Opportunity 1


The International Sustainability Academy is a 9-month program for the support of committed people in their projects and research into the implementation of global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The program is aimed at people who are already involved in activities in connection with SDGs. These could be students, career starters, Start-up founders or entrepreneurs. Those taking part come from countries that are on the so-called DAC list (Development Assistance Committee of the OECD).

Each participant has an individual program based on the chosen research or business project. The main focus is on the close exchange amongst the scholarship holders during individual research work. Program modules are practical training sessions of weeks or days in companies and institutions, Best Practice visits in Hamburg and elsewhere in Germany, Master Classes by international networked speakers and cooperation with selected universities. A 10-week German language course rounds off the program.

This is a scholarship, which includes the costs of living in Germany. For participation in the program and accommodation there are no costs incurred to the scholarship-holder. ISA covers the following cost:

€ 1,300 per month expenses (includes own research and as applicable, excursions and internships)
Health insurance
The accommodation (private, furnished flat-share room (ca. 12m²) with shared bathroom and kitchen)
The return flight (Economy Class (max. three stopovers, flight from the home country airport) (airport transfer in the home country may be granted under justified circumstances)
Airport transfer in Hamburg with public transport
Monthly ticket for the use of public transport in Hamburg
Costs of group excursions
BMZ sponsorship regulations apply 

Application requirements:

  • Scholarship holders must come from the countries on the DAC list
  • English knowledge of at least B1. Candidates who can proof having conducted their studies in English do not need to present a English proof test result. 
  • Have a at least secondary school degree and relevant professional experience 
  • The scholarship holders* must already be working or researching on a project in their home country that is ideally sustainable or a potential sustainable concept. What is important is a visible benefit for the home country.
  • The project must be assigned to one or more sustainability goals (SDG ́s).
  • There is no age limit for the application.

Selection Process

  • Applications must be submitted using the online form on this website
  • Please note that only complete application documents can be considered
  • The project team is available for inquiries via email and telephone
  • An interview will be conducted with 20 interesting candidates* via video conference. In addition to the ISA management.

How to apply
An application is only possible online using the template on this website. Closing date for applications process is 7 months before the beginning of the respective program course. Please read the Selection process for detailed information.
Selection is based on the following requirements and the dimensions deduced from them:

  • INTELLECTUAL ABILITIES – Specialist qualification – general education/ open-mindedness and interest/ creativity;
  • VALUE ORIENTATION / RESPONSIBILITY – standpoint and tolerance – independent thinking
  • GENERAL environment policy commitment – volunteer activities taking into account own artistic or scientific performance •
  • PERSONALITY – motivation – potential – personal presentation – social competence

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Opportunity 2

Apply for the TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

TWAS and the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences in Kolkata, India have agreed to offer fellowships to young foreign scientists from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in physical sciences.

Deadline:    July 31, 2020

Programme details

  • TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable at the N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciencesin Kolkata, India for studies leading towards a PhD degree in the physical sciences for four years with the possibility of a one-year extension.
  • The Centre carries out the following research activities:
    – Linear and Non-linear spectroscopy, Ultrafast molecular processes and spectroscopy, Ultrafast dynamics in biological macromolecules and magnetization, Ultrafast laser induced processes, Soft condensed matter systems of chemical and biological interests, mesocopic physics, ionic liquids, multi-component liquid mixtures, supercooled melts, supercritical fluids, bio-nano interface, nano-magnetism, magnonic crystals, micromagnetic simulations, Nanomaterials in general, and Physics of Correlated oxides, low dimensional systems, magnetic shape memory alloys, dilute magnetic semi-conductors, multi-ferroic materials, thin films of metals and oxides, electronic, magnetic and structural properties of complex materials, superconductivity,  strongly correlated electronic systems, quantum many-body physics, micromagnetic and monte carlo simulation of static  and dynamic properties of nanomagnets, theoretical study of thermalconductivity, Ab initio plane wave pseudo-potential calculation, strongly correlated electron systems, electronic structure and transport through nano-materials.
    – Quantum field theory, mathematical physics, cognitive science, granular physics, non-commutative quantum mechanics, statistical physics, non-linear dynamics, turbulences, lattice gauge theories, representation theory of lie groups and coherent states, quantum optics, black holes, constrained dynamics, quantum gravity, quantum spin systems, collective behaviour and emergent phenomena, explosive percolation, complex networks and critical phenomena.
    – Cosmology, Relativistic Astrophysics, ionospheric science, Astrochemistry.
  • Applicants may be registered for a PhD degree in their home country (SANDWICH option), or may enrol in a PhD course at the S.N. Bose National Centre (FULL-TIME option). In both cases, the programme entails only one journey to the host country.
  • Admission to the PhD programme at the S.N. Bose National Centre will depend on the successful completion of coursework (about one year’s duration).
  • N. Bose will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs and food. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. Free on-campus accommodation will be provided. The monthly stipend does not cover comprehensive health insurance.  The Centre does however deduct a small contribution towards a Contributory Medical Scheme. The benefits are partial reimbursement of Doctor’s fees, medicines and/or hospitalization costs, if any, and only for costs incurred in Kolkata. The reimbursement structure is along the lines of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) of the Government of India.
  • The S.N. Bose Centre  does not provide comprehensive health or medical insurance to its staff or students. All SN Bose-TWAS fellows must have their own “Medical Insurance” before joining the programme to cover medical emergencies.
  • The language of instruction is English.



