Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Saturday, February 4, 2023

ARD Country Profiles Sweden, Denmark. Norway

Country Profile for Denmark (2022)

This ARD country Profile ( # 4 pages) has been prepared by EIARD with contributions from staff of Danida, complemented by information collected from internal and online databases and websites. It gives an overview of the country's ARD priorities/approaches, organisation of ARD, and instruments/programs of ARD funding during 2020-2021.


Sweden - ARD Country Profile (2022)



This ARD Country Profile for Sweden ( # 3 pages) has been prepared by EIARD with contributions from staff of Sida, complemented by information collected from internal and online databases and websites. It gives an overview of the country's ARD priorities/approaches, organisation of ARD, and key programmes/beneficiaries during 2021.

Norway - ARD Country Profile (2022)


This ARD country Profile ( # 4 pages) has been prepared by EIARD with contributions from staff of Norad, complemented by information collected from internal and online databases and websites. It gives an overview of the country's ARD priorities/approaches, organisation of ARD, and instruments/examples of ARD funding.




Friday, February 3, 2023

Harnessing the potential of the 10 Elements of Agroecology to facilitate agrifood systems transformation

Harnessing the potential of the 10 Elements of Agroecology to facilitate agrifood systems transformationFrom visual narratives to integrated policy design

Visual narratives using the 10 Elements of Agroecology can guide the holistic visioning needed to better understand transformative change and plausible transitions towards sustainable agriculture and food systems. By sharing similar underlying storylines, assumptions and responses to drivers of change, visual narratives may foster the convergence of transitions into typologies that can facilitate the design of response options to face complex sustainability challenges. 

This FAO policy paper outlines how nexus analyses and visual narratives using the 10 Elements of Agroecology provide a framework for policymakers and stakeholders, including producers and their organizations, researchers, civil society and the private sector, to identify key entry points and plausible trajectories of change for agricultural and food systems transformation. 

By revealing interdependencies, synergies and trade-offs, visual narratives can facilitate the design of integrated and transformative policy packages. This document aims to provide policymakers and stakeholders with guidance and illustrative examples to identify, co-design and combine the most effective policies to unlock transformation in the socio-ecological and political contexts in which they are operating. 

Nevertheless, it does not intend to be prescriptive and should be tailored to specific circumstances, national legislation and the unique needs of each food system, following the best judgement of each policymaker and stakeholder involved.


Thursday, February 2, 2023

Horizon Europe Launch Event – Focus on WP 2023-2024 and Africa Initiative II

1 February 2023 Launch event Horizon Europe Launch Event – Focus on WP 2023-2024 and Africa Initiative II

This event was co-organised by Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission, the EU Delegation to the African Union, and EURAXESS Africa.
  • Horizon Europe Launch Event – Focus on WP 2023-2024 and Africa Initiative II.pdf
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  • 2023-02-01_Horizon Europe WP 23-24_Africa Initiative FINAL.pdf English (5.84 MB - PDF) Download
The event provided information about opportunities for researchers and african research institutions through the Horizon Europe Work Programme for 2023-24. Under the “Africa Initiative II” a series of calls for proposals will be published which are open to/requiring the participation of African scientists. The event will explain how to apply to these calls for proposals.


Opening EC and AUC

  • Ambassador Birgitte Markussen, Head of Delegation of the EU Delegation to the AU 
  • Dr Monica Idinoba, Principal Research Scientist, Department of Education, Science, Technology & Innovation, African Union Commission 
  • Ms. Nienke Buisman, Head of Unit, International Cooperation, DG Research and Innovation, EC
Results of Africa Initiative I and future strategic priorities Horizon Europe and Africa Initiative II
  • Dr. Piero Venturi, EU Science Counsellor to the AU, DG Research and Innovation, EC

Researchers Mobility 

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Ms. Marija Mitic, Policy Officer, DG Education and Culture 
  • EURAXESS Africa Dr. Ahmed Maalel, Region Representative for Africa – EURAXESS Worldwide
African Scientists Talk and NCPs: The points of view of African scientists who participated in European R&I programmes and National Contact Points

  • Mr. Okalany Emmanuel, RUFORUM (Uganda) 
  • Dr Solomon Benor, Horizon Europe NCP for Ethiopia 
  • Shem Kuyah, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)

Assessing the quality of CGIAR research for development

CGIAR Independent Advisory and Evaluation Service (IAES). (2022). Applying the CGIAR Quality of Research for Development Framework to Process & Performance Evaluations. (Beta version) Rome: IAES. #52 p.

