Knowledge for Development

Fellowships, grants & calls


On-the-Job Research Capacity Building for Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Countries (OJCB)

UNU-ISP will support capacity building projects proposed and implemented by leading scientists (host scientists) who are engaged in research related to sustainable agriculture (including  forestry and fisheries) in developing countries, under the responsibility of a host institution. The programme mainly consists of capacity building through on-the-job training (OJT) for young  researchers in developing countries (trainees). 

31/07/2013


Call for proposals: Innovations in agricultural and food systems

The Swiss programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (R4D programme) is looking to expand into the following topics: 1) sustainability of agricultural and food systems,  natural resources and resilience; 2) agricultural innovation, extension and research into use; 3) governance and policies for the future world food system. The pre-proposal should provide an  outline of the planned research project and has to cover the entire period of six years with more details of the planned activities for the first three year period.

31/07/2013


Ideas competition: ‘Fight Food Losses and Food Waste’

The Swiss National FAO Committee has launched a student competition aiming to develop innovative ideas on how to fight food waste in Switzerland and postharvest losses in developing  countries. The best ideas will be awarded at a public event on the eve of World Food Day 2013.

31/07/2013


International symposium on the valorisation of research results and innovations (2nd annoucement)

Dates: 24-27 September 2013  Venue: Joly Hotel, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso  Deadline for submission of abstracts: 28 July 2013  

17/07/2013


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



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