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World Bank -- Robert S. McNamara Fellowships 2015

posted Jan 21, 2015, 2:14 AM by Site Manager

The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships support young researchers in developing countries for visiting fellowships of six to ten months outside their home countries. The support is for individuals who are preparing their doctoral theses in development-related topics, and who currently work in academic or research institutions. Applicants should be less than 35 years old, and must be nationals and residents of countries eligible to borrow from the World Bank. The maximum grant is US$25 thousand. The closing date for applications (English, French, or Spanish) is 11 February 2015. Link

Right Livelihood Award -- Proposals 2015

posted Jan 21, 2015, 1:48 AM by Site Manager

The Right Livelihood Awards are annually made to individuals and organizations offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today. The Award is sometimes referred to as the "Alternative Nobel Prize." Past laureates include several whose work in issues of environment and natural resources advances social justice and grassroots development in the developing world. Normally, the Foundation makes three cash awards and one honorary award each year. Nominations are invited from anyone worldwide (excluding self-nominations, close relatives, and Foundation staff and jury). The deadline for proposals is 01 March of each year. Link

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) -- Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility 2015

posted Jan 21, 2015, 1:45 AM by Site Manager

The Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility aims to strengthen indigenous peoples' communities and their organizations by financing small projects which foster their self-driven development in the framework of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  Thematic areas are food security and nutrition; access to markets; land, territories and resources; and climate change mitigation and adaptation -- with a specific focus on indigenous women. Proposed project budget requests should range between US$20 thousand and US$50 thousand, and include a minimum contribution by the grant recipient of 20% (cash or in-kind) of the total request. The deadline for proposals (English, French, Spanish) is 06 March 2015.  Link

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade -- NZ Partnerships for International Development Fund 2015

posted Jan 21, 2015, 1:38 AM by Site Manager

The New Zealand Partnerships for International Development Fund is a contestable fund open to New Zealand organizations. It aims to encourage partnerships between New Zealand organizations and in-country partners in the developing world, with emphasis on the Pacific region and Southeast Asia. Priority areas for support include agriculture, fisheries, tourism, energy, and water and sanitation -- among others. The Fund encourages multi-activity projects for up to five years.  The application deadlines in 2015 are 18 March (Round 6) and 16 September (Round 7). Link

DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge -- Support for Social Entrepreneurs in Asia

posted Jan 21, 2015, 1:30 AM by Site Manager

The DBS financial group (Singapore headquarters) and NUS (National University of Singapore) announce a competition to promote business solutions that address social and regional problems in Asia. The competition offers a grand prize of SGD $100 thousand in seed funding, and two additional cash prizes. Applications are presented by teams (ideally 3-6 persons) of any age and nationality. The deadline for applications is 25 March 2015. Link

Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) -- Grants to Strengthen Good Governance in West Africa

posted Jan 21, 2015, 1:24 AM by Site Manager

OSIWA works to promote political and economic governance that contributes towards justice and human rights in West Africa. The current call for proposals includes improved frameworks for managing natural resources, among other social and political objectives.  OSIWA makes most of its grants to local organizations in West Africa, although it will also fund other types of organizations in rare and limited circumstances. The deadline for concept notes (English, French) is 30 March 2015. Link

Gadfly Project -- Matching Grants 2015

posted Jan 21, 2015, 1:21 AM by Site Manager

Gadfly provides services and training in the developing world to develop new geographical information systems (GIS), web maps, and geo-management practices. Gadfly offers in-kind grants to nonprofit organizations to develop custom web or mobile software. Eligibility to apply is open to any organization focused on improving the well-being of humanity and/or the natural environment. The closing date for proposals is 31 March 2015. Link

EC Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020) -- Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellowships 2015

posted Jan 21, 2015, 1:16 AM by Site Manager

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellowships include the Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE). RISE aims to develop partnerships at the international level in Europe and outside Europe (most developing countries are eligible) in academic and non-academic sectors. The organizations constituting the partnerships contribute to joint research and innovation by seconding and/or hosting eligible staff members. Program MSCA-RISE-2015. The deadline for applications is 28 April 2015. Link

Veolia Environnement Foundation -- Student Solidarity Awards 2015

posted Jan 21, 2015, 1:11 AM by Site Manager

The Student Solidarity Awards are aimed at student associations in schools and universities in France and other countries around the world where the Veolia group is present. The awards are for innovative approaches in themes that include environmental conservation, development aid, and workforce development. For 2015, a special prize will be awarded to a project addressing COP21 objectives in the field of renewable and alternative energies, waste recovery and recycling, energy efficiency, etc.  An application requires support from an employee of Veolia. Three contest winners will divide €15 thousand in grants. The closing date for entries is 30 April 2015. Link

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation -- Calouste Gulbenkian Prize 2015

posted Jan 21, 2015, 1:02 AM by Site Manager

The Prize of €250 thousand is awarded to an individual or institution whose thoughts or actions make a decisive contribution to respect for diversity and difference, a culture of tolerance, and the conservation of the environment in man’s relationship with nature. The period for nominations is 15 February through 15 May. Link

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