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BCFN Young Earth Solutions Research Grant Competition in Italy 2016

BCFN YES! (Young Earth Solutions) is an international competition for young students and researchers from across the globe. The BCFN Foundation focuses on young talents by supporting higher education and interdisciplinary research, to advance the knowledge base in food and sustainability.

The project proposals should aim at making more sustainable environmental, social, health and/or economic aspects of the agri-food system. Potential topic areas include sustainable and healthy diets, urban food systems and policies, resilient agriculture, land use change and agro-ecology, food waste reduction, food security; communication technologies and networks, and many more.

The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (hereinafter “BCFN Foundation” or “BCFN”) is a center for analysis, study and proposals. Its objective is the in-depth study of significant topics linked to food and nutrition on a global scale.

Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Course Level: The BCFN Foundation focuses on young talents by supporting higher education and interdisciplinary research, to advance the knowledge base in food and sustainability.

Study Subject: The BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition offers the opportunity to put into action concrete proposals that will have the objective of making more sustainable one or more themes of the agri-food system (in terms of environmental, social, health and/or economic aspects).

List of Subjects: Sustainable and healthy diets; Urban food systems and policies; Resilient agriculture, land use change and agroecology; The nexus between climate change, energy and food; Sustainable water management; Food supply chains; Ecosystems and ecosystem services; Healthy lifestyles; Food waste reduction; Food policy development; Food security: availability, access, utilisation, stability; Communication technologies and networks and Youth and women’s involvement in agriculture

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Scholarship Award: The BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition invites young talents to submit proposals for a research grant of 20,000 euro.

Scholarship can be taken at: Italy

Eligibility: -The BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition is designed for individual or multidisciplinary and/or cross-national research teams that consist of a maximum of three components (hereinafter “Participants”).

  • Students/applicants who are currently pursuing doctoral degrees are eligible, as well as researchers/applicants with a PhD or a doctoral degree received after December 2014.
  • All the Participants must be under the age of 35 at the date of December 31, 2016.

Nationality: Researchers from across the world are invited to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Students/applicants who are currently pursuing doctoral degrees are eligible, as well as researchers/applicants with a PhD or a doctoral degree received after December 2014 can apply.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is July 27, 2016.

Note: Registration and documents upload form will be available from April 22nd, 2016.

For more information: Check Scholarship official page.

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