The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation Concept Grants
Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the LSP is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators (PIs) who meet the eligibility requirements. The University and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.
Institutional Eligibility: The foundation can only make grants to charitable organizations, NGO’s, nonprofit organizations, and colleges and universities. It cannot support individuals, businesses, or government agencies.
The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).
Proposal Limit: One (1) - The foundation will not consider more than one proposal from an organization in any calendar year and will not fund an organization more than once in a funding year.
Summary: Incorporated in 1985, the Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to promote the conservation of natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and improve health in the developing world. The foundation helps build capacity within developing countries in its three areas of interest with grants that support research or projects that solve specific problems.
The foundation supports projects that demonstrate strong local leadership, promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem in the field. It prefers to support projects addressing under-funded issues and geographic areas.
The foundation’s geographic focus is the developing world. It prefers to support organizations located in developing countries or to developed country organizations whose activities are of direct and immediate benefit to developing countries. The foundation does not consider the states of the former Soviet Union or former Eastern Bloc countries as within its geographic focus.
Fields of Interest: The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation supports special projects and programs of non-governmental organizations in three primary fields of interest: conservation, food, and health. Examples of areas of interest within these fields follow, but are not meant to be exclusive.
Conservation grants help improve ecological and environmental conditions in the developing world. The foundation supports field research and related research activities, training, and technical assistance efforts that:
- help conserve viable ecosystems and protect biological diversity in developing countries; and
- train local leaders in conservation and protection of resources, with an emphasis on technical and scientific training
Food grants support focused efforts to improve access to food for consumption in developing countries. Areas of interest include projects that:
- promote or develop specific sustainable agriculture practices with potential to advance science and practice in other countries;
- develop new approaches that address fuel and resource problems related to food production and preparation in developing countries;
- explore and refine innovative education and training interventions for small scale food producers and farmers; and
- advance new approaches to control pests and diseases affecting important food crops of developing countries
The foundation supports public health programs that are preventive rather than curative in nature. It supports research, technical assistance, and training projects that:
- improve public health through community-based efforts that address health promotion, disease prevention, family planning, and reproductive health; and
- increase the understanding and treatment of tropical diseases
May 28, 2013: Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project.
Send email of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 31, 2013: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.
All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system. Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a one to three page research plan summary and two page bio-sketch. The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M PI may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, from the e-proposal site, click on “Signup,” fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.
If you have any questions, please contact: email@example.com or 979.862.2233.
June 20, 2013: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.
July 1, 2013: Sponsor deadline for the concept application
September 3, 2013: Sponsor deadline for the full proposal (by invitation only)
The foundation will accept concept applications for this program on January 1st and July 1st.
Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions. Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.