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Until May 30, 2004, the Third World Organization for Women in Science will accept applications for its Postgraduate Training Fellowships. Women from sub-Saharan Africa or developing countries working/studying in the natural sciences are eligible to apply for the program, which provides travel expenses and a modest monthly living allowance for up to three years to study at centers of excellence in other countries in the global South. [Source: SciDev.Net]
The Open Society Institute is providing funding to support Institutional memberships to the Public
Library of Science. This award targets institutions in developing and transitional countries that are engaged in biological and/or medical research. The list of eligible countries and application details are available online, and the next deadline for applications is June 15, 2004. [Source: Digital Dividend Digest]
The Association Liaison Office for University Cooperation in Development and its partners have issued a request for applications for the U.S.-Middle East University Partnerships Program. The peer-reviewed competition will award up to eight grants of up to US$100,000 each to implement cooperative partnerships between institutions of higher education in the U.S. and Arab universities in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, the West Bank and Gaza and Yemen. Programs can be in several disciplines, including economics and information and communication technologies. Applications are due by June 15, 2004.
The International Foundation for Science (IFS) and the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU/IAS) are accepting applications for the Agriculture for Peace Fellowship until June 30, 2004. Awardees will receive a one-year research grant of up to US$12,000 and will be invited to participate in a mentorship program that includes a one-month stay at the UNU/IAS in Japan. Applicants must be early-career researchers who are citizens of countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the New Zealand Science & Technology Medals. This program recognizes and honors those who have made exceptional contributions to New Zealand society through activities in science, mathematics, social science or technology. Nominations for the 2004 awards close on June 30, 2004 and must be made or seconded through organizations affiliated with the Royal Society of New Zealand.
The South African Department of Science and Technology will be accepting applications until June
30, 2004 for the five different awards available under its new South African Awards for Women in Science program. Most of the award categories are for South African women at various stages in their research careers. [Source: SciDev.Net]
The Engineering Information Foundation Grant Programs support developmental projects, training programs and instructional projects in engineering education and research. Fields of interest currently include the availability and use of published information, women in engineering, and information access in developing countries. The next deadline for proposals is June 30, 2004.
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Global ICT Summit 2004: From Adversity to Success—The World's Best e-Content & e-Creativity Experience; Hong Kong, China; May 11–15, 2004
Berlin 2 Open Access: Steps Toward Implementation of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities; Geneva, Switzerland; May 12–13, 2004
Technical and Economic Challenges of Scientific Information: STM Content Access, Linking and Archiving; London, UK; May 17, 2004
Council of Science Editors Annual Meeting; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; May 15–18, 2004
2nd Workshop on Science, Communication and Society; Panama; July 7–9, 2004
International Conference on Sustainability Engineering and Science; Auckland, New Zealand; July 7–9, 2004
EuroScience Open Forum: Highlighting Science, Technology & Innovation in Europe; Stockholm,
Sweden; August 25–28, 2004
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