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European Commission (EC) -- Research Collaboration, Europe and Brazil

posted Mar 31, 2015, 2:36 AM by Site Manager

The program B.BICE+ is an international cooperation project to enhance bilateral cooperation and support political dialogue in science, technology, and innovation between Europe and Brazil. B/BICE+ will fund travel grants and exchange visits towards this objective. Grants are up to €3 thousand. The application deadline (both grant programs) is 06 April 2015. Link

Nanjing University of Science and Technology -- Support for International Students

posted Mar 31, 2015, 2:33 AM by Site Manager

Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST) offers full or partial scholarships for 40 international doctoral students; 100 masters students; and 180 undergraduate students. Academic areas at NUST include environmental engineering, biotechnology, energy science, and many others. Application deadlines are 10 April 2015 for the Chinese Government Scholarship, and 30 May 2015 for the Jiangsu Jasmine Scholarship. Link

African Academy of Sciences (AAS)-- Young Affiliates' Program

posted Mar 31, 2015, 2:28 AM by Site Manager

The AAS Affiliates' Program provides support to young scholars to enable them to develop into research leaders. The program is open to applicants from any field of specialization. Nominees should be aged 40 or under; employed in higher educational or research institutions; have obtained their PhDs during the last five years; and have post-doctoral research experience. The deadline for nominations is 30 April 2015. Link

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission -- Distance Learning for Masters Courses in the UK 2015

posted Mar 31, 2015, 2:24 AM by Site Manager

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission provides funding support to study master’s degree courses offered in partnership with universities in developing countries, or delivered directly by UK institutions. The available offerings include tropical forestry; veterinary medicine; environmental management; conservation and wildlife management; risk and disaster management; and others. Eligibility extends to Commonwealth citizens of developing Commonwealth countries, refugees, and British protected persons. Applicants must be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country and meet the entry educational requirements. The application deadline is 15 May 2015. Link

European Union -- Central European Initiative (CEI), Call for Proposals 2015

posted Mar 31, 2015, 2:22 AM by Site Manager

The CEI makes grants to support its action plan. Cooperation projects are mainly for seminars, workshops, training courses, and other kinds of meetings. Priority themes include climate, environment, sustainable energy, and others. Projects can be submitted by all public and private bodies in CEI's member states, as well as by international and regional organizations. Preference is for proposals submitted from CEI's non-EU member states (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, and Ukraine). Grants are up to €50 thousand. The application deadline is 20 May 2015. Link

United Nations University -- Prosper.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Awards 2015

posted Mar 31, 2015, 2:18 AM by Site Manager

The Award recognizes young scientists and researchers in the Asia-Pacific region in the field of sustainable development. For 2015, awards will be given in the areas of energy, water, and biodiversity. Winners receive fellowships through the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for research with partners in Germany, in addition to a small cash prize. The closing date for nominations and direct applications is 24 May 2015. Link

South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) -- Managing Environmental Changes

posted Mar 31, 2015, 2:14 AM by Site Manager

SANDEE is a regional network that provides research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the inter-connections among development, natural resource use, and the environment. SANDEE is currently inviting concept notes for policy research on Managing Environmental Changes. Selected concept notes will lead to an invitation to submit full research proposals. Most grants are likely to range from US$20 thousand to US$50 thousand over a one to two-year period. The deadline for concept notes is 31 May 2015. Link

UNESCO -- Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation

posted Mar 31, 2015, 2:00 AM by Site Manager

The UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation recognizes outstanding contributions by individuals, groups of individuals, institutes, or organizations in the management or preservation of the environment. This refers to contributions in environmental and natural resources research; environmental education and training; environmental awareness; and activities to establish and manage protected areas such as biosphere reserves and natural World Heritage sites. The financial prize is US$70 thousand, donated by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman. The deadline for nominations is 15 June 2015. Link

Project Inspire -- Empowering Disadvantaged Women and Girls 2015

posted Mar 31, 2015, 1:58 AM by Site Manager

Project Inspire promotes projects that empower disadvantaged women and girls in the Asia/Pacific region, the Middle East, and Africa. The focus in 2015 is design or technology. Past projects in Project Inspire have included examples in livestock raising, bee keeping, solar lamps, and renewable energy (among others). Twenty semi-finalists will be invited to compete in Singapore for the grand prize of US$25 thousand; the runner-up will receive US$10 thousand. The deadline for applications (English, Chinese) is 01 July 2015. Link

U.S. National Science Foundation -- Geography and Spatial Sciences Program 2015

posted Mar 31, 2015, 1:53 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 regular proposals is 03 September 2015. Link

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