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World Academy of Sciences — Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Brazil

In partnership with the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Brazil’s National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) invites young scientists from developing countries other than Brazil to pursue postdoctoral research in natural sciences at selected Brazilian research institutions for periods of 6-12 months. Subject areas include agricultural sciences, biological sciences, and many others. CNPq will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs such as accommodation, food, and health insurance. The application deadline is 14 September 2018. Link

UK Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council — Agri-Systems Research

BBSRC announces a call for collaborative proposals to address research challenges relating to the sustainable intensification of agricultural systems in developing countries. The aim of this call is to enhance livelihoods through research to improve the productivity, sustainability, resilience and health of crops and/or farmed animals (including aquaculture). Proposals must be led by a Principal Investigator (PI) in the UK, but are expected to be co-designed and delivered with “in-country” researchers. Funds of £1.5 million can be requested for up to two years. The call will close on 19 September 2018. Click here

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council — Food & Nutrition Research for Health in the Developing World

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) supports collaborative research proposals to address agriculture-nutrition-health challenges in the developing world. The purpose of this programme is to develop new strategies to address the challenges in food, nutrition and health by supporting collaborative research of scientists in the UK and partners in developing countries.The total budget should not exceed £2 million for two years. The call is open to individuals and organisations. Applications must be led by an eligible Principal Investigator (PI) in the UK. Applications will close on 11 September 2018. Know more

European Commission — Sustainable Agricultural Diversification

The program Boosting Agriculture and Food Security (BAFS) aims to reduce poverty and food insecurity in Sierra Leone through better governance and increased agricultural productivity and diversification. A maximum of three grants of €3 million will be awarded under this program. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations established in a Member State of the European Union or in Sierra Leone. For non-Sierra Leonean applicants, co-applications with at least one Sierra Leonean non-profit making organisation will be an added advantage. The deadline for the submission of concept notes is 11 September 2018. Find the call

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council — Agri-Systems Research to Enhance Livelihoods in Developing Countries

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) seeks proposals for its “Agri-systems research to enhance livelihoods in developing countries”. The aim of this call is to enhance livelihoods through interdisciplinary research to improve agricultural systems. The total requested budget should not exceed £1.5 million. The program is open to UK researchers eligible for funding from the BBSRC. For this call, applications are expected to include “in-country” researchers as co-investigators. The deadline for the submission of applications is 19 September 2018. Know more

Government of Czech Republic — University Scholarships for Applicants from Developing Countries

The Czech Republic provides scholarships to support nationals from developing countries at public institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic. The fields of study include ecology, wildlife management, natural resources, forestry, and tropical agriculture (among others). Applications need to be submitted before 30 September of each year. Link

The KEEN Effect — Critical Coastlines Grant Program

The Critical Coastlines Grant Program funds community-based or non-profit organizations from around the world working to improve the resilience of coastal ecosystems. Threats relevant to this program include ecosystem collapse, climate change, rising sea levels, ocean pollution, ocean acidification, overfishing, and natural disasters. Selected winners receive US$10 thousand in support of their project. Eligibility extends to organizations and individuals. The application deadline is 30 September 2018. Find the Critical Coastlines Grant Program

Wildlife Photo — Habitats & Landscapes 2018

The wildlife photography contest series for 2018 is open. Wildlife Photo will award prizes worth US$18 thousand in total (including photography trips and equipment). A selection of winners and highly-commended images will be exhibited on an outdoor screen in New York City. The contest series is made up of three separate photo contests, each with a different theme and deadline. The next deadline for ‘Habitats & Landscapes’ is 30 September 2018. Know more

LAUNCH Circular — Innovation Challenge 2018

The LAUNCH Circular Innovation Challenge 2018 focuses on new ways of design and manufacturing for a circular economy. Innovations should help customers live a more sustainable live. LAUNCH Circular aims to select ten innovations to be scaled globally through its international partners, network, and accelerator program. The program is open to innovators worldwide. The deadline for submissions is 01 September 2018. Find the challenge

India Department of Science and Technology — Joint Call on Urban Water Systems

The India Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) seeks projects that design one joint Indian-Dutch research programme to develop integrated and sustainable urban water management systems and implement effective solutions. The call seeks participants for a multiday interactive brainstorm workshop in India (27-30 November 2018), in which a selected group of Indian and Dutch researchers will be mobilised to jointly design the research programme. Expressions of Interest are invited from individual researchers. The deadline for applications is 10 September 2018. More