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Samsung Engineering -- Eco-Generation Environmental Leadership Competition 2016

posted Sep 30, 2015, 12:32 AM by Site Manager

Samsung Engineering, in partnership with Korea Green Foundation, will support international youth delegates to participate in the 2016 Global Youth Eco-Leadership Summit in Seoul, South Korea. The event is the largest global environment forum for youth in South Korea. The 2016 theme is "Future of Energy and Young People." Samsung will fund the attendance of representatives ages 13-15 from India, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, and Worldwide. Details of the competition vary by country. The application deadline is 30 October 2015. Link

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Japan International Collaboration Agency (JICA) -- Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development 2016

posted Sep 21, 2015, 4:33 AM by Site Manager   [ updated Sep 21, 2015, 4:37 AM ]

The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) in collaboration with the Japan International Collaboration Agency (JICA) call for proposals for the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS). Proposals are invited in the following research fields: environment/energy (2 research areas); bio-resources (1 research area); and disaster prevention and mitigation (1 research area). Researchers external to Japan should consult their national government agency responsible for ODA technical cooperation, the Embassy of Japan, or JICA offices in their resident countries. The deadline for proposals is 26 October 2015. Link

United Nations Capital Development Fund -- CleanStart Energy Access Challenge for Uganda

posted Sep 10, 2015, 4:33 AM by Site Manager

The UNCDF CleanStart Energy Access Challenge supports financial institutions and other enterprises serving low-income people that want to pay for high-quality, affordable clean energy. The Challenge is looking for business ideas that can achieve breakthroughs in consumer financing and/or financing in the energy value chain, with focus on Uganda. Lead applicants are financial institutions and other enterprises registered as businesses. Grants will range from US$100 thousand to US$250 thousand per organization over two years (2016-2017). The deadline for expressions of interest is 21 September 2015. Link

Ashden Awards -- International Awards for Sustainable Energy 2016

posted Sep 10, 2015, 3:13 AM by Site Manager

Ashden supports projects in sustainable energy in the UK and the developing world. The awards are made to pioneers in sustainable energy, saving energy, generating renewable energy, or promoting behavior change. The competition for the International Awards is open to businesses, nonprofit organizations, NGOs, and social enterprises whose activities take place in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia (except Japan), and Oceania (except Australia and New Zealand). Winners are supported with prize money up to £30 thousand, plus assistance with mentoring and networking. The closing date for applications is 03 November 2015. Link

e-ASIA Joint Research Program -- Research on Bio-Energy

posted Aug 20, 2015, 5:55 AM by Site Manager

The e-ASIA Joint Research Program aims to develop a vibrant and collaborative research community, including research on the theme of bio-energy. Themes include breeding and cultivation of biomass crops; bio-fuels production; on-site power and heat generation; and others. Participating countries in the consortium are Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Each country has its own eligibility rules and means for financial or in-kind researcher support. Proposals need to include researchers in three or more participating countries. The deadline for applications (in English) is 13 October 2015. Link

U.S.-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE) -- Off-Grid Clean Energy in India

posted Aug 20, 2015, 5:43 AM by Site Manager

The PACEsetter Fund aims to accelerate the commercialization of innovative off-grid clean energy by providing early-stage grants that allow businesses to develop and test innovative products, business models, and systems. Projects must focus on small-scale systems that improve the viability of off-grid renewable energy for under-served individuals and communities in India that do not have grid-connected power, or that have limited or intermittent access. The deadline for expressions of interest is 16 October 2015. Link

Robert Gordon University -- Workshop on Decentralized Energy in Indonesia

posted Aug 2, 2015, 6:14 AM by Site Manager

With funding provided by the British government, Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen) and Universitas Nasional (Jakarta) invite participants from the UK and Indonesia for a 3-day workshop in English on decentralised sustainable energy in Indonesia, scheduled for October 2015. The workshop organizers particularly encourage the participation of new/early stage academics and practitioners. The deadline for expressions of interest is 13 August 2015. Link

D-Prize -- Social Enterprise for Energy in the Developing World

posted Aug 2, 2015, 6:06 AM by Site Manager

The D-Prize offers support to pilot social enterprises that address distribution (D) problems in thematic areas that include energy (among others). The energy theme offers one option related to solar lighting, and another related to modern cook stoves. Each competition winner will be awarded up to US$20 thousand, mentoring, and other support. The D-Prize invites concept notes before 26 August 2015 (early deadline); 07 September 2015 (regular deadline); or 21 September 2015 (limited extension). Link

Islamic Development Bank -- Prizes for Science and Technology, 14th Edition

posted Aug 2, 2015, 5:16 AM by Site Manager

The ISDB offers prizes for S&T awarded on the occasion of the ISDB's annual meeting of its Board of Governors. The prizes are awarded to institutions in ISDB member countries in three categories. Science areas (in Category 2) include agriculture, energy sources, and others. The prize in each category is US$100 thousand plus a trophy and certificate. Applications are invited from national, regional, and international institutions (private or public) in ISDB member countries. The deadline for applications (Arabic, English, French) is 30 November 2015 (18th Safar 1437H). Link

Innocentive -- Proposals to Recycle LPG Cylinders

posted Jul 20, 2015, 12:45 AM by Site Manager

"Ideas to Impact" is a programme of the UK's Department for International Development (DfID) to support research and development in climate technologies. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a clean-burning, portable, and efficient fuel that is increasingly used in many developing countries. However, the existence of a large number of aging cylinders constitutes a worrying safety hazard. The challenge invites ideas for creative and high-value applications for recycling LPG cylinders that bring about safety, environmental, economic, and social benefits. The prize pool is U$40 thousand for up to four awards. The closing date is 07 September 2015. Link

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