The BioNET-INTERNATIONAL Fellowship Scheme is designed to train high level manpower (MSc level or higher) to form foci of the highest level expertise within the LOOPs, with the aim that they in turn will serve as sources of expert tuition for others.
in-service training at scientific, technical and managerial institutions in developed countries and / or other sub-regions of the global network
formal training in prescribed fields at appropriate institutions
inter-LOOP familiarisation travel / exchange programmes.
Established LOOPs are entitled to receive money from the BioNET-INTERNATIONAL FUND to support Fellowships for a maximum period of two years.
Current Fellowship recipients include:-
Mr Ibrahim Shamie from Sierra Leone, the first WAFRINET Fellow, who is studying parasitic Hymenoptera at Cardiff University. In particular he is looking at a species complex that may serve as a biological control agent for stem borers of cereal crops in Africa.
Mr Khamis Ali from Zanzibar, the first EAFRINET Fellow, who is studying insect taxonomy and curation techniques at the Plant Protection Research Institute, Pretoria.
Previous Fellowship award recipients have included:-
Mr Lennox Chandler,
Ministry of Agriculture, Barbados
Mrs Pearl Wharton-Gill,
National Agricultural Research Institute, Guyana
For further details on BioNET-INTERNATIONAL Fellowships and for application forms please contact the Network Coordinating Institute of your LOOP, or alternatively write to the Technical Secretariat.