Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD): Research Fellowships & Conference Sponsorships 2016

Applications are invited from research scientists working in agriculture, forestry or fisheries and who would like to conduct research projects abroad, in another member country of the Co-operative Research Programme.

The aim of the Research Fellowships is to strengthen the international exchange of ideas and increase international mobility and co-operation among scientists working in these areas.

Applications should fit into one of the three following research themes:

  • Managing Natural Capital for the Future
  • Managing Risks in a Connected World
  • Transformational Technologies and Innovation

Funding & Duration


Fellowships may be from 6 to 26 weeks. No proposed research fellowship should be undertaken before 1 March 2017. All administrative arrangements for all research fellows departing in 2017 must be completed before 1 November 2017, although departure may be undertaken up to 15 December 2017 at the latest.

The Fellowship award consists of 3 components:

  1. Travel costs (calculated based on a return economy class air ticket (APEX or similar). Note that the travel allowance is calculated to cover a single return trip to and from the host laboratory and the place of domicile.
  2. Weekly Subsistence Allowance: currently €400 or €450 per week, (approx AUD $620 – $695) depending on the cost of living of the host country). This subsistence allowance is to cover all normal living expenses (accommodation, food, etc.) and incidentals (daily travel to and from work etc.)
  3. Terminal charges: A lump sum allowance of €165 (approx AUD $255) is paid to cover transportation costs incurred in the taking and leaving of duties at the host laboratory.


Sponsorship or co-sponsorship of international conferences, workshops, symposia, congresses, (organised by, for example, research institutions, international associations), with a view to informing policy makers, industry and the academic world of current and future research, scientific developments and opportunities on issues relevant to the CRP and the OECD’s policy priorities.

The sponsorship is in the form of funding certain invited speakers by paying for their transportation and subsistence costs.


Whilst candidates should hold a Ph.D. or have the equivalent expertise and/or be extensively published, priority is given to the overall scientific quality of each application considering its relevance to the Programme’s Research Themes and the Programme’s multi-disciplinary focus.

The programme is not targeted at PhD students. Applicants should have 4 years of postdoctoral training.

Submission Requirements

Further Information

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