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Change Fellowship Awards 2012 for Early Career Psychologists, Africa

The Change Fellowship Awards enable early career researchers to design and implement their own research programmes that address the challenges and opportunities confronting children and youth developing in situations of social change and the particular cultural and economic situation in their country. Change Fellowships are intended to provide applicants with an opportunity to demonstrate their research capabilities in a manner that will advance their careers and attract future opportunities for support.

Change Fellows will be required to present their initial research results at ICP 2012 and
programme time will be allocated for these presentations.

These awards are made possible by a major grant from the Jacobs Foundation, with additional support from the National Research Foundation in South Africa and IUPsyS. Seven awards of €25 000 each are available. This amount may be used for research related expenses, including research equipment, data collection, and travel to, registration for and accommodation during ICP 2012. A proposed budget should be included as an annex to the research proposal.

The award is open to early career psychologists who have completed the PhD (or full equivalent) in the 10 years preceding ICP 2012. Considerations may also be given where a longer period has elapsed due to official leave and/or extenuating circumstances beyond the
control of the applicant.

Applicants must be permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan African country. They must either be located in a recognized university or reputed research institution,or be accepted as a guest researcher at such an institution.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 17May 2011

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Indo-Spanish Joint Programme of Cooperation in Science and Technology

:DST and MICINN invite Indian and Spanish researchers to submit proposals for cooperative research projects in the research areas described above. All applicants must fulfill national eligibility rules to apply for research grants. An important criterion of the proposed collaboration is that it should build on and reinforce already ongoing research activities in each research group and contribute significant added value to these activities.The Programme is open to scientists, engineers or faculty members regularly employed in universities and public research institutions, including hospitals and public foundations, as well as private nonprofit institutions that develop R&D activities, in India or in Spain.

Scholarship Deadline:May 31, 2011

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NIHR MSc Studentships in Medical Statistics, UK

Four National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded studentships are available for the 2011/12 academic year. These studentships have been made available with the aim of building research capacity in medical statistics, and will be targeted towards students who are planning to go on to work in areas of benefit to the National Health Service. There will be two deadlines – two studentships will be awarded in April, and two in June. Early application is recommended. Unsuccessful applicants for the April award will automatically be reconsidered for the June award.
Successful applicants in the April round will be contacted in the week starting May 1st, and those successful in June will be contacted in the week starting 26th June. Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted. The competition for these studentships is high, and applicants are strongly encouraged to seek alternative funding should their application be unsuccessful. This course provides training in the theory and practice of statistics with special reference to clinical trials, epidemiology and clinical or laboratory research. Applicants should have an Upper Second Class Honours degree of a recognised university in science, or a related subject, or a degree in medicine. Applicants without a mathematically-based first degree must have strong quantitative skills and some familiarity with statistical ideas. Graduates pursue careers in various sectors including higher education, research institutions, the pharmaceutical industry, central government and national health services.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for the April round of applications is 8th April 2011. The deadline for the June round of applications is 10th June 2011.

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