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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

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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
PhD studentship to do research on Fusarium wilt

The University of Exeter is offering a PhD studentship related to a project comprising an interdisciplinary analysis of the potential impact of TR4 arrival in Colombia and appropriate measures for its control. This award provides annual funding to cover UK/EU tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply but should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee and no stipend. A Colombian student accepted for this Studentship will automatically receive the Ayudar Award which will cover all international tuition fees.
Application deadline: 28 June 2019
For more information: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=3542#6KRJHzPtDPO5Mm1m.99
Contact: stemm-pgr-admissions@exeter.ac.uk

IUCEA-World Bank MSc Fellowships for women

The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) in partnership with the World Bank is offering full-time fellowships to women under 35 who have been admitted to an Africa Center of Excellence outside the applicant’s country of current nationality.
Application deadline: 30 June 2019
Application form: https://ace2.iucea.org/Application-Form.docx
For more information: https://ace2.iucea.org/IUCEA-WORLD-BANK-MASTERS-SCHOLARSHIPS2019.docx or look for the post at https://ace2.iucea.org/

SEARCA Scholarships

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is offering full MSc and PhD scholarships to nationals of SEAMEO member countries who are regular employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies. Any of the following universities can serve as duty post: Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Brawijaya and Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia; Kasetsart University in Thailand; Universiti Putra Malaysia in Malaysia; and University of the Philippines Los Baños in the Philippines.

Online application form: http://ischo.searcaapps.org/ischo/form/356a192b7913b04c54574d18c28d46e6395428ab
Application deadline: 31 July 2019
For more information: https://www.searca.org/about-graduate-scholarship

TWAS Fellowships

The World Academy of Sciences  (TWAS) and its partners are offering fellowships to young scholars in developing countries who wish to pursue a PhD degree or postdoctoral research.

TWAS-CSIR Fellowships
TWAS and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India are offering fellowships to young scholars from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue a PhD or postdoctoral research at the laboratories and institutes of the CSIR.
Postgraduate Fellowships
TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable for a maximum period of four years. Sandwich fellowships (for applicants registered for a PhD degree in their home country) may be granted for a minimum of period of six months and a maximum one of three years.
Application deadline: 30 June 2019
Application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/86
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-csir-postgraduate-fellowship-programme
Postdoctoral Fellowships
TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.
Application deadline: 30 June 2019
Application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/85
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-csir-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

TWAS-DBT Fellowships
TWAS and the Department of Biotechnology of the Ministry of Science and Technology in India (DBT) have established a fellowship programme for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue a PhD or postdoctoral research in biotechnology.
PhD Fellowships
Full-time fellowships (for those register for a PhD at a university in India) are granted for an initial period of up to 3 years. They may be extended for a further 2 years, subject to the student’s performance. Sandwich fellowships (for those registered for a PhD in their home country) may be granted for a minimum period of 12 months and a maximum period of 2 years.
Application deadline: 15 July 2019
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-dbt-postgraduate-fellowship-programme
Postdoctoral Fellowships
Postdoctoral fellowships are tenable at key biotechnology research institutions in India for a minimum period of 12 months to a maximum period of 18 months.
Application deadline: 15 July 2019
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-dbt-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

TWAS-USM Fellowships
TWAS and the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Malaysia are offering fellowships to young scholars from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue a PhD or postdoctoral research at USM.
Postgraduate Fellowships
TWAS-USM Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable, for a maximum period of three years, for studies leading to a PhD degree.
Application deadline: 15 July 2019
Application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/92
For more informationhttps://twas.org/opportunity/twas-usm-postgraduate-fellowship-programme
Postdoctoral Fellowships
TWAS-USM Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable, for a minimum period of twelve months to a maximum period of two years, to pursue advanced research.
Application deadline: 15 July 2019
Application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/91
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-usm-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

TWAS-ICCBS Fellowships
TWAS and the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) in Pakistan are offering fellowships to young scholars from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue a PhD or postdoctoral research at ICCBS.
Postgraduate Fellowships
TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable, for a minimum period of six months and a maximum period to be decided with ICCBS, for studies leading to a PhD degree.
Application deadline: 15 July 2019
Application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/90
For more informationhttps://twas.org/opportunity/twas-iccbs-postgraduate-fellowship-programme
Postdoctoral Fellowships
TWAS-ICCBS Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable, for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months, to pursue advanced research.
Application deadline: 30 June 2019
Application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/89
For more informationhttps://twas.org/opportunity/twas-iccbs-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

TWAS-NRF Fellowships
TWAS and South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) are offering the TWAS-NRF Doctoral Fellowships and the TWAS-NRF African Renaissance Doctoral Fellowships to young scholars from developing countries (other than South Africa) who wish to pursue a PhD degree at research institutions in South Africa. The fellowships are tenable for a maximum period of three years.
Application deadline: 31 July 2019
Application form: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-nrf-doctoral-programme

TWAS-BIOTEC Fellowships
TWAS and the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) in Thailand are offering Postdoctoral fellowships to young scholars from developing countries (other than Thailand) who wish to pursue advanced research at BIOTEC. The fellowships are tenable for a period of twelve to twenty-four months.
Application deadline: 30 June 2019
Application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/93
For more informationhttps://twas.org/opportunity/twas-biotec-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

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

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 informationhttps://www.icgeb.org/activities/fellowship/guidelines-and-application-form-arturo-falaschi-phd-fellowships/

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
Consultancy

Makran Agro-Industry is looking for an expert in tropical fruits, particularly bananas, to assess the suitability and production/economic values of different tropical fruit cultivars. The company is establishing a 1,000 ha fruit plantation in south-eastern Iran, near Chabahar. The candidate would be required to make four missions of about ten days each to Iran. The first mission would be early October 2019. Interested candidates should send their CV to Dr Majid Dehghan Shoar.
Contact email: dehghanshoar.majid@parsnz.com

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