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Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund -- Funding for Projects Led by Women

posted Jul 20, 2016, 12:07 AM by Site Manager   [ updated Jul 20, 2016, 12:08 AM ]

VGIF provides grants up to US$7,500 for projects that are led by women, and that help empower women and girls in grassroots communities around the globe. Most grants are for one year. Past projects include examples in farming, kitchen gardens, water supply, and other aspects of sustaining local livelihoods. The deadline for submitting letters of intent is 22 July 2016. Link

U.S. Department of State -- Conference on Waste Management in India

posted Jul 20, 2016, 12:03 AM by Site Manager

The U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai seeks proposals for a project entitled “U.S.-India Conference on Waste Management.” The conference will bring together academic experts, activists, businesses, and government representatives from the USA, India, and around the world. Topics of discussion could include innovative waste management solutions; the roles of local and state governments in waste management; technological innovation; commercial opportunities in waste management; and bilateral cooperation. The available funding is US$150 thousand to US$175 thousand to an institution of higher education or a nonprofit NGO. Funding Opportunity M-NOFO-16-103. The closing date for applications is 12 August 2016. Link

Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) -- Professional Training in Israel 2016

posted Jul 19, 2016, 11:48 PM by Site Manager

MASHAV funds professional courses organized and hosted by Israeli institutions in subject areas that include agriculture, energy, natural resources, health, education, and social development. The remainder of the 2016 calendar includes a course on agri-green management (i.e., agri-environmental considerations related to climate change), with application deadline on 04 September 2016. A course on agri-business for rural women has an application deadline on 05 September 2016. A course on policies, strategies, and support systems for rural revitalization has a deadline on 09 September 2016. Applications are submitted through Israel's diplomatic missions. For most courses, MASHAV covers course fees, accommodation, medical insurance, and other expenses in Israel (but not international airfare). Link

UK Royal Society -- Newton Advanced Fellowships

posted Jul 19, 2016, 11:45 PM by Site Manager

Newton Advanced Fellowships provide established international researchers with an opportunity to develop the research strengths and capabilities of their research group through training, collaboration, and reciprocal visits with a partner in the UK. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent research experience, and hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in an eligible university or research institute for the duration of the project. Awards are currently available for scientists in China, Malaysia, and Mexico. The application deadline is 14 September 2016. Link

Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) -- Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment

posted Jul 19, 2016, 11:36 PM by Site Manager

With funding from the governments of UK and Canada, PEP has launched a new call for proposals addressing “Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment” (PAGE II) in developing countries. The issues to be examined span a broad spectrum of development policy, including themes related to labor productivity in agriculture, entrepreneurship, and others. PAGE targets teams of researchers in developing countries -- with preference for applicants from low-income, fragile, and/or conflict states. Applying teams will generally need university-level training in economics or equivalent experience. PAGE positively encourages teams with a female researcher as project leader. The deadline for applications (English, French, Spanish) is 15 September 2016. Link

British Council -- Newton Travel Grants for Researchers

posted Jul 19, 2016, 11:31 PM by Site Manager

The Newton Fund Researcher Links Travel Grants support early-career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration. The UK's partner countries for these travel grants are South Africa and Thailand. Subject areas for the workshops vary by partner country to include agriculture, climate and environment, sustainable energy, water and sanitation, and several others. Researchers that reside in the UK can apply for funding to visit a university or research institution in one of the listed partner countries. Researchers residing in the listed partner countries can apply for funding to come to the UK. The application deadline is 19 September 2016. Link

British Council -- UK Institutional Links with Partner Countries

posted Jul 19, 2016, 11:29 PM by Site Manager

The Newton Institutional Links support research and innovation collaboration between the UK and partners in any of the following countries: Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam. Subject areas for the collaborative research include agriculture, climate and environment, sustainable energy, water and sanitation, and several others -- varying with each partner country. Proposals are submitted jointly by a principal investigator in the UK with a principal investigator in the partner country. Grants range from £50 thousand to £300 thousand over two years. The deadline for proposals is 19 September 2016. Link

British Council -- Newton Workshop Grants for Researchers

posted Jul 19, 2016, 11:27 PM by Site Manager

The Newton Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and partner countries to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. Subject areas for the workshops vary by partner country to include agriculture, climate and environment, sustainable energy, water and sanitation, and several others. The current call is for bilateral workshops between the UK with any of China, Malaysia, Mexico, or Thailand. Proposals must be joint applications, with one coordinator based at a UK institution and one based in a partner country. The application deadline is 19 September 2016. Link

British Council -- Workshop Grants for Researchers

posted Jul 19, 2016, 11:25 PM by Site Manager

The Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and partner countries to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. The current call is for bilateral workshops of 3-5 days between the UK and Russia. Proposals must be joint applications, with one coordinator based at a UK institution and one based in Russia. The application deadline is 19 September 2016. Link

Government of Czech Republic -- Scholarships for University Applicants from Developing Countries

posted Jul 19, 2016, 11:23 PM by Site Manager

The Czech Republic provides scholarships to support nationals from developing countries at public institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic. The fields of study include ecology, wildlife management, natural resources, forestry, and tropical agriculture (among others). Applications need to be submitted before 30 September of each year. Link

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