The French Initiative for International Agricultural Research (FI4IAR: a joint venture of INRA and CIRAD) in collaboration with Agropolis Fondation and with the support of the Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD) is organizing its first biennial seminar for young researchers working in developed and developing countries. A call for candidates to participate in this seminar has been extended to 30th September 2009.
The seminar, entitled “Exploring Agricultural Research for the future: a dialogue between young researchers from the South and the North”, will provide an opportunity for doctoral and post doctoral students to dialogue and to establish links between young researchers from the North and the South. It will take place in Montpellier (France), just before (and overlapping with) the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) which is scheduled for 28 March- 01 April 2010.
Young researchers are targeted–either at an advanced stage in their thesis work or have recently finished their thesis (no more than 3 years since completion).
Applicants must submit a CV (no more than 2 pages): with a 2 page summary of the thesis (ongoing or one that has been defended in the past 3 years) and a letter of motivation explaining his/her reasons and main motivations for participating
40 doctoral or post-doctoral fellows from the North and the South will be selected.: 10-15 from CG Centers; 2-12 from France; 8-12 from research establishments based in other European countries; 8-12 from research establishments based in other countries.
Results will be announced by November 15 and selected applicants will be asked to submit a detailed description of their research project and any published papers by January 15.
See details of call for candidature and concept note here. [Once on the page you then need to click on the “Call for Young Researcher Seminar….” in green to view the PdF that outlines the requirements for submitting an application.
Deadline for submission extended to September 30, 2009.