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European Union in India -- Young Scientist Competition 2015

posted Aug 2, 2015, 6:20 AM by Site Manager

The young scientist competition gives young researchers from India and Europe a suitable podium to promote their research projects and to share ideas for cooperation between India and Europe. The competition is open to researchers in India and EU member states (and Associated Countries) aged 19 to 34 years who are affiliated with a company, research center, university, or non-profit organization -- and who have a masters degree or higher. Applicants are invited from all scientific fields for projects or project ideas on the theme of "Water for Health." Videos of five minutes should be submitted before 07 August 2015. Link

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad -- Water Accelerator Program for India

posted Jul 20, 2015, 1:24 AM by Site Manager

IIM Ahmedabad and several partners announce India's first water accelerator program. The aim is to highlight the country's best ideas for water treatment; supply and sanitation; irrigation; IT-enabled water management; and water monitoring and evaluation. The winners can seek pilot finding up to 15 lakhs from the government of Rajasthan to implement their solutions in the field. The deadline for applications is 26 July 2015. Link

European Commission (EC) -- Water and Sanitation in Senegal

posted Jul 20, 2015, 1:10 AM by Site Manager

The EC will make grants to aid the government of Senegal to improve water governance and sanitation services in three regions: Kolda; Sédhiou; and Tambacounda. Grants will range from €300 thousand to €1.25 million, varying with cost shares.The program is open to nonprofit organizations in the EU member states and Senegal, and to qualifying international organizations. Reference EuropeAid/136788/DD/ACT/SN. The closing date for concept notes is 14 August 2015. Link

British Council -- Collaborative Water Research in the Middle East and North Africa

posted Jul 20, 2015, 12:34 AM by Site Manager

The British Council in the MENA region offers grants in its Institutional Links program to support the Global Water Challenge. Subject areas are irrigation; water purification; groundwater studies; sanitation; biological and physico-chemical water and wastewater treatment; food security; education; monitoring; and climate change adaptation as it pertains to water resources. Applications are made on a trilateral basis between organisations in the UK, Israel, and an eligible country from the British Council MENA region. Grants will range from £50 thousand to £100 thousand for projects of 10-12 months. The deadline for submissions is 28 September 2015. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- U.S. Ambassador’s Fund in Pakistan

posted Jul 19, 2015, 11:47 PM by Site Manager

The Ambassador's Fund Program in Pakistan is a 5-year program to provide resources for Pakistan’s grassroots organizations and community groups. Priority areas for support include wildlife conservation; water, sanitation, and hygiene; and several others. Grants are up to US$75 thousand for up to one year. The applying communities and civil society groups are expected to provide local contributions in cash, labor, or materials. Applications are submitted and reviewed on a rolling (continuous) basis. Link

Humanitarian Innovation Fund -- WASH Research

posted Jul 9, 2015, 2:48 AM by Site Manager

The Humanitarian Innovation Fund will fund research on six questions related to solving emergency problems related to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). These six questions are identified in detail in the announcement. The Fund is interested in understanding why previous solutions have failed, and where to look for new inspiration. The deadline for proposals is 13 July 2015. Link

Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) -- Professional Training in Israel 2015

posted Jul 9, 2015, 2:29 AM by Site Manager

MASHAV funds professional courses organized and hosted by Israeli institutions in subject areas that include agriculture, energy, natural resources, health, education, and social development. The remainder of the 2015 calendar includes courses on water resources for agriculture and livestock (offered in Spanish); leadership, gender, and environment (English); irrigation and rural water management (French); and others. Applications are submitted through Israel's diplomatic missions. For most courses, MASHAV covers course fees, accommodation, medical insurance, and other expenses in Israel (but not international airfare). Application deadlines are 07 August 2015 for the Spanish-language course on water resources for agriculture and livestock, and 15 August 2015 for the English-language course on leadership, gender, and environment. (There is no information on the deadline of the French-language course, but a contact is provided). Link

Islamic Development Bank (IDB) -- Prize for Women's Contribution to Development in Water Resources

posted Jul 9, 2015, 1:27 AM by Site Manager

The annual IDB Prize for Women's Contribution to Development draws international attention to the vital role women play in developing their communities and the world. The theme for the 1436H/2015G Prize is “Women's Contribution to Water Resources Management." The Prize consists of US$50 thousand for a woman or group of women, and US$100 thousand for an organization. Applications can be submitted in Arabic or English before 30 November 2015. Link

United Nations University -- Masters in Integrated Drylands Management 2015-2016

posted Jun 30, 2015, 4:25 AM by Site Manager

The UNU's Institute for Water, Environment, and Health (UNU-INWEH) offers an MSc program jointly with several partner institutions. The program is designed to enhance the capacity of developing countries to manage their drylands resources, and to provide young professionals with an international perspective on resource management in drylands. Upon completion of the course work and approval of the research proposal, students carry out their field research in coordination with one of the partner organizations. On a competitive basis, the program offers a limited number of fellowships to qualified candidates from developing countries. The application deadline is 15 July 2015. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Water and Sanitation in Uganda

posted Jun 21, 2015, 8:32 AM by Site Manager

USAID-Kampala invites applications for a cooperative agreement to implement its Uganda Sanitation Program. The project will provide a series of contemporary, integrated water and sanitation interventions at community and household levels. Eligibility for this award is not restricted. Funding Opportunity RFA-617-15-000008.  The application deadline is 10 August 2015.  Link

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