Opportunities

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Young Talents Programmes
Women scientists at doctoral and/or post-doctoral level around the world are invited to submit their application for one of the national and regional L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Young Talents Programmes that, as you know, aim to promote and encourage young women researchers, helping them to pursue their research in institutions at home or abroad.
Brazil
Deadline: 10 June
Egypt
Deadline: 30 July

Science and Technology Diplomacy Summer School

SciTech DiploHub, the Barcelona Science and Technology Diplomacy Hub and IBEI, the leading academic and research institution on global affairs from Barcelona, have partnered to offer a first-of-its-kind, university accredited training in Science and Technology Diplomacy in a will to train the next cohort of leaders of a field that is increasingly essential to tackle humanity’s global challenges.

Deadline: 11 June 2021

Global Development Awards Competition 2021

The Global Development Awards Competition is administered by the Global Development Network (GDN), funded under the Policy and Human Resources Development Fund (PHRD) trust fund managed by the World Bank, and generously supported by the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan.

Deadline: 12 June 2021

John Maddox Prize 2021 -- Nominations now open

Nominations for the John Maddox Prize 2021 are now open.
The John Maddox Prize, now in its tenth year, is a joint initiative of Sense about Science and Nature. It recognises the work of an individual to promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so. Its premise is the value of an open and honest environment for society to discuss scientific evidence.
Nominations are welcome from individuals across disciplines, countries, and continents. The Maddox prize can be won by individuals at all stages in their careers and there is a further prize for an individual at an early career stage.
Nominations are accepted from now until the closing date: Monday 14 June 2021. The award will be announced in December at an awards evening hosted at Wellcome Collection. You can find the details and the nomination form on the website.
Please know, as a nominator you should be familiar with the work of the candidate but self-nomination will be considered in exceptional circumstances. GYA is also considering to nominate as an institution.
Do get in contact if you have any questions at maddoxprize@senseaboutscience.org.
Please approach Jennifer.Plaul@globalyoungacademy.net, if you want to suggest someone to be nominated by GYA. Also watch out for additional e-mail communication.

Deadline: 14 June 2021

Annual Research Conference 2021 (European Commission, DG ECFIN): Call for Posters

The Annual Research Conference, jointly organized by the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, is running a competition for young researchers in the fields of economics or finance on the theme of this year’s Annual Research Conference: ‘Charting the European economy post Covid-19: unusual times require unconventional policies’.

Deadline: 15 June 2021

COVID-19 Scenarios Project - Survey

The International Science Council is undertaking, in partnership with WHO and UNDRR, a high-level Covid-19 scenario assessment exercise exploring how the pandemic will play out across health, economic, social, political and other domains over the next few years at the global level, and how decisions made now will impact on the pandemic’s evolution.

Deadline: 15 June 2021

Women in Science survey on workplace challenges – deadline extended

GYA members and alumni are invited to participate in a survey about workplace challenges among young scientists, organised and run by the GYA working group Women in Science. In the aftermath of the “Me too” debate, the working group started to develop a survey about harassment against women in academia.

Deadline: 15 June 2021

Newton International Fellowships

The Newton International Fellowship is a flexible award. It can be held on either a full-time or on a part-time basis (minimum 0.6FTE) for caring responsibilities. There is also provision for maternity, paternity, shared parental leave, adoptive or extended sick leave as well as financial support for childcare costs that arise from attending conferences.

Deadline: 16 June 2021

50 Years World Heritage Convention: Shared Responsibility - Conflict & Reconciliation

The conference on 21-22 June 2021 follows the series of think tanks, in which we identified conflicts threatening World Heritage, by reflecting on conflict avoiding and conflict solving strategies. Participation at the conference requires registration.

Deadline: 21 June 2021

SILBERSALZ Conference - Call for Science Projects

The SILBERSALZ Science and Media Pitch is a matchmaking platform for scientists and media professionals interested in the communication of science to a global public audience. They invite you to present and discuss your latest science/research project with interested media professionals and science institutions. The aim is to ignite new collaboration between scientists and filmmakers and to boost creative documentary and interactive experiences with a scientific focus.

Deadline: 21 June 2021

Future of Science Communication Conference

The Future of Science Communication Conference brings together European actors from research and practice of science communication. The conference will take place online on 24 and 25 June 2021. It is co-organised by Wissenschaft im Dialog, the organization for science communication in Germany, and ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities.

Deadline: 24 June 2021

Global Call for Nominations | Falling Walls Berlin

The value of breakthrough research has hardly ever been more evident as it is the groundbreaking work of scientists that will allow us to overcome the pandemic. To help make the Falling Walls Conference 2021 the celebration that excellent science deserves, we are asking leading academics and academic institutions, universities, research organisations, companies, private and public research centres, academies, research funders, foundations, and individuals to nominate the latest breakthroughs, outstanding science projects, and bright minds behind them in our 10 categories.

Deadline: 25 June 2021

Insight Out event for women in exact, technical and natural sciences

Insight Out – Inspiring women in STEM is a career event for women in exact, technical and natural sciences. The third edition will take place online in June 2021.

Deadline: 28 June 2021

2021 IAP Young Physician Leaders (YPL) - Nominations open

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) is seeking candidates for the 10th IAP Young Physician Leaders (YPL) Programme to be held on 22-26 October 2021 in conjunction with the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany, 24-26 October 2021. The previous nine sessions were very well received and a directory of alumni along with a series of videos describing the programme are available online.

