African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement. AEWA's Small Grants Fund supports waterbird conservation projects in African countries. In 2010, concept notes were due 30 April (monitor for changes 2011).
African Union Research Grant Program -- Open Call 2011. The African Union invites proposals for research in themes of (i) post-harvest and agriculture; (ii) renewable and sustainable energy; and (iii) water and sanitation in Africa. Applications require partnerships of at least three organizations from at least two African countries. Eligibility is open to qualified organizations in the African Union, the ACP countries, the EU member states and candidate countries, the European Economic Area, and least-developed countries as defined by the United Nations. The deadline is 30 April 2011 (changed to 03 May 2011). Link
American Society of Mammology -- Support for Mammology Research in Latin America. The ASM offers the Latin American Student Field Research award for field projects by Latin American graduate students. Each of five grant recipients will receive US$1,500. The ASM also offers the Oliver P. Pearson Award to young professional mammalogists of any nationality who hold academic or curatorial positions in Latin America. The Pearson research grant is US$5,000 plus a travel grant of US$2,000. Applications for both types of awards are due by 15 April of each year. Link
AusAID -- Asia Public Sector Linkages Program (PSLP) 2011. The PSLP aims to transfer capacity-building skills and expertise from
Australian universities, government
departments, and agencies to public-sector counterpart institutions in other countries. Partner regions and countries in this call are APEC, ASEAN, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Latin America, Philippines, South Asia, and Vietnam. The closing date is 15 April 2011. Link
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) -- Partners for Development 2011. Canada's CIDA announces a call for proposals under its Partners for Development program. The call is open to Canadian organizations in partnership with organizations in developing counties. CIDA provides guidance on the cost-sharing ratios and eligible countries. Increased food security and environmental sustainability are among the priority themes. Proposals for over C$2 million are due 31 March 2011; proposals for under C$2 million are due 28 April 2011. Link1 Link2
Caspian Sea Environment Program.
The Matched Small Grants Program (MSGP) and the Micro Environment
Grants (MEG) fund projects in environment, climate
change, and biodiversity in the Caspian region (Azerbaijan, Iran,
Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan). The MSGP provides grants to
government agencies, institutes, NGOs, and private companies and firms.
Grants through the MEG help NGOs and other civil society organizations
raise public awareness on environmental issues. In 2010, the application
deadline for MSGP and MEG was 15 April (monitor for changes 2011).
COAL Prize for Art and Environment -- Call for Proposals 2011. COAL is the Coalition for Art and Sustainable Development, based in France. COAL sponsors a competition to reward contemporary artists on the theme of the environment. The call is open internationally. Two prizes will be awarded in 2011, including one on the theme of forests (2011 is the International Year of the Forest). The amount of the prize is 10 thousand euros. Proposals close 30 April 2011. Link
Crawford Fund -- Research in Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry 2011. The Crawford Fund Fellowship supports a scientist in agriculture, fisheries, or forestry from Asia-Pacific countries for additional training in Australia. Applicants are scientists below the age of 35 who are citizens of, or who are working in, one of the following countries and territories: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, East Timor, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Kirabati, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. Nominations require the support of an Australian citizen. The closing date is 01 April 2011. Link
Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund -- Grants for Caribbean and Pacific "Hotspots." The CEPF invites proposals for ecosystem conservation in the Caribbean Islands Hotspot and the Polynesia-Micronesia Hotspot. Eligibility for grants extends to NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society organizations. For the Caribbean, proposals in this call should focus on Haiti and Jamaica. For Polynesia-Micronesia, projects are for actions in Micronesia, tropical Polynesia, and Fiji. For the Caribbean program, deadlines are 31 March 2011 for small grants (under US$20 thousand) and 15 April 2011 for large grants. For the Pacific program, the deadline is 11 March. Link
Energy and Environment
Partnership Program with Southern and East Africa -- Third Call for Proposals. The Energy and
Environment Partnership Program with Southern and East Africa makes grants for renewable energy and energy efficiency. EEP-S&EA includes Botswana, Kenya,
Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Zambia. The EEP also welcomes regional proposals involving two or three countries. Maximum grant size is €200 thousand. Proposals are submitted online, with a deadline of 15 April 2011. Link
European Commission (EC) -- Strengthening Malawi's Sugar Sector. The EC invites proposals to aid the Government of Malawi to expand sugar out-growing in the country. Objectives are to increase the number of out-growers, increase the amount of irrigated sugar production by out-growers, and promote collaboration between out-growers with NGOs and the private sector. The call is open to NGOs, public-sector entities, local authorities, private-sector organizations, and farmers' associations and trusts in the EU and Malawi -- and to inter-governmental organizations. Reference EuropeAid/131059/L/ACT/MW. The closing date is 26 April 2011. Link European Commission (EC), Research FP7 -- ENERGY 2011. Calls
