Proposal Writing Workshop on Neglected and Underutilized Species of Plants

Date: 24-11 to - 29-11

Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline for applications: 31 August

Bioversity, the GFU and IFS are pleased to announce a new initiative to develop the capacity of young scientists in Sub-Saharan Africa to carry out research on neglected and underutilized species.

The theme of this initiative is orientated towards under-utilised species which will have a potential role in mitigating the effects of climate change in marginal agricultural zones with regard to their ability to withstand abiotic stresses such as drought and salinity.

Young scientists interested in this theme are invited to submit a Research Note and apply for participation in a proposal writing workshop in Nairobi, Kenya.

Applicants eligible for this call should:

  • be a citizen of a country in Eastern and Southern Africa
  • be national scientist attached to a university, research institution or a researchoriented NGO
  • be under 40 years of age (or up to 45 providing the last higher degree was obtained in the previous 5 years)) and at the beginning of their research career
  • have at least a Master's or equivalent degree.

    Applications should include:

  • Research Note (please refer to guidelines)
  • Curriculum Vitae

    Applications should be sent to:

    Elisabetta Rossetti Bioversity International
    Via dei Tre Denari 472/a
    000 57 Maccarese, Italy
    Email: e.rossetti[at]
    Tel: 39 066118207

    And copied to:

    Richard A Hall International Foundation for Science
    Karlavägen 108
    Se 11526, Stockholm
    Tel: 46 8 545 818 14
    Email: richard.hall[at]

    For more information and application guidelines, see: Proposal Writing Workshop on Neglected and Underutilized Species of Plants Website

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