Funding Opportunities for AR&D in Africa

 

DONORS

DONORS

African Development Bank

Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs

African Enterprise Challenge Fund

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Aga Khan Foundation

Gatsby Charitable Foundation

Agropolis Foundation

International Fund for Agricultural Development

American Jewish World Service

International Fund for Agricultural Research

Ashoka

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Australian Centre for International  Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

Inter-American Development  Bank (IDB)

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Japan International Cooperation  Agency (JICA)

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Leverhulme Trust

Cargill

McKnight Foundation

Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation

Monsanto Fund

Danish International Development Agency

Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

DINNFUND (Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd.).

OPEC Fund for International Development

Direction Générale de la Coopération Internationale et du Développement

Rockefeller Foundation

Ekhaga Foundation

Royal Society

European Commission

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

European Commission - Research

Wallace Genetic Foundation

European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development

World Bank -Overview and Cross-Sectoral Programs

Federal Republic of Germany Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Yara Foundation

Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs of Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DONORS

FUNDING SIZE

ORGANISATIONAL CATEGORY

AREA OF INTEREST

APPLICATION INFORMATION

CONTACTS

Rockefeller Foundation

Grants over US$100 thousand.

 From under US$25 thousand to multi-million dollars. Many grants range from US$100 thousand to US$1 million.

Foundations and NGOs

African Agriculture,

Climate Change Resilience,

Innovation for Development

  Grant maker accepts proposals.  The Rockefeller Foundation invites experts, innovators, non-governmental organizations, individuals, and public officials for their best ideas regarding initiatives for potential Foundation support.  Rockefeller provides an electronic form for these submissions.

420 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 869-8500
Fax: (212) 764-3468

New York

USA

Aga Khan Foundation

Grants over US$100 thousand.  Funded projects average over US$1 million (data from 2004)

Foundations and NGOs
Environment:  Environmental education, natural resources management in fragile zones, nature parks and wildlife reserves, environmentally and culturally appropriate tourism, water supply and sanitation, research on the environment in relation to human uses (i.e., agriculture and others).

Rural Development:  Community management of social capital in the form of natural resources, water storage, irrigation systems, soil conservation, forestry, agricultural storage facilities, improved farming methods, and rural enterprises.

Grant maker accepts proposals. AKF has no formal application procedures.  Before developing full proposals, grant seekers should inquire with the Foundation’s office in the country where the proposal originates, or where the project is to be implemented.   If there is no national AKF branch or affiliate, grant seekers should address their inquiries to the Foundation’s office in Geneva. The Foundation responds to serious requests that correspond to the concerns expressed on its website, and that will advance the Foundation's understanding of development issues, problems, and solutions. 

AKF does not entertain unrelated solicitations.

http://www.akdn.org/akf

 

Agropolis Foundation

 Grants over US$100 thousand. Average grant size is about €90 thousand (except for the Flagship Projects, which are funded at €3 million each)

 Foundations and NGOs

 Increasing demand for plants and plant by-products for food and non-food uses; Interaction between climate change and crops; Prevention and management of risks related to crop and food systems.

 Grant maker accepts proposals.  
Agropolis announces calls for proposals, both for research grants as well as fellowship grants.   Each call includes eligibility criteria, application forms, calendar deadlines, and supporting materials (in French and English).  Research grant categories:   Scientific platforms; international training courses; and small grants for travel, publication, and other research support.  Details are provided on the website. Fellowship grant categories:  Senior researchers, junior researchers, doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships, and visiting fellowships.  Details are provided on the website.

 Avenue Agropolis
34394 MONTPELLIER CEDEX 5 - FRANCE

Tel: +33 (0)4 67 04 75 74
Fax: +33 (0)4 67 04 75 43
Email: agropolis-fondation@agropolis.fr

 

American Jewish World Service

 Most grants range from US$3 thousand to US$30 thousand per year, but with a few larger than this

  Foundations and NGOs

 Sustainable Livelihoods and Sustainable Development:  Sustainable Agriculture and Biodiversity ;Food Security;
Land and Resource Rights ; Economic Opportunities ;Slum and Urban Development

Grant maker accepts proposals. 
“Apply for a Grant” is highly specific about where AJWS will make grants by country, and by regions within countries. 
Grant seekers should confirm that they are eligible to apply from the geographical criterion.
Grant seekers submit an initial 3-page letter of inquiry (LOI) to AJWS to identify the organization, summarize its mission and activities, and describe the project for which funding is requested.  The requirements for the LOI are clearly described. The LOI is submitted by email or postal mail to AJWS in New York.  They are accepted throughout the year.
AJWS requests additional information or a full proposal only if there is a strong possibility that it can support the proposal.
 

