Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Friday, February 16, 2018

ARD funding opportunities

This call for proposal responds to the implementation of the Africa’s Science Technology and Innovation Strategy-2024 which addresses the aspirations identified under Agenda 2063 and Priority 3 on Human development of the EU-Africa partnership. The call supports research on: Food & Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) with particular attention on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition. The full Guidelines for Applicants, Application form and other supporting documents are available for downloading under the Event Resources Section located on the webpage: https://au.int/en/aurg. Deadline for submitting applications is May 22, 2018

Rapid Loss Assessment Tool (RLAT) for agribusiness value chains in Southern Africa. 
The Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa CCARDESA), with the support of GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ), plans to introduce and promote a Rapid Loss Assessment Tool (RLAT) for agribusiness value chains in Southern Africa. This call is directed to SADC member states and institutions in member countries that engage in agricultural development, extension services and research, agribusiness and rural economics coming from public or private, governmental or non governmental sectors which want to increase their capacity in assessing harvest and post-harvest losses. Deadline 28 February 2018

International Development Research Centre — Food Security in Africa
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research call for cutting edge applied field and/or laboratory research projects with the potential to generate high impact and innovative results with particular impact on the food insecure and poor in Africa.  Priority areas are agriculture, including climate change, sustainable water management, and others. Applicants must be agricultural research systems, universities, government departments, or NGOs from Burundi; Ethiopia; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Rwanda; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; or Zimbabwe. Project budgets must be in the range of CA$1 million to CA$3 million for four years. Deadline 01 March 2018

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations — Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture aims to promote and support the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. The goal is to enable farmers from developing countries around the world access to adapted varieties leading to increased productivity. The Benefit-sharing Fund funds single country (maximum funding/project: US$ 250 thousand) and multi-country projects (maximum funding/project: US$ 450 thousand) for up to 48 months. Eligible applicants include governmental and non-governmental organizations, research institutions, and regional and international organizations based in developing countries. Deadline 01 March 2018

JRS Biodiversity Foundation — Information on Freshwater Biodiversity and Pollinator Biodiversity in Africa
The JRS Biodiversity Foundation aims to increase the access to and the use of information for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. The current call for proposals requests multi-year projects focused on biodiversity data, knowledge, and information services related to freshwater biodiversity and pollinator biodiversity in eastern and southern Africa. Preference is for projects that can grow to larger scale, or that can be transferred across geographic regions or across organizational and institutional contexts. Each multi-year grant will range from about US$50 thousand to about US$250 thousand. Deadline 09 March 2018.
U.S. - Egypt science and technology joint fund - Call for research proposals
The U.S. - Egypt Science and Technology (S&T) Joint Fund strengthens scientific and technological capabilities between both countries. Deadline 08 March 2018

PRIMA calls for proposals
Call from the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area 
Nestlé Foundation — Human Nutrition in Developing Countries 2018
The Nestlé Foundation supports research in human nutrition in low-income and lower middle-income countries. In relation to agriculture, the Foundation will consider research on food policy, food production, and food technology if the intervention has high potential for improved nutritional status and public health. The Foundation offers training grants, pilot grants, and full project grants. Priority is for proposals submitted by researchers in developing countries, or jointly with partners in developed countries. Deadline 10 May 2018

Ekhaga Foundation – Ecological Agriculture and Biological Medicine 2018
The Ekhaga Foundation makes grants for research in ecological agriculture and biological medicine. Universities, research institutes, etc., from all over the world are invited to apply. Ekhaga requires cooperation with a Swedish institution for applications that do not come from Europe or North America. Deadline 20 May 2018

Conservation, Food and Health Foundation — Local Project Support
The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation supports special projects and programs in the areas of conservation, food, and health in low- and lower-middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question in the field. Eligibility extends to NGOs, community-based organizations and academic institutions. There is no maximum grant size. The average grant is approx. US$20 thousand. Grants exceeding US$30 thousand are rarely awarded. Deadline 1 July 2018

VLIR call for ‘South Initiatives’
VLIR-UOS, the Flemish Interuniversity Council – University Cooperation for Development, funds cooperation projects between professors, researchers and lecturers in Flanders (Belgium) and Uganda (+ several other countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia). The call for ‘South Initiatives’, ‘TEAM projects’ and ‘JOINT projects’ is for cooperation projects that aim at strengthening the research and education capacity of universities, university colleges or public research institutes in a specific thematic domain. In general, project proposals emerge from a local development problem or need which is addressed through a common initiative taken by one or more academics or lecturers from the South, in collaboration with one or more Flemish academics or lecturers. Also other stakeholders are encouraged to participate (NGO’s, private companies, etc.) in order to create a maximum of synergy and complementarity with other projects in the region/ country. More details will be made available at the website (www.vliruos.be) as soon as the call has been launched (foreseen for 28th of February).

