Action for Nature -- Young Eco-Hero Awards 2011. This program honors the work of young people between the ages of 8 and 16 who have completed successful projects in environmental advocacy, environmental health, research, or protection of the natural world. The selected individuals are awarded a cash prize and certificate, as well as public recognition. The annual competition is open internationally. Application deadline is 28 February 2011.
African Bird Club -- Small Grants. The ABC
Conservation Awards (up to £1,000) support small and medium-sized bird conservation
projects in Africa. Applicants should be resident in Africa. The
ABC Expedition Awards (up to £1,500) take place within continental Africa
or adjacent islands, with a strong base in conservation and birds. Applications for both programs are due before the end of February, June, and October.
African Development Bank, Congo Basin Forest Fund. CBFF aims to avoid deforestation and contribute to poverty alleviation in the Congo Basin. The grants competition is open to governments, NGOs, civil society organizations, and the private sector. In 2010, an application deadline for concept notes was 28 February (monitor for changes 2011).
American Ornithologists Union (AOU) -- Research Grants in Ornithology 2011. The AOU will make 28-30 research grants in several areas of ornithological research. Applicants are university and post-doctoral students who
are members of the AOU, or individuals without access to funds from
major granting agencies. Most past recipients have been affiliated with
universities in the USA and Canada. There are no nationality
restrictions. For the Wetmore Memorial Fund, the AOU encourages
applications from Latin America. Grants are a maximum of US$2,500.
Applications need to be received by 01 February 2011. Link
Ashoka Changemakers -- Sustainable Urban Housing. With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, Ashoka
Changemakers invites solutions to sustainable urban housing, with
special focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Solutions include
consideration of land-use planning, water and energy conservation, and
other environmental aspects. Each of three winning ideas will be
awarded US$10 thousand. The closing date is 02 February 2011. Link
Belgium's University Commission for Development -- Awards, Courses, and Training 2011-2012. The
French-language universities of Belgium will award 150 scholarships and
70 training grants in 2011-2012 to applicants from developing countries
through Belgium's University Commission for Development (CUD -- Commission universitaire pour le Développement).
Subjects include aquaculture, tropical animal and plant resources,
environmental management, management of natural hazards, environment and
communities, innovations in family farming, and others. Eligibility
requirements are defined by age, previous education, and nationality.
The application deadline is 14 February 2011. Link
British Ecological Society -- Travel Grants. Travel
grants for ecologists from developing countries to attend the Society's
meeting and conduct other professional activity in the UK.
Grants of up to £2 thousand are available to fund a visit normally expected to last around 14 days. Application deadline is 01 February.
Chicago Zoological Society -- CBOT Endangered Species Fund 2011. The Chicago Zoological Society administers conservation grants funded by the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). Grants are for research projects that will: (i) help protect populations of
threatened and endangered species; or (ii) protect a specific habitat of high
biological value, or that is substantially threatened, using IUCN's definitions. The Fund supports small projects, usually up to US$5 thousand. Grants are open to chairs and officers in IUCN's SSC Specialist Group; chairs and officers in AZA/WAZA; and all interested researchers. The application deadline is 14 February 2011. Link
Colorado State University (USA) -- International Training in Protected Areas Management 2011. In collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and several other institutions, Colorado State University organizes an annual training program in protected areas management. Applications are invited from protected areas managers in countries that speak Spanish and Portuguese (TVG Note: Spanish is the language of the course). Since 1990, the program has served 400 individuals from 26 countries. Grants are available for participants from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. The application deadline is 18 February 2011. Link
Comic Relief -- International Grants, Cycle 5. Comic
Relief makes grants in several program areas of relevance to
Sub-Saharan Africa, including Trade. Grants in this program support
small-scale producers and workers in sectors such as agriculture. Open
to UK charities and to for-profit organizations which reinvest in the
funded projects. Closing date for summary proposals in Cycle 5 is 22 February 2011.
