Month: September 2018

Making a difference: Masters student reflects on work experience placement

For five weeks during summer 2018, the CONNECTED network team was joined by volunteer final year student, Katie Stevens, a final year Masters student at the University of Bristol’s School of Biological Sciences, who undertook a voluntary work experience placement. The network team…

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Funding opportunity: Broad-Scale Pest & Disease Surveillance of Crop Plants in Low-Income Countries

A funding opportunity aimed at finding innovative tools and technologies for crop pests and disease surveillance over large geographic regions in low-income countries has been announced by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Global Challenges programme. The deadline for applications is 14 November,…

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Funding opportunity: safer, more nutritious food for Africa

UK research organisations and businesses can apply for share of up to £3 million to develop and embed agri-tech and food chain innovations, collaborating with African countries. The application deadline is 21 November 2018. For more information and to apply, use this link

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Access to the AgShare.Today Roots, Tubers, Viruses and Vectors Library

As announced at the CONNECTED Africa Launch in Kampala, the AgShare.Today programme has kindly agreed to share its Roots, Tubers, Viruses and Vectors (RTVV) Library with the CONNECTED network. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), AgShare.Today aims to accelerate the…

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CONNECTED Pump Prime Funding awards

The full list of funding awards resulting from the first CONNECTED pump-prime funding call is listed below. This call was the first of two that will run during the CONNECTED project lifetime. To receive information about the second call, scheduled to open in…

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