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FELLOWSHIP: Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship 2013

Two fellowships, for up to US$ 20 000 each, are available for 2013 to carry out research, from 3 to 12 months, on a wide range of biophysical, economic and social themes related to the conservation and use of plant genetic resources in developing countries. This year’s Vavilov-Frankel Fellowships call focuses on the following themes:

  • Use of agrobiodiversity as an instrument for climate change adaptation
  • Research to enhance the conservation of genetic resources of a tree species important to the livelihoods of the rural poor
  • Sustainable diets for improved nutrition and health
  • Policy research in support of implementation of the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • Gene discovery in crop wild relatives
  • Facilitating better use of genebank materials
  • Researching neglected and underutilized species for food and nutrition security
  • Applying economics to agrobiodiversity conservation, sustainable use and policy analysis
  • Management of Musa diseases through a better understanding of specific host-pathogen interactions and co-evolution

The fellowships are supported by Pioneer Hi-Bred, United States and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Australia.

More information.

Deadline: November 11, 2012