Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Research Funding for Seed Projects in Nepal

Seed Grant Program for Nepal
The Adapting Livestock to Climate Change Collaborative Research Support Program (Livestock-Climate Change CRSP) has issued a call for proposals for the Seed Grant Program for Nepal. This Seed Grant is intended to provide funding for innovative, systems-based scientific research, capacity building, and institutional strengthening to improve the livelihoods of livestock producers and increase the resilience of livestock systems in Nepal in the face of climate variability and long-term climate change. Proposals are expected to target the themes described in this request for proposals (RFP) to reduce vulnerability, increase adaptive capacity, and augment the income of livestock producers in Nepal where agricultural systems are rapidly changing, available resources are shrinking, and climate change is having an impact. We expect this funding to provide an opportunity to bridge disciplines and develop an interdisciplinary approach to a problem, pilot an innovation, or build capacity.

This call of proposals from the Livestock-Climate Change CRSP is open to all U.S. public universities and their partner institutions and organizations. The project team must include at least one host-country institution or organization. The host country of interest for this RFP is Nepal.

Funding Period and Availability
The total award period under this RFP will be one year. Funding for the 1-year multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary proposals is a maximum of $80,000. The number of funded proposals will depend on the quality and merit of the proposals received and available funding. We anticipate funding 1-3 proposals.

The Livestock-Climate Change CRSP
The Livestock-Climate Change CRSP was created in May, 2010, through a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development awarded to Colorado State University. The goal of the program is to pursue interdisciplinary research, education and outreach in semi-arid regions to better the lives and livelihoods of small-scale livestock producers by developing strategies to help them cope with the impacts of climate change.

For details and instructions on how to apply for this grant opportunity visit:

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