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Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology -- Research on Environmental Pollution in Ghana

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:26 AM by Site Manager

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is partnering with Aarhus University in Denmark to address dispersal and effects of heavy metals and xenobiotic substances in Ghana's environment. The program announces the availability of seven PhD scholarships for fellows to be enrolled at KNUST, and to benefit from joint collaborative supervision between KNUST and Aarhus University. Priority for funding support will be given to researchers in Ghana and other countries of West Africa. The application deadline is 15 March 2016. Link

SEED Awards -- Social and Environmental Enterprises in Africa

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:20 AM by Site Manager

Founded by the United Nations Environment Program and partner organizations, SEED supports small-scale enterprises in the developing world which integrate social and environmental benefits into their business models. The SEED Awards for 2016 are structured in three categories (see details in the announcement, including country eligibility). Each award recipient is granted capacity building and networking opportunities. The application deadline is 21 March 2016. Link

MasterCard Foundation -- Fund for Rural Prosperity in Africa 2016

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:16 AM by Site Manager

MasterCard Foundation's Fund for Rural Prosperity aims to facilitate increased financial access for people living in rural and agricultural areas of Africa. The Fund for Rural Prosperity will support ideas from institutions looking to deliver a financial service, product, or process to the rural poor in eligible African countries. Projects may be proposed by a single institution or by a partnership, which could include NGOs. However, the proposal must be submitted by one company acting as the lead organization. Applications to the Innovation Competition should request support between US$250 thousand and US$1 million. For the scaling competition, applications should request between US$750 thousand and US$2.5 million. The deadline for submissions is 28 March 2016. Link

Sustainia100 -- Sustainable Solutions, 2016 Edition

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:08 AM by Site Manager

Sustainia100 is an annual guide to 100 innovative sustainable solutions from around the world in sectors that include energy, resources, and food (agriculture) -- among others. Sustainia100 invites innovative solutions that present readily available projects, initiatives, and technologies at the forefront of sustainable transformation. The finalists receive publicity online, at the awards ceremony, and in a published guide. The deadline for submissions is 01 April 2016. Link

Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d) -- Research on Ecosystems and Governance of Natural Resources

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:06 AM by Site Manager

The Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d) supports research that contributes to the solution of global problems. The programme currently calls for proposals in topics that include (i) ecosystems, ecosystems management, and climate change; (ii) natural resource governance for sustainable development; and (iii) others. Eligibility for funding extends to researchers in Switzerland with partners in eligible developing countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The application deadline for pre-proposals is 01 April 2016. Link

Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) -- Comparative Research Networks 2016

posted Feb 1, 2016, 3:02 AM by Site Manager

CODESRIA supports researchers in African universities and research centers through funding for Comparative Research Networks. The networks address themes within CODESRIA's strategic plan, including (among others) research on climate change, natural resources, and development. Most grants range from US$20 thousand to US$35 thousand. The application deadline is 15 April 2016. Link

Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) -- Postgraduate Training Fellowships 2016

posted Feb 1, 2016, 2:50 AM by Site Manager

OWSD supports female scientists in Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) with doctoral fellowships in the natural sciences. The fellowships are for the pursuit of a doctoral degree at a host institution in a developing country, but not in the applicant's home country. Applicants should be qualified young women science graduates (generally below 40 years of age), who have an M.Sc. degree or outstanding B.Sc. in the natural sciences. The eligible scientific fields include agricultural sciences; biological systems and organisms; and many others. The application deadline is 31 May 2016. Link

Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) -- Grants for International Meetings 2016

posted Feb 1, 2016, 2:48 AM by Site Manager

TWAS makes grants to support the organization of high-level international and regional scientific activities in developing countries by offering financial assistance for conferences, workshops, symposia, and special meetings. Eligible fields include agricultural, biological, geological, and other sciences. Support is normally in the form of travel grants for principal speakers from abroad and/or participants from developing countries other than the country where the meeting is held. The amount provided normally does not exceed US$5 thousand. The next application deadline is 01 June 2016. Link

U.S. National Science Foundation -- Geography and Spatial Sciences Program 2016

posted Feb 1, 2016, 2:38 AM by Site Manager

The NSF funds an annual competition for research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on the Earth's surface. Projects on a variety of topics (U.S. and international) qualify for support if they offer promise of enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. Past projects include several in the world's developing countries related to environmental disasters, waste management, marine spatial planning, wildlife conservation, and others. The deadline for full proposals is 01 September 2016. Link

Ford Foundation -- Community Rights over Natural Resources

posted Feb 1, 2016, 2:33 AM by Site Manager

In its theme Equitable Development, the Ford Foundation makes grants to challenge inequality. The sub-theme "Natural Resources and Climate Change" seeks to ensure that indigenous and other communities have secure access to and control over natural resources, and can benefit from them fully. The theme Equitable Development operates in the USA and in the following countries and regions: Brazil, China, Eastern Africa, Indonesia, Mexico and Central America, Middle East and North Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa. The Foundation accepts project ideas at any time. Link

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