Agribusiness
SEED is a global partnership founded by UNEP, UNDP, and IUCN to promote eco-enterprises. The program announces its next replicator workshop in Ghana on 6th of April. The replicator workshop of one day introduce motivated individuals to proven business models from various countries. Deadline 04 March 2018

Tony Elumelu Foundation — Entrepreneurship Program for Africans 2018
The TEF Program fosters and supports start-up enterprises in Africa. TEF combines mentoring, training, forums, seed capital, and alumni support to individuals in Africa proposing new business ideas or early-stage companies in sectors that include agriculture, among others. The program is open to citizens and legal residents ages 18 and older in any African country. Deadline 01 March 2018

African Women’s Development Fund — Empowering African Women
The African Women’s Development Fund supports organizations working towards the empowerment of African women and the achievement of gender equality on the continent. To increase income opportunities for women, projects to be supported should seek to work with smallholder women farmers, and address issues of climate change and food security. Applicant organizations must have at least three years of experience, be led by a woman, and have a focus on women’s rights. Applications from the following countries are specifically encouraged: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Niger, Senegal, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Applicants may apply for up to US$50 thousand for one year. Deadline 7 March 2018 

The Swedish Agency for Development Cooperation (Sida) seeks applications for its Planning Grants program. Grants are awarded to help entrepreneurs explore new markets and research their technology’s impact on the environment and poverty reduction. The programme’s emphasis is on cleantech products, systems, processes, and services in the following focus areas: climate change adaptation/mitigation; ecosystem services; renewable energy; water and sanitation; and urban development. Eligibility extends to companies or organisations based in Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The maximum amount per projects is SEK350 thousand. Deadline 04 March 2018.

International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture — International Courses for Agricultural Professionals 2018
ICRA supports education and capacity strengthening in agriculture and the rural sector in the developing world. Among its forms of engagement, ICRA offers specialized training courses each year. Applications are invited for courses that include: “Facing rural innovation challenges – Linking research to inclusive development for food security” (May-June 2018, the Netherlands); and “Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit – Key skills for inclusive business brokerage” (June-July 2018, Nigeria). ICRA’s courses qualify for NFP/MSP scholarships funded by the Dutch government.Deadline 21 March 2018


BMCE Bank of Africa — African Entrepreneurship Award 2018
The African Entrepreneurship Award is a business competition inviting young African entrepreneurs to submit their entrepreneurial ideas in two categories, one of which is “Innovation” for projects and business ideas that aim to solve pressing issues in Africa. This refers to business proposals that innovate to create jobs and improve lives addressing problems in areas such as food security, water access, sustainable energy, deforestation,and others. Submissions are invited from for-profit businesses managed by Africans who are at least 18 years old. Deadline 30 April 2018

Techstars — Global Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs
Techstars provides funding and mentorship programs for entrepreneurs. Techstars Impact Accelerator is for for-profit founders building tech to solve social & environmental problems. Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator is for entrepreneurs focussing on the tech/digital side of food and agriculture. The Techstars Sustainability Accelerator, in Partnership with The Nature Conservancy, is for entrepreneurs with commercially viable technologies that can rapidly scale to help sustainably provide food and water and address global issues like climate change. Each selected project team receives up to $120 thousand startup investment. Deadline 8 April 2018

African Leadership Academy — Anzisha Prize for Young Innovators 2018
The Anzisha Prize is awarded to young innovators ages 15-22 in Africa who develop and implement innovative solutions to challenges facing their communities. Past awards include innovations in energy, agriculture, and ecological consumer products. The grand prize winners will share prizes worth US$100 thousand. Deadline 1 April 2018

