The GEF-Northern Europe Research Grants, 2013

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National Geographic Society is funding GEF—Northern Europe research grants. Researchers from following disciplines are invited anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology (including fields such as botany, behavioral ecology and zoology), geography, geology, oceanography and paleontology. Researchers must have (PhD or equivalent) or those pursuing a PhD-level degree may apply and be associated with an educational organization or institution.

Study Subject(s): Grants are provided to study on potential for new advances in field sciences.
Course Level: Grants are available for pursuing research programme.
Scholarship Provider: National Geographic Society
Scholarship can be taken at: Northern Europe and Abroad

Eligibility: -In order to be considered for funding, the applicant must be a resident of one of the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, or the United Kingdom.
-Submissions must be made in English if they are to receive timely consideration by the Advisory Board. -Applicants are expected to have advanced degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) and be associated with an educational organization or institution.
-Independent researchers or those pursuing a Ph.D.-level degree may apply, but awards to non-Ph.D. applicants are rare.
-As a general rule, all applicants are expected to have published a minimum of three articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
-Researchers planning fieldwork outside of Northern Europe should include at least one local collaborator as part of their fieldwork team.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden or the United Kingdom can apply for these grants.

Scholarship Description: Applications are generally limited to the following disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology (including fields such as botany, behavioral ecology and zoology), geography, geology, oceanography and paleontology. In addition, the advisory board is emphasizing multidisciplinary projects that address environmental issues (e.g., loss of biodiversity and habitat, effects of human-population pressures). Researchers planning work in foreign countries should include at least one local collaborator as part of their research teams. Applications seeking support solely for laboratory work or archival research will not be considered. While grants are awarded on the basis of scientific merit and exist independent of the Society’s other divisions, grant recipients are expected to provide the Society with rights of first refusal for popular publication of their findings.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): One year research grant for researchers.

What does it cover? Grant amounts vary greatly, the average award is €20000.As National Geographic Society funds are intended to function as complementary support, applicants are strongly encouraged to seek additional funding from other funding agencies. GEF Research grants tend to act as seed money and are given for one year’s research.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted no later than June 21, 2013.

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