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Deadline: 10/09/2020
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): Others


  • NAFSA Region VII: Association of International Educators

    2020 Virtual Program Grant Application
  • The 2020 NAFSA Region VII Virtual Program: Navigating Change with Purpose & Vision will take place November 9-13, 2020.

    A.  GRANT INFORMATION

    Participating in the NAFSA Region VII Virtual Program provides an opportunity to acquire and exchange information. It's also an excellent way to begin building a personal network of contacts in the field of international education. To assist in achieving professional development goals, NAFSA Region VII is pleased to offer grants to individuals participating in the NAFSA Region VII virtual program. For more information regarding the virtual program, visit the virtual program website.

    Grant Amounts: awardees will receive a waiver of the $25 registration fee.

    Special consideration will be given to individuals from two-year colleges and/or Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions, including Hispanic serving institutions and Tribal Colleges; first time attendees; institutions with significant budgetary constraints; and/or those impacted by COVID-19 related furloughs or layoffs. In most, if not all, cases, grants will be awarded to those who have not previously received a grant or award from Region VII. Priority will be given to applicants who work or reside in Region VII. 

    Recipients will be recognized at the NAFSA Region VII Business Meeting and Luncheon.

    B.  ELIGIBILITY

    Virtual program grants are intended to assist individuals who face the most severe constraints in finding professional development support. Awards will be made based upon the following criteria, in order of priority:

    1.  The strength of Statement of Objectives

    2.  Participant Status:

    • Two-year Colleges
    • Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions, including Hispanic serving institutions and Tribal Colleges
    • Institutions facing severe budgetary constraints
    • Furloughed or laid off due to COVID-19
    • First-time attendee, grantee, awardee
    • Volunteer
    • Student

    D.  APPLICATION PROCEDURE

    1. Complete the Region VII Grant Application below.
    2. Include a Statement of Objectives. This statement should highlight the nature of your professional or volunteer work in the field of international education; your reasons for attending the virtual program; any relevant financial difficulties facing your office/institution; and how your attendance will benefit your institution and the students and/scholars with whom you work. 
      • If you are a community volunteer, please also describe your organization and list some of its program activities.
      • If you are a student presenting at the Region VII virtual program, please list the poster or session title(s) and the topic(s) you will be addressing.
      • NOTE: The application system may time you out while you are writing your Statement of Objectives below. We recommend that you write your Statement of Objectives in a separate document, then copy and paste the text into the text box below, to avoid losing any work.
    3. Submit this complete application by the deadline, Friday, October 2, 2020. For questions, contact: Angie Edwards, Chair-Elect, at edwardsa@queens.edu.

    E. DEADLINE:  Complete Applications must be received by Friday, October 2, 2020.

    F. NOTIFICATION:  Awardees will be notified by Friday, October 16, 2020; Complimentary Registration instructions will be provided in the notification email. Grant Applicants should not register until after the award notification date (if you have registered prior to completing the Grant Application, please email edwardsa@queens.edu for further instructions).


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Posted: 09/17/2020

Deadline: 10/22/2020
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): National Science Foundation (NSF)


 

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Full Proposal Deadline Date: October 21, 2020
Engineering

Program Guidelines: NSF 20-587

 

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals.

October 19, 2020

        Life Sciences

    October 20, 2020

        Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning

    October 21, 2020

        Engineering

    October 22, 2020

        Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy


https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201&WT.mc_id=USNSF_47&WT.mc_ev=click
Posted: 09/21/2020

Deadline: 12/31/2020
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): Others


The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT is looking for a visiting researcher who will be part of a comparative project to assess the relationship between market system dynamics and farmer outcomes in the coffee and cacao sectors in six countries in Latin America.

Data from rapid market assessments (interviews, focus groups, secondary data) in all countries has been collected and a descriptive report characterizing the current market systems for coffee and cacao in all countries has been finalized.  We are seeking a visiting researcher interested in supporting or leading additional analysis of existing data (plus additional secondary data and literature as needed), leading towards the publication of a journal article.  There may be an opportunity to support dissemination of findings with partners in country.

