Friday, March 12, 2010


FELLOWSHIP: Rothamsted International Fellowships

Rothamsted International (RI) is a non-profit-making charity working towards sustainable agriculture in developing and emerging countries. They aim to share research excellence in agricultural and environmental sciences for the benefit of world-wide agricultural and environmental sustainability. Visiting RI Fellows make use of the current, state-of-the art, facilites and expertise at Rothamsted Research, the oldest agricultural research station in the world.

RI offers two Fellowship schemes. Both Fellowship schemes are directed towards mid-career researchers in agricultural sciences. The Rothamsted International Fellowship Scheme (RIFS) is open to scientists from all developing countries and successful applicants spend their placements with Research groups at Rothamsted Research. The African Fellows Programme (AFP) is specifically for scientists from sub-saharan Africa and Fellowships are spent at European Research Institutes. Our Project management services aim to assist in agricultural capacity building, and we expect these and the Fellowships to lead to long-term partnerships, collaborations and capacity building with and in the Fellow's home countries.

The Deadline for the RIFS is May 7, 2010. Although the January deadline for the AFP has already passed, the website notes that pre-proposals can be submitted at any time and will be considered at the next closing date.

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