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U.S. Department of State — Air Quality Management in Central Asia

The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. State Department, announces the “Building Air Quality Management Capacity in Central Asia” program. The project targets government entities with the intend to strengthen regulatory and monitoring capacity of government actors and expand awareness of air quality issues in Central Asian countries. The program intends to provide US$296,296 in funding to be used for the production of educational materials, expert workshops, and the development of a monitoring and evaluation plan to be used by key agencies. Countries eligible for funding under this award include: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Applicants can be US and foreign non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and public international organizations. The application deadline is 31 May 2020. Link

Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative — Reducing Deforestation and Forest Degradation

Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) supports efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. Civil society organizations are invited to submit proposals for projects that reverse and reduce the loss of tropical forests. Priority geographic focus for funding are Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Guyana, DR Congo, Gabon, the Republic of Congo, Liberia, Ethiopia and Indonesia. However, strategic projects focusing on other important tropical forest countries will also be considered. Projects should cover a five-year period. Priority will be given to projects with a total budget above NOK 20 million. The deadline for applications is 19 May 2020. Find the call

European Commission — Circular Economy and Local Development in Ghana

The European Commission provides funding to support actions that will promote a circular economy and local development in Ghana. Projects should aim to contribute to a more sustainable and healthier environment while creating local employment opportunities, or develop technology for the management of community waste to improve sanitation and generate income. The project budget may range from €800 thousand to €1.5 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit civil society organizations from Ghana or the European Union. The deadline for the submission of concept notes is 28 April 2020. Find details here

U.S. Embassy Banjul — Small Grants to Local Communities in Gambia

The Ambassador’s Small Grants program invites applications for small-scale assistance from Gambian cooperatives that implement development activities which improve basic economic or social conditions on a local level. Projects that support livelihoods in rural provinces, agricultural production, and capacity building are preferred. The maximum grant amount per project is US$15 thousand. Please note that this program requires cost sharing in the form of cash, labor, or material provided by the local community. All projects should be completed within one year. Applications must be submitted by 30 April 2020. Link to the program

Government of India — Cleaning the Ganga and Agri-Water

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) India and the Dutch Research Council (NWO) aim to contribute to cleaning the Ganga, with particular focus on the impact of agriculture on the Ganga water system. Proposed projects may focus on river basin system management and research, propose interventions to improve agricultural water management, or produce science-based recommendations for policies and regulations that contribute to increased water awareness. Proposals should furthermore be characterized by equal partnership and sustainable collaboration between the Indian and Dutch partners. Applications can be submitted by consortia that include research organizations, academic institutions, and/or public, semi-public or private organizations (for-profit or non-profit). Consortia can apply for a maximum of €700 thousand at NWO (Dutch research partners) and a maximum of Rs. 5.5 crores from DST (Indian research partners). The deadline for submissions is 12 May 2020. Find the guidelines for applicants

BRILHO — Energy Africa Mozambique Program

BRILHO aims to improve access to energy for the people of Mozambique through investment in off-grid clean energy. BRILHO offers companies a mix of structured non-reimbursable funding and technical assistance. Businesses can apply for financial support ranging from £50 thousand up to £1.5 million. The program accepts project proposals for improved cooking solutions, solar home systems, and green mini-grids. Each call for project submission will be operated on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no deadline but a closing window date. The 1st call for proposals will close on 24 May 2020. About BRILHO

UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council — David Phillips Fellowships 2020

The David Phillips Fellowship (DPF) provides support for UK and international early-career researchers wishing to establish their first independent research group. Proposals can be submitted in any area of science, including agriculture, bioenergy and biotechnology. Awards are up to £1 million for five years. Proposals are welcomed from applicants of all nationalities. The application deadline is 12 May 2020. Here

UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council — Discovery Fellowships 2020

The Discovery Fellowships provide support for early-career researchers wishing to undertake independent research and gain leadership skills. Proposals can be submitted in any area of science. Awards are up to £300 thousand for three years to be used to support personal salary as well as travel and subsistence, training activities, and research consumables. Proposals are welcomed from applicants of all nationalities. The application deadline is 12 May 2020. About

European Commission — Improving Urban Sanitation in Zimbabwe

The European Commission seeks projects with focus on improving sanitation of the urban environment and hygiene practices for populations in Nkayi and Owando (Zimbabwe). Applicants may request budgets between $4-5 million for project implementation. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations. Applications have to be submitted by 13 May 2020. Find more information

World Academy of Sciences — African Research Cooperation with Germany

Through the TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme, post-doctoral researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa are invited to make cooperation visits to institutes in Germany. The visits are limited to three months, with the aim of promoting longer-term collaboration. Preference is given to young PhD-level scientists, particularly women. The next application deadline is 18 May 2020. Link to the Cooperation Visits Program