These pioneering evaluation guidelines provide the framing, criteria, dimensions, and methods for assessing the quality of CGIAR research for development. They can be adapted by like-minded organizations conducting research for development (R4D).

The methods and criteria for evaluating CGIAR research are underpinned by two fundamental frameworks crucial to CGIAR and its stakeholders: the Quality of Research for Development Frame of Reference (QoR4D; last revision 2020), and the 2019 OECD Development Assistance Committee (OECD/DAC) Evaluation Criteria.

The Quality of Science evaluation criterion is one of seven CGIAR evaluation criteria and underlines the identity of CGIAR as a global research-for-development partnership. The QoS evaluation criterion assures evaluative coverage of two QoR4D elements which are not explicit OECD/DAC criteria.

These guidelines on applying QoR4 frame of reference in process and performance evaluations will be useful to those who provide inputs into evaluations in the CGIAR system. There will be useful for evaluators, evaluation managers and commissioners, MEL professionals, and research managers. In addition, the guidelines are sufficiently broad to be applicable and adapted across many contexts by CGIAR partners and like-minded organizations conducting research for development.

The future of food and agriculture: Drivers and triggers for transformation

1 February 2023.  IFPRI Seminar, The future of food and agriculture: Drivers and triggers for transformation

A new report by the FAO on “The Future of Food and Agriculture: Drivers and Triggers for Transformation” aims to inspire strategic thinking and actions to transform agrifood systems toward a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive future.

The report analyses current and emerging drivers of agrifood systems and their possible future trends, including the issues at stake and the threats and problems facing future food production and consumption.

This policy seminar, co-organized by FAO, IFPRI, and the CGIAR Research Initiative on Foresight, was an opportunity to hear from the report’s authors and engage with a group of panel discussants on challenges facing food and agriculture, foresight approaches to exploring alternative future pathways, and opportunities for food system transformation, with particular focus on the Americas.
  • Introductory Remarks Maximo Torero, Chief Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • Presentation of the report Lorenzo Giovanni Bellù, Senior Economist and Lead of the Policy Intelligence Branch – Global Perspectives, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (Presentation)
  • Valeria Piñeiro, Acting Head of the Latin American region & Senior Research Coordinator, IFPRI
  • Joseph Glauber, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
  • Elisabetta Gotor, Principal Scientist and Program Leader, Performance, Innovation and Strategic Analysis for Impact, Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT
  • Keith Wiebe, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI; Lead of the CGIAR Research Initiative on Foresight
  • Closing Remarks Jocelyn Brown Hall, Director, FAO Liaison Office for North America
  • Charlotte Hebebrand, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI
  • Moderator Evgeniya Anisimova, Manager of Media and Digital Engagement, IFPRI

Resource:

FAO. 2022. The future of food and agriculture – Drivers and triggers for transformation. The Future of Food and Agriculture, no. 3. Rome. # 444 p.

This report aims at inspiring strategic thinking and actions to transform agrifood systems towards a sustainable, resilient and inclusive future, by building on both previous reports in the same series as well as on a comprehensive corporate strategic foresight exercise that also nurtured FAO Strategic Framework 2022–31. It analyses major drivers of agrifood systems and explores how their trends could determine alternative futures of agrifood, socioeconomic and environmental systems. The fundamental message of this report is that it is still possible to push agrifood systems along a pattern of sustainability and resilience, if key “triggers” of transformation are properly activated. However, strategic policy options to activate them will have to “outsmart” vested interests, hidden agendas and conflicting objectives, and trade off short-term unsustainable achievements for longer-term sustainability, resilience and inclusivity.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Upcoming webinars during the month of February


 THE GLOBAL STARTUP AWARDS AFRICA

Nov 4, 2022 - Sep 30, 2023

The Global Startup Awards (GSA) – in partnership with the Global Innovation Initiative Group (GIIG) is the largest independent startup ecosystem competition with the mission to find, recognise, network and accelerate future-shaping ideas with the potential to create positive change.

