Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship 2012

Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship 2012


Two fellowships, for up to US$ 20 000 each, are available for 2012 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. The deadline for applications is 6 November 2011

This year’s Vavilov-Frankel Fellowships call focuses on the following themes:
  • Gene discovery in crop wild relatives
  • Use of plant genetic resources for adaptation to progressive climate change
  • Facilitating better use of genebank materials
  • Researching neglected and underutilized species for food and nutrition security
  • Policy research in support of the implementation of the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • Applying economics to agrobiodiversity conservation, sustainable use and policy analysis
  • Farmer, trader and market strategies for adding value to crop diversity
  • Management of plant diseases through a better understanding of host-pathogen interactions and co-evolution
Bioversity International established the Fellowship Fund in 1989 to commemorate Academician Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov’s and Sir Otto Frankel’s unique contributions to plant science.To date, we have supported 37 outstanding young scientists from 24 developing countries. Read more about the history of the fund.

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

Applications may be submitted in English, French or Spanish by 6 November 2011.

Download supporting information and application form below:




For more information contact: Elizabeth Goldberg

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