Monday, 8 August 2011

CRP – OECD Research Fellowships for agriculture, food, forestry and fisheries scientists

The Co-operative Research Program (CRP) run by OECD has been established with the aim of promoting the scientific knowhow informing the policy decisions w.r.t. the sustainable usage of natural resources in the fields like agriculture, food, forests and fisheries.
CRP has announced Research Fellowships and Conference Sponsorship funding for the year 2012.


Scientists, who are working in the fields of agriculture, food, forestry or fisheries and are interested in conducting research in another country, are eligible to apply for this fellowship program. The research can be conducted in another member country of the Co-operative Research Program.

The main purpose behind these Research Fellowships is to encourage the exchange of knowledge and ideas between different scientists across the world and make them aware about new developments and practices applied in other countries.

There are three research themes that fall under this Research Fellowship:

        The Natural Resources Challenge

        Sustainability in Practice

        The Food Chain


        The promise of a relevant contribution to the achievement of the aims of the program

        Relevance to the Theme objective – the extent to which the proposed project addresses the objectives of the work program 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 record and achievements of the proposer – 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

        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 work 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

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of a country that currently participates in the OECD Co-operative Research Programme, and the collaborating host institution must be located in another participating country. In 2012 these are:

Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.

The last date for receiving the application for Research Fellowships 2012: September 5, 2011. For further information, please visit the link. link

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