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CALLS for APPLICATIONS, PAPERS and PROPOSALS - APRIL 2015 deadlines [updated weekly]

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 31, 2015 from Brazil
Expired on April 30, 2015

> All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development – Tracking & Tracing Books

It is seeking innovations to track books destined for early-grade classrooms and learning centers in low-income countries and allow stakeholders, ranging from parents to Ministries of Education and donor agencies, to quickly and easily access tracking information.

The application deadline is April 1st, 2015.

Details on how to apply for a grant can be found athttp://response.notifications.gatesfoundation.org/t?ctl=4C60474:AB0410110E872EDC0E1263B94C4445D92B785AAF7A4109CC&

> Zoological Society of London (ZSL) - Animal Photography Prize 2015

The ZSL's Animal Photography Prize encourages entries from professional, amateur, and young photographers worldwide. The competition seeks to promote conservation, science, and education through photographs that inspire, challenge, examine, and capture the essence of animals. There is a registration fee of £15 for adults, and £5 for young persons under age 18. The contest will award cash prizes.

The closing date for entries is April 1st, 2015.

Source:http://www.zsl.org/about-us/zsl-animal-photography-prize/terms-and-conditions

> Fresno Chaffee Zoo -- Grants for Wildlife Conservation

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund makes grants for wildlife conservation and research that focuses on rare, threatened, and endangered animals and their habitats. The priority is for in situ conservation projects. Most grants range from US$1 thousand to US$2 thousand. The principal investigator must be associated with a recognized institution. The application period ends on April 1st 2015.

Source:http://www.fresnochaffeezoo.org/the-news/111-conservation.html

> International Development Research Center (IDRC) - Research in Community Forestry 2015

The John G. Bene Fellowship is awarded to graduate students at Canadian universities who hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residency. The grant is for research on the relationship of forest resources and the social, economic, cultural, and environmental welfare of people in developing countries. The award covers field research expenses up to CA$15 thousand per year.

The application deadline is 01 April 2015.

Source: http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Funding/Competitions/Pages/CompetitionDetails.aspx...

> International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA): Funded Postdoctoral Research in Energy, Ecosystems, Greenhouse Gases, and Water

Each year, IIASA provides full funding for several postdoctoral researchers to conduct their own research in collaboration with one or more of IIASA's research programs or special projects. IIASA's interests include energy; ecosystems services and management; mitigation of air pollution and greenhouse gases; water; and others. Additionally, IIASA supports flagship projects for Arctic Futures, Tropical Futures, Global Water Futures, and others.

The next date for application review and selection is April 1st

Source: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/education/postdocs.html

> International Science, Technology, and Innovation Center for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC):Innovations in Science and Technology in Developing Countries

ISTIC is partnering with TWAS (the World Academy of Sciences) to identify, reward, and disseminate best practices in science and technology that have helped advance economic development in the global South. The project invites abstracts of case studies from scientists, entrepreneurs, and others. ISTIC/TWAS will select 10-15 case studies for presentation in Malaysia in October 2015. The three best presentations will be awarded cash prizes ranging from US$2 thousand to US$5 thousand.

The deadline for submitting case studies is 01 April 2015.

Source: http://istic-unesco.org/index.php/component/content/article/2-uncategori...

> Nordic Africa Institute (NAI): Grants for Guest Researchers from Africa 2015

The Nordic Africa Institute provides funding to social science researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa for short-term collaborative assignments at the NAI in Uppsala, Sweden. Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply. The research cluster "Agrarian Change, Property, and Resources" includes the topics of land ownership and entitlements, land grabbing, natural resource management, livestock rearing, community forestry, and environmental sustainability.

The application deadline is 01 April 2015.

Source: http://www.nai.uu.se/scholarships/african/

> Sustainia100 - Sustainable Solutions, 2015 Edition

Sustainia100 is an annual guide to 100 innovative sustainable solutions from around the world in sectors that include energy, resources, and food (agriculture) -- among others. Sustainia100 invites innovative solutions that present readily available projects, initiatives, and technologies at the forefront of sustainable transformation. The finalists receive publicity online, at the awards ceremony, and in a published guide. The deadline for submissions is 01 April 2015.

Source: http://www.sustainia.me/submission-form/

> U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Marine Turtle Conservation Fund

In its program "Wildlife Without Borders," the USFWS makes grants for the conservation of selected wildlife species, including marine turtles. Grants are for applied research, training, conservation management, community outreach, law enforcement, decreased human-wildlife conflicts, and other activities in conservation. Preference is for proposals that request less than US$50 thousand. Eligibility extends worldwide to qualified and relevant government agencies, other organizations, multi-national secretariats, and individuals.

Proposal deadline for marine turtles is on April 1st

Source: http://www.fws.gov/international/wildlife-without-borders/marine-turtle-...

> Zoological Society of London (ZSL): Animal Photography Prize 2015

The ZSL's Animal Photography Prize encourages entries from professional, amateur, and young photographers worldwide. The competition seeks to promote conservation, science, and education through photographs that inspire, challenge, examine, and capture the essence of animals. There is a registration fee of £15 for adults, and £5 for young persons under age 18. The contest will award cash prizes.

The closing date for entries is 01 April 2015.

Source: http://www.zsl.org/about-us/zsl-animal-photography-prize/terms-and-condi...

> Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC): Collaboration Fund 2015

PEFC offers competitive grants in support of its mission to improve forest management and expand forest certification around the world. The grants program is open to PEFC's members and partner organizations, both public and private. PEFC will consider proposals up to CHF 40 thousand for projects up to two years. Grantees must provide at least 35% co-funding.

The deadline for applications is 04 April 2015.

Source? http://www.pefc.org/projects/collaboration-fund

> UN Women -- Fund for Gender Equality, 3rd Call for Proposals

The UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality conducts a global bi-annual grants cycle to advance women's economic and political empowerment. Applications are invited from women-led CSOs in developing countries on themes that include environmentally sustainable development and access to and control of land, natural resources, and other economic assets. Grants requests can be US$200 thousand to US$500 thousand for programs of two or three years. Applicants can submit their applications in English, French, Spanish, Russian, or Arabic.

The application deadline is 05 April 2015.

Source:http://www.unwomen.org/en/trust-funds/fund-for-gender-equality/grant-mak...

> Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: Scott Neotropical Fund for Wildlife Conservation 2015

The Scott Neotropical Fund makes grants for conservation of wildlife in the neotropics (Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, and South America). Grants support research, training, and technical assistance with the aim of benefiting local communities and providing wildlife protection. The primary investigator must be resident in the neotropical region. Grants are US$3 thousand to US$5 thousand.

The application deadline is 06 April 2015.

Source: http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Zoo/Grants/1.aspx

> Tech Awards - Applications 2015

The Tech Awards honor innovators from around the world who are applying technology to benefit humanity. The broad categories are environment; education; health; young innovator; and economic development. Eligibility extends to individuals, for-profit companies, and not-for-profit organizations. The laureates in each category are awarded cash prizes of either US$75 thousand or US$25 thousand.

The deadline to complete the eligibility form is 07 April 2015.

Source:http://thetechawards.thetech.org/

> U.S. National Science Foundation: Dimensions of Biodiversity 2015

The goal of Dimensions of Biodiversity is to promote novel and integrated approaches to understand the evolutionary and ecological significance of biodiversity. The program currently focuses on the integration of genetic, taxonomic/phylogenetic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity. It includes international partnerships when relevant, such as with research organizations in China and Brazil.

The deadline for proposals is 09 April 2015.

Source: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503446&org=OISE&sel_org=...

