Wednesday, October 10, 2012
CALL FOR RESEARCH FIELD FELLOWSHIPS: ICRISAT-IRRI-NCAP Project on Village Dynamic Studies in India and Bangladesh
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) invites participating research and development institutes to respond to this Request for Proposals (RFP), either from individual researchers or collaboration with PhD students from South Asia who wish to undertake field research in a ICRISAT-IRRI-NCAP project on Village Dynamics Studies in India and Bangladesh. Research fellowships funded through this RFP will contribute to policies and practices that alleviate rural poverty by analyzing and disseminating knowledge on rural livelihoods, poverty dynamics and development pathways of the poor in the semi-arid tropics and humid tropics of India and Bangladesh as well as on issues related to efficiency, equity and sustainability of agriculture.
Research support addresses policy issues, the social, environmental and technological dimensions of research, the training of professionals and the out- and up-scaling of information.
The Research Field Proposals aim at:
- Funding innovative projects with high potential for impact,
- Promoting the development of new research partnerships between National agricultural research institutions, Advance Research Institutes and Universities, and
- Providing Asian research scholars with funding to undertake research on rural livelihoods, poverty and gender issues in India and Bangladesh.
Deadline: October 31, 2012