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Document No: FS-584 | Date: November 1995 | Author: Damon A. Job
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UN-VERIFIED GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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National Science Foundation (NSF)

United States Department of Energy (US-DOE)

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (Nihon Gakujutsu Shinko-kai)

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Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Secretariat (UNESCO)

The Nature Conservation Society of Japan

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

  • 1. UNESCO Fellowships
  • 2. UNESCO Study Grants
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    Section II

    Un-verified Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships

    Green Ball National Science Foundation (NSF)


    National Science Foundation
    BIO/DEB
    4201 Wilson Blvd.
    Arlington, VA 22230
    USA

    1. Midcareer Fellowship Opportunities in Environmental Biology

    2. NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science and Engineering

    3. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Environmental Biology

    4. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Plant Biology

    See:Green BallNSF: Grants & Awards

    Green Ball NSF: Information for Students and Educators

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    Green BallNSF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science Education


    Title of Program: Midcareer Fellowship Opportunities in Environmental Biology

    Description of Program: The National Science Foundation provides fellowships for mid-career postdoctoral scientists to pursue independent research in terrestrial and freshwater ecology and related disciplines. Projects are supported in the following fields: systematic biology, population biology and genetics, physiological ecology, community ecology, and ecosystem studies.

    Purpose of Program: To provide opportunities for experienced doctoral level scientists to pursue innovative and imaginative research ideas in environmental biology.

    Eligibility Requirements: Restricted to U.S. citizens. Applicants must have received a Ph.D. at least 10 years prior to application. Careful consideration should be given to the selection of the host institutions, collaborators, and the sites of the field work. During the tenure of the award, fellows must be affiliated with established and financially responsible, nonprofit, foreign or domestic host institutions. Fellows planning research abroad are urged in advance to establish a collaborative relationship with one or more host country scientists.

    Number of Awards: Maximum of 10 awards per year, contingent upon availability of funds.

    Duration of Awards: From 6 to 15 months

    Amount of Awards: Up to $47,500, plus a sum equivalent to the normal home institution benefit rate. The award includes a special allowance of $1,000 per month for research-related costs, $300 a month allowance for the home institution in support of the fellow, and a relocation allowance of $3,000.

    Application Deadlines: November 1.

    Application Requirements: The applications package is detailed and requires submission of an original and nine copies of a cover page, project summary, research plan, current curriculum vitae with a list of publications, and a pending support form. In addition, a copy is required of three separate NSF forms. For additional information on the current application procedures, contact the Program Manager at the address above.

    Title of Program 2: Green Ball NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science and Engineering

    Description of Program: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) offers the NSFNATO Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science and Engineering through the NSF. Fellowships are awarded for scientific research and or study at appropriate nonprofit institutions in mathematical, physical, or biological sciences; engineering; social studies; the history and philosophy of science; and interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary fields. Fellowships are not intended to support the preparation of prior research results for publication, nor for writing of textbooks. Awards are intended primarily for those who will study in NATO-member countries other than the United States. These include: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. However, consideration may be given to candidates wishing to study at multi-national institutions having strong association with NATO, but located in neighboring countries.

    Purpose of Program: To promote the progress of science and closer collaboration among scientists in countries that are members of NATO.

    Eligibility Requirements: Citizens of the U.S. or native residents of a possession of the United States, such as American Samoa, but not citizens of another country who have applied for U.S. citizenship. Applicants must: (1) have a Ph.D. in one of the fields listed above or have had research training and experience equivalent to a Ph.D. in one of those fields; (2) not have received their doctorates earlier than January 1, 1986; and (3) not previously have held an NSFNATO Postdoctoral Fellowship. Women, minorities, and disabled scientists who meet this eligibility criteria are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Number of Awards: Approximately 50.

    Duration of Awards: From 6 to 12 months, with time to termination being 30 months. The tenure of a fellowship may be interrupted, but no single period of tenure may be less than 4 months.

    Amount of Awards: $2,300 per month. Extra allowances include: (1) dependency allowance of $200 per month for a dependent spouse and each of not more than two dependent children; (2) travel allowance of up to $6,000 for fellow and dependents; and (3) research-related aid of $100 each month. In addition, if requested, the fellowship institution may receive $100 for each month of tenure.

