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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: BMZ Small Grants for International Agricultural Research

The main objective of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in funding International Agricultural Research for Development is to provide a strategic instrument for enhancing research in organizational, methodological and technical innovations concerning sustainable agricultural development, focusing on the impact of research on the poor population in developing countries.

Research support addresses policy issues, the social, environmental and technological dimensions of research, the training of professionals and the out- and up-scaling of information. Funding is provided to the International Agricultural Research Centers (IARC) supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and two Non-CG International Agricultural Research Centers and – in the Small Grants Program – German agricultural research institutions.

Various funding mechanisms are applied, namely (i) Project Funding, (ii) The PostDoc Program, (iii) Integrated Experts in collaboration with the Centrum für Internationale Migration und Entwick-lung (CIM), and (iv) The Small Grants Program.

The present guidelines are addressing Small Grants only. The Small Grants Program is aiming at:

  • Funding innovative projects with high potential for development impact,
  • Promoting the development of new research partnerships between German agricultural re-search institutions and International Agricultural Research Centers,
  • Providing German agricultural research institutions with funding to initiate, prepare or plan co-operation with International Agricultural Research Centers (seed money).

More information.

Deadline: August 31, 2011

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