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Fellowship providers

What's the Master's Geo-information Science and Earth Observation about?

PhD students require financial support for their research at ITC. This support needs to meet the costs of travel to/from the Netherlands, accommodation, health insurance and other living costs in the Netherlands, direct research costs, and tuition, residence permit and study permit fees; the amounts are detailed in the PhD Protocol. Prospective applicants for PhD research at ITC who have not already secured this funding may wish to consider applying for a fellowship.

This page has information and links for a number of fellowship providers:

Asian Development Bank (ADB) (
P.O. Box 789
1099 Manilla

DIKTI–NESO PhD special channel 
Scholarship Program is established by the Directorate of Human Resources of the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGHE or DIKTI), and facilitated by Nuffic Neso Indonesia. The aim is to provide financial aid for Indonesian lecturers of state and private universities to enter doctorate degree programs in the Netherlands. Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of four years (48 months) by DIKTI. To qualify for the special channel, a Dutch professor has to nominate and accept the potential Indonesian candidate. Recipients of the DIKTI scholarships will receive from the Indonesian Ministry of National Education the following funds for a period of maximum four years (according to the regular financial procedures implemented by the Ministry).

Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) (
Fellowships Division
Via Delle Terme di Carcalla
00100 Rome

Fulbright Scholarships (
Fulbright Scholarships are available for American graduate students and researchers. Inquire at your own institution, or at the Fulbright Center.
Postbus 17374
1001 JJ Amsterdam

Overview of funding opportunities, mainly in the field of participatory GIS, for CBOs, NGOs and researchers.

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) (
800 17th Street, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20577

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (
Fellowship and Training Section
P.O. Box 100
A-1400 Vienna

International Foundation for Science (ISF) (
Karlavägen 108, 5th floor
SE-115 26 Stockholm

International Labour Organisation (ILO) (
Fellowships Section
125 Corso Unita d'Italia
10127 Turin

International Maritime Organisation (IMO) (
4 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7SR
United Kingdom

International Road Federation (IRF) (
525 School Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20024

International Trade Centre (ITC) (
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10

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 July 2008 and June 2009. 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: Completed application packages must be received in Washington, D.C., by April 30, 2008. The awards will be announced in June/July 2008.

Correspondences and information requests may be sent to: 
The World Bank
Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program
MSN J2-204
1818 H St. NW
Washington DC, 20433, USA
fax: (202) 522-4036

African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP) (
The African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP) aims to support African professionals, researchers and graduate students to undertake activities that will enhance their capacities for advancing and applying knowledge for climate change adaptation in Africa. A variety of Fellowship types are offered to support projects, research, and other activities that advance adaptation in Africa.

United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UNCHS) (
DC-2 Room 946
New York, N.Y. 10017

United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) (
Unicef House
3, UN Plaza
New York, NY 10017

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (
1, UN Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10017

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) (
Fellowships Division
7, Place de Fontenoy
75700 Paris

United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (Unido) (
Fellowship Training Unit
Vienna International Centre
P.O. Box 300
A-1400 Vienna

Universal Postal Union (UPU) (
Weltpoststrasse 4
CH-3000 Bern 15

U.S. Department of Education (
Washington, D.C. 20208-5650

World Bank (
Scholarships Program
1818 H. Street N.W.
Washington D.C. 20433

World Health Organisation (WHO) (
Fellowships Office Scherfigsvej
DK 2100 Copenhagen

World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) (
41 Avenue Giuseppe Motta
P.O. Box 2300
CH-1211 Geneva 2