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PhD positions on Innovation in the Digital Age offered by the Wageningen University and other international partners

The Wageningen University (The Netherlands), the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Research Programme on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics, and other international partners, are recruiting 10 PhD students for their collaborative programme entitled: Responsible life-sciences innovations for development in the digital age: Environmental Virtual Observatories for Connective Action (EVOCA) in crop, water, livestock and disease management.

Date: 29/05/2015

Topic: land management; environment; ecology; Agriculture

IPBES call for young fellows pilot programme on land degradation and restoration

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Young Fellows Pilot Programme is targeting young scholars who wish to gain experience by participating in the development of regional and sub-regional thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration in Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Central Asia and Europe.

Date: 31/05/2015

Topic: land management; ecology; Biodiversity; Drought

PhD position – Statistical meta-analysis to tackle vertical dynamics of soil organic carbon

The Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, based in France, is looking for a researcher to write a thesis on the statistical meta-analysis to tackle vertical dynamics of soil organic carbon

Date: 15/06/2015

Topic: land management; Drought

Two-year post-doctoral position - Ecological reclamation of Ni-mined Technosols at The University of Lorraine, France
Fellowship; Jobs

The University of Lorraine is offering a post-doctoral position aiming at better understanding the evolution of soil biological activity in Ni-mined Technosols in order to design ecologically-based reclamation techniques for multifunctional soils.

Date: 16/06/2015

Topic: environment; land management

CCAFS Flagship on Policies and Institutions calls for interns or PhD fellows
Internship; Fellowship

Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Flagship 4 is looking for interns and PhD fellows to cover a multitude of topics related to policies and institutions for climate-resilient food systems.


Topic: Agriculture; land management

PhD Research opportunities at ISRIC

The International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC) welcomes researchers and students to collaborate on global and regional soil information related initiatives.


Topic: Drought; land management

Oportunidades de investigación en el Centro de Interdisciplinario de Estudios Latinoamericanos (ILZ)

The main objectives of the Interdisciplinary Latin America Center (ILZ) at the University of Bonn include, among others, developing and implementing applied research projects and study programs in Latin America; reaching out to the next generation of students and academics interested in research on Latin America; and cultivating and publicizing the research, teaching and consulting related to Latin America at the University of Bonn.


Topic: Capacity Building Topics

PhD Fellowships at The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

For developing countries, and especially the Least Developed Countries, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) offers more than 300 PhD fellowships a year at some of the most respected institutions in the developing world. These fellowships are hosted in Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico and Pakistan.


Topic: Food

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) Fellowships and Internships
Fellowship; Internship

The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Environmental Law Centre is a centre that recruits interns and fellowships from around the world.


Topic: Awareness Raising; Biodiversity; Climate Change

The World Bank Group Fellowship Program

The Africa Region of the World Bank Group is launching the World Bank Group Fellowship Program for Ph.D. students of African descent.


Topic: Food; Poverty Reduction; Forests

International fellowship: Bringing together foresters from around the world

Work at the World Forest Institute for 6 to 12 months together with forestry and forest products professionals from around the world!


Topic: Forests

Scholarships and fellowships for students from Commonwealth countries

These awards enable Commonwealth citizens to study for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in other countries.


Topic: Education

Research opportunities in School of Agriculture (RAU UK)

The School of Agriculture from the Royal Agricultural University Cirencester, UK offers various research opportunities at Masters and Doctoral levels.


Topic: Drought; Food

Research opportunities in Sustainable Land Management (RAU UK)

The research in the School of Real Estate and Land Management of Royal Agricultural University Cirencester UK embraces a range of disciplines from policy evaluation to sustainable development and market analysis.


Topic: Drought; Education

International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), Germany - Developing Country Scholars

Capacity building through education and training is an important element of our work as we aim to broaden and strengthen the community of young social scientists working on the human dimensions of global environmental change (GEC). The IHDP network includes members from over 115 countries and facilitates collaboration among more than 550 active project researchers, creating linkages among scientists and policymakers and strengthening research capacities in developing countries.


Topic: Poverty Reduction; Climate Change; Education; Biodiversity

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