Author Topic: Vavilov–Frankel Fellowship for Developing Countries Students, 2014  (Read 200 times)

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Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is funding research fellowship grant for outstanding scientists from developing countries to carry out research on the conservation and use of agricultural and forest biodiversity. Applicants from developing countries can apply for this fellowship. The length of research is 12 months and fellowship covers equipment, bench fees, supplies, travel, stipend/subsistence for living expenses, literature and documentation, and other relevant research costs. Applicant must hold masters degree. Online application must be reach by 15 December 2013.

Study Subject (s): The fellowship is awarded in the conservation and use of agricultural and forest biodiversity.

Course Level: This fellowship is for pursuing research program.

Scholarship Provider: Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

Scholarship can be taken at: Abroad and Australia (Research may be carried out at an Australian research institute or at an international agricultural research center.)

Eligibility: Applicants eligible for this call should:

• Be national of a country of low or medium human development according to the Human Development Index

• Be no more than 35 years of age at the time of application.

• Hold at least a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Applicants of developing countries(Norway, Australia, United States, Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, Korea (Republic of), Hong Kong, China (SAR), Iceland, Denmark, Israel, Belgium, Austria, Singapore, France, Finland, Slovenia, Spain, Liechtenstein, Italy, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Greece, Brunei Darussalam, Cyprus, Malta, Andorra, Estonia, Slovakia, Qatar, Hungary, Barbados, Poland, Chile, Lithuania, United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Latvia, Argentina, Seychelles, Croatia, Bahrain, Bahamas, Belarus, Uruguay, Montenegro, Palau, Kuwait, Russian Federation, Romania, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Panama, Mexico, Costa Rica, Grenada, Libya, Malaysia, Serbia, Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, Kazakhstan, Albania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Dominica, Georgia, Lebanon, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Peru, The former Yugoslav, Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine, Mauritius, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Oman, Brazil, Jamaica, Armenia, Saint Lucia, Ecuador, Turkey, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Algeria, Tunisia, Tonga, Belize, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Samoa, Jordan, China, Turkmenistan, Thailand, Maldives, Suriname, Gabon, El Salvador, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Mongolia, Palestine (State of), Paraguay, Egypt, Moldova (Republic of), Philippines, Uzbekistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Micronesia (Federated States of), Guyana, Botswana, Honduras, Indonesia, Kiribati, South Africa, Vanuatu, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Namibia, Nicaragua, Morocco, Iraq, Cape Verde, Guatemala, Timor-Leste, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, India, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Bhutan, Swaziland, Congo, Solomon Islands, São Tome and Principe, Kenya, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Angola, Myanmar, Cameroon, Madagascar, Tanzania (United Republic of), Nigeria, Senegal, Mauritania, Papua New Guinea, Nepal, Lesotho, Togo, Yemen, Haiti, Uganda, Zambia, Djibouti, Gambia, Benin, Rwanda, Côte d’Ivoire, Comoros, Malawi, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Liberia, Afghanistan, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Guinea, Central African Republic, Eritrea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mozambique, Congo (Democratic Republic of the), Niger) are eligible for this research fellowship.

Scholarship Description: The Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship enables outstanding scientists from developing countries to carry out research on the conservation and use of agricultural and forest biodiversity. The research involves collaboration with an academic institution outside of the fellows’ home countries. To date, 41 scientists from 25 countries from all regions of the world have received the Fellowship.

Research may be carried out at an Australian research institute or at an international agricultural research center such as the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) or the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) (members of CGIAR Consortium) if the benefit of the research to Australia can be clearly demonstrated, and meet at least one of the following four additional GRDC criteria:

• Target a species that is a priority for both Australia and the home country

• Target an alternative, neglected and underutilized species with either environmental or economic potential for Australia

• Work on any of the following specific crops: wheat, barley, oats, sorghum, cereal rye, triticale, maize, canary seed, millets/panicum, canola, linseed, safflower, soybeans, sunflowers, chickpeas, cowpeas, fababeans, field peas, lentils, lupins, mung beans, peanuts, pigeon peas and vetch.

• Use biotechnology in support of efficient use of plant genetic resources.

• In addition, the topic of the research should be aligned with Bioversity’s research portfolio.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Duration of award(s): The fellowship, up to US$ 20,000 for a research project of up to 12 months duration.

What does it cover? Multi-disciplinary research is particularly encouraged. The fellowship for developing countries may cover equipment, bench fees, supplies, travel, stipend/subsistence for living expenses, literature and documentation and other relevant research costs.

Selection Criteria: Target a species that is a priority for both Australia and the home country.

• Target an alternative, neglected and underutilized species with either environmental or economic potential for Australia.

• Work on any of the following specific crops: wheat, barley, oats, sorghum, cereal rye, triticale, maize, canary seed, millets/panicum, canola, linseed, safflower, soybeans, sunflowers, chickpeas, cow peas, fababeans, field peas, lentils, lupins, mung beans, peanuts, pigeon peas and vetch.

• Use biotechnology in support of efficient use of plant genetic resources.

• In addition, the topic of the research should be aligned with Bioversity’s research portfolio.

Notification: The successful applicant will be informed by 30 April 2014 and is required to take up his/her Fellowships before 1 November 2014.

How to Apply: The mode of applying by online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 15 December 2013.

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