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...]

NSF-PSF Call for Proposals: Inviting Researchers for Collaborative R&D Program between Sri Lanka & Pakistan

Deadline: 21 April 2017 The National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka (NSF) and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) are seeking proposals for its joint research and development from research groups involving members from both countries focusing on strengthened bilateral scientific cooperation. NSF and PSF are the apex bodies for promotion and funding of scientific research and commercialization as well as science popularization in their respective countries. Joint Research and Development … [Read more...]

Apply for PIMCO Foundation Europe Grant Programme!

Deadline: 7 April 2017 The PIMCO Foundation Europe is currently seeking proposals for its 2017 Grant Programme with an aim to empower and invest in people through charities and partnership. The foundation is committed to helping communities and charities where it believes a positive difference can be made. Themes Food Security: seek out organisations focused on providing children and families with access to healthy, nutritious meals. Homelessness: support proven programmes that equip … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Africa Food Prize: Recognizing the Heroes of Agriculture!

Deadline: 5 June 2017 Africa Food Prize 2017 is now open for nominations, 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. The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that elevates all Africans. Building … [Read more...]

DFC Competitive Grants Program: Improving Food and Nutrition Security in LMICs

Deadline: 1 April 2017 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UK aid from the UK government through the Department for International Development (DFID) are seeking proposals for its 2nd Drivers of Food Choice (DFC) Competitive Grants Program with an aim to improve food and nutrition security in LMIC. The DFC competitive research grants aim to provide a deep understanding of the drivers of food choice among the poor in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Research Topics Development … [Read more...]

ARAA Call for Project Proposals: Addressing Social Safety Nets in West Africa

Deadline: 27 March 2017 The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), with the financial support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), is launching through the Regional Agency for Agriculture and Rural Development (ARAA) based in Lomé, a second Call for Proposals of Projects to finance "innovative" projects related to social safety nets in West Africa. Objectives Support and co-finance ‘innovative’ social safety nets projects to protect and … [Read more...]

NCRST/SANBio Call for Proposals: Innovative Solutions in Nutrition

Deadline: 28 March 2017 The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) in conjunction with NEPAD SANBio (Southern Africa Network for Biosciences), supported by the BioFISA II Programme (a Finnish-Southern African Partnership Programme to Strengthen NEPAD SANBio) is inviting interested innovators in the biosciences sector to submit grant applications. The grant is for organisations in the SANBio member states for the nutrition innovations with a proof of concept with … [Read more...]

WFP Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security: Building Bridges between Durable Agricultural Practices and School Feeding Programmes

Deadline: 2 April 2017 The Centre of Excellence against Hunger, in partnership with the University Centre of Brasília, is pleased to announce the launch of the Research Papers Contest “Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security: Building Bridges between Durable Agricultural Practices and School Feeding Programmes”. The strategy connecting various social protection policies – including school feeding – with food purchases from smallholder farmers has proven its effectiveness in fighting rural … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State Bureau of PRM: NGO Programs benefiting Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Thailand, Malaysia & Indonesia

Deadline: 5 April 2017 The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is seeking applications for its "NGO programs benefiting refugees and asylum seekers in Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia". Priority Areas Protection, including child protection and/or addressing gender-based violence as applicable Education Healthcare Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) Livelihoods Emergency shelter Nutrition and food security Psychosocial … [Read more...]

Apply to Participate in 2017 Summer Food + Future Fellowship Makeathon

Deadline: 10 March 2017 Want to disrupt the food system with Food + Future? Applications are now being accepted for Food + Future Summer Fellowship. These fellowships are opportunities for the venture-minded and food-interested to unleash their ideas and take risks. Fellows will get a chance to work with F+F collaborators—like IDEO, Intel, MIT Media Lab, and Target—to take a design-forward and impact-minded approach to venture creation. The Makeathon is a chance to spend a day immersed in … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Ideas4Change for the SDGs Award!

Deadline: 12 March 2017 The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is inviting applicants for its Ideas4Change for the SDGs Award. The event will show-case how innovative entrepreneurial talent can contribute to address today’s social and environmental challenges, through new groundbreaking ideas that can become successful business. It will take place in the context of the UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (25 April) and Commission Session 2017 in Geneva (26-27 … [Read more...]

