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In On Africa — Training Opportunity for Young African Leaders

The African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALofT) Project is an online-based youth development programme designed to cultivate future thought leaders by empowering exceptional young Africans. The program is open to African students in any field of business, economic, political or social development (including but not limited to agriculture and other related themes). The 6-month project is structured around a web-based curriculum, delivered via an e-learning platform. Students who successfully complete the program will receive an official certificate of completion and a reference letter. Closing date for applications is 31 December 2018. The ALofT Project

International Council for Science — IRDR Young Scientists Program (4rd Batch)

The International Council for Science, in collaboration with several partner organizations, invites applications for the IRDR (Integrated Research on Disaster Risk) Young Scientists Program. The program offers young scientists (under age 40) of any nationality the opportunity to engage with a global network of professionals and practitioners. Benefits include international linkages and the possibility to be invited for additional training. Applicants need to be affiliated with an academic program (either master or doctorate), either as a student or as a young faculty. The closing date for applications is 31 December 2018. About the Young Scientists Program

International Development Research Centre — Climate Change Think Tanks

The IDRC seeks local, independent research organizations, or think tanks, that undertake cross-cutting research or actions on climate mitigation and climate adaptation solutions to tackle climate change challenges in Indonesia. Selected organizations will receive a grant of up to CA$300 thousand each over a period of 30 months. Interested organizations should submit an expression of interest by 03 January 2019. Find the call

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research — German-African Innovation Incentive Award

The Innovation Award will be presented to researchers in Africa and their German partners for proven outstanding collaborative research projects in the fields of environmental sciences, bioeconomy, resource management, and others. Project grants of a maximum €150 thousand are provided for a maximum period of 24 months. Applications may be submitted by universities, research institutions and as well as commercial companies. Project outlines have to be submitted by 15 January 2019. Find the call

European Commission — Sustainable Commercial Aquaculture in Uganda

The European Commission aims to support environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient aquaculture in Uganda. The project purpose is to improve food and nutrition security, increase income and improve livelihoods, promote an environmentally-sustainable development, focussing on smallholders and smallholders’ associations. Grants requested under this call for proposals must fall between €300 thousand and €700 thousand (depending on the focus of the proposed project). Eligibility extends to organizations established in the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Countries or the European Union. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 29 January 2019. About

Innovation Grant Facility — Opportunity for Pacific Agro-SMEs

The Innovation Grant Facility (IGF) provides funding to agro-based small & medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in seven Pacific Island States: Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. Projects should focus on “Leveraging the Development of Local Food Crops and Fisheries Value Chains for Improved Nutrition and Sustainable Food Systems in the Pacific Islands” and be executed by SMEs that aim to grow their business and contribute, directly or indirectly, to the sustainable development of the agriculture and fishery sectors. The maximum amount per grant award is €17 thousand. The call for applications will close on 31 January 2019. Find details

SEED Foundation — Agricultural Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa 2019

The SEED Foundation supports French nonprofit organizations in partnership with nonprofit organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa for innovative solutions that address food security. Projects can address agricultural practices, farming knowledge and capacity, local agricultural products, etc. Grants range from €7 thousand to €15 thousand, up to 70% of project costs. The Foundation lists 20 eligible African countries. The deadline for applications is 06 February 2019. See the Call for Proposals

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture — Doctoral Research Scholarships

The Social and Environmental Trade-offs in African Agriculture (Sentinel) Project, funded by the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), aims at building the capacity of African and UK research organizations to address trade-offs between economic, environmental and social outcomes for future agricultural development. For that reason, RUFORUM makes 20 research scholarships to PhD students to undertake research in areas of relevance to the Project. A minimum of 15 research projects have to take place in Ghana, Ethiopia, and Zambia. (Note: students outside the focal countries are eligible to apply as long they conduct their research in these three countries.) Each scholarship is a maximum of US$7,500 over a period of two years. The deadline is 15 February 2019. Find the PhD Opportunity

Swedish Agency for Development Cooperation — Planning Grants

The Swedish Agency for Development Cooperation (Sida) seeks applications for its Planning Grants program. Grants are awarded to help entrepreneurs explore new markets and research their technology’s impact on the environment and poverty reduction. The programme’s emphasis is on cleantech products, systems, processes, and services in the following focus areas: climate change adaptation/mitigation; ecosystem services; renewable energy; water and sanitation; and urban development. Eligibility extends to companies or organisations based in Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The maximum amount per projects is SEK350 thousand. The call for applications is open until 15 March 2019. Know more