 American Jewish World Service
45 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018

tel: 212.792.2900
800.889.7146
fax: 212.792.2930

 

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 Grants over US$100 thousand. Highly variable from under US$100 thousand to multi-million dollars.

 Foundations and NGOs

Agricultural Development:  Investing across the complete agricultural value chain, emphasizing small farms, many headed by women.  Increased farmer productivity;   Links to markets; New technologies; Data, research, and policy analysis.

 Application criteria and submissions criteria vary by the Foundation’s program areas and topics.  
The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals in its Global Development Program except when Gates explicitly announces an open LOI or RFP. On occasion, the Gates website posts requests for letters of inquiry (LOI) and requests for proposals (RFPs) in defined program areas.  
Grant seekers should consult the website, by program area, for complete information on current and recent LOIs and RFPs.

 Main Office
PO Box 23350
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 709-3100
info@gatesfoundation.

Grant Inquiries
(206) 709-3140
info@gatesfoundation.org
Visit our Grant Seekers section for more information

 

Cargill

 

 Foundations and NGOs 

 Safe handling of agricultural products (food safety); Responsible sourcing and purchasing of agricultural commodities (cocoa, cotton, palm oil, soybeans, others);
Water protection and conservation; Efficient energy and reduced greenhouse gas emissions (“reduced corporate footprint”); Biofuels production and policy.

 In countries where Cargill is represented, grant seekers should contact the country offices for information about grant possibilities.

 Cargill, Incorporated
PO Box 9300
Minneapolis, MN
55440-9300
United States

 

Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation

 Awarded in amounts up to US$10,580 each (a symbolic figure representing the cost of the "Spirit of St. Louis" in 1927)

 Foundations and NGOs

 Lindbergh’s grant categories include: agriculture; animal resources; plant resources; water resources; general conservation (land, air, energy, ect…);  Waste minimization and management

 Grant maker accepts proposals.
Complete guidelines and applications materials are available on the Lindbergh website.  Applicants indicate one or two Lindbergh program categories to which their project relates.  Each applicant selects two persons to endorse his or her project and application.  All inquiries, applications, and endorser's reports must be submitted in English.
Completed applications must be received by the Lindbergh Foundation in June of the year preceding the selection of grant recipients.

 The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation
2150 Third Avenue North, Suite 310
Anoka, MN 55303-2200
Phone: 763-576-1596
Fax: 763-576-1664
E-mail: info@lindberghfoundation.org

 

Ekhaga Foundation

 Grants over US$100 thousand. Average grant size is the equivalent of about US$300 thousand to US$600 thousand

 Foundations and NGOs

 EcoEcological agriculture to replace chemicals with ecological and biological measures of promoting production; Preparation and storage of food with natural technology

 Grant maker accepts proposals;
Ekhaga’s website provides application forms, along with forms for reporting project results and financial information;
Applicants prepare and submit an application form.  As a supplement to the form, applicants supply a project description which explains the problem to be addressed, present knowledge, project goals, methods proposed, itemized budget, and background data.  Applicants state their qualifications and provide references.  Completed applications are mailed to Ekhaga’s postal address before the annual deadline posted on its website.
More detailed information for applicants, and the Foundation’s criteria for evaluating proposals, are available on the website.
 Ekhaga provides its mailing address and telephone number (“Contact Us”).  

 Postadress:
Ekhagastiftelsen
Box 34 012
100 26 Stockholm
Telefon: 070-240 81 81
Epost: info@ekhagastiftelsen.se
(OBS! Vi kan inte ta emot ansökningar per e-post!)

