Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant for Emerging Agricultural Research Leaders Program in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2013
Research Scholarships Africa Scholarships September Deadline 

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant is opened for applications for fund for research project led by MSc and PhD scientists at national agricultural research institutions and universities in sub-Saharan Africa, working in collaboration with other researchers internationally (either within Africa or beyond the continent). Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): national agricultural research institutions and universities in sub-Saharan Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa

Level: Research Programme.

Field(s): Foundation seeks proposals for agricultural research with the potential to increase the sustainable productivity of smallholder farmers in developing countries at a national agricultural research institution or university in Sub-Saharan Africa

Deadline: 30 September 2013.

Funded By: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Funded By: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant is targeted for Sub-Saharan African scientists are eligible for this research project.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified

Scholarship Duration: Project duration of 4 years or less.

Scholarship covers: Salary support will be provided, which will be allowed at capped rates to be agreed with host institutions if a full proposal is invited.

Description

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks proposals for agricultural research with the potential to increase the sustainable productivity of smallholder farmers in developing countries.

With this call, we are looking for projects led by MSc and PhD scientists at national agricultural research institutions and universities in sub-Saharan Africa, working in collaboration with other researchers internationally (either within Africa or beyond the

Eligibility

In order to apply for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant, applicants must:


Be an African scientist residing in sub-Saharan -Africa or planning to relocate to sub-Saharan Africa to implement the proposed project, e.g. returning from Diaspora;

Identify a local host institution (a national agricultural research institute or university) (International centers based in Africa or institutes overseas are not eligible to lead proposals in this call, but may partner as sub-grant hosts.);


Have at minimum an MSc degree;
-Be able to devote at least 70% of their time to the proposed project.

Eligibility Criteria:

Pre-proposals received by the deadline will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Alignment with the Agricultural Development team’s strategy;
  • Potential for long- term impact to help smallholder farmers;

  • Innovation of the proposed idea and complementary with other initiatives in the same area of research;

  • Capability, initiative, and commitment of the lead principal investigator (PI);

  • Support and readiness of the identified local institution to host the lead PI and enable successful implementation of the project;

  • Project design and implementation plan.

Scholarship Application Method

The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Applications are due by 30 September 2013.

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