Monthly Archives: February 2013

International Development Research Center — Doctoral Field Research in Developing Countries 2013

Canada’s International Development Research Center (IDRC) offers doctoral research awards twice a year (April and November) in priority themes that include agriculture and environment (among others).   The program is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and nationals of developing countries who are pursuing doctoral studies at Canadian universities.  IDRC funds research in all developing countries, with a few exceptions. The award covers expenses for field research up to CA$20 thousand a year.  The next deadline is 01 April 2013.  More details.


Netherlands Organization for Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) — Netherlands Fellowship Programs 2013-2014

The Netherlands Fellowship Programs (NFP) offer opportunities for professionals in 62 developing countries to pursue masters degrees, PhD studies, and short courses in the Netherlands. Individuals applying for fellowships must be admitted to the relevant academic programs in order to be eligible for funding. Application deadlines vary by sub-programs — with many deadlines in February, May, and October. Further details on

ANSTI/DAAD Post-Graduate Fellowships

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) a publicly funded, self-governing oragnisation of the institutions of higher learning in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes. DAAD cooperates with ANSTI by offering a number of in-region scholarships for Masters and Ph.D degrees. Thedeadline for application is the 31st May  2013 .

Participants in the programme must be from ANSTI member institutions and may not exceed the age limit of 36 years by date of nomination. Applicants may not apply for studies in their home countries.

Fellowships, which cover fees, subsistence and international travel, are awarded to staff of ANSTI member institutions ( View ANSTI Members ) for postgraduate studies (M.Sc. or Ph.D) at African universities for staff development.

Fellowships are awarded to sub-Saharan African nationals for studies outside the applicants’ home countries.

The initial award of the fellowships covers one year. Extension is possible up to two years for Masters courses or more for Ph.D studies upon successful completion of previous year.

    Applicants must also meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must hold a good bachelors degree (at least 2nd class upper division).
  • Applicants must obtain official admission to the host university prior to his/her application for the fellowship.

How to apply

Further details can be found on