Training Course on Research Proposal Writing
with a focus on upgrading value chains of neglected and underutilized species of plants
The International Foundation for Science (IFS),  Biodiversity International, and our partners now offer young African scientists training in the art of developing research projects proposals that focus on problems related to the value chains of Bambara groundnut and amaranth in particular, and NUS in general.
This Call for Research notes/Applications is focused on the value chains of priority NUS plants in three sub-regions: Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa, respectively.
Dates & venue
Eligible countries
27-31 October, 2014,
Africa University, Zimbabwe
Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
3-7 November, 2014,
University of Nairobi, Kenya
Burundi, Kenya,  Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.
17-21 November, 2014, Togo
Laboratory of Agricultural Biodiversity and Tropical Plant Breeding (LAAPT), Benin, in collaboration with University of Lomé, Togo
Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, The Gambia, Togo.

Who should apply?

Applicants eligible for this call should:
  • Be a citizen and resident of an eligible country in the region where the course is held  (see the table above)
  • Be a national scientist attached to a university, national research institution or a research oriented and not-for-profit NGO (scientists working in international research organizations are not eligible)
  • Be under 35 years of age (male) or under 40 years of age (female)
  • Have at least a Master’s or equivalent degree
  • We particularly welcome applications from female scientists
  • For the course in West Africa (Togo), applications may be submitted in English or French
Applications should include:
NOTE: Please read the Call in full which you can view/download from here.
              :Please feel free to distribute to others you think may be interested.
Thank you.

International Foundation for Science (IFS)

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