S&T - IRD grants for scientific exchanges and PhDs [fr]
The IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement) launches two calls for proposals, open until the 12th of May 2014.
BEST grants are designed for researchers, engineers and technicians from a centre for research or further education in a developing country, who would like to follow one or several periods of training in a research centre that is outside their country of residence:
- a research unit with a cotutelle of the IRD;
- a research organism associated with the IRD.
The purpose for researchers is to acquire specific skills, to learn new techniques and methods, to uplift their qualifications or to graduate with a high level diploma.
Candidates must send their applications before the 12th of May 2014 to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Grants will be allocated from the 1st of February 2015.
PhD grants are intended to support PhD students from southern countries who are willing to write a thesis under a partnership between an IRD jointly-supervised unit and a southern research team.
One call will be open to all subjects, and the thematical calls are the following:
- IRD and the Mérieux Foundation offer 4 PhDs: Infectious diseases (Indian Ocean & Southeast Asia);
- IRD and the French Institute for Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3) of the CNRS offer 2 PhDs in Lebanon: application of physics in medicine, and in particular the nuclear methods and tools used in the fight against cancer.
Candidates must send their applications before the 12th of May 2014 to the following address: email@example.com.