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Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship 2010 Call for Research Proposals * Deadline 8 November 2009 *


I received the following announcement from Bioversity International today; a call for research fellowship applications:

“Bioversity International is pleased to announce the 2010 Call for Research Proposals for the Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship. You can find all the relevant information (announcement, application form and guidelines) here.  The Vavilov-Frankel Fellowships Fund aims to encourage the conservation and use of plant genetic resources in developing countries by awarding Fellowships to outstanding young researchers to carry out relevant innovative research at an advanced research institute outside their own country for a period of three months to one year.  One of the two Fellowships is supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Australia.”

United Nations University accepting proposals for fellowship programme; topics of interest include ABS, CBD, Traditional Knowledge


The closing date for applications is 31 March 2009. 8-10 fellowships wil be awarded in the 2009 programme.  There are 7 research programmes accepting applications in 2009 – the third of which is called the “Biodiplomacy Initiative”  and invites research proposals:

“on the following broad topics:

* Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing (ABS) and the International ABS Regime
* Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
* The Regulation of Biotechnology
* Payment for Environmental Services provided by Biodiversity (particularly forest biodiversity)
* Climate Change and Biodiversity, Indigenous issues
* Protection and Use of Traditional knowledge”

Visit the lead link for more details.