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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted May 28, 2015 from Brazil
Expired on June 30, 2015


This is an opportunity to enhance leadership skills and accelerate personal development. Eligibility criteria: 1) Individuals under 40 years of age (if 40 or older, explain rationale for Fellowship); 2) The enterprise that the candidate leads should be at least one year old with at least one full-time employee in addition to the candidate; 3) Candidate should be committed full‐time to running her/his enterprise; 4) Candidate should be coachable and humble, meaning that s/he eagerly embraces honest critique and feedback and has a desire to learn; 5) Candidate must commit to dedicate 15 months to The Global Good Fund Fellowship while remaining in her/his workplace; 6) Candidate must be willing to drive the Fellowship process and take ownership of her/his leadership development; 7) Candidate should show commitment to giving back; s/he should actively mentor and invest in team members or other individuals; 8) The enterprise exhibits growth potential, meaning scale or depth of outreach; 9) The enterprise should be moving toward a model of financial sustainability whereby 50% or more of the budget is covered through revenue generation. If this level has not been achieved, this goal must be a top priority for the candidate and her/his enterprise. Part 1 of the application consists of a preliminary questionnaire which is due on June 1st, 2015. Part 2 of the application consists of an informal video recording that should be no longer than 3 minutes; deadline: June 15, 2015.



The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society is currently accepting applications from emerging leaders around the world for its Fellows Program. The program is geared to young scholar-practitioners interested in strengthening community philanthropy and building capacity in local Third-sector institutions. Emerging leaders at community foundations and similar place-based grantmaking organizations are especially encouraged to apply. Fellows are based at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, where they design and pursue an individualized research project. In addition, they attend weekly seminars, explore work of key agencies and foundations, meet with nonprofit leaders and study U.S. and international community foundation models. Top-ranking applicants may be offered an award to participate on one of the following bases: full-award basis; partial award basis; or tuition basis and will be provided with a platform to implement program learnings and research recommendations for the purpose of developing or strengthening local giving for local purpose. Full fellowship awards cover the costs of tuition, single-room dormitory accommodations with shared facilities at International House (adjacent to Columbia University) in Manhattan, medical insurance, program materials, local meetings, local travel and other selected program-related costs. The program is open to practitioners and researchers in the US and overseas. College or university degree and strong spoken and written English language skills are required. TOEFL scores or the equivalent are requested from those whose education was in a language other than English. Applicants should have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the nonprofit/NGO/grantmaking field.Award recipients must have a strong institutional base and be well-placed to implement research recommendations. Participation on a tuition basis or with financial support from individual or institutional sponsors is open to all,

Submission Deadlines: June 1, 2015 - For citizens of countries other than the United States who are residing outside the U.S. June 30, 2015 - For United States residents outside the New York/New Jersey/ Connecticut area.



This is a Fulbright program that brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for a year of academic and professional work. The program is a non-degree program. Applicants should not assume that they could become degree candidates after they arrive in the U.S. Anyone seeking a degree program should look at the Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program, among others. Appropriate applicants are mid-career professionals in leadership positions and who have a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement. It is important that applicants have considerable initiative if they are to benefit from the program. Prospective fellows should have a minimum of five years full-time professional experience prior to August of the grant year in the relevant field, after completing a university degree, and should be interested in the policy aspect in the field of their specialization. Eligibility Information - Applicants must: 1) have completed a university degree program requiringat least four of full-time study in order to qualify; 2) be proficient in both written and spoken English; 3) have at least five years of relevant professional experience beyond the university degree.

Deadline for submitting applications will be no later than June 1, 2015.



The Prize honours outstanding contributions by individuals or organisations towards solving the world's water challenges by applying innovative technologies, policies or programmes which benefit humanity. The honour roll for the Water Prize includes laureates with ground-breaking solutions in membrane technology, used water treatment, as well as holistic water policies and management that have benefitted the lives of millions. The Prize 2016 laureate will receive S$300,000, a certificate, and a gold medallion at the award ceremony to be held during SIWW 2016. Qualified parties, such as leaders of international water companies and water utilities, top academics in water research, policy and management, heads of international organisations, members of government, or distinguished individuals in the field of water are welcome to submit nominations. The nominator should describe the role of the nominee in the development and implementation of the specific technologies, policies or programmes that underpin the nomination. In particular, the leadership of the nominee as well as the nominee's instrumental contributions should be highlighted. The innovativeness and benefits of the referenced technologies, policies and programmes should be described in detail. Nominators are encouraged to include comparisons with the state-of-the-art technologies or existing policies and programmes, and depict how the nominee's work has been proven to be a game changer or show great potential to do so. The current level of readiness and scale of implementation of the referenced technologies, policies and programmes should be described. Nominators should quantify the impact of nominee's work in benefitting humanity, or project any long-term benefits in cases where the level of readiness and scale of the implementation is currently low.

The first stage of nomination is open. Submission should be completed by 1 June 2015 at 6pm (+8 GMT) through the online portal.



The Resource Alliance is currently inviting eligible candidates to apply for bursaries to attend the International Workshop on Resource Mobilisation (IWRM) to be held from 24-27 August 2015 in New Delhi, India. The workshop focuses on providing comprehensive training in all aspects of resource mobilisation and sustainable fundraising techniques. The Resource Alliance is committed to building the fundraising capacity of the non-profit sector worldwide. A limited number of bursaries will be provided to the eligible candidates to attend the IWRM Asia 2015 and receive mentoring support to put their learning into practice. Bursary benefits - 50% reduction in four-day delegate place at the IWRM Asia 2015 that include: a) Three nights full-board accommodation and meals at the Piccadilly Hotel, New Delhi only for resident delegates; b) Access to the full IWRM programme, including Masterclass/Fundraising Clinics and all social and networking events for both resident and non – resident delegates; c) Gala dinner for both resident and non – resident delegates. Elegibility criteria: 1) Applicants must represent a non-profit organisation based in Asia with an annual budget of less than USD200,000; 2) Applicant organisations should not propagate political or religious doctrines; 3) Applicants should have a fair understanding of the English language.

Application deadline: 1 June 2015.



In partnership with the International Festival of Photojournalism, "Visa pour l'Image-Perpignan", the Yves Rocher Foundation has created this award. It shall be awarded to a professional photographer who wishes to make a journalistic study of issues relating to the environmen, humanity's relationship with our planet or the core challenges tu sustainability. The €8,000 award is provided by the Yves Rocher Fondation.

Application deadline: June 1st, 2015.



Grants up to ZAR 40,000 will be awarded depending on the research plans. The ACIP seeks to advance inquiry and debate about the roles and practice of public culture, public cultural institutions and public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa. Proposals can be forwarded on a range of methodologies in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, including research in archives and collections, fieldwork, interviews, surveys, and quantitative data collection. Funding is to be used for on-site dissertation research; research cannot be at the applicant’s home institution unless that institution has necessary site-specific research holdings. Focused Topics: a) Institutions of public culture; b) Particular aspects of museums and exhibitions; c) Forms and practices of public scholarship; d) Theories, histories and systems of thought that shape and illuminate public culture and public scholarship. Eligibility Criteria - Applicants must: 1) be African postgraduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences; 2) be currently registered in a PhD program in South African university; 3) be working on topics related to ACIP’s focus; 4) submit a dissertation proposal that has been approved by their institution to confirm the award; 5) provide evidence of appropriate training to undertake the proposed research, including the language fluency necessary for the project.

