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British Ecological Society — Training & Travel Grants

The British Ecological Society (BES) makes grants to PhD students and postgraduate research assistants to meet the costs of specialist field training courses and to network and publicize their research at workshops and conferences. Applicants must be members of BES. However, there are no restrictions on the nationality or residence of applicants. Grants of up to £500 are available. The program has two funding rounds annually, with deadlines on 25 January and 25 July. Training & Travel grants

Energy Globe Award for Sustainability — Awards 2024

The Energy Globe Award recognizes outstanding projects worldwide that conserve and protect natural resources, and that employ renewable energy. Energy Globe seeks innovative projects and smart technologies in five categories: Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Youth. The international winners in each of the five categories receive €2000 in prize money. Applicants can be individuals as well as organizations (i.e., private companies and corporations, development NGOs, community associations, government agencies, universities, and others) that contribute to climate change and other environmental issues. The deadline for applications is 31 Januar 2024. About participation

Prince Claus Fund — Support for Emerging Artists

The Seed Awards offer support to emerging artists and cultural practitioners who use the power of culture for positive change. Each award recipient will receive an award of €5000 to invest in developing their idea. Applicants must live and work in eligible countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, or Eastern Europe. The deadline for submission is 16 January 2024. Prince Claus Seed Awards

Cornell University — Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces

Cornell University invites applications from early-career African researchers to participate in the Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) fellowship program. STAARS Fellows will be paired with mentors at Cornell University and prepare a paper on a topic of mutual interest relating to structural transformation in Africa south of the Sahara. The selected applicants will receive funds to cover travel and participation in a three-week mentorship program at Cornell University. The deadline to submit a research proposal is 19 January 2024. STAARS Fellowships

Tinker Foundation — Sustainable Resource Management in Latin America

Tinker’s program of Institutional Grants supports the theme of sustainable resource management (among others) in Latin America. Particular issues of interest include sustainable agriculture, sustainable forestry and non-timber forest products, sustainable tourism, fisheries management, and payment for environmental services. Tinker is also very interested in issues of water scarcity and quality for communities. Grants typically range from US$50 thousand to US$150 thousand, for up to three years. The Foundation encourages project collaboration among organizations in the USA and Latin America. Tinker invites brief letters of inquiry to the Foundation before proposals are prepared and submitted. The application deadline is 25 January 2024. Institutional Grants

Ashden Awards — International Awards for Sustainable Energy 2024

Ashden supports projects in sustainable energy in the UK and the developing world. The awards are made to pioneers in sustainable energy, saving energy, generating renewable energy, or promoting behavior change. The competition for the International Awards is open to businesses, NGOs, government organizations, and social enterprises whose activities take place in low- and middle-income countries worldwide. Winners are supported with prize money up to £25 thousand, plus assistance with mentoring and networking. The closing date for applications (Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish) is 25 January 2024. Ashden Awards

EnDev — Clean Cooking Solutions Uganda

EnDev finances innovations in the cooking sector across Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa (namely Uganda, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Cambodia). The Innovation Challenge Fund will support innovations related to the following cooking solutions: Advanced Biomass Stoves, and Energy Efficient Electric Cooking Appliances. Successful proposals will receive between €20 thousand to €50 thousand to implement their solutions. Applications are open to all small and medium enterprises or organizations operating in the clean cooking sector in Uganda. Enterprises can apply until 26 January 2024. Details

EnDev — Clean Cooking Solutions Ethiopia

The Innovation Challenge Fund supports entrepreneurs and businesses that focus on higher tier clean cooking solutions such as advanced biomass cookstoves or other innovative technologies that can significantly reduce emissions and fuel consumption compared to traditional cooking methods. The call targets Ethiopian organizations that promote clean cooking technologies, research, and businesses. Enterprises can apply until 27 January 2024. Know more

EcoSciGen — Climate Research Workshop

The Climate Research Workshop offers a unique training experience for individuals from Africa who are passionate about addressing climate change issues. The 6-month program offers scientific research training to equip young participants with the knowledge and skills needed to become independent researchers in the climate space. Young scholars must be between the ages of 18-26. Applications have to be submitted before 30 January 2024. Climate Research Workshop

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives — Community Projects in the Maldives

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) invites proposals that meet the needs of local communities in the Maldives. CFLI provides funding to projects that implement environment and climate action projects focusing on adaptation and mitigation, water and plastic waste management, and other thematic priorities. The average CFLI contribution is C$30 thousand to C$50 thousand. Eligibility extends to not-for-profit local, national or community-based organizations. The deadline for submission is 30 January 2024. CFLI Maldives