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Applications for IFS Research Grants

Application deadlines: 30 June and 31 December every year

Applications for IFS Research Grants are welcome from young scientists in developing countries to do research on the sustainable management, use or conservation of biological or water resources. This broad statement covers natural science and social science research on agriculture, soils, animal production, food science, forestry, agroforestry, aquatic resources, natural products, water resources, etc. Applications are accepted all year and are to be made on an IFS Application Form.

In addition, IFS occasionally issues calls for applications together with other partner or donor organisations. Currently the following calls are issued:

Special Call on Sustainable Sanitation
Strengthening Capacity for Research on Sustainable Sanitation and Grey-water Reuse in Developing Countries.
IFS in partnership with Sida.
Deadlines: 30 June 2005 and 31 December 2005

Special Call on Land Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Strengthening Capacity for Research on land productivity (including soil water management, soil fertility restoration and maintenance etc.) and the management, use and conservation of indigenous plant genetic resource.
IFS in partnership with UNU/INRA (United Nations University/Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
Deadline: 30 June 2005

Special call Agriculture for Peace Fellowship applications
African researchers applying for IFS grants, may apply for this extra fellowship which includes a 1-month stay at a Japanese university, if their project satisfies the criteria.
IFS in partnership with UNU/IAS (United Nations University/Institute of Advanced Studies
Deadline: 30 June 2005.

Special call for Science and Technology Fellowship applications
IFS in partnership with UNU/IAS (United Nations University/Institute of Advanced Studies
Deadline: 30 June 2005

Special call for research on Water and Food
IFS in partnership with CGIAR Challenge Program on Water & Food
Deadline: 30 June 2005

Special Call on Water Research in OIC Countries
Strengthening capacity in OIC (Organization of Islamic Conference) countries for water resources research.

IFS in partnership with INWRDAM and COMSTECH.
Deadlines: 30 June 2005 and 31 December 2005

For more information, please take a look at the IFS website:



Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences

Closing date for nominations: 1 January 2006

First awarded in 1990, the prize is awarded in recognition of significant achievements in environmental science. It consists of a trophy representing an oak tree, and a cash prize of $150,000. In 2006 the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences will be awarded for the ninth time. The selection of the candidates by the KNAW jury will be based on nominations received from other scientists or from learned institutions throughout the world. To be eligible for the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences, nominees should be active scientists who are expected to continue their research activities for at least ten years. Their achievements in the field of environmental research are outstanding and a source of inspiration to others. The award will be presented to a single individual. No restrictions are placed on the candidate's nationality or sex. The Academy will particularly value the nomination of women. The winner of the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences will be invited to the Netherlands to receive the award in person. The recipient will be given the opportunity to lecture at the Academy as well as other academic institutions in the Netherlands.

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COST-Environment ongoing call for European proposals

The objective of the "Co-operation in Science and Technology" program (COST) is to add value to research investment by funding the coordination, integration and synthesis of results from ongoing national research within and between the 35 European COST member countries. The COST Environment Domain concerns both the impacts of human activities on the environment and impacts of the environment on human health. It funds networking activities ("Actions") which aim to deliver scientific syntheses and analyses of best available practice to aid problem identification, risk assessment and policy development. Typical Actions run over a period of 4-5 years.

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US launches grants for developing-world scientists

The US Department of Agriculture has announced a new fellowship programme to support agricultural researchers in developing nations. About 100 scientists will be offered short-term scientific training in the United States under the programme, which will also support the exchange of policymakers and university faculty members. The programme is named after the agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug, the Nobel Prize winner who is often hailed as the father of the 'Green Revolution' that saw high-yielding crops introduced into South Asia in the 1970s. The programme will be open to participants worldwide, but will focus on Africa, South America and Asia.

Closing date: The application deadline varies by country/region.
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Last updated: 26 October 2005

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