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Special Call addressed to the Lebanese Alumni and students of CIHEAM Zaragoza: Plant Genetic Studies

09 December 2021

CIHEAM Zaragoza, in the context of the continuous work with Lebanese students, and in solidarity with the current critical situation in Lebanon, has taken the initiative to launch a special call aiming to support research programmes, technology transfer and innovative initiatives. This special call has one action aiming to finance a research mission/stay in Spain, with the support and supervision of CIHEAM Zaragoza staff, during the year 2022.

Candidates should respond to the action “Preparation and development of a research project in Plant Genetic Studies”.

All Lebanese alumni or students of CIHEAM Zaragoza are eligible to apply. Priority is given to candidates involved in scientific research of interest for our Institute and/or involved in agricultural development and/or technology transfer projects in public institutions or private enterprises in Lebanon. CIHEAM Zaragoza is committed to principles of gender equality.

How to apply
The call for applications follows a one-step procedure. The applicants shall provide, in brief, the following documents:
• A recent CV
• A letter of motivation
• Proposal: the candidate should provide a brief proposal (4,000 characters max.) of the mission requested, including the main objectives, methodology and expected outcome & impact
• Authorization/approval from the host institution (when needed).

Evaluation criteria
The evaluation of the candidates will be conducted by a mixed jury composed of members of CIHEAM Zaragoza and members of other institutions that collaborate with our Institute. The evaluation will be based on the quality of the proposal, the scientific interest and urgency of the projects, the academic and research background of the candidates, and the expected utility of the results.

The grant will include a monthly subsistence allowance for a stay of 6 months in Spain.

The successful candidate will submit an Interim Report on the activities carried out and results obtained to the supervisor at the Institute, who will be appointed by the Director, at the end of the third month of the stay. A Final Report will be submitted at the end of the stay following the same procedure.

Time frame and deadlines for the call for applications
• 1st December 2021 – Launch of the call
• 15th January 2022 – Deadline to receive applications
• 25th January 2022 – Communication of the final list of successful applicant
• Early February 2022 – Start of implementation and mobility


Contact address: Ramzi Belkhodja:

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