Applications Open for Hans Hartwig Ruthenberg-Graduate-Award!

Deadline: 30 April 2017 The Foundation Fiat Panis is currently inviting applicants for its Hans Hartwig Ruthenberg-Graduate-Award to contribute to the improvement of the food situation in countries with food deficits by supporting development oriented scientific research in Germany. Therefore the support of scientists seems particularly important to them. The foundation decided to intensify the support of qualified young scientists by honouring excellent diploma and master theses in the field … [Read more...]

FACCE SURPLUS: Call for Projects on Small scale Biorefineries

Deadline: 7 March 2017 In the frame of the ERA-NET FACCE SURPLUS (Sustainable and Resilient agriculture for food and non-food systems), 10 partners has launched a call for joint research projects on "Small scale Biorefineries". Recognizing that other initiatives are considering the scope and application of large-scale biorefineries in the EU context, the second call of FACCE SURPLUS will focus on the small-scale biorefinery concepts and their potential role in enhancing the sustainability and … [Read more...]

Embassy of Japan: Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects in Uganda

Deadline: 31 August 2017 The Embassy of Japan is seeking applications for its program entitled "Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects" to provide financial assistance to non-profit, development-oriented organizations so as to implement community development projects, which directly benefit people at a grassroots level. The Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Uganda initiated the GGP in 1992 with a project in Kampala. The number, sector, and region of the GGP have grown and … [Read more...]

Environmental Respect Awards: Promoting Environmentalism in Agriculture to Industry and General Public

Deadline: 13 March 2017 Entries are open for Environmental Respect Awards program in order to encourage and honor excellence in stewardship, educate retailers and distributors around the world on safe business practices, and promote environmentalism in agriculture to the industry and to the general public. Objectives To honor fertilizer/ag chemical retailers who are preserving and protecting the environment by operating their businesses in an environmentally sound manner to the benefit … [Read more...]

ALiSEA Call for Proposals: Inviting NGOs, INGOs, CSOs for Small Grant Facility

Deadline: 13 March 2017 The Agro-ecology Learning alliance in South East Asia (ALiSEA) has launched the second call for proposals of Small Grant Facility with an aim to foster networking between stakeholders, especially collaboration between Local and International NGO / Civil Society Organizations, Farmer Organizations and less structured grass root organizations, Research Centers, Universities and Private sector. Objectives Strengthening knowledge and experience sharing among … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Feed the Future’s Data Driven Farming Prize!

Deadline: 6 April 2017 Feed the Future is seeking applications for Data Driven Farming Prize, that will look for tools and approaches that source, analyze and translate data into actionable, timely and context-specific information for smallholder farmers to improve value from agricultural productivity. Feed the Future believes in helping farmers extract maximum value from local agricultural production by increasing their access to the data and information they need to make more effective … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Sri Lanka – Pakistan Collaborative Research Programme

Deadline: 21 April 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) of Sri Lanka and the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) are calling for proposals on joint research and development from research groups involving members from both countries. NSF and PSF are the apex bodies for promotion and funding of scientific research and commercialization as well as science popularization in their respective countries. Focus and Priorities Food and Agriculture Health Natural Products Marine … [Read more...]

STDF’s Egypt-France Cooperation Program (STDF – IFE): Fourth Call for Applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: 17 April 2017 The Embassy of France – French Institute of Egypt (IFE) in cooperation with the STDF is offering co-financed fellowships for Egyptian researchers who wish to spend up to 9 months in a French laboratory. The fellowship is for an amount of 1704€ per month and covers the flight ticket, insurance and the living costs in France. Eligible Fields Physics Earth and space science Chemistry Biology Mathematics Engineering science Information and … [Read more...]

USAID/Bangladesh: Feed the Future Bangladesh Nutrition Activity

Deadline: 21 March 2017 The United States Agency for International Development in Bangladesh (USAID/Bangladesh) is seeking concept notes from qualified U.S. and non-U.S. organizations for selecting an organization in the award of a cooperative agreement in the implementation of the Feed the Future Bangladesh Nutrition Activity. The Feed the Future Bangladesh Nutrition Activity will improve nutrition outcomes for children under five, pregnant and lactating women and adolescent girls in the … [Read more...]

