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Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, Travel grants
Fields: All, Bioinformatics, Cancer / Oncology,Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Immunology,Microbiology, Neuroscience, Parasitology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Genetics, Structural Biology, Virology
Purpose: 1. To learn clearly defined methods useful for the applicants’ ongoing research as well as the work of their research group at home by visiting another laboratory, or by attending research-orientated courses that include practical training. 2. To enable graduates from abroad and their potential PhD supervisors to evaluate the scientific and personal prerequisites before embarking on a PhD thesis. To this end, graduate students are supposed to pursue a short project in their potential PhD supervisor’s laboratory for at least 4 weeks.
Duration: Up to 3 months.
Deadline: Any time, at least 6 weeks before the planned date of departure.
European Science Foundation (ESF), Travel Grants SIMU programme
Purpose: The SIMU Programme supports individual short visits of up to one week (mainly for senior researchers) and fellowships for younger researchers to spend up to three months in a research group involved in the SIMU Programme in a different European country. Either the institute of origin or the receiving institute should be in a country in which a funding agency contributes to the SIMU Programme (currently Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom).
Deadline: There are no deadlines for applications.
European Association For Cancer Research, EACR Travel Fellowship
Purpose: This fellowship scheme is intended to assist cancer researchers, preferably less than 35 years old, to advance their research.
Eligibility: The scheme is open to members of the Association and all applicants must be sponsored by two members of the EACR.
Deadlines: There are three deadlines each year for the submission of applications: 31 March, 31 July, 30 November
European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD), Albert Renold Travel Fellowships for Young Scientists
Purpose: To enable young scientists to travel and stay at other institutions in order to learn different scientific techniques.
Duration: Maximum 3 months.
Deadline: These Fellowships are available throughout the year. There is no deadline for submission.
International Union against Cancer
Field: Cancer / Oncology
Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial international study grants
Purpose: To initiate, set up or pursue bilateral cancer research projects with collaborating investigators abroad. To exchange and exploit complementary skills and material. To receive training in advanced experimental research methods and techniques. Research subjects include basic, translational, and applied.
Eligibility: Applicants should possess appropriate scientific or medical qualifications and a minimum of two years postdoctoral experience, and should demonstrate active engagement in cancer research.
Financial Provisions: Travel and stipend, average US$10,000
Duration: 3 months
Number: 14-16 per year
Deadlines: 15 January and 1 July
International Union against Cancer
Field: Cancer / Oncology
International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowships (ICRETT)
Purpose: To facilitate rapid international transfer of cancer research and clinical technology; to exchange knowledge and enhance skills in basic, clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological areas of cancer research, and in cancer control and prevention; and to acquire up-to-date clinical management, diagnostic, and therapeutic expertise.
Eligibility: Appropriately qualified investigators, pathologists, epidemiologists, laboratory technicians, tobacco control activists and cancer registrars in the early stages of their careers; appropriately qualified clinicians who are established in oncology practice.
Financial Provisions: Average award value for one month stipend and travel is US$3,400
Duration: 1 month. Extendable by 2 months at no cost to UICC
Number: 120 - 150 per year
Deadline: Applications accepted at any time
Announcement: Within 60 days of application
Bioversity International, Vavilov-Frankel Fellowships
Field: Plant genetics
Purpose: To encourage the conservation and use of plant genetic resources by enabling outstanding young scientists to carry out relevant, innovative research outside their own countries for a period of between three months and one year.
Eligibility: Nationals of developing countries, aged 35 or under, holding a masters degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area.
Financial Provisions: Up to US$20,000
Duration: 3 to 12 months
Society for General Microbiology (SGM), International Development Fund
Purpose: Support visits (travel and accommodation) by members of the SGM to laboratories in countries where microbiology is inadequately developed but where its further development may assist education or the economy of these countries. The purpose of the visits must be to give short lecture courses and laboratory training in subjects designed to meet the needs of these countries. The countries may vary from time-to-time but at present these include many places in the Far East, Africa, South and Central America, the Indian sub-continent and Eastern and Central Europe.
Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the Society for at least one calendar year prior to the date of application.
Financial Provisions: Applications for sums between £1000 and £5000 will be considered first. No applications above £7000 will be accepted.
Deadlines: 19 March, 24 September
Undergraduate Ecological Project Support (UEPS)
Purpose: This grant is intended to include a stipend to cover the time taken doing ecological research work for up to a maximum of eight weeks. Work can be undertaken up-to 6 months after graduation, but cannot be part of an honours project. Successful applicants will be encouraged to present their work at the BES annual meeting within 18 months of commencing the work.
Eligibility: This project should not be intended for submission as part of a degree course. The research should be distinct from timetabled teaching activities and should primarily have been planned and organised by the applicant. Applications must be supported by two academic referees at least one of which should be a member of staff of the institution where the applicant is a student.
Financial Provisions: The maximum grant, including stipend and subsistence shall be £2000.
