CRP Research Fellowships Participating Countries, 2015, and applications are submitted till 10th September 2014. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is awarding research fellowships into one of the three following research themes: The Natural Resources Challenge, Sustainability in Practice and The Food Chain. Fellowships will be awarded to undertake research project in another member country of the Co-operative Research Programme. Applicants should have completed their postdoctoral training and should have a contract with their present employer that ensures their continued employment after completion of the fellowship. If this is not the case, he/she must prove that there is a continued on-going scientific affiliation with the former laboratory, as this ensures that the relationships established during the fellowship are put to beneficial use. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | Abroad (in another member country of the Co-operative Research Programme.)
Level: Research Project
Field(s): Applications should fit into one of the three following research themes: The Natural Resources Challenge, Sustainability in Practice and The Food Chain.
Deadline: 10th September 2014.
Funded By: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): CRP Research Fellowships Participating Countries are targeted for Citizens of Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.
‣ Award No: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Duration: Fellowships may be from 6 to 26 weeks.
‣ Scholarship covers: The Fellowship award consists of 3 components which collectively are called the travel lump sum allowance. The total travel lump sum allowance awarded will depend upon distance from the Fellow’s laboratory to the host institution and the number of weeks of the fellowship. -Travel costs (calculated based on a return economy class air ticket (APEX or similar). Note that the travel allowance is calculated to cover a single return trip to and from the host laboratory and the place of domicile. -Weekly Subsistence Allowance: currently 400 EUR or 450 EUR per week (depending on the cost of living of the host country). This subsistence allowance is to cover all normal living expenses (accommodation, food, etc.) and incidentals (daily travel to and from work etc.) -Terminal charges: A lump sum allowance of 165 EUR is paid to cover transportation costs incurred in the taking and leaving of duties at the host laboratory.
‣ The Co-operative Research Programme’s main objective is to strengthen scientific knowledge and provide relevant scientific information and advice that will inform future policy decisions related to the sustainable use of natural resources, in the areas of food, agriculture, forests and fisheries.
‣ The objective and work of the CRP Research Fellowships Participating Countries Programme are anchored in both a policy and scientific environment in the fields of food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, which, more than ever, have a multidisciplinary nature.
‣ This happens to so as to respond to the varied demands from a range of stakeholder groups with interests in these fields, and to take into account that the world is globalised and food production systems are interlinked.
‣ Whilst candidates should hold a PhD or have the equivalent expertise and/or be extensively published, priority is given to the overall scientific quality of each application considering its relevance to the Programme’s Research Themes and the Programme’s multi-disciplinary focus.
‣ CRP Research Fellowships Participating Countries Applicants should have completed their postdoctoral training and should have a contract with their present employer that ensures their continued employment after completion of the fellowship.
‣ If this is not the case, he/she must prove that there is a continued on-going scientific affiliation with the former laboratory, as this ensures that the relationships established during the fellowship are put to beneficial use.
‣ Scientists already holding a position in a foreign laboratory are not eligible to apply to remain in that laboratory.
‣ A candidate who has already been the recipient of a CRP Fellowship may apply for a second award, but only 5 years after the year of their first Fellowship.
‣ CRP Research Fellowships Participating Countries Applications are assessed on their relevance to the CRP’s objective and the selection criteria explained below.
‣ It is therefore highly recommended that these be addressed in any Fellowship award application: -The promise of a relevant contribution to the achievement of the aims of the Programme -Relevance to the Theme objective – the extent to which the proposed project addresses the objectives of the work programme and its relevance to the theme objective -Scientific excellence – the need for clearly defined and focused objectives, and the promise of innovative outcomes which can be achieved within the planned study -The feasibility of achieving the goals set in the proposed work -The scientific records and achievements of the applicant – judged for example by contributions to science and the scientific literature published -Crossing disciplines – the extent to which the proposed study involves interactions between scientific disciplines, and a readiness to engage with those beyond the research community to explore wider societal implications 1 -Dissemination – the project’s plans for appropriate dissemination of the accomplishments to optimise the benefits to society -Potential impact – the extent to which the proposal demonstrates the value of carrying out the research collaboratively and at international level -Policy relevance – how and the degree to which the research proposal will inform policy makers in the development of their national and international agro-food, fisheries or forestry policies.
‣ CRP Research Fellowships Participating Countries Award decisions will be made in late December 2014 and Research Applicants will be informed by the Secretariat in early January 2015.
‣ Applications must be submitted in English using the on-line application form with all relevant fields completed and detailed descriptions given where necessary.
‣ Applicants must attach their CV and a list of their publications written during the last five years.
‣ Please note that CVs will be passed on to the members of the Scientific Advisory Body who will assess the applications.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 10th September 2014.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.