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UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) -- Global Challenges Research in Food and Agriculture

posted May 20, 2016, 2:08 AM by Site Manager

The Global Challenges Research Fund is a new 5-year program of UK research to address problems faced by developing countries, with emphasis on health and agriculture. A consortium of BBSRC and other UK research organizations will support multidisciplinary awards for research on Global Agriculture and Food Systems in low and middle-income countries. The awards will focus on early-stage work, with grants up to £600 thousand for projects of 18-36 months. Applications are welcomed from UK research organisations eligible to receive funding from BBSRC. Partners from the developing countries can be included in proposals. The deadline for expressions of interest is 22 June 2016. Link 

European Commission (EC) -- Production of Quality Coffee in Nepal

posted May 20, 2016, 1:55 AM by Site Manager

The EC will fund technical assistance to help coffee growers and cooperatives in Nepal improve the value chain for Nepalese coffee. Activities should aim to raise the productivity of coffee plantations; introduce organic methods in coffee growing; strengthen farmers' cooperatives and associations; and develop improved branding and marketing systems for coffee. Grants will be approximately €500 thousand. Eligibility for funding extends to nonprofit organizations in the EU, the European Economic Area, developing countries (including Nepal), and certain international organizations. Reference EuropeAid/152076/DD/ACT/NP. The deadline for proposals is 02 August 2016. Link

African Union -- Research Grants in Food and Agriculture

posted May 20, 2016, 1:49 AM by Site Manager

In collaboration with the European Union, Phase 2 of the African Union's research grants will focus on research for food, nutritional security, and sustainable agriculture in Africa. Applications are invited from national and regional organizations, research institutions, universities, government ministries, and public institutions in Africa and EU member states. Eligibility for funding also extends to science and technology networks if all network members are registered in the eligible countries. Grants will range from US$500 thousand to US$1 million, varying with cost shares. The deadline for proposals is 17 August 2016. Link

Walton Family Foundation -- International Marine Conservation

posted May 20, 2016, 1:37 AM by Site Manager   [ updated May 21, 2016, 11:26 AM by Jan Laarman ]

The Foundation's grant making in Environment has two thematic areas, freshwater conservation and marine conservation. The program in marine conservation operates internationally to fund marine biodiversity and fisheries management in selected ocean ecosystems of Southeast Asia and Latin America and Caribbean. Grant recipients are mainly large conservation organizations, policy institutes, and universities in the USA. The Foundation also makes grants to organizations in other countries, e.g., Mexico and others. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development -- YSEALI Innovation Challenge in Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Fisheries

posted May 9, 2016, 8:21 AM by Site Manager

The YSEALI Innovation Challenge is part of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). The Challenge aims to promote technology-based solutions to improve the value chains for agriculture, aquaculture, and fisheries in Southeast Asia. The challenge is open to multi-disciplinary teams of up to three students (ages 18-35) who are currently enrolled in a university or post-secondary technical vocational education and training institution in ASEAN. The winning teams will be awarded training in Singapore and a study tour in the USA. The application deadline has been extended to 16 May 2016. Link

São Paulo Research Foundation -- Nitrogen Cycles and Climate Change

posted May 9, 2016, 8:10 AM by Site Manager

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) is sponsoring a 10-day course at the University of São Paulo in July-August 2016 on the topic of nitrogen cycling, environmental sustainability, and climate change. Partners in the event include the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, the International Nitrogen Initiative, and selected Brazilian institutions. About 100 graduate students, 50 from Brazil and 50 from other countries, will be selected to participate. The language of the course is English. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program. Fellowships are available for travel support. The application deadline is 30 May 2016. Link

ARIMNet2 -- Agriculture and Food Systems in the Mediterranean Region

posted May 9, 2016, 8:06 AM by Site Manager

The EC's ARIMNet is a consortium to support integrated and trans-disciplinary research that enhances the contribution of agricultural and food systems for sustainable social and economic development in the Mediterranean Basin. Each proposal needs to be submitted jointly by at least three partner organizations in the participating ARIMNet countries, including in at least one EU country and one non-EU country. The participating countries in ARIMNet are Algeria, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey. The deadline for proposals is 01 June 2016. Link

French Institute for Development Research (IRD) -- Research Collaboration France with Middle East

posted May 9, 2016, 8:00 AM by Site Manager

IRD and partner organizations announce a call for joint research projects between France and Egypt. The program is also open to research participation from Jordan and Lebanon. The thematic areas include water and water technology; renewable energy and green technology; environment; agriculture and livestock production; and others. The funding is €60 thousand per project over two years. The application deadline is 30 June 2016. Link 

Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) -- Award for Women in Wheat Research 2016

posted May 9, 2016, 7:36 AM by Site Manager

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 30 October 2016. Link

British Council -- Agriculture Workshop in Kazakhstan

posted May 2, 2016, 6:28 AM by Site Manager

The Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme is sponsoring a workshop on managing innovation in agriculture. The workshop is scheduled for five days in September 2016 in Almaty. The program invites early-career researchers from the UK and Kazakhstan to apply. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered. The deadline to apply is 20 May 2016. Link

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