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10 August 2012
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Bioversity International has announced the 2013 Call for Research Proposals for the Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship.

The Fellowship aims to encourage the conservation and use of plant genetic resources in developing countries by awarding two fellowships, valued at USD 20,000 each, to outstanding young researchers from low and medium income countries working on biophysical, economic or social themes. This year’s themes include “Research of neglected and underutilized species for food and nutrition security”, which can address value chains, germplasm, agronomic practices, value addition technologies and supportive policies. Selected recipients are expected to carry out relevant innovative research at an advanced research institute, located within or outside their own country, for a period of three months to one year.

Applications can be submitted in three languages: English, French or Spanish by 11 November 2012. For additional information, application form and guidelines, please visit here.

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