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The Netherlands – CGIAR Research Programme – Senior Expert Programme

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

This Call for Senior Experts 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).

Innovating Soil 3.0 Challenge | FoodShot Global

Deadline: 1 December 2018

The inaugural FoodShot Challenge aims to identify groundbreaking solutions that will collectively create a new soil operating system — Soil 3.0 — to increase soil organic matter, grow more nutrient-dense food, improve water quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and serve as a foundation for a food system capable of sustaining ten billion people and our planet.
FoodShot Global winners will build a new soil foundation by providing game-changing technological and ecological tools that enable farmers to optimize yields and the long-term health of the land.

ASEAN Impact Challenge 2018

Deadline: 9 September 2018

The ASEAN Impact Challenge is a regional programme designed by Impact Hub Kuala Lumpur to discover innovators and entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia who are accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through cross-sector partnerships and disruptive tech innovations. Initiatives by participant teams have ranged from waste management, agriculture, microfinance, microbiology, improving livelihoods, alternative education, environment and construction.

2018 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge

Deadline: 5 September 2018

Budget: up to €34,000

The 2018 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge will award up to €34,000 in prizes to the most innovative entries that rely on open biodiversity data or open-source tools from the GBIF network to advance open science. Individuals and teams can prepare tools and techniques that improve the access, usefulness and quality of open biodiversity data and submit them to this open-ended incentive competition. Challenge entries may choose to develop new applications, visualizations, methods, workflows or analyses, or build on and extend existing tools and features.

Call for Proposals: 2018 Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development

Deadline: 15 August 2018
Budget: from $25,000 to $250,000

The World Bank’s Development Data Group (DECDG), in collaboration with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), is interested in supporting innovative collaborations for data production, dissemination, and use. The collaborations should take place in low-income countries and lower-middle-income countries, and be directed towards sustainable development generally, and linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in particular.

GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund

Deadline: 10 August 2018
Budget: up to £300,000

The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund aims to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. This funding round will test new technical solutions, catalyse ideas to improve or transform institutional systems, and enable solutions to empower, assist or protect individuals and communities affected by complex emergencies and forced displacement. Project impact should be delivered in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, or Latin America.

Open Source Center Strategic Grants

Deadline: 31 July 2018
Budget: up to $900,000

DIAL has identified several critical challenges for free & open source software (FOSS) projects serving the sector. These challenges are common issues faced by many FOSS projects and the OSC is committed to helping organizations address these challenges. The overall objective of the Strategic Grant Program is to support solutions to common challenges and to fund projects that foster creativity, scale, and support functionality of the software by removing some of the barriers to FOSS projects meeting full maturity.This grant program seeks to support existing Open Source projects through funding and in-kind support and to find ways that other organizations facing similar challenges might address them.