Orskov Foundation Grants – Call for Applications
November 16, 2011 3 Comments
The Orskov Foundation is a member of the Network of International Development Organizations in Scotland (NIDOS) and works for the development of poorest rural communities in the world.
The foundation tries to integrate agricultural education with community projects so that communities may find their own solutions to the complex problems they face every day. The foundation encourages individual students as well as community projects by offering them the grants.
Orskov Foundation is currently seeking grant applications for individual student and community project categories.
- Applications seeking funding for equipment, or attendance at conferences, will NOT be funded.
- Applications seeking funding to cover the costs of complete Bachelor, Master or Doctorate courses, or parts of Bachelor, Master or Doctorate courses will NOT be funded.
- Applications seeking funding to cover the costs of Bachelor, Master or Doctorate research projects will NOT be funded.
- Applications that cannot demonstrate the potential to alleviate poverty and/or provide sustainable environmental benefits will NOT be funded.
- Applications from students not studying degrees within for agriculture, land use or environment will NOT be funded.
- The student grants are only provided to help support costs of training at a university or similar organisation other than the university/college in which you are registered at the time of the application.
- Eligible students (graduate students from any countries which are, in the opinion of the trustees, regarded as developing countries) must be registered for graduate degrees at their home universities in a developing country and must be able to demonstrate that they have full support from the relevant university department/organisation that they are seeking training from.
- Preference will be given to support training aimed at sustainable land use problems with an emphasis on animal, plant and soil interactions, where it can be demonstrated that, in addition to contributing to knowledge, they will (a) have the potential to alleviate poverty and (b) provide sustainable environmental benefits, including adaptation/mitigation to the impact of climate change.
Community Project Funding
- Funding will only be provided where a clear demand can be demonstrated and evidence provided that the projects will be established and managed with the active participation of the community groups involved.
- Community projects will only be considered eligible if they are based in countries which are, in the opinion of the trustees, regarded as developing countries.
- Community projects demonstrating innovation, rather than imitating the projects that have already been funded, are more likely to be considered.
- The Trustees will only consider projects with a budget up to a maximum of £2,500
- Community projects must be able to demonstrate that they will be managed using the revolving fund principle. This is a core requirement for projects and if you can demonstrate an effective and innovative approach to achieving this, your application is more likely to be considered.
Last date for submitting the applications is December 31st 2011.
To find the guidelines to apply, visit http://www.orskovfoundation.org
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