The Horizon 2020′ Sustainable Food Security call
This is EC’s main contribution to research and innovation in relation to Food and Nutrition Security in Europe and beyond. Its commitment to sustainability implies that particular attention is given to the interfaces between the economic, environmental and social dimensions of food production. The call advocates for food system approaches to tackle the inherent links between ecosystems, food production, the food chain and consumer health and wellbeing.
Download the ENHorizon 2020Work Programme 2018-20209. Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine,maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy (133 pages).
- § SFS-12-2019: A vaccine against African swine fever January 2019
- § LC-SFS-34-2019: Food Systems Africa. Coordination and support action January 2019
- § FSFS-35-2019-2020: Sustainable Intensification in Africa. Research and Innovation action:
A. : African Farming Systems, sustainable intensification pathways January 2019
B. : Soil system for Africa January 2019
MYTOX-SOUTH intends to harness the expertise and infrastructure available at Ghent University to strengthen the capacity of the Southern partners to tackle the mycotoxin problem and the associated food safety and food security issues. In this way, MYTOX-SOUTH tries to strengthen the human capacity of partners in the South to mentor a new breed of innovators and young researchers. For this reason, MYTOX-SOUTH announces a research traineeship for PhD students for MYTOX SOUTH partners. The traineeships offer an unique opportunity to use the expertise and (instrumental) facilities from the laboratories (North partners), and to establish a great professional experience.Applicants have to fill the APPLICATION FORM and send it in PDF-format to firstname.lastname@example.org before 30th August 2018 5 pm (Brussels time).
tvebiomovies — Climate Change Video Competition for Africans
New England Biolabs Foundation — Grants for Grassroots Conservation 2018
The New England Biolabs Foundation makes grants to grassroots and charitable organizations to support conservation of biological diversity; ecosystem services; community food security; and marine environment. The geographical scope focuses on the Gulf of Honduras (Belize, Guatemala, Honduras) and Nicaragua in Central America; Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru in the Andes region; and Ghana and Cameroon in West Africa. The Foundation occasionally makes grants in a few other countries where it has previous experience (El Salvador, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania). Maximum grant size is US$10 thousand. Most grants are US$3 thousand to US$8 thousand. Deadline: 13 AUGUST 2018.
The UNFCCC–UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme offers young people from developing countries the opportunity to start their career at the interface between international climate policy development and research. Fellowships may last from six months to two years. Climate Fellows will be able to work in their home countries or internationally, deploying the valuable experience and insights they have gained during the programme. Applicants must be enrolled in their final term or have recently graduated from an advanced university degree programme in environment, climate change, communications, international relations or a related field. Qualified women candidates and candidates from least developed countries are especially encouraged to apply. Deadline: 16 AUGUST 2018.
In partnership with TWAS, India’s Department of Biotechnology offers a fellowship programme for scholars from developing countries to pursue research towards a PhD in biotechnology. The TWAS-DBT postgraduate fellowships are tenable at key biotechnology research institutions in India for a period of up to five years. Applicants should not be older than age 35. DBT will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs, food, and health insurance. Deadline: 31 AUGUST 2018
AFS is looking for a research award recipient to conduct research on emerging critical trends in the agricultural sector within the context of increased productivity and reduction of post-harvest loss, rural economic development, improved food and nutrition security, and the empowerment of women. The research will contribute to knowledge on identifying emerging knowledge gaps in the agricultural sector at the national, regional, and global levels. The research will pay particular attention to bottlenecks and pathways in agri-food value chains for the integration of smallholder producers within sustainable food systems. Deadline: September 5, 2018