Latest funding opportunities source: YPARD

Thought for Food Challenge!

Deadline:

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!

Promoting agricultural innovation

Deadline:

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.

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study – developing Commonwealth country citizens

Deadline:

03 Dec 2014

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens ofdeveloping Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Award for Research on Biodiversity to Improve Human Nutrition

Deadline:

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.

Tusk Trust Makes Awards for Contributions to African Conservation

Deadline:

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.

Grants for Biodiversity Conservation in Chile and Russia

Deadline:

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.

Grants for Livelihoods Projects in the UK and Developing World

Deadline:

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.

Grants to Promote Clean Cooking in the Developing World

Deadline:

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.

International Travel Grants at Society of Biology

Deadline:

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.

Funding for PhD Research at the International Center for Water Cooperation

Deadline:

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.

Challenge Cup for Start-Up Enterprises in Energy and Other Themes

Deadline:

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.

Research Grants to Develop Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition

Deadline:

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.

Funding for Masters Studies in Soil Sciences in Sahel Countries

Deadline:

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.

Young Innovators Competition Challenge 4

Deadline:

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

Deadline:

30 Oct 2014

Thème : Le rôle de l’innovation agricole dans la réalisation de la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique.

Funding for Graduate Teaching in African Agriculture and Natural Resources

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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About Graduate Farmers

TGFA is a civil society organization whose membership base constitute highly learned, capable, experienced and aspirants of becoming commercial farmers in Tanzania. Membership also comprises agricultural consultants (researchers) and retired people from the civil service sectors who deal with agriculture and agriculture marketing in general. The major aim of TGFA is to develop, promote, and influence structured business and initiatives that encourages and motivate youth especially graduates to tap in profitable agriculture value chains in both rural and urban areas in Tanzania with defined rules and regulations. TGFA also aimed at bringing dialogues for advocating improvement of the policy and enabling business environment in the country economy, strengthen information dissemination, technology and innovation, agribusiness development skills, business linkages and reduce constraints along the sector value chain. The word ‘graduate’, as it appears on the title, does not strictly mean that one has to have university degree, rather a catch word that connotes a paradigm shift in thinking, especially in the developing countries, that farming is largely for the unprivileged, most less educated and poor people in rural areas towards a new thinking that farming can only be meaningful and actual backbone of the economy if and only if the highly learned, capable (in terms of finances and other resources) and inspired individuals in urban areas embark into it even as part-timers.
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