Deadline: 30 June 2021

Call for applications in the PASIFIC Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme is now open!

Until June 30th, 2021, researchers from all over the world and representing all research disciplines are invited to apply for attractive 2-year fellowships at one of 70 institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences or the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB). Up to 35 Fellows will be selected in the PASIFIC Call 1.

Deadline: 30 June 2021

Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer Research Grant 2021

Applications for the 2021 Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer (“JWO”) Research Grant, worth $150 000 (USD) are now open for submissions. The JWO Research Grant is an initiative that seeks to support early-career African researchers focused on innovative research that will contribute to the advancement of environmental and allied sciences; and address relevant, real-world, African issues of current and future importance.

Deadline: 30 June 2021

Call for Expressions of Interest to host the 2023 World Climate Research Programme Open Science Conference

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) will hold an Open Science Conference (OSC) during the first half of 2023. Expressions of Interest from qualified institutions to host the conference and act as a local organizer are solicited. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Deadline: 1 July 2021

Call for the IsDB-TWAS 2021 Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Women for Skills-Building in Sustainability Science

Early-career female researchers from 21 least developed member countries of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) (see below) are eligible for an ambitious new postdoctoral programme offered by IsDB and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). The fellowships will support research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, providing recipients with high-level training in areas relevant to sustainability science.

Deadline: 19 July 2021

Seed Grant for New African Principal Investigators (SG-NAPI)

With the support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), TWAS launches a new programme to strengthen the capacity of African countries lagging in science and technology. The new programme is aimed at young scientists who are getting established in their country or about to return home to an academic position. Under this scheme, grants are awarded to promising high-level research projects in Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Information Computer Technology, Mathematics, Medical Sciences and Physics carried out in African countries lagging in science and technology identified by TWAS.

Deadline: 27 July 2021

Call for Applications - The Polish Academy of Sciences and the British Academy Knowledge Frontiers Symposium

The British Academy and the Polish Academy of Sciences invite applications from early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences to participate in a virtual Knowledge Frontiers Symposium on the broad theme of Just Transitions. The Academies are keen to ensure that the diversity of the humanities and social sciences are represented at the virtual Symposium.

Deadline: 21 July 2021

1st Conference on Engineering Sciences - Engineering and Informatics for Africa's Urbanization

This conference is a call for Africa's Engineering scientific community to lead the change and transformation by availing solutions and interventions to the challenges of Africa's urbanization. Motived by the above mentioned and after intensive consultation with relevant stakeholders and Africa's Engineering scientific community "Engineering and Informatics for Africa's Urbanization" was agreed upon to be the theme for the 1st ASRIC Conference on Engineering Sciences.

Deadline: 1 August 2021

The Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge

The Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge is jointly run by the Elsevier Foundation and Elsevier’s chemistry journals team. The Challenge is open to individuals and organizations whose projects use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest sustainability challenges.

Deadline: 1 August 2021

2021 Merck research grants

In 2021, the science and technology company Merck is offering a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance.

Deadline: 31 August 2021

Call for Nominations: Heineken Prizes 2022

Every two years, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences awards five major prizes in science to leading international scientists and one prize to a talented visual artist in the Netherlands.

Deadline: 15 September 2021

German Chancellor Fellowship

We are searching the leaders of tomorrow. Are you a graduate with initial leadership experience? Do you come from Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, the Russian Federation, South Africa or the USA? Would you like to implement a self-chosen project that supports your career development, is societally relevant and has a lasting public impact? Are you interested in actively participating in an international network of dedicated leaders? Then come to Germany with a German Chancellor Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to take the next step of your career.

Deadline: 15 October 2021

Annual Research Conference 2021

The European Commission’s Annual Research Conference will take place on 15 November 2021. The theme of this year’s edition is ‘Charting the European economy post Covid-19: unusual times require unconventional policies’. The European Commission, Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs, is running a call for posters for young researchers in the fields of economics or finance on the theme of the conference. The call for posters is open to PhD students and those who finished their PhDs no more than six years ago.

Deadline: 15 November 2021

ISC Science Communications Network

The ISC is convening a global network of science communicators across our community to learn, collaborate, network, and collectively advance science as a global public good. The network is open to all interested staff, office bearers, or representatives of ISC Members, affiliated bodies and partners, but will be particularly useful for those in communications-related roles – managing social media and websites, writing blogs and press releases, producing multimedia content, working with press, and doing other similar work.

Deadline: N/A

Join Us - Young Academy of Europe

The YAE initially recruited about 100 members from the pool of ERC Starting Grant holders. Since 1st January 2014, the YAE has been open to leading young scholars whose excellence at the international level has been recognised by their peers (for instance, holders of prestigious European or national research grants or awards) for bottom-up nominations (or self-nominations).

Deadline: N/A

Learn how to achieve more impact with your research!

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre is pleased to announce that its course on Science for Policy is open for registration on the new EU Academy platform. The course is essential for researchers who would like their research results to have greater policy impact, but may not have the know-how to communicate effectively with policymakers.

Deadline: N/A

#SayItWithScience Art Prompts

The UN Foundation and the IPCC are partnering to make climate science more accessible to global youth. The initiative, called #SayItWithScience, uses art to rapidly communicate climate solutions to new audiences. To make IPCC science more accessible, UNF is calling on young artists to help visualize climate solutions and energize the call to "unite behind the science." As part of the Say It With Science initiative, this artwork would be credited in public communications and could potentially feature in upcoming report releases by the IPCC on the latest science of climate change.

Deadline: N/A