> Inter-American Development Bank -- Regional Collective Action in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank calls for innovations in South-South cooperation to address important regional public goods. The program promotes regional public goods in any area in which the Bank is active, including the priority area of climate change and renewable energy. Proposals are accepted from public institutions, private nonprofit entities, and regional and sub-regional institutions with legal capacity to enter into agreements with the IDB. Each proposal should include participation from three or more countries (exceptionally two). Most grants will range from US$0.6 million to US$ 1.2 million for projects of two to three years.

The application deadline is 09 April 2015.

Source:http://www.iadb.org/en/topics/regional-integration/call-for-proposals-from-regional-public-goods/south-south-cooperation-rpg-initiative,5845.html

> Global Development Network - Rural Development Strategies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

The Global Development Network invites university students in MENA countries to submit essays on strategies for improved rural development. Issues may include food security, water management, climate change, biodiversity, demographic pressures, and institutions and government policies. Eligibility extends to university students ages 21-29 in the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Twenty selected students will be invited to participate in GDN's Annual Global Development Conference in Morocco, with travel and accommodation paid by the conference.

The deadline for submissions (English, French) is 10 April 2015.

Source:http://www.gdn.int/html/page2.php?MID=3&SID=24&SSID=24&SCID=54&SSCID=136

> 8th International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings 2015 (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 21 - 23 July 2015)

The effects of ICT on human beings as well as the interaction between ICT, individuals, and society are all within the focus of this conference. Both analyses of interactions and effects are important. Changes in behaviour, perspectives, values, competencies, human and psychological aspects and feelings are all of interest. Reflections on past, present, and future challenges - especially planning to handle the future - are encouraged.The conference pays attention to societal changes, global and more local organisational and institutional changes, changes in values and in lifestyles, as well as individual cognitive effects and changes, motivational and emotional changes. It also appeals to solution-building in terms of desirable goals and actions for reaching a Good Information Society.In general all types of research strategies are encouraged, and especially cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary studies. Case studies, broader empirical field studies, theoretical analyses, cross-cultural studies, scenarios, ethnographic studies, epistemological analyses may all be presented. For more details please check http://www.ict-conf.org/call-for-papers .

Submission Deadline (1st call extension): 10 April 2015

Web site:http://www.ict-conf.org/

>Wildlife Conservation Society's Climate Adaptation Fund

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Grants are awarded to projects that serve as innovative examples of on-the-ground efforts helping species and the ecosystems on which they depend adapt to changing climatic conditions across the United States. WCS is proud to support these groundbreaking and important projects that serve as models of best practice for future-smart and sustainable investments in restoration, land and water management actions, and science-based adaptation for many years to come. Submit your application by April 10 at 5:00 PM MDT.

Source:http://www.wcsnorthamerica.org/ClimateAdaptationFund/tabid/4813/Default.aspx

> Grant Opportunity to Prevent Violence in Educational Institutions

UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty – all this is the essence of the mission and activities. The UNESCO Office in Moscow for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation is calling applications from organizations interested in carrying out an order to develop a manual on the prevention of violence in educational institutions. Eligibility Criteria – Applicant organizations should have: 1) at least five years’ experience of creating information and teaching materials for educators on education, prevention of violence and child abuse, inclusive education; 2) ability to achieve its objectives, confirmed previous work experience, as well as develop an information and teaching materials.

Deadline: April 10th.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/nhuab2h

>Liberia Media Development Activity

TheUnited StatesAgency for International Development (USAID)/Liberiais calling applications.USAID/Liberia considers collaboration with the Recipient crucial for the successful implementation of this program.The anticipated type of assistance instrument to be awarded under this RFA is a cooperative agreement which may be awarded to one (1) recipient.The primary goal of the program is to increase all Liberian citizens’ access to independent and reliable information and empowerment to engage in well-informed public discussion of important issues of the day. It is expected that program support will focus with both commercial media outlets and Community Radio Stations (CRS). Eligibility: 1) the applicant’s must be registered in the System forAward Management (SAM) on sam.gov and have no active exclusions from Federal awards; 2)Each Applicant/organization is limited to submitting no more than one (1) application; 3) the Applicant must also provide a valid Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number in its application.

Deadline: April 12th.

For more information, visitgrants.govand search for funding opportunity number: RFA-669-15-000001.

>Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for East Asia

The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is accepting proposals for thir Program.Proposed activities should primarily support Burmese and other refugees and asylum seekers, including Rohingya, inMalaysiaandThailand. The proposed program start dates: May 1 – September 15, 2015.Duration of Activity: Program plans from 12 to 36 months will be considered. Proposals must focus on one or more of the following sectors: a)Protection, including child protection and/orgender-based violence prevention and response as applicable; b)Education(primary only); c)Healthcare(primary only); d)Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH); e)Livelihoods; f)Emergency shelter.Eligibility - Applicants must: 1) must be nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education; International Organizations are eligible to apply; 2) .submit proposals thattarget the needs of potentially vulnerable and underserved groups among the beneficiary population (women;children; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) individuals; older persons; the sick; persons withdisabilities; and other minorities); 3) submit proposals that adhere to relevant international standards for humanitarian assistance; 4) must submit proposals that have a concrete implementation plan with well-conceived objectives and indicators that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and reliable, time-bound, and trackable (SMART).Proposals must be submitted via Grants.gov (not via GrantSolutions.gov) by deadline. Applications must be submitted under the authority of the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) at the applicant organization. For more information, visitgrants.govand search for funding opportunity number: PRM-PRMOAPEA-15-003.

Deadlline: April 13th.

>Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project

TRAction is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and is managed under a Cooperative Agreement by University Research Co., LLC (URC) in collaboration with its partner, the Harvard University School of Public Health. The TRAction Project supports implementation research to develop, test, and compare approaches to deliver health interventions, increase utilization, achieve coverage, and scale up evidence based interventions for maternal and child health problems.Eligibility Criteria -Applications: 1) may be submitted in English by a host country organization, aUSor international organization or by a consortium of organizations with demonstrated experience in Malawi; 2) must be made by aprime applicant and any sub-awardees that are an organization from one of the following types: a)Institutions of highereducation; b)Nonprofit organization (if a US organization, it must be a 501-3C certified nonprofit.); c)For profit commercial organizations (no fee or profit will be allowed); d)Public International Organizations; e)Parastatal research institutions; f)Host country or international non-profit research or accounting organizations.What can be funded Research expenses such as study planning meetings, local research training needed for project purposes, reproduction or printing of research documents, local travel and per diem for research purposes, limited international travel and per diem as required by the research, computer supplies and software needed for the research, salaries or other compensation for researchers or research consultants, and telecommunications related to the research.Cost share target: 15%.

Closing Date and Time for Applications: April 13th at 11:59pm EST

Source:http://tinyurl.com/ndrhpxd

> Energy and Environment Partnership for Southern and East Africa: 11th Call for Proposals

The EEP for Southern and East Africa announces a new call for projects in renewable energy. The focus is on promising local private projects that are close to commercial maturity, but need a limited amount of bridging finance. Projects should be implemented in one or more of the following countries: Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, or Zambia. Grants range from €200 thousand to €1 million, depending on co-financing shares.

The submission deadline for concept notes is 13 April 2015.

Source:http://eepafrica.org/how-to-apply/the-11th-call-for-proposals/

> UK Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR): 4th Call for Major Research Grants

The CEPR and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) jointly sponsor research on Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL). PEDL encourages proposals which address cross-cutting issues such as climate, environment, and social compliance -- among others. Major Research Grants average about £300 thousand for up to three years.

The deadline for submissions is 13 April 2015.

Source:http://pedl.cepr.org/content/4th-call-mrg-proposals-deadline-april-13-2015-open

>Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) for Southern and East Africa: 11th Call for Proposals

The EEP for Southern and East Africa announces a new call for projects in renewable energy. The focus is on promising local private projects that are close to commercial maturity, but need a limited amount of bridging finance. Projects should be implemented in one or more of the following countries: Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, or Zambia. Grants size depend on co-financing shares.