 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON IRRIGATION OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS

Jan 29, 2023 - Feb 2, 2023

International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops will focus on areas like irrigation scheduling, precision irrigation and new technologies, irrigation management of fruit trees, irrigation management of herbaceous and vegetable crops, irrigation education etc.

 CYBER CRIME - IS YOUR FOOD DEFENCE PROGRAM FIT FOR PURPOSE?

Feb 2, 2023 - Feb 2, 2023

Tune in as an expert panel will examine the increasing importance of cyber-crime mitigation activities for the food industry, discussing the warning signs, impacts of an attack, hidden vulnerabilities in an increasing drive to digitize operational and supply chain assurance

 AGRO DEALROOM

Feb 4, 2023 - Feb 4, 2023

Agro dealroom is an agribusiness networking event that brings together industry leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and players from all corners of the agriculture sector.

 THE 2ND FAO WASAG INTERNATIONAL FORUM

Feb 7, 2023 - Feb 10, 2023

The Forum brings together concerned partners to exchange relevant, latest practices, knowledge, and experience on critical issues and provides an opportunity for collaboration among partners.

 ARGUS FERTILIZER AFRICA CONFERENCE

Feb 8, 2023 - Feb 10, 2023

Join attendees from across the African fertilizer value chain for three days of discussions and presentations by senior industry leaders on key topics of the day, based on the key themes of affordability, availability and sustainability of fertilizers in Africa.

 EU-NIGER BUSINESS FORUM // SESSION: ACCELERATING BUSINESSES ON WATER-ENERGY AND FOOD SECURITY IN NIGER

Feb 8, 2023 - Feb 8, 2023

This session presents how the Water-Energy-Food Security (EESA) Nexus can support efficient and sustainable use of limited natural resources and how such solutions can be economically viable and thus can be funded.

 ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY CRISIS IN ORGANIZATIONS

Feb 9, 2023 - Feb 9, 2023

Join the discussion on how environment, social and governance (ESG) agenda is changing how organisations think about their performance. Consumers are demanding products and services that are environment friendly and sustainable.

 AFRICA AGRI EXPO

Feb 15, 2023 - Feb 16, 2023

Africa Agri Expo cater an excellent networking platform for Agriculture Companies, Service Providers, Machinery & Equipment Companies, Technology Companies, Agro Chemical and Fertiliser companies, Seed Companies and Investors to build valuable connections.

 TANZANIA TRADE SHOW

Feb 24, 2023 - Feb 26, 2023

Tanzania Trade Show is the main international event for all trades. Setting new highs for participation from over 20 countries and visitors from over 12 African countries, the event is all set for its exhibitors to meet serious buyers within the 3 days.

 TANZANIA TRADE SHOW 2023

Feb 24, 2023 - Feb 26, 2023

Tanzania Trade Show 2023 is the prime event in Tanzania attracting visitors from 12 African countries. Exhibitors from 20 countries will be exhibiting displaying a wide range of products from the different sectors

 10TH SANKALP AFRICA SUMMIT

Mar 1, 2023 - Mar 2, 2023

The Sankalp Africa Summit is an event that catalyzes collaborations across the entrepreneurial ecosystem in order to solve global challenges sustainably.

 ENGINEERING A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM 2023

Mar 3, 2023 - Mar 3, 2023

The webinar will showcase new innovations in the pipeline or already being applied across the food system from farm to fork. It will highlight the application of advances in engineering in the area of artificial intelligence, satellite data, satellite network etc.

 HORTIFLORA EXPO 2023

Mar 8, 2023 - Mar 10, 2023

The Expo will not only serve as a platform for exhibiting national and international suppliers who want to meet Ethiopian growers, but as well for exhibiting Ethiopian growers who want to meet international buyers of flowers and fresh produce.

