Call for Proposals - Green Water Research

The International Foundation for Science (IFS) is pleased to invite young scientists to submit research proposals that address:

Good management, conservation and use of green water for increased food and biological production through

  • Land management and soil water conservation i.e. soil management practices to increase soil moisture, to increase rain water infiltration in the root zone and water retention, as well as to reduce evaporation on the soil surface
  • Soil practices to reduce soil erosion and impact on rain water infiltration
  • Increase of infiltration through agriculture, rain harvesting or water conservation practices
  • Soil fertility management and efficiency of water use for increased production
  • Plant management impact on efficiency of rain water use, effects of plant density on rain water use efficiency, relationship between intercropping and run off
  • Use and development of drought resistant plants thereby impacting positively on the water demand for food production and a sustainable environment
  • Research on the socio-economic aspects of green water use and management

    Who is eligible?

  • Candidates must be at the beginning of their careers,
  • under the age of 40,
  • hold at least an MSc degree,
  • be citizens of developing countries and
  • be carrying out their research in a national university, national research centre or
  • a national research oriented NGO in a developing country.
  • Researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa up to 45 years of age may apply, providing they obtained their last higher degree within the last 5 years.

    How to apply? Proposals must be submitted using an IFS application form which can be downloaded from the IFS website:
  • The completed form should be sent to :
  • Deadlines: June 30, & December 31.
  • For more information and application, see: Call for Proposals - Green Water Research
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