Call for Nominations: Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) Award 2019

Deadline: 11 July 2019

Nominations are open for Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) Award 2019 to offer an annual Award for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development.

The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) is an informal multi-stakeholder group of Swiss institutions and private individuals interested in agricultural research for development (ARD). Members come from research institutions, NGOs, the private sector, farmers’ organisations and public agencies, as well as individuals.

Objectives

  • Sharing information between ARD stakeholders in Switzerland
  • Promoting the visibility of Swiss ARD
  • Playing an advocacy role at policy level
  • Serving as a national partner in international initiatives
  • Promoting collaboration between actors in Swiss ARD

Aims

  • support relevant agricultural research for development
  • promote knowledge on and visibility of Swiss ARD

Award Information

  • one prize (CHF 10’000) for the best team project;
  • one prize (CHF 1’000) for the best Master thesis

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible for the SFIAR Award is research that

  • has been carried out at or in close collaboration with a Swiss institution
  • has appropriate linkages in developing countries
  • has been completed preferably no longer than three years ago (for Master’s Thesis Award: master’s thesis submitted preferably not longer than 18 months ago)

How to Apply

Interested applicants must fill the attached application form via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.sfiar.ch/award.htm

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