Closing Date: Monday 1 June 2015.



ICOMOS Programme (international council on monuments & sites) aims to encourage young heritage professionals to develop their skills through training.2015 scholarships will be awarded to young professionals or students exercising their activities or studies within ICOMOS’ area of expertise of furthering the conservation, protection, use and enhancement of the world’s cultural heritage. Focus Area: Conservation & Cultural Heritage. Each Scholarship will include: a)Two years of free ICOMOS membership; b) Two years mentoring by an experienced ICOMOS member in the field of speciality of the laureate; c) A grant of up to maximum 1500 €. Applications should be in English or in French.

Students and Young Professionals are invited to apply at the latest by 1 June 2015.


> SWEDISH INTL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (SIDA) - International Training in Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for Asians

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. The Asia program includes a course on strategic environmental assessment (SEA) for qualified participants from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. The training will be provided in two parts, first in Sweden and then Vietnam. Applicants to the programme should: 1) hold a key position at middle or high level in an organisation with a clear role in implementing or developing SEA; 2) have the responsibility, mandate and and ambition to manage a project related to strengthening SEA capacity in the organisation; 3) have a relevant academic degree or have appropriate knowledge otherwise acquired; 4) be available and motivated for active participation through the whole training programme. Priority will be given to organisations responsible for conducting, commissioning and/or reviewing SEA. Participants will be selected from organisations with demonstrated intent and possibilities to support the design and implementation of a SEAP within the organisation.

The closing date for applications is 01 June 2015.



Are you an up-and-coming scientist with original ideas and a strong focus on sustainable development? Does your research have the potential to change the world? The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is accepting applications for this program that focuses on outstanding young scientists who are active in the field of sustainable development. The first part of the prize consists of an invitation to a two-week science forum in Germany, where you will be introduced to renowned research facilities and have individual meetings with experts (individual appointments). Here you will learn about potential collaborations and experience the country’s excellent research infrastructure at close hand. In addition, a workshop on research and funding opportunities will provide you with further information for your future research stay in Germany. The journey will culminate within a festive award ceremony hosted by a high-level representative from the BMBF (this was conducted by the Federal Minister personally in 2010/2012/2014). You will have the opportunity to return to Germany for up to three months to conduct a scientific stay at an institute of your choice the year after the science forum. The forum and the extended stay will be fully-financed by the BMBF. Benefits – Selected applicants: a) will be invited to a two-week science forum in Germany (October/November 2015); 2) will have their travel expenses (to/from Germany and during the trip) as well as meals and accommodation during the fórum, covered by the BMBF; 2) will be provided return flights to Germany and a monthly allowance during the research stay. This allowance is intended to support accommodation, insurance, food and daily needs. Eligibility criteria - Applicants must meet all the following requirements: 1) Enrolment on or completion of a Master’s degree programme or higher (Master´s/PhD) with significantly above-average grades at the time of application; 2) Excellent proven command of English; 3) Up to 32 years of age (at the time of application); 4) A non-German citizen or anyone not residing in Germany. Applicants can choose from any scientific field closely related to sustainability research.

Submit your online application before 02 june 2015 at 12 pm CET.



Search for Common Ground (SFCG), a nonprofit charitable organization in theUnited Statesis currently inviting eligible researchers andcivil societyorganisations for its MENA Fellowships. Research Proposals are invited from researchers affiliated with research institutions to carry out mapping studies and research on dialogue and conflict resolution processes in either Egypt or Tunisia, with the overall objective of expanding and advancing research in the fields of dialogue and conflict resolution in academia in the MENA region. Applicants may propose research topics on any aspect of dialogue and conflict resolution at the local or national level in either Egypt or Tunisia. Each MENA CGI Fellow will receive a lump sum of $1,850 USD to cover all expenses associated with this MENA CGI Fellowship, which shall include both desk research and field visits arranged by the Fellow with the assistance of the MENA CGI Team. Each Fellowship must include a minimum of one week of field visits. Focus Areas (not limited to): social sciences; human rights; conflict studies; political sciences. Eligibility Criteria - Researchers must: 1) be legal residents of either Egypt or Tunisia or nationals from other MENA countries who are currently residing in Egypt or Tunisia; 2) hold a post-graduate degree in social sciences, human rights, conflict studies, political sciences or any relevant field.; 3) be affiliated with an academic institution of higher education, research institute, academic center, or think-tank in Egypt or Tunisia; 4) be fluent in one of the following languages: English, French or Arabic; 5) have published at least one relevant research work in one of the above-mentioned 3 languages; 6) be available during the research period (mid-June to the end of August 2015).

Deadline for receiving research proposals: 5 June 2015 at 18:00 Tunis time (UTC+1).



The Contest was launched in 2013 as a way to select young people ages 18 to 25 to serve as speakers and/or moderators on youth-focused and other sessions at the 2013 conference. It was a great success! The organizers of the 2015 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) are again seeking youth aged 18 to 25 years old to serve as speakers and/or moderators on youth-focused and other sessions at the conference. Young people who are selected will have conference registration and travel costs covered, and will play an essential role in providing a youth perspective to the program. In the spirit of using new technology to spread the word about family planning, the 2015 ICFP will be accepting applications for youth speakers through video submissions. Contest Theme: Applications must talk about family planning in relation to the conference theme – Global Commitments, Local Actions. Applicant wishing to enter the youth video contest must be between the ages of 18 and 25 on or before November 1, 2015. The videos will be reviewed and scored and those selected will serve as youth speakers throughout the conference. Young people who already have funding are encouraged to apply if they would like to be prominent speakers during the conference. Young people without funding are also encourage to submit, and if selected, will have conference registration and travel costs covered. Youth video contest winners will play an essential role in providing a youth perspective to the program.

The deadline is June 5, 2015.

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> CSAG WINTER SCHOOL: July 2015 / University of Cape Town

The Climate Systems Analysis Group (CSAG) at the University of Cape Town organizes a "winter school" intensive course in July 2015. The course is presented by facilitators from CSAG and other institutions to take participants through the full spectrum of topics related to climate and climate change, with an emphasis on issues in developing countries. CSAG offers partial sponsorships to some participants.

The final deadline for applications will be 5th June 2015.



