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European Commission (EC) -- Danube Transnational Programme

posted Oct 12, 2015, 6:01 AM by Site Manager

The Danube Transnational Programme includes major components for environment and energy. Environmental focus areas are: (i) strengthen transnational water management and flood risk prevention; (ii) foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources; (iii) foster the restoration and management of ecological corridors; and (iv) improve preparedness for environmental risk management. The energy focus areas are: (i) support environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems and balanced accessibility of urban and rural areas; and (ii) improve energy security and energy efficiency. Eligibility to participate extends to multiple Danube countries, five of which are not EU Member States (Bosnia and Herzegovina; Moldova; Montenegro; Serbia; and parts of Ukraine). However, lead partners must be located in the EU countries. The deadline for expressions of interest is 03 November 2015. Link

Ashoka -- Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur Awards

posted Oct 12, 2015, 5:53 AM by Site Manager

Ashoka, Unilever, and their partners welcome innovations from young innovators (ages 18 to 35) worldwide who are tackling one or more of the following UN Millennium Development Goals: no poverty; zero hunger; gender equality; clean water and sanitation; affordable and clean energy; decent work and economic growth; responsible consumption and production; and climate action. Six finalists will each receive cash prizes of €10 thousand, along with support and mentoring. One winner will receive €50 thousand and will be awarded the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize, plus support and mentoring. The application deadline is 18 November 2015. Link

International Development Research Center (IDRC) -- Canadian Collaboration for Innovative Research and Knowledge Sharing

posted Oct 12, 2015, 5:51 AM by Site Manager

Canada's IDRC aims to support one or a group of Canadian civil society organization(s) in their engagement with partner organizations in low- and middle-income countries and/or in Canada to build knowledge, research, and skills in areas related to IDRC’s strategic and thematic priorities. These priorities include environment, agriculture, natural resources, and others. Eligibility for funding extends to Canadian civil society organizations that are incorporated and headquartered in Canada (excluding universities, colleges, and hospitals), and that produce research and share knowledge for development. The grant is CAD$1 million for three years. The deadline for applications is 18 November 2015. Link

St. Francis Xavier University -- Women's Leadership at the Coady Institute 2016

posted Oct 12, 2015, 5:38 AM by Site Manager

The Global Change Leaders Program is a seven-week education program to enable women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities at the Coady Institute (Canada). The program offers successful candidates a full scholarship that includes tuition, travel, accommodations, and meals. Applicants should have at least four years of demonstrated leadership experience in fields such as food security, environment, inclusive economic development, and others. The application deadline is 04 December 2015. Link

Global Social Venture Competition -- Competition 2016

posted Oct 12, 2015, 5:36 AM by Site Manager

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is a partnership of business schools in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and funding to support their social ventures. Past winners include plans for water supply, energy micro-credit, agricultural processing, ecological building materials, and other environmental themes. The GSVC will award cash prizes up to US$50 thousand. The deadline for the first entry round in all regions is 04 December 2015. Link

Institute of International Education -- Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowships

posted Oct 12, 2015, 5:24 AM by Site Manager

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 2015. Link

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- Grants to U.S. University Students for Research on Global Sustainability 2016

posted Oct 12, 2015, 5:23 AM by Site Manager

The EPA's 13th annual P3 Awards (People, Prosperity, and the Planet) will fund research projects in water, energy, built environment, and materials and chemicals. Grants are up to US$15 thousand for one year (Phase I); winners in Phase I will be eligible to apply for larger grants to follow. The competition is open to U.S. institutions of higher education to support teams of undergraduate and/or graduate students. Collaboration and partnerships with colleges and universities outside the USA are permitted (up to 40% of the grant can be contracted to an international partner), but only U.S. institutions are eligible to apply. The application deadline is 08 December 2015. Link

Fundación La Caixa – Grants for Socioeconomic Development 2015-2016

posted Oct 12, 2015, 5:17 AM by Site Manager

La Caixa Foundation (Barcelona) makes grants for projects in socioeconomic development in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Past grants include many in aspects of agriculture, energy, and environment. The program is open to Spanish nonprofit organizations and local partners for grants up to €450 thousand for up to four years. The closing date for applications is 17 December 2015. Link

Hult Prize Foundation -- Hult Prize 2016

posted Oct 12, 2015, 5:15 AM by Site Manager

The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship which brings together college and university students to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The 2016 theme is "crowded urban spaces." Students past or present from any college or university in the world are invited to form small teams. The Hult Prize runs regional competitions in five cities around the world (Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai) and on-line; a summer accelerator; and a final pitch-off at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. The winning team will be awarded US$1 million in seed capital. Intermediate ("early bird") deadlines are 31 October 2015 and 18 November 2015. The final application deadline is 18 December 2015. Link

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) -- Young Scientists Summer Program 2016

posted Oct 12, 2015, 5:13 AM by Site Manager

IIASA invites doctoral students worldwide to participate in its Young Scientists Summer Program held at IIASA's headquarters in Laxenburg, Austria. The selected participants work with IIASA’s senior scientists in research on energy, ecosystem services, water, risk policy and vulnerability, and other topics. Scholarships are available from IIASA's national member organizations. A limited number of scholarships are available from other sources. The application deadline is 11 January 2016. Link

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