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  1. 1. Funding OpportunitiesAssociation of Commonwealth Universities Library: Travel/Conference Grants of funders: These associations usually act as a ‘knowledge sharing’bridge between grant givers and grant seekers. Academy of Sciences Grant makers Affinity Group (AGAG): SEARCH FOR FUNDING Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellowships of African Universities (AAU) and USHEPiA (University Science, Humanities& Engineering Partnerships in Africa) Email: Society (General Travel Fund) Project: MSc & PhD FELLOWSHIPS IN BIOSAFETY AND ECOLOGICALRISK ASSESSMENT OF GMOS Council (Travel Grants): Foreign nationals for study visits to UK. 1
  2. 2. Overseas applicants should contact local British Council Office.www.britishcouncil.orgBritish Ecological Society (Research Travel Grants; Postgraduate Conference Awards)www.britishecologicalsociety.orgCarnegie-IAS Regional Initiative in Science and Education (RISE) will develop humancapacity through science and technology training and research in a regional contextin sub-Saharan Africa of Funding Opportunities for Africa to support Research, Education,and Development of Scholarship and Fellowship Foundation (Grants): Agriculture, education, health, management,media & culture, planning, rural & community development; CommonwealthFoundation (CF). Professional exchange response grant: The CF runs a small travelgrants programme to assist mid-career NGO leaders from developingCommonwealth countries to participate in practical training courses, workshops andconferences; Commonwealth Foundation, Marlborough House, London SW1Y 5HY.www.commonwealthfoundation.comCommonwealth Science Council (CSC Travel Grants): Biological and genetic resources,energy, water and mineral resources; Commonwealth scientists. Priority to womenscientists and applications from small developing 2
  3. 3. COS Funding Opportunities: The most comprehensive source of funding informationavailable on the Web, with more than 25,000 records, representing over 400,000funding opportunities, worth over $33 billion. (the interuniversity Graduate School Experimental Plant Sciences) InternationalPhD Programme Online: search Europe’s online philanthropic community netservices: Foundations Online and Diversity (CGIAR) Funding News page at Science journal Online Fellowship Program Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) (Canadian Studies AcademicInternship Program)Postdoctoral teaching/research assistantship at any university with a Canadian studies 3
  4. 4. programExecutive Director, Canadian Studies Academic Internship Program, Internationalwww.iccs-ciec.caInternational Foundation for Science Funding Sources Grants Science Co-operation Grants Scholarships and Financial Aid. 0053holarship database developed byinternational students in order to help fellow students. Access to new scholarships,application tips, application deadlines and many other special features. (Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences), VisitingResearch Fellowship Program (next announcement in Apr 09) FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME to foster free mobility and exchange ofscientists from developing countries and to promote South-South co-operation. of Cell Science offers travelling fellowships of up to US$5000 to graduatestudents and post-docs wishing to make collaborative visits to other laboratories 4
  5. 5. Leverhulme Trust (Study Abroad Fellowships/Studentships) Fund for International Development (OFID) Africa Net: funding opportunities Funding: for all health-related research funding International African Fellows Programme (AFP) Grants GrantsNet Guide GrantsNet: International Funding Index in Africa: funding opportunities page Initiative Group (SIG) is an international team of scientific leaders andsupporters dedicated to fostering science in developing countries. 5
  6. 6. South Africa: Funding sources for science and technology University Libraries: Africa south of the Sahara: Grants and Fellowships World Academy of Sciences: The Academy of sciences for the developing world World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) Bursaries and Grants 2006/2007 Short-Term Fellowship in Molecular Biology Fellowships Programme: fellowships, study and travel grants Trust: Developing countries research travel grants Bank Scholarship and Fellowships Programs,,menuPK:551559~pagePK:64168427~piPK:64168435~theSitePK:551553,00.html 6
  7. 7. Proposal/grant writing skillsBirmingham City University: How to write a research proposal Communications and Grant Writing Toolkit Montfort University, Leicester: A Guide To Writing A Research Proposal For MPhilor PhD Foundation Center: Project Proposal Basics Center: Proposal writing short course: A short proposal writing course,produced and especially applicable to American funding bodies. netservices: Fundraising and Grant writing Resources Perimeter College Grant Writing Resources Development Network Toolkit: Proposal Writing and Fundraising writing 101 movie Writing Tips 7
  8. 8. Writing Toolkit on how to write a winning proposal to Write A Winning Proposal -Knowing what funders want and how to deliver it Council on Foundations: Grantmaking Resources Economic Developers Association Interactive Proposal Writer (Worddocument) STEPS TO A WINNING RESEARCH PROPOSAL of Minnesota Graduate School of Michigan, Proposal Writers Guide & grammar tips 8
  9. 9. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Robert A. Skilton PhDResearch Support ScientistBecA-ILRI HubBiosciences Eastern and Central Africa (BecA)International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)PO Box 30709, Nairobi 00100, KENYAEmail: r.skilton@cgiar.orgTel: +254 20 422 3801Fax: +254 20 422 3001Cel: +254 733 635 103Skype: rob.skilton 9