The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, requests applications for doctoral research scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS). ICIPE is an international scientific research institute, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya that works towards improving lives and livelihoods of people in Africa. The centre’s main objective is to research and develop alternative and environmentally-friendly pest and vector management strategies that are effective, selective, non-polluting, non-resistance inducing, and which are affordable to resource-limited rural and urban communities. DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation, and offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education. At ICIPE ARPPIS scholars are provided with excellent research conditions in an interdisciplinary environment within a structured, three-year training programme that includes research, training, and participation in scientific meetings and international conferences. Scholars conduct their research at icipe’s laboratories and field sites located in various agro-ecological zones. Eligibility criteria – Applicants must: 1) be a national of any country in sub-Sahara Africa; 2) have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum pass of second-class, upper division, or a Master’s degree taken with both coursework and research in the field of natural sciences or other field relevant to the PhD Project; the Master’s degree must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application; 3) have a good command of the English language (written & spoken). Qualified female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Qualified nationals of French- and Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa are also encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with a maximum age of 36 years (men) or 40 years (women) by 31st December 2015.

Deadline for applications: 6th June 2015.



The International Social Science Council (ISSC) is currently accepting applications to World Social Science Fellows and participation in a World Social Science Seminar on Sustainable Urbanization with the thematic of “Urban governance to tackle urban poverty and environmental sustainability.” The seminar will take place from 9-13 September 2015 in Durban, South Africa. The ISSC is an international organisation that aims to advance the practice and use of the social and behavioural sciences in all parts of the world, and to ensure their global representation. This seminar series is organised in partnership with The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) and the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP). Fellowship Benefits: a) Travel costs to Durban and local travel and subsistence costs; b) a good overview of the current state-of-the-art of research in sustainable urbanization, as well as a vision for compelling research priorities for the next 5 to 10 years; c) registration to the World Social Science Forum. Eligibility Criteria - Applicant must be: 1) Deeply familiar with a local/regional context to address the challenge posed by proposed Sustainable Development Goal; 2) A post-doctoral researcher with a maximum of five years research experience following PhD (candidates with more research experience can also be considered, if they explain why they should be eligible); or an early career researcher without a PhD but with an equivalent level of research experience and output; 3) Under 40 years of age (candidates over the age of 40 can also be considered, if they explain why they should be eligible).

Deadline for applications: 8 June 2015 at 00.00hrs GMT.



The UN's Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and L'Oreal co-sponsor doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships for women in science. Much remains to be done with regard to gender balance in science. Most tellingly, women account for only 30% of the world’s researchers.* There are still great barriers that discourage women from entering the profession and obstacles continue to block progress for those already in the field. The fellowships are organized by countries and regions. The program for Malaysia offers three fellowships, with an application deadline of 08 June 2015. The program for Sub-Saharan Africa offers 10 fellowships, with an application deadline of 09 June 2015. (Check the "For Women in Science" website for other countries and regions that will announce application information.)



A Common Word Among the Youth (ACWAY) is a global initiative that will be led by young people, of different faiths to build bridges of co-existence by means of dialogue and action. Participants are expected to: a) Deliver a series of community-based activities over a six-month period; b) Attend the international conferences (at least 2) which will be attended by renowned religious figures, international business leaders, policy makers, politicians, NGOs and the media; c) Attend further training organised as part of the Project; d) Write a personalised Action Plan. Benefits: All-expenses that includes several training courses, two international conferences, civic activities, a TV documentary and the opportunity to be a part of a unique global network of young people will be covered during the programme. The programme pre-requisites are: 1) Age between 18-35 (on 1st January 2015); 2) Regard oneself as being a follower/believer of one religion); 3) Desire for promoting religious and cultural harmony; 4) Experience in community activism and/or interreligious related activities; 5) An evidenced commitment to effecting positive change. This commitment can come in many forms; ranging from a high level of involvement in community initiatives to social entrepreneurship or from leading responsible business practices to public servisse; 6) Leadership ability; 7) Ability to generate and articulate impactful ideas; 8) Ability to work as part of a team with people from different backgrounds and religions; 9) Very good command of the English language (all elements of the programme will be conducted in English); 10) Prepared to travel abroad (to the Middle East / Europe / US); 11) Prepared to commit time to the project (attend the training courses, conferences, delivering campaigns and other project related activities). This would span over 12 months in your spare time taking into account your study and/or work commitments; 13) Happy to be included in photos and filming that could be used in social media as well as TV and print media; 14) to have a valid passport and ability to apply for a visa. Participants are responsible for arranging both of these.

Application deadline: June 10th, 2015.


> GFIA AFRICA - GLOBAL FORUM FOR INNOVATIONS IN AGRICULTURE (Dec 1- 2, Durban, South Africa): Call for Applications to Participate

GFIA Africa will assemble the people needed to effect real change and offer hundreds of practical solutions that can raise productivity and stop post harvest losses in all parts of the continent while mitigating the effects of over farming and climate change. GFIA Africa will assemble the world's largest collection of sustainable agriculture innovations dedicated to improving agricultural productivity in Africa. We are looking for speakers from all disciplines including private companies, entrepreneurs, NGOs, not-for-profits, universities and research centers. Hi-tech, lo-tech, innovative ideas, science and research, if your innovation has the potential to shape the future of food production in Africa we want to hear from you. Do you own an innovation that will shape the future of food production?Does your technology increase agricultural productivity? Can your idea protect the natural environment and enhance livelihoods? If the answer is yes, we invite you to present your innovation to over 500 food producers, NGO's, investors and government delegates at GFIA Africa.

Application deadline: June 12, 2015.



The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is calling applications for this Fellowships Programme. It aims to promote human resource capacities in the developing countries and to enhance international understanding and friendship among nations and the people of Poland. 45 fellowships will be awarded of 6 months duration each in Poland, starting on 1 October 2015. The beneficiaries of these fellowships will be given the opportunity to undertake an individual research programme in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering. Candidatures should be submitted per invited Member State. All application should be endorsed by the National Commission from the country of the candidate. Original applications in duplicate must be channelled through the National Commission for UNESCO of the candidate’s country by 12 June 2015 at the latest to UNESCO mailing address.



This pilot program supports projects whose focus are on reviewing current challenges and issues shared among (Japan and other) Asian countries, and proposing policy recommendations. In 2015, the program provides grant for projects to conduct mutual field visits and exchanges of local practitioners and other stakeholders, and for them to together develop policy recommendations and other outputs. Through this program, we aim to build a new form of partnership among select countries/areas in Asia, based on empathy shared among peers who face common challenges, instead of conventional ones such as donor / recipient relationships. Thematic Areas: a) Aging society: Key players for sustainable aging communities; b) Multicultural society: International migration and diversified communities. The duration of projects is limited to one year, without any extension. All projects need to start on 1st November, 2015 and finish all activities by 31st October, 2016. Potential Applicants: A team of members based in more than two target countries / areas from diversified backgrounds (practitioners, policy makers, researchers, local community leaders, media, etc.) with a proven record of delivering results in one of the thematic areas. Focus countries: China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Mongolia, Japan, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam.

Application deadline: June 12th, 2015 at 3pm Japan Standard Time.



