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                                              RESEARCH GRANTS AND FUNDING 


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National Institute of Health                                  Wellcome Trust                                           National Science Foundation







Up to 12 months’ support for study at an eligible UK university as part of a PhD being undertaken in your home country, under the joint supervision of home country and UK academics.

Purpose: To widen access to UK equipment and expertise for quality doctoral candidates from Commonwealth countries, and to contribute to UK and Commonwealth higher education and research through collaboration and partnerships.

Intended beneficiaries: High-quality graduates who have the potential to become influential leaders, teachers, or researchers in their home countries, and whose proposed research has a developmental and leadership focus.

Your final qualification will be awarded by your home country university (not the UK university). The scholarship does not support your period of study at your home country university.


To apply for these scholarships, you must:

 Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person

  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country. For a full list of eligible countries, visit http://bit.ly/cscuk-developing-cw-countries
  • Be registered for a PhD at a university in your home country
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2016
  • By October 2016, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)

 The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates

CLOSING DECEMBER 2015 contact us for additional details or see the link above.

We can find a funding opportunity For You! Contact us

If you are an Early Career Researcher and have a Research Training interest –proposal writing, intellectual property and patents-presentations etc for both individuals and small groups within your Department, we are happy to discuss arranging sessions tailored to your requirements. Just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Or CALL US on 0700RESEARCHLAG.

 Eco-generation Environmental

Leadership Competition

in Saudi Arabia, India, Thailand and Worldwide

Preliminaries to the 2016 Global Youth Eco-Leadership Summit Seoul, Republic of Korea

Samsung Engineering would like to offer opportunities to the young students to participate in the 2016 Global Youth Eco-Leadership Summit (GYELS) which is the biggest global environment forum for youth in Korea by sponsoring the respective winners of the Eco-generation Environmental Leadership Competitions to explore the environmental awareness activities. 

Two respective winners of the competitions representing each country will be given the opportunities to participate in the 2016 Global Youth Eco-Leadership Summit which program includes Global Youth for the Environment Forum, Model United Nations and excursions in Seoul, Korea in order to advance their awareness, role and commitment for the environmental conservation and protection. The trip to 2016 GYELS in Korea will be in February 2016 and will be fully sponsored by Samsung Engineering.


  • To raise awareness among youth within the community toward conservation of the environment
  • To grow Eco-leaders in India by enhancing global leadership resulting from participating in the international event
  • To fulfill the social responsibility through educating the future generation

 Competition details

  • Eligibility: Youth aged between 13~15 in each country and worldwide
  • Theme:Future of Energy and Young People
  • What to Submit:Competition details are varied. Please check each country’s competition information. 

–       Thailand

–       Saudi Arabia

–       India

–       Worldwide 

We are able to enhance the quality of your application by providing proposal support, budgeting advice and ensuring detailed compliance information as required by funder is up to date and accompanies the application if needed- We are happy to support you throughout the life-span of your Award.

  •      Timeline






Sep 11

Launching competition details via website

Poster and letter

October 30

Closing application system


November 6

Short-listing top 100

by Eco-generation HQ

November 22

Short-listing top 22

by English professor

Late November

Finalists English interview / phone interview/ presentation contest

Contests may vary

December 1

Result announcement

via Tunza Eco-generation

Mid December

Awarding ceremony

(Saudi Arabia, India and Thailand )

※ Worldwide selection has no awarding ceremony.


Feb (TBD)

2016 Global Youth Eco-Leadership Summit


※Detailed schedule can be changed upon each overseas office.



The Schlumberger Foundation invites applications for its faculty for the future fellowships. These enable women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or postdoctoral studies in the physical sciences, engineering and technology at leading universities abroad. Fellows are expected to return to their home countries on completion of the fellowship in order to continue their academic careers, further their research, teach, and act as role models for other young women

Female citizens of developing countries and emerging economies who are enrolled in, admitted to or who have applied to a university or research institute abroad are eligible to apply. Applicants should have an excellent academic record, a proven track record of teaching experience or a demonstrable commitment to teaching and be able to demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach programmes to encourage young women into the sciences.

Areas of interest include STEM-related research focused on a range of disciplines including physics, chemistry, biology, nanotechnology, sustainable energy; disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment, agriculture etc.

Fellowships cover tuition and university fees, accommodation, subsistence and travel expenses, and are worth up to US$40,000 per year for postdoctoral study and up to US$50,000 per year for PhD study. Fellowships may be renewed subject to satisfactory review.

Call opens 10th September 2015 and will close in November this year. The forecast  closing date based on last year is 14 Nov 2015

Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the greatest social, economic and development challenges facing the world today. At least one-third of women across the globe experience GBV and the health and development consequences that this violence brings. The costs of violence are substantial. Violence against women and girls impedes full participation in society, limits access to education, labor force participation and ownership of assets, to name a few.

 The SVRI and the World Bank Group are requesting proposals for research and interventions or related activities that will contribute to the prevention of gender-based violence in low and middle income countries.

 Due to high levels of competition and limited funds available, the quality of the proposal submitted will determine success in your funding application. Applications from legally constituted institutions, or organizations that have existing capacity, with high quality proposals are most likely to be successful in this category.

 Towards this, the University of Lagos has inaugurated a Centre for Excellence for The Research into Gender-Based Violence and Allied Issues. The Principal Investigator has yet to be named however the interim Research Coordinator is the Office for Research and Innovation.

 We will be setting up a meeting to identify and inaugurate the Centre towards addressing this and similar Grant opportunities.

Please be aware that this constitutes one of our High Profile Research Efforts and as such the ENTIRE range of  support services by UNILAG R&I are fully available for meetings involving concept generation, proposal writing,  compilation of the application package, supporting documentation and submission. This entails Weekend and After-hours support.

 Please indicate your interest by email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with the subject line reading GBV PROJECT- SELF NOMINATION FOR PARTICIPATION.


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