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Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) -- Masters Fellowships for Indonesians in Forest Management and Conservation

posted Nov 23, 2015, 5:50 AM by Site Manager

CIFOR and the U.S. Agency for International Development will fund masters degree fellowships for 20 highly qualified Indonesian candidates to study forest conservation, natural resources management, and related disciplines in the USA beginning September 2016. CIFOR will match qualified candidates with participating US university partners, and will assist candidates with the university application process. The deadline to apply for the fellowships is 30 November 2015. Link

Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund -- Tanzania Agribusiness Window, Round 4

posted Nov 23, 2015, 5:42 AM by Site Manager

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) announces Round 4 of the Tanzania Agribusiness Window. The program offers grants and repayable grants to support business ideas in agribusiness, financial services, and value chains in Tanzania. The AECF seeks business ideas from for-profit companies that combine commercial success with a positive impact on Tanzania's rural poor. Applicants are expected to contribute to total project costs. The submission deadline is 15 December 2015. Link

Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) -- Research Grants Program

posted Nov 23, 2015, 5:22 AM by Site Manager

OFRF offers funding for research on organic farming and food systems and the dissemination of these research results to organic farmers and agricultural and research communities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The request for proposals is open to any agricultural production, social, economic, or policy-related topic of concern to organic farmers and/or ranchers. Grants are up to US$15 thousand for one year, except for projects addressing soil health and water management, which are eligible for up to US$20 thousand for up to two years. The deadline for proposals is 08 February 2016. Link

Rainforest Alliance -- Kleinhans Fellowship for Research in Community Forestry

posted Nov 23, 2015, 4:56 AM 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 2017. Link

World Forest Institute (WFI) -- Fellowship Program 2016

posted Nov 11, 2015, 5:07 AM by Site Manager

The WFI International Fellowship Program hosts foresters and other natural resource professionals from around the world for six to twelve months at WFI's campus in Oregon. Applicants propose research topics that include elements from their home countries and the USA's Pacific Northwest, where WFI is located. Fellows also engage in professional networking and visitations. WRI offers fellowships that cover 50% of program fees. The application deadline is 31 December 2015. Link

Israeli Agency for International Development -- Professional Courses in Early 2016

posted Nov 11, 2015, 5:05 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. MASHAV offers a limited number of scholarships to cover course fees, accommodation, medical insurance, and other expenses in Israel. Courses offered in English during the first few months of 2016 include (i) Agricultural Extension Methods and Tools (beginning 17 January 2016); (ii) Modern Apiculture (beginning 28 March 2016); and others. Additionally, MASHAV offers professional courses in Spanish, French, and Russian languages. Applications are submitted through Israel's diplomatic missions. Link

University of California at Davis -- Trellis Fund for Horticulture

posted Nov 11, 2015, 4:56 AM by Site Manager

With funding provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Trellis Fund makes small grants for horticultural projects in the following developing countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The maximum funding is US$2 thousand per project. Successful applicants will be paired with a U.S. graduate student with relevant technical expertise. The closing date for applications is 18 January 2016. Link

Agricultural Innovation Marketplace -- Brazilian Research Collaboration with Africa and Latin America 2016

posted Nov 11, 2015, 4:16 AM by Site Manager   [ updated Nov 11, 2015, 4:17 AM ]

The Agricultural Innovation Marketplace aims to enhance agricultural innovation for development in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America through collaboration with Embrapa, Brazil's agency for agricultural research. Applications are invited from public and private R&D organizations in Africa and Latin America (excluding Brazil) in partnerships with one or more Embrapa centers. The announcement defines thematic areas eligible for funding. Grants are up to US$80 thousand for projects of up to two years. The deadline for pre-proposals (English) is 22 January 2016. Link

Presbyterian Hunger Program -- Projects in Agriculture and the Fight Against Hunger

posted Nov 11, 2015, 3:54 AM by Site Manager

The Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) supports nonprofit organizations for projects that provide food relief, development assistance, and improved public policy in the fight against hunger. Activities in international development assistance include agricultural production, livestock development, land rights, soil and water conservation, and others. PHP gives preference to applications submitted by organizations based in the geographic area of the proposed activities. The average grant is about US$7 thousand. The deadline for letters of inquiry is 30 April of each year. Link

WYG Consulting and University of Greenwich -- Sustainable Agricultural Intensification Research and Learning in Africa (SAIRLA)

posted Nov 2, 2015, 5:39 AM by Site Manager

SAIRLA is a 5-year competitive program of research grants, funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by WYG Consulting and the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Greenwich. SAIRLA focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on six countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia. Research grants ranging between £400 thousand to £750 thousand should respond to at least one of SAIRLA's six research questions, and cover at least two priority countries. Applicants must include at least one African organisation in each country. The application deadline for concept notes (English) is 19 November 2015. Link

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