Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) — Grants for International Meetings 2013. TWAS makes grants to support the organization of high-level international and regional scientific activities in developing countries by offering financial assistance for
conferences, workshops, symposia, and special meetings. Eligible fields include agricultural, biological, geological, and other sciences. Application deadlines are 01 June and 01December of each year.
Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) — Fellowships. Each year, TWAS coordinates with participating research institutions in the developing world to host visiting research fellows. The fields of research include biotechnology, natural sciences, chemical and biological sciences, and others. Partner (host) organizations are located in Brazil, China, India, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, and Thailand. In 2012, application deadlines ranged from 28 June to 15 September — depending on the program (monitor for changes 2013).
Alliance for Global Good — Innovation Fund. The Innovation Fund is designed to help medium-sized nonprofit organizations in the USA engage internationally in thematic areas that include environment (among others). The grants are for mature 501(c)3 organizations and fiscal sponsors to support program implementation, not exploration. Proposals are evaluated in relation to innovation, collaboration, leverage, scale, and sustainability. In 2012, the deadline for applications was 27 June (monitor for changes 2013).
Australian Government — Australia Endeavor Awards 2014. The Endeavor Awards provide opportunities for citizens of the Asia- Pacific region, Middle East, Europe, and the Americas to undertake study, research, and professional development in Australia. The program also supports outgoing Australians. The categories of awards vary by purpose, funding levels, duration (short and long-term), and country eligibility. The application period is 01 April 2013 through 30 June 2013.
Australian Government — Australia Leadership Awards, Round 14. The Australian
government makes a significant contribution to the education of talented individuals in the
developing countries through its Leadership Awards. The subject areas for fellowships in
Australia correspond to the priorities of Australia’s aid programs by regions and countries —
and include agriculture, energy, natural resources, and environment. Australian organizations nominate individuals in eligible developing countries for the fellowships. Applications will be accepted from 13 May 2013 through 19 June 2013.
AXA Research Fund — Funding 2013. The AXA Research Fund supports research to help
understand risk management and prevention, including risks related to natural disasters and climate change. Applications can be submitted by pre-registered research institutions in EU member states and collaborating countries in the FP7 research program (including a number of developing countries). The next application deadlines for Academic Chairs are 22 February 2013 and 14 June 2013.
Both ENDS — Joke Waller-Hunter Initiative for Young Environmentalists. The Joke Waller-Hunter Initiative offers grants to advance the leadership and learning of junior persons working for — or affiliated with — environmental civil society organizations in developing and emerging countries. JWH especially encourages the nomination of young women and local community leaders. Grants can be applied for a wide range of activities, but candidates should have a clear idea of how they intend to use the grant. The grants range from €2,500 to €10,000 each, and 15 grants are offered twice a year. The nomination deadlines are 01 June and 01 December of each year.
CILSS — Regional Program on Land Management and Adaptation to Climate Change in Sahelian Countries. CILSS (Le Comité Permanent Inter Etats de lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahelis) is the regional organization to fight drought in the Sahel region of Africa. In collaboration with the French GEF, CILSS funds projects to help community organizations combat the degradation of natural resources and recuperate their lands in the face of climate change. In 2012, the closing date for applications was 12 June (monitor for changes 2013).
Crawford Fund — Australian Support for Asia-Pacific Research in Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry. The Crawford Fund Fellowship supports a scientist in agriculture, fisheries, or forestry from the Asia-Pacific countries for additional training in Australia. The Fellowship is offered annually to an agricultural scientist below the age of 35 years who is a citizen of (or who is working in) one the following countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Kirabati, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. In 2012, the closing date for applications was 29 June (monitor for changes 2013).
European Commission (EC) — ACP-EU II Energy Facility, 2nd Call for Proposals. The EC will make grants to expand and improve renewable energy and energy efficiency in the African countries of the ACP (African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries). The grants will
focus on scaling-up already proven successful actions. The program is open to state and non-state organizations in the EU (and its acceding and candidate countries); the European Economic Area; the ACP countries; and other least-developed countries. Grants will range
from €4 million to €8 million, subject to cost shares. Reference
EuropeAid/133481/C/ACT/Multi. The deadline for proposals is 03 June 2013.
European Commission (EC) — Biodiversity Research in Tropical and Subtropical Europe. Net-Biome is a consortium of partners from EU member states to fund research for the sustainable management of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of the EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories (BEST). Eligibility extends to organizations in EU member states; EU overseas countries and territories; and international organizations. Partners from third countries are also eligible. In 2012, the closing date for applications was 01 June (monitor for changes 2013).
French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs — Biodiversity and Natural Products in Asia. The French government funds the program Bio-Asie to foster French-Asian collaboration in research and development of natural products that may have applications in medicine, cosmetics, agriculture, renewable energy, etc. Each funded project includes at least one French team combined with partners in two or more eligible Asian countries: Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan,Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. In 2012, the application deadline was 25 June (monitor for changes 2013).
