The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) are pleased to announce the call for fellowship applications for 2016 in the following two categories:
- NRF – TWAS Doctoral Fellowships for fellows from developing countries outside Africa (excluding South Africa)
- NRF – TWAS African Renaissance Doctoral Fellowships for fellows from Africa
The application deadline is 02 October 2015. For more information, visit http://www.nrf.ac.za/division/funding/nrf-twas-doctoral-call-2016.
The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), in partnership with The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), are pleased to announce the call for fellowship applications for the NRF – TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2016. These fellowships are open to permanent residents from eligible developing countries other than South Africa.
Applicants must apply on the NRF Online system at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za and follow the application process set out in the attached call document and application guide. The deadline for submission of applications to the host institutions, for approval by Designated Authorities (DAs) is 02 October 2015.
For more details, please visit, http://www.nrf.ac.za/division/funding/nrf-twas-postdoctoral-fellowship-call-2016.
Third Announcement of the Ninth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium is out! It contains important information regarding registration and payment of registration fee, keynote speakers, requirements of oral and poster presentations, list of special sessions and events, visa requirements and descriptions of the post-symposium tours.
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The latest issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief is out. The Newsbrief highlights the 8th Conference of Parties of the Nairobi Convention which WIOMSA co-organized. The articles covered in the Newsbrief are:
- Seizing the Blue Economy Approach in the Western Indian Ocean Region: the Eighth Conference of Parties of the Nairobi Convention held in the Seychelles
- Preparatory workshops for COP8 in Seychelles
- Inaugural State of the Coast Report for the Western Indian Ocean Region Launched
- The MASMA Program Committee approves two Capacity Building Workshop Proposals for funding
- Marine Research Grants awarded to WIO Scientists
- The first workshop on Capacity building for Impact, held in Zanzibar
- The University of Dar es Salaam Research Week Strategy Leads to a Win the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair
- New Publications
- Course Announcement: Regional Training workshop on larval fish identification and early life history science
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The Ocean Acidification – International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) is planning to organize a training course in Cape Town, South Africa during the first week of November.
If you are interested to attend, please express interest to Lisa Robbins, firstname.lastname@example.org Or Lina Hansen, L.Hansen@iaea.org.
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WIOMSA is pleased to announce again a call for proposals to support organizations of training courses/workshops. In the first call issued early this year, fewer than expected proposals were successful.
The deadline for submitting full proposals at WIOMSA is Wednesday, 30 September 2015. Please note that proposals should be submitted online at http://proposals.wiomsa.org/masma-proposals/.
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WIOMSA through its Commissioned Competitive Research Grant Programme is pleased to announce again a call for proposals for research on “Mariculture Development in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Region: Sustainable Technologies that Meet the Needs of the Region and its People” The deadline for submitting full proposals at WIOMSA is Wednesday, 30 September 2015. Please note that proposals should be submitted online at http://proposals.wiomsa.org/masma-proposals/. Download the full call and the outline for preparing full proposals.
Climate change is forcing fish out of their current habitats and into cooler waters and many more species will soon be affected if climate goals are not met, say scientists.
An international team of researchers compared the future of the oceans under two climate change scenarios. In one scenario, we limit atmospheric warming to two degrees by 2100, as outlined by the Copenhagen accord. In the other, we continue with the current approach, which researchers say would cause a five-degree increase in atmospheric temperatures. They say if warming continues unchecked, fish will migrate away from their current habitats 65 per cent faster, resulting in changes to biodiversity and ecosystem functions.
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On behalf of ClimDev-Africa, the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) will hold the Fifth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-V) in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from 28-30 October, 2015. The theme of this year’s conference is: “Africa, Sustainable Development and Climate Change: prospects of Paris and beyond”.
Attached is a document outlining the CCDA-V call for abstracts. Please note that the deadline for submissions is 14 Aug 2015. The link for submitting abstracts is http://www.climdev-africa.org/ccda5/abstract_submission.
Further information on CCDA-V is available on the conference website at http://www.climdev-africa.org/ccda5. Feel free to forward this announcement to others who may have a contribution to make to the CCDA-V conference.
The Oceanographic Research Institute, the research division of the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR), is seeking to recruit an individual for the position of Senior Scientist, to lead and grow the ORI’s Reef Programme, which focuses on the ecology of east coast reefs in general, and coral reefs in particular.
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