Burning Questions Fellowship Awards 2020

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Last updated on: 15-Apr-2020
EligibilityPhD and postdoctoral researchers
RegionIndia
AwardUp to USD 25,000
DeadlineClosed

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About the Program

The Burning Questions Initiative (BQI) of Tiny Bean Fund is providing Burning Questions Fellowship Awards 2020 for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers around the world. The fellowship aims at addressing the negative impacts of global industrial food animal production especially in low and middle-income countries. Young researchers, early career professionals and research teams will get fellowship benefits, research facilities, training and mentorship to undertake independent projects for 4 months under this program.

Fellowship
  • Burning Questions Fellowship Awards 2020 DeadlineClosed
    Eligibility

    Applicants must follow the below-given eligibility criteria to apply for this fellowship. They must be:-

    • PhD degree holder or enrolled for PhD at a recognized academic institution, OR
    • Independent scholars and researchers from large prominent research organizations, OR
    • Early career as well as senior academics working towards a similar cause, OR
    • A team of two to four researchers that has at least one person with a PhD/doctoral degree
    • Willing to conduct progressive research in feasible solutions for tackling the negative impacts of global industrial food animal production
    Benefits

    The fellowship program provides following benefits to selected fellows:-

    Category

    Eligibility

    Award detail

    Category 1:

    Single individual enrolled in a PhD/doctoral university program

    USD 15,000

    Category 2

    Single selected fellow with a PhD/doctoral degree

    USD 20,000

    Category 3

    Team of researchers (2-4 members)

    USD 25,000

    Documents

    Following documents are required to apply for this fellowship:-

    • Personal information and short curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Guidance Memo stating complete project guidelines and research background of proposed solutions
    • Statement of Purpose (Personal Statement)
    • These succinct documents in plain language (“Guidance Memos”) are made available to them within months of their completion
    • Guidance Memos are documents prepared specifically to assist front-line persons who are the end-users, written from the perspectives of academics
    How can you apply?

    To apply for this fellowship, applicants should follow the below-mentioned steps:-

    Step 1: Visit the applications instructions manual and read the complete application instructions.
    Step 2: Prepare an ‘Applicant’s general information’ statement.
    Step 3: Prepare ‘Guidance memos’ in the prescribed format.
    Step 4: Also prepare a personal statement as suggested in instructions.
    Step 5: Submit all these documents together via email to min@tinybeamfund.org.

Important Dates

Starting Date : 09th March 2020
Application Deadline : 11th  May 2020

Selection Criteria

The fellowship entries will be judged on the following four criteria:-

  • The relevance of the applicant’s choice of issues and solutions
  • Effectiveness of Guidance memo in helping industrial and professional stakeholders of the dedicated field
  • The coherence of applicant’s research plan with guidance memos
  • Quality of application
Important documents
Terms and Conditions
  • The fellowship is awarded twice every year. The first round is Spring/Summer and the second is Fall/Winter.
  • A total of 3 awards are available for each round.
  • The topics covered in the Guidance Memo must be relevant to the 'burning questions'.
  • The applicants are also required to create an annotated bibliography of 3 to 15 publications having relevance with the content of Guidance Memo.
  • Also, the applicants need to write a short personal narrative on the experience of working on the Guidance Memo.

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