The Center for African Studies at the University of Florida is pleased to announce a collaborative conference with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock System. This year’s Carter Conference will explore how momentum is shifting in African agriculture through research and technologies to improve resilience, livelihoods, and nutrition. We invite poster proposals for this event from members of the academic, public/government, private and non-for-profit sector. The conference will focus on the role that nutrition, livelihoods and resilience play in societal development. It does so by acknowledging the close relationship between good nutrition, inclusive and sustainable agricultural-led economic growth, and strengthened resilience among people and natural systems.
Idaho NSF EPSCoR GEM3 funding is available to facilitate the development of VIP (Vertically Integrated Project) courses related to the GEM3 research areas. VIP is a program to increase student access to hands-on learning with faculty mentors and diverse teams. The VIP approach is at the center of the Idaho NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1 GEM3 Education, Workforce Development, and Diversity plans.
This Seed Funding program is part of Idaho’s multi-year (2018-2023) statewide NSF Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Track-1 Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) award, “Genes by Environment: Modeling, Mechanisms, and Mapping (GEM3).” The project is highly aligned with Idaho’s Higher Education Research Strategic Plan. GEM3 includes a statewide collaborative academic research program committed to Idaho EPSCoR's "ONEIdaho" philosophy. Faculty and students at Idaho’s universities and colleges work collaboratively across institutions on basic research; integration of science disciplines; integration of research, education, and workforce development; and fostering integration of science and stakeholders. GEM3 Seed Funding allows project leadership and the Idaho research community to respond quickly and effectively to new opportunities as well as pursue high impact, potentially transformative research. Its principal objective is to catalyze new research on focal species, species interactions, ecosystems, genomics/phenomics, and other emerging areas related to the scope of the GEM3 award. It is aimed at groups or individuals that emphasize the collaborative development and testing of important ideas and theories, cutting-edge analysis of recent or existing data and information, and/or investigation of social ecological systems issues.