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Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) -- First Call for Concept Notes 2014

posted Apr 21, 2014, 9:22 AM by Jan Laarman

With funding provided by several international sources, ASARECA calls for research proposals to support improved agriculture and related natural resources in Eastern and Central Africa. Subject areas include crops, livestock, fish production, horticulture, agricultural water, agricultural markets and enterprises, and agricultural policies.  Applications are invited from national agricultural research institutes, universities, farmers' organizations, agribusiness enterprises, NGOs, etc, operating in any of the ASARECA member countries (Burundi, Dem Rep Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda).  The deadline for concept notes is 13 May 2014.  Link

CRDF Global -- Bio Risks in Sub-Saharan Africa

posted Apr 21, 2014, 9:20 AM by Jan Laarman

CRDF Global is a partner with the U.S. Department of State's Biosecurity Engagement Program and the African Biological Safety Association to offer grants for managing bio risks in Sub-Saharan Africa.  The priority is to support laboratories and projects which focus on zoonotic diseases.  Grants are a maximum of  US$10 thousand  for up to six months.  The application deadline is 14 May 2014.  Link

CRDF Global -- Biosciences Research in Iraq

posted Apr 21, 2014, 9:17 AM by Jan Laarman

The Iraq Biosciences Research Grant Competition aims to build the capacity of government laboratories in Iraq to detect, diagnose, and report infectious diseases of humans and animals caused by pathogens of security concern.  Grants are up to US$50 thousand for research projects of one year.  The principal investigator of each project must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of Iraq.  The deadline for proposals (Arabic, English) is 15 May 2014.  Link

African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP) -- Improving the Competitiveness and Sustainability of Cotton in Africa

posted Apr 21, 2014, 9:09 AM by Jan Laarman

The European Commission and the ACP Secretariat announce a call for proposals to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the African cotton sectors.  Grants will range from €80 thousand to €300 thousand, subject to cost shares.  The deadline for concept notes is 23 May 2014.  Link

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) -- FLEGT in Countries with Partnership Agreements

posted Apr 21, 2014, 8:58 AM by Jan Laarman

FAO administers the EU's program of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (FLEGT).  The program is open to government institutions, civil society, and private-sector organizations in timber-producing countries engaged in FLEGT's Voluntary Partnership Agreements: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Central African Republic, Congo, Dem Rep Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Laos, Liberia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Grants are up to €100 thousand.  The deadline for concept notes is 31 May 2014.  Link

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) --Food and Business Global Challenges, Round 2

posted Apr 21, 2014, 8:54 AM by Jan Laarman

The Food and Business Global Challenges program defines two priority areas for research and innovation: inclusive business models for food security; and regional trade for food security. Proposals are invited from research teams and other public and private partners in the Netherlands and at least one low or middle-income country. Fast-track projects of 2-3 years are up to €250 thousand. Integrated projects are 4-5 years and up to €600 thousand. Fast-track proposals require a letter of intent before 08 June 2014. The deadline for preliminary proposals (fast-track and integrated projects) is 08 July 2014. Link

CRDF Global -- Bio Risks in Indonesia

posted Apr 21, 2014, 8:31 AM by Jan Laarman

CRDF Global in collaboration with the the Indonesian Biorisk Association the the U.S. Department of State's Biosecurity Engagement Program announce grants for managing bio risks in Indonesia.  The program funds enhancements and training for biosecurity in Indonesia, including at animal facilities.  Grants are up to US$15 thousand for projects of six months (extensions may be possible).  The application deadline is 13 June 2014.  Link

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences -- International Awards for Young Agricultural Researchers 2014

posted Apr 21, 2014, 8:28 AM by Jan Laarman

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 13 June 2014. Link

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute -- Research in Tropical Forests

posted Apr 21, 2014, 8:04 AM by Jan Laarman

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 20 June 2014. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management

posted Apr 21, 2014, 8:02 AM by Jan Laarman

The IPM Innovation Lab will engage U.S. university capacity to conduct research on integrated pest management (IPM) and address key issues related to the adoption of IPM strategies and technologies by smallholder farmers in the developing world.  USAID will make one Leader Award and multiple Associate Awards to eligible U.S. colleges and universities.  Funding Opportunity RFA-OAA-14-000018.  The closing date is 24 June 2014.   Link

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