Host Scientists: Apply Now for 2013 Agriculture Research Training Programme

  • 2013•07•08     Tokyo

    The United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) is now accepting applications for the 2013 On-the-Job Research Capacity Building for Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Countries (OJCB) programme. This programme, coordinated by UNU-ISP, is funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan.

    As part of the programme, UNU-ISP will support capacity-building that is planned and implemented by leading scientists. This mainly consists of on-the-job training for young researchers in developing countries.

    The purposes of this programme are to develop capacity for agricultural research in developing countries;disseminate new agricultural technologies that are adaptable by local farmers and to local conditions; and ultimately contribute towards increasing global food production by promoting sustainable agriculture in developing countries.

    Each capacity building project will be planned and implemented by a “host” scientist who is engaged in research related to sustainable agriculture in developing countries, This will include:

    • on-the-job training for young researchers in developing countries (trainees) under the host scientist;
    • guidance for creation of an action plan to be implemented by the trainee after the on-the-job training;
    • follow-up implementation of the action plan by the trainee.

    The on-the job training component of the programme should be conducted for one to three months in principle, but it is extendable within the limit of the budget, depending on the proposed programme.

    Note that this is not a scholarship offer; only host scientists (not potential trainees) are eligible to apply. The application deadline is 10 August 2013.

    For further information and application guidelines, see the OJCB application page on the UNU-ISP website.