LEARN - Livestock Emissions Abatement Research Network

LEARN is a collaborative, international network to facilitate the development of practical and cost effective agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation solutions.

LEARN provides training opportunities for technicians, emerging researchers and senior scientists from developing countries.

The LEARN awards programme is designed to enable researchers to acquire skills in new/unfamiliar techniques and methods in livestock greenhouse gas emissions mitigation.

Additionally, one senior scientist funding opportunity is available.

See more here: http://www.livestockemissions.net/


LEARN Technician Award

Purpose

The LEARN Technician Award will provide funds for up to 6 months for a Technician from a developing country to travel to a New Zealand organisation to receive training on equipment, tools or methods that when applied in their home organisation/country will improve the measurement of and understanding of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. The award aims to build capacity amongst Technicians to facilitate their future or ongoing participation in research, development and extension activities or programmes directly related to the mitigation of livestock greenhouse gas emissions.  

The Award seeks to:

  • Attract and support technicians or technical staff from developing countries to work alongside and learn from technicians in New Zealand organisations.
  • Aid the transfer of knowledge on agricultural GHG emissions measurement, modelling and mitigation technologies and practices that assist agriculture to reduce GHG emissions and increase the efficiency of agricultural production systems.
  • Advance the use of tools/techniques to increase the level of scientific skills and technological capabilities within developing countries.
  • Build enduring collaborations between New Zealand institutes and researchers and those in developing countries.

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LEARN Co-funded PhD Scholarship

Purpose

The LEARN co-funded PhD Scholarship will provide a stipend for a PhD student from a developing country to benefit from having supervision from a researcher based at a institution in New Zealand. The Scholarship is for a maximum of three years duration and the student can be enrolled in a PhD programme in their home country or at a New Zealand Institution to receive the Scholarship.  The Scholarship aims to build capacity amongst emerging scientists to facilitate their future or ongoing participation in research, development and extension activities or programmes directly related to the mitigation of livestock greenhouse gas emissions.  For those students enrolled in a PhD in their home country the Scholarship also provides a travel allowance for the PhD student to participate in a 12 month (maximum) PhD placement (note that this may be split into multiple visits over a 3 year period but must total no more than 12 months). The PhD placement must be taken in New Zealand.

The Scholarships seek to:

  • Attract and support emerging researchers from developing countries to work alongside and learn from researchers in New Zealand institutions.
  • Aid the transfer of knowledge on agricultural GHG emissions measurement, modelling and mitigation technologies and practices that assist agriculture to reduce GHG emissions and increase the efficiency of agricultural production systems.
  • Advance the use of tools/techniques to increase the level of scientific skills and technological capabilities within developing countries.
  • Build enduring collaborations between New Zealand institutes and researchers and those in developing countries.

The Scholarships are designed to support the completion of a PhD; the Scholarships DO NOT support conference visits. Scholarships are administered by the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse gas Research Centre (NZAGRC) on behalf of the New Zealand Government.

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LEARN Postdoctoral Fellow Award

Purpose

The LEARN Postdoctoral Fellowship will enable an emerging researcher from a developing country to work on a research project mentored by a New Zealand researcher while being based at an institution in New Zealand.  The award aims to build capacity amongst scientists to facilitate their future or ongoing participation in research, development and extension activities or programmes directly related to the mitigation of ruminant livestock greenhouse gas emissions in their home country, as well as build closer relationships with New Zealand.  The Fellowship must be spent in New Zealand and last for a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of two years. The Fellow must be employed in a research post in their home country to receive the award. 

The Fellowship seeks to:

  • Attract and support emerging researchers from developing countries to work alongside researchers in New Zealand institutions.
  • Share knowledge of agricultural GHG emissions measurement, modelling and mitigation technologies and practices that assist agriculture to reduce GHG emissions and increase the efficiency of livestock agricultural production systems.
  • Advance the use of tools/techniques to increase the level of scientific skills and technological capabilities within developing countries.
  • ·Build enduring collaborations between New Zealand institutes and researchers

The Awards are designed to support the completion of a research project; the Awards DO NOT support conference visits. Awards are administered by the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC) on behalf of the New Zealand Government.

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Global Research Alliance Senior Scientist Award

Purpose

The GRASS Award will provide funds for extended exchanges between New Zealand scientists and scientists from other Alliance member countries in accordance with the mission and objectives of LEARN and the Alliance.  

The Awards seek to:

  • Attract and support strategic research and capacity building activities that align with the priorities of the Alliance as well as any relevant New Zealand national research strategies (e.g. the science plan of the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC)).
  • Develop international opportunities and utilise advances in the application of novel techniques and approaches for agricultural GHG emissions mitigation that is of benefit to New Zealand and other Alliance countries.
  • Aid the transfer of knowledge on agricultural GHG emissions measurement, modelling and mitigation technologies and practices that assist agriculture to reduce GHG emissions and increase the efficiency of agricultural production systems.
  • Advance common research interests, and the initiation of promising research programmes and tools to increase the level of funding, scientific skills, technology capabilities that New Zealand and other Alliance countries are able to benefit from.

The Awards are designed to support extended exchanges of scientists; the Awards DO NOT support conference visits or short-term stays of less than 6 weeks duration.

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