Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

PAEPARD ARD funding opportunities


Agricultural Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The SEED Foundation supports French organizations in partnership with non-profit local organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa for innovative solutions that address food security. Grants range from €10 thousand to €20 thousand for projects of up to three years. Grants do not exceed 50% of total project costs. The Foundation lists the eligible African countries. The deadline for applications is 30 September 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.

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Business-to-Business Partnerships.
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) will support business-to-business partnerships that have potential to deliver sustained benefits for climate, poverty reduction, and economic growth. Funding for pilot projects will range from £60 thousand to £125 thousand per project in the following focus countries and regions: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Caribbean, Colombia, El Salvador, and Peru. The deadline for submissions is 07 October 2013.

The European Commission (EC) announceD funding to support Sierra Leone in environmental awareness and education, and pilot projects concerning climate change. The program is open to nonprofit organizations established in Sierra Leone and to international organizations. Grants are a maximum of €600 thousand for environmental awareness, and €800 thousand for climate change, subject to cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/135003/M/ACT/SL. The deadline for concept notes is 07 October 2013.

DFID announceD BRACED ("Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters") to build the resilience of people to extreme climate events in selected countries of the Sahel, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia. Grants will be made to nonprofit NGOs that lead consortia with project partners (e.g., other NGOs, local governments, research organizations, UN agencies, and the private sector). The current call is for concept notes. The proponents of the best concept notes will be asked to develop full proposals for a three-year period. The deadline for concept notes is 10 November 2013.


International Awards for Sustainable Energy 2014
Ashden supports projects in sustainable energy in the UK and the developing world. The awards are made to pioneers in sustainable energy, saving energy, generating renewable energy, or promoting behavior change. The competition for the International Awards is open to businesses, nonprofit organizations, NGOs, and social enterprises whose activities take place in Africa; Central or South America; South, East, or Southeast Asia; or a small island developing state. Winners are supported with prize money up to £40 thousand, plus assistance with mentoring and networking. The closing date for applications is 05 November 2013.

The French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) announces a fourth phase of the Small-Scale Initiatives for years 2013-2016. This program funds civil society organizations in Central and West Africa, Madagascar, and Mozambique for biodiversity conservation, the fight against climate change, and improvements of local livelihoods. Grants are to NGOs based in the eligible African countries, and to international NGOs in partnership with local NGOs that do not yet have legal status. FFEM will provide an average of €35 thousand per project, up to 50% of project costs (75% if there is only local participation). The deadline for applications (English, French, Portuguese, Spanish) is 15 November 2013.

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Exploratory Grants on Enterprise for Development.
The UK Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and the UK's Department for International Development (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 30 September 2013

With funding by the government of India, the RTF-DCS program [Center for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries] will select twenty young scientists from developing countries to work at Indian R&D institutions for a period of six months. Fellowships are available in several areas, including agricultural sciences. Applicants should possess at least a master’s degree, and should be working in a national R&D or academic institution in his/her home country. The fellowships aim to provide full financial assistance. The closing date for applications is 14 October 2013. 

Initiatives in Sustainable Living
The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs invites project ideas from young entrepreneurs, 30 years and under, that promote sustainable living. The competition is open worldwide. Categories include water, sanitation, and hygiene; water scarcity; sustainable agriculture; smallholder farming; greenhouses gases; waste management; and others. Finalists in the competition will share more than €200 thousand in financial support and tailored mentoring. The closing date is 01 November 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. 

Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture (LEAP)
Borlaug LEAP offers fellowships for graduate students from developing countries who are engaged in agricultural research at universities in the USA. Borlaug LEAP invites applications from students in Sub-Saharan Africa whose research addresses topics that support "Feed the Future," a program of the U.S. government to address global hunger and food insecurity. Each research project is coordinated by a university in the student's home country, a university in the USA, and a mentor in the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The next application deadline is 01 December 2013. 

Grants to Strengthen Farming Communities.
The Monsanto Fund makes grants in support of agricultural communities around the world. Grants of US$25 thousand and more are available to tax-exempt charitable organizations for activities and projects that address farmers' education and training; food security; community water and sanitation; and other local needs. Monsanto's international grants are administered at the country level; interested persons should contact the Fund's national liaison. The next application period is 01 January 2014 through 28 February 2014. Link Locations

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