Deadline: 1 September 2014. The last issue of Farming Matters for 2014 will focus on how family farming and agroecology support the nutrition of family members and the wider community.
Deadline: 16 September 2014 The CESAB (CEnter for Synthesis and Analysis on Biodiversity) is an initiative run by the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB) to promote high level research activities devoted to syntheses of ideas and/or data analyses in the field of biodiversity. CESAB supports national or international working groups developing syntheses of ideas and concepts, and/or data analyses to improve our understanding of all facets of biodiversity.
Deadline: 31 July 2014. Applications are now open for ACIAR John Allwright Fellowships for post-graduate study commencing in 2015 at Australian universities. To be eligible applicants must be working on an active ACIAR project in the partner country at the time of application.
In the frame of the research project REPICORE (Resilience of South Pacific coral reef social-ecological systems in times of global change; http://www.zmt-bremen.de/en/REPICORE.html), a PhD position in marine governance will be available from September 1 on at ZMT Bremen. Please find the text of the position announcement below.
Deadline for submission of Summary Proposal or EOI: Sunday, 3 August 2014. APN’s activities promote research that improves understanding of the physical, biological and human dimensions of change in Earth system and science that informs adaptation and mitigation decision-making in the following specific areas: Climate Change and Climate Variability; Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Land Use; Changes in the Atmospheric, Terrestrial and Marine Domains; and Resources Utilisation and Pathways for Sustainable Development. The APN is inviting applications from all member and approved countries under two separate calls, for funding FROM JUNE 2015, and is able to provide a limited amount of financial support for research and capacity development activities that fall within its areas of interest. The separate calls are outlined below: The CAPaBLE Programme for Scientific Capacity Development – capacity development proposals are welcomed. All of APN’s thematic areas are of interest; the APN’s Climate Adaptation Framework (CAF) – research and capacity development Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are welcomed. Refer to the separate call for focussed activities that will be accepted under this call.
Deadline: 30 June 2014 JOSPA is inviting contributions for research articles, review papers, general papers and short communications which are of relevance to agriculture in the tropics for the Journal's Volume 17 issue. http://knowledge.cta.int/Dossiers/CTA-and-S-T/Selected-publications/USP-IRETA-South-Pacific-Agricultural-News-SPAN-Newsletter-March-2014
Dates: 2-20 June 2014 Venue: Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda Doctoral students in the area of Global Food Security (all disciplinary fields) from the following universities will be prioritised: Makerere University (Uganda), SLU (Sweden), National University of Rwanda (Rwanda), Sokoine University (Tanzania) Jomo Kenyatta University (Kenya). http://www.slu.se/en/international/slu-global/food-security-initiative/2012/transferable-skill-course-and-workshops/
Dates: 10-12 June 2014 Venue: Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda Lecturers with several years of teaching experience, active in the area of Global Food Security (all disciplinary fields) from the following universities will be prioritised: Makerere University (Uganda), SLU (Sweden), National University of Rwanda (Rwanda), Sokoine University (Tanzania) Jomo Kenyatta University (Kenya). http://www.slu.se/en/international/slu-global/food-security-initiative/2012/workshops-for-senior-staff/teaching-learning-workshop/
Deadline: 15 April 2014 The Fund provides grants for applied research on innovations for food security and private sector development in partner countries of Dutch development cooperation. http://knowledge4food.net/food-business-applied-research-fund/
Deadline: 30 April 2014 https://dgroups.org/?8p5124fv.0
Deadline: 31 May 2014 http://nepadwatercoe.org/au-scholarship-scheme-for-masters-and-phd-programmes/
Deadline: 31 May 2014 http://africadesk.ac.uk/news/2014/mar/21/2014-distance-learning-scholarships/
Deadline: 8 June 2014 A poster competition to illustrate the diversity of development research conducted in Benin in the context of scientific partnerships with laboratories, research teams, researchers or lecturers in other francophone countries. http://www.benin.ird.fr/toute-l-actualite/l-actualite/concours-de-posters-scientifiques-2014
Deadline: 9 April 2014 -- This programme is for scientists who want to develop collaborative research consortia between scientists in sub-Saharan Africa and a research institution in the UK. -- http://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/africa-capacity-building/
Call for input: HLPE study on critical and emerging issues in the area of food security and nutrition Deadline: 15 March 2014
OECD Research Fellowships and Conference Sponsorship
Call for applications: Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme Deadline: 25 March 2014
Engineering for Development (E4D) doctoral scholarships Deadline: 31 March 2014
Learning Events Programme for Researchers from Developing Countries Deadline: 28 Feb 2014