We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK, Kenya and South Africa to apply to attend this workshop.
Application Deadline: 30th August, 2017
Eligible Countries: Kenya, South Africa, UK
To Be Taken At (Country): Kisumu, Kenya
About the Award: Title: Role of small holder agroforestry systems in the arid and semi-arid region in combating climate change.
The main objective of the workshop is to develop a sustainable network of researchers across the three countries to underrated the socioeconomic and environmental benefits of the Agroforestry system in Arid and semi-arid region and evaluate of potential of satellite remote sensing for systematic monitoring of this ecosystem.
The programme, ‘British Council Researcher Links’ provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.
The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops, early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster/short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and partner countries. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links.
Type: Call for Papers, Workshops/Conferences
- Applications must be submitted using the Researcher Links application form
- Application must be submitted before the above deadline
- Participants must be Early Career Researchers: Early Career Researchers are defined as holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience – These will include late PhD students and post-doctoral researchers with considerable field research experience in Universities or NGOs and having up to 10 years post-PhD research experience. Or Masters in agroforestry and related fields with relevant field experience in matters of agroforestry. Another group will be environmental communicators working in print and electronic media but with the above minimum academic qualifications. More detailed information is to be included in the application form. They are equivalent to the ‘Recognised Researcher’ and sometimes ‘Experienced Researcher’ categories in the EU framework for researchers’ careers. Participants will be selected using a systematic method through an online application process. Each applicant will be reviewed by the mentors and coordinators and a shortlisting will be agreed.
- Participants must have a research or academic position (a permanent post, research contract, or fellowship etc.) at a recognised research institution either in the UK or in Kenya and South Africa (RSA).
- Please note that participants are expected to attend all sessions of the workshop.
- Experience and relevance of the applicant’s research area to the workshop
- Motivation and contribution to the aims of the workshop
- Description of the long-term impact expected through the participation in the workshop
- Ability to disseminate workshop’s outcomes
Applicants will be notified by email 1 month after the application deadline.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.
Duration of Program: Monday 18th December 2017 to Thursday 21st December 2017.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should fill and submit the application form and send on or before the deadline of 30th August, 2017 to [email protected] (for Kenyan participants), [email protected] for UK participants and [email protected] for South African participants.
Award Providers: Newton Fund Researcher Links