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Soil science awards on offer

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Four international prizes are on offer in the fields of soil science and physical science in agriculture.

The biennial Rien van Genuchten Award is issued for outstanding contributions to the understanding of flow and transport processes in soils.

It is dedicated to recognising outstanding scientific achievements made by well-established researchers in the field of soil and vadose zone sciences. Granting merit to the scientific findings and breakthroughs in the soil and hydrological sciences by Rien van Genuchten, the award honours a senior/mid-career scientist with a certificate and a cash award of US$2000.

Along with the Rien van Genuchten Award, the ISMC Early Career Award is issued. The ISMC Early Career Award is dedicated to recognising outstanding scientific achievements made by early career researchers in the field of soil and vadose zone sciences. More? https://soil-modeling.org/ismc-conference/rien-van-genuchten-award/

Deadline for both nominations is 15 May 2020.

Meanwhile, the Pacific Regional Society of Soil Science is accepting nominations for the Warkentin Prize. The Warkentin Prize of US$500 will be awarded to a graduate student, or someone who has graduated from a graduate program within the last two years, that has published a graduate thesis or peer-reviewed article in the field of soil science. This prize is open to soil scientists worldwide.

The deadline to apply/nominate is May 31, 2020. More? https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zHjntwfVu5e5lmqALseOvOZOyHN6gvX-/view

Finally, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Program aims to encourage young women to pursue a career in nuclear sciences and technologies, including in the field of food and agriculture.

The program provides opportunities to highly motivated and talented female students by providing scholarships and internships. Fellows will receive a scholarship for graduate degree programmes focussed on nuclear sciences and technologies and non-proliferation studies at an accredited university for up to a maximum of two years. Selected recipients will also receive an opportunity to pursue an internship at the IAEA related to their field of study for between six and 12 months.

Up to 100 female students per year will be selected. The scholarship will cover university tuition fees up to a maximum of 10,000 euros per year and a lump sum payment for living expenses based on the cost of living for the university’s location, up to a maximum of 10,000 euros per year. The first round of fellowships will be awarded for the academic year starting in 2021.

More? https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/20/03/marie-curie-fellowship-programme.pdf