The submission deadline for concept notes is 13 April 2015.

Source: http://eepafrica.org/how-to-apply/the-11th-call-for-proposals/

>Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) programme -Major Research Grants (MRGs)

The programme pursues a research agenda that aims to better understand what determines the strength of market forces driving efficiency in Low-Income Countries (LICs). The Initiative supports research related to firms, enterprises, and markets in LICs and gives priority to approaches that promise to produce credible research results relevant for policy-making in these countries. Projects carried out partly or entirely in LICs will be considered if a convincing case is made that the results are applicable to LICs.We welcome proposals in any area related to private sector development in LICs. We expect that many of the funded proposals will relate to one of PEDL’s four main research themes: a)Modelling market frictions in LICs using newly available data; b) Micro-foundations of aggregate private sector performance; c)The dynamics of SMEs: Informality and entrepreneurship; d)The role of export-oriented industries in driving growth.Proposals that generate data on firms and markets in LICs are particularly welcome. Projects which propose to unlock or create data on firms in LICs which can be used by other researchers may be able to make a case for substantially more than average funding.PEDL also encourages proposals that address three cross-cutting issues: Fragile and conflict affected states; Gender; and Climate, environment and social compliance. Grants will fund research assistance, data collection and new surveys in low-income countries, and teaching buyouts for the principal investigator. Proposals funded in this call may have a term of up to three years.

The deadline for submissions is 13 April 2015.

Source:http://pedl.cepr.org/content/4th-call-mrg-proposals-deadline-april-13-2015-open

> Reed Elsevier/ Environmental Challenge in Water and Sanitation 2015

The Reed Elsevier company sponsors the Environmental Challenge to recognize projects worldwide that best demonstrate sustainable access to safe water and/or access to improved sanitation. The challenge is open to individuals; teams of individuals; and organizations (public and private). The first prize is US$50 thousand; second prize is US$25 thousand. Reed Elsevier will also offer a special prize of US$20 thousand for a collaboration project involving past winners.

The submission deadline is 14 April 2015.

Source:http://www.relxgroup.com/corporateresponsibility/environmental-challenge/Pages/Home.aspx

> African Leadership Academy - Anzisha Prize for Young Innovators 2015

The Anzisha Prize is awarded to young innovators ages 15-22 in Africa who develop and implement innovative solutions to challenges facing their communities. Past awards include innovations in energy, agriculture, and ecological consumer products. The grand prize winners will share prizes worth US$75 thousand.

The closing date for nominations and applications (English, French, Arabic) is 15 April 2015.

Source:http://www.anzishaprize.org/

>U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Conservation in Central America

The USFWS "Wildlife Without Borders" includes a regional program for Central America. The aims are to reduce agricultural encroachment; conserve jaguar populations; improve wildlife security; and develop conservation capacity in the region. The announcement identifies the key landscapes of Central America for conservation activities. Regional (transnational) projects may include activities in the Dominican Republic and Colombia if they are clearly linked to work carried out in Central America. Applicants under this program can be: multi-national secretariats, national, state and local government agencies; non-profit, non-governmental organizations; and public and private institutions of higher education. U.S. non-profit, non-governmental organizations must submit documentary evidence of their Section 501(c)(3) non-profit status. Also,all entities applying for Federal financial assistance must have a valid Dun & Bradstreet Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number and have a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM). Proposals can be submitted in English or Spanish.

The deadline for applications is April 15th.

Source:http://tinyurl.com/luh8k59

>American Society of Mammalogy (ASM) - Research in Latin America

The ASM offers the Latin American Student Field Research award for field projects by Latin American graduate students. Each of five grant recipients receives US$1,500. The ASM also offers the Oliver P. Pearson Award to young professional mammalogists of any nationality who hold academic or curatorial positions in Latin America. The Pearson research grant is US$5,000 plus a travel grant of US$2,000 to attend the ASM annual meeting following the award.

The application deadline for both types of awards is 15 April.

Source:http://www.mammalsociety.org/committees/latin-american-fellowship/

>Cargill Global Scholars Program 2015 - China

The agribusiness company Cargill offers scholarships to university students interested in food security, agriculture, and risk management. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Brazil, China, India, Russia, or the USA - and attend university in those countries. Each Cargill Global Scholar receives an annual scholarship for up to three years, as well as opportunities for leadership training and networking.

The application deadlines are 15 April 2015 for China.

Source:https://www.cargillglobalscholars.com/

>U.S. Agency for International Development - Private Sector in Climate-Smart Agriculture

USAID will fund opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of activities to promote Climate Smart Agriculture in developing countries. The program aims to help smallholder food and agriculture systems in low-income countries adapt to the impacts of climate and weather change, with a primary geographic focus on countries in the U.S. government's "Feed the Future" initiative. USAID seeks knowledge and solutions to the current problem of limited levels of private sector engagement and investment in climate-smart agriculture. Funding Opportunity BAA-OAA-BFS-2015.

The deadline for expressions of interest (EoI) is 15 April 2015.

Source:http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275232

> Visegrad Fund - Strategic Grants 2015

The Visegrad Fund calls for strategic projects that facilitate the transfer of know-how in the Visegrad Group (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary) and partner countries in defined themes. In 2015, one of the themes connects the Visegrad countries with Ukraine on issues of energy con­ser­va­tion and effi­cient and sustainable use of energy through capacity building, training, technical assistance, and exposure to good practices. Grants for projects up to three years.

The application deadline is 15 April 2015.

Source:http://visegradfund.org/grants/strategic_grants/

>International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) - 6th Call

Since 2010, the IFCD is providing around USD 5.3 million in funding for 78 projects in 48 developing countries, covering a wide range of areas.The beneficiaries of the IFCD are the following: 1)Parties (public authority/institution) to the 2005 Convention from developing countries; 2)Non-governmental organizations(NGOs) coming from developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention, which meet the definition ofcivil society*and criteria regulating admission of its representatives at meetings of organs of the Convention as mentioned in the Operational Guidelines relating to the role and participation of civil society; 3)International non-governmental organizations(INGOs),which meet the definition ofcivil society*and criteria regulating admission of its representatives at meetings of organs of the 2005 Convention as mentioned in the Operational Guidelines relating to the role and participation of civil society, and which present projects with impact at the sub-regional, regional or inter-regional level.The application should be completed in eitherEnglishorFrench. Projects are strongly encouraged to include dimensions that contribute to the promotion of gender equality and youth as well as the participation of various social groups including persons belonging to minorities and indigenous people.

All applicants are to submit on-line applications before midnight CET onApril 15th.

Source:http://en.unesco.org/creativity/ifcd/apply/ifcd-sixth-call-funding

>Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) / USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is accepting concept papers from qualified applicants. This Annual Program Statement (APS) provides prospective applicants with a fair opportunity to develop and submit competitive applications to USAID for potential funding.The purpose of this APS isto “advance and support voluntary family planning/reproductive health programs worldwide.” Five priority technical areas: Total Market Approach, Family Planning Work Force, Social and Behavior Change Communication, Method Choice, Supply Chains.To qualify for funding, organizations must: 1) be US organizations or non-US organizations registered and working in USAID-assisted countries; OR be US or non-US academic institutions (universities, professional schools, or two- or four-year colleges, including community colleges), or research institutes, professional societies or similar organizations”; 2) provide cost sharing of a minimum 10 percent.

Deadline for Submission of Concept Papers: April 15 at 2:00 pm EST.

Source:http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275168

>Global Development Network (GDN) Awards Competition for the Most Innovative Project & Outstanding Development Research

This is an innovative award scheme launched by GDN with the generous support from the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan. The Awards Competition recognizes excellence in policy-orientedresearch, supports research capacity development of researchers in developing countries and funds innovative social development projects benefiting marginalized groups in the developing world. Competition Categories:1 - Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP);2 - Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD).Eligible Countries: selected countries from Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Europe,East Asia and Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean, South Asia,Middle East and North Africa.

