International Travel Scholarships are available for students, researchers, teachers, and scientists at seminars, conferences, workshops, meetings, training sessions, and international paper presentations. You can benefit from this scholarship if you are eligible. Read on for more information.

International Travel Scholarships

International Travel Scholarships

The following travel scholarships and awards are available to university lecturers, teachers, and students.

Research travel scholarships are additionally offered for trips to Asia, Australia, Europe, America, and Africa.

1. African Economic Research Consortium Awards (AERC)

To enhance economic policy research and training in Africa, the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) was founded as a public, non-profit organization in 1988.

The mandate and strategic objective of the Consortium are based on the idea that professional economists with appropriate training who are based locally are essential for the region’s sustained growth.

Through the provision of funding in the fields of policy research and graduate training, AERC advocates for the supply of capacity building in economic policy in Francophone and Anglophone African countries.

For candidates from Francophone and Anglophone sub-Saharan African countries, AERC has issued a call for applications for MSc and Ph.D. scholarships.

The following universities in the Region, with whom AERC has partnerships, will be included in the scholarship program:

  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • University of Benin, Nigeria
  • University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Egerton University – Kenya
  • University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • University of Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe
  • University of Pretoria – South Africa
  • Sokoine University – Tanzania
  • Makerere University – Uganda
  • Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources – Bunda Campus, Malawi
  • Haramaya University – Ethiopia
  • University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon
  • University of Cocody, Cote D’Ivoire

(The list changes from year to year. Be sure to check that the institution you are applying to is on the current list from the links below.)

Awards Requirements & Qualifications

1. A candidate must be accepted by one of the aforementioned collaborating or partner universities.

2. The applicant must hold a degree in agricultural economics, agribusiness management, agricultural sciences, economics, or a closely connected discipline with at least a second-class honors (upper division) or equivalent.

3. Interested candidates must submit their admissions applications directly to the relevant universities (the application process is available on each university’s website).

4. Upon receipt of an admission letter from a specific university, the applicants shall submit the following documents for the scholarship to AERC Programme Manager at [email protected]

  • Application cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence of admission at any of the universities listed above and
  • Certified copies of transcripts and certificates

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Study in Africa – Ph.D. Fellowship Requirements

To qualify, an applicant must:

1. Have applied to and been accepted by one of the partner universities listed;

2. Possess a degree in economics or a similar discipline with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or its equivalent from an approved university;

3. Possess a master’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, or a comparable discipline from an accredited university (including coursework and a thesis component).

  • Microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods should have been addressed in the curriculum. Applications for the position must be submitted by interested parties.

4. Interested applicants must submit their admissions applications directly to the relevant universities (information on the application process can be found on the websites of the relevant universities).

5. The applicant should submit his or her scholarship application to AERC and enclose a copy of the admission letter as soon as they receive an acceptance letter from the particular university.

In addition, candidates should attach their curriculum vitae and certified copies of their academic certificates and transcripts.

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2. AIDS Conference Scholarships and Travel Awards

Plans for the AIDS Vaccine 2008 Conference are well underway, according to a statement from the Global  HIV Vaccine Enterprise.

Together with Dr. Alan Bernstein from the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise and Dr. Malegapuru Makgoba from the University of KwaZulu Natal, Dr. Stanley Plotkin, who invented the rubella vaccine and is the author of “Vaccines,” a widely used textbook, will present one of the opening plenary lectures.

Ten cutting-edge plenary lectures covering all facets of HIV vaccine research will be presented, along with a few experts from outside the field.

There will be several symposiums, round tables, and special sessions in addition to two debates on presently hotly debated subjects.

To encourage young investigators and those from developing countries to attend the meeting a large number of International Scholarships and Travel Awards are available.

AIDS International Conference Scholarships


The AIDS 2022 Scholarship Programme offers financial support to qualified candidates from all around the world to attend AIDS 2022 virtually or in person in Montreal, Canada.