CRDF Global -- USA/Russia Energy Research 2011. CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization authorized by the USA's Congress and established by the U.S. National Science Foundation. In partnership with the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, CRDF Global invites proposals from the Russian Federation for cooperative U.S.-Russia research in energy. Proposals can address topics in renewable and alternative energy, clean energy, carbon capture, energy efficiency, and energy storage. Grants are up to US$95 thousand for two years of support to joint research teams. Application deadline is 15 February 2011. Link
Danish Ministry of
Foreign Affairs with the Danida Fellowship Center -- Development Research 2011. The
Government of Denmark invites research proposals for development
research in three thematic areas. The themes include climate, energy,
and sustainable natural resources. They also include economic growth
related to property rights, agricultural productivity, and other
factors. Priority is for research projects submitted by Danish
institutions in partnership with organizations in the South,
particularly in Denmark's partner countries (in 2011: Burkina Faso,
Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe,
Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority,
Vietnam). Pre-applications for larger strategic projects are due 08
December 2010; applications from PhDs and post-docs are due 11 February
Earthwatch Institute -- Call for Leaders of Conservation Field Projects. Earthwatch invites applications from scientists to lead Earthwatch field projects in research and education. Projects must be of the type that can engage teams of volunteers. Current themes include several in wildlife conservation and ecosystems in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, and the Galapagos Islands. Project leaders can be of any nationality. The deadline for concept notes is 28 February 2011. Link
ERA-NET -- Biodiversity Research in Tropical and Subtropical Europe (Net-Biome). Net-Biome is a consortium of 11 partners from five EU member states to fund research for the sustainable management of biodiversity in the outermost regions and territories of Europe. Net-Biome announces its first call for proposals for trans-national and trans-regional research projects, with funding provided by organizations in France, Portugal, and Spain. Proposals should involve at least three partners. Net-Biome assists organizations that are searching for partners. The closing date for applications is 28 February 2011. Link
European Commission (EC) -- Rural Development in Belize. The EC announces two calls for proposals to stimulate rural development in Belize. "Economic
Diversification in the Sugar Belt" (EuropeAid/130482/M/ACT/BZ) focuses on means to promote new
economic activities in the northern districts, including possibilities
for agro-tourism and ecotourism. "Belize Rural Development II" (EuropeAid/130863/M/ACT/BZ) aims
to strengthen small enterprise in southern Belize through agricultural
diversification, agroforestry, ecotourism, and other economic activity.
Both calls are open to nonprofit organizations in the ACP countries
(Belize), the EU and EU candidate countries, the European Economic Area,
and international organizations. Deadlines are 15 February 2011 for
"Sugar Belt," and 17 March 2011 for "Belize Rural Development." Link1 Link2
European Commission (EC) -- Gum Arabic in Chad. The EC announces two calls for proposals to help strengthen the gum Arabic sector of Chad (Tchad). The first call (EuropeAid/130628/M/ACT/TD)
is for applied research on sustainable production and extraction of gum
Arabic, a quality control system for exports, and an assessment of the
location and production potential of gum Arabic resources in the
country. The second call (EuropeAid/130609/M/ACT/TD) is
for assistance to strengthen the organizational capacity of Chad's gum
Arabic producers. The first call is open to government organizations,
para-statal organizations, and universities in the EU member states and
the ACP countries. The second call is
open to nonprofit NGOs and professional associations in the EU member
states and the ACP countries. The deadline for both calls is 08
February 2011. Link1 Link2
European Commission (EC) -- Food Security in Yemen. The
EC calls for concept notes to improve food security in Yemen. The
requested interventions include diversification of agricultural
production; soil and water conservation; improving agricultural storage,
transport, and markets; strengthening rural community organizations;
and improving nutrition and safe drinking water for vulnerable
populations. The call is open to nongovernmental organizations in the
EU-27, EU candidate countries, European Economic Area, members of
OECD/DAC, and developing countries of the ALA/MEDA region. Reference EuropeAid/130788/L/ACT/YE. Concept notes are due 08 February 2011. Link
European Commission (EC) -- Combating Illegal Forest Exploitation in Central African Republic. The
EC will make grants to civil society organizations in the Central
African Republic to combat illegal cutting and trading of forest
products. The grants support the international program FLEGT (Forest
Law, Enforcement, Governance, and Trade). The call is open to non-state
nonprofit organizations in the Central African Republic. This includes
not only environmental NGOs, but also organizations engaged in issues
of national policy, governance, and social welfare. Reference EuropeAid/130777/L/ACT/CF. Application deadline is 25 February 2011. Link
European Commission (EC), Research FP7 -- ERANET 2011. Research
call FP7-ERANET-2011-RTD has components for research on forests and
energy in partnerships with developing countries. Forest research (KBBE.2011.1.2-08) is
with Mediterranean Partner Countries. Geothermal energy research
(ENERGY.2011.10.2-2) is in partnership with Associated States (Turkey
and Balkan countries), as is ocean energy research
(ENERGY.2011.10.2-3). Closing date is 22 February 2011.
