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U.S. Agency for International Development — Biodiversity and Climate Change in West Africa

The West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) Program seeks to improve biodiversity conservation and promote climate-resilient and low-emission development across West Africa. WA BiCC invites concept notes from qualifying grant applicants interested in developing public- private partnerships (PPPs) that support sustainable natural resource management, combat wildlife trafficking and/or improve eco-friendly and sustainable livelihood development within forest-buffer communities. Awards are anticipated to range from US$50 thousand to US$300 thousand for projects with a duration of up to 12 months. Private enterprises, civil society organizations (CSOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), NGOs; and universities are eligible under this call. The deadline for the submission of concept notes is 31 May 2019. More

Ramsar Convention — Small Grants for Wetland Conservation

The Ramsar Small Grants Fund for Wetland Conservation and Wise Use (SGF) assists developing countries to enable the conservation and wise use of wetland resources. The SGF offers a maximum of CHF 35 thousand per project. Eligibility for the awards extends to individuals and groups worldwide representing government institutions, NGOs, community groups, and private companies. Submissions must be received no later than 06 May 2019. Small Grants Fund

European Commission — Clean Energy Transition Lebanon

The European Commission seeks to promote entrepreneurship in support of Lebanon’s clean energy transition, while supporting climate change mitigation. The priorities of this call for proposals are synergies between green entrepreneurs and new business opportunities in renewable energy; investments in alternative sources of energy; and solar energy. Projects may requests a contribution of between €1.5 million and €6 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations. The deadline for the submission of applications is 28 May 2019. Info

SNV Netherlands — Climate Smart Agriculture in East Africa

SNV invites expressions of interest from private sector-led agribusinesses to co-invest in the implementation of business models under the Climate Smart Agriculture East Africa Project (CSA-EA). The goal is to increase the availability of accessible climate smart food for the population in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Selected SMEs and cooperatives will receive a maximum co-investment of 50% or €200 thousand, whichever is lower, for the proposed solutions. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and Cooperatives based in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania are eligible to apply. The deadline for the submission of expressions of interest (EOIs) is 30 May 2019. Find details

European Commission — Horizon Prize for Clean Engines

The European Commission invites applications to the ‘Horizon Prize for the Cleanest Engine of the Future’. The prize not only aims at improving air quality, but also at contributing to the greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets agreed at COP21, as well as to increase energy efficiency. The contest is open to all legal entities (i.e. natural or legal persons) or groups of legal entities. The total prize amount is €3.5 million. The deadline for registration is 20 May 2019 and the closing date for submission is 20 August 2019.  Find the contest rules

Franklin Institute — Bower Award for Science Achievement 2020

The Bower Award is made to individuals who have made significant contributions to understanding and quantifying perturbations of natural systems within the biosphere, atmosphere, or hydrosphere in the age of the Anthropocene. The award is a 14k gold medal and a cash prize of US$250 thousand. The competition is open internationally. Self-nominations are accepted. Notices of intent to nominate should be sent by 30 April 2019. The deadline for nominations is 31 May 2019. About the award