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International Renewable Energy Agency — Youth Video Contest

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) announces a youth video contest focused on the theme ‘Renewable Energy in the Time of COVID-19: Youth Actions for Recovery.’ The winner will get a chance to participate at the IRENA Youth Forum (January 2021) and gain media exposure. Video submissions must address ideas on ‘Renewable Energy in times of COVID-19’ in 60 seconds or less. The competition is open to participants up 30 years old from all over the world. The submission deadline is 08 July 2020. Find all criteria here

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives — Environment and Climate Action in Belarus

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) invites proposals that meet the needs of local communities in Belarus. CFLI provides funding to projects that implement environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, and water management, among other thematic priorities. The average contribution is C$20 thousand to C$25 thousand per project. Eligibility extends to community organizations, non-profit organizations, local governments, academic institutions, and international non-profit organizations. The deadline for submission is 15 July 2020. Click here

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis — Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) funds research projects of young scientists in the areas of conservation of wildlife and ecosystems in the Asia-Pacific region (including South and Southeast Asia). Applicants must be less than 40 years old and work or study full-time in a university or research institution. The Project Coordinator is requested to have teaching and/or working experience at a Japanese university or research institution. The maximum grant size is ¥1,5 million per project. Application deadlines are 31 July 2020 and 31 January 2021. Link to the framework

U.S. Agency for International Development — Coastal and Marine Habitat Conservation in Haiti

USAID seeks to improve human wellbeing and reduce the threats to biodiversity by improving agriculture and fishing practices in coastal and marine environments of Haiti. USAID will provide funding for projects that reduce the underlying threats to coastal and marine resources; enhance the resilience of coastal communities; conserve flora and fauna in select marine protected areas by strengthening governance structures that have the ability to adaptively manage protected areas; and ensure long-term conservation by  implementing sustainable natural resource management strategies. The estimated total project funding is US$500 thousand. Eligibility is restricted to non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education based in Haiti. Application must be submitted no later than 06 August 2020. Link to the RFA

Canon Collins — Postgraduate Study in South Africa in Social Justice

The Canon Collins Trust seeks to support exceptional individuals who are committed to social justice in Southern Africa. The Trust offers 3-year scholarships for students studying justice, including politics and the environment, among others. The value of the scholarship ranges from R20 thousand to R100 thousand. Applicants must be nationals of — or have refugee status — in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia. Deadline for applications is 10 August 2020. Know More 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — White-Nose Syndrome Research Grants

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the availability of research funding to investigate issues related directly to the management of white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats. Projects funded through WNS Research Grants have to provide critical information and resources to maximize conservation efforts for bats and should focus on knowledge gaps in the fight against WNS. Applicants may request between US$20 thousand and US$250 thousand in project funding. The Service provides financial and technical assistance to non-governmental, university, and private researchers, as well as state and local governments, Native American tribes, and federal agencies. This funding opportunity is open to domestic and foreign applicants. The application deadline is 25 August 2020. Link

UK Government — Energy Catalyst: Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

The Energy Catalyst competition seeks innovative, market-focused energy solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa and/or South Asia. Projects must encourage the development of products and services that help countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia access low carbon energy. Early stage projects (feasibility studies) may apply for up to £300 thousand, mid stage projects (industrial research) for up to £1.5 million, and late stage projects (experimental development) for up to £5 million. Eligibility extends to UK based businesses, charities or academic institutions. International partnerships are strongly encouraged. The application deadline is 16 September 2020. Energy Catalyst

ETH Zurich — World Food System Fund

ETH Zurich supports early-​career scientists and students to engage in auxiliary education and research activities at ETH Zurich in fields relevant to the world food system, primarily in topics related to agriculture and food sciences. ETH Professors who are active mainly in teaching and research for agricultural or food science are eligible to apply for support. The application must come from the professor; however, the funding can support students or researchers in the group. A total of CHF 10 thousand is available in this call. The deadline for proposals is 16 October 2020. More 

Hawk Migration Association of North America — Hawk Watch Fund 2021

The Hawk Watch Fund offers grants of US$250 to US$1000 to non-profit hawk watch groups in the Americas. The Fund will support for volunteer-based projects in research, monitoring, education, and conservation. Hawk Watch Groups or non-profit organizations may submit applications. The next application period is from 01 December 2020 through 15 February 2021. About the fund

Ben Gurion University of the Negev — Postdoctoral Desert Research in Israel 2021-22

Candidates who are interested in conducting postdoctoral research at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research in Israel are invited to apply for fellowships. Research topics include desert ecology, solar energy, environmental physics, architecture and urban planning, rainfed and irrigated agriculture, hydrology, aquaculture, environmental microbiology, desalination and water treatment, and biotechnology. The current value of the BCSC fellowship is US$25 thousand. Candidates should first select a topic of interest and identify a prospective supervisor. Applications are open worldwide. The application deadline is 03 March 2021. Find the Postdoctoral Fellowships