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Global Development Network (GDN) -- Research on Natural Wealth Accounting in Morocco, Mauritius, and Madagascar

posted Sep 11, 2014, 7:13 PM by Jan Laarman

With financial support from the government of France, the GDN invites applications for research on natural resource management and natural wealth accounting in Morocco, Mauritius, and Madagascar.  Applications are restricted to researchers who are permanent residents of developing countries, although research teams can have collaborators in developed countries.  GDN intends to provide two or three grants, up to a maximum of US$20 thousand per grant.  The deadline for applications (French, English) is 30 September 2014.  Link

Commonwealth Secretariat -- Commonwealth Youth Awards 2015

posted Sep 11, 2014, 7:01 PM by Jan Laarman

The Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work recognize individuals ages 15 to 29 who lead innovative development projects in themes that include agriculture, small enterprise, skills training, climate change, environmental protection, sustainable livelihoods, and poverty reduction. The program selects regional winners from each of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. Winners are awarded grants to advance their projects. The application deadline is 30 October 2014. Link

Schlumberger Foundation -- Funding for Women in PhD and Post-Doctoral Studies 2015-2016

posted Sep 11, 2014, 7:00 PM by Jan Laarman

Schlumberger Foundation's “Faculty of the Future” supports women in developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD and post-doctoral studies at the international level. Grants are in the physical sciences, engineering, and related fields -- including past grants in subjects such as ecology and environment. The deadline for applications is 14 November 2014. Link

Aspen Institute -- New Voices Fellowship 2015

posted Sep 11, 2014, 6:40 PM by Jan Laarman

The New Voices Fellowship is a year-long program in media skills, communication, and leadership for top development professionals in the developing world.  Fellows are expected to have both a record of significant professional achievement and a desire to share their perspectives on global development with a broader international audience.  The Aspen Institute aims to select 12 fellows who will write opinion articles, participate in interviews with local and international media, and speak at international conferences.  Applications are welcome from all developing countries, and from subject areas including all those relevant in the Terra Viva Grants Directory.  The deadline for nominations is 15 November 2014.  Link

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- Grants to U.S. University Students for Research on Global Sustainability 2015

posted Sep 11, 2014, 6:36 PM by Jan Laarman

The EPA's 12th annual P3 Awards (People, Prosperity, and the Planet) will fund research projects in energy, built environment, urban green water, and clean cookstoves.  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. The application deadline is 16 December 2014. Link

Australia Awards for Africa -- Scholarships and Fellowships for Africans 2015

posted Sep 11, 2014, 6:26 PM by Jan Laarman

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 12 December 2014 or 16 January 2015 -- verify for your country.  Link

Harvard University -- Environmental Fellows 2015

posted Sep 11, 2014, 6:24 PM by Jan Laarman

Harvard University's Center for the Environment will award approximately six fellowships for the 2015 cohort. The Environmental Fellows work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department. Candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any field are eligible, and they may propose research projects in any discipline.  Applicants without a PhD may apply if they have studied in fields where the Ph.D. is not the typical terminal degree. Candidates may have received their degrees at any university in the world.  The Center strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. The application deadline is 14 January 2015.  Link

Inter-American Foundation -- Research in Grassroots Development 2015-2016

posted Sep 11, 2014, 6:19 PM by Jan Laarman

The Inter-American Foundation supports PhD research in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) on themes related to grassroots development. Past projects have included topics in agriculture, watershed management, and climate change (among others). The competition is open to citizens of the USA and citizens of independent Latin American and Caribbean countries (except Cuba) who are PhD candidates at universities in the USA. The deadline for applications in the 2015-2016 cycle is 20 January 2015. Link

Monsanto Fund -- Grants to Strengthen Farming Communities 2015

posted Sep 11, 2014, 6:14 PM by Jan Laarman

The Monsanto Fund makes grants in support of agricultural communities around the world. Grants of US$25 thousand and more are available to tax-exempt charitable organizations for activities and projects that address farmers' education and training; food security; community water and sanitation; and other local needs. Monsanto's international grants are administered at the country level; interested persons should contact the Fund's national liaison. Monsanto accepts international applications during two periods each year. The first period ranges from 01 January through 28 February. The second period ranges from 01 July 1 through 31 August. Link

Academy of Finland -- Development Research

posted Sep 1, 2014, 9:58 AM by Jan Laarman

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 24 September 2014. Link

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