OPPORTUNITIES/OPORTUNIDADES DE FINANCIAMIENTO
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organization. The grants and opportunities listed here are offered by
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Thyssen-Humboldt de Curta Duração para Cientistas Sociais da América
Latina. Serão recebidas até o final de abril as inscrições para o
programa de Bolsas Thyssen-Humboldt de Curta Duração para Cientistas
Sociais da América Latina, promovido em parceria pela Fundação Humboldt
e pela Fundação Fritz Thyssen.
O programa é destinado a cientistas latino-americanos interessados em
receber bolsas para desenvolver seus projetos de pesquisa na Alemanha,
durante o período compreendido entre 2009 e 2010.
As pesquisas a ser realizadas deverão se relacionar às áreas de ciências
jurídicas, econômicas ou sociais, e terão duração de 6 meses, divididos
em duas estadas, durante as férias letivas na América Latina (entre os
meses de dezembro e março). Neste período, todos os bolsistas
selecionados se reunirão na Alemanha para a formação de uma rede
especializada e regional, e os resultados das pesquisas serão publicados
numa coletânea traduzida para vários idiomas.
No site do programa
disponíveis informações sobre a seleção, requisitos e documentos
exigidos. Informações adicionais também podem ser adquiridas em contato
com o e-mail info[at]avh.de.
Fundación BBVA. The Foundation channels an important part of its
activity through public awards and scholarships in support of
educational, scientific and artistic initiatives: - Research projects -
Scholarships in selected subject areas - Travel grants for attendance at
scientific encounters - Prizes for pedagogical projects, literary
Support schemes for research
centre on the Foundation's priority areas and encompass different levels
ranging from the preparation of doctoral theses to the projects of
reputed researchers with extensive experience in their fields. In all
cases, the Foundation's main selection criterion is the quality of the
proposal and the researcher, assessed on the objective, substantiated
opinion of national and foreign experts. <http://w3.grupobbva.com/>
La Fundación plantea una parte
importante de su actividad a través de convocatorias públicas,
destinadas a facilitar ayudas para iniciativas didácticas, científicas y
artísticas de diferente signo:
- Proyectos de investigación
- Becas para determinados estudios
- Bolsas de viaje para encuentros científicos
- Premios para proyectos pedagógicos, para la creación literaria, etc.
Las convocatorias de apoyo a proyectos de investigación se centran en
las áreas prioritarias de la Fundación y pueden abarcar diversos niveles
desde la elaboración de tesis doctórales hasta proyectos de
investigadores de trayectoria consolidada y reconocido prestigio. En
todos los casos, el criterio básico para la Fundación es la calidad de
los proyectos y de los investigadores, para cuya valoración se apoya en
la opinión objetiva y documentada de evaluadores nacionales y
extranjeros de la máxima garantía científica.
OPPORTUNITIES - The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
has announced the following funding opportunities: QUEST Funding
Opportunity: Forestry-based climate mitigation project. For further
QUEST Funding Opportunity: Sustainable Forestry and Bioenergy.
For further information:
The Conservation Finance
Guide presents a host of potential financing opportunities for
nature conservation in general, with a special focus on protected area
management. Many of these finance mechanisms rely on a "market-based"
approach, valuing and marketing the goods and services that a protected
area generates in support of local livelihoods and the broader economy.
Fundación “Protección y
Uso Sostenible del Medio Ambiente – PUMA”. CONOVOCATORIA PÚBLICA
DIMEP/06/05. FINANCIACIÓN PARA INVESTIGACIONES, TESIS DE GRADO Y
POSTGRADO. PROGRAMA INICIATIVA PARA ESPECIES AMENAZADAS (IEA). BECAS
“WERNER HANAGARTH”. Fundación PUMA, a través de una alianza
estratégica con Conservación Internacional - Bolivia (CI), une esfuerzos
para ejecutar el programa “Iniciativa para Especies Amenazadas”, mismo
que busca contribuir a minimizar la pérdida de biodiversidad y aumentar
el conocimiento sobre dichas especies en los Andes Tropicales
(Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia).
Esta iniciativa tiene el propósito de valorar las especies amenazadas
monitorear su estado actual, diseñar planes de acción para su
conservación e implementación a largo plazo.
ACTIVIDADES A SER FINANCIADAS
Las actividades elegibles por el Programa son: tesis de grado postgrado,
investigaciones y acciones innovadoras de conservación de especies
amenazadas categorizadas bajo los criterios de UICN, como en peligro
critico (CR), en peligro (EN), vulnerable (VU) y con datos insuficientes
Las actividades, deben estar dirigidas a:
Generar información científica esencial para el manejo y conservación de
la biota amenazada en Bolivia que satisfaga, en diferentes aspectos, los
Contemplar acciones de investigación, manejo in situ y ex situ de los
remanentes de población, fortalecimiento de áreas protegidas,
actividades de educación y capacitación ambiental.
Disponer de una base sólida de información científica (historia natural
de la especie focal y causas de su declinación)
Contemplar acciones para atenuar o disminuir las amenazas para estas
especies; e identificar técnicas de manejo para incrementar sus
ÁREAS TEMATICAS PRIORIZADAS: Debido a la situación critica del estado de
conservación de anfibios y micromamiferos, se dará prioridad a
propuestas dirigidas a estos grupos.
Son considerados beneficiarios de la financiación, tesistas e
investigadores independientes o asociados, personas naturales
autodidactas con reconocida experiencia, miembros de comunidades
indígenas que con tutoría profesional garanticen el desarrollo de los
objetivos planteados en sus propuestas.
No podrán presentarse a esta convocatoria personas que fueron
beneficiadas en convocatorias anteriores.
Los postulantes deberán presentar el aval de una institución académica u
El monto de financiación por cada beca se encuentra entre U$S 1.000.00
hasta un máximo de U$S 2.500.00
Las solicitudes deberán ser presentadas a través de nota formal,
adjuntando el formulario de solicitud correspondiente.
ENTREGA Y RECEPCIÓN DE PROPUESTAS
Los formularios podrán recabarse a partir del día martes 18 octubre 2005
de la pag. Web. www.fundacionpuma.org, y enviar las propuestas hasta el
día 30 de noviembre e mail: <fpuma[at]fundacionpuma.org>,
Investigacion. FOMABO/ESFOR-UMSS/UAGRM/KVL. El Proyecto “Manejo
Forestal en las tierras bajas tropicales de Bolivia”, (FOMABO) es un
convenio de cooperación internacional entre las Carreras de Ingeniería
Forestal de la Universidad Autónoma “Gabriel René Moreno” (UAGRM) de
Santa Cruz, la Escuela de Ciencias Forestales (ESFOR) de la Universidad
Mayor de San Simón (UMSS) de Cochabamba y el Centro Danés de Bosque,
Paisaje y Manejo de la Universidad Real de Veterinaria y Agricultura
(KVL) de Copenhague, Dinamarca, dentro de los fondos destinados para la
investigación forestal, convocan a la presentación de proyectos de
Investigación, según los siguientes términos.
Las propuestas de investigación deben ser presentadas por un docente de
la Escuela de Ciencias Forestales (ESFOR) de la Universidad Mayor de San
Simón (UMSS) de Cochabamba o de la Carrera de Ingeniería Forestal de la
Universidad Autónoma Gabriel Rene Moreno (UAGRM), en forma individual
y/o con la participación de estudiantes egresados y/o en colaboración
con otros investigadores de otras instituciones relacionadas al sector
Las propuestas deben estar referidas a la temática forestal en general y
específicamente a plantaciones forestales y agroforestales, ecología y
manejo de bosques naturales, forestería social y económica y tecnología
y manejo de cuencas.
Se establece un monto tope de financiamiento de $us 2500.00 (Dos mil
quinientos 00/100 dólares americanos) por propuesta de investigación. En
caso de proyectos colaborativos, el indicado monto puede constituir
parte del presupuesto global del proyecto de investigación.
Las partidas presupuestarias elegibles de financiamiento son: gastos
operativos (viáticos, estipendios y transporte), materiales e insumos
(campo, laboratorio, invernadero y/o oficina) y publicaciones.
Las propuestas de investigación deben ser presentadas en formato
establecido por FOMABO, el mismo que podrá ser recabado de la
Coordinación de Investigaciones del FOMABO/ESFOR/UMSS <fomabo[at]umss.edu.bo>
en Cochabamba y FOMABO/UAGRM Santa Cruz <milton_fomabo[at]cotas.com.bo>.
La ejecución del proyecto de investigación deberá estar comprendida en
el periodo de marzo a noviembre de 2006. Las propuestas de investigación
deberán ser presentadas en versión electrónica e impreso mediante carta
de solicitud de financiamiento dirigida a la Coordinación del Proyecto
FOMABO/Cochabamba, en la Escuela de Ciencias Forestales (ESFOR), Av.
Atahuallpa (final) Temporal Cala Cala, Telefax 4451203, y en la carrera
de Ingeniería Forestal de la UAGRM, km 8½ al Norte, predios “El
Vallecito”, Telefax 3442553, indefectiblemente hasta el 11 de
noviembre de 2005, hasta hrs. 16:00. Los responsables de los
proyectos seleccionados suscribirán un documento de contrato para la
asignación de recursos y cumplimiento de la investigación.
ScienceFunding--Divulgação de Oportunidades de Financiamento para a
Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação. <http://www.cienciapt.net/sciencefunding/>
Communications Initiative. <http://www.comminit.com/>
has listings and links for awards and grants that may be available to
individuals or groups for education, research or funding for projects.
THE IPG Handbook on Environmental Funds : A Resource Book for the
Design and Operation of Environmental Funds. A handbook for design and
operation of environmental funds published by the Interagency Planning
Group on Environmental Funds. The handbook is now available in English
and French. Go to URL <http://www.conservationfinance.org/Documents/CF_related_papers/IPG_Handbook_English.pdf>
The National Forest Programme
Facility and the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) have the
pleasure to announce a new web-initiative called: "Advice in obtaining
funding for forestry related projects" .
The new site with the database and the forums have been set-up to
support you in your search for funds for your forestry related projects
(forestry in general, sustainable forest management, forest
conservation, forest products, training and scholarships in forestry and
natural resources, etc.). The forums and the on-line
moderator can help you with your enquiries for specific funding, show
you the website of sources of funding, and increase your skills on how
to apply for funds more effectively. In return, you can contribute to
the forums by posting your information on available funding sources,
ideas and experiences.
If you are interested in joining the forums please subscribe by clicking
the following link <http://www.fao.org/forestry/site/17261/en>
(Spanish) . The website to search for funds is available in 3 languages.
Forum pages are available.
Tips & Tricks on How to Apply for the
European Commission’s Budget Lines for Sustainable Development.
Alexandra Mueller. 5th Edition. German Foundation for World Population,
The German Foundation for World Population (DSW) has recently published
the latest update of its funding guide “Tips & Tricks” which is now
available in its fifth edition. By serving governmental and
non-governmental institutions world-wide, it is a valuable resource to
grant-seekers, as it provides detailed, practical and annually updated
information on funding lines from the European Commission. The latest
edition is available online: <http://www.eurongos.org/resources/tips>.
For a free hard copy of the guide, please contact Alexandra Mueller <alexandra.mueller[at]dsw-hannover.de>.
European Tropical Forest Research Network -
ETFRN has a Funding Resources page available on the web at: <http://www.etfrn.org/etfrn/resource/frames/linkfund.html>
TROP (Training Opportunities Database) - <ipgri-training[at]cgiar.org>
A Guide to Grants,
Fellowships, and Scholarships in International Forestry and Natural
This guide contains a detailed description of
grants, fellowships, and scholarships available to university students,
scholars, and professionals seeking funding to undertake studies or
research in forestry or natural resources. Each award has a hyper
textual linked title to the home page of the funding organization (where
available). For each award, details provided include the title of each
program (with relevant links); a description; the purpose; eligibility
requirements; the number, duration, and amount of awards; and
application requirements, deadlines, instructions, and contacts. <http://www.fs.fed.us/people/gf/gf00.htm>
Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships
West and Central African
Council for Agricultural Research and Development has compiled a
web page with information regarding educational fellowships and grants.
Science (COS) is the leading Web site for scientists and
scholars to find funding, promote their research and collaborate with
peers worldwide. COS enables R&D professionals to communicate across a
Web network of shared research, funding information and comprehensive
science and technology data, facilitating "virtual communities" whereby
societies and scholars in selected disciplines can convene and
collaborate on the Web. <http://www.cos.com/>
International Fellowship Program. Location: Portland, Oregon, USA.
Term: 6-12 months—application accepted year-round. Cost: US$20,000 (12
months) Shorter terms prorated. About 80% of the funds go directly to
the Fellow’s salary and program expenses. Visa and travel fees are
additional. Contact: <http://wfi.worldforestry.org/index/international-fellowship.html>.
