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Inter-American Development Bank -- Regional Projects in Climate Change and Renewable Energy

posted Feb 19, 2015, 9:44 AM by Site Manager

The Inter-American Development Bank calls for innovations in South-South cooperation to address important regional public goods. The program promotes regional public goods in any area in which the Bank is active, including the priority area of climate change and renewable energy. Proposals are accepted from public institutions, private nonprofit entities, and regional and sub-regional institutions with legal capacity to enter into agreements with the IDB.   Each proposal should include participation from three or more countries (exceptionally two). Most grants will range from US$0.6 million to US$ 1.2 million for projects of two to three years. The application deadline is 09 April 2015. Link

European Commission (EC) -- Biotechnology for Bioenergy in MERCOSUR

posted Feb 19, 2015, 9:32 AM by Site Manager

The EC will fund BIOTECH II to support the MERCOSUR countries of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay to develop innovative biotechnology in the areas of health and bioenergy. Grants are €200 thousand to €300 thousand, varying with cost shares. The program is open to nonprofit organizations in the EU, the MERCOSUR countries, and qualified international organizations. Proposals should include at least one participating organization or contractor in each of the MERCOSUR countries, and at least one in the EU. Reference EuropeAid/136457/ID/ACT/Multi. The deadline for applications is 22 May 2015. Link

Zayed Future Energy Prize -- Applications for Prize 2016

posted Feb 19, 2015, 9:30 AM by Site Manager

The Zayed Future Energy Prize recognizes innovation, long-term vision, and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. The Prize is awarded across several categories: (i) Large corporations; (ii) Small and medium enterprises; (iii) NGOs; (iv) Lifetime achievements (i.e., of individuals); and (v) Global high schools, i.e., high schools in five world regions. The prize winners will divide US$4 million. The closing date for applications and nominations is 22 June 2015. Link

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation -- Grant Making for Energy and Climate

posted Feb 19, 2015, 9:04 AM by Site Manager

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation makes grants to solve social and environmental problems in the USA and internationally. The Foundation’s grant making for its environmental sub-program in Energy and Climate makes grants to strengthen global climate policy. The Foundation also funds improvements in transportation to reduce air pollution  -- focusing on China, Mexico, Brazil, and the USA. Most of Hewlett’s grants are by invitation. However, the Foundation accepts letters of inquiry (LOIs) in certain programs -- including Energy and Climate. LOIs can be submitted at any time.  Link

OPEC Fund for International Development -- Cross-Regional Grants in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa

posted Feb 11, 2015, 12:06 AM by Site Manager

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the UNDP jointly invite applications in a cross-regional grants competition.  The objective is to support projects that can introduce positive change at a regional level in two themes:  affordable water and energy, and economic governance and employment.  Grants will range from US$20 thousand to US$50 thousand for one year.  Grants are to nonprofit organizations in the eligible countries.  Eligible countries in the Middle East and North Africa are Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Somalia, State of Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen.  Eligible countries in Europe and Central Asia are Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.  The deadline for expressions of interest is 30 March 2015.  Link

Energy Foundation -- China Sustainable Energy Program

posted Feb 10, 2015, 11:31 PM by Site Manager

The Foundation's China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) makes grants for planning, policies, research, and training to improve energy efficiency and to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions in China. Grant eligibility extends to organizations in China and the USA. They include Chinese research institutes and foundations; universities; professional organizations, societies, and academies; energy technology centers; policy groups and think tanks; state-owned energy companies; regulatory agencies; and NGOs. Link

Veolia Environnement Foundation -- Student Solidarity Awards 2015

posted Jan 21, 2015, 1:13 AM by Site Manager

The Student Solidarity Awards are aimed at student associations in schools and universities in France and other countries around the world where the Veolia group is present. The awards are for innovative approaches in themes that include environmental conservation, development aid, and workforce development. For 2015, a special prize will be awarded to a project addressing COP21 objectives in the field of renewable and alternative energies, waste recovery and recycling, energy efficiency, etc.  An application requires support from an employee of Veolia. Three contest winners will divide €15 thousand in grants. The closing date for entries is 30 April 2015. Link

OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) -- Master's Scholarships 2015-2016

posted Jan 21, 2015, 1:05 AM by Site Manager

OFID invites qualified applicants who have obtained or who are nearly completing their undergraduate degrees to apply for the OFID master's scholarships in a relevant field of development or energy studies. Applicants must be from developing countries (except OFID member countries), with prior admission to pursue a master's degree at any recognized university/college in the world. The deadline for applications is 08 May 2015. Link

ENEA Access -- Business Services to Advance Energy Projects in Africa

posted Jan 11, 2015, 12:08 PM by Site Manager

ENEA Access will provide 30-100 days of pro bono consulting services for selected energy projects in Africa. Projects must contribute to the reduction of poverty and/or the impacts of climate change as a result of improved access to energy.  The range of available services includes market studies, feasibility studies, pilot structuring, business modeling, impact assessments, and others. The deadline for applications (French, English) is 15 February 2015.  Link

Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) with the Andean Region -- Third Call for Proposals

posted Dec 22, 2014, 9:20 AM by Site Manager

Finland's Ministry for Foreign Affairs collaborates with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture to support the EEP with the Andean Region.  The EEP offers funding to promote projects in renewable energies and energy efficiency in rural and peri-urban areas of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Eligibility for funding extends to NGOs, public and private enterprises, cooperatives, producer associations, and academic institutions legally registered in the participating countries. Funding will range from US$100 thousand to US$250 thousand per project, up to 50% of total project costs. The deadline for proposals (first stage) is 29 January 2015.  Link

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