The Rothamsted International – University of Nottingham Fellowship aims to promote the exchange of vital agricultural research skills between the Future Food Beacon, Rothamsted Research and scientists from Low- to Middle- income countries.

Application Deadline: 22nd February 2019

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries

To be taken at (country): UK

About the Award: The Fellowship will support overseas scientists to train at either University of Nottingham (UoN) and/or Rothamsted Research for 6-12 months on a research project they co-develop with UoN and Rothamsted senior scientists , who will co-supervise the project.

Type: Research, Fellowship

Eligibility: The Candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • The Candidate must be of doctoral status, with at least two years’ post-doctoral experience. Candidates without Higher Degrees must have equivalent research experience to be considered eligible for the scheme.
  • Applications will not be considered where the main objective of the visit is research leading to a higher degree for the Candidate.
  • The Candidate must be a citizen, or be based exclusively in a low- to middle- income country. Please note that this will be defined as the countries listed on the DAC list of ODA recipients
  • Candidates who have extensive and/or continuous employment in a high-income country are not eligible for RI Fellowships.
  • It is essential that the Candidate returns to employment in their home country where the experience gained through the RI Fellowship can be applied.
  • Applications are submitted by the UK supervisor, but must be of relevance to research in the candidate’s home country. It is therefore essential that the candidate makes contact with the UK supervisor and helps to co-develop the research proposal. Proposals with minimal contributions from the candidate, or supervisor, are unlikely to succeed.
  • In addition to the support of the UK supervisor, applications must also have the approval from the relevant Department Head at Rothamsted Research and Professor David Salt, Director of the Future Food Beacon at UoN.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The Fellowship will provide the successful candidate with

  • Supervision and training at University of Nottingham and/or Rothamsted Research
  • Funds for Research costs related to their project
  • Access to world-class research facilities and scientific support
  • Funds for accommodation and subsistence.
  • Funds for travel between the home country and the UK

Duration of Programme: 6-12 Months

How to Apply: 

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage see link below) before applying.

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

Award Provider: Rothamsted International & University of Nottingham Future Food Beacon.

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