Candidates for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year;
  • be nationals of a developing country (other than India);
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country;
  • hold a Masters Degree in physics, mathematics or physical chemistry. S/He must have completed at least a total 5 years of undergraduate and postgraduate studies in a recognized university or institute.
  • be accepted by a department of the S.N. Bose National Centre. Prospective applicants are advised to visit the S.N. Bose National Centre’s website bose.res.in and seek to find a potential supervisor under whom they would like to pursue their research and contact them. However, requests for acceptance must be directed to the Dean (Academic Programme), S.N. Bose National Centre for Sciences by e-mail (deanap@bose.res.in) or fax: (+91) 33 2335 3477. In contacting the Dean (Academic Programme), applicants must accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their CV, a research proposal outline and two reference letters. See sample preliminary acceptance letter that can be downloaded below or included in the application form.
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;
  • provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
  • not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
  • be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.

Submitting your application

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 July 2020.
  • Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from a department of the S.N. Bose National Centre when applying, or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance the application will not be considered for selection.
  • Applications for the TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowship Programme can ONLY be submitted via the online portal. A tutorial on how to use the online application form is available below for download.
  • Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professor One exception: The head of an institution who invites an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Visiting Professorprogrammes may still apply for another programme.

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Opportunity 3

Apply for TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India and TWAS have established a number of fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research toward a PhD in emerging areas of science and technology for which facilities are available in the laboratories and institutes of the CSIR.

Applications can only be submitted via online portal once the call is open.

Please use the “apply now” button at the bottom of this page to start your application once the call is open.

Opening date of this fellowship: 11 February 2020

Closing date of this fellowship: Extended to 31 July 2020

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the preliminary acceptance letter as early as possible, even before the opening date of the call. Keeping in mind that only Acceptance letters dated the same year as the year of application are eligible.


Programme Details

  • TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable in CSIR research laboratories and institutes in India for a maximum period of four years.
  • Applicants may be registered for a PhD degree in their home country, or may enrol in a PhD course at any University in India.
  • Eligible CSIR institutions: Information on CSIR laboratories and institutes can be obtained by following the links from the CSIR homepage (csir.res.in). Alternatively, a list of eligible institutes is available here.
  • SANDWICH Fellowships (for those registered for a PhD in their home country): The Fellowship may be granted for a minimum period of 6 months and a maximum period to be decided by the host institute, but no greater than 3 years.
  • FULL-TIME Fellowships (for those not registered for a PhD): The Fellowship may be granted for up to a maximum duration of 4 years.
  • CSIR will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, Fellowship awardees are entitled to subsidized accommodation.
  • The language of instruction for foreign scholars in CSIR laboratories/institutes is English.



Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a maximum age of 35 years on 31 December of the application year.
  • Be nationals of a developing country (other than India).
  • Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country.
  • Hold a Master’s degree in science and technology.
  • Be regularly employed in their home country and hold a research assignment there.
  • SANDWICH Fellowships: Be registered PhD students in their home country and provide the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” from the HOME university.
  • FULL-TIME Fellowships: Be willing to register at a university in India within the first year, if agreed to by CSIR.
  • Be accepted at a CSIR laboratory/institution and provide an official acceptance letter from the host institution (see sample Acceptance Letter that can be downloaded below or included in the Application Form). NB: Requests for acceptance must be directed to the chosen CSIR host institution(s), with copy to the CSIR contact person.  This will allow CSIR to monitor requests and offer support or assistance in finding  suitable host institution(s), if necessary;
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;
  • provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
  • not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
  • be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.


Submitting your application

  • If already registered for a PhD in their home country, applicants should ensure that the Vice-Chancellor or Registrar of the HOME university signs a copy of the “Registration and No Objection Certificate” (see sample included in the Application Form), a copy of which should be sent to bothCSIR and TWAS.
  • Applicants should submit the acceptance letter from a CSIR institution to CSIR and TWAS when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
  • Applications for the TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowship Programme can ONLY be submitted to TWAS via the online portal and copy of the submitted application must be sent to CSIR by email. A tutorial on how to use the online application form is available below for download.
  • Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professor One exception: The head of an institution who invites an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Visiting Professorprogrammes may still apply for another programme.

Results of the fellowship selection should be available toward the end of 2020 or early 2021, and selected candidates will be able to start their fellowship NO earlier than beginning of 2021.

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Opportunity 4

Apply for the African Women Leadership Fund Initiative

The African Women Leadership Fund Initiative was set up by the United Nation Economic Commission for Africa with the aim of making a social impact for women across the African continent.

The Economic Commission for Africa and its partners, through the African Women Leadership Fund Initiative (AWLFI), aims to create a sustainable platform to accelerate the growth of women-owned and operated investment funds and companies across Africa.

The Economic Commission for Africa has partnered with the Standard Bank Group to assist with the manager selection process which involve an extensive due-diligence process.


  • Phase 1: AWLFI will invest in established women-owned fund management firms or in fund managers with the capability to take on segregated mandates. These Managers will operate in the listed space.
  • Phase 2: In the second round of funding, the AWLFI will look to invest in existing Private Equity Funds, thus enabling the fund to hold a combination of listed and private equity investments.
  • Phase 3: An incubation programme to put new women fund managers on the map.

There have been previous calls to participate in the AWLFI. If you have applied previously, please confirm your application by emailing awlf@standardbank.co.za

Who is this for?

Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the AWLFI  is suitable for:

Established women fund managers in the listed or private market space who own, or partly own, an asset management firm

Women professionals working in existing and established firms with suitable fund management experience (experience can be as a co-fund manager) in the listed or private market space


Women-owned Asses Management

I am a woman who owns an investment management firm

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For women fund managers

I am a woman who manages an investment fund

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Opportunity 5

Apply for the She Leads Africa (SLA) High Growth Coaching Program

The 2020 SLA High Growth Coaching Program is run in partnership with the Work in Progress! Alliance – a consortium of Oxfam, Butterfly Works and VC4A focused on driving job creation and youth employment in Nigeria.

The Work in Progress! Alliance is focused on unlocking the economic potential of young women and men in Egypt, Nigeria and Somalia. The project aims to enable them to generate sustainable and living incomes – by finding regular employment or starting enterprises.

The SLA High Growth Coaching Program is a 3-month program to provide growth focused entrepreneurs with coaching and support to scale their businesses.

Deadline June 20

This is a digital program open to women led businesses across Nigeria.


  • 3 months of intensive training on business and operational skills
  • Access to a private community of high achieving founders
  • Check-in calls with a personal business coach
  • Monthly virtual support group meetings
  • Personalised scorecards to keep track of weekly lessons and your business
  • Support in creating a roadmap of tangible business goals

We are looking for entrepreneurs who have launched their businesses and are looking for targeted support to grow and scale. The businesses must be based in Nigeria or have operations in the country.

Click here to submit your 2020 application by June 20, 2020.

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Opportunity 6

Apply for the GIZ-SAIS Investment Readiness Programme 2020 

For African AgriTech and FoodTech start-ups entering the scaling stage

‘Scaling Digital Agriculture Innovations through Start-ups’ (SAIS) is a project implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Our goal is to support African start-ups in scaling their digital innovations; these innovations should enable users in the agriculture or food sector to increase their income.

