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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
International conference on banana
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Date: 12-13 September 2018
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.
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

Location: Boston, U.S.A.
Dates: 29 July - 3 August 2018
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.
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
PhD fellowships for women

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World are offering postgraduate training fellowships for women scientists from science and technology lagging countries to undertake PhD research at a host institute in the South (list of eligible countries). Candidates can choose between two study schemes: a full-time fellowship where the research is undertaken entirely at a host institute in another developing country; or a sandwich fellowship, where the candidate must be a registered PhD student in her home country and undertakes part of her studies at a host institute in another developing country.
Application deadline: 1 June 2018
For more informationhttps://owsd.net/career-development/phd-fellowship

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

Cargill Global Scholars Program

The agribusiness company Cargill is offering scholarships to university students interested in food security, agriculture and risk management. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, or the USA, and attend university in those countries. Each Cargill Global Scholar will receive an annual scholarship for up to two years, as well as opportunities for leadership training and networking. 
2018 application deadlines: 1 March (USA), 6 March (India), 2 April (Russia), 15 April (Indonesia), 20 May (Brazil) and 21 May (China)
Website:  https://www.cargillglobalscholars.com/apply

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-C.N.R. Rao Prize for Scientific Research
The prize, named after TWAS Founding Fellow and former president C.N.R. Rao, carries a cash award of 5,000 USD. It is designed to honour TWAS Fellows from Least Developed Countries (LDCs), who have made significant contributions to global science.
Nomination deadline: 31 May 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-cnr-rao-award-scientific-research

TWAS-NRF Doctoral Programme
South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) are working in partnership with TWAS to advance science in developing countries through two doctoral fellowships: the NRF-TWAS Doctoral Fellowships and the NRF-TWAS African Renaissance Doctoral Fellowships. These fellowships are destined for candidates from developing countries (other than South Africa).
Application deadline: 18 July 2018
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-nrf-doctoral-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 July 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

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
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