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The System for Analysis, Research and Training (START) Fellowship/Visiting Scientist Program aims to increase the number of developing country researchers who are active partners in global change research in START's networks and projects. The 4 to 8 month fellowships are for graduate students and post-graduates from Africa, Asia and Oceania. The 1 to 2 month visiting scientist awards are for more senior scientists to travel to major international laboratories. December 1, 2003 is the deadline for applications. [Source: SciDev.Net]
As mentioned in the November 2002 newsletter, a grant program was created to attract young researchers to Europe to establish their laboratories and reverse the "brain drain." The European Science Foundation and the Heads of the European Research Organizations have officially launched the first competition for the European Young Investigator Awards. Researchers from any country who have completed their Ph.D.s within the past 2-10 years can apply for the awards to set up laboratories in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom. Grants of up to €250,000 per year for up to five years will be awarded. The application deadline is December 15, 2003. [Source: Chronicle of Higher Education]
Applications for the International Foundation for Science Research Grants are due December 31, 2003. Young, developing country scientists who are at the beginning of their career in aquatic resources, animal production, crop science, forestry/agroforestry, food science, natural products, or water resources are eligible to apply for the awards of up to US$12,000.
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Sigma Xi's 2003 Forum - Science & Engineering: Keys to International Understanding; November 12-13, 2003.
Idlelo First African Conference on the Digital Commons; Cape Town, South Africa; January 11-15, 2004.
Delhi Sustainable Development Summit; New Delhi, India; February 4-7, 2004.
Fifth Iberoamerican Congress on Science, Technology and Gender; Mexico City, Mexico; February 16-20, 2004.
Global Biotechnology Forum; Concepción, Chile; March 2-5, 2004.
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