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Conservation Strategy Fund — Training Course on Economic Tools for Conservation 2018

The Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) invites applications for its annual international training course, “Economic Tools for Conservation”, to be held at the University of California Berkeley in July 2018. The course is aimed at managers of conservation programs and protected areas; directors of NGOs; and representatives of government agencies. Applicants from disciplines such as biology, forestry, law, anthropology, and economics are encouraged to apply. Accepted applicants are responsible for seeking their own funding. (CSF encourages applicants to apply for a Professional Development Grant from WWF-US before 01 February 2018.) Link to CSF / Link to WWF-US

Colorado State University — Training in Protected Areas Management 2018

Colorado State University, in collaboration with partner organizations in the USA, announces its annual one-month course in protected areas management to be held July-August 2018 in the Western USA. Participants are invited from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, with emphasis on participants from Latin America. The course will be given in Spanish. The university does not offer scholarships for the course, but it suggests where to look for funding support in their FAQs. Applications are due by 02 February 2018. Course information (in Spanish)

University of Bergen — PhD Course on Food Security

The Bergen Summer Research School offers parallel short courses for PhD students and young researchers on themes of urgent societal problems focusing on the transition to sustainability. One of the six courses will concentrate on the question “Can more food be obtained from the ocean in a sustainable way?”. Another course will deal with food and nutrition insecurity. Stipends to participate in the course are available for qualified individuals who are currently enrolled for studies and carrying out research in a list of eligible developing countries. The application deadline is 15 February 2018. Summer School

INOMICS — Conference Grant Contest 2017

INOMICS makes grants to students and researchers to attend conferences. The grant is $500 to young researchers to travel to an academic conference of their choice. Eligible conferences for the Contest is any event posted on https://inomics.com/top/events (most of which are business related but useful for some fields and categories of the Terra Viva Grants Directory, e.g. economic development). Eligibility extends to residents of all countries around the world. The contest period ends on 10 December 2017. Take part

Connect4Climate — Climate Communications Campaign

In collaboration with partner organizations, the World Bank Group’s program Connect for Climate is sponsoring the #Uniting4Climate communications campaign. In the lead up and during COP 23, partners in the campaign will share messages, host events, and showcase climate solutions under the #Uniting4Climate hashtag. The campaign especially invites proposals for a virtual reality (VR) production in the form of a short description and short sample video that uses VR to illustrate and explain climate solutions and action. The winner or winners will be presented in November at the COP23 in Bonn, and they will be eligible for other publicity and possible prizes. The deadline for entries is 15 October 2017. Read more

International Livestock Research Institute – Workshop for Africans on Writing Scientific Research Papers

The BecA-ILRI Hub is partnering with other organizations to sponsor two training workshops on writing scientific research papers, each followed by four days of training in science communication. The workshops are scheduled for November-December 2017. The major focus is on applicants conducting research in agricultural bio-sciences in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Dem Rep Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda. However, eligible applicants from other African countries will also be considered. There are several fully funded places for these workshops.  The application deadline is 30 September 2017. Find out more

Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network — Climate Change Storytelling Competition

The Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network, in partnership with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, announces the ACCCRN Storytelling Competition 2017. The competition invites climate stories about impacts, actions, and innovations under the theme “Beat the Heat: How inclusive cities are coping with rising temperatures”. Shortlisted finalists will be invited to attend an Urban Heat Resilience storytelling workshop from 27-30 November 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The deadline for story submissions is 30 September 2017. More info on how to submit your story

Qatar National Research Fund — Qatar-UK Research Networking

The Qatar National Research Fund, in collaboration with UK partners, is launching the Qatar-UK Research Networking Programme. The joint programme is designed to support the participation of early-career researchers in workshops focusing on building links for future collaboration between Qatar and the UK. Thematic areas include energy and environment, among others. Workshop grants are up to US $50 thousand. The submission deadline is 28 September 2017. About the programme

UN-Habitat — Conference on Cities and Climate Change Science

UN-Habitat and its partners are sponsoring a conference in Canada, scheduled for March 2018, on the subject of cities and the science of climate change. The conference will assess the current state of academic and practice-based knowledge about climate change, identifying gaps and sharing best practices. The conference organizers welcome proposals for events and abstracts for oral sessions. The conference has limited funding available to support the travel of selected applicants from developing countries. Additional funds may be mobilized for the participation of early-career scientists and professionals. The submission deadline is 06 October 2017. Interested applicants should see the full information here

U.S. Department of State — ASEAN Regional Workshop to Protect the Mekong Environment

The U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City announces funding to develop and implement a six-day workshop in 2018 on protecting the environment of the Mekong Delta. The workshop will be held in Vietnam, and it will bring together at least 80 members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) who have environmental backgrounds and leadership potential. Eligibility to apply for organizing and implementing the workshop extends to nonprofit civil society organizations and public educational institutions in the USA and other countries. Applicants should have strong linkages with a Vietnam-based partner. Proposals should be for under US$250 thousand. Funding Opportunity SVM700-17-PAS-09. The application deadline is 15 September 2017. Link