French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs — Research Cooperation France-Indonesia. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, jointly support “Nusantara” to promote research
cooperation between France and Indonesia. Focus areas include environmental protection, marine science, prevention of natural disasters, renewable energy, and several others. In 2012, the deadline for proposals was 15 June (monitor for changes 2013).
Fresno Chaffee Zoo — Wildlife Conservation Fund. The Fresno Chaffee Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund makes grants for wildlife conservation and research that focuses on rare,threatened, and endangered animals and their habitats. The priority is for in situ conservation projects. Awards are in any amount, and most grants range from US$1 thousand to US$2thousand. The principal investigator must be associated with a recognized institution. In 2012, the application deadline was 01 June (monitor for changes 2013).
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) — 3rd Call, Public Sector. GAFSP announces its third call for proposals in the Public Sector Window for programs and projects that strengthen agriculture and lessen food insecurity in low-income countries.
GAFSP intends to fund 4-5 proposals for a total of US$175 million. Applications (English and French) are invited from governments in 18 eligible countries, listed in the announcement. The closing date for applications is 05 June 2013.
IUCN – Thomson Reuters Media Award. Established by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and IUCN, the award aims to encourage high standards in environmental reporting worldwide. The award is open to journalists and writers across the world who write for any publication, website, or blog. In 2012, the application deadline was15 June (monitor for
JapanInternationalResearchCenter for Agricultural Sciences — International Awards for Young Agricultural Researchers. JIRCAS makes awards of US$5 thousand each for up to three young agricultural researchers in developing countries who contribute to outstanding research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related themes. Candidates need to be younger than age 40. In 2012, the deadline for applications was 29 June (monitor for changes 2013).
Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund — Application Deadline in June 2013.
The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund makes grants to individuals, communities, and organizations for the conservation of animal, bird, plant, and fungi species worldwide. Small grants are up to US$5 thousand; larger grants of up to US$25 thousand require approval by the Fund’s board. Applications (in English) received before 30 June 2013 will be reviewed before the end of August.
National Birds of Prey Trust — Grants for Raptor Conservation 2013. The National Birds of Prey Trust (UK) makes grants to conserve birds of prey in their range countries. Grants support conservation education and science. Each project is expected to help build capacity in bird conservation with local communities, NGOs, and governments. Small grants are under £5 thousand, and larger grants are also available. The submission deadline is 01 June 2013.
New Zealand Aid Program — Scholarships. New Zealand’s government provides a variety of opportunities for training and university study through the New Zealand Aid Program, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Eligible countries/regions include many in the Pacific; East and Southeast Asia; Sub-Saharan Africa; and Latin America. The priorities for support
often include agriculture, renewable energy, fisheries, disaster risk management, and other areas related to natural resources and environment. Application deadlines are specific to each country/regional program. In 2012, many deadlines were in April, May, and June (monitor for changes 2013).
Roger Williams Park Zoo — Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund. The Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund makes grants of up to US$1 thousand to protect threatened wildlife and habitats worldwide. Priority is for projects that demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to ecosystem conservation, and that involve in-country collaborators.
Applicants can be of any nationality. The annual application deadline is 01 June.
Save Our Species — Grants for the Conservation of Threatened Species. SOS makes grants for projects that focus on critically endangered and endangered species. Grants are to civil society organizations for field projects. International NGOs are eligible if they work closely with national stakeholders, local communities, and with the required authorizations
from governments. In 2012, the deadline for proposals was 22 June (monitor for changes 2013).
Society for Marine Mammology — Research Grants. The Society for Marine Mammology makes grants to help support marine mammal research in emerging and developing countries. Grants are for up to US$1,500 for field research by early career researchers. In 2012, applications are invited between 01 June and 30 June (monitor for changes 2013).
Toyota Motor Corporation — Toyota Environmental Activities Grants Program. Toyota makes grants to support environmental activities implemented by nonprofit organizations on environmental themes that vary from year to year. Grants are made in Japan and overseas (i.e., internationally). The international program is open to applicants in Japan, and international partners in collaboration with Japanese groups. In 2012, the deadline for applications was18 June (monitor for changes 2013.
Veolia Environment Foundation — Grants 2013. The Veolia Environment Foundation supports community-oriented nonprofit initiatives in thematic areas that include development aid and environmental conservation on a worldwide basis. Projects must be sponsored by a current or retired Veolia employee. There is no maximum or minimum grant amount, although it cannot exceed 50% of the project budget. In 2013, the application periods are January, June, and September.
World Bank — Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund. The Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) is a trust fund at the World Bank to evaluate the impacts of development programs on alleviating poverty and improving livelihoods. Its first call for proposals in 2012 identified four thematic areas, including a theme on water supply, sanitation, and hygiene. In 2012, the closing date for submitting the first-stage templates was 04 June (monitor for changes 2013)
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