Applications Open for India-Israel Global Innovation Challenge!

Deadline: 27 October 2017 Startup India and the Israel Innovation Authority are inviting entrepreneurs, startups, research teams, etc., to submit their solutions to challenges in the areas of agriculture, water and digital health. India and Israel are joining forces in order to address some of the world’s most pressing innovation challenges. Focus Issues Healthcare Challenge #1: Solutions for real-time health monitoring, home care, remote care, periodic counseling and advice on … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa!

Deadline: 10 January 2018 African Innovation Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 to strengthen African innovation ecosystems through supporting a culture of innovation and competitiveness, whilst spurring growth of innovative, market-driven African solutions to African challenges. Focus Areas Honouring and encouraging innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. … [Read more...]

Applications Open for MasterCard Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity 2017 Competition!

Deadline: 30 November 2017 Is your business working to scale up a financial product or service to transform more lives in Africa? If yes, then apply for the MasterCard Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity Competition. The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) is seeking applications for the third collection period of its 2017 Competition to support innovative financial products, services or processes from organizations that will design, pilot and test new ideas, as well as … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Aspen Institute’s 2018 New Voices Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 15 October 2017 The Aspen Institute is currently inviting applicants for its 2018 New Voices Fellowship that is a year-long media skills, communication and leadership program designed for standout development professionals from the developing world. While the fellowship is non-resident and not full-time, it does require a significant and sustained time commitment as fellows write opinion articles, participate in interviews with local and international media, and speak at … [Read more...]

USDA-NIFA: Seeking Applications for Specialty Crop Research Initiative

Deadline: 8 December 2017 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking applications for its “Specialty Crop Research Initiative” to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production … [Read more...]

Apply for 2017 AWARD Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 7 October 2017 African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is inviting applications for its fellowship program that is a career-development program that since 2008 has, through tailored fellowships, equipped top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their science and leadership skills. This fellowship is a catalyst for innovations with high potential to contribute to the prosperity and wellbeing of … [Read more...]

EU-Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme: Transforming Zimbabwe’s Agriculture Research, Education and Extension Services for the future

Deadline: 14 November 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme: Transforming Zimbabwe's Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Services for the future”. The objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to the development of a diversified and efficient agriculture sector that promotes inclusive green economic growth. Objectives Agricultural Research: Promote … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Her Network Woman of the Year Award!

Deadline: 18 October 2017 Do you know an outstanding woman who is making an impact in any of the awards categories? Nominate Her for the Her Network Woman of the Year Awards. Nominations are open for The Her Network Woman of the Year award that is designed to publicly celebrate, showcase and honour women in diverse industries who are doing great work i.e positively affecting lives/changing the narrative through their work. The Objective of this award to unite Women through the recognition and … [Read more...]

Securing Water for Food: Inviting Applicants for Global Water-Agriculture Photo Contest

Deadline: 27 September 2017 Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development has launched a global water-agriculture photo contest to call attention to the significant issue of water scarcity while recognizing and celebrating steps being taken around the world to improve water and food security. Aims Harness the power of images to tell a story that raises awareness and inspires action to Securing Water for Food’s commitment to enterprises and organizations with innovations … [Read more...]

Apply for Rural Women’s Award 2018! A Chance to Win $10,000

Deadline: 29 October 2017 AgriFutures Australia is seeking applications for its Rural Women’s Award 2018 that will provide a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities. The AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading award acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses and communities. Focus Areas Innovation Creativity Community … [Read more...]

USDA/NIFA: Inviting Applications for Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program

Deadline: 4 December 2017 The United States Agency for International Development, National Institute of Food and Agriculture is inviting applications for its Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program. The primary goals of the CFPCGP are to: Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service; Increase the … [Read more...]

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Call for Proposals for Small-Scale Local Projects (SLP) 2018

Deadline: 6 October 2017 The Embassy of the Czech Republic has launched its annual call for proposals for the Small-Scale Local Projects (SLP) directly managed by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Phnom Penh. These projects are complementary to the large multiple-year projects implemented by the Czech Development Agency (CzDA) and are important component of the Czech Republic Development Cooperation since 2006. Qualifying Projects The projects can focus on various sectors - … [Read more...]