In addition to applicants who can show they will apply the skills and information they gain at the conference to the work they do in their organizations and communities, the program also supports people who contribute to the conference’s agenda.

Scholarships Eligibility

Anyone working or volunteering in the HIV sector who is at least 16 years old on July 27, 2022, is eligible for the Scholarship Program. There will be a focus on:

1. Presenters of abstracts, workshop leaders, and those responsible for planning events for the Global Village and Youth Program whose submissions were chosen for the conference

2. Applicants from low-income nations applicants from key demographic groups and HIV-positive individuals

3. Younger than 35 years old, junior investigators

4. For those who have never before been awarded a fellowship for an international AIDS conference

Instructions for the Application Process

The application process is entirely free.

1. You must submit your scholarship application through the AIDS 2022 conference profile platform’s scholarships area. Email applications are not accepted.

2. Never sign up for the conference before applying for a scholarship. If you are awarded a scholarship, we won’t be able to cover any expenses you incurred before the scholarship was awarded. The early registration cost will be extended to all applicants.

3. Before beginning a scholarship application, make sure that your AIDS 2022 conference profile is complete, including all fields that are pertinent to scholarships. You will also be questioned about the HIV-related organization for which you work or volunteer.

4. Then you will be required to answer some brief questions about your experience in the field of HIV, your motivation to attend the conference, and how your participation at the conference will benefit your community. You will also need to attach a letter of recommendation from a manager, colleague, or peer.

5. You can save your online application at any time, and come back to finish it later. However, if your online application is incomplete or the recommendation letter is not submitted by 31 January 2022, 23:59 CET (7 February 2022 for IAS Members), your application will not be considered.

6. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email containing your scholarship application number. Please save this number and check your email regularly, as this will be our primary means of communication with you.

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3. Africa-India Mobility Fund Travel Grants

Researchers from Africa and India can apply for travel funds through the Africa-India Mobility Fund.

The program, which is a collaboration between the African Academy of Sciences, the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, and Wellcome, provides funding for researchers to travel for brief stays of up to three months in either direction.

Research collaborations on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, dengue, malaria, vector-borne illnesses, parasitic infections, emerging infections, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, health systems research, antimicrobial resistance, microbiome, drug development, and general biomedical sciences will be supported with funding for citizens of India and African nations.

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About the Africa-India Mobility Fund

The Africa-India Mobility Fund (AIMF) is a two-year initiative that aims to give scholars from India and Africa the chance to travel for brief periods to either continent to examine possibilities for establishing and enhancing scientific partnerships.

To promote South-South cooperation and learning between the two ecosystems, the African Academy of Sciences and the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance (India Alliance) launched the AIMF program.

This acknowledges the fact that sociopolitical problems, diseases affecting their populations, and the leadership needed to confront them are all challenges that both Africa and India face.

The exchanges are expected to enhance their skills and contribute to the growth of knowledge and leadership toward common health challenges.

At the AAS, the program is implemented through the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science for Africa (AESA), an initiative of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency.

Scope, Objectives, and Purpose of the Initiative


Applications broadly focused on infectious and non-communicable diseases of relevance to local, national, or global health will be accepted every month.

The scope of the collaborative opportunity may include but is not limited to HIV/AIDS, TB, dengue, malaria, vector-borne diseases, parasitic infections, emerging infections, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, health systems research, antimicrobial resistance, drug development, microbiome, and general biomedical sciences.

While applications that involve existing collaborations will be considered, applications that target new collaborations and encourage diversity, especially female and young applicants are particularly encouraged.

Objectives of Africa-India Mobility Fund Travel Grants

To strengthen research & innovation capacity and knowledge exchange

To strengthen scientific collaboration between Indian and African teams


To establish links and cultivate a culture of collaboration between African and Indian researchers that will serve as a vehicle to improve research capacity and build leadership in biomedical and clinical research for Africa and India.

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