Nepali farmer demonstrating breeding selection techniques to Malaysian farmers. Credit: Bioversity International\P.Bordoni
Capacity strengthening and knowledge sharing are central to our mission to investigate and promote the use and conservation of agricultural and forest biodiversity. We provide a range of capacity strengthening opportunities linked to our research agenda and we share knowledge from our research through training materials and courses so it can be used by local, national and international partners.
We provide research fellowships within our research programmes targeting young scientists as well as experienced ones. This includes opportunities for MSc and PhD thesis research, post-doc research, and short and long term visiting scientists. Typically, scientists interested in a research fellowship at Bioversity will need their own funding, although a couple of sponsored fellowships are sometimes available for developing country nationals.
Bioversity International offers short-term training courses for different audiences. Usually courses are linked to donor-funded initiatives within our research areas.
We also collaborate with universities and international organizations who offer training within our area of work Agricultural universities and colleges play a central role in developing the capacity of the next generation of scientists and professionals. Bioversity and our partners publish curriculum guides, case studies and e-learning courses to enhance agricultural biodiversity education.
Bioversity International is inviting applications for research on grain species relevant to both Australia and the applicant’s home country. The fellowship, up to US$ 20,000 for a research project of up to 12 months duration, is supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Australia. Deadline 15 December 2013.