    Application Deadlines: Postmarked no later than November 3.

    Application Requirements: Applications must be submitted on an official form. Each applicant must submit an outline of the proposed program of research, the study to be conducted, and complete copies of transcripts of their college and university records. For additional information on the current application procedures, contact the NATO Program Office, Division of Research Career Development, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, NSF. Tel: (202) 357-9466.

    Title of Program 3: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Environmental Biology

    Description of Program: The Biotic Systems and Resources (BSR) Division established the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Environmental Biology to enable select groups of environmental biologists to improve and expand their skills and research programs. The following fields are open: systematics; evolutionary biology; population biology; population genetics; physiological ecology; community ecology; and ecosystem studies. In general, only projects that focus on inland, terrestrial aquatic and estuarine habitats or organisms are included. This does not apply to the systematic biology studies.

    Purpose of Program: To provide opportunities for new doctoral-level scientists to pursue innovative and imaginative research ideas in environmental biology. The objectives are to: (1) provide a means of support for those who wish to work abroad or spend extensive periods in the field; (2) encourage young scientists to move to a new institution and benefit from new experiences; (3) provide an opportunity for full-time research for well trained and highly talented young doctorates who wish to undertake independent research. This fellowship program does not finance dissertation research, but can be used by senior investigators to continue support for their postdoctoral research associates.

    Eligibility Requirements: Citizens of the U.S. or native residents of a possession of the United States, such as American Samoa, but not citizens of another country who have applied for U.S. citizenship. Research fellowships are offered to

    people who will earn or have had a doctorate for less than 3 years prior to application. Candidates may not have been an NSF conventional research investigator, nor a previous fellow. Careful consideration should be given to the selection of the host institutions, collaborators, and field work sites. During tenure, fellows must be affiliated with an established, and fiscally responsible, foreign or domestic nonprofit host institution. Fellows planning research abroad must establish a collaborative relationship with one or more host country scientists in advance.

    Number of Awards: Maximum of 20.

    Duration of Awards: Either 12 months or 24 months, depending on the time requested, the research design, and proposal evaluation.

    Amount of Awards: $2,200 per month, and a special allowance of $500 per month for research-related costs. An institutional allowance of $200 per month of tenure is for partial reimbursement of expenses in support of the fellow, and will be paid directly to the institution.

    Application Deadlines: November 1.

    Application Requirements: The applications package is detailed and requires an original and nine copies of a cover page, project summary, research plan, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, and pending support form. In addition, one copy of three separate NSF forms are required. For additional information about application procedures, contact: Postdoctoral (EB) Fellowships, Room 215, Biotic Systems and Resources, NSF. Telephone: (202) 357-7332; Fax: (202) 357-7745.

    Title of Program 4: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Plant Biology

    Description of Program: The Division of Molecular Biosciences (DMB) and Division of Cellular Biosciences (DCB) provide the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Plant Biology for basic training in molecular, cellular, and whole plant biology. The DMB supports research in biochemistry, biophysics, and genetics; while the DCB supports research in cell biology, cellular biochemistry, physiological processes, and developmental biology.

    Purpose of Program: To provide opportunities for plant biologists from all subdisciplines to learn concepts and methodological techniques of related fields in order to approach problems of plant biology using the most sophisticated tools. Fellowships also provide opportunities for a wide range of biological and physical scientists not trained in traditional plant sciences to learn concepts and techniques of research on plants, and to conduct research in plant biology.

    Eligibility Requirements: Citizens of the U.S. or native residents of a possession of the United States, such as the American Samoa, but not citizens of another country who have applied for U.S. citizenship. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in biological science, physical science, or engineering. Prior arrangements for research and training in plant biology must be made with a scientific adviser at the institution where the fellowship will be held. The cooperating institution must provide conceptual approaches and experimental skills different from the applicant's previous research training. Research must fall within the program areas and interests of the DMB and DCB Divisions.

    Number of Awards: Approximately 20.

    Duration of Awards: Normally 2 years. Under special circumstances a fellow may apply for a 1 year extension. In addition, a fellow may request a special 1 year starter grant if he/she has accepted a tenure-track position.

    Amount of Awards: $2,200 per month. There is no allowance for dependents. An institutional allowance of $200 per month of tenure is provided for research support. A special living allowance of $300 per month is provided. The maximum amount for the special 1 year starter grant (above) is $35,000 and requires matching funds on a 2-to-1 basis from the institution.

    Application Deadlines: November 1. Tenure must start on or after June 1, but not later than the following January 1.

    Application Requirements: Applicant evaluation will be based on ability, past research work, and letters of recommendation. The application package is detailed and consists of an original and five copies of a completed application form, personal statement, current résumé, list of publications, thesis abstract, training and research plan, statement of the sponsoring scientist; and three typed and signed recommendations in sealed envelopes. For additional information on current application procedures, contact: NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Plant Biology, DMB and DCB, Room 325, NSF. Telephone: DMB (202) 357-9400, DCB (202) 357-7905; TDD (202) 357-7492.

    See Also: Green Ball NSF Online Documents

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    Green Ball Department of Energy Home Page (US-DOE)

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
    ORNL Postdoctoral Research Associates
    Science/Engineering Education Division
    Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
    P.O. Box 117
    Oak Ridge, TN 378310117
    USA

    Tel: (615) 241-2877
    FAX: (615) 576-3643
    TELEX: TWX-810-572-1076
    On-line Information (FEDIX): (301) 258-0953 (Modem access)
    Help Line for FEDIX: (301) 975-0101
    Information about FEDIX: (615) 576-3255

    1. Combined Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships and Global Change Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships

    2. Global Change Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships

    1. Combined Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships and Global Change Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships

    (Note: Under Revision in 1995: The new fellowship will fuse both the Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships and Global Change Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships into a new, single fellowship. Hence, the material provided below may or may not be applicable to the new program and is provided to give an idea of the broad scope of the new program. Please contact the Program Manager, Science/ Engineering Education Division, ORAU, for updated information when it becomes available in late 1995.)

    Former Title of Program: Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships (to be combined, into one program, with Global Change Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships).

    See: Green Ball Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

    Description of Program: In honor of Alexander Hollaender, former Directory of the Division of Biology at ORNL, the U.S. Department of Energy awards the Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship provides opportunities for recent recipients of doctoral degrees to conduct research on the health and environmental effects associated with energy technologies. Fellowships are tenable at various university and national laboratories that have programs supported by the Department of Energy and Office of Health and Environmental Research.

    Purpose of Program: The primary mission of the Office of Health and Environmental Research (OHER) is to provide the scientific foundation for understanding and anticipating the long-term health and environmental consequences of energy use and development. Secondly, their aim is to advance the development of technological solutions to major problems in biology, medicine, and environmental sciences. The Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships offer challenging opportunities to recent recipients of doctoral degrees to conduct research in fields that support the mission of OHER.

    Eligibility Requirements: The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents. An applicant must have received a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or D.V.M.) in an appropriate discipline, or have completed all internship or residency requirements, within 2 years of the desired starting date (which must be between May 1 and September 30). Preference will be given to candidates who request fellowships working in laboratories other than those with which they have had previous full-time affiliation of a year or more in the last 3 years.

    Number of Awards: 5 to 10 per year.

    Duration of Awards: Associateship appointments are for 1 year. Renewal for an additional year is dependent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds. In some circumstances, appointments can be renewed for a third year. Appointments may begin at any time.

    Amount of Awards: Fellows receive an annual stipend of $37,500 the first year and $40,500 the second year. Awards cover travel and moving expenses to the ORNL laboratory, up to $2,500. Medical insurance coverage is compulsory.

    Application Deadlines: January 15. Announcement of awards is in May and fellowships must be declined or accepted within 30 days.

    Application Requirements: Applicants must submit an application form, résumé, publication list, reprints or abstracts of publications, transcripts, references, and statement of proposed research. In order to be eligible, an applicant must identify a proposed advisor, supported by OHER. Applicants should contact the Program Manager, Science/

    Engineering Education Division, ORAU, for the current application packet and other information.

    Contact(s):
    Linda Holmes
    Program Manager

    (615) 576-3192

    Cheryl Guthrie
    Program Specialist

    (615) 576-9934

    2.Former Title of Program 2: Global Change Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships (To be combined, into one program, with the Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships).

    Under Revision in 1995: (See above).

    Description of Program: The Global Change Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships provides opportunities and support for recent recipients of doctoral degrees to conduct research in global change issues at various national and university laboratories affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Health and Environmental Research. This includes research in the life, physical, earth, environmental, computer, and engineering sciences.

    Purpose of Program: To advance the mission of the Department of Energy, OHER, by encouraging and promoting the development of superior research scientists in DOE and other national laboratories.

    Eligibility Requirements: The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents. An applicant must have received a doctoral degree in an appropriate discipline within 3 years of the desired starting date (which must be between May 1 and September 30).

    Number of Awards: Varies. Approximately 52 in 1995.

    Duration of Awards: Fellowships are for 1 year. The fellowship is renewable for a second year contingent upon the availability of funds, and recommendation of the advisor in the laboratory at which the fellowship is provided.

    Amount of Awards: Fellows receive an annual stipend of $35,000 the first year. Expenses are covered for travel and moving costs to an Oak Ridge National Laboratory or affiliated university laboratory.

    Application Deadlines: March 1.

    Application Requirements: Applicants must submit an application form, résumé, publication list, reprints or abstracts of publications, manuscripts, references, and statement of proposed research. Contact the Program Manager, Science/Engineering Education Division, for the current application packet.

    Contact(s):

    Linda Holmes
    Program Manager
    (615) 576-3192

    Cheryl Guthrie
    Program Specialist
    (615) 576-9934

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    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (Nihon Gakujutsu Shinkokai)

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
    Exchange of Persons Division
    Yamato Building
    Nihon Gakujutsu Shinkokai 531
    Kojimachi, Chiyodaku
    Tokyo 102 Japan

    Tel: (81-03) 263-1721
    FAX: (81-03) 222-1986, (81-03) 237-8238
    Telex: J32281
    Cable: GAKUSHINJSPS TOKYO

    1. JSPS Bilateral Exchange Programs with Foreign Academic Institutions

    2. JSPS Cooperation Programs With Southeast Asian Countries

    3. JSPS Fellowships and Travel Grants to Japanese Scientists for Research Abroad

    4. JSPS Fellowships for Foreign Scientists in General

    5. JSPS International Joint Research Projects

    6. SPS International Research Workshops

    7. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers

    Title of Program 1: JSPS Bilateral Exchange Programs with Foreign Academic Institutions

    Description of Program: The JSPS administers a number of bilateral programs for scientific cooperation and exchange through memoranda of understanding (MOU) with 39 foreign academic institutions in 28 countries (1989). Cooperation primarily involves exchange visits by senior and junior scientists. It may also include jointly sponsored seminars and research activities. In cooperation with Chinese and Korean counterparts, the Ph.D. dissertation (RONPAKU) programs provide support for researchers wanting to earn a doctoral degree from a Japanese university.

    Purpose of Program: To develop scientific understanding between Japan and the cooperating countries.

    Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility depends on the MOU between the cooperating countries and the JSPS.

    Number of Awards: Approximately 230 Japanese and 380 foreign exchange fellowships are awarded to scientists (1989). The JSPS also co-sponsors about 58 research projects and 31 seminars, and sends 286 Japanese scientists abroad through this program.

    Duration of Awards: Variable, depending upon the MOU between the cooperating countries and the JSPS.

    Amount of Awards: Awards cover travel expenses, maintenance, and other necessary expenses

    Application Deadlines: None.

    Application Requirements: Application for the bilateral exchange programs is arranged between the JSPS and the cooperating institutions. Contact the Exchange of Persons Division, JSPS, for current application procedures.

    Title of Program 2: JSPS Cooperation Programs With Southeast Asian Countries

    Description of Program: The activities of the Cooperation Programs With Southeast Asian Countries include: exchange of scientists, cooperative research, scientific seminars, and other related functions such as the RONPAKU (Ph.D.) program. In this program, the JSPS has a MOU with six agencies in five countries. The cooperative programs include all academic fields in the humanities, social studies, and natural sciences.

    Purpose of Program: To develop scientific understanding between Japan and cooperating member countries.

    Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility depends on the MOU between the cooperating countries and the JSPS.

    Number of Awards: Approximately 400 exchanges for Southeast Asian scientists and an equivalent number for Japanese scientists (1989).

    Duration of Awards: Depends on the MOU between the cooperating countries and the JSPS.

    Amount of Awards: Includes travel expenses, maintenance, and other necessary expenses.

    Application Deadlines: None.

    Application Requirements: Application procedure is arranged by the JSPS and the cooperating institutions. Contact the Exchange of Persons Division, JSPS, for current application procedures.

    Title of Program 3: JSPS Fellowships and Travel Grants to Japanese Scientists for Research Abroad

    Description of Program: The JSPS provides several kinds of fellowships to fund Japanese scientists seeking to do research in foreign countries. JSPS provides the following fellowships and grants:

    1. Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research Abroad: Fellowships are awarded to Japanese postdoctoral researchers to undertake research at foreign universities or research institutions for 2 years. The fellowship covers travel expenses, maintenance allowances, and a certain amount for research. Approximately 33 fellowships are awarded per year (1989).

    2. Fellowships for Study at the Zoological Station at Naples: The JSPS grants fellowships to Japanese marine biologists for cooperative research at the Zoological Station in Naples, Italy. About two fellowships are awarded per year.

    3. Fellowships for Study at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE): The JSPS cooperates with the ICIPE in Nairobi, Kenya, by providing airfare and expenses to fund one research fellow per year stationed at the ICIPE. Contact the Exchange of Persons Division, JSPS, for current information on these three fellowship programs.

    Title of Program 4: JSPS Fellowships for Foreign Scientists in General

    Description of Program: The JSPS Fellowships for Foreign Scientists in General encourages Japanese scientists to invite foreign colleagues to Japan for cooperative research and other academic purposes. There are two types of fellowships: (1) short-term: granted to eminent scientists, such as Nobel laureates, and other outstanding senior scientists to visit Japan; and (2) long-term: granted to foreign researchers who wish to conduct research in cooperation with, or under the supervision of, scientists at Japanese universities or research institutions.

    Purpose of Program: To facilitate cooperative research between visiting foreign scientists and hosting Japanese scientists.

    Eligibility Requirements: Candidates eligible for short-term fellowships include eminent or senior scientists. Candidates for long-term fellowships are those who want to conduct joint research with Japanese scientists.

    Number of Awards: Variable, depends upon the fellowship program.

    Duration of Awards: 3 months or less for the short-term fellowships; 6 months to 1 year for the long-term fellowships.

    Amount of Awards: Awards for short-term fellowships include a round-trip airfare, a living allowance of 18,000 yen per day, and an additional allowances for travel within Japan. The long-term fellowship includes a round-trip airfare, a monthly stipend of 240,000-300,000 yen, and additional allowances for housing and travel within Japan.

    Application Deadlines: May and September for both fellowships. Selected candidates are invited to visit Japan during the following fiscal year, which begins in April.

    Application Requirements: The applications for both fellowships for foreign scientist are to be submitted to the JSPS by Japanese scientists who wish to host a foreign colleague in Japan. Direct application by foreign scientists or through diplomatic channels are not accepted.

    Title of Program 5: JSPS International Joint Research ProjectsA

    Description of Program: The JSPS International Joint Research Projects funds joint international ventures in scientific research with Japanese scientists in a wide variety of disciplines.

    Purpose of Program: The JSPS provide support for Japanese scientists to undertake cooperative research projects with foreign scientists.

    Eligibility Requirements: Japanese scientists engaged in joint research projects with foreign scientists.

    Number of Awards: Approximately 48 projects.

    Duration of Awards: Normally 2 years.

    Amount of Awards: Necessary travel and research expenses.

    Application Deadlines: May.

    Application Requirements: Contact the Exchange of Persons Division, JSPS, for current information and application procedures.

    Title of Program 6: JSPS International Research Workshops

    Description of Program: The JSPS provides partial funding to support the organization of international workshops in Japan for up to 80 participants. Support also is provided for travel expenses for foreign participants with important roles in the workshops. The JSPS supports approximately 18 workshops (1989 levels) in the natural sciences, humanities, and social.

    Application Requirements: Contact the administrator for details at the address provided above.

    Title of Program 7: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers

    Description of Program: Fellowships are awarded to enable postdoctoral researchers to undertake research at Japanese research institutions.

