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São Paulo Research Foundation -- International Research Collaboration, 3rd Edition

posted Dec 10, 2014, 2:03 PM by Site Manager

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) offers seed funding to support the exchange of researchers under the program "São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration" (SPRINT).  FAPESP collaborates with selected partner research organizations in Canada, France, the UK, and the USA.  The fields of joint research interest include environment, energy, and others -- varying with each partnership. FAPESP also considers proposals from institutions that do not currently have an agreement with FAPESP if these institutions can present matching funds.  The deadline for proposals is 26 January 2015.  Link

Fondation Ensemble -- Sustainable Development and Conservation 2015

posted Dec 10, 2014, 1:54 PM by Site Manager

Fondation Ensemble supports field projects in sustainable development and conservation. The Foundation’s focus areas are sustainable agriculture, sustainable fishing, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable technologies.  The eligible countries for projects are Cambodia, Ecuador, Laos, Mozambique, and Peru.  For projects in biodiversity conservation and sustainable fishing, activities can also be undertaken in the coastal areas of some West African countries (Mauritania, Senegal, and Gambia for year 2015). Grants are a maximum of €50 thousand per year for two to four years. Grants cannot be over 50% of a project's total budget. The deadline for concept notes is 02 February 2015. Link

European Commission (EC) -- SWITCH-Asia II for Sustainable Production and Consumption in Asia

posted Dec 10, 2014, 1:43 PM by Site Manager

SWITCH makes grants to promote sustainable production and consumption in Asia.  Grants support small and medium enterprises in Asia to use processes, products, and services that reduce pollution and mitigate climate change.  The program also supports a network facility for communications with stakeholders, and a policy component to promote measures that advance the switch to sustainable consumption patterns and behavior among Asian consumers. Applications are accepted from nonprofit organizations in eligible European and Asian countries, as well as in OECD member countries in the case of least-developed and highly-indebted ODA countries. Grants range from €800 thousand to €2.5 million, subject to cost shares. The deadline for concept notes is 09 February 2015. Link

World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) -- Science Prizes 2015

posted Dec 10, 2014, 1:32 PM by Site Manager

Each year, TWAS awards eight prizes of US$15 thousand each to individual scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least 10 years. The disciplinary fields include agricultural sciences, biology, and six others. Nominations of women scientists are particularly encouraged.  The deadline for nominations is 15 February 2015. Link

Association of Commonwealth Universities -- Mobility Grants for Early-Career Academics

posted Dec 10, 2014, 1:29 PM by Site Manager

The Association of Commonwealth Universities offers staff at ACU member universities the opportunity to attend a relevant conference in a Commonwealth country outside their home region. The scheme is aimed at early-career academics who have not yet had the opportunity to work, study, or travel outside their own country. Grants are up to £2 thousand. The closing date for the current round of applications is 22 February 2015. Link

Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value -- Nestlé Prize 2016

posted Dec 10, 2014, 1:21 PM by Site Manager

The Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value aims to scale up promising initiatives in nutrition, water, and rural development in under-served communities worldwide.   Nestlé invites private and social enterprises and NGOs to submit innovative programs, projects, and businesses that demonstrate high social and environmental impact on a pilot scale, and that need financial support to become commercially viable.  One to three prize winners will share a total of CHF 500 thousand to expand or replicate their work.  Self-nominations are accepted.  The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2015.  Link

Tony Elumelu Foundation -- Entrepreneurship Program for Africans

posted Dec 10, 2014, 1:12 PM by Site Manager

The Tony Elumelu Foundation has launched the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP) to foster and support start-up enterprises in Africa.  TEEP combines mentoring, training, forums, seed capital (US$5 thousand), and alumni support to individuals in Africa proposing new business ideas or early-stage companies.  The program is open to citizens and legal residents ages 18 and older in any African country (i.e., North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa).   The Foundation aims to offer 1,000 places annually. The period for applications (English, French, Portuguese) is 01 January 2015 through 01 March 2015.  Link

UK Royal Society -- Research Collaboration, UK with Africa

posted Dec 10, 2014, 1:07 PM by Site Manager

With funding by the UK's Department for international Development (DFID), the Capacity Building Program for Africa aims to facilitate multidisciplinary partnerships between research groups in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK. Research priorities are water and sanitation; renewable energy; and soil-related research. The program supports research expenses, travel and subsistence costs, PhD training, and limited funds for equipment. Program grants will support consortia consisting of three African groups and one UK-based laboratory. The application deadline is 19 March 2015. Link

EC Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020) -- Funding for International Cooperation 2015

posted Dec 10, 2014, 12:58 PM by Site Manager

The EC's research program Horizon 2020 includes a component of international cooperation (INCO) with key partner countries and regions. Proposals are invited from consortia consisting of balanced partnerships between European and international partners in Australia, Brazil, China, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine, and USA. The deadline for proposals is 12 May 2015. Link

African Network of Scientific and Technical Institutions (ANSTI) -- Post-Graduate Fellowships 2015

posted Dec 10, 2014, 12:51 PM by Site Manager

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) collaborates with ANSTI by offering financial support for masters and Ph.D degrees at ANSTI's institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Fellowships are for studies outside the applicants' home countries. The program is open to participants at ANSTI's member institutions who are less than 36 years old at the time of application. The application deadline is 31 May 2015. Link

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