2014 Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship for Sub-Saharan Africans

2014 Abdou-Salam Ouedraogo Fellowship for Sub-Saharan Africans: The Biodiversity International is currently calling for proposals from young genetic research scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa for the 2014 Abdou-Salam Ouedraogo Fellowship. This is an opportunity to develop capacity through interaction with/ and mentorship by a scientist at Biodiversity International. 

Priority Areas
  • Diversified forest/woodland management
  • Conservation of tree genetic resources
  • Restoration of forested landscapes

The maximum fellowship amount is US $10,000 to cover the research expenses and related travel and subsistence costs during field work. The fellow will be co-supervised by a scientist at Biodiversity International. The mentoring will be organized in dialogue with the Fellow and the local supervisor.

Criteria for Eligibility
  • Applicants must be citizen of a country in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Applicants must be scientists of PhD Student attached to a national university, research institution or a research-oriented NGO.
  • Applicants must be under the age of 40.
  • Applicants must have at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in the field of study relevant to forest genetic resources.
  • Applicants should write research note (maximum 1000 words), summarizing the proposed research, as per guidelines in the application form.
  • Applicants should identify a local supervisor to guide the preparation and implementation of the research.
For more information and application details, Follow this LINK to visit Biodiversity International's Website
The deadline for application is 13 August 2014.

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