Get dates in the diary for early next year – IFSTAL webinar on January 15th and IFSTAL Workshop on the 19th
Quinoa webinar and slides now available on the portal – see ‘New on the Portal’ section below
Conference abstract call: Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Week. 24-28 June 2019, Hyderabad, India. Deadline 6/1/19
Three exciting vacancies – a centre coordinator and two post-docs in the Vacancies section
I expect you are all ready for a break by now – it has been a long and busy term. We’ve really enjoyed getting to know the IFSTAL cohort this year and look forward to more chances to meet with you in the coming year. Do keep engaged as we go into 2019 – we have more webinars and workshops planned which build on what we’ve done so far. In the meantime, and on behalf of the IFSTAL team, we wish you a Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2019,
Bex and the rest of the IFSTAL team.
IFSTAL Programme 2018/2019 – upcoming dates
Please put these forthcoming dates in your diary.
Webinar: Big Data, Indicators and Metrics for Food System Sustainability. Dr Monika Zurek and Mr Vyas Adhikari
Tuesday 15th January 1-2pm
Workshop 2: Investigation of Systems Thinking
Applications for Workshop 2 are now closed. We will be confirming places for this workshop on the 14th December.
Conferences Seminars Events -
Book launch: Food, Politics, and Society: Social Theory and the Modern Food System. Authors: Alejandro Colas, Jason Edwards, Sami Zubaida, Jane Levi. Thursday 13 December, 6pm, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1E. Book details here. The authors will be in conversation, followed by a reception.
Conference abstract call: Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Week. 24-28 June 2019, Hyderabad, India. Call for abstracts details here. Submissions encouraged from all relevant disciplines, e.g. economics, nutrition, public health, epidemiology, environmental sciences, agronomy, sociology, anthropology etc. Deadline: 6/1/2019.
Public Lecture: International One Health Day Lecture: ‘An Economist’s View of One Health’. Wednesday 16 January 2019, 5:15-7:00pm. Public lecture, reception and networking event at the RVC in Camden, London. Registration here.
Conference: Pig, poultry and dairy Conferences in Asia. March, 2019, Thailand. Details here.
Conference abstract call: BSA Food Study Group Conference 2019: Re-Imagining Food Systems, Sustainability, Futures and the Everyday. 24-25 June 2019, Monash University, Italy. Details here. Deadline: 1/3/2019.
Conference: 8th Symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals and the Environment, 1-3 July 2019, France. Details here.
Funded PhD Project: Equity in coverage, processes, and health impacts of a complex nutrition trial in India. LSHTM, London UK. Details here. Application info here.
The European University Institute offers fully-funded four-year Ph.D. programmes in the social sciences. There are approximately 150 scholarships available that cover tuition fees and provide a monthly grant.
Centre Coordinator, Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London
We are seeking a nine-month maternity cover at 0.6FTE (3 days per week) for our Centre Coordinator. We are looking for a self-starter to play a key role in developing our communications activities as well as conduct administrative tasks necessary for the coordination of the Centre. https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BOV077/centre-coordinator Deadline 2/1/19
If you take up any opportunities you hear about through IFSTAL it would be GREAT if you could tell Rosina – firstname.lastname@example.org. Not only can Rosina help with advice on applications, but it really helps us to understand our impact. Many thanks.
IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) Summer Fellowship for PhD students: Deadline 11th February
The winning research project will receive US$ 75,000. Deadline: 28/2/2019.
STEPS Centre Summer School
This is a two week Summer School at Sussex University, Brighton, introducing you to the STEPS Centre (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) Pathways Approach, as well as general theories and practical approaches to sustainability. This is delivered by an inspiring team. Applications welcome from highly motivated doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. Deadline: 27/1/2019. https://steps-centre.org/summer-school/
IFSTAL Certificate –
If you would like a certificate of your engagement, please see the information regarding the procedure here on the Portal. You can apply for this at the end of the year, or get an ‘interim’ certificate if you would like to highlight your IFSTAL experience for a job before you have completed the program.
Logging on to the portal more easily
It can be a bit of a pain continually getting to the portal via your institutional VLE. A quicker way is to create a direct login. Follow these steps:
Log out at the top right of the screen
Press log in and you will get to a log in page, where, underneath the green ‘log in’ tab, it says, ‘Forgotten Username or password?’
Press this and create a new username and password using your university email address (you can also register it to a personal email)
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