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Slovak Republic — Small Grants for Projects in South Asia

SlovakAid supports small-scale projects in various sectors, including food and agriculture, water and sanitation, clean energy, and the sustainable use of natural resources in developing countries. The current call supports local projects in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The maximum financial support per project is €10 thousand with a maximum project duration of 6-12 months. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations and local authorities. The deadline for submission of project proposals is 24 April 2020. Click here

U.S. Mission to Indonesia — Combating Environmental Crime

The U.S. Mission to Indonesia provides financial assistance to build the capacity of law enforcement, government institutions, and local civil society organizations to prevent and report on environmental crimes in Indonesia. Capacity-building activities could include but are not limited to financial analysis ; conducting workshops, hosting conferences, or facilitating study tours. Individual awards are not to exceed US$225 thousand. Eligibility extends to U.S. based and overseas-based non-profit organizations (NGOs) or educational institutions. Please note that this is a two-step application process. Applicants must first submit a short concept note. Selected applicants will then be invited to submit full proposal. The applications deadline for concept notes is 30 April 2020. Link

UK Research Councils — Commercial Products for Sustainable Development

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) will invest up to £9.3 million in demonstration-stage projects of commercial products and solutions that have the potential to transform lives in developing countries. The project must be relevant to one of 10 Sustainable Development Goals listed in the announcement, including SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation; SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities; SDG 13: Climate Action; SDG 14: Life below Water; SDG 15: Life on Land. The maximum grant award per project is £60 thousand. The lead applicant must be a UK business and will distribute any funding to international (non-UK) partners. The deadline for applications is 07 May 2020. Find GCRF

Active Citizens Fund — Funding for Croatian CSOs

The Active Citizens Fund calls for proposals from Croatian CSOs active in the area of environment and climate change. Additional priority areas include human rights and social justice. The maximum contribution per project is between €90 thousand and €150 thousand (10% of co-financing is required). Projects may have a duration of 24-36 months. The call targets civil society organizations with sufficiently effective management and governing processes capable of developing complex project interventions. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 11 May 2020. Link

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification — UNCCD Land Heroes Contest

UNCCD invites young changemakers to participate in a social media campaign trending under #UNCCDLandHeroes and #FoodFeedFibre. Participants are invited to submit a short text with a photo or video proposing specific solution to limit the footprint that current production and consumption of food, feed and fibre leave on the land. The contest is open to youth (15-30 years old) worldwide. A US$500 cash price will be awarded to one of participating UNCCD Land Heroes. The deadline to participate is 15 May 2020. Link to contest rules

European Commission — Civil Society Development in Georgia

The European Commission seeks to strengthen the civil society in Georgia and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms. One priority area (Lot 4) under the current call is climate change and mitigating its adverse effects, including negative impacts of environmental degradation on the public health. Applicants may request between €800 thousand and €1 million under Lot 4. Eligibility extends to non-profit, civil society organizations. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 15 May 2020. Here

European Commission — Civil Society Development in Armenia

The European Commission seeks to strengthen non-governmental actors and promote cooperation between civil society organisations to contribute to social change and sustainable development in Armenia. One priority area is Sustainable and Green Development (Lot 3) in terms of climate change adaptation, environmental protection and sustainable management of local resources. Applicants may request between €500 thousand and €700 thousand under Lot 3. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 15 May 2020. Find details

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation — Capacity Building in Higher Education and Research for Development

The Norwegian Program for Capacity Building in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED) aims to build capacity in education and research in low and middle-income developing countries. Norad calls for university partnerships to submit applications for funding of joint projects for North-South-South academic collaboration. Applicants from developing countries must be higher education institutions. Projects may range from 3-6 years and have a total budget frame of 10-20 million NOK. The application deadline is 26 June 2020. About NORHED

Science for People and Nature Partnership — Working Groups on Conservation/Sustainable Development Topics

In support of the United Nations agenda on sustainable development, the Science for People and Nature Partnership (SNAPP) aims to find solutions for problems at the interface of economic development, nature conservation, and human well-being. SNAPP operates through working groups that represent 200 institutions from more than 30 countries. SNAPP provides up to US$1 million total across 4-6 working groups. Proposals are invited from researchers and practitioners of any nationality affiliated with an academic, governmental, multilateral, or non-profit institution. Individuals operating independently are also eligible to apply. Proposals from low- and middle-income countries are especially welcome. The deadline for proposals is 10 June 2020. Link

German Academic Exchange Service — Scholarships for Costa Rican University Professors

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarships for master and doctorate students to expand their training in Germany. Eligibility extends to Costa Rican university professors (max. 38 years of age) graduated from the University of Costa Rica (UCR ), Technological Institute of Costa Rica (TEC), University National (UNA), or the Distance State University (UNED). Scholarships are €1000 per month, plus international travel expenses, and other expenses related to the education. Applications have to be submitted by 31 August 2020. Find out more