Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Call for applications for the 2011 ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award

Call for applications for the 2011 ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award
(Category: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management)

The Prosper.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development is given annually to young scientists or researchers, based in the Asia-Pacific region, who have made significant contributions in the area of Sustainable Development.

For 2011, awards will be given in each of three areas:
1. ICT for Sustainable Development
2. Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management 3. Science & Technology with a Focus on Poverty Eradication

The award is open to those engaged in graduate education and research activities that emphasize sustainable development in any of the above three areas. Candidates are expected to be employed at institutions of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding USA and Canada), and should have completed their PhD. degree between 1 July 2006 and 1 July 2011.

Candidates may be put forth by nomination or direct application. Nominations and applications must be supported by two letters of recommendation.


Winners will receive a cash award from ProSPER.Net-Scopus and will be offered a fellowship from the International Bureau of the German Ministry of Education and Research. These prestigious fellowships provide travel, supplies and living expenses to spend between six and twelve months collaborating with any research group of the recipient's choosing in Germany. Names and affiliations of winners will be widely publicised.


Nominations and applications are open starting 01 March 2011 and will close at midnight GMT on 30 April 2011.

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