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FIRE Africa -- ICT for African Development

posted May 20, 2016, 2:18 AM by Site Manager

The Fund for Internet Research and Development (FIRE Africa) promotes innovative online solutions to Africa’s needs in education, information, infrastructure, and communication. FIRE Africa can support any project that makes use of ICT to solve problems in the field. For example, previous winners include several organizations working in agriculture. Eligibility to apply extends to private and public organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa. Grants are up to US$25 thousand for periods of 12-16 months. The application deadline is 31 May 2016. Link

United Nations University (UNU) -- ProSPER.Net Leadership Program 2016

posted May 20, 2016, 2:13 AM by Site Manager

The UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability is the Secretariat for ProSPER.Net (Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research Network) in the Asia-Pacific region. The ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme helps its participants to develop interdisciplinary skills for sustainable development initiatives in local, regional, or global contexts. The fourth leadership program will be convened in Malaysia in August 2016. The deadline for applications is 10 June 2016. Link

Institute of International Education -- Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

posted May 20, 2016, 2:06 AM by Site Manager

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a fellowship program for African-born academics currently living in the USA and Canada, and working in higher education. Fellows engage in educational projects for periods ranging from two weeks to three months at universities and colleges in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. There are no restrictions by disciplinary areas. Past fellows include examples in veterinary medicine, biology, forestry, and other areas of the natural sciences. The application deadline is 05 July 2016. Link

Belgian Development Agency (BTC) -- Fair and Sustainable Trade in Precious Metals

posted May 20, 2016, 2:04 AM by Site Manager

BTC's program in Trade for Development offers grants to improve the market access of organizations that are committed to fair and sustainable trade, including trade in precious metals. Among other objectives, project activities include the reduction of negative environmental impacts of mining and metals extraction. Grants ranging from €50 thousand to €100 thousand are available to private nonprofit and private for-profit organizations (if composed of 50% or more cooperative producers) in the following countries: Algeria, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Dem Rep Congo, Ecuador, Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Rwanda,Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam. The application deadline is 10 July 2016. Link

Campus France -- Program SIAM 2017

posted May 20, 2016, 1:59 AM by Site Manager

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 22 July 2016. Link

Seeding Labs -- Scientific Equipment for Research and Education 2016

posted May 20, 2016, 1:57 AM by Site Manager

Seeding Labs welcomes applications to participate in Instrumental Access, a program that makes high-quality laboratory equipment and supplies more affordable to university departments in low- and middle-income countries. Seeding Labs receives donated equipment from a variety of sources, including research institutions and manufacturers. Applicants submit online requests for items included in the Seeding Labs equipment inventory. Items are mainly for biology and chemistry. The average value of the items included in a shipment, based on the secondary (used) market, is generally in the range of US$60 thousand to US$150 thousand. The recipient organizations are charged a sliding fee (based on the country's income level) for program administration, equipment warehousing, equipment packing, and ocean freight. The application deadline is 29 July 2016. Link

MASHAV -- Policies and Economics for Green Development

posted May 20, 2016, 1:51 AM by Site Manager

Israel's Agency for International Development (MASHAV) supports professional short courses in Israel in subject areas that include agriculture, energy, health, education, and social development. In collaboration with the Weitz Center for Sustainable Development, MASHAV announces a course on policies and economic measures for local and regional green growth, scheduled for October-November 2016. A limited number of scholarships are available to cover course fees, accommodation, medical insurance, and other expenses in Israel. Applications are submitted through Israel's diplomatic missions. The application deadline is 12 August 2016. Link

Toyota Foundation -- Research Grants 2016

posted May 20, 2016, 1:47 AM by Site Manager

The Toyota Foundation supports a Research Grants Program on the general theme of "Exploring New Values for Society." Grants are made to organizations (joint research projects) as well as to individuals. The Foundation solicits ambitious projects that are founded on creative concepts reflecting a youthful perspective, and whose results can help change people's ways of thinking, leading to actions that bring about solutions to the issues faced.There are no restrictions by nationality, affiliation, academic background, or area of residence. Past grants in this program include some in areas related to agriculture, environment, and natural resources. The application deadline is 02 September 2016. Link

Orange Telecom -- Orange Social Venture Prize 2016

posted May 20, 2016, 1:43 AM by Site Manager

The Orange Social Venture Prize is awarded to entrepreneurs and start-up organizations that make innovative use of ICTs in agriculture, energy, and other fields of development. The geographical focus is Africa and the Middle East. Prizes range from €5 thousand to €25 thousand, plus professional support for a period of six months. The eligible countries are Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Dem Rep Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, and Tunisia. The application deadline is 21 September 2016. Link

U.S. Department of State -- YSEALI Academic Fellows

posted May 9, 2016, 8:19 AM by Site Manager

The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is a program of the U.S. government to support bright young leaders ages 18-35 in the ASEAN countries. The YSEALI Academic Fellowships offer support to participate in a five-week institute on the campus of a U.S. university or college in one of the following topics: civil engagement; environmental issues; or social entrepreneurship and economic development. The fellowships include leadership development, an educational study tour, local community service activities, and opportunities to engage with peers in the USA. Applications are invited from current undergraduate or graduate students -- as well as recent graduates -- in Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Application deadlines vary by country, with a deadline on 15 May 2016 for Indonesia and Malaysia; 22 May 2016 for Brunei and Philippines; 23 May 2016 for Cambodia; etc. Link

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