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EC Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) -- Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurship and ICT Innovation

posted Dec 10, 2014, 1:41 PM by Site Manager

The CTA announces a call for proposals to advance agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations by youth ages 18-35, with a focus on agriculture in the ACP (African, Caribbean, and Pacific) member states. The call has two components: (i) Proposals that aim to consolidate agro-food cooperatives or companies led by young people, or that create agro-entrepreneurial mechanisms for the benefit of youth; and (ii) Proposals that support ICT innovations and entrepreneurship ("AgriHack Talent") in agriculture by youth. The competition is open to applicants from private and public organizations in ACP and EU countries. Priority is for regional projects, although national proposals are also accepted.  In both categories, successful applicants will receive grants ranging from €30 thousand to €100 thousand.  The deadline for applications (English, French) is 15 February 2015. Link

Rainforest Alliance -- Kleinhans Fellowship for Research in Community Forestry

posted Dec 10, 2014, 1:18 PM by Site Manager

The Rainforest Alliance is interested in helping communities and small- and medium-sized enterprises to harvest and manufacture forest and non-timber forest products in a sustainable manner, and market these goods to responsible businesses and consumers.  The Kleinhans Fellowship  provides US$20 thousand over two years for research on this topic in Latin America, with preference for sites where Rainforest Alliance currently supports community forestry.  Applicants must have at least a master's degree in forestry, ecology, botany, environmental science, or an appropriate related field.  The deadline for applications is 28 February 2015.  Link

Ekhaga Foundation – Ecological Agriculture and Biological Medicine 2015

posted Dec 10, 2014, 12:53 PM 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, although Ekhaga recommends cooperation with a European institution. The deadline for applications is 20 May 2015. Link

Nestlé Foundation -- Research in Human Nutrition

posted Dec 10, 2014, 12:48 PM by Site Manager

The Nestlé Foundation supports research in human nutrition in low-income and lower middle-income countries.  The Foundation will consider research in areas such as food policy, food production (i.e., related to agricultural development), and food technology if the proposed interventions have high potential for sustainable improvement of nutritional status.  The Foundation offers training grants; pilot grants; small and large research grants; and re-entry grants to encourage the return of post-graduate students to their home countries.  Interested researchers are invited to submit letters of intent (LOIs) at any time.  Link

Israeli Agency for International Development -- Professional Courses 2015

posted Dec 1, 2014, 9:50 AM by Site Manager

Israel's Agency for International Development (MASHAV) offers professional short courses in Israel in subject areas that include agriculture, energy, health, education, and social development. For most courses, MASHAV covers course fees, accommodation, medical insurance, and other expenses in Israel. Applications are submitted through Israel's diplomatic missions. Courses offered in English language for 2015 include (i) Integration of research, extension, and applied agriculture (apply before 21 December 2014); (ii) Water management (apply before 01 February 2015); (iii) Agro-ecological approaches for sustainable agriculture (apply before 08 March 2015); and others. MASHAV also offers professional courses in Spanish, French, and Russian languages. Link

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) -- Thematic Program on Trade and Market Transparency, 5th Cycle

posted Dec 1, 2014, 9:41 AM by Site Manager

The ITTO funds initiatives that increase transparency about the production and marketing of tropical timber, particularly in relation to tree species protected by CITES. Proposals need endorsement by ITTO's official contact points in its member countries. Grants are up to US$150 thousand for 18 months. The proposal deadline is 09 January 2015. Link

European Commission (EC) -- Support for Sugar Production in Malawi

posted Dec 1, 2014, 9:14 AM by Site Manager

The EC aims to support the Government of Malawi to further develop its sugar production, with a focus on poverty reduction. Grant funding is available to increase the number of sugar cane out-growers; to increase the area of irrigated sugar cane grown by out-growers; and to foster collaboration of out-growers with NGOs and the private sector. Eligibility for funding extends to organizations in the EU and Malawi that have an operational presence in Malawi. Women based out-grower organizations are encouraged to apply. Reference EuropeAid/136459/DD/ACT/MW. The deadline for concept notes is 02 February 2015. Link

Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) -- Grants for Guest Researchers from Africa 2015

posted Dec 1, 2014, 9:07 AM by Site Manager

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 2015. Link

Fiat Panis Foundation -- Prizes for Research in Agriculture and Natural Resources 2015

posted Dec 1, 2014, 9:02 AM by Site Manager

The Fiat Panis Foundation makes awards for university thesis and dissertation research in themes of agriculture and natural resources, with a focus on food security in developing countries. The Justus von Liebig Award for World Food is €25 thousand; the Hans Hartwig Ruthenberg Graduate Award is €7.5 thousand. The deadline for both awards is 30 April 2015. Link

Eurasian Center for Food Security -- Research on Food Security in Eurasia

posted Nov 20, 2014, 1:46 PM by Jan Laarman

The Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) aims to foster collaboration between ECFS, other Russian and Eurasian research organizations, and international institutions on the subject of food security for Eurasia. ECFS invites concept notes for international researchers desiring to visit ECFS in themes of economic modeling for food security, and digital soil mapping for land assessment and conservation. ECFS also invites Russian researchers to apply for international visits on themes of economic modeling of agriculture in relation to climate change, and control of soil salinity. The deadline for concept notes is 12 December 2014. Link

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