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European Commission — Efficient Use of Water in the Mediterranean Region

The European Commission seeks demonstration projects that promote the efficient use of water in urban and rural areas. The objective of this call is to identify, test and showcase innovative solutions that have the potential to be scaled up and that lead to the efficient use of water in the Southern Mediterranean region. Grants requested under this call must fall between €500 thousand and €1 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations established in the European Union. Applications from eligible partner countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, and Tunisia) are welcome. The deadline for applications is 04 June 2019. Find the call

U.S. Department of State — Countering Wildlife Trafficking in Central Africa

The U.S. government seeks to reduce the ability of criminal groups to profit from poaching and trafficking of protected animals and their body parts originating in or transiting Central Africa. Proposed projects should be designed to strengthen the capacity of wildlife-related institutions and actors in Angola, Chad, Cameroon, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Nigeria, Guinea, and Gabon. The total funding amount is not to exceed US$2.8 million. Eligibility for funding extends to US and foreign based non-profit organizations and educational institutions. The closing date for applications is 17 June 2019. Link

U.S. Department of State — Countering Wildlife Trafficking Through Canine Detection

The goal of this program is to improve and increase abilities to interdict illegal wildlife products in Africa through the use of canine detection. Projects must enhance and operate wildlife detection dog programs at key transit points in Africa to interdict illegal wildlife products. Organizations wishing to apply to this NOFO must have a proven track record of creating and running successful detection dog programs. The total funding amount is not to exceed US$1 million. Eligibility for funding extends to US and foreign based non-profit organizations and educational institutions. The closing date for applications is 19 June 2019. Opportunity details

DG Trésor — Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Cities in Africa

DG Trésor invites French companies to submit innovative ideas and project proposals on solutions for sustainable cities in Africa. Up to 12 selected French SMEs and startups will receive up to €500 thousand to implement their project idea. Proposed projects can fall within the areas clean energy, climate, water, waste management, among others, and should be implemented in partnership with local African partners. Proposals have to be submitted by 14 June 2019. Details

Takeda Foundation — Young Entrepreneurship Award 2019

The Takeda Foundation accepts applications for the Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award. The Award is for young entrepreneurs trying to address real technological and social needs by creating goods and services that enhance the well-being of communities around the world. Past winners include projects in the field of water management, disaster-relief and biotechnology, among others. The winner of the Best Entrepreneur Award will receive 1 million Japanese yen. Five selected entrepreneurs will receive 200 thousand Japanese yen each. The application period ends 28 June 2019. About the award

World Bank — Masters Fellowship for African Female Scientists

Applications are open for the World Bank/ACE II Masters Fellowships for African female scientists. Priority areas include agriculture, among others. Selected fellows will receive financial support that covers tuition fees, living expenses, research, and travel. Eligibility extends to female nationals under 35 years from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, or Burundi. Closing date for applications is 30 June 2019. Check Announcements

Belmont Forum — Funding for Arctic Observation and Research

The Belmont Forum’s collaborative research action on Resilience in Rapidly Changing Arctic Systems (CRA Arctic II) is an initiative to monitor and understand the complex changes occurring in the Arctic. This call supports medium-sized research projects with 3 to 4 years duration, with a recommended budget of up to €1.5 million. Participating countries in this Arctic call are Canada, Denmark, France, Japan, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and USA. All proposals must integrate across the natural sciences and social sciences, and they should include participation by three or more of the partner countries. The deadline for proposals is 14 June 2019. Find the call document

West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use — Research for Sustainable Development

WASCAL funds research projects that assist in developing the required human capital and decision-making tools for delivering innovative solutions in key regions that are expected to be severely affected by climate change. Funding is provided to institutions of higher education, governmental organisations, NGOs, and companies in Germany, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, and Cabo Verde. Each project proposal must be submitted by a consortium with researchers from at least two eligible institutions. Each institution can receive up to €500 thousand for a maximum period of three years. The deadline is 14 June 2019. WASCAL II

Department of Science & Technology — Global Cooling Prize

Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), USA invite applications to the Global Cooling Prize. This prize will recognize innovations that help to tackle critical climate threats proveniente from growing demand for residential air-conditioning. Applications are open for innovators from all around the world. The competition will run for two years and will disburse at least US$3 million in interim and final awards to best innovative residential cooling technologies. The preliminary application deadline is June 2019. More about the Prize

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden — Conservation Support Fund 2019

The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden (USA) makes grants for field conservation; habitat management; conservation education; ex situ captive breeding; animal health and welfare; and other themes in wildlife research and conservation. Grants generally range from US$1 thousand to US$5 thousand. The annual application deadline is 01 June. About the Conservation Fund