Deadline: 31 December 2016
The IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement) is seeking applications for its Sud Expert Plantes Développement Durable (SEP2D) programme with an aim to reinforce the scientific research on plant biodiversity in these countries, through the strengthening of a partnership culture with the economic operators, the civil society and the political authorities.
SEP2D seeks to participate to the development of this scientific research that would be inclusive of national, sub-regional, regional and international public policy issues. The purpose of this call is to identify, select and fund projects that contribute to the capacity building of scientific teams in the Global South.
The SEP2D grant cannot exceed 80% of the project global budget. It cannot be more than 35.000,00 euros for a national project and no more than 75.000,00 euros for a regional or an international one.
In order to be eligible, these projects must:
- Rely on a partnership between an academic institution and an economic operator
- Be granted an in-cash co-financing from a non-academic partner of at least 20% of the global budget
- Take place in the geographical coverage of the SEP2D programme:
- West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Togo
- Central Africa: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Congo Kinshasa, Gabon, Rwanda
- Indian Ocean: Comoros, Madagascar
- South East Asia: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
- Cover at least one of the central thematic of the SEP2D programme:
- The sustainable management of the forests’ plant biodiversity
- The mitigation of mining activities
- The valorisation of plant biodiversity (Pharmacopeia, Cosmetics and other non-edible use)
- The agro-biodiversity
How to Apply
Interested applicants must download the application form via given website.
For more information, please visit Sud Expert Plantes Développement Durable.