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Announcement of laureates Elinor Ostrom Award 2017

The Board of the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons has recently announced the laureates of the 2017 Awards. The Elinor Ostrom Award 2017 has been awarded to prof. Ugo Mattei (University of Turin / University of California-Hastings) in the category Senior Scholars, to prof. Joshua Cinner (James Cook University, Australia) in the category Young Scholars, and to the Asociación Forestal de Soria (Spain) in the category practitioners. The Awards will be presented at the IASC2017 Conference in Utrecht, July 10-14, 2017.

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New online course on water resources governance starts November 2017

The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and the IASC jointly launch the new online course 'From source to sea - the governance of water resources', which will start November 2017.

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Online course 'Managing Our Commons Resources' scheduled for Feb.-March 2018

The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and the IASC jointly organize a new online course 'Managing Our Common Resources', scheduled for February-March 2018.

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Commons Digest nr. 21 out now!

At the IASC2017 Conference, the most recent version of the Commons Digest was issued. tIn this issue's Commons Forum, papers presented for a panel on Urban Commons for the IASC2017 Conference are introduced. As always, this issue contains the newest listing of recent publications on commons, compiled by Emily Castle.

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Call for papers - British Council Agroforestry Workshop Kenya (December 18-21, 2017) - deadline August 30, 2017

The British Council is now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK, Kenya, and South Africa to apply to attend the workshop 'Role of small holder agroforestry systems in the arid and semi-arid region in combating climate change', which will be held on December 18-21, 2017, in Kisumu, Kenya.

The programme, ‘British Council Researcher Links’ provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.

The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops, early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster/short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and partner countries. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.

To view the draft programme click here.

You can download the application form, with more details on the initiative via this link. The filled out formshould be sent on or before the deadline of 30th August, 2017 to (for Kenyan participants), for UK participants, and for South African participants.

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Postdoc Position on Environmental Justice in India

The Menno Simons College of the Canadian Mennonite University and the Department of Environmental Studies & Sciences of the University of Winnipeg jointly welcome applications for a Postdoctoral Associate on 'The Imapcts of Green Courts in India'

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Two Postdoc-Fellowships in Sociology, Anthropology, and Agricultural Innovation with Teagasc - deadline April 7

The IASC would like to draw your attention to two post-doc fellowships that may be of interest to you as IASC-member. Teagasc – the Agriculture and Food Development Authority – is the Irish national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will undertake sociological research on themes such as cooperation, power, governance and gender, and will apply sociological theory to undertake desk-studies and field research on ‘short food supply chains’ (SFSCs), with a particular emphasis on ‘values based supply chains’ (VBSCs).

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Travel Award to Postdocs/PhDs offered by Land Journal for visit to International Conference

Do you want to visit IASC2017? Then you may want to apply for the Travel Award, granted by the Land journal to a postdoc / PhD visiting an international conference. Please note that this grant is not related to the IASC or IASC2017, but that IASC2017 certainly meets the criteria this award applies to.

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CEFE-CNRS Master Students Scholarships - Ethnohistorical Research Pastoral Commons French Pyrenees (March - June 2017)

CEFE-CNRS offers Master Students the opportunity to complete their Master's Degree via grants covering field work during 4 months in the site of Videssos (French Pyrenees). The scholarship implies an ethno-historical investigation on the past evolutions and the current state of the pastoral commons in that zone.

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