Job Description: The IFS Granting Programme is open for project proposals from developing country scientists who meet the eligibility criteria and conduct research on the sustainable management of biological resources. An IFS Research Grant has a maximum value of USD 12,000. It is awarded to an individual researcher, for a specific research project, presented by the applicant in the application form. The IFS Research Grant is intended for the purchase of the basic tools needed to conduct the proposed research project – equipment, expendable supplies, and literature – and to arrange fieldwork activities related to the proposed project. It is expected that the IFS Grantees already receive a salary and are employed by or otherwise attached to a developing country research institution. The timeframe of a research project should normally be 1-3 years.
Eligibility: An eligible candidate for an IFS Research grant is: -a citizen of a developing country -a scientist with at least a Master’s or equivalent degree/research experience -under 40 years of age and at the beginning of research career (45 years in sub-Saharan Africa) -attached to a university, national research institution or a research-oriented NGO in a developing country.
Closing date: 30 December 2010