Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS): Inviting applications for ‘Yearly Competitions’ to stimulate high-quality scientific research regarding problems inherent to overseas regions.

Funding brief: In order to stimulate high-quality scientific research regarding problems inherent to overseas regions, the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS) organizes yearly competitions.

Every year, each Section of the Academy puts one question forward on specific subjects. In its February meeting, each Section sets the theme on which the question will be focused and appoints two members in charge of writing it. In its March meeting, each Section approves the final text of the question. Each question should be worded as broadly as possible in order to generate a real competition.

The work submitted to the Academy’s yearly competition should be an original and recent (max. five years old) scientific manuscript: a PhD thesis or a work of at least the same level. Submitting a work to yearly competition implies that the potential laureate subscribes to the conditions linked to the acceptance of the prize.

The authors of works intended for the competition may remain anonymous. In this case, they should add to their submission a sealed envelope containing their name and address and bearing a distinctive sign or motto reproduced at the beginning of their work. This envelope is opened after awarding the prize.

Questions for the 2020 competition
Question 1: An anthropological study is requested dealing with the transformation of gender relationships in the present context of economic change in an overseas area.
Question 2: A study is requested on the impact of climate change in the tropics on ecosystem services (see U.N. Millennium Ecosystem assessment and IPBES Global Assessment on biodiversity and ecosystems services), being part of provisioning, regulating or supporting services.
Question 3: A study is requested on the management of the food, water, and energy nexus for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in emerging countries.

Donor Name: Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS)
Funding name: Yearly Competitions

Deadline: Studies must reach the secretariat of the Academy before 1st, March, 2020.

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Funding limit: Each award-winning work in the yearly competition is granted a cash prize (2,500 EUR).

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Eligibility: The competition is open to all scientists worldwide without any age restriction. Academy members are not allowed to take part.

Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)

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How to apply:
The works submitted to the competition should reach the Academy’s secretariat by 1st, March of the year following that of the announcement of the question: five paper documents and an electronic version. For the candidates from overseas countries (developing and emerging countries) three paper copies and one electronic document will do. Candidates will enclose in their request an abstract of maximum 1,200 words and a curriculum vitae.
Only the works written in English, French, Dutch, German and Spanish will be taken into consideration by the Academy.

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