Fauna and Flora International -- Flagship Species Fund 2011. F&F International invites applications for the Flagship Species Fund. The Fund is managed in partnership with the UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and corporate sponsors. The taxonomic focus of the Fund is charismatic but endangered primate, turtle, and tree species and their habitats in developing countries. Grants are £5 to £15 thousand per project. The application deadline is 25 February 2011. Link
Field Museum -- Applications 2010-2011. The Field Museum (Chicago, USA) offers grants and fellowships to visiting scientists and students for research
and training on its scientific collections in anthropology, botany, geology, and zoology. Grants
are open worldwide on a competitive basis. Deadlines in the next cycle
of applications are: (i) visiting scientists, 01 November 2010; (ii) graduate fellowships, 01 February 2011; and (iii) undergraduate internships, 01 March 2011.
Fondation Ensemble -- Programs Fund 2011. The Programs Fund supports projects in water and sanitation and sustainable development (e.g., renewable energies, sustainable agriculture, alternative waste management, biodiversity, and others). Grants are €50 thousand per year for up to five years. In 2011, the Fund defines the following priority countries: Benin, Malawi, Mozambique, Cambodia, Laos, India, Peru. Most grants are to French and international NGOs. The next application deadline is 11 February 2011. Link
Fondation Nature & Decouvertes. Projects for nature protection in France and Francophone Africa. Applications for small grants ('coup de main") can be submitted throughout the year. Application deadlines for major projects (from €3 thousand to €30 thousand) are 15 February and 14 August.
French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) -- Conservation in Africa. The Small-Scale Initiatives Program makes grants for conservation in West Africa, Central Africa, Madagascar, and Mozambique. Grants are up to 50 thousand euros per project. The fourth application deadline is 05 February 2011.
Future Agricultures Consortium -- Early Career Support 2011. The Futures Agricultural Consortium is a partnership of research organizations in UK and several countries of Sub-Saharan Africa (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe). FAC makes capacity-building grants for research in the UK and Africa to support original field-based and policy-oriented research on African agricultural policy. The deadline for applications is 15 February 2011. Link
Humane Earth Foundation -- Grants February 2011. The Foundation calls for project proposals in environment, biodiversity, and sustainable agriculture. Priority is for grants to small organizations in Western Europe, but also including some grant making in the Balkan countries and Eastern Europe. Next deadline is 14 February 2011. Link
Institute of Current World Affairs -- Forest and Society Fellowship 2011. The Forest and Society Fellowship will fund an individual to write about people and societies living in and around important forest resources outside of the USA. The Institute takes a broad view of topics within the theme of factors that lead to destruction, preservation, and sustainable uses of the world's forests. Applicants need not be U.S. citizens, but candidates must show strong and credible ties to U.S. society. An initial letter of interest should be sent before 01 February 2011. Link
Kuan Shu Educational Foundation -- Environmental Art in Taiwan 2011. The Foundation calls for applications from artists to work with elementary school children in a community of southwestern Taiwan to create an outdoor sculpture focused on the importance of the Cheng Long Wetlands. Artists from all countries are invited to send proposals. Selected artists will receive a grant (for honorarium and travel costs), local transportation and accommodations, and volunteer help from the community. Closing date is 11 February 2011. Link
Leverhulme - Royal Society Africa Awards. The Leverhulme Trust and the UK's Royal Society collaborate to make grants for research in agriculture, water and sanitation, biodiversity, energy, and basic human health in Tanzania and Ghana. Applicants from these countries partner with institutions in the U.K. Project leaders must have at least post-doctoral status or equivalent. Awards offer a maximum of £50 thousand per year for three years. The closing date for applications is 09 February 2011. Link
Primate Conservation Inc. -- Grants for Primate Research. PCI offers seed monies and matching grants for graduate students, qualified conservationists, and primatologists to study rare and endangered primates. Maximum grants are US$5,000. Preference is for projects that involve people of the habitat countries. Deadlines for grant applications are 01 February and 20 September.
