Fellowships/Scholarships/Research Funding


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DAAD Scholarships available for the 2021 MSc Course in Tropical Forestry at TU Dresden, Germany

You are invited to attend the MSc Course in Tropical Forestry for which there are DAAD scholarships. The course is taught in English at Technische Universitaet Dresden (TUD), one of the 11 German Universities of Excellence. Over many decades, the international orientation and socioeconomic focus have made this 2-year MSc course unique in Europe. You will benefit from the multidisciplinary international experience of our research scientists and lecturers who will also supervise your field research in the tropics. The Master course qualifies future decision-makers and change agents to develop sustainable forest management strategies and implement development-relevant interventions in rural and peri-urban areas. The studies provide expert knowledge to handle manifold human-forest interactions and sustainable development issues. In addition to socioeconomic, management and general aspects of tropical forestry, the course includes specific topics of climate change related carbon forestry, agroforestry and land use change. Excellent Master Students have later the chance to join our PhD program. Presently, over 300 graduates from our courses are working in tropical countries and international organizations, many of them in top positions. Another benefit: As public university TUD exempts students from tuition fees!

Date of MSc course: 1 June 2021 - 30 September 2023
Institution: Chair of Tropical Forestry, Technische Universität Dresden
Duty station: Dresden, Germany

Closing date: 31 October 2020 for the intake October 2021.
However, if you have own funding and don’t need a DAAD scholarship, you can start studying in the same year by submitting your application
- until 31 May 2021 (applicants from outside EU), or
- until 15 July 2021 (applicants from EU).

Details:  https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/forst/inter/tropen/studium/studiengaenge?set_language=en 
To apply or to get more information write to: tropentutor(at)mailbox.tu-dresden.de


Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) 2019/2020 Solicitation // 10 February 2020

The call for applications for the PEER Grant program for FY20 (Cycle 9) is open. The PEER Program is accepting research proposals in the following focus areas, such as: - Multiple Countries/ Any Development-Related Research; - Multiple Countries/ PEER Advanced Digital Tools; - Multiple Countries/ Social, Economic, and Behavioral Sciences; - Tunisia/ Multiple Sectors.

Applications that explicitly connect their proposed research in the focus areas to the development goals of the country’s USAID Mission will generally be more competitive. Country-specific development objectives are reflected in Country Development and Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) reports that are posted publicly on each USAID Mission’s homepage.

Institution: USAID’s Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER)

The PEER proposal submission has two phases:
Phase 1: A brief pre-proposal is required for all applicants. The deadline for submission of pre-proposals is February 10, 2020.  If invited to submit a full proposal, applicants will be notified by the National Academies around March 20, 2020.
Phase 2: The deadline for submission of full proposals is May 4, 2020.


Additional information:
A link to USAID-approved CDCS reports can be found here: http://www.usaid.gov/results-anddata/planning/country-strategies-cdcs.
A directory of USAID Missions and links to home pages can be found here: http://www.usaid.gov/mission-directory.