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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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Call for Applications : Sweden-Korea Research Cooperation Programme 2011: All areas of science, medicine, natural science, technology, humanities and social science.

STINT and The National Research Foundation of Korea, NRF, has opened the 2011 call for applications to a joint programme with the aim of promoting colloborative research projects. The objective of the programme is to encourage new patterns of cooperation.

In 2011 the programme is open for applications in all areas of science, medicine, natural science, technology, humanities and social science. Researchers and scholars at institutions of higher education as well as at research institututes in both countries are eligible to apply for funding, to STINT and NRF respectively.

Scholarship Application Deadline:19 June 2011

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NRF Grant for 2011-2012: Support for Black Rated Researchers, Africa

in October 2010, the Minister of Science and Technology provided additional once off funding in support of Research Capacity Development through Human Capital Development and Research Infrastructure expansion. The investment is channelled through eight programmes, managed by the National Research Foundation.

A budget allocation of R25 million is earmarked for dedicated support for women and young researchers to improve the race and gender equity profile of the research and academic workforce. Black National Research Foundation Y rated researchers with a valid Y rating as at January 2011 will be supported based on the following criteria:

Only researchers based at South African public funded universities and Science Councils are eligible for funding.
Black Y-rated researchers holding substantial NRF research grants, such as the South African Research Chairs Initiative are not eligible.
Black Y-rated researchers as at October 2010, excluding those with rating elapsing on 31 December 2010, are eligible.
All black female researchers that were recently awarded a NRF Y Rating in December 2010 are eligible.
All black male researchers that were recently awarded a NRF Y Rating in December 2010 are eligible but will only be considered for support in March 2011 should additional funds become available.

This once-off research grant of R300 000 (three hundred thousand rand) will be paid to the institution, in full, by March 2011. The grant must be fully expensed by December 2012 and may be used to cover the following research related costs: running expenses; travel; equipment; student support; and technical support.

Grant letters together with the Conditions of Grant will be sent to eligible black Y-rated researchers and the university Designated Authority will be copied on all correspondence.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact Employer

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