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French Institute for Development Research (IRD) -- Mobility Grants for Doctoral Research

posted May 2, 2016, 6:26 AM by Site Manager

The program ARTS funds doctoral research by individuals in the developing world who are working on research of interest to IRD and its partner organizations. The program encourages mobility of the supported researchers to engage with research partners in France, in another northern country, or in another southern country. Applicants must be under age 45. The deadline for applications (French, English) is 31 May 2016. Link

Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) -- Testing to Evaluate Development Programs and Policies

posted May 2, 2016, 6:23 AM by Site Manager

PEP is a global partnership of development researchers, practitioners, institutes, and international organizations to promote research on policies to combat poverty. PEP will make grants for randomized control trials to test new programs or policy interventions in several thematic areas, including one on productivity in rural sectors. Each of four teams will benefit from a PEP support grant which includes mentoring, financial support up to US$100 thousand, and various other benefits. All team members must be developing country nationals and reside in a developing country during the full course of the project. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is 06 June 2016. Link

Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards -- Call for Projects 2016

posted May 2, 2016, 6:21 AM by Site Manager

The Humanitarian Water Air Food Awards (WAF) acknowledge and promote individuals and organizations that implement sustainable projects to secure water, clean air, and food -- and that empower local communities. The call is open worldwide for pioneering projects that have at least two years of success in bringing best practices and relevant change in the focus areas of water, food, or clean air. The winners will receive visibility at the annual WAF awards ceremony. The deadline for applications and nominations is 12 June 2016. Link

Arab Council for the Social Sciences -- Postdoctoral Fellowships

posted May 2, 2016, 6:19 AM by Site Manager

The Arab Council for the Social Sciences announces its second cycle of postdoctoral fellowships for junior Arab scholars. The program is open to individuals who completed their PhD within the past three years, and who are nationals or residents of countries in the League of Arab States. The fellowship provides for full costs over nine months in the proposed country/countries of residence where the fellow will reside. The thematic focus is open. The program has a special interest in attracting foreign-trained Arab scholars back to the region.The application deadline is 13 June 2016. Link

European Commission (EC) -- Coastal Management in Lebanon

posted May 2, 2016, 6:00 AM by Site Manager

The EC announces funding to protect the coastal zones and maritime resources of Lebanon from environmental degradation caused by land-based sources of pollution. The aim is to develop and improve comprehensive management of municipal solid waste and industrial waste at the level of Lebanon's municipalities. The lead applicant must be a local authority, NGO, or international organization established in the EU, Lebanon, or partner countries covered by the European Neighborhood Instrument. Grants will range from €1.5 million to €3.0 million, varying with cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/151561/DD/ACT/LB. The application deadline is 17 June 2016. Link 

British Council -- Newton Fund for International Science Collaboration with the UK

posted May 2, 2016, 5:48 AM by Site Manager

The Newton Fund promotes partnerships between researchers in the UK and researchers in developing and emerging economies through workshop grants, travel grants, and grants to link institutions. The Newton Fund announces current collaboration opportunities with Brazil, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, and Vietnam. Eligible subject areas include agriculture, climate and environment, sustainable energy, reduction of disaster risks, and others. Proposals have a principal applicant from the UK and a principal applicant from each partner country. The closing date for submissions is 27 June 2016. Link

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) -- Postgraduate Courses in Germany 2017-2018

posted May 2, 2016, 5:28 AM by Site Manager

DAAD offers scholarships to qualified individuals from eligible developing countries for post-graduate studies at German universities in development-related subjects. The program (EPOS) is open to individuals who completed their previous academic degrees no longer than six years previously; who have at least two years of professional experience; and who are nationals of countries receiving official development assistance (DAC list of the OECD). The available courses range across water resources; renewable energy; land management and tenure; agricultural sciences; forest sciences; ecology; nature conservation; environmental governance; and many others. Most scholarship deadlines for the 2017-2018 intake fall between August 2016 through December 2016, varying by courses (check carefully). Link

Caterpillar Foundation -- Grants for Environment, Basic Needs, and Education

posted May 2, 2016, 5:24 AM by Site Manager

Internationally, the Caterpillar Foundation has supported projects in tropical forest conservation and afforestation; water and sanitation; food and agriculture; alternative (low-carbon) transportation systems; urban waste recycling; and other themes related to environment and natural resources. The Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations such as development NGOs, universities and institutes, foundations, museums, conservation groups, and others. Most grants are in communities where Caterpillar has an active presence. Applicants answer a series of questions about their eligibility in order to apply. The Foundation accepts proposals throughout the year. Link

Hongkong Bank Foundation -- Environmental Education and Training in China

posted May 2, 2016, 5:19 AM by Site Manager

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) has a major presence in Hong Kong, where it founded the Hongkong Bank Foundation. The Foundation makes grants for education, training, community welfare, and the environment in Hong Kong and mainland China. The Foundation funds initiatives that strengthen social links between mainland China and Hong Kong. It also supports projects originating in the mainland. Link

Kopernik -- Online Marketplace for Grassroots Technologies in Asia-Pacific

posted May 2, 2016, 5:17 AM by Site Manager

Kopernik is an online marketplace to enable communities in developing countries of the Asia-Pacific region to have simple but innovative technologies. Kopernik’s technologies include several related to agriculture, energy and environment, and water and sanitation. Organizations apply to become Kopernik's local partners. Kopernik raises funds and manages the distribution of requested technology products to the selected partners, which in turn distribute them in their local communities. Link

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