The UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have announced the publication of two new Requests for Applications:
Agriculture-Nutrition Impact Studies: This RFA seeks applications for large-scale, medium- to long-term research studies that will deliver robust evidence on the impact of agriculture on nutrition and health outcomes. The knowledge generated from these research studies will contribute to nutrition-sensitive programs and policies in agriculture at the national, regional, and global levels. For the full RFA and instructions on how to apply, please click here.
Drivers of Food Choice: This RFA seeks applications to manage a competitive small grants program that will deliver a deeper understanding of the drivers of food choice among the poor in developing countries. It is expected that one organization will provide services related to designing and competitively tendering a research call, and awarding and managing up to 15 small research grants to sub-grant recipients. These sub-grantees will conduct quantitative or qualitative research studies that will contribute to improved knowledge of food choices, thereby enhancing the ability of national programs and policies to influence consumer behaviors and improve nutrition outcomes, particularly among the poor in developing countries. For the full RFA and instructions on how to apply, please click here.