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Social Science Research Council — Transregional Collaborative Research Grants

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) offers research grants to conduct fully conceptualized research projects that deepen understanding of the effects of political, economic, and social processes in contexts of profound climate and environmental change in and across Indian Ocean countries. Teams will receive up to US$50 thousand for research-related costs. Grants are open to scholars and professionals working in the social sciences, humanities, physical and natural sciences. The deadline for applications is 26 April 2021. More

United Nations Development Programme — Coral Reef Rehabilitation

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) seeks NGOs to implement the ‘Restoring Marine Ecosystem Services by Rehabilitating Coral Reefs to Meet a Changing Climate Future’ project. The goal is to reduce the impact of climate change on local communities and coral reef dependent economic sectors in the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles. UNDP seeks two NGOs who have their seat in Mauritius. Both organizations will receive US$550 thousand over the course of 5 years for project implementation. The application deadline is 30 April 2021. Know more

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives — Community Projects in Latin America

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives invites proposals that meet the needs of local communities in Bolivia and Peru. The priorities under this call include one on environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as on water management. The average contribution is C$35 thousand to C$45 thousand per project. Eligibility extends to local community organizations, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions. The deadline for submission is 06 May 2021. Click here

Climate Tracker — Drylands Journalism Fellowship

Climate Tracker gives young journalists from Africa the opportunity to receive training, attend and cover Global Landscapes Forum 2021 (June 2021). The digital conference focused on Africa’s drylands and how integrative restoration practices. 5 journalists will receive a storytelling grant to produce more in-depth pieces, as a follow-up from the conference. This opportunity is open for early-career reporters across the African continent. Stories can be published in English or French. The deadline to apply is 10 May 2021. Drylands Journalism Fellowship

International RiverFoundation — Thiess International Riverprize 2021

The Thiess International Riverprize 2021 invites applications from any organization or partnership that has implemented a successful program benefiting a river, lake, wetland, or estuary in any part of the world. This year, the emphasis will be on building community and river resilience rather than recovery. The winner will receive the cash prize and a trophy. The application deadline is 31 May 2021. Find the guidelines

European Commission — Sustainable Energy Roadmap

The European Commission (EC) supports the development and utilization of sustainable energy services and solutions that are based on renewable energy systems in Belize. The overall aim is to enhance the inclusion and performance of civil society organizations in the improvement of the energy sector. Applicants can request between €205 thousand and €225 thousand per project. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations. The deadline for submitting applications is 08 June 2021. Find details

Agropolis Fondation — Funding Research for Agroecological Transition

The Agropolis Foundation invites applications for research projects that promote agroecological transition and explore new practices and approaches in agricultural, forestry and other land-use activities to minimize climate change and biodiversity loss. The Foundation accepts research proposals for small initiatives (funding level of €20 thousand to €30 thousand) and fundamental research (funding level of €150 thousand to €200 thousand). The lead proponent must be from one of the research units belonging to the Foundation’s scientific network. Scientists from research units or institutions outside of the Foundation’s network can participate as partners. The closing date for applications is 15 June 2021. Agropolis Foundation

U.S. Embassy Mbabane — Small Grants for Community Development

U.S. Mission to Eswatini provides small grants to registered self-help groups and community-based organizations in Swaziland. Grants are made in support of projects that improve living conditions in local communities, including safe water access and basic sanitation. Awards range from US$3 thousand to US$9 thousand. Eligibility extends to not-for-profit organizations, including village associations, women’s groups and civil society organizations. The closing date for applications is 18 June 2021. Link

Yunus&Youth — Fellowship Program for Social Entrepreneurs

The Yunus&Youth Fellowship Program is a six-month online program for young social entrepreneurs from all around the world. The program is designed for young early-stage social business leaders that have the potential to solve community-based problems with focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Participants will be matched with a mentor, participate in expert webinars with business professionals and receive help with business plan development. In the final stage of the program, fellows will present their social businesses to a team of real investors to shape their presentation skills and test their pitch decks. The deadline to submit applications is 20 June 2021. Learn about the Y&Y Fellowship Program

Microsoft — AI for Earth Grants

Microsoft seeks proposals from around the world that focus on the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to better monitor and manage Earth’s natural systems for a more sustainable future. Funding supports the creation and deployment of open source trained models and algorithms in the focus core areas of climate change, biodiversity, agriculture, and water. The grant provides software developers with Azure compute credits worth up to US$15 thousand. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. The two remaining revision deadlines for project submission in 2021 are 05 July and 04 October 2021. Azure Compute Grants