International Foundation for Science Individual Research Grants for Students of Developing Countries | 2013
Research Scholarship January Deadline 



International Foundation for Science offers individual research grant for Students of Developing Countries. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): International Foundation for Science 

Level: Research Program.

Field(s):

The Research Areas for Individual Research Proposals are sought under one of three research areas:


  • Sustainable Natural Resources Management: Including but not limited to: Biodiversity, Forestry, Natural Products, Renewable Energy and Climate Change.
  • Water and Aquatic Resources : Including but not limited to: Water Resources Research; Research on all aspects of freshwater, brackish and marine aquatic organisms and their environments.
  • Food Production, Food Security and Nutrition: Including but not limited to: Research on Food Production; Animal Production and Veterinary Medicine; Crop Science including Under utilised Crops; Food Science and Nutrition, and Food Security issues.


Deadline: 27th January 2013.

Funded by: International Foundation for Science (IFS)

Beneficiaries(Target Group): Scholarship is Open for students of developing countries, however, G-20 Countries are not eligible.

Benefit( Value/ Inclusions):

Scholarship Duration:It is awarded for one to three years.

Scholarship covers: these grants are awarded on merit in amounts up to USD 12,000 for one to three years. Grants are intended for the purchase of basic tools for research: equipment, expendable supplies and literature, as well as field activities.

Description

International Foundation for Science (IFS) has announced individual research grants for young developing country researchers.

Providing early-career support to promising young developing country researchers has been the mandate of the IFS for many years.

Building on this experience, the new IFS Strategy 2011-2020, launched in 2011, emphasizes three approaches: (1). Individual Research (this call)
 (2). Collaborative Research
(3).Contributing Innovation
In the Individual Research Approach, IFS continues its commitment to support excellent individual research and to build capability of early-career scientists in the developing world to undertake research on the sustainable management of biological and water resources.

Applicants are encouraged to tackle research issues linked to these areas, and to develop solutions that are relevant to local contexts.

By encouraging local researchers to work in their home countries, generating cutting-edge and locally relevant knowledge, we hope to contribute to strengthening their countries’ research capability and ultimately contributing to a global research community aimed at reducing poverty and supporting sustainable development.

Eligibility

To be eligible for support from International Foundation for Science(IFS) Individual Research, applicants must be citizens of a developing country that is eligible for IFS support, and carry out the research in an eligible country (this does not have to be the country of citizenship).


Applicants should be at the beginning of their research careers and have a minimum academic degree of an MSc/MA or the equivalent.

To be of eligible age, men should be younger than 35 years and women should be younger than 40 years on 27thJanuary 2013 (closing date for this call).

If the applicant’s 35th(men)/40th(women) birthday is on the closing date of the call, he/she is still eligible.


Researchers, who are already IFS grantees, are eligible to apply for renewal grant irrespective of age.

Scholarship Application Method

Apply by Electronically

submission of research grant applications are due by 27th January 2013.

Applicants will be informed about the outcome of the competitive review process before the 29th July 2013.

It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the official website

For more Information about International Foundation for Science individual Research grant

http://www.ifs.se/IFS/Documents/Calls/IFS_Call_for_Individual_Applications_Dec2012.pdf

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