Awards. Applicants are welcome for the Seed Awards. Apply if:
1. You are finding new ways of simultaneously improving incomes and
strengthening livelihoods; tackling poverty and marginalization; and
managing and conserving natural resources and ecosystems.
2. You are developing a new concept that brings together people and
organizations from different backgrounds to work in partnership, and
partners are pooling their commitment and human, financial, and natural
3. Your project or enterprise is in the early stages of development and
keen to increase its impacts.
4. Your project or enterprise is locally-led, with strong community
engagement, and takes place in a country or countries with a developing
economy or economy in transition.
5. Your project or enterprise displays entrepreneurship in its broadest
sense and shows a proven concept that has market potential; it must
demonstrate financial sustainability in the long term and should have a
draft business plan.
Winners of the 2009 SEED Awards for entrepreneurship in sustainable
development received a tailored package of support services, worth up to
US$40,000, to help their venture to become established and to increase
their impact. This included access to relevant expertise and technical
assistance, meeting new partners and building networks, developing
business plans and identifying sources of finance.
The SEED Initiative was founded by IUCN, UNDP, and UNEP to deliver
concrete progress towards the internationally-agreed, aspirational goals
in the UN's Millennium Declaration and the commitments made at the World
Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. Detailed eligibility criteria and
application forms are available at <www.seedinit.org>.
Awards - The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is a partnership of
four conservation organisations -- BirdLife International, Conservation
International, Fauna & Flora International, the Wildlife Conservation
Society. The mission of the Conservation Leadership Programme is to promote
the development of future conservation leaders and provide them with the
capacity to address the most significant conservation issues of our time.
The CLP has been helping young conservationists to achieve their goals and
move into positions of influence within the conservation sector for more
than 25 years. Successful applicants will: 1.) Develop the knowledge, skills
and abilities of team members; 2.) Implement high-priority conservation
projects combining research and action; and 3.) Contribute to the long-term
success of local conservation efforts. This year's awards include: Future
Conservationist Awards (up to US $12,500 each); Conservation Follow-up
Awards (up to US $25,000 each) -- available only to previous CLP Future
Conservationist Award winners; * Conservation Leadership Awards (up to US
$50,000 each) -- available only to previous CLP Follow-up Award winners.
Read more: <http://cambodiajobs.blogspot.com/2010/09/clp-conservation-awards.html>
school or Peace Corps…why not do both? The Peace Corps Master’s
International program combines graduate study with Peace Corps service
overseas. Prospective students apply simultaneously to the Peace Corps and
the graduate program(s) of their choice. Typically, students complete one
year of graduate school and then serve 27 months in the Peace Corps, after
which they return to the university to complete any remaining degree
requirements. More than 50 universities – nine of which offer graduate
degrees in forestry – currently partner with the program.
Since 1987, the Master’s International program has offered participants a
unique opportunity to combine graduate study with significant international
service, connecting theory and practice and contributing to the Peace Corps'
first goal: to help the people of interested countries in meeting their need
for trained men and women. For more information about this education
adventure of a lifetime, please visit
information about other Peace Corps opportunities in forestry visit
Equator Initiative. <http://www.equatorinitiative.org/>
The Equator Initiative is a partnership that brings together the United
Nations, civil society, business, governments and communities to help build
the capacity and raise the profile of grassroots efforts to reduce poverty
through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
The world's greatest concentrations of biological wealth are found in the
tropics, in countries that also have some of the highest levels of poverty.
The good news is that communities are charting a path toward sustainability,
creatively using biological resources for food, medicine, shelter and
improved livelihoods in ways that raise incomes and protect the environment.
The Equator Initiative champions and supports community efforts to link
economic development and income generation with the conservation and
sustainable use of biodiversity.
The Equator Initiative's work is organized around four themes:
The Equator Prize is a prestigious international award that recognizes
outstanding local efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and
sustainable use of biodiversity. An innovative programme of community and
local-global dialogues, learning exchanges and meetings, Equator Dialogues
celebrate local successes, share experiences and inform policy. Equator
Knowledge is a comprehensive research and learning initiative dedicated to
synthesizing lessons from local conservation and poverty reduction practice.
Equator Ventures is a unique investment program focused on blended finance
and capacity development for biodiversity enterprises in the most
biodiversity-rich locations of the world.
Bolsas de Pós Doutorado no
Canadá. Inscrições para bolsas de pós-doutorado. Até 19 de novembro são
recebidas as inscrições de doutores brasileiros interessados em realizar
suas pesquisas de pós-doutorado no Canadá com bolsas de estudo oferecidas
pelo próprio governo canadense.
A iniciativa é aberta a candidatos que tenham concluído o doutorado há, no
máximo, 2 anos – ou que o completem até o início da bolsa, em março de 2008
– nas áreas de Humanas, Ciências Sociais, Ciências Naturais e Engenharia,
exceto artistas profissionais ou interessados em realizar pesquisa clínica
ou treinamento relativo a tratamento de pacientes.
É necessário também que os candidatos sejam cidadãos brasileiros, sendo
vetada a participação daqueles que obtiveram cidadania canadense ou
solicitaram visto de residência permanente. Além disso, já devem ter sido
aceitos em programa de pós-doutorado de uma instituição pública canadense
reconhecida ou de instituto de pesquisa afiliado.
O valor total da bolsa oferecida é de $32 mil dólares canadenses, o que
perfaz atualmente R$59.017,90. O programa não contempla auxílio financeiro a
dependentes e tem duração de 1 ano.
Os interessados deverão acessar o site www.brasil.gc.ca, no qual encontrarão
o formulário de inscrição e a relação completa da documentação exigida, que
deverão ser enviados até o prazo mencionado para a Embaixada do Canadá, em
S. J. and
Jessie E. Quinney PhD Fellowships -The College of Natural Resources at
Utah State University. Awarded to exceptional students beginning a doctoral
program in the College of Natural Resources. Recipients must have been
accepted into a PhD program, and must be recommended by their major
professor and department head. Qualified applicants will be chosen based on
evidence of superior scholarly
accomplishments, commitment to their profession, and potential for success
in their program and overall career. Further information may also be
obtained by phone (435) 797-2445 or e-mail to <nradvise[at]cc.usu.edu>.
Becas para latinoamericanos. La Fundación Carolina convoca más de
1.500 becas para estudiantes latinoamericanos. A partir del 20 de diciembre
y hasta el próximo 4 de marzo con carácter general, se abre el plazo de la
Convocatoria de becas 2007-2008 de la Fundación Carolina. En esta nueva
edición el número de becas ofertadas es de 1.650, ciento cincuenta más que
el año pasado, y cinco veces más que en 2001. De ellas, 1.114 serán para
estudios de postgrado, 361 para doctorados y estancias cortas postdoctorales
y 175 de formación permanente. Esta última modalidad está abierta
indistintamente a ciudadanos latinoamericanos y españoles.
Más información: www.fundacioncarolina.es <http://www.fundacioncarolina.es/fundacioncarolina/>.
Program web page--The
U.S Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service--information on the
Asian Elephant Conservation Fund, the Rhino and Tiger Conservation Fund and
soon the Great Apes Conservation Fund.
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP), solely sponsored by the Government
ERASMUS MUNDUS MASTERS COURSES -
Forest and Nature Management): An Erasmus Mundus Course in
Sustainable Forest and Nature Management <www.sufonama.net>
Tropical Forestry) - Erasmus Mundus Masters Course. The MSc programme
in Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) is a top-level programme
aimed at preparing qualified graduates to deal with contemporary
tropical forestry. It provides students with direct access to the best
tropical forestry teaching in Europe. <http://www.sutrofor.net/>.
||Full descriptions of the two
Erasmus Mundus MSc programmes, inclusive of application procedure and
forms, are found on:
FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY - College of Natural Resources at Utah State
University. The College has a major contribution to establish a number of
Ph.D. fellowships for research work and study in all aspects of natural
resources, including outdoor recreation and natural resources-based tourism.
We have one fellowship available through our Institute for Outdoor
Recreation and Tourism (extension.usu.edu/iort) in the Department of
Environment and Society <www.cnr.usu.edu/envs>
for a Ph.D. degree program in either Recreation Resources Management (RRM)
or Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Science and Management (HDESM) with a RRM
emphasis. This will be a four-year fellowship that includes a yearly $20,000
stipend along with a tuition waiver of approximately $12,500 per year. In
addition, the selected fellow will be provided with research support from
his/her chosen faculty advisor/mentor. Minimum requirements for graduate
matriculation into USU's School of Graduate Studies are a cumulative 3.2 GPA
and 1100 combined GRE scores (verbal and quantitative). The most successful
applicants greatly exceed these minimum requirements, as competition for
this fellowship will be keen. All interested candidates should apply to both
USU's School of Graduate Studies <www.usu.edu/gradsch>
and the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney Ph.D. Fellowships Program. Every applicant
must state she/he is interested in the RRM or HDESM degree program.
Application review process will begin January 15, 2007, for a Fall 2007
Research Institute - Center for Tropical Forest Science. The Research
Grants Program of the Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS) of the
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute supports research associated with
the CTFS network of Forest Dynamics Plots. This grants program is intended
to provide opportunities for senior researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and
graduate students to utilize existing Forest Dynamics Plots and to conduct
research with scientists associated with these plots. <http://www.stri.org/>
updated 15 May 2006
Research Fellowship - Agroforestry. The 2nd Phase of the Southeast Asian
Network for Agroforestry Education (SEANAFE), supported by the Swedish
International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), includes a limited
number of MSc Thesis Research Fellowships. One Fellowship will be open for
regional competition, while five additional Fellowships will be open for
national competition in Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam,
respectively. Applicants from these countries are encouraged to apply. In
the case of Laos, students abroad (e.g. in Thailand) are eligible. SEANAFE
hereby invites applications for a regional MSc Thesis Research Fellowship in
agroforestry and natural resources management. Research topics should be in
one of the following areas:
-Marketing of agroforestry tree products
-Forestry and environmental policies
For further information and application form please contact: Dr. Monton
Jamroenprucksa, SEANAFE Chair, Email: fformtj[at]ku.ac.th or Per G Rudebjer,
SEANAFE Technical Adviser, Email: <p.rudebjer[at]cgiar.org>.
Fellowship announcement and application form also available at: <http://www.worldagroforestry.org/sea/networks/Seanafe/Index.asp>.
updated 15 May 2006
Native Leadership Scholarship for
women’s non-doctoral graduate study. The Native Leadership Scholarship
(NLS) programme aims to create educational opportunities for women around
the world who are grassroots leaders, organizers and activists demonstrating
financial need. Scholarship recipients enroll in programmes of study that
cover a range of human rights and development issues at the non-doctoral
graduate level including gender, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, child
exploitation, human and drug trafficking, infant and maternal mortality,
microbial diseases, conflict resolution, environmental justice, global fair
trade, agroecology, and sustainable development.
The NLS awards four to six scholarships per year, up to US$25,000 per
academic year for a maximum of two years. The awards help the recipients
meet the costs of tuition, fees, books, educational supplies, housing,
maintenance, and travel to and from the home country and the educational
institution. NLS awards are paid directly to the institution in a student's
An eligible candidate is a woman leader who:
Is committed to grassroots organizing and the needs of her community or
Has proof of a bachelor's or a higher degree
Has at least three years of work experience dealing with critical human
rights concerns, and other social, educational, environmental, health or
Is accepted into a non-doctoral graduate programme at an accredited
university for full-time study/research related to her work experience
Can show evidence of financial need for educational support
Intends to return to her home country to work, utilizing training and
research acquired in the study programme
For more information, see <http://www.nativeleaders.org>.
Sasakawa Prize is awarded every year to individuals who have an
established track record of achievement and the potential to make
outstanding contributions to the protection and management of the
environment consistent with the policies and objectives of UNEP. UNEP's
Sasakawa Prize annually awards $200,000 to one innovative and groundbreaking
grassroots initiative in a developing country, that has a powerful
socio-environmental impact. This year's theme is "Forests for People,
Forests for Green Growth," in support of the 2011 International Year of
Forests. Nominated initiatives must be sustainable and replicable,
contribute to rural empowerment, and help to boost local economies.
Nomination forms for the UNEP Sasakawa Prize are available online <http://www.unep.org/sasakawa/>
UNEP Sasakawa Prize
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Division of Communications and Public Information
P.O. Box 30552
Tel: +254 20 62 34 01 / 62 31 28
Fax: +254 20 62 39 27
The IITA-Lukas Brader
Scholarship Fund (LBSF): For PhD in Agriculture and Related Sciences. IITA, in collaboration with Wageningen University through
the IITA-LBSF Scholarship Program, provides graduate training for
outstanding students from sub-Saharan Africa to conduct research towards a
PhD program in agriculture and related sciences. For information, click here.