Key responsibilities:

  • Carry out a review of academic literature on small farmers and market systems, value/commodity chains or related, with emphasis on the coffee and cacao sectors in Latin America.
  • Carry out additional analysis of existing data that could include qualitative analysis, comparative case studies, etc. – we are open to topics and methods of interest to the visiting researcher.
  • Collect, organize and analyze additional secondary data as relevant.
  • Contribute to or lead writing of a journal article for an open source journal.
  • Contribute to development of presentations, consultations, and publications of findings for diverse audiences.

Requirements:

  • Pursuing/finishing a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in a related social science (for example sociology, economic geography, others). Candidate must have an active affiliation as a student with an institution of higher education to be eligible.
  • Knowledge of market systems, value chains, commodity chains approaches or similar.
  • Experience using interview data, secondary data, existing datasets for research, qualitative research.
  • Experience with academic publications a plus.
  • Fluent in Spanish and English (able to find, read and summarize literature, secondary data and interview data in both languages, writing ability in English)

Terms of the Position:

Visiting researchers are not hired staff.  Visiting researchers are students who collaborate on projects and depending on funding may receive a stipend. This visiting researcher position may be based at the Alliance office in Managua, Nicaragua or at the researcher’s home institution. The appointment will be for 3 to 6 months, and may be renewed depending on performance and availability of funds.

The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment where visiting researchers can develop their professional skills. The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer, and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.

Applications:

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies, and skills (1 page maximum), together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications. All correspondence should be addressed to Jenny Wiegel (j.wiegel@cgiar.org) and Carla Coronado (c.v.coronado@cgiar.org) and should clearly indicate “Visiting Researcher-Coffee and Cacao in Latin America”.

 

Closing date for applications: April 29, 2020, or until a suitable candidate is identified.


https://blog.ciat.cgiar.org/call-for-visiting-researcher-on-market-system-dynamics-in-the-coffee-and-cocoa-sectors-in-latin-america/
Posted: 03/01/2020

Deadline: 12/31/2020
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): Others


The visiting researcher will directly support secondary data collection and analysis on food system structure, functioning and performance, including indicators related to environment, health/nutrition/food security, and social and economic indicators.

The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT is looking for a visiting researcher who will be part of a project working to design and field-test in three countries a decision support tool to support more informed and evidence-based decisions around food systems.  The visiting researcher will directly support secondary data collection and analysis on food system structure, functioning and performance, including indicators related to environment, health/nutrition/food security, and social and economic indicators.  This person will mostly carry out desk research and could be based at the CIAT offices in Honduras, Nicaragua or Colombia, or work remotely.  There may be an opportunity to participate in in-country consultations in Honduras.

Key responsibilities:

  • Find, review, and summarize academic and gray literature, data and information from diverse sources on food systems and related indicators in Honduras.
  • Collect, organize and analyze secondary data on a large number of food system related indicators.
  • Contribute to analysis and writing of the country food system profile including preparing graphics for presentations, consultations, and publications for diverse audiences.

Requirements:

  • Pursuing/finishing a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in a related social science. Candidate must have an active affiliation as a student with an institution of higher education to be eligible.
  • Knowledge of food systems, market systems, value chains, food environment, consumer behavior approaches or similar.
  • Experience finding and using secondary data sources/existing datasets for research including for example WDI, FAOSTAT, LSMS, others.
  • Fluent in Spanish and English (able to find, read and summarize literature and secondary data in both languages)

Terms of the Position:

Visiting researchers are not hired staff. Visiting researchers are students who collaborate on projects and depending on funding may receive a stipend. This visiting researcher position may be based at the Alliance office in either Managua, Nicaragua or Tegucigalpa, Honduras or based at the researcher’s home institution. The appointment will be for 3 to 6 months, and may be renewed depending on performance and availability of funds. We are open to part-time or full-time dedication.

The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment where visiting researchers can develop their professional skills. The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer, and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.

Applications:

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies, and skills (1 page maximum), together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications. All correspondence should be addressed to Jenny Wiegel (j.wiegel@cgiar.org) and Carla Coronado (c.v.coronado@cgiar.org) and should clearly indicate “Visiting Researcher-Food System Profile Honduras”.

 

Closing date for applications: April 29, 2020, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

 

We invite you to learn more about us:  http://www.ciat.cgiar.org


https://blog.ciat.cgiar.org/hondurass-food-system-profile-call-for-visiting-researcher-2020/
Posted: 03/01/2020