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Latest funding opportunities Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research — Grants
for Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, and Field Days
Deadline: 30 Sep 2017
ACIAR offers sponsorship assistance to individuals wishing to attend a conference, seminar, workshop or field day that directly benefits agricultural research for development. ACIAR also supports organisations seeking sponsorships for this same objective. The priority
is for events and sponsorships in ACIAR partner countries and related to ACIAR
However, direct involvement in an ACIAR project is not a prerequisite to apply for funding. The application deadlines are the first Wednesday of April and the last Wednesday of October in each calendar year.
Read more UNESCO Office in Venice — MAB Youth Forum
Deadline: 30 May 2017
The Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) invites applications for the MAB Youth Forum to be held at the Po Biosphere Reserve in Italy, September 2017. The Forum is open worldwide to
individuals ages 18 to 30 who live or work in Biosphere Reserves, or who study
or conduct research in these areas. Participants will be nominated by their respective
biosphere reserve managers/coordinators, and supported by their MAB National
Read more Riverbanks Zoo and Garden — Conservation Support Fund
Deadline: 31 May 2017
The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden (USA) makes grants for field conservation; habitat management; conservation education; ex situ captive breeding; animal health and welfare; and other themes in wildlife research and conservation. Grants generally range from US$1 thousand to US$5 thousand.
The application deadlines are 01 June and 01 December.
Read more Rotary Foundation — Masters Studies in Water and
Deadline: 14 Jun 2017
The Rotary Foundation partners with UNESCO to offer funding for masters studies in water and sanitation. Applicants for Rotary’s support must be provisionally admitted to one of the three participating degree programs at UNESCO’s Institute for Water Education (IHE). Students apply via their local Rotary club or district. Each award is approximately €34 thousand, paid directly to UNESCO-IHE.
The application deadline is 15 June of each year.
Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition — Research on Sustainable Food 2017
Deadline: 27 Jun 2017
The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition sponsors BCFN
YES! (Young Earth Solutions) as an international competition for young researchers on the theme of sustainable food systems. The program offers one-year research grants up to €20 thousand to PhD and postdoc researchers worldwide from any background and nationality. The maximum age is 35. Subject areas include climate change, resilient agriculture, sustainable water management, ecosystem services, food policy, and many others.
Raptor Research Foundation — Grants and Awards
Deadline: 29 Jun 2017
The RRF offers seven categories of grants and awards to members and non-members of RRF. Each award or grant has different submission requirements and deadlines. The Amadon, Tully, and Brown grants support raptor research internationally. Past grants include several on raptors in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Grants in these categories range from US$500 to US$1,400. Applications are due 30 June of each year.
Read more European
Commission — Agricultural Strengthening in South Sudan
Deadline: 16 Feb 2017
The EC announces funding to improve food security and income in South Sudan, focusing on sustainable supply of agriculture and livestock inputs and services through the private sector.
This call for proposals is part of the first and second component of the ZEAT-BEAD Program
(“Zonal Effort for Agricultural Transformation – Bahal Gazar Effort for Agricultural Development”). Grants up to amaximum of €3 million will be allocated in four lots according to
Read more Erasmus Mundus — Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment,
Deadline: 17 Feb 2017
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in AquaCulture, Environment and Society (EM
JMD ACES) is a full-time master’s program during two years for European and international
students. Applicantsare expected to have an appropriate background in aquaculture, marine
science, aquatic biology, biology, environmental sciences, marine resources, environmental economics, or environmental policy. Participating students willdivide their semesters among universities in the UK, Greece,and France. The program offers scholarships to cover tuition fees, living, and travel expenses.
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences — Training in Taxonomy and Collection Management 2017
Deadline: 19 Feb 2017
The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is the country’s focal point for the Global Taxonomy Initiative(GTI). Qualified individuals from developing countries supported by
Belgian Development Cooperation can apply for study visits in Belgium to train in taxonomic projects and biodiversity assessment projects that have strong taxonomic components. Priority is given to projects in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Dem Rep Congo,
Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda,
Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Committee for International Solidarity — Grants for Family Agriculture in West Africa 2017
Deadline: 07 Mar 2017
The French Committee for International Solidarity (Comité Français pour la Solidarité Internationale – CFSI), in partnership with Fondation de France, funds projects that supportsmall-scale farming inWest Africa. Grants will support projects carried out by partnerships between European and West African nonprofit legal entities in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana,
Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Projects can range from one to three years.
European Commission — Improved Nutrition in Lao PDR
Deadline: 13 Mar 2017
The EC will make grants to improve food and nutrition security among rural households and create sustainable agricultural wealth at the village and household level in Laos. Actions include
attention to improved plant-based and animal-based agriculture, safe local water supply,
and others. The lead applicant should be a nonprofit organization in the EU
or in one of the eligible countries of the DCI Regulation (i.e., EU pre-accession countries, countries of the European Economic Area, and many developing countries and territories).
Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification — Collaboration Fund 2017
Deadline: 30 Mar 2017
PEFC offers competitive grants in support of its mission to improve forest management and expand forest certification around the world. PEFC invites its members and other non-profit
organizations to apply. Project partners may also include private and public-sector
PEFC will consider proposals up to CHF 40 thousand for projects up to two years. Grantees must provide at least 35% co-funding. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2017.
World Food Prize Foundation — World Food Prize and Borlaug Field
Deadline: 30 Apr 2017
The World Food Prize Foundation invites nominations for the annual World Food Prize, and for the annual Borlaug Field Award. The World Food Prize (US$250 thousand) recognizes an individual or individuals who have made outstanding achievements to enhance the
world’s food production and its distribution to those most in need. The Borlaug Field
Award (US$10 thousand) recognizes science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under age 40 in the challenge to eliminate global hunger and poverty.
Ekhaga Foundation – Ecological Agriculture and Biological Medicine 2017
Deadline: 19 May 2017
The Ekhaga Foundation makes grants for research in ecological agriculture and biological medicine.Universities, research institutes, etc., from all over the world are invited to apply. Ekhaga requires cooperation with a Swedish institution for applications that do not come from Europe or North America. The deadline for applications is 20 May 2017.
Pura Vida Conservation — Reforestation Projects in theAmericas Pura Vida Conservation seeks to improve the productivity and health of natural lands throughout the Americas. The
organization aims to interconnect fragmented natural areas through strategic and
innovative conservation methods, while actively working to enable humans to exist sustainably within the biosphere. Pura Vida acceptsapplications for reforestation projects, e.g., for farms, yards, commercial buildings, and other properties.Readmore
Swedish International Development Agency — Training on Climate Change in West Africa
Deadline: 12 Feb 2017
The Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) funds short-term training in selected
development topics for participants from developing countries.
Fauna & Floral International — Global Trees Campaign2016-2017
Deadline: 05 Feb 2017
Fauna & Flora International, in partnership with Botanic Gardens Conservation International and the Conservation Leadership Program, sponsor the Global Trees Campaign to support master’s research focused on tree species conservation. Research should focuson in situ conservation of a threatened tree species, ideally on IUCN’s Red List, and external to the countries of the OECD. Grants are up to £1 thousand. The application deadline is 05 February 2017.
UnitedNations Framework Convention on Climate Change — Call for Proposals
Deadline: 06 Aug 2017
The Adaptation Fund makes grants for projects and programs that address the adverse impacts of climate change. Eligibility for grants extends to countries which are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, with emphasis on developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to
the adverse effects of climate change. Grants are primarily to government organizations
such as national ministries, development institutes, local government authorities, and others — sometimes in partnership with civil society organizations.
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