International Programmes

Call for NORHED seed funding 2012

This announcement invites collaborative higher education institution partnerships to submit proposals for seed funding for NORHED partnerships projects.

The Norwegian Programme for Capacity Building in Higher Education and Research for development (NORHED) is a new programme launched by Norad starting from 2013.

NORHED seed funding shall be used with the purpose to develop an application for a main NORHED project, within one of the NORHED sub-programmes.

The NORHED programme is aiming at strengthening capacities in higher education and research institutions to contribute to a more and better qualified workforce, increased knowledge, evidence-based policy and decision-making and enhanced gender equality with the ultimate goal of sustainable economic, social and environmental development in low and middle income countries (LMIC).

Based on a needs assessment in the relevant country, NORHED projects may encompass LMIC institutional capacity building elements like joint Norwegian-South research projects, Master and PhD education of staff, post-doc fellowships and administrative and infrastructure strengthening.

Higher education institutions in LMIC, together with Norwegian partner institutions, can apply for support to capacity building projects. Partnerships with more than one LMIC partner institution are encouraged. The seed funding application should be submitted jointly by the partnership institutions.

Receiving seed funding implies no guarantee for further support, nor is seed funding a prerequisite for participating in the main call.

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Fulbright Visiting Scholar / Researcher Program

This program is designed for South African academics (with a PhD or equivalent) to pursue 3-9 months of scholarly research or lecturing in the United States.

The closing for applications is November 30.

Guidelines and Applications

Fulbright Scholar Guidelines

Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Researcher Programme

twasthe academy of sciences for the developing world

The TWAS South-South Fellowships Programme provides over 300 fellowships each year tenable in developing countries such as Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan and Thailand for scientists from developing countries. Fellowships, for various lengths of time, are available for postgraduate, postdoctoral and advanced research. brief details of each programme are provided below.

For additional information, including eligibility criteria and application forms, please visit: > Programmes > Exchange

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The Mwalimu Nyerere Programme is the Africa component of the Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme that supports the development of high level human resources in Africa. It provides funding on a competitive basis to consortia of higher education institutions (HEIs) to arrange mobility for masters and doctoral students and university staff to other HEIs in Africa, and to provide scholarships to selected students and staff. At least 3 HEIs are required to partner in the proposal (maximum of 12 partners). The grants awarded under this scheme will be a maximum of €2 million, and a total of 5 contracts will be awarded.

 The eligible fields of study are:

  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Medical Sciences

The closing date for applications is 10 May 2012. For more information: (Call EACEA/11/2012)

Should you have any questions, you can contact:

Swissnex-global South Scholar-In-Residence programme

This programme aims at developing an intellectual exchange between academics from Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Graduate Institute's faculty.

Three candidates are selected to spend one semester at the Institute in order to take advantage of the programme: update their teaching curricula, participate in teaching courses, further their research projects and contribute to enriching the intellectual life of the Institute. Priority is given to university teachers - with a preference for women and junior academics - who will seek to apply the benefits of their stay at the Institute upon returning to their own institution.
Call For Applications
Scholar in Residence Programme

APORDE - African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics

We are pleased to announce that the fifth edition of the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics APORDE) will be held in Johannesburg (South Africa) from the 5th to the 19th of May 2011.
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Opening Universities for Lifelong Learning - OPULL

The European research project OPULL - Opening Universities for Lifelong Learning - investigates the possibilities
to strengthen lifelong learning at institutions of higher education.

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UMAPS - The University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program 2011

The University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program (UMAPS) is designed to enhance
collaboration between early career faculty from Ghana, Liberia and South Africa and students and faculty
at the University of Michigan. 
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Application Form

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme

The JET programme is a Japanese government sponsored exchange programme that aims to improve foreign language teaching in schools and to promote international understanding.

For more information or to download the application form, please visit or contact Ryan Keet at the Embassy of Japan in South Africa: Tel 27 (012) 452-1607 or email:

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CPN Africa

Call For Fellowships. 
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