LEARN Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018 for Scientists from developing countries (Funded to New Zealand)

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Application Deadline: June 30th 2018

The Postdoctoral Fellowship provides funds for an emerging scientist from a developing country to complete a research project in New Zealand in an area aligned with livestock greenhouse gas mitigation.

The Fellowship must be spent in New Zealand. It is for a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of two years and must be started within one year of the award being granted.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the Postdoctoral Fellowship, you must:

  • Have gained a PhD in the last 5 years.
  • Be a high achieving researcher (supported by academic transcripts, letters of recommendation and publishing record).
  • Be employed in an area of research aligned with livestock greenhouse gas mitigation in your home country.
  • Have the support of your employer to apply for the Fellowship.
  • Have a mentor in a New Zealand research organisation (host).
  • Be resident in a developing country as defined by the OECD list of Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) recipients: http://www.oecd.org/dac/stats/daclist.htm
  • Satisfy New Zealand Government requirements for international entry into New Zealand.
  • Be able to speak and understand English to a level sufficient to function in a research role.

Funding

Funding is available for:

  • Up to NZD$50,000 per year for a maximum of two years to cover living expenses while inNew Zealand (pro rata to be calculated on time spent in New Zealand).
  • Up to NZD$5,000 will be provided for return economy class airfares and travel/medicalinsurance.
  • Up to NZD$5,000 will be provided to assist with research costs associated with the project.

How to Apply:

  • There is a two-stage application process. The New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research CentreĀ (NZAGRC) administers the LEARN awards on behalf of the Ministry for Primary Industries.
  • Applicants must first submit an Expression Of Interest (EOI) to to determine eligibility. Forms can be downloaded from here. If eligibility is confirmed, the applicant will be invited to submit a full application to be considered by an assessment panel and Ministry for Primary Industries.
  • An EOI for a Postdoctoral Fellowship can be submitted at any time during the year, however full applications must be submitted by 30 June (New Zealand time).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the LEARN Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018