Do you have a project idea to save the most children under-five? If yes, submit your project idea for 2015 Children’s Prize, the open web-based competition focused on under-five child survival. Eligibility Criteria – Applicants: 1) can be non-profits (charities), for profits (companies), government programs, academic institutions, and individuals aged 18 years or older; 2) Project proposals may include, but are not limited to, intervention solutions in healthcare services, technology, education, infrastructure and agriculture; 3) Each proposal submitted must clearly define the specific child mortality indicator it will impact. The Children’s Prize is available to anyone worldwide that: a) works with or for children, b) could save more children’s lives with more funding, could save those lives within two years, and has an excellent but realistic plan that includes an impact assessment. The 2015 Children’s Prize seeks the best and most effective project proposal to save the greatest number of children’s lives with $250,000. Entries will be evaluated based on the: a) ability to impact rates within a child mortality indicator (U5MR, IMR, NMR, etc.), b) effectiveness, innovation and scalability of the intervention approach within global health, c) feasibility of the proposed lives-saved estimate; d) probability of success, e) ease of verification; f) inclusion of an impact assessment. The Prize is not a reward recognizing past work or achievements. Instead, it is a grant for future work to directly implement the life-saving intervention that is outlined in the submitted proposal.

June 12, 2015: Round 1 closes. Approximately 10-20% of Round 1 entries will be invited to provide additional information and materials.



Global Health Council (GHC) and GBCHealth are pleased to announce this call for applications. These awards highlight the important and innovative contributions of the corporate sector to improving global health outcomes. Among the most coveted honors in the Corporate Social Responsibility arena, the Business Action on Health Awards have been recognizing outstanding private sector global health programs for over a decade. This year’s awards will focus on two categories: a) Application of Core Business Competencies; b) Innovation & Technology to Improve Health. Applications are encouraged from companies with direct health mandates, as well as those whose work may contribute to health goals through more indirect means. All applications must be submitted in English.Corporations are invited to enter their award-worthy global health programs in either category by 11:59pm ET on June 12, 2015. Nonprofits who collaborate with corporations are encouraged to nominate their corporate partner and to support their application.



PAGES workshop funds are available thanks to the U.S. and Swiss NSF and NOAA. Eligibility criteria: 1) To obtain support, workshops must be open and international, and should encourage the participation of early career scientists (until ca. 5 years after PhD) and those from developing countries (including BRICS countries); 2) Organizers must be able to demonstrate how the themes and objectives of their workshop or educational meeting (e.g. summer school) relate to the PAGES Science Plan; 3) In accordance with Future Earth's approach, PAGES encourages engagement with stakeholders. You will be asked to consider and provide some information as to how you could involve stakeholders; 4) PAGES does not support applications by individuals for travel and meeting attendance. Workshop materials and field trips are also not supported; 5) For hosts, PAGES only supports direct meeting costs such as participants' travel and accommodation expenses. PAGES does not allow the use of funds for overheads incurred by the host institution; 6) It is the responsibility of organizers to generate most of the funding necessary for the meeting. There are four categories of meeting support available: a) PAGES Working Group meeting; b) Educational meeting; c) Open call meeting; d) Fast-track.

The deadline for meeting support applications is 12 June 2015.



The Programme is a capacity development programme for young and aspiring leaders aiming at developing leadership skills conducive to knowledge management and application, and serves as a testing-ground for potential implementation through partnerships with local governments, communities, civil societies, and private sector, and addressing the current lack of opportunity to further local sustainable development and influence policymaking. The LP provides opportunities for participants to develop inter-disciplinary skills to lead sustainable development initiatives appropriate to local, regional or global contexts. The third LP “Transformational Leadership in Implementing and Assessing Sustainability Projects“will be held in Sabah, Malaysia in collaboration with the Higher Education Leadership Academy, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS), from23to 29 August 2015. Participants will go through a unique experience that will assist them in leading efforts towards developing work with a clearer vision and understanding regarding diverse perspectives, focusing on collaborative efforts, leveraging networks and involving multiple stakeholders. Applications are open for post-doctoral fellows from ProSPER.Net member universities, former YRS participants, YSA finalists and winners, and young professionals from public and private sectors, to participate in a multi-stakeholder, interdisciplinary and intensive Leadership Programme. A limited number of fellowship is available. Please indicate the need of fellowship in your application form.

Applications are being accepted until14 June 2015.



The Center offers the Madanjeet Singh scholarship forfour years Bachelors degreeprogram inForestryto be undertaken atCollege of Natural Resources(CNR), Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) in Lobesa, Punakha, Bhutan from July 2015 to July 2019. Applications are invited from candidates in eight countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. Eligibility Criteria - Candidate should: 1) Be class XII pass with minimum of55% in Englishand overall aggregate of60%(English, Biology and two other subjects); 2) Be fluent in English (both in written and speaking); 3) Produce English Language Proficiency Certificate from recognized/competent institutions; 4) Be below 35 years of age (need to submit the birth certificate).

The deadline for completed applications is 15 June 2015.



This Fund aims to support the development, adaptation, and introduction of novel story telling methods focused on the human dimensions of climate change. This grant opportunity represents a challenge to journalists throughout the world to facilitate a responsive information ecosystem that more accurately and holistically reflects environmental challenges facing people across the planet. The Fund is designed primarily to support the work of already existing media outlets, journalism networks, and associations where an additional funding is need to pursue innovative or experimental approaches. The primary focus of this grants opportunity is on the application of technology and novel techniques for climate change communication. However, applications that include fellowships and travel grants that support specific story ideas or coverage of key events are also invited. Eligibility Criteria: 1) Media outlets, networks and associations that need additional funding to pursue innovative or experimental approaches; individuals and new ventures are also eligible; 2) Information about how sustainable is the project after the initial seed funding provided under this grant; 3) Grantees are expected to give their full cooperation in monitoring and evaluating the results of the projects, and are encouraged to submit their own monitoring and evaluation plan along with their application. The final monitoring and evaluation plan will be agreed upon by EJN and each individual grantee; 4) Applications should include a budget form with their applications; 5) The projects are generally expected to take place within less than a year. Please avoid any applications rooted in advocacy or political campaigning. Projects that can offer or raise co-financing to complement EJN’s support are preferred. Final reports for accepted projects must be filed no later than February 10, 2016.

The deadline for applications is June 15, 2015.



The aim of the Fellowship programme is to give representatives of Governments from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDs) a better understanding and appreciation of the Human Rights Council. The Fellow will gain knowledge and working level experience with the Council, its mechanisms and subsidiary bodies. It will also allow the Fellow to develop an extensive contact network with other Geneva-based delegations, OHCHR, other UN departments and agencies, as well as NGOs represented in Geneva. Focus Countries: United Nations member countries (see the list). Financial support will be provided to the selected fellow in the form of a monthly stipend during the fellowship programme and provide their economy class return air ticket to Geneva. Eligibility Criteria - The candidate should: 1) Be from any United Nations member countries; 2) Have an advanced university degree in law, political science, international relations or related discipline. Significant relevant experience may count in lieu of an advanced university degree; 3) Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience currently being served in the government of their home country with relevant experience in the field of human rights. Experience of intergovernmental affairs is an asset; 4) Be fluent in English and/or French, while knowledge of other UN languages is considered an asset; 5) Have a supporting letter from a Government official authorising their participation in the fellowship programme; 6) Be committed to imparting the knowledge and experience obtained during their fellowship to colleagues within their Government upon their return.

