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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) -- ASEAN Social Forestry Network Strategic Response Fund

posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:30 AM by Jan Laarman

SEARCA announces the second call for proposals of the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) Strategic Response Fund. The ASFN offers grants, training scholarships, and project development assistance related to food insecurity, poverty, and climate change in ASEAN member states. Grants are up to US$15 thousand for single-country projects, and up to US$30 thousand for multi-country projects. Additionally, ASFN funds participation in relevant training programs through training grants up to US$2 thousand. Proposals are invited from ASFN Leaders and Focal Points in any of the ASEAN member states or their implementing institutions, organizations, or individuals. The application deadline is 15 December 2014. Link

Nestlé Foundation -- Research in Human Nutrition

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

The Nestlé Foundation supports research in human nutrition in low-income and lower middle-income countries. In relation to agriculture, the Foundation will consider research on food policy, food production, and food technology if the intervention has high potential for sustainable improvement of nutritional status. The Foundation offers training grants, pilot grants, and full project grants.  Priority is for proposals submitted by researchers in developing countries, or jointly with partners in developed countries.  Letters of intent can be submitted at any time. The deadlines for full applications are 10 January and 10 May. Link

Cargill -- Cargill Global Scholars Program 2015

posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:03 AM by Jan Laarman

The agribusiness company Cargill offers scholarships to university students interested in food security, agriculture, and risk management. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Brazil, China, India, Russia, or the USA -- and attend university in those countries. Each Cargill Global Scholar receives an annual scholarship for up to three years, as well as opportunities for leadership training and networking. The application deadlines are 15 April 2015 for China; 01 March 2015 for each of Brazil, India, and USA; and 31 March 2015 for Russia. Link

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) -- Scaling Up the Availability of Agricultural Seeds in Mozambique

posted Oct 10, 2014, 9:20 AM by Jan Laarman

With funding provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development, AGRA will make grants to expand the supply of quality seed and planting material of superior varieties of cassava, maize, pigeon pea, and soybeans in Mozambique  This work will be focused along the Nacala, Beira, Zambezi Valley, and Limpopo corridors.  The project will produce and distribute certified seed; scale up rhizobium inoculation for grain legumes; and create awareness of these agricultural technologies.  Reference Mozambique - SSTP Round 2.  The deadline for concept notes is 20 October 2014.  Link

IFAD and CGIAR -- Climate Risks and Agricultural Responses

posted Oct 10, 2014, 9:05 AM by Jan Laarman

The International Fund for Agriculture (IFAD) is partnering with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) to fund research on better practices in agricultural development under the risks of climate change.  The focal countries in this IFAD-CCAFS Learning Alliance are Bangladesh, Bolivia, Chad, Djibouti, Ghana, Lesotho, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Vietnam.  Funding will be provided to research consortia that can deliver scientific knowledge, policy engagement, and capacity enhancement. The limit on budget requests is US$500 thousand for two years.  The deadline for concept notes is 10 November 2014.  Link

Israeli Agency for International Development -- Professional Courses 2015 in Agriculture and Other Development Subjects

posted Oct 10, 2014, 8:51 AM by Jan Laarman

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. For most courses, MASHAV covers course fees, accommodation, medical insurance, and other expenses in Israel. Applications are submitted through Israel's diplomatic missions. Courses offered in English language for 2015 include biotechnology and bioinformatics (apply before 27 November 2014); integration of research, extension, and applied agriculture (apply before 21 December 2014); and others. Interested individuals should monitor MASHAV for other courses likely to be announced in the next few months. Link

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) -- Global Rice Science Scholarships

posted Oct 10, 2014, 8:45 AM by Jan Laarman

The Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP) offers funding for early-career scientists in developing countries to conduct PhD research on any of 52 research topics that fall under six research themes. The program is open to qualified and well-rounded rice scientists from the public and private sectors. Applicants should be not more than 35 years old at the time of application, and be proficient in English.  The application deadline is 30 November 2014.  Link

European Commission -- ARIMNet2 for Agricultural Research in the Mediterranean Area

posted Oct 10, 2014, 8:41 AM by Jan Laarman

ARIMNet2 is a network of funding organizations and  research institutions that promote the coordination of agricultural research and innovation among Mediterranean countries.  ARIMNet2 announces a joint call for proposals 2014-2015 which is open to researchers in Algeria, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey.  Subject areas include agricultural productivity, animal and plant health, sustainable aquaculture and fisheries, agricultural and food policies, sustainable management of agricultural water, and other topics.  The deadline for pre-proposals is 01 December 2014.  Link

Grants to Develop Flagship Programs in Agricultural Research

posted Oct 1, 2014, 10:29 AM by Jan Laarman

The Agropolis Foundation will make grants up to €10 thousand for the development of pre-proposals that could lead to larger flagship programs.  The Foundation's areas of work include plant breeding and genetics; plant pests and diseases; agro-ecosystems; agri-food innovations; and social management of innovations. The call is open to the Foundation's Labex Agro scientific community. The deadline for concept notes (French, English) is 06 October 2014. Link

Research Grants for Agriculture, Development, and Natural Resources in East Asia

posted Oct 1, 2014, 10:26 AM by Jan Laarman

The East Asian Development Network conducts research in economics, political and social dynamics, gender issues, and other areas of the social sciences. The current call for proposals is open to nationals who are resident in Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.  Research themes include one on agriculture, development, and natural resources -- among several priority topics.  Applications can be submitted by individuals or research teams.  Most grants will range from US$5 thousand to US$15 thousand for one year. The deadline for proposals is 13 October 2014. Link

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