  1. SAIS is looking for innovative start-ups that are about to scale rapidly and apply digital solutions to the agriculture and food sector which enable their users to improve their income. In addition, digital products or services that help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 are a plus and will be taken into special consideration.

    Deadline June 30

    Selected start-ups will participate in a nine-month Investment Readiness Programme fully funded by
    GIZ-SAIS. The program includes:

    • Weekly advisory and coaching sessions held virtually during which strategies and measures for rapid growth, product improvement, business and management operations, innovation and scaling are developed and implemented with the start-ups;
    • Access to additional service providers to optimize certain segments of the start-up (e.g. legal, marketing, coding, etc.);
    • Integration of the selected start-ups in one of our partner hubs in their home country in order to facilitate their visibility and contact with relevant actors in the local start-up scene;
    • A virtual kick-off event to start the program, back to back with the SA Innovation Summit 2020, followed by a mid-term check-in early 2021;
    • A demo-day with investors and business partners will conclude the program in July 2021. Depending on the COVID-19 situation over the course of 2020/21, the mid-term check and the demo-day will possibly have to be shifted into online events.

    Throughout the duration of the program, the SAIS team will facilitate contacts and interactions with potential investors and business partners.

    You can apply if your innovation is listed in one of the following categories or technologies


    • Digital storytelling
    • eLearning
    • Precision farming
    • Access to market
    • Access to finance
    • Digital payment
    • Supply chain management
    • Food delivery
    • Animal and crops health
    • Soil fertility
    • Logistic and transport
    • e-commerce
    • Gamification
    • Big data
    • Data analysis
    • Open data
    • Data protection
    • Data security
    • Cybersecurity
    • Crowdsourcing
    • Building digital expertise for
      farmers (eSkills, eLiteracy)



    • Internet of things
    • Big data analysis systems
    • SMS-services
    • Virtual /augmented reality
    • 3D-printer
    • Robotics
    • Apps programs
    • Database
    • Blockchain
    • Monitoring
    • Social media
    • Web platforms
    • GIS (Geo-Information Systems)/Mapping
    • Artificial intelligence (AI)
    • Controlling systems
    • Digital learning software
      (eLearning system, MOOC
      platforms, open educational resources)
    • Precision farming (chipcards,
      sensors, drones/ remote sensing system)
    • Information-management
      systems (IMS)

    Click here to read about the selection criteria and to read more


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These facilities are granted throughout the study period, as follows:

  1. a) for the students enrolled in the preparatory year of the Romanian language, during its course;
  2. b) for students enrolled in undergraduate and master’s studies, during the academic year and during legal vacations, but is not granted during the summer vacation. If the students are detained at the faculty during the summer vacation for curricular activities or if there are specific legal provisions, the rights are maintained during the summer vacation;
  3. c) for doctoral students enrolled in the form of frequent education, throughout the calendar year;
  4. d) 30 more days after the completion of university studies or post-university education with a duration of at least 1 year.

7.2 Foreign citizens have the following obligations:

  1. a) to respect the Constitution of Romania and the laws of the Romanian state;
  2. b) comply with the internal regulations of the educational institution;
  3. c) comply with the provisions of the present methodology;
  4. d) to maintain contact with the diplomatic mission / consular office to which they submitted the application file.

Opportunity 7


Fostering Youth Commitment Towards World Heritage


The World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Initiative has grown tremendously with increasing interest and appreciation for World Heritage protection, preservation and promotion of World Heritage sites over the past ten years.

In this context, we are pleased to launch the World Heritage Volunteers Campaign 2020, which welcomes the participation of all interested organisations and institutions, and additionally offers an opportunity to apply for not only one-year cycle, but two-year cycle process (more details in the application section below).

In the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the World Heritage Volunteers Initiative is led by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) in collaboration with the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), European Heritage Volunteers (as a branch of Open Houses) and Better World.

