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Securing Water for Food -- SWFF Grants, Round 4

posted Aug 21, 2016, 11:42 PM by Site Manager

The Securing Water for Food Grand Challenge for Development (SWFF) is a collaborative initiative among the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Swedish International Development Agency, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Government of South Africa. The current call for proposals focuses on improving water efficiency and reusing agricultural wastewater; effective water capture and storage systems for extending temporal availability of water supply; and management of salinity in water supplies. Awardees will receive between US$100 thousand and US$2 million in funding and acceleration support to bring their innovations to scale. The deadline for applications is 10 October 2016. Link

Well Aware -- Water Projects in East Africa

posted Aug 21, 2016, 10:53 PM by Site Manager

Well Aware aims to help local communities in East Africa find sustainable solutions to address water scarcity and contamination. Well Aware aims to support its water projects with integrated project planning; technical evaluation; project oversight; promotion of partnerships; community training in sanitation and hygiene; and community empowerment. While most current projects are in Kenya, the application form does not restrict the country. Applications can be submitted at any time; there is no deadline. Link

Human Development Innovation Fund -- Mawazo Challenge in Tanzania

posted Aug 1, 2016, 9:23 AM by Site Manager

The Human Development Innovation Fund is funded by the UK government to create social impact in education, health and water, and sanitation and hygiene (WASH) across Tanzania. The Mawazo Challenge invites ideas to design a competition or award scheme that will foster and support promising ideas to solve problems in these areas. The best three ideas will be awarded cash prizes, including five million Tanzanian shillings for the first prize. The application deadline (first stage) is 15 August 2016. Link

British Council -- UK-Israel-MENA Research on Water

posted Aug 1, 2016, 8:56 AM by Site Manager

The program Institutional Links aims to build research collaboration between the UK and partner countries on subjects of shared interest. The current call focuses on collaboration in water research among the UK, Israel, and other countries of the Middle East and North Africa (Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen). Grants are £50 thousand to £100 thousand for periods ranging from 10 to 18 months The deadline for applications is 30 September 2016. Link

King Baudouin Foundation -- Elisabeth and Amélie Fund

posted Aug 1, 2016, 8:47 AM by Site Manager

The Elisabeth & Amélie Fund supports sustainable water management in developing countries by financing field internships for masters students from developing countries who are studying in Belgium. The internship of 1-2 months should take place in a developing country (i.e., the student’s country of origin or another country). It should be tied to master’s research or equivalent, under the responsibility of the Belgian academic institution where the student is studying. The grant will cover expenses inherent to the internship, up to a maximum of €5 thousand. The Fund intends to make 10 grants. The application deadline is 17 October 2016. Link

UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council -- Research with China and Netherlands on Delta Management

posted Aug 1, 2016, 5:16 AM by Site Manager

The UK's EPSRC is a partner with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in the research program "Sustainable Deltas." This joint activity focuses on research challenges for sustainable and safe deltas within the broader framework of the water sector. Thematic areas include water availability, water system analysis, salinisation and desiccation, water governance, and new solutions for passenger and freight transportation in deltas and coastal waters. The application deadline is 25 October 2016. Link

Japan Water Forum -- Small Grants for Water Projects 2016

posted Jul 10, 2016, 11:49 PM by Site Manager

The Japan Water Forum makes small grants to grassroots organizations in least-developed countries. Activities for funding support include innovative solutions for water and sanitation, and risk reduction for water-related disasters. Grants are up to US$1 thousand. The application deadline is 31 July 2016. Link

National Geographic Explorers -- Air and Water Conservation Fund for China

posted Jun 21, 2016, 2:43 AM by Site Manager

With support from the Alibaba Group, National Geographic Explorers invites applications for the Air and Water Conservation Fund for residents of mainland China. Funded projects may include scientific research, community conservation, technological innovation, and communication endeavors that directly bear on novel solutions in air and water conservation in China. While grant amounts vary greatly, the average grant is US$20 thousand. Funds are primarily for direct field expenses; applications seeking support solely for laboratory work will not be considered. The deadline for pre-applications (Chinese, English) is 04 July 2016. Link

Inter-American Development Bank -- Solutions to Improve Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

posted Jun 21, 2016, 2:40 AM by Site Manager   [ updated Jun 21, 2016, 2:41 AM ]

The Inter-American Development Bank calls for startups to compete for participation in the seventh edition of "Demand Solutions – Ideas to Improve Lives." The competition seeks to reward innovative startups working on projects in water, sanitation, hygiene, and health. Applications are invited from nationals of the Bank's borrowing member countries. Ten to twelve startups will be selected, half from the health category and half from water/sanitation/hygiene (WASH). One representative from each selected startup will participate in the Venture Night competition in Buenos Aires (November 2016) to compete for prizes. Three of the selected WASH startups will be awarded the IDB-FEMSA Water Prize. Other partners will award prizes to some of the other startups, as well. The deadline for applications (Spanish, Portuguese, English) is 05 July 2016. Link

U.S. Department of State -- Sustainable Development in the Lower Mekong Region

posted Jun 21, 2016, 2:09 AM by Site Manager

The Lower Mekong Initiative Nexus Futures Program aims to advance sustainable development around the water, energy, food, and environment nexus within the 3S river and watershed system in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. The project will seek to strengthen the political will to manage the region's shared resources. The project team should be experienced in transboundary water cooperation and environmental governance; process facilitation; conflict mitigation; mediation; decision sciences; climate change adaptation; political economy analysis; diplomacy; international development; nexus planning; and stakeholder engagement. Applications are invited from non-profit NGOs, educational institutions, governments, and public international organizations. The program will make one grant for up to US$473 thousand for 18 months. Funding Opportunity OES-OER-16-002. The application deadline is 01 August 2016. Link

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