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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
Congreso internacional sobre control biológico de plagas y enfermedades para una agricultura sostenible

The objective of the conference is to discuss the current state of knowledge in the biological control of pests and diseases, as well as advances, limitations and potential use in the sustainable intensification of agricultural systems. It will also present successful cases of biological control in crops produced for export or food security. There will be a session on organic bananas.

Location: EARTH University, Costa Rica

Dates: 20-22 September 2018

Deadline for registration: 17 August 2018

For more information and registration: https://www.earth.ac.cr/es/event/internacional-enfermedades-agricultura/

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/

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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
AWARD Pan-African Fellowship

The AWARD Pan-African Fellowship seeks to increase interactions between English and French speaking women in agricultural science. AWARD Fellows will benefit from a two-year fellowship focused on fostering mentoring partnerships, building science skills, and developing leadership capacity. The applicants must be 40 years of age or less at the time of application, have completed at least a bachelor’s degree and be doing research in agricultural related fields.
Eligible countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, and Togo
Online application form: English French
Application deadline: 8 October 2018
For more information: English French

2019 Summer Khorana Program

The Khorana Program for Scholars offers Indian students opportunities to undertake research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and partner universities in the United States for a period of 10-12 weeks. The candidates must currently be enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biotechnology and related areas, including agricultural sciences, at recognized institutions of higher education in India and complete their degree in or after May 2020. Final year students and PhD students are not eligible. The scholarship includes a stipend, airfare and health insurance.
Program dates: May-July 2019
Application deadline: 31 October 2018
For more information: http://iusstf.org/program/khorana-program-for-scholars

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

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

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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