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Royal Bank of Canada -- Blue Water Project 2016

posted Nov 23, 2015, 5:40 AM by Site Manager

The RBC's Blue Water Project makes grants for watershed protection and safe drinking water in two programs. (i) The Community Action Grants are up to $10 thousand for local and community organizations in Canada, USA, and the Caribbean. (ii) Leadership Grants ranging from $10 thousand to $100 thousand are available in North America and other countries where RBC does business. For Leadership Grants, applicants send an expression of interest before 15 December 2015. For Community Action Grants, the application deadline is 18 February 2016. Link

WaterAid -- Research on Climate Finance for Water, Sanitation, and Health (WASH)

posted Nov 2, 2015, 5:41 AM by Site Manager

WaterAid aims to ensure that a proportion of future funding for climate programs is spent on increasing the water security and climate resilience of people living in WASH poverty. Research should address the contextual, institutional, and political factors that can help secure climate finance for water-related projects. Eligibility for funding is open worldwide for individuals and teams. As a guide, the research budget is expected to range between £40 thousand and £50 thousand. The deadline for expressions of interest is 16 November 2015. Link

British Council -- Water Management and Environmental Impact Assessment in the Oil and Gas Industry, Kazakhstan

posted Nov 2, 2015, 5:26 AM by Site Manager

The British Council will support a workshop to bring together researchers from the UK and Kazakhstan on several topics in water management related to Kazakhstan's oil and gas industry. The 4-day workshop will be held at Nazarbayev University, Astana, in March 2016. The British Council will cover the costs related to travel and accommodation expenses. The application deadline is 15 December 2015. Link

International Foundation for Science (IFS) -- Research Grants for Individuals

posted Nov 2, 2015, 5:18 AM by Site Manager

The International Foundation for Science invites early-career scientists in eligible developing countries to apply for the IFS Individual Research Grants. Themes of the call are: (i) Biological resources in terrestrial systems; (ii) Water and aquatic resources; and (iii) Food security, dietary diversity, and healthy livelihoods. Eligibility for funding extends to researchers in low and lower-middle income countries (IFS provides a list). Applicants must be attached to a national research institute or university. Grants are up to US$12 thousand for projects of one to three years. The next deadline for applications (English, French) is 31 December 2015. Link

European Commission Horizon 2020 -- Water Management and Agriculture in the Euro-Mediterranean Region 2016

posted Nov 2, 2015, 5:01 AM by Site Manager

The Horizon 2020 program of research and innovation includes topics that are suitable for international cooperation. This includes cooperation in projects of climate action, environment, resource efficiency, and raw materials (SC5). Project SC5-12 will address research on food systems and water resources in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The aim is to coordinate efforts among funding bodies, universities, ministries, and other stakeholders from around the Mediterranean area in relation to research on agriculture and water management. The deadline for proposals is 26 January 2016. Link

World Bank -- Public-Private Infrastructure in Water, Energy, and Transportation

posted Oct 21, 2015, 8:17 AM by Site Manager

The World Bank's Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) welcomes submissions on topics pertaining to private-sector participation in infrastructure, public-private partnerships, and sub-national finance for energy, water, and transportation. PPIAF is looking for knowledge products that provide lessons learned or best practices which can be applied across countries and across regions. Funding is up to US$50 thousand per proposal. Proposals are strongly encouraged to include co-financing. The deadline for submissions is 06 November 2015. Link

King Baudouin Foundation -- Elisabeth & Amelie Fund for Water Management in Developing Countries

posted Oct 21, 2015, 8:00 AM by Site Manager

The Elisabeth & Amelie Fund aims to instigate a new form of support for sustainable water management in developing countries by financing internships for students from developing countries who are studying in Belgium. The internship will take place in the student’s country of origin or another developing country. It will be tied to a master’s degree or equivalent, under the responsibility of the academic institution where the student is studying in Belgium. Grants are a maximum of €5 thousand. The work should be completed between December 2015 and August 2016. Some ten grants will be awarded. The deadline for applications is 16 November 2015. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Water Conservation in Jordan

posted Oct 21, 2015, 7:35 AM by Site Manager

USAID will fund a 5-year program in Jordan to enhance water conservation and availability. The objectives are to develop technologies for water conservation; to increase aquifer recharge and soil water storage; and to build local awareness, capacity, and policy for water management. USAID will make one grant for US$30 million that will enable local sub-grants. Eligibility for funding is unrestricted. Funding Opportunity RFA-278-16-000002. The application deadline is 18 December 2015. Link

Masdar Institute -- Graduate Studies in Environmental Sciences in the UAE

posted Oct 12, 2015, 6:03 AM by Site Manager   [ updated Oct 12, 2015, 6:04 AM ]

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi provides a cross-disciplinary program of study and research focused on sustainable technologies and policies. Masdar offers full financial scholarships to qualified candidates for masters and doctoral degree programs. Subject areas include water and environmental engineering, among others. For international applicants, the application deadline is 31 October 2015. Link

French Institute of Development Research (IRD) -- Research in Central Africa

posted Sep 30, 2015, 12:29 AM by Site Manager

IRD and AUF (L'Agence universitaire de la Francophonie) jointly call for research projects in Central Africa on three themes: population health and well-being; biodiversity and biosphere sciences; and water and sanitation. The objective is to build greater research capacity in the forested zones of the region, particularly through strong North-South consortia. The focus countries are Cameroon, Dem Rep Congo, and Gabon. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2015. Link

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