Common Fund for Commodities — 12th Call for Proposals
The CFC calls for proposals that advance commodity development in its member countries. Funding is targeted mainly to for-profit organizations and social enterprises for production, value chains, and marketing across a wide group of commodities (agricultural crops, tree crops, timber, bamboo and rattan, minerals, and others). Deadline 15 April 2018

Global Giving — Crowdfunding Training Opportunity
GlobalGiving is an online platform to raise funds for grassroots projects worldwide across many sectors and themes – including in agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources. GlobalGiving announces a new Accelerator program that will offer virtual training in online fundraising and participation in a two-week crowdfunding campaign. The program is open to nonprofit organizations anywhere in the world. Organizations that successfully complete the GlobalGiving Accelerator by raising at least US$5 thousand total from a minimum 40 different donors will earn permanent membership with GlobalGiving, in addition to publicity and bonus prizes. Deadline 1 May 2018

Thought for Food Foundation — Thought For Food Global Challenge
The Thought for Food Foundation invites young teams to develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050. TFF Challenge participants can win up to $25 thousand in cash prizes and participate in the TFF Startup Bootcamp, a 12-week workshop for social entrepreneurs. Deadline 4 May 2018

Right Sharing of World Resources — Seed Grants for Women’s Micro-Credit Projects
Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) makes seed grants to support income-generating projects led by women. RSWR’s current priorities are grassroots organizations selected states and districts of India; Quaker groups in Kenya; and grassroots organizations in Sierra Leone. Projects include many in the production and sale of fruits and vegetables; meat and milk; grain crops; fish; fuelwood; and other enterprises associated with small-scale agriculture and rural livelihoods. Deadline 30 June 2018

Conservation, Food, and Health Foundation — Grants for Grassroots Development
The CFH Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations for projects in conservation, sustainable agriculture, and health in low- and lower-middle-income countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. It prefers to support organizations located in low- and middle-income countries, or organizations located in upper-income countries whose activities are of direct benefit low- and middle-income countries. Most recent grants range from US$10 thousand to US$30 thousand. Deadline 1 July 2018

Bio-diversity, environment, climate change

UK Department for International Development — Research on Economic Growth in Developing Countries (Phase 3)
The IGC invites proposals with focus on delivering research and policy products to developing countries with the aim of creating jobs and reduce poverty. The topics include improving access to and quality of energy services for households and firms; rural electrification; energy efficiency; and the effects of energy consumption on health and the environment. Deadline 05 March 2018

German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) — NAMA Funding for Low-Carbon Development (5th call)
Germany’s BMU is a partner of the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change in establishing the NAMA Facility to address climate change (promotion of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions). The Facility announces its fourth call for project proposals from national governments and qualified delivery organizations in developing and emerging economies. The NAMA Facility is open to fund NAMAs across a range of countries and sectors. Deadline 15 March 2018.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — International Climate Protection Fellowships 2018
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers 20 fellowships for young climate experts from developing countries interested in conducting a project in Germany and pursuing long-term collaboration. The fellowship allows future leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection. Deadline 01 March 2018.

IUCN-Netherlands — Land Acquisition for Conservation 2018
The World Conservation Union in the Netherlands (IUCN-Netherlands) provides grants up to €85 thousand for the purchase and protection of threatened wildlife habitats and vulnerable ecosystems in Asia-Pacific countries, Africa, and Latin America. The grants are to qualified and experienced local conservation organizations. Deadline 01 May 2018.

United Nations University — Climate Fellowship Programme
The UNFCCC–UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme offers young people from developing countries the opportunity to start their career at the interface between international climate policy development and research. Fellowships may last from six months to two years. Climate Fellows will be able to work in their home countries or internationally, deploying the valuable experience and insights they have gained during the programme. Qualified women candidates and candidates from least developed countries are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted two times a year. Deadline 16 July – 16 August 2018.

New England Biolabs Foundation — Grants for Grassroots Conservation 2018
The New England Biolabs Foundation makes grants to grassroots and charitable organizations to support conservation of biological diversity; ecosystem services; community food security; and marine environment. The geographical scope focuses on Ghana and Cameroon in West Africa. Maximum grant size is US$10 thousand. Most grants are US$3 thousand to US$8 thousand. Deadlines 16 March 2018 and 13 August 2018

Fellowships/scholarships/grants

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture — Agricultural Scholarships for Africans
RUFORUM is partnering with the MasterCard Foundation to implement the programme “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development”. For the academic year 2018, 45 Bachelor and 15 Master scholarships are available of which 70% will be for Kenya and Uganda nationals.The aim is to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural agricultural transformation. In this current call, proposals will be accepted only from Egerton University and Gulu University. Deadline 31 March 2018.

