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Agropolis Foundation — Award for Transformative Agroecological Research

The Biovision Foundation, in partnership with the Agropolis Foundation, awards the SHIFT Prize to recognize collaborative and transdisciplinary research for development projects and initiatives that have made exemplary contributions to the agroecological transformation of food systems. The winning project will receive €20 thousand unrestricted funding to support its further development and strengthen its impacts. Eligibility extends to projects and initiatives contributing to an evidence-based food system transformation anywhere in the world. The application deadline is 15 March 2021. SHIFT Prize

University of East Anglia — Online Course: Environmental Justice

The University of East Anglia (UEA) offers a 5 week free online course on environmental justice and environmental problems featuring topics like deforestation, biodiversity loss, climate change and other environmental issues. The course is designed for people who are already working on environmental problems and seeks to address environmentalists from all around the world. The course starts on 15 March 2021. Enroll now

European Union — Climate Resilience in Senegal

The European Union (EU) announces a call for proposals for climate change and integrated management of coastal zones in Senegal, focusing on climate resilience at the local level. The objective is to sustainably improve the living conditions of coastal populations affected by climate change. The overall amount made available under this call for proposals is € 2.6 million. Eligibility extends to non-governmental organizations, public sector operators, local authorities that have an operational base and are legally registered in Senegal. The application deadline is 19 March 2021. Link

French-African Foundation — Young Leaders 2021

The French-African Foundation invites applications for Young Leaders 2021. The program recognizes and supports young leaders to become true agents of change in relation to global challenges. Candidates must be between 28 and 40 years old and have French nationality or the nationality of an African country. Successful candidates will spend five days in France, five days in Senegal, engage in high-level meetings and receive training and mentorship. Flights and accommodation will be provided. The deadline for applications is 21 March 2021. About the program

Connecting Dreams Foundation — Global Changemaker Fellowship

The Connecting Dreams Foundation accepts proposals for the Global Changemaker Fellowship. The Fellowship is a 10 month program intended to develop Social Change Leaders who are focused on handling challenges in their local communities. Fellows participate in workshops, receive training and mentorship while implementing their local initiative. The program is intended for young leaders aged 13-30 years with an entrepreneurial mindset and approach towards solving community-centric challenges. Students in school, college, university and working professionals working on an initiative to create a social change along the lines of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are invited to apply. The application deadline is 31 March 2021. Changemaker Fellowship

National Geographic Society — Covid-19 Science Fund

The National Geographic Society provides funding for projects focused on how humanity and the natural world have reacted to and are living through the unparalleled circumstances created by COVID-19. The fund invites research, conservation, and technology projects on the following two topics: (1) Community-based and inclusive conservation, and (2) Impacts of tourism changes on cultural heritage sites and wildlife. Funding requests of up to US$50 thousand will be accepted for review. All application materials must be in English, and applicants must be at least 18 years old. The deadline is 31 March 2021. Covid-19 Science Fund

European Commission — Climate for Cities

The European Union aims to support Southern Neighborhood cities in their energy and climate transition. Therefore, the European Commission calls for proposals that foster local integrated approaches that ultimately improve societal cohesion locally. Proposals should include a coherent package of activities that encompasses a combination of environmentally sound infrastructure components as well as capacity building and awareness raising activities. Grant funding ranges from €2,5 million to €3,5 million. Please be aware that the EU will not cover more than 30% of the infrastructure component of the project. In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must be a nonprofit making local authority, local public education, academic or research organization in Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, or Tunisia. The application deadline is 31 March 2021. Climate for Cities

What Design Can Do — No Waste Challenge

The No Waste Challenge is a global competition by What Design Can Do (WDCD) in partnership with the IKEA Foundation. WDCD invites creative thinkers to submit innovative solutions to reduce waste and to rethink the entire production and consumption cycle. The winner receives €10 thousand in funding and a tailor-made development program to turn their project into a reality. The deadline for submissions is 01 April 2021. No Waste Challenge

Government of India — Indo-Italian Joint Research Program

The Governments of India and Italy invite joint research projects by researchers of both countries. The aim is to encourage scientific and technological cooperation between Italy and India. Proposals for joint research in the following scientific areas (relevant to TVG) are eligible: Ecological and Environmental Modeling; Water Management; and Disaster Risk Management. The fund will cover research expenses, exchange of visits for research projects, and workshops. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 09 April 2021. Find the call

French Agency for Ecological Transition — Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards

Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards reward exemplary and concrete actions to adapt to climate change in the Mediterranean. The competition is aimed at local authorities, universities, companies and NGOs (in partnership with a local public stakeholder) which take action and develop solutions to adapt the Mediterranean regions to the changing climate. Selected partners receive tailored support (study tour, meetings with technical and financial partners), invitations to an international workshop (ECCA 2021), and international promotion. Applications close 15 April 2021. More about the competition