Global Funding Opportunities
Agri-food SystemsUSAID: Feed the Future Global Food Security BAA Agency for International Development
USAID is issuing this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to invite participants to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate on innovative research and development (R&D) interventions to address challenges to global food security. USAID’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) is seeking R&D to develop new and innovative approaches to enhance agricultural systems and rural development through well-integrated interventions that empower youth and foster improved gender dynamics, particularly in the areas of: 1) Inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led economic growth; 2) Strengthened resilience among people and systems, especially to new and recurrent shocks and stresses; and 3) A well-nourished population, especially women and children. See the attached solicitation for details on the BAA process and requirements.
Deadline: March 28, 2019
NSF: Developing Country Collaborations in Plant Genome Research (DCC-PGR) (04-563)
The intent of DCC-PGR awards is to support collaborative research linking US researchers with partners from developing countries to solve problems of mutual interest in agriculture, energy, and the environment, while placing US and international researchers at the center of a global network of scientific excellence. The long-term goal of these collaborative research efforts is a greater and sustained engagement with developing countries in plant biotechnology research. In order to realize the full potential of biotechnology for the developing world, the technology must target crops grown locally in the developing countries and the traits that are most relevant to the local farmers and consumers.
Award Size: $100,000 for up to two years
Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime
Water, Energy, & EnvironmentDepartment of State: Reducing Mercury Use and Increasing Transparency in Ghana's Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining Sector (SFOP0005015)
This project aims to facilitate Ghana's development and implementation of laws and regulations for the governance of its ASGM sector in ways that will encourage transparent and responsible management, and which will, in turn, strengthen implementation of Ghana's obligations under the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Award ceiling: $500,000
Deadline: June 29, 2019
Health & Nutrition
Other OpportunitesEnslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade Conference
March 8-9, 2019, Michigan State University
This is a call for papers for an international conference, “Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade.” The major objective of this conference is to encourage collaboration among scholars utilizing databases to document and reconstruct the lives of individuals who were part of historic slave trades. This conference will focus primarily on the enslavement and trade of people of African descent before the twentieth century, but we welcome papers from scholars studying other slave trades. Scholars who are presenting, interpreting, coordinating, integrating, and preserving data about individuals -- of slave, free or other status -- are encouraged to submit. Databases may be in various stages of development and construction from beginning to complete. Please send a brief description of your slave database including place, time, type or types of documents, number of records and fields, graphics if any, how it has or can be used to ask and answer new questions, and to link to other slave databases, as well as a CV to email@example.com by Sunday, September 30th, 2018. Limit 500 words. If you wish to be considered for a travel award, please provide a brief statement of need and preliminary budget with your application. If you plan to submit and require a visa to travel to the United States, please notify the organization before the deadline so that we can provide a letter of invitation/acceptance for your visa application.
Deadline: September 30, 2018
Chapter Proposals: Book Project on Patriarchy and Gender in Africa
Globally, males disproportionately predominate leadership roles and exert power in diverse forms of social systems and institutions. Patriarchy, the supremacy of fatherhood whereby women and children rely totally on male line, is entrenched in many societies around the world. Differential enjoyment of rights and dignity predetermined for women and men, based on their social, cultural and legal disposition, typify gender inequality. Patriarchy and gender inequality are two important but complex and debatable issues facing the African continent today. Argued to be the main cause of gender inequality, patriarchy plagues Africa in spite of immense progress made in the last two decades to address the prolonged impacts of gender injustice and male dominance. Applicants that critically analyze the situation of girls and women in Africa are encouraged to submit proposals. All proposals must contain the following: topic (12 words maximum), name, institutional affiliation, a brief description of the chapter (300-500 words maximum, and keywords (five words maximum). The deadline to submit is Sunday, September 30, 2018. To submit or to ask any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Deadline: September 30, 2018
Primate Conservation Inc. Grants
Primate Conservation, Inc. is a nonprofit foundation founded to fund field research that supports conservation programs focused on wild populations of primates. To that end, PCI is accepting applications for grants in support of original research that can be used to formulate and implement conservation plans for specific species. Priority will be given to projects focused on the least known and most endangered species in their natural habitat. Preference will be given to projects based in Asia and West Africa.
Award Size: $5,000
Deadline: September 20, 2018
USAID-West Africa: Countering Violent Extremism Research and Piloting Program
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/West Africa Regional Peace and Governance Office (RPGO) seeks to award up to four (4) Cooperative Agreements to research and pilot Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) approaches in West Africa under this Annual Program Statement (APS). The APS will feature elements of co-creation that will provide direct engagement of USAID in the design of applications following the presentation of concept notes.
Award Size: Up To $1.5M
Deadline: Proposals accepted on a rolling basis through December 7, 2018