USAID Broad Agency Announcement: ASEAN Agribusiness Development Program

Deadline: 24 February 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking expression of interest from the eligible organizations and companies for its Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for “ASEAN Agribusiness Development” for research, innovation and collaboration in support of increasing access to finance for entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized agribusinesses (SMAs) in the ASEAN region. The goal of this project is to increase access to finance for SMAs … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research! Recognizing Achievement in International Agriculture and Food Production

Deadline: 30 June 2017 Nominations are open for Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, presented every October in Des Moines, Iowa, by the World Food Prize Foundation. This award will recognize exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty. The award … [Read more...]

Trellis Fund Project Proposals: Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Horticulture

Deadline: 3 April 2017 Applications open for "The Horticulture Innovation Lab’s Trellis Fund" to connect local organizations in developing countries with U.S. graduate students who have agricultural expertise, generating benefits for both the students and the in-country institutions. The Trellis Fund aims to empower smallholder farmers with new information as well as build longstanding relationships between host organizations and U.S. researchers. The creators of the Trellis Fund believe that … [Read more...]

Applications Open for East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition 2017 (EAPTC-2017)

Deadline: 20 February 2017 Applications are open for East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition 2017 (EAPTC-2017) to identify scalable post-harvest technologies in East Africa for dissemination. The EAPTC-2017 will select top 50 scalable technologies from successful entries and offer them accelerated training on scaling up and pitching. Twenty five outstanding participants in the accelerated training will be given an opportunity to showcase and pitch to potential partners (development … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: SAG-SEED Starter Months in Ghana and Uganda

Deadline: 23 February 2017 SEED and SWITCH-Africa Green are currently inviting applications for its SAG-SEED Starter Months in Ghana and Uganda. The SAG-SEED Starter promotes the incubation of new eco-enterprises. Setting up a business is both an exciting and challenging task: Turning an idea into a product or service customers actually want to buy, requires not only a deep-dive into the market, but also business skills and bringing together the right team and partners. Considering all aspect … [Read more...]

RSF Seed Fund: Providing Small Grants to Organizations Offering Innovative Solutions

Deadline: 15 March 2017 Rudolf Steiner Foundation (RSF) is currently inviting applicants for its Seed Fund to provide small grants (between $500 and $3,500) to organizations offering innovative solutions to further the field of social finance, or addressing issues in the areas of food & agriculture, education & the arts, or ecological stewardship. The RSF Seed Fund is a modest-sized fund and supported annually by unrestricted gifts to RSF rather than from an endowment. RSF's mission … [Read more...]

UNICEF: Capacity Building Agency for Sustainable Integrated Agriculture and Livestock for Nutrition in India

Deadline: 13 February 2017 The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) India is seeking expression of interest from eligible entities for the program entitled "Capacity Building Agency for Sustainable Integrated Agriculture and Livestock for Nutrition in India" with an aim to support Agriculture & livestock Nutrition component of the Swabhimaan multi-sector demonstration programme for a period of three years. UNICEF India in collaboration with National Ministry of Rural development and … [Read more...]

Apply for Joint Africa-EU Call on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture (LEAP-Agri)

Deadline: 15 February 2017 LEAP-AGRI is an African Union – European Union partnership between 30 partners, that have set up a grant call aimed at research and innovation for food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture. The partnership is an ERANET co-fund financed by institutes and ministries from these countries with additional finances from the European Commission in support of the EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue on science, technology and innovation and the implementation … [Read more...]

Hivos Call for Proposals: Civic Engagement for Open Contracting

Deadline: 15 February 2017 Are you involved in a project, initiative or organization aimed at improving the transparency and accountability of public institutions in Indonesia, the Philippines, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi or Guatemala? Do you have experience in the field of open contracting? Could you use advice on concrete ways to positively adjust the trajectory and outcomes of your project? Hivos and ARTICLE 19 are offering a programme that you might be interested in! The programme is looking … [Read more...]

First Nations Development Institute Program Support Grants: Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative in U.S.

Deadline: 17 February 2017 With the generous support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Agua Fund, The First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is currently seeking applications for its "Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI)" to increase access to healthy and fresh foods for vulnerable children, families and communities. First Nations support projects that aim to strengthen local food-system control; increase access to local, healthy and traditional foods; and … [Read more...]

BIRAC 5th Call for SPARSH: Innovative Diagnostic tools for Soil and Plant Health in India

Deadline: 15 March 2017 The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) is seeking proposals for its "Innovative Diagnostic tools for Soil and Plant Health" under the Social Innovation Programme for Products: Affordable and Relevant to Societal Health (SPARSH) in order to engage, encourage and facilitate efforts of young educated minds. Key Features Development of efficient, low cost, easy to use sensors for estimation of pH, moisture, macro and micronutrients, organic … [Read more...]

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