Village Capital Affordable Nutrition Forum: Identifying and Supporting Next Generation Entrepreneurs

Deadline: 20 March 2017 Village Capital and The Hershey Company are seeking applications for its Affordable Nutrition Forum with an aim to identify and support the next generation of entrepreneurs increasing access to, and affordability of, nutritious food products locally in Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria. Prize Information Up to 10 enterprises will be chosen to attend Village Capital’s Affordable Nutrition Forum on 21 April 2017 in Accra, Ghana. This includes: Participating in a … [Read more...]

USAID: Seeking Applications for Development Food Security Activities in Uganda

Deadline: 12 April 2017 The U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) is seeking applications for funding for development food assistance projects. Private voluntary organizations or cooperatives that are, to the extent practicable, registered with the USAID Administrator may apply. USAID supports multi-year development (i.e., non-emergency) food security activities to improve and sustain the food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations through … [Read more...]

Apply for Ericsson Innovation Awards Competition 2017: The Future of Food

Deadline: 14 March 2017 Applications are open for The Ericsson Innovation Awards Competition, a global student competition that gives the opportunity to develop innovative ICT ideas in collaboration with Ericsson experts. This year’s competition theme is the FUTURE OF FOOD and is based on The UN Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger and Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. Benefits The cash prizes are just one motivation for developing and presenting next … [Read more...]

Applications Open for H2020 SUSFOOD2 ERA-NET Cofund on Sustainable Food Production & Consumption!

Deadline: 13 March 2017 Applications are now open for ERA-NET Cofund SUSFOOD2 - “Sustainable Food production and consumption” to complement the EU bioeconomy and food policies and to reinforce cooperation in research, development and innovation between EU members and associated States in order to maximize the contribution of research to the development of more sustainable food systems from production to consumption. Programme Goals SUSFOOD2 promotes a cross-sectoral and multi-disciplinary … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research! Recognizing Achievement in International Agriculture and Food Production

Deadline: 30 June 2017 Nominations are open for 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...]

Trellis Fund Project Proposals: Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Horticulture

Deadline: 3 April 2017 Applications open for "The Horticulture Innovation Lab’s Trellis Fund" to connect local organizations in developing countries with U.S. graduate students who have agricultural expertise, generating benefits for both the students and the in-country institutions. The Trellis Fund aims to empower smallholder farmers with new information as well as build longstanding relationships between host organizations and U.S. researchers. The creators of the Trellis Fund believe that … [Read more...]

USAID-IHSAN: Innovation for Improvement of Nutrition and WASH Status in Afghanistan

Deadline: 15 March 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), implemented by FHI 360 and its partners are inviting applicants for its Initiative for Hygiene, Sanitation and Nutrition (IHSAN) Innovation Fund to implement the Improvement of Nutrition and WASH Status in Afghanistan (Phase I) with an aim to support increasing the reach and quality of high impact, cost-effective, and evidence-based nutrition and WASH interventions in Afghanistan. The Innovations Fund is a … [Read more...]

First Nations Request for Proposals: Inviting Applicants for Food Sovereignty Assessment Grants across U.S.

Deadline: 17 February 2017 The First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is seeking proposals under its Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative for "Food Sovereignty Assessment Grants". First Nations recognizes that Native food systems are important assets to Native communities. The work of First Nations in the Native agriculture and food systems arena has been aimed at assisting Native communities in reclaiming control of local food systems in an effort to eliminate food … [Read more...]

UNICEF: Capacity Building Agency for Sustainable Integrated Agriculture and Livestock for Nutrition in India

Deadline: 13 February 2017 The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) India is seeking expression of interest from eligible entities for the program entitled "Capacity Building Agency for Sustainable Integrated Agriculture and Livestock for Nutrition in India" with an aim to support Agriculture & livestock Nutrition component of the Swabhimaan multi-sector demonstration programme for a period of three years. UNICEF India in collaboration with National Ministry of Rural development and … [Read more...]

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