Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship 2013 Call is now open

Two fellowships, for up to US$ 20, 000 each, are available for 2013 to carry out research, from 3 to 12 months, on a wide range of biophysical, economic and social themes related to the conservation and use of plant genetic resources in developing countries. The deadline for applications is 11 November 2012. 

This year’s Vavilov-Frankel Fellowships call focuses on the following themes:

  • Use of agrobiodiversity as an instrument for climate change adaptation
  • Research to enhance the conservation of genetic resources of a tree species important to the livelihoods of the rural poor
  • Sustainable diets for improved nutrition and health
  • Policy research in support of implementation of the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • Gene discovery in crop wild relatives
  • Facilitating better use of genebank materials
  • Researching neglected and underutilized species for food and nutrition security
  • Applying economics to agrobiodiversity conservation, sustainable use and policy analysis
  • Management of Musa diseases through a better understanding of specific host-pathogen interactions and co-evolution
The fellowships are supported by Pioneer Hi-Bred, United States and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Australia.

Applications may be submitted in English, French or Spanish to VFF-2013(at)

Download the full announcement, guidelines and application form below: