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PhD and Postdoctoral Positions in NorMER, Norway: Global climate change on fisheries resources in the Nordic region, with a primary focus on the Atlantic cod.

A major challenge to managers and scientists today is to identify ways that oceans can provide food and other services in a sustainable way under changing climatic and socioeconomic conditions. As a changing climate and high harvesting put increased pressure on marine resources, scientists of the future need the cross-disciplinary skills to combine physical, biological, and social/economic science to give appropriate management advice. NorMER is a new Nordic Centre of Excellence, with funding from Nordforsk, on behalf of Top-level Research Initiative (TRI), and the participating institutions for 2011-2015, that will address this challenge through a unique program of primary research. 45 researches from 10 Nordic institutions will collaborate in training 15 new PhD students and 5 Postdocs through joint projects that explore the biological, economic, and societal consequences of global climate change on fisheries resources in the Nordic region, with a primary focus on the Atlantic cod.

The NorMER partnership includes teams led by Nils Chr. Stenseth at the University of Oslo, Carl Folke of the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden, Erik Bonsdorff at Åbo Adakemi University in Finland, Marko Lindroos at the University of Helsinki in Finland, Markus Meier at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute in Sweden, Guðrún Marteinsdóttir at Marine Academic Research in Iceland, Eyðfinn Magnussen at the University of Faroe Islands, Helle Siegstad at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Øyvind Fiksen at the University of Bergen in Norway, and Thomas Kiørboe at the Technical University of Denmark. Each PhD project will be supervised and based at a single institution, but will require a mandatory visit to a partner institution of up to 4 months for co-supervision (see the detailed descriptions for each project for details). The Postdoc positions are additionally required to collaborate with multiple partner institutio.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
30th March 2011

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Commonwealth Professional Fellowships 2011, UK: Agriculture/fisheries/forestry, economic growth, education, engineering/science/technology, environment, governance and public health.

Since their inception in 1959, some 26,000 individuals have benefited from the award of Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships to pursue educational and training opportunities in other Commonwealth countries. Around two thirds of awards have been tenable in the United Kingdom. The vast majority of award holders have returned to make a significant contribution to their home countries, in many cases at the prestigious in the world.
This prospectus describes the Commonwealth Professional Fellow ships offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom in 2011-2012. Whilst the majority of awards offered by the Commission have been for conventional postgraduate study, its activities also embrace a long-standing programme for university staff from developing countries to spend periods of time in the UK, for the purposes of career updating and skills enhancement. The Commission has sought to extend this principle to other professions, through the creation of the Commonwealth Professional Fellowships programme, under which organisations based in the UK can either apply to host key professionals from developing Commonwealth countries within their own organ is at – ion, or nominate candidates to work with other UK-based organizations with which they have links. Awards under the programme were first offered in 2002-03 and further awards will be offered this year under the terms and conditions set out here.
In 2011-2012, the Commission is working with the Scottish Government to offer Commonwealth Saltire Professional Fellowships. Funded by the Scottish Government, these awards are open to Scottish organisations which are able to identify a Fellow or Fellows who have the ability to influence progress towards minimising the impact of climate change in their home country.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 21 April 2011

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SEARCA Graduate Scholarship in Agriculture 2012-2013

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) invites applications for its graduate scholarship(MS andPhD)in agriculture and related fields (including biologicalsciences, socialsciences, economics andstatistics, forestry and fisheries, environmental sciences, agro industrial technology and engineering,biochemistry, and development management) for School Year 2012-2013.The scholarship is open to nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, thePhilippines, Singapore,Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam who are regular employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies and not older than 35 years old.

Scholasrhip Application Deadline: 30 July 2011

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