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Blacksmith Institute -- Small Grants on Pollution by Persistent Toxins

posted Jan 1, 2014, 10:32 AM by Jan Laarman

The Blacksmith Institute is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to solving pollution problems in developing countries, where human health is at risk. The Blacksmith Institute offers small grants for research on point-source pollution from lead, chromium, cadmium, mercury, radio-nuclides, arsenic, and other severe and persistent toxins. Eligibility for grants extends to individuals and institutions of all nationalities and disciplines for pollution problems in countries belonging to WHO Mortality Strata B, C, D and E1.  Grants are up to US$2,500. The closing date for applications is 20 January 2014. Link

European Commission (EC) -- Agriculture in the Palestinian West Bank

posted Jan 1, 2014, 10:22 AM by Jan Laarman   [ updated Jan 10, 2014, 4:48 PM ]

The EC announces funding to strengthen agriculture in the West Bank. The focus areas are land reclamation, improvement of rural roads, water management in agriculture, and strengthening of farmers organizations. The program is open to applicants in EU member states, the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and other countries and international organizations. Grant funding ranges from €1.5 million to €3.6 million, varying with cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/135223/L/ACT/PS. The closing date for concept notes is 06 February 2014. Link

Fondation Ensemble -- Program Fund and Small Grants 2014

posted Jan 1, 2014, 10:05 AM by Jan Laarman

Fondation Ensemble supports field projects in sustainable development and conservation. In 2014, grants in the Program Fund are up to €50 thousand per year (up to 50% of the project budget) for projects of two to four years in Cambodia, Ecuador, Laos, Mozambique, and Peru. The subject areas are sustainable agriculture and fishing; renewable energies; eco-materials; and biodiversity conservation. Additionally, applicants in coastal areas of West Africa from Mauritania to Liberia are eligible to apply for grants in biodiversity conservation. The Small Grants range from €3 thousand to €30 thousand (up to 50% of the project budget) for projects of up to two years in conservation of threatened animal species in any country of the world. The deadline for concept notes is 07 February 2014. Link

Humane Earth Foundation: Grants for Environmental Projects in Europe

posted Jan 1, 2014, 9:38 AM by Jan Laarman

The Humane Earth Foundation (La Fondation pour une Terre Humaine -- FTH) makes grants to civil society organizations in Europe for social action to defend the natural environment, and to combat poverty and exclusion. Most grants are to organizations in western Europe, although FTH makes a smaller number of grants in eastern Europe and the Balkans region. Grants are to small and medium NGOs and to other nonprofit associations with an activist orientation. The next application deadline is 24 February 2014. Link

CAS-TWAS Presidents Post-Graduate Fellowship Program -- PhD Studies in China

posted Jan 1, 2014, 9:26 AM by Jan Laarman

The CAS-TWAS Presidents Post-Graduate Fellowship Program will fund up to 140 students per year from the developing world for PhD studies at Chinese institutions. Funding covers international travel, a monthly stipend, and a tuition waiver for a duration of four years. Applicants should be nationals of developing countries (other than China), and under 35 years old. The application deadline is 28 February 2014. Link

Grants for Research on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security -- CGIAR and Partners

posted Jan 1, 2014, 9:16 AM by Jan Laarman

The CGIAR's program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) calls for concept notes in two subject areas. Flagship 1 requests innovative research-for-development ideas related to climate-smart agriculture, specifically focused on local adaptation planning and approaches to enlarge program scale. Flagship 2 requests proposals for climate information services and climate-informed food security safety nets. Projects are for four years and should be grounded in the CCAFS regions (Latin America; West Africa; East Africa; South Asia; Southeast Asia). Any institution can submit a concept note, but a CGIAR Center must be a significant partner. The deadline for concept notes (both flagships) is 01 March 2014. Link

Spanish Funding for Masters Degrees in Protected Areas 2014-2015: Inviting Applications from Latin America

posted Jan 1, 2014, 8:57 AM by Jan Laarman

The BBVA Foundation and the Carolina Foundation, in partnership with other Spanish foundations and universities, will fund ten Latin Americans for masters studies and research in Spain on the management of protected areas. The program is open to nationals of Latin America (Ibero-American Community of Nations) and Portugal who have prior education or experience with protected areas, and who hold a university degree. The application deadline is 13 March 2014. Link

Sustainable Energy in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus Region: EC Funding for Demonstration Projects

posted Jan 1, 2014, 8:44 AM by Jan Laarman

 The "Covenant of Mayors" challenges local city governments to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases by implementing Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP). The present call for proposals will fund SEAP pilot demonstration projects in countries of the EU's Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine). The program is open to specific types of organizations legally established in one of the countries of the Eastern Partnership. Grants will range from €400 thousand to €1.5 million, subject to cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/135376/C/ACT/Multi. The application deadline is 21 March 2014. Link

International Research Collaboration with Europe: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellowships 2014

posted Jan 1, 2014, 8:25 AM by Jan Laarman

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellowships include the Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE). RISE aims to develop partnerships at the international level in Europe and outside Europe (most developing countries are eligible) in academic and non-academic sectors. The organizations constituting the partnerships contribute to joint research and innovation by seconding and/or hosting eligible staff members. Program MSCA-RISE-2014. The deadline for applications is 24 April 2014. Link

EC Horizon 2020 -- 2014 International Cooperation

posted Jan 1, 2014, 8:13 AM by Jan Laarman

The EC's research program Horizon 2020 includes a component of international cooperation (INCO) with key partner countries and regions.  Proposals are invited from consortia consisting of balanced partnerships between European and international partners in Russia, China, Black Sea countries, Middle East countries, and Africa (all countries).  Programs INT-01-2014 (Russia and China) and INT-02-2014 (Black Sea, Middle East, and Africa).  The deadline for proposals is 29 April 2014. Link

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