Below are some opportunities for researchers working on sustainable agriculture issues, including grants, workshops and journal calls etc.
Through the freshly launched Thrive Network for Sustainable Agriculture Researchers, we are providing opportunities – our own and collated – through email and social media. Please join to find out about upcoming grants, events and resources, and share your info:
>> ThriveNet Facebook: facebook.com/groups/thrivenet
>> ThriveNet LinkedIn: linkedin.com/groups/10364007
ThriveNet aims to provide research support, connect researchers with each other and with media and decision-makers, and share opportunities for WLE researchers and beyond. We hope it helps you communicate, so please feel free to post or contact us.
Thrive is offering grants for travel, local translation of communications tools (stay tuned), and media/Op-Ed/blog support.
THRIVENET RESEARCHER TRAVEL GRANT – GENDER / EQUITY
WLE affiliated researchers - Do you need funds to help attending an event related to your equity-related research? Thrive offers grants up to $1500 toward travel to a sustainable agriculture-related event, including conferences, international events, field visits, professional development. Your research should be related to gender, youth, migration, smallholder empowerment or addressing marginalization.
Please send your CV/bio and brief answers to the four questions below to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Details of the event and how you will participate
- How will this event contribute to your WLE research?
- How will this event contribute to the world’s knowledge on equity in agricultural solutions?
- Are you willing to write a Thrive blog about your research/experience, and what might it be about? (our editors can help, we can try to publish in global/sectoral/local media)
- Deadline: March 3, 2019
- Travel: must be between April 1 and Dec 15, 2019. Funds cover economy airfare, event hotel and event participation, up to $1500
- *You must be working on a WLE-affiliated project (See: wle.cgiar.org)
Opportunities: curated for ThriveNet Researchers, Feb 2019
(WLE/Thrive is not responsible for management of these unless specified)
GRANTS & SUPPORT
- Call for Nominees for the 2019 Maize Youth Innovators Awards – Africa, CGIAR’s Maize. Apply by March 15
- Global Resilience Partnership has launched its Innovation Challenge designed to identify and nurture novel examples of resilience, including on food/ag issues. Apply by March 5
- The Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) fellowship - early-career African researchers, from CGIAR’s PIM and others. Application deadline: March 1, 2019.
- Nominate an individual who has made a significant contribution to environmental preservation and global sustainability for the Bright Award for Environmental Sustainability. Recipients receive $100,000 and delivers a public lecture at Stanford University. Apply by March 30th.
- FAO is giving out the A.H. Boerma Award for journalists who have successfully steered public attention towards food security topics. Prize includes $10,000. Apply by January 31st.
- Deadline for the Erbacher Foundation support for Rural Development 2019 is February 1st. The foundation supports research in subject areas such as crop production, drinking water and environmental protection in India, Tanzania and Uganda.
- CS Fund and Warsh-Mott Legacy is giving out grants to organizations and projects focused on Emerging Technologies, Food Sovereignty and Rights and Governance. Recent grants include several for Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Most grants are under US$20 thousand. Letters of inquiry can be sent at any time.
- The French Committee for International Solidarity is accepting project proposals relating to local initiatives to strengthen access to food through sustainable and sustainable West African family farming. Deadline for applications is 25 February 2019.
CALLS FOR PAPERS/EVENTS:
- Submit an abstract under the theme “Resilient Rivers” by February 15th to the 22nd International River symposium (October 20 – 24th).
- The International Journal of Agriculture, Innovations and Research (IJAIR) is accepting submission for Volume 7, Issue 4, Jan – Feb.
- The Sustainable Water Future Programme (Water Future) is accepting abstracts for their conference in Bengaluru, India 24th – 27th September 2019.
- Registration is open for the Eat Stockholm Food Forum (June 2019) as well as the newly launched EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, and Health.
- Submit an abstract to the International Conference on 'Successful Transformation toward Land Degradation Neutrality (Future Perspective) by 15 February 2019. Conference will be held in Ankara, Turkey from 17 to 19 July 2019.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES:
- Webinar: Enhancing Food System Resilience, by CGIAR’s Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), Feb 12
- A fully funded Writeshop-Workshop for the Journal of Peasant Studies for up to 20 researchers will be held July 1 – 7th 2019. Apply by March 1st.
- The Extraordinary Session of the Commission for Hydrology has opened a pre-session discussion platform to gather opinions from the hydrological community. This session will be held at the World Meteorological Organization Feb 13th – 14th.
- Wageningen University will be hosting a Landscape governance course between April 1 – 12, 2019. Applications are due February 18th.
- Apply for one of the open positions at the International Water Management Institute. Closing dates are in February.
- The Bergen Summer Research School offers short courses for PhD and young researchers on themes of urgent societal problems including one on water management and sustainable development. Stipends are available. Apply by February 15th.
PROMOTE YOUR RESEARCH: THRIVE/WLE
Infographic development: WLE/CGIAR researchers, do you have a good idea for showing your data in an infographic? Or need help explaining an issue visually? Contact email@example.com with your idea and we may be able to help.
Blogs / OpEds: We can help you turn good ideas into Thrive Blogs and Op-Eds, connecting your work to interested and invested readers. Below are recent links – please read and share!
Recent Thrive Blogs/Media/Op-Eds:
- Sri Lanka’s cultural legacy brings ancient perspectives to new water challenges
- Tweet: How can countries we best store water? Dams? Small reservoirs? A fusion of ancient technology and modern science shows that reservoir size and placement goes beyond the large vs. small debate @IWMI_ @WLE_CGIAR http://bit.ly/2t7gHOX
- Four reasons small farms are running out of water – and how we can fix it
- Tweet: Almost four billion people could be experiencing severe water stress by 2050. But what's really causing this problem and how can we fix it? http://bit.ly/2UNRdSC @FAO @IWMI_ @_SLU @WLE_CGIAR
- Can resilience go digital? With the right investments and partnerships, satellites can protect farmers from climate-related disasters.
- What’s next for the world’s first official Wetland Cities? International recognition for Colombo and the other newly named Wetland Cities brings both benefits and responsibilities. Also: Discover what urban wetlands are worth
- How agricultural research can navigate the perfect storm? Agricultural research faces a complex, interconnected and stormy world. Here’s what we can do face the storm.
- Breaking the dry-spell: how soil choices work together to increase yields and resilience
- Improving access to water in Myanmar’s Central Dry Zone: rehabilitation of the Pyawt Ywar Pump Irrigation Project, A photo story
Can we help you with a blog, brief or promotion? Our upcoming campaigns:
Let us know if you have an idea for a blog, brief, infographic or event support: firstname.lastname@example.org
A FAIRER FUTURE:
This year, WLE will launch “A Fairer Future” campaign and support IWMI on “A Fair Water Future” – both aiming to bring attention to equity issues and help researchers reach their equity related goals. Do you have projects / publications / findings on equity issues? For this year’s campaign, WLE will highlight stories, results and impacts related to: gender, youth, migration, smallholder empowerment and other marginalized groups. Contact: email@example.com
WLE is working on synergistic solutions to boost resilience for smallholders in these climate and resource challenged times. Let us know if you have upcoming publications or a blog idea that we can help you with: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send ideas and opportunities for consideration to email@example.com, or post in our Facebook or LinkedIn groups. Please note that unless specified, WLE/IWMI/CGIAR is not involved in running the above opportunities and does not have decision making responsibility.