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Call for concept notes: Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF) Fund

Deadline: 20/09/2013

IDRC, together with the Australian International Food Security Centre (AIFSC), is pleased to announce the inaugural call for concept notes of the Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF) Fund.

The 2013 call is to support applied research in areas vital to achieving long-term food security in 10 Eastern and Southern African countries, with a focus on post-harvest systems, the agriculture-nutrition nexus, and sustainable water use.
 
The Fund is looking to harness the best minds in the private, public, and non-governmental sectors to expand its research portfolio and lay the groundwork for scaling-up research results and innovations  within a country or across the region.
 
This is an open, competitive call for concept notes, and submissions may come from new or existing partnerships. 
 
Read the Call for Concept Notes document for full details, including:
  • background and rationale of the CultiAF Fund
  • goal and key objectives of the Fund
  • eligibility for the Fund
  • selection process and criteria
  • timelines
  • concept note format and requirements
  • submission deadlines
Deadline for submission of concept notes: September 20, 2013, 17:00 East African Time (EAT), 10:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST) 
 
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