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UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) -- International Opportunities Fund

posted Apr 9, 2014, 3:37 PM by Jan Laarman

NERC's International Opportunities Fund announces grants up to £40 thousand over two years for initiatives that help UK researchers develop new collaborative links with international partners. Eligibility is limited to applicants currently having grants through NERC. The closing date for proposals is 22 April 2014. Link

INASP -- Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence in Policy Making

posted Apr 9, 2014, 3:29 PM by Jan Laarman

The VakaYiko Consortium is a three-year project at INASP to build the capacity of policy makers to use research evidence.  The small grants will help practitioners in low and middle-income countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America to understand how policy makers can make more effective use of evidence in issues such as climate change, food security, population growth, and others.  Grants are up to £20 thousand for projects of up to one year.  Grants are for capacity building and not research. The application deadline is 30 April 2014.  Link

South Asia Foundation -- UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Center for South Asia Forestry Studies

posted Apr 9, 2014, 3:28 PM by Jan Laarman

The UNESCO Madanjeet Center for South Asia Forestry Studies offers the Madanjeet Singh scholarships for three-year degree programs in sustainable development at the College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan. Scholarships will support one candidate in each of eight countries (Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan). The deadline for completed applications is 30 April 2014. Link

Australian Agency for International Development -- Government Partnerships for Development 2014

posted Apr 9, 2014, 3:23 PM by Jan Laarman

The GPFD supports public sector organizations in Australia to collaborate with partners in countries supported by Australia's aid programs. Activities in the collaboration may include internships and placements, training workshops, twinning arrangements, and policy research.   Only Australian public sector organizations can apply.  Grants are AUS$0.5 million to AUS$3 million for a period of one to three years. The deadline for concept proposals is 14 May 2014. Link

Comic Relief -- International Grants

posted Apr 9, 2014, 3:21 PM by Jan Laarman

The international grant making at Comic Relief focuses on support for health, education, and livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa. This includes subject areas such as water and sanitation, resilience to environmental shocks, and others. Applicants must be based in the UK. The next deadline for applications is 14 May 2014. Link

European Union -- Central European Initiative (CEI), Call for Proposals 2014

posted Apr 9, 2014, 3:12 PM by Jan Laarman

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 EUR15 thousand. The application deadline is 27 May 2014. Link

International Social Science Council (ISSC) -- Seed Grants for Transformations to Sustainability

posted Apr 9, 2014, 3:08 PM by Jan Laarman

ISSC's program "Transformations to Sustainability" will engage social scientists worldwide to help address the critical issues of sustainability in areas such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, water and food security, energy production and consumption, and others. ISSC announces seed grants of up to €30 thousand each to help applicants build partnerships with colleagues in other disciplines, fields, and countries in preparation for the main call for proposals to be launched in October 2014. The application deadline for the seed grants is 31 May 2014. Link

European Union and Global Environment Facility -- Support to NGOs in Morocco for Environmental Governance

posted Apr 9, 2014, 2:55 PM by Jan Laarman

The EU, GEF, and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) are partners to strengthen the capacity of NGOs in Morocco for environmental governance. Eligibility extends to legally registered NGOs in Morocco that have an environmental mission. Grants are a maximum of US$50 thousand for up to 18 months. The deadline for project proposals is 15 June 2014. Link

Project Inspire -- Entrepreneurship and Business Literacy for Women and Girls

posted Apr 9, 2014, 2:53 PM by Jan Laarman

Project Inspire promotes projects that empower disadvantaged women and girls in the developing world through entrepreneurship and business literacy. Submissions must focus on existing projects that benefit women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, or the Middle East. Projects in past years included examples in livestock raising, bee keeping, solar lamps, and renewable energy (among others). The winning project will be awarded US$25 thousand for implementation. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2014. Link

French Government and Thailand Government -- Program SIAM 2015

posted Apr 9, 2014, 2:46 PM by Jan Laarman

France and Thailand administer SIAM to promote French-Thai research collaboration in subject areas that include energy, ecology and biodiversity, agriculture, and others. SIAM is a program of mobility grants to cover air transportation and related travel expenses. The application deadline is 15 July 2014. Link

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