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Eurasian Center for Food Security -- Research on Food Security in Eurasia

posted Nov 20, 2014, 1:46 PM by Jan Laarman

The Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) aims to foster collaboration between ECFS, other Russian and Eurasian research organizations, and international institutions on the subject of food security for Eurasia. ECFS invites concept notes for international researchers desiring to visit ECFS in themes of economic modeling for food security, and digital soil mapping for land assessment and conservation. ECFS also invites Russian researchers to apply for international visits on themes of economic modeling of agriculture in relation to climate change, and control of soil salinity. The deadline for concept notes is 12 December 2014. Link

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) -- Norwegian Forest and Climate Initiative 2016-2020

posted Nov 20, 2014, 1:30 PM by Jan Laarman

The Norwegian Forest and Climate Initiative calls for proposals from civil society organizations working on issues of climate and forests in four thematic areas. The program is open to civil society actors working towards reduced deforestation and forest degradation in targeted developing countries. Inter-governmental organisations outside the UN may receive support in exceptional cases. The geographical priorities include Brazil, Guyana, Mexico, Indonesia, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Tanzania, the Congo Basin, and other regions and countries that Norway supports in REDD+. Priority is for projects with a five-year duration, but projects of shorter duration may also be considered. The deadline for concept notes is 06 January 2015. Link

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (WOTRO) -- Food and Business Applied Research

posted Nov 20, 2014, 1:22 PM by Jan Laarman

The Food & Business Applied Research Fund offers grants for applied research contributing to food security in the partner countries of Dutch international cooperation (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Yemen). The main applicant should be a public or private organization in one of these partner countries, working with one or more research partners in Netherlands or the partner country. Grants will range from €50 thousand to €300 thousand for up to 36 months. Each project requires at least 20% co-funding from private sources. The next application deadlines are 12 January 2015 and 12 May 2015. Link

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -- Women and Girls at the Center of Development

posted Nov 20, 2014, 1:20 PM by Jan Laarman

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched a new Grand Challenge: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development. This challenge focuses on how to effectively reach and empower the most vulnerable women and girls to improve health and development. The Foundation is looking for solutions in thematic areas that include agricultural development, urban sanitation, and others. Grants will be made to researchers in low- and middle-income countries, and partnerships with colleagues in other countries is encouraged. The Foundation particularly welcomes applications from women-led organizations and projects. Two-year exploratory grants are up to US$500 thousand. Full four-year grants are up to US$2.5 million. The application deadline is 13 January 2015. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Clean Energy for Agriculture

posted Nov 20, 2014, 1:07 PM by Jan Laarman

USAID invites applications for "Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development." The program aims to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy to increase agriculture productivity and/or value in developing countries. Applications are invited from any category of organization or institution worldwide. The size of grants is up to US$500 thousand (Window 1), and US$500 thousand to US$2 million (Window 2). Funding Opportunity AID-SOL-OAA-00005. The application deadline is 12 February 2015. Link

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) -- Freezailah Fellowships, First Cycle 2015

posted Nov 20, 2014, 1:03 PM by Jan Laarman

ITTO makes grants through the Freezailah Fellowship Fund for training opportunities, demonstration tours, participation in conferences and workshops, preparation of technical papers, and post-graduate degrees. Grants up to US$10 thousand are in support of sustainable tropical forest management. Applicants are young and mid-career professionals in ITTO's member countries; most grants are to individuals in the developing countries. The deadline for the first application cycle in 2015 is 20 February 2015. Link

Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund -- Agribusiness Africa Window, Round 2

posted Nov 20, 2014, 1:01 PM by Jan Laarman

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) announces Round 2 of the Agribusiness Africa Window. The program offers grants and repayable grants to support business ideas in agribusiness, financial services, and value chains which extend across Africa and international markets. The AECF seeks business ideas from for-profit companies that combine commercial success with a positive impact on Africa's rural poor. Applicants are expected to contribute to total project costs. The submission deadline is 28 February 2015. Link

Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) -- Collaboration Fund 2015

posted Nov 20, 2014, 12:53 PM by Jan Laarman

PEFC offers competitive grants in support of its mission to improve forest management and expand forest certification around the world. The grants program is open to PEFC's members and partner organizations, both public and private. PEFC will consider proposals up to CHF 40 thousand for projects up to two years. Grantees must provide at least 35% co-funding. The deadline for applications is 04 April 2015. Link

Patagonia -- Environmental Grants for Native Fish Populations

posted Nov 20, 2014, 12:49 PM by Jan Laarman

Patagonia makes grants to support nonprofit organizations for campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. Patagonia's grant-making priority is protecting and restoring native fish populations and the habitat on which they depend. Eligible countries include Argentina and Chile, among others. Grants are a maximum of US$12 thousand. Proposals are submitted through Patagonia’s retail stores at any time of the year, or online before 30 April and 31 August of each year. Link

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) -- Workshop on Global Research on Aquaculture

posted Nov 11, 2014, 12:42 PM by Jan Laarman

In collaboration with India's Department of Biotechnology and the UK's Department of International Development, the BBSRC welcomes expressions of interest from UK academics to participate in a Global Research Partnership Aquaculture sandpit (workshop) to be held in Kerala, February 2015. The UK participants will interact with participants from India and other developing countries. The workshop will facilitate the development of outline proposals that will subsequently be developed into full proposals. The deadline for expressions of interest is 28 November 2014. Link

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