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Africa Food Prize — Calling for Nominations 2017


05 Jun 2017

Co-sponsored by the Alliance for a Green Revolution and Yara International, the Africa Food Prize honors outstanding contributions to agriculture and food production in the challenge to combat hunger and reduce poverty in Africa. The Prize can be awarded for a specific contribution or achievement, or for a series of efforts and results within the last few years. Nominations are open to qualified candidates irrespective of their nationalities, professions, or locations. The Prize is US$100 thousand (to be shared if there is more than one winner), a diploma, and a trophy.

Fiat Panis Foundation — Prizes for Research in Agriculture and Natural Resources 2017


30 Apr 2017

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 Justus von Liebig Award for World Food is €25 thousand; the Hans Hartwig Ruthenberg Graduate Award is €7.5 thousand.

Australian Center for International Agricultural Research — John Allwright Fellowship 2017


15 May 2017

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.

Erasmus Mundus Programme — MEDfOR Master Course in Mediterranean Forestry


15 Apr 2017

The MEDfOR Consortium includes seven European universities with expertise in Mediterranean forestry. The MEDfOR master course is open to EU and non-EU students. Scholarships will be offered by different funding agencies according to specific eligibility requirements, although the program does not guarantee Erasmus Mundus fellowships.

Drivers of Food Choice — Competitive Grants Program


01 Apr 2017

With funding by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK’s Department for International Development, the program “Drivers of Food Choice” solicits applications for research projects that will provide a deep understanding of the drivers of food choice and the relationship with agriculture among the poor in the world’s low- and middle-income countries.

Southern Africa Network for Biosciences — Innovative Solutions in Nutrition


28 Mar 2017

The Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) is a NEPAD program for collaborative research, development, and innovation addressing challenges in health and nutrition in Southern Africa. The SANBio/BioFISA II Programme invites….

Common Fund for Commodities — Open Call for Proposals


30 Apr 2017

The CFC calls for proposals that advance commodity development in its member countries. Financial support takes the form of grants, loans, and equity investments. Funding is targeted mainly to for-profit organizations and social enterprises for production, value chains, and marketing across a wide group of commodities (e.g., agricultural crops, tree crops, timber, bamboo and rattan, minerals, and others). CFC will consider proposals where its share of financing does not exceed 50% of the total.

International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture — International Course in Agribusiness

ICRA supports education and capacity strengthening in agriculture and the rural sector in the developing world. Applications are invited for a new course on building agribusiness services. The course will be held in Ibadan (Nigeria) in November 2017. The 2-week course is aimed at professionals providing agribusiness support services to small-scale farmers, processors, and other affiliated enterprises.  ICRA’s courses qualify for NFP scholarships funded by the Dutch government. Individuals wishing to apply for these scholarships should apply to ICRA before 22 March 2017.

Global Forest Watch — Small Grants 2017


15 Apr 2017

Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an interactive online forest monitoring and alert system designed to empower people with the information they need to better manage and conserve forest landscapes. The Small Grants Fund provides financial and technical support to non-profit NGOs that want to use Global Forest Watch in their research, advocacy, and fieldwork. The specific focus in 2017 is use of GFW’s GLAD alerts and/or VIIRS fire alerts to enhance local responses to forest threats.

Rothamsted International — International Fellowships


16 Oct 2017

Rothamsted International is a nonprofit organization to advance sustainable agriculture in developing countries. The Rothamsted International Fellowship Scheme has supported around 140 scientists from more than 30 different countries. The program seeks to promote the exchange of skills and technologies between scientists from developing countries and Rothamsted Research. Applications are completed jointly by the candidate and a Rothamsted Project Leader.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility — Biodiversity Information for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa


09 Apr 2017

GBIF invites proposals for project funding from Sub-Saharan Africa under the “Biodiversity Information for Development” programme. Funding up to €40 thousand per grant will establish or strengthen national biodiversity information facilities, and increase biodiversity data to respond to national priorities. Additionally, small grants up to €20 thousand will mobilize biodiversity data relevant for biodiversity conservation priorities.

CS Fund and Warsh-Mott Legacy — Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

The CS Fund and Warsh-Mott Legacy take an activist approach in making grants to defend traditional management of agriculture and natural resources in the Global South. Specific interests include protecting local seeds and reducing chemicals in agriculture; regulating the introduction of genetically modified organisms; and supporting communities in their self-governance of natural resources. Recent grants include several for Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Most grants are under US$20 thousand. Letters of inquiry can be sent at any time.

Dutch Postcode Lottery — Green Challenge 2017


01 Jun 2017

The Dutch Postcode Lottery offers the Green Challenge to encourage the development of products and services that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The competition is open globally. The winner will receive €500 thousand to help bring his or her plan to market. An additional €200 thousand will be awarded to the runner-up. The Green Challenge accepts business plans through 01 June 2017.

Smart Villages — Photo Competition on Sustainable Rural Energy


30 Apr 2017

Smart Villages announces a photo competition on the theme of how energy access changes the life of rural communities around the world. The contest will emphasize the concept of energy “smartness” i.e., how energy is being used in productive, innovative, and even entrepreneurial ways. The competition is open to everyone regardless of nationality, background, age, and experience. The competition offers several cash prizes up to US$2 thousand for the overall winner. Photos must be submitted before 30 April 2017.

Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research — SFIAR Award 2017


13 Jul 2017

SFIAR annually awards a prize to scientists working at or in association with a Swiss institution in agricultural research for development. For 2017, the best team project will be awarded CHF 10 thousand, and the best masters project CHF 1 thousand. To be eligible, research must have been carried out at or in close collaboration with a Swiss institution. The deadline for applications (French, German, English) is 13 July 2017.

International Center for Climate Governance — Best Climate Practices


31 May 2017

The Best Climate Practices contest for 2017 focuses on actionable ideas and concrete projects to support urban and/or rural communities in preparing and responding to climate disasters, improving local resilience through enhanced preparedness (ex-ante), and/or capacity to recover (ex-post). The contest is open to individuals, teams, or organizations regardless of nationality, age, or qualifications. The contest winner will be awarded €3 thousand.

Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust — Grants for Research and Training 2017


15 Aug 2017

The Trust makes grants for education and research in ornamental horticulture in North America, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Australia.   Applicants include botanical gardens, arboreta, universities, and other nonprofit charitable organizations. Grants are up to US$25 thousand.

UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education — Short Courses for Water Professionals in the Caribbean Region

The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs is partnering with the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education to fund masters degrees and short courses at Delft University of Technology for water professionals from Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The project aims to strengthen the capacity of professionals and decision makers to improve water management in SIDS, and to better address challenges such as coping with climate change. The program announces short courses open to applicants from Aruba, Bahamas, Curacao, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Sint Maarten.


April 1 @ 8:00 am
December 1 @ 5:00 pm