IFAD Call for Proposals:  Enhancing Farmer Resilience to Climate Change, Sustainable Crop Productivity, and Nutrition under Rainfed Conditions

Deadline: 3 May 2017 The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is seeking proposals to implement a project on “Use of genetic diversity and Evolutionary Plant Breeding for enhanced farmer resilience to climate change, sustainable crop productivity, and nutrition under rainfed conditions” with an aim to enhance the resilience of target low-input poor farmers in the project area through developing EP populations with higher and stable yields under the local farm agronomic and … [Read more...]

USDA-NIFA Call for Proposals: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative

Deadline: 28 June 2017 The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), United States of Food and Agriculture (USDA) is currently accepting applications for its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), a competitive grant program that will provide funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension to address food and agricultural sciences, as amended by the 2014 Farm Bill under section 7401. Priority Areas The legislation directed the Secretary to award … [Read more...]

FONTAGRO Call for Proposals 2017: Innovations for Sustainable Intensification of Family Agriculture in the Face of Climate Change

Deadline: 30 June 2017 FONTAGRO has announced a Call for Proposals 2017 for the presentation of projects on "Innovations for sustainable intensification of family agriculture in the face of climate change" with an aim to promote technological, organizational and / or institutional innovations for the sustainable intensification of family agriculture in the face of climate change in FONTAGRO member countries. The call will support innovation platforms made up of public and private agents who … [Read more...]

Apply for IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2017!

Deadline: 31 May 2017 The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is currently seeking applications for IDRC Doctoral Research Awards. Scope IDRC has helped graduate students undertake thesis research in the field of international development since 1982. IDRC Doctoral Research Awards are intended to promote the capacity and growth of Canadian and developing country research to improve the lives of people in the developing world. Thematic Priorities Agriculture and … [Read more...]

USAID/ Bureau for Food Security: Feed The Future Partnership with Partners for Food Solutions (PFS)

Deadline: 12 May 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Bureau for Food Security (BFS) is seeking concept notes for its “Feed The Future Partnership with Partners for Food Solutions (PFS) to strengthen the food processing sector in Africa. The objective of the Feed the Future Partnership with Partners in Food Solutions is to engage and mobilize the expertise, infrastructures and resources of PFS and others to transfer knowledge from the volunteer employees of … [Read more...]

G4AW Grant Program: Increasing and Enhancing Sustainable Food Production

Deadline for Advisory Opinion: 15 June 2017 Deadline for Submitting Applications: 14 September 2017 The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is accepting applications for its Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) grant programme with an aim to increase and enhance sustainable food production as well as achieve more efficient agricultural water use, particularly in irrigated areas and water basins in the G4AW partner countries. Grant information The available budget for the G4AW call of … [Read more...]

Africa Food Prize 2017: Leading the Effort to Change the Reality of Farming in Africa

Deadline: 5 June 2017 Africa Food Prize 2017 is now open for nominations, recognizing an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa—from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives. The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that elevates all Africans. Building … [Read more...]

BioInnovate Africa Programme: Supporting Scientists, Researchers, Innovators and Entrepreneurs in Eastern Africa

Deadline: 2 June 2017 BioInnovate Africa Programme has announced a US$ 5 million grant funding over three years (2017–2020) to support scientists, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs in eastern Africa to link biobased research ideas and technologies to business and the market. The Bioresources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa Development (BioInnovate Africa) Programme is a regional initiative supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to assist … [Read more...]

Apply for XL-Africa: Supporting Startups Making Smart use of Digital Solutions

Deadline: 12 June 2017 Applications are currently open for XL-Africa program to support enterprises in any sector that are making smart use of digital solutions. This includes, but is not limited to fintech, agriculture, transport, energy, health, education, smart cities, gaming resource management, media and many more. Benefits 20 high-growth digital startups seeking to raise between $250K and $1.5M in funding. We can help with access to funding, networks, mentoring and a community of … [Read more...]

