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UNIDO ITPO Italy — Innovative Ideas and Technologies in Agribusiness

UNIDO ITPO Italy invites applications for the international contest “Innovative Ideas and Technologies in Agribusiness”. Innovative ideas and technologies relative to the entire agribusiness value chain – developed by startups, businesses, research centers and academia – that could be successfully applied in Developing Countries (DCs) are eligible. Applications from enterprises, startups, universities, research centres, NGOs, researchers, and smallholders farmers are welcome. Winners in 7 categories will be invited to the Award Ceremony at EXCO 2019 (May 2019), receive mentorship, and have access to possible business partnerships. Applications must be received by 31 March 2019. About the contest

Fondation Nature & Decouvertes — Nature Protection in France and Africa 2019

Fondation Nature & Decouvertes supports projects for nature protection, environmental education, and public awareness in France. Additionally, a few grants support projects with similar themes in Francophone Africa. The next application deadline for environmental education projects (funding of €6 thousand to €15 thousand) is 15 March 2019. Applications for small projects (“coup de main”) ranging from €500 to €3000 can be submitted at any time. Link

Access Agriculture — Training for Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs

Access Agriculture invites applicants for the Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund. Participants have the chance to propose innovative business ideas or expand their existing business, around the dissemination of agricultural videos. Selected young entrepreneurs will receive a Digisoft smart projector with an in-built computer that contains a library with over 200 training videos. Applicants have to be younger than 30 years and reside in Latin America, Africa or the Asia-Pacific region. The application deadline is 21 March 2019. Find out how to enter

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — Scholarship for PhD Students

The IPCC Scholarship Programme provides scholarships for PhD students from developing countries for research that advances the understanding of the scientific basis of risks of climate change. The scholarship amount is €15 thousand per year for up to two years. Applications from PhD students that have been enrolled for at least a year or are undertaking post-doctoral research will be accepted. The deadline for submission is 22 March 2019. About

Swiss State Secretariat for Education — Research Collaboration with the MENA region

The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) will fund up to 10 research projects with institutions in the MENA region. Innovation starting grants aim to foster collaboration between Swiss researchers from universities or research institutes in the Middle East and North Africa. The call is open to all scientific disciplines and fields of research. The maximum grant amount is CHF50 thousand. Eligible (developing) countries include Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, and Tunisia. The deadline for submission is 25 March 2019. More about this opportunity

Climate Tracker — 10-Month Fellowship on Climate Solutions

Climate Tracker, in partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, seeks five young climate journalists to participate in an online mentorship on climate solutions and journalism. The fellows will receive training on how to write articles on climate change and a monthly stipend of US$150. Applicants that are between 18 and 30 years old and are living in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, or Asia-Pacific are eligible. To participate, applicants have to write, publish, and submit a 500+ words article (in any language) on local solutions and responses to climate change. Articles have to be submitted by 31 March 2019. More information

UK Natural Environment Research Council — Understanding Risk Caribbean

Young professionals with passion for risk communication are invited to apply for the Pressure Cooker event on Risk Communication at the 2019 Understanding Risk Caribbean Forum in Barbados, May/June 2019. Up to 20 professionals and students from all around the world will test their innovative, creative, scientific and technological skills to co-develop risk communication solutions to real world problems facing local decision makers. Financial support for travel, accommodation and subsistence is available for a limited number of applicants. Applications have to be submitted before 15 March 2019. More about the event

International Marine Conservation Congress — Diversity Travel Grants

The International Marine Conservation Congress and Society for Conservation Biology Marine Section offer Diversity Travel Grants for delegates from developing countries (as defined by the World Bank). The Diversity Travel Grants will help offset some of the costs for qualifying delegates to present at the SCB Marine Section’s 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology (IMCC 2019) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 21-25 July 2019. Interested individuals must first submit an abstract and then apply for the travel grant. Completed application forms are to be submitted by 15 March 2019. Find out more

International Institute for Tropical Agriculture — Agricultural Research for Graduate Students in Africa

The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) will support 30 young academics and professionals for research on youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa. The research has to be carried out in the following countries: Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal, and Zambia. Applicants must currently be registered in PhD or masters programs in recognized universities, and may not be more than 40 years old. The program particularly invites applications from women. The accepted applicants will be offered coaching and training through IITA to build their research knowledge and skills. Awards for research grants are up to US$10 thousand. The deadline for applications is 15 March 2019. More

Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas Network — Grants for Small Projects on Habitat Mapping

MedPAN launches a new call for small projects to support Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Mediterranean. Small grants are available for habitat mapping in 4 sub-regions: Alboran Sea, Straight of Sicily/Tunisia, South of the Adriatic Sea/North of the Ionian Sea and Central Aegean Sea/Cyprus Basin. Applicants may request up to €20 for projects with a duration of max. 7 months. The applicant can be a non-profit organization, a private company, or a scientific institution. The deadline for applications is 18 March 2019. About