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Bioversity -- Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship on Agricultural Grain Species

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The Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship enables scientists from developing countries to carry out research on the conservation and use of agricultural and forest biodiversity. With funding support from Australia, the focus for 2015 is research on grain species relevant to both Australia and the applicant’s home country. The fellowship is up to US$20 thousand for a research project of up to one year. Applicants should hold at least a masters degree, and be no more than age 35. The deadline for applications (English, French, Spanish) is 28 February 2015. Link

Global Forest Watch -- Small Grants 2015

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Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an interactive online forest monitoring and alert system designed to empower people with the information they need to better manage and conserve forest landscapes. The Small Grants Fund provides financial and technical support to civil society organizations that want to use Global Forest Watch in their research, advocacy, and fieldwork.  Eligibility extends to organizations that are non-profit and non-governmental.  Special consideration will be given to projects that promote gender equity or benefit women, and to projects that support poverty reduction and/or social justice.  Grants range between US$10 thousand and US$40 thousand. The deadline for submissions is 01 March 2015. Link

International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) -- Fellowships Program 2015

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The Arturo Falaschi Fellowships Program offers long and short-term fellowships to assist in the training of scientists from ICGEB's member states, including many developing countries. The fellowships are for research at collaborating universities in Trieste, New Delhi, and Cape Town. For pre-doctoral fellowships, the application deadline is 31 March 2015.  For post-doctoral fellowships, the deadlines are 31 March 2015 and 30 September 2015.  For short-term fellowships, the deadlines are at the end of March, June, September, and December.  Link

Agropolis Foundation -- Training and Education in Agronomy for Sustainable Development 2015

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The Agropolis Foundation in France engages in research on food and crop systems in the world's North and South. The present call for proposals will fund training and higher education in the theme "agronomy for sustainable development." The lead proponent should be from a research unit belonging to the Foundation’s scientific network (Labex Agro). Qualified individuals from outside of the network can participate as partners. The Foundation will provide up to €1 million for four categories of projects: full projects; “Ecole Chercheur”; exploratory and pre-feasibility projects; and proposal development for submission to international funding sources. The announcement explains each category. The deadline for proposals is 17 July 2015. Link

Innocent Foundation -- Seed Grants for Sustainable Agriculture in the Developing World

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The program area “seed funding” makes grants to partner NGOs to deliver small-scale agricultural projects that have strong local impacts in the developing world.  In addition to grant for agriculture, past projects include several that address water, forests, biodiversity, and related issues in environment and natural resources.  Applying organizations must be registered charities in the UK. Grants are up to £30 thousand per year for three years.  Link

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) -- Graduate Research Grants, 6th Call for Proposals

posted Jan 21, 2015, 2:11 AM by Site Manager

RUFORUM announces its sixth call for proposals for graduate research grants. The broad theme is "innovation for sustainable crop systems and/or livestock systems within value chains that improve smallholder incomes." The lead applicant must be from an eligible RUFORUM Member University.  Universities not eligible for the award of grants are encouraged to participate by twinning with eligible member institutions. The deadline for proposals is 12 February 2015. Link

UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) -- Wheat Research UK-Brazil

posted Jan 21, 2015, 2:01 AM by Site Manager

The UK's BBSRC joins Brazil's EMBRAPA to announce a joint call for collaborative research proposals in wheat research.  The current call is for pump-priming activities that will bring together eligible Brazilian and British scientists to prepare full proposals addressing challenges in sustainable wheat production. The application deadline is 24 February 2015.  Link

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) -- Field Attachment Program in 2015

posted Jan 21, 2015, 1:59 AM by Site Manager

RUFORUM's Field Attachment Program Award (FAPA) offers competitive grants to link thesis research to practical applications and use at the community level. FAPA is exclusively targeted to RUFORUM-supported MSc students who are in the process of finalizing their degrees. The application deadlines in 2015 are 28 February; 30 June; and 31 December. Link

International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) -- Scholar Awards for Agricultural Graduate Students 2015

posted Jan 21, 2015, 1:19 AM by Site Manager

The IPNI Scholar Awards are open to applicants who are graduate students attending a degree-granting institution located in any country with an IPNI program.  Applicants in Africa can apply if their research connects with international programs, even if their countries are not in IPNI (see the special criteria for Africans). Awards of US$2 thousand are available to students in the disciplines of agronomy, horticulture, ecology, soil fertility, soil chemistry, crop physiology, and other areas related to plant nutrition. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2015. Link

World Food Prize Foundation -- World Food Prize and Borlaug Field Award 2015

posted Jan 21, 2015, 1:07 AM by Site Manager

The World Food Prize Foundation invites nominations for the World Food Prize, and for the Borlaug Field Award. The World Food Prize (US$250 thousand) recognizes an individual or individuals who have made outstanding achievements to enhance the world's food production and its distribution to those most in need. The Borlaug Field Award (US$10 thousand) recognizes science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under age 40 in the challenge to eliminate global hunger and poverty. The deadlines for nominations are 01 May 2015 for the World Food Prize, and 30 June 2015 for the Borlaug Field Award. Link

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