Funding Opportunities

Innovative scientific research to address sorghum and millet value chain constraints in focal countries of Ethiopia, Niger, and Senegal
March 20th, 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

Call for Thematic Area Literature Reviews
March 31st, 2019

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems is seeking ten hard-working, detail-oriented individuals with strong writing skills to conduct literature reviews. Ten literature reviews of impact pathways are requested, one for each of the thematic areas listed below, focusing on how research can result in development impact in the target countries. Each thematic area will be led by a faculty member at the University of Florida (UF). Please visit the call's website for more details: