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ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships for study at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya


3­-year doctoral training in insect sciences for development




Deadline for applications: 4th Feb 2018




The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for PhD scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS).






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Mentoring for Research Programme climate resilience, environmental sustainability



Call for Applications: Mentoring for Research Programme climate resilience, environmental sustainability

The International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) hereby invites applications for its Mentoring for Research Programme (MRP) from students pursuing various doctoral, master's and bachelor's degree programmes in African Universities. The mentoring programme is being implemented as an initiative of ISNAD-Africa to help Africa raise a new generation of researchers and professionals who will use their knowledge and expertise to facilitate clean energy transition, environmental sustainability and climate resilience in African countries. Successful applicants will be those who will be conducting their research on sustainable energy, environment and climate change topics in their various disciplines (Technology, Sciences, Arts, Law, Social Sciences, Environmental Design and Management, Agriculture, Health Sciences, ICT, among others), therefore, students from all disciplines are welcome to apply. The mentoring programme will help students (mentees) complement the supervisory support they will receive from their institution-based supervisors, among other benefits.

All shortlisted applicants will be opportune to attend a 6-week online training to be hosted by the Clean Energy Solutions Center, Colorado, United States. Upon completion of the training, submitted applications and performances at the online training will be assessed and used for final selection of mentees for the programme. Mentees will be opportune to receive one-to-one mentoring support from experienced researchers and professionals in our Mentors' Community from world-class organizations and institutions such as World Bank, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Chatham House, Harvard University, among international organisations and institutions.

Please see more details about the programme and the application procedure on the website ( The deadline for Applications is December 22 (11:59GMT)

We will also like to invite experienced researchers and professionals across the globe with well-developed expertise in all areas of sustainable energy, environment and climate change in all disciplines to  join our mentors' community ( While  our Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Mentors ( provides detailed information about ISNAD-Africa and the role of Mentors, we will also be happy to provide more information and make further clarifications as  you may require. Organizations and Institutions are also welcome to partner with us on this youth-led initiative. 

Global Health Challenges: Responsibilities and chances of biomedical and public health scientists as partners in the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals







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Heineken Prizes 2018


Heineken Prizes 2018

Biennial awards for internationally acclaimed scientists and scholars


Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious Heineken Prizes 2018. The deadline for nominations is 15 October 2017.

These international prizes, worth $ 200,000 each, reward outstanding achievement in the fields of:

·         Biochemistry and Biophysics

·         Cognitive Science 

·         Environmental Sciences

·         History

·         Medicine

These biennial prizes are intended explicitly for scientists and scholars who are currently active in their field and whose research still holds considerable promise for future innovative discoveries. International juries will select the winners.

The Heineken Prizes are offered by the Dr H.P. Heineken Foundation and the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation. The selection of the prizes is entrusted to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.




Who can nominate?

Both institutes and individual researchers may nominate suitable candidates for these prizes until 15 October 2017. You will find a digital version of the nomination form and background information on the Heineken Prizes on our website: