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D-Prize -- Increasing the Distribution of Low-Cost Development Interventions for Energy

posted Nov 23, 2015, 5:37 AM by Site Manager

The D-Prize funds pilot projects that more widely distribute relatively low-cost products and services in the fight against poverty. The current challenges include two related to energy: (i) selling solar lamps, and (ii) selling modern cook stoves. The D-Prize will grant up to US$20 thousand to social enterprises that are successful in their pilot phases. Concept notes should be submitted by 10 December 2015 (early deadline); 30 December 2015 (regular deadline); or 16 January 2016 (limited extension). Link

Harvard University -- Fellowships in Sustainability Science 2016

posted Nov 23, 2015, 5:29 AM by Site Manager

The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University offers doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career fellowships in sustainability science for the academic year beginning September 2016. The fellowships will focus on the themes of energy policy and environmental sustainability in Europe and China. Candidates who are offered a fellowship are paired with a Harvard faculty member. The application deadline is 15 January 2016. Link

London School of Economics and Political Science, International Growth Centre (IGC) -- Research on Economic Growth in Developing Countries

posted Nov 23, 2015, 5:26 AM by Site Manager

The IGC invites proposals relevant to growth policies in developing countries. IGC's programs are organized by countries and themes. The themes include one on energy, with focus on three topics: (i) increasing the access and quality of energy services in developing countries; (ii) energy efficiency; and (iii) minimizing the external costs of energy consumption. Applications are open worldwide, although IGC's particular countries of interest are Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Liberia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The next application deadline is 17 January 2016. Link

Asian Institute of Technology -- Masters Scholarships in Energy and Environment

posted Nov 23, 2015, 5:12 AM by Site Manager

The Asian Institute of Technology invites applications for the Loom Nam Khong Pijai Scholarships for masters degree programs in infrastructure development; energy technology; oil, gas, and natural resources development; and environmental engineering and management. Eligibility extends to nationals of Cambodia, China (Yunnan and Guangxi provinces), Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Each scholarship covers tuition and registration fees, accommodation, and a bursary for living expenses at AIT‘s residential campus in Thailand for the 22 months of the masters program. The application deadline is 31 March 2016. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Power Africa

posted Nov 23, 2015, 5:08 AM by Site Manager

USAID invites concept papers for projects and activities to advance the success and achieve the goals of "Power Africa," a program promoting investment in sustainable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa. The focus areas include small-scale power projects and rural electrification mini-grids; development or piloting of innovative energy technologies; regulatory and institutional reform in the power sector; financing strategies for power production; training, mentoring, and networking related to the power sector; and others. Concept papers are welcome from multiple partners working in Sub-Saharan Africa, i.e., businesses, universities, NGOs, government institutions, and foundations. RFA-674-16-000002. The application deadline is 16 April 2016. Link

Charles Steward Mott Foundation -- International Finance for Sustainability

posted Nov 23, 2015, 4:46 AM by Site Manager

The Foundation's international grant making includes a sub-program to steer investments and policies in energy and infrastructure towards sustainable development. Grants in this theme are intended to guard against unwise capital investments in large-scale dams, extractive industries, and other major projects which threaten environmental sustainability and local economic opportunity. One component of this sub-program is for programs and projects in Latin America, while the other has worldwide scope. Letters of inquiry are accepted all year. Link

ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency -- Energy Programs for Women in West Africa

posted Nov 11, 2015, 5:09 AM by Site Manager

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) will make grants to promote gender equality and improve energy access in West Africa through the ECOW-GEN Facility. The Facility supports three programs: the ECOWAS Women’s Business Fund; the Women’s Technical Exchange Program; and Women Economic Empowerment through Energy for Productive Uses. Calls for project proposals in the Facility’s pilot phase can be submitted through 31 December 2015. Link

British Council -- Workshop on Photovoltaics in Egypt

posted Nov 2, 2015, 5:43 AM by Site Manager

The British Council will support a workshop to bring together early-career researchers from Egypt and the UK to explore issues and opportunities related to photovoltaics. The 5-day workshop will be held in February 2016 at the British University in Egypt. The British Council will cover travel (international and local), accommodation, and meals. The application deadline is 14 November 2015. Link

British Council -- Water Management and Environmental Impact Assessment in the Oil and Gas Industry, Kazakhstan

posted Nov 2, 2015, 5:27 AM by Site Manager

The British Council will support a workshop to bring together researchers from the UK and Kazakhstan on several topics in water management related to Kazakhstan's oil and gas industry. The 4-day workshop will be held at Nazarbayev University, Astana, in March 2016. The British Council will cover the costs related to travel and accommodation expenses. The application deadline is 15 December 2015. Link

Wuppertal Institute -- Renewable Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean

posted Nov 2, 2015, 5:22 AM by Site Manager

SEPS (Sustainable Energy Project Support) calls for projects and knowledge exchanges that promote small-scale renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean. SEPS is particularly interested in biogas and small wind technologies, but also is receptive to projects in other renewable energy technologies or hybrid approaches. Projects can aim to provide solutions for small farmers, agro-businesses, or small companies -- or they can address aggregated needs at community or municipal levels. The deadline for applications (English only) is 21 December 2015. Link

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