2012 Call for Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship in Developing Countries

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Bioversity International announces Fellowships in the field of biophysical, economic and social themes related to the conservation and use of of genetic resources in developing countries-2012

Study Subject(s):Biophysical, economic and social themes related to the conservation and use of of genetic resources
Course Level:Research
Scholarship Provider: Bioversity International and Pioneer Hi-Bred, United States and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)
Scholarship can be taken at: Developing Countries

Eligibility:
Nationality: Applicants should be nationals of low income and lower-middle income countries, according to the Human and Income Poverty Index. Age: Applicants should be no more than 35 years of age. Degree: Applicants should hold at least a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Developing Countries

Scholarship Description: Two fellowships, for up to US$ 20 000 each, are available for 2012 to carry out research, from 3 to 12 months, on a wide range of biophysical, economic and social themes related to the conservation and use of plant genetic resources in developing countries. This year’s Vavilov-Frankel Fellowships call focuses on the following themes:
-Gene discovery in crop wild relatives
-Use of plant genetic resources for adaptation to progressive climate change
-Facilitating better use of genebank materials
-Researching neglected and underutilized species for food and nutrition security
-Policy research in support of the implementation of the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
-Applying economics to agrobiodiversity conservation, sustainable use and policy analysis
-Farmer, trader and market strategies for adding value to crop diversity
-Management of plant diseases through a better understanding of host-pathogen interactions and co-evolution

Bioversity International established the Fellowship Fund in 1989 to commemorate Academician Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov’s and Sir Otto Frankel’s unique contributions to plant science.To date, we have supported 37 outstanding young scientists from 24 developing countries

How to Apply: By post

Scholarship Application Deadline: 6 November 2011

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