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NCCRAHS Mini-Grant Program: Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Disease & Injury

Deadline: 17 August 2016 The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS) is seeking applicants for its Mini-Grant Program with an aim to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. The Goals and Strategies from the “Blueprint for Protecting Children in Agriculture: The 2012 National Action Plan” serves as an updated guide to national initiatives related to children’s agricultural … [Read more...]

2016 Orange Social Venture Prize: Improving Connectivity in Rural Areas

Deadline: 21 September 2016 Orange is currently inviting applications for its 6th edition of the 2016 Orange Social Venture Prize in order to reward entrepreneurs developing products or services that use ICT in an innovative way to meet the needs of people in Africa or the Middle East. Orange’s main priorities are to improve connectivity, particularly in rural areas, and to introduce innovative mobile-based value-added services. To achieve this, the Group supports entrepreneurs, small and … [Read more...]

SEARCA Graduate Scholarship for Southeast Asians: Studying in Agriculture & Related Sciences

Deadline: 31 July 2016 The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is currently inviting applications for its Graduate Scholarship (MS and PhD) in agriculture and related fields for Academic Year 2017-2018. Focus Areas Social Inclusion Strengthening of Value Chains and Agribusiness Commodity Systems Integration of small-scale farmers into commercial food systems Food and Nutrition Security Productivity-enhancing innovations … [Read more...]

Pacific Island Countries Participation Fund: Improving Decision-Making Processes

Deadline: 1 August 2016 The New Zealand Aid Programme is accepting applications for its Pacific Island Countries Participation Fund (PIC Fund) with an aim to increase attendance by Pacific Island citizens at regional and international conferences or events relevant to their countries development. Priority Areas Agriculture Renewable energy ICT Economic governance Law and justice Health Fisheries Tourism Trade and labour mobility Education … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA)

Deadline: 31 July 2016 The East African Community Secretariat (EACS) in collaboration with the Regional Dialogue Committee (RDC), in partnership with GIZ is currently inviting applications for its Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) which incubates small-scale regional integration projects, proposed and implemented by civil society, private sector and other interest groups in East Africa. It is cross border in nature, with projects expected to involve at least two … [Read more...]

TUBITAK Research Fellowships 2016: Seeking Researchers in the Fields of Agricultural Sciences

Deadline: 7 October 2016 The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) is inviting international highly qualified PhD students and young post-doctoral researchers to pursue their research in Turkey in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. The maximum duration for the fellowship is 12 months. Benefits A monthly stipend of 2,500 Turkish Liras. Travel costs … [Read more...]

2016 IPNI Science Award: Protecting Soil & Environmental Quality

Deadline: 30 September 2016 The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) is inviting applicants for its IPNI Science award with a motive to recognize and promote distinguished contributions by scientists involved with global ecological intensification as related to crop production. Ecological intensification is defined as development of high-yield crop production systems that protect soil and environmental quality and conserve natural resources. Characteristics of ecological … [Read more...]

John Dillon Memorial Fellowship: Developing Leadership Skills in the Areas of Agricultural Research

Deadline: 31 August 2016 Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is seeking applicants for its John Dillon Memorial Fellowship with an aim to develop leadership skills in the areas of agricultural research management, agricultural policy and/or extension technologies. This is achieved by providing exposure to Australian agriculture across a range of best-practice organisations involved in research, extension and/or policy making. The fellowship is offered to 8-10 … [Read more...]

WIT Early Career Award 2016: Professional Development Opportunities for Women Working in Wheat

Deadline: 30 October 2016 The Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) is seeking applicants for its Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award 2016 in order to provide professional development opportunities for women working in wheat during the early stages of their career. Objectives Reduce the world’s vulnerability to stem, yellow, and leaf rusts of wheat; Facilitate sustainable international partnerships to contain the threat of wheat rusts; Enhance world productivity to … [Read more...]

MEETAfrica Call for Proposals 2016: Innovative Solutions in Agriculture, Industrial or Services

Deadline: 15 September 2016 The Institute of Research for Development (IRD), Campus France and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammentarbeit (GIZ) have jointly announced a call for proposals from young researchers or young qualified professionals for its MEETAfrica (Mobilization European for entrepreneurship in Africa). This program aims to support (80) African entrepreneurs graduates of French or German teaching in the creation, in their country of origin, companies with strong … [Read more...]

