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Izele — Small Grants for Biodiversity Conservation

Izele is a conservation network website designed for people and organizations working in biodiversity conservation in Africa. The 2020 Izele Small Grant scheme offers three grants of US$1,500, one each for an Eswatini-, Mozambique- and South Africa-based organization contributing to the conservation of biodiversity. The scheme is open to all conservation areas, organizations, groups, or businesses. Individuals are not eligible to apply. The deadline to enter is 15 November 2020. Find details

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — Arctic Goose Joint Venture

The Arctic Goose Joint Venture (AGJV) makes grants for projects and studies that provide and improve scientific information to support and promote effective management, monitoring, and conservation of northern-nesting geese. The AGJV welcomes modest funding requests of up to US$150 thousand for projects of mainly one to three years. Applications are encouraged from nonprofit organizations, educational organizations, governments, and individual companies. This program may provide funding to foreign entities or for projects conducted outside the United States. The deadline for proposals is 20 November 2020. Link to Arctic Goose Joint Venture

Business Partnerships Platform — COVID-19 Recovery

The Australian Government calls for partnerships to help support COVID-19 recovery in Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Timor-Leste and Tonga. The program seeks projects which create social impact in the following areas: green recovery (including tourism), economic opportunities (including agriculture, renewable energy), capacity building, and digitalisation. Selected projects will receive from A$100 thousand to A$500 thousand in funding to scale a business initiative for social impact. Businesses, social enterprises, investors, and organizations are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is 04 November 2020. Details here

UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council — Funding for International Workshops

The UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) provides funding for international workshops to stimulate joint research cooperations. The workshop can be held overseas or in the UK. Awards are up to £10 thousand. BBSRC invites applications from countries worldwide, but is particularly interested in promoting further links with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, EU Member States, India, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan and the USA. This opportunity is open to current BBSRC research grant holders who are in receipt of BBSRC funding. The deadline is 12 November 2020. Link

Global Biodiversity Information Facility — Biodiversity Information for Development: Pacific

The Biodiversity Information for Development program aims to enhance capacity for effective mobilization and use of biodiversity data in support of decision- and policymaking for sustainable development in the Pacific region. GBIF offers support for four types of projects: (1) Regional biodiversity data mobilization to establish or strengthen international collaborations (maximum funding: €120 thousand for projects involving three or more countries); (2) National biodiversity data mobilization to respond to national priorities (maximum funding: €40 thousand); (3) Institution-level biodiversity data mobilization to mobilize biodiversity data relevant for sustainable development (maximum funding: €20 thousand); and (4) Data-use grants that build on existing relationships to provide data solutions that respond to a specific policy need (maximum funding: €60 thousand). Applicants must be legal entities such as government agencies, natural history museums, research institutes, universities, or NGOs located in the Pacific. Concept notes must be submitted by 26 November 2020. BID Pacific

Enterprise Singapore — Energy Innovation Challenge

Enterprise Singapore (ESG) seeks applications for the Energy Open Innovation Challenge. Startups and small-and medium-sized enterprises are invited to submit innovative projects to improve the energy sector and provide solutions to the global energy industry. ESG will support selected companies with up to S$1 million of funding through grants for product development. Four startups will win a S$25 thousand startup grant. The application deadline is 06 November 2020. Details

European Commission — Civil Society Development through Strategic Communication in Armenia

The European Commission (EC) seeks to enhance the capacity and resilience of civil society organisations in Armenia to be effective actors that contribute to deepening democracy, citizens’ awareness and empowerment. The EC accepts proposals that focus on enhancing awareness of environmentally friendly and climate-change related topics and practices, among other strategic focus topics. Applicants may request a financial contribution of up to €2 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations established in Armenia or the European Union. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 03 November 2020. Find details here

World Wildlife Fund U.S. — Professional Development Grants

WWF-US offers Professional Development Grants (PDGs) to help mid-career conservationists pursue non-degree training to upgrade their knowledge and skills. These trainings can include short courses, certificate trainings, or conferences among other training opportunities. Mid-career conservation professionals from select WWF-US priority countries (listed in the announcement) must meet the eligibility criteria to be considered for a grant. Applicants may request up to US$6,500. The next application deadlines are 01 November 2020 and 01 February 2021. About WWF Professional Development Grants

First Solar — Charitable Fund

First Solar manufactures solar modules with an advanced semiconductor technology. The First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund seeks to improve the quality of life in communities around the world. Priority is given to projects focusing on “green” education initiatives, access to clean energy and water in underserved areas, and furthering the development of innovative and sustainable technologies. Grant requests must be for projects or services that cost or exceed US$10 thousand. Requests under US$10 thousand should be directed to the First Solar local office nearest the grant seeker. Proposals are reviewed four times annually. The deadline dates for proposals are 01 February, 01 May, 01 August and 01 November. Link to donation guidelines