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[Regulation] postdoc and phd vacancies on crisis governance & trust

The GOVTRUST Centre of Excellence, together with the research groups Politics & Public Governance and Government & Law, is looking to fill three vacancies in the field of crisis governance and trust.

Are you interested in studying how the EU and national, regional, and local governments reacted, coordinated, and adapted to big crises like the COVID 19 crisis; how these actors use expert and lay information to make decisions; and how the governance of crisis affects the trust of society in democracy, the rule of law and fundamental values? We are looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher and two PhD researchers for 3 years. The successful applicants will join and support our two new complementary Horizon Europe projects: ‘Robust Crisis Governance in Turbulent Times – Mindset, Evidence, Strategies’ (ROBUST) and ‘Legitimate Crisis Management and Multi-level Governance’ (LEGITIMULT).

Vacancies we are looking to fill are: (click on the weblinks to find out more about each position)

 Postdoctoral researcher (80-100%) for research in and coordination of the two Horizon Europe projects on the governance of crises and trust. The position involves (1) conducting research on the topic of governance responses from different levels of government and their effect on trust in democracy and the rule of law and (2) day-to-day coordination of two PhD researchers involved in the ROBUST and LEGITIMULT projects and assistance in the coordination of the UAntwerp work packages of these two projects. – application deadline: August 15th, 2022

 PhD researcher (100% scholarship) for the ROBUST project about robust governance of crises in Europe. The position involves conducting research leading to a PhD on how governments and local actors make sense of and learn from crises, design, mix and adopt measures and policies to deal with the crises, and the effects on democracy and fundamental values. – application deadline: August 15th, 2022

 PhD researcher (100% scholarship) for the LEGITIMULT project about federalism, multilevel governance and trust. The position involves conducting research leading to a PhD on the topic of how pandemic response measures taken at various levels of government have affected citizens’ trust in multilevel systems. – application deadline: August 1st, 2022

 

To find out more about these vacancies, please visit our website.

Grants for Civil Society and NGOs & other updates open

Grants for Civil Society and NGOs

Deadline: May 20, 2022

Donor: United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

Grant Type: Grant

Grant Size: $10,000 to $100,000

Countries/Regions: All Countries

Area: Human Rights

In the framework of the International Decade for People of African Descent, OHCHR is inviting proposals to support projects of civil society and non-government organizations that aim at promoting and protecting the human rights of people of African descent through the IDPAD grant scheme.

For more information, visit https://www.ohchr.org/en/grants-civil-society-and-ngos

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CBOW Project Foundation Grant Call 2022

Deadline: Apr 30, 2022

Donor: Children Born of War (CBOW)

Grant Type: Grant

Grant Size: $1000 to $10,000

Countries/Regions: All Countries

Area: Children

The Children Born of War (CBOW) project foundation is inviting proposals from eligible individuals and organisations working to promote and safeguard the needs and rights of children born of war.

For more information, visit https://www.cbowproject.org/calls-grants/

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EY 2022 Better Working World Data Challenge

Deadline: Jun 03, 2022

Donor: Ernst & Young

Grant Type: Awards, Prizes and Challenges

Grant Size: Not Available

Countries/Regions: All Countries

Area: Animals & Wildlife

If you are a university student, young professional with less than two years of experience or an Ernst & Young (EY) employee looking to learn more about data science and are interested in building a sustainable future, then join the 2022 Better Working World Data Challenge.

For more information, visit https://challenge.ey.com/

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Nominate Now! 2023 Global Pluralism Award

Deadline: May 31, 2022

Donor: Global Centre for Pluralism

Grant Type: Awards, Prizes and Challenges

Grant Size: $10,000 to $100,000

Countries/Regions: All Countries

Area: Democracy & Good Governance, Human Rights, Peace & Conflict Resolution

Nominations for the 2023 Global Pluralism Award are now open for individuals, organizations, governments, and other entities that demonstrate exceptional and sustained achievement in building more inclusive societies in which human diversity is protected and valued.

