Monday, May 24, 2010

[youth development in Nigeria] Apply: IFS research grant for young scientists

IFS is a NGO (non-governmental organisation) founded in 1972. Funding comes from governmental and non-governmental sources, as well as national and international organisations. The annual budget is approximately USD 5 million. IFS has 135 Affiliated Organisations in 86 countries, of which three-quarters are in developing countries and one-quarter in industrial countries. IFS has an international Board of Trustees. The IFS Secretariat is located in Stockholm, Sweden.

Who is eligible to apply?

An eligible candidate for an IFS Research grant is

* a citizen of a developing country
* a scientist with at least a Master's or equivalent degree/research experience
* under 40 years of age and at the beginning of research career
* attached to a university, national research institution or a research-oriented NGO in a developing country

What kind of projects qualify?

To qualify for IFS funding, research projects must be

* related to the sustainable utilisation, conservation or management of the biological or water resource base
* conducted in a developing country
* of a high scientific standard
* feasible
* relevant for the country/region

for more information, click here

Posted By rotimi to youth development in Nigeria at 5/24/2010 01:37:00 AM

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