Deadlines: 1 April, 1 November
Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD), Program WTZ, Scientific and Technological Cooperation
Purpose: Intensification of the international scientific cooperation of Austrian scientists with scientists from the partner countries by financing mobility costs within the framework of bilateral, trilateral and multilateral scientific cooperation projects.
Eligibility: Scientists at universities and universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen) and other public scientific and research institutions that are under the responsibility of the Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF).
Duration: 10 days to 3 months
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Mobility Programme
The Mobility Programme seeks to contribute to the maintenance and construction of existing and future Indonesian - Netherlands scientific relations and (multilateral) networks in disciplines offering potential for successful cooperation, by awarding small travel grants to Indonesian talented and Netherlands senior researchers. For the period 2005 – 2010, the Mobility Programme includes two types of grants: Scientific training and exchange activities and Multilateral network building activities
Deadline: Applications for grants under the Mobility Programme may be submitted throughout the year to KNAW until 1 July 2010. Applications need to be handed in at least 3 months before the start of the proposed project.
DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service, PPP/ Project Related Scientist Exchange with Argentina - PROALAR, Australia - Go8 Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme, Brasil - PROBRAL, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile - ALECHILE, China, Columbia - PROCOL, Croatia, Egypt - German Egyptian Scientific Projects (GESP), Czech Republic, Finland, France - PROCOPE, Greece - IKYDA, Hongkong, India - India-Germany Joint Research Collaboration (DST), Italy - VIGONI, Mexico - PROALMEX, Norway - German-Norwegian Collaborative Research Support Scheme, Poland, Portugal - Acções Integradas Luso-Alemãs, Serbia, Slovac Republic, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Hungary - Magyar-Német Kutatócserék, United Kingdom - ARC, USA
Japan Society for the promotion of Science, Post Doctoral Fellowship Program (Short Term)
Purpose: To provide opportunities to young pre- and post-doctoral researchers from the US, Canada and Europe to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. In so doing, the program is designed to help advance the research of the visiting fellows, while augmenting opportunities for young researchers to come to Japan from the US, Canada and Europe.
Financial Provisions: Round-trip air ticket, a monthly maintenance, settling-in allowance, and overseas travel accident and illness insurance.
Duration: 1 to 12 months
The Company of Biologists' four international journals, Travelling Fellowships
Fields: Cell biology
Purpose: To support international travel for the purpose of collaborative research.
Eligibility: Graduate students or post-docs. Citizenship unrestricted. Applicants should be working in the field of the journal concerned and intend to visit a laboratory in another country. Each application is judged on the excellence of the candidate, and the importance and innovative quality of the work to be done. Applicants should not apply to more than one journal.
Deadlines: 30 April, 31 August, 31 December.
Matsumae International Foundation Research Fellowship
Fields: Natural sciences, engineering, medicine
Purpose: To provide fellowships to foreign scientists to conduct research at Japanese institutions.
Eligibility: Citizenship unrestricted; applicants must possess a doctoral degree, should not be over 40 years of age, should never have been in Japan, should have firm positions and professions in their home countries, and should return to their countries on completion of their fellowship stay.
Financial Provisions: Award covers a monthly stipend for research and stay, round-trip travel, lump sum on arrival and insurance.
Duration: 3 to 6 months.
Deadline: 31 August
Minerva Foundation Short Term Research Grants
Purpose: To give young German and Israeli scientists the opportunity to visit research partners or to establish contacts with scientists in the respective guest country. The grants also allow the scientists to participate in seminars and workshops, particularly as guest speakers.
Eligibility: Applicants from all research facilities (in Israel - public or governmental research institutes) and universities in Germany and Israel. Applicants should not be older than 38 years.
Financial Provisions: 700 Euro for travel, stipend of 300 to 425 Euro per week
Duration: 1 to 8 weeks
Deadline: 2 May
The Research Council of Norway
Fields of Study: Unrestricted
Yggdrasil grants for research stays in Norway
Purpose: To promote the internationalisation of Norwegian research by offering grants to international Ph.D. students and younger researchers in connection with research stays in Norway. The programme seeks to make Norway an attractive research destination for highly qualified international Ph.D. students and younger researchers in all subject areas, thus strengthening the Norwegian research communities involved.
Eligibility: Ph.D. students and younger researchers from all European countries, including all Council of Europe member states, except for the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden), and from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico and South Africa.
Financial Provisions: The programme covers settling-in expenses and other expenses in connection with a research stays from 1 - 10 months in Norway based on fixed rates.
Duration: 1 to 10 months
Deadline: The closing date for submission of applications is in the spring (February/March) for research stays commencing at the earliest in the autumn of the same year.
Specialist Exchange with China
Purpose: To establish and expand academic and cultural contact between Chinese and Norwegian individuals and between institutions of education and research.
Eligibility: Specialists or visiting scholars from China to Norway.
