WORLD BANK ROBERT S. MCNAMARA FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM
The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program provides support to young researchers working in academic and research institutions from developing countries and preparing a doctoral thesis in a subject related to development. Research grants cover residence costs in a university or research center in a member country of the World Bank other than the home country or country of residence of the candidate. Fellowships are awarded for a period of five to ten months and must be completed between December 2012 and November 2013. The maximum amount of the grant is US$25,000.
Application forms and information about the application procedure are available on the World Bank Scholarships Program website: www.worldbank.org/scholarships. The application form for the 2013 cycle will be online on April 30, 2013. Correspondence and information requests may be sent to:
Fax: (202) 522-4036
CLEAN ENERGY INSTITUTE OF GREEN POWER ENVIRONMENTAL KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS (GPEKS)
Specialised Services include:
Clean energy education is delivered via the Clean Energy Institute (CEI), the education division of GPEKS (acronym which stands for Green Power Environment Knowledge Systems.) CEI assists Colleges, Universities and private sector training organisations in the development and adaptation of curriculum and material for:
Certificate Courses and Programs- Various clean energy courses Offered are either in classroom or distance learning format.Classroom courses are designed for technicians who want to acquire skills and credentials to install solar, wind and other renewable energy systems.
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUND FOR AFRICA
WHAT IS SEFA?- The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) provides much-needed financial support to medium- and small-scale clean energy and energy efficiency projects in Africa. In many African countries, smaller clean energy projects could be commercially viable; however, the upfront development costs prevent them from accessing financing and reaching market. SEFA provides resources to off-set those preparation costs, enabling small and medium-size clean energy projects to become bankable. SEFA, established in the summer of 2011, is built upon the premise that secure, clean energy can contribute to strong African economies, thereby increasing opportunities for employment particularly for women and youth.
ACHIEVING SEFA SUPPORT- Currently, SEFA is in its first operational phase and is seeking to support projects under preparation with cost-sharing grants. Sponsors with potential projects are strongly encouraged to approach the AfDB for further consultation. SEFA can support the full range of project preparation activities, from pre-feasibility studies and PPP preparation up to assistance in achieving financial close. See More:SEFA Sponsor Brochure
Contact Person: SEFA Secretariat
Department: Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department|AfDB)
Phone No: +216 7110 2879
SOUTH ASIAN JOURNAL OF EVALUATION IN PRACTICE- Call for papers
The South Asian Journal of Evaluation in Practice is the first of its kind with a focus on the Practice of Evaluation in the South Asian region. It has been promoted as an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that would solicit contributions from academics as well as practitioners on research and practice of evaluation in South Asia. It is envisioned that the journal would be reviewed, abstracted and indexed by EBSCO database and the likes. It is also envisaged that the journal would be a pioneer in facilitating contextual knowledge building as well as knowledge sharing on theory and practice of evaluation. The journal would enhance and update knowledge of theorists, practitioners and users to ameliorate evaluation effectiveness for better delivery of development results. The journal would include:
PERIODICITY- During the first year, the journal would be published print and electronically only with two annual issues in November-December and May-June. From second year, it would be published quarterly: March, June, September and December. From the second year, it would also be available in hard prints. The first two issues of the journal would be complimentary in the promotion towards expectations of its wider circulation among various stakeholders involved in evaluations. Moreover, following restrictions further apply: Nationality Researchers can be nationals of any country other than the country of the premises of the host organization where they will carry out their project.
SUBMITTING MANUSCRIPTS Manuscripts could be submitted online to email@example.com anytime of the year independent of the periodicity. Detailed guidelines for submitted manuscripts are given at http://www.srmi.in/page.php?pageid=42.
Submission Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION AND PROPOSALS FOR NEW GENERATION CAPACITY, UNDER THE IPP PROCUREMENT PROGRAMME
Environmental ChemOinformatic (ECO) is a collaborative action of seven groups from five EU countries. It is aimed to prepare a new generation of environmental scientists who will contribute to implementation (but not limited to) of new European legislation on chemical substances (REACH). ECO provides eleven positions leading towards PhD, Long-Term Fellowships, (Early Stage Researchers in EU terminology) and one postdoctoral appointment (Experienced Researcher in EU terminology). Moreover 37 Short-Term Fellowships (Early Stage Researchers in EU terminology) will be appointed. Early Stage Researcher (LTF and STF posts) researchers in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers, including the period of research training, starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the initial training activities are provided) irrespective whether or not a doctorate is envisaged. (article III.1 of Annex III) Experienced Researcher means researchers:
Qualifications and research experience- Experienced researchers as defined in Article III.1, within the first five years of their career in research.
Moreover, following restrictions further apply:
Nationality Researchers can be nationals of any country other than the country of the premises of the host organization where they will carry out their project.
Call for Papers - International Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Contact Person:Prof. V.C.C Raja
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