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FELLOWSHIP: Conservation and Use of Forest Genetic Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa (Bioversity)

The Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo (ASO) Fellowship is awarded annually by Bioversity International to a young forest genetic resources scientist in Sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of the Fellowship is to give talented African scientists working on forest genetic resources an opportunity to develop their capacity through interaction with, and mentorship by a scientist at Bioversity International.

The Fellowship, of an amount up to US$ 10,000, should address a topic announced in this call and be completed within 12 months. The 2012 Fellowship is targeting research on the following priority topics:

  1. Understanding status of and threats to genetic resources of priority forest tree species
  2. Methods and approaches for conserving genetic resources of important tree species

The research outputs of the Fellowship will contribute to:

More information (pdf).

Deadline: July 1, 2012