant $1000 to a youth or community group to implement a humanitarian project that serves the community.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Iraqi Community Groups that are not yet registered at the NGOs Directorate.
  • Iraqi Youth Groups that are not yet registered at the NGOs Directorate.
  • Newly established Iraqi NGOs, which have not been registered at the NGOs Directorate for more than a year.
  • The budget of the project should not exceed $1000.
  • The project implementation period should not exceed 1 month.
  • The grant is allocated to a project and not to the functioning of the group itself.
  • Projects with a religious objective are not eligible under the program.

How to Apply

  • Applicants must write a project proposal and send it via email through the given website.
  • The project proposal should be written in the following format:
    • Project Title
    • Context
    • Project Beneficiaries
    • Project Objectives
    • Description of Project Activities
    • Applicant Profile
    • Implementation Timeframe
    • Budget
    • Applicant Contact Information

For more information, Please visit Small Grant Program.

Nobel Women’s Initiative: 2016 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program

Deadline: 25 February 2016

The Nobel Women’s Initiative is seeking nominations for the Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program—geared at young women’s rights activists who would benefit from advocacy training and hands-on skill building within an international setting.

The mentorship program will commence with a six-week residency period at the Nobel Women’s Initiative office in Ottawa, Canada (late-August to October 2016).

Over the past four years the Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program has provided valuable advocacy and grassroots organizing training to twelve incredible young women activists from around the world.

Nobel Women’s Initiative Advocacy

  • Women Forging Peace—the inclusion of women in peace making and supporting nonviolence and other alternatives to war and militarism.
  • Women Achieving Justice—Accountability for crimes committed against women and an end to widespread impunity.
  • Women Advancing Equality and Human Rights—Support for human rights defenders, those working for women’s equality and those on the frontlines of civil society–including those addressing climate change.

Benefits

  • The mentorship program is meant to support young women’s rights activists in their international advocacy and media work.
  • The residency program will strengthen key skills including organizing for political change, developing comprehensive advocacy strategies, messaging and writing materials for different audiences, presentation and public speaking, fundraising, networking as well as engaging with policy-makers and traditional and new media.
  • The program will be an opportunity for young women’s rights activists to broaden their knowledge base on women’s rights and gender-based violence around the world, and strategies being used in other countries for raising public awareness and campaigning for policy changes.
  • Participants will work closely with the Nobel Women’s Initiative team and outside facilitators to build on advocacy and communications skills, as well as meet experts working in related areas.
  • While in Ottawa, the young activists will be members of the Nobel Women’s Initiative team, supporting country-specific advocacy programs.
  • The mentorship program participants will gain relevant hands-on international advocacy experience, providing the young women with the opportunity to become more effective activists and communicators in their home countries.
  • It will provide an opportunity for the young women to become part of an international information, support, and action network.

Selection Criteria

  • Record of leadership within the community and work with civil society;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in women’s rights, human rights, and gender-based violence;
  • Good English comprehension;
  • Strong ties to the nominating organization;
  • Superior character, demonstrated teamwork ability, interest in working with and learning from others who come from different backgrounds and cultures;
  • High level of maturity, energy, and courage to withstand pressures of travel.

Eligible Countries: Colombia, South Sudan, Myanmar, and the MENA region

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must:

  • Be women from eligible countries
  • Be between the ages of 21 and 30;
  • Be able to read, write and discuss in English;
  • Be nominated by an organization and commit to working with this organization at least for a year;
  • Be available to participate in the program for a period of six months, August 2016 to January 2017;
  • Be willing and available to travel to Ottawa, Canada for a six-week placement at the Nobel Women’s Initiative offices, from the end of August to the beginning of October (other international travel may be required during this period).

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their nominations via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit 2016 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program.

Apply for UNICEF Innovation Fund of up to US$100,000: Open Source Technology Solutions for Children!

Deadline: 26 February 2016

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is seeking applications for its open source technology solutions that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people.

