Fellowships for Academic Researchers interested in Understanding and Explaining Issues related to Drivers and Negative Impacts of Industrial Animal Agriculture, especially those concerning Low- and Middle-Income Countries


  • These fellowships focus on a set of “burning questions” asked by leaders of NGOs trying to understand and find solutions to industrial food animal production’s negative impacts, particularly concerning developing countries.
  • Fellowships are offered to individuals. They are intended for academic researchers affiliated with universities as well as independent scholars. Applicants must hold Ph.D. degree or be Ph.D. students working on their dissertations. There are no restrictions as to applicants’ place of residence or citizenship.
  • 3 categories of awards: US$25,000 (for a team of 2-4 with at least one Ph.D. holder); $20,000 (for an individual with Ph.D.); $15,000 (for a student enrolled in a Ph.D. program and working on the dissertation). • Award period is four months. Winners can choose their own start date (preferably before September 2, 2021).
  • The main task of a fellowship recipient during the award period is to prepare one 6,000 – 7,000 words report which we call Guidance Memo. (Guidance Memos are written in plain language. They should provide sound information and clear explanations that deepen readers’ understanding of the issues addressed, highlight key considerations that they may not be aware of, and offer practical advice that aids their work and decision-making.) Guidance Memos must be directly relevant to the “burning questions”.
  • Guidance Memos are uploaded to an open access repository (IssueLab) and assigned permanent DOI numbers
  • For more info follow the link:



Africa’s growth has been accelerating in recent years, creating an ever-increasing need for highly educated researchers in science and technology across the continent. Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in Morocco and the École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have jointly launched the Excellence in Africa (EXAF) initiative to support the training of professors and doctoral candidates in Africa. This path-breaking initiative is intended to hone the research skills of early-stage researchers through collaboration with, or supervision by, EPFL professors. It is based on the premise that this will help build their career as researchers and professors and thereby enable them to have a significant economic and societal impact in Africa. A Joint Steering Committee comprised of members from UM6P and EPFL constitutes the governance board of this initiative. 

For more details, please visit the Excellence in Africa

Establishing multidisciplinary artificial intelligence for development labs (AI4D Labs) in Africa

Date issued: Monday, February 15, 2021
Deadline for applications: Friday, March 19, 2021

For more information about the call above follow the link below:

Africa Oxford Health Innovation Platform

The Africa Oxford Health Innovation Platform (AfOx-HIP) is a multi-disciplinary programme to support African innovators develop new solutions to Africa’s health challenges. It does so by connecting research to industry to tackle prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment through impact investment and innovation. AfOx-HIP is a University of Oxford collaborative platform supported by key researchers and led by the Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx). 

AfOx-HIP is an extension of Africa-Oxford collaborations aimed at connecting research to industry to solve intractable societal challenges. AfOx-HIP helps ideas come to life as real solutions to big challenges through innovation and entrepreneurship by pursuing a broader purpose for sustainable futures. The shifting societal perceptions aligned to creating and sustaining value in the world provide an opportunity for promoting the pursuit of purpose through impact investment and innovation. For more on the above call follow the link below

LEAP-RE Call for AU-EU Collaborative Research and Innovation projects on Renewable Energy

For General Information on the call follow the link below:

The Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application,
Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation

The $10,000 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, will be presented every October in Des Moines, Iowa, by the World Food Prize Foundation.

This award will recognize exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty.

The award will honor an individual who is working closely and directly “in the field” or at the production or processing level with farmers, animal herders, fishers or others in rural communities, in any discipline or enterprise across the entire food production, processing, and distribution chain.

To nominate a deserving individual, please visit this form. Nominations are due June 15