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Connexus -- Conference on Regenerating Rural and Agricultural Development

posted Sep 1, 2015, 6:30 AM by Site Manager

The annual "Cracking the Nut Conference" is an international learning event for sustainably building the world’s rural and agricultural markets. Themes for the 2016 conference are regenerating rural and agricultural landscapes; financing environmentally sustainable development; and encouraging investment in climate-smart agriculture. Selected presentations will be given complimentary conference admission for up to two presenters. Participation from female presenters is encouraged. There are a limited number of travel scholarships available for African presenters traveling from Africa. The deadline for proposals is 04 September 2015. Link

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Southern Voice -- Priority Early Actions for the Sustainable Development Goals

posted Sep 1, 2015, 6:28 AM by Site Manager

In anticipation of the official launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, ODI and Southern Voice will work with other partners to identify priority early actions on the SDGs. Research papers are invited that address the economic, social, and environmental pillars of the unfinished business of the MDGs. The call for papers is open to researchers based in Africa, Asia, and Latin America that are part of or affiliated with a think tank or research center in their regions. Up to three papers will be commissioned for each region. The financial support is up to US$10 thousand per paper. The deadline for proposals is 11 September 2015. Link

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE)

posted Sep 1, 2015, 6:04 AM by Site Manager

The U.S. EPA invites proposals in support of INECE, an informal international partnership promoting compliance and enforcement of domestic and international environmental laws through networking, capacity building, and enforcement cooperation. EPA anticipates awarding one cooperative agreement from this announcement, subject to availability of funds and the quality of proposals received. The award amount is US$750 thousand over four years. The application deadline is 05 October 2015. Link

U.S. Department of State -- Fulbright/Clinton Fellowship 2016-2017

posted Sep 1, 2015, 5:58 AM by Site Manager   [ updated Sep 1, 2015, 5:59 AM ]

The J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton (Fulbright-Clinton) Fellowship is a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The fellowships provide professional experience and research opportunities in public policy areas that include agriculture, energy, environment, and others. Host countries in 2016-2017 are the African Union, Burma (Myanmar), Cote d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Haiti, Kosovo, Malawi, Nepal, Peru, Samoa, Timor-Leste, and Ukraine. Eligibility for the fellowships is limited to U.S. citizens. The application deadline is 13 October 2015. Link

Explorers Club -- Grants for Exploration and Youth Activities 2016

posted Sep 1, 2015, 5:56 AM by Site Manager

The Explorers Club invites applications for its (i) Youth Activity Fund; and (ii) Exploration Fund. The Youth Activity Fund Grant supports high school students and college undergraduates to foster a new generation of explorers. The Exploration Fund Grant is for graduate, post-graduate, doctorate and early-career post-doctoral students. The Explorers Club considers proposals in disciplines that include climate change, marine science, plants and molds, animals, conservation science, and others. There are no restrictions by nationalities or country of residence. Awards in both programs range from US$5 hundred to US$5 thousand. The application deadline is 19 October 2015. Link

African Union -- Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards 2015

posted Sep 1, 2015, 5:53 AM by Site Manager

The African Union (AU) honors outstanding African scientists through the Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards for fields that include agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, and energy innovation (among others). The program seeks to recognize outstanding science at the continental level for which it awards a prize of US$100 thousand. It also makes regional scientific awards to African women of US$20 thousand each. The application deadline for regional scientific awards for African women is 30 October 2015. The application deadline for the continental scientific award is 15 November 2015. Link

University of St. Andrews -- St. Andrews Prize for the Environment 2016

posted Sep 1, 2015, 5:49 AM by Site Manager

The annual St Andrews Prize for the Environment recognizes significant contributions to environmental conservation in the developing world. Projects that have won in the past include subjects such as water management; agriculture and food security; by-products from waste; renewable energy; and others. The Prize consists of an award of US$100 thousand and a medal. Awards of US$25 thousand are presented to each of two other finalists. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2015. Link

Australia Awards for Africa -- Scholarships and Fellowships for Africans 2016

posted Sep 1, 2015, 5:47 AM by Site Manager

Australia Awards funds qualified African candidates for masters studies in Australia in priority subjects that include agriculture and food security; natural resource management (including mining and mining governance); public policy; health; and water and sanitation. Additionally, the program offers short-term fellowships for professional training in Africa and/or Australia. The announcement identifies the eligible countries and application deadlines, most of which are 30 November 2015 or 18 December 2015 -- verify for your country. Link

ETH Zurich -- Seed Grants for Swiss-Asian Research Collaboration

posted Aug 20, 2015, 6:05 AM by Site Manager

In partnership with Switzerland's State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), ETH Zurich promotes scientific cooperation with key institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. ETH Zurich currently calls for proposals from Swiss researchers with partners in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. The call is open for activities in all scientific disciplines and fields of research. The maximum grant is CHF 10 thousand. The deadline for applications is 11 September 2015. Link

Academy of Finland -- Development Research

posted Aug 20, 2015, 6:03 AM by Site Manager

The Academy of Finland and the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs fund problem-oriented and multidisciplinary development research. Themes for the research include sustainable management of natural resources and environmental protection, inclusive green economy, and others. Projects should strive for active collaboration with researchers and research institutes in developing countries. The application deadline is 30 September 2015. Link

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