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Kenya Community Development Foundation — Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund for Kenyan Women

The Wangari Maathai Scholarhip is co-sponsored by the Kenya Community Development Foundation, the Greenbelt Movement, and the Rockefeller Foundation to support young Kenyan women (ages 18 – 25) for university studies in environmental conservation. One individual is chosen each year. The selected individual must demonstrate an ability to successfully mobilize people and provide leadership in environmental advocacy. The scholarship is limited to applicants who are enrolled in Kenyan universities. The application deadline is 30 July 2017. Link

European Commission — ERANETMED Research on Environment in the Mediterranean Region, 3rd Joint Call

Europe’s ERA-NET promotes the coordination of research at national and regional levels in the EU’s member states and associated states through research networking and the mutual opening of national and regional research programs. The current call by ERANETMED focuses on sustainable water management for vulnerable communities in the Euro-Mediterranean countries. Participating countries are Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey. Applicants in these countries must be eligible for funding according to the regulations of their respective national funding agencies. The deadline for proposals is 14 July 2017. Link

French Institute for Development Research — Support for International Research Teams 2017

The French Institute for Development Research (IRD) announces funding to support multidisciplinary international teams (laboratoires mixtes internationaux, LMI) to undertake research that corresponds to IRD’s thematic priorities. These priorities vary by geographical region to include food production and security; plant-health relationships; water resources; energy resources; ecosystems and biodiversity; natural risks; and others. The maximum funding for a LMI is €40 thousand per year. The deadline for proposals is 15 July 2017. Link

FRIDA — Climate and Environmental Justice for Women

FRIDA announces a special grant round for young feminist and young women-led groups focused on climate and environmental justice in targeted regions and countries.  Grants of up to US$5 thousand for one year (renewable) will be made to groups founded or led by young women or trans youth (under 30 years) that are committed to advancing and defending women’s rights from a feminist perspective; working towards climate and/or environmental justice; and that meet other defined criteria.  Eligibility extends to women’s groups formed in the past few years (2011-2017) in specified countries and territories of the Pacific Islands; Asia; Sub-Saharan Africa; Latin America; and Georgia. The deadline for applications (English, Spanish)  is 23 July 2017.  Link

U.S. Agency for International Development — Strengthening Agriculture in Kenya

USAID/Kenya announces a 5-year program of US$60 million to strengthen production and marketing systems for dairy and crop production in Kenya. The program will involve multiple regions of the country; multiple intervention strategies; and multiple partners. Eligibility to apply is unrestricted. Funding Opportunity RFA-615-17-000006. The application deadline is 24 July 2017. Link

British Council — Research Workshops

The British Council announces workshops that convene UK researchers with partners in other countries. Among the workshops that have deadlines beyond the date of this posting are: China, polymer electrolyte fuel cells (deadline 30 June 2017); Mexico, sustainable aquatic resources (deadline 30 June 2017); Turkey, offshore wind and wave energy (deadline 30 June 2017); India, closed loop green technologies for rural development (deadline 14 July 2017); China, erosion control and sustainable energy in green port development (deadline 15 July 2017); South Africa, post-harvest systems using renewable and sustainable energy (deadline 16 July 2017); Brazil, biological soft matter science in agri-food systems (deadline 21 July 2017); India, waste heat harvesting (deadline 01 September 2017); Malaysia, climate resilience and urban infrastructure (deadline 14 September 2017). The site lists additional workshops in additional subject areas. Link

Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Tropical Biology — Training Courses, Seminars, and Workshops 2017

The Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Tropical Biology (SEAMO BIOTROP) aims to increase the knowledge and skills of ASEAN professionals and students on a wide range of topics in tropical biology. Unless otherwise indicated, training courses are conducted at the SEAMEO BIOTROP headquarter in Bogor, Indonesia. Priority is for nationals of SEAMEO member countries, especially in the sponsored courses. The remaining BIOTROP courses and seminars for 2017 are scheduled from July through October. Application forms should be submitted to the respective course coordinators at least one month in advance of any event. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development — Livestock Market Systems in Kenya

USAID in Kenya will make multiple grants (“leader plus associates”) under the Feed the Future program to assist the Kenyan livestock sector, focusing on projects in the northern counties. Project activities should aim for improvements in livestock and related market systems; expanded and diversified market-oriented livelihood opportunities; improved governance and management of range lands and water; drought cycle management; and multiple other objectives during projects of five years. Eligibility for funding is unrestricted. USAID encourages cost-sharing. Funding Opportunity RFA-615-17-000003. The closing date for applications is 17 July 2017. Link

European Commission — Transboundary Conservation Areas in Africa

The EC will make grants to support livelihoods development and benefit sharing for communities living in or near transboundary conservation areas in order to promote ecosystem management and wildlife conservation. The geographical scope is eastern and southern Africa, and the Indian Ocean. Eligibility for grants extends to nonprofit organizations in the EU, the ACP countries, and various other country affiliations — as well as to international organizations. The participation of co-applicants is mandatory. Grants will range from €0.8 million to €1.2 million, varying with cost shares. The application deadline for concept notes is 27 July 2017. Link

ENEA Access — Energy Initiatives in Africa, 2nd Call

The ENEA Access Program offers 30 to 100 days of professional consulting services on a pro-bono basis to advance initiatives for energy access in Africa. The program is relevant for nonprofit organizations and NGOs, technology developers, and social entrepreneurs. Activities that can be considered for ENEA’s support include feasibility studies, market and business models, implementation of pilot projects, and others. Projects must clearly contribute to the reduction of poverty and/or climate change as a result of improved access to energy. Projects must be located in at least one of the continental African countries or surrounding associated islands. There are no restrictions regarding the home country of the applying organization. The closing date for ENEA’s second call for proposals in 2017 is 31 July. Link