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07 May 2013 Add Comments

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is inviting concept notes for the 2013 call of the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund.

The call aims to support new research on improving food production and distribution, as well as research looking into the health and nutritional dimensions of food security in developing countries.

Submissions may come from new or existing partnerships and the deadline for application is 05 June 2013. Please visit the official website of the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund for more information on the full guidelines, application form, and eligibility criteria. Additional enquiries should be directed to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

02 April 2013 Add Comments
Plant Genetic Resources and Seeds: Community Resilience in the Face of Change

Plant Genetic Resources and Seeds: Community Resilience in the Face of Change

The Wageningen University and Research Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) will be organising a training programme on “Plant Genetic Resources and Seeds: Community Resilience in the Face of Change”, from 28 October to 16 November 2013, in Jeypore and Chennai, India.

The overall objective of this training programme is to enhance participants’ capabilities to associate Community Biodiversity Management (CBM) as integrated strategies for managing Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGFRA) and building community resilience towards climate change.

Full travel, board and lodging expenditures would be provided by the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes to successful applicants. Deadline for fellowship application is 07 May 2013 through fellowships for short courses on “Scholarship Online“.

Please read this PDF document or visit the official website of CDI for more information.

 

19 February 2013 Add Comments
The Horticulture CRSP Trellis Fund

The Horticulture CRSP Trellis Fund

The Horticulture CRSP Trellis Fund provides small-scale, in-country development organisations access to U.S. graduate student expertise, providing benefit to both the student and the in-country institutions.

Organisations in 18 selected developing countries are invited to identify a horticultural problem facing local farmers and the type of expertise they seek in a U.S. graduate student. Interested organisation are requested to submit a project proposal with their intended objectives, activities, gender program and a $2,000 budget

Graduate students from UC Davis, Cornell University, North Carolina State University and University of Hawaii at Manoa are invited to submit applications to participate in this programme. Selected students will travel to meet their partner organisation and, upon return, will support their organisation’s outreach programme via email.

Deadline to both organisations and graduate students applications closes on 04 March 2013. Please visit the official website of the Horticulture CRSP Trellis Fund 2013 for more information or direct your enquiries to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

18 January 2013 4 Comments
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The Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK invites applications for the DFID Graduate Recruitment Scheme 2013.

Successful applicants will enroll in a paid 50 week development placement, where they will work with experienced professionals on specific projects – contributing to evaluating where, when and how DFID delivers the UK’s aid programme. The deadline for applications is 12 March 2013.

Please visit the official website of DFID Graduate Recruitment Scheme 2013 for more information or direct your enquiries to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

24 December 2012 2 Comments

The Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, is offering a number of PhD scholarships in the area of food security (crop science, biodiversity, conservation) to outstanding candidates from Africa, Asia and South America. The scholarships are funded by the Louis Dreyfus Foundation and cover tuition fees as well as living expenses for a total period of three years.

Application deadline for this round is 18 January 2013, and the final closing round will be on 08 March 2013. Full details of the scholarships and the graduate training programme can be found at: www.plants.ox.ac.uk/plants/students/postgraduates/Louis-Dreyfus.aspx