Monday, March 29, 2010

Rothamsted International Fellowships

Rothamsted International (RI) is a non-profit-making charity working towards sustainable agriculture in developing and emerging countries. We aim to share research excellence in agricultural and environmental sciences for the benefit of world-wide agricultural and environmental sustainability. Visiting RI Fellows make use of the current, state-of-the art, facilites and expertise at Rothamsted Research, the oldest agricultural research station in the world.
The primary objective of this prestigious Fellowship Scheme is the exchange of vital scientific skills and technologies relevant to the agricultural and environmental needs and aspirations of developing and emerging countries. Fellowships are funded by charitable donations; they are available to scientists of proven ability, working in developing or emerging countries, to pursue research with scientists at Rothamsted for periods of up to one year. It is expected that Fellows will return to their home country at the end of the Fellowship period.

AMAROUT Fellowships

IMDEA ("Instituto MadrileƱo de Estudios Avanzados" - Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies) is the new institutional framework established by the Government of the Region of Madrid (Spain) to effectively combine and increase both public and private support for research of excellence in the region. IMDEA comprises a network of research institutes in areas of high economic impact, including: energy, food sciences, materials, nanotechnology, networks, social sciences, software, and water.
AMAROUT Europe is a Marie Curie Action (PEOPLE-COFUND) to foster and consolidate the European Research Area by attracting to Europe and, in particular, to the region of Madrid (Spain) top research talent. AMAROUT contributes with IMDEA to turning Madrid into one of the top knowledge generation regions in Europe. To accomplish this, during the next 4 years, the AMAROUT program will finance up to 132 researchers to join the IMDEA network of research institutes for one year (renewable up to twice).

The UN OHCHR Minorities Fellowship

Through this Programme, the OHCHR aims to give persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities - particularly young minority women and men - an opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with international human rights in general and minority rights in particular. The Fellowship Programme is intended to assist organizations and communities in protecting and promoting the rights of minorities the fellows belong to.
The Fellows are based at the OHCHR in Geneva, Switzerland. The programme is interactive and consists of briefings on several topics (e.g. the UN system, OHCHR's work, human rights mechanisms and instruments) as well as individual and group assignments.
At the end of the Programme, all Fellow should have a general knowledge of the United Nations system, international human rights instruments and mechanisms in general and those relevant to minorities in particular and be capable of further training their communities/organizations.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

IDRC Fellowships and Awards

IDRC Fellowships and Awards

This Fellowship (a bequest from Helen S. Bentley and C. Fred Bentley) provides assistance to Canadian and developing-country graduate students with a university degree in agriculture, forestry or biology, who wish to undertake postgraduate, applied, on-farm research with cooperating farmers in a developing country.
In principle, IDRC supports research on all parts of the developing regions of the world. At this time, Fellowships and Awards is not supporting awards which involve research in Burma, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Eastern Europe or Central Asia.
Projects should evaluate and/or promote the use of fertility enhancing plants, such as leguminous forages, shrubs, cover crops, and grain legumes in small farms. The intent is to seek ways to increase the yield of food crops, improve farmers’ livelihoods, and improve soil fertility.

Global Pulse

I received this from Dr. Donn Gaede:

This message is for anybody who may be interested in participating in a 3-day, online collaboration event, that will bring together individual socially-engaged participants and organizations from around the world. It is called Global Pulse 2010, and will take place March 29-31. Its website is

It is being organized by USAID, and will involve many U.S. Government agencies, private sector corporations and development agencies, NGOs, and thousands of individuals, including you if you choose to register. One of the topics that will be addressed is promoting global health. Participants will be able to post and review comments, follow topics of interest, access "hot idea" discussions, and much more.

