The Getty Foundation offers Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science

Deadline: 17 November 2014

Interested scientists from around the globe are invited to submit applications for The Getty Conservation Institute’s (GCI) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science. This foundation supports research and the infusion of new ideas and knowledge into the practice of conservation.

Benefits:

  • The next GCI Postdoctoral Fellows will be in residence at the Getty Center for two years beginning in September 2015.
  • In addition to a monthly stipend prorated to the actual dates of residency, the fellow will be provided with with support toward a related study trip, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to Los Angeles and health benefits.

 Required Documents:

  • Statement of Interest
  • Doctoral Dissertation Plan or Abstract
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • Confirmation Letter

 Eligibility criteria:

  • Applications are welcome from scientists of all nationalities.
  • Applicants should have a recent (2010 or later) PhD in chemistry, polymer science, or another relevant physical science, experimental research experience and strong instrumental analysis skills.
  • An aptitude for self-directed learning and for working across academic disciplines is desirable, as are good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidates should have an interest in the visual arts and a serious interest in pursuing a career in conservation science within the museum environment.

For more information, visit The Getty Foundation.

Promoting entrepreneurship and agribusiness development : Enhancing a fertile business climate

Deadline: 24 March 2015

Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation is accepting applications for course on Promoting entrepreneurship and agribusiness development : Enhancing a fertile business climate. The mission of this 14 day course is to concentrate on the things entrepreneurs care most about, and that ultimately affects their bottom line: how to promote money, earn money, save money and help others to act thus.

The training will be built on the entrepreneurial life cycle, based on the background of the participants. Experienced entrepreneurs are faced with different questions than the ones who are in the phase of starting a business. Learning to ask the right questions is key in every phase, both for business owners and supporting organisations.

Eligibility criteria:

This course is aimed at business owners and representatives from organisations that support entrepreneurship and/or seek to enable an environment in which businesses can flourish.

For more information, visit this link.

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Plant genetic resources and seeds : Community resilience in the face of change

Deadline: 24 March 2015

Application are being accepted for course on Plant genetic resources and seeds : Community resilience in the face of change organized under Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation. The major purpose of this programme is to enhance applicants capability to apply state-of-the-art strategies for managing Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA).

The training is experience-based and task-oriented. It includes fieldwork in the Jeypore district, in one of the world’s most important agricultural heritage systems.

Objectives:

  • be familiar with contemporary approaches towards genetic resources management and conservation strategies
  • know the conceptual framework of CBM, its components and practices
  • understand integrated seed systems
  • know how to manage PGRFA in dynamic landscapes, unpredictable environments, climate hotspots and vulnerabilities
  • know how to empower communities and enhance their resilience
  • understand participatory learning and action research
  • be familiar with key PGRFA policies such as CBD, IT-PGRFA, IPR, WTO-TRIPS and UPOV

 Eligibility criteria:

  1. Public, civil, research, education and/or development professionals working in a range of relevant projects are eligible to apply.
  2. Applicants should have at least a BSc degree, have three years of professional experience in a relevant field, and be fluent in the English language.

For more information, visit this link.

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Adaptive management of natural resources : Managing environmental impact of rural development

Deadline: 24 March 2015

Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation has announced applications for Adaptive management of natural resources : Managing environmental impact of rural development. The mission of this programme is to understand the importance and use of collaborative learning processes in multi-stakeholder settings.

This three-week course has been developed in partnership between Wageningen University and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Kwame Nkrumah University, Ghana. It offers a critical analysis of current developments and trends in the NRM sector, and advocates an adaptive management approach (AM).

Objectives:

  • understanding of the conditions in which AM can be successfully applied
  • the ability to design an AM process, selecting appropriate participatory tools and methods that fit in the local situation
  • the knowledge and ability to organise participatory social learning processes;
  • improved skills to facilitate AM processes.

Eligibility criteria:

The course targets mid-to senior-level resource managers and rural development, agriculture, forestry, fisheries and nature conservation sectors, academia, private sector and civil society representatives with a stake in rural development and the NRM sectors.

For more information, visit this link.

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Agriculture nutrition linkages : Ensuring nutritional impact of agricultural projects

Deadline: 24 March 2015

Applications are being accepted for course on Agriculture nutrition linkages : Ensuring nutritional impact of agricultural projects under Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation. This course will be conducted from 12 October 2015 until Fri 23 October 2015. The goal of this programme is to contribute to improving nutrition by making agricultural development programmes more nutrition sensitive.

Objectives:

  • understand the concepts of food systems, food security, nutrition and poverty and their interconnectedness
  • be able to apply conceptual frameworks to ensure nutrition sensitive agricultural development programmes and policies
  • formulate or adjust the design and implementation of agricultural development programmes and policies to enhance the impact on nutrition

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants must be working for a governmental or non-governmental organisation at national or sub-national level in one of the following positions:

  • policy or planning officer with responsibility for promoting community and household livelihood including food and nutrition security
  • managing or co-ordinating position in planning, management, implementation and/or monitoring and evaluation of a community food and nutrition security programme or an agricultural development programme with a nutrition component
  • Work in action-oriented research, advisory or teaching position directly relevant to food and nutrition security.

