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ASEAN Impact Challenge — Accelerating the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals

This regional programme is designed to discover innovators and strengthen new innovations from Southeast Asia. Categories are early-stage innovations (proposals, ideas, concepts and prototypes) and scale-stage innovation (proven social innovations with the potential and capacity to increase impact). Initiatives by participant teams have ranged from waste management, agriculture, and environment, among others. Finalists will showcase their innovations to investors and other corporate organisations. The deadline for entries is 09 September 2018. More about the ASEAN Impact Challenge

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium — Conservation Grants 2018

The Columbus Zoo makes conservation grants for research, local community involvement, capacity building, environmental education, and behavior change leading to improved conservation of wildlife and habitat. Grant requests may range from US$1 thousand to US$25 thousand, but grants are limited to US$5 thousand for first-time applicants. First-time applicants must submit a pre-proposal. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. The next proposal review is mid-September 2018. Application and Guidelines

Zoos Victoria — Grants for International Conservation 2018-2019

Zoos Victoria (Australia) helps build international conservation partnerships. The International Grants program is themed ‘Wildlife Conservation through Community Engagement’, recognising the importance of engaging people in protecting wildlife, while supporting sustainable development. Eligibility extends to any organization or group that is able to undertake projects in this theme. Grants are up to AUD 20 thousand for projects of one year. The application deadline is 30 September 2018. Find the application process

Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation — Professional Courses in Israel 2018

MASHAV funds professional courses organized and hosted by Israeli institutions in subject areas that include agriculture, energy, natural resources, health, education, and social development. The remainder of the 2018 calendar in English-language courses includes one on Agricultural Engineering Technologies (October-November 2018), with an application deadline on 05 August 2018; Agroecological Approaches for Sustainable Intensive Agriculture (October-November 2018), with an application deadline on 20 August 2018; Urban Water Technologies and Management (November 2018), with an application deadline on 24 August 2018; Renewable Energy as a Catalyst for Regional Development (November-December  2018), with an application deadline on 31 August 2018; and Intensive Fish Farming (December 2018), with an application deadline on 28 September 2018. MASHOV offers additional courses in Spanish, French, and Russian. Applications are submitted through Israel’s diplomatic missions. For most courses, MASHAV covers course fees, accommodation, medical insurance, and other expenses in Israel (but not international airfare). Link

Mission Innovation — Prize for Energy Innovations

Through its Champions Program, Mission Innovation seeks to recognize exceptional researchers and innovators who are developing new ways of making clean energy cheaper and more reliable by using it more efficiently. MI Champions will participate in the fourth MI ministerial (MI-4) meeting in Canada (May 2019). Participating developing countries to nominate a candidate are India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and China, among other developed countries. The deadline for registration is 10 September 2018. Details

UK Research Councils — Global Challenges Research Fund 2018

The Global Challenges Research Fund invites applications to grow research capability in the UK to meet the challenges faced by developing countries. Examples of thematic areas include sustainable agriculture; clean air, water, and sanitation; renewable energy and materials; addressing environmental shocks and long-term environmental changes; and others. Investigators may request up to £3 million over two years. Both UK and international research organisations (Universities, public laboratories, or nonprofit organisations) can be research partners and receive funds. The closing date for submissions is 11 September 2018. About this opportunity

International Development Research Center — Fight against Antimicrobial Resistance in Livestock

The IDRC seeks research proposals that develop innovative veterinary solutions focused on product development to reduce therapeutic and prevent non-therapeutic antimicrobial (AMR) use by farmers in developing countries. Proposals need to demonstrate how the project will involve women in the research team and that they have considered the potential environmental impacts of their activities. Budgets between CAN$ 1-3 million are accepted. To be eligible, at least one of the administering project institutions should be based in a low or middle-income country. The deadline for applications is 12 September 2018. More

Australian Agency for International Development — Development Assistance to Africa

The Direct Aid Program (DAP) supports poverty reduction through more equitable access to the benefits of inclusive and sustainable growth. The Direct Aid Program provides funding for an average of 30 projects per year from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. DAP is available on a not-for-profit basis to individuals, community groups, NGOs and other entities engaged in development activities. The funding ceiling per project is AUD 60 thousand. Applications can be done online and will close on 15 September 2018. Details

British Council — Researcher Links Workshops, UK/Turkey

Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and a partner country to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. UK and Turkish Institutions can request up to £40 thousand to be used towards workshop implementation. All workshops must be held in 2019. Each proposal must have one Principal Applicant from the UK and one Principal Applicant from Turkey. The submission deadline is 17 September 2018. Link

British Council — UK-China PhD Placements

The UK-China Joint Research and Innovation Partnership Fund is a sponsorship opportunity for UK and Chinese PhD students and their supervisors to spend three to twelve months (for PhD students) and up to three months (for supervisors) at higher education institutions in China or the UK. The focus is on research areas that include food and water security, environmental technologies, and energy — among others. Applicants must find a host institution in their target country, and placements must start between January and December 2019. The application process closes on 20 September 2018. Learn more