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Calls for proposals

Pacific Development and Conservation Trust - Call for proposals

Wednesday, 02 December 2015

Every year, the Pacific Development and Conservation Trust awards approximately $250,000 in grants to groups and individuals in the Pacific for a range of development and conservation projects. Applicants must be citizens of New Zealand or eligible Pacific countries and territories. Among the funding priorities are projects that improve health, living standards and quality of life; involve protection of representative, endangered or threatened species; conserve unique habitats or ecosystems and promote the sustainable management and use of natural resources.
Closing date: 31 March 2016 for expressions of interest and 18 July 2016 for full applications
Website: Pacific Development and Conservation Trust

Kenya Horticultural Competitiveness Project - Open call

Thursday, 11 June 2015

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: khcp-grants@fintrac.com
Deadline for submission: Open
Website: http://www.growkenya.org/grant-application.aspx

Terra Viva Grants Monthly Update

Thursday, 11 June 2015

List of grants related to agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

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Symposia and conferences

8th International Scientific Seminar on Plant Health

Monday, 06 June 2016

Havana International Conference Center- Havana, Cuba
10-14 April 2017
Contact: seminariointernacional2017@inisav.cu
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/598366413680390
More information: PDF (700kB)

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Training courses

Course on the in vitro cultivation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

Monday, 13 June 2016

International training course on the in vitro culture of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on excised roots (root-organ culture techniques) and autotrophic plants, both of which are used in the in vitro mycorrhization of bananas. The trainees will have the opportunity to manipulate the organisms (i.e. roots, whole plants and fungi) during each phase of the establishment of an in vitro culture. Postdocs, PhD students and technicians from the Center of Study on AM Monoxenics and the Glomeromycota in vitro collection will be on hand to help the trainees. The training is limited to 12 participants.
Location: Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Dates: 23 - 28 October 2016
Website:  http://www.mycorrhiza.be/training/in_vitro_culture_AMF/index.php

Course on climate-smart agriculture: from fundamentals to applications

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

The course addresses the interlinked challenges of agriculture and climate change from various perspectives including animal and plant sciences, politics and governance, and business and finance. It will provide participants with an overview of climate-smart agriculture, the opportunities, challenges and trade-offs. The 6-day course is built around a series of lectures followed by discussions, a poster session and group work activities.
Location and date: Wageningen University, the Netherlands, 21-26 August

Early bird registration ends 15 July
Website: https://www.pe-rc.nl/Climate-Smart-Agriculture
Contact: Dr. Claudius van de Vijver (claudius.vandevijver@wur.nl

Course on modern banana breeding techniques, and regulatory and biosafety issues

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The course includes an overview of the most important banana diseases and how to address them through breeding and biotechnological approaches, including regulatory and risk assessment principles relevant to Africa. There will also be a two-day workshop on how to communicate research findings to non-scientific audiences and visits to confined field trials and local farmers. The course is organized by Ghent University’s International Plant Biotechnology Outreach in collaboration with KULeuven and NARO.
Location and date: Kawanda, Uganda, 19-30 September 2016
Registration deadline: 30 June 2016
Website: http://ipbo.vib-ugent.be/training/specialist-courses/banana-research-in-africa
Contact: Sylvie De Buck

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Scholarships and awards

Science by Women Research Fellowships

Tuesday, 05 July 2016

The Women for Africa Foundation has launched the second edition of the Science by Women programme of Research Fellowships in Spanish Centres of Excellence. Seven research centers will each host one woman researcher for a six-month fellowship. Subject areas include agriculture, energy, environment and several others. The programme is open to women of African nationalities with a PhD and at least three years of post-doctoral professional experience.
Application deadline: 20 July 2016
Website: http://www.mujeresporafrica.es/senior-research-fellowships-2016/index.html

ACIAR grants for agricultural scientists

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

John Allwright Fellowship 2016
ACIAR awards the John Allwright Fellowship for university post-graduate studies in Australia. Applicants must be citizens of an ACIAR priority partner country, and engaged in an ACIAR collaborative project at the time of application.
Closing date: 31 July 2016
More information: http://aciar.gov.au/training/jaf

John Dillon Fellowship for Young Agricultural Scientists
ACIAR awards the John Dillon Fellowships to young agricultural scientists and economists in developing countries for professional visits to Australia. The fellowship aims to develop leadership skills in agricultural research management, agricultural policy, and/or extension technologies. Applicants must be citizens of an ACIAR priority partner country. ACIAR funds eight to ten John Dillon fellowships per year.
Closing date: 31 August 2016
More information: http://aciar.gov.au/training/JDF

TWAS Fellowships and Prizes

Wednesday, 02 December 2015

TWAS administers several programs of research grants, mainly in the basic sciences, for researchers in the developing world. Depending on the program, grants are for individual scientists, research groups, and consortia. TWAS describes the objectives, subject areas, and eligibility criteria of each program. Applications are to be submitted on a new online system.
Closing date: August  - October 2016, depending on the fellowship

PhD fellowships: http://twas.org/opportunities/fellowships/phd

Postdoctoral fellowships: http://twas.org/opportunities/fellowships/postdoc

Visiting professors: http://twas.org/opportunities/visiting-scientist/professors

Visiting researchers: http://twas.org/opportunities/visiting-scientist/researchers

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Travel grants

SEARCA travel grants

Monday, 29 February 2016

To reinforce the Center’s efforts and resources in the promotion of agricultural competitiveness and natural resource management toward food security and poverty reduction in the region, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) will provide Travel Grants of up to a maximum of US$1,200 to qualified agriculture and agriculture-related professionals and social scientists including graduate students in Southeast Asia.
Closing dates: 7 December, 7 march, 7 June and 7 September
More information: http://www.searca.org/index.php/scholarship/searca-travel-grants

Hayek Fund for Scholars

Tuesday, 02 June 2015

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.
Website: https://theihs.org/funding/hayek-fund/

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Job opportunities

Research Fellows, banana supply chain

Thursday, 21 July 2016

The University of Exeter is recruiting two Research Fellows to participate in the Food System Resilience project "Securing the Future of the UK's Favourite Fruit". The project will start 01 October 2016 and will run for three years. It is funded by BBSRC, NERC, ESRC and the Scottish Government, as part of the "Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context" research programme.
Application deadline: 16 August 2016
Research Fellow in biosciences: http://bit.ly/2a1Y1Hv
Research Fellow in economics: http://bit.ly/2amvPOp
Contact: Dr Dan Bebber (d.bebber@ex.ac)

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Wednesday, 10 June 2015

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