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L’Oréal — Beyond Plastic Challenge

L’Oréal seeks innovators who can provide plastic free biomaterial solutions that enable plastic free packaging. The Beyond Plastic Challenge is open to established companies, startups, universities and technical centers or laboratories. Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their proposition in front of experts. Candidates will need to register themselves by 18 July 2022. Link to registration

BioInnovate Africa — Collaboration Projects in Eastern Africa

BioInnovate Africa supports scientists in eastern Africa to link biologically based research ideas, inventions, and technologies to business and the market. BioInnovate invites concept notes to co-develop value-added products (goods and services) from biological resources, such as agro-produce, biological waste conversion, or biologically based healthcare products. Target beneficiaries are scientists working in universities, research institutes, private sector companies as well as smallholder farmers and communities in Burundi, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Funding per project is a grant amount of up to US$1 million for a period of three years. The deadline for receiving concept notes is 19 July 2022. BioInnovate Collaboration Projects

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Implementation Team for the Tropical Andes

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) invites expressions of interest from organizations interested in serving as the regional implementation team for the Tropical Andes Biodiversity Hotspot (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru). Organizations that submit an expression of interest will be invited to submit full proposals. The deadline for expressions of interest (English, Spanish) is 19 July 2022. Implementation Team Tropical Andes

WYSE International — SDG Program for Young Leaders

WYSE International seeks applications for the “Global Change Makers: Leadership Coaching for the Sustainable Development Goals” opportunity. Successful applicants will participate in a free year-long coaching program with leadership professionals. WYSE International accepts applications for projects which support the following Sustainable Development Goals: Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, and Climate Action, among others. Applications are closing on 22 July 2022. Leadership Coaching for the Sustainable Development

International Development Research Centre — Strengthening Research in West Africa

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) calls for proposals to support the strengthening of national research and innovation funding agencies in West Africa. The Science Granting Councils Initiative invites proposals from organizations (including think tanks, institutes, universities and agencies) based in Africa Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Organizations should have proven experience and track records in areas such as public sector science, technology and innovation; strengthening organizational capacity; and national science, among others. The budget available for this project is up to C$1 million over approximately 36 months. Proposals have to be submitted by 31 July 2022. Know more

Palladium — Challenge Fund

Palladium funds humanitarian relief efforts and supports community projects with the aim to source innovative responses to global challenges. In 2022, Palladium supports organizations that have innovative approaches to valuing nature, or sustainable solutions to getting refugees into jobs with up to AU$75 thousand. The Challenge Fund is open to applications from all types of organizations. Applications should be submitted by 31 July 2022. Details here

JRS Biodiversity Foundation — Information on Freshwater Biodiversity and Pollinator Biodiversity in Africa

The JRS Biodiversity Foundation aims to increase the access to and the use of information for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa. The current call for proposals requests multi-year projects focused on biodiversity data, knowledge, and information services related to freshwater biodiversity and pollinator biodiversity in Eastern and Southern Africa. Preference is for projects that can grow to larger scale, or that can be transferred across geographic regions or across organizational and institutional contexts. Each multi-year grant will range from about US$50 thousand to about US$250 thousand. The application deadline is 31 July 2022. Know more

U.S. African Development Foundation — Agricultural Cooperatives in Nigeria

The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and Ekiti State Government (EKSG) invites proposals for grant financing and local support for innovative solutions that improve farmer incomes and achieve sustainable market-based growth. Proposals will be accepted from registered agricultural cooperatives, producer groups, and agricultural processors in Nigeria. Grant awards range from US$50 thousand to US$250 thousand. Organizations must be 100% African-owned and led. Applications have to be submitted by 31 July 2022. Click here

Scotiabank — Decarbonization Research

The Scotiabank accepts applications for projects that will advance research and leadership in support of global decarbonization efforts. The Net Zero Research Fund (NZRF) seeks partnerships with leading think-tanks and academic institutions that are supporting key sectors in their efforts to decarbonize. Scotiabank will award grants ranging from CA$25 thousand up to CA$100 thousand. To be eligible for funding, partner organizations must be registered not-for-profit or charitable organizations in Canada, the US or Latin America. Interested parties must submit their applications by 14 July 2022. Details here

International RiverFoundation — European Riverprize

The European Riverprize invites applications from any organization or partnership who has achieved remarkable outcomes for rivers, river basins and their communities. The winner will receive the cash prize and trophy. Organizations, or groups of organizations, responsible for their river and involved in river management, restoration and/or protection can enter the competition. The application deadline is 15 July 2022. More