Deadline: April 15th.

Source:http://gdn.int/html/page2.php?MID=3&SID=24&SSID=24&SCID=56&SSCID=137

> Campus France - Hubert Curien Partnerships (PHC) 2016: Tunisia; Palestine

PHC support France's international exchanges in science and technology with several developed and developing countries. Research partnerships often focus on topics in agriculture, renewable energy, water resources, and others related to environment and natural resources. Calls for proposals for 2016 include the following: Tunisia ("Utique"), 16 April; Palestine ("Al Maqdisi"), 22 April.

Applicants should review the themes, application criteria, and contact information for each program.

Source: http://www.campusfrance.org/utique

>UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) -Call for submission of case studies on HIV in emergency contexts

The 36th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) will be held on 2 July 2015. The thematic segment will focus onHIVin emergency contexts. The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS PCB invitescivil societypartners for case studies to be included in the conference room paper, help shape the background document that guides the thematic day, or ultimately be featured as a presentation among select examples of voids, challenges and successful initiatives and programs.Case studies with wider concepts of emergencies that may not necessary meet the definition of ‘large-scale emergencies’, but have profound effects on the HIV response, particularly for key populations, with a broad and diverse range of issues and varying impact are focused.

Submissions must be made via email by April 16.

Source:http://www.unaidspcbngo.org/2015/04/call-for-submission-of-case-studies-for-36th-pcb-thematic-segment-hiv-in-emergency-contexts/

> Opportunity to strengthen engagement between young people in the Middle East and NorthAfricaand in the USA

The J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative (Stevens Initiative) is calling for award application (Cooperative Agreement). As the Stevens Initiative is focused onyouthengagement, applicants should outline how they will build a demand-driven program that is informed by the interests of youth. This should include youth from the U.S. as well as the Middle East and North Africa. ECA encourages including girls and youngwomenas well as other groups that are underrepresented.Eligibility Information: 1)Applications may be submitted by U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3); 2)All federal award applicants must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database in order to submit a proposal in response to an open competition on Grants.gov; 3)Applications may only be submitted electronically through Grants.gov ; 4) Proposals should demonstrate: a)Ability to accept funds from governments,foundations, companies, and private individuals, foreign and domestic; b)Depth of experience and capacity in conducting and administering complex and multi-faceted international initiatives; c) Ability and experience in navigating the complexities of large foundations, government entities and international organizations, and the private sector.

Deadline: April 17th.

For more information, visitgrants.govand search for funding opportunity number: ECA-ECAPE-15-001.

> THET Call for Additional Health Partnership Project Grants

The grants form part of the Health Partnership Scheme (HPS), which is a six-year programme. The Scheme is funded by the UK Department for International Development and managed by THET. The objective of this funding stream is to improve health services in low- and middle-income countries by harnessing the skills of UK health professionals to facilitate and/or deliver training and capacity development to the global health workforce. All those considering applying should carefully read the eligibility and funding criteria as these differ from those in previous grant streams. Grants are available for periods of between six and 20 months. They can begin from 1st September 2015 onwards. All activity must be complete by 30th April 2017. Eligibility: 1) Applications must be made by established Health Partnerships such as UK institutions formally recognized as a health education, regulatory or healthcare delivery institution - this includes Professional Associations; 2) Projects must be operating within low- or middle-income countries; 3) Projects through which the ultimate goal is strengthening the capacity of the overseas country’s health services; 4) Letters of support from each institution must be submitted along with the application. Applications that take a holistic approach to improving health services by engaging with the key areas of medical equipment, patient safety, and/or leadership and management, in order to maximize the potential for interventions to have a sustainable and institution-wide impact, will be particularly welcome.

The project outline should be completed and submitted to before midnight on April 19th

Source: http://tinyurl.com/k9nw8rn

> ICT 2015 (October 20 - 22; Lisbon, Portugal) - Call for Exhibition

Don’t miss the opportunity to share your knowledge, experience and passion for ICT with about 5000 researchers, universities, SMEs, ICT companies from all over the world. If you have a high-tech prototype to show, results from an advanced research & innovation project ready to display or innovative products recently launched on the market then submit your proposal. The exhibition is organised around three main themes, showing the changes ICT brings in the technological, societal and business areas: 1) Innovate: focus on innovation and creativity – innovative power of European research; 2) Connect: focus on citizens – connecting power of European research; 3) Transform - Industry and Business: focus on digital economy – transformative power of European research. If you have a high-tech prototype to show, results from an advanced research & innovation project ready to display or innovative products recently launched on the market then submit your proposal.

The deadline for proposal submission has been extended to April 19th at 18.00 CET.

Source:https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/call-exhibition-ict-2015-deadline-proposals-extended-1942015-1800-cet

>European Commission (EC): Village Banana Plantations in Ivory Coast /Mise en place de sites de plantations villageoises de bananes desserts en Côte d’Ivoire

L'objectif général du présent appel à propositions consiste donc à l’amélioration des revenus du milieu rural par la relance de la production villageoise de bananes desserts et par la création d’emplois en milieu rural. L'objectif spécifique du présent appel à propositions réside dans la création de blocs de plantations de banane et l’installation des planteurs / entrepreneurs ruraux.Date limite de réception des demandes : le 20 Avril à 10 heures (GMT).

The EC will work with the Government of the Ivory Coast to develop economically viable production of dessert bananas at the village level. The program requires organizational development; infrastructure support; banana plantation development; enterprise training; and housing and training for workers. Eligibility extends to organizations in the EU and its candidate countries; the European Economic Area; and the Ivory Coast. Reference EuropeAid/136477/ID/ACT/CI. The deadline for applications on April 20.

Source (seulement en français): http://tinyurl.com/pe67x5l

>Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) Research Grants to Asia-Pacific Researchers

The Programme financially supports academic and scientific research that will deepen knowledge of the nature conservation in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. With the aim of strengthening research capacity of young researchers in that region, grants are available only for individual researchers, to enhance their skills, knowledge, and experience through their own research work.Target countries: Asia-Pacific region. Grants fora maximum duration of two year.Eligibility Criteria -An applicant must: 1)be a national of developing country in the Asia-Pacific region; 2)be a researcher/scientist, who works full-time or is enrolled in a doctoral course, conducting research at a research institution or relevant organisation in his/her home country (those who work and/or study abroad are ineligible.); 3)have sufficient experience and skills in conducting and managing the proposed research; 4)be able to communicate in English; 5)not have another application, on-going research or publication project funded by the NEF at the time of application submission.

Application deadline: April 20.

Source:http://www.nagaofoundation.or.jp/e/research/research.html

>FY 2015 Notice of Funding Opportunity for NGO programs benefiting refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya

The U.S. Department of State / Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is accepting proposals for this program. Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement.PRM will prioritize funding for proposed NGO activities that best meet the Bureau’s priorities for filling programming gaps in the Horn ofAfricaregion.Proposed program start dates: July 1 – September 15, 2015.Duration of Activity: Program plans for 12, 24, or 36 months will be considered.PRM strongly encourages programs that target the needs of potentially vulnerable and underserved groups among the beneficiary population (women; children; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) individuals; older persons; the sick; persons withdisabilities; and other minorities).Proposals must : 1) have a concrete implementation plan with well-conceived objectives and indicators that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and reliable, time-bound, and trackable (SMART); 2) adhere to relevant international standards for humanitarian assistance.Proposals must be submitted via Grants.gov (not via GrantSolutions.gov). Applications must be submitted under the authority of the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) at the applicant organization.

Closing Date for Applications: April 20.

