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Tata Trusts — Social Alpha Agritech Challenge

The Social Alpha Agritech Challenge 2.0 seeks innovators and start-ups with science and technology-based solutions that have the potential to create an impact in the lives of smallholder farmers in India. The winners receive support in the areas of product development, testing, pilots, product validation, product management and market strategy. Additional funding will be decided on a case-to-case basis. The challenge is open to individuals, teams, social enterprises, nonprofits, and companies registered in India. The deadline for application is 31 December 2020. Link

British Council — Collaborations for COP26

The British Council invites applications for creative commissions that bring together art, science and digital technology and offer innovative responses to climate change. The commissions will be part of the cultural program in the build up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2021. The council invites collaborative applications from individuals and organizations in the UK with partners from eligible countries and states overseas. Grantseekers can apply for up to £50 thousand to realize their creative idea. The British Council will support up to 20 projects. The application deadline is 13 December 2020. Click here

German Academic Exchange Service — Doctoral Scholarships for Africans

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers two doctoral scholarships at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT). The scholarships are related to the interdisciplinary research topic “Adaptation of marine socio-ecological systems to changing environments.” The scholarships will be granted for up to 4 years. Applicants need to originate from Sub-Saharan Africa and hold a university degree. The scholarship includes a monthly allowance of €1,200, plus additional travel and research allowances. Applications have to be submitted by 20 December 2020. Apply to DAAD ZMT

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

Asian Development Bank — Urban Technology Innovation Challenge

Urban Sector Technology Innovation Challenge (TIC) calls for the submission of pilot technology solutions for more effective and efficient wastewater treatment and sanitation in urban communities. The selected proposal can receive a grant of up to US$500 thousand, but technology providers must co-finance at least 10% of the total cost. Innovations have to be implemented in Asia. Eligibility extends to companies, non-profit organizations, CSOs, research institutions and government-owned enterprises. The deadline for submissions of EOIs is 04 December 2020. Urban Development TIC

United States Department of Agriculture — Technical Agricultural Assistance Ukraine

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks to equip Ukraine’s agricultural sector and regional and national governments with complementary tools to promote and implement science based and internationally recognized standards. USDA will provide financial assistance of up to US$150 thousand to a non-profit organization, university, for-profit organization, or an Ukraine-based organization in support of the “Empowering Ukrainian Agricultural Associations” program. The application deadline is 11 December 2020. Full information here

ENI CBC Med — Exploitation of Grape Waste from Winemaking

BESTMEDGRAPE aims to support the creation of new start-ups and small businesses by exploiting the by-products of winemaking as a source of bioactive compounds that can be transformed into innovative commercial health products. Aspiring Mediterranean entrepreneurs with innovative ideas for the exploitation of grape waste from winemaking are invited to submit applications. Selected entrepreneurs receive vouchers to cover the costs related to services aimed at developing their business idea. The deadline for applications varies by country (Tunisia: 15 December, Italy: 24 November, Lebanon: 06 December, Jordan: 15 December). BESTMEDGRAPE