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Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists (IFTPS)
2016 IFTPS Award Programs
IFTPS invites papers from students presenting researched progress in methodologies, techniques, system technologies, or other topics relevant to thermal and/or non-thermal processing of food or biological materials including pharmaceuticals to make them shelf stable by inactivating pathogenic and spoilage-causing microorganisms.
The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held February 21-26, 2016, Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, USA.
Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 13, 2016
Aboriginal Graduate FellowshipStandard
INTERNAL deadline: January 22, 2016
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship
The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year.
Amount: $16,175 – $18,200 per annum plus tuition
Deadline: INTERNAL deadline: January 22, 2016
- All Aboriginal students are eligible to apply, but priority is given to Aboriginal graduate students whose traditional territory falls, at least in part, within Canada.
- Applicants may or may not be UBC graduate students at the time of application – the competition is open to both incoming and continuing graduate students.
Nomination Procedures / Materials
- completed Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Application Form
- copy of applicant’s Canadian Common CV (use the CGS Master’s form, save as a pdf)
- copies of all university-level transcripts to 31 Dec 2015 (print-out of Academic History from SISC is acceptable for UBC transcript).
For complete information about this competition, please see the Graduate Awards website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/aboriginal-graduate-fellowships
The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Angela Rizzo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Research/Post-doc positions @ Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, JapanStandard
The Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) in Kyoto, Japan is looking to fill four, full-time research positions (one senior project researcher, three project researchers) for the “Lifeworlds of Sustainable Food Consumption and Production: Agrifood Systems in Transition” (FEAST Project) to begin in April 2016.
Taking a bottom-up, action research approach, this interdisciplinary project seeks to understand and catalyze sustainable agrifood transition through the co-creation of new communities of social practice and collective action at locations in developed and emerging Asian countries. The project looks to combine and advance three particular realms of research: 1) alternative food network and sustainable food planning research that seeks to define appropriate scales for “foodsheds” and supports evidenced-based, collaborative approaches to agrifood governance, 2) sustainable consumption research on the critical socio-cultural elements that shape human behavior in diverse Asian contexts, and 3) socio-technical transition research on the effectiveness of community futures envisioning, valorization, and market transparency based interventions.
• PhD in relevant field
• Experience or knowledge working in Asia (in particular, Japan, China, Thailand, Bhutan)
• Ability to communicate and write in English; Ability to speak Japanese is beneficial but not essential
Submission Deadline: January 15th, 2016
Full descriptions of each of the four positions can be found at this link: http://www.chikyu.ac.jp/rihn_e/job.html
For more information on the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature: http://www.chikyu.ac.jp/rihn_e/index.html (English); http://www.chikyu.ac.jp/ (Japanese)