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6 septembre 2011 2 06 /09 /septembre /2011 16:18

OECD through its flagship Co-operative Research Program (CRP) is actively involved in promoting the exchange of ideas and scientific knowledge between the scientists in the fields of agriculture, food, forests and fisheries. Only citizens of participating member countries of OECD can apply.

Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.

CRP has been regularly encouraging the scientists in the fields of agriculture, forestry or fisheries through funding the conferences so as make various stake holders in these sectors informed about all the related aspects and developments.

These conferences play an important role in policy decision making and research as policy makers, industrialists and researchers come on a single platform and share their ideas thereby informing each other about their experiences.

Conference Sponsorship funding – 2012.

CRP has invited applications from research scientists working in the fields of agriculture, forestry or fisheries for funding towards a conference (or workshop, symposium, etc) to be organized in a member country of Program.

Though this Conference Sponsorship, CRP expects the policy makers, industry and academia of current and future research to be informed about the scientific developments and opportunities in these areas.

  • Three research themes covered under this Conference Sponsorship funding :
  • The Natural Resources Challenge
  • Sustainability in Practice
  • The Food Chain


  • The promise of a relevant contribution to the achievement of the aims of the programme
  • Relevance – the extent to which the proposal addresses the objectives of the work programme and its relevance to the theme objective
  • The feasibility of achieving the goals set in the proposed work
  • The scientific record of the applicant
  • Scientific excellence – the need for defined and well focussed objectives and the promise provided for both innovation and for increasing the level of debate and understanding of the underlying issues
  • Crossing disciplines – the plans for the engagement and interaction of a range of relevant scientific disciplines, and the extent to which the congress or workshop  demonstrates a readiness to engage others beyond the research community in attempt to explore wider societal and policy-formation aspects
  • Potential impact – the way in which the workshop and the dissemination of its results could contribute to public debate
  • Organisation and planned participation  – the need for the plans for the congress or workshop to illustrate how these will contribute to achieving the objectives of the program.
  • Policy relevance – how and the degree to which the conference proposal will influence policy makers in the development of their national and international agro-food, fisheries or forestry policies

The last date for receiving the application for Conference Sponsorship 2012: 15 September 2011. For further information, please visit the link.

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