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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
Postharvest management for better food security

The conference is dedicated to state of the art research findings and their practical applications in the area of postharvest biology and technology to facilitate global marketing of fruits and vegetables.
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Dates: 05-07 November 2018
Abstract submission deadline: 01 August 2018
Early bird registration deadline: 30 September 2018
For more information: https://www.postharvestvnua.org/

International conference on banana
The theme of the first Bali International Conference on Banana is From basics to fields and industries. The first day will be devoted to presentations and the second day will be a workshop on banana cultivation and postharvest.
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Dates: 12-13 September 2018
Paper submission deadline: 25 June 2018
Contact for sending paper: office@crs.itb.ac.id
Online registration: http://bit.ly/bicbreg2018
ICPP 2018: Plant Health in a Global Economy
The 11th International Congress of Plant Pathology will be a celebration of the Congress' vision to promote an engaged world community of plant health scientists advancing knowledge for a safe, affordable, secure supply of food, feed, and fiber for a growing population. Presentations will cover the full range of research topics from genomics to epidemiology, which affect plant health at a local and global scale. ICPP2018 is organized by the American Phytopathological Society.

Location: Boston, U.S.A.
Dates: 29 July - 3 August 2018
Registration: open
For more information: http://icpp2018.org/Pages/default.aspx

Satellite meetings
Fusarium wilt disease of banana: recurrence of a global menace
Date: 28 July
Time: 08:30-17:30
For more information: https://apsnet.confex.com/apsnet/ICPP2018/meetingapp.cgi/Session/1994

The Vulnerability of Banana to Globally Developing Disease Threats
Date
: 30 July
Time: 10:30-12:30
For more information: https://apsnet.confex.com/apsnet/ICPP2018/meetingapp.cgi/Session/1554

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Training courses
Training course on plant genetic resources

Application is open for the three-week training course, “Plant Genetic Resources and Resilient Seed Systems for Sustainable Food Security” organized by the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development, and Bioversity International. The course is designed for research, education and/or development professionals with an interest in agriculture, agrobiodiversity, seeds and food security. Applicants should be fluent in English, have a bachelor’s degree and at least three years professional experience in a relevant field. Early application is recommended as some procedures to finalise subscription (e.g. funding, visa) can take some time. Wageningen CDI does not provide financial support, but will provide instructions to register in ATLAS, the online application form for the Orange Knowledge Programme Fellowship. Consult the CDI application procedures.
Location: Pokhara, Nepal
Dates: 22 October - 9 November 2018
Application deadline for the training course: 10 September 2018
Application form: https://cdicourse.wageningenur.nl/CDIprod/PagesCDI/AccountControl/Login.aspx?id=3889&language=en
For more information: http://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short-courses-2018/CDIcourse_PGR_2018.htm

IUCN Red List online training courses
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course: Assessing Species' Extinction Risk Using IUCN Red List Methodology. Hosted on TNC’s ConservationTraining website, this course is free and open to anyone who wishes to learn more about the IUCN Red List. It consists of 7 modules: introduction to the IUCN Red List, Red List assessments, categories and criteria, supporting information for assessments, mapping protocols, species information service, and regional assessments. The course also includes an exam to test the participants' knowledge of the Red List, the assessment process, and their skills in calculating the various parameters used in the assessments. Passing the exam will entitle participants to a certificate to prove that they have successfully completed the course.

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Scholarships and awards
OWSD Early Career Women Scientists Fellowship

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) offers fellowships for women who have completed their PhDs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects and are employed at an academic or scientific research institute in a science and technology lagging country. ECWS fellows will be supported to continue their research at an international level while based at their home institutes, and to build up research groups that will attract international visitors.
Application deadline: 31 August
Application formhttp://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/75​
For more information: https://owsd.net/career-development/early-career-women-scientists-ecws-fellowships

University of Malaya, Postdoctoral fellowships

The Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture (CEBAR) based at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is actively seeking international applications from PhD holders with up to five years research experience in plant biology or biotechnology.
Qualifications: The candidate must: (1) have obtained a PhD degree not longer than 5 years ago or have attended and passed the viva-voce (must provide documentation); (2) have proof of proficiency in English; (3) have experience in carrying out research and have published in reviewed journals at either the national or international level.
Application deadline: 31 July 2018
Application form: https://www.um.edu.my/research-and-community/information-for-researchers/career-opportunities/post-doctoral-research-fellowship-(pdrf)

SEARCA PhD Research Scholarship

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) invites applications to its Research Scholarship Programme. This scholarship aims to provide PhD students the opportunity to use the resources and facilities available at SEARCA and its network of universities for their research. The topic of the applicant's PhD research must be aligned with SEARCA's concepts of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) .
Application deadline: 30 September 2018
Application form: http://searcabackup.org/ischo/form
For more informationhttp://www.searca.org/index.php/scholarship/research-scholarship

TUBITAK Research Fellowships Programme

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) awards research fellowships to PhD students and young postdoctoral researchers. Applicants should be non-Turkish citizens who are 35 or younger. Preference is for candidates who have the potential to contribute to Turkey’s international cooperation in scientific and technological development. The fields of research collaboration include agricultural sciences. The maximum length of the fellowship is 12 months. All applicants must register in the Researcher Information System (ARBIS), before submitting their application electronically via the TÜBİTAK scholarship application portal.
Application deadlines: 05 March - 06 April and 03 Sept - 05 October
Application submission portal: https://e-bideb.tubitak.gov.tr/giris.htm?language=en/
For more information: http://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en/scholarship/postdoctoral/international-programmes/content-2216-research-fellowship-programme-for-international-researchers

TWAS awards and fellowships

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy, working to advance science and engineering for sustainable prosperity in the developing world.

TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) — comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular and Drug Research in Karachi, Pakistan — and TWAS offer fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD or a Postdoctoral Fellowship in chemical and biological sciences.
PhD fellowship programme
Application deadline
: 31 August
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-iccbs-postgraduate-fellowship-programme

Postdoctoral fellowship programme
Application deadline
: 31 August
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-iccbs-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
This fellowship is for young scientists from developing countries, other than Thailand, who wish to pursue advanced research in biotechnology at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) in Thailand for a period of twelve to twenty-four months.
Application deadline: 31 August 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-biotec-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
TWAS and the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Selangor, Malaysia, are offering fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences at UPM for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.
Application deadline: 31 August 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-upm-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

TWAS-USM Fellowships
TWAS and the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang, Malaysia, are offering PhD and postdoctoral fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences at USM for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of three years.

PhD fellowship programme
Application deadline: 31 August 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-usm-postgraduate-fellowship-programme

Postdoctoral fellowship programme
Application deadline: 31 August 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-usm-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

TWA-CSIR Fellowships
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India and TWAS have established fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries other than India to pursue a PhD or postdoctoral research at laboratories and institutes of the CSIR.
PhD fellowship programme
Sandwich fellowships are possible.
Application deadline: 31 August 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-csir-postgraduate-fellowship-programme

Postdoctoral fellowship programme
Application deadline: 31 August 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-csir-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

TWAS-DBT fellowships
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in India, and TWAS have established a fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue a PhD or postdoctoral research or in biotechnology.
PhD fellowship programme
Application deadline: 31 August 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-dbt-postgraduate-fellowship-programme

Postdoctoral fellowship programme
Application deadline: 31 August 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-dbt-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

Calls for applications from RUFORUM

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a consortium of 66 universities operating in 26 African countries.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships
The RUFORUM program for Graduate Training Assistantships (GTA) is offering support for 325 PhD training opportunities. Eligible applicants must be a staff member at a RUFORUM member university and nominated for PhD training by their university.
Application deadline: candidates may apply at any time
For more information: https://blog.ruforum.org/2017/03/23/phd-training-opportunities-under-the-ruforum-graduate-teaching-assistantship-program-2/

Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Fellowships

The International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) offers PhD, Postdoctoral and Short-term fellowships in Life Sciences 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); Post-doctoral fellowships (31 March and 30 September); Short-term fellowships (31 March, 30 June, 30 September, 31 December)
For more information: http://www.icgeb.org/fellowships.html

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; procedurally, candidates first apply for academic admission to a given programme. In this regard, applicants should only take into consideration the deadline from the respective master programme.

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Travel grants
SEARCA travel grants

To reinforce the Center’s efforts and resources in the promotion of agricultural competitiveness and natural resource management toward food security and poverty reduction in the region, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) will provide Travel Grants of up to a maximum of US$1,200 to qualified agriculture and agriculture-related professionals and social scientists including graduate students in Southeast Asia.
Application deadlines: 7 March, 7 June, 7 September and 7 December
For more information: http://www.searca.org/index.php/scholarship/searca-travel-grants

Hayek Fund for Scholars

Open to graduate students and untenured faculty members of any nationality. Up to $1,000 for career enhancing activities e.g., 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.
Application deadline: Applications are accepted all year round.
For more information: https://theihs.org/funding/hayek-fund/

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Job opportunities
Postdoctoral position: microbiome and banana

Liège University is recruiting a postdoctoral candidate to be part of an international team focusing on the evaluation of the impact of microbial communities on crop productivity and drought tolerance of banana cultivars. The candidate must hold a PhD in biological sciences and have a strong background in in microbiology, plant pathology and/or molecular biology. Good communication skills are important as well as the ability to supervise Masters or PhD students.
Duty station: Liège University, Gembloux, Belgium
Start date: November 2018
Duration: 1 year, renewable for at least 1 year
To apply: send CV, two reference letters and a letter of motivation to Professor Sébastien Massart
Application deadline: 16 August 2018
For more information: Sebastien Massart (sebastien.massart@uliege.be)

Next Generation Sequencing Data Analyst

Bioversity International is recruiting a Sequencing Data Analyst to contribute to functional genomics projects related to gene-trait/phenotype analyses with a focus on drought stress evaluation of banana. The selected candidate will work as part of the Musa Genetic Resources, an international multidisciplinary team, including experienced scientists in genetics, genomics, phenotyping and bioinformatics based in Montpellier, France and in Leuven, Belgium.
Duty station: Montpellier, France
Application deadline: 22 July 20018
For more information: http://bit.ly/sequencing_data_analyst
Application form: http://bit.ly/application_form_sda

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