Monday, March 29, 2010
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 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 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
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.
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 http://www.globalpulse2010.gov/
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 http://www.globalpulse2010.gov/register.html and follow the directions.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
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.
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 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: http://exchanges.state.gov/media/pdfs/rfgps/rfgp043010.pdf
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: http://yosemite.epa.gov/ee/epa/eed.nsf/webpages/GrantSolicitations.html
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
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
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 http://nau.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=56. Registration is limited, so please register early.
DEADLINE: March 23, 2010
For more information: http://www.research.nau.edu/vpr/NSFDAYPAGE.html
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: http://www.airweb.org/?page=1803
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
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 http://clear.uconn.edu.
* Water Resources Educator
* Land Use Educator
Monday, March 1, 2010
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 http://wsp.arizona.edu/education/student_fellowships.
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.
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.
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.
BENEFITS AND OTHER INFORMATION
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
3) Writing sample
4) Three professional references (please include email addresses and telephone numbers)
5) Salary history
Please submit by email (preferred):
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
1616 P Street NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036
By fax: 202-797-6583