Under its Capacity Building program, ACIAR provides financial assistance to organisations or individuals wishing to conduct or attend events that directly benefit international agricultural research through the Launch Fund (previous known as events funding).
The aim of the financial assistance is to develop knowledge, skills and capacity required to achieve ACIAR’s mandate of and build productive partnerships to benefit the effectiveness of international agricultural research. ACIAR places a high priority on the dissemination and communication of knowledge gained through our research projects, and the contestation and verification of the scientific and developmental approaches. In line with ACIAR’s Gender Equity Policy, funding applications need to ensure equitable voice and access for both men and women. Funding applications should also promote the work and role of ACIAR.
Applications are open from 5 March 2018 and will close on 14 May 2018. The Training Committee will evaluate applications and the successful applicant will be notified by the end of May. All activities will need to commence after 1 July 2018, and be complete by 30 June 2019.
The criteria for evaluating Launch Funding applications include:
• Likely development of skills and knowledge to improve international agricultural research
• Likely development, or maintenance of, research partnerships to improve international agricultural research
• Alignment with Ten-Year Strategy
• Alignment with Gender Equity Policy
• Outreach and communication outcomes for ACIAR
Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org