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SA-YSSP fellowships for young scientists


Melanie Colón

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From ecolog-L (http://listserv.umd.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1407e&L=ecolog-l&X=1C57EB70284356D1FE&Y=melaniec%40neo.tamu.edu&P=3026)

 

We are looking for PhD students from around the world who would like to

participate in a three-month research program in South Africa. We welcome

applications by students with a general interest in theoretical ecology and

evolution, and are particularly interested in hosting research projects

related to modeling adaptive ecological networks, food-web dynamics,

speciation, coevolution, and evolutionary community assembly.

 

Research projects will be carried out at the at the University of the Free

State in Bloemfontein, South Africa from 1 November 2014 until 31 January

2015, and are meant to result in a published article and a corresponding

chapter in an applicant's PhD thesis. Funding to cover travel to

Bloemfontein and living expenses while there is available for successful

applicants.

 

The Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP) is currently

accepting applications from doctoral students from The International

Institute for Applied Systems Analysis' (IIASA) twenty National Member

Organization (NMO) countries, Southern African Development Community member

states, and South Africa. Applications are due on 3 August 2014.

 

Researchers from IIASA and South Africa will work in teams to supervise one

or more SA-YSSP participants. These supervisory teams have jointly defined

15 research themes that will serve as the basis for the participants' work.

These themes fall into 4 interdisciplinary clusters: Risk, Policy &

Governance, Energy & Climate Systems, Ecosystems & Water, and Population,

Health & Aging. Several themes, including Theme 10 Stability and complexity

of adaptive ecological networks, address salient issues in theoretical and

mathematical ecology.

 

SA-YSSP information on the IIASA website:

http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/education/sayssp/About-the-Program.en.html

 

SA-YSSP information on the UFS website:

http://conferences.ufs.ac.za/default.aspx?DCode=720

 

Application form and procedures on the NRF website:

http://www.nrf.ac.za/funding_overview.php?fid=207

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