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International Development Research Centre (IDRC) – Open Research Data Initiative

Deadline: 14 June 2019, 23:45 EDT
Budget: CA$15,340 per award
Eligibility: researchers who have been or are currently funded by IDRC

As part of its efforts to make research data publicly available, IDRC invites researchers to participate in the process of planning, describing, and openly publishing their IDRC-funded research data. This funding opportunity will build the data management expertise of applicants while making previously closed data open.

A cohort of up to 24 researchers will be guided through three project phases with the help of experts in the field of open data and scientific publishing. Each researcher will produce a data management plan and an article for potential publication in a data journal in addition to depositing citable research data in an open repository.

Successful applicants will also participate in one of three workshops in Montevideo, Uruguay; Nairobi, Kenya; or New Delhi, India. These workshops will serve as interactive sessions where applicants distill their insights on data management and discuss the mechanics of data sharing within different regional contexts.

Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains

Deadline: 31 June 2019
Budget: £220,000 per award

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains aims to scale digital solutions for the agricultural last mile and improve smallholders’ financial inclusion, livelihood and climate resilience.

The Fund prioritises enterprise services targeted at organisations (e.g. agribusiness, cooperatives, etc.) procuring from smallholders with the focus on those living on less than USD 2 per day.

Up to eight grants of £220,000 each are being made available to support projects of 24 months duration. In addition, the GSMA will provide in-kind support and consultancy to assist the development of business plans, and service implementation through market research, user-centric design, business intelligence, user-testing with agribusiness staff and smallholders.

The Netherlands – CGIAR Research Programme – Senior Expert Programme

Deadline: 27 February 2020, 14:00 CET
Budget: 2.85 million Euros

This call for Senior Expert candidates seeks to contribute to the mutual benefit of partnering between CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs), CGIAR Platforms and CGIAR Centers, and Dutch knowledge institutes and stakeholders by supporting the participation of Dutch research organisations in CGIAR.

The Senior Expert Programme (SEP) will fund part of the personnel costs of Senior Experts from a Dutch research organisation who participate within a CGIAR Research Programme or Platform with linkages to one or more of the four priority knowledge domains of the NL-CGIAR strategic partnership. This Call is implemented in close collaboration with the CGIAR and with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (MoFA and LNV), as well as the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP).