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Calls for proposals
Terra Viva Grants Directory

List of grant progams related to agriculture, energy, environment and natural resources in developing countries.

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Symposia and conferences
XVII International Banana Convention 2020

The 2020 edition of the International Banana Convention organized by the Ecuador Banana Export Association (AEBE) will be held online. Attendees will have access to conferences, exchanges of experiences, commercial exhibitions and roundtables.
Location: Virtual
Dates: 5-8 October 2020
Programme: https://www.bananatime.ec/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/PROGRAMA-XVII-CIB2020.pdf
To register: https://www.bananatime.ec/online-store/ 
For more information: https://www.bananatime.ec/
 

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Training courses
IUCN Red List online training course
The International Union for Conservation of Nature  has partnered with Conservation Training to offer a self-paced course on the rules and standards used for IUCN Red List assessment. The course is free and open to anyone who wants to learn about the IUCN Red List assessment process and how to compile a scientifically rigorous IUCN Red List assessment.
Contact email: ctptraining@tnc.org

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Scholarships and awards
ACIAR — Postgraduate Pacific Agriculture Scholarships

The Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is offering postgraduate scholarships in agriculture and fisheries at the University of the South Pacific and Fiji National University. The program is designed to strengthen the agricultural innovation system in the Pacific as well as to deepen partnerships between the Pacific and Australia. The students are linked with an ACIAR research project and Australian co-supervisor. For Semester 1 of the 2021 intake, due to travel restrictions Master of Science (MSc) scholarships are limited to individuals currently residing in Fiji and Samoa. 
Application deadline: 15 October 2020
For more information: https://aciar.gov.au/scholarships/aciar-pacific-agriculture-scholarships-and-support-program

Scholarships at University of the South Pacific
Online application: https://aciar.usp.ac.fj/scholarship/?fbclid=IwAR2mszexH-6DPAO4aVROotXUEiPikispxxRVD28Yui7wBV2oi5QIPWfDko8
Contact: Josevata Cava, ACIAR-USP Graduate Assistant (aciarga@usp.ac.fj)

Scholarships at Fiji National University
Online application: https://www.fnu.ac.fj/study/student-support/financial-support/
Contact: International Relations Office (ipc@fnu.ac.fj)

2021 Louis Malassis, Olam and Shift Prizes

The Agropolis Foundation is looking for nominations/applications for the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food,  the Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security, and the SHIFT Prize for  transformative agroecological research for development.
Application deadline: 11 January 2021
For more information: https://www.agropolis-fondation.fr/2021-prizes

Arturo Falaschi Fellowships

The International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is offering a wide range of postgraduate fellowships in the Life Sciences, including plant biology and biotechnology, to scientists from ICGEB’s Member States. The fellowships are for research at collaborating universities in Trieste (Italy), News Delhi (India), and Cape Town (South Africa).
Application deadlines: 30 September 2020
For more information: https://www.icgeb.org/activities/fellowship/

VLIR-UOS Training and Master Scholarships
VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from 54 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin-America, to follow a training course or Master’s degree program at a university or university college in Belgium. The Master’s programs, lasting one or two academic years, focus on specific problems of developing countries and/or are relevant to developing countries in a more general sense.
Application deadline: There is no fixed deadline to apply for a VLIR-UOS scholarship.

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Travel grants
SEARCA travel grants

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) offers Travel Grants of up to a maximum of US$1,200 to agriculture and agriculture-related professionals and social scientist, or graduate students in Southeast Asia.
Application deadlines: 7 December, 7 March, 7 June and 7 September for travel in the first, second, third and fourth quarter of the year respectively.
For more information: http://www.searca.org/index.php/scholarship/searca-travel-grants

Hayek Fund for Scholars

The Hayek Fund for Scholars covers an extensive array of both research and teaching related expenses such as, presentations at conferences, travel to academic job interviews or for research at archives or libraries, participation in seminars, distribution of an article, submission of manuscripts to journals or publishers. It is open to students and faculty interested in advancing the ideas of liberty within the social sciences and humanities disciplines. Applicants from the social sciences and humanities will be given preference and applicants working within the hard sciences are generally not accepted.
Application deadline: Four weeks prior to the start of the applicant's activity
For more information: https://theihs.org/funding/hayek-fund/

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Job opportunities
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If you would like to announce a job opportunity, please contact the ProMusa secretariat.

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