Call CGIAR Senior Expert Programme reopened

1 October 2019

Senior experts - working at Dutch research organisations and involved in CGIAR research or management - are given the opportunity to spend (more) time on their CGIAR activities. The call to cover part of their personnel costs has been reopened with an adjustment in the domains that can be requested. The deadline for the next - and probably the last - assessment round is 21 November 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.

The call is open for Senior Experts employed at a Dutch research organisation who participate in a CGIAR Research Program (CRP) or Platform with linkages to one or more of the three for this call selected knowledge domains. The focus is on domains:

2. ‘Sustainable agri-food value chains & sectors’,
3. ‘Genetic improvement and propagation materials’ and
4. ‘Climate smart agriculture'

More information on the domains can be found in the call for proposals.

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