Raptor Research Foundation -- Small Grants. The RRF offers several categories of grants and awards, including the Leslie Brown Memorial Grant for research and information dissemination on African birds of prey (up to US$1,400). Applications are due 15 February.
Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers -- February 2011. The RGS offers the Slawson Awards, Frederick Soddy Postgraduate Award, and Dudley Stamp Memorial Awards for graduate and post-graduate geography research in an international context. It offers the International Geographical Congress Awards to support travel. Many awards are restricted to nationals of the UK and EU, and/or students at UK universities. Application deadline is 25 February 2011.
Seven Fund -- U.S. Teachers to Rwanda 2011. The Seven Fund announces a competition inviting teachers (K-12) from the USA to study enterprise solutions to poverty in Rwanda. Grants include travel and expenses to and in Rwanda, plus a stipend of US$1 thousand. Each teacher will have an individualized experience, according to his/her subject area. Applications are due by 15 February 2011. Link
UK Climate Science Research Partnership (CSRP) -- Opportunities in African Climate Science 2011. The CSRP is jointly managed by the UK's Met Office Hadley Centre and the UK's Department for International Development. African climate researchers and applied scientists (resident in any African country) are invited to apply for fellowships in African climate science. The three categories of support are explained on CSRP's website. CSRP intends to make about three awards in each category. Applications are due 04 February 2011. Link
United Nations University -- Research Fellowships 2011. UNU supports research programs for PhD and postdoctoral researchers in themes related to climate change, biodiversity conservation, bio-diplomacy, environmental policy, governance of natural resources, traditional knowledge, marine and coastal management, and others. The research will be conducted at UNU in Japan, where fellows will work in English. Applications are due 28 February 2011. Link
University of Texas (USA) -- Climate Change and African Political Stability 2011-2012. The Robert S. Strauss Center of the University of Texas (Austin) announces three fellowships on the topic of climate change and political stability in Africa (CCAPS). The grants will enable advanced PhD students to complete their research while in residence at the university. CCAPS encourages applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries. The closing date is 15 February 2011. Link
U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Research on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases 2011. The USDA, in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development, supports the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. The program will fund three-month research placements in the USA for scientists from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Thailand, Uruguay, and Vietnam. Applications are due 25 February 2011. Link
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Grants for Latin America and the Caribbean 2011. USFWS regional
programs ("Wildlife Without Borders") supports capacity-building with a priority on protected areas and buffer
zones in ecosystems of global significance in the LAC region. The program for LAC is being re-organized. The next proposal deadline will be 15 February 2011.
Wilson Ornithological Society -- Research Grants. The WOS offers three types of research grants to fund equipment,
supplies, travel, and living expenses. Eligibility is open to citizens of all countries. Grants range from US$500 to US$2,500. Membership in WOS is encouraged, but not required. The closing date for applications is 01 February 2011.
World Wildlife Fund (U.S.) -- Grants for Post-Graduate Education in Conservation. WWF-US supports the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program for academic study at masters and doctoral levels anywhere in the world. Applications are invited from conservationists in the Philippines and on the theme of adapting to climate change from the following countries in Latin America: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Surinam. The closing date is 28 February 2011.
Zoological Society of London -- Conservation Expeditions 2011. ZSL invites grant applications for field expeditions that address threatened or poorly-known species or habitats currently receiving little or no conservation attention. Preference will be given to teams of three or more persons rather than individuals, especially to support undergraduate/postgraduate expeditions. Applicants should be resident in the UK, and/or registered at a UK university or college. The application deadline is 28 February 2011.
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