The Funding Expert Working Group (FEWG) aims to support the Wheat Initiative’s EWGs by sharing information on available mechanisms and funding opportunities for international science collaboration and coordination.

The FEWG will work closely with other EWGs to assist them in accessing and developing various coordination and funding mechanisms that will be necessary for the Wheat Initiative to deliver on its goals and mandate.

Guide to Mechanisms and Funding for International Collaboration and Coordination
This Guide is a work in progress and will be updated and revised as we learn from our experiences going forward and new coordination and funding mechanisms are identified.

Funding Opportunities

The concept note to establish the FEWG was submitted by Robert Patzer, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and was endorsed by the Wheat Initiative’s Institutions’ Coordination Committee in July 2018.

Call for Experts
The call for experts will remain open during the EWG lifetime. Any expert wishing to participate in the Funding EWG should complete the application form and return it via email to (link sends e-mail).


  • 23 January, 2019 - Teleconference

  • 28 September, 2018 - Videoconference

  • 11 November, 2018 - Teleconference