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World Academy of Sciences — Prize in Agricultural Sciences or Biology

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) invites nominations for the Fayzah M. Al-Kharafi Award in Agricultural Sciences or Biology. The prize aims to recognize scientists for their achievements in Agricultural Sciences or Biology. Eligible nominees are female scientists  from scientifically and technologically lagging countries. The prize is a US$4 thousand cash award. Nominations should be submitted electronically before 15 May 2023. Prize in Agricultural Sciences or Biology

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit — Climate Innovation Contest 2022

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) launches the Climate Innovation Fund to award innovative ideas that will help improve the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in Ethiopia. Projects should increase the sustainable use of natural resources, create job opportunities through the use of biodiversity, and help restore degraded landscapes. GIZ will contribute up to €50 thousand worth of investments. GIZ invites start-ups and small businesses in the sectors of technology (app developers), food production, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and timber to apply. Project ideas have to be submitted by 25 April 2022. Climate Innovation Contest

Safe Seaweed Coalition — Funding

The Safe Seaweed Coalition (SSC) calls for proposals to support the safety and sustainability of the seaweed industry. SSC will support workshops, working groups, training, staff exchanges, technology platforms, pilot demonstration, prototypes, capacity building, and educational programs. Grants of €50 thousand will help the development of food, environmental, and occupational safety in the seaweed sector. The SSC will take into consideration a suitable geographical balance in its selection of projects across all continents. The submission deadline is 29 April 2022. Safe Seaweed Coalition

Mongabay — WildTech Reporting Fellowship offers an internship program which primarily involves writing environmental news stories. The WildTech Fellow will work directly with Mongabay editors to develop their writing skills and publish a series of their stories on Mongabay’s independent news platform. The WildTech Reporting Fellow will receive a US$5 thousand honorarium for the duration of the program. Applications and writing samples have to be submitted by 29 April 2022. WildTech Reporting Fellowship

SEED — Starter Workshop for Eco-Enterprises in Botswana

SEED offers valuable resources and professional support to expand entrepreneurial ideas while learning from peers during interactive SEED Starter workshops. SEED Starter workshops consist of a team of 2-5 members that bring in a business idea for addressing environmental, social and economic challenges. Successful alumni are invited to apply for a SEED Grant for up to €1,000 which pays for resources required to establish the new enterprise. Eco-Entrepreneurs from Botswana are invited to apply for the next starter workshop. Applications have to be received by 30 April 2022. Link to current openings

Climate Investment Platform — EmPower Her

EmPower Her seeks to close the financing gap for early-stage clean energy projects in least developed markets by supporting women-led organizations or organizations whose main focus is women’s empowerment. Private sector developers, NGOs, universities and research centers from least developed countries are eligible to apply. Successful project proponents receive up to US$40 thousand to accelerate the preparation of investment readiness. The pre-screening application deadline is 08 April 2022. EmPower Her

Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund — Biodiversity Conservation Indonesia (Large Grants)

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) makes large grants in support of biodiversity conservation in Indonesia with focus on the “Wallacea Biodiversity Hotspot.” Grants are in support of community-based sustainable small-scale fisheries, protection and conservation of endangered marine species, marine protected areas management, and activities that promote improved marine and coastal ecosystems. This call is for large grants of up to US$75 thousand. Eligibility for grants extends to NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society applicants. Call details are available in Indonesian. The closing date for letters of inquiry is 11 April 2022. Wallacea Biodiversity Hotspot

The World Academy of Sciences — Workshop on Science Diplomacy

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) seek candidates to participate in the training workshop on science diplomacy in Trieste (Italy, July/August 2022). The workshop is designed for young scientists (below the age of 40) living, policymakers and diplomats, research institution administrators and research funders, and representatives from NGOs working at the science-diplomacy interface. Economy class flights, local transport and accommodation in Italy will be covered for selected participants. The deadline for submitting applications is 15 April 2022. About the AAAS-TWAS Course on Science Diplomacy

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives — Community Projects in Panama

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives invites proposals that meet the needs of local communities in Panama. 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$10 thousand to C$25 thousand per project. Eligibility extends to local community organizations, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions. The deadline for submission is 17 April 2022. CFLI Panama

Thomson Reuters Foundation — Journalism Bootcamp: Profit & Loss of Biodiversity Destruction

The Thomson Reuters Foundation invites applications for a dual-track bootcamp on the growing economic, physical and social risks around biodiversity loss. The program aims to strengthen trust between journalists and NGOs/CSOs by upskilling journalists to better report on the topic and enhancing CSOs’ communications. Thomson Reuters invites journalists reporting on biodiversity in Indonesia and/or Malaysia to apply. The application deadline is 30 April 2022. Journalism Bootcamp on Biodiversity Destruction