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Global Youth Climate Action Fund — Microgrants 2023

The Global Youth Climate Action Fund (GYCAF) makes microgrants to finance youth-led climate action in communities vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Focus areas include smart agriculture to ensure food sustainability, clean energy for local communities, protecting marine life and mitigating climate catastrophes, and biodiversity conservation. Grants range from US$500 to US$1000. The fund targets youth-led organizations and networks seeking funding for their projects and businesses. The application deadline is 16 June 2023. GYCAF Microgrants


BirdLife International — Conservation of Natural Grasslands

The BirdLife in the Americas seeks proposals for the conservation and research of natural grasslands and their birds in the region. The “Small Grants for Grassland Conservation” are aimed at individuals working or conducting research in grassland conservation. The prioritized countries for this call are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Applicants may request up to US$12 thousand in funding for their project. Applications have to be submitted by 19 June 2023. Terms and Conditions

University of the Sunshine Coast — PhD Scholarships in Tropical Forest Restoration

The University of the Sunshine Coast offers five PhD scholarships for projects related to restoration of degraded tropical forest landscapes. Graduate students will undertake their research as part of a large reforestation project working with communities to restore degraded landscapes in the Philippines. Applicants must be based in Australia or willing to relocate to Australia. The scholarship includes a monthly salary, tuition of 3 years and an allowance for relocation. Applications are open until 23 June 2023. PhD Scholarships in Tropical Forest Restoration

Open Society Foundations — Course in Climate Justice

The Island Innovation Caribbean Climate Justice Leaders Academy is open for applications. The interactive course will run from mid-July 2023 to January 2024. The program aims to build the capacity of young professionals, eligible students, and young community leaders working in the Caribbean region. Participants will receive expert training and capacity building through online training sessions from climate experts. Five participants will be able to travel to the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai. The application deadline is 30 June 2023. Details here

Earth Journalism Network — Reporting on Air Pollution

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) invites journalists from Nairobi (Kenya) to apply for a story grant to report on air pollution in the city. Journalists are encouraged to examine the key sources of air pollution in Nairobi and its impacts on the local environment, economy and health, among other topics. ELN expects to award around 7 grants with an average amount of US$1,000 each. The application deadline is 30 June 2023. Reporting on Air Pollution

Japan Water Fund — Kyoto World Water Grand Prize 2024

The Japan Water Fund and the World Water Council announce the call for application for the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize 2022. The winner of the prize will receive ¥2 million (approximately US$18 thousand). Eligibility to compete for the prize extends to non-profit organizations with an established record of striving to solve critical water issues at the grass-roots level in developing countries. Applications close on 11 June 2023. Kyoto World Water Prize

Inter-American Development Bank — Climate Change and its Nexus with Gender and Diversity

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) seeks research proposals that contribute to measuring and evaluating solutions for addressing climate change and promoting an inclusive transition to a greener economy. The initiative seeks to advance knowledge development regarding the existing inequalities between men and women, as well as inequalities faced by Indigenous Peoples, people of African descent, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people. The fourth edition of this call focuses on the topic of climate change and its nexus with gender and diversity. Funding may range from US$20 thousand to US$100 thousand. Independent researchers or research teams may apply. The application deadline is 14 June 2023. Click here to know more

People and Conservation Learning Group — Small Grants for Great Ape Conservation

The People and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) supports collaboration and learning between conservation, development and rights focused organizations in three great ape range states. Applicants will be able to apply for grants up to US$7,500 to support people and great ape conservation in three great ape range states: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. Small grants are available to community-based nonprofit organizations and enterprises. The application deadline is 15 June 2023. PCLG Small Grants

FONTAGRO — Innovations in Bioeconomy

FONTAGRO announces a contest of successful cases of innovations in Bioeconomy to identify successful experiences and lessons learned that contribute to a better understanding of the transformation of agri-food systems in Latin America and the Caribbean. Producer associations and other private sector organizations, including non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. FONTAGRO  will award US$15 thousand to strengthen the institutional capacity of the winning organizations. The application deadline is 16 June 2023. Visit FONTAGRO

RELX Group — Environmental Challenge in Water and Sanitation 2023

The RELX Group sponsors the RELX Group Environmental Challenge to recognize projects worldwide that best demonstrate sustainable access to safe water and/or access to improved sanitation. The challenge is open to individuals and organizations (profit and non-profit). Projects must advance sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk, and/or access to improved sanitation. The first prize is US$50 thousand; second prize is US$25 thousand. The submission deadline is 18 June 2023. About the RELX Group Environmental Challenge