Monday, 11 April 2011

PAEPARD: ARD funding opportunities


Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) -- Partners for Development 2011  
Canada's CIDA announces a call for proposals under its Partners for Development program.  The call is open to Canadian organizations in partnership with organizations in developing counties.  CIDA provides guidance on the cost-sharing ratios and eligible countries.  Increased food security and environmental sustainability are among the priority themes. Proposals for over C$2 million are due 31 March 2011;  proposals for under C$2 million are due 28 April 2011
The African Union invites proposals for research in themes of (i) post-harvest and agriculture; (ii) renewable and sustainable energy; and (iii) water and sanitation in Africa.  Applications require partnerships of at least three organizations from at least two African countries.  Eligibility is open to qualified organizations in the African Union, the ACP countries, the EU member states and candidate countries, the European Economic Area, and least-developed countries as defined by the United Nations.  The deadline is now 3 May 2011.
The Ramsar Small Grants support projects in wetlands conservation and wise use in developing countries.  Projects can be proposed by individuals, government agencies, and NGOs.  Funding is up to US$40 thousand per project.  The deadline for applications is 30 June 2011.  (Applicants intending to use the SGF advisory service (optional) must submit drafts to the regional advisers before 30 April.)

USAID invites applications for pilot projects to improve post-harvest seed and grain storage for small-scale subsistence farmers in developing countries. Eligibility for grants extends to NGOs, for-profit organizations, and colleges and universities in the USA and other countries. Funding Opportunity APS-OFDA-11-000005.  The deadline is 16 May 2011.   

The EC will fund projects to reduce food insecurity in Guinea-Bissau to include support for agricultural cooperatives; improved seed production; and strengthening of horticulture, fisheries, oil palm, livestock, etc.  Eligibility extends to nonprofit organizations in Guinea-Bissau, EU member states, and inter-governmental organizations. Reference EuropeAid/131181/L/ACT/GW.  Closing date is 24 June 2011

The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) and the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) co-sponsor the DFID/ESRC Growth Programme.  The program funds research on issues of inclusive economic growth in low-income countries, including a theme on "Agriculture and Growth."  Up to 30 research projects will be supported, with an average size of £370 thousand, for periods of one to three years.  The program is open to UK and non-UK institutions.  Applicants submit their proposals through an online system; registration is recommended at least four weeks prior to the deadline of 26 May 2011.

Tropical Biology Association.  
The TBA offers annual small grants for conservation projects and research in Sub-Saharan Africa.  The call is open to TBA alumni groups. The application deadline is 30 April 2011.

ACP-FLEGT makes grants to support Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade in the ACP (African, Caribbean, and Pacific) countries.  The program is funded by the European Commission and administered by FAO's Forestry Department.  Eligible applicants are ACP government institutions, civil society organizations, and private-sector organizations.  Maximum funding is 100 thousand euros for pilot projects; 50 thousand euros for technical assistance projects; and 25 thousand euros for direct assistance to governments in ACP countries. The deadline for proposals is 20 May 2011

The Ekhaga Foundation (Sweden) makes grants for research in ecological agriculture and biological medicine Universities, research institutes, etc., from all over the world are invited to apply, although Ekhaga recommends cooperation with a European institution.  Applications should be mailed to Ekhaga’s postal address before 31 May 2011

announced its 2011 call for proposals in biodiversity, climate change, and sustainable development The Foundation supports conservation field projects, research, education and training, and public awareness in Spain and internationally.  The funding for international cooperation (one component of the call) is open to Spanish organizations; nonprofit organizations in EU countries; nonprofit organizations in developing countries that have international support from Spain (e.g., through AECID); and international organizations.  Most international projects to date are in Latin America, and to a lesser extent in Sub-Saharan Africa.  However, there are no geographical restrictions. The closing date for applications is 31 August 2011.

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Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS)
Research on Gender and Agriculture.  The CCAFS program is supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research with the Earth System Science Partnership.  The call for proposals is open to women scientists enrolled in PhD programs (or interested in post-doctoral opportunities), and who are citizens of (and affiliated with institutions in) Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal.  Grants are US$35 thousand.  Proposals are due 01 May 2011.