Ghent University — PhD Scholarships 2018
Ghent University grants PhD scholarships to promising PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University. 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, etc. Deadline 6 March 2018.

Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences — Research Competitions 2018 and 2019
Each year, the Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences sponsors a competition to stimulate high-quality research regarding problems inherent in the developing world. The questions for 2018 include one on the use of remotely-sensed data for assessing the water cycle in developing countries. The questions for 2019 include one on the impact of urbanization, agricultural, and/or industrial development on natural ecosystems in tropical countries, and another on the technical, scientific or economic implication of emerging countries to the collecting and recycling of residues containing metals. Each award-winning work is granted a prize of €2,500. The deadline for the 2018 competition is 01 March 2018; the deadline for the 2019 competition is 01 March 2019.

Association of Commonwealth Universities — Masters Scholarships 2018
The Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships enable successful applicants to benefit from the expertise provided by universities in low and middle-income countries around the Commonwealth. The program currently offers 13 masters-level scholarships at ACU member universities in 9 countries. Applicants are citizens of Commonwealth countries other than the host country. Subject areas for the masters programs include agriculture, environment, climate change, and others. Deadline 11 March 2018.

Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions — IMMANA Fellowships, Round 4
Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), IMMANA aims to accelerate the development of scientific evidence to support effective policy and investments in agriculture for improved nutrition and health. Fellowships focus mainly on fieldwork in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Eligible applicants will have completed a doctorate in any field related to agriculture, nutrition, and/or health within three years of the proposed fellowship start date. Applicants may be of any nationality and have earned their doctorates anywhere. IMMANA strongly encourages applications from female candidates who are citizens of low- and middle-income countries, and applicants who have research or faculty appointments in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia.  Deadline 1 March 2018.

NextWorldNow Community Investments — Community Grants 2018
NextWorldNow (NWN) is committed to working with community leaders who are solving difficult social problems. This includes social problems related to water, sanitation, deforestation, smallholder productivity, and food security — among other subject areas. Grants are up to US$10 thousand. Deadline 31 March 2018.

Israeli Agency for International Development - Course: Clean Technologies for Economic Development
The course is geared towards decision makers, policy makers and professionals from the fields of energy, water, waste, agriculture, climate change, infrastructure and economic development.Deadline 23 Feb 2018

Israeli Agency for International Development — Course: Intensive Crop Production
The course is geared towards professionals from governmental and non-governmental institutions, universities, research institutes and/or private sector involved in agricultural development projects under irrigation as well as in research, extension and/or intensive agricultural production. Deadline 06 March 2018

African Water Association — Research Fellowships for Young Water and Sanitation Professionals in West Africa
With funding provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the African Water Association offers fellowships of US$1 thousand for masters research in water and sanitation. Open until 28 Feb 2018

Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund — Scholarships for Higher Education 2018
Subject areas at Taiwan’s participating universities include tropical agriculture, renewable energy, environmental sciences, conservation and wildlife management, and others. Deadline  16 March 2018

Aga Khan Foundation — International Scholarships 2018-2019
The Aga Khan Foundation supports programs in rural development, broadly defined, in a number of developing countries. Deadline  31 March 2018

New Zealand Aid Program — Development Scholarships 2018
New Zealand’s government provides a variety of opportunities for training and university study through the New Zealand Aid Program, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The program has six scholarship schemes, reaching a total of over 90 countries. The priorities for support often include agriculture, renewable energy, fisheries, disaster risk management, and other areas. Deadline  28 March 2018

Tropical Biology Association — Field Courses for Early-Career Scientists 2018
The TBA sponsors field courses in tropical biology at the post-graduate level. It currently invites applications for 2018 courses in Kenya and Borneo. Full scholarships will be granted to successful African and Malagasy applicants for the course in Africa or Madagascar, and to successful applicants from ASEAN countries for the course in Borneo. Deadline  4 March 2018

International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology — Research Fellowships 2018
The Arturo Falaschi Fellowships Program offers long and short-term fellowships to assist in the training of scientists from ICGEB’s member states, including many developing countries. The fellowships are for research at collaborating universities in Trieste, New Delhi, and Cape Town. For doctoral fellowships, the application deadline is 31 March 2018. For post-doctoral fellowships, the deadlines are 31 March and 30 September 2018.