Source:http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275230

>AMARIGHTZA ‘Socio-Economic Justice for All‘ (SEJA)Programme / Foundation for Human Rights

TheFoundationforHuman Rightsin partnership with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ&CD), is currently accepting proposals for its newly launched programme. Itsmain objectives are to contribute towards the promotion, protection and realisation of socio economic rights. The programme aims at creating awareness of socio economic rights which are particularly important in the South African context of widespread poverty and inequality.Priority Areas:Womenin vulnerable situations exposed to violence and abuse including domestic violence;Childrenin vulnerable situations exposed to violence and abuse including domestic violence as well as child-headed households;Rural and Urban poor communities;Farm Workers and Farm Dwellers;People affected byHIV/AIDS;Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender and Intersexed (LGBTI) Communities;People affected byViolations of their socio-economic rights,Race and xenophobia,Lack of land rights,Their advanced age; Persons withdisabilities;Youth, including youth in prisons.Applicants must: 1) be Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) based in, or working closely with communities in rural and peri-urban areas and working with marginalized groups inSouth Africa; 2)Have a proven track record of implementingeducationand awareness programs on constitutional rights and promoting access to socio-economic rights; 3) Demonstrate that the proposed project will involve active community participation and benefit.

Next deadline: April 20 at16h00.

Source:http://www.fhr.org.za/funding/calls-proposals/human-rights-awareness-call-proposals/

>NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is accepting proposals for NGO programs benefiting refugees in Ethiopia andKenya. PRM will prioritize funding for proposed NGO activities that best meet the Bureau’s priorities for filling programming gaps in the Horn ofAfricaregion. Proposed program start dates: July 1 – September 15, 2015.Duration of Activity: Program plans for 12, 24, or 36 months will be considered.Eligibility: 1)Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of highereducation, Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education, and International Organizations are eligible to apply; 2)Proposals must have a concrete implementation plan with well-conceived objectives and indicators that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and reliable, time-bound, and trackable (SMART); 3)Proposals must adhere to relevant international standards for humanitarian assistance.PRM strongly encourages programs that target the needs of potentially vulnerable and underserved groups among the beneficiary population (women;children; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) individuals; older persons; the sick; persons withdisabilities; and other minorities).

Applicationdeadline: April 20.

For more information, visit http://grants.govand search for funding opportunity number: PRM-PRMOAPAF-15-012

>Call for Proposals: Human Rights and Civil Society Development

The U.S. Bureau ofDemocracy,Human Rightsand Labor (DRL) is requesting proposals for projects that will define aspects of human rights documentation overseas, including the development of a toolkit to guidecivil societyorganizations and other stakeholders working in this area.The aim of this project is to conduct a systematic desk study that will define the range of techniques or processes that are used to document human rights violations across programming streams and articulate which techniques can be most effectively used to achieve which specific objectives.Organizations submitting proposals must meet the following criteria: 1)Be a U.S.-based or foreign-based non-profit organization/non government organization (NGO), or a public international organization; orBe a private, public, or state institutions of highereducation; orBe a for-profit organization or business, although there are restrictions on payment of fees; 2)Have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic partners or in-country partners, entities, and relevant stakeholders including industry and NGOs; 3)Have demonstrable experience administering successful and preferably similar projects. DRL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering federal grant awards.

Applications should be submitted electronically by April 20th.

For more information, visit http://grants.govand search for funding opportunity number: DRLA-DRLAQM-15-050.

> Swedish Research Links Program - Collaboration with Developing Countries 2015

The Program funds research cooperation between scientists in Sweden and scientists in low income countries and the lower-middle income countries on the OECD/DAC list. Past grants have funded research to address water pollution; control of agricultural diseases and post-harvest losses; livestock introductions; management of protected areas; and various other topics related to agriculture and natural resources. Current areas: applies to all subject areas. Who can apply? To be applied for jointly by researchers in at least two countries participating in the programme; one of the researchers must have his/her principal place of work at a Swedish university/college. Can only be applied for by graduate researchers. Time period of grant: grants for international research cooperation, max. 3 years (2016-2018).

The closing date for applications is 21 April 2015.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/nn9oqfm

>Personalising health and care / Topic: Advancing active and healthy ageing with ICT: Early risk detection and intervention

Specific challenge: Citizens in an ageing European population are at greater risk of cognitive impairment, frailty and social exclusion with considerable negative consequences for their quality of life, that of those who care for them, and for the sustainability of health and care systems.The earlier detection of risks associated with ageing, using ICT approaches, can enable earlier intervention to ameliorate their negative consequences.Scope:Proposals should focus on early risk detection and intervention: specifically ICT based solutions which support active and healthy ageing by enabling early detection and minimisation of risks associated with ageing, including (but not limited to) cognitive impairment, frailty, depression and falls. Proposals should demonstrate the link between changes in behaviour and subsequent negative consequences of ageing by unobtrusive behavioural sensing, and large scale collection of data readily available in the daily living environment of older individuals.Proposals should also design ICT based interventions countering identified risks, as well as innovative treatments and therapies based on early detection.Proposals should build on multi-disciplinary research involving behavioural, sociological, health and other relevant disciplines, and on stakeholder engagement in order to be driven by relevant user needs to ensure end-user acceptance (including gender aspects). Full account should be taken of relevant data protection aspects.

Deadline Date: April 21st at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time).

Source:http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunitie...

> Funding Opportunity for NGO programs benefiting Sri Lankan refugees and returnees in South Asia

The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is calling for proposals for this Program.Program plans from 12 months will be considered.Proposals must focus on one or more of the following sectors: a) Protection, including child protection and/orgender-based violence prevention and response as applicable; b)Livelihoods. Eligibility Criteria: 1)Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of highereducation, Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education, and International Organizations are eligible;International multilateral organizations, such as United Nations agencies, should not submit proposals through Grants.gov in response to this Notice of Funding Opportunity announcement; 3)Proposals must: a) have a concrete implementation plan with well-conceived objectives and indicators that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and reliable, time-bound, and trackable; b)must adhere to relevant international standards for humanitarian assistance. PRM strongly encourages programs that target the needs of potentially vulnerable and underserved groups among the beneficiary population (women;children; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) individuals; older persons; the sick; persons withdisabilities; and other minorities) and can demonstrate what steps have been taken to meet the specific and unique protection and assistance needs of these vulnerable groups effectively.

Closing Date for Applications: Apr 22.

Source:http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275326

>Call for Proposals: Human Rights and Civil Society Development

The U.S. Bureau ofDemocracy,Human Rightsand Labor (DRL) is requesting proposals for projects that will define aspects of human rights documentation overseas, including the development of a toolkit to guidecivil societyorganizations and other stakeholders working in this area.The aim of this project is to conduct a systematic desk study that will define the range of techniques or processes that are used to document human rights violations across programming streams and articulate which techniques can be most effectively used to achieve which specific objectives.Eligibility Information - Applicant organizations must: 1)Be a U.S.-based or foreign-based non-profit organization/non government organization (NGO), or a public international organization; orBe a private, public, or state institutions of highereducation; orBe a for-profit organization or business (although there are restrictions on payment of fees and/or profits to the prime recipient under grants and cooperative agreements); 2) Have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic partners or in-country partners, entities, and relevant stakeholders including industry andNGOs; 3)Have demonstrable experience administering successful and preferably similar projects.

Deadline: April 22nd.

