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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
The Foundation's Global Development Program supports work to reduce poverty and hunger. To make grants, they periodically issue requests for proposals (RFPs) to solve the problems that are central to their funding strategy. The GDP funds aspects of agricultural development. http://www.gatesfoundation.org/ForGrantSeekers/

ESRC/DFID International Development (Poverty Alleviation) Research Scheme
The Scheme seeks to fund new thinking on international development issues. Most small and medium term grant funding for development is for applied and often very context specific work only. For this scheme, applications maybe for basic research or more applied research topics. It also aims to raise the quality and impact of social


119 science research in development. Methodological rigor is essential but it is vital that all research for development is able to demonstrate effective demand from and practical utility to policymakers and practitioners. All proposals submitted must set out the potential impact of research on poverty reduction, show who stakeholders and potential end users of research outputs are and discuss how they will be involved in the research. It encourages multidisciplinary research - 50% of each proposal is required to be from the social sciences. Up to the remaining 50% of funds can be invested in other academic lines of enquiry. This contributes to links between disciplines and enables new partnerships on development questions. It aims to give access to international development research funding to a broader set of actors. The partnerships created allow smaller institutions, who would not be able to develop and manage large grants, to become involved in new research. It is open to Southern institutions as bid leaders, not just as partners. http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/funding-opportunities/international- funding/esrc-dfid/funding-calls/index.aspx



Manual contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Training objectives
Style and content of the training programme
Introduction to the trainers
Francis ouruma alacho
Professor satish chandra
Chitaku g. mucheleng’anga
Dr gregory robin
Professor keith tomlins
Course timetable
Module one writing research proposals
Value chain approaches
Table 2.1 concept note content
Expected results
Organisation
Other related
Why is it important to the scientific world – what
Practice makes perfect!!
Split into existing groups
Example of coding an interview script
Undertaking research in value chains
What is a value chain
Fieldwork exercise diagnosis of trc value chain research needs
Ideas for interview questions general
Table 5.1 criteria fora successful interviewer
Module two research methods
Informed consent
Table 7.1 selected patent applications by patent office, broken down by resident and
Source: wipo statistics database, january 2011
Module three capturing intellectual property rights
Table 8.1: summary of types of intellectual property and what they protect
Certification marks
Potato”. ab geographical indication (gi)
Plant breeders' rights (pbr)
Protection of new plant varieties
Exercise: who owns ip
Hawai’i taro patent controversy
Source: makerere university (2010) process map for to-be process – inv 1.1 protection-patenting.
Chapter ten building a community of practice
References/further reading
Research methods
Intellectual property rights
Appendix 1 understanding and using development terms
Stakeholders
Information on data
Quality assurance
Backup and security
Expected difficulties in data sharing
Preparation of data for sharing and archiving
Appendix 4 research funding bodies
African union research grant call
Gdn’s global research capacity building program on research
International foundation for science
Leverhulme-royal society africa award
Newton international fellowships scheme
Rockefeller foundation
Start (system for analysis research and training)
The africa/asia/latin america scholarly collaborative program
The cgiar research program on climate change, agriculture, and food
The food security center (fsc) university of hohenheim, germany
Third world academy of sciences
World bank – development marketplace
Appendix 5 check your proposal
It is important not to
Typical comments from evaluators of eu research proposals (corn, 2010)
Final advice from the eu/checklist
Appendix 6 course forms
Strongly agree
End of training evaluation form


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