The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet has announced its 2014 funding recipients, which it identified through a competitive call for proposals issued in late 2013. Fifty-eight proposals were received and ten projects were selected based upon the recommendations of the Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab’s external advisory board and dozens of ad-hoc reviewers. Six projects were funded in West Africa, led by five leader institutions with 16 collaborating institutions and four projects were selected in Ethiopia, led by three leader institutions and 16 collaborating institutions. These projects will contribute to improving food security, household resiliency and private sector growth in the focus countries of Ethiopia, Senegal and Niger through the enhancement of production and value-added product development.
The SMIL is very optimistic about this next wave of sorghum and millet research and will continue to identify additional funding opportunities in the future. Any questions regarding the selection process may be directed to SMIL director Dr. Tim Dalton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a research idea or proposal that you believe would fit within the Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab's scope and vision, you may submit it through our concept note submission system at https://web.oeie.ksu.edu/smil/proposals/views/login.php.