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The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s Capacity Building Program “Jeunes chercheurs (Young scientists)” is designed to support fieldwork activities in developing or transitional countries for young Swiss and foreign Ph.D. or postdoctoral students studying in Switzerland. The fieldwork activities must take place in collaboration with a local partner in the host country and his or her institution. Funded research must generate results that are relevant to developing countries and development-related issues; particular attention must be given to dissemination of results and to possible applications. The submission deadline for proposals is 15 October 2004.
Sigma Xi’s William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement annually recognizes a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to scientific research and has demonstrated an ability to communicate the significance of this research to scientists in other disciplines. The prize consists of a certificate, a glass sculpture and US$5,000. In addition, each recipient is asked to designate a younger scholar, usually working in the same field, to receive a $5,000 Grant-in-Aid of Research award from the Procter Prize Fund. Nominations should be submitted by 15 October 2004 in order to be considered for the 2005 Procter Prize.
The Third World Academy of Sciences offers several fellowships for study and research that have application deadlines of 31 October 2004. Foreign developing country scientists can apply to study or perform research in Brazil, China or India. [Source: SciDev.Net]
The Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) is accepting applications for the Khwarizmi International Award until 31 October 2004. Eligible fields include engineering, basic sciences, human sciences agriculture, biotechnology and environment. Awards are made in the categories of inventions, innovations, applied research and fundamental research.
The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences is accepting nominations for the 2004 Kuwait Prizes. Kuwaiti and Arab citizens in several fields, including marine biology, nuclear medicine and development and economic restructuring polices in the Arab world, may be nominated for these ~US$100,000 prizes. The nominations are due on 31 October 2004. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or you can try the KFAS Web site, although the English version was not functioning properly at the time of publication. [Source: SciDev.Net]
Each year, the American Technion Society and the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology award the Harvey Prize to recognize major breakthroughs in science and technology. Usually, two prizes of US$75,000 each are awarded annually in fields that rotate in a five-year cycle. Nominations are being accepted through 1 November 2004 for living candidates who have “truly contributed to the progress of humanity” through their research.
Canadian nationals and permanent residents who are conducting doctoral level research in environment and natural resource management or information and communication technologies for development are eligible to apply for the International Development Research Centre Doctoral Research Awards. Applicants must also be enrolled at Canadian universities. The next deadline is 1 November 2004. [Source: Digital Dividend Digest]
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World Congress of Science Journalists; Montréal, Canada; 4-8 October 2004
12th International Conference of Science Editors (IFSE-12) “Future Trends in Science Editing and Publishing: Bringing Science to Society;” Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico; 10-14 October 2004
Engineering Education in Sustainable Development 2004 Conference; Barcelona, Spain; 27-29 October 2004
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