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S.C.O.R.E. Series 15

1. LMU Research Fellowship Programme

Programme Address:

Funder: Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich

Research field(s): All Fields

Information: The LMU Research Fellowship Program is directed at candidates from all fields of research who have recently completed their doctoral studies with outstanding results. Our program is designed to promote the career development of early-career postdoctoral researchers and to support them in building international networks of collaboration.

Funding covers: Start-up funding of up to € 25,000; material and travel expenses of up to € 10,000 p.a.

Eligibility: Junior researchers who have completed their doctorate within the last 3 years, must comply with the mobility rule of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (i.e. they may not have lived or worked in Germany for more than 12 months during the three years prior to the application deadline).

Application may be supplied via this portal:

Deadline: December 1, 2017.


2. Research Opportunities Week for Postdocs

Programme Address:

Funder: TUM University Foundation Fellowships (TUFF)

Research field(s): Formal sciences, Natural sciences, Professions and applied sciences, Social sciences

Information: Once a year the Technical University of Munich (TUM) selects 50 young scientists from all over the world and invites them to the Research Opportunities Week (ROW) in Munich. During this week, the participants have the opportunity to visit different research facilities at TUM, to meet Professors of their disciplines, to inform themselves about possible postdoc funding opportunities in Germany and to create a scientific network.

The Postdoc Mobility Travel Grant covers accommodation and travel expenses and thus funds the stay in full. After the ROW, the participants get the exclusive chance to apply for the attractive TUM University Foundation Fellowship (TUFF) and to spend a year as a postdoc at TUM.

Funding covers: The Postdoc Mobility Travel Grant covers accommodation and travel expenses for the event for 50 postdocs

Eligibility: You may apply for the Research Opportunities Week if you

  • are currently not living in Germany.
  • have completed a PhD within the last 3 years at an institution other than TUM. The period is calculated from the month of the Research Opportunities Week, so if you completed your PhD after April 2015, you are eligible.
  • have recently submitted your PhD thesis at an institution other than TUM. 
  • are going to submit your PhD thesis within the next 12 months.

Deadline: October 31, 2017.

Further enquiries to


3. Paediatric and Adolescent HIV Research Grant

Programme Address:

Funder: International AIDS Society, Switzerland

Research field(s): Formal sciences, Humanities, Natural sciences, Professions and applied sciences, Social sciences

Information: The Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) Grant Programme is designed for mentored early-stage investigators to advance paediatric and adolescent HIV research and to fill critical knowledge gaps that impede paediatric and adolescent HIV diagnosis, treatment and care in resource-limited settings. It does this by promoting and encouraging HIV research related to infants, children and adolescents, thereby contributing to scientific progress in the field. Scientific areas of interest include testing, treatment and service delivery.

The nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, and therefore, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary.

Funding covers: Awards will be funded for up to two years and for up to US$75,000 each per year (including direct research costs and applicable indirect costs). 

Eligibility: Any individual with the skills, formal education and access to resources necessary to carry out the proposed research is welcome to submit an application for the CIPHER Grant Programme. The principal investigator (PI) is encouraged to work with a mentor and his/her institutional colleagues and partners to develop the research plan.

The PI must be an early-stage investigator, i.e., an individual who obtained her/his terminal research degree (e.g., PhD, MD followed by research training, MBBS) less than 10 years before the application deadline.

The PI must serve for the first time as primary PI. Primary PIs who previously received a non-training research grant exceeding US$ 30,000 are not eligible.

The PI must fulfil one of the following criteria prior to the submission deadline for the Letter of Intent:

  • He/she is a clinical/research trainee (e.g., fellow, senior resident) at an academic institute or an institute whose primary mission is research.
  • He/she has a faculty or comparable position (e.g., assistant professor, lecturer) at an academic institute or an institute whose primary mission is research.
  • He/she has an established position at an organization with adequate research infrastructure to undertake the proposed research activities.

Applications are encouraged from any country, but preference, approximately 80%, will be given to applicants from low- and middle-income countries according to the World Bank classification.

Deadline: October 27, 2017.


4. Conference Programme Address:,



Date: 31 May - 1  June 2018. Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Call for papers and workshop proposals

The International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD) Africa Chapter ( and the Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA) ( invite proposals for papers and workshops/seminars to be presented/organized at the 4th IAALD Africa Conference in Pretoria, South Africa, 30th May – 1st June 2018.

Conference theme: Agricultural innovations, information and knowledge: Catalyzing the attainment of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and the African Union Agenda 2063

The due date for abstracts and workshop proposals has been extended to 31st October 2017.

PROPOSALS FOR PAPERS Papers should reflect and explore the conference theme - “Agricultural Innovations, Information and Knowledge: Catalyzing the Attainment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union Agenda 2063” and address any of the sub-themes (see attachment for full details). Proposals for papers should be sent to Amanda Makwangwaidze ( cc. no later than 31st October 2017.

PROPOSALS FOR WORKSHOPS Capacity development is a major component of the IAALD Africa Conference and we invite proposals for interactive workshops intended to convey knowledge or skills to agricultural information professionals in areas relating to the sub-themes of the conference. Workshops can be organized as 2/3-day pre- conference events (27th-29th May) or half-day event (31st May). Proposals for workshops should be sent to Amanda Makwangaidze

( cc. itoca@itoca.orgno later than 31st October 2017.

For further details, please contact IAALD Africa Chapter
c/o ITOCA-Information Training & Outreach Centre for Africa
88 Opaal Road, Lyttleton, Centurion, South Africa
P. O. Box 11632, Die Hoewes, 0163, Centurion, South Africa
Tel: +27-12-664 1836, +27-12-664 1627
E-mail:  cc.


5. Conference Programme Address:

The Teaching Professor Conference

The Teaching Professor invites proposals for concurrent sessions and poster presentations for the 2018 Teaching Professor Conference, June 1-3, 2018 in Atlanta, Ga. USA.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 31, 2017. Confirmation of accepted proposals will be sent by January 15, 2018.

Now in its 15th year, The Teaching Professor Conference provides a thought-provoking and stimulating forum for educators of all disciplines and experience levels to share practical ideas and best practices that advance college teaching and learning.

Whether you are a new or returning presenter, we encourage you to seriously consider this opportunity to share your expertise at a conference of your peers.

Featured Topical Areas

Topical Area 1: Learner-Centered Course Design

Topical Area 2: Student Engagement

Topical Area 3: Teaching Specific Types of Students

Topical Area 4: Instructional Vitality: Ways to Keep Teaching Fresh and Invigorated

Topical Area 5: New Faculty
Topical Area 6: Teaching and Learning with Technology

Topical Area 7: Grading and Feedback that Promotes Learning

Topical Area 8: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Topical Area 9: Faculty Development

The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 31, 2017. Confirmation of accepted proposals will be sent by January 15, 2018.

Before submitting your proposal, please review the PDF version of the proposal form so you can see exactly the information we are requesting. Click on

Go here to submit your proposal online

Selected presenters are responsible for their own conference registration, lodging, travel arrangements, and duplication of session handouts. Selected presenters are guaranteed the lowest published single conference registration rate, regardless of deadline.

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October 12, 2017