Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Thursday, July 4, 2013

PAEPARD: ARD funding opportunities

This programme provides grants to research that generates insights into the functioning of the global food system.  Proposals should be submitted by consortia of research organisations and various public and private organisations from both the Netherlands and at least one Low and Middle-Income Country (LMIC). Dutch enterprises are especially encouraged to participate. The closing date for submitting preliminary applications is 9 July 2013. 

This Call for proposals invites consortia composed of private and public practitioners organisations and research organisations, from the 15 Dutch development partner countries and from the Netherlands, to submit project proposals for applied research for innovation.
Of the 15 partner countries for Dutch international cooperation, following countries are from Africa: Benin, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, South Sudan, Uganda. A grant amounts to a minimum of 50,000 euro (for six months) to a maximum of 300,000 euro (for 36 months). Proposals can be submitted continuously during the course of this first Call for proposals. This Call closes at 15 April 2014.

Swiss programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme)
Topic 1: Sustainability of agricultural and food systems, natural resources and resilience
Topic 2: Agricultural innovation, extension and research into use
Topic 3: Governance and policies for the future world food system
The pre-proposal should provide an outline of the planned research project and has to cover the entire period of six years with more details of the planned activities for the first three year period. The deadline for submission of Pre‐proposals is 13 September 2013.

This is a grant-making fund that aims to sustainably improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in East Africa by investing in innovative agri-business enterprises that seek to either create or adapt technologies for improving agricultural productivity, increasing profitability and linking smallholder farmers to viable, profitable and sustainable markets. This application is open to applicants operating within the specified regions of East Africa that is Kenya (Central and Nairobi Counties), Uganda (Central and peri-urban Kampala regions) and Tanzania (Morogoro and Pwani Regions). Applicants should have a track record in agricultural development and agri-business in those countries. It will fund project ideas for a period of 12 to 18 months. The funding grant level is GBP13,650. The applications MUST be submitted by 20 July 2013.

The Research Council of Norway funds the HAVBRUK program for research in aquaculture. Proposals that feature international cooperation are a priority. Special priority is given to collaboration with researchers in the USA, Canada, India, China, Japan, Chile, and Brazil. Collaboration with researchers in other countries is also of interest. The closing date for applications is 04 September 2013. 


Topic 1: The drivers of ecosystem change
Topic 2: Appropriating the economic, social and environmental value of ecosystems and ecosystems services
Topic 3: Ecosystems, ecosystem services and climate change
The deadline for submission of Pre‐proposals is 13 September 2013.

The EC will make grants to address the growing shortage of fuel wood in the Sudan-Sahel region of Nigeria. Interventions should aim to increase fuel wood supply and decrease fuel wood demand, focusing on Katsina State. The program is open to nonprofit organizations in EU member states, Nigeria, and other ACP countries and to international organizations. Grants are up to €4.7 million, subject to cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/134597/D/ACT/NG. The closing date for proposals is 28 August 2013.

O T H E R  
The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and DFID jointly sponsor research on Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL). PEDL encourages proposals which address cross-cutting issues such as climate, environment, and social compliance -- among others. Exploratory Grants range from £10 thousand to £35 thousand. The next application deadline for Exploratory Grants is 31 July 2013. 

Sida supports short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. The Global Program includes a course on efficient energy use and planning. The course welcomes applications from China, India, Kenya, Mongolia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia -- and other countries with potential and ambition for energy efficiency. The deadline for applications is 01 August 2013.

IDRC offers doctoral research awards twice a year (April and November) in priority themes that include agriculture and environment (among others). The program is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and nationals of developing countries who are pursuing doctoral studies at Canadian universities. IDRC funds research in all developing countries, with a few exceptions. The award covers expenses for field research up to CA$20 thousand a year. The next deadline is 01 November 2013. 

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