lundi 6 juillet 2015

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1. A G R I C U L T U R E

Nutrition and Agriculture in Malawi

With support by the European Development Fund, the EC announces grants
under the Farm Income Diversification Programme Phase II (FIDP II) -
Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN). The goal of the program is to aid governments
and civil society to *better understand and manage nutritional issues
related to agriculture*, i.e., taking the six food groups (Vegetables,
Fruits, Legumes & Nuts, Animal Foods, Fats - incl groundnuts, Staples) and
providing training on how these six food groups translate into cultivated
crops and livestock. Eligibility for funding extends to legally registered
organizations in the EU and its candidate countries; the European Economic
Area; ACP countries (including Malawi); least-developed countries; and
qualified international organizations. Grants will range from €1.5 million
to €2.0 million, varying by regions and cost shares. Reference
EuropeAid/137113/ID/ACT/MW. The deadline for concept notes is *20 July 2015*

Agriculture for Climate Resilience in Niger

The EC will make grants to strengthen agroforestry systems,* sustainable
agriculture, and sustainable ecosystem management *in the Dosso and Zinder
regions of Niger in the face of climate risks. Grants will range from €500
thousand to €1.5 million, varying by cost shares. Eligibility for funding
extends to nonprofit organizations in the EU and Niger, and to qualifying
international organizations. Reference EuropeAid/137236/IH/ACT/NE. The
closing date for concept notes is *27 July 2015*.

Improving Food Security in Senegal

The EC will make grants to increase the resilience of vulnerable
populations in Senegal to food and nutritional insecurity. Objectives are
to diffuse *innovative and sustainable agricultural practices*; to
diversify agricultural production in order to improve nutritional outcomes;
and to strengthen social and policy measures in matters of food security.
Grants will range from €350 thousand to €550 thousand, varying with cost
shares. Eligibility extends to nonprofit NGOs in Senegal and the EU member
states. Reference EuropeAid/137163/DD/ACT/SN. The application deadline is *26
August 2015*.

Training on How to Link Research and Food Security

The International Center for development-oriented Research in Agriculture
(ICRA) – member of PAEPARD - will sponsor a 3-week course for agricultural
professionals on the subject of "*linking research to inclusive development
for food security*," scheduled for June 2016 in Wageningen, the
Netherlands. Applicants can apply for fellowships through the Netherlands
Fellowship Programs (NFP and MSP) if their countries are eligible for
support in these programs. Fellowship applications can be submitted from *1
September 2015* through ICRA’s course web page after first completing an
ICRA application form.

Revitalizing Agriculture in Areas Affected by Ebola

USAID's Bureau for Food Security invites concept papers to *revitalize
agriculture and livelihoods affected by the ebola outbreak* in West Africa,
focusing preferentially on *Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone*. The Feed
the Future Ebola Recovery Partnership aims to mobilize the expertise,
infrastructures, and resources of the private sector, foundations, and
other partners -- including in-country partners -- to achieve a rapid and
robust recovery from the ebola outbreak and to foster broad-based food
security. Funding is up to US$1 million. Funding Opportunity
RFA-OAA-15-000022. The deadline for applications is *06 November 2015*.


Environmental Research for a Green Transition

The Research Council of Norway announces its first call for proposals
issued by the MILJØFORSK program (2016-2025) to generate new knowledge
about *biodiversity, cultural environments, ecosystem services*, hazardous
substances, and pollution. It will also study pressures on the environment
and the relationships between social drivers/measures and natural
drivers/responses. The MILJØFORSK program will cooperate with the Norway –
Global Partner program (NORGLOBAL) to incorporate partners from the
developing world into the grant proposals. The priority partner countries
for 2015 are Afghanistan; Ethiopia; Haiti; Malawi; Mali; Mozambique;
Myanmar; Nepal; Palestine; Somalia; South Sudan; and Tanzania -- see the
announcement for other developing countries which are also eligible. The
deadline for applications is *09 September 2015.*

Grants for Biodiversity and Cultural Diversity 2015

The Christensen Fund makes grants to indigenous-led and community-based
organizations for projects that *combine biodiversity with cultural
diversity*. Pre-proposals are accepted for consideration in the following
programs: *African Rift Valley*; Central Asia; Northwest Mexico; Melanesia;
Global; and San Francisco Bay Area. Most grants are in the range of US$50
thousand to US$100 thousand for one or two years. The application period is *01
September through 30 September*.

Tree Fund

Funding for *Arboriculture and Urban Forestry.* The Jack Kimmel
International Grant Program makes grants to researchers in arboriculture
and urban forestry worldwide. Projects of one to three years are funded to
a maximum of US$10 thousand. The application deadline is *01 October 2015*.


Fellowships for Africans in Natural Resources Management

The Italian Cooperation will fund up to 16 participants for masters studies
at the University of Florence in subjects of natural resources management
for tropical rural development. The fellowships are for candidates
interested in the Land and Water curriculum. Eligible countries are *Burkina
Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Somalia, and Sudan*.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply. The application deadline is *10
July 2015*.