University of Florida. Working Forests in the
Tropics Ph.D. Fellowship announcement. With funding from
the National Science Foundation, the Working Forests in the Tropics Program
at the University of Florida offers competitive doctoral fellowships for
training and research focused on tradeoffs among economic uses, ecological
conservation, and regional development in the tropical forests of Latin
application guidelines are on-line at: <http://www.tropicalforests.ufl.edu/wft>.
Northern British Columbia, Canada. GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS - . We are looking for talented and highly
motivated students interested in pursuing graduate studies in Canada.
Applications are invited for two graduate-level research assistantships.
These assistantships are supported by Canada's Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded project "Approaches to
Biodiversity Conservation and their Impacts on Local Attitude and
Participation in Conservation". Prospective applicants for the above
research assistantship must meet UNBC's admission criteria for graduate
studies. They should have relevant knowledge of social aspects of
biodiversity conservation and protected area management in developing
countries. Students from a variety of disciplines including geography,
recreation and tourism, environmental studies, and political science are
encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to
conduct fieldwork in Nepal (roughly 3-4 months) in their second year of
graduate studies. Funding is available for two years. Interested applicants
should send a cover letter (indicating their undergraduate GPA) and CV to:
Sanjay K. Nepal, Assistant Professor, Geography/Resource Recreation and
Tourism Program University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC
V2N 4Z9, Canada. Tel: +1-250- 960 5628 ; Fax: +1-250- 960- 5538. Email:
<nepals[at]unbc.ca>. For more information about UNBC, see:
United Nations University Institute of
Advanced Studies (UNU/IAS): PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Research topics should relate clearly to one of the following current
research areas of the UNU-IAS:
Sustainable Development Governance
Science Policy for Sustainable Development
Education for Sustainable Development
Contact details: Email: <fellowships[at]ias.unu.edu>
For more information, go to: <http://www.ias.unu.edu/fellowships/details.cfm/articleID/764>
updated 3 September 2008
Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP-TP)
-- The overall aim of the NFP is to help alleviate
qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower within the
framework of sustainable capacity-building directed towards reducing poverty
in developing countries. The NFP is focused on meeting the need for further
training and capacity-building in a wide range of governmental, private and
non-governmental organizations (educational institutions, planning agencies,
ministries, community-based organizations, private
enterprises, etc.). The NFP target group consists of mid-career
professionals nominated by their employers.
The NFP consists of two sub-programmes: the Academic Programme (NFP/AP)
offering scholarships (fellowships) for master and PhD programmes as well as
refresher courses, and the Training Programme (NFP/TP), offering fellowships
for short courses, tailor-made training programmes and refresher courses.
For the majority of courses/training programmes, applicants should hold a
BSc or BA degree in order to meet minimum educational requirements.
NFP information and applications
guidelines and forms can be found at <http://www.nuffic.nl>. The website for the
International Agricultural Centre (IAC) is: <http://www.wi.wur.nl/> and contains course and training information, etc.
updated 3 September 2008
Alwyn H. Gentry Fellowships in Botany
for South American Researchers. The Missouri Botanical Garden announces
a competition for the Alwyn H. Gentry Fellowships in Botany for South
American Researchers. The fellowship will cover the cost of a round-trip air
ticket to St. Louis, lodging in the Garden apartment, and a small stipend
for food and miscellaneous expenses in St. Louis for a period of one to
three months. The competition is open to young Latin American botanists who
work in the field of botany or are botanists at universities or other
governmental or non-governmental scientific institutions in South America.
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a university. The fields
of investigation are limited to systematic botany, ecology, or conservation. All interested applicants should visit
to obtain a list of application materials, or contact Alina Freire-Fierro,
P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299, USA. Voice: 314-577-9535; fax:
Institute of Forestry: Master’s and
PhD degrees. The Institute of Forestry, Office of the Dean,
invites application from interested and qualified Nepalese and foreign
nationals who wish to pursue M.Sc. degree studies in (a) Forestry and (b)
Watershed Management, and Ph.D. in Forestry at the Institute of Forestry,
A: Master of Science in Forestry
An applicant must have at least a 3 years B.Sc. Forestry degree from TU or
recognized by the Tribhuvan University. Foreign applicants should have
studied their undergraduate courses in English medium. Staff seat will be
reserved only for IOF staff members who have at least 3 years B.Sc. Forestry
Degree from TU or recognized by TU. Senior faculty members will get
priority. However, all applicants who apply must pass the entrance
B: Master of Science in Watershed Management
An applicant must have at least a 3 years B.Sc. Forestry degree or B.Sc.
Agriculture, or B.Sc. Environmental Science or B.Sc. Environmental
Management or B.E. (civil Engineering) or B.E. (Agriculture Engineering) or
B.E. (Environmental Engineering) or B.Sc. degree with major in any of the
following subjects: Soil or Geology or Hydrology or Metrology, from the
Tribhuvan University (T.U.) or from an university recognized by the
Tribhuvan University. Foreign applicants should have studied their
undergraduate courses in the English medium.
C: Ph.D. in Forestry
The Doctoral Programme leading to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
in Forestry at the Institute of Forestry of the Trivhuvan University is
intended for those who wish to develop careers in teaching and research in
the field of forestry and natural resources. The programme requires
candidates to attain a high standard of academic achievement and contribute
substantially to the field of scientific knowledge through original research
for being admitted to Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, the field of study
being forestry undertaken in the IOF.
A candidate is eligible for enrollment and registration provided he/she has
secured at least Second class at the Master’s degree level (M.Sc.) in
Forestry, or Natural Resource (Soil Conservation and Watershed Management)
from TU or recognized by TU.
For further information please contact: Institute of Forestry, Pokhara,
Nepal, E-mail: <iofdean[at]fewanet.com.np>.
Future Generations. <www.future.org>
Equitable and sustainable community change is possible; and change can occur
rapidly and on a large scale. This is the experience of Future Generations,
a nonprofit educational institution founded in 1992 that teaches and enables
a process of equitable and sustainable community change in four countries
(Afghanistan , China , India and Peru).
Future Generations offers a two year Master's Degree in Applied Conservation
and Community Development. This innovative program is geared for community
development practitioners from diverse backgrounds with a commitment to
achieve equitable and sustainable development. The program incorporates
three modes of instruction: Distance learning, Site-based, and On-The-Job
Applications. Two separate months of each year will be spent at field
instruction sites which include India, the US, Peru and Tibet, China.
Students spend the remainder of the year at work in their home communities
with classes and practicums via internet.
The on-line catalogue contains detailed information on all aspects of the
program. The catalogue and application forms are available at Future
Generations web site (http://www.future.org
). Dan Wessner, Director of Academic Programs,
Future Generations, HC 73 Box 100, North Mountain, Franklin, WV 26807 USA.
Telephone (304) 358-2000 / Fax (304) 358-3008.
Visiting Scholar in Feminist Perspectives on Globalization.
The Institute of Women's Studies (University of Ottawa) and the Pauline
Jewett Institute of Women's Studies (Carleton University), with the support
of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the
International Development Research Centre (IDRC), are pleased to announce
the second year of a research programme on feminist perspectives on
globalization. This four year (2004-2008) programme offers highly qualified
researchers working on issues of globalization from a feminist perspective,
from developing countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America,
the Caribbean and the South Pacific, the opportunity to spend a research
term in Ottawa based at one of the two universities. The Visiting Scholar
in Feminist Perspectives on Globalization will contribute to gender and
development research at both universities and provide a unique opportunity
for collaboration between feminist scholars in Canada and the developing
world and between North and South. The Institutes of Women's Studies will
alternate in welcoming one visiting scholar per year.
Applications are invited for the 2005-6 Visiting Scholar in Feminist
Perspectives on Globalization to be based at the Institute of Women's
Studies at the University of Ottawa. (In 2006-2007, the Visiting Scholar
will be based at the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's Studies, Carleton
University.) The position is open to scholars from developing countries
(both tenured and untenured faculty, as well as from post-doctoral or
independent scholars) who are pursuing critical feminist research.
Applicants must be fluent in French, have a completed PhD, a record of
scholarly publications, and a current and established research project in
relation to one or more of the research field listed below. Individuals
currently pursuing a university doctoral degree are not eligible.
Specific areas of interest can include environment and natural resource
During their stay in Canada, the Visiting Scholar will pursue and present
their ongoing research in conferences and seminars as requested, participate
in outreach activities, and produce a paper based on their ongoing research
which reflects their time and work in Canada. It is anticipated that this
research will promote policy advocacy and/or further gender and development
studies and the effective integration of gender equality in development
policy and programming.
The duration of the Visiting Scholar's stay will be a six (6) month period
within the university's 2005-2006 academic year, which runs from September
2005 to April 2006. The recipient will receive a generous stipend to cover
travel, research and living expenses (including medical insurance coverage).
The successful applicant will have access to library services, a shared
phone and computer facilities.
Applications may be submitted in French or English, and must include: an
abbreviated curriculum vitae (10-12 pp.); a letter of intent outlining the
research to be undertaken in Canada (max. 2 pp.); a list of recent
publications; availability during the 2005-2006 academic year; and the names
and addresses (postal and e-mail) of two referees. Please forward
applications to: Selection Committee, Visiting Scholar in Feminist
Perspectives on Globalization, c/o Helene Boudreault, Institute of Women's
Studies, University of Ottawa, 143 Seraphin-Marion, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
K1S 5B6; Telephone (613) 520-6644; Fax (613) 562-5994; email <hboudre[at]uottawa.ca>.
The closing date for submitting applications is March 10, 2005 (application
dossiers received after this date will not be examined). Selection will be
completed by May 15, 2005. Please note that only the short-listed candidates
will be contacted.
Candidates may access the following websites for additional information
about the Institutes of Women's Studies at the University of Ottawa and at
Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award Scheme (DHPA).
This UK initiative brings outstanding students from India, China, South
Africa, Brazil, and other developing countries to study for PhDs in top
rated UK research facilities. The 2005 awards will provide funding for up to
160 new PhD students.
Scholarship Opportunities for the
2006 Forest Leadership Conference - ForestLeadership is pleased to announce
scholarship opportunities for its 2006 conference, on March 1-2, 2006 in
Toronto, ON. The conference, entitled "The Sustainability Challenge” is set
to attract several of the most prominent speakers in sustainable forest
development, corporate social responsibility and certification.
ForestLeadership has established a scholarship program to provide funding
and opportunities for participants whom otherwise would not be able to
attend the conference and workshops. The scholarship program is geared
towards the inclusion of forest dependent communities, First Nations,
environmental groups, small non-industrial forest owners and academia,
particularly students. The scholarships will cover the registration fees of
the conference, which will address strategic challenges faced by the North
American forest and paper sector. Topics to be discussed at the 2006
ForestLeadership Conference include addressing key long term forest & paper
sustainability challenges, including in the boreal; adapting to evolving
responsible paper purchasing policies; managing global certified supply
chains for pulp & paper products; seizing opportunities associated with
bio-energy and the Kyoto Protocol; reconciling forest & paper sustainability
with financial viability; and generating value through corporate social
responsibility. The 2006 ForestLeadership Conference will be held in
Toronto, at the Wyndham Bristol Place Hotel just next to Toronto’s
international airport. Pre- and post-conference workshops will be held on
February 28 and on March 2nd in the afternoon. Interested applicants can
find complete details and download the application form at <www.ForestLeadership.com>.
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, and no later than
January 20, 2006.
World Forest Institute – See <http://wfi.worldforestrycenter.org/fell-index.htm>
The WFI Fellowship Program brings young forestry and forest products
professionals from around the world to work at the World Forest Institute
for 6 to 12 months. Over 50 Fellows from 20 countries have participated in
Forestry Research Fellowships available - The U.S. Community Forestry Research Fellowship
Program provides fellowships to graduate students to support their field
work in communities in the United States. The awards are up to $15,000 for
dissertation fellows, up to $7,000 for masters fellows, and $2,000 for
predissertation fellows. The program accepts proposals dealing with the
broad array of issues and resources in community forestry, including, but
not limited to, collaborative processes and conflict resolution, social
networks, political ecology of forest communities, urban forestry issues,
watershed restoration, park creation and management, forest labor issues,
nontimber forest product production (floral greens, basket-making materials,
wild mushrooms, maple syrup, etc.), and revitalization of local lifeways and
cultures. Questions concerning issues of social justice and equity are
especially welcome. Eligibility: Students at any institution of higher
learning may apply for a fellowship. The applicant must be enrolled in a
degree-granting program in the social sciences, economics, environmental
science, forestry, agriculture, or natural resource management, policy and
planning at their home institution. Applicants must be engaged in research
that deals directly with or is explicitly relevant to U.S. forest
communities. Field work must be participatory; Fellows must work actively
with members of the community in which they are conducting research to
engage them in the research process. Deadline: Applications must be received
by February 1, 2006. For more details about the program and information on
how to apply visit the website at <http://www.cnr.berkeley.edu/community_forestry/>.
estudiantes Latinoamericanos. La Maestría en Economía y Desarrollo
Industrial con orentación en PyMEs, va a otorgar BECAS para cursar la 6º
edición (2006-2007) a estudiantes provenientes de paises latinoamericanos
que deseen realizar este posgrado en Argentina. Las becas cubren en un 50% o
100% los costos de arancel y matrícula, es decir que los estudiantes sólo
deben costearse los gastos de alojamiento y estadía. Mas información
documento pdf - <maestria[at]ungs.edu.ar>
Programa de Becas para Postgrados Russell E. Train. Convocatoria para
Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia y Perú: 2006-2007. Gracias a una contribución
generosa de parte de la Fundación Gordon y Betty Moore, el programa
Education for Nature (EFN) ofrecerá becas para postgrados en conservación
para individuos de Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú. Las becas serán
ofrecidas hasta el año 2007 y financiarán estudios de postgrado e cualquier
país del mundo para conservacionistas y estudiantes que estén trabajando en
la vertiente oriental de los Andes y Amazonía.
