Thursday, February 17, 2011
SCHOLARSHIP: Adapting Livestock Systems to Climate Change
The International Fellowship in Graduate Research for Adapting Livestock Systems to Climate Change is intended to provide opportunities for graduate education that prepare students for interdisciplinary careers within the vision and objectives of the Livestock Climate-Change CRSP (see LCC CRSP Research Strategy).
Fellows will be expected to become specialists who can contribute to research regarding the adaptation of livestock systems to climate change in the LCC CRSP countries of focus (Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Senegal, Nepal, and Tajikistan). Selected fellows must propose to conduct research in one or more of the focus countries. In this way, the LCC CRSP aims to build research capacity.
The Fellowship program provides a maximum of two years of support for M.S. study and three years of support for a Ph.D. program, with annual renewal based on a positive review of progress, continued applicability to the Livestock-Climate Change CRSP research goals, continued funding availability, and a high level of academic performance.
Awards will be given to both M.S. and Ph.D. students through their host institutions, pending available funds, with the majority for M.S. students studying in their home country or region. Ph.D. awards may also be given for study in the home country, region, or in the U.S. Selected fellows must be students from Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Senegal, Nepal, or Tajikistan in order to build capacity in these countries.
Deadline: March 31, 2011