 AGRO-DAIRY & POULTRY EAST AFRICA 2023 (RWANDA)

Mar 11, 2023 - Mar 13, 2023

The “Agro-Dairy & Poultry East Africa is undeniably eminent for an international trade fair. Here exhibitors have the only space to get involved with their prominent products. While farmers &animals’ breeder showszero tolerance in considering this fabulous exhibition.

 FOODPACK EAST AFRICA 2023 (RWANDA)

Mar 11, 2023 - Mar 13, 2023

Foodpack East Africa 2023 provides a unique opportunity to expand your brand in one of the most astonishing business destinations in Asia. The Exhibition attracts exhibitors from around 16 countries.

 GRAINS AFRICA 2023 - RWANDA

Mar 11, 2023 - Mar 13, 2023

With exhibitors from more than 16 countries across the globe, this event provides a unique opportunity for new connections and networking with visitors from East and Central Africa.

 AFRICA AGRI TECH 2023

Mar 14, 2023 - Mar 16, 2023

The Africa Agri Tech Conference and Exhibition is dedicated to connecting the Southern African agricultural, scientific, and technology communities at one event, exploring global trends and advances in agricultural science, technology and innovation

 PRO-AGRO EAST AFRICA

Mar 14, 2023 - Mar 16, 2023

This premier event is a good place to introduce a new product or service in the Agro-processing business. You will be able to interact with major players within the business at this leading B2B industry event.

 AGRITECH WEST AFRICA

Mar 15, 2023 - Mar 17, 2023

AWA would be the finest exhibition and marketing platform for companies in the agriculture technology, agro chemicals, irrigation & systems, and all products related to agriculture and value addition, if they are targeting to connect partners and expand your business in West Africa.

 GRAINS AFRICA 2023 - UGANDA

Mar 17, 2023 - Mar 19, 2023

Grains Africa 2023 gives a unique scenario regarding Grains & Cereals. That absolutely affiliates the different exhibitors in one place. In considering the land products, it also indulges the bright aspects of Flour, Silos, Cereals, Beans, Legumes, Rice, Graders & Sorters.

 FOODPACK EAST AFRICA 2023 - UGANDA

Mar 17, 2023 - Mar 19, 2023

The “Foodpack East Africa 2023” is undeniably eminent for an international trade fair. Here exhibitors have the only space to get involved with their prominent products. While Processors, Growers, Sellers & Buyers in considering this fabulous exhibition.

 AGRO DAIRY AND POULTRY EAST AFRICA 2023 - UGANDA

Mar 17, 2023 - Mar 19, 2023

Agro Dairy And Poultry East Africa gives a unique scenario regarding agriculture & technology. That absolutely affiliates the different exhibitors in one place.

 FRUIT EXPO 2023

Mar 17, 2023 - Mar 19, 2023

Fruitexpo 2023 provides a unique opportunity to expand your brand in one of the most astonishing business destinations in Africa. The Exhibition attracts exhibitors from around 16 countries.

 2023 AGRODEP ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY

Mar 21, 2023 - Mar 23, 2023

The hybrid event will bring together key actors from the AGRODEP network to exchange on cutting edge economic modeling and research tools, access to data sources, training, research grants, and networking opportunities to enable them address strategic development issues facing Africa.

 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS MODELS IN AGRICULTURE

Mar 27, 2023 - Mar 29, 2023

The IBMA was created to enable an open discussion and sharing of ideas. This, in the spirit of an open lab and disruptive business models that will allow rapid significant changes that non-developed economies desperately need. By attending IBMA 2023, you will cement a life-long legacy as part of a movement that will transform the agro sector in your country from poverty to prosperity based on effective business models, not exploitation or charity

 AGROFOOD NIGERIA

Mar 28, 2023 - Mar 30, 2023

This event will feature digitalization, finance, and agrotech, as well as local and international companies and investors across the globe on Agriculture, food processing & packaging technology, and food and hospitality.


AR4D Funding Opportunities for Africa - February 2023

 

Agriculture Fisheries Forestry


Ghent University

PhD Scholarships 2023

Deadline: 02 February 2023

Principal Office: Belgium

Ghent University grants PhD scholarships to promising students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University in Belgium. Before applying each student needs to find a professor from Ghent University who is willing to act as their supervisor. Supported thematic areas include biology, veterinary medicine, agricultural economics, water management, and many others (a complete list of faculties and research topics is provided). The deadline for scholarship applications is 02 February 2023.

 

Earth Journalism Network

Coastal Resilience Story Grants

Deadline: 06 February 2023

Principal Office: International

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers reporting grants to journalists worldwide to support the production of in-depth stories that will call attention to coastal resiliency and solutions for coastal issues. EJN welcomes any story ideas that will explore coastal resilience issues, including ecosystem rehabilitation, livelihood and food security, shelter and infrastructure, land use and development. EJN expects to award grants of approximately US$1,200 each. The application deadline is 06 February 2023.

 

Echoing Green

Fellowships 2023

Deadline: 07 February 2023

Principal Office: USA

Echoing Green helps emerging social entrepreneurs around the world with grants of seed capital and technical assistance to support their start-up organizations. Seed funding of up to US$80 thousand over 18 months is offered to for-profit organizations in the form of recoverable grants. Past fellowships include examples in renewable energy, waste management, smallholder farming, climate change, and other societal challenges in developing countries. The next application period is 24 January through 07 February 2023.

 

Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Research Collaboration 2023

Deadline: 08 February 2023

Principal Office: Denmark

Within the framework of Danish development cooperation, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls for research proposals between Denmark and researchers in partner countries. In 2023, the following countries are eligible for research applications: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Palestine, Somalia (incl. Somaliland), Tanzania, and Uganda. Eligible research themes include energy transitions; water resource management; food and agriculture. The expected duration of research projects is up to 5 years within a maximum grant of DKK 10 million for each project. Only universities or research-based institutions registered in Denmark and with a capacity to (co-)supervise Ph.D. students are eligible to submit an application. The application deadline (Phase 1) is 08 February 2023.

 

European Commission

Marie Curie COFUND Program

Deadline: 09 February 2023

Principal Office: International

The Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) support research training and career development. The MSCA COFUND scheme aims at stimulating regional, national or international programs to foster excellence in researchers’ training, mobility, and career development. Each proposal under the COFUND scheme shall have a sole participant that will be responsible for matching funds to execute the proposal. Participants submit multi-annual proposals for new or existing doctoral programs or fellowship programs that may be run at regional, national, or international level. The application deadline is 09 February 2023.

 

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

 

Youth Solutions Program

Deadline: 10 February 2023

Principal Office: International

The Youth Solutions Program provides young innovators with access to experts, training, and exposure to opportunities. You have an innovative solution that addresses one or more of the SDGs. The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network seeks early-stage startups that have a prototype and are actively testing with users or beneficiaries. Young entrepreneurs will benefit from a 6 week program that helps them to become investment ready. The application deadline is 10 February 2023.

 

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

GSMA AgriTech Accelerator

Deadline: 10 February 2023

Principal Office: Germany

The GSMA AgriTech Accelerator aims to support the growth of innovative, revenue-generating digital agriculture solutions that support smallholder farmers' livelihoods and resilience to climate change. The GSMA will provide up to 10 selected applicants with technical assistance for a period of two years to support the scaling of their digital solutions. The application deadline is 10 February 2023.

 

Social Science Research Council

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa 2023

Deadline: 10 February 2023

Principal Office: USA

The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the advancement of social science faculty in Sub-Saharan Africa toward completion of doctoral degrees in topics of peace, security, and development. Past topics have included some related to climate change and land issues. The postdoctoral writing fellowship supports up to six months of completing an article or book manuscript through a stipend of up to US$3,000. Applicants must be citizens of and reside in a Sub-Saharan African country while holding a current faculty position at an accredited college or university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda. The application deadline is 10 February 2023.