    Purpose of Program: To provide fellowships to facilitate cooperative research between visiting foreign scientists and hosting Japanese scientists.

    Eligibility Requirements: This fellowship is open to postdoctoral researchers from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

    Number of Awards: Approximately 130.

    Duration of Awards: 12 months.

    Amount of Awards: The fellowship includes a round-trip airfare, a monthly stipend of 270,000 yen, and an additional allowance for settling in. In addition, the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture (Monbusho) may provide a special research grant up to 1,200,000 yen, depending on need of applicant fellows.

    Application Deadlines: None.

    Application Requirements: The candidates for the postdoctoral researcher fellowships are selected in two ways: (1) through recommendations of relevant academic organizations in their home countries, with the prior consent of Japanese host scientists; and (2) through selection by the JSPS from applications submitted by Japanese researchers who wish to host foreign research fellows in Japan. For more information, contact the Exchange of Persons Division at the JSPS.

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    Green BallMan and the Biosphere (MAB) Secretariat (UNESCO)

    International Coordinating Council
    UNESCO
    7 Place de Fontenoy
    75700 Paris
    France
    Tel: (33-1) 45-68-10-10
    FAX: (33-1)45-67-16-90
    Telex: 204461 Paris; 27062 Paris

    U.S. MAB Secretariat
    OES/EGC/MAB
    Room 833, SA5
    Washington, DC 205220508
    USA
    Tel: (202) 632-2816
    FAX: (202) 647-5947

    1. MAB Young Scientists Research Grants

    2. U.S. MAB Research Grants

    Title of Program 1: MAB Young Scientists Research Grants

    Description of Program: The Man and the Biosphere Secretariat (MAB/UNESCO) awards grants to young researchers to facilitate and fund research work in active field projects at international biosphere reserves, and for comparative studies.

    Purpose of Program: To promote scientific contributions to research by the Man and the Biosphere Program by young research scientists.

    Eligibility Requirements: Eligible candidates are citizens of UNESCO member countries. Applicants should not be more than 35 years old. MAB research fellows who receive these awards will be selected by the Bureau of the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Program (ICC/MAB).

    Number of Awards: Approximately 10 per year.

    Duration of Awards: Variable; the awards depend on the duration of the proposed research projects.

    Amount of Awards: No specific amount. However, the U.S. National Committee gives preference to proposals that are less than $50,000.

    Application Deadlines: None; applications are accepted at any time.

    Application Requirements: The Bureau of the ICC/MAB only accepts application forms that are approved by the Chairman or Secretary of the MAB National Committee in the applicant's country of origin. Each MAB National Committee may submit two applications per year. Non-U.S. applicants should contact the Bureau of the ICC/MAB for current application procedures and addresses of committees in their country. U.S. citizens should contact the U.S. MAB Secretariat.

    Title of Program 2: U.S. MAB Research Grants

    Description of Program: The U.S. MAB Research Grants offered by the U.S. National Committee for the MAB are listed here as an example of potential grants that may be awarded by a MAB National Committee. These research grants give primary consideration to proposals that complement active programs of the U.S. MAB directorate (e.g., high latitude, temperate and tropical, marine and coastal, and human-dominated ecosystems). Note: applicants from other member countries must contact the National Commission for UNESCO in their country.

    Purpose of Program: To stimulate scientists to work together in the five biomes described above.

    Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizens and people studying or teaching at U.S. institutions or universities. Each year the U.S. National Committee announces priorities and criteria for the selection of research projects and proposals. In 1991, preference was given to proposals that: (1) were inter or trans-disciplinary; (2) requested $50,000 or less; (3) involved scientists from the host country; (4) when international, dealt with environmental policy issues that were of concern to the U.S. MAB Program; (5) utilized the International Network of Biosphere Reserves as sites for monitoring, research, education, and demonstration; and (6) promoted biosphere reserves as focal points for special regional and interagency cooperation.

    Number of Awards: Variable; depending upon the funding of the U.S. National Committee and the awards for individual proposals.

    Duration of Awards: Variable; the award depends on the duration of the proposed research projects.

    Amount of Awards: There is no specific amount awarded. However, the U.S. National Committee gives preference to proposals that are for less than $50,000.

