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    Legume Scholars Program Launched
    Submissions Due By December 19, 2014

    Announcing a new partnership between the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and USAID’s Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research on Grain Legumes (Legume Innovation Lab) and Peanut Productivity and Mycotoxin Control (Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab) to support graduate-level research by promising young scientists from developing countries at major U.S. and other international universities in key areas connected to the legume sector (see details in full announcement).

    The Fellowship provides full tuition and living expenses for up to two years for an M.Sc. and up to four years for a Ph.D. program; see full article for full details. Accepted students will conduct research at major U.S. and other international universities in key areas of the legume sector (link to full article for details).

    Interested students must be nominated and have a strong recommendation from a scientist conducting research on one or more of the targeted legumes in a USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab, the CGIAR, or in a developing country NARO or agriculture university. It is the nominating scientist who must submit all documents to the Legume Scholars Programs. Students do not apply directly!

    See full article for full details.

    Full announcement in PDF format/WORD format.

     

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USAID External Review of Dry Grain Pulses CRSP

Documents for Desk-top Review

Welcome to the Pulse CRSP External Review Password-Protected site

We at the Dry Grain Pulses CRSP Management Office have established this site to be used in conjunction with the Pulse CRSP website to help you access information on the operations and projects of the Dry Grain Pulses CRSP with greater ease. We believe, however, that the public Pulse CRSP website is the ideal place to begin reading about our work. This special Evaluators’ section is designed only to complement the information available on the generally accessible Pulse CRSP website—and make some of the material more readily visible for downloading. 

Briefly, this password-protected section provides ready access to financial, workplans, and progress reports, including documents that are not in the public domain, mostly in PDF format. We have also added links from the April 2012 BIFAD (Board for International Food and Agricultural Development) meetings, specifically, the CRSP Directors’ Presentations to the BIFAD External Review Team, which should provide you with a helpful look at CRSPs in general.  

If you should require WORD or EXCEL versions of any of these PDF documents for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact the Pulse CRSP office at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For a more extensive details on how best to utilize both the public and this Evaluators’ section of the Pulse CRSP website, click here.  

Technical Management

1.  Alignment of Dry Grain Pulses CRSP with FTF Research Strategy

2. Technical and Cost Applications (2007, 2009)

3. Original Approved Technical Applications and Budgets for all multiyear Phase I, II, and III projects

  • Phase I Technical Applications & Budgets

  1. Technical Application: Penn State
  2. Technical Application: Cornell
  3. Technical Application: ISU
  4. Technical Application: MSU-2 Bernsten
  5. Technical Application: MSU-1 Kelly
  6. Technical Application: UCR
  7. Technical Application:UIUC
  8. Technical Application: UPR
  • Phase III Technical Applications & Budgets
  1. ISU-2 Phase III Technical Application
  2. KSU-1 Phase III Technical Application  
  3. MSU-3 (Bennink) Phase III Technical Application
  4. MSU-3 (Bennink) Phase III Budget Summary
  5. TAMU-1 Phase III Technical Application
  6. TAMU Phase III Budget Summary
  7. MSU-4 (Maredia, Impact Assessment) Phase III Technical Application

4. Annual Workplans and Budgets for Phase I, II, and III projects

5. Annual Technical Progress Reports

6. Pulse CRSP Technical Highlights

7. Pulse CRSP Impact Pathway, All Projects

8. Operations and Policy Manual for the Pulse CRSP

9. Research Publications

10. Brochures

11. Programs for Global Meetings of the Pulse CRSP

12. Executive Reports of Workshops and Consultations

13. CRSP Directors’ Presentations to BIFAD External Review Team, April 2012


 Administrative Management

1. Financial Reports for past several years

2. Sample agreements with Lead US universities and fixed price contracts with Host Country institutions and amendments

3. TMAC Evaluations of Annual Workplans and Technical Progress Reports, plus recommendations

4. Awards for Institutional Capacity Building 

5. RFP Related Documents


  

 

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FTF Newsletter Features Legume Innovation Lab Project

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USAID’s Feed the Future Newsletter featured a Legume Innovation Lab project, IPM-omics: Scalable and sustainable solutions for pest management of insect pests of cowpea in Africa, in October 2014. Situated at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the project’s work is in West Africa, specifically, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Niger. Part of the project’s many objectives involves teaching smallholder farmers some of the pest management techniques. To advance this goal, the project team developed a series of animated educational videos that can be downloaded and viewed on cell phones. Using voice-over technology, the same easy-to-understand video content can be used throughout countries and regions by simply changing the narrative language.

Click here to read the full article. Click here to see examples of this animated technology

Legume Innovation Lab Launches Facebook Page
The Legume Innovation Lab is on Facebook. Please “like” our page here to receive updates and stories on legume research.

Legume Innovation Lab on Twitter
The Legume Innovation Lab has launched a Twitter account named Legume InnovationLab. Follow our feed to receive the latest updates on the Lab and research and development work related to the legume sector.