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U.S. Department of State — Economic Development in the Middle East

The MEPI Local Grants Program seeks proposals that support inclusive economic growth in the Western Sahara by improving local economic opportunities. Proposals should develop and implementing locally-designed solutions to environmental, economic, or social problems or promote inclusive economic growth that reaches marginalized communities. (Note: This may include one or more categories of the Terra Viva Grant Directory.) Budgets should fall between US$50 thousand and US$500 thousand. Eligibility extends to US and foreign organizations and universities based in based in Algeria, Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Tunisia, or Yemen. Project proposals have to be submitted by 31 May 2019. Details

Pulitzer Center — Data Journalism and Property Rights Grants

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting provides travel grants to cover hard costs associated with upcoming travel for an international reporting project. The Pulitzer Center seeks applications for data-driven journalism projects related to land rights and property rights. Projects may focus on issues related to indigenous land rights due to the exploration of natural resources, among many other themes. Most awards fall in the range of US$5-15 thousand. Grants are open to journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers of any nationality. Applications must be received in English. The deadline is 31 May 2019. Learn more

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change — Training Program on Greenhouse Gases

UNFCCC-GIR-CASTT is a professional training on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories to national experts from developing countries. The goal is to enhance the technical capacity of individuals and to improve the overall competency in reporting and in contributing to climate action. The four-week intensive training course will begin on 22 July and be held in the Republic of Korea. Current government officials, consultants and researchers in the fields of greenhouse gas emissions, emission reductions, and climate change are encouraged to apply. Participants will be provided a return ticket from and to their home countries, as well as room and board for the duration of the training. Applications have to be sent by 10 May 2019. More about the training course

U.S. Agency for International Development — Small Town WASH Activity

USAID/Nigeria seeks applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified entities to implement the “Small Town WASH Activity” program. The goal of this activity is to facilitate the economic recovery of select crisis-affected communities in North-Eastern Nigeria and to increase their capacities to sustainably provide essential WASH services. Funding for this activity ranges from US$ 1 million to US$8 million. Qualified U.S. and non-U.S. NGOs and for-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Applications of local organizations are encouraged and international organizations are encouraged to seek local partners. The application deadline is 14 May 2019. More

Universitas Gadjah Mada — Gadjah Mada International Fellowship

The Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) offers a scholarship to international students from ASEAN member countries (excluding Indonesia), South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan that demonstrate the need of financial assistance. Study courses include agriculture, forestry, biology, and veterinary medicine. The GMIF program covers tuition fees, living allowance, international airfare, and thesis research of Rp10 million for the Master Program and Rp15 million for the Doctoral Program. The application deadline is 22 May 2019. More info

U.S. Agency for International Development — Feed-the-Future Nigeria Rural Resilience Activity

The Rural Resilience activity aims to enable individuals and communities to engage in strong and sustainable market systems rather than continuing to rely on humanitarian assistance. Proposed projects need to provide livelihoods and employment opportunities, build capacity and stimulate market systems growth with focus on nutrition-sensitive agriculture and natural resource management. Over the course of five year, USAID will provide US$30 million in funding. Eligibility is not restricted however, local organizations are encouraged to apply and international organizations are encouraged to seek local partners. The application deadline is 30 May 2019. Details

Caterpillar Foundation — Grants for Environment and Basic Needs

Internationally, the Caterpillar Foundation has supported projects in tropical forest conservation and afforestation; water and sanitation; food and agriculture; alternative (low-carbon) transportation systems; urban waste recycling; and other themes related to environment and natural resources. The Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations such as development NGOs, universities and institutes, foundations, museums, conservation groups, and others. Most grants are in communities in Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe where Caterpillar has an active presence. Applicants answer a series of questions about their eligibility in order to apply. The 2019 grant cycle closes 31 May 2019. More

3ie — Bursaries for attending the Evidence to Action Conference 2019

The AEN secretariat and 3ie offer bursaries to Africans for attending the Evidence to Action Conference 2019 Conference in Ghana. The 2019 conference program will focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Applicants from the MENA or Sub-Saharan Africa region can apply for a full bursary after submitting an abstract. The bursaries cover the cost of conference registration, air travel, and accommodation, or a partial bursary which is a waiver of the conference registration fee only. The deadline to submit abstracts is 31 May 2019 (extended deadline). Find out more

University of Michigan — Conference on Sustainability and Development 2019

The University of Michigan seeks abstracts for presentations, workshops, and applications for financial assistance from students and scholars from lower-income countries for participation in the international conference on Sustainability and Development (11-14 October 2019). The conference themes are Sustainable Development and Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change, Agriculture, Water, Sanitation, and Health, Biodiversity and Conservation, Energy Provision and Access, among others. The Sustainability and Development Initiative supports a limited number of participants from lower income countries with small grants to cover registration, travel, and accommodation. Submissions are due 01 May 2019. Find out more

U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation — Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund 2019

The Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund supports efforts to increase the population numbers of monarch butterflies in North America (USA, Mexico, Canada). The priority is projects in the eastern population’s migratory flyway. Proposals are also invited for projects in the western USA, Canada, and Mexico. Grants are up to two years in length, and will generally range from US$50 thousand to US$300 thousand. The funding is available for activities that fall within the areas of habitat restoration and improvement. The program requires matching funds of at least 1:1. The deadline for pre-proposals is 09 May 2019. Find the 2019 RFP