Opportunities

Falling Walls Lab - Open Calls 2021

The 2021 international Lab season has officially begun! Students, researchers, and early-career professionals of all disciplines are invited to pitch their innovative idea in 3 minutes, showcasing a breakthrough that creates a positive impact on science and society.

Deadline: 16 September 2021

Youth inputs to the UNESCO global Flagship Report Against Gender Stereotypes

The Social and Human Sciences Sector of UNESCO is developing a global Flagship Report Against Gender Stereotypes with new research and concrete recommendations for policymakers, and would be grateful for your help, insight and expertise.

Deadline: 22 September 2021

Call for Research Development Fellowships 2021/22

The RDF Programme aims to develop emerging African scientists who are working on important challenges for human health in Africa, growing their skills, experience, confidence and research outputs. The scope of the Programme includes both infectious and non-communicable diseases that are significant and/or identified as “neglected” in Africa.

Deadline: 23 September 2021

Call for Science & Diplomacy special issue

Science & Diplomacy is launching a call for a special issue exploring the intersection between emerging technologies and diplomacy. They seek contributions from diplomats and decision-makers, as well as scientists, scholars, and representatives of civil society and the private sector, discussing the role of science diplomacy in addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with emerging technologies. They look forward to contributions that address the nexus between diplomacy, governance, and AI, cybersecurity, big data, automation, cryptocurrencies, among other technology-related topics. All manuscripts are due by 24 September 2021 to with "special issue: emerging technologies" in the subject.

Deadline: 24 September 2021

CDRI Fellowship Programme 2022-23

Making tomorrow’s infrastructure sustainable and resilient requires investing in high calibre research and innovation today. Increasingly complex infrastructure systems of the 21st century require capabilities that can combine knowledge from multiple disciplines, harness the promise of emerging technologies, and bring together insights from the local level. The CDRI Fellowship Programme is designed to develop a global pool of practitioners who represent such capabilities.

Deadline: 30 September 2021

The Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF) invites applicants to submit proposals in the National Scientific Program “Petar Beron i NIE” (P. Beron) 2021 call

The overall objective of the program is to accelerate reintegration and career development in Bulgarian higher schools and research organizations of experienced researchers with internationally recognized scientific results (Experienced researchers). The program will stimulate the development of the research potential in Bulgaria as a necessary fundamental step for the creation of a sustainable scientific and innovation environment and for the development of a competitive high-tech economy in Bulgaria.

Deadline: 30 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

Cluster hiring initiatives for Indigenous and Black faculty

The University of Waterloo has announced it will take a step in addressing the systemic underrepresentation of Indigenous and Black faculty at our institution with the launch of new cluster hiring initiatives that will see the addition of 10 new Indigenous and 10 Black faculty members. As restricted hiring opportunities, the cluster hiring initiatives follow the provisions for a special program as described by the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Waterloo’s current underrepresentation of Indigenous and Black faculty allows us to take this action.

Deadline: 18 October 2021

Max Weber Fellowships

The Max Weber Programme (MWP) at the European University Institute (EUI) is a unique postdoctoral programme in the historical and social sciences in Europe. It is open to applicants who are within 5 years from the completion of their PhD, from anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality. The Programme is highly selective, attracting circa 1,200 applicants each year for 55-60 Fellowships in the fields of political and social sciences, economics, law, and history. Preference is given to applicants who have only just completed their doctorate and have not had a postdoctoral fellowship before. Selected Fellows will benefit from the stimulating combination of a global programme located in the heart of Europe offering a broad menu of multidisciplinary and disciplinary activities.

Deadline: 18 October 2021

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program is one of the most prestigious early-career research opportunities in the world. Scholars are selected for their research excellence and receive mentoring from the world’s leading academics. They join the CIFAR community of international researchers to collaborate across disciplines and explore the most important questions facing science and humanity. Applicants may be based anywhere in the world, must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within the first five years of starting a full-time research position at an institution of higher education or research.

Deadline: 27 October 2021

Call for Applications - 2022 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards

These awards reward and encourage women scientists working and living in eligible developing countries who are in the early stages of their careers, having often overcome great challenges to achieve research excellence.

Deadline: 28 October 2021

Save the date: Review of the draft Nature Futures Framework

The draft Nature Futures Framework and methodological guidance are planned to be open for external review from 6 September to 31 October 2021. The IPBES Plenary, at its 8th session, in decision IPBES-8/1, approved the interim workplan of the task force on scenarios and models for the intersessional period 2021–2022, which includes further development of the nature futures framework for catalysing the development of the next generation of scenarios for biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services, with a view to submitting to the Plenary, for its further guidance at its ninth session, the foundation of the nature futures framework and submitting to the Plenary at its tenth session, a report on further work as well as, for its information, related methodological guidance.

Deadline: 31 October 2021

College for Life Sciences Fellowship

The College for Life Sciences is a junior program of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study). It offers excellent early career researchers in the life sciences and medicine an opportunity to take a break from the lab and clinic. Fellows will gain time to think and develop their own projects and immerse themselves in the intellectually and culturally diverse environment of the Wissenschaftskolleg. Each year the Wissenschaftskolleg welcomes around 40 internationally recognized senior as well as promising junior scholars from all fields of knowledge, including the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts.

Deadline: 1 November 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

Student video competition on Food Science

The New Zealand Institute for Food Science and Technology together with the Rose-Spiess-Foundation is inviting the Young Food Science/Technology Community to a new round of a video competition. Key features of this Competition are >protecting the environment, reducing pollution, and producing food under aggravated conditions i.e., limited access to basic, conventional ingredients. The positive response on last year’s competition with the large number of exciting submissions asked for a new invitation in 2021.

Deadline: 19 November 2021

Call for Papers: "Science Diplomacy in the Global South"

A call for paper is open for a special section of Science and Public Policy on “Science Diplomacy in the Global South”, guest edited by Prof. Pierre-Bruno Ruffini (InsSciDE, University of Le Havre-Normandie) and Dr Derya Büyüktanir Karacan (The George Washington University).

Deadline: 31 January 2022

International Climate Protection Fellowship

Are you a prospective leader working academically or practically in climate protection or climate-relevant resource conservation in your home country – a non-European developing or transition country? Then you are invited to apply for an International Climate Protection Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Deadline: 1 February 2022

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