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Agrinatura Association -- Travel Grants to Tropentag 2015

posted Apr 12, 2015, 7:11 AM by Site Manager

AGRINATURA is offering eight travel grants for MSc and PhD students participating in Tropentag at Humboldt University, September 2015. Each grant is €500 for individuals at AGRINATURA's member institutions. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 01 May 2015; the deadline to apply for travel grants is 01 June 2015. Link

Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) -- Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award 2015

posted Apr 12, 2015, 6:55 AM by Site Manager

The Wangari Maathai Award honors this exceptional woman who championed forest issues around the world. The award to recognize an individual for outstanding achievements related to the key role forests play in supporting local communities, rural livelihoods, women, and the environment. The awardee will receive a cash prize of US$ 20 thousand, along with international recognition. Applicants should be nominated by a third party. Nominations related to grassroots initiatives are particularly encouraged. Nominations are accepted in English, French, or Spanish before 29 May 2015. Link

Regional Fund for Agricultural Technologies (FONTAGRO) -- Call for Proposals 2015

posted Apr 12, 2015, 6:45 AM by Site Manager

Latin America's Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology -- Fondo Regional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (FONTAGRO) -- calls for research proposals in the theme of sustainable management of natural resources in support of family agriculture. The call is in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Global Environment Facility. Consortium proposals should include agricultural research institutes, universities, NGOs, agricultural producers associations, and private companies in at least two FONTAGRO member countries. Grants are up to US$400 thousand for projects of up to three years. The closing date for preliminary applications (Spanish, English) is 05 June 2015. Link

U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Borlaug Cocoa Fellowships for Latin America and the Caribbean 2015

posted Apr 12, 2015, 6:23 AM by Site Manager

The USDA collaborates with the World Cocoa Foundation to sponsor research for improved cocoa production in developing countries. The current call is for research fellows from Latin America and the Caribbean who will work with partners in the USA in targeted areas that include cocoa genetics, plant propagation, pests and diseases, and soils and fertility. The eligible countries are Colombia; Costa Rica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru; and Trinidad and Tobago. The application deadline is 30 September 2015. Link

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) -- Agricultural Seeds and Technologies in Ethiopia

posted Mar 31, 2015, 2:35 AM by Site Manager

With funding from USAID, AGRA's Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership intends to scale up the quality of seed/planting material of superior varieties of wheat, maize, barley, chickpea, teff, and sesame in Ethiopia. AGRA is also interested in proposals on early generation production of maize hybrids. The deadline for concept notes is 08 April 2015. Link

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute -- Research in Tropical Forests

posted Mar 31, 2015, 2:02 AM by Site Manager

The CTFS-SIGEO Grants Program supports tropical forest research by senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. Social scientists and natural scientists of all nationalities are eligible. Preference is to scientists in the countries that have CTFS-SIGEO sites, and to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Most grants will range from US$2 thousand to US$15 thousand. The deadline for applications is 15 June 2015. Link

Mountain Partnership -- Training Course on Food Security in Mountain Areas

posted Mar 19, 2015, 10:09 AM by Site Manager

The International Program on Research and Training on Sustainable Management of Mountain Areas (IPROMO) offers a training course in June-July 2015 on "food security in mountain areas." The course will be given in English, on location in northern Italy. It will accept about 30 professionals, with preference for participants from countries and organizations which are members of the Mountain Partnership. IPROMO offers scholarships to cover the on-site costs (but not international travel) of participants from developing countries. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2015. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development -- Private Sector in Climate-Smart Agriculture

posted Mar 19, 2015, 9:58 AM by Site Manager

USAID will fund opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of activities to promote Climate Smart Agriculture in developing countries. The program aims to help smallholder food and agriculture systems in low-income countries adapt to the impacts of climate and weather change, with a primary geographic focus on countries in the U.S. government's "Feed the Future" initiative. In Addendum 01 of this program, USAID seeks knowledge and solutions to the current problem of limited levels of private sector engagement and investment in climate-smart agriculture. Funding Opportunity BAA-OAA-BFS-2015. The deadline for expressions of interest is 15 April 2015. Link

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences -- International Awards for Young Agricultural Researchers 2015

posted Mar 19, 2015, 9:40 AM by Site Manager

JIRCAS makes awards of US$5 thousand to each of up to three young agricultural researchers in developing countries who contribute to outstanding research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related themes. Candidates need to be younger than age 40. The deadline for applications is 15 May 2015. Link

Yara -- Yara Prize for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Africa 2015

posted Mar 19, 2015, 9:22 AM by Site Manager

The Yara Prize is awarded for significant achievements related to food security and sustainable agriculture in Africa. The Prize can be awarded to any qualified individual, group, or organization without restriction by nationality, profession, or location. In 2015, the Yara Prize will have a special focus on  youth, women, and agribusiness in Africa. The amount of the Prize is US$60 thousand. The deadline for nominations (in English) is 19 June 2015. Link

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