 

Seeding Labs

Scientific Equipment for Research and Education

Deadline: 11 February 2023

Principal Office: USA

Seeding Labs welcomes applications to participate in Instrumental Access. The program makes high-quality laboratory equipment and supplies more affordable to university departments in low- and middle-income countries. Seeding Labs receives donated equipment from a variety of sources, including research institutions and manufacturers. Applicants submit online requests for items included in the Seeding Labs equipment inventory. Items are mainly for biology and chemistry. The average value of the items included in a shipment, based on the secondary (used) market, is generally in the range of US$100 thousand. The recipient organizations are charged a fee (based on their country's income level) for program administration, equipment warehousing, equipment packing, and ocean freight. The deadline for submissions is 11 February 2023.

 

Earth Journalism Network

Reporting on Marine Pollution

Deadline: 12 February 2023

Principal Office: International

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers reporting grants to journalists worldwide to support the production of in-depth stories on the sources and impacts of different forms of marine pollution and solutions to curb them. EJN welcomes story ideas that focus on marine pollution – its sources, impacts on ecosystems and marine species; and ongoing efforts to regulate sources of marine pollution. EJN expects to award grants of approximately US$1,200 each. The application deadline is 12 February 2023.

 

Kellogg School of Management

Sustainable Investing Challenge

Deadline: 12 February 2023

Principal Office: USA

The Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge invites teams of graduate students from around the world to develop and pitch creative financial approaches and solutions to tackle pressing social and environmental challenges. Graduate students from around the world are invited to participate. The overall winning team receives US$10 thousand and the runner up receives US$5 thousand. Teams must register in advance to request a mentor that gives them feedback on their proposal prior to submission. Deadline for submission of project ideas is 12 February 2023.

 

European Commission

Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships for Early-Career Researchers

Deadline: 13 February 2023

Principal Office: International

The European Commission, through the Euraxess initiative, offers the Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships to support early-career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America. ZUKOnnect aims to extend research networks and environments through on-campus research stays at thirteen departments of the University of Konstanz. Subject areas include ecology, limnology, ecotoxicology, botany, amongst many others. The fellowship offers a stipend of €1,200/month for doctoral students and €2,000/month for postdoctoral researchers, as well as travel expenses and access to resources and events. The deadline for applications is 13 February 2023.

 

Energy Globe Award for Sustainability

Awards 2023

Deadline: 13 February 2023

Principal Office: Austria

The Energy Globe Award recognizes outstanding projects worldwide that conserve and protect natural resources, and that employ renewable energy. Energy Globe seeks innovative projects and smart technologies in five categories: Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Youth. The international winners in each of five categories receive €2000 in prize money. Applicants can be individuals as well as organizations (i.e., private companies and corporations, development NGOs, community associations, government agencies, universities, and others) that contribute to climate change and other environmental issues. The deadline for applications is 13 February

 

 

 

Biodiversity Conservation Wildlife



Ghent University

PhD Scholarships 2023

Deadline: 02 February 2023

Principal Office: Belgium

Ghent University grants PhD scholarships to promising students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University in Belgium. Before applying each student needs to find a professor from Ghent University who is willing to act as their supervisor. Supported thematic areas include biology, veterinary medicine, agricultural economics, water management, and many others (a complete list of faculties and research topics is provided). The deadline for scholarship applications is 02 February 2023.

 

Endangered Landscapes Programme

Landscape Restoration Grant

Deadline: 03 February 2023

Principal Office: UK

The Endangered Landscapes Programme (ELP) invites expressions of interest from organizations and partnerships for the Landscape Restoration Grant. The program supports landscapes and seascapes restoration in areas that are ecologically degraded, fragmented, disconnected, missing key species and vulnerable to climate change. The maximum grant amount projects can apply for is €100 thousand. The program welcomes applications for smaller amounts. Each team must identify a Lead Partner who will take responsibility for the project. Lead partners must be not-for-profit organizations. The deadline for expressions of interest is 03 February 2023.

 

Earth Journalism Network

Coastal Resilience Story Grants

Deadline: 06 February 2023

Principal Office: International

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers reporting grants to journalists worldwide to support the production of in-depth stories that will call attention to coastal resiliency and solutions for coastal issues. EJN welcomes any story ideas that will explore coastal resilience issues, including ecosystem rehabilitation, livelihood and food security, shelter and infrastructure, land use and development. EJN expects to award grants of approximately US$1,200 each. The application deadline is 06 February 2023.

