InterDrought-IV Conference


Venue:  Perth, Western Australia
Dates:  2 – 6 September 2013
Application deadline: 1 March 2013

INTERDROUGHT is a major international Conference platform to debate key issues relevant for increasing the yield and stability of crops under drought conditions by genetic and crop management. Perth, Western Australia will host INTERDROUGHT IV from 2 to 6 September 2013.

The world’s top drought researchers will converge on Perth in September 2013. See Researchers from the developing world will aspire to attend
INTERDROUGHT-IV to learn about the latest drought research. But many need exposure to the latest techniques for practical selection for drought tolerance and in drought management. The immediately preceding Master Class (August 27-31, 2013) on “Adaptation to Drought” leverages attendance at INTERDROUGHT-IV of participants from the developing world and of key Australian and International lecturers and covers the latest crop phenotyping techniques, crop management and molecular selection. The Master Class is run by the University of Western Australia, Murdoch University and the Department of Agriculture WA. (See

Opportunity 1: Support toward combined Conference and Master Class participation
A total of 10 bursaries are available from funding by the FAO to the Conference INTERDROUGHT-IV and the Crawford Fund toward attendance at the Master Class on “Adaptation to Drought. Support is available for researchers in developing countries only - see

Each bursary includes return airfare to Perth, participation in the Master Class (registration,
accommodation and daily allowance) and in INTERDROUGHT- IV (conference registration and dinner). Sponsored scientists will be required to actively contribute in the FAO Forum at the
InterDrought4 Conference and be prepared to give a 3-5 min presentation during the Forum.

Opportunity 2: Support toward attendance at InterDrought4 Conference
A total of 10 bursaries are available from funding by the FAO to the Conference INTERDROUGHTIV.
Support is available for researchers in developing countries only.
Each bursary covers participation in INTERDROUGHT IV (conference registration and A$2,000 for other attendance-related expenses)

Eligibility for both Opportunities: Nominees should be under 40 years of age and work on an aspect of agricultural drought in the developing world. Nominees actively engaged in drought research will receive priority. Please indicate your interest in either or both opportunities in your application.

The organizers invite suitable nominees to submit their CV in English with the emails of two referees to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by March 1, 2013.

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