APN Proposal Development Training Workshop for Young Scientists/Practitioners, Mongolia (5-7 November 2015)

Deadline: 15 August 2015

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) is currently inviting applications from its member countries for the Annual Proposal Development Training Workshop (PDTW) which will be held from 5 to 7 November 2015 in Mongolia. The training workshop is designed to enhance the capacity of young scientists and practitioners in the Temperate East Asia region to develop competitive project proposals for funding.

The PDTW is open to young scientists from the Temperate East Asia region and working in the area of Land Use and Climate Change in Temperate East Asia. A maximum of 25 young/early carrier scientists and practitioners will be selected for the training workshop. Based on the financial resources available, the APN will financially support 15 young/early-career scientists/practitioners.

Focus Countries

  • For Financial Support, only these APN Member countries are eligible to apply- China, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea or Russian Federation.
  • For self funding, Applications from all APN Member Countries will be considered. This include- Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States of America, and Viet Nam.

Workshop Topic/Research Topics

  • The main topic of the present workshop will be: Land Use and Climate Change
  • The workshop will focus on the following priority research topics taken from the APN’s fourth Strategic Plan:
    • Assessment and enhancement of land use sustainability
    • Nature, extent, causes and impacts of land use and land cover change
    • Global environment change and land use planning
    • Urban land use change

Course Structure

The training workshop will be conducted over three days (5–7 November 2015) and will comprise three main parts that are: (1) Field visit (2) Interactive lectures; and (3) Hands-on training exercises. The field visit on the first day will provide a networking opportunity for young scientists in the region to get to know each other. The second part aims to provide an overview of APN’s calls for proposals for funded activities, its review process, together with guidelines on project proposal writing. In the third part, pre-determined break-out groups comprising four to five young scientists each will develop proposals with support from assigned mentors.

Read the benefits, eligibility criteria and application process for APN Training Workshop 2015 in the Next article.



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