Deadline for application: 19 February 2017

The Belgian Focal Point to the Global Taxonomy Initiative, CEBioS programme, has officially launched its new call for proposals in regard to ‘taxonomic training and access to collections in Belgium’ for the year 2017.

The 2017 call aims at funding short-term visits in Belgium for students or young researchers (<40 years old) in order to help building their scientific and technical expertise on biodiversity and ecosystem services and/or access collections in Belgium.

Eligible countries: Algeria - Benin* - Burkina Faso* - Burundi* - Cabo Verde - Cambodia - Cote d'Ivoire - DR Congo* - Gambia - Ghana - Guinea* - Guinea Bissau - Kenya - Laos - Liberia - Mali* - Morocco* - Mozambique* - Niger* - Nigeria - Palestinian Territory* - Rwanda* - Senegal* - Sierra Leone - Tanzania* - Thailand - Togo - Uganda* - Vietnam.

*Priority will be given to projects taking place in countries belonging to the 14 priority partner countries of the Belgian governmental cooperation (with an asterisk in the above list).

It is very important that applicants clearly state in their application:
• How they plan to use their projects to advance research in their field
• How they will disseminate their results (poster, publication, diploma, oral communication, etc…)
• How their project will contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and/or ecosystem services in the partner country
• How their project could (in a long or medium term) contribute to fight against poverty in the South.

More information

Online application form:

Applicants have to provide a recent CV and a photo to complete the online application. Applications must be submitted online before 19 February 2017.

Decision on eventual acceptance will be made by end of March 2017. All selected projects will be carried out between 1st May 2017 and 31 December 2017.