For more information, visit this link.

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Landscape leadership : Professionals qualities for entrepreneurial landscapes

Deadline: 21 July 2015

All eligible applicants are invited to submit application for course on Landscape leadership : Professionals qualities for entrepreneurial landscapes organized by Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation. This course will be conducted form 16 November 2015 to 27 November 2015. The main purpose of this programme is to bring together stakeholders with conflicting interests; facilitating negotiation processes on access rights and land use; promoting constructive dialogue, and creating collaborative development strategies at landscape level.

Objectives:

  • Understand the context, principles and relevance of a multi-functional and multi- level landscape approaches to natural resource management
  • Be able to examine the social dynamics in landscapes, including conflicts emerging from overlapping land use, using a range of analytical tools;
  • Have strengthened skills to develop and facilitate multi-stakeholder negotiation processes, including participatory planning processes, negotiation and conflict mediation techniques, and tools for informed spatial decision making at landscape level.
  • Help applicants to develop a landscape perspective to spatial planning and decision making, which offers new space for negotiation and collaboration, taking into account the needs of local resource users as well as the needs of the global community.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Participants need to have several years of professional work experience in the fields of natural resources management, forestry, agriculture, rural development, rural livelihoods, sustainable development or other relevant areas.
  • Proficiency in English is required.

For more information, visit this link.

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The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship for All

Deadline: 7 November 2014

All eligible applicants from around the globe are invited to submit The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The purpose of this programme to supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research.

Benefits:

  • Fellows will receive $55,000 for one academic year of research, or $27,500 for each of two contiguous years, working half-time.
  • The terms of the fellowship provide for no institutional support, i.e., overhead or indirect costs

 Eligibility criteria:

  • The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is open to all eligible applicants regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
  • Applicants must have received their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree between January 1, 2009, and December 31
  • Applicant should have a demonstrated record of research experience in education.
  • Applications will be judged on the applicant’s past research record, career trajectory in education research, and the quality of the project described in the application.

 Submission Required:

  • Application form
  • Abstract of proposed research project
  • Project description
  • Career history
  • Example of past research relevant to education
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Reference letters

For more information, visit this link.

The Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On (PIO) Awards for Women around the globe

Deadline: 15 October 2014

Aspiring women from all nations are called to apply for Pass-It-On (PIO) Awards Program offered by Anita Borg Institute. ABI is a social enterprise founded on the belief that women are vital to building technology that the world needs.

The award is offered mainly to create a network of women technologists helping one another and to support women seeking their place in the fields of technology.

Awards:

  • Awards range from $500.00 to $1000. 00 USD.

Applications covering a wide variety of needs and projects are encouraged, such as:

  • Small amount to help with studies, job transfers or other transitions in life.
  • A broader project that benefits girls and women.
  • Projects that seek to inspire more girls and women to go into the computing field.
  • Assistance with educational fees and materials.
  • Partial funding source for larger scholarship.
  • Mentoring and other supportive groups for women in technology or computing.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Pass-it-on Award applications are open to any woman over 18 years old in or aspiring to be in the fields of computing.

For more information, visit ABI.

Apply now for BIGSSS‐HWK Visiting Fellowship Programme

Deadline: 20 October 2014

The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) together with the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK), Institute for Advanced studies is accepting applications for 6 months Visiting Fellowship Program. The goal of this programme is to promote the disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration of internationally renowned scientists and young investigators to focus on research projects for a certain span of time without the distractions of their regular academic duties.

Theme: “Changing Patterns of Social and Political Integration”

Benefits:

The program supports excellent research of outstanding scholars. Fellows benefit from exceptional intellectual and research conditions. They enjoy both the stimulating environment of a multi‐disciplinary and international community of first‐rate scholars and a graduate school with an outstanding faculty, innovative teaching concepts as well as an international body of bright Ph.D. postdoctoral students.

Areas of Interest:

  • Global Governance and Regional Integration
  • Welfare State, Inequality and Quality of Life
  • Changing Lives in Changing Socio‐Cultural Contexts.

Submission Required:

  • Research expose (max. 4 pages)
  • An abstract (max. 1500 characters)
  • An academic CV

Eligibility criteria:

  • Researchers from around the globe are eligible to apply for this programme.
  • Researchers must have acquired a minimum of two years of professional experience in postdoctoral positions including teaching on undergraduate and graduate level

For more information, visit HWK.

Media design for social change

Deadline: 21 October 2014

Applicants from the field of Media are invited to take part in International course on Media design for social change. This course will be conducted in The Netherlands from 18 – 29 May 2015.

Theme: Become an inspiring partner in commissioning media production

The mission of this programme is to gain a basic insight into key concepts of media, arts and creative industries and you will learn how to use concepts and models to improve and enrich media design and production in processes of social change in a context of rural development.

Areas covered:

  • Demystification of media
  • Critical analysis of media in development
  • Media production process
  • Creativity
  • Conceptualisation and design.

Eligibility criteria:

The course is designed for international mid-career professionals and change agents in the field of rural development: staff of development programmes, government and NGOs active in agriculture and rural development.

For more information, visit Media design for social change.

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