The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) seeks private sector partners in the areas of irrigation technology supply, finance and value chain development to accelerate scaling of small-scale irrigation technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Growing evidence suggests transformative pathways from farmer-led irrigation in the region to better nutrition, women’s empowerment, resilience and agriculture-led economic growth. We seek private sector partners who can help us catalyze irrigation adoption, while improving inclusivity and supporting environmental sustainability. The geographic focus of the RFA is Ghana and Ethiopia. The total funding volume for the RFA is US$1,450,000. Proposals are due 22 November 2019.
Kansas NSF EPSCoR helps Kansas build its research capacity and competitiveness in science and technology. The First Award program helps early career faculty become competitive for funding from the research directorates at the National Science Foundation by: 1) encouraging early career faculty to submit proposals to the NSF (or other federal funding agency) as soon as possible after their first faculty appointment, and 2) by accelerating the pace of their research and the quality of their subsequent proposals.