Hohenheim University — Scholarships at the Food Security Center

The Food Security Center at Hohenheim University plans to announce scholarships for postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. The PhD topics will be announced on 10 June 2015. The deadline for submitting applications is 29 June 2015. Link

UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) — UK Collaboration with Brazil, China, and India in Agricultural Nitrogen

The BBSRC and partner organizations in the UK, Brazil, China, and India will collaborate to establish Virtual Joint Centres in Agricultural Nitrogen. The aim is to support research which will lead to high crop yields with lower inputs of nitrogen fertilizer. A Virtual Joint Centre should include a core research program supported by a range of partnering activities for up to three years. The types and combinations of activities which can be supported in a Virtual Joint Centre are intended to be flexible. Applications are submitted jointly by researchers in the UK with researchers in Brazil, China, and India. The deadline for applications is 22 July 2015. Link

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Application Deadline: Friday, 10 July 2015.

The Application Procedure outlined below applies only to applicants from countries eligible for scholarships by the Italian Cooperation, and who are interested in the ‘Land and Water ‘ curriculum. Candidates from other countries, including Italy, are invited to apply directly to the University of Florence, at their own expense.
In 2015 the Italian Cooperation will provide funding for 16 participants to be selected from the following countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal.


If you have earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forest Sciences or Natural Sciences, after no less than a 3-year undergraduate course, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend the MSc in Management pf Natural Resources for Tropical Rural Development.
A very good knowledge of English, the working language of all academic activities, is an essential requirement.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants employed in public or academic institutions and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to apply.

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Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30th June 2015 

Information Africa Organization provides a regional platform for professional communication and understanding of the significance of KM for innovation. It gives a voice to KM on a regional scale and follows the developments in KM, promoting its practical implementation within the Africa.

Papers presenting innovative projects, experience, initiatives or services with a strong collaborative cross-border or regional dimension are preferred. Papers should reflect the 2015 conference theme “Knowledge Management and Innovation: Transforming Africa through Knowledge”.
THEME: Knowledge Management and Innovation: Transforming Africa through Knowledge

Sub theme 1: Knowledge Management and the Economy

  • Economic value of data and data management for research
  • K-Economy, k-community and k-enterprise
  • Public policy for the knowledge economy
  • Entrepreneurship and business models of the knowledge based economy
  • Education sector in the knowledge economy
  • Ethical considerations of the knowledge economy

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