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British Council — Promoting STEM Education of Girls in Vietnam

The British Council seeks applications from UK consultants for the project “Promote school girls’ interest and participation in science and innovation through STEM education and digital skills”. The project aims to provide better high schools in Vietnam and empower girls to pursue STEM subjects as a career of choice. Participants can apply for £6,500 to be used for scoping visits, workshops, project preparation and training. Applications have to be submitted by 21 October 2018. STEM Education

Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas Network — Grants for Small Projects

MedPAN launches a new call for small projects to support Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Mediterranean. The grants will reinforce the management of MPAs from the perspective of integrated coastal zone management and sustainable financing. They will also promote habitat mapping and the protection of marine turtles. The eligible countries are Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Monaco, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania. The applicant can be a non-profit organization, a private company, or a scientific institution. The deadline for applications is 28 October 2018. Know more

Chivas Venture — Funding for Social Entrepreneurs

Chivas Venture provides start-ups and social entrepreneurs with project funding. Past projects include plastic waste, agriculture, and other environmental or humanitarian themes. 20 Finalists will participate in a 3-day Accelerator Program in London and the winners share a total of US$1 million in funding. Registered for-profit entities from all around the world are eligible to apply. Applications close on 31 October 2018. See the opportunity

International Network for Government Science Advice — Research in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals

The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) is offering six professional development and research grants for 2019 on the role of scientific evidence and advice in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Grants of up to to €15 thousand per project will support early-to-mid career researchers or policy practitioners on this theme in eligible low- and middle-income countries. Applicants must hold a PhD at time of application, or have at least five years full-time equivalent experience in research or as a public policy professional (e.g. advice, analysis, implementation, evaluation). The submission deadline is 15 November 2018. Find the program

BiodivERsA — Biodiversity and its Influence on Health

BiodivERsA announces its call on theme “Biodiversity and its Influence on Animal, Human and Plant Health”. The call aims at supporting transnational research projects jointly addressing issues at the nexus of biodiversity and animal, human and/ or plant health (including biological diversity; effects of global change factors; and biodiversity benefits). The participating countries in this call are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Switzerland. (Note: Region Guadeloupe may allow the participation of teams from the Caribbean basin.) The total amount for this call is €9 million. Scientific research projects must be performed by eligible research organisations (profit and non-profit). Pre-proposals have to be submitted by 16 November 2018. More

Inter-American Development Bank — Funding for Blue Economy Proposals

The IDB seeks firms and organizations looking to pilot and scale up business models that use cutting edge technologies to contribute to the sustainable management of oceans, marine ecosystems and coastal resources. The funding requests (technical assistance) should be within a range of US$150 thousand to US$500 thousand. Proposals for loans should be within a range of US$500 thousand to US$2 million. The Blue Tech Challenge seeks to support business models that apply new technologies to deliver products and/or solutions in: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The submission deadline is 30 November 2018. Find the Blue Tech Challenge

British Council — Researcher Links Workshops, UK/Russia

Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and a partner country to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. UK and Russian Institutions can request up to £51 thousand to be used towards workshop implementation. All workshops must be held in 2019. Each proposal must have one Principal Applicant from the UK and one Principal Applicant from Russia. The submission deadline is 30 November 2018. Details here

SeaWorld and Busch Gardens — Grants for Wildlife Conservation, Research, and Education

The SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund makes grants for wildlife conservation, research, and education. The Fund has 4 major focus areas: species research, habitat protection, conservation education, and animal rescue and rehabilitation. Applications are accepted from non-profit organizations, government entities, and schools and universities in the USA and other countries. Most grants are under US$50 thousand. The application deadlines for projects in 2019 are 30 November 2018 and 30 April 2019. Information for Grants Seekers

FoodShot Global — Groundbreaking Soil Innovations

Foodshot Global welcomes nominations for the Groundbreaker Prize. The competition invites entrepreneurs, researchers, and advocates to submit their business, research, or policy proposals for innovative soil solutions in sustainable agriculture for funding consideration. The winner will receive US$500 thousand to further develop or implement their idea. Nominations and applications will be accepted until 01 December 2018. About FoodShot Global

Smithsonian Institution — MarineGEO Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019

The Smithsonian’s Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network invites proposals for postdoctoral fellowships that will advance the goals of the Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO). MarineGEO focuses on global-scale, long-term study of coastal biodiversity and ecosystems. Current sites in the network are located in the USA, Belize, and Panama. The maximum award is US$65 thousand per year. Postdoctoral scientists must collaborate directly with two or more Smithsonian scientists as named sponsors. The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2018. Access the Call for Proposals