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International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) -- Workshop for Africans on Writing Scientific Research Papers

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The BecA-ILRI Hub invites applications for a workshop on scientific research paper writing to be held 26-30 October 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop is generally open to PhD students and early-career agricultural researchers with a strong interest in improving their writing skills. The eligible countries are Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Congo, Dem Rep Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. There are several fully-funded places for this workshop, although applicants who can fund their participation have an added advantage. The application deadline is 18 September 2015. Link

International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) -- Agricultural Research for Graduate Students in West and Central Africa

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In collaboration with CORAF/WECARD and Canada's IDRC, IITA will support 20 individuals for PhD and masters research in agriculture for development in West and Central Africa. Applications are invited from qualified individuals in Chad, Dem Rep Congo, Sierra Leone, and Togo who are currently registered in PhD. or masters programs in recognized universities, and who are not more than 40 years old. The program particularly invites applications from women. The accepted applicants will be offered coaching and training through IITA to build their research knowledge and skills. The deadline for applications is 18 September 2015. Link

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) -- Finalization Support for Doctoral Students in Agriculture and Natural Resources

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RUFORUM announces research scholarships to support the finalization of PhD research, data analysis, thesis write-up, publication, and dissemination of findings. Eligibility extends to candidates registered in the seven African university programmes named in the announcement, and who are finalizing their PhD studies. The application deadline is 30 September 2015. Link

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) -- Finalization Support for Doctoral Students in Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Programs

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RUFORUM announces a call for applications for research scholarships to support the finalization of PhD research, data analysis, thesis write-up, publication, and dissemination of findings. Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to Intra-ACP Academic Mobility students registered in one of the five African programmes listed in the announcement, and who are finalizing their studies. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2015. Link

U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Borlaug Cocoa Fellowships for West Africa 2016

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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 West Africa who will work with partners in the USA in targeted areas that include cocoa genetics, plant propagation, pests and diseases, soils and fertility, agroforestry, and agricultural practices related to climate change. The eligible countries are Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria. The application deadline is 30 September 2015. Link

U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Borlaug Cocoa Fellowships for Asia 2016

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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 Asia 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 India, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The application deadline is 30 September 2015. Link

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) -- Support for Masters Studies in Tropical Forestry 2016

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Germany's DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service) will fund a limited number of scholarships for applicants from developing countries to enroll in TUD's 2-year masters program in tropical forestry. Applicants must hold a university degree in forestry, agriculture, horticulture, or other related field. The deadline to apply for DAAD scholarships is 30 October 2015. Link

African Women's Development Fund -- Call for Proposals

posted Aug 20, 2015, 6:07 AM by Site Manager

The African Women’s Development Fund supports organizations working towards the empowerment of African women and the achievement of gender equality on the continent. To increase income opportunities for women, projects to be supported should seek to work with smallholder women farmers, and address issues of climate change and food security. Applicant organizations must have at least three years of experience, be led by a woman, and have a focus on women’s rights. Applications from the following countries are specifically encouraged: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Grants will range from US$5 thousand to US$30 thousand for one year. The application deadline is 11 September 2015. Link 

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

posted Aug 20, 2015, 6:01 AM by Site Manager

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 for a maximum period of 15 months. The deadline for concept notes is 30 September 2015. Link

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) -- Grants for Doctoral Research

posted Aug 20, 2015, 5:58 AM by Site Manager

RUFORUM invites applications from students registered in its Graduate Teaching Assistantship Programme (GTA) to support their doctoral research over two years. The support is a maximum of US$15 thousand. Applicants must be RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistants at member universities. The application deadline is 30 September 2015. Link

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