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University of Michigan -- MobiPrize 2015

posted Jun 30, 2015, 4:33 AM by Site Manager

The MobiPrize celebrates entrepreneurs that are helping to improve communities and regions through sustainable transportation. The Grand Mobi Prize of US$5 thousand is for the business venture that has the greatest impact on improving quality of life through sustainable transportation. Applications are invited from legally registered businesses anywhere in the world that have been in operation for at least six months. The application deadline is 15 August 2015. Link

Campus France -- Bio-Asia 2015

posted Jun 21, 2015, 8:18 AM by Site Manager

Bio-Asia promotes French-Asian research and innovation related to biodiversity, natural substances, and bio-technologies.  Priority topics for 2015 are biodiversity; biotechnologies and health; green chemistry and biotransformation; and biomass energy. Projects must include at least one research unit from France, and at least two research units from Asian partner countries (of which at least one is in an ASEAN member state). The partner countries are Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Laos, Japan, Malaysia, Mayanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Grants are a maximum of €20 thousand per year for two years. The deadline for applications is 05 September 2015. Link

European Commission (EC) -- Renewable Energy in the Indian Ocean

posted Jun 11, 2015, 11:55 AM by Site Manager

The EC announces grants for renewable energy development and energy efficiency improvements in member states of the Indian Ocean Commission. The present call for proposals focuses on developing the capacity of government agencies and private investors to design, engineer, construct, and operate decentralized electric power systems based on renewable energy. Actions must take place in one or more of the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, and the Seychelles. Grants will range from €60 thousand to €500 thousand, varying by lots and cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/137090/ID/ACT/Multi. The deadline for concept notes (English, French) is 24 July 2015. Link

Norwegian-Chinese Research Cooperation -- Energy, Climate, and the Environment in China

posted Jun 11, 2015, 11:08 AM by Site Manager

Norway and China will collaborate in research related to energy, climate, and the environment in China. Focal areas are China's energy system and China's urban growth, and the interrelationships they have for the environment, public health, and climate. Grant proposals should primarily take a social science and/or humanities approach, but disciplines such as natural science and technology may be incorporated when relevant. The application deadline is 25 November 2015. Link

Climate Technology Initiative (CTI PFAN) -- Clean Energy in Asia

posted Jun 1, 2015, 6:23 AM by Site Manager

The Asia Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFCEF-6) invites entrepreneurs, start-up and existing companies, project teams, and consortia with environmentally beneficial business to submit business plans for the development of clean energy and related technologies for South and Southeast Asia. The competition is open to projects or companies located in Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. Short-listed projects will receive coaching from professional experts to improve the business plans in preparation for a financing forum. The closing date is 30 June 2015. Link

Climate Technology Initiative (CTI PFAN) -- Clean Energy in CIS and Central Asia

posted Jun 1, 2015, 5:04 AM by Site Manager

CTI PFAN invites entrepreneurs, start-up and existing companies, project teams, and consortia with environmentally beneficial business to submit business plans for the development of clean energy and related technologies for eligible countries in CIS and Central Asia. The competition is open to projects or companies located in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Ukraine. Short-listed projects will receive coaching from professional experts to improve the business plans in preparation for a financing forum. The closing date is 31 July 2015. Link

International Renewable Energy Agency -- Masters Scholarships at the Masdar Institute 2015-2017

posted Jun 1, 2015, 4:50 AM by Site Manager

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), with support from the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), offers up to 20 international scholarships at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. Accepted students at the Masdar Institute receive a 2-year scholarship for tuition, textbooks, housing, medical insurance, laptops, travel expenses, and a living allowance. The IRENA scholarship program also offers opportunities in addition to the Masdar Institute Scholarship. These include high-level lectures, aimed at presenting the latest developments in the field of renewable energies. The application deadline is 15 September 2015. Link

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) -- Oil for Development Program 2016-2018

posted Jun 1, 2015, 4:48 AM by Site Manager

The Oil for Development Programme aims to reduce poverty by promoting economically, environmentally and socially responsible management of petroleum resources. Norad offers grants to civil society organizations to help them hold their governments responsible for the management of petroleum resources. Eligible countries are Angola, Cuba, Ghana, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Mozambique, Myanmar, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Priority will be given to national civil society actors in addition to Norwegian and international civil society actors. The application deadline is 01 October 2015. Link

ICMA International -- Fellows Program in Environmental Sustainability, ASEAN Countries

posted May 20, 2015, 3:22 AM by Site Manager

With funding provided by the U.S. Department of State, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is offering an Environmental Sustainability Professional Fellows Program for 50 professionals from Southeast Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam). Additionally, the program will select 10 participants from the USA. The fellowships will build the capacity of young leaders to address local environmental sustainability challenges related to climate change, sustainable energy, and environmental justice. Each fellow will spend four weeks working with a local government, organization, or company in the USA -- concluding with a final program in Washington, DC. The application deadline is 30 May 2015. Link

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves -- Raising Awareness About Clean Cooking in Ghana

posted May 20, 2015, 3:13 AM by Site Manager

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is implementing a strategy in collaboration with the government of Ghana to enable 50% of Ghana’s population to access LPG technology by 2020, and 50% to access clean cooking solutions by 2020. In support of the strategy, the Alliance is seeking to educate students in Ghana's secondary schools about the dangers of cooking over open fires and about the existence of cleaner, more efficient solutions. The Alliance seeks to design and implement curricula that can be tested and evaluated against several outcomes. The pilot testing should focus on one of the following areas of Ghana: Western, Central, Ashanti, Eastern, or the Greater Accra region. Grant funding is up to US$75 thousand. The deadline for letters of intent is 05 June 2015. Link

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