Vavilov-Frankel Fellowships 1997

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Thu Aug 29 15:06:00 CDT 1996

International Plant Genetic Resources Institute
Vavilov-Frankel Fellowships 1997

The International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) has
established the Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship Fund to commemorate the unique
contributions to plant science by Academician Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov
and Sir Otto Frankel.  The Fund aims to encourage the conservation and
use of plant genetic resources in developing countries through awarding
Fellowships to outstanding young scientists to enable them to carry out
relevant, innovative research outside their own country for a period of
between three months and one year. The research should have a clear
benefit to the applicant's home country.  Awards can be held concurrently
with other sources of support.  In 1997, a total of US$60,000 will be
available for awards (maximum of $30,000 for any one award), which are
intended to cover travel, stipend, bench fees, equipment, conference
participation or any other appropriate use.  Holders are encouraged to
present the results of their research at an international conference.
 This can take place within one year of termination of the Fellowship.

Applications for 1997 are invited from developing country nationals,
 aged 35 or under, holding a higher degree in a relevant subject area.

Application forms may be obtained from: Vavilov-Frankel Fellowships,
IPGRI,   Via  delle  Sette  Chiese  142,    00145   Rome,    Italy. (Fax
39 6 5750309; Email: e.clancy at and should be returned to this

Applications, preferably in English (or accompanied by an English
translation), should include a completed application form, brief letter
of application, full curriculum vitae, research proposal (maximum 1000
words) and letter of acceptance from the proposed host institute.  The
closing date for receipt of applications is 31 December 1996.  The
successful applicants will be informed by 31 March 1997 and are required
to take up their Fellowships before 31 December 1997.

IPGRI is a member of the family of 16 international agricultural research
centres which operate under the umbrella of the Consultative Group on
International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).  IPGRI is the legal
successor to the International Board for Plant Genetic Resources (IBPGR).
 Further information on IPGRI can be found at

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