Support for International Research Teams 2015

The French Institute for Development Research (IRD) announces funding to
support multidisciplinary international teams (laboratoires mixtes
internationaux, LMI) to undertake research that corresponds to IRD's
thematic priorities. These priorities include societies and *environment;
risks, climate, and environment; biodiversity, natural resources, and food
security*; and several others. The maximum funding in the first year of an
LMI is €50 thousand. The deadline for preliminary proposals is *27 July

East Africa Fellows Program 2016

The Acumen East Africa Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development
program that gives 20 individuals from East Africa the training they need
to accelerate their social impact and leadership potential. Eligible
countries are *Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, and
Tanzania*. Past fellows have included several in *smallholder agriculture,
renewable energy, waste management, fair trade*, and other areas. Acumen
covers all program expenses related to travel and accommodations, but it
does not offer scholarships, stipends, or other funding. The application
deadline is *31 July 2015*.

Development Scholarships 2016

*New Zealand's* government provides a variety of opportunities for training
and university study through the New Zealand Aid Program, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and Trade. The priorities often include *agriculture,
renewable energy, fisheries, disaster risk management*, and other areas
related to natural resources and environment. Application deadlines are
specific to each country/regional program. The deadline for applicants from
Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and several Asian countries is *31
July 2015*.

International Training Programs 2016

The *Swedish *International Development Agency (Sida) funds short-term
training in selected development topics for participants from developing
countries. Information about course content and eligibility are included
with the course description. Note: Interested individuals should follow the
website for additional courses that may be announced, including at global
and regional levels. The application deadline for the course *in strategic
environmental assessment* is *30 September 2015*.

John Allwright Fellowship 2015 <>

The *Australian *Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) for
university post-graduate studies in Australia. Applicants are citizens of
ACIAR's priority partner countries, and *engaged in an ACIAR collaborative
project* at the time of application. Each awardee pursues research at an
Australian tertiary institution relevant to the project in which the
awardee is engaged prior to taking up the award. The deadline for
applications is *31 July 2015*

Master of Integrated Water Management

The International Water Centre (IWC) in Australia is currently offering
several full scholarships for high calibre international candidates*
interested in studying the *Master of Integrated Water Management *(MIWM)
commencing in Semester 1, 2016 at The University of Queensland. Deadline:  *01
Aug 2015*


SFIAR Award 2015 <>

The *Swiss* Forum for International Agricultural Research annually awards a
prize to scientists working at or *in association with a Swiss institution
in agricultural research for development*. For 2015, the best research team
project will be awarded CHF 10 thousand, and the best masters project CHF 1
thousand. Deadline:  *15 July 2015*

IDRC Research Awards 2016

This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens
of developing countries *pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree* at a
recognized university OR who have completed a master's or doctoral degree
at a recognized university. These research awards may be part of an
academic requirement. Deadline:  *06 Aug 2015*

Innovation of capacity building

The Agropolis Foundation (*France*) promotes interdisciplinary and
integrated plant biology, ecology, and sustainable agriculture addressing
development issues in the global North and South. The call for Open Science
"Training and Higher Education" will fund projects that contribute to the
diversity, quality, and innovation of capacity building offered by the
Labex Agro scientific community and its partners. The deadline for
applications (French, English) is *17 July 2015*.

Youth Video Competition on Climate Change

The *United Nations* Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
announces a global competition for individuals aged 18-30 who submit *video
examples of inspiring actions to combat climate change*. The winners will
be funded to participate in COP 21 in Paris (November-December 2015) as
youth reporters. The deadline for submissions is *17 August 2015*.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships 2015

In *Europe*'s research program Horizon 2020, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie
Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new
knowledge and to work on research in a European context or outside Europe.
The scheme particularly supports *the return and re-integration of
researchers from outside Europe* who have previously worked there. It also
develops or helps to re-start the careers of individual researchers that
show great potential, considering their experience. Applicants in the EU;
their overseas territories; countries associated to Horizon 2020; and most
developing countries are eligible for consideration. The closing date for
applications is *10 September 2015*

Research grants related to development research

Within the framework of *Danish *development cooperation, the Danish
Ministry of Foreign Affairs hereby invites Phase 1 applications for The
Call is applicable for both North-driven (Den­mark) and South-driven (*Ghana,
Nepal, and Tanzania*) development research grant applicants. Application
deadline:  *04* *September 2015*.

International Research Collaboration in Agriculture and Natural Resources

The *OECD*'s Cooperative Research Program invites applications for
international conferences (e.g., workshops, congresses, and symposia) and
fellowships from research scientists in agriculture and natural resources.
The application deadline is *10 September 2015*.

Terre des Femmes 2015

The Yves Rocher Foundation annually sponsors "Women of the Earth" to honor
women in France and selected other countries for their achievements in
environmental awareness, conservation, and solidarity. Past awards include
several for project work in the developing countries. Prizes range from €3
thousand to €10 thousand. The closing date for applications in France is *30
September 2015* (candidates in other countries should check their closing

Visiting Researchers 2015

World Academy of Sciences (*TWAS*) helps support researchers from the
developing world to travel to other countries in order to pursue
collaborative research for up to one year. Costs are shared between TWAS
and the host institutions. Among several sub-programs are the "TWAS
Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training" (with an application
deadline of *01 October 2015*) and the "TWAS-UNESCO Associate Scheme" (with
a deadline of *01 December 2015*). Researchers should review other
sub-programs for opportunities in Kenya, Malaysia, and Pakistan.

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