Calls for proposals
Kenya Horticultural Competitiveness Project (KHCP)
The USAID-funded Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project (KHCP) is working with 200,000 farmers to build a highly competitive horticulture industry. They are inviting applications from interested companies and organizations to partner in the following area: Potato, Sweet Potatoes, Bananas and Export Vegetables. Innovative approaches are being sought to integrate smallholders into these value chains to develop profitable ventures that significantly impact the horticulture sector. This could include expansion of current activities into new markets, adding value to existing fresh products by freezing, drying and other types of processing, or development of new crops or products that make advantage of existing marketing systems. Co-investment ideas are encouraged.
How to apply: Download the application form the website mentioned below and send it to: email@example.com
Closing date: Not stated
Terra Viva Grants Monthly Update
List of grants related to agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.
Symposia and conferences
XI Symposium on Plant Biotechnology
9-11 April 2014
Venue: Hotel HUSA Cayo Santa María Beach Resort, Jardines del Rey archipelago (Cuba). Five minutes from Las Brujas local airport
Organized by the Instituto de Biotecnología de las Plantas, Cuba
Abstract submission deadline: 20 February 2014
More information (PDF 230 kB)
Contact: simposio at ibp.co.cu
6th International Congress of Nematology
Cape Town, South Africa
4 - 9 May 2014
On-line registration is open
Abstract submission deadline: 31 January 2014
IUCN Red List Training course now available online
Prompted by the IUCN Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course: Assessing Species' Extinction Risk Using IUCN Red List Methodology.
Hosted on TNC’s ConservationTraining website, this course is free and open to anyone who wishes to learn more about the IUCN Red List. The course teaches everything you need to know about how to prepare high-quality Red List assessments. It is particularly useful for SSC members about to embark on red listing for the first time, or for experienced Red List Assessors who want to refresh their memory on any aspect of the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.
Currently, the first four modules are available (covering what the IUCN Red List is, the Red List assessment process, IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria, and supporting information for assessments) with a further three modules being released within the next few weeks (mapping standards, SIS, and regional Red List assessments). Towards the end of this year the course will also include an exam to test your Red List knowledge and allow you to gain a Red List Assessor certificate.
For more information: http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/red-list-training/online-training
Contact: Caroline Pollock
VLIR-UOS Training and Master Scholarships
VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from 54 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin-America, to follow a training course or Master’s degree program at a university or university college in Belgium. The Master’s programs, lasting one or two academic years, focus on specific problems of developing countries and/or are relevant to developing countries in a more general sense.
Closing date: Determined by the Program
For more information: http://www.vliruos.be/4273.aspx
For general questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowships for Agricultural Research at U.S. Universities: The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program
The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) offers fellowships for graduate students from developing countries for agricultural research at universities in the USA. The program currently invites applications from citizens of USAID-assisted countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Each research project is coordinated by a university in the student's home country, a university in the USA, and a mentor in the CGIAR.
Closing date: 01 May 2014
Early Career Academic Grants
To mark its Centenary, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is offering 100 Early Career Academic Grants to staff at ACU member universities to cover the costs of travel to and attendance at relevant conferences or academic meetings in another Commonwealth country. The scheme is aimed at early career academics who have not yet had the opportunity to work, study, or travel outside their home country or region.
Closing date: 07 February 2014 (application round two for events taking place between 10 March and 30 June 2014). Application round three will be announced in late March for events scheduled to take place between July and September.
African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions Conference Grants
Grants (up to $2,500) to attend international meetings to present papers. Open to academic staff of ANSTI member institutions.
Closing date: Applications are accepted all year round.
Hayek Fund for Scholars
Open to graduate students and untenured faculty members of any nationality. Up to $1,000 for career enhancing activities e.g., presentations at conferences, travel to academic job interviews or for research at archives or libraries, participation in seminars, distribution of an article, submission of manuscripts to journals or publishers.
Closing date: Applications are accepted all year round.
SEARCA Travel Grants
Open to southeast Asian nationals who work for a development-oriented institution or are graduate students at a reputable university in Southeast Asia. Up to $1,200 for travel to present papers at local or international scientific conferences or fora.
Closing date: Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis in 2nd week of March, June, September and December.
Associate Scientist, Humid Tropic Agroecology and Farming Systems
As part of the Agrobiodiversity and Ecosystem Services Programme, Bioversity is seeking a candidate who will conduct research on agroecological intensification and risk management through the use of agrobiodiversity. The majority of the work conducted will take place in the context of CGIAR Research Program on Humid tropics farming systems. Reporting directly to the Agrobiodiversity and Ecosystem Services Programme Leader, the position will be based in the Bioversity Office in Uganda or Burundi and managed by Bioversity’s regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa. The incumbent will have interdisciplinary skills and an understanding of how to integrate field-based methods with advanced systems modeling and team based approaches cutting across disciplines.
Closing date: 31 March 2014
More information and on-line application: http://www.bioversityinternational.org/jobs
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