UNDP Tanzania: Addressing Challenges faced by Youth/SMEs & Fostering Innovation in Agricultural Sector

Deadline: 5 September 2016 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tanzania is seeking proposals from eligible entities for a program entitled "Institution Firm to Conduct a Gap Analysis on Information/Services Across Agriculture Sector for Youth and SMEs in Rural and Urban Areas, and Potential ICT Solutions". The objective of the study is to identify and determine the capacity needs of youth and enterprises, as well as the general e-agriculture community for e-agriculture. The … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Nigerian Technical Cooperation Fund 2016

Deadline: 5 September 2016 The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is seeking proposals for its Nigerian Technical Cooperation Fund (NTCF) 2016 with an aim to promote African solidarity, regional integration and technological advancement as well as economic independence through increased capacity building and institutional support initiatives in development efforts for the benefits of the Bank’s RMCs. The specific areas to be supported by the Fund include: … [Read more...]

Mobile for Good Awards 2016: Recognising Innovative Mobile Solutions for Driving Social Change in India

Deadline: 15 September 2016 The Vodafone Foundation together with NASSCOM Foundation, its implementation partner, is currently accepting applications from NGOs and Social Enterprises using mobile technologies for Mobile for Good (M4G) Awards to recognise life changing mobile solutions driving social change in India. The Mobile for Good Awards recognise and supports emerging talent and innovative mobile solutions from NGOs/NFPs that facilitate community empowerment and inclusive … [Read more...]

Applications Open for World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program 2016

Deadline: 30 September 2016 The World Bank Group (WBG) is seeking applicants for its Africa Fellowship Program 2016 in order to increase the diverse workforce that is a priority for the Bank and its clients. Fellows will also work on economic policy, technical assistance, and lending for eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity. Special attention will be given to work with Fragile and Conflict-Affected States. Fellows will spend a minimum of six months at the World Bank offices in … [Read more...]

Top Opportunities to Apply from 15-31 August 2016

African Union Commission: Call for Proposals for 2016 Research Grants Deadline: 17 August 2016 The African Union Commission (AUC) is currently inviting applications for its Research Grants with an aim to deploy Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the Agricultural sector as tool for Africa’s sustainable economic growth, wealth creation, and food and nutrition security, as well as for political stability and specifically: To support collaborative Research and Innovation (R&I) … [Read more...]

GDN’s Global Research Competition: Focusing on Health and Agriculture

Deadline: 11 September 2016 Are you researcher from an Africa-based institution with a proposal on aid effectiveness in sub-Saharan Africa and a focus on health or agriculture? If yes, then apply for the Global Research Competition (GRC). The Global Development Network (GDN) is seeking applicants for its  Global Research Competition (GRC) on the theme of aid effectiveness in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on health and agriculture. Priorities Building spaces and links for development … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for the CoE North-South Prize: Rewarding Excellence in the Field of Defence and Human Rights

Deadline: 8 September 2016 The Council of Europe (CoE) invites nominations for its 2016 North-South Prize in the following areas: defence and promotion of human rights and pluralist democracy, the development of intercultural dialogue and the reinforcement of the North-South partnership and solidarity. The prize is awarded every year to two personalities, preferably one from the North and the other from the South. The prize rewards their commitment to the defence and promotion … [Read more...]

Newton Fund’s Institutional Links Grants 2016: Research and Innovation Challenges in Economic & Societal Benefit

Deadline: 19 September 2016 The Newton Fund is seeking applicants for its  Institutional Links Grants 2016 in order to enhance the quality of their research and enable them to translate research and innovation into economic and societal benefit. This programme is designed to establish links beyond the level of the individual researcher and innovation practitioner, opening up opportunities for more sustainable, solution-oriented collaborations between academic groups as well as with the private … [Read more...]

2016 FIRE Africa Awards: Promoting ICT for Community Development & Poverty Reduction

Deadline: 2 September 2016 The African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) is currently accepting applications for its 2016 FIRE Africa Awards with an aim to acknowledge innovative initiatives in Africa that have made concrete contributions through the use of information and communications technologies and have had a proven impact on the region’s social and economic development. Award Categories Technical innovation for Internet access and development: Network operation, accelerating … [Read more...]

British Council’s Newton-Bhabha Fund: Developing Individual Capacity of Scholars

Deadline: 16 August 2016 The British Council is currently inviting applicants for its Newton-Bhabha Fund with an aim to develop individual capacity of scholars through PhD placements. The Newton Fund aims to promote the economic development and social welfare of India through working with India, to address the global societal challenges affecting people in India. It will do so through strengthening their science and innovation capacity. Priority Sectors Environment, Food and … [Read more...]

British Council’s Institutional Links STREAM Grants 2016

Deadline: 30 September 2016 The British Council is currently inviting applicants for its Institutional Links Science, Technology and Research Exchange Across MENA (STREAM) Grants 2016 with an aim to build UK-Partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on these shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development. Research Areas Agriculture (e.g. irrigation, crop yields) Climate and environment (e.g. … [Read more...]

Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund Fellowship Program 2017: Increasing Access for African Researchers

Deadline: 30 June 2017 The Biosciences eastern and central Africa -International Livestock Research Institute (BecA – ILRI) Hub is currently inviting applicants for its Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF) fellowship program 2017 with an aim to increase access for African researchers to affordable, world-class research facilities. Mission Research: enabling research to harness the potential of the biosciences to contribute to increasing agricultural productivity and to improving … [Read more...]

Applications Open for British Council’s 2016 UK-Gulf Institutional Links Grants

Deadline: 7 October 2016 The British Council is currently inviting applicants for its 2016 UK-Gulf Institutional Links Grants with an aim to establish links beyond the level of the individual researcher and innovation practitioner, opening up opportunities for sustainable, solution-oriented collaborations between research groups. The Institutional Links Programme is designed to be flexible and responsive to in-country needs, allowing applicants to establish collaborations on specific areas … [Read more...]

BioFISA II Flagship Grant: Supporting Innovative Technologies in Animal and Human Health

Deadline: 31 August 2016 The Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) is currently inviting applications for its BioFISA II Flagship Grant with an aim to support innovative technologies in animal and human health. Flagship grants are aimed to provide commercialisation support and will mainly cover activities for market testing, validation and scaling up. Focus Areas Human Health Medical Devices e.g. wearable devices Diagnostics, e.g. point-of-care or surveillance … [Read more...]

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

Deadline: 19 September 2016 The Newton Fund, a UK Government initiative is currently inviting applicants for its Travel 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. Objectives Support international development-relevant research Contribute to capacity building of early career researchers Establish new research … [Read more...]

FAO FLEGT Programme: Inviting Organizations to Encourage Sustainable Management of Forests

Deadline: 15 September 2016 The FAO FLEGT Programme is now accepting concept notes from government institutions, civil society and private sector organizations with an aim to encourage sustainable management of forests. The FLEGT Action Plan focuses on governance reforms and capacity building to ensure that timber exported to the European Union (EU) comes only from legal sources. The programme is divided into two lots: Lot 1: Supporting the private sector participation in the VPA … [Read more...]

The Innocent Foundation: Seed Funding for Charities in UK

Deadline: Ongoing The Innocent Foundation is seeking applications for its Seed Funding with an aim to help partner charities get new projects off the ground. Applicant's project focuses on sustainable agriculture activities, helping communities grow enough to feed and support themselves. While foundation aims to be the first funder for applicant's project to help them get started, it wants to help applicant unlock co-funding from other donors to make foundation's grant go further. Funding … [Read more...]

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...]

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