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UK Department for International Development -- LEGEND Challenge Fund

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:39 AM by Site Manager

The LEGEND Challenge Fund aims to identify and support projects to strengthen land governance in Africa by fostering alliances between private-sector investors in agriculture and natural resources with local communities. Window 1 ("Responsible Land-Based Agricultural Investments") focuses on Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Tanzania. Window 2 ("Open Innovation") focuses on these same countries plus Sierra Leone and Zambia. LEGEND is open to national and international non-profit organisations who are expected to establish formal partnerships with private sector businesses investing in the target countries. In addition, grantees may wish to partner with government, research, or development organisations. Most grants are expected to range from £350 thousand to £450 thousand for projects of 12-30 months. The application deadline is 26 February 2016. Link

University of British Columbia (UBC) -- Masters Degrees in Forestry for Students from India and Commonwealth Countries of Africa

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:35 AM by Site Manager

The Queen Elizabeth Scholars program offers scholarships to applicants from India and the Commonwealth countries of Africa to undertake the M.Sc. degree in the UBC's Faculty of Forestry. Scholarships cover living expenses, airfare, two years of tuition, and student fees. Applicants should propose a research project focused on forests, and secure the commitment of a faculty member for research supervision. Projects will ideally be undertaken in cooperation with one of the international partners at the Faculty of Forestry. The application deadline is 29 February 2016. Link

Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) -- Fellowship Program

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:33 AM by Site Manager

The ICWA makes grants to support Fellows who carry out self-designed independent studies for a minimum of two years in the developing world. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, but candidates must show strong and credible ties to U.S. society. Candidates may seek fellowships in any developing country. Among the fellowship categories, the "John Miller Musser Memorial Forest and Society" fellowships offer people with graduate degrees in forestry or forest-related specialties an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the relationship of forest-resource problems to humans, including policy-makers, environmentalists, farmers, scientists, and forest-product industrialists. The next deadline for letters of interest is 01 March 2016. Link

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) -- Doctoral Funding in Agriculture and Life Sciences, East Africa

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:28 AM by Site Manager

With financial support from the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD), RUFORUM offers scholarships for doctoral studies in specific disciplines of agriculture and life sciences at participating universities in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Applications are welcomed from qualified candidates in these countries, and also regionally. The deadline for applications is 11 March 2016. Link

Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) -- Collaboration Fund 2016

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:22 AM by Site Manager

PEFC offers competitive grants in support of its mission to improve forest management and expand forest certification around the world. PEFC invites its members and other non-profit organizations to apply. Project partners may also include private and public-sector organizations. PEFC will consider proposals up to CHF 40 thousand for projects up to two years. Grantees must provide at least 35% co-funding. The deadline for applications is 18 March 2016. Link

International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA) -- Training Course for Professionals in Agricultural Education

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:18 AM by Site Manager

ICRA invites applications for a three-week course in October 2016 on the subject of integrating education, action-research, and community outreach related to agriculture. The course is designed for individuals working in tertiary agricultural and rural education. Candidates should be proficient in English, have at least five years professional experience, preferably in tertiary agricultural and rural education and related fields. They also need to have approval of their institution to participate. The deadline to apply for scholarships is 22 March 2016. The deadline for other applicants (with funds) is 01 August 2016. Link

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) -- Doctoral Research Grants on Dryland Cereals in Africa

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:14 AM by Site Manager

The CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals aims to increase research on barley, finger millet, pearl millet, and sorghum. The program offers research grants to doctoral students registered in RUFORUM's Regional PhD Programs. Grants are up to US$15 thousand over two years to fund student research, support supervision, thesis writing and related publications, and reporting back to the communities where the research was done. The application deadline is 30 March 2016. Link

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) -- Field Attachments for Research on Sorghum, Barley, and Millet

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:12 AM by Site Manager

The CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals aims to increase research on barley, finger millet, pearl millet, and sorghum. In partnership with RUFORUM, the program invites PhD and MSc graduates specializing in sorghum, barley, and millet to apply for field attachments with research projects at ICARDA and ICRISAT. The call is open to RUFORUM-sponsored PhD and MSc students who have worked with millet, barley, or sorghum and who have recently graduated, or who have submitted their thesis for examination. The amount of support over six months is US$10 thousand for PhD students, and US$5 thousand for MSc students. The application deadline is 30 March 2016. Link

Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) -- Grants for Guest Researchers from Africa 2016

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:10 AM by Site Manager   [ updated Feb 1, 2016, 3:10 AM ]

The Nordic Africa Institute provides funding to social science researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa for short-term collaborative assignments at the NAI in Uppsala, Sweden. Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply. The research cluster "Agrarian Change, Property, and Resources" includes the topics of land ownership and entitlements, land grabbing, natural resource management, livestock rearing, community forestry, and environmental sustainability. The application deadline is 01 April 2016. Link

Ekhaga Foundation – Ecological Agriculture and Biological Medicine 2016

posted Feb 1, 2016, 2:52 AM by Site Manager

The Ekhaga Foundation makes grants for research in ecological agriculture and biological medicine. Universities, research institutes, etc., from all over the world are invited to apply. Ekhaga requires cooperation with a Swedish institution for applications that do not come from Europe or North America. The deadline for applications is 20 May 2016. Link 

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