Wageningen University — Short Courses: Food Security 2018
The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation offers multiple short-term courses in the theme “Food Security” in 2018. Courses during the year 2018, and the locations where they will be held, include the following: Milking to potential (May 2018 in the Netherlands); Food systems for healthy and sustainable diets (June 2018 in the Netherlands); Organised farmers as partners in agribusiness (September/October 2018 in the Netherlands); Responsible aquaculture development (November/December 2018 in the Netherlands); among many others. Most courses are open to professionals of government departments, NGOs and civil society organisations, businesses, development agencies, universities and colleges for higher education, and individual consultants. Deadline April 2018

Nordic Africa Institute — Grants for Guest Researchers from Africa 2018
The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) provides funding to social science researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa for short-term collaborative assignments at the NAI in Uppsala, Sweden. Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply. The thematic research programs include the topics of economic growth, poverty alleviation, sustainable livelihoods, climate change, and sustainable development, among others. Deadline 1 April 2018

International Plant Nutrition Institute — Scholar Awards for Agricultural Graduate Students 2018
The IPNI Scholar Awards are open to applicants who are graduate students attending a degree-granting institution located in any country with an IPNI program. Applicants in Africa can apply if their research connects with international programs, even if their countries are not in IPNI (see the special criteria for Africans). Awards of US$2 thousand are available to students in the disciplines of agronomy, horticulture, ecology, soil fertility, soil chemistry, crop physiology, and other areas related to plant nutrition. Deadline 1 May 2018

International Livestock Research Institute — Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund 2017-2018
The Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) Hub awards research fellowships to African agricultural researchers for short-term projects at the BecA-ILRI Hub in Nairobi. The announcement identifies the priority research themes. Candidates should be currently engaged in agricultural research and be affiliated with a national agricultural research system in the eligible countries: Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Dem Rep Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Under special partnership and collaboration arrangements, applicants from other African countries are considered for the fellowship. The Fund supports travel, accommodation, stipend, and research costs. Deadline 30 June 2018

AWARDS and O T H E R

Agrinatura travel grants to Tropentag conference 2018
AGRINATURA will support the annual Conference on Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (Tropentag) with the general theme for 2018: ‘Global food security and food safety: The role of universities’ The conference will be held at the Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium), September 17-19, 2018. Deadline 15 May 2018

Global Federation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences — World Agricultural Prize 2018
The Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for the Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA) supports innovation and leadership in education, research, and outreach in the agricultural and life sciences. This year, two World Agriculture Prizes will be awarded, each to a faculty member from a higher education institution for lifetime achievements in agriculture and life sciences  — including but not limited to agriculture, forestry, natural resources, food, bio-based products, bio-energy, rural development, and the environment. The amount of the prize is US$100 thousand, contributed by Nanjing Agricultural University and the Da Bei Nong Group. Deadline 30 April 2018
The King Baudouin African Development Prize aims to reward individuals or organisations who are making an outstanding contribution to development in Africa. The winners receive €200 thousand and the opportunity to promote their cause to international audiences. The Prize will be awarded to Africans or organisations which are founded and led by Africans. Candidates have to be nominated. Self-nominations and applications by individuals will not be considered. Deadline 01 March 2018.

Australian Center for International Agricultural Research — John Allwright Fellowship 2018
ACIAR awards the John Allwright Fellowship for university post-graduate studies in Australia. Applicants are citizens of ACIAR’s priority partner countries who are engaged in an ACIAR collaborative project at the time of application. Each awardee pursues research at an Australian tertiary institution relevant to the project in which the awardee is engaged. Deadline 30 April 2018
World Academy of Sciences — Science Prizes 2018
Each year, TWAS awards eight prizes of US$15 thousand each to individual scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least 10 years. The disciplinary fields include agricultural sciences, biology, and six others. Nominations of women scientists are particularly encouraged. Deadline 15 March 2018.