 

Gatsby Charitable Foundation

 Grants over US$100 thousand; £100 thousand and larger, with a few reaching £1- 2 million ;Small grants:  <£50 thousand

 Foundations and NGOs

 Africa:  
 Sustainable agricultural development; Small-scale enterprise; Agricultural research

Grant maker accepts proposals

 Allington House (1st Floor) 150 Victoria Street London SW1E 5AE.| Telephone: (020) 7410 0330
Email: contact@gatsby.org.uk |

 

Leverhulme Trust

 Grants over US$100 thousand .International networks:  Up to £125 thousand for up to three years.  Grants for the Africa Award are up to £150 thousand. Research project grants:   Most are less than £250 thousand for two or three years.   Maximum £500 thousand for five years in exceptional cases. Philip Leverhulme prizes:  £70 thousand per award.

 Foundations and NGOs 

 Leverhulme is not known for funding the “green sector” as a program area. However, recent grants include examples in international aspects of ecology, natural history, environment, and agriculture. Hence the Africa Award is a recent joint activity with the Royal Society to fund research that links the UK with collaborators in Ghana and Tanzania in agriculture, biodiversity, energy, water and sanitation, and basic human health.

 Grant maker accepts proposals. Leverhulme’s section “Grants and Awards” is a systematic presentation of the Trust’s grant offerings, by category.  Each category outlines objectives, eligibility requirements, amount and duration of the grants, budgeting details, and how and when to apply. Application forms are available online.  Leverhulme provides a contact name and telephone number for each grant-making area, together with a calendar of submission dates.   Leverhulme considers the originality of the projects put to them; the significance of the proposed work; the ability to judge and take appropriate risk in the project; and removal of barriers between traditional disciplines.

 Postal address is:
The Leverhulme Trust
1 Pemberton Row
London
EC4A 3BG

 

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

 

 Foundations and NGOs 

 Semi-arid agriculture; Plant genetic resources; Access to agricultural technology; Rural economic growth; Climate change in relation to agriculture 

 The Foundation does not accept proposals. “Contact Us” provides an email contact form for inquiries to the Foundation. 

 www.syngentafoundation.org

 

Yara Foundation

 US$100 thousand (plus trophy and diploma)

 Foundations and NGOs

 Increased food production and poverty reduction in African agriculture; Development of local markets, innovation, and entrepreneurship

 Yara posts nomination guidelines on its website.   Nominations are sent to Yara’s Secretariat in Norway by a calendar deadline posted in “Nomination Process.”

 http://www.yara.com/sustainability/africa_prog

 

African Development Bank

 Grants over US$100 thousand. AWF:  Grants range from €50 thousand to €5 million.

 International organizations

 Agriculture:  This refers to investments in crop irrigation, agricultural policies, fertilizer financing, income diversification, agricultural export development, and others. Environment:  The AfDB operates with an Environment Policy, approved in 2004.  Through guidelines developed at the same time, AfDB aims to assess the environmental consequences of its planned investments.  Project investments include fishing and aquaculture, green zone development, community forests, lake basin rehabilitation, and environmental training. Energy:  AfDB promotes policies and regulatory frameworks for affordable and sustainable energy, and it incorporates alternative energy and energy efficiency in its funding strategies.  An example is the FINESSE program to formulate appropriate policy and regulatory frameworks, and to generate a pipeline of investment projects in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Water:  The AfDB is active in policy and programmatic efforts to improve water supply and sanitation.  Projects in water and sanitation are a significant element of what AfDB does.  The main initiatives underpinning the Bank’s strategy in the water sector are the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI), the African Water Facility (AWF), the NEPAD Water and Sanitation Program, and the Multi-Donor Water Partnership Program.  These initiatives are complemented by the Bank’s program in Urban Water Supply and Sanitation.

 Grant maker accepts proposals .AWF:  The AWF has a dedicated site which describes the program, procedures, and qualifications to apply for AWF.  The site discusses grants eligibility, and what to include in project proposals.  The format for project proposals is long and detailed.  Completed application forms -- with letters of support from the national government -- are sent electronically to AfDB.