Global Pulse 2010 is an online "virtual" event. Registration is FREE and participants can join from any computer with internet access. To register, go to and follow the directions.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

UNESCO fellowships

UNESCO Fellowships

The fellowships offered under this scheme are of short term duration (6 months maximum) and are intended for specialized training at the postgraduate level. Priority targets are promising and qualified specialists who seek to undertake advanced research or to upgrade their skills and knowledge of state-of-the-art developments in their field of study or work.
Target candidates:
Graduate and Postgraduate candidates for study abroad wishing to:
  • Pursue training;
  • Undertake advanced research;
  • Upgrade skills; or
  • Attend specialized or refresher courses.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Global connections program

Global Connections and Exchange Program (US Dept. of State) The Youth Programs Division, Office of Citizen Exchanges, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for up to three Global Connections and Exchange programs in specified countries from the following regions: Middle East (Egypt, Jordan, Israel, West Bank/Gaza and Lebanon), East Asia/Pacific (Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam), and Africa (Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia). Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501c(3) may submit proposals to facilitate online and face-to-face exchanges between overseas schools and counterparts in the United States. The Global Connections and Exchange (GCE) program utilizes technology to create an American presence in areas where citizens have little opportunity to travel or participate in exchange programs. Through webchats and discussion boards, for!

eign youth participate in dialogue with American peers about their lives, families and communities. In addition, a theme-based curriculum will increase understanding of issues relevant to both U.S. and overseas participants. Each regional program also captures the spirit of activism through extracurricular projects that harness the energies of youth to affect positive change. Applicants may propose to host only one regional project listed under this competition. Should an applicant submit multiple proposals under this competition, all those proposals will be declared technically ineligible and given no further consideration in the review process. DEADLINE: April 30, 2010 For more information:

Dissertation funding

Environmental Economics (EPA) The Environmental Protection Agency's National Center for Environmental Economics is soliciting proposals for 1) Environmental Economics Workshops and for 2) Dissertation and Early Career Research on the Pollution Control Aspects of Environmental Economics. Under Area 1 NCEE is seeking proposals for workshops in three categories: Dissertation Workshops; Methods Development and Training Workshops; and Current Issues Workshops. Under Area 2 one of the principal investigators must be either a currently-enrolled Ph.D. student or have received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2006. If the investigator is a Ph.D. student, the data must be used for his or her dissertation research. NCEE expects to make 5-7 awards for a total of $400,000. DEADLINE: April 26, 2010 For more information:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Senior Program Manager withWorld Vision Deadline: Mar 30, 10

Senior Program Manager with WVI_Deadline: Mar 30, 10

The overall purpose of this position is to provide leadership to Health & Nutrition Program portfolio of World Vision Cambodia and to ensure that all Health & Nutrition projects produce quality designs and outputs, which have a significant impact on World Vision Cambodia target communities, and which reflect World Vision Cambodia’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and Strategic Plan.


Monday, March 8, 2010

NSF proposal workshop

NOTICE: NSF Workshop in Flagstaff on April 2

The National Science Foundation and Northern Arizona University will be holding a 1-day workshop on Friday April 2, 2010. This workshop is primarily designed for researchers and educators less experienced in proposing to the NSF; however, more experienced proposers and NSF grantees may find the workshop useful and informative. The workshop will provide an overview of the Foundation, its mission, priorities, and budget. It will cover the NSF proposal and merit review process and NSF programs that cut across disciplines. Additionally, representatives from the seven NSF directorates and the Office of International Science and Engineering and the Office of Cyberinfrastructure will make presentations on their programs and will also be available informally and in breakout sessions for discussions of potential research proposals. The workshop will be held at the High Country Conference Center at Flagstaff. There is a $35.00 registration fee for this workshop, and registration is !

required. Please register by Tuesday, March 23, 2010. You can pay the registration fee through the NAU Central Ticket office at Registration is limited, so please register early.

DEADLINE: March 23, 2010

For more information:

National Data Policy Institute

National Data Policy Institute (Association for Institutional Research)

The Association for Institutional Research offers fellowships to support attendance at the National Data Policy Institute, June 20-26, 2010 in Bethesda, MD, to study the national databases of the National Center for Educational Statistics and the National Science Foundation. Fellowships cover round-trip transportation to Washington, DC, hotel accommodations, a per diem reimbursement for meals and incidental expenses for the duration of the institute, and a 1-year AIR membership. The institute includes formal and hands-on instruction on: 1) review of national study design and database contents; 2) training in analysis of national postsecondary education data, and intensive work on the national databases using the new Web-based data analysis systems developed by NCES and NSF; and 3) policy seminars with leading national policy researchers.