International Youth Foundation — Global Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurs
The Laureate Global Fellowship, sponsored by Laureate International Universities, recognizes 20 young leaders from around the world who have pioneered solutions to urgent social and environmental challenges in their communities and beyond. Laureate Global Fellows begin their fellowship experience at a week-long training retreat and gain access to opportunities for needs-based personal and organizational development. Deadline 06 March 2018

Swiss Re Foundation — Leadership Prize in Water Management
The International ReSource Award is a prize acknowledging social entrepreneurial thinking and leadership in addressing social and/or ecological issues related to sustainable water management practices in developing and emerging countries. Deadline 16 March 2018

The UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship
The Fellowship presents an opportunity to report ambitious long-form print and audio stories on the full range of subjects under the rubric of food systemsagricultural and nutritional policy, the food industry, food science, technology and culture, rural and urban farming, agriculture and the environment (including climate change), global trade and supply chains, consolidation and securitization of the food system and public health as it relates to food and farming. Deadline 15 March 2018

African Leadership Academy — Anzisha Prize for Young Innovators 2018
Past awards include innovations in energy, agriculture, and ecological consumer products. The grand prize winners will share prizes worth US$100 thousand. Deadline  01 Apr 2018

Boston University: West African Research Association (WARC) — Travel Grants for West African Nationals
The WARC Travel Grant supports African scholars and graduate students for research visits to other institutions on the continent. Travel grant funds may be used to attend and present papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant’s field of research; visit libraries or archives in support of the applicant’s current academic work; engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another institution; and travel to a research site. The grant provides travel costs up to US$1,500 and a stipend of US$1,500. The program is open to West African nationals, with preference given to those affiliated with West African colleges, universities, and research institutions. Deadline 15 March 2018

West African Research Association — Travel Grant Program 2017
The WARC Travel Grant promotes intra-African cooperation and exchange among researchers and institutions by providing support to African scholars and graduate students for research visits to other institutions on the continent. Travel grant funds may be used to: (i) attend and present papers; (ii) visit libraries or archives; (iii) engage in collaborative work with colleagues. Deadline 15 March 2018

Indian National Academy of Sciences — JRD-Tata Fellowships for Visiting Scientists from Developing Countries
India’s National Science Academy administers the JRD-Tata Fellowships to support visiting scientists from the developing world and promote South-South cooperation. The program is open to applicants from developing countries (except India) younger than age 45, and who possess doctorate or masters degrees in science or equivalent degrees in engineering/medicine. Past participants have included several in agriculture, biological sciences, and geo-sciences. The fellowship is for three months and includes transportation, maintenance allowance, accommodation, and contingencies. Deadline  30 Apr 2018

Fiat Panis Foundation — Prizes for Research in Agriculture and Natural Resources 2018
The Fiat Panis Foundation makes awards for university thesis and dissertation research in themes of agriculture and natural resources, with a focus on food security in developing countries. The Hans Hartwig Ruthenberg Graduate Award is €7.5 thousand. Deadline  30 Apr 2018

Women’s World Summit Foundation — Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life
The WWSF awards this Prize of US$1 thousand per laureate to honor women and women’s groups for exceptional creativity, courage, and commitment to improve the quality of life in rural communities. Each year, WWSF awards the Prize to between 5-10 creative rural women and women’s groups around the world. Nominations include biographical data about the nominee; at least two endorsement letters; and labeled photos. Self-nominations are not accepted. Deadline  01 Apr 2018 (submitted by postal mail only).

Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition — Food Sustainability Media Award
The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) and the Thomson Reuters Foundation invite professional journalists and emerging talent from all over the world to participate in the Food Sustainability Media Award. Applicants may submit written journalism and multimedia (photography, audio and video) contents related to food security, sustainability, agriculture and nutrition. Deadline 31 May 2018.

World Food Prize Foundation — World Food Prize and Borlaug Field Award 2018
The World Food Prize Foundation invites nominations for the annual World Food Prize, and for the annual Borlaug Field Award. The World Food Prize (US$250 thousand) recognizes an individual or individuals who have made outstanding achievements to enhance the world’s food production and its distribution to those most in need. The deadlines for nominations are 01 May 2018 for the World Food Prize, and 30 June 2018 for the Borlaug Field Award. 

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