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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) -- African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium (AGRODEP), Call for Research 2014

posted by Jan Laarman

AGRODEP is an initiative led by the International Food Policy Research Institute in collaboration with several partners to study strategic development and the debate about agricultural growth and policy facing African countries. The selected topic of the 2014 Gaps in Research Grant is “Using trade for development.” All researchers and research organizations in and outside of Africa are invited to apply, including AGRODEP members. Proposals should range from US$10 thousand to US$15 thousand. The application deadline is 12 September 2014. Link

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) -- Ecosystem Services and Agricultural Development in the Nile Basin and East Africa

posted by Jan Laarman

The CGIAR's program on Water, Land, and Ecosystems will fund research that addresses ecosystem services and agricultural development in the Nile Basin and East Africa. Priority areas of interest are: (i) The impact of infrastructure development (dams, roads, irrigation, etc.) on ecosystems and agriculture; (ii) Achieving sustainable land management in highly degraded areas; and (iii) The role of women and youth in agricultural intensification and ecosystem management. Funding is open to all institutions interested in research for development in the Nile Basin and East Africa. The maximum grant per project is US$700 thousand for two years. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is 22 September 2014. Link

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) -- Short-Term Training and Research at CGIAR Research Centers

posted by Jan Laarman

The Climate Food and Farming (CLIFF) Research Network invites applications from students from developing countries currently enrolled in PhD programs for short-term scientific training and research stays at CGIAR research centers. Applicants should have a background in agriculture and climate change research, and an interest in mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. CLIFF especially seeks students with experience in crop-livestock systems. Grants are up to US$10 thousand for stays of 3-4 months to take place in 2015. The application deadline is 30 September 2014. Link

Horticulture Innovation Lab -- Collaborative Research on Horticulture

posted by Jan Laarman

The University of California at Davis, with funding provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development, manages the "Feed the Future" Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Horticulture. The program invites full proposals for horticultural research projects related to post-harvest handling, nutrition, and gender/social equity. It will fund three projects, one on each topic, with funding of US$1.5 million to US$2 million over the life of each project. Applications are accepted from principal investigators who work at U.S. public universities who have partners in the countries of "Feed the Future" (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Senegal, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia). The deadline for proposals is 30 September 2014. Link

Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) -- Research on Sustainable Mariculture in the Western Indian Ocean

posted by Jan Laarman

WIOMSA calls for research proposals on “Mariculture Growth for Income Generation, Employment, and Food Security in the Western Indian Ocean Region." Grants will support (i) An institutional framework for sustainable mariculture development, and (ii) Sustainable mariculture technologies. Proposals can be submitted by an institution, or a consortium of institutions, led by a scientist in the Western Indian Ocean region. Grants are up to US$250 thousand over two years for framework development, and up to US$450 thousand over three years for mariculture technologies. Matching funds of at least 20% are required. The deadline for submitting full proposals is 08 October 2014. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Agricultural Research and Development in Haiti

posted by Jan Laarman

USAID seeks applications to advance agricultural research and development in Haiti through its program "Feed the Future." Funding will support increased agricultural productivity, as well as strengthened agricultural extension and demonstration. The program is open to non‐governmental organizations at local, national, and international levels. USAID will provide approximately US$14 million for one award. Funding Opportunity AID-OAA-SOL-14-000170. The deadline for applications is 03 November 2014. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Research by Graduate Students on Global Food Security

posted by Jan Laarman

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security supports U.S. graduate students who are interested in implementing a component of their graduate research in a developing country in collaboration with a mentor from an International Agricultural Research Center (IARC) or a qualifying National Agricultural Research System (NARS). The program especially welcomes applications for research in countries of "Feed the Future" (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Senegal, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia). Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are enrolled in accredited U.S. graduate programs. All topics that relate to food security (e.g., agriculture, nutrition, ecological resources, poverty, etc.), and that are linked to the research strategies of "Feed the Future," are admissible. The deadline for applications is 10 November 2014. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development -- Young Professionals in African Agricultural Development

posted Aug 20, 2014, 7:57 AM by Jan Laarman

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funds Africa LEAD II to support skills transfer and technological know-how that will help African agribusinesses and organizations to innovate, improve their commercial viability, and catalyze agricultural transformation. The current call is for agricultural interns to be placed for a period of 12 months in the ECOWAS countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Cape Verde. The program will cover housing, a monthly stipend, living allowances, round-trip airfare, and related travel expenses. Nationals of ECOWAS countries are welcome to apply. Candidates should be fluent in both French and English. The deadline for applications is 05 September 2014. Link

Texas A&M University -- Research and Education in Transboundary Animal Diseases

posted Aug 20, 2014, 7:50 AM by Jan Laarman

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) specializes in research and development of tools, technologies, and programs to protect and defend against transboundary animal, emerging, and other zoonotic diseases. IIAD invites proposals for research and development (R&D) and education that can be completed in a 12-month period or less.  The announcement includes details of the specific themes that can be funded.  IIAD encourages international and highly collaborative submissions. Grants are up to US$250 thousand per year.  The deadline for submitting proposals (white papers) is 15 September 2014.  Link

Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) -- Award for Women in Wheat Research

posted Aug 20, 2014, 7:37 AM by Jan Laarman

The BGRI offers the Jeanie Borlaug Laube award for the professional development of women working on wheat research during the early stages of their careers.   The award is intended to help cover costs associated with attending the BGRI workshop and a training program at CIMMYT in Obregon, Mexico. The application deadline is 01 October 2014.  Link

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