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Siemens — Tech for Sustainability

Tech for Sustainability Campaign is a global initiative for students, researchers, startups and innovative individuals to leverage technology to solve real-world sustainability challenges. Challenges include climate resilience, and global energy. Every challenge listed needs a feasible and technologically viable solution to implement it commercially. Siemens offers €60 thousand total prize money. The deadline for applications is 05 December 2023. Link

Inter-American Development Bank — Save Drinking Water

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) seeks solutions and innovations from the private sector that can be adopted by service providers in Latin America and the Caribbean to assure safely managed drinking water and the resilience of water systems. Funding ranges from US$250 thousand to US$400 thousand. Only organizations focused on water and sanitation service providers or those aiming to showcase verifiable advancements tailored to service providers will qualify. The application deadline is 15 December 2023. Aquacerta Challenge

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research — Food Systems Accelerator

The CGIAR Food Systems Accelerator aims to support agribusiness with eco-friendly agricultural practices. The four priority innovation themes are: Mechanization and irrigation; Conservation agriculture; Nutrition-sensitive climate smart agriculture; and Agricultural Risk Management. Supported innovations should be designed to benefit smallholder farmers in East and Southern Africa. The program provides technical assistance and access to investors and corporate partners. Four companies will receive US$20 thousand. Applicants must be a for-profit company operating in Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, or Zimbabwe. The application deadline is 08 January 2024. CGIAR Food Systems Accelerator

Earth Journalism Network — Media Grants to Strengthen Media Coverage of Environmental Crimes in the Amazon

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers organizational grants of US$5 thousand to US$12 thousand to media outlets, NGOs, and academic institutions to support media and journalism activities related to environmental crimes in the Amazon Region in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. EJN aims to strengthen the capacities of civil society actors and their regional networks to conserve biodiversity and prevent environmental crimes in the Amazon. Interested applicants should propose training activities for journalists, communicators and media professionals through workshops, webinars, or online courses, and/or support the production of investigative stories on environmental crimes that expand reporting in regional languages. The application deadline is 08 January 2024. Visit EJN

Startup Wise Guys — Climate Change Warriors Program

The Climate Change Warriors Program offers training, networking opportunities and funding to creative minds that fight climate change. The 4-months program provides intensive training and personal development opportunities. Participants can get up to €120 thousand convertible investment. The program is designed for early-stage B2B sustainability startups working in climate-smart agriculture, regenerative agriculture, circular economy, circular waste management, or sustainable land management.  The deadline to apply is 18 January 2024. Climate Change Warriors Program

Commission for Environmental Cooperation — Environmental Community Action

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) calls for applications for the new cycle of the North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA) grant program. The current call for proposals is aimed at organizations supporting environmental initiatives that will involve and empower Indigenous Peoples and communities and enhance climate adaptation by respectfully applying and protecting Indigenous knowledge systems. The CEC encourages applicants to submit proposals up to C$185 thousand. The program supports projects and partnerships in Canada, Mexico and the United States. The deadline for submitting proposals is 18 January 2024. Link to NAPECA

Africa Agriculture Development Company — Support for Early-Stage Businesses

The Africa Agriculture Development Company (AgDevCo) supports early-stage businesses with a proven business model. AgDevCo does not consider investments below US$250 thousand unless there is potential for rapid growth. AgDevCo prefers direct investments in Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, but might consider investment outside of these countries in partnership with established businesses that have a regional presence. AgDevCo welcomes applications from potential investees for projects across the agricultural value chain. There is no specific application deadline. Link to AgDevCo

Union for the Mediterranean — Project Implementation Support

The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) does not fund the implementation of the projects but it assists project development, the search for financial resources, and the search for political and technical support needed for project implementation. UfM promotes a wide range of projects in the Mediterranean region in subject areas that include energy and climate, water, environment, blue economy, and several others. Proposals are accepted continuously; there is no calendar deadline. Details

Climate and Clean Air Coalition — Reducing Methane Emissions from the Livestock Sector in Brazil

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) accepts applications to develop a strategy for supporting the reduction of methane emissions intensity from livestock production in Brazil. The project should support farmers of various sizes without excluding small holders. To be eligible for consideration, project proposals must be submitted by a non-governmental organization. Grants range from US$ 1.2 million to US$ 1.5 million. The application deadline is 07 January 2024. Details

Research Institute for Humanity and Nature — Visiting Research Fellow Program

The Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) Visiting Research Fellow Program brings overseas researchers to the Institute for periods of two to six months to engage in research collaboration. Each visiting fellow must work with a RIHN host researcher who acts as the main point of contact with the Institute. Applicants must have a PhD and be employed in an overseas research institute. Travel, accommodation and daily expenses are covered by RIHN. The application deadline is 12 January 2024. RIHN Visiting Research Fellow Program