Rothamsted International Fellowships

Rothamsted International (RI) is a non-profit-making charity working towards sustainable agriculture in developing and emerging countries. We aim to share research excellence in agricultural and environmental sciences for the benefit of world-wide agricultural and environmental sustainability. Visiting RI Fellows make use of the current, state-of-the art, facilites and expertise at Rothamsted Research, the oldest agricultural research station in the world.
The primary objective of this prestigious Fellowship Scheme is the exchange of vital scientific skills and technologies relevant to the agricultural and environmental needs and aspirations of developing and emerging countries. Fellowships are funded by charitable donations; they are available to scientists of proven ability, working in developing or emerging countries, to pursue research with scientists at Rothamsted for periods of up to one year. It is expected that Fellows will return to their home country at the end of the Fellowship period.

General criteria and notes:
  • Strategic relevance to an area scientifically important to the evolution of Rothamsted Research’s programmes of work
  • Candidates must fulfil the following conditions a) come from countries considered to be developing OR from less developed resource poor areas of countries that may be considered to be emerging economies; b) come from resource-poor institutes or laboratories; c) have not previously had an opportunity to travel widely.
  • There is clear potential for future collaboration (e.g. part of a larger project at an earlier stage), or there is potential to develop other project proposals and/or strengthen links.
  • Note that Rothamsted International Fellowships are awarded without regard to the political status of the country concerned provided other criteria are met satisfactorily.
  • Note that from time to time a donor may specify a general subject OR geographical area for which their donation may be used (e.g. farmland ecology). Normally announced in advance, these wishes must be strictly observed by the Awarding Panel or ratifying scientist.
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