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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

Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade — Water for Women (WASH) Research Awards

The Water for Women Fund aims to improve health, gender equality, and well-being of Asian and Pacific communities. Research organisations are invited to submit proposals for the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Research Awards. Applications must be submitted by research organisations or institutions (individual researchers are not eligible). The Funding Round is open to Australian and international non-profit institutions or organisations. Applicants may request between AU$100 thousand and AU$400 thousand per year for up to two years. Proposals should be submitted by 20 December 2019. Water for Women

U.S. Department of Agriculture — Borlaug Cocoa Fellowships 2019

The USDA invites applications for the 2019 Borlaug Cocoa Fellowships. The program aims to provide fellows with the skills and knowledge in the production and marketing of cocoa and cocoa products. Fellows from eligible countries in West Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or a U.S. university for up to 12 weeks. The U.S. mentor later visits the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration. The research priorities vary by region and country. The application deadline is 31 December 2018. Learn about the program

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Protecting the Cerrado in Brazil

The CEPF calls for proposals that contribute towards the conservation of the Cerrado Biodiversity Hotspot in Brazil. CEPF posts the ecosystem profile, and a list of key biodiversity areas, in the announcement. Eligibility for funding extends to community groups and associations, NGOs, private enterprises, universities, research institutes, and other civil society organizations. Small grants are less than US$50 thousand. Large grants are up to US$200 thousand. CEPF will accept letters of inquiry (English, Portuguese) through 12 December 2018. Details

Overseas Development Institute — Fellowships 2019-21

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is an independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. The ODI Fellowship Scheme appoints highly qualified postgraduate economists and statisticians through a competitive selection process. The fellowship scheme is open to candidates of all nationalities who have a master’s degree or PhD in economics, statistics or a related field. Suitable specialised qualifications at postgraduate level include agricultural economics, environmental economics, water and climate, among others. The total support per fellow amounts to approximately £21 thousand in the first year of the fellowship and £23 thousand in the second year. The deadline for applications is 2 December 2018. About the Fellowship Scheme

European Commission — Environmentally Sustainable Beef Meat Industry in Uganda

The European Commission aims to minimise the environmental impact of livestock and prioritise animal welfare in Uganda. The priority under this call are smallholders and small beef-related agribusiness to ensure an environmentally sustainable, climate-resilient, low-emission, local and regional meat industry. Grants requested under this call for proposals may fall between €300 thousand and €1.3 million. The lead applicant must have an operational presence in Uganda, but applications from least developed countries and international organizations are welcome. The deadline for applications is 31 December 2018. More

European Commission — Fighting Climate Change in Malawi

The European Commission supports local civil society organisations in Malawi tackling climate change and mitigating its adverse effects. Focus areas of this call are (Lot 1) poverty alleviation through mitigating the impacts of climate change on the lives of community members, and (Lot 2) sustainable management of waste to enable the transition to a climate-resilient, low emissions economy. Applicants my request up to €800 thousand (Lot 1) and €615 thousand (Lot 2). Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 03 December 2018. Find the call

World Bank — Support for Women Micro-Entrepreneurs

The World Bank Group invites applications for the “Sustainable Development Goals and Her Competition”. SDGs & Her is an online competition for women micro-entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the SDGs through their business operations. Winners will receive leadership training, mentoring and will be flown to Washington DC, for an event at the World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings (April 2019). The deadline for the competition is 31 December 2018. Here

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council — Biotechnology for a Sustainable Bioeconomy

This call offers funding for biotechnologies and transnational collaborative research projects. Proposals should address the sustainable production of different types of feedstocks and bioresources into value-added products or the development of sustainable industrial processes and supply services. BBSRC contributes up to £2 million under this call. To be eligible, each consortium must involve at least three partners requesting funding from three different countries. Proposals must be submitted by 14 December 2018. Details here