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FAO Climate-smart Agriculture Project: Competitive grant to fund academic training and research

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), under the joint project with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development project entitiled “Climate-smart Agriculture: Capturing the synergies among Mitigation, Adaptation and Food Security” is providing a competitive grant to fund academic training and research in the area of agriculture economics and development with a focus on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) starting in March 2013

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), under the joint project with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development project entitiled “Climate-smart Agriculture: Capturing the synergies among Mitigation, Adaptation and Food Security” is providing a competitive grant to fund academic training and research in the area of agriculture economics and development with a focus on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) starting in March 2013. Applications are therefore invited from Vietnamese nationals currently holding a MSc from any reputable institution of higher learning within or outside Viet Nam. The grant will support formal academic training in economics and quantitative methods and student research in areas relating to the ‘socio-economic analysis of tradeoffs and synergies between food security, adaptation to climate change, and mitigation of GHG emissions’.

Eligibility

Vietnamese nationals holding a MSc from any reputable institution of higher learning within or outside Viet Nam meeting the following requirements:

    • Aged under 45
    • Proficient in English

The grant will be for three years starting from March 2013. Upon acceptance of the grant, the successful candidate will have to agree to the guidelines of the Vietnamese government regulating the commitments of students studying abroad under a grant, as outlined in decision Nr. 911/QĐ-TTg of 17 June, 2010 by the Premier.

How to apply and timeline for the processApplications should be sent by e-mail to Tuscia University (Viterbo, Italy) before February 11th, 2013.

Applicants must also submit a preliminary concept note for proposed research work and relevant documents confirming meeting the above mentioned requirement by February by email to Dr. Andrea Cattaneo (andrea.cattaneo@fao.org) by February 17th, 2013 .

A selection committee will assess applicants’ CVs, academic records and research concepts. The successful candidate will be informed by early March 2013 and requested to enroll in the PhD program in ‘Economics and local development’ at Tuscia University (Viterbo, Italy) in March 2013.

The successful candidate will be assigned to a tutor (and eventually to a co-tutor) and will prepare a training and research plan to be approved and monitored by the PhD Professor Board. The successful candidate will also submit the full research proposal by June 2013.Some documents can be found here:


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