In this section you can find details of funding sources for agricultural researchers. These sources are only those with approaching deadlines.
Please note, funding sources are listed in order of approaching deadlines.
|Name||Description||For further details|
|START (SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training) - Environmental Change Research in Africa 2011||START calls for proposals from African scientists to conduct collaborative research and assessments of global environmental change in Africa. The guiding theme is climate change, agriculture, and food security - with emphasis on the sustainability of ecosystem services. At least three African scientists per collaborative group can apply for grants of approximately US$45,000 per group. The deadline for applications is December 6 2010 .||www.start.org|
|Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the Danida Fellowship Center - Development Research 2011||The themes include climate, energy, and sustainable natural resources. They also include economic growth related to property rights, agricultural productivity, and other factors. Priority is for research projects submitted by Danish institutions in partnership with organizations in the South, particularly in Denmark's partner countries (in Africa and in 2011: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe). Pre-applications for larger strategic projects are due December 8 2010 ; applications from PhDs and post-docs are due February 11 2011 .||www.dfcentre.com|
|European Commission (EC) - Support to the Banana Sector in Cameroon||The EC will provide technical and financial aid to Cameroon's banana sector along two main strategies. The first is to improve banana productivity, quality, and price. The second is to improve the socio-economic and environmental situation of the country's banana workers. Applicants for grants must be located in Cameroon, and must be exporters of bananas to the European market. The project reference is EuropeAid/130627/L/ACT/CM. The closing date is December 8 2010 .||ec.europa.eu|
|African Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) - Business Innovations from Agricultural Research||The AECF supports businesses working in agriculture, financial services, renewable energy and technologies for adapting to climate change. The closing date is December 15 2010 .||www.aecfafrica.org|
|International Foundation for Science (IFS) - Funds Young Scientists in Developing Countries||IFS makes grants of up to US$12,000 (renewable twice) for research in the conservation and management of natural resources (water, agriculture, livestock, forests, biodiversity, marine biology and others). IFS deadline December 31 2010 .||www.ifs.se|
|Conservation, Food, and Health Foundation - Concept Applications||The CFH Foundation makes grants to non-profit organisations for projects in conservation, sustainable agriculture and health in developing countries. Most grants are US$15,000 to US$30,000. Concept applications must be received by January 1 2011 .||cfhfoundation|
|UK Department for International Development (DFID), Research into Use||Calls for concept notes under RIU Best Bets, Round 2, West Africa. Research in agriculture, fisheries and forestry with an enterprise orientation that promotes scaling-up successful practices. Closing date is January 29 2011 .||www.dfid.gov.uk|
|African Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) - Energy and Agriculture in East Africa||REACT Round 1 offers grants and repayable grants of up to US$1.5 million to for-profit companies for business ideas in low-cost and clean energy and technologies for adapting to climate change in the East African Community: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. TZAW Round 1 offers grants and repayable grants of up to US$1 million to for-profit companies for ideas in agribusiness and value chains which extend from rural Tanzania to local and international markets. The closing date for applications is January 31 2011 .||www.aecfafrica.org|
|Orskov Foundation - Small Grants for Agriculture||Orskov makes grants of up to £2,500 to support agriculture in developing countries. One category of grants supports university students in agricultural studies related to poverty alleviation and environmental sustainabilty. The second category of grants is for community-based agriculture on a revolving-fund basis. Application deadline is January 31 2011 .||www.orskovfoundation.org|
|Austrian Development Cooperation - Higher Education and Research for Development||The Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development ('Appear') second call for proposals. The programme funds masters and PhD studies at Austrian universities, and it builds the capacity of academic partner institutions in developing countries. Programme themes include water supply and sanitation, energy, and environment and natural resources (among others). Eligible countries are Bhutan, Cape Verde, Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Palestinian Territories, Senegal, and Uganda. The deadline for submissions is January 31 2011 .||www.appear.at|
|Comic Relief - International Grants||Comic Relief makes grants in several programme areas of relevance to Sub-Saharan Africa, including trade. Grants in this programme support small-scale producers and workers in sectors such as agriculture. Open to UK charities and to for-profit organisations which reinvest in the funded projects. Closing date for summary proposals in Cycle 5 is February 22 2011 .||www.comicrelief.com|
|Fondation de France and Comité français pour la solidarité internationale (CFSI)||Projects promote family farming in West Africa by improving and diversifying production, managing natural resources, and strengthening farmers' organisations. The deadline for applications is April 7 2011 .||www.cfsi.asso.fr|