Interested candidates should send their application no later than 15 June 2015:



The Research Grants Program of the Center for Tropical Forest Science - Forest Global Earth Observatories (CTFS-ForestGEO) funds research projects associated with the CTFS-ForestGEO network of Forest Dynamics Plots. The program is intended to provide opportunities for senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to use existing Forest Dynamics Plots and conduct research in collaboration with scientists currently associated with these plots. The Grants Program supports research directly tied to CTFS-ForestGEO Forest Dynamics Plots, including projects requiring field work, plot data analysis, or the generation of complementary data that strengthens CTFS-ForestGEO programs. Projects can be field-oriented, herbarium- or laboratory-based, or analytical. Research projects can be basic or applied in nature and based around the social or natural sciences. Project duration can range from 3 months to 2 years. Eligibility: Anyone working directly in a CTFS-ForestGEO Forest Dynamics Plot, analyzing plot data, or generating complementary data that strengthens CTFS-ForestGEO programs is eligible to apply. Priority will be given to early-career researchers, researchers with less access to other institutional funds, and to projects that include multiple plots. In rare cases, highly advanced undergraduate students will be considered. Social scientists and natural scientists are encourage to apply. Applicants of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. Budget Information: Research projects ranging from ~$2,000-$15,000 USD. Funding is restricted to expenses directly related to field research, laboratory research, and data analysis. Examples of eligible expenses include travel, living expenses during fieldwork, supplies, research assistance, and publication fees.

Deadline: 5PM EDT on June 15th, 2015.



The Women for Africa Foundation is currently accepting research proposals from women researchers around Africa for its “Science By Women” programme that aims to promote African women’s leadership in scientific research and technology transfer and to foster the capacity of the research centers in their home countries. The main goal is to enable African women researchers and scientists to tackle the great challenges faced by Africa through research in health, agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change, which can be transferred into products and technologies having impact on people´s lives. The programme will fund a total of nine six-month visiting senior research fellowships for nine experienced African women researchers in any of the specified Spanish research centers of excellence. Each centre will host 2 senior women researchers for six-months: 2 for each centre, except the ICMAT which will host 1 researcher. Candidates will receive training and integration in a dynamic, multidisciplinary and highly competitive working team, where they will be able to develop their research projects and acquire complementary skills, empowering them to transfer their research results into tangible economic and social benefits. The preferred areas of research include: Health; Energy, Water and Climate Change; Agriculture and Food Safety; Duration & Benefits. The duration of the research stays is six months. Benefits: a) Flight from their centre of origin to the host institution and back; b) Living allowance of 2400 Euros per month to cover accommodation, personal expense and health and occupational accident insurance coverage. Eligibility Criteria - Applicant must: 1) be a women and a national of an African country; 2) Hold a PhD degree; 3) Have contractual relationship with a university or a public or private non-profit organization based in Africa dedicated to significant scientific research in the areas indicated; 4) Have excellent academic record and proven track of relevant research experience; 5) Have Working knowledge of English; 6) Have at least 5 years experience leading a research group.

Deadline for applications is June 15, 2015.



The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is seeking applications from postdoctoral researchers and experienced researchers for HERMES. The fellowships provide successful applicants’ entry to Germany to work on a research project of choice together with a host and collaborative partner. The program covers a monthly fellowship of 2,650 EUR for postdoctoral researchers (doctorate completed within the last four years) or 3,150 EUR for experienced researchers (doctorate completed within the last 12 years). a monthly fellowship of 2,650 EUR for postdoctoral researchers (doctorate completed within the last four years) or 3,150 EUR for experienced researchers (doctorate completed within the last 12 years), It also provides a flexible starting date and - for experienced researchers - the option of splitting the fellowship up into a maximum of three stays, individual mentoring during the sponsorship period, intensive German language course for fellows and their marital partners prior to the fellowship, additional financial support for accompanying family members, for example, or for items like travel expenses or pension plans and comprehensive alumni sponsorship once the research stay has come to an end, such as a Return Fellowship or further stays in Germany. As many as 80 Georg Forster Research Fellowships can be granted annually. Researchers from a developing or transition country are eligible to apply. Participant should intend to carry out long-term research of own choice (6 to 24 months) at a research institution in Germany together with an academic host.

You may apply until 15 June 2015.



The program is designed to identify and prepare future leaders who are Egyptian nationals and who have strong knowledge and skills in science, engineering, business, policy and social sciences. The long-term objective of the program is to develop a new cadre of entrepreneurial leaders who are capable of filling critical positions in industry, public sector and civil-society organizations in Egypt, and who can successfully integrate technical, business and social skills to contribute to comprehensive sustainable development in Egypt and beyond. The fellowship covers: A full or partial waiver of tuition fees, Student services and activities Cost of books. Fellowships will be awarded to the most outstanding candidates who are able to complete the program in the shortest amount of time. Applicants must: 1) Be Egyptian citizens; 2) Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university; 3) Have a background in science, engineering, policy, business or social sciences; 4) Possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivelant of gayed gidan (very good); 5) Be admitted into the master’s program in sustainable development. Fellowship holders should: a) Complete the program in the shortest amount of time, based on an agreement with the program's diretor; b) Participate in a number of relevant extra-curricular activities (events, seminars, workshops, training sessions, volunteering and community service) in order to enrich their experience and become leaders in sustainable development; c) Be engaged in relevant academic or administrative activities for 12 hours a week; d) Be available and start the program in August 2015.

The deadline for applications is June 15, 2015.



The purpose of this Prize for Environmental Preservation is to afford recognition to outstanding contributions by individuals, groups of individuals, institutes or organizations in the management or preservation of the environment, consistent with the policies, aims and objectives of UNESCO, and in relation to the Organization’s programmes in this field, i.e. environmental and natural resources research, environmental education and training, creation of environmental awareness through the preparation of environmental information materials and activities aimed at establishing and managing protected areas such as biosphere reserves and natural World Heritage sites. The Prize is awarded every two years. As of 2015, the financial Prize reward is USD 70,000, a donation graciously made by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman. Nominations for the Prize can only be made by UNESCO Members States and by International Organizations or by Non-Governmental Organizations which have consultative status with UNESCO, each of which may make only one nomination. However other interested NGOs, as well as research institutions, universities and individuals, are not eligible to make nominations directly to UNESCO. Therefore, such bodies and individuals are invited to propose their candidate to their country National Commission for UNESCO, which may or may not select it as its formal candidature. Candidatures should be prepared in English or French.

The deadline for submitting nominations is 15 June 2015.



This essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world. Marking the 70th anniversary of UNESCO, the theme of this year’s contest is “Building Peace in Our Hearts and Minds.” Applicants can be anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2015) in one of the following age categories: a) Children (ages up to 14); b) Youth (ages 15 – 25). Teachers and youth directors can submit a collection of essays from their class or group. Essays must be original and unpublished. Essays must be written by one person; co-authored essays are not accepted. Entries may be submitted by postal mail or online through the website. 1st prize winners will be invited to the award ceremony in Tokyo, Japan scheduled for December 2015 (travel expenses will be covered by the organizer).

Entries must be received by June 15, 2015 (23:59 your local time)..



This programme provides structured training to early-career conservation biologists to undertake an applied research or conservation project on a local EDGE species. The programme is more than just a source of funding. In addition to receiving a grant of up to £8,000, EDGE Fellows attend two regional training courses; undertake online modules in relevant topics; and receive one-to-one support from a scientific advisor based at ZSL or a partner organisation. Applicants must: 1) Focus their work on a top 100 EDGE species. Species outside the top 100 will not be considered; 2) Be an early-career conservation biologist or wildlife manager (less than 10 years’ experience); 3) Be a national and resident of the country in which the proposed focal species occurs. Priority will be given to projects focusing on EDGE species where limited research has been done and/or that currently receives little or no conservation attention. We encourage applicants to discuss their projects with us before applying, and are happy to give feedback on a draft of the application. If you choose to submit a draft, the deadline is Sunday 31st May.

The application deadline is 15th June 2015.



Humanitarian actors and researchers have amassed evidence about the state of knowledge in the humanitarian sector, including assessments of what works and what does not work. Synthesizing this information and making it readily available to policymakers and humanitarian practitioners remains challenging. The Humanitarian Evidence Programme is producing a series of reviews to distil humanitarian evidence. We will communicate this evidence to key stakeholders in order to enable better decision-making and improve humanitarian policy and practice. This initiative is a DFID-funded partnership between Oxfam GB and the Feinstein International Center (FIC) at Tufts University. This Call for Proposals (CfP) is focused on the topics of mental health and psychosocial support, child protection, identification in urban settings, and WASH. Eligibility Information: 1) proposals from around the world are eligible; 2) Proposals from applicants based in low- or middle-income countries, and proposals including such individuals in the team are encouraged.

Deadline: June 16, 2015 at 17.00 GMT, 13.00 EST (GMT-4), 18.00 BST (GMT+1), 20.00 EAT (GMT+3), 22.30 IST (GMT+5½)



The Wangari Maathai Institute for peace and Environmental studies (WMI), has been established to honor, recognize, celebrate, advance, and immortalize the ideals and works of one of its alumni, the 2004 Peace Nobel Laureate Prof. Wangari Muta Maathai. The wPOWER hub/ WMI is inviting research concepts from applicants interested in receiving research support for their project/thesis for a Masters Degree at the University of Nairobi. The overall aim of the institute is to cultivate better environmental stewardship and management of resources and ultimately a reduction in related conflicts. Focus Issues: a) Gender Dimension; b) Availability of clean energy Technologies; c) Awareness and marketing strategies; d) Cultural, attitude and behavioral changes; e) Biomass fuels, their availability and switching factors. The prospect of increasing energy access and driving green growth through direct integration of women in the energy access value chain is strong. However, there are currently several barriers which hinder the full integration of women into the value chain. Some of these barriers may include low access and awareness, financial constraints, cultural barriers and poor marketing strategies. It could also be that the technologies that exist today or are emerging do not address the multiple needs of a cooking/fire place. The research work will be expected to provide high quality evidence-based information on successful adoption, knowledge, attitudes and barriers towards clean energy technologies, and the role of womens' entrepreneurship in advancing clean energy adoption.

Deadline for application: 19th June 2015.



The Yara Prize was established in 2005 as a direct response to the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s call for a green revolution in Africa in 2004. It aims at celebrating significant achievements related to food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture with a transformative power. The mission of the Yara Prize is to contribute to the transformation of African agriculture and food and nutrition security, within a sustainable context, thereby helping to reduce hunger and poverty. In 2015, the Yara Prize will have a special focus on youth, women and agribusiness in Africa. The prize will also consider strongly those individuals who have contributed towards catalysing transformational change in support of an African Green Revolution. The Yara Prize shall: (i) recognize outstanding contributions to sustainable food production with socio-economic impact in the smallholder sector; (ii) recognize food and nutrition security and sustainable agricultural initiatives with a transformative power and serve as inspiration for action to scale up the African green revolution; (iii) increase awareness of social and environmental conditions in Africa and the prevailing dynamics affecting agriculture and food and nutrition security; (iv) provide inspirational example(s) of African leadership. The Yara Prize can be awarded to any individual or identifiable group of individuals, as well as to established institutions, associations, organizations or government bodies with a formal and recognized judicial and organizational structure contributing to the overall objectives of the Prize.

Nominations and supporting documentation must be received by June 19, 2015.



Award was established in 2005 by the AEWA Standing Committee in order to recognize and honour individuals, as well as government and non-government organizations and enterprises. Recipients should have made a significant contribution towards long-term conservation and sustainable use of waterbirds in the African-Eurasian region. The Award is conferred every three years, at each ordinary session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP) and is presented in two categories, institutional and individual. It is endowed with prize money of US $ 5,000, in each of the two categories.

The deadline for submission of nominations in the institutional and individual categories is 19 June 2015.



The Program is one of the U.S. Department of State’s premier diversity recruitment programs and a fundament to increase the diverse group representation. The program is providing a helping hand to Women, members of minority groups and especially the students with financial needs. The program is designed to recruit and develop new talent for the Department of State’s Foreign Service. The program provides undergraduate Fellows with financial assistance towards covering tuition/mandatory fees, room and board and book reimbursement during the senior year of college and first year of graduate school. This award will provide for the selection of 30 Fellows in 2016 (20 graduate and 10 undergraduate) and will cover approved program expenses for the two year program period. Applicants can be AmericanUniversities, Native American tribal organizations and American nonprofit organizations subjected to 501(c) (3) of the U.S. tax code. Both Undergraduate and Graduate programs require: 1) Proof of US citizenship; 2) A demonstration of financial need; 3) Maintenance of a grade point average throughout participation in the program..

Deadline: 22 June 2015.

For more information, visit http://grants.govand search for the opportunity number HR-HRTRP-15-002.


This annual award celebrates achievements that reflect impact, innovation, long-term vision and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. We invite you to be a part of this vision and our commitment to finding solutions that will meet the challenges of climate change, energy security and the environment. The aim of this Prize is to inspire new generations of energy innovators. Different categories are awarded special prizes to celebrate the achievements of governments, corporations, NGOs, individuals and institutions. The prizes are intended to inspire future generations across the globe. These prizes are not given – as the previous ones – to celebrate an achievement of the candidate. Rather, these prizes are given to implement a new project. Applicants can include a project proposal in their online application form. Prize Categories - There are 5 main awards given to: Large Corporations, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Life Achievement, Global High School (5 winners/1 of each continente). Eligibility Criteria: 1) Any company / individual / high school can resubmit every year for the Prize; 2) The Zayed Future Energy Prize will not be given to board members and employees of Masdar or anyone who has been involved in organising, promoting or judging the Prize.

