physiology | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

2011 Global Rice Science Scholarships: Agronomy, Crop physiology, Entomology, Plant pathology, Soil and water science, Plant breeding, Social sciences

The Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP) is a single strategic goal and work plan for global rice research.GRiSP streamlines current research for development activities of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). GRISP aligns these initiatives with numerous partners and adds new research activities to which science can make significant contributions.

This partnership also builds the capacity of the next generation of rice scientists. Partners are advanced research institutions and universities; national research, education, and extension systems; international and regional fora and development organizations; CGIAR centers; emerging national research systems; the private sector; and civil society organizations.

Research areas: rice science and related systems research
Crop physiology
Plant pathology
Soil and water science
Plant breeding
Social sciences

Types of scholarship
1. 3–4 years for a full Ph.D. program
2. Up to 3 years for a Ph.D. sandwich degree program

Scholarship benefits
* Round-trip airfare and related travel expenses
* Monthly stipend with local medical and accident insurance
* Research support
* Leadership and professional development funds
* University fees (with an upper limit)

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 April 2011

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PhD Positions in Primate Neurophysiology and fMRI, Germany

Our research focuses on neural mechanisms of active perception and decision making in human and non-human primates. We employ a combination of experimental techniques including multichannel electrophysiological recordings, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), reversible inactivation and stimulation of specific brain areas. Candidates can select between three projects:
1) The first project will investigate neuronal interactions between the two brain hemispheres during free and reward based decisions.
2) The second project will elucidate the contribution of the thalamic pulvinar to visuomotor coordination.
3) The third project will study the role of pulvinar in cortico-cortical communication during goal-directed behavior.
All projects employ a macaque monkey model of brain functions, but comparative experiments in human subjects will also be possible.

We are looking for very motivated candidates with a strong interest in brain and behavioral sciences and a university degree in neurobiology/neuroscience, engineering, physics or computer sciences. Good programming and analytical skills are necessary, experimental skills will be required but can be acquired in the course of the study. Prior experience with fMRI, neurophysiological or behavioral methods will be highly valued.

Scholarship Application Deadline:Contact Employer

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RA and SRF Positions in Plant Breeding and Plant Physiology, IIPR, India

“Walk-in-Interview” will be held at Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kalyanpur, Kanpur for the following positions on Contractual basis. Eligible and desirous candidates fulfilling all the requirements should bring their application giving full details of academic records and experience(s) alongwith attested photocopy as well as original copy of the relevant documents and a passport size photograph. Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR), is a national institute established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to carry out basic strategic and applied research on major pulse crops. Besides generating basic knowledge and material, the Institute also develops appropriate production and protection technologies, production and supply of breeder seeds of improved varieties, demonstration and transfer of technologies and strategic coordination of pulse research through wide network of testing centers across the country.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 22 March 2011

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