 Temporary relocation
Angle des trois rues: Avenue du Ghana, Rue Pierre de Coubertin, Rue Hedi Nouira
BP 323
1002 Tunis Belvedère
Tunisia
Tel: +21671 – 333 511, 103 450
Fax: +21671 – 351 933
E-mail:afdb@afdb.org

Headquarters
Rue Joseph Anoma
01 BP 1387 Abidjan 01
Cote d'Ivoire
Tel: (+225) 20.20.44.44
Fax: (+225) 20.20.49.59
E-mail: afdb@afdb.org

 

European Commission - Research

 Grants over US$100 thousand. Varies by program and initiative

 International organization

 Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology: Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest, and aquatic; Accelerated penetration of renewable energy sources environments; Food production in relation to human health and well-being; Biotechnology and biochemistry for sustainable non-food products and processes; Energy:   Improved energy efficiency; Low-carbon power generation and transport; Reduced greenhouse gas emissions; Transport and storage of carbon dioxide  ;Environmental consequences of energy policies; Energy technology transfer and capacity building; Environment (including Climate Change):    Climate change, pollution, and risks ;Conservation and sustainable management of natural and man-made resources and biodiversity ;Management of marine environments ;Assessment, verification, and testing of environmental technologies; Earth observation and assessment  .

 Grant maker accepts proposals. CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service) is the dedicated FP7 website.  It contains information about the thematic programs, calls for proposals, and information updates. Grant seekers consult “Find a Call” by program area, e.g., in each of the programs for Cooperation, Capacities, etc.   Of special interest in the Capacities Program are calls for “Activities of International Cooperation.”  Each call for proposals includes guidelines, eligibility criteria, deadlines, and supporting information.  Proposals must be submitted online, and CORDIS explains the procedure. CORDIS offers a data base of National Contact Points who are able to provide guidance and practical information about FP7.  The NCPs include universities, government ministries, research centers, and private companies.   Many (but not all) developing countries have NCPs.

 DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR RESEARCH
European Commission
SDME 2/2
B-1049 Brussels - Belgium

 

World Bank -Overview and Cross-Sectoral Programs

 Grants over US$100 thousand.
CSF:   Most grants range from US$3 thousand to US$7 thousand, with a maximum of US$15 thousand.    DGF:  Highly variable, ranging from US$130 thousand to US$50 million (year 2008).
DM:  At country and regional levels, US$10 thousand to US$50 thousand per project, depending on the country.    At the global level, US$50 thousand to US$200 thousand per project (average is about US$180 thousand).   

 International organization

 Agriculture and Rural Development:  Agricultural markets and trade, agricultural science and technology, ecological agriculture, agricultural research, access to land and natural resources, fisheries and aquaculture.
Energy:  Energy access, renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate change in relation to energy, reforms in the power sector, public-private partnerships in the energy sector.
Environment:  Biodiversity, climate change, carbon finance, coastal and marine management, environmental economics and indicators, environmental health, forests and forestry, land management, environmental assessment, ozone-depleting substances, persistent organic pollutants, corporate environmental responsibility, environmental safeguards.
Oil, Gas, Mining, and Chemicals:   Land and water use in extractive industries, waste management, carbon emissions, air and water pollution.
Urban Development:  Housing in relation to land use, solid waste management, urban environment, disaster risk management.  Water:  Water security, water policy and economics, water supply and sanitation, public-private partnerships to deliver services, irrigation and drainage, hydropower, options to finance infrastructure, regulatory considerations, environmental and social factors.
Transport:  Biofuels, environmental impact of transport infrastructure, transport in relation to climate change.

 Grant maker accepts proposals.
Civil Society Fund:  The program is administered through country offices of the Bank, and not all countries participate.   Grant seekers need to inquire with the Bank at the country level regarding whether the CSF is available locally.   If yes, the country office of the Bank normally provides guidelines and application forms early in the year.  Development Grant Facility:   Grant seekers do not apply directly for funding in the DGF.  Rather, all DGF funding applications must be sponsored by a Bank unit.  An individual program manager in the Bank prepares the application, which is reviewed within the Bank before being submitted to the DGF Council for review and consideration.  Development Marketplace:  The DM’s internet pages provide guidelines (in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian) about how and when to submit applications.  Each year, the DM selects a different theme for the project competition.  The DM posts previous project winners, and this can be useful information for new grant applicants.  Proposals must be submitted in English.