The World Heritage Volunteers Campaign 2020 shall aim to:

1) Raise awareness among young people, volunteers, local communities, and concerned authorities of the need to protect and promote World Heritage;

2) Involve young people in World Heritage preservation through concrete projects at sites;

3) Empower young people allowing them to learn skills, basic preservation and conservation techniques and raise their capacity as future decision-makers and global active citizens;

4) Strengthen sustainable cooperation between non-profit organisations, site management, communities and authorities;

5) Identify best practices and develop non-formal education tools to facilitate stakeholders’ participation in the World Heritage education;

6) Mainstream gender equality in all stages of the projects and geographical diversity among the World Heritage properties where the action camps take place.


In order to get involved in or renew your commitment to the protection and preservation of World Heritage through voluntary action and non-formal education, please fill in the online application:


If you have difficulties to access the online form, please download the application from the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y4tsrcvz and send it to secretariat@ccivs.org (for projects in Africa, Arab States and the Americas), to info@heritagevolunteers.eu (for projects in Europe) or whv@betterworld.asia (for projects in Asia), with a copy to the World Heritage Centre (i.yousfi@unesco.org).

In order to make the Initiative more sustainable and reinforce the commitment of the organisations, a two-year cycle process is being proposed this year. This process provides the opportunity to all interested organisations to implement projects not only for a one-year cycle (2020) but also for a two-year cycle (2020 and 2021). The two-year cycle aims to facilitate the application procedure, to help the organisations in improving the quality, sustainability and promotion of projects, and to contribute to stronger cooperation among the partners and stakeholders. After the first year of project implementation, the organisations of the two-year cycle will receive a pre-filled application form to complete and confirm the implementation of their projects for the next year. If their first year project evaluation is positive, the organisations will be able to implement the projects for the second year.

Note: a call for projects of WHV Initiative will go out every year with the options of the one-year cycle and the two-year cycle.

Please submit your application at the latest by 19 January 2020 at 23:59 CET (Paris Time)



For selection, proposed projects must fulfil the set of criteria below (mandatory).

  1. The project:
  1. Should be organised in immediate connection to a property inscribed on the World Heritage List or a site inscribed on a Tentative List [Reference: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list ; http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists ];
  2. Should have a minimum 10 day duration (excluding arrival and departure dates);
  3. Should include the same group of people for a minimum 10 day duration, consecutive or not;
  4. Should ideally start after the 15 June and end by the 15 December;
  5. Should involve as much as possible international volunteers;
  6. Should include awareness activities, practical hands-on activities and skills related to World Heritage sites where the action camp will be conducted (detailed definitions of hands-on activities and skills in Annex below);
  7. Should be developed in consultation with site managers and local authorities in planning details of the activities;
  8. Should include practical hands-on skills training activities as well as reflection on issues related to World Heritage;
  9. Should involve the community in order to deepen their knowledge around issues related to World Heritage and the World Heritage Volunteers Initiative;
  10. Should respect participants’ gender equality (ideally equal number of male and female) and geographical diversity (ideally from different countries and regions).
  1. Applying organisation:
  1. Should be legally registered as a public or private organisation or institution in the country where the project takes place;
  2. All activities of the organisation related to WHV should be no profit. All local, national and international partnerships developed by the applicant in the framework of the WHV should be submitted for approval to the WHV coordinators;
  3. First time applicants should submit two letters of support from recognised organisations and/or institutions recommending the applicant on the basis of past or current proven cooperation;
  4. First time applicants should submit a copy of their Constitution / Bylaws and of their most recent activity report in one of the UN official languages.



  • Organisers engage themselves to implement their project as per approved proposals and to submit a full activity report (including images, videos and other results) demonstrating the concrete engagement of young volunteers in the field of World Heritage. UNESCO shall use these for promotional purposes, among others publication in UNESCO’s website, the World Heritage Review, for information to the different States Parties and concerned governmental agencies.
  • Each organisation is eligible to apply for a maximum of 4 projects to be carried out at different sites (you may apply to run several projects at the same site; or to run several projects on the same theme but on different sites. This will be counted as one project).
  • The evaluation form of previous World Heritage Volunteers projects done by the same organisation has to be submitted in order for the new proposals to be considered.



  1. The project:
  1. Projects organised between June and December have a higher chance of receiving international volunteers.
  2. A group size of minimum 10 volunteers provides a richer working and learning environment for the participants and stimulates more diverse interpersonal and intercultural dynamics.
  3. A group ideally composed by international volunteers with a maximum of two people per country.