UNICEF works with governments, civil society organizations, and other organizations around the world to advance children’s rights to survival, protection, health, development and participation and is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Eligible Countries

  • Central & Eastern Europe & the Commonwealth of Independent States :Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • East Asia & Pacific: Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati,Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Republic of Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam
  • Eastern & Southern Africa: Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Republic of Swaziland, Tanzania, United Republic of Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Middle east & North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates
  • South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  • Latin America & the Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Plurinational State of Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivian Republic of)
  • West & Central Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

Focus Areas

  • Products for youth under 25 address a range of needs including learning and youth participation.
  • Real-time information for decision-making: allows the situation of the most vulnerable to be understood by those who have an ability to address their circumstance.
  • Infrastructure to increase access to services and information, including connectivity, power finance, sensors and transport.

Grants available

UNICEF will consider applications for funding of approximately up to US$100,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • UNICEF is looking to provide investment-style funding to early-stage tech startups. Only entities that fulfill these mandatory requirements will be eligible:
    • A private company/institution registered in a UNICEF programme country (mentioned above).
    • Working on open source technology solutions (or willing to be open source) under the following licenses:  Software: BSD, AGPL, LGPL and Content and designs: Creative Commons CC-BY-SA or CC-SA
  • Projects funded need to increase the ability of children to access information and to increase opportunity and choice. Specifically, projects should align with one of UNICEF Innovation’s three portfolio areas:
    • products for youth under 25 to address a range of needs including learning and youth participation
    • real-time information for decision making and governance
    • Infrastructure to increase access to services and information, including connectivity, power, finance, sensors and transport.
  • Generating publically exposed real-time data that can be / is measured

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to complete and submit the EOI Response form available on the given website.

For more information, Please visit Solutions for Children.

Apply for 2016/2017 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 12 February 2016

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC has jointly announced applications for Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program. The program gives Fellows opportunities to meet with leading information practitioners and explore topics including information technologies, library operations and management, and global cooperative librarianship.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Democratic People’s Public of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Republic of Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova,  Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé & Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Benefits

The award provides the following for each Fellow:

  • Airfare, coach class, from the recipient’s home country to the United States and return trip to the recipient’s home country (transportation to and from the airport in the recipient’s home country is the responsibility of the award recipient).
  • Transportation related to library visits (arranged by OCLC).
  • Lodging (arranged by OCLC).
  • Subsistence, including meals.
  • Medical insurance (arranged by OCLC).

Eligibility Criteria

Promising library and information science professionals who are in early stages of career development and who meet all of the qualifications are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must:

  • Be a legal national from a eligible country (mentioned above) and be working as a librarian or information science professional in that country.
  • Be employed in a library or information center.
  • Have a qualifying degree in library or information science. The qualifying degree may vary depending upon country of origin, but should be the general library or information science degree recognized in the country. Normally a PhD is not considered a qualifying degree, because the
  • Fellowship program is targeted for early career librarians.
  • Have obtained the qualifying degree between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2015.
  • Have at least three years, but no more than eight years, of library or information science experience. For the 2017 program, applicants must have library or information science experience that begins no earlier than January 1, 2008 and no later than January 1, 2013.
  • Read and speak English proficiently.
  • Be prepared to work as a team member with other Fellows and to participate as required in this fast-paced program.
  • Have a valid passport.
  • Be able to obtain documentation permitting legal entry into the United States or any other country required for program participation.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit IFLA and OCLC Program.

GIST Tech-I Competition in Sectors of Agriculture, ICT, Health & Energy for Individuals in Developing Countries

Deadline: 15 January 2016

Are you a scientist? An entrepreneur? A researcher? An innovator? A student? Or are you just someone who has a great idea or startup company and are looking to change the world?  If yes, GIST Tech-I Competition is for you!

Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) is currently inviting applications for its GIST Tech-I Competition. It is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide. The GIST Tech-I Competition is designed to encourage and support technology and science entrepreneurs to launch and/or grow a company through:

  • Training and mentorship with successful entrepreneurs, scientists, angel investors, and venture capitalists
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to capital through networking opportunities
  • Prizes to support your entrepreneurship goals
  • National and international visibility for your idea or enterprise

Program Sectors

Agriculture, ICT, health, energy, or even aerospace!

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros Islands, Congo (Republic of), Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D’ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a citizen of at least one of the GIST countries (mentioned above) or emerging economies.
  • The applicant cannot hold dual citizenship or permanent residency in a non-GIST country or emerging economy.
  • All applications must focus on science or technology solutions with market potential in a GIST eligible country or emerging economy, or broader.
  • The applicant must be at least 18 years old and can be through 40 years old on January 15, 2016.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online through the website.