 The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433 USA
tel: (202) 473-1000
fax: (202) 477-6391

 OPEC Fund for International Development


 Grants over US$100 thousand.
 
Research:  Grants range from about US$20 thousand to US$100 thousand.
 
Technical Assistance:  Grants range from about US$250 thousand to over US$1 million.

 International organizations

 Agriculture and Food:  In previous years, OFID used its capital resources to help establish the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).  OFID has provided food aid for refugees, and support for international forums and research on agriculture and food security.
Water: Grants include helping countries in West Africa and North Africa to manage scarce water resources, and supporting an NGO in Bangladesh to provide communities with safe drinking water.
Other:  OFID has made grants to build up the fisheries sector, to clean up after oil spills, to protect marine resources of the Red Sea, and to sponsor participation from the poorest countries in international events regarding climate and land degradation

 Grant maker accepts proposals.
 
OFID has an “Application for Grants” section on its website. The completed application form is sent to OFID electronically.  Applications must include the applicant’s registration certificate.  
 
An application describes the organization’s objectives and achievements, funding sources, justification for the project, profile of the beneficiary region, aims and activities of the project, beneficiaries of the project, details about project implementation and supervision, and a proposed budget and co-financing.   
 
There is no application deadline.  Technical assistance proposals are presented at OFID’s Governing Board, which meets four times a year.  Research grants can be approved at any time.

 The OPEC Fund for International Development Parkring 8, A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 995, A-1011 Vienna, Austria
Telephone: +43-1-515 64-0 Fax: +43-1-513 92 38

 International Fund for Agricultural Research


  Maximum of US$11 thousand

 International organizations

 Research and development of agricultural crops and natural resources:
         Cereals and other food crops (rice, wheat, maize, legumes, root crops, tubers, others)
         Agricultural and food policy
         Water policy and management
         Forestry and agroforestry
         Livestock
         Fisheries

 Grant maker accepts proposals.
 
IFAR issues calls for proposals for its Professional Development Program on its website.  Guidelines and an application form are posted there, as is a calendar timeline.  Proposals are prepared and submitted in English.  
 
Nominations for awards must be sponsored by one or more of the CGIAR Centers, and the work programs proposed by applicants must be closely linked with the program of a CGIAR Center.  Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with CGIAR scientists when preparing their project proposals.  

 www.ifar4dev.org

 Monsanto Fund


 Grants over US$100 thousand.
 
Grant size is highly variable.  

The minimum grant request is US$25 thousand.

 Foundations and NGOs

 Training in methods of sustainable agriculture
         Improving education and nutrition through school gardens, nutrition education, and agricultural training
         Enhancing the nutritional value and reducing the impacts of pests and viruses on subsistence crops
         Building environmental awareness through community education
         Enhancing water quality and wildlife habitat by improving agricultural practices
         Conservation projects.

 Grant maker accepts proposals √
 
Monsanto Fund has one application process for organizations in the USA, and a different process for organizations outside the USA.
 
Organizations outside the United States complete and submit a “Monsanto Fund International Grant Application” in English, and forward it to the appropriate Monsanto regional representative (Asia-Pacific, Africa, Brazil, Latin America North, Latin America South, Canada, and Europe).  Names and contact information of these representatives are posted on the Fund’s website.  
 
There are two grant-making cycles per year, with calendar dates posted.  The Monsanto contact receives applications, which are forwarded to the Monsanto Fund’s main office in the USA.
 

 www.monsantofund.org

 McKnight Foundation


 Grants over US$100 thousand.
 
Most range from US$50 thousand to US$150 thousand

Foundations and NGOs 

 The East Africa Program (Tanzania and Uganda) and Southeast Asia Program (Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia) include some projects with elements of sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and conservation of natural resources.
 
Collaborative Crop Research:  Food security in the Andean region (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru); millet and sorghum productivity in West Africa (Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger); utilization of legumes in southern Africa (Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi); and improved crop productivity and marketing in East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda).

 Grant maker accepts proposals.
 
McKnight’s website has guidelines for applying in each program area.  
Grant seekers submit letters of inquiry (LOI) to describe their organization, experience, specific project, and requested funding.   Based on the LOI, the Foundation determines whether or not to invite a full proposal.  LOIs are submitted to McKnight according to calendar deadlines posted on its website, by program area.    
 