For more information, visit http://grants.govand search for funding opportunity number: DRLA-DRLAQM-15-050

> Australian Agency for International Development - Government Partnerships for Development 2015

Government Partnerships for Development (GPFD) is a competitive funding program which provides funds to eligible Australian public sector organisations (the Commonwealth, state and territory government agencies and Australian public universities) to partner with public sector organisations in developing countries. GPFD supports economic growth and poverty alleviation in developing countries in the Indian Ocean, Asia and Pacific Regions. GPFD funding is also available to assist developing countries to implement the development agendas of high-level intergovernmental organizations. Activities in the collaboration may include internships and placements, training workshops, twinning arrangements, and policy research. The GPFD wishes to support partnerships that encourage innovation and new approaches to addressing development challenges and partnerships that are clearly meeting a development need in the relevant developing countries. Grants are for a period of one to three years.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 22 April 2015.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/q58hv7g

> Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) - Conservation in the Caribbean Islands

The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute will assess the five-year program of the Caribbean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot, which concludes in September 2015. In support of this assessment, CEPF will make grants to facilitate consultation meetings and field visits in each of the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica. Applications are invited from NGOs, community groups, private enterprises (including individual consultants), universities, and other civil society applicants.

The closing date for letters of inquiry (English, French, Spanish) is 22 April 2015.

Source: http://www.cepf.net/grants/Pages/default.aspx

>Refugee Assistance Program in East and South Asia

The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is calling for proposals for this program.Proposed activities should primarily support Sri Lankan refugee populations in Tamil Nadu, India, and refugee returnees in Sri Lanka. Proposals must focus on one or more of the following sectors: a)Protection, including child protection and/orgender-based violence prevention and response as applicable; b)Livelihoods.Eligibility Criteria - Applicants must: 1) Be nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of highereducation, Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with IRS, other than institutions of higher education, and International Organizations are eligible; 2) Submit proposals that: a) include a target beneficiary base of at least 50 percent refugees and/or refugee returnees. b)have a concrete implementation plan with well-conceived objectives and indicators that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and reliable, time-bound, and trackable; c)must adhere to relevant international standards for humanitarian assistance; 3) Submit proposals via Grants.gov (not via GrantSolutions.gov).

Closing Date for Applications: April 22.

Source:http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275326

>Diplomatic Simulations Program byU.S. Diplomacy Center (USDC)

The program will help students to begin to understand the nuances of “doing diplomacy” and to conduct negotiations through compromise.The goal of the Program is to engage students in the skills and knowledge needed to conduct diplomacy and to learn about the U.S. Department of State. The simulations coordination team must be experienced in curriculum design, classrooms needs and appropriateness, the development and editing of audio/visual materials and the project coordination in bringing the pieces together.Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement.Anticipated award date: July, 2015.Anticipated project completion date: 12 months.Eligibility is limited to not-for- profit/non-governmental organizations subject to section 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. tax code, foreign not-for-profit organizations, educational institutions, and public international organizations.Applicants must supply evidence that they have significant experience working with innovation and entrepreneurship outside theUnited States.

Application deadline: April 22nd.

For more information, visitgrants.govand search for funding opportunity number: PAGA-PAAQM-15-001.

>Weeden Foundation - Grants forConserving Biodiversity

The Foundation strongly encourages potential applicants to submit a letter of inquiry (via e-mail or regular mail) before presenting a complete proposal. We will respond to all such letters within a few weeks of receipt. Letters should reflect a basic knowledge of Foundation geographic interests and programmatic emphases as garnered from this Web site. We suggest all potential applicants review the site carefully prior to submitting a letter of inquiry or a complete proposal. We also very much prefer letters of inquiry to phone calls. Returning applicants (who received a grant the previous year) do not need to submit a letter of inquiry.Proposals must describe both the purpose for which the grant is solicited and a brief evaluation process in a clear and precise manner. Shorter descriptions are preferred to longer descriptions, and a brief Executive Summary of the proposal must be included. The Executive Summary is an especially important part of the proposal, as it is the best vehicle for an organization to present the nature and intent of their project directly to the Board of Directors. The summary should be concise—one or two paragraphs is generally sufficient—and should include mention of both recent and future projects. In addition to the narrative, the following materials constitute a complete application package. Incomplete proposals will not be placed on the docket.

The next deadline for applications (English, Spanish) is April 23.

Source:http://www.weedenfoundation.org/Weeden-Foundation-Applications.htm

>Ngwang Choephel Fellows Program

The U.S. Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is accepting grant applications. Program promotes activities that preserve cultural traditions, enhance sustainable development, expand economic opportunities, and support environmentalconservationwithin Tibetan communities inChina.Type of Award: Grant Agreement.Fiscal Year Funds: 2015.Approximate Number of Awards: Two.Anticipated Award Date: June 1, 2015.Anticipated Project Completion Date: June 30, 2017.Applications may be submitted by public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in IRS Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3).Grant applicants must identify the U.S.-based and foreign-based organizations and individuals with whom they propose to collaborate and describe previous cooperative activities, if any.Successful grant applicants must fully demonstrate the capacity to provide the following program activities.Participants should be owners of small and/or family businesses, business professionals, social entrepreneurs, community leaders, and educators with a demonstrated commitment to their local communities.

Deadline: April 24th.

For more information, visit http://grants.govand search for funding opportunity number: ECA-ECAPEC-15-021.

>Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) Fiscal Year 2015 Program

TheUnited StatesAgency for International Development (USAID) - ASHA, is accepting funding requests for its program to assist schools, libraries, and medical centers outside the United States serving as study and demonstration centers for ideas and practices of the United States. USAID/ASHA builds bridges of cooperation and mutual understanding between the people of foreign nations and the people of the United States by providing funds to schools, hospitals, and libraries overseas that demonstrate the ideas, innovations, and best practices of the United States inhealthandeducation.The applicant must be a registered tax-exempt non-profit organization in the United States (Section 501(c)(3).USAID strongly encourages applications from qualified Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs).

Closing Date for Applications: until 5:00pm Eastern Daylight Time on April 24th.

For more information, visit http://grants.govand search for funding opportunity number: APS-ASHA-15-000001.

>GlobalGiving -Raising Funds for Grassroots Projects 2015

GlobalGiving is an online platform to raise funds for grassroots projects worldwide across many sectors and themes -- including in agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources. GlobalGiving schedules Open Challenges to invite participants to become long-term members in GlobalGiving if they are able to raise a minimum amount of funding within a defined period. All donations go through the GlobalGiving Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, which receives a nominal 15% fulfillment fee. This helps cover the cost of operating GlobalGiving - finding and vetting nonprofit projects, training and supporting project leaders, attracting donors, and maintaining an innovative web presence. It also includes the fees assessed by vendors for credit card processing, mobile giving, wire transfers, and other fees charged by financial institutions.

The next application deadline is April 24.

Source:https://www.globalgiving.org/non-profits/

>UN Framework Convention on Climate Change:Lighthouse Activities 2015

The UN's Climate Change Secretariat announces the 2015 "Lighthouse Activities" to shine a light on innovative and replicable examples of tackling climate change. Projects should address one of the following themes: innovations and adaptations by the urban poor; women's leadership; financial mechanisms; and ICT solutions. The contest is open to organizations, communities, cities, businesses, governments and others that are taking concrete action on climate change. The winning projects will be offered attendance at the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, along with support for publicity and networking.

The application deadline is April 24th.

Source:http://momentum.unfccc.int/

>U.S. National Science Foundation:Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD)

BREAD is a program of the NSF in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support scientific research on key constraints to smallholder agriculture in the developing world. For 2015, BREAD defines two focus areas of research (see the announcement for details). Proposals may be submitted by U.S. universities and colleges; U.S. non-profit research organizations; similar organizations in the U.S. that are directly associated with educational or research activities; and consortia led by the eligible organizations listed here. In FY 2015, activities in two focus areas will be supported: (1) Developing High Throughput, Low Cost Phenotyping Tools and Devices to facilitate assessment of field-based phenotypes, especially for root and tuber crops (PHENO), and (2) Advancing Basic Research in Crop Plants Relevant to Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Countries (ABRDC) to develop critically needed sequence and functional genomics resources to enable basic and applied research in crop plants important for smallholder agriculture. As in past competitions, proposals are expected to address project outcomes in the context of broader societal impacts, and as appropriate to the research proposed, engage international partners in scientific collaborations.