For more information, visit https://award.pluralism.ca/nominate/

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Sustainable Urban Planning Challenge

Deadline: Jul 11, 2022

Donor: Copernicus Masters

Grant Type: Awards, Prizes and Challenges

Grant Size: $10,000 to $100,000

Countries/Regions: All Countries

Area: Environment, Sustainable Development, Water & Sanitation

Applications are now open for the Sustainable Urban Planning Challenge that aims to develop algorithms or methodologies that use remote sensing to quantify critical issues emerging from the expansion of historic centres toward modern suburbs.

For more information, visit https://copernicus-masters.com/challenges/up42-challenge/

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Copernicus Frontier Tech Challenge

Deadline: Jul 11, 2022

Donor: Copernicus Masters

Grant Type: Awards, Prizes and Challenges

Grant Size: $10,000 to $100,000

Countries/Regions: All Countries

Area: Information Technology

Applications for Copernicus Frontier Tech Challenge are now open.

For more information, visit https://copernicus-masters.com/challenges/esa-frontier-tech-challenge/

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DLR Environment, Energy & Health Challenge

Deadline: Jul 11, 2022

Donor: Copernicus Masters

Grant Type: Awards, Prizes and Challenges

Grant Size: $10,000 to $100,000

Countries/Regions: All Countries

Area: Environment, Health

The Copernicus Masters is accepting applications for its DLR Environment, Energy & Health Challenge to support sustainable management of their limited natural resources and foster human well-being.

For more information, visit https://copernicus-masters.com/challenges/dlr-challenge/

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Scholarships for Journalists to Cover Biodiversity Conferences

Deadline: May 01, 2022

Donor: Earth Journalism Network

Grant Type: Scholarship

Grant Size: $1000 to $10,000

Area: Environment, Media

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is pleased to announce a new travel grant fund for journalists interested in attending – and reporting from – conferences and global summits related to biodiversity issues that are taking place in 2022, including those related to the UN Convention on Biodiversity (UNCBD).

For more information, visit https://earthjournalism.net/opportunities/scholarships-for-journalists-to-cover-biodiversity-conferences-2022

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Schmidt Marine launches $3.5 Million Global Fisheries Tech Initiative

Deadline: May 20, 2022

Donor: Schmidt Marine Technology Partners

Grant Type: Grant

Grant Size: $100,000 to $500,000

Countries/Regions: All Countries

Area: Animals & Wildlife, Business & Industry, Information Technology

The Schmidt Marine Technology Partners has launched the applications for the Global Fisheries Tech Initiative to support development of new technologies that increase fisheries sustainability.

For more information, visit https://www.schmidtmarine.org/sustainable-fisheries-rfp/

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GAIN RFPs: Transforming Food Systems to Improve Diet Quality and Resilience for the most Vulnerable

Deadline: Apr 20, 2022

Donor: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Grant Type: Events

Grant Size: Not Available

Countries/Regions: Benin, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda

Area: Agriculture Food & Nutrition

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking proposals for Transforming Food Systems to Improve Diet Quality and Resilience for the most Vulnerable.

For more information, visit https://www.gainhealth.org/requests-for-proposals

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CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIPS (COHORT 3) - KYUNGDONG UNIVERSITY GLOBAL CAMPUS, SOUTH KOREA (SEPTEMBER 2022 INTAKE)

IUCEA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kyungdong University Global Campus with the eventual goal of promoting sustainable development through training of qualified middle-level professional manpower in East Africa. This goal will be achieved through establishment of Academic Collaboration Centers in EAC Partner States and facilitating the training of students from EAC Partner States in South Korea.  

 Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) therefore, wishes to announce the 3rd cohort call for applications for undergraduate Scholarships to study at Kyungdong University, South Korea, commencing in September 2022 for study of Bachelor’s degree in Smart Computing, Hotel Management and Business Administration.  

