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...]

USDA/NIFA Call for Applications: Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)

Deadline: 8 June 2017 The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently seeking applications for its program titled "Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)". This program supports research and extension projects that have robust collaborations to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and … [Read more...]

USDA-NIFA Request for Proposals: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Foundational Program in the U.S.

Deadline: 30 September 2018 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is currently seeking applications for its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) "Foundational Program". The goal of this program is to invest in agricultural production research, education, and extension projects for more sustainable, productive and economically viable plant and animal production systems. Priority Areas Plant Health and Production and Plant … [Read more...]

UNDP/Ghana: Small Grant for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Community Groups

Deadline: 31 May 2017 The UNDP Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) in Ghana has announced a call for proposals to award small grants to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and community groups for the most innovative initiatives. Focus Areas Enhancing sustainable forest and agroforest landscape management for biodiversity conservation. Innovative agro-ecology models and mechanisms for conservation of carbon stocks in the forest and savannah land use. … [Read more...]

Apply for Newton Researcher Links Travel Grants 2017: Strengthening Links for Future Collaboration!

Deadline: 13 June 2017 The British Council is currently inviting applicants for its Newton Researcher Links Travel Grants 2017 with an aim to enhance and strengthen links for future collaboration, build research capacity in developing economies and enhance the researchers’ career opportunities. Objectives Support international development-relevant research – Travel Grants are intended to support research areas relevant to the economic development and social welfare of partner … [Read more...]

Orskov Foundation Grants: Supporting Students in the Field of Agriculture, Land Use or Environment in LMICs

Deadline: 1 October 2017 The Orskov Foundation is seeking applications from students in the lower middle income, or low-income countries for its grant program to support them in the field of agriculture, land use or the environment. The Orskov Foundation is a member of the Network of International Development Organizations in Scotland (NIDOS) and works for the development of poorest rural communities in the world. The foundation tries to integrate agricultural education with community projects … [Read more...]

USDA Request for Proposals: Inviting Applications for AFRI Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area

Deadline: 28 June 2017 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is currently seeking applications for its program "Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) - Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area". The AFRI Challenge Area focuses on the societal challenge to end obesity among children, the number one nutrition-related problem in U.S. Food is an integral part of the process that leads to obesity, and USDA has a unique … [Read more...]

BioInnovate Africa Programme: Creating Value for Smallholder Farming Communities through Sustainable Bioinnovations

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 SIDA’s Innovations Against Poverty Challenge!

Deadline: 24 July 2017 Applications are open for the Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) challenge. IAP is a specialized fund with the specific mandate to identify and support innovative Inclusive Business models that deliver developmental benefits for the low income population while being commercially sustainable; in both rural and urban areas, prioritizing women and youth. IAP is funded by Sida (Swedish International Development Agency) and managed by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation … [Read more...]

ASEAN CSR Network: Seeking Applications for Small Grants Fund

Deadline: 15 May 2017 The ASEAN CSR Network with the support of the Government of Sweden through its Embassy in Bangkok is seeking applications for its ASEAN CSR Vision 2020 Small Grants Fund to provide access to supplementary funding to local and regional organizations who are engaged in work to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and with an interest to link their work to regional objectives. Objective: To provide funding support to local and/or regional partners to implement … [Read more...]

Dutch Ministry’s 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...]

USDA-NIFA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area

Deadline: 2 August 2017 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is currently seeking applications for its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grants Program "Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area”, focused on multidisciplinary systems approaches, which integrate new technologies and strategic management that solve water availability and quality challenges in food production systems. The long-term goal of … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Data Driven Farming Prize: Submit Entries Now!

Deadline: 6 April 2017 The Data Driven Farming Prize is currently open for nominations seeking tools and approaches that source, analyze and translate data into actionable, timely and context-specific information for smallholder farmers to improve value from agricultural productivity. The prize is supported by Feed the Future and Challenge Prize Centre, powered by Nesta. Feed the Future believes in helping farmers extract maximum value from local agricultural production by increasing their … [Read more...]

USDA-NIFA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Food Safety Challenge Area

Deadline: 21 June 2017 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is currently seeking applications for its "Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) - Food Safety Challenge Area" to promote and enhance the scientific discipline of food safety, with an overall aim of protecting consumers from microbial and chemical contaminants that may occur during all stages of the food chain, from production to consumption. The purpose of the … [Read more...]