ACTNN’s Pathfinder and Proof of Concept Awards: Helping Chinese Farmers to Increase Productivity

Deadline: 31 October 2016 The Agri-Tech in China: Newton Network+ (ATCNN) is seeking applications for its Pathfinder and Proof of Concept Awards in order to develop solutions that draw on the UK’s core strengths in satellite imaging, remote sensing, smart sensors, robotics and data-intensive science to help Chinese farmers increase productivity and resilience. Research Areas Data analytics and support tools to reduce residue levels in food; Regional yield benchmarking through remote … [Read more...]

CLIFF Call for Proposals: Supporting Research Students from Developing Countries

Deadline: 31 October 2016 The Climate Food and Farming (CLIFF) Research Network is seeking applications from developing countries currently enrolled in PhD programs for short-term (3-4 month) scientific training and research stays at CGIAR research centers. Applicants should have a background in agriculture and climate change research and be pursuing graduate research related to measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage in agricultural systems. CLIFF has provided small grants … [Read more...]

Agropolis Fondation: Seeking Applications for 2017 Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize

Deadline: 25 January 2017 The Agropolis Fondation is seeking applicants for its 2017 Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food in order to recognize individuals, or a group of individuals, for their exemplary and promising contribution in promoting innovation through research, development and capacity building in the North, South or in the Mediterranean Region in order to improve food and agricultural systems sustainability as well as contribute to addressing food … [Read more...]

Entries Open for Startup Digital Africa Challenge!

Deadline: 15 November 2016 Has your startup got an innovative solution that could help Africa's development? Are you convinced that digital innovation is the path to achieving sustainable development? Have you created an innovative product or service linked to FinTech, health, environment, energy or agriculture? Do you want to create Africa's digital transition? If yes, then apply for Startup Digital Africa Challenge. Entries are open for Startup Digital Africa Challenge to give participants … [Read more...]

DFID Agri-Tech Catalyst: Increasing Agricultural Innovation by Farmers in Developing Countries

Deadline: 26 October 2016 Innovate UK and Department for International Development (DFID) are currently seeking applications for Agri-tech Catalyst funding scheme that helps businesses and researchers commercialise their research and develop innovative solutions to global challenges in the agri-tech sector. The Agri-Tech Catalyst will take innovative ideas from any sector or discipline. Ideas must show the potential to improve the sustainable intensification of agriculture. The scope of the … [Read more...]

2017 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security: Inviting Civil Society Organisations Worldwide

Deadline: 25 January 2017 The Agropolis Fondation is seeking applicants for its 2017 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security with an aim to advance knowledge and recognise innovation in world food security, by rewarding an outstanding research project for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility or adequacy of food. The Prize will support the innovation’s further development and contribution to global food security, in support of the UN’s Sustainable … [Read more...]

OFRF Research Grants Program: Addressing the Resiliency of Organic Systems

Deadline: 10 December 2016 The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is seeking proposals for its Research Grants Program that address the resiliency of organic systems to challenges like climate change and/or have economic and social considerations to complement on-farm research. OFRF offers funding for research on organic farming and food systems and the dissemination of these research results to organic farmers and the greater agricultural and research communities. Priority … [Read more...]

Apply for 2016 Ericsson Sub-Saharan Africa Innovation Awards!

Deadline: 31 October 2016 Applications are open for 2016 Ericsson Sub-Saharan Africa Innovation Awards to encourage young innovators and start-ups to use this opportunity to make a real difference by using technology and ICT to make a positive contribution towards sustainability in the food sector in sub-Saharan Africa. The goal is to find innovations that promote sustainability in the future of food, whether it be in food production, packaging, information availability or distribution – the … [Read more...]

Chicago Council on Global Affairs: 2016 Global Food Security Symposium

Deadline: 4 November 2016 The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is seeking applications from students for its "Global Food Security Symposium" for Next Generation Delegation in Washington, DC. The Global Food Security Symposium addresses the US government's and international community’s progress on global food security and ensures that new challenges are met with action and innovation. The Next Generation Delegation program has provided an opportunity for promising students to engage in … [Read more...]

Apply for NFP and MSP (MENA) Fellowship Programmes!

Deadline: 19 October 2016 International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA) is seeking applications for Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) and Middle East and North Africa Scholarship programme (MSP) Fellowship with an aim to help reduce the shortage of skilled workers or support democratic transition in specific countries. This is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation. Nuffic offers two … [Read more...]

