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European Science Foundation -- Forest Policy and Governance in the Western Balkan Region

posted Jun 30, 2015, 4:31 AM by Site Manager

The program “Capacity Building in Forest Policy and Governance in the Western Balkan Region” (CAPABAL) is a targeted network within COST, comprising 36 member countries that contribute to European Cooperation in Science and Technology. CAPABAL invites early-stage researchers to submit applications for the 2nd call for short-term scientific missions across countries. The aim is to promote emerging research that helps achieve sustainable forest management and governance in the Western Balkans. Topics are organized by working groups. Travel grants usually cover travel costs, accommodation, and meal expenses. The application deadline is 08 July 2015. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Agribusiness in Liberia

posted Jun 30, 2015, 4:18 AM by Site Manager

USAID-Monrovia invites applications for a 4-year agribusiness development activity as a component of the program "Feed the Future." USAID will promote agricultural inputs and post-harvest handling, processing, packaging, and marketing to raise the incomes of small-holder farmers in Liberia. Eligibility for funding is unrestricted. Funding Opportunity SOL-669-15-000021. The application deadline is 31 July 2015. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Community Forestry in Liberia

posted Jun 30, 2015, 4:16 AM by Site Manager

USAID-Monrovia invites applications for a 5-year program entitled “Forest Incomes for Environmental Sustainability ” in Liberia. The program aims to develop local economic opportunities through community forestry and forest-based enterprises to combat deforestation and biodiversity loss. Eligibility for funding is unrestricted. Funding Opportunity SOL-669-15-000022. The application deadline is 31 July 2015. Link

Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) -- SIANI Expert Groups 2015-2016

posted Jun 30, 2015, 4:06 AM by Site Manager

SIANI offers seed funding to expert groups that support its vision and mission to understand emerging issues in food security and nutrition in low-income countries. Expert groups comprise a diverse group of stakeholders (academia, NGOs, private business, government, etc.) to prepare publications, organize events, and engage in other activities that strengthen the Swedish resource base and their partners. Expert groups do not need to be geographically located in Sweden. However, if an expert group is established outside Sweden, it needs to have a clear link to the Swedish resource base and Swedish funded activities. The deadline for proposals is 15 August 2015. Link

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

posted Jun 30, 2015, 4:00 AM by Site Manager

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 second application cycle in 2015 is 21 August 2015. Link

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) -- "Think Forests" Video Competition

posted Jun 30, 2015, 3:56 AM by Site Manager

CIFOR is sponsoring a video competition on the topic of why forests are vital to a sustainable future. All languages are welcome, although non-English videos must have English subtitles. The competition offers prizes of US$4 thousand (winner chosen by judges) and US$1 thousand (winner chosen by online voting). Additionally, CIFOR will promote all accepted entries in social media. The submission deadline is 31 August 2015. Link

Research Council of Norway -- International Cooperation in Aquaculture 2016

posted Jun 30, 2015, 3:48 AM by Site Manager

The Research Council of Norway funds HAVBRUK2 for research in aquaculture, including with international partners. Special priority is given to collaboration with researchers in the EU, USA, Canada, China, Japan, India, Chile, and Brazil. Collaboration with researchers in other countries will also be of interest. Research topics include projects that enhance insight into climate adaptation, emissions reduction, and environment-friendly energy. The closing date for applications is 09 September 2015. Link

Royal Agricultural College -- Land and Food Fellowships for Africans

posted Jun 30, 2015, 3:44 AM by Site Manager

The UK's Royal Agricultural College (RAC) offers fellowships to African students enrolled in its masters programs that offer rural development, sustainable agriculture and food security, business management, and international food and agri-business. The RAC seeks applicants who have experience in agriculture and related subjects; an interest in land reform; and a desire to make a strategic and sustainable contribution to Africa's development. The program supports up to 10 African fellows each year. The deadline for expressions of interest is 13 September 2015. Link

Malaysian Technical Cooperation Program (MTCP) -- Postgraduate Studies in Malaysia for ASEAN Students 2015

posted Jun 21, 2015, 8:48 AM by Site Manager

The government of Malaysia offers scholarships through the MTCP to citizens of ASEAN member states (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) for postgraduate studies at public universities in Malaysia. The fields of study include agriculture and fisheries, among several others. Applicants must not be more than 45 years of age. The application deadline is 15 July 2015. Link

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region -- Government Scholarships for Neighboring Countries

posted Jun 21, 2015, 8:24 AM by Site Manager

The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Government Scholarships for Neighboring Countries are full scholarships that support both degree programs and non-degree programs. The degree programs are offered at undergraduate (4 or 5 years), master (3 years), and doctoral levels (3 years).  Applicants are non-Chinese students who meet the age criteria for each program.  Applicants apply directly to one of the eight universities in Xinjiang, which include Xinjiang Agricultural University.  Scholarships cover registration fees, tuition, accommodation, medical insurance, and living allowance.  Applications are accepted through August 2015.  Link

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