El apoyo financiero consistirá en el pago de matrículas, libros, viaje de
ida y vuelta a la institución de estudios, alojamiento, comida y el
desarrollo de investigaciones. Las becas apoyaran estudios por un máximo de
Para más información sobre las becas
Russell E. Train de postgrado y otras oportunidades del programa Education
for Nature, visite nuestra página web: <www.wwf-efn.org>,
o <escriba a
updated 15 May 2006
Profesionales Visitantes Gordon y Betty Moore para la Conservación de los
Bosques Tropicales en la Región Andes-Amazónica - Programa de
bolsas de apoio abre edital para 2ª chamada 2005.
O IEB - Instituto Internacional de Educação do Brasil abre a segunda chamada
anual do seu Programa BECA - Bolsas de Estudo para a Conservação da Amazônia.
Com o apoio da Fundação Gordon e Betty Moore, o Programa concede bolsas de
estudo para o aperfeiçoamento acadêmico de estudantes de nível médio, de
graduação e pós-graduação, pesquisadores, líderes comunitários e técnicos de
organizações governamentais, não-governamentais e privadas, que atuam em
áreas relacionadas à conservação da biodiversidade na Amazônia brasileira,
permitindo-lhes aprimorar o seu desempenho profissional.
O Programa BECA terá vigência até 2009 e oferece três modalidades de apoio:
Pequenos Apoios para Graduandos e Estudantes de Nível Médio; Bolsas de
Pós-Graduação e Desenvolvimento Profissional. Poderão se candidatar
cidadã(o)s brasileira(o)s ou residentes legais no país que desenvolvam
pesquisas ou trabalhos relacionados à conservação da biodiversidade da
Excepcionalmente nesta chamada a Coordenação do Programa informa que não há
recursos disponíveis para Bolsas de Doutorado no Exterior. O prazo final
para as inscrições é 31 de agosto de 2005. Mais informações podem ser
obtidas através do site <www.iieb.org.br>
The Tropical Conservation and Development
Program (TCD) and the School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC) at
the University of Florida (UF) announce a competition for the Gordon and
Betty Moore Visiting Fellowships to support non-degree training related to
Amazon forest conservation at the University of Florida in Gainesville,
Florida. The visiting fellowships are open to conservation professionals,
researchers, university professors, and Ph.D. students who are legal
residents of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana,
Peru, Suriname, or Venezuela. Fellowships are for four to twelve months in
length and may start at any time between June 2006 and January 2007. More
The International Foundation for Science (IFS)
and the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water & Food (CPWF). IFS
Young Scientists. Closing Date: Until filled. The International Foundation
for Science (IFS) is accepting applications from young scientists in
developing countries for IFS Research Grants to do research on the
sustainable management, use, or conservation of biological or water
resources. This broad statement covers natural science and social science
research on agriculture, soils, animal production, food science, forestry,
agroforestry, aquatic resources, natural products, water resources, etc.
Applications are accepted all year and are to be made on an IFS Application
For information about the IFS grant
and application process, please go to: <http://www.ifs.se/Programme/eligibility.asp>.
United Nations University
Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS).
Position : PhD & Postdoctoral Fellowships - Sustainable Development
Location : Yokohama, Japan
Closing date : 6 May 2005
United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) is a
multi-thematic, interdisciplinary, research and training centre located in
Yokohama, Japan. Its programmes are directed at pressing global issues of
concern to United Nations, making use of advanced research methodologies in
the field of sustainable development. Our fellowship programmes are aimed at
providing young scientists, policy makers, and developing country scholars
with the opportunity to expand their intellectual vision beyond a single
UNU-IAS is now accepting applications for its three fellowship programmes:
UNU-IAS PhD Fellowships, UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowships, and JSPS-UNU
Postdoctoral Fellowships. UNU-IAS PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships are
offered for a period of 10 months beginning in October 2005. JSPS-UNU
Postdoctoral Fellowships are offered for 12-24 months beginning in November
2005. Postdoctoral candidates must have completed a PhD degree, and PhD
candidates must be at the advanced stage of their doctoral dissertation.
Candidates' current research must be closely related to one of the current
thematic areas of the Institute (see
for more details).
For additional research areas and separate fellowship conditions for
JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships, please see
http://www.ias.unu.edu/fellowships for more information and send
fellowships[at]ias.unu.edu. Application forms can be downloaded from
Programa BECA - informações.
Quero convidar-lhes a conhecer os objetivos, a
filosofia e as modalidades de apoio do Programa BECA (Bolsas de Estudo para
a Conservação da Amazônia), o programa de treinamento e capacitação para
profissionais e técnicos na área de conservação da biodiversidade na
Amazônia brasileira que estou coordenando no IEB. O Programa visa conceder
bolsas de estudo para profissionais, técnicos e instituições engajados na
conservação, no uso sustentável e na repartição dos benefícios oriundos da
biodiversidade na Amazônia brasileira. As modalidades de apoio destinam-se
ao aperfeiçoamento acadêmico de estudantes de graduação e pós-graduação,
comunitários e técnicos de organizações governamentais, não-governamentais e
privadas, que atuam na área ambiental, permitindo-lhes aprimorar o seu
trabalho. Para maiores detalhes sobre o Programa acessem
Para conhecer as modalidades de apoio oferecidas acessem <http://www.iieb.org.br/programa.asp?id_subprograma=37&id_programa=11>.
Observo que algumas das modalidades de apoio podem ser de interesse direto
de alguns dentre vocês - estudantes de pós-graduação, técnicos de órgãos
governamentais, ONGs e instituições privadas, e os vinculados às
organizações do movimento social e popular na Amazônia. O edital com a
primeira chamada irá ao ar em 15 de março. Estamos em fase de constituição
do corpo de pareceristas /ad hoc/ e do Comitê de Seleção, para o que alguns
destinatários desta mensagem serão oportunamente convidados.
Agradeço antecipadamente se puderem - e tiverem interesse e possibilidade de
- divulgar amplamente o Programa BECA em suas redes, sites e boletins
eletrônicos, entre seus colegas de instituição/organização e demais
interessados na temática.
Recebam, uma vez mais, minhas cordiais saudações.
Henyo T. Barretto Filho.
Fonte: Sergio Cantuária
Champions of the Earth. UNEP
invites you to nominate individuals or groups for its new international
environment award ‘Champions of the Earth’. This award will be presented
each year to six outstanding environmental achievers and leaders of the
world, who made a significant and recognized contribution, regionally or
beyond, to the protection and sustainable
management of the Earth’s
environment and natural resources. There
is a deadline for applications. For
information go to: <http://www.unep.org/champions/>.
Campeones de la Tierra.
Campeones de la Tierra es un nuevo premio internacional del medio ambiente
que será presentado todos los años por el Programa de las Naciones Unidas
para el Medio Ambiente a seis destacados activistas ambientales y líderes
– uno de cada región del mundo. Mas informacion: <http://www.unep.org/champions/Spanish.pdf>.
The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSM
Fellowships), co-sponsored by the World
Bank and Princeton University.
The Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA)
was created to catalyze increased and sustainable public and private
financing for biodiversity conservation to support the effective
implementation of global commitments to conservation.
The DFID Forestry Research Programme (FRP) at Natural
Resources International (NRI) Ltd, in the United Kingdom invites
you--meaning those with interest in research--to submit concept notes on two
topics (in fact one will do too): 1) Management of upper water catchments or
watersheds; and 2) chainsaw logging and milling.
The topic on management of upper water catchments recognizes that access
to clean water needs active management and that this costs money. Equitable
systems for capture and distribution of benefits resulting from good
upstream forest and land management need to be developed. FRP expects that
this research will build upon the existing work on watershed management and
will provide a socio-economic component to existing activities. Research
should result in applicable models that can measurably improve the
livelihoods of the upland poor. Hence, anything highly technical on reduced
impact logging wouldn't apply. Perhaps you can show how RIL can make poor
people, such as those who rely on fishing, better off.
The topic on chainsaw logging and milling refers to the need by poor
communities for income generation and to the dangers posed by illegal forest
harvesting and trade in forest products. The research is expected to be a
desk study resulting in an applicable decision support model and a manual
for logging systems.
There is a very, very short period for the concept note stage because FRP
expects only a small number of institutions to be able to respond. The
concept note is a brief document, about 3 pages of text, 1 page of logical
framework and 1 page of budget. All research resulting from this call must
be completed by 31 January 2006, because the FRP and other programmes in
DFID's Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy are being closed on 31
Concept Notes should be sent to the FRP at NRI by the closing date of 4
February 2005. Including today that leaves you 12 days. Applicants will be
notified whether their proposals have been selected for a full application
by 25 February 2005. Full funding applications, also in the prescribed
format, will be required by 18 March 2005. Decisions on funding will be
notified by 31 March 2005.
From the day you know that your full proposal has been accepted to the day
you have to deliver you only have one year. So keep in mind that your
proposed work should build on existing work. Don't start something from
scratch. If you are interested you better hurry. Full details of the
application procedures are given in the "Forestry Research Programme -
project proposers' briefing notes", which can be obtained from the FRP
Senior Administrator, Mrs. Katelijne Rothschild-Van Look, Tel: (0 1732) 87
86 92, fax 22 04 97, e-mail <k.rothschild[at]nrint.co.uk>
and from the Internet website: <http://www.frp.uk.com/>.
The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program for the
Americas has an ambitious goal: To encourage the best graduate students
in the Americas to conduct research critical for conserving national parks
throughout the region. For this program, the Americas include Canada, the
United States, Mexico, the countries of Central and South America, and the
countries of the Caribbean.
The program's objectives are to:
* support research on critical problems facing the region’s national parks,
* encourage the use of national parks as laboratories for science, and
* develop world leaders in science and conservation.
By providing support to Ph.D. students throughout the region, the Canon
National Parks Science Scholars Program for the Americas hopes to develop
the next generation of scientists working in the fields of conservation,
environmental science, and national park management. It is these scientists
who will learn, discover, invent, and create solutions to preserve the
national parks of the 21st century. <http://www.nature.nps.gov>.
Programa Canon para Investigadores Científicos de
Parques Nacionales. El Programa Canon anuncia su convocatoria para el
año 2005. El programa es fruto de la colaboración entre Canon USA., Inc., la
Asociación Americana para el Avance de la Ciencia y el Servicio de Parques
Nacionales de los Estados Unidos. El programa concederá ocho becas de U$S
78.000 (setenta y ocho mil dólares) cada una a estudiantes de doctorado de
América que realicen investigaciones clave para la conservación de los
parques nacionales de la región. Pueden optar a las becas proyectos en
ciencias biológicas, físicas, sociales y culturales, al igual que proyectos
en una nueva categoría — la innovación tecnológica aplicada a la ciencia de
la conservación. <http://www.nature.nps.gov>
The World Bank seeks ideas for Environment Projects.
The Bank's Development
Marketplace plans to award $3 million for innovative, local projects that
provide unique solutions to environmental challenges. The Development
Marketplace 2005, with the theme of "Innovations for Livelihoods in a
Sustainable Environment," reflects the Bank's determination to support local
ideas that improve the lives of poor people while minimizing environmental
degradation. The competition is open to civil society groups, social
entrepreneurs, youth organizations, private foundations, academia,
private-sector corporations and others. The maximum award will be US$150,000
per proposal. See: <http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/NEWS/0,,contentMDK:20289921%7EmenuPK:34463%7E
UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Fellowships.
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) is
calling on young researchers with advanced degrees (M.A., M.Sc. or
equivalent) in developing countries to apply to the UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi
Research Fellowship Programme for fellowships ranging from USD $6,000 to USD
$10,000. The amount varies according to duration and place of study. The
duration of the research studies could be between 3 months (minimum) to 9
Through this programme, UNESCO grants a total of 20 fellowships a year to
researchers in four areas: environment, intercultural dialogue, information
and communication technologies, and peaceful conflict resolution.
