Opportunities

TechWomen Spring 2022 Programme Applications open

TechWomen aims to empower, connect and support the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by providing them access and opportunity to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and become role models for women and girls in their communities. TechWomen supports the United States’ global commitment toward advancing the rights and participation of women and girls around the world by enabling them to reach their full potential in the tech industry.

Deadline: May 2021

High Level Political Forum 2021 - Request for inputs

The ISC, together with the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), leads the UN Major Group for Science and Technological Community (STC MG) for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Its mandate is to promote science and to strengthen the scientific basis of decision-making and governance of sustainable development.

Deadline: 6 May 2021

Working outside the box: Stories, approaches and tools for transdisciplinary research

Addressing today’s complex environmental and sustainability challenges calls for solutions-oriented, integrative, actionable science, often known as engaged science. Engaged science requires collaborative, team-based science focused on solutions for real-world problems, and this science is produced by teams that include a wide range of societal partners working closely with a range of disciplinary experts.

Deadline: 7 May 2021

The Gender in STEM Research Initiative: Advancing gender analysis and women’s leadership in STEM fields. Call for Expressions of Interest

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity to advance gender analysis and women’s leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields through the Gender in STEM Research Initiative.

Deadline: 10 May 2021

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.
Poland
Deadline: 11 May
Middle East
Deadline: 20 May
Levant
Deadline: 31 May
Brazil
Deadline: 10 June
Egypt
Deadline: 30 June

The International Science Council (ISC) and WDS would like to call on their respective members, as well as partners organizations concerned with scientific data stewardship, to nominate new members of the Scientific Committee. Nominations of early career and female scientists or experts are strongly encouraged.

Deadline: 12 May 2021

TWAS─Abdool Karim Award in Biological Sciences

This award, named after TWAS Fellow Quarraisha Abdool Karim, carries a cash award of USD5,000 generously provided by Professor Abdool Karim. It is designed to honour women scientists in Low Income African countries for their achievements in Biological Sciences.

Deadline: 12 May 2021

TWAS-Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award

This annual award, named after the TWAS Fellow Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi, recognizes women scientists from Scientifically and Technologically Lagging (STL) countries. It carries a cash award of USD4,000 generously provided by Professor Al-Kharafi and will rotate among various fields of science.

Deadline: 12 May 2021

TWAS─Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Award

This annual award, named after the TWAS Fellow Samira Omar, recognizes scientists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs). It carries a cash award of USD4,000 generously provided by Professor Omar. The 2021 award will honour a woman scientist working in an area relevant to sustainability.

Deadline: 12 May 2021

Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) - Call for applicants 2021

The ASLP is an initiative of the University of Pretoria in partnership with the Global Young Academy and is funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung. It serves early- to mid-career researchers in basic and applied science, engineering, social sciences, arts, and the humanities. The programme aims to grow mid-career African academics in the areas of collective leadership, team development, engagement, and collaboration, with the intention of enabling them to solve the complex issues that face both Africa and the global community.

Deadline: 31 May 2021

Applications are open for the 2021 AAAS-TWAS course on science diplomacy

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington, DC, USA, and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Trieste, Italy, are seeking candidates to participate in the AAAS-TWAS Course on Science Diplomacy to be held online from 30 August to 3 September 2021.

Deadline: 31 May 2021

Award for Young Leaders in International Scientific Cooperation | CRDF Global

The Victor Rabinowitch Memorial Award for Young Leaders in International Scientific Cooperation will recognize and encourage young scientists to facilitate and promote novel and promising frameworks and approaches to international scientific cooperation. The award is not intended to support international research projects in and of themselves, but rather to recognize innovative methods and platforms to facilitate such projects as well as other forms of international scientific activity.

Deadline: 31 May 2021

Call for Nominations for the CUSPEA Prize

In 2021, the CUSPEA Foundation will launch the first award of the CUSPEA Prize to young distinguished scientists who have made outstanding contributions to promote scientific exchanges and collaborations in any scientific fields. The prize amount each year: 150,000 USD. Scientists worldwide are welcome to nominate outstanding candidates for the CUSPEA Prize.

Deadline: 31 May 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: 31 May 2021

School on Science and Global Security

Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security will host an international School on Science and Global Security from 21-24 October 2020. The School will be in person unless health precautions dictate otherwise

Deadline: 1 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: 9 June 2021

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

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

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: 15 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

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

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

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

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