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Innovate Green Competition — Addressing Environmental Challenges in the MENA region

The Innovate Green Competition (IGC) is a cooperative initiative that aims to stimulate entrepreneurship within university students in the MENA region. Individuals or groups of up to 3 university students with innovative solutions addressing environmental challenges are invited to apply to the competition. One member from each of the top three finalists will be invited to the 4th UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) in Nairobi (March 2019). The winners receive cash prizes of up to US$10 thousand. Deadline for submission is 09 February 2019. Find the competition

African Academy of Sciences — Climate Research for Development in Africa

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Weather and Climate information SERvices for Africa (WISER) and the Africa Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) announce an initiative to support Africa-led climate science research through the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) in Africa initiative. CR4D will award 1-year research grants to 15 African climate researchers of up to US$130 thousand. Candidates must be hosted by or affiliated with a university, research institute or other eligible institution of higher education in Africa and hold a PhD in climate or related sciences. The deadline for applications is 10 February 2019. Click here for info

Czech Academy of Sciences — Studentship in Tropical Ecology

The Ecology Department at the Biology Center of the Czech Academy of Science and the Zoology Department of the University of South Bohemia invite PhD applicants to join a project exploring plant-herbivore interactions in the lowland rainforest in Papua New Guinea. The selected candidate will live in Czech Republic, conduct field work in New Guinea, and carry out the chemistry analysis with collaborators in Germany, Finland and the US.  Applicants from any nationality are eligible. Funding will cover living expenses in Czech Republic during the 4-year PhD course. The deadline for applications is 10 February 2019. About the Studentship

Earth Journalism Network — Media Workshop on Climate Change Reporting

Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) seeks applications from journalists to take part in a media workshop on climate change reporting in the Bay of Bengal. The workshop will focus on climate change in the region, with a focus on how at-risk communities are responding to environmental pressures. EJN will pay for travel, accommodation and meal costs of selected participants. Journalists from print, web, radio and television are eligible. Women journalists, early-career  journalists, indigenous or other minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is 17 February 2019. Infos about the workshop

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations — FAO Conference Awards 2019

The FAO makes awards to individuals, institutions, and organizations for outstanding achievements in fighting hunger. For 2019, FAO will present four awards and one medal. Award are made in a particular field, including FAO funded projects, global food security, sustainable agricultural and rural development, responsible fisheries, among others. Winners receive international recognition, a medal, and cash prizes of US$ 5 to 25 thousand. The deadline for nominations is 28 February 2019. More info

European Commission — Fostering Societal Resilience and Protecting the Environment

The European Commission seeks project proposals to support societal resilience, improve emergency and disaster management as a response to climate related, natural and man-made disasters. The aim of this topic is to develop innovative EGNSS applications and to make applications more affordable, easy to use. Proposals may requests a contribution of between €1 and €3 million. International cooperations and legal entities established in EU Member States, Overseas Countries and Territories and Horizon 2020 associated countries (as detailed in the call) are eligible to apply under this call. The deadline for submission for stage one is 05 March 2019. Link

European Commission — Microorganism Communities for Plastics Bio-Degradation

The European Commission seeks project proposals that develop environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions for managing the waste of plastics mixtures based on the use of communities of microorganisms. The aim of this call is to develop of new biotechnologies for the global challenge of environmental protection and improve the quality and quantity of products in a wide variety of sectors (wellbeing, environment, food, etc.). Proposals may requests a contribution of up to €5 million. International cooperations and legal entities established in EU Member States, Overseas Countries and Territories and Horizon 2020 associated countries (as detailed in the call) are eligible to apply under this call. The deadline for submission is 05 March 2019. Find the funding tender

European Union — Danube Transnational Programme

The EU’s Danube Transnational Programme offers financial support to transnational projects contributing to the development of the Danube region. The Programme covers 9 EU member states and 5 non-member states (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine). Themes include water management, flood prevention, natural heritage, energy, among others. The duration of projects must not exceed 30 months with available funds varying according to priority area. The lead applicant must be an international or private non-profit organizations. Project partners can be private enterprises. Project partners must co-finance a minimum of 15% of total project costs. The deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest (EoI) is 08 March 2019. Find details

Government of Canada — Women as Agents of Change in the Americas

The ‘Women as agents of change in the Americas’ call for proposals provides funding to development assistance initiatives that target gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Proposed project must contribute to the achievement of gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, including on climate-change issues. Projects can request up to CAN $5 million for two to five years. Eligibility extends to established organizations in Canada or the LAC region. International organizations may apply if they work with a local partner organization. The deadline for submitting preliminary proposals is 13 March 2019. Find the call

U.S. Department of State — Combat Wildlife Trafficking in Brazil

The U.S. Department of State seeks applications for the programme ‘Combat Wildlife Trafficking in Brazil’. Programs need to build Brazil’s capacity to deter, detect, investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate wildlife poaching and trafficking cases. Eligibility extends to US or overseas non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Grants range from between US$300 thousand to US$750 thousand. The application deadline is 29 March 2019. Details