Monthly Archives: August 2016

The US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund

BARD is a competitive funding program for mutually beneficial, mission-oriented, strategic and applied research of agricultural problems, jointly conducted by American and Israeli scientists. Most BARD projects focus on increasing agricultural productivity, particularly in hot and dry climates, and emphasize plant and animal health, food quality and safety, and environmental issues.

  • BARD Research Grant Program:
    Funds projects conducted cooperatively by US and Israeli scientists. Covers all phases of agricultural R&D including strategic or applied research.
    Award duration: 3 years
    Next submission date: September 14, 2016
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Program:
    Funds postdoctoral fellowships for US citizens to perform agricultural research with established Israeli scientists. Recipients travel to Israel to carry out their research.
    Award duration: 1-2 years
    Next submission date: January 16, 2017
  • Senior Research Fellowship Program:
    The program promotes joint agricultural research between established scientists from the US and their Israeli hosts.
    Award duration: 2-12 months
    Next submission date: January 16, 2017
  • Graduate Fellowship Student Program:
    The program enables Ph.D. students in one country (US or Israel) to travel to the other country to acquire new skills and techniques in their field of study.
    Award duration: 3-6 months
    Next submission date: January 16, 2017
  •  Workshop:
    Funds workshops whose purpose is to identify research needs and to promote increased contact between scientists throughout the world in areas related to the binational and agricultural interests of the US and Israel.
    Next submission date: January 16, 2017

For more information or to apply, visit:

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Latin American Partnerships Symposium

The Latin American Partnerships Symposium will provide an opportunity for senior international officers, faculty, and other leaders from the Americas to learn about best practices in the development of strategic partnerships, trends in the region, funding opportunities, and strategies for successful engagement between institutions.

The Symposium will take place on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 on the University of California, Davis campus. An optional day of campus tours and meeting with UC Davis faculty will follow on September 29.

A preliminary event agenda is available here.

Click HERE to register for the event.

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Nominate a student: 2016 Award for Academic Achievement Abroad

The Forum on Education Abroad welcomes nominations for the 2016 Award for Academic Achievement Abroad (formerly the Undergraduate Research Award). The Award for Academic Achievement Abroad is an honor that showcases rigorous and significant undergraduate academics that occur as part of education abroad programs. Every year, award recipients are invited (all expenses paid) to present their work at a plenary luncheon at The Forum annual conference.

Nomination deadline: August 31, 2016
For more information and to submit a nomination visit this website.

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