RUFORUM Weekly – Vol.9 No.9

A weekly digest of News, Events and Opportunitie

RUFORUM Weekly – Vol.9, No.9

Announcing RUFORUM Triennial 2021 Conference
Draft Triennial Overview Programme [English][French]

Triennial Conference Concept Note

Scientific conference sessions 

Promoting Inclusivity in Research and Development Concept Note [English][French]

Concept Note – RUFORUM Business Meeting [English][French]

Concept Note – Capacity Building on e-Learning Content Development 

Concept Note – Global Academia-Policy Partnership for Transformative Institutional Leadership, Skills Development and Youth Employability

Concept Note – Proposal development for academic purposes and Responding to calls for grant proposals

[Press Release] Seventh African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference [English][French]

(New) [Press Release] Twenty Two (22) winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2021 announced

(New) [Press Release] RUFORUM announces 53 Mastercard@RUFORUM scholarship recipients for 2021-2022 academic year

(Update) [Press Release] Fourteen (14) RUFORUM Network Member Universities ranked among top Universities in Africa by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

(New) Postgraduate Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship Programme (GTA) [English][French]

Carnegie Corporation of New York – African Voices: Meet Anthony Egeru Advancing interdisciplinary research while mentoring the next generation of African scientists and researchers

(New) Stories from RUFORUM Alumni –  My Academic Journey 

(New) Stories from RUFORUM Alumni –  If you can DREAM it, you can DO i

(New) PBL-BioAfrica in line with Kenyan policies

(New) PBL-BioAfrica At the start of something new

(New) PBL-BioAfrica Over 100 teachers participate in ODL training

Events: The Seventh Africa Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference – RUFORUM Alumni Week. Virtually from September 27th to October 01st, 2021 


Newly published Vol. 5 No. 3 (2020) for the African Journal of Rural Development: Higher Education and Science, Technology and Innovation landscape in Africa July 08, 2021

GWAS provides biological insights into mechanisms of the parasitic plant (Striga) resistance in Sorghum (Kavuluko et al., 2021)

Assessment of arsenic status and distribution in Usangu agro-ecosystem-Tanzania(Mng’ong’o et al., 2021)

Accumulation and bioconcentration of heavy metals in two phases from agricultural soil to plants in Usangu agroecosystem-Tanzania (Mng’ong’o et al., 2021)

Changing students, farmers and communities lives through TAGDEV Programme in Kenya

Grants and Awards:

Johnson & Johnson – Scholars Award Programme for Women in STEM2D. Deadline September 27, 2021

2021 Call for Nominations AGNES Grants for Junior Researchers [English][French][Nomination Form][CV Template]. Deadline September 28, 2021

Call for Applications: African Union Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture Scientific Exchanges Programne. Deadline October 10, 2021

Worldwide Universities Network – Research Development Fund (RDF 2021 Guidelines). Deadline October 22, 2021 at 21.00 UK time

Green People’s Energy for Africa – Small Projects FundDeadline December 01, 2021

Horizon Europe – Launch of the Africa initiative in science and innovation cooperation: overview upcoming calls. Deadline vary by Programme

Scholarships and Courses:

PhD Training Opportunities through the RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) Programme. Deadline vary by University

United Nations University and the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany Joint PhD Programme in Integrated Management of Water, Soil, and Waste. Deadline all year round

(New) PASET Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) PhD Scholarships [English][French][Portuguese]. Deadline September 30, 2021 at 5:00 pm East Africa Time; UTC+3

Harvard University – Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellowship. Deadline September 30, 2021

L’Oreal Foundation – Fellowships for Women Scientists International Rising Talents – 2022 Call for application. Deadline October 11, 2021

Earth Institute – Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2022. Deadline October 27, 2021 by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

DAAD-The International PhD Programme for Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Rural Development (IPPAE). Deadline October 31, 2021

The Chevening Scholarships 2022/2023 at postgraduate levelDeadline November 02, 2021

AAUW – International Fellowships Programme 2021/2022 for Masters, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral study in the United States. Deadline November 15, 2021 

World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) – Online Training: Biotechnology Policy and Biosafety Regulations. Deadline October 01, 2021

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship – Women’s Economic Empowerment Online Accelerator for Social Enterprises. Deadline October 22, 2021

Calls for Papers and Posters:

(RUFORUM call) Call for manuscripts: African Journal of Rural Development. Regular articles, short communications and reviews accepted. Deadline: Open

African Scientific, Research and Innovation Council: 4TH ASRIC Congress – Call for Papers. Deadline September 20, 2021

Call for RUFORUM Triennial Conference Posters, 06th – 10th December 2021. Deadline extended from June 30, 2021 to September 30, 2021


(New) American University of Beirut, Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences, EARTH University and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation – Webinar on University-Community Partnerships and Student Learning: Global Experiences. October 06, 2021 at 01:00 pm in Greenwich Mean Time

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