Pre-announcement new call ARF
Mid-July 2014 WOTRO will launch the second call for proposals for the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF), one of the two funding instruments within Food & Business Research. ARF provides grants for demand-driven applied research that contributes to food security.
The focus of the second call is similar to the first call; proposals can be submitted that focus on (one of) the four pillars of the food security policy:
- Increasing sustainable agricultural production;
- Ensuring equitable access to better nutrition;
- Improving inclusive access to markets;
- Enabling a better business climate.
Consortia of practitioner and research or higher education organisations may apply. In contrast to the first call, a Dutch partner is required as part of the consortium in the second call. The budget per application may be 50,000 – 300,000 euros for projects with a duration of 0,5 – 3 years.
Proposals can be submitted to WOTRO continuously until the final deadline of 15 May 2015. Proposals will be collected and assessed in three different rounds. The deadline for the first round of the second call will be 1 October 2014.
UPDATE 17-7-2014: you can find the new call at Launch 2nd call for proposals Food & Business Applied Research Fund