FP7-ENERGY-2011-1 and 2011-2 include research on renewable energies,
clean technologies, and carbon capture and storage (among other
themes). Some activities invite participation from the EU's Associated
States (Turkey and Balkan countries), as well as India. Closing date is
07 April 2011 for Phase II.
European Commission (EC) -- Strengthening Malawi's Sugar Sector. The EC invites proposals to aid the Government of Malawi to expand sugar out-growing in the country. Objectives are to increase the number of out-growers, increase the amount of irrigated sugar production by out-growers, and promote collaboration between out-growers with NGOs and the private sector. The call is open to NGOs, public-sector entities, local authorities, private-sector organizations, and farmers' associations and trusts in the EU and Malawi -- and to inter-governmental organizations. Reference EuropeAid/131059/L/ACT/MW. The closing date is 26 April 2011. Link
European Commission (EC), Research FP7 -- ENERGY 2011. Calls FP7-ENERGY-2011-1 and 2011-2 include research on renewable energies, clean technologies, and carbon capture and storage (among other themes). Some activities invite participation from the EU's Associated States (Turkey and Balkan countries), as well as India. Closing date is 07 April 2011 for Phase II.
European Union Water Initiative -- Research Area Network. Also known as SPLASH, the EUWI ERA-net supports projects on sustainable sanitation service chains for low-income urban areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2010, the application deadline was 23 April (monitor for changes 2011).
German Federal Ministry for the
Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The
International Climate Initiative funds initiatives on climate-friendly economies; adaptation to climate change;
and preservation and use of natural carbon sinks (e.g., forests and
others). In 2010, application dates were 15 April and 31
December (monitor for changes 2011).
Government of Denmark -- Research in Climate Change, Vietnam-Denmark 2011. Denmark will fund collaborative research with Vietnamese partners in the area of climate change, including applied technology. In the applications 2011, funding will support 3-year projects, each at around 5 million Danish kroner. Up to three projects will be selected. Concept notes (in English and Vietnamese) should be submitted to Vietnam's Ministry of Science and Technology by 04 April 2011. Link
InnoCentive -- Educating Populations on Clean Drinking Water. InnoCentive sponsors a global competition with funding from ITT Watermark for how to educate illiterate populations about the importance of purifying their drinking water. The best submission will be awarded US$5 thousand. The closing date is 27 April 2011. Link
International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology -- Grants 2011. The ICGEB Research Grants support projects in agricultural biotechnology, environmental bio-remediation, and many other fields. Projects can be funded for up to three years, with maximum funding of 25 thousand euros per year. Applicants should hold positions at universities or research institutes in the ICGEB's 61 member countries. Each proposal requires the endorsement of ICGEB's country representative. The annual application deadline is 30 April. Link
International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) -- Research on Himalayan Water Resources. ICIMOD will fund collaborative research on water resources and their uses within the Greater Himalayas. Priorities for project funding are: (i) vulnerability, adaption, and impacts of climate change; (ii) integrated ecosystem and river basin management; (iii) upstream-downstream impacts of water storage; and (iv) management of water for food security. Institutions eligible to submit proposals are academic, NGO, and governmental institutions based in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Proposals should range from US$50 thousand to US$100 thousand, with a maximum of US$150 thousand. The closing date is 07 April 2011. Link
International Development and Research Center (Canada) -- Window on Development 2011. IDRC's "Canadian Window on International Development" funds doctoral research on how Canadian aid, policy, trade, investment, etc., affect the alleviation of global poverty. Another window addresses issues common to indigenous people in Canada and in a developing region elsewhere in the world. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or residents, or hold citizenship in a developing country. IDRC also supports doctoral research on topics that fit IDRC's program themes, one of which is Environment and Natural Resource Management. The closing date for applications to "Canadian Window" is 01 April 2011. Link