Organic Farming Research Foundation: Seeking Proposals for 2018 Research Grants Program

Deadline: 15 December 2017 The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is seeking proposals for its 2018 Research Grants Program that address the resiliency of organic systems to challenges like climate change and/or have economic and social considerations to complement on-farm research. OFRF offers funding for research on organic farming and food systems and the dissemination of these research results to organic farmers and the greater agricultural and research communities. Funding … [Read more...]

APN Call for Proposals: Inviting Applicants for 2017 CRRP and CAPaBLE Programmes

Deadline: 1 November 2017 The Asia Pacific Network (APN) for Global Change Research is currently inviting applicants for the two programmes: Collaborative Regional Research Program (CRRP) Capacity Development Program (CAPaBLE) Priority Topics APN invites trans- and interdisciplinary research and capacity development proposals focusing on the following topics for South Asia, Southeast Asia and Temperate East Asia as indicated below: South Asia Policy-relevant research … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Africa-China Reporting Workshop & Fieldwork Project in Johannesburg

Deadline: 29 September 2017 The Africa-China Reporting Project at Wits Journalism is seeking applications from African and Chinese journalists to participate in the Africa-China Reporting Workshop & Fieldwork Project in Johannesburg in November 2017. Themes Industrialisation & development (e.g. implementation of the 2015 FOCAC action plan on industrialisation; special economic zones; impact of Chinese imports on Africa’s manufacturing sector; Chinese support for African … [Read more...]

Indo-Norway Call for Proposals: Achieving Bilateral Scientific Results in the Field of Bioeconomy

Deadline: 22 November 2017 The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Research Council of Norway (RCN) are seeking applicatons for its joint funding of Indo-Norwegian joint research projects in mutually agreed fields to achieve bilateral world-class scientific results in the field of bioeconomy. Research Areas Agriculture and land based food (covered in the BIONÆR program) Biotech (applied for Bio-economy) Aquaculture Bioenergy/Biofuel Funding … [Read more...]

CIIPC Call for Applications: Second Asia-Pacific Workshop on Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition

Deadline: 31 October 2017 The Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC), National Law University, Delhi is organising the second Asia-Pacific Workshop on Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition from February 5th to 10th, 2018. This workshop will take place at the National Law University, Delhi. The purpose of this workshop is to explore contemporary issues at the interface of intellectual property law and competition law in different industries. In an era … [Read more...]

INNOVATE Call for Proposals: Fostering the Adoption of Agricultural Innovations

Deadline: 6 October 2017 The INNOVATE Call for Proposals (the Call) is seeking applications from eligible organizations, companies and institutions: to pilot a NTF product/service focused on rapid testing and learning to document through a case study an ongoing or completed initiative related to NTF. The initiatives should demonstrate the potential and/or ability of products, services, or delivery channels that can catalyze and/or foster the adoption of agricultural innovations by … [Read more...]

BBSRC Call for Proposals: Sustainable Agriculture for Sub-Saharan Africa (SASSA) Program

Deadline: 8 November 2017 Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is seeking proposals for its Sustainable Agriculture for Sub-Saharan Africa (SASSA) program to address research challenges relating to the sustainable intensification of agricultural systems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The call aims to enhance food security by improving the productivity and health of crops important to African farmers. Its focus is on farming systems in which crops are grown primarily … [Read more...]

ISSD Call for Concept Notes: Innovation Fund to Strengthen Seed Sector Development in Uganda

Deadline: 29 September 2017 The Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) Plus Project is a 4-year project coordinated by the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) of Wageningen UR in collaboration with the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) and funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kampala is seeking concept notes for its Innovation Fund with an aim to strengthen the development of a vibrant, pluralistic and market-oriented seed sector that is able to … [Read more...]