Financial Provisions: Cost of budget accommodation and a daily allowance of NOK 700 for short visits up to 3 weeks. Additionally, when a trip is booked by the host institution, domestic travel expenses can be covered.
Duration: Up to 3 weeks
Deadlines: At least 3 months prior to the estimated date of arrival. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Royal Society UK
International Joint Projects
Fields of Study: All areas of the life and physical sciences
Purpose: To enable international collaboration by providing a mobility grant for researchers and members of their research teams to cover travel, subsistence and research expenses. It also aims to provide seed money for research that will lead to further collaboration and greater funding in the future from larger funding bodies.
Eligibility: Project Leaders must be from academia, of at least postdoctoral status or equivalent and hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in an eligible organisation which, if it is the latter, continues at least for the duration of the project. Collaborations should be based on a single project including two teams or individuals: one based in the UK and the other based outside the UK.
Financial Provisions: Up to £6000 a year for 2 years for travel and subsistence.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: 25 March
International Travel Grants
Fields of Study: All areas of the life and physical sciences
Purpose: To strengthen UK science by providing support to excellent individuals to engage with the best science around the world as well as supporting science communication. The International Travel Grant scheme aims to contribute to fulfilling this objective by supporting international collaborations and the participation of UK based scientists in overseas conferences.
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed a PhD and hold a fixed term contract or permanent position at an eligible UK institution. The International Travel Grant Scheme is available for all countries outside of the UK.
Financial Provisions: £4000
Duration: For conference participation, a maximum of 10 days. For international collaboration a maximum of 12 weeks.
Deadline: 31 May
Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Robert Cochrane Fund for Leprosy
Fields of Study: Leprosy
Purpose: The fund will support travel for: (1) Leprosy workers who need to obtain practical training in field work or in research, (2) Experienced leprologists to provide practical training in a developing country, (3) Those working on Mycobacterium tuberculosis in any research context (basic science, clinical epidemiology, public health) (4) Those researching any other mycobacterial disease including Buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans).
Eligibility: No restrictions on country of origin or destination
Financial Provisions: £1000
Deadline: Any time
The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World
Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training
Fields of Study: Natural Sciences
Purpose: To enable young scientists in developing countries to spend between three and twelve months at a research institution in a developing country other than their own. The purpose of these fellowships is to enhance the research capacity of promising scientists, especially those at the beginning of their research career, helping them to foster linkages for further collaboration.
Eligibility: Young scientists (1) holding at least an MSc or equivalent degree, (2) working in any area of natural sciences who are citizens of a developing country and are employed by a research institution in a developing country.
Duration: 3 to 12 months
Financial Provisions: International low-cost airfare plus a contribution towards subsistence amounting to a maximum of US$300 per month.
Deadline: 1 October
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO
ICSU/TWAS/UNESCO/UNU Visiting Scientist Programme
Fields of Study: Natural sciences other than Mathematics or Physics
Purpose: To provide institutions and research groups in the South, especially those with limited outside contacts, with the opportunity to establish long-term links with world leaders in science and so help develop capacity-building in their country. Prospective host institutions can invite internationally renowned experts in areas of science other than mathematics and physics to lecture. The visiting scientist will be expected to interact closely with faculty and students of the host institution with the aim of strengthening its existing activities and/or assisting in the establishment of new lines of research. The visiting scientist could also deliver lectures and seminars to research students, supervise students, conduct research and discuss future collaborative partnerships.
Eligibility: Only persons who have attained international recognition in their fields of science will be considered for support under this programme. Invitations of women are particularly welcome.
Financial Provisions: Economy round-trip fare and additional travel expenses of the visiting scientist, plus an honorarium of US$500
Duration: At least one month
University of Queensland, Travel Awards for International Collaborative Research
Purpose: To enable distinguished overseas researchers to travel to Queensland University to collaborate with colleagues (Category 1) and University of Queensland staff to travel overseas to conduct international collaborative research (Category 2).
Eligibility: Scholars actively engaged in research who will contribute substantially to research activity in the nominated School, Centre or Institute at the University of Queensland.
Financial Provisions: Awards cover return economy airfare only.
Duration: At least four weeks during semester at the University of Queensland
Deadline: 17 August
The Wellcome Trust
Biomedical Ethics in Developing Countries Project-Scoping Travel Grants
Purpose: To enable biomedical ethics researchers based in developing or restructuring countries to meet with prospective collaborators within their own country or another country to discuss ideas for biomedical ethics research collaborations.
Eligibility: Applicants must be based in a developing or restructuring country and should hold a doctorate or clinical qualification. They should also have an established research interest in biomedical ethics (i.e. publication record in biomedical ethics), or be actively pursuing a research career in the ethics of biomedical science or healthcare in developing or restructuring countries.
Financial Provisions: £1000
Duration: Not specified
Deadline: Open, at least 2 months before travel
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