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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

Energy and Environment Partnership for the Mekong Region -- Clean Energy in the Mekong Region

posted Jul 20, 2015, 12:22 AM by Site Manager

The EEP's program for the Mekong Region announces its first call for proposals in its second phase. The program welcomes applications for projects that improve livelihoods and climate resilience in rural communities and semi-urban areas in one or more of the following partner countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. The maximum grant is up to €1 million, depending on the level of co-financing. The deadline for concept notes is 30 September 2015. Link

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) -- Access to Sustainable Fuel in Senegal

posted Jul 9, 2015, 2:46 AM by Site Manager

To improve household access to sustainable domestic fuel, the government of Senegal has launched improved cook stoves and biofuel projects as part of two programs. 3ie requests research organizations or consortia to submit qualifications for a proposal preparation grant of up to US$20 thousand to evaluate the impact of these interventions on rural households and the environment. The lead grant-holding organization may be located anywhere in the world. However, the research team should include at least one national who is a resident of Senegal as a principal investigator with a substantive role in designing the impact evaluation. Applicants must have advanced proficiency in French. The deadline for applications is 14 July 2015. Link

Foundation Future of the Carbon Market -- 3rd Call for Proposals

posted Jul 9, 2015, 2:08 AM by Site Manager

The Foundation “Future of the Carbon Market” (Stiftung Zukunft des Kohlenstoffmarktes) promotes a market-based approach at a program level to reduce carbon emissions in developing countries. The Foundation aims to integrate carbon markets into the policy frameworks of host countries as the means to attain long-lasting structural change, with a focus on Least-Developed Countries. Technologies which are already strongly represented in the Foundation’s portfolio, such as cook stoves, will be treated with low priority. The deadline for submitting proposals is 30 August 2015. Link

CRDF Global -- USA/Russia Collaboration in Nanotechnology for Agriculture and Energy

posted Jul 9, 2015, 1:55 AM by Site Manager

CRDF Global announces the 2015 U.S.-Russian University Research Competition. The goal is to support collaboration of Russian and U.S. researchers in nanotechnology as it applies to either clean energy or agriculture. Eligibility for funding extends to joint teams of scientists employed by Russian and U.S. universities. The maximum grant is US$90 thousand from combined U.S. and Russian sources for a period of one year. The application deadline is 09 September 2015. Link

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