The program on Collaborative Crop Research is an exception.  It operates on the basis of announced requests for concept notes and proposals (in English, Spanish, and French).  These announcements are made on the CCRP website, which is managed at Cornell University (see Information sources below).  
 
The Foundation offers an email form for general inquiries, and it provides the names and email addresses of its staff by program area (including the staff of its International program).  

 www.mcknight.org

 Royal Society


 Grants over US$100 thousand.
 
Joint project grant:   Maximum of £6 thousand per year (for up to two years).
 
Leverhulme – Royal Society Africa awards:  Maximum of £150 thousand (over three years)
 
International travel grants:  Maximum of £4 thousand

 Foundations and NGOs

 Basic and applied science related to the natural world, including the following examples for illustration:  
         Agriculture and animal health
         Clean energy and biofuels
         Climate change
         Plant conservation

 Grant maker accepts proposals.
 
Grant seekers consult the “International” section of the Society’s website (under “Our Work”) for guidelines and application information related to each grant-making scheme.  Each type of grant is described in terms of purpose, eligibility requirements, grant duration, value of the award, application deadline, and other details.  
 
Applications for the majority of grant schemes are submitted electronically via the Society’s e-GAP system.  Access to the system requires initial registration.  The Society provides supporting information on its website about grant application and processing using e-GAP.  
 
For international travel grants to support incoming scientists to the UK, applications must be made by the UK host scientists.  

 www.royalsoc.ac.uk

 International Fund for Agricultural Development


 Grants over US$100 thousand.
 
Most small grants are in the range of US$40 thousand to US$200 thousand.  Larger grants are mainly in the range of US$0.5 million to US$2 million.

 International organizations

 IFAD aims to assist the poorest of the poor to increase their food production and to achieve other higher standards of well-being associated with that.  Areas specifically targeted for IFAD’s interventions are:
         Agricultural development
         Financial services
         Rural infrastructure
         Livestock
         Fisheries
         Capacity and institution building
         Food storage, processing, and marketing
         Research, extension, and training
         Development of small and medium enterprises
 
IFAD has been a financial co-sponsor of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and it helped establish the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR).  

 IFAD’s operations in a country are framed by that country’s Country Strategic Opportunities Program (COSOP).  Project concepts and subsequent project design must be consistent with the COSOP.  
 
Interested grant seekers should contact IFAD’s country program managers to explore funding possibilities.  Names and contact information for the country managers can be found in IFAD’s web pages for “Operations.”   

 www.ifad.org

 

Ashoka

 “A living stipend for an average of three years”

 Foundations and NGOs

 Environment:  New ideas and entrepreneurial approaches across the spectrum of natural resources and environment.

Economic Development:  Includes microfinance and enterprise in sectors such as agriculture

 Grant maker accepts proposals.
 
Ashoka recognizes several types of fellows:  Ashoka Fellows; Senior Fellows; Global Fellows; Social Investment Entrepreneur Fellows; and Invention and Technology Fellows.  Each type of fellow has a different profile to be understood before nominations are made.  
 
Nominations of individuals for consideration to be Ashoka Fellows are sent by email to the relevant Ashoka country offices.  Complete contact information for these offices is provided on Ashoka’s website.   
 
Ashoka’s criteria for selecting social entrepreneurs are new ideas, creativity, entrepreneurial quality, social impact of the ideas, and ethical standards.  

 www.ashoka.org

 

Wallace Genetic Foundation

 Grants over US$100 thousand.
 
Most grants range from US$25 thousand to US$40 thousand, although several grants are larger (maximum in 2007 was US$300 thousand)

 Foundations and NGOs 

 Agricultural research
         Preservation of farmland
         Ecology and conservation
         Sustainable development (water, energy, climate change, pollution management, etc.)

 Grant maker accepts proposals.
 
Applicants may initially submit a letter of inquiry, or a full proposal.  Details regarding the contents of a proposal, including the required forms, are available on the Wallace website.
 
All letters of inquiry and proposals must be submitted in mailed copy; faxed and e-mailed proposals are not accepted.
 
There are no deadlines; the Board meets six times a year.

 www.wallacegenetic.org