Funding Opportunity: Gates Foundation launches new Grand Challenges

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications for three new Grand Challenges, including one related to gender and development: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development - focusing on a rigorous understanding of  women’s and girls’ needs and preferences and gender inequalities and supporting new approaches to promote women’s and >> Read more

Call for Proposals: Horticulture Innovation Lab

The Horticulture Innovation Lab invites researchers at US public universities, along with their colleagues in developing countries, to submit proposals for five year projects that address one of the following three topics: Horticulture and Nutrition Postharvest Practices in Horticulture Gender, Social Equity, and Horticulture Each project will be funded from January 1, 2015 to August 31, >> Read more

Call for Applications: AWARD Fellowships

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Call for Applications for 2015 AWARD Fellowships The majority of those who produce, process, and market Africa’s food are women, but only one in four agricultural researchers is female. The AWARD Fellowship is equipping African women scientists to bridge that gap (Photo: Mike Goldwater). AWARD is a career-development program >> Read more

Funding: AU

The African Union (AU) honors outstanding African scientists through the Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards for fields that include agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, and energy innovation (among others). There are two awards: the Regional Scientific Awards for Women are restricted to women applicants in each of the AU's five geographical regions; the application deadline is September >> Read more

Funding: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs' development cooperation includes Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women - FLOW - as a new fund to make grants in support of rights and opportunities for women and girls in developing countries. Eligibility for grants is open to Dutch and international nonprofit civil society organizations that operate in multiple >> Read more


The United States Government (USG) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking concept papers first and then full applications from prospective partners to implement activities that create opportunities for women’s leadership and gender equality in addressing food security needs. These activities will contribute to the body of knowledge and effective tools >> Read more

Funding: IDRC call for proposals for Adaptation H2O research awards

The International Development Research Centre's Climate Change and Water program is pleased to launch the call for proposals for its graduate research awards entitled "Adaptation H2O." Adaptation H2O aims to promote important research on the water related impacts of climate change as well as to build the capacity of students working in this field. Adaptation >> Read more

Funding: Special Grants Fund deadline extended to 15 July

The Commonwealth Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a Special Grants Fund for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Commonwealth Associations (CAs) to undertake strategic and innovative projects that will promote the Commonwealth theme for 2011, ‘Women as Agents of Change’.

FELLOWSHIPS: ICRAF Women’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is committed in developing a diverse and strong pool of research scientists, both for strengthening its own institute and for the increasing needs of the developing world.  The first round of the Women’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Programme which attracted five female scientists in various fields of research study came to >> Read more

Funding: OWSDW Postgraduate Fellowship for Women Scientists.

FELLOWSHIP: OWSDW Postgraduate Fellowship for Women Scientists. The OWSDW Fellowship supports female students from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a PhD at centers of excellence in developing countries. Deadline: July 31, 2011