The deadline for proposals is April 27.

Source:http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272668

>Call for Proposals: Resettlement Support Center (RSC) Latin America

The purpose of Resettlement Support Center (RSC) Latin America is to assist the Bureau in preparing the necessary casework for persons in selected locations in Ecuador,El Salvador,Guatemala,Hondurasand the Caribbean eligible for interview byUnited StatesCitizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP). Eligibility Information -Organizations eligible to submit proposals include entities that have demonstrated satisfactory performance working as a U.S. Department of State-funded organization with the United State Refugee Admissions Program, domestically or overseas, within the last five years.Cost sharing, matching, or cost participation is not a requirement of an application in response to this funding announcement.Application Process:Proposals must be submitted via Grants.gov (not via GrantSolutions.gov). Proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

Deadline: April 28th.

For more information, visitgrants.govand search for funding opportunity number: PRM-PRMOPERR-16-001.

>EU/Uzbekistan Call for Proposals: Sustainable Development in Rural Areas of Uzbekistan

The global objective of this Call is the Enhancement of Living Standards in Rural Areas in Uzbekistan and the transfer of EU know-how and technologies in the agri-food value-chains in partnership with local authorities and economic players for further developing socio-economic potentials in rural areas of Uzbekistan.Sectors or themes of Action:Agri-food value chains, in particular livestock and horticulture. Results to be achieved: a)Income generation: Further developed commodity value-chains mainly related to the agri-food sector (livestock breeding, gardening, vegetable growing and services sector); b)Capacity development: Further developed and upgraded skills and techniques of economic players, includingYouth; implementation of modern technologies and training on their application; re-training of farmers and improvement of agri-product processing methods; c)Institutional strengthening: Further strengthened and upgraded development planning capacities of regional and local authorities.Duration: the initial planned duration of an action may not exceed 48 months.Location:Actions must take place in Uzbekistan in the 6 selected regions: Namangan, Andijan, Fergana, Djizak, Syrdarya and Kashkadarya. Eligibility Criteria - Applicant must: 1)be legal persons andbe non-profit-making andbe an EU Member State’s development agency; 2)be established in a Member State of the European Union; 3) be a leading member of a consortium (ad hoc grouping) composed of itself and co-applicants; 4) be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the Action with the coapplicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary; 5)have sound experience in International Cooperation and Development; 6)have managed at least 2 Programmes/Projects of the same nature of this Action; 7)have managed at least 2 Programmes/Projects having the same amount as the grant request ; 8)act with co-applicant(s) who must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the applicant himself.Applicants must apply in consortium.

The Concept Notetogether with its relating Checklist and Declaration by the applicant must be submitted on-lineby April 28th.

Source:http://tinyurl.com/o83v237

>CEF Energy: first Call for Proposals 2015 (CEF-Energy-2015-1)

Eligible applicants: 1)One or more EU Member States; 2) With the agreement of the Member States concerned, international organisations, joint undertakings, or public or private undertakings or bodies established in Member States.The Callsupports projects gearedatthe following objectives: a)ending energy isolation; b)eliminating energy bottlenecks; c)completion of the internal energy market.The applicants must have stable and sufficient sources of funding to maintain their activity throughout the period during which the action is being carried out and to participate in its funding. The applicants must have the operational and technical competencies and capacities required to complete the proposed Action for which the grant is awarded. They must provide appropriate documents attesting to that capacity (e.g. organisations' activity report, proof of the experience in carrying out infrastructure actions). Grants shall not have the purpose or effect of producing a profit within the framework of the action. Grants to be awarded will take the form of reimbursement of a specified proportion of the eligible costs actually incurred.

Deadline for the submission of proposals:29 April 2015 at 17:00 Brussels time.

Source:http://inea.ec.europa.eu/en/cef/cef_energy/apply_for_funding/cef-energy-first-call-for-proposals-2015-cef-energy-2015-1.htm

> Patagonia Small Grant to Support Environmental Issues

Patagonia support small, grassroots, activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect ourenvironment. Patagonia help local groups working to protect local habitat, and think the individual battles to protect a specific stand of forest, stretch of river orindigenouswild species are the most effective in raising more complicated issues – particularly those of biodiversity and ecosystem protection – in the public mind. Patagonia is interested in making grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change.Patagonia funds only environmental work. We are most interested in making grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change. Because we believe that the most direct path to real change is through building grassroots momentum, our funding focuses on organizations that create a strong base of citizen support.One priority area for Patagonia grants is protecting and restoring native fish populations and the habitat on which they depend.Patagonia’s funding is limited to:United States,Canada, Japan,Chile,Argentina,United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Luxembourg, Italy,Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium, Austria,Australiaand the Czech Republic.

We accept one proposal per group, per fiscal year. Deadline: April 30th.

Source:http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=2927

>Terre des Hommes Netherlands Call for Proposals on Child Trafficking and Migration

This call specifically aims to: 1)Ensure that the rights ofchildrenon the move, including child trafficking survivors are protected through implementation of programmes that aimed to work for better laws, systems, procedures and services that take into account their views and opinion, their best interest and their evolving capacity without discrimination of their nationality, race and immigration status; 2) Support genuine partnership and collaboration between local NGOs and/or networks involve other key actors in addressing the priority issues through alignment, complementarity and sharing of expertise and resources to protect children from trafficking and protect the rights of children on the move.Geographical focus: a) Indonesia,Philippines,Cambodia,Thailand,Myanmarand Lao PDR for in -country and cross-border initiatives; b)Malaysiaas destination country for child trafficking and migration for children from South Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia andVietnam; c)Asia for regional level lobbying and advocacy.Proponent for each programme proposal should be composed of at least 3 local NGOs and/or network. Track record on lobbying and advocacy would be a major criteria that will be considered in the selection of grantees.Proposed programme budget should be 85% programme cost and 15% management cost.

Deadline for submission of full application: April 30 at 1700 ICT.

Source:https://www.facebook.com/notes/959182274092540/

>Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) programme -Exploratory Research Grants (ERG)

Exploratory Grantsare research grants are designed to allow researchers toexplore new approaches to the study of firms in low-income-countries (LICs); andto develop new (or build on) existing sources of data on firms in LICs. PEDL will support approaches that promise to produce credible research results that will be useful for policy-making. It will promote research related to private enterprises of all sizes and will initially focus onfour research themes: 1)Modelling market frictions in LICs using newly available data; 2)Understanding how constraints interact using micro-founded macro models; 3)The dynamics of SMEs: Informality and entrepreneurship; 4)The role of export-oriented industries in driving growth. Proposals that address the followingcross-cutting issueswill be encouraged. a) Fragile and conflict affected states; b)Gender; c)Climate, environment and social compliance.Exploratory Research Grant (ERG) projects will run for12 months.

The next deadline is30th April2015 at 17:00 BST.

Source:http://pedl.cepr.org/content/exploratory-research-grants-0

>Building and Social Housing Foundation:World Habitat Awards (WHA) 2015-2016

The World Habitat Awards were established in 1985 by the Building and Social Housing Foundation as part of its contribution to the United Nations International Year of Shelter for the Homeless.Two awards (£10,000each)are given annually to projects that provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems. Housing projects and approaches are sought that: 1)demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues faced by countries all around the world; 2)can be transferred or adapted for use as appropriate; 3)are already being implemented or are completedie not at design stage or very early stages of development; 4)view the term habitat from a broad perspective and bring other benefits as well, such as energy or water saving, income generation, social inclusion, community and individual empowerment, health benefits, capacity building or education.

