Funding Opportunities

Call for Poster Abstracts: 2019 Global Nutrition Symposium
January 31st, 2019

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems at the University of Florida is hosting the Third Global Nutrition Symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 25 and 26, 2019. This year’s theme is Extending Our Reach: Improving human nutrition and incomes through effective livestock research and extension partnerships. This Symposium will bring together ministers of agriculture and livestock production, livestock and nutrition researchers, top university administrators, extensionists, and policy-makers globally to discuss and develop actionable strategies to bridge the research and extension gap and to demonstrate how the production and consumption of nutritious animal-source foods (ASF) will increase resulting in improved nutrition, health, incomes, and livelihoods especially for vulnerable women and children. The Symposium will highlight the pathways for connecting research to extension and other advisory services in different countries to foster greater research delivery and diffusion through extension services in developing countries.


Innovative scientific research to address sorghum and millet value chain constraints in focal countries of Ethiopia, Niger, and Senegal
February 15th, 2019

Kansas State University was awarded a second five‐year contract to serve as the management entity of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet is funded by the Bureau of Food Security, USAID, and is authorized under Title XII of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (as amended). Funding will be provided for research projects related to the sorghum value chain in Ethiopia and sorghum and/or pearl millet value chain(s) in Senegal and Niger. A review of all Phase I (2013-2018) projects as well as new submitted concept notes has been completed by the External Advisory Board (EAB) of the Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab (SMIL) and USAID. An invitation for submission of full proposals is being made to select project teams. Further elaboration of the research objectives, human and institutional capacity building activities, gender planning, communications planning, project planning and detailed budget are required are required to be considered for funding. Please note: A full detailed budget is required which provides a budget breakdown of funds on an annual basis for the primary investigator institution and other collaborating institutions. Completing this using the SMIL standard MS Excel template is required and the template is available at https://www.k-state.edu/smil/opportunities/SMIL_FP_Budget_Template.xlsx.