 

United Nations

World Wildlife Day Youth Art Contest

Deadline: 06 February 2023

Principal Office: International

The United Nations World Wildlife Day organizes a youth art contest along the theme of “Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation”. Organizers seek art that highlights people making a difference for wildlife. The contest is open to artists from the ages of 4 to 18, entrants will choose a species that has benefited from conservation, and then illustrate it as an individual animal or in its native habitat. Artists must submit their artwork by 06 February 2023.

 

Echoing Green

Fellowships 2023

Deadline: 07 February 2023

Principal Office: USA

Echoing Green helps emerging social entrepreneurs around the world with grants of seed capital and technical assistance to support their start-up organizations. Seed funding of up to US$80 thousand over 18 months is offered to for-profit organizations in the form of recoverable grants. Past fellowships include examples in renewable energy, waste management, smallholder farming, climate change, and other societal challenges in developing countries. The next application period is 24 January through 07 February 2023.

 

European Commission

Marie Curie COFUND Program

Deadline: 09 February 2023

Principal Office: International

The Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) support research training and career development. The MSCA COFUND scheme aims at stimulating regional, national or international programs to foster excellence in researchers’ training, mobility, and career development. Each proposal under the COFUND scheme shall have a sole participant that will be responsible for matching funds to execute the proposal. Participants submit multi-annual proposals for new or existing doctoral programs or fellowship programs that may be run at regional, national, or international level. The application deadline is 09 February 2023.

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Youth Solutions Program

Deadline: 10 February 2023

Principal Office: International

The Youth Solutions Program provides young innovators with access to experts, training, and exposure to opportunities. You have an innovative solution that addresses one or more of the SDGs. The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network seeks early-stage startups that have a prototype and are actively testing with users or beneficiaries. Young entrepreneurs will benefit from a 6 week program that helps them to become investment ready. The application deadline is 10 February 2023.

 

United Nations University

MSc in Sustainability Science 2023

Deadline: 10 February 2023

Principal Office: International

The UNU's Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) offers an MSc degree program to produce scholars who will become key researchers in the field of sustainability science. UNU-IAS seeks to incorporate perspectives on global change, specifically those related to climate change and biodiversity. The Japan Foundation offers the UNU Scholarship for outstanding applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance. The deadline to apply for the MSc program is 10 February 2023.

 

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Youth Solutions Program

Deadline: 10 February 2023

Principal Office: International

The Youth Solutions Program provides young innovators with access to experts, training, and exposure to opportunities. You have an innovative solution that addresses one or more of the SDGs. The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network seeks early-stage startups that have a prototype and are actively testing with users or beneficiaries. Young entrepreneurs will benefit from a 6 week program that helps them to become investment ready. The application deadline is 10 February 2023.

 

Social Science Research Council

APN Individual Research Fellowships

Deadline: 10 February 2023

Principal Office: USA

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) offers fellowships to African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peace building issues. The posted list of issues include natural resource conflicts and water conflicts. The fellowships are intended to support six months of field-based research, from June 2023 to December 2023, with grants up to US$15 thousand. Applicants must be citizens of and reside in an African country. The application deadline is 10 February 2023.

 

 

Seeding Labs

Scientific Equipment for Research and Education

Deadline: 11 February 2023

Principal Office: USA

Seeding Labs welcomes applications to participate in Instrumental Access. The program makes high-quality laboratory equipment and supplies more affordable to university departments in low- and middle-income countries. Seeding Labs receives donated equipment from a variety of sources, including research institutions and manufacturers. Applicants submit online requests for items included in the Seeding Labs equipment inventory. Items are mainly for biology and chemistry. The average value of the items included in a shipment, based on the secondary (used) market, is generally in the range of US$100 thousand. The recipient organizations are charged a fee (based on their country's income level) for program administration, equipment warehousing, equipment packing, and ocean freight. The deadline for submissions is 11 February 2023.

 

 

 

 

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Harvard University

Award for Student Research on Asian Tropical Forest Biology

Deadline: 01 February 2023

Principal Office: USA

The Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University sponsors the Ashton Award for Student Research to support graduate and advanced undergraduate students working on Asian tropical forest biology. Applications are accepted from advanced undergraduates and graduate students worldwide. Awards are up to US$4 thousand to support research expenses. The application deadline is 01 February 2023.