The deadline for applications is April 30.

Source:http://www.worldhabitatawards.org/about/?lang=00

>Suez Environnement -- Fonds Suez Environnement Initiatives

The fonds SUEZ environnement initiatives is an endowment fund provided by SUEZ environnement, Lyonnaise des Eaux, Degrémont and SITA France.The Fonds providesdirect or indirect financial support and/or technical skills, based on the know-how existing within the Group and various partners, including international solidarity organizations and institutions from all countries.The Fund makes grants and provides technical skills for projects in water, sanitation, waste water treatment, and waste management in developing countries.The fonds SUEZ environnement initiatives providesrigorous monitoring of the projectsit supports: regular meetings with partners, transfers of funds subject to project progress, etc.Driven by the need forsustainable results, the Fund’s operating model favours co-constructing projects with the partners and beneficiaries.Eligibility for grants extends to solidarity organizations and institutions in all countries.

The next deadline for applications (French, English) is April 3oth.

Source:http://www.suez-environnement.com/group/suez-environnement-initiatives-fund/works/

>European Commission (EC) -- Water Sector Development in Mauritius

The EC will make grants to provide safe drinking water to inhabitants of the Island of Rodrigues in Mauritius. Grants will range from €200 thousand to €800 thousand, depending on cost shares. Eligibility for funding extends to commissions of the Rodrigues Regional Assembly, and qualified co-applicants. Reference EuropeAid/136553/DD/ACT/MU.

The application deadline is April 30.

Source:http://tinyurl.com/m3zyygh

>G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation -Grants in Natural and Earth Sciences

The Foundation makes grants for research and operational support in marine and ocean conservation, earth sciences, climate change, and wildlife management. Grants are to nonprofit organizations, mainly in the USA, for projects ranging from local to international.

Letters of interest should be submitted before April 30th.

Source:http://www.monellvetlesen.org/vetlesen/default.htm

>Inter-Research Science Center -Prizes in Freshwater Ecology 2015

Since 1986 the International Ecology Institute in Oldendorf/Luhe (Germany) has selected each year two top performers in the field of ecology: the winner of the Ecology Institute Prize (which carries an endowment of €6000) and the winner of the IRPE Prize (which carries an endowment of €3000).In 2015, both prizes will be given in the area of freshwater ecology. Nominations are invited from research ecologists worldwide. Candidates must be in agreement with the nomination, and with the attached requirement to write a book.

The closing date for nominations is 30 April 2015.

Source:http://www.int-res.com/ecology-institute/call-for-nominations/

>International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) -Research Grants 2015

Established in 1988, the programme aims to stimulate collaborative research inMember Statesand with the ICGEB Component laboratories, to promote training of young scientists and tofacilitate the creation of appropriate research facilities.The programme provides support for research projects in basic science, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and bioenergy,and many other fields. The grants are intended to facilitate the creation of research facilities in promising institutes; to promote training of young scientists; and to develop new research programs in participating countries.An important element of successful applications is the feasibility of the proposed project within the designated time-frame (maximum 36 months). The maximum annual contribution from ICGEB is Euro25,000.Funds can only be used to cover expenditures that are directly relevant to the project. This may include purchasing consumable items, scientific literature and basic standard laboratory equipment. Travel and training costs can also be covered. Salaries of the Principal Investigators and infrastructural support (e.g., normal administrative and overhead expenses of the Institution, maintenance and rental of capital equipment, building, etc.) are not admissible and cannot be funded.

The deadline for submitting applications is 30 April.

Source:http://www.icgeb.org/research-grants.html

>Irwin Andrew Porter FoundationInternational Grants

Application for grants are made in two phases. Phase I is an online submission and applications may be made and edited at any time up until the deadline.If, after the completion of our Phase I reviews, your project is selected for further consideration you must be prepared to deliver a full Phase II application within 30 days of notification.The Foundation's international grant making includes projects for agriculture, natural resources, and grassroots conservation. Grants range from US$500 to US$30 thousand per year for projects of 1-2 years. Organizations whether based in the USA or abroad must beeither incorporated in the USA with tax-exempt statusorhave a fiscal agent incorporated in the United States with an appropriate US IRS tax-exempt designation in order to apply.

The deadline for applications is 30 April.

Source:http://www.iapfoundation.org/apply/guidelines

>Lawrence FoundationGrants for Environment

The Foundation is a private family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes. The Lawrence Foundation was established in mid-2000. We make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographical restrictions on our grants. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code or other similar organizations are eligible for grants.The Foundation makes grants for projects in environment, education, and other themes. There is no restriction on the geographical area where grant activities can be implemented. Average grant size is over US$10 thousand.

The next deadline for applications is April 30th.

Source:http://www.thelawrencefoundation.org/

>Proyectos Panamericanos de Asistencia Técnica – 2016:Agenda del IPGH 2010-2020

El Programa de Asistencia Técnica del IPGH tiene como propósito la ejecución de acciones especializadas en los campos de la Cartografía, Geografía, Historia y Geofísica que contribuyan a la integración regional y al desarrollo sostenible en temas específicos: cambio climático, ordenamiento del territorio y desastres naturales.En esta convocatoria se podrán presentar los siguientes tipos de iniciativas: 1) Proyecto de Asistencia Técnica: trata del análisis de un problema técnico-científico deinterés para varios países el cual tendrá como resultado final un informe técnico más unartículo científico para su publicación en alguna de las revistas de la Comisión respectiva; 2)Actividad de Capacitación: trata de un curso, taller o actividad equivalente, de interés paravarios países, la cual tendrá como resultado final un informe indicando asistentes,actividades realizadas y eventualmente materiales generados o utilizados que quedandisponibles para su uso posterior; 3) Proyecto Semilla: trata de financiar la actividad de redacción de una propuesta de proyectoa ser presentado a un organismo financiero externo, identificando un problema técnico-científico de interés para varios países. La actividad tendrá como resultado final un texto enel formato requerido por ese ente ya listo para ser enviado (incluyendo aspectos técnicos,pero también económicos, financieros, etc.).No se considerarán propuestas incompletas, extemporáneas o presentadas con posterioridad a las 24:00 hrs. tiempo de la ciudad de México (-06 GTM), del día 30 de abril de 2015.

Linkhttp://www.ipgh.org/asistencia-tecnica/proyectos-2016/default.html

>Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) - Grants forAgriculture and Related Projects outside the U.S.

Despite great efforts, nearly 870 million people still go to bed hungry each night, the vast majority of whom live in developing countries. Poverty, unjust economic systems, conflicts, and climate change are some of the primary causes of hunger today. In order to work toward ending hunger and poverty, we believe that not only is it necessary to respond to the immediate needs of people, but to also address the unjust structures and systems which contribute to their impoverishment.The PHP supports nonprofit organizations for projects that provide food relief, development assistance, and improved public policy in the fight against hunger. The proposed activity shall fit into at least one of the five programmatic areas.Activities in international development assistance include agricultural production, livestock development, land rights, soil and water conservation, and others. PHP gives preference to applications submitted by organizations based in the geographic area of the proposed activities. The proposal will work to lessen hunger and povertyand to address their causes.The average grant is about US$7 thousand.

The deadline for letters of inquiry is on April 30th.

Source:http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/hunger/grants-international-projects/

>SeaWorld and Busch Gardens -Grants for Wildlife Conservation, Research, and Education

The Fund has 4 major areas of focus: species research, habitat protection, conservation education, and animal rescue and rehabilitation. Each year the Fund has specificconservation prioritiesit supports. Your programs must align with these priorities. Applications are accepted from non-profit organizations, government entities, and schools and universities in the USA and other countries. Most grants are under US$50 thousand.

Applications should be submitted before April 30th.

Source:http://swbg-conservationfund.org/en/grant-seekers/

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