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French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Sustainable Development -- French Cooperation with Pacific Islands and Territories

posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:48 AM by Jan Laarman   [ updated Oct 20, 2014, 9:54 AM ]

The government of France makes grants through a regional fund (Le Fonds Pacifique) for economic, social, and cultural collaboration in the Pacific region.  Funding priorities include actions to address climate change and the prevention of natural disasters; food security; sanitation; and other thematic areas.  The average grant size is €30 thousand per project, up to a maximum of 50% of project costs.  The Fund normally makes 40-60 grants per year. Applications are submitted through France's diplomatic missions in the Pacific region.  The application deadline is 15 November 2014.   Link

Institute of International Education -- Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowships

posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:34 AM by Jan Laarman

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program offers short-term fellowships to African-born academics at universities in the USA and Canada to collaborate with African universities in research, curriculum co-development, and/or graduate student training. Project requests to host scholars are submitted online by African higher education institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. Scholars whose discipline and expertise fit the activities and objectives proposed in a project request may be matched with the project. Scholars need to apply by 08 December 2014. Link

Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) -- International Training 2015

posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:25 AM by Jan Laarman

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. The Global program includes courses in the following subject areas among others in year 2015: (i) Efficient energy use and planning, with application deadline 15 January 2015; and (ii) Integrated sustainable coastal development, with application deadline 09 February 2015. Information about course content and eligibility are included with each course description. Note: Interested individuals should follow the website for additional courses that may be announced, including at regional levels. Link

Volvo Environment Prize -- Nominations Invited for the Prize in 2015

posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:19 AM by Jan Laarman

The Volvo Environment Prize is for innovations which in broad terms fall within the environmental field. The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation invites universities, research institutes, scientists, engineers, as well as other individuals and organizations to submit nominations. Priority is given to an individual or to a group of named individuals. Past laureates have included leaders in fields such as global change, biodiversity, energy efficiency, and others. The Prize consists of a diploma, sculpture, and cash award for SEK 1.5 million. The next deadline for nominations is 10 January 2015. Link

European Commission (EC), Erasmus Mundus -- CARIBU 2015-2016

posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:16 AM by Jan Laarman

CARIBU is an Erasmus Mundus program to increase academic mobility, research, and capacity building between participating universities in the EU with partner universities and research institutes in the following ACP countries: Bahamas, Cameroon, Dem Rep Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Mozambique, Samoa, Suriname, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, and Uganda. Priority fields include agriculture and environment, among others. The call for applications closes 31 January 2015. Link

Maypole Fund -- Small Grants to Women

posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:13 AM by Jan Laarman

The Maypole Fund takes an international perspective in supporting women in non-violent and politically expressive projects in subject areas that include environmental issues (among several others).  The Fund gives priority to small women’s groups and individual women. Grants are up to £750. The application deadlines are 31 January and 30 June of each year. Link

Nestlé -- Shared Value Prize 2016

posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:06 AM by Jan Laarman

The Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize helps scale up and replicate business-oriented initiatives that address challenges in sustainable agriculture and other areas of rural development; water resources and sanitation;  and access to food and nutrition. The program looks for innovative projects, programs, and businesses that have already been successfully tested on a pilot or small scale, and that need support to become commercially viable. The winners share a total of CHF 500 thousand in prize monies. The nomination period for the 2016 prize ends on 28 February 2015. Link

Institute of Current World Affairs -- Fellowships 2015-2016

posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:01 AM by Jan Laarman

The ICWA makes grants to support Fellows who carry out self-designed independent studies for a minimum of two years in the developing world. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, but candidates must show strong and credible ties to U.S. society. Areas of particular interest to ICWA include the Arab Middle East and Southeast Asia (especially Indonesia), but candidates may seek fellowships in any country. Among the fellowship categories, the "Forest and Society" fellowships explore the relationship of forest resources to the complex of human factors bearing on their conservation and management. The next deadlines for letters of interest are 01 March 2015 and 01 November 2015. Link

Tinker Foundation -- Sustainable Resource Management in Latin America

posted Oct 20, 2014, 8:56 AM by Jan Laarman   [ updated Oct 20, 2014, 8:58 AM ]

Tinker's program of Institutional Grants supports the theme of sustainable resource management (among others) in Latin America.  Particular issues of interest include sustainable agriculture, sustainable forestry and non-timber forest products, sustainable tourism, fisheries management, and payment for environmental services.  Tinker is also very interested in issues of water scarcity and quality for communities.  The Foundation encourages project collaboration among organizations in the USA and Latin America. Tinker invites brief letters of inquiry to the Foundation before proposals are prepared and submitted. The application deadlines are 01 March and 15 September of each year. Link

Santa Clara University (USA) -- Global Social Benefit Incubator 2015

posted Oct 10, 2014, 9:14 AM by Jan Laarman

The GSBI at Santa Clara University is an annual program to strengthen social enterprises that use science and technology to address problems of people living in poverty. Past participants include many in water supply, energy, agriculture, and environment in developing countries. The GSBI Accelerator assists selected participants with business plans and other capacity building in support of investment.  The GSBI Accelerator invites applicants from social entrepreneurs around the world. The application deadline is 21 October 2014. Link

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