 

 

Letten Foundation

Prize for Young Researchers

Deadline: 06 February 2023

Principal Office: Norway

The Letten Prize is an international prize for young researchers (under the age of 45) that conduct research aimed at addressing global challenges within the fields of health, development, environment and equality in all aspects of human life. The winner is awarded 2,5 million NOK (ca. US$235 thousand) to be used for research activities. The prize is open to researchers from all around the world. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is 06 February 2023.

 

 

University of Rhode Island

Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists

Deadline: 06 February 2023

Principal Office: USA

The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting accepts applications for its annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. The workshop provides journalists with access to leading scientists and policymakers and a chance to gain a deeper understanding of science-based stories on natural, social, and engineering research guiding an equitable transition to clean energy. The fellowship is designed for early- to mid-career, full-time journalists worldwide. The 2023 annual workshop will explore the clean energy transition. The application deadline is 06 February 2023.

 

 

Echoing Green

Fellowships 2023

Deadline: 07 February 2023

Principal Office: USA

Echoing Green helps emerging social entrepreneurs around the world with grants of seed capital and technical assistance to support their start-up organizations. Seed funding of up to US$80 thousand over 18 months is offered to for-profit organizations in the form of recoverable grants. Past fellowships include examples in renewable energy, waste management, smallholder farming, climate change, and other societal challenges in developing countries. The next application period is 24 January through 07 February 2023.

 

Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Research Collaboration 2023

Deadline: 08 February 2023

Principal Office: Denmark

Within the framework of Danish development cooperation, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls for research proposals between Denmark and researchers in partner countries. In 2023, the following countries are eligible for research applications: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Palestine, Somalia (incl. Somaliland), Tanzania, and Uganda. Eligible research themes include energy transitions; water resource management; food and agriculture. The expected duration of research projects is up to 5 years within a maximum grant of DKK 10 million for each project. Only universities or research-based institutions registered in Denmark and with a capacity to (co-)supervise Ph.D. students are eligible to submit an application. The application deadline (Phase 1) is 08 February 2023.

 

European Commission

Marie Curie COFUND Program

Deadline: 09 February 2023

Principal Office: International

The Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) support research training and career development. The MSCA COFUND scheme aims at stimulating regional, national or international programs to foster excellence in researchers’ training, mobility, and career development. Each proposal under the COFUND scheme shall have a sole participant that will be responsible for matching funds to execute the proposal. Participants submit multi-annual proposals for new or existing doctoral programs or fellowship programs that may be run at regional, national, or international level. The application deadline is 09 February 2023.

 

 

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Youth Solutions Program

Deadline: 10 February 2023

Principal Office: International

The Youth Solutions Program provides young innovators with access to experts, training, and exposure to opportunities. You have an innovative solution that addresses one or more of the SDGs. The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network seeks early-stage startups that have a prototype and are actively testing with users or beneficiaries. Young entrepreneurs will benefit from a 6 week program that helps them to become investment ready. The application deadline is 10 February 2023.

 

Social Science Research Council

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa 2023

Deadline: 10 February 2023

Principal Office: USA

The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the advancement of social science faculty in Sub-Saharan Africa toward completion of doctoral degrees in topics of peace, security, and development. Past topics have included some related to climate change and land issues. The postdoctoral writing fellowship supports up to six months of completing an article or book manuscript through a stipend of up to US$3,000. Applicants must be citizens of and reside in a Sub-Saharan African country while holding a current faculty position at an accredited college or university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda. The application deadline is 10 February 2023.

 

 

Social Science Research Council

APN Individual Research Fellowships

Deadline: 10 February 2023

Principal Office: USA

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) offers fellowships to African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peace building issues. The posted list of issues include natural resource conflicts and water conflicts. The fellowships are intended to support six months of field-based research, from June 2023 to December 2023, with grants up to US$15 thousand. Applicants must be citizens of and reside in an African country. The application deadline is 10 February 2023.