Individual Research Centres and Universities

Ghent University-Belgium

Special Research Fund - Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries. Funding is available to support candidates from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University. Each award is worth €1,700. A Ghent University promoter also receives a bench fee of €15,440 to cover (part of) the operational costs, as well as the travelling costs of the student and both the Ghent University and the local university promoter.

Research foundations of Finnish universities

Opportunities vary according to the university offering the grant or bursary.
• The Research Foundation of Helsinki University of Technology, Aalto University
• Research Foundation of the University of Helsinki: Grants for Young Researchers
• The University of Tampere Foundation
• Kuopio University Foundation Grants
• Oulu University Scholarship Foundation

Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden

PhD Scholarships. The PhD Scholarships cover travel expenses to and from Uppsala from a Nordic country and includes a shared office and free accommodation in a shared student apartment and scholarship holders can choose between staying for 1-2 months at the Institute. Candidates applying for the PhD Scholarships should be working on study projects that relate to current research at the Nordic Africa Institute, which at present include Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Urban Dynamics and Globalization and Trade and Regional Integration.

Future Agricultures Consortium

Early Career Fellowship Programme. For pre or postdoctoral – so would be open to someone embarking on a PhD. Three types of awards will be available: 1. Africa-based, full time for one-year, post-Masters or post-Doctoral fellowship; 2. Africa-based, part time for one-year, post-Masters or post-Doctoral fellowship; and 3. UK-based, full time for six-month, post-Doctoral fellowship.

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Trieste, Italy)

ICTP-IAEA Sandwich Training Educational Programme. Fellowship opportunities to Ph.D. students from developing countries in the fields of physics and mathematics. Applications are expected from students in developing countries who are enrolled in a PhD course at their home university. The fellowships are awarded for a period of at least three months to be spent by the fellows at host institutes during the first year. Pending the approval of the host institute and the two supervisors, the fellowship is renewable for up to two additional successive years.

Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant (The Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada)

The Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant program supports short-term academic placements for students enrolled in a Master’s or PhD program at African universities. The program offers grants of up to CAD$10,000 each to fifteen students per year to conduct research for up to three months at Canadian universities.

Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-aligned and Other Developing Countries

ICCBS fellowships. Awards support scientists and researchers from developing countries wishing to work with senior researchers and faculty members at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences in Karachi, Pakistan. Fellowships last up to three months and provide accommodation and a subsistence allowance of $200 per month. Return airfare will be provided to the selected researchers subject to the endorsement by the focal point of the NAM S&T Centre in the country of the applicant.

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU‐WIDER)

PhD Research Internship Programme. These support students wishing to conduct research at UNU-WIDER on developing or transition economics, and to work jointly with UNU-WIDER researchers in areas of mutual interest. Awards provide a travel grant, travel and accident insurance and a stipend to cover living expenses in Helsinki during the internship.