Close of submissions: June 22nd, 2015.



In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, AT&T and New York University’s ABILITY Lab are working with the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) to find ways technology can enhance the lives of people with physical, social, emotional, and cognitive disabilities. To do this, they’re challenging technology developers to take part in the first ever Connect Ability tech innovation challenge. Developers across the country are invited to design software, wearables and other technology solutions as part of this virtual challengeaimed at enhancing the lives of people with disabilities. AT&T and RESNA will host a series of informational sessions and workshops to give developers and members of the disability community a way to become more familiar with the challenge, build teams and begin creating solutions. A session has taken place in Cambridge, Massachusetts in association with maker workshop and community space Danger!Awesome with help from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Assistive Technology Club. Additional sessions are scheduled during June at the NYU ABILITY Lab in New York City; the American Underground in Durham with support from students and faculty from Duke University; the Center for Accessible Technology in Berkeley, California; the RESNA 2015 annual conference in Denver, Colorado, and in collaboration with disability employment services nonprofit LaunchAbility in Dallas, Texas. Earlier this month, the University of Wisconsin-Stout hosted a successful “developer day” to raise awareness about the challenge. The Connect Ability Challenge is encouraging developers to actively engage the disability community. A group of volunteers, called “Exemplars”, have agreed to talk with developers about problems they face and provide feedback and insight on their various projects. Through a series of collaboration sessions, Developers will be able to speak with these and additional volunteer Exemplars confidentially, in virtual and in-person meetings. This will give developers insight and feedback on their designs before the deadline. $100,000 in prizes will be awarded to winning developer teams on July 26th.ChallengePost is powering the challenge. A panel of experts from the engineering, technology and disability community has agreed to judge the submissions, which are due at 5 PM on June 24, 2015.

For more information or to register, visit


Up to 50 scholarships will be awarded to applicants from diverse disciplines that will bring unique perspectives and help forge tangible commitments at Trust Women. The Scholarship Program offers access to an influential gathering of NGOs, heads of corporations, lawyers, public servants and philanthropists from around the world. This is a good opportunity for global leaders who want to connect and take action. Scholarships include: a) Free attendance at the Trust Women Conference; b) Financial bursary to support travel and accommodation costs (up to £1,000); c) Biography in the Trust Women Conference booklet; d) Membership Trust Women scholarship alumni network. Eligibility Criteria – Applicants: 1) Can be individuals working in the areas of women’s rights, education, human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Priority will be given to applicants from developing countries who will demonstrate their participation at Trust Women will enhance their work in their own communities; 2) Must submit their applications online and in English only; 3) must be able to converse and discuss the issues of the conference in English.

Scholarship applications will be open until June 26 2015.



The AWID is calling proposals for its 13th Forum on Women’s Rights and Development which will take place from 5 to 9 May 2016 in Salvador-BA, Brazil. AWID has a limited amount of funding to support organizers/presenters in selected sessions who would be unable to present at the forum without financial assistance. Session organizers will also be asked to forward the application to any of their confirmed speakers who may require financial support through the Access Fund. Session organizers should frame their session proposals around any or several of the following guiding questions, rooting them in the specific contexts, movements, constituencies or issues that you work with and for:

Submit a proposal to organise a session at the 2016 AWID Forum before June 26th, 2015.



15 postes sont ouverts pour une durée d’un an, éventuellement renouvelable une fois. Les candidats doivent être docteurau moment du recrutement (doctorat français, PhD ou titulaire d’un doctorat étranger de niveau équivalent)depuis moins de cinq ans.Ils doivent déposer un dossier de candidature dans lequel ils présenteront leprojet de recherchequ’ils se proposent dedévelopper au seind’une unité dont l’IRD est cotutelle.Une attention particulière sera accordée aux projets relevant des thèmes suivants : a) Relations sociétés-environnement; b) Développement, dynamiques sociales et économiques; c) Aide, politiques de développement et construction de l’État; d) Aléas, climats et environnement; e) Biodiversité, ressources et sécurité alimentaire; f) Santé. Les candidats retenus seront en poste en France Métropolitaine et pourront partir en missions de courte ou longue durée, dans un pays du Sud ou dans un ROM-COM.

Le dossier complet doit être envoyé au plus tard le 25 juin 2015.



The Awards honour exceptional individuals who have raised awareness and provided real solutions to the challenges faced by women worldwide. The Trust Women Hero Award celebrates an innovator whose bold thinking and high-impact work has helped women defend and advance their rights. Nominations are made by the public: last year, we received 160 outstanding nominations from over 50 countries. Candidates are judged based on their leadership and the innovation, impact and scalability of their work. The award will be presented at an evening ceremony during the Trust Women 2015 Conference (Nov 17-18; London, UK). Awardees receive a cash prize of $5,000. Their accommodation and travel to and from London will be reimbursed. Eligibility Criteria: 1) Nominees can be individuals whose bold thinking and high-impact work has enabled women to defend and advance their rights; 2) Nominations are made by the public, self nominations are also accepted. Evaluation Criteria: a) Leadership; b) Innovation, impact and scalability of the candidate’s work.

The closing date for entries is 26 June, 2015.



Earthwatch provides vital human and financial support to objective, peer-reviewed scientific research all over the world. We support scientists who seek to inform solutions to environmental and cultural challenges and who are passionate about engaging people from all walks of life in their research. For over 40 years, in order to understand and find sustainable ways to address global change, Earthwatch has sent researchers into the field assisted by citizen scientists. Participation by volunteers increases the broader impacts of the research we support. Citizen scientists return home with a deeper understanding of what is at stake and greater commitment to address conservation challenges.The grant application process at Earthwatch begins with the completion of apre-proposal. We will evaluate pre-proposals based on scientific merit, expected project outcomes and impacts, appropriateness of volunteer activities, safety and logistical viability, and Earthwatch’s ability to support the project.All pre-proposals should haveoutputs/impacts that clearly align with current global environmental agendas and priority conservation targets.If your pre-proposal raises the interest of the Earthwatch review committee, you will be invited to submit a fullproposal. Invitations for proposal submissions will be communicated on July 15, 2015. Annual grants cover project expenses while in the field including: equipment (limited), tools, and supplies; research permits; scientist transport to the field; support staff; food and housing for principal investigators, staff, and Earthwatch participants. Research projects are tenable for three years and potentially renewable beyond that period. All projects are subject to an annual performance review.

Pre-proposals for projects starting in 2017 will be accepted through 11:59 pm (EST) Thursday, June 25, 2015.



This edition is particularly looking for institutions that use innovation in their programs. Why should you nominate? To reward all those institutions that have made significant contributions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Who can you nominate?The JK award recognizes academic institutions, cultural centers, and research institutions in two categories: a)Economics and Finance; b)Social, Cultural and Scientific Category. The fomer category includes entities that promote economic growth and support public and private finances, productivity gains, and international trade through programs or activitiespromote their efficiency and fiscal sustainability. The latter category includes entities that provide social support to enhance equality and boost productivity, through programs or activities.This award has become the most important distinction given by a multilateral institution in the region.

