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Bioversity International 2013 Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship Call is now open

March 1, 2013

The Bioversity International 2013 Vavilov-Frankel Fellowships call is now open. The deadline for applications is 18th November 2012. Two fellowships, for up to US$ 20,000 each, are available for 2013 to carry out research for three to twelve months on a wide range of biophysical, economic and social themes related to the conservation and use of plant genetic resources in developing countries.

The fellowships are supported by Pioneer Hi-Bred, United States and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Australia. The 2013 call focuses on the following themes:

  • Use of agricultural biodiversity as an instrument for climate change adaptation
  • Research to enhance the conservation of genetic resources of a tree species important to the livelihoods of the rural poor
  • Sustainable diets for improved nutrition and health
  • Policy research in support of implementation of the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • Gene discovery in crop wild relatives
  • Facilitating better use of genebank materials
  • Researching neglected and underutilized species for food and nutrition security
  • Applying economics to agrobiodiversity conservation, sustainable use and policy analysis
  • Management of Musa diseases through a better understanding of specific host-pathogen interactions and co-evolution

Applications may be submitted in English, French or Spanish to Download the full announcement, guidelines and application forms below:




For more information contact Elizabeth Goldberg.

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