PRIMA Call for Proposals 2018 (Section 2): Supporting Research and Innovation to Fund Collaborative Research Projects

Deadline: 27 March 2018 The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) has launched its calls for research and innovation proposals to fund collaborative research projects that should have an impact and contribute to demand and policy driven research. The overall objective of the PRIMA programme is to build research and innovation capacities and to develop knowledge and common innovative solutions for agro-food systems, to make them sustainable, and for … [Read more...]

Agrytech Accelerator: Supporting Startups with Innovations across the Agri-Food Sector

Deadline: 30 April 2018 Applications are open for Agrytech Accelerator to support startups with innovations across the Agri-Food sector through a yearly 3-phase program: Bootcamp: Up to 30 applicants will be shortlisted to join and will receive a $3,300 grant to build a minimum viable product (MVP) over the period of two months. Acceleration & Validation: Up to 15 startups will be shortlisted and move to this 4-month phase, to validate concept thanks to a $16,000 support grant. … [Read more...]

PPSE Call for Proposals: Introducing Specialized Seedling Producers (Seedling Nurseries)

Deadline: 5 March 2018 Applicants are invited to submit proposals for opportunity fund entitled "Introducing Specialized Seedling Producers (Seedling Nurseries)" which is a co-financing mechanism of Promoting Private Sector Employment (PPSE) to boost sustainable growth of private sector employment creation for youth and women, through interventions that test new, innovative and risky ideas, and offer an opportunity for a market shift, leading to significant growth of private sector and … [Read more...]

PRIMA Call for Proposals 2018 (Section 1): Supporting a Wide Range of Research and Innovation Projects

Deadline: 17 April 2018 The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) has launched its calls for research and innovation proposals to mobilize the Euro-Mediterranean scientific communities, stakeholders and private entities and to support a wide range of research and innovation projects expected to produce a socio-economic impact in the near future. Through Resarch Collaborative Projects PRIMA aims to build research and innovation capacities and to develop … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of PRM: NGO Programs benefitting Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons from Colombia

Deadline: 19 March 2018 The United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is seeking NGO proposals that primarily support Colombian refugees in Ecuador and Venezuela, and Colombian Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Colombia. These proposals should fill critical gaps in humanitarian assistance and local integration support for particularly vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees, including women, Afro-Colombians, and indigenous populations. Proposed … [Read more...]

Nestlé Foundation Research Grants: Supporting Research in Human Nutrition

Deadline: 10 May 2018 The Nestlé Foundation is seeking applications for its Research Grants program to initiates and support research in human nutrition with public health relevance in low-income and lower middle-income countries. The results of the research projects should ideally provide a basis for implementation and action which will lead to sustainable effects in the studied populations as generally applicable to the population at large. They should also enable institution strengthening … [Read more...]

2018 BCFN YES Research Grant: Seeking Young Researchers across the Globe

Deadline: 14 June 2018 The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) Foundation is seeking young researchers from all over the world for its 2018 BCFN Young Earth Solutions (YES) Research Grant Competition with an aim to improve the sustainability of the food system. The 2018 BCFN YES! calls for concrete research proposals for making more sustainable the agri-food system (in terms of environmental, social, health and/or economic aspects), that are coherent with the BCFN research … [Read more...]

Food Sustainability Media Award: Inviting Professional Journalists and Emerging Talent Worldwide

Deadline: 31 May 2018 The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) and the Thomson Reuters Foundation are launching the second edition of the Food Sustainability Media Award, an international contest that recognizes journalistic excellence in reporting on food from a different perspective and turning the spotlight on food sustainability. The Food Sustainability Media Award aims to recognise the work of professional journalists and emerging talent from all over the world for excellence in … [Read more...]

Applications Open for GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2018!

Deadline: 30 April 2018 Applications are now open for the GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2018. It is an international award of the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for the Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA).  The Prize Ceremony will be held on 28 October 2018 in Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China. The Prize aims to encourage the development of the mission of higher education institutions in education, research, innovation and outreach in the agricultural … [Read more...]

IDRC/ACIAR Call for Concept Notes: Cultivate Africa’s Future Phase 2 (CultiAF-2)

Deadline: 1 March 2018 The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) have announced a competitive call for concept notes under the second phase of the Cultivate Africa’s Future Fund (CultiAF-2). This call will support cutting edge applied field and/or laboratory research projects with the potential to generate high impact and innovative results with particular impact on the food insecure and poor in eligible … [Read more...]

Apply for “Youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa” Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 28 February 2018 The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is seeking applications for “Enhancing capacity to apply research evidence in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa”. Scope They seek research project fellows for the study of Youth Engagement in Agribusiness and Rural Economic Activities in Africa. This is not a one-time invitation for applications, but rather a continuing call for research on this topic in … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Thought For Food (TTF) Global Challenge!

Deadline: 4 May 2018 Are you 18-35 years old and have a great idea to change the world of food and agriculture and also want to become part of a growing global movement? If yes, then apply for the 2018 Thought For Food (TFF) Global Challenge! Join the 2018 TFF Challenge to form teams and develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050. By participating in the TFF Challenge, applicants are joining a movement of young innovators from … [Read more...]

Common Fund for Commodities: 12th Call for Proposals for Support of Commodity Development

Deadline: 15 April 2018 Common Fund for Commodities is seeking proposals for support of Commodity development activities in its member countries. The CFC is an intergovernmental foundation investing in organisations and enterprises pursuing SDG Agenda in commodity value chains in its member countries. Through a range of financial instruments, the CFC seeks to support business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries. … [Read more...]

CFSI Call for Proposals: Promotion of Family Farming in West Africa Program 2018

Deadline: 26 February 2018 The Fondation de France and the French Committee for International Solidarity (CFSI) are seeking proposals for a programme entitled “Promotion of family farming in West Africa” 2018 with an aim to boost local initiatives to increase access to food through viable and sustainable family agriculture in Africa, share their knowledge and experience on a wider scale and contribute to the documentation on the sustainability of this agricultural model. Goals The overall … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research!

Deadline: 15 June 2018 Nominations are open for the 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...]

Nominations Open for The World Food Prize 2018!

Deadline: 1 May 2018 Nominations are open for “The World Food Prize” that is awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement at any point along the full range of the food production and distribution chain. Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural development; marketing; food processing and packaging; water and the environment; natural resource conservation; physical … [Read more...]

FAO: Fourth Call for Proposals under the Benefit-sharing Fund

Deadline: 1 March 2018 The Benefit-sharing Fund of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture has launched a Call for Proposals for its fourth cycle of projects to enable farmers around the world use and conserve adapted varieties, leading to increased productivity, on-farm incomes and nutrient-rich food, as well as enhanced resilience to production shocks and reduced adverse impacts to the environment. This Call for Proposals also emphasizes new … [Read more...]

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation: Seeking Applications to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline: 1 July 2018 The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation is seeking applications to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership and promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question … [Read more...]

A List of Open Opportunities on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition!

Nominations Open for Africa Food Prize 2018! Deadline: 15 May 2018 Nominations are open for Africa Food Prize 2018 which is the preeminent award 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. Objectives The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of … [Read more...]

UNDP Call for Concept Notes: Inviting National NGOs for Small Grants Programme (SGP) in Afghanistan

Deadline: 30 March 2018 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) is seeking concept notes for its Small Grants Programme (SGP) in Afghanistan. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) provides nongovernmental and community-based organizations (NGOs/CBOs) with grants to enable them to tackle global environmental challenges while addressing local sustainable development needs. SGP is a GEF … [Read more...]