Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Rothamsted International Fellowships 2010/2011

Brief Description

Rothamsted International (RI) is a non-profit-making charity working towards sustainable agriculture in developing and emerging countries. We aim to share research excellence in agricultural and environmental sciences for the benefit of world-wide agricultural and environmental sustainability. Visiting RI Fellows make use of the current, state-of-the art, facilites and expertise at Rothamsted Research, the oldest agricultural research station in the world.

Applications must be completed and submitted by a project leader at Rothamsted Research who has had previous contact with the applicant.


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 1 The project:
1.1 Builds on with current activities within Rothamsted Research and has the support of the Head of
1.2 High scientific quality as judged by the clarity and achievability of objectives.
1.3 Likely to be opportunities for publication in refereed journal(s).
1.4 Is applicable to, and has potential for development impact in the country concerned. For example:
1.5 Similar progress cannot be achieved by any means other than a visit, e.g. use of literature sources.
2 The person:
2.1 Experience is appropriate to that of a ‘mid-career’ scientist who is normally the citizen of a
developing or emerging country, or alternatively has been based exclusively within such a
2.2 There is an absolute requirement that the applicant undertakes to return to the home (developing)
country or one closely related where the work can be applied. Thus, candidates who have
extensive and/or continuous employment in a developed country are not likely to be awarded an
RI Fellowship.
2.3 Not applicable to students at the start of their career, nor senior scientists in the later stages of
their career who may be accustomed to a great deal of technical support within the laboratory.
The average age of all previous Fellows is 37 years.
2.4 The individual is one that we know (directly or indirectly), have met, or has been highly
2.5 Leading up to submitting the Application there should be collaborative contact between the
Applicant and the Project Leader to form a solid basis for a good and well-planned research
2.6 Rothamsted International especially encourages applications from women scientists.
2.7 There have been limited opportunities to travel and train in the past and alternative sources of
current funding are not available.
3 General criteria and notes:
3.1 Strategic relevance to an area scientifically important to the evolution of Rothamsted Research’s
programmes of work (in addition to point 1.1)
3.2 Candidates must fulfil the following conditions a) come from countries considered to be
developing OR from less developed resource poor areas of countries that may be considered to be
emerging economies; b) come from resource-poor institutes or laboratories; c) have not
previously had an opportunity to travel widely.
3.3 There is clear potential for future collaboration (e.g. part of a larger project at an earlier stage), or
there is potential to develop other project proposals and/or strengthen links.
3.4 Note that Rothamsted International Fellowships are awarded without regard to the political status
of the country concerned provided other criteria are met satisfactorily.
3.5 Note that from time to time a donor may specify a general subject OR geographical area for
which their donation may be used (e.g. farmland ecology). Normally announced in advance,
these wishes must be strictly observed by the Awarding Panel or ratifying scientist.

Further Information :  http://www.rothamsted-international.org/RIFS_applying_deadlines.shtml

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