CRP – OECD Research Fellowships in foreign countries for agriculture, food, forestry and fisheries scientists

The Co-operative Research Program (CRP) run by OECD has been established with the aim of promoting the scientific knowhow informing the policy decisions w.r.t. the sustainable usage of natural resources in the fields like agriculture, food, forests and fisheries.

CRP has announced Research Fellowships and Conference Sponsorship funding for the year 2012.

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS 2012

Scientists, who are working in the fields of agriculture, food, forestry or fisheries and are interested in conducting research in another country, are eligible to apply for this fellowship program. The research can be conducted in another member country of the Co-operative Research Program.

The main purpose behind these Research Fellowships is to encourage the exchange of knowledge and ideas between different scientists across the world and make them aware about new developments and practices applied in other countries.

There are three research themes that fall under this Research Fellowship:

  • The Natural Resources Challenge
  • Sustainability in Practice
  • The Food Chain

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

  • The promise of a relevant contribution to the achievement of the aims of the program
  • Relevance to the Theme objective – the extent to which the proposed project addresses the objectives of the work program and its relevance to the theme objective
  • Scientific excellence – the need for clearly defined and focused objectives, and the promise of innovative outcomes which can be achieved within the planned study
  • The feasibility of achieving the goals set in the proposed work
  • The scientific record and achievements of the proposer – judged for example by contributions to science and the scientific literature published
  • Crossing disciplines – the extent to which the proposed study involves interactions between scientific disciplines, and a readiness to engage with those beyond the research community to explore wider societal implications
  • Dissemination – the project’s plans for appropriate dissemination of the accomplishments to optimise the benefits to society
  • Potential impact  – the extent to which the proposal demonstrates the value of carrying out the work collaboratively and at international level
  • Policy relevance – how and the degree to which the research proposal will inform policy makers in the development of their national and international agro-food, fisheries or forestry policies

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of a country that currently participates in the OECD Co-operative Research Programme, and the collaborating host institution must be located in another participating country. In 2012 these are:

Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.

The last date for receiving the application for Research Fellowships 2012: September 5, 2011. For further information, please visit the link.

OECD- CRP announces Conference Sponsorship Funding – 2012 for agriculture, forestry and fisheries scientists

OECD through its flagship Co-operative Research Program (CRP) is actively involved in promoting the exchange of ideas and scientific knowledge between the scientists in the fields of agriculture, food, forests and fisheries. Only citizens of participating member countries of OECD can apply.

Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.

CRP has been regularly encouraging the scientists in the fields of agriculture, forestry or fisheries through funding the conferences so as make various stake holders in these sectors informed about all the related aspects and developments.

These conferences play an important role in policy decision making and research as policy makers, industrialists and researchers come on a single platform and share their ideas thereby informing each other about their experiences.

Conference Sponsorship funding – 2012.

CRP has invited applications from research scientists working in the fields of agriculture, forestry or fisheries for funding towards a conference (or workshop, symposium, etc) to be organized in a member country of Program.

Though this Conference Sponsorship, CRP expects the policy makers, industry and academia of current and future research to be informed about the scientific developments and opportunities in these areas.

  • Three research themes covered under this Conference Sponsorship funding :
  • The Natural Resources Challenge
  • Sustainability in Practice
  • The Food Chain

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR SPONSORED CONFERENCES

  • The promise of a relevant contribution to the achievement of the aims of the programme
  • Relevance – the extent to which the proposal addresses the objectives of the work programme and its relevance to the theme objective
  • The feasibility of achieving the goals set in the proposed work
  • The scientific record of the applicant
  • Scientific excellence – the need for defined and well focussed objectives and the promise provided for both innovation and for increasing the level of debate and understanding of the underlying issues
  • Crossing disciplines – the plans for the engagement and interaction of a range of relevant scientific disciplines, and the extent to which the congress or workshop  demonstrates a readiness to engage others beyond the research community in attempt to explore wider societal and policy-formation aspects
  • Potential impact – the way in which the workshop and the dissemination of its results could contribute to public debate
  • Organisation and planned participation  – the need for the plans for the congress or workshop to illustrate how these will contribute to achieving the objectives of the program.
  • Policy relevance – how and the degree to which the conference proposal will influence policy makers in the development of their national and international agro-food, fisheries or forestry policies

The last date for receiving the application for Conference Sponsorship 2012: 15 September 2011. For further information, please visit the link.