Thursday, 31 January 2008

Scholarships and other Opportunities

Every year, the Generation Challenge Programme (GCP) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) offers fellowships to developing country crop science researchers. See: the 2008 GCP fellowships
Generation Challenge Programme (GCP) of the Consultative Group on Internacional Agricultural Research (CGIAR) c/o CIMMYT, México

IFAR annually provides grants to professionals from national agricultural research systems in developing countries (NARS). Applicants should be in the early to middle stages of their careers and undertake research in partnership with a CGIAR Centre to support sustainable development of agriculture in developing countries. See further details
Applications must be submitted by 26 February 2008.

Galillee College, Israel is offering three programmes at the International Agricultural Training Centre (IATC) from 27 March-14th April 2008 in Water Management and Crop Production, Dairy farming and in Agribusiness, Marketing and Export Management. Tuition scholarships are available to eligible African applicants

EU-funded masters degrees in Sustainable Tropical Forestry and Sustainable Forestry and Nature Management. Funding is available for 40-60 non-EU students to take this course (course fees and living allowance paid).

The 2008 Global Development Marketplace competition (DM2008) seeks proposals from all development innovators—civil society groups, social entrepreneurs, private foundations, government agencies, academia and the private—on the theme of Sustainable Agriculture for Development. This competitition offers a unique opportunity to turn your innovative idea for sustainable agriculture in developing countries into reality. If selected, your idea could receive up to US$200,000 in grant funding for implementation over two years.

A call for applications is expected soon for the Women in Science and the Young Professionals in Science competitions being supported by CTA, FARA, RUFORUM and AYFST. These competitions will be available to both individuals and groups and, in addition to prizes, are designed to provide mentoring, greater exposure and recognition.

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