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Calls for proposals
Terra Viva Grants Directory

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

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Symposia and conferences
Cumbre Mondial de Banano 2019

The Cumbre Mundial De Banano is a banana industry event for exchanging ideas and innovations.
Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Dates: 9-11 April 2019
Programme: https://bit.ly/2AB0k1l
For more informationcongresos@expoplaza.ec

8th International Banana Congress

The 8th International banana congress organized by Corporación Bananera Nacional (CORBANA) and the Costa Rican banana industry will bring together experts to highlight the main challenges of the banana markets and provide the tools for companies and producers to strengthen their business.
Location: Miami, USA
Dates: 28-31 May 2019
Registration: English; Spanish
For more information: English; Spanish
Emailinfo@congresointernacionaldebanano.com

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Training courses
IUCN Red List online training courses
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.

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Scholarships and awards
Borlaug Field Award 2019

The World Food Prize Foundation invites nominations for the Borlaug Field Award. The USD 10,000 award, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, recognizes science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under age 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty. The award will honor an individual who is working closely and directly “in the field” or at the production or processing level with farmers, animal herders, fishers or others in rural communities, in any discipline or enterprise across the entire food production, processing, and distribution chain. Nominations must be submitted online in English. Self-nominations will not be processed.
Application deadline: 15 June 2019
Online nomination form: https://app.reviewr.com/s1/site/BorlaugAward
For more information: https://www.worldfoodprize.org/index.cfm?nodeID=87974&audienceID=1

Scholarships to study in Taiwan

Taiwan’s International Cooperation and Development Fund is offering scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students in various areas of study, including tropical agriculture at the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (see all opportunities). Applicants must meet general eligibility criteria  and be a national of one of the eligible countries. Each scholarship recipient will be provided with a full scholarship, including return airfare, housing, tuition and credit fees, insurance, textbook costs and a monthly allowance (see details of benefits).
Application deadline: 15 March 2019
Application procedure: http://www.icdf.org.tw/np.asp?ctNode=30318&CtUnit=366&BaseDSD=7&mp=2
Online application: http://web.icdf.org.tw/ICDF_TSP/WelcomeStart.aspx
For more information: http://www.icdf.org.tw/ct.asp?xItem=12505&CtNode=30316&mp=2

MCF@RUFORUM Scholarships
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, is offering  50 Undergraduate and 20 Masters Scholarships, 70% of which are for Kenya and Uganda nationals. The scholarships are only tenable at Gulu University in Uganda or Egerton University in Kenya.
Application deadline: 31 March 2019

For more information: https://blog.ruforum.org/2018/12/19/call-for-applications-for-mcfruforum-scholarships-2019/

2019 Louis Malassis and Olam Prizes

Created by the Agropolis Foundation, the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food recognizes contributions in research, development, and capacity building to sustainably improve food and agricultural systems while addressing food security and poverty reduction in the North, South or Mediterranean Region. The prize will be awarded in three categories: distinguished scientist; promising young scientist; and outstanding career in agricultural development. The winners of the distinguished scientist and outstanding career in agricultural development prizes will receive €20,000. The winner of the young promising scientist prize will receive a €5,000 cash prize plus a €15,000 mobility grant to any of the 41 research labs that are part of Agropolis Fondation’s scientific network.

The Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security recognizes an innovative scientific research project for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility or adequacy of food. The winning research project will receive US$75,000. Entries are evaluated and selected based on the scientific excellence, impact of their contribution to sustainable development, and quality of partnerships they have developed and established, notably with the civil society.
Application deadline: 28 February 2019
Online application: English; French
For more informationhttp://www.agropolis-fondation.fr/Appel-a-candidature-Prix-Scientifique-International-Louis-Malassis-et-Prix-Olam

PhD scholarships in agriculture and sustainable development

The Agropolis Fondation, Universiti Putra Malaysia and SEARCA are offering 8 PhD fellowships to Southeast Asian students enrolled in any of the following universities: Universiti Putra Malaysia, University of the Philippines-Los Banos , Kasetsart University in Thailand, and University of Gadja Mada  and Bogor Agriculture University in Indonesia. The fellowship will cover university tuition, a monthly allowance, travel, some research costs and thesis support.
Application deadline: 7 February 2019
Online application: https://agropolisfondation.optimytool.com/en/
For more information: http://www.agropolis-fondation.fr/IMG/pdf/terms_of_reference.pdf

CAS-TWAS President’s PhD scholarships

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) are sponsoring up to 200 students/scholars who are non-Chinese citizens to pursue doctoral degrees at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the University of Science and Technology of China or CAS institutes around China.
Application deadline: 31 March 2019
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/cas-twas-presidents-phd-fellowship-programme

Arturo Falaschi fellowships

The International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) offers PhD, postdoctoral and short-term fellowships to scientists from ICGEB’s member states. The fellowships are for research at collaborating universities in Trieste, New Delhi and Cape Town.
Application deadlines : PhD fellowships (31 March 2019); Post-doctoral fellowships (31 March 2019, 30 September 2019); short-term fellowships (31 March 2019, 30 September 2019)
For more informationhttp://www.icgeb.org/fellowships.html

Young Investigator Award 2019 

The Agronomy Editorial team has launched a prize to reward young investigators who have done ground-breaking research and made a significant contribution to the advancement of the field of agronomy. The award will consist of a an honorarium of 2000 Swiss Francs, a certificate and a 20% discount for publishing two papers in Agronomy.
Eligibility: No more than 10 years since completing a PhD degree (by 30 April 2019)
Application deadline: 30 April 2019
Online application: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/agronomy/awards/submit/429
For more information: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/agronomy/awards.pdf/0/34_2019_1_%5BAgronomy%5D%20flyer-A5-update.pdf

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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