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U.S. Department of State -- Reducing Mercury Use in Andean Gold Mining

posted May 2, 2016, 6:17 AM by Site Manager

The U.S. State Department plans to award up to US$145 thousand for 18 months to design and test mobile training centers to reduce mercury use in small-scale gold processing in Bolivia and Peru. Eligibility for funding extends to higher educational institutions and research centers in the USA that have established relationships with regional institutions and/or organizations. The closing date for applications is 13 June 2016. Link

CRDF Global -- Saudi and U.S. Research Collaboration

posted May 2, 2016, 6:04 AM by Site Manager

CRDF Global announces the 2016 Visiting Scholar Fellowship Program at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. U.S. researchers will travel to Saudi Arabia for one semester (Spring 2017 or earlier) to participate in collaborative research with a KAUST research center. The research centers include themes in clean energy, Red Sea research, solar and photovoltaics engineering, water desalination and re-use, and several others. The application deadline is 15 June 2016. Link

UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education -- Masters Fellowships and Short Courses for Water Professionals from Small Island Developing Countries

posted May 2, 2016, 5:50 AM by Site Manager

The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs is partnering with the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education to fund masters degrees and short courses at Delft University of Technology for water professionals from Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The project aims to strengthen the capacity of professionals and decision makers to improve water management in SIDS, and to better address challenges such as coping with climate change. The application deadline for SIDS Fellowships for the 2016-2018 MSc Specializations is 01 July 2016. Additionally, UNESCO-IHE aims to enroll at least 50 water professionals and decision makers in short courses to build their expertise in relevant topics, with application deadlines on 15 June 2016, 12 October 2016, and 03 January 2017. Link

Woodard & Curran Foundation -- Grants for Clean Water

posted May 2, 2016, 5:46 AM by Site Manager

The Woodard & Curran Foundation announces grants to address the problem of water scarcity in the USA (Track 1), and that use technology to address water issues relating to climate change (Track 2). Track 2 offers funding of US$100 thousand over three years for projects located anywhere in the world. Eligibility for funding (Track 1 and Track 2) extends to nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations in the USA. The deadline for letters of intent is 01 July 2016. Link

Middle East Desalination Research Center -- Water Research Fellowships 2016

posted Apr 22, 2016, 6:05 AM by Site Manager

The Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC) works on solutions to fresh water scarcity by supporting research, training, knowledge exchange, and capacity building. MEDRC announces the 2016 Water Research Fellowship Program in collaboration with the Palestinian Water Authority and Jordan's Ministry of Water and Irrigation. Successful candidates will receive US$3,000 to US$ 6,500 towards tuition fees, living expenses, and research costs in eligible masters degree programs at participating universities in Jordan, the West Bank, and Gaza. The application deadline is 05 May 2016. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Sustainable Water Partnership

posted Apr 22, 2016, 5:59 AM by Site Manager

USAID invites applications for the five-year Sustainable Water Partnership. The program will take the form of a consortium (leader plus associates) to support USAID and host country governments in safeguarding water for sustaining livelihoods, human well-being, socioeconomic development, and protection of ecosystem services. The program leader can be any qualified individual or organization in the U.S. or worldwide, including non-profit and for-profit entities, and private and public institutions of higher education. Funding Opportunity SOL-OAA-16-000084. The closing date for applications is 16 May 2016. Link

U.S. Department of State -- International Water Cooperation

posted Apr 22, 2016, 5:39 AM by Site Manager

The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State announces funding for a program on international water cooperation. The objective is to improve cooperation over shared waters in regions where water is, or may become, a source of conflict. The program invites applications from educational and research institutions, public international organizations, and nonprofit NGOs in the U.S. and internationally. The announcement lists the eligible countries. Applicants need to demonstrate expertise in water governance and management, process facilitation, and related skills. Funding Opportunity OES-OWA-16-001. The closing date for applications is 10 June 2016. Link

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

posted Apr 11, 2016, 3:35 AM by Site Manager

USAID invites applications from U.S. and non-U.S. organizations to support a program on improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in Ethiopia. The focus is improved governance and management in WASH at local levels; increased supply of and demand for WASH products and services; and expanded knowledge to bring WASH innovations to scale. Eligibility to compete for funding is completely unrestricted. USAID anticipates making one award of US$24 million over five years. Funding Opportunity RFA-663-16-000007. The deadline for applications is 19 May 2016. Link

Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) -- International Training in Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation

posted Apr 11, 2016, 3:14 AM by Site Manager

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. The Global program includes a course on integrated processes for sustainable urban water and sanitation open to applicants from Bangladesh, Kenya, Myanmar, Tanzania, and Uganda. The training will be provided in two parts, first in Sweden and then Uganda. The closing date for applications is 10 June 2016. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development -- Improved Livelihoods in South Sudan

posted Apr 11, 2016, 2:49 AM by Site Manager

USAID’s Livelihoods, Vulnerability, and Resilience Program (LVRP) aims to improve livelihoods in conflict-affected areas of South Sudan struggling with food insecurity. Among other objectives, the program will support the initiation, development, and capacity building of community-led groups engaged in agriculture, livestock, forestry, and fishery production. It will also address how to build community capacity for increased resilience to shocks and disasters, and how to alleviate problems in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for improved livelihoods. Eligibility for funding is unrestricted. Funding Opportunity APS-668-16-000002. The closing date for applications is 10 October 2016. Link

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