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Cape Biotech is looking to invest a substantial amount of money (almost R50 million) in new and exciting 3rd generation biotechnology projects. Human Health and Industrial Bioprocessing are the areas in which Cape Biotech would like to invest in (as it is outlined in its mandate from the Department of Science and Technology, South Africa).
Cape Biotech has launched an online "New opportunity capturing model" on its website, which can be accessed through the Cape Biotech Member's Area (registration is free). If you have a good project that is in need of funding, please submit your proposal via Cape Biotech's webpage. Proposal can be submitted by clicking on the "Submit a proposal" field in the members area.
In addition to the "New opportunity capturing model" the member's area also contains useful information about the current projects funded, community news, interesting articles, up coming events and biotech personality profiles. If you are not a registered member you are encouraged to join and this service is free of charge to the whole community. If you should have any problems with your registration please do not hesitate to contact us.
More information: www.capebiotech.co.za
A new mission for the NRF's Research Support Agency:
JNCASR-COSTED FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME
This fellowship programme is jointly organized by the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) and the Committee on Science and Technology in Developing Countries (COSTED) to foster free mobility and exchange of scientists from developing countries and to promote South-South co-operation. COSTED is an interdisciplinary committee of the Paris-based International Council for Science (ICSU) with a primary objective of linking science and technology for development and capacity building. This programme upholds the ICSU philosophy of encouraging the development and sharing of the benefits of science across geographical borders. The JNCASR is a centre of excellence located in Bangalore, India and works closely with several other reputed academic institutions. Over the last four years of its operation the programme has attracted young scientists from developing countries all over the world to visit Indian centres of excellence for research training and collaborations.
The fellowship covers short-term research, training or participatory research work in physical, chemical and biological sciences in reputed scientific institutions in India including the JNCASR. The programme is open to scientists, teachers and research scholars affiliated to scientific or academic institutions in developing countries in the Asian (excluding India), African, Arab and Latin American regions. Applicants below 45 years of age are eligible to apply.
The length of the fellowship is up to three months and it is obligatory for awardees to spend this entire period making maximum benefit of the fellowship. The fellowship covers board, lodging (for the individual only) at the affiliated institution and other subsistence expenses in the form of an adequate allowance in Indian currency. Travel support in the form of a Prepaid Travel Advice (PTA) will be provided for selected candidates. The programme has been operational since April 1996.
Application forms can be obtained from the Co-ordinator, JNCASR-COSTED Fellowship Programme, COSTED, 24 Gandhi Mandap Road, Madras 600025, India. Fax: +91-44-491-4543; Email:email@example.com
The deadlines for receipt of applications are 30 June and 31 December each year.
CALL FOR RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRY SCIENTISTS
The International Foundation for Science (IFS) provides support to young scientists of merit in developing countries by awarding research grants and providing grantees with additional services such as travel grants and purchasing assistance.
The IFS supports research related to the renewable utilisation of biological resources in areas such as crop and animal production, forestry, food science, natural products, and fisheries, as well as research on the sustainable utilisation and conservation of natural ecosystems, including themes such as water and biodiversity. Proposals for projects may address biological, chemical, or physical processes as well as social and economic relationships important in the conservation, production, and renewable utilisation of the biological resource base.
Research grants are awarded up to a maximum value of USD 12,000 for a period of one to three years and may be renewed twice. They are intended for the purchase of equipment, expendable supplies, and literature. Applicants must be citizens of, and carry out the research in, a developing country. They should be attached to a university or national research institution in a developing country. Specifically excluded are countries in Europe, including Turkey and Cyprus, as well as countries of the former Soviet Union. Argentina and Uruguay are also not eligible to receive support. As well as being under the age of 40 (under 30 for applicants from China) and at the start of their research career, candidates must possess a higher academic degree, which should be at least an MSc or equivalent.
Applications are made on the application form, in English or French, which is available from the IFS Secretariat or can be downloaded from the website www.ifs.se.
IFS, Grev Turegatan 19
South African researchers are urged to contact the Department of Science and Technology (DST) should you require any further information. "We remain committed to supporting South African researchers in their FP6 participation," says Daan du Toit, DST Director: Strategic Partnerships. Contact Daan at: Tel: 27 12 337 8326 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS): Postgraduate
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