International Tropical Timber Organization -- Thematic Programs 2011. The ITTO announces its first 2011 calls for proposals in two thematic programs: (i) REDDES - Reducing Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Enhancing Environmental Services; and (ii) Trade and Market Transparency. Applicants must be from ITTO's member countries. Proposals are submitted through ITTO's official contact points at the national level. For both themes, the application deadline is 22 April 2011. Link
Japan International Research Center for
Agricultural Sciences -- Grants 2011. JIRCAS offers fellowship grants to agricultural researchers
in developing countries to collaborate with Japanese counterparts. In the grants round 2011, JIRCAS will support 16 fellows at its headquarters in Japan, and 5 fellows in JIRCAS field projects in developing countries. The
application deadline is 25 April 2011. Link
King Baudouin Foundation -- Marie Antoinette Carlier Fund 2011. The Marie Antoinette Carlier Fund funds projects in water, education, and health in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Fund does not make open calls for proposals. Rather, it reviews recommendations by intermediaries, who must be approved by the Fund. Applications are submitted in French only, with closing dates of 28 April and 31 October. Link
King Baudouin Foundation -- Elisabeth and Amélie Fund for Water Management 2011. The Elisabeth and Amélie Fund makes grants in support of sustainable and equitable water management in countries of the Southern Hemisphere. Grants range from €5 thousand to €40 thousand. The call is open to Belgian organizations working with local partners. The deadline for applications is 04 April 2011. Link
Land Deal Politics Initiative. The LDPI supports fieldwork addressing questions of the political economy, political ecology, and political sociology of land deals related to food, biofuels, minerals, and conservation. In 2010, the application deadline was 15 April (monitor for changes 2011). Link
Lawrence Foundation -- Grants for Environment. The Lawrence Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations in the USA for projects in environment, education, and other themes. There is no restriction on the geographical area where grant activities can be implemented. Average grant size is over US$10 thousand. The two deadlines for applications are 30 April and 31 October of each year. Link
Marine Conservation Biology Institute -- Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grants. Grants of up to US$10 thousand will support natural and social scientists to uncover interactions between natural and human history in marine and estuarine environments worldwide. MCBI invites applications from individuals and collaborative teams from academic institutions and NGOs (USA and internationally). Preference is for graduate students, post-graduate researchers, and early career scientists. The deadline for submissions is 01 April 2011. Link
Nando Peretti Foundation -- Grants 2011. Among a broad range of interests, the Nando Peretti Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations in the area of environmental protection and nature conservation. Preference is for support in situations of extreme economic and social hardship. There are no nationality restrictions, and no budget limits. Applications should be submitted in English. Most past grants have funded projects in the developing countries and Italy. TVG Note: Grant seekers should consult "site map" for the Foundation's previously funded projects. The deadline to submit proposals is 08 April 2011. Link
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation -- Sea Turtle Conservation 2011. The USA's National Fish and Wildlife Foundation invites applications for research and conservation of sea turtles in the Western Hemisphere. The Foundation welcomes interest from all persons, organizations, and agencies (excluding the U.S. federal government). Depending on the turtle species, the regions of interest include the Caribbean Sea, the eastern Atlantic Coast, and the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. Most grants will range from US$25 to US$150 thousand for projects of one to three years. A minimum 1:1 contribution in funding or in-kind services is required. Pre-proposals are due 01 April 2011. Link
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). NWO supports inter-disciplinary research for the benefit of development and societal issues in the "South." Themes include poverty and hunger, sustainable development, and selected other issues framed by the Millennium Development Goals. Proposals are submitted by senior Dutch researchers in collaboration with partners in one or more developing countries. In 2010, the application deadline was 06 April (monitor for changes 2011).
