Applications Open for the UNESCO Creative Cities Network 2017

Applications Open for the UNESCO Creative Cities Network 2017
Deadline: 16 June 2017

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) 2017 is currently open for applications with an aim to strengthen cooperation with and among cities that have recognized creativity as a strategic factor of sustainable development as regards economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects.

By joining the Network, cities acknowledge their commitment to sharing best practices, developing partnerships that promote creativity and the cultural industries, strengthening participation in cultural life and integrating culture in urban development plans.

The UCCN is a flagship programme of UNESCO for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, and the New Urban Agenda, at the local level.

You can find out more here http://en.unesco.org/creative-cit…/content/call-applications

John Dillon Fellowship

John Dillon Fellowship
Deadline: 31 August 2016

The John Dillon Memorial Fellowship was established by ACIAR in recognition of Professor John L. Dillon’s life-long support for international agricultural research. The Fellowship scheme serves the memory of John Dillon by providing career development opportunities for outstanding young agricultural scientists or economists from ACIAR partner countries who are involved in a current or recently completed ACIAR project. 8-10 Fellowships are offered annually.

The Fellowship aims to develop leadership skills in the areas of agricultural research management, agricultural policy and/or extension technologies. This is achieved by providing exposure to Australian agriculture across a range of best-practice organisations involved in research, extension and/or policy making.

The visit programs are tailored by negotiation between ACIAR and the selected Fellow to meet the needs of individual Fellows and their employing organisation. Arrangements for the Fellowships will be flexible, and the following points are intended to indicate features of the program:

– Fellowships normally involve a 5-6 week period in Australia.
– Fellows are hosted by 1-2 Australian organisations (such as a Federal Government Department, a University, a Cooperative Research Centre or State Department of Agriculture) where they spend at least 50 % of their Fellowship period.
– Fellows participate in a formal research management training course in Australia.
– Fellows undertake a structured program of visits to various institutes, including the presentation of relevant lectures.

Find out more: http://aciar.gov.au/training/JDF