For more information, please visit Tech-l Competition.

Scholarships are Available for Female students in Developing Countries to Study Human & Health Science at Swansea University (UK)

Deadline: 1 July 2016

Swansea University College of Human & Health Science is currently inviting Female applicants to apply for the Eira Francis Davies Scholarship. Female students ordinarily resident in a developing country (mentioned below)who are admitted to pursue an undergraduate or a Taught Master’s postgraduate course at Swansea University’s College of Human & Health Science shall be eligible to apply for the Eira Francis Davies Scholarship.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Gambia, Myanmar, Guinea, Nepal, Guinea-Bisau, Niger, Haiti, Rwanda, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Korea, Dem Rep., Somalia, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Chad, Liberia, Tanzania, Comoros, Madagascar, Togo, Congo, Dem. Rep, Malawi, Uganda, Eritrea, Mali, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Angola, India, São Tomé and Principe, Armenia, Iraq, Senegal, Belize , Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Bhutan, Kosovo , Sri Lanka, Bolivia, Lao PDR, Sudan, Cameroon, Lesotho, Swaziland, Cape Verde, Marshall Islands, Syrian Arab Republic, Congo, Rep., Mauritania, Timor-Leste, Côte d’Ivoire, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Tonga, Djibouti, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Egypt, Arab Rep., Mongolia, Tuvalu, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Fiji, Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Nigeria, Vanuatu, Ghana, Pakistan , Vietnam, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, West Bank and Gaza, Guyana, Paraguay, Yemen, Rep., Honduras, Philippines, Zambia, Indonesia, Samoa

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be a female resident of one of the designated list of eligible developing countries (mentioned above).
  • Employees of Swansea University will not be eligible to apply.
  • Scholarships will be used to offset tuition fees for the duration of the degree or course subject to satisfactory academic progression.
  • Awards are available for all undergraduate degree courses and Taught Master’s degrees within the College of Human and Health Science available to international student applicants.
  • Applicants must be new, full-time, degree seeking, non-EU applicants.
  • Applicants must have completed an application to study and accepted the offer of a place at Swansea University
  • Applicants must show strong academic ability and financial need
  • Applicants should not be eligible for other financial support from Swansea University e.g. tuition fee reductions through collaborative links or bursaries.
  • Please note that students progressing from ICWS are not eligible to apply for an International Scholarship.

How to apply

Applicants must download the application form through the website.

For more information, please visit Eira Davies Scholarship.

Swedish Institute’s Creative Force Programme 2016 for Middle East, North Africa & South Asia: Get Seed & Collaborative Funding for your projects addressing Human Rights

Deadline: 21 January 2016

The Swedish Institute is currently inviting applications for its Creative Force programme 2016. The Creative Force programme provides funding for collaborative initiatives involving organisations in Sweden and in the focused regions mentioned below with the overall objective to strengthen democratic structures and freedom of expression in the target countries.

Focus Areas

The programme supports projects that aim to promote human rights, transparency and democracy with the aid of initiatives that use either culture or the media as a method for achieving change.

Funding Categories

Creative Force programme provides two types of funding:

  1. Seed funding: Seed funding is available for such purposes as small-scale projects, project start-ups and planning trips.
  2. Collaborative projects funding: Creative Force projects should also have a communicative dimension with the potential to influence opinion and encourage a dialogue about the issues which the project works.

Eligible Countries

  • Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
  • Eastern Europe: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldavia, Turkey and Ukraine
  • MENA: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
  • Russia

Funding available & Duration

  • For Seed funds,the maximum amount that can be applied for is SEK 100,000.
  • For collaborative projects, sSums in the range SEK 100,000 − SEK 500,000/year may be applied for. The maximum project duration is two years.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be Swedish civil society organizations, foundations, public sector agencies, private sector agencies or other professional actors.  It is always the Swedish partner in a collaboration who is formally responsible for the application and legally accountable to the Swedish Institute.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the online application form through the website and include the following documents:

  1. Budget form
  2. Letter of Intent (seed funding only)
  3. Memorandum of Understanding (collaborative projects only)
  4. Organisation assessment
  5. Risk analysis (collaborative projects only)
  6. Swedish applicant organisation’s proof of registration, available from Swedish tax authorities.

For more information, please visit Creative Force Programme Call for Applications.