Apply for NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Fund!

Deadline: 26 May 2017 NFU Mutual Charitable Trust is seeking applications for its Funding program that is focused on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the rural community. The funds will support worthwhile community events, charities, schools and community group activities that are local to the trust's operations. Objectives The objectives of The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust are to promote, facilitate and support such purposes as are exclusively … [Read more...]

ERBACHER Foundation Grant: Building Expertise in Uganda, Tanzania and India

Deadline: 1 August 2017 The ERBACHER Foundation is seeking applications for its Grant program to sponsor charitable projects that make life in the country possible, worth living and future-oriented. The ERBACHER Foundation supports development aid intents in rural regions worldwide. Projects especially important to us are those promoting livestock husbandry, crop production, drinking water supply and environmental protection. The Foundation wants to contribute in making life in rural areas … [Read more...]

Apply for Union Bank Centenary Innovation Challenge to Improve the Lives of Nigerians!

Deadline: 19 May 2017 Do you have an idea to improve the lives of Nigerians? If yes, then apply for the Union Bank Centenary Innovation Challenge. The Union Bank is currently inviting applicants for its Centenary Innovation Challenge with a motive to address the biggest problems affecting how people live, work, socialise and do business in Nigeria. The innovation challenge will engage eligible young and talented people across Nigeria to submit novel ideas that address some of the Sustainable … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme in Moldova

Deadline: 4 May 2017 The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Moldova is currently inviting applicants to submit concepts and applications for the implementation of the projects of the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme in Moldova in 2017. Projects Embassy calls for submission of APPLICATIONS for the implementation of the following project concepts in Moldova: Improvement of social environment for children in educational institutions in … [Read more...]

USDA-NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area

Deadline: 28 June 2017 The United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture is currently inviting applications for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts (SBEBP) Challenge Area Program that is designed to achieve the long term goal of advancing bioeconomy by facilitiating development of regional systems for the sustainable production of bioenergy, industrial chemicals, and biobased products from renewable sources … [Read more...]

Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh: Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGHSP)

Deadline: 30 April 2017 The Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh is seeking applications for its Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) to support various development projects with a view to enhance human security at the grass-roots level. There is an increasing need for cooperation by the entire international community to realize a peaceful and affluent society in which everybody can live their individual lives in a humane manner. The GGHSP mainly supports the projects on … [Read more...]

USDA-NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area

Deadline: 13 July 2017 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), is seeking applications for its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) "Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area". The AFRI Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area supports activities that enable the nation's agriculture and forest lands to adapt to current and future climate conditions (including increased droughts and other … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) Award 2017!

Deadline: 13 July 2017 Applications are open for the Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) Award 2017 for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development. The SFIAR is an informal multi-stakeholder group of Swiss institutions and private individuals interested in agricultural research for development (ARD). Members come from research institutions, NGOs, the private sector, farmers' organisations and public agencies, as … [Read more...]

First Nations “Nourishing Native Children: Feeding our Future” Grant Program

Deadline: 5 May 2017 First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has launched the new “Nourishing Native Children: Feeding our Future” grant program, which falls under First Nations’ larger Native American Food Security Project. The project will provide grants to Native communities interested in expanding nutrition resources for existing programs that serve American Indian children ages 6-14. The project’s two-fold goal is to support 10 Native American, community-based feeding programs … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers 2017!

Deadline: 26 May 2017 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) is seeking applications for its Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers 2017 to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related industries in developing regions, which is promoted by Japan for the benefit of those countries. This annual award is organized by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries … [Read more...]

Newton Fund’s Workshop Grants 2017: Promoting Economic Development and Welfare

Deadline: 13 June 2017 The Newton Fund, a UK Government initiative is currently inviting applicants for its workshop grants 2017 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. Objectives Support international development-relevant research Contribute to capacity building of early career researchers Establish new research links … [Read more...]

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