A maximum of two researchers, no older than 40, will be chosen by each
National Commission. A selection committee made up of experts in the four
study areas will then examine the applications and make preliminary
recommendations to the Director-General.
Only applications from invited countries are eligible to apply (see below
for more information). No applications will be considered from individuals.
All applications must be sent to the National Commission for UNESCO of the
country of origin of the candidate (see below for more information). The
National Commission will decide whether they will submit the application to
UNESCO. It should be noted that all candidatures must be endorsed by the
National Commission for UNESCO.
To obtain The UNESCO Fellowship Application Form, applicants may contact the
National Commission for UNESCO in their country. (The Medical Examination
Report is NOT NEEDED when applying.) <http://www.unesco.org/fellowships>.
UNESCO's Small Grant Program--The overall goal of this programme is
to encourage mid-career
professionals and their institutions to contribute to poverty eradication
strategies and national action plans that are based on a human rights
For information, please go to:
UNESCO contribution under this programme is aimed at strengthening national
capacities for research and policy analysis on poverty eradication, thus,
assisting selected Member States in developing anti-poverty strategies and
action plans based on human rights and in monitoring their implementation.
This programme targets researchers in selected Member States
in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and parts of Latin America and the
Caribbean - the regions or sub-regions, according to prevailing trends,
least likely to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goal on
halving extreme poverty by 2015.
UNESCO wishes to encourage research and policy analysis focusing on the
relationship between poverty and human rights. The Organization also wishes
to promote analysis on the impact of public policies on the rights of the
poor, especially on the extent to which "pro-poor" policies and related
national actions in development programming are actually contributing to
improved livelihoods and participation of the poor. In cooperation with
partners, UNESCO hopes to support work that moves toward a view of poverty
as a human rights violation. In so doing the Organization hopes to
contribute to a heightened awareness of the injustice of poverty, in
accordance with the U.N. Committee on Social, Economic, and Cultural Rights
which describes it as "a human condition characterized by the sustained or
chronic deprivation of the resources, capabilities, choices, security and
power necessary for the enjoyment of an adequate standard of living and
other civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights".
Policy research along the following lines would be of particular interest to
UNESCO: Effectiveness of the existing legal and policy frameworks in
ensuring and promoting pro-poor policies and eradication of poverty within a
human rights framework Extent to which the existing framework of human
rights law needs to be strengthened to promote abolition of poverty Role and
capacity of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other civil society
groups in executing collective action to claim the (legal) rights of the
poor. Collection of case studies that serve to illustrate the dimensions of
poverty as a human rights violation and establish the relationship between
these violations and the responsible agents and duty-bearers Compilation of
a body of relevant domestic and international case law, legal precedent, and
best practices data to serve as a resource base to support systematic
efforts at human rights-based policy reform Demonstration or recommendations
of effective approaches to promote collective action (i.e., the legal 'actio
popularis') and equal participation of the poor in poverty abolition
Funding and eligibility:
The UNESCO Small Grants Programme will provide individual project grants in
the amount of $10,000 (upper ceiling) to institutionally-based mid-career
professionals at universities, specialized research centres, relevant
Government departments, NGOs, etc., in the targeted regions of the world -
selected on a competitive basis. This funding is intended to cover the
direct costs of the research, including the local travel and subsistence of
the principal researcher(s) and research assistants, acquisition of relevant
literature and supplies, data collection, analysis, and report preparation.
The grant will not cover the salaries of the principal researcher(s) or
Mid-career professionals with an attained doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in
political science or other relevant social science discipline, focusing on
human rights, are the intended beneficiaries of this capacity-building
effort. Nevertheless, proposals from younger or senior professionals will be
considered as well, especially when it can be demonstrated that they are a
joint effort and will contribute to capacity-building. A number of younger
professionals could also team up in a project provided that the
justification for this is provided. Three grants will be earmarked for state
of the art reviews of the literature on poverty and human rights (one in
each of the three regions), to be allocated on a competitive basis to
qualifying members of the CROP [Comparative Research Programme on Poverty]
Application, approval process, notification:
Eligible candidates are invited to submit their applications to the
designated UNESCO Field Office (see below). A complete application will
comprise a detailed curriculum vitae of the applicant (and of each team
member when it is a joint effort), as well as a detailed research proposal
(up to 20 standard pages) providing background on the issues to be studied,
policy justification and expected results. To be successful, a project
proposal will need to demonstrate the contribution the activity will make,
over and above previous efforts.
Selection of successful participants will be made on a competitive basis, in
two stages. At the regional level, a committee of 3-4 professionals,
including the Directors of the UNESCO Offices concerned, will review
proposals and make a pre-selection. The dossiers of the pre-selected
candidates will then be forwarded to UNESCO Headquarters in Paris where they
will be further reviewed by an International Advisory Committee and final
decisions made. UNESCO will notify the successful candidates soon
thereafter. This information will be posted on the Web site of the Sector of
Social and Human Sciences as well.
Grant administration, reporting, monitoring and evaluation
The grants in this round are tenable for a period of up to 12 months from
the date of notification. The funds will be disbursed through the
participants' institutions. Those institutions will assist the UNESCO Field
Office network in administering the grants. The Letter of Offer will specify
the conditions of the grant, including the time lines for disbursement of
funds and submission of periodic and final reports.
UNESCO will provide support to the professionals and institutions
participating in this Small Grants Programme on an on-going basis and
monitor the implementation of individual projects and the programme as a
whole. At the end of the cycle the Organization will undertake an overall
evaluation of the programme with a view to deciding the future direction of
its action on poverty eradication efforts.
Dissemination of results:
The International Advisory Committee of the UNESCO Small Grants Programme
will convene in a final round to adjudicate on the quality of research
results produced and on good practices in poverty eradication identified
under this programme. The Advisory Committee will assure that each supported
activity has built into it a strategy for the wide dissemination of
worthwhile results, especially in the target country or at the sub-regional
level. For the overall programme UNESCO will ensure the wide dissemination
of important results and good practices at the international level using
relevant mechanisms and channels (e.g., the Web, policy papers, video,
CD-ROM, the Mass Media, etc.), in collaboration with different national,
regional and international partners.
How to apply:
Interested participants should send their applications electronically, in
English, French or Spanish, to the Director of the relevant UNESCO Field
Office, as follows:
West and Central Africa:
UNESCO BAMAKO OFFICE: E-Mail: bamako[at]unesco.org Tel.: +223 223 34 92; 223
34 93; Fax: +223 223 34 94; Street address: Badalabougou Est; Postal
address: B.P. E 1763, Bamako, MALI
Eastern and Southern Africa:
UNESCO DAR ES SALAAM OFFICE: E-Mail: dar-es-salaam[at]unesco.org Tel.:
+255(22) 26 66 623; 26 671 65; Fax: +255 (22) 26 66 927; Street Address:
Oyster Bay, Uganda Avenue Plot No 197 A, Dar es Salaam; Postal address: P.O.
Box 31473, Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
UNESCO NEW DELHI OFFICE: E-Mail: <newdelhi[at]unesco.org>;
Tel.: +91 (11) 671 3000; Fax: +91 (11) 671 3001/2; Street address: B 5/29
Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi; Postal address: Postal Code 110 029 New
Latin America and the Caribbean:
UNESCO SAN JOSE OFFICE: E-Mail: <san-jose[at]unesco.org>;
Tel.: +506 258 7625;
Fax: +506 258 74 58; 258 76 41; Street address: Paseo Coln, ave 1 bis, calle
+28, casa esquinera # 2810, San José; Postal address: Apartado 220-2120, San
Francisco de Guadalupe, COSTA RICA.
Copies of all applications should also be sent
electronically to UNESCO Headquarters in Paris - to the e-mail address: <shs-povertysmallgrants[at]unesco.org
- to facilitate follow-up. The deadline for submission of applications is
31st March 2005.
UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR DE SAN ANDRÉS. FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS PURAS Y
NATURALES. CARRERA DE BIOLOGÍA - INSTITUTO DE ECOLOGÍA. CENTRO DE POSTGRADO
EN ECOLOGÍA Y CONSERVACIÓN (CPEC).
CONVOCATORIA AL VI CURSO DE LA MAESTRÍA EN ECOLOGÍA Y CONSERVACIÓN
El Centro de Postgrado en Ecología y Conservación del Instituto de Ecología,
Carrera de Biología/FCPN/UMSA, convoca a graduados universitarios de las
diferentes disciplinas científicas y humanísticas a presentar sus
postulaciones al VI Curso de la Maestría en Ecología y Conservación.
OBJETIVO DE LA MAESTRÍA: El programa de la Maestría se plantea como una
ampliación y diversificación de los conocimientos de los distintos
profesionales y se enfoca a fortalecer la capacidad de gestión (acciones y
decisiones dirigidas a poner en práctica las propuestas de un proyecto o
programa) para el manejo sustentable y la conservación de los recursos
naturales y el medioambiente, así como para conciliar el desarrollo humano
con una adecuada calidad ambiental de vida. Adicionalmente, busca facilitar
el acceso a la superación de la formación académica profesional en Bolivia
y, fundamentalmente, su planteamiento responde a la necesidad de establecer
un programa vinculado a la realidad nacional. Se pretende así, contribuir a
la conservación de los recursos y al desarrollo sostenible del país y la
Este objetivo es concretado a través de la formación especializada en tres
campos de acción: Conservación y Manejo de la Biodiversidad, Planificación
Ambiental y Calidad Ambiental.
DURACIÓN: Dos años, organizados en cuatro semestres, con una carga horaria
total de 3.200 horas y una equivalencia de 80 créditos (incluyendo la
elaboración de la tesis).
REQUISITOS DE POSTULACIÓN:
Carta de solicitud debidamente suscrita y expresando los motivos por los
cuales postula al curso.
Formulario de pre-inscripción al curso debidamente llenado (recoger de
oficinas del CPEC).
Currículum Vitae documentado.
Fotocopia de carnet de identidad.
Fotocopia del Título Académico de Licenciatura (deberá ser legalizada para
Fotocopias de certificados de calificaciones de la Licenciatura, incluyendo
promedio ponderado o record académico.
Fotocopia de acta de defensa de tesis y calificación obtenida en la misma.
Dos referencias de parte de profesores universitarios o profesionales
destacados que conozcan el desempeño y potencial académico del candidato,
según formato del CPEC (recoger de oficinas).
Si el candidato es auspiciado (patrocinio o financiamiento) por una
institución, presentar acreditación.
Los documentos, debidamente foliados en el orden anotado, deben ser
entregados en las oficinas del CPEC, o enviados por correo postal, antes de
la fecha límite establecida para la postulación.
FINANCIAMIENTO: La Maestría cuenta con el apoyo financiero del Fondo
Contravalor II (Bolivia-Alemania). Todos los estudiantes admitidos se
beneficiarán con subvenciones equivalentes al 90% del costo total y real del
curso. Adicionalmente, se habilitará un número limitado de becas parciales
para la elaboración de tesis.
Costo de la matrícula UMSA: 150 $us/año. Este valor es independiente del
costo del curso.
Costo del curso: 800 $us. por los dos años (10% del costo total).
NÚMERO DE PLAZAS: 24.
Recepción de documentos y pre-inscripciones: hasta el 7 de enero de 2005 a
las 18:00 horas.
Notificación a pre-seleccionados: 18 de enero de 2005.
Exámenes y entrevistas: 24 a 26 de enero de 2005.
Publicación de postulantes aceptados: 2 de febrero de 2005.
Matriculación e inscripciones: 7 a 11 de febrero de 2005.
Inicio de clases: 14 de febrero de 2005.
INFORMES E INSCRIPCIONES: El Plan de Estudios y formularios de postulación
podrán recogerse de oficinas del CPEC o solicitarse vía internet.
Centro de Postgrado en Ecología y Conservación
Campus Universitario, Cota Cota - Calle 27 s/n
Casilla Correo Central 10077
La Paz - Bolivia
Correos electrónicos: <docentepec[at]acelerate.com>
Duración de la convocatoria: 26 de octubre a 30 de diciembre de 2004
Postdoctoral Fellows Program in Sustainable
Development of the Planet. The Earth Institute at Columbia University. New
York, USA. Closing date: 1 December 2004.
The Earth Institute at Columbia University seeks applications
from innovative postdoctoral candidates interested in path-breaking
disciplinary research as well as multidisciplinary initiatives on
sustainable development issues. The Postdoctoral Fellows Program in
Sustainable Development provides scholars with the opportunity to enhance
their foundation in one of the Institute's core disciplines – earth
sciences, biological sciences, engineering sciences, social sciences, and
health sciences – while at the same time acquiring the cross-disciplinary
expertise and breadth needed to address critical issues related to reducing
poverty, hunger, disease, and environmental degradation.