AgriFoSe2030 Programme: Inviting Young African Researchers for Agricultural Development

Deadline: 29 August 2016 The Agriculture for Food Security 2030 (AgriFoSe2030) programme funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) will conduct a training course for African young researchers on effective research-to-policy communication for agricultural development. The course will be held from 22-28 January 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. Objectives Enhance understanding of the policy landscape, research policy linkages and different models for policy … [Read more...]

4th EU Joint Rural Development Programme: Scaling Up Good Agricultural Practices

Deadline: 21 August 2016 The European Union is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for its European Joint Rural Development Programme (EU-JRDP) with an aim to improve the quality of life of the people living in the rural areas with special focus on the sustainable management of territorial resources. The programme is divided into two lots: Lot 1: Scaling up GAPs for the agricultural sector Lot 2: Scaling up GAPs for the reuse of agricultural … [Read more...]

African Union Research Grants: Focusing On Food,Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture

Deadline: 17 August 2016 The African Union Commission (AUC) is currently inviting applications for its Research Grants with an aim to support projects that are working to eradicate Hunger and Ensure Food and nutrition security. The deployment and the improvement of science and technology research in this challenging area will effectively contribute to Africa’s poverty reduction strategies, economic growth and social development efforts. The call for proposals will focus on the thematic area is … [Read more...]

Open Your Heart: Community Event Sponsorship Grant

Deadline: 1 September 2016 Open Your Heart is currently inviting applications for its Community Event Sponsorship Grant with an aim to focus on raising awareness of hunger and homeless issues through sponsorship of events, conferences, and community forums. Funding Information Maximum Grants is $5,000 Eligibility Criteria Agencies that are organizing an event with the primary purpose of raising awareness of hunger and homeless issues or improving services to people who are hungry and … [Read more...]

British Council’s Researcher Links Workshop Grants: Inviting Early-Career Researchers

Deadline: 19 September 2016 The British Council is currently inviting applicants for its Researcher Links Workshop Grants with an aim to provide financial support to bring together a UK/partner country bilateral cohort of early career researchers to take part in workshops. Objectives Contribute to capacity building of early career researchers The proposal must include a description of how the workshop will contribute to the personal and professional development of the … [Read more...]

3rd EU-JRDP Call for Proposals: Focusing on Sustainable Management of Territorial Resources

Deadline: 21 August 2016 The European Union is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for its European Joint Rural Development Programme (EU-JRDP) with an aim to improve the quality of life of the people living in the rural areas with special focus on the sustainable management of territorial resources. The programme is divided into two lots: Lot 1: Scaling up GAP for the agricultural sector Lot 2: Scaling up GAP for the reuse of agricultural … [Read more...]

Apply for the Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2016

Deadline: 30 July 2016 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is seeking applicants for its Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2016. The Young African entrepreneurs deserve every opportunity to be supported to succeed in their business ventures; they also deserve the opportunity to be heard, exposed and supported to increase their social capital and network horizon. The focus of this competition is on innovation in agribusiness, other innovations, … [Read more...]

EU-JRDP Call for Proposals: Improving Rural Livelihoods by Promoting Income-Generating Activities

Deadline: 12 September 2016 The European Union is currently accepting proposals from eligible organizations for its  European Joint Rural Development Programme (EU-JRDP) with an aim to strengthen the capacities of rural associations, both farmers and non farmers, in terms of sustainable management of local resources and to explore new and innovative solutions for generating income. The EU-JRDP overall objective is to improve the quality of life of the people living in the rural areas with … [Read more...]

Newton Fund’s Workshop Grants 2016: Promoting Economic Development and Welfare

Deadline: 19 September 2016 The Newton Fund, a UK Government initiative is currently inviting applicants for its Workshop Grants 2016 with an aim to promote the economic development and welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of low-income and vulnerable populations. Challenge Areas Agriculture (e.g. irrigation, crop yields) Climate and environment (e.g. climate change, green technology, sustainable development, … [Read more...]

BioFISA II Programme Seed Grant: Strengthening Regional Collaborative Biosciences Research

Deadline: 31 August 2016 The Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) is currently inviting applications for its BioFISA II Programme Seed Grant with an aim to strengthen regional collaborative biosciences research and innovation activities in Southern Africa. The purpose of this second Seed call is to assist technology innovators from SMMEs, science councils and higher education institutions to advance their outputs and ideas from proof of concept to the development of prototypes and … [Read more...]

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