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...]

USDA: Seeking Applications for Agriculture and Food Research Initiative

Deadline: 14 September 2016 The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), an agency of United States Department of Agriculture is seeking applications from organisations for Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area Program. The aim of the program is to support research, education, and extension work by awarding grants that address key problems of national, regional, and multi-state importance … [Read more...]

Pacific Island Countries Participation Fund: Promoting Gender-Equitable Participation & Access

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 Renewable energy Agriculture ICT Economic governance Law and justice Health Fisheries Tourism Trade and labour mobility Education … [Read more...]

Bureau of International Labor Affairs: Project to Reduce Child Labor in Agriculture in Mexico

Deadline: 12 September 2016 The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department), is currently inviting applications for "Project to Reduce Child Labor in Agriculture in Mexico". The project aims to fund a technical assistance project(s) in Mexico to reduce child labor in targeted agricultural communities. ILAB leads DOL’s efforts to ensure that workers around the world are treated fairly and are able to share in the benefits of the global … [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 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 EAC … [Read more...]

CORAF/WECARD Call for Applications: Empowering Youths for Agripreneurship in West Africa

Deadline: 24 July 2016 The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank is currently inviting applications from young agricultural entrepreneurs for its Empowering Youths for Agripreneurship in West Africa Project with an aim to enroll over 1000 Young entrepreneurs in agriculture “Agripreneurs” or young people interested in agriculture in a one-year mentoring process in the framework of the project … [Read more...]

MEETAfrica Call for Proposals 2016: Inviting Young African Entrepreneurs

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...]

OSISA Women’s Rights Programme: Promoting Women’s Economic Justice, Social & Legal Rights

Deadline: 29 July 2016 The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is seeking proposals for its Women’s Rights Programme in order to support stronger women’s participation in key sectors of agriculture and mining, intending to making these sectors specifically work better for, and benefit women. OSISA will also support work on extractives, economic justice and the food security shared framework to advance women’s rights and economic empowerment. Objectives Promoting Women’s … [Read more...]

WBF’s Enabling Education Program to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Victorians

Deadline: 20 July 2016 The William Buckland Foundation (WBF) is currently inviting applications for its Enabling Education Program with an aim to support real change in four key areas of focus; Homelessness and Employment, Health, Education and Agriculture. The new structure of the granting program aims to have better impact, and make a real difference in improving the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians. Goals Engagement: education providers galvanize students, parents … [Read more...]

Feed the Future: Grand Challenge on Leveraging Agriculture to Improve Nutrition

Deadline: 31 August 2016 The IKP Knowledge Park  (IKP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are inviting proposals for the initiative- Grand Challenges in Agriculture for Nutrition (GC-AgN). As part of this initiative, IKP will crowd-source tested Indian technologies, business models, best practices, and knowledge innovations and solutions in the agri-food sector around well-defined priority questions addressing persistent problems in delivering nutrition, for … [Read more...]

USDA: Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers & Ranchers Grant Program

Deadline: 29 July 2016 The Department of Agriculture DM-Office of Advocacy and Outreach is currently inviting applications for its Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Grant Program with an aim to assist socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers in owning and operating farms and ranches while increasing their participation in agricultural programs and services provided by the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This program will … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards 2016!

Deadline: 5 July 2016 The Cities of Champaign is currently accepting nominations for its 14th Annual Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards (CUIHA) 2016. This event will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 5:45 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 South Neil Street, Champaign. Purpose The purposes of the International Humanitarian Awards are: To honor Champaign County individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to international understanding, … [Read more...]

NRCS: Accelerate Conservation Planning and Implementation

Deadline: 7 July 2016 The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) - Pennsylvania State Office, an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently inviting applications for a program entitled "Accelerate Conservation Planning and Implementation" with an aim to advertise opportunities to interested parties who are interested in managing and supporting the delivery and completion of technical assistance activities provided by the NRCS Technical Liaison. NRCS … [Read more...]

Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World

Deadline: 1 September 2016 The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD are seeking nominations to reward and encourage women working and living in developing countries in the early stages of their scientific careers. A total of five Awards are given annually to five women scientists at relatively early stages in their careers (up to ten years after receiving their PhD). Subject Areas 2016 (selected in September 2015) - Biological Sciences: Agriculture, Biology and Medicine 2017 (selected … [Read more...]

Nordic Bioeconomy Programme: Advancing the Bioeconomy Transition in the Nordic region

Deadline: 7 September 2016 NordForsk is seeking applicants for its Nordic Bioeconomy Programme with an aim to produce new knowledge on how to foster and advance the transition to a bio-based economy in the Nordic countries by integrating research, innovation and entrepreneurship in the private and public sectors. The call is relevant for all sectors (e.g. agriculture, forestry, marine, food and other) in the bioeconomy, but with an emphasis on new and innovative areas of research and … [Read more...]

World Bank’s Young Professionals Program Open for Selection Process 2017

Deadline: 27 July 2016 The World Bank is currently inviting applications for its Young Professionals Program with an aim to provide opportunity for younger talent who have both a passion for international development and the leadership potential to grow in fascinating top technical and managerial roles in the World Bank Group. The Program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to the WBG technical/operations such as economics, finance, education, … [Read more...]

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