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In November 2003, Research Councils U.K. announced a new £10 million international scholarship program called the Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards. The award is designed to attract top science, engineering, medicine, social science and technology students from China, Hong Kong, India, Russia and the developing world. Students wishing to pursue a Ph.D. at one of 24 different U.K. universities can apply directly to the universities, and application deadlines vary. The first round will award approximately 130 scholarships for students entering Ph.D. programs in October 2004. [Source: Chronicle of Higher Education]
The deadline for submitting entries to the 4th International Vega Awards for Excellence in Scientific Broadcasting is June 25, 2004. Entries should have been produced in the past 18 months and can come from anywhere in the world as long as the work is originally done or subtitled/dubbed in English. Winning entries will be shown at the BA Festival of Science in Exeter this September. [Source: SciDev.Net]
Scholarships are available for journalists from developing countries to participate in the 4th World Conference of Science Journalists, scheduled to take place in Montreal October 4-8, 2004. For applications and further information, either see the Web site or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for scholarship applications is June 30, 2004. [Source: PCST Listserv]
The International Research Ethics Network for Southern Africa (IRENSA) and the University of Cape Town Bioethics Centre are presenting the 2nd Annual IRENSA Research Ethics Seminar in Rondebosch, South Africa on August 2-3, 2004. Potential participants should have a background that reflects significant interest in bioethics or research ethics. There is no registration fee, but participants do need to register by July 15, 2004. Further details may be obtained on the IRENSA Web site or by contacting Ms. Carmen de Koker at email@example.com.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) created the AAAS Award for International Scientific Cooperation to annually recognize individuals or small groups in the scientific and engineering community that have contributed substantially to the understanding or development of science or engineering across national boundaries. Nominations must be received by August 1, 2004.
The Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) offers short- and long-term Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers. Applications can be submitted either by the prospective Japanese host researcher in September or May, or through the appropriate "overseas nominating authorities" according to their respective deadlines. The host researcher can also apply for an additional research grant.
The Tyler Prize is annually awarded to individuals for "conferring great benefit upon mankind" through energy science, medicine, or environmental science. Living individuals or public/private
institutions of any country are eligible to be nominated for the US$200,000 award. Nominations must be received by September 15, 2004 and will be considered for three years. [Source: SciDev.Net]
Nominations may be submitted online for the Albert Einstein World Award of Science. For 20 years, the Consejo Cultural Mundial (World Cultural Council) has recognized those whose scientific and technological achievements have "brought progress to science and benefit to mankind." The World Award laureates receive a diploma, a commemorative medal and US$10,000.
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Global Biodiversity Forum - South East Asia; Manila, Philippines; June 20-23, 2004
ENVIROMIN 2004; Kasane, Botswana; June 24-July 1, 2004
The Science of Changing Climates-Impact on Agriculture, Forestry and Wetlands; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; July 20-24, 2004
World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations (WAITRO) Biennial Congress "Technology for Sustainable Development"; Juja, Kenya; September 6-11, 2004
33rd International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP) Symposium "Local Identity - Global Awareness"; Fribourg, Switzerland; September 27-October 1, 2004
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