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) -- Plant Research with China 2011. NWO and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are partners in international research cooperation. Applications are currently accepted in themes of plant developmental biology. The closing date for proposals is 28 April 2011. Link
Nicolas Hulot Foundation -- Grants for South Solidarity 2011. The Nicolas Hulot Foundation funds projects in "South Solidarity" that integrate environment with economic and social concerns in Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Grants are up to €30 thousand for two years. Online registration (in French, English, Spanish, or Portuguese) is submitted by 15 April and 15 October each year. Link
Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World -- Prizes for Young Women Scientists 2011. With support from the Elsevier Foundation and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, the OWSDW will award prizes of US$5 thousand each to top young female scientists in biology, chemistry, and physics/mathematics. Four awards will be made, one for each of Africa; the Arab region; Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and Caribbean. Nominations are due 30 April 2011. Link
Pan-American Institute of Geography and History (IPGH) -- Call for Proposals 2012. The IPGH makes grants in support of its Agenda 2010-2020. Themes in sustainable development include climate change, land-use planning, and natural disasters in member countries of the Organization of American States. Proposals should represent participation from at least two member countries. Average grant size is US$8 thousand. Proposals are due 29 April 2011. Link
Patagonia Environmental Grants Program. Small environmental grants. Proposals are submitted through Patagonia’s retail stores at any time of the year, or by postal mail to the Environmental Grants Manager by 30 April and 31 August. Link
Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO). The Fund supports agricultural research in Latin America. Eligibility for grants extends to institutions in FONTAGRO's member countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, and Spain). In 2010, proposals were due 21 April (monitor for changes 2011).
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) -- 8th Call for Proposals. REEEP will fund approximately 30 projects that aim to overcome key barriers to the uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency. REEEP also plans to support a few projects that target smart grids, reforms of fossil fuel subsidies, and low-carbon transportation. The geographical scope is Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and other selected sub-Saharan African countries. Grants are up to €150 thousand per project. For new projects, applicants submit concept notes before 15 April 2011. For applications to scale-up past projects -- and for proposals submitted by governments, regulators, and development financial institutions -- the single deadline for proposals is 27 May 2011. Link
Skoll Foundation -- Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship 2012. The Skoll Awards are made to visionary and effective social entrepreneurs who are working to solve the world's most pressing problems. Up to 10 new social entrepreneurs are selected each year. The organizations of the social entrepreneurs receive core grants over three years. Skoll defines highly specific criteria to be eligible to compete for the Awards. The application deadline is 27 April 2011. Link
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute -- Research in Forest Plots 2011. The CTFS Grants Program at STI invites applications for forest research from senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. The CTFS network comprises more than thirty forest research plots across the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe -- with a strong focus on tropical regions. Research projects can be basic or applied. Social scientists and natural scientists of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. Most CTFS research grants range from US$3 thousand to US$30 thousand. Application deadline is 01 April 2011 (extended to 01 October 2011). Link
Sustainable Mekong Research Network (Sumernet) and CDKN -- Research Grants in Southeast Asia. Sumernet and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) announce a joint call for research proposals from teams of Southeast Asian scientists on two themes: (i) energy, urbanization, and climate-compatible development; and (ii) food security and livelihoods of small-scale farmers. Grants are up to US$75 thousand each. The deadline is 07 April 2011. Link
Swiss Re -- ReSource Watershed Award 2012. The
International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management is
a prize for leadership in implementing
sustainable watershed management in developing countries.
