Applications are now being accepted for On-the-Job Research Capacity Building for Food Security and Environmental Conservation in Developing Countries. This initiative is funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, and coordinated by the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS).
Under this initiative UNU-IAS supports capacity building projects proposed and implemented by leading scientists (host scientists) who are engaged in research related to food security and environmental conservation (including forestry and fisheries) in developing countries, under the responsibility of a host institution. The initiative mainly focuses on capacity building through on-the-job training for young researchers in developing countries (trainees).
The purpose is to increase agricultural productivity through innovation, strengthen research capacity, and build networks for cooperation among researchers, and ultimately contribute towards solving food security and environmental conservation problems in developing countries.
The application deadline is 20 July 2014. For full details and to apply please visit the UNU-IAS website.