Candidates for the Program should submit a proposal for research based in
one of the core disciplines that would contribute to the goal of global
sustainable development. This could take the form of participating in and
contributing to an existing multidisciplinary Earth Institute project, an
extension of an existing project, or a new project that connects existing
Institute expertise in novel ways. Candidates should identify their desired
small multidisciplinary mentoring team, i.e., two or more senior faculty
members or research scientists/scholars at Columbia with whom they would
like to work during their fellowship.
Visit the Institute's Postdoctoral Fellows Web site <http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/postdoc/>
for a list of research units and relevant Columbia University and Barnard
College departments. Fellowships will ordinarily be granted for a period of
24 months. More information on the program is available on the Postdoctoral
Fellows Web site. Application forms should be completed online at <http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/postdoc/>.
Applications submitted by December 1, 2004 , will be considered for
fellowships starting in the summer or fall of 2005.
For more information, contact: Hilary Cisneros Dewhurst., Manager, Fellows
Program, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, 405 Low Library, MC
4335, 535 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027 USA. E-mail: <hd6[at]columbia.edu>.
Foundation for Science (IFS) and the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and
Food (CPWF) are pleased to issue a call for research proposals open to young
scientists. The purpose of the grants is to provide opportunities for
young researchers to contribute to the generation of scientific knowledge
relevant for achieving food security and poverty alleviation as expressed in
the formulation of the Challenge Program on Water and Food. For information
regarding the call, please access the CPWF web page
for a copy of the guidelines, or the IFS website
The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy are now looking for
entries from inspirational and innovative local sustainable energy projects
from across the globe including the UK to compete for up to £250,000 of
prize money. For information on the Ashden Awards, including downloadable
application forms, please visit <www.ashdenawards.org>
or contact: Danielle Jones: Phone + 44 207 410 0330; E-mail <danielle.jones[at]sfct.org.uk>.
Closing dates for entries is 30 November 2004.
Postdoctoral Fellowship. The deadline for next
year's awards is November 1, 2004. Applications and nominations are
invited for the Katherine Esau Postdoctoral Fellowship, which will be
awarded to an outstanding young scientist interested in structural aspects
of plants at the level of tissues, organs and whole plants.
Included would be studies in which plant structure is integrated with
development, evolution and/or function. Modern approaches to important
questions in plant anatomy and morphology are encouraged. Preference will be
given to candidates who have completed the Ph.D. within the past five years.
Information is available at <http://www.dbs.ucdavis.edu/fellowships/esau/app-info.html>.
Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. For an
organisation that has alleviated human suffering. Deadline: 1 November 2004.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation invites nominations for the 2005 Conrad N.
Hilton Humanitarian Prize. It is seeking an organisation that has made
extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere in
the world. <http://www.comminit.com/awards2004/awards2004/awards-854.html>
Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation. <http://www.rufford.org/rsg/>
These grants of up to £5,000 are aimed at individuals or small groups
running conservation programmes and pilot projects and are not designed to
be a small part of a large undertaking. They were set up in 1999 and
in excess of 500 have been given.
Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowships. Institute of International Education's
Scholar Rescue Fund. Deadline: 1 October 2004. Provides fellowships for
scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their home countries. The
fellowships permit scholars to find temporary refuge at universities and
colleges world wide, enabling them to pursue their academic work and share
their knowledge with students, colleagues, and the community at
Development Awards. The Global Development Awards competition organised
by the Global Development Network (GDN) is an international contest for
researchers on development. Deadline: 20 September 2004. Open only to
scholars and practitioners based in developing countries, with an emphasis
on recognising and supporting the work of younger researchers at the start
of their careers. Every year, approximately USD $400,000 is awarded in
prizes to researchers, both as cash and travel to GDN's Annual Conference. <http://www.comminit.com/awards2004/awards2004/awards-881.html>.
YOUNG SCIENTIST PUBLICATION AWARDS - The Commonwealth Forestry
Association has established a scheme known as the International Forestry
Review Young Scientist Publication Awards, or the Young Scientist Awards.
(YSA) that is designed to help promote the careers of young forest
scientists and managers through publication in the International Forestry
Review. Age of author under 30 years of age at time of submission of entry.
Author should not have previously published articles in peer-reviewed
international technical journals. The submission should be from one author.
Entries should be submitted in English. For more information visit <www.cfa-international.org>
or contact the editor of the International Forestry Review at <alan.pottinger[at]cfa-international.org>.
GSDI SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM 2004 - The
Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Secretariat is pleased to announce
its Small Grants Programme for the year 2004. See: <http://www.gsdi.org/docs2004/GSDI_Small_Grants_Prog_12May04.htm>.
Proposals are due on 16 June 2004. Please either e-mail, fax, or send
them to: GSDI Secretariat, 590 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley
Drive, Reston, Virginia 20192, USA. <grants[at]gsdi.org>.
Forestry Association is seeking nominations for the Queen’s Award
here for more information.
Rolex Awards for Enterprise - The
Rolex Awards provide financial assistance to people to implement
concrete working projects that either are envisaged for the future or
have been completed in part. Applications are available via their
web site http://www.rolexawards.com/.
The Secretariat of The Rolex Awards for Enterprise, P.O. Box 1311, 1211
Geneva 26 Switzerland, Tel: + 41 22 302 22 00, Fax: + 41 22 302 25 85,
Environmental Assessment and Management Professional Development
Fellowship in Eastern Africa - The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Professional Development (PD) programme led by Capacity and Linkages for
Environmental Impact Assessment in Africa (CLEEIA) is launching a second
round of Fellowships for EIA to professionals from Eastern Africa. The
overall goal of the programme is to enhance EIA capacity through
learning by doing and to strengthen professional EIA networks in the
sub-region. Four PD Fellowships will be awarded through competitive
selection. The application deadline is May 7, 2004. To find out more
about the programme and the application process please visit <http://www.encapafrica.org/pd_program04.htm>.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY - Water Resource Management - The Israeli
Experience. April 29 - May 17, 2004. Galillee College, Israel. Preservation
of Israel's water resources is one of the major challenges confronting
the country today. Israel entered the 21st century with one of its
greatest water overdrafts ever - a shortfall of some 500 million cubic
meters in 2001 in comparison to the average annual replenishment rate of
major aquifers. Additionally, water scarcity is exacerbated by
the deteriorating quality of actual water resources due to demographic,
industrial and agricultural pressures. In a series of decisions made in
2000 and 2001, the Israeli government resolved to take specific steps
both to reduce water demand and increase water supply. Complementary to
this, river restoration action plans have been significantly advanced in
recent years and enforcement against polluters of water resources
has been stepped up. The upcoming International program on the topic of
"Environmental Management" will introduce participants to the Israeli
approach in the management of water resources, including the new
technologies involved and utilized. For additional information please
contact Mark Street at: <mstreet[at]galilco.ac.il>.
Tuition scholarships for eligible applicants from transitional countries
are currently available.
Natura Foundation-Japan. The Pro Natura Foundation subsidizes
research to preserve wild animals, plants and ecosystems, or on the
relationship between the natural environment and human beings.
address: Shoto Annex bldg. 2F, 1-25-8 Shoto, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0046;
FAX +81-3-5454-2838; e-mail: <pro-natura[at]muj.biglobe.ne.jp>;
Environment Foundation, Japan. Founded in 1989, the Nagao Natural
Environment Foundation (NEF) is a non-profit and independent
organisation dedicated to helping the conservation of natural biological
resources in developing countries. NEF currently seeks, through its
scholarship and research grant programmes, to promote and encourage the
conservation of wildlife, habitat, and biological diversity in
developing countries in the Asia and Pacific region. NEF has already
funded just over 60 conservation projects and provided scholarship to 60
university students in total. NEF's activities are supported solely by
generous private funds given by Mr. Eijiro Nagao, who is the president
of Marusan Securities Co.,Ltd and also his family.
The NEF Research Grant Programme encourages innovative research
proposals from scientists who work full-time at recognised research
institutes. The programme sponsors field research project, workshop,
publications and other activities. Applicants should preferably be below
40 years old and must have their permanent and working addresses in
developing countries in the Asia and Pacific region. The amount of grant
does not exceed one million Japanese Yen per project per year. The
project can be renewed up to 3 years. Prior to the submission of
proposals, individuals interested in applying for the programme should
write a letter of about 600 words introducing themselves, along with a
project summary. Proposals are accepted year around. The grant
recipients are obliged to submit a report of around 10,000 words or its
equivalent material at the end of project period.
Contact information: Yushima 2-29 Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Japan 113-0034; tel:
81 3 3812 3123; fax: 81 3 3812 3129; email: <aohno[at]jwrc.or.jp>;
The World Forest
Institute (WFI) International Fellowship Program.
The WFI is seeking individuals working in forestry and natural resources
to apply for the International Fellowsip Program. WFI is a division of
the World Forestry Center, which is a small, private non-profit
educational organization based in Portland, Oregon U.S.A. The Forestry
Center promotes education and information exchange regarding forests and
forestry. Additional information is available at <http://www.worldforestry.org/wfi/index.html>.
Programa Internacional de Becas de la Fundación Ford Lanza. 4ta.
Convocatoria.Desde diciembre de 2003 hasta el
15 de marzo de 2004, estará abierta la Convocatoria y Proceso de
Postulación a becas de postgrado del Programa Internacional de Becas de
la Fundación Ford.
Este año, las postulaciones se podrán hacer, también,
vía internet. Ingresando a la web del Programa:
International Center for Tropical Ecology. <http://www.umsl.edu/~biology/icte/>
promotes education and research in tropical biology, conservation and
the sustainable use of tropical ecosystems. A major goal of the
collaboration between the Center and the University of Missouri-St.
Louis is the education of graduate students from tropical countries who
will subsequently lead efforts to conserve tropical ecosystems. The
Center raises funds for graduate students through grants from
foundations, solicitations from the St. Louis community, and through the
organization of special events. These funds provide fellowships,
research scholarships, internships and travel awards.
Earthwatch Institute <http://www.earthwatch.org/results/tropforest/>
Since the 1970s, Earthwatch Institute has supported over 100 scientists
in the frontiers of tropical forest research, with field grants totaling
more than $3.8 million, resulting in more than 200 peer-reviewed
publications. Earthwatch teams working with these scientists, from 100
institutions around the world, have pioneered the study of tropical
forest ecosystems and provided valuable results that are improving
conservation of these dwindling resources.
John Denver Memorial Scholarship in Tropical Ecology. International
Center for Tropical Ecology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (ICBG) - a unique effort that
addresses the interdependent issues of drug discovery, biodiversity
conservation, and sustainable economic growth.
The National Wildlife
Federation's Species Recovery Fund (SRF) was created to spur habitat
restorations, species reintroductions, private land conservation
activities and other creative endeavors that directly improve conditions
for species listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. During the
past four years, National Wildlife Federation has awarded over forty
grants — each between $3,000 and $7,000 — to support innovative
endangered species conservation efforts. Organizations and individuals
that are working toward the conservation of one or more of the foreign
species listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act are eligible to
apply to the SRF. Applications must be submitted in English. For grant
guidelines go to:
Plant Genetic Resources Institute Vavilov-Frankel Fellowships-- <http://www.ipgri.cgiar.org/training/vavilov.htm>
The Global Environment
Facility (GEF), established in 1991, helps developing countries fund
projects and programs that protect the global environment. GEF grants
support projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international
waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic
pollutants. Web site: <http://www.gefweb.org/>.
ARCBC Research Grant
Programme - ASEAN Region. <http://www.arcbc.org.ph>
Both Ends provides ongoing services
to environmental organisations in the South and in CEE-countries. They
primarily work for and with NGOs (non-governmental organisations) and
CBOs (community-based organisations).
"Overview of Funding Agencies That Fund
Forest and Forest related Projects"
The Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) provides
grants to programs addressing hunger and its causes. Grants support
efforts in five PHP program areas, which include Development
Assistance. Their grants application page can be found at <http://www.pcusa.org/pcusa/wmd/hunger/Apply.htm>.
Neotropical Bird Club Conservation award:
Research grants of $500 to $1500 are available subject to certain
conditions. Grants are available for conservation work or research which
may be of conservation benefit.
There are no formal deadlines. Applications are assessed on a rolling
basis by a conservation sub-committee and successful applications then
have to be approved by the Council of the Neotropical Bird Club. You
will be informed of the outcome of your application as soon as possible
(Application form <http://www.neotropicalbirdclub.org/club/awardform.html> )
Applicants <http://www.neotropicalbirdclub.org/club/advice.html> (en español y english): Applications must be submitted on
the Application Form provided to be considered - preferably by email.
Please read the attached
applicants carefully. If you have further enquiries please contact
James Lowen at:
Neotropical Bird Club (conservation awards)
c/o The Lodge
Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL
Rainforest Alliance. Research in Tropical Non-Timber Forest Products.
