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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

Livelihoods Fund -- Carbon Credits to Fund Rural Energy

posted Dec 22, 2014, 8:51 AM by Site Manager

The Livelihoods Fund uses carbon credits to finance projects in reforestation, sustainable farming, and clean energy in developing countries. The Fund is currently looking for a new rural energy project to support in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. It seeks a large-scale community project that brings tangible and sustainable social and environmental benefits to smallholders, and that is or can be made eligible for carbon credits. The project to be chosen should be implemented by the local community with the support of a local NGO. The deadline for submissions is 15 February 2015. Link

French Development Agency (L'AFD) -- Sustainable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

posted Dec 10, 2014, 1:51 PM by Site Manager

Through its program FISONG, the AFD makes annual grants to NGOs for field projects that often include themes of interest in the Terra Viva Grants Directory. For 2015, FISONG includes a theme on sustainable energy for isolated populations of Sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen their local economic development. The program is open to French, international, and local NGOs -- preferably in partnerships. The deadline for applications is 02 February 2015. Link

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) -- Higher Education and Research for Energy and Petroleum 2015

posted Dec 10, 2014, 1:34 PM by Site Manager

In collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NUST), Norad announces the 2015 call of the "Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development within the fields of Energy and Petroleum" (EnPe). The program aims to strengthen programs at Higher Education Institutions related to renewable energy, petroleum, and the management of the energy and petroleum sectors. Eligible countries are Angola, Bhutan, Cuba, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Applications are invited from nationally accredited universities and university colleges in these countries. The submission deadline is 15 February 2015. Link

Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership -- Masters Studies in Sustainable Energy

posted Dec 10, 2014, 1:09 PM by Site Manager

The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership comprises many of the world's largest energy companies in partnership with international organizations, development banks, institutes, and foundations. The program sponsors ESED (Education for Sustainable Energy Development) to support outstanding students from developing countries to pursue masters-level studies directly related to sustainable energy.  The support is US$23 thousand per year for up to two years.  Applications are invited from any developing country on the list of ODA recipients. The next application deadline is 06 March 2015. Link 

GSMA -- Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund

posted Dec 1, 2014, 10:02 AM by Site Manager

The Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund will support projects that use mobile technologies to improve access to energy, water, and/or sanitation services for underserved communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, and Southeast Asia. Applications are welcome from mobile network operators and mobile tower companies in partnerships with service providers for energy, water, and sanitation. Seed grants are up to £150 thousand; utilities partnership grants are up to £200 thousand; and market validation grants are up to £300 thousand. Matching contributions are 25% for seed grants, and 50% for utilities partnerships and market validation grants. The deadline for concept notes is 07 December 2014. Link

European Commission (EC) -- ERANETMED Research on Energy and Water

posted Dec 1, 2014, 9:26 AM by Jan Laarman

The Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation through ERANET Joint Activities and Beyond (ERANETMED) announces its first transnational call for research proposals. Themes are renewable energies and energy efficiency; water resources management; and the energy-water nexus. Eligibility for funding extends to institutions of higher education and research, companies, NGOs, and other legal entities in Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy (Apulia Region), Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey. The submission deadline is 31 January 2015. Link

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