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Call for applications for early-career scientist in IFS eligible developing countries
Deadline: 27 January 2013
12 December 2012

This call is for early-career scientists in International Foundation for Science (IFS) eligible developing countries to apply for IFS Individual Research Grants and carry out research projects for a period of up to 3 years. An applicant must have at least an MSc/MA, be younger than 35 years of age (for men) or 40 years of age (for women) and must do the research project in an IFS eligible country.

Young researchers wishing to start or consolidate their independent research careers and who fulfil the IFS eligibility criteria are welcome to apply

Throughout the coming decade the primary focus of IFS will be the promotion of excellent science through early career research grants and capability enhancing support to researchers in developing countries. We anticipate that the rigorous assessment of research proposals by experts will continue to provide international recognition to successful applicants and enhance opportunities for original individual research and scientific growth.

IFS believes that science holds the potential to transform the contemporary global challenge, not only to provide sufficient food, water and energy but also to ensure security of supply, at affordable cost and within acceptable limits of environmental change. IFS is aware that starvation, as well as water and energy deprivation is not addressed by increasing availability alone, but by securing entitlement to those commodities for 9 billion people. In the face of such a task there is a vital and powerful role for many creative, analytical minds across a broad array of research fields.

IFS recognises that the sustainable and equitable stewardship of global resources and the provision of services from them will draw on many technical and social fields of research, relating to: agriculture, fisheries, forestry, food security, health and nutrition, energy, natural products, water and sanitation. However, IFS believes it is vital that young researchers have the opportunity to propose research which they identify can address problems in a least developed country, relevant to the needs of the country, supported through a demand-led, long-term, predictable research granting and capability enhancing approach across a broad spectrum of biological and water resources.

For more information about the Individual Research Grants and how to apply access the IFS website:

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