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Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves -- Spark Fund III

posted Nov 20, 2014, 1:16 PM by Jan Laarman

The Spark Fund makes grants to scale up market-based enterprises that promote clean cooking in the developing world. Spark Venture will provide selected early-stage enterprises with up to US$300 thousand each. Spark Growth will provide selected growth-stage enterprises with up to US$500 thousand each. The program is open to registered partners of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Applicants who are not currently partners must register prior to submitting grant applications. The application deadline is 30 January 2015. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Clean Energy for Agriculture

posted Nov 20, 2014, 1:09 PM by Jan Laarman

USAID invites applications for "Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development." The program aims to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy to increase agriculture productivity and/or value in developing countries. Applications are invited from any category of organization or institution worldwide. The size of grants is up to US$500 thousand (Window 1), and US$500 thousand to US$2 million (Window 2). Funding Opportunity AID-SOL-OAA-00005. The application deadline is 12 February 2015. Link

ENERGIA -- Gender and Energy Advocacy Program

posted Nov 11, 2014, 12:44 PM by Jan Laarman

The International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA) calls for proposals to implement its gender and advocacy program.  Eligibility for funding extends to ENERGIA's national focal points, program partners, and other organizations to form consortia in Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda.  Grants will range from €100 thousand to €150 thousand for 33 months. The application deadline is 24 November 2014.  Link

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

posted Nov 11, 2014, 12:25 PM by Jan Laarman

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 12 December 2014 (early deadline); 30 December 2014 (regular deadline); or 15 January 2015 (limited extension).  Link

Energy and Environment Partnership for Southern and East Africa -- 10th Call for Proposals

posted Nov 11, 2014, 12:04 PM by Jan Laarman

The EEP for Southern and East Africa announces its tenth call for proposals. The EEP seeks local projects implemented by the private sector in renewable energy and energy efficiency that are close to commercial maturity, but that need a limited amount of bridging finance. The maximum grant will range from €200 thousand to €1 million, depending on project co-financing. Eligible countries are Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The deadline for concept notes is 09 January 2015. Link

Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) -- Masters Studies at Sciences Po in International Energy

posted Nov 11, 2014, 11:43 AM by Jan Laarman   [ updated Nov 11, 2014, 11:44 AM ]

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science funds graduate students admitted to masters programs at Sciences Po in France. Specifically, the KFAS will support eligible candidates admitted to the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po, and who choose the Master in International Energy.  The scholarship is for two years of study in an amount up to €10 thousand per year.  All nationalities are invited to apply. The application deadline is 08 February 2015.  Link

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) -- IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest for Latin America and the Caribbean

posted Nov 3, 2014, 7:08 AM by Jan Laarman

In collaboration with several funding partners, the IDB announces IDEAS V (2014) to promote energy innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Proposals should focus on renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, including bio-fuels and access to energy in rural areas.  Grants will range from a maximum of US$100 thousand to a maximum of US$200 thousand, depending on the source of funding.  Projects must be completed within one year.  Proposals are invited in Spanish, English, Portuguese, or French from organizations and individuals in any country of Latin America and the Caribbean that is a member of the IDB.  The deadline for proposals is 15 January 2015.  Link

Harvard University -- Fellowships in Sustainability Science

posted Nov 3, 2014, 6:37 AM by Jan Laarman

The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University announces doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career fellowships in sustainability science for the academic year beginning September 2015. The fellowships in this cycle focus on themes of energy and sustainability in Europe, China, and worldwide. Candidates who are offered a fellowship are paired with a Harvard faculty member. The level of support based on a 12-month stipend is US$55 thousand for post-doctoral fellows; US$28 thousand for doctoral fellows; and up to US$35 thousand for mid-career fellows. The application deadline is 02 February 2015. Link

French Institute of Development Research (IRD) -- French and Egyptian Research on Renewable Energy and Green Technologies

posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:44 AM by Jan Laarman   [ updated Oct 20, 2014, 9:45 AM ]

France's Institute of Development Research and Egypt's Science and Technology Development Fund announce a joint call for short-term fellowships to promote collaborative research on renewable energy and green technologies.  Applications are open to Egyptians working in Egyptian universities and research institutes, and to other Egyptians within the Egyptian Science, Technology, and Innovation system. Participation in France is open to research laboratories and scientists affiliated with the AIRD (i.e., the Inter-Establishment Agency for Research for Development). The application deadline is 22 November 2014.  Link

Energy and Environment Partnership for Southern and East Africa -- Project of the Year 2014

posted Oct 10, 2014, 9:17 AM by Jan Laarman

The EEP for Southern and East Africa will host its first Knowledge Exchange Forum on 29 October 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  The forum will announce the EEP project of the year for 2014.  Nominations are invited from current and previous grantees.  The deadline for submissions is 20 October 2014.  Link

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