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French Development Agency — Reporting on Sustainable Development in African Languages

The French Development Agency (AFD) offers to support 48 media agencies from Sub-Saharan Africa. The Afri’Kibaaru project will support the production and dissemination of information related to sustainable development in several local languages. The project will be implemented in the following six countries: Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Chad, and Senegal. The objective is that the multi-lingual media content allows populations to better understand important issues related to climate change, health, education, equality, and more. AFD seeks to support radio, TV, and online media as well as experienced editorial staff and journalists. Fluency in French is required. The application deadline is 10 December 2020. Link

International Climate Initiative — Journey Summer School 2021

EIT Climate-KIC seeks partners for the delivery of the 2021 Journey Summer School program. Journey Summer School is a part residential, part online educational program for young climate leaders. Project proposals for online training activities can request up to €25 thousand in funding. Project proposals for residential training activities can request up to €38 thousand in funding. This call for proposals is open for applications to partner and non-partner organizations (universities, NGOs, governments, and businesses across Europe). However, organizations will not be eligible to receive funding until they have EIT Climate-KIC Partner status. The deadline for submitting a proposal is 18 December 2020. Details

RBCLAC — Responsible Business Conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Responsible Business Conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean (RBCLAC) project supports governments and companies in their efforts to promote and maintain Responsible Business Conduct in accordance with international standards (including environmental protection standards). The proposals to be funded should contribute to raising awareness among governments, companies, employers and workers organizations, and other civil society actors. A total of three grants will be offered for a minimum amount of US$85 thousand and a maximum amount of US$100 thousand each. Eligible applicants include non-profit entities, government agencies, grassroots organizations, educational institutions, and international organizations in Latin America, the Caribbean or the European Union. The deadline for submission is 22 December 2020. More information

Women Environmental Programme — Nominations to The Earthshot Prize

The Earthshot Prize is a global environment prize designed by the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Earthshot Prize is centered around five Earthshots which aim to inspire innovation and support changemakers who come up with the brightest ideas to save our planet. The Women Environmental Programme has been appointed an official nominator and seeks individuals, communities, businesses and organizations to submit ideas and possible candidates for nomination. The five Earthshots include: (1) Protect and Restore Nature, (2) Clean Air; (3) Revive Oceans; (4) Waste-free World; (5) Climate Change. Each winner will receive a global platform and profile. The £1 million in prize money will support environmental and conservation projects that are agreed with the winners. Participate in the search

U.S. Agency for International Development — Youth Development & Economic Growth in Zimbabwe

USAID/Zimbabwe seeks applications from qualified youth-focused local entities to provide program design support services and co-design the youth-led Local Works Zimbabwe Youth Program. The grant recipient will be responsible for setting up, coordinating and managing day-to-day operations and implementation of the Local Works Collaborative Action Network for youth development in Zimbabwe. USAID intends to make an award of US$250 thousand to the best applicant. Eligibility is restricted to Zimbabwean organizations. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 04 January 2021. Link

Global Landscape Forum — Landscape Restoration in the Aral Sea Region

The Global Disruptive Tech Challenge 2021 aims to identify and support disruptive technologies and innovative approaches to landscape restoration in the Aral Sea region and Central Asia. Innovators (individuals or organizations) from around the world are invited to submit disruptive technologies that can help alleviate the negative impacts on landscapes from natural and human induced factors (including unsustainable agricultural and forestry practices, water scarcity, and climate change). The best proposals will obtain awards in the form of cash and/or in-kind. The application deadline is 15 January 2021. Link

Wallonie Bruxelles International — Excellence Scholarship Program

Wallonie Bruxelles International (WBI) offers postdoctoral scholarships through the Excellence Scholarship Program. Focus areas include life sciences, agriculture-industry, environmental technologies, and others. Applications are open to candidates of any nationality that hold a doctor higher education diploma. The deadline for applications for long term scholarships (min. 1 year) is 01 March 2021, and for short term scholarships (1-3 months) is 01 February 2021 and 01 May 2021. Find out more

UK Research and Innovation — Research Collaborations in Southeast Asia

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), and the Department of Science and Technology of the Philippines (DOST) seek networking, partnership and research collaborations with focus on sustainable development in Southeast Asia. Proposals should include partners in South and Southeast Asia. Projects will be funded for up to 12 months, each with up to £100 thousand. Research must have been previously funded by UKRI, JST, or DOST. The closing date for applications is 03 February 2021. Click here to know more

American Society of Primatologists — Research Grants 2021

The American Society of Primatologists (ASP) supports students and young researchers from habitat countries who are engaged in primate conservation. The ASP Research Award amounts range from US$500 to US$1,500 and support training initiatives, start-up funds, supplementary funding for students, and innovations in animal care and research technology. Applications will be accepted until 19 March 2021. More

Agropolis Fondation — Innovative Co-Learning for Agriculture-based Solutions

The Agropolis Fondation aims to foster new collaborations across agricultural research disciplines and/or stakeholders for co-learning (i.e., cross-learning between researchers from different disciplines, between academic and non-academic actors, or between researchers and PhD students). This call will fund the research and training needs of postdoc scientists, PhD students, young early-career scientists, and summer schools. The Agropolis Fondation intends to award two Post-doctoral Fellowships (of up to €68 thousand per project), four partial doctoral Fellowships (of up to €65 thousand per project), five young scientist research proposals (of up to €20 thousand per project), and four thematic summer or winter schools (of up to €20 thousand per project). Please note that the proposal for thematic schools has to be co-submitted by a Sub-Saharan African institution. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 20 March 2021. Link