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European Commission (EC) -- Europe-Africa Collaboration in Food Security and Agriculture

posted Apr 22, 2016, 6:09 AM by Site Manager

Under the program Research and Innovation Network for Europe and Africa (RINEA), Africans can apply for mobility grants to promote business, technological, and research partnerships in Europe. The current call focuses on Food Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture, and related fields. The program offers three match-making events, one in Italy and two in Denmark, for which applications are invited from African SMEs, universities, research institutions, and other R&I organizations. The application deadline is 29 April 2016. Link

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission -- Professional Fellowships 2016, Round 1

posted Apr 22, 2016, 5:57 AM by Site Manager

Commonwealth Professional Fellowships support mid-career professionals from developing Commonwealth countries to make professional visits (typically of three months) with UK host organisations. Applications are invited in broadly defined fields that include agriculture, fisheries, and forestry; environment; and others. Fellows must be Commonwealth citizens, refugees, or British protected persons -- and they must be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country. Applications are submitted by UK host organizations. The closing date for 2016 applications (Round 1) is 17 May 2016. Link

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences -- International Awards for Young Agricultural Researchers 2016

posted Apr 22, 2016, 5:33 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 17 June 2016. Link

Regional Fund for Agricultural Technologies (FONTAGRO) -- Call for Proposals 2016

posted Apr 22, 2016, 5:31 AM by Site Manager

Latin America's Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology -- Fondo Regional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (FONTAGRO) -- calls for research proposals on production chains to improve market access for family agriculture in Latin America. 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 42 months. The closing date for preliminary applications (Spanish, English) is 28 June 2016. Link

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) -- SWITCH Africa Green for Eco-Entrepreneurs in Africa

posted Apr 11, 2016, 4:01 AM by Site Manager

In collaboration with SEED and other international partners, SWITCH Africa Green (SAG) is implemented by UNEP to promote green businesses in six African countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, and Uganda. The focus sectors vary by country. The focal sectors for Kenya and Uganda include agriculture, among others. The selected participants will receive capacity building, networking, and assistance with crowd funding. The application deadline is 25 April 2016 for Kenya, and 01 May 2016 for Uganda. Note: Applications will open soon for Burkina Faso and Ghana. Link

Bond'innov -- Incubation of Enterprises for Sustainable Development, 11th Call for Proposals

posted Apr 11, 2016, 3:56 AM by Site Manager

In association with the French Institute of Development Research (IRD), Bond'innov supports innovative French enterprises that have application in Africa, Asia, and/or Latin America. Bond'innov provides two years of support on IRD's campus in Bondy, France, in the form of advice, networking, and the search for financing. The theme (but not exclusive) of this 11th call is urban agriculture and development. The application deadline is 29 April 2016. Link

Cornell University -- TEEAL Databases for Agricultural Libraries in Africa

posted Apr 11, 2016, 3:50 AM by Site Manager

The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) is a full-text and searchable database of articles from high-quality research journals in agriculture and related sciences. The Information Training and Outreach Center for Africa, in collaboration with Albert R. Mann Library of Cornell University, invites applications from eligible institutions in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda to acquire TEEAL sets. A total of 132 sets will be awarded. Applications should be submitted by 30 April 2016. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development -- Aquaculture in Bangladesh

posted Apr 11, 2016, 3:40 AM by Site Manager

Through the program "Feed the Future," USAID/Bangladesh announces funding to increase aquaculture productivity, strengthen the aquaculture value chain, and improve the awareness and adoption of nutrition-related behaviors of rural households in Bangladesh. Applications are invited from non-governmental organizations in the U.S. and internationally. USAID intends to make one award of up to US$24.5 million over five years. Funding Opportunity RFA-388-16-000005. The application deadline is 12 May 2016. Link

Southern Africa Network for Biosciences -- BioFISA II Flagship Projects

posted Apr 11, 2016, 3:38 AM by Site Manager

The Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) is a NEPAD program for collaborative research, development, and innovation addressing challenges in health and nutrition in Southern Africa. The SANBio/BioFISA II Programme invites public research institutions, universities, private sector organizations, and NGOs in eligible SADC countries to apply for flagship projects. Flagship projects should emphasis the later stages of the biosciences value-chain, and have the ability to scale up. Thematic areas connected to agriculture include animal health, aquaculture (fish farming), indigenous foods and neglected foods, and others. Funding is up to Rand 4.5 million for projects of up to two years.  The eligible countries are Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, South Africa, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.The deadline for concept notes is 16 May 2016. Link

European Marine Research Network -- EuroMarine Call for Proposals 2016

posted Apr 11, 2016, 3:27 AM by Site Manager

EuroMarine announces funding to support workshops, working groups, and training and capacity building in themes of marine conservation and management. Proposals should engage at least three EuroMarine full member organizations in two or more countries. Member organizations include some in the developing world, e.g., Morocco, Peru, South Africa, Tunisia, and Turkey. Grants are up to €10 thousand, varying with the type of activity. The application deadline is 31 May 2016. Link

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