Norway and South Africa Exchange Programme 2021/2022 for young Researchers.

norway-south-africa-exchange-programme-2021

Application Deadline: September 17th 2021

Calling on master’s students, doctoral students and young researchers to work together across academic, social, geographic, cultural and legislative boundaries on combating plastic waste and preventing marine pollution.

The second year of the programme will engage a new group of participants (and their supervisors) from South Africa and Norway to work towards multi-disciplinary solutions to plastic pollution. Participants will work in small groups, where each group will focus on a specific, predetermined topic relating to a particular aspect of ocean plastic waste. Each group will have a coordinating member and a combination of nationalities to promote networking and collaboration while participants work individually at their home institutions.

Calling on master’s students, doctoral students and young researchers to work together across academic, social, geographic, cultural and legislative boundaries on combating plastic waste and preventing marine pollution. The second year of the programme will engage a new group of participants (and their supervisors) from South Africa and Norway to work towards multi-disciplinary solutions to plastic pollution. Participants will work in small groups, where each group will focus on a specific, predetermined topic relating to a particular aspect of ocean plastic waste. Each group will have a coordinating member and a combination of nationalities to promote networking and collaboration while participants work individually at their home institutions.

WHEN
The programme will begin digitally in October 2021, followed by ± 5 months of remote work, concluding with
poster presentations at the AMWN’s Towards Zero Plastics to the Seas of Africa conference in Nelson Mandela Bay, South
Africa in May 2022. The digital programme will include a meet and greet, review of the challenges, and formation of
working groups

The sub-projects of the pilot will:

  • Have a clear focus on a particular aspect of ocean plastic waste.
  • Engage 4-6 participants working on individual assignments at their home institution.
  • Leverage a relationship with industry and businesses in both countries, providing “real-life” challenges and motivation to find sustainable solutions, for hosting the participants, and for disseminating the results.
  • Benefit from a coordinating “body” or liaison to facilitate sharing of information and networking – aiming to ensure that the combined effort of individual assignments contributes to the overall aim of the pilot project.
  • Contribute to the overall aim of the pilot project by encouraging liaisons to share information and forge networking in and between the working groups

Application Details

  • Applications forms to be sent to [email protected] by 17th September 2021.
  • Application to be accompanied by a letter of support by supervisor.
  • Indicate the preferred section of study and brief description of expected outcomes.
  • For more information contact Prof. Karl Klingsheim ([email protected]) or Tara Scheckle ([email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Norway and South Africa Exchange Programme

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