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UNDP and UNESCO — Writing Competition for Young Journalists

UNDP and UNESCO jointly launch the “IATI Research Challenge for Journalists” – a research and writing competition for journalists around the world aged between 15 and 25. Journalists should investigate how their country (or a country of their choice) is progressing towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and explore how funds for development are being utilised. Prizes for the winners in each category (divided by world region and age) include laptops or tablets. The deadline for the submission of articles is 20 December 2018. Find the competition

German Embassy — Small-Scale Project Funding for Bangladesh

Germany has provided government funding of approx. €2.7 billion for bilateral development projects in Bangladesh. Focus areas under this call are Renewable Energy, Climate Change, and Human Rights. Organizations may apply for up to €14 thousand. Project proposals may be submitted to the Embassy as hard copy by 31 December 2018. Small-Scale Project Funding 2019

FoodShot Global — Groundbreaking Soil Innovations

Foodshot Global welcomes nominations for the Groundbreaker Prize. The competition invites entrepreneurs, researchers, and advocates to submit their business, research, or policy proposals for innovative soil solutions in sustainable agriculture for funding consideration. The winner will receive US$500 thousand to further develop or implement their idea. Nominations and applications will be accepted until 01 December 2018. About FoodShot Global

Smithsonian Institution — MarineGEO Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019

The Smithsonian’s Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network invites proposals for postdoctoral fellowships that will advance the goals of the Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO). MarineGEO focuses on global-scale, long-term study of coastal biodiversity and ecosystems. Current sites in the network are located in the USA, Belize, and Panama. The maximum award is US$65 thousand per year. Postdoctoral scientists must collaborate directly with two or more Smithsonian scientists as named sponsors. The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2018. Access the Call for Proposals

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor — Picturing Financial Inclusion in Africa

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) launches its 13th Annual Photos and Videos Contest 2018. The contest seeks striking photographs and short videos that tell the story of how financial services empower poor people and communities in Africa. The grand winner receives a US$ 2,000 gift certificate for photography or video equipment. The 2018 CGAP Photo Contest is open to all photographers and videographers. Photographs and short videos have to be submitted by 14 December 2018. Share your stories

American Society for Microbiology — Visiting Research Professorships in Microbiology

American Society for Microbiology (ASM), in partnership with the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF), announces the ASM-IUSSTF Indo-US Professorship in Microbiology. This program seeks to broaden scientific collaboration between India and the United States though travel grants that support research and teaching partnerships. A grant up to US$5 thousand is provided to cover travel costs, visa and contingencies. Funds must be matched by the host institution (note: matching grants may be in-kind contributions). The submission deadline is 15 December 2018. More information

Climate Justice Resilience Fund — Grants for Climate Change Adaptation

The Climate Justice Resilience Fund seeks grants applications for community-led, social justice approaches to climate change adaptation and resilience-building. Grants are made to women, youth, and indigenous peoples to create and share their own solutions for resilience. CJRF grants focus on four interrelated issues connected which climate change: (1) Water Access; (2) Food Security; (3) Sustainable Livelihoods; and (4) Migration and Relocation. The CJRF grantmaking strategic framework prioritizes multi-year grants and grants larger than US$100 thousand. Non-profit organizations from Alaska, Kenya, Tanzania, Bangladesh, and the India are invited to apply. Letters of Inquiry for the Spring Round 2019 are due 21 December 2018 and LOIs for the Fall Round 2019 have to be submitted by 19 April 2019. More about the Climate Justice Resilience Fund

Global Social Venture Competition — Competition 2019

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is a partnership of business schools in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and funding to support their social ventures. Past winners include plans for water supply, energy, micro-credit, agricultural technology, ecological building materials, and other environmental themes. The GSVC will award cash prizes up to US$40 thousand. The deadline for the first entry round in all regions is 03 December 2018. Find the competition

European Union — Kolarctic Cross-Border Cooperation

Kolarctic supports cross-border strategies between Russia, Finland, Sweden, and Norway in the Barents region of the Arctic. Projects may include issues related to environment and natural resources (e.g., fisheries, plant resources, climate change, etc.). Each proposal must have at least one actor from the EU (Sweden, Finland) and at least one from Russia. Eligibility requirements, and the rules on Lead Partners and partners, are explained in the call for proposals. The next call for proposals will open 21 September 2018 and close on 21 December 2018. Link

Australia Awards for Africa — Scholarships and Fellowships for Africans 2019

Australia Awards funds qualified African candidates for masters studies in Australia in priority subjects that include agriculture; extractives; climate change; environmental management; water management; and others. Additionally, the program offers short-term fellowships for professional training in Africa and/or Australia. The announcement identifies the eligible countries and eligible fields of study (varying by country). Most application deadlines are 03 December 2018 (masters) and 15 January 2019 (short courses). Click here