Cooperative Research Programme (CRP): Research Fellowships

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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Grant amount: Up to €16,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 10, 2020 2:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Working Professional

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Australia; Austria; Belgium; Canada; Chile Show all

Degree requirements: Applicants must have a completed PhD

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Overview:

What is the Co-operative Research Programme: Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agriculture Systems (CRP)? 

The OECD's Co-operative Research Programme: Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agriculture Systems (CRP) exists to strengthen scientific knowledge and provide relevant scientific information and advice that will inform future policy decisions related to the sustainable use of natural resources in the areas of agriculture, food, fisheries and forests.

The CRP:

  • helps achieve globally agreed policy objectives by facilitating international co-operation among research scientists and institutions. In doing so, it strengthens scientific knowledge and innovation.
  •  places a policy emphasis on all the activities it funds. CRP findings provide valuable evidence and information to support policy makers in promoting the sustainable use of natural resources in food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries.
  • focuses on global issues such as food security, climate change and the inter-connectedness of economies through trade and scientific co-operation. This enables CRP-funded research to generate benefits for people around the world, producing results that resonate within and beyond the programme’s member countries.

CRP Objectives

The Co-operative Research Programme’s main objective is to strengthen scientific knowledge and provide relevant scientific information and advice that will inform future policy decisions related to the sustainable use of natural resources, in the areas of food, agriculture, forests and fisheries. 

The objective and work of the Programme are anchored in both a policy and scientific environment in the fields of food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, which, more than ever, have a multidisciplinary nature. This happens to so as to respond to the varied demands from a range of stakeholder groups with interests in these fields, and to take into account that the world is globalised and food production systems are interlinked.

Fellowships: CRP funds short-term research projects for individual scientists in other CRP member countries. These individual travel bursary awards strengthen the exchange of ideas and increase international mobility and co-operation. Some 76% of the fellowships result in long-term co-operation between the fellow and their host institutes, a major goal of the programme.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Who is eligible to apply for a CRP Research Fellowship?
    • Applicants must be working in an institution located in a country that currently participates in the OECD Co-operative Research Programme (CRP), and the collaborating host institution must be located in another participating country.
      • Countries participating in the CRP:
        • Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.
  • Applicants should have 4 years of postdoctoral training. 
    • Whilst candidates should hold a Ph.D. or have the equivalent expertise and/or be extensively published, priority is given to the overall scientific quality of each application considering its relevance to the Programme’s Research Themes and the Programme’s multi-disciplinary focus.
  • Applicants should have a contract with their present employer that ensures their continued employment after completion of the fellowship.
    • If this is not the case, applicants are requested to ask their institution to certify that there will be a continued on-going scientific affiliation with the host laboratory once the fellowship ends, as this ensures that the relationships established during the fellowship are put to beneficial use.
  • Before submitting an application, candidates should have their employers’ agreement to the application and to the take up of the fellowship should they be successful. 
  • A candidate who has already been the recipient of a CRP fellowship may apply for a second award, but only 5 years after the year of their first fellowship.
  • Latvia will be a member of the CRP as of 1 January 2020; Latvian scientists are therefore eligible to apply for fellowships or be hosts for fellows in applications submitted this year for 2020.
  • Please see other Guidelines and Conditions starting here.

Preferences:

  • The CRP’s preference is to support new collaborations, not ongoing ones.

Ineligibility:

  • Scientists already holding a position in a foreign laboratory are not eligible to apply to remain in that laboratory.
  • The programme is not targeted at PhD students.