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Over 25 Environmental Research Doctoral scholarships available at Oxford University

There are 3 streams in The Oxford Doctoral Training Program in Environmental Research: Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolutionary Processes; The Dynamic Earth, Surface Processes and Natural Hazards; The Physical Climate.

Global Genome Initiative Buck Fellowships - 1 Dec Application Deadline

The GGI Buck Fellowships are two-year fellowships that include a 55% time commitment to biodiversity genomic research and 45% commitment to other GGI related activities. The program aims to leverage question-driven, peer-reviewed research on biodiversity, evolution and ecology in order to accelerate the acquisition, genetic identification, and sequencing of vouchered genomes by collecting genomic quality samples from a strategically chosen synopsis representing all major lineages of Life. For more information on the Fellowship: http://www.smithsonianofi.com/blog/2014/10/08/calling-all-gene-genies/

National Geographic's Young Explorers Grants

The Young Explorers Grant offer opportunities to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration, the Expeditions Council, and the Conservation Trust. In addition, the YEG program recently teamed with the Luce Foundation to provide increased funding opportunities for fieldwork in 18 Northeast and Southeast Asian countries, including Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Pulau Ubin Artists-In-Residency programme Open Call - Deadline 10 Oct

The Artists Village is conducting an open call for artists and non-artists to apply for the programme.  Applicants are highly encouraged to propose projects relating to the environmental, natural and communal content on the island Pulau Ubin.

Post-doc on Pop Gen of Partially Asexual Organisms @ INRA, France - Deadline 21 Sept

A post-doc position of 16 months, to start ideally on November 1st or shortly thereafter, is available at INRA Rennes (Western France). The candidate will work in the framework of a National research project (ANR Clonix: http://bit.ly/1fNF4U0 and http://bit.ly/VSvnyC) aiming at providing new tools to understand the ecology and evolution of partially clonal organisms. In the context of a revision of "neutral" expectations in terms of genetic characteristic of populations presenting asexual reproduction, the candidate will work in parallel on a set of synthetic dataset derived from simulations and mathematical developments, and from varying organisms exploring different mode of asexuality. The objectives of the postdoc will be 1) to revisit the "neutral" expectations and identify the characteristic distributions of Multi Locus Genotypes under cyclical parthenogenesis, 2) use already-developed (by the team) mathematical method to infer the clonality from temporal empirical and simulated dataset. Analyses and publications of both mathematical methods and their applications will be the main goals of this postdoc. She/He will contribute in validating new mathematical and statistical methods to infer evolutionary forces from partially asexual populations that will be later aggregated within an update of GenClone software. This postdoc will be performed in close interaction with Sophie Arnaud-Haond and one synergetic postdoc (Ifremer, Sète), Fabien Halkett & Stéphane de Mita (INRA, Nancy) Thierry de Meeus (IRD) and Myriam Valero (CNRS, Roscoff).

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