31 Oct 2014
The Thought For Food (TFF) Challenge has officially started! Over 100 teams from all continents are already on board, ready to uproot the status quo and make the world a better place. Out of that 100…..there are only 5 Caribbean teams! Why?! Big ideas come from small places! Enter and represent our part of the world!
04 Dec 2014
Agropolis Fondation created the Louis MALASSIS International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food in order to recognize individuals, or a group of individuals, for their exemplary and promising contribution in promoting innovation through research, development and capacity building in the North, South or in the Mediterranean Region in order to improve food and agricultural systems sustainability as well as contribute to addressing food security and poverty reduction.
03 Dec 2014
01 Mar 2015
Each year, the Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences sponsors a competition to stimulate high-quality research regarding problems inherent in the developing world. The questions for 2015 include one on the potential contributions of plant and/or animal biodiversity to improve nutrition security and health in developing countries. Each award-winning work is granted a prize of €2,500.
06 Feb 2015
The Tusk Conservation Awards highlight achievements of individuals working for conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa is awarded to a distinguished individual for exceptional contribution over a minimum of ten years. The Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa is awarded to an individual with a minimum of five years experience who has demonstrated a considerable commitment to conservation, and who has already made a significant impact.
09 Jan 2015
The Weeden Foundation makes grants for biodiversity conservation in the USA and internationally. The Foundation’s international priorities are the Patagonia region of Chile, and the Altai Republic of Russia. The Foundation requests letters of inquiry at least one month before proposal deadlines.
15 Dec 2014
The Chrysalis Trust makes grants for the relief of poverty and disability, and the promotion of access to shelter, education, healthcare, and water. The geographical scope is locally in the North East of England; nationally in the UK; and internationally in developing countries. Past awards include examples of small-scale water projects and other support for local communities in Kenya, Nepal, and elsewhere. Most grants are under £10 thousand.
31 Oct 2014
By means of the Pilot Innovation Fund III, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves will provide grants of up to US$150 thousand to finance and pilot innovations across the clean cooking value chain. The Alliance seeks to support innovative technologies and business models with the potential to contribute to the goal of reaching 100 million households by 2020. Technology innovations include (but are not limited to) new developments in cookstoves, fuels, and other improved cooking solutions.
31 Oct 2014
The Society of Biology is the leading professional body for the biological sciences in the UK, representing approximately 14,000 biologists and over 90 organisations. Each year, the Society offers twenty grants of £500 to members for overseas travel in connection with biological study, teaching, or research. There are two application periods annually.
03 Nov 2014
Uppsala University (Sweden) invites applications for three PhD positions at the Research School of the International Center for Water Cooperation. The Research School is a joint effort of UNESCOand Uppsala University to critically analyze the linkage between water sharing and international conflict and cooperation.
14 Nov 2014
The Challenge Cup 2015 is a competition in 16 cities around the world to identify promising start-ups that tackle big challenges in four categories: education, health, cities, and energy. The competition features a 2-day accelerator program and an opportunity to connect with entrepreneurs, investors, customers and partners. At each competition, up to four start-up enterprises will be selected for the global finals in Washington, DC (May 2015) to compete for prizes of over US$650 thousand.
21 Nov 2014
The Leverhulme Center for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health announces the launch of the research partnership, “Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions” (IMMANA). IMMANA intends to accelerate the scientific evidence needed to guide changes in global agriculture to feed the world’s population.
30 Nov 2014
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and Mali’s Katibougou Polytechnic Universitycall for qualified applicants from Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger to undertake masters studies in integrated soil management. Applicants must have educational qualifications in agriculture or related fields, together with adequate professional experience. Up to five individuals will be selected for the masters program of two years.
03 Nov 2014
The Young Innovators Competition is looking for talented young social entrepreneurs using technology creatively to meet a range of real-life developmental challenges.
Concours de rédaction organisé par le FARA à l’intention des étudiants inscrits dans les programmes agricoles
30 Oct 2014
Thème : Le rôle de l’innovation agricole dans la réalisation de la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique.
The Secretariat of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) announces the availability of 63 funded PhD training opportunities at African universities for the academic year beginning September 2014. Potential applicants who are teaching staff at RUFORUM member universities are invited to submit applications through a two-step process.
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