Hohenheim University — Scholarships at the Food Security Center

The Food Security Center at Hohenheim University plans to announce scholarships for postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. The PhD topics will be announced on 10 June 2015. The deadline for submitting applications is 29 June 2015. Link

UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) — UK Collaboration with Brazil, China, and India in Agricultural Nitrogen

The BBSRC and partner organizations in the UK, Brazil, China, and India will collaborate to establish Virtual Joint Centres in Agricultural Nitrogen. The aim is to support research which will lead to high crop yields with lower inputs of nitrogen fertilizer. A Virtual Joint Centre should include a core research program supported by a range of partnering activities for up to three years. The types and combinations of activities which can be supported in a Virtual Joint Centre are intended to be flexible. Applications are submitted jointly by researchers in the UK with researchers in Brazil, China, and India. The deadline for applications is 22 July 2015. Link

European Commission (EC) — 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. Link

International Center for development-oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA) — Training on How to Link Research and Food Security

ICRA 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. Candidates who want to qualify for a fellowship should apply to ICRA by 19 October 2015. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) — 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. Link

Source: TVGD Funding News for Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry.

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