The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) announced the African Agriculture Science Competitions and Awards: Recognizing Excellence in African Science and Innovation. The science competitions and awards are categorized as:
1. Young Professionals in Science Award (25‐40 years); and
2. Women in Science Award The deadline for submission of entries is January 6, 2010. For further details and information about the awards, visit: FARA Science Competition or paste the following link to your browser: http://fara-africa.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c27486ccb9b62d2b173a0b57c&id=4e4f3a322a&e=bfde72f06c.
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), together with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, are launching a call for the submission of projects for research partnerships with developing countries, which are conceived and implemented on a partnership basis between Swiss researchers and researchers from developing countries which address development-specific problems. With this program, SNSF and SDC would like to support high quality research projects. Research partnerships are open to all scientific disciplines, including sociology, economics, law, political sciences, provided that projects address specific problems concerning developing countries. Corresponding projects must be submitted by January 18, 2010. The submission of the project is only possible through the internet portal mySNF. Please for more information visit the link: http://www.snf.ch/SiteCollectionDocuments/int_dev_call_09.pdf