The Rainforest Alliance seeks alternatives to deforestation that provide
economic support for rainforest communities. In 1989, with support from
Elysabeth Kleinhans, the Rainforest Alliance began to study the
management and use of tropical forest resources that preserve the
integrity of the forest ecosystem. One way to do this is to support the
limited extraction of forest resources (brazil nuts, fruits, medicinal
plants) for sale to local, national and international markets. As a way
of supporting the Alliance's work to transform business practices and
educate consumers, the Kleinhans Fellows research the ecological, social
and business challenges for successful non-timber forest product
enterprises. The deadline for applications is: 31 December 2006. For
more information, go to <http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/kleinhans.cfm?id=main>.
Catalyst Fund. Rainforest Alliance.
Over the past 10 years, the Catalyst Fund has awarded over 100 grants
worldwide, equaling more than $200,000 invested in community projects in
over 25 countries. Catalyst grants are awarded to local organizations
and eco-enterprises that demonstrate that their work will improve the
lives of the local community, safeguard forests or restore wildlands.
These little grants make a big difference to the companies and
communities that receive them. <http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/programs/cg/index.html>
Program Seeks Fellowship Applicants. The Environmental
Leadership Program (ELP) seeks to transform public understanding of
environmental issues by training and supporting a diverse network of
emerging leaders. The ELP Fellowship is a national program designed to
build the leadership capacity of the environmental field's most
promising emerging professionals from the United States and US
Territories. The fellowship is designed to provide training, project
support, and a peer network to approximately twenty talented and diverse
individuals each year from all sectors of the environmental field,
including the nonprofit, business, government, and higher education
The two-year fellowship offers networking opportunities, intensive
leadership and skills training, project seed money, support, and time
for personal and professional reflection. Fellows join a community of
diverse emerging leaders, and have the opportunity to meet established
environmental practitioners and experts in the field. Fellows receive
travel and accommodations for fellowship retreats; access to funding for
leadership-building projects; and national recognition through the
Applicants must commit to participating in four five-day retreats
over two years. In addition, each fellow has the opportunity to conduct
a leadership-building project of their design with support from the ELP
Activity Fund. In their first year, fellows are given the opportunity to
request grants from the fund, which provides up to $10,000 per
participant to support leadership-building activities through individual
and collaborative projects. While fellows must participate in fellowship
activities throughout the year and complete periodic assignments, they
are expected to continue their professional jobs or studies.
ELP promotes diversity of race and ethnicity, gender, sector,
professional background, values and traditions, and issue expertise in
the environmental field. Applicants should be relatively new to the
environmental field with approximately three to ten years of
professional experience or post-undergraduate academic studies.
Demonstrated talent as a practitioner or scholar is a prerequisite.
Applicants must be residents of the United States or US territories.
ELP Web site <http://www.elpnet.org/fellowship_application.html>
for application procedures.
The Garden Club of America
offers a wide range of excellent scholarships and fellowships. In 2010,
50 students benefited from these diverse offerings. Check our website at
www.gcamerica.org for a complete updated list, detailed information,
applications, and deadlines.
Please encourage worthy candidates to apply for these awards:
* An internship in garden history and design with preference given to
those who want to intern at the Smithsonian
* A fellowship in garden history and design
* A scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students for study of
tropical horticulture and botany abroad
* A summer scholarship in field botany for undergraduate and graduate
* An additional summer scholarship in field botany for undergraduate
* A scholarship for graduate study in horticulture and landscape
architecture in Great Britain
* A fellowship in landscape architecture at the American Academy in Rome
* An award to fund graduate students for field work and research in
coastal wetland studies
* Awards in tropical botany for Ph.D. candidates to pursue independent
* A fellowship in medicinal botany
* A summer scholarship in medicinal botany primarily for undergraduate
* A grant for graduate students to conduct field research on the biology
and management of rare flora
* A scholarship to study the habitat for threatened and endangered
native birds of the U.S.
* Awards for summer environmental studies to undergraduate following
their freshman, sophomore or junior years
* Regional scholarships for college or graduate students who wish to
pursue the study of horticulture and related subjects
* A fellowship in ecological restoration
* An offering in summer environmental studies for residents of New
Jersey or non-residents studying in New Jersey
* A fellowship in urban forestry
* An award to fund graduate and advanced undergraduate students studying
horticulture, conservation, botany, environmental science, and landscape
design relating to arid landscape.
updated 25 August 2010
Scholars of the Environment. Call for Applications will begin
1 June 2007. Application deadline: 1 September 2007For application and more information, please
go to website: <http://www.watsoninstitute.org/ge/watson_scholars/>
Opportunity for Environmental Leaders of the
Developing World to Examine Land-Use Science. The Watson Scholars
program brings environmental leaders from university faculties,
governments, and nongovernmental organizations throughout the developing
world to Brown University for advanced training in land-change sciences
and policies, providing them with tools to enhance the sustainable
development capacity in their countries. The program offers an intensive
program in sustainable land-use science to provide mastery of critical
concepts, relevant tools, and transferable processes necessary for
successfully managing land and ecosystems. Supported by a $550,000 grant
from the Henry Luce Foundation, the program offers Scholars time away
from their daily responsibilities to learn new skills with a community
of scholars applying both theoretical and practice approaches to real
world environmental issues.
Full time for three and a half months, participants
are involved in courses, workshops, field trips, symposia, mentorship,
professional networking, and research projects. The Watson International
Scholars of the Environment are active participants, not passive
students. Instruction focuses upon relevant case studies of land-use
patterns, and successful and unsuccessful approaches to maintaining
delivery of ecosystem goods and services from throughout the world. The
opportunity for participants entails increased levels of effectiveness,
informing sound decision-making by enhancing abilities to rapidly
integrate data from across disciplines. Investment in these leaders is
strategic: participants are men and women capable of creating lasting
and immediately favorable impacts on the sustainable development of
their home institutions, eco-regions, and nations. Accordingly,
participants are expected to be at a mid-point within their careers in
environmental science, policy, and technology fields. The program seeks
individuals who want to forge new linkages among ideas and issues, to
develop networks among leaders facing similar land-use issues, and to
explore alliances with relevant colleagues and institutions for improved
personal and institutional effectiveness in meeting the needs of
An additional component of the program is the Luce
Environmental Fellows program. The fellows are Brown undergraduate and
graduate students who work with Watson Scholars and University faculty
on multidisciplinary environmental research and policy initiatives.
Brown's high-quality facilities are fully available to the Watson
Scholars, including a 3-million-volume library, comfortable offices, and
computing in the Watson Institute for International Studies, and
state-of-the-art environmental laboratories and classrooms. This
strategically designed curriculum and its eminent institutional setting
provide the Watson International Scholars of the Environment with
essential tools for enhancing sustainable development capacity in their
countries. At the completion of the program, each graduate receives
certification from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP);
Brown is one of only three institutions worldwide approved by UNEP to
offer such postgraduate semesters.
Funding resources put together by the European Tropical Forest
Research Net - ETFRN - <http://www.etfrn.org/etfrn/resource/frames/linkfund.html>.
sources for forest research <http://www.etfrn.org/etfrn/eucomm/6fp/index.html>
ETFRN, together with the UK Department for International Development,
Forest Research Programme (DFID-FRP) organised an information meeting in
Brussels on 4 February 2003. This meeting informed the research
community in Europe and developing countries on funding sources for
forest research within the EC in general, and the FP6 in particular. A
CD and a
website were developed to widely disseminate the results of the
meeting. The CD and website include documents required for the
preparation of proposals in response to the first calls published under
the EC 6th framework programme.
Inter-American Foundation (IAF) <http://www.iaf.gov> is an independent agency of the
United States government that provides grants to nongovernmental and
community-based organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean for
innovative, sustainable and participatory self-help programs. The IAF
primarily funds partnerships among grassroots and nonprofit
organizations, businesses and local governments, directed at improving
the quality of life of poor people and strengthening participation,
accountability and democratic practices. To contribute to a better
understanding of the development process, the IAF also shares its
experiences and the lessons it has learned. Contact: Inter-American
Foundation, 901 N. Stuart Street, 10th Floor, Arlington, VA 22203,
phone: 703.306.4301, fax: 703.306.4365, e-mail: <info[at]iaf.gov>.
The West and Central African
Council for Agricultural Research and Development has compiled a
web page with information regarding educational fellowships and grants.
University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources & Environment
has compiled a web page with information regarding educational
fellowships and grants. <http://www.snre.umich.edu/current-students/international-scholarships.php>
SOURCES OF FUNDING FOR SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT: FAO has prepared a
small database on sources of funding for activities in support of
sustainable forest management. In response to the many positive comments
they received on their pilot project, they have been working to expand this
further and a much fuller version of the database is now available
or <http://www.fao.org/forestry/foris/webview/cpf/index.jsp?geoId=0&langId=1&siteId=2225>. The database contains links to
the web pages of agencies that present clear guidelines and procedures for
applying for their funds. The database can be queried by type of activity,
country, type of applicant and the amount of funding required. In addition,
in recognition of the digital divide, they have a facility to
print-on-demand a complete database extraction for any country in the World
and they will be disseminating some of these hard-copies to their partners
in developing countries. This is being developed as part of the "Sourcebook
of Funding for Sustainable Forest Management" initiative of the
Collaborative Partnership on Forests. In addition to funding for traditional
forestry projects, the database also includes information about funding for
a wide range of other activities that could contribute to sustainable forest
management (e.g. grants for overseas study and training, grants for
feasibility studies). FAO would welcome comments about the usefulness and
quality of this information and to receive any suggestions about how it
could be improved. We would therefore be very keen to receive feedback which
can be sent by e-mail to
CALL FOR PROPOSALS - From the
Mountain Forum -Earthwatch
Institute is an international non-profit organization that supports
scholarly field research worldwide in the biological, physical, social, and
cultural sciences. Field research grant awards are derived from funds
contributed by Earthwatch members who serve as volunteer participants on
research projects. Volunteers are educated and motivated individuals who are
recruited and screened by Earthwatch to meet scientists' needs. To date,
Earthwatch has supported over 2,800 research projects in 120 countries, with
more than 65,000 volunteer field assistants contributing $53 million in
research grants. Scientists, resource managers, and qualified professionals
involved in basic and applied research are eligible to apply as individuals
or as teams. Principal Investigators must be present in the field and
oversee all research activities. Professionals from any nationality, for
work in any regional area, are eligible to apply. GRANTS - Earthwatch awards
research grants on a per capita basis; the total grant amount is determined
by multiplying the per capita grant by the number of Earthwatch volunteers
participating on a project. Per capita grants average $800, and the average
project grant range is between $16,000 and $48,000 for one full field
season. A project typically involves 20 to 60 total volunteers, with 5 to 12
volunteers each on 4 to 5 sequential teams. Each team typically spends 8 to
15 days in the field. Shorter and longer teams are encouraged where
appropriate. Earthwatch grants cover the cost of maintaining volunteers and
principal research staff in the field. The grants may also assist with other
project expenses, but cannot be used for PI salaries, capital equipment, or
overhead costs. Preliminary proposals for field research should be submitted
1 year in advance of the anticipated field dates. Full proposals, if
invited, are peer reviewed. Proposals are accepted and reviewed year round.
For more information on how to apply, contact <mjost[at]earthwatch.org> or
FellowshipsAAUW International Fellowships Women
graduate students from countries outside the United States are invited to
apply for a $16,860 fellowship from the American Association of University
Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation for study or research in the United
States. International Fellowships are available to women who are not
American citizens or permanent residents. Of the 47 fellowships awarded, six
are available to members of the International Federation of University Women
for graduate study in a country other than their own.
The Foundation also awards several annual Home Country
Project Grants ($5,000-$7,000 each). These grants support community-based
projects designed to improve the lives of women and girls in a fellow's home
Eligible Foundation International Fellowship recipients will
receive further information on the program.
To download an application, or to request an application
on-line, please visit their website at
To receive a hard copy of the application, please contact:
AAUW Educational Foundation
c/o Customer Service Center
2201 Dodge St.
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
Becas internacionales de AAUW
Las estudiantes con grado académico de países que no son Estados Unidos son
invitadas a postular para obtener una beca de US$ 16.860 de la American
Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation (Fundación
para la Educación de la Asociación Americana de Mujeres Universitarias
(AAUW) para realizar estudios e investigaciones en Estados Unidos.
Las becas internacionales se encuentran disponibles para mujeres que no son
ciudadanas de Estados Unidos o residentes permanentes en este país. De las
47 becas concedidas, seis se encuentran disponibles para miembros de la
International Federation of University Women (Federación Internacional de
Mujeres Universitarias) para realizar estudios de postgrado en un país que
no sea el propio.
La beca apoya:
Estudio de grado o de postgrado a tiempo completo en cualquier disciplina,
por un año.
Estudios importantes para cambiar las vidas de mujeres y jóvenes.
