Other international

American Council of Learned Societies / Carnegie

Humanities Fellowship Programme. Scheme to support African scholars (Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda) to complete dissertations or undertake postdoctoral research and writing. (Dissertation grants not available to SA; postdoctoral grant applicants must have completed the PhD within five years). Funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York. Around 40 fellowships awarded each year. Parallel meetings are also organised in African universities which include workshops on application preparation from African experienced scholars, and sessions on emerging issues and quality in humanities research.

Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program

For students in all Commonwealth countries to study in Canada. The Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program is facilitated through student exchange agreements between Canadian and regional institutions. These student exchange agreements are created between universities for graduate students. Scholarship recipients remain registered as full time students in their home institution during this exchange. Graduate Students Exchanges (GSEP) are hosted by Canadian institutions for a period of five or six months and provide up to $10,000 to cover transportation, living and other related expenses during the student's stay in Canada.

Fulbright Foundation

Junior Staff Development Programme. Largest Fulbright programme within Africa. Aimed at junior academics and provides financial assistance for a maximum of 2 years of study toward a Master's or PhD degree at a US university.

International Development Research Centre (IDRC, Canada) / Department for International Development (DFID, UK)

African Climate Change Fellowships Program (ACCFP). Doctoral Fellowships that follow a split site model, lasting for 12 months or less and carry a maximum award of $16,500 USD, and for those undertaking doctoral research at an African university to enable them to undertake work at a host institution. Funded by IDRC, ACCFP was started in 2007 by the African Academy of Science (AAS) and global change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training (START) and the Institute of Research Assessment (IRA, Dar es Salaam). ACCFP offered experiential learning, education, research and training opportunities to African professionals, researchers and graduate students that enhance their capabilities for advancing and applying knowledge for climate change adaptation in Africa. In 2008 ACCFP approved 45 fellowships (from nearly 300 applications) to candidates from 18 African countries. These fellowships were either focused on policy studies, or on teaching climate change. Fellowships have also been offered to pursue doctoral and postdoctoral studies. In its next two rounds of awards (2011/2012), the ACCFP will offer three types of Fellowships: 1. Adaptation Science Fellowships 2. Adaptation Policy Fellowships 3. Adaptation Teaching Fellowships in partnerships with START and with support from Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA). Seven doctoral researchers are being supported at present according to the ACCFP website.

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

IDRC Doctoral Research Awards. Offered to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university. These awards are intended for field research in one or more developing countries. Candidates must conduct their research in areas corresponding to IDRC's research priorities. Award tenure corresponds to the period of field research. In general, it will be no less than 3 consecutive months in each developing country researched and no more than 12 months. The award will cover justifiable field research expenses up to CA$20,000 a year.

International Development Research Centre (Canada)

IDRC Research Awards. IDRC offers these research awards annually to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a recognized university or having completed a master’s or doctoral program at a recognized university. As a research award recipient, you will undertake a one-year paid program of research on the topic you submitted when competing for the award. During part of the time (often around 50%), you will be trained in research management through hands-on experience with your chosen program. You will work under the mentorship of a program officer. These awards focus on research carried out in one or more developing countries. Most research award positions are for 12 months and are based at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, Canada. A few take place in one of IDRC’s six regional offices. Candidates must conduct their research in areas corresponding to IDRC's research.

International Development Research Centre (Canada)

Bentley Cropping Systems Fellowship. Provides assistance to Canadian and developing-country graduate students with a university degree in agriculture, forestry or biology, who wish to undertake postgraduate, applied, on-farm research with cooperating farmers in a developing country.Award tenure corresponds with the period of field research. In general, this will be between eighteen months and twenty-four months. The value of the award is up to CA $30,000.

International Development Research Centre (Canada)

Canadian Window on International Development Awards. Offered annually to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a Canadian university. These awards are intended for field research in Canada and one or more developing countries. Candidates must conduct their research in areas corresponding to IDRC's research priorities.

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund

Funding is available to support the education of women from developing countries who are enrolled in a PhD programme in the US or Canada and who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in a developing country. Grants are offered annually and are worth approximately $12,000 each.

Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP)

Fellowship program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to enhance the quality of thesis research of graduate students from developing countries who show strong promise as leaders in the field of agriculture and related disciplines. The fellowship supports engaging a mentor at a United States (US) University and at a Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) system center to support and enhance the thesis research and mentoring experience.

Social Science Research Council, US (& Carnegie)

Next generation social sciences in Africa. The programme offers fellowships to nurture the intellectual development and increase retention of early-career faculty in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. Fellowships are worth between $3,000 and $15,000. Doctoral dissertation research fellowship: Supporting 9-12 months of dissertation research costs of up to $15,000USD on a topic related to peace, security, and development.

Bioversity International

Vavilov–Frankel Fellowships. Two Fellowships, for up to US$ 20,000 each, which will be available for 2012 to carry out research, from 3 to 12 months, on a wide range of biophysical, economic and social themes related to the conservation and use of of genetic
resources in developing countries. Applicants should be nationals of low and medium income countries.

UNU - United Nations University

UNU-IAS PhD Fellowship. For young scholars and policy-makers, especially from the developing world. Tenable at UNU-IAS in Yokohama, Japan. 10 months with a monthly stipend of JPY260,000 (£1900/$2700, from which accommodation costs are deducted). Awards are currently offered in Science and Technology for Sustainable Societies, Sustainable Urban Futures, and Biodiplomacy Initiative.

World Bank Institute

RSM Fellowships - Robert S McNamara Fellowship Programme. Provides support to young researchers working in academic and research institutions from eligible countries preparing a doctoral thesis. Research grants cover residence costs for a 5 to 10 month period in a renowned university or research centre. Fellows are expected to advance their research work mainly by using the facilities and resources provided by the host institution and by interacting with peers. Only lecturers and researchers from eligible countries working on their doctoral thesis can apply for the fellowship. Fields such as economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other development related subject. The maximum amount of the grant is US$ 25,000.

International Cooperation branch of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

The Organization’s international cooperation programs focus on capacity building for the peaceful applications of chemistry in areas, which are relevant to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Support programs, funded by the Member States, enhance the ability of the Organization to hinder prohibited activity and to extend the benefits of peaceful uses of chemistry to all. Two programs are considered relevant for the Doclinks project
1. OPCW’s Internship program which offers opportunities to Scientists and engineers from developing countries to conduct advanced research in laboratories in industrialized countries. This may be part of their PhD program.
OPCW also facilitates the transfer of used and functional equipment to publicly funded laboratories and other academic institutions in developing countries from institutions in industrialized countries.