The 2016 internal call for proposals for taxonomic research and capacity building at the RBINS is open!
The call is open to all RBINS researchers. Projects must include taxonomic research with clear-cut poverty reduction components and respond to clearly identified taxonomic or curatorial needs within an eligible developing country. They must also include training of recipient country personnel/students within the country, as well as a dissemination component.
The maximum allocated budget for 2016 is 15,000 € per project.
The deadline for submission of proposals is 9 May 2016 (midnight GMT+1).
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In 2014, the RBINS renewed its specific convention with the Belgian Development Cooperation. The CEBioS programme is in charge of the implementation of this specific convention. The overall goal of this convention is to alleviate poverty in developing countries by strengthening human and technical capacity so that conservation and sustainable management and use of biodiversity and ecosystem services can be achieved.
The first specific objective of the CEBioS programme is to strengthen the scientific and technical knowledge base on biodiversity and on its linkages with ecosystem services and poverty reduction.
One of the expected results of this specific objective is to build new scientific and technical expertise or to increase the existing expertise of our partners in the South. To that aim, in 2016, as Belgian GTI National Focal Point, we will fund taxonomic research projects that have clear-cut poverty reduction components and that respond to clearly identified taxonomic or curatorial needs within an eligible developing country. Ecological or conservation aspects are welcome. Every project must include some training of recipient country personnel/students within the country, as well as a dissemination component.
Please note that the list of eligible countries has been modified according to the new Belgian Development Cooperation Policy. The eligible countries are: Benin* - Burkina Faso* - Burundi* - Cabo Verde - Cote d'Ivoire - DR Congo* - Gambia - Ghana - Guinee* - Guinee Bissau - Kenya - Liberia - Mali* - Morocco* - Mozambique* - Niger* - Nigeria - Palestinian Territory* - Peru - Rwanda* - Senegal* - Sierra Leone - Tanzania* - Togo - Uganda* - Vietnam.
Priority will be given to projects taking place in countries belonging to the 14 priority partner countries of governmental cooperation (with an asterisk in the above list) and/or with partner institutions of the CEBioS programme (UAC, OBPE, …).
These research and training projects are open to application by all RBINS researchers. The maximum allocated budget for 2016 is 15,000 € per project.
The deadline for the submission of proposals is 9 May 2016. Selected projects will be announced on 25 May 2016. Projects will be able to start as soon as the promoter has signed a Memorandum of Understanding linked to his project. Projects must end before 31 December 2016.
More information here.
Please note that this information has expired.