Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC)

IDRC offers this award (a bequest from Helen S. Bentley and C. Fred Bentley) every two years to a Canadian, permanent resident of Canada, or citizen of a developing country who is a graduate student with a university degree in agriculture, forestry, or biology, and wish to undertake applied, on-farm research with cooperating farmers in one or more developing countries.  The selected candidate must be enrolled full-time at a recognized university at the master's, doctoral, or post-doctoral level in Canada or in a developing country for the duration of the award period. Interested candidates must submit a research proposal focusing on very simple cropping-systems research that can benefit smallholder farmers in developing countries, especially rural women farmers.

This award supports field research for 18 to 24 months, and the value of the award is up to CA$30,000.  

Deadline to receive applications: October 1, 2014, 4:00 pm EST.

All applications must be submitted online.

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