The Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship enables outstanding scientists from developing countries to carry out research on the conservation and use of agricultural and forest biodiversity. The research involves collaboration with an academic institution outside of the fellows’ home countries. To date, 41 scientists from 25 countries from all regions of the world have received the Fellowship.
Many studies have focused on crops and species of significant economic, nutritional and cultural importance to the Fellows’ home countries; examples include wild and domesticated populations of cactus, ebony, pistachio, cacao, common vetch, peach, oat, wild potato, Grewia optiva, sorghum, fluted pumpkin, oriental beech, emmer wheat and barley.
Bioversity International is inviting applications for research on grain species relevant to both Australia and the applicant’s home country. The fellowship, US$ 20,000 for a research project of up to 12 months duration, is supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Australia.
Read more about Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship.
Deadline for application is 28 February 2015.