Next round in funding senior CGIAR experts

19 February 2019

Senior experts, employed by Dutch research organisations and involved in CGIAR research or management, are offered a chance to spend (more) time on their CGIAR activities. The call to cover some of their personnel costs has been reopened with an adjustment in requirements for the senior expert. The deadline for the next assessment round is 4 June 2019.

The call for Senior Experts aims to contribute to the mutual benefit of partnering by supporting the participation of Dutch research organisations in CGIAR. It funds part of the personnel costs of Senior Experts employed at a Dutch research organisation who participate in a CGIAR Research Program (CRP), Flagship or Platform.

Adjustment to the call

Compared to the former assessment round, some adjustments have been made to the call for proposals.

  • The Senior Expert should have at least a MSc/MA when in a senior management position in a CGIAR Research Program (CRP), Flagship or Platform; and have a PhD when involved in research.  
  • A maximum of 250,000 euros for 2.5 years (formerly 3) and for 0.5 fte can be requested. 
  • There is a preference for applications that have linkages with the water-food nexus and/or the gender platform, focus on priority knowledge domains sustainable agri-food value chains & sectors, genetic improvement and propagation materials, and/or climate smart agriculture knowledge domain, and target focus regions for development cooperation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Netherlands – CGIAR partnership

The Netherlands – CGIAR partnership enhances international agricultural research in view of contributing to transformational change in agriculture around the world by advancing food system knowledge and joint public and private innovation. It is aimed at facilitating successful partnering between CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs), CGIAR platforms, and CGIAR Centers and Dutch research organisations and stakeholders from the public and private sector, both for-profit and not-for-profit.

This call for SEP candidates is implemented in close collaboration with the CGIAR and with the Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV), as well as the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP). The SEP call and other instruments of the NL-CGIAR research programme are funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented through NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development.

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Source: NWO