WWF’s Russell E. Train Fellowships: Building Capacity in Sustainable Food Systems and Conservation

Deadline: 1 March 2017 To increase the number of professionals working on sustainable food systems in Asia and Africa, WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) is offering fellowships to future conservation leaders to enable them to pursue graduate-level study (master’s and PhD) and make significant contributions to conservation by improving how the world grows, transports and consumes food. To mitigate these increasing strains on our ecosystems, WWF is committed to improving … [Read more...]

BMBF Call for Proposals: National Research Strategy Bioeconomy 2030

Deadline: 14 October 2016 The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is currently seeking proposals for its funding program "National Research Strategy Bioeconomy 2030" to support the implementation of the National Research Strategy BioEconomy 2030 in an international context by funding collaborative R&D projects which involve foreign partners. The Federal Government's National Research Strategy BioEconomy 2030 provides the basis for realizing the vision of a sustainable, … [Read more...]

WASCAL Call for Proposals: Focusing on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Issues in West Africa

Deadline: 31 October 2016 West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) is seeking proposals for its Building Local Capacity for Policy Oriented Research in Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation in West Africa (BLOC) Programme with an aim to promote links between Climate research and policy and encourage retention of high quality Climate Scientists in West Africa. The research proposal must focus on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation issues in West … [Read more...]

ACBAR Call for Proposals: Capacity Building Fund (A) Innovation Window for Afghanistan

Deadline: 17 October 2016 The Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development (ACBAR) is currently accepting proposals for its program titled- Capacity Building Fund Innovation & System Strengthening Window. The Innovation Window supports innovations to improve access to and usage of financial services proposed by Microfinance Insitutions (MFIs) and other institutions which have a focus on access to finance. As such, this Window will support the testing and piloting of new … [Read more...]

Austrian Development Agency’s Organic Agriculture Support Initiative: Small Farmer Support (SFS) Programme in Armenia

Deadline: 24 October 2016 The Austrian Development Corporation (ADC), Armenia, is currently seeking proposals for its programme entitled- Small Farmer Support (SFS) Programme, under Organic Agriculture Support Initiative (OASI). The OASI, funded by the European Union, co-funded and implemented by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), has a specific objective of increasing the local value added of the Armenian organic farmers and processors, as well as enhancing the efficiency of relevant … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Biotech-Krishi Innovation Science Application Network (Biotech-KISAN) Scheme

Deadline: 15 November 2016 Department of Biotechnology (DBT) is currently seeking applications for its Biotech-Krishi Innovation Science Application Network (Biotech-KISAN) Scheme. The problems faced by the Indian farmers are special, small land holdings are the norm, a very small number of livestock which is often the primary source of livelihood and 15 different agro climatic zones. Solutions developed in the lab, primarily in the developed world do not necessarily address the problems faced … [Read more...]

2nd Competitive Grant Scheme: Strengthening the Existing Conservation Agriculture Network

Deadline: 22 October 2016 ACTAE Regional Project-CANSEA Component has announced a second call for proposal under its “Competitive Grant Scheme”. ACTAE is organized in two complementary components CANSEA and ALiSEA under the responsibility of CIRAD and GRET respectively and CIRAD overall coordination: Strengthen and institutionalize the existing conservation agriculture network in South East Asia - CANSEA - in its function of promoting Agroecology (AE) and conservation agriculture (CA) … [Read more...]

NIFA: Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

Deadline: 8 December 2016 National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is currently inviting applications for its Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program with an aim to help beginning farmers and ranchers in the U.S. and its territories to enter and/or improve their success in farming, ranching, and management of nonindustrial private forest lands, through support for projects that provide education, mentoring, and technical assistance to give beginning farmers the knowledge, … [Read more...]

Northeast SARE Partnership Grant: Building Knowledge for Farmers and Creating Partnerships in their Communities

Deadline: 25 October 2016 The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) is seeking proposals from the researchers and service providers who work directly with farmers for its Partnership grant. The purpose of the Partnership Grant program is to support agricultural service providers who work directly with farmers to do on-farm demonstrations, research, marketing, and other projects that will add to the understanding of sustainable agriculture. The overriding goal of the … [Read more...]

Innovate UK/Newton Fund: Developing Innovative Solutions within Agri-food Sector in Turkey

Deadline: 16 November 2016 Innovate UK in partnership with the Newton-Kâtip Çelebi Fund is seeking applications to develop innovative solutions to challenges within the agri-food sector in Turkey. The Newton Fund forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA). The aims of the ODA are to promote the economic development and social welfare of developing and emerging economies. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (formerly the Department of Business, … [Read more...]

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