Deadline: 31 December 2016
The Orskov Foundation is seeking applications from students in the lower middle income, or low-income countries for its grant program to support them in the field of agriculture, land use or the environment.
The Orskov Foundation is a member of the Network of International Development Organizations in Scotland (NIDOS) and works for the development of poorest rural communities in the world. The foundation tries to integrate agricultural education with community projects so that communities may find their own solutions to the complex problems they face every day. The foundation encourages individual students as well as community projects by offering them the grants.
The Trustees will only consider projects with a budget up to a maximum of £2,500.
- Applications from students registered at university in a country classified by the UN as lower middle income, or low-income are eligible to apply.
- Applications that can demonstrate the potential to alleviate poverty and/or provide sustainable environmental benefits are eligible.
- Applications from students studying degrees related to agriculture, land use or the environment are eligible.
- The student grants are only provided to help support costs of training at a university or similar organisation other than the university/college in which you are registered at the time of the application.
- Eligible students MUST be registered for graduate degrees and MUST be able to demonstrate that they have full support from the relevant university department/organisation that they are seeking training from.
- Preference will be given to support training aimed at sustainable land use problems with an emphasis on animal, plant and soil interactions, where it can be demonstrated that, in addition to contributing to knowledge, they will (a) have the potential to alleviate poverty and (b) provide sustainable environmental benefits, including adaptation/mitigation to the impact of climate change. Training outwith these areas will not be funded.
- All applications must be submitted in English.
- Applications seeking funding for equipment, or attendance at conferences, will NOT be funded.
- Applications seeking scholarships to cover the costs of complete Bachelor, Masters or Doctorate courses, or parts of Bachelor, Masters or Doctorate courses will NOT be funded
- Applications seeking funding to cover the costs of Bachelor, Masters or Doctorate research projects will NOT be funded.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.
Lower Middle Income Countries: Armenia, Indonesia, Samoa, Bangladesh, Kenya, São Tomé and Principe, Bhutan, Kiribati, Senegal, Bolivia, Kosovo, Solomon Islands, Cape Verde, Kyrgyz Republic, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, Lao PDR, Sudan, Congo, Rep., Lesotho, Swaziland, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Syrian, Djibouti, Micronesia, Tajikistan, Egypt, Moldova, Timor-Leste, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Georgia, Myanmar, Uzbekistan, Ghana, Nicaragua, Vanuatu, Guatemala, Nigeria, Vietnam, Guyana, Pakistan, West Bank and Gaza, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Yemen, India, Philippines, Zambia.
Lower Income Countries: Afghanistan, Gambia, Niger, Benin, Guinea, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Haiti, Somalia, Cambodia, Korea, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Liberia, Tanzania, Chad, Madagascar, Togo, Comoros, Malawi, Uganda, Congo, Mali, Zimbabwe, Eritrea, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Nepal.
For more information, please visit Orskov Foundation.