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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

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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
2021 Louis Malassis, Olam and Shift Prizes

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

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.
Application deadline: 31 July 2020
Online application form: https://ischo.searcaapps.org/ischo/form
For more information: https://www.searca.org/scholarship

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-CSIR Fellowship Programmes
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
The Postgraduate Fellowships to pursue research toward a PhD 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: 31 July 2020
Application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/122
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-csir-postgraduate-fellowship-programme

Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months. The applicants must be a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the application year, and must be regularly employed in a developing country and hold a research assignment.
Application deadline: 31 July 2020
Application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/123
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-csir-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

TWAS-ICCBS Fellowships
The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) in Karachi, Pakistan, and TWAS are offering fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue a PhD or Postdoctoral research in biotechnology. ICCBS will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs such as food, accommodation, local transportation and incidental minor illness.

PhD fellowships

Applicants must be registered for a PhD degree in their home country in order to apply for the fellowship. The fellowship may be granted for a minimum period of 6 months and a maximum period to be decided with ICCBS.
Application deadline: 31 July 2020
Online application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/131
For more informationhttps://twas.org/opportunity/twas-iccbs-postgraduate-fellowship-programme

Postdoctoral fellowships

The postdoctoral fellowships are tenable for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.
Application deadline: 31 July 2020
Online application form: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/132
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 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. Note: before submitting an application form, applicants must contact institutions in South Africa or potential supervisors to obtain a placement and must have all qualifications from non-South Africa universities evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (information available at https://www.saqa.org.za/evaluations-foreign-qualifications). To create and complete an application form, applicants must be registered on the NRF system. The instructions are in the Application and Funding Guide for 2021 academic year.
Application deadline: 14 August 2020
Application and funding guide: https://twas.org/sites/default/files/fellowship/nrf_postgraduate_scholarships_application_and_funding_guide_2021.pdf
Application form: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/nrfmkii/
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-nrf-doctoral-programme
NRF contact: Ms. Thandeka Mthethwa thandeka.mthethwa@nrf.ac.za

TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowships
TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) and its affiliated research units for a period of 12 to 24 months and are awarded to young scientists from developing countries, other than Thailand.
Application deadline: 31 August 2020
Online application: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/137
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-biotec-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

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
PhD position on comparative (meta)genomics of fungal banana pathogens

Wageningen University & Research is recruiting a PhD student for a project on pathogen effectors to understand the evolution and global dissemination, genome structure and functioning of banana pathogens. The candidate should have an MSc in bioinformatics or computational biology; demonstrate expertise in working with next-generation sequencing data and/or comparative genomics; possess a proven proficiency in programming (in e.g. Python); basic to intermediate statistical and mathematical skills; and excellent English language proficiency.
Application deadline: 1 August 2020
Online application: https://bit.ly/3gy0E3g
More information: https://www.wur.nl/en/vacancy/PhD-position-on-comparative-metagenomics-of-fungal-banana-pathogens.htm or contact Gert Kema (gert.kema@wur.nl) or Michael Seidl (m.f.seidl@uu.nl)

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