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Sea Pact -- Funding for Fisheries and Aquaculture

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:56 PM by Site Manager

Sea Pact is a consortium of seafood companies to support continuous improvements of fisheries and aquaculture in an international context. The 5th call for grant proposals focuses on themes of bycatch reduction; innovation in aquaculture; and social responsibility within the seafood supply chain. Sea Pact prefers projects that positively affect the top seafood species on a global level. Past grant recipients include conservation organizations, marine research organizations, development NGOs, and others. Grants range from US$10 thousand to US$30 thousand. The application deadline is 09 September 2016. Link

Michigan State University -- Graduate Studies in Agricultural Sciences, Bangladesh

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:48 PM by Site Manager

With funding from the U.S. government, the Borlaug Higher Education Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) Program supports long-term training of agricultural and food security researchers and policy advisors at the master’s and doctoral levels. The program currently includes scholarships for staff and faculty members at selected institutions in Bangladesh to pursue doctoral studies at universities in India. The application deadline is 30 September 2016. Link

Securing Water for Food -- SWFF Grants, Round 4

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:44 PM by Site Manager

The Securing Water for Food Grand Challenge for Development (SWFF) is a collaborative initiative among the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Swedish International Development Agency, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Government of South Africa. The current call for proposals focuses on improving water efficiency and reusing agricultural wastewater; effective water capture and storage systems for extending temporal availability of water supply; and management of salinity in water supplies. Awardees will receive between US$100 thousand and US$2 million in funding and acceleration support to bring their innovations to scale. The deadline for applications is 10 October 2016. Link

German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture -- Processing Local Food in Africa and Asia

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:14 PM by Site Manager

The German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) will fund international research cooperation on the topic of innovative approaches to process local food in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. The aim is to contribute to improved nutrition, as well as to qualitative and quantitative reduction of food losses. BMEL will make grants to suitable research institutions in Germany, which will work with partner institutions in Africa and Asia. The projects should focus on perishable food items of plant, animal, and fungal origin, in particular with seasonal surpluses. Consideration should be given to the potential for innovation using neglected and under-utilized crops. The deadline for short proposals and consortium agreements is 01 December 2016. Link

Agropolis Foundation -- Call for Proposals "Open Science" 2017

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:07 PM by Site Manager

The Agropolis Foundation (France) promotes interdisciplinary and integrated plant biology, ecology, and sustainable agriculture addressing development issues in the global North and South. The call for Open Science Research promotes collaborative inquiry on scientific topics involving a range of actors and subjects. Lead applicants for grants should be from any of the research units in the Foundation's scientific network. Scientists from research units or institutions outside of the network can participate as partners. The deadline for submissions is 16 January 2017. Link

Global Development Network -- Aid Effectiveness in Africa

posted Aug 9, 2016, 3:12 AM by Site Manager

The Global Development Network (GDN) announces a research competition on aid effectiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa. Proposals should focus on a single sector, either health or agriculture, in two or more African countries. The competition is open to teams of early-career researchers of social scientists from universities, independent research institutions, think tanks, networks, and consortia based in Africa. GDN will invite short-listed teams to submit full applications for grants of up to US$24 thousand. The deadline for expressions of interest (English, French) is 11 September 2016. Link

UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council -- Crops for Nutrition

posted Aug 9, 2016, 3:05 AM by Site Manager

The UK's BBSRC calls for research to deliver the next generation of crops beneficial for human and/or farmed animal health. BBSRC encourages applications on crops relevant for low and middle-income developing countries. It also welcomes applications in collaboration and/or consultation with the food industry. The program is open to UK researchers eligible for funding from the BBSRC. If they are relevant for the research, international partners can be sub-contracted. Grants are up to £2 million for up to five years. The closing date for applications is 21 September 2016. Link

Common Fund for Commodities -- 9th Call for Proposals

posted Aug 9, 2016, 2:34 AM by Site Manager

The CFC calls for proposals that advance commodity development in its member countries. Financial support takes the form of grants, loans, and equity investments. Funding is targeted mainly to for-profit organizations and social enterprises for production, value chains, and marketing across a wide group of commodities (e.g., agricultural crops, tree crops, timber, bamboo and rattan, minerals, and others). "Fast-track" funding of US$50 thousand to US$120 thousand has a simplified application procedure, and may be non-repayable under certain conditions and justifications. CFC will consider proposals where its share of financing does not exceed 50% of the total. The deadline for proposals is 31 October 2016. Link

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) -- Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund 2016-2017

posted Aug 9, 2016, 2:29 AM by Site Manager

The Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) Hub awards research fellowships to African agricultural researchers for short-term projects at the BecA-ILRI Hub in Nairobi. The announcement identifies the priority research themes. Candidates should be currently engaged in agricultural research and be affiliated with a national agricultural research program or university in the eligible countries: Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Dem Rep Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Madagascar, São Tomé and Príncipe, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan. Under special partnerships and collaboration arrangements, applicants from western and Southern Africa are considered for the fellowship.  The Fund supports travel, accommodation, stipend, and research costs. The application deadline is 30 June 2017. Link

CATIE -- Training Course on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

posted Aug 1, 2016, 9:37 AM by Site Manager

CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza), in partnership with CIAT (Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical), will convene a one-week training course in September 2016 on agriculture adapted for climate change, using examples of agricultural practices in Latin America. The course will be held on the CATIE campus in Costa Rica. Applications are invited from professionals and decision makers in governments, NGOs, academic institutions, and others working with agricultural producers and/or the private sector. Applicants who do not have financial resources to participate can request full or partial support. The registration deadline is 05 August 2016. Link

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