Wageningen UR CDI Course: Facilitating Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships to Foster Sustainable and Inclusive Food Systems

Deadline: 10 September 2018 The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) is seeking applications for its course on “Facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships to foster sustainable and inclusive food systems." The course starts from 22 October 2018 until 9 November 2018. The course is highly interactive and builds on the participants’ own experiences and cases of MSPs. Participants will have active discussions, work on group assignments, engage in role-plays and undertake … [Read more...]

USDA-FAS: Seeking Applications for Food for Progress Program

Deadline: 31 January 2018 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is seeking applications for its program "Food for Progress Program" with an aim to improve agricultural production and expand trade of agricultural products in developing countries. This program provides for the donation of U.S. agricultural commodities as well as financial and technical assistance to carry out programs with these goals. Priority Areas FAS will give priority … [Read more...]

Wageningen UR CDI Course: Fisheries Governance for Food Security

Deadline: 10 September 2018 The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) is accepting applications for its International Course on “Fisheries Governance for Food Security” from 22 October 2018 to 9 November 2018 in Netherlands. The primary tasks of the fisheries manager or governor is to balance the pressure on the fish stocks and the aquatic habitat. This requires innovative solutions which can be created when stakeholders are able to meet, share experiences, learn together and … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Inviting NGOs & Community Groups for New Zealand Embassy Fund in Mexico Program

Deadline: 15 December 2017 The New Zealand Embassy is currently inviting NGOs and community groups for its New Zealand Embassy Fund (NZEF) in Mexico program that allows flexible support for projects that clearly and directly contribute to the elimination of poverty, and that have a high impact on the socioeconomic development of the community. The projects must be in line with the mission of the New Zealand Embassy Fund that seeks “sustainable development in developing countries, in order to … [Read more...]

Wageningen UR CDI Course: Climate Change and Food Security Nexus

Deadline: 30 July 2018 The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) is accepting applications for its course on “Climate change and food security nexus”. The course starts from 10 September 2018 until 21 September 2018. Climate change governance requires these stakeholders to change their practices and shift perceptions and accepted norms. Such change processes can only be successful if a learning oriented approach to climate change governance is adopted. Participants will not … [Read more...]

United States African Development Foundation: Seeking Proposals to Support African Enterprises, Cooperatives & Producer Groups

Deadline: 29 January 2018 The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is seeking proposals for grant financing and local support, from African enterprises, cooperatives, and producer groups with innovative solutions that extend their own capabilities to increase revenues, create jobs, improve farmer incomes, and achieve sustainable market-based growth. The USADF is an independent U.S. Government agency established by Congress to support African-owned enterprises which improve … [Read more...]

Applications Open for IFS’s Individual Research Grants!

Deadline: 31 December 2017 The International Foundation for Science (IFS) is seeking applications for its Individual Research Grants to support excellent individual research and to build capacity of early-career scientists in the developing world to undertake research on the sustainable management of biological and water resources. Research Areas Biological Resources in Terrestrial Systems Including but not limited to: Biodiversity, Forestry, Natural Products, Renewable Energy and … [Read more...]

Nestlé Foundation’s Research Grants: Supporting Research in Human Nutrition in LICs and LMICs

Deadline: 10 January 2018 The Nestlé Foundation is seeking applications for its Research Grants program to initiate 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 … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Cycle 7 Grant Program!

Deadline: 12 January 2018 Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) has launched a Call for Pre-Proposals for its Cycle 7 grant program with an aim to leverage USG scientific investment in R&D to support USAID’s development goals in priority countries. This cycle marks the return of the program's Open Call for proposals from all eligible countries on a wide range of development-related fields, including biodiversity, agriculture, environment, clean energy, disaster … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: UNFPA-CARE Study on Good Practices in GBV and SRH Programing for Girls

Deadline: 27 October 2017 UNFPA-CARE is seeking applications for Study on Good Practices in GBV and SRH Programing for Girls. The UNFPA ASRO and CAREMENA office are conducting a study in the MENA region to identify and document strong examples of good practices and human interest stories (HIS) to showcase successful approaches to girl sexual reproductive health (SRH) and gender-based violence GBV prevention and responsegirls  programming, including harmful traditional practices such as child … [Read more...]

USAID: Innovations in Feed the Future Monitoring and Evaluation Program

Deadline: 12 October 2018 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Food Security (BFS), Office of Strategic Planning and Program Management (SPPM), Monitoring and Evaluation Division (MEL), invites applications for funding from qualified U.S. and non-U.S., non-profit or for-profit non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international organizations to carry out activities that develop, test or apply innovative methods for monitoring or evaluating Feed the … [Read more...]

Apply for Japan Foundation’s CGP Grant Program – Intellectual Exchange!

Deadline: 1 December 2017 The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) is seeking applications for its Intellectual Exchange Program to strengthening the global U.S.-Japan partnership and cultivating the next generation of public intellectuals necessary to sustain this partnership. The grant program supports U.S.-Japan collaborative projects conducted by universities, think-tanks, and other non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status. Projects should have a foundation in … [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: Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Competitive Grant Program

Deadline: 13 December 2017 The United States Agency for International Development, National Institute of Food and Agriculture is inviting applications for its "Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Competitive Grant Program" to support projects to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the point of purchase. Funding Information Estimated Total Program … [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...]

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...]

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...]

USDA/NIFA: Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program

Deadline: 31 October 2017 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking applications for its Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program to provide funding to support students’ training and completion of master’s and/or doctoral degree programs in identified national need areas within the Food, Agricultural, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences (FANRHS). Objectives To … [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...]

Wageningen UR CDI Course: Food Systems for Healthy and Sustainable Diets (4 June 2018 to Fri 22 June 2018)

Deadline: 18 October 2017 The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) is inviting applications for its short term course on Food Systems for Healthy and Sustainable Diets from 4 June 2018 to Fri 22 June 2018 in The Netherlands. Applicants will gain new insights about: the components of food systems and their relevance for provision of healthy and sustainable diets over time at national, regional and global level; the stakeholders involved and influencing food systems; … [Read more...]