Green Chemistry for Life Grant Programme 4th call for applications: The PhosAgro/UNESCO/IUPAC grant programme aims to promote the implementation of innovative research projects in green chemistry and that respect the 12 principles of green chemistry.
Who can Apply:
- Young scientists aged 35 years or less with a PhD degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or its allied areas are invited to compete.
- Successful projects will be selected by an international scientific jury. Grants will be up to US$30,000 and should be awarded for research that may be completed in one year.
Research in green chemistry and allied areas in biochemistry, geochemistry, biotechnology, ecology and healthcare give young scientists ample opportunity to demonstrate their inventiveness and provide important input to sustainable development. With this in mind, the Green Chemistry for Life Project was launched in 2013 by UNESCO’s International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP) and PhosAgro, the largest producer of phosphate-based fertilizer in Europe, in close cooperation with the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).
Green Chemistry for life: Green chemistry has become a target for cutting-edge research into sustainable technologies. These may reduce (or eliminate) the production and use of hazardous substances in mining and in the design, manufacture and application of chemical products, and may also lead to energy savings and a better environment and health.
The PhosAgro/UNESCO/IUPAC Partnership aims to generate and apply new scientific knowledge in green chemistry through the promotion of the activity in this area. It is also to reinforce the research capacities of the participating institutes and cooperation between them, and to increase awareness of policy and decision-makers in governments, science and industry, and the public at large, of the opportunities offered by advances in green chemistry.
The grants are intended to harness talents of young scientists worldwide for promoting the contribution of green chemistry for protection of the environment and human health, creation of new environmentally-sound science-based technologies, and identification of novel vistas for energy savings and use of natural resources.
How to Apply?
The grant programme aims to promote the implementation of innovative research projects in green chemistry by young scientists that respect the 12 principles of green chemistry. Young scientists aged 35 years or less with a PhD degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or its allied areas are invited to compete. Successful projects will be selected by an international scientific jury. Grants will be up to US$30,000 and should be awarded for research that may be completed in one year.
The deadline for submission of applications for this third round of applications is 28 February 2016. The fourth round of applications will also be announced on this web site in September 2016.
For detailed information, please read the applications documents below carefully.
Required Application documents
Before filling in these documents, please read the guidelines (pdf) carefully.
The other files are downloadable in Word format.
- Guidelines for applications to the PhosAgro/UNESCO/IUPAC research grants in green chemistry (pdf)
- Application form
- Project proposal form
- Approval letter
- Acceptance letter
Deadline: Young scientists are invited to submit their applications for PhosAgro/UNESCO/IUPAC grants in green chemistry. The deadline for submission of applications for this 3rd round of applications is 28 February 2017.
|Organization||International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP); International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry|
|Subject areas||Green chemistry, biochemistry, geochemistry, biotechnology, ecology and healthcare|
|Eligibility||Open for international students|
|Deadline||28 February 2017|