Applications are invited from NGOs, private, scientific, and public
institutions -- and combinations of them. Applicants need to be strongly
linked to the communities where the water projects are located. The
prize money of US$150
thousand is used to build the capacity of the implementing
organizations. The application deadline is 30 April 2011. Link
Tropical Biology Association. The TBA offers annual small grants for conservation projects and research in Sub-Saharan Africa. The call is open to TBA alumni groups. The application deadline is 30 April of each year. Link
United Nations University -- Prosper.Net-Scope Young Scientist Award 2011. The Award recognizes young scientists or researchers in the Asia-Pacific region in the field of sustainable development. In 2011, one award will be made in each of the following categories: (i) ICT for sustainable development; (ii) biodiversity and natural resources management; and (iii) science and technology with a focus on poverty eradication. Winners receive cash awards and fellowships for research in Germany. Applications are due 30 April 2011. Link
U.S. Agency for International Development -- Biodiversity Conservation in El Salvador. USAID San Salvador announces a program to enhance biodiversity conservation by promoting the expansion of sustainable land-use practices; assisting the Government of El Salvador to improve management of protected areas and endangered species; and partnering with local NGOs to support conservation outside of El Salvador's protected areas system. Applications are invited from qualified organizations in the USA that partner with Salvadoran organizations. Funding Opportunity APS-519-11-000001. The closing date for concept notes is 29 April 2011. Link
U.S. Agency for International Development -- Brazil. USAID-Brasilia invites concept papers from nonprofit and for-profit NGOs in Brazil, USA, and other countries in the themes of the Brazil Partnership Development Program. They include disaster assistance, clean energy and energy efficiency, environment and biodiversity, and others. Funding Opportunity Number: APS-512-10-000001. The program remains open for applications through 13 April 2011.
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=53741U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The "Methane to Markets Partnership" makes grants to advance methane recovery and use as a source of clean energy in the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, and Vietnam. In 2010, proposals were due 15 April extended to 29 July (monitor for changes 2011).
U.S. Agency for International Development -- Development Grants Program 2011. USAID's Development Grants Program (DGP) aims to create new partnerships between USAID and NGOs that have limited or no prior funding or experience working directly with USAID. Priorities in this third cycle of DGP are water (especially water and sanitation); micro-enterprise; and climate change adaptation. USAID plans to make approximately 50 awards, each for up to five years. Funding Opportunity M-OAA-GRO-EGAS-DGP-11-0001. The closing date is 25 April 2011. Link
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Wildlife Species Conservation 2011. The USFWS makes grants to conserve African elephants, Asian elephants, great apes, rhinos, tigers, and marine turtles within the natural ranges of these species. Funding supports applied research, training, conservation management, community outreach, law enforcement, decreased human-wildlife conflicts, and other conservation activities. Preference is for proposals that request less than US$50 thousand. Eligibility extends to government agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, private-sector entities, and individuals. Proposal deadlines are 01 April and 01 November each year (except marine turtles, 01 April and 01 October).
Volkswagen Foundation. "Europe and Global Challenges" supports international and interdisciplinary research groups addressing global challenges. Research institutions in the EU cooperate with partners in other parts of the world. In 2010, proposals were due 30 April (monitor for changes 2011).
Food Prize -- Nominations 2011. The World Food Prize Foundation recognizes an individual or
individuals who have made outstanding achievements to enhance the
world's food production and its distribution to those most in need. The award originated with the support of Dr. Norman Borlaug, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970. Nominations are invited from any
academic or research institution, private or public organization,
corporate entity, or government unit worldwide. Past laureates are from Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Cuba,
Denmark, Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, UK, USA, and the United Nations. The
closing date for nominations is 01 April 2011. Link
WWF-US and Colorado State University -- Protected Areas Management in Peru. The Andes-Amazon Capacity Building Initiative builds capacity for protected areas management in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Train-the-Trainers workshops include one in May-June for individuals who train park guards in Peru. Grants will cover all costs of participation. The application deadline is 28 April 2011. Link
Yara Prize. The Yara Prize is awarded for contributions to reducing hunger and poverty in Africa. The Prize can be awarded to any individual or identifiable group of individuals, as well as to established institutions, associations, organizations, or government bodies. In 2010, the nomination deadline was 01 April (monitor for changes 2011). Link
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