 A total of thirty (30) scholarships are available and each EAC Partner State is entitled to five (5) scholarships. Details of the scholarships and application procedure are in the attached Call.  

For more information:  https://www.iucea.org/3rd_kdu_iucea/ 

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2022 UNESCO PRIZE FOR GIRLS’ AND WOMENS’ EDUCATION CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2022 UNESCO PRIZE FOR GIRLS’ AND WOMENS’ EDUCATION

The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Womens’ Education, rewards outstanding practices of individuals, institutions and non-governmental organizations and other entities advancing girls’ and womens’ education. Established by the Executive Board of UNESCO at its 197th session and launched in 2016 with support from the Governments of the People’s Republic of China, the prize awards two Laureates with USD 50,000 each to continue with their work.

The prize contributes to two sustainable goals: Goal 4, “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” and Goal 5”Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”.

In this regard, potential candidates are required to download the details for nomination and application form from the link below, https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/gwe_prize_explanatory_note.pdf Dully filled application forms should be sent to the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO’s email sg@unesco.go.ke by 23rd April 2022

NAIROBI INNOVATION WEEK 2022 Nairobi Innovation Week 2022

We are excited to announce the 6th edition of the Nairobi Innovation Week that will take place on 26th - 28th April, 2022 in the University of Nairobi's Main Campus at the Great Court and the Hyslop Parking. 

This year, the focus is on the big 4 agenda, energy, environment and ICT and cross-cutting innovation. 

We are looking for innovation in thematic areas from our students, faculties, UoN alumni, local and international firms and we're inviting partners to this great event. 

In the previous edition of the Nairobi Innovation Week, we managed to attract 2000+ delegates and 150+ exhibitors to the event. 

This is a very important event in the University of Nairobi calendar and your participation will be appreciated. Kindly register your name in the appropriate category.

Helpful links

1. Innovators & Exhibitors (UoN Internal) - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZfvcjfgdKnTad_KGffrKAUIiO-Bq-t0w1HvBIAfqUq9-GrQ/viewform

2. Innovators & Exhibitors (UoN External) - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScEeqghxO86HipKvLfwCS-AhgPUYm8TMwnLpSHFYJuVsnpEbg/viewform

3. Sponsors & Partners Registration - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScU_tpC6Qb1mSWHcH5L9hGe2gdYQ03rGf7QsgCGjyh516cGQg/viewform

AICAT COHORT 5 - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS AICAT COHORT 5 - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Office of Career Services invites applications for Cohort 5 of the Arava International Centre for Agricultural Training (AICAT) 11 Months Diploma Program.

This program is run in partnership with AICAT with the main focus being to impart professional, theoretical and practical knowhow and skills in advanced agricultural studies, based on "Learning by Doing". The program takes place at the Arava region, in the southern part of Israel which is a desert.

2021 Graduates and Final Year Students from the Faculties of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering are invited to apply.

Three clear hard copies of your application should be submitted to your respective Faculty Dean on or before Close of Day, Friday April 1, 2022.

Grant Writing and Manuscript Mentorship Writing Workshop Grant Writing and Manuscript Mentorship Writing Workshop

East Africa Kidney Institute (EAKI) will hold two workshops: Grant Writing April 6-8,2022 and Manuscript Mentorship Workshop on May 3-5, 2022.

Fuel Africa Challenge Fuel Africa Challenge

Are you a University of Nairobi student or recent alumnus interested in building impactful solutions to help communities across Africa?

Then join Fuel Africa, a 1-week entrepreneurship programme and innovation challenge from March 17-25, 2022 powered by Futurize in partnership with AstraZeneca and Microsoft, and co-funded by Bristol Myers Squibb.

Launch your startup, meet your future co-founder, network with international experts, find your next job/internship opportunity, and win prizes and a certificate of completion!

Register ASAP before March 10 to secure your spot via the link below:

https://www.futurize.studio/fuel-africa