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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — WASH in Urban Settings

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation calls for solutions to make it easier to access safe, clean water and sanitation services for the urban poor in low- and middle-income countries. The Foundation seeks solutions that target individuals, families, communities, urban planners, service providers, or WASH/ food infrastructure, networks, and systems. Selected early-stage projects will receive US$100 thousand and have one opportunity to apply for a follow-on award of up to US$1 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations, companies, government agencies, and academic institutions. The application deadline is 14 November 2018. More about WASH in Urban Settings

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne — Seed Money for Projects 2019

EPFL’s seed money grants are allocated to promote the creation and launch of new projects of scientific cooperation with partners from emerging and developing countries. The problems addressed in the proposal must be related to development issues and to the main challenges faced by the respective emerging and developing country. Project categories may include one or more areas of interest relevant to the Terra Viva Grants Directory. The maximum funding per project is CHF 20 thousand per year. The deadline for submissions is 15 November 2018. Link

Australia Department of Education and Training — Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships 2019

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are Australia’s program for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe, and the Americas for education, research, and professional development in Australia. Applicants for the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are required to make their own approaches to host universities in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to undertake study, research, and professional development internationally. The closing date for applications is 15 November 2018. About Endeavour

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa — Africa Scholarship 2018

The Gbowee Peace Foundation awards scholarships for postgraduate masters at the University of Dundee (Scotland). Subjects areas include environmental science, energy petroleum and mineral law and policy, and others. The Africa Scholarships are open to female students who are currently Liberian, Nigerian or Ghanaian nationals permanently resident in these countries. The scholarship offers up to £30 thousand for tuition and living expenses. Closing date for applications is 17 November 2018. More about this scholarship opportunity

Belgium’s University Commission for Development — Student Micro-Projects 2019

The student micro-project program offers students in the Wallonia region of Belgium the opportunity to set up a project in partnership with students from a developing country. Topic areas may include water resources, female empowerment, and several others. The ARES program offers financial support of up to € 15 thousand per micro-project. The deadline for applications is 26 November 2018. More about Micro-Projects

Belgium’s University Commission for Development — Student Outreach Projects 2019

The student outreach program offers students in the Wallonia region of Belgium the opportunity to raise awareness and organize activities related to development aid issues. The ARES program offers financial support between € 1,500 – 4,500 per outreach project. Past projects include the organization of an ‘awareness day around the theme of agribusiness’ and a ‘sensitization day for graduates on socio-environmental conflicts and management of natural resources in Peru’. The deadline for applications is 26 November 2018. More about Outreach Projects

Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum — Water Advanced Research and Innovation Fellowships

The Water Advanced Research and Innovation Fellowships fund Indian participants to gain exposure and access to research facilities in water resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Daugherty Water for Food Institute. Fellowships of three to twelve months are for Indian scientists holding a PhD in water science and engineering. Internships of three to six months are for individuals currently engaged in their PhD studies in water sciences in India. The application deadline is 10 November 2018. Link

UK Government — Transforming Energy Access in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

The UK Government invests up to £10 million in technologies that will help countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia access secure, low cost and low carbon energy. (Note: £3 million of the funding is set aside for bioenergy projects.) International applicants must apply as part of a collaboration with a UK organisation. Eligibility extends to micro, small or medium-sized enterprises. Projects have to be registered by 14 November 2018. Find the competition

Oriental Bird Club — Bird Conservation in Asia

The OBC Conservation Fund makes grants for bird conservation in Asia. Grant-making priorities are projects that benefit globally threatened bird species; that conserve threatened bird habitats; and that are led by Asian residents. Small Conservation Awards are up to £1,500 for projects of 12-18 months, with applications before 31 March of each year. There is a special early deadline on 15 November for projects that have to begin before July. The OBC also considers special and emergency applications at any time. How to apply

Munich Re Foundation — RISK Award “Coastal Resilience”

The RISK Award seeks operational projects in the field of risk reduction and disaster management. The prize will provide financial support of €100 thousand to projects dedicated to increasing people’s resilience to risks and disasters, especially in developing countries. The submitted projects may concentrate on population development, water as a resource, and other risk factors, including climate change. There are no eligibility restrictions but research institutions and NGOs are especially encouraged to submit. Projects have to be submitted by 30 November 2018. More