La Fundación también concede varias Donaciones para Proyectos en el País de
Origen (Home Country Project Grants) (de US$ 5.000 a $7.000 cada uno). Estas
donaciones apoyan la realización de proyectos destinados a mejorar las
condiciones de vida de mujeres y niñas en el país de origen de la
Las personas seleccionadas para recibir las becas de la Fundación
Internacional recibirán más información sobre este programa.
Se puede imprimir el formulario de postulación o postular por vía
electrónica ingresando al sitio electrónico:
Para recibir un formulario impreso para postular a la beca, contactar a:
AAUW Educational Foundation
c/o Customer Service Center
2201 Dodge St.
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
Teléfono: (319) 337-1716
The International Foundation for Science
Call for Research Grant Applications from Developing Country Scientists
The International Foundation for Science (IFS) provides support to young
scientists of merit in developing countries by awarding research grants and
providing grantees with additional services such as travel grants and
The IFS supports research related to the renewable utilization of biological
resources in areas such as crop and animal production, forestry, food
science, natural products and fisheries, as well as research on sustainable
utilization and conservation of natural ecosystems, including themes such as
water management and biodiversity. Proposals for projects may address
biological, chemical or physical processes as well as social and economic
relationships important in the conservation, production, and renewable
utilization of the biological resource base.
IFS is an international NGO (non-governmental organisation) founded in 1972.
The Secretariat is located in Stockholm, Sweden.
IFS contributes towards strengthening the capacity of developing countries
to conduct relevant and high quality research on the sustainable management
of biological resources. This involves the study of physical, chemical, and
biological processes, as well as relevant social and economic aspects,
important in the conservation, production, and renewable utilisation of the
natural resources base.
To further this goal, IFS supports young developing country scientists who
have the potential for becoming the future research leaders and lead
scientists in their nations. The criteria for eligibility for IFS support
stipulate that the scientist must be young and at the beginning of his or
her research career and from a developing country, where the research must
The support provided by IFS is primarily in the form of an IFS Research
Grant, which amounts to USD 12,000 and may be renewed twice. It is intended
for the purchase of the basic tools needed to conduct a research project:
equipment, expendable supplies, and literature.
Applications for support must be made on the IFS Application Form, in
English or in French.
For more information and application form, contact:
International Foundation for Science,
Grev Turegatan 19,
S-114 38, Stockholm,
Fax: +46 8 5458 1802;
Lincoln Park Zoo Field
Since its establishment, the Neotropic Fund has awarded more than 150 grants
in 19 Latin American and Caribbean nations. In 1997, Lincoln Park Zoo
expanded its field conservation efforts to new areas of the world with the
initiation of the Lincoln Park Zoo Africa/Asia Fund. Modeled after the
award-winning Neotropic Fund, the Africa/Asia Fund supports in situ
conservation efforts throughout Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Each fund
typically supports between five and six projects annually, including project
renewals for a second year. Most awards fall into the range of
$3,000-$6,000. By emphasizing support for young conservation biologists
working in their own countries, the Lincoln Park Zoo Conservation Fund
assists a new generation of researchers in becoming the environmental
decision-makers of tomorrow and strengthens the core of conservation
leadership throughout the world.
The emphasis of the funds is to support new conservation initiatives focused
on projects that have:
*direct impact on wildlife conservation and/or conservation biology;
*direct participation by graduate students, undergraduate students, or
wildlife managers (e.g., *wardens, rangers) that enhance their educational
experience and improve their opportunities for *careers in wildlife
management, conservation biology, or conservation policy
*involvement by students and/or local field assistants from Latin America,
Africa, or Asia at levels that engender appreciation for wildlife
*links to either the Lincoln Park Zoo animal collection or conservation
activities of the zoo staff.
Projects should make direct contributions to conservation of individual
species or habitats, conservation education, applied conservation biology or
conservation policy. Key factors in the review process include consideration
of research design, feasibility, breadth of significance to the discipline
of conservation biology, and potential for application of results to
wildlife conservation. Evaluation of each proposal is based on its merit and
quality relative to that of all other proposals under consideration. Funding
requests should center on support for Latin American, African, or Asian
researchers, students and field assistants as well as logistical support for
Western students. While field costs will be supported at reasonable levels,
the funds do not usually support either salaries or the purchase of
permanent equipment. The funds cannot support institutional overhead or
tuition to undergraduate, graduate, or professional schools.
Pre-Proposals are due by October 1 of each year. Project awards are
announced annually in March.
Instructions for Application
The first stage of applying for funds involves submitting a Pre-Proposal by
the 1st of October each year, which will be reviewed by the Lincoln Park Zoo
Field Conservation committee. The investigators of the approved
Pre-Proposals will be contacted by the 20th of October and invited to submit
a full Proposal to the Lincoln Park Zoo Conservation Funds. Full Proposals
must be submitted by the 15th of December. Final decisions regarding funding
of Proposals will be announced in March.
The goal of the Pre-Proposal should be to convince the reviewer that the
topic of the study is clearly understood and that it is of significance to
the Lincoln Park Zoo Field Conservation funds given the specific focus of
the Funds. It should succinctly report what you intend to do, how you intend
to do it, and why it is important.
Pre-Proposals are limited to the space provided on the standard application
form, which may be obtained from the Department of Conservation and Science.
Applicants need not use the standard form but all applications must conform
to the information requested and space allotted on the standard form. The
Proposal must have at least 3/4-inch margins and an easily readable, 12 pt.
font. Seven (7) hard copies and one electronic copy (via disk or e-mail) of
the short proposal should be submitted by October 1st. The Pre-Proposal
A one-page title page with 1) the fund being applied for, 2) the primary
applicant's personal and contact information (name, complete mailing
address, institutional affiliation, status or job title, degree being sought
or highest degree obtained, tax identification or social security number,
nationality, telephone number, fax number and electronic mail address, as
well as field addresses), 3) the names and affiliations of co-investigators,
and 4) project information (project title, location of project, project
start date, proposed duration of support, amount requested from Lincoln Park
Zoo, whether the proposal is part of a larger ongoing research program or a
phase of a larger project).
A two-page project description, which 1) states the purpose and objectives
of the project, including hypothesis, 2) illustrates the overall
significance of the proposed research, and how the proposed approach will
provide new information on a conservation problem or issue for Latin
America, Africa, or Asia, 3) succinctly describes experimental design which
will satisfy the project objectives, and 4) a short budget which lists the
total project budget and a detailed, line item budget for the amount
requested from Lincoln Park Zoo. This section must not exceed 2 full pages.
References may be cited on a fourth page if appropriate.
Send all application materials to:
Lincoln Park Zoo Field Conservation Funds
Department of Conservation and Science
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
web site: <http://www.lpzoo.com/conservation/funds.html>.
An electronic version of the proposal, as well as any questions about the
application process, can be e-mailed to <conservation[at]lpzoo.org>.
Lincoln Park Zoo
ambientales de interés:
Conservación de aves. Conservación de hábitats. Conservación de hábitats
amenazados. Conservación de hábitats en peligro. Conservación de vida
silvestre. Conservación de vida silvestre en peligro. Guardaparques.
Tipo de Apoyo:
Se financia proyectos ambientales que estιn enfocados hacia la conservaciσn
de los recursos naturales.
Monto mínimo US$ 3000. Monto máximo US$ 6000.
No se financia salarios ni compra de equipo permanente. Tampoco se financia
gastos administrativos institucionales (overhead) ni gastos de enseρanza
para estudios de graduaciσn, postgrado o profesionales.
Información para solicitudes:
Se debe llenar y enviar una prepropuesta antes del 1 de octubre de cada aρo.
El formulario lo obtiene del Departamento de Conservaciσn y Ciencia. Los
proyectos aprovados deben enviar una propuesta completa antes del 15 de
diciembre. Puede consultar la informaciσn contenida en la pαgina WEB de LPZ
en la direcciσn:
http://www.lpzoo.org/conservation/funds.html. Fechas de presentación: 1
de octubre, 15 de diciembre. Idioma: Inglιs.
Lincoln Park Zoo Field Conservation Funds, Department of Conservation and
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
ITTO offers fellowships through the Freezailah Fellowship Fund to promote
human resource development and to strengthen professional expertise in
member countries in tropical forestry and related disciplines. The goal is
to promote sustainable management of tropical forests, the efficient use and
processing of tropical timber, and better economic information about the
international trade in tropical timber. Eligible activities include:
*participation in short-term training courses, training internships, study
tours, lecture/ demonstration tours and international/ regional conferences;
*technical document preparation, publication and dissemination, such as
manuals and mongraphs; and post-graduate studies.
Priority areas: eligible activities aim to develop human resources and
professional expertise in one or more of the following areas:
*improving the transparency of the tropical timber market;
*improving the marketing and distribution of tropical timber species from
sustainably managed sources;
*improving market access for tropical timber exports from sustainably
*securing the tropical timber resource base;
*improving the tropical timber resource base, including through the
application of criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management;
*enhancing technical, financial and human capacities to manage the tropical
timber resource base;
*promoting increased and further processing of tropical timber from
sustainably managed sources;
*improving the marketing and standardisation of tropical timber exports; and
*improving the efficiency of tropical timber processing.
In any of the above, the following are relevant:
*enhancing public relations, awareness and education;
*research and development; and
*sharing information, knowledge and technology.
Selection criteria: Fellowship applications will be assessed against the
following selection criteria (in no priority order):
*consistency of the proposed activity with the Program's objective and
*qualifications of the applicant to undertake the proposed fellowship
*the potential of the skills and knowledge acquired or advanced under the
fellowship activity to lead to wider applications and benefits nationally
and internationally; and
*reasonableness of costs in relation to the proposed fellowship activity.
The maximum amount for a fellowship grant is US$10,000. Only nationals of
ITTO member countries are eligible to apply. Applications are appraised in May and November each year.
Further details and application forms (in English, French or Spanish) are
Dr. Chisato Aoki,
Fax: 81-45-223 1111,
de la OIMT
La OIMT ofrece becas mediante el
Fondo de BecasFreezailah para fomentar el desarrollo de recursos humanos y
fortalecer la formación de profesionales en sus países miembros en materia
de silvicultura tropical y disciplinas afines. El objetivo es fomentar
la ordenación sostenible de los
bosques tropicales, la utilización y transformación eficientes de maderas
tropicales, y una mejor información económica sobre el comercio
internacional de las maderas tropicales.
Las becas se ofrecen para
actividades de corta duración como cursos de capacitación, pasantías,visitas
de estudio, viajes de demostraciones prácticas/ charlas explicativas y
conferenciasinternacionales/regionales. Asimismo, se otorgan becas para la
preparación, publicación y difusión de documentos técnicos (por ejemplo,
manuales y monografías). Se ofrecen también pequeñas subvenciones para
estudios de posgrado. El monto máximo otorgado para cada beca es de
En la primera sección de esta
página se presenta más información sobre las áreas prioritarias y los
criterios de selección. Sólo
pueden solicitar becas los ciudadanos de países miembros de la OIMT. Las
solicitudes se evalúan en los meses de mayo y noviembre de cada año.
Los interesados en obtener más
información o formularios para la solicitud de becas (en español, francés o
inglés) deberán dirigirse a: Dra. Chisato Aoki, Programa de Becas, OIMT; Fax
81–45–2231111; Email: <itto[at]mail.itto-unet.ocn.ne.jp>.
The International Development
Research Centre (IDRC) is a public corporation created in 1970 to help
developing countries find long-term solutions to the social, economic, and
environmental problems they face.
to assist scientists in developing
countries to identify sustainable long-term, practical solutions to
pressing development problems.
to mobilize and strengthen the
research capacity of developing countries, particularly capacity for
policies and technologies that promote healthier and more prosperous
societies, food security, biodiversity, and access to information.
to develop links among
developing-country researchers, and provide them access to the results of
research around the globe, in particular through developing and
strengthening the electronic networking capacity of institutions in
developing countries that receive IDRC funding.
to ensure that the products from
the activities it supports are used by communities in the developing
world, and that existing research capacity is used effectively to solve
To achieve these objectives, IDRC
funds the work of scientists working in universities, private enterprise,
government, and nonprofit organizations in developing countries and provides
some support to regional research networks and institutions in the Third
This support is designed to build a
corps of researchers in each country and to help develop the networks of
people and institutions that can undertake effective research and use the
results of research to effect change. <http://www.idrc.ca/admin/Introduction_e.htm>
Program for Tropical Forests
launch of the “Small Grants Program for Operations to Promote Tropical
Forests” (SGP PTF) was made at a workshop in early December 2001 in Los
Baños, Philippines. Funded by the European Commission (EC), the SGP PTF is
managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through the
Executing Agency, the SEAMO Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research
in Agriculture (SEARCA). Operations will take place initially in four
countries (Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand) with possible
expansion to other Asian countries.
information, contact: Mark Sandiford,
Regional Program Coordinator,
EC/UNDP SGP PTF, SEARCA,
College, Laguna 4031,