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U.S. National Science Foundation – International Research Fellowships 2011: science and engineering

The objective of the International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP) is to introduce scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers to international collaborative research opportunities, thereby furthering their research capacity and global perspective and forging long-term relationships with scientists, technologists and engineers abroad. These awards are available in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by NSF.

Scholarship Application Deadline:September 13, 2011

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Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships – Announcement 2011, Germany: Humanities and Educational Research Section B: Economics, Social and Spatial Sciences Section C: Life Sciences Section D: Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Engineering Section E: Environmental Research

‘Leibniz – DAAD Research Fellowships’ is a new programme implemented by the ‘ Leibniz Association’ (Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz), and the ‘German Academic Exchange Service’ (DAAD). The fellowships offer highly-qualified recent foreign postdocs the opportunity to conduct special research at institutes of the Leibniz-Association in Germany.

The DAAD is a joint organisation of Germany’s higher education institutions and is mandated to promote international academic relations, especially through exchanges of students, academics and scientists. It is the internationalisation agency of Germany’s higher education institutions and simultaneously serves as a “mediator organisation” in the government’s foreign policy, European policy, development policy and higher education policy. With a total budget of almost 348 million euro in 2009 the DAAD run over 250 programmes which were predominately funded by Germany’s federal government.

Leibniz Association

The Leibniz Association is the umbrella organisation for 87 institutions conducting research or providing scientific infrastructure. Some 7,100 scientists and scholars work in the humanities and social sciences, economics, spatial and life sciences as well as in mathematics, the natural and engineering sciences and in environmental research. Altogether, more than 16,000 people are employed at Leibniz Institutes, which have an annual budget of 1,3 billion euro.


At the time of their application, applicants for a Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship should

* be able to prove their outstanding study or research achievements,
* have completed their studies with a PhD or equivalent degree (no more than two years should have passed since graduation),
* have an excellent knowledge of English.

A knowledge of German is advantageous.

:20 June 2011.

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2011 Pfizer Australia Research Fellowships in Australia: Biomedical

Pfizer Australia Research Fellowships awards Fellowships each year to outstanding biomedical scientists wishing to establish a research career in Australia. Each Fellowship allows the successful applicant to continue their program of research at an Australian university or research institution, by providing a 5-year grant covering salary, travel and other establishment costs. Each Fellowship is valued at up to AUD$1million.

As an indicative guide, the grant offers support to the individual at the level of Senior Lecturer, or occasionally, Reader salary range, with remaining funds used for other research related costs.The Fellowships are designed to support a specific research program to be conducted by the applicant, primarily within an Australian research centre.To be eligible to apply for a Fellowship, applicants should have a research-based doctoral degree in a scientific or medically related discipline, together with recognized post-doctoral achievements. A commitment to the establishment of a research career in Australia should be demonstrated by appropriate acknowledgment and support from a University or recognized local research institute. Ideally the applicant should have less then 10 year’s post doctoral experience.

Scholarship Application Deadline:17th June 2011

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