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New Zealand Government LEARN Postdoctoral Fellowships for Developing Countries

New Zealand Government LEARN Postdoctoral Fellowships for Developing Countries, 2018

The new LEARN Postdoctoral Fellowship is now available on offer sponsored by the New Zealand Government, through the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

This is available for an emerging scientist from a developing country to study in New Zealand. These are available to pursue Postdoctoral program.

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The Livestock Emissions Abatement Research Network or LEARN is an awards scheme sponsored by the New Zealand Government, through the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to build international capability in livestock emissions research.

Application Deadline: An EOI for a Postdoctoral Fellowship can be submitted at any time during the year, however, full applications must be submitted by June 30 (New Zealand time).

Eligibility 

This is available for emerging scientists from developing countries:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea, Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

  • These are awarded to complete a research project in New Zealand in an area aligned with livestock greenhouse gas mitigation.
  • Have gained a PhD in the last 5 years.
  • Be employed in an area of research aligned with livestock greenhouse gas mitigation in your home country.
  • Have the support of your employer to apply for education.
  • Have a mentor in a New Zealand research organization (host).
  • Be resident in a developing country as defined by the OECD list of Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) recipients.
  • Satisfy New Zealand Government requirements for international entry into New Zealand.
  • Be able to speak and understand English to a level sufficient to function in a research role.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

 

How to Apply

  • How to apply: There is a two-stage application process. The New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC) administers the LEARN awards on behalf of the Ministry for Primary Industries. Applicants must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to determine eligibility. Forms can be downloaded from here. If eligibility is confirmed, the applicant will be invited to submit a full application to be considered by an assessment panel and Ministry for Primary Industries.
  • An EOI for a Postdoctoral grant can be submitted at any time during the year, however, full applications must be submitted by 30 June (New Zealand time).
  • Supporting Documents: There is no need to required for supporting documents to apply this free study.
  • Admission Requirements: To apply for the program applicants must be a high achieving researcher (supported by academic transcripts, letters of recommendation and publishing record).
  • Language Requirement: Applicants must be able to speak and understand English to a level sufficient to function in a research role.

Benefit

Funding is available for:
Up to NZD$50,000 per year for a maximum of two years to cover living expenses while inNew Zealand (pro rata to be calculated on time spent in New Zealand).
Up to NZD$5,000 will be provided for return economy class airfares and travel/medical insurance.
Up to NZD$5,000 will be provided to assist with research costs associated with the project.

  • Note that the award can be flexible to allow for multiple shorter stays in New Zealand.
  • The minimum duration at any one time in New Zealand is six months, and there must be at least two visits to New Zealand in a two year award period. Funds will be made available subject to the approval of a detailed budget, including evidence of estimated costs, and subject to evidence being provided of employment at your home organization. This information is requested at the full application stage (see below).
  • All funds will be administered through the New Zealand host organization. Once an award has been granted, it is the applicant’s responsibility to work with the New Zealand host organization to make arrangements for travel, accommodation, insurance, and any other logistical requirements.
  • The Ministry for Primary Industries reserves the right to review the eligibility requirements at any time and in exceptional circumstances award to applicants who do not meet all the requirements.

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