CTA has issued a call for proposal to advance agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations by young people in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Successful applicants will receive grants ranging from EUR 30 000 to 100 000. Closing date 15 February 2015.
The Caribbean Food Crops Society has issued a call for abstracts for papers to be presented at its 51th Annual Meeting in Suriname, 19-24 July 2015. Theme is 'Food Safety, Innovation and Quality in Green Agriculture: the way forward to food security for the Caribbean. Form can be downloaded from here, closing date is 15 February 2015.
The Institute for Pacific Coral Reefs (IRCP) and two french polynesian firms, Société des Nouveaux Hôtels (SNH) and Société Polynésienne de Développement Durable (SPDD) are making available grants to young scientists (Master, PhD, Post-doctorate - < 35 yrs) to conduct a scientific project in the French Polynesia coral reefs. Each year, four candidates are selected among whom at least one from South Pacific Island States in order to promote training for scientific research in these countries.The sum of each grant will be € 4.500 for travel expenses to and from French Polynesia, accommodation and research costs. Closing date: 12 January 2015.
Apply by 1 December 2014.
Apply by 4 December 2014.
Dates: 9-27 March 2015 Venue: International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA), Wageningen, The Netherlands Deadline for NFP/MENA fellowship candidates: 12 October 2014 Deadline for applicants with own funds: 15 December 2014
NU-INRA calls for proposals to conduct a three (3) months data collection to gather socio-economic data and information for use in socio-economic scenarios for ECOWAS. Closing date: September 23, 2014. This consultancy forms part of a research project on Climate Change, Agricultural Trade and Food Security in ECOWAS, which is being sponsored by the African Climate Policy Centre of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ACPC/UNECA).
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.
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/