DEADLINE: March 22, 2010

For more information:

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Filariasis Lab Methods FREE minicourse

This is coming up soon, but a good opportunity for anyone interested in learning molecular methods in parasitology. ITS FREE! (you pay for travel etc..) Many of the participants are from the veterinary field, but all methods apply for those interested in the global filariasis burden of disease.

March 9-12, 2010

The FR3 offers a free, hands-on minicourse to introduce students, postdocs, PIs, university professors, and industry representatives to organismal and molecular techniques commonly used in filariasis research. Lectures are given daily and include topics related to vector and nematode biology, experimental models of filarial disease, FR3 molecular and parasite resources, molecular data analysis and reporting, bioinformatics, and pathogenesis and control of filarial diseases. Daily hands-on lab exercises involve vector propagation, filarial nucleic acid purification and characterization, RT-PCR, isolation of filarial life cycle stages from vertebrate and invertebrate hosts, and host animal handling. The week-long minicourse is held at University of Georgia (Athens, GA), and is taught by FR3 personnel and filariasis researchers. It is a great way to learn filarial biology, ask lots of questions, and network with leading filariasis researchers. Please join us in 2010! For more information, click here for the 2009 syllabus, and here for the 2009 announcement.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Center for Land Use Education and Research

The University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) has two job openings: a Water Resource Educator to run the CT NEMO Program and a Land Use Educator to run our Land Use Academy and related programs. Links to the job descriptions are below and

available on

* Water Resources Educator

* Land Use Educator

Monday, March 1, 2010

Academic Careers Online CANADA

Academic Careers Online, since 1998, is an academic job site where universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and around the globe, advertise lecturer, professor, Canada Research Chair, adjunct, post doc, library, endowed chairs, and all types of administrative and senior management jobs.

UA Water Sustainability Program - Student Fellowships

The Water Sustainability Program (WSP) is pleased to announce that nominations will be accepted for WSP Student Fellowship awards in the 2010/2011 academic year. Four Graduate Fellowships of up to $18,000 each and four Undergraduate Fellowships of up to $2,750 each, for outstanding UA students studying in any area related to water resources will be offered. Department heads are invited to nominate up to two graduate and two undergraduate candidates from their degree granting unit to compete for these awards.

The deadline for nomination packages is April 2, 2010 at 5:00 pm.

Please see the attached guidelines for details or go to the Fellowship page on the WSP website

The Pinchot Institute for Conservation currently has two Research Fellow positions open. Qualified candidates will have a master’s degree in forestry, natural resources, environmental management, or a related field. The Institute is looking for applicants with outstanding academic records, excellent organizational and communications skills, and the ability to write clearly and concisely.
Research Fellows work under the direction of the Institute’s Program Directors and collaboratively with other researchers and policy specialists within and outside the Institute to address a wide range of topics relating to natural resource conservation and environmental policy. At present the Institute is seeking candidates for two positions:

Drinking Water Greenway Fund

Private forests provide critical protection of surface water quality and clean drinking water. The Pinchot Institute is facilitating the development of new financial mechanisms to link downstream water users with upstream forest conservation efforts. This Research Fellow will play a key role in the development of incentive program mechanisms, perform research on forest management practices and the economic benefits of source water protection, and assist with the coordination of project partners.

Bay Bank

Natural resources provide a wide range of essential public services, from protecting water quality and wildlife habitat to mitigating climate change. New forms of conservation financing through the development of market-based programs are needed to ensure these values are protected and ecosystem services are sustained in the future. This Research Fellow will coordinate the development of practical methods for quantifying, valuing, transacting, and tracking ecosystem services provided by agricultural and forested lands


Research Fellow positions are one-year appointments renewable for a second year. Salary is

competitive and based on experience. Benefits include 15 days of annual leave, 10 federal

holidays, medical leave, health & disability insurance, and other benefits.

Please send the following:

1) Cover letter describing your background and interest in the Research Fellow position

2) Resume

3) Writing sample

4) Three professional references (please include email addresses and telephone numbers)

5) Salary history

Please submit by email (preferred):

By mail:

Pinchot Institute for Conservation

Human Resources

1616 P Street NW, Suite 100

Washington, DC 20036

By fax: 202-797-6583