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SUMERNET Small Grants

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted August 6, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on August 30, 2021

SUMERNET Small Grants focus on reducing water insecurity for all, in particular, for poor, marginalized and socially vulnerable groups of women and men in the Mekong Region.

The small grants can support the following types of activities:
• Hosting events for policy engagement, transdisciplinary dialogues, and knowledge-based policy development.
• Participating in relevant academic, policy, media, or capacity building events to communicate research results.
• Engaging in events, consultations and activities with key stakeholders such as policy makers, members of marginalized groups and/or women’s associations.
• Exchange visits with other projects or teams for enhancing collaboration.
• Activities or events to support proposal development with participation of different organizations, individuals or countries.
• Support the production of academic or non-academic communications materials based on past or ongoing research, studies or assessments to influence regional policy and practice or raise public awareness on water insecurity topics.
• Monitoring and evaluation of the outcomes and impacts of past projects funded by SUMERNET in previous phases.

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Individuals as well as organizations are eligible to apply.

Applications led / co-led by women and involving female team members, young professionals and boundary partners are strongly encouraged.

Small grants must be used for the activities that address at least one of the following S4A research themes:
a) Water access, rights and allocation in times of water scarcity;
b) Governance and management of water-related disaster risks;
c) Transboundary interactions with water system.

The budget for each grant is between 30,000 SEK and 50,000 (~3,300-5,500 US$/grant).

Funds need to be spent within a period of six months.

Deadline of proposal submission: 31st August 2021, 23:59 Bangkok / Indochina time.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 06
Aug 06

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Aug 09
Aug 09

Thanks, Ana.