  1. Applying organisation:
  1. Organisations are highly recommended to join the World Heritage Volunteers Meetings that will be organised by the coordination of the campaign.
  2. If your project was already part of the campaign in the past, your organisation must demonstrate a sustainable project and show which actions have been implemented and what the future needs are for the further development of the project.



Following the selection of the projects, a confirmation letter will be sent to the participating organisations. The organisations will receive a list of online educational materials as a resource to support their awareness-raising activities.

The World Heritage Centre will send an official information letter, accompanied by the project profile and the complete list of the selected projects to relevant National Commissions, Permanent Delegations, UNESCO field offices, and site management authorities.



UNESCO World Heritage Centre, CCIVS, European Heritage Volunteers and Better World representatives may visit some of the selected projects in order to ensure adequate follow-up and improvement of the overall World Heritage Volunteers initiative.

They will contact directly the concerned organisations to schedule the visit.



The promotion of the projects to a large audience through local and national media coverage will be facilitated by the use of promotional material during the projects and the authorisation to carry the Patrimonito logo, which associates the World Heritage Volunteers projects to the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme. Representing a young guardian, the Patrimonito logo* symbolises the interdependence of culture and nature. Created on the basis of the World Heritage emblem, the central square is a form created by people (culture) and the circle represents nature, the two being intimately linked. The emblem is round like the world, but at the same time, it is a symbol of protection.

Opportunity 8

The World Bank

Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program

Call for Applications from PhD candidates

Application Deadline: February 13, 2020

The Award:

Up to US$25,000 to travel abroad to conduct PhD research under the supervision of a host

research advisor at a university or research institution located in a World Bank member country for a 6 to 10-

month period starting between July and October 2020.


Applicants must meet the following core Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a citizen of a World Bank member developing country
  • Be 35 years of age or younger
  • Be enrolled in a PhD program on a development topic in a member developing country of the World Bank
  • Have completed all coursework and exam requirements for attaining a PhD


Application Process:

Visit the RSMFP page of www.worldbank.org/scholarships for the complete list of eligibility and selection criteria,

eligible fields of development, and the application process. The call for applications will be opened during

January 16 February 13, 2020.

During that time, the application and the opportunity to email questions will be available.


Call For Expression Of Interest – FAO Regional, Sub-regional, Country Offices or Headquarters Fellows Programme

Organizational Setting

The Fellows Programme is designed to attract fellows, typically PhD students, researchers and professors, who have an advanced level of relevant technical knowledge and experience in any field of the Organization. They are willing to fulfil their specialized learning objectives and at the same time, contribute their technical expertise and knowledge through time-bound arrangements with FAO. Assignments should be in line with FAO Strategic Objectives and UN Sustainable Development Goals.


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leads international efforts to defeat hunger and to support development in member countries in the areas of agriculture, fisheries and forestry. FAO’s mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.


Tasks and responsibilities

The fellow will perform the functions specified in the Terms of Reference (TOR), prepared by the hiring office before the beginning of the assignment and agreed by the fellow.




  • Graduate or post-graduate degree (Master’s or PhD) or be enrolled in a PhD programme.
  • Working knowledge of at least one FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish). Knowledge of a second FAO language will be considered an asset. Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE and LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
  • Be nationals of FAO Member Nations
  • Age: no age limits.
  • Candidates should be able to adapt to an international multicultural environment and have good communication skills.
  • Candidates with family members (defined as brother, sister, mother, father, son or daughter) employed by FAO under any type of contractual arrangement are not eligible for the Fellows Programme.
  • Candidates should have appropriate residence or immigration status in the country of assignment.
  • Candidates should be fully sponsored by a sending/external entity.


Information to applicants

Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non- and under-represented member nations as well as candidates from the global south and Indigenous Peoples are encouraged to apply.

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list.

Candidates are requested to attach to their application a research proposal, copy of their academic qualifications and copies of their language proficiency certificates.  

All applications will be reviewed and only qualified applicants will be directly contacted for interviews by the hiring office.

FAO does not provide remuneration to fellows.



To apply, visit the recruitment website Jobs at FAO  at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.


Application Deadline: 31st July 2020 9:59:00 PM

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