Knowledge for Development

Fellowships, grants & calls


AgriTT Research Challenge Fund

AgriTT Research Challenge FundDeadline: 28 June 2013

27/06/2013


PhD scholarships in rice value chain research

PhD scholarships in rice value chain researchDeadline: 31 July 2013

27/06/2013


PhD scholarship in coffee systems research

PhD scholarship in coffee systems researchDeadline: 15 July 2013

27/06/2013


PhD scholarship in cocoa systems research

 PhD scholarship in cocoa systems researchDeadline: 15 July 2013

27/06/2013


Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo fellowship 2013

Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo fellowship 2013Deadline: 15 July 2013

27/06/2013


Call for strengthening the science collaboration with developing countries in the Asia-Pacific Region, Latin America and the Caribbean

Call for strengthening the science collaboration with developing countries in the Asia-Pacific Region, Latin America and the CaribbeanDeadline: 31 July 2013It is published by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The thematic areas of the call are: health (e.g. epidemiology); biotechnology including biodiversity; environmental research with emphasis on environmental technologies, energy, water, climate and marine research; engineering (e.g. manufacturing, architecture, logistics), information and communication technologies.

27/06/2013


RUFORUM call for papers 2013: 'Tertiary agricultural education and smallholder farming'

Deadline: 31 July 2013  The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM: see www.ruforum.org) is keen to document case studies where institutions and individual actors could share their experiences of working downstream with farmers; what are some of the lessons and skill mix that universities would need to take into account in terms of strengthening their academic programmes to produce graduates with a blend of necessary skills and competences that will facilitate change processes at community level. Further, what institutional arrangements need to be addressed to more effectively reach smallholders to enable them improve their agricultural productivity and enterprises?  

20/06/2013


Comparative Research Networks: call for proposals for 2013

Comparative Research Networks: call for proposals for 2013 Deadline: 31 May 2013  CODESRIA invites proposals from researchers based in African universities and centres of research for the constitution of Comparative Research Networks (CRNs) to undertake studies on or around any of the themes identified as priority research themes: Higher education and ICTs; Climate change and natural resources; Gender and youth; etc. More information.

22/05/2013


‘Improving Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Interventions´: Request for Letter of Interest

‘Improving Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Interventions´: Request for Letter of Interest Deadline: 7 June 2013  The Gates Foundation announced a new funding opportunity for the development of a consortium with both agricultural and nutrition expertise to optimize nutrition outcomes from investments in agriculture. More information.

22/05/2013


Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme 2013

Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme 2013 Deadline: 10 June 2013  The third Call for Proposals under the Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme was launched. The general objective of the programme is to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. More information

22/05/2013


Agricultural Research Connections Workshop 2013

Agricultural Research Connections Workshop 2013 Deadline: 10 June 2013  The goal of these workshops is to catalyze new research partnerships among high-caliber scientists who could then compete for funding through calls for proposals such as the upcoming Program for Emerging Agricultural Research Leaders (PEARLs), with projects led by scientists in African national programmes. More information

22/05/2013


Young Innovators Competition 2013

Young Innovators Competition 2013 Deadline: 30 June 2013     ITU is looking for the next generation of social technopreneurs – young people aged between 18 and 26 with an inspirational ICT-based solution to developmental challenges. Ten winning finalists will be selected to attend ITU Telecom World 2013.  More information

22/05/2013


Research on pastoral meat value chain

Research on pastoral meat value chain Deadline: 30 April 2013 The University of Nairobi, the National Museums of Kenya and the German Institute for Agriculture in the Tropics and Subtropics (DITSL) are offering:- 4 PhD scholarships for Kenyan applicants on topics related to pastoral meat value chains- 1 PostDoc position (3 years, for candidates from any country) on transdisciplinary research to reduce post-harvest losses and to add value in (animal) food value chains, based at DITSL / University of Kassel, Germany, as part of the subproject 'Transdisciplinary research: Stakeholder processes, knowledge integration and collaborative learning'.The PhDs and PostDoc will take part in the GlobE (Global Food Security) project RELOAD: 'Reduction of Post Harvest Losses and Value Addition in East African Food Value Chains' funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). This collaborative project builds a research network between partners in Germany, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda. 

10/04/2013


Call for submissions on the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus

Call for submissions on the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus No deadlines.  The Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus is the featured topic at the IWA Water Wiki in conjunction with the IWA/IUCN Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions. The initiaitive is looking for articles, case studies, reports and poster presentations between 500 and 2000 words. More information

10/04/2013


Call for project proposals 2013 - Resources for thesis research

Call for project proposals 2013 - Resources for thesis research Deadline: 6 May 2013 A bursary programme to support the strengthening and consolidation of research potential in developing countries, implemented by IRD. More information

10/04/2013


Scientific and technological exchange 2013

Scientific and technological exchange 2013 Deadline: 6 May 2013 The BEST program promotes the acquisition of new skills for researchers, engineers and technicians in developing countries, through their home within research institutions and higher education located outside their country of residence.

10/04/2013


University of Cape Town's Post Graduate Diploma in Pesticide Risk Management: 2013 programme flyer

For download, the announcement for the 2013 intake of students to the University of Cape Town's Post Graduate Diploma in Pesticide Risk Management.

3/04/2013


Scientific Communication and Publishing

Dates: 6–10 May 2013   Venue: University of Nairobi, Chiromo Campus, Kenya   Deadline: 1 May 2013   This is an intensive, 5-day course, organised by the Training Centre in Communication (TCC), during which participants will learn about: Writing technical communication, inc. reports, theses, scientific papers, reviews; scientific papers for publication in international peer-reviewed journals, preparing and giving different forms of oral communication for different audiences, preparing posters, writing proposals, communicating in science (conferences, preparing applications, reviewing the  work of others), analysing and presenting technical data using graphical methods, designing  research projects, managing projects for scientific and international organisations, matters of style in technical communication, communicating to non-experts.  http://www.tcc-africa.org/tcc/ 

7/03/2013


Call for concept notes: Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA)

Deadline: 4 April 2013   IDRC and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) are funding a new programme on climate change adaptation. The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) began in 2012 and will run until 2019. CARIAA invites submissions of joint concept notes for the establishment of research consortia in three climate change hot spots: semi-arid regions, deltas, and glacier and snowpack dependent river basins.Find out more at http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Programs/Agriculture_and_the_Environment/CARIAA/Pages/default.aspx   

7/03/2013


Competitive call for innovative (smallholder) farmers for Eastern African Farmer Innovation Fair

Deadline: 8 March 2013   The Week on Agricultural Innovation Systems in Africa (WAIA) revolves around a regional fair to celebrate the innovativeness of smallholder farmers: the Eastern African Farmer Innovation Fair (EAFIF) to be held 28–29 May 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya. Four Prolinnova County Platforms in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are leading initiatives in their respective countries to identify innovative farmers and to help them prepare for the fair. This  competitive call is inviting farmers or their contact organisations to apply to take part in the EAFIF. The top 15 women and men innovators will be selected to go to Nairobi. Priority will be given to women innovators.  http://knowledge.cta.int/en/Dossiers/CTA-and-S-T/Fellowships-grants-calls/Week-on-Agricultural-Innovation-in-Africa-WAIA-Competitive-call-for-innovative-smallholder-farmers-for-Eastern-African-Farmer-Innovation-Fair   

7/03/2013