    Application Deadlines: None; applications are accepted at any time.

    Application Requirements: Applicants must submit a preliminary description of the proposed research project, and a biography for principal participants (each less than 3 pages). U.S. citizens should contact the U.S. MAB Secretariat for current application procedures. NonU.S. citizens should contact the National MAB Committee of their home country.

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    The Nature Conservation Society of Japan

    The Nature Conservation Society of Japan
    Director of General Affairs
    The Nature Conservation Society of Japan
    Toranomon Denki Bldg., 4F
    281 Toranomon
    Minatoku City
    TOKYO 105
    JAPAN

    Tel: (813) 503-4896
    FAX: (813) 592-0496

    Title of Program: Pro Natura Fund (Fund for Nature Conservation)

    Description of Program: The Nature Conservation Society of Japan provides grant subsidies for projects in developing countries that contribute to nature conservation, research, and the diffusion of research results.

    Eligibility Requirements: There are four requirements: (1) the project should contribute to the conservation of the natural environment and sustainable utilization of natural resources in developing countries; (2) the research results should be published in the country in which it was conducted; (3) the accounting should be accurately reported and results of research should not lead to profit-making, nor should researchers profit thereby; and (4) there should be no subsidies from other organization(s).

    Number of Awards: Variable.

    Duration of Awards: Approximately 1 year. The term usually is from October through September of the next year. However, the actual dates are flexible for foreign applicants.

    Amount of Awards: Variable. The total for 1990 was 40 million yen.

    Application Deadlines: July 31.

    Application Requirements: Applicants should have been recommended by a researcher or a member of an environmental group in Japan, and have excellent experience in the nature conservation and or environmental education. Contact the General Affairs Officer for the current application procedures.

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    Green BallUnited Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

    UNESCO Education WWW Server - HOME PAGE

    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    Project Implementation Support Division
    UNESCO
    7 Place de Fontenoy
    75700 Paris
    France

    Tel: (33-1) 45-68-10-10
    FAX: (33-1) 45-67-16-90
    Telex: 204461 Paris; 270602 Paris

    1. UNESCO Fellowships

    2. UNESCO Study Grants

    Title of Program 1: UNESCO Fellowships

    Title of Program 2: UNESCO Study Grants

    Description of Programs: UNESCO fellowships and study grants are made available to fund individuals of member states in education, natural sciences, development, social and human studies, and culture and communication.

    Purpose of Program: 1. Fellowships: To provide funds for postgraduate training programs. 2. Study Grants: To enable professionals to study and acquire knowledge in their speciality on short visits abroad. These study grants may be provided upon request by UNESCO member states.

    Eligibility Requirements: The competition is open to citizens of UNESCO member states. Both fellowships and study grants must be in the fields of study listed above. The specific requirements for the fellowships and study grants are as follows: (1) Fellowships: Open to postgraduate candidates. (2) Study Grants: Open to professional citizens of UNESCO member states in positions of high authority in their country. Due to the inter-governmental nature of UNESCO, all proposed fellowships and study grants have to be endorsed by the National Committee for UNESCO in the applicant's country of origin.

    Number of Awards: Variable. Fellowships and study grants depend upon the budget and program needs of UNESCO, and possibly upon donations by individual member states. Fellowships and grants may be awarded in connection with an externally financed development project.

    Duration of Awards: Depends on the type of award. Fellowships rarely exceed 1 year, and study grants are for 2 months or less.

    Amount of Awards: Depends on the proposed training program and study visit. Each proposal is reviewed individually by the National Committee of UNESCO in the applicant's home country. Fellowship funds are donated by UNESCO member states for studies within their own territory in the fields delineated above. Fellowship competitions are announced to member states.

    Application Deadlines: None. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

    Application Requirements: Applicants should contact the National Committee of UNESCO in their country for current application procedures. The address of the U.S. National Committee is listed below. Applicants from other countries should contact the Project Implementation Support Division, UNESCO, for the address of their country's National Committee.

    U.S. MAB Secretariat
    OES/EGC/MAB
    Room 833, SA5 U.S. Department of State
    Washington, DC 205220508
    USA


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    A Guide to Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships in International Forestry and Natural Resources
    By: Damon A. Job


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