The Lao Agricultural Research Fund (LARF) aims to provide Lao scientists with an opportunity to compete for agricultural research funds. LARF was established in 2006, with initial funding support by the Australian Government, through ACIAR (Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research). The LARF is open to government agencies, universities, agricultural colleges and NGO organisations based in the Lao PDR, which have a mandate to undertake agricultural research. Proposals must contain a defined research project, and can be of one or two years in duration. The annual funding limit for individual projects is US$6,000 and a maximum of US$10,000 for two year projects. The grant moneys are for expenditure only within the Lao PDR.
APPLICANT INFORMATION Proposals can be submitted by both government and non-government agencies. However, agencies submitting proposals will need to have a clear mandate and capability to implement the proposed research. Preference will be given to proposals involving genuine collaboration between organizations