You have untilJune 29to submit nominations.



The African Union and TWAS offer support for African countries to establish awards for young African scientists. TWAS, the African Union (AU) and national ministries of science and technology are entering into partnerships with national science academies, scientific research councils and high-level research organizations in Africa to establish 'AU-TWAS Young Scientist National Awards’. The awards are designed to recognize scientific excellence in their countries. In each participating country, two USD5,000-prizes will be awarded in the categories of: 'Life and earth sciences', and 'Basic sciences, technology and innovation'. For African countries, this programme replaces the TWAS Prizes for Young Scientists in Developing Countries award scheme. Candidates eligible for the prizes should be no older than forty years of age at the time of winning the prize; hold at least a Master's degree; have a good record of research publications in internationally recognized journals; be living and working in the country of the awarding organization for at least the previous three years. Nominations of women scientists are particularly encouraged. African organizations intending to award AU-TWAS Young Scientist National Awards in their respective countries are required to sign an agreement of collaboration with TWAS, the AU and their national ministry of science and technology that outlines the rules and regulations governing the scheme. The scheme is then managed by the participating organization while TWAS and the AU provide the prize money.

The closing date for nominations is 30 June 2015.



UNESCO has facilitated the setting up the ANESI to promote high quality research and training through collaboration and partnership among Earth science institutions. The Student Exchange Programme is one of the core capacity building activities with the objective to increase the mobility of students in Africa. This call targets: a) Young Earth science postgraduate students (MSc and PhD) willing to participate in a specific course or to use a research facility in another African institution; b) African Earth science institutions willing to host students from other African countries for a specific course. Duration: The exchange program duration is minimum two weeks and maximum one month. Grant: A maximum of 1,500 USD/student if a student is applying or maximum 6000 USD/institution (four students) if an institution is applying. The grant will cover the travel and subsistence costs. Eligibility Requirements: 1. Be a citizen of an African country; 2. Be a current MSc or PhD student in an African institution; 3. be endorsed by the home institution 4. Have identified the host institution

All applications should reach the ANESI’s Secretariat before 30 June 2015, 11.59PM GMT +3.



In the framework of the Earth Science Education Initiative in Africa, UNESCO has facilitated the setting up the ANESI to promote high quality research and training through collaboration and partnership among Earth science institutions. The Visiting Fellowship for Outstanding Women Geoscientists is one of the core capacity building activities with the objective to improve the involvement ofwomen in post-graduate studies. The programme is funded in the general framework of 2014-2017 Programme Cooperation Agreement between UNESCO and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). The objective of this programme is to attract best performing female students to pursue post-graduate education and career in Earth sciences. The programme will support exposure visits to a research environment (facilities, institutions, programs, etc.). This call targets institutions willing to: 1. Encourage their best performing young MSc graduate females to pursue PhD programmes; 2. Support their best performing ongoing PhD female students. Duration: The Visiting Fellowship for Outstanding Women Geoscientists duration is two months. Grant: A maximum grant of 2500 USD/fellow will cover the travel and subsistence costs. Institutions should submit on behalf of their best performing post-graduate female student (only one perinstitution) an application. Priority will be given to applicants who have received assurance of provision of additional support. ANESI will require a report from the host institution and from the beneficiaries immediately upon completion ofthe exchange program.

All applications should reach the ANESI’s Secretariat before 30 June 2015, at 11.59PM GMT +3.



The purpose of this Prize is to reward the projects and activities of an individual, individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations for scientific research in the life sciences leading to improving the quality of human life. The objectives of the Prize are related to the central function of UNESCO’s programme to encourage research and the setting up and further development of networks of centres of excellence in the life sciences. The prizewinner(s), maximum three,having made a significant research contribution to the life sciences will be selected by the Director-General of UNESCO on the basis of the assessments and recommendations provided by an international jury.

The call for nominations for this Prize is open until 30 June 2015.



The residency takes place from May 25 to Jun 16, 2016 in New York City, USA. Airfare, accommodations, food, transportation, instruction and other program-related expenses are included in the fellowship, and participants receive a small stipend upon arrival. During the intensive three-week residency, Ford Fellows take classes in areas including nonprofit management strategy and leadership training at Columbia University’s Picker Center for Executive Education. The academic curriculum is complemented by visits to model nonprofits in New York City and meetings with academic, business and government leaders. Fellows are obliged to complete written assignments and required reading prior to and following their residency in New York. Eligibility Criteria - Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, with several years of leadership experience. We seek candidates from a variety of backgrounds with the aim of creating a group of Fellows who will work well together and offer a diversity of views and experiences. Candidates should be emerging leaders addressing issues whose resolution can have a significant positive impact on their communities, on their countries, and—collectively—on the world. Applicants must demonstrate fluency in English, have valid passports, and have regular access to a computer and the Internet. They may not be current recipients of other fellowships.

Applications must be postmarked or emailed by June 30, 2015.



The award is granted to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the advancement of democracy or human rights in Asia through peaceful means. Each nominee must be nominated in writing by at least two credible organizations or individuals from the field of democracy or human rights. Taiwan Foundation for Democracy is committed to support courageous individuals and groups who build democracy, stand up for justice and defend human rights, especially those in Taiwan. The Award consists of a sculpture and a US$100,000 grant from the TFD to support the ongoing work of the laureate. The award will be presented at an official ceremony in Taipei on 10 December, International Human Rights Day. Eligibility Criteria: 1) Nominations are open to the public; 2) Each nominee must be nominated in writing by at least two credible organizations or individuals from the field of democracy or human rights.

All nomination materials are due no later than June 30, 2015.



Are you an African citizen with a business idea that will create jobs and improve lives in Africa? Will it improve education or the environment, or solve a problem that is uncharted? If yes, then apply for this award! Reaching across the African continent, BMCE Bank of Africa seeks to promote young entrepreneurs and their small businesses that create jobs and improve lives. The award seeks to enable you the entrepreneur to be a job enabler in Africa. Through their regional and global mentoring program, participants will receive coaching that enables them to launch or grow their business idea so that they can create jobs – enable others – in Africa. Early mentoring will be provided to the participating entrepreneurs. Focus Areas: a) Education – positively impact education in Africa; b) Environment – positively impact the environment in Africa; c) Uncharted – a high-impact business venturing into unexplored territory or untested markets. The AEA is based on a four round system. The first round of finalists will be announced at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya in July 2015. Round One ideas are scored on their ability to meet a need in the region. Round Two, their ability to succeed beyond the borders of their region, Round Three, their sustainable impact and Round Four, their ability to be successful. Eligibility Criteria – Applicants must: 1) be a resident of any country worldwide but also a citizen of an African country; 2) be a minimum of 18 years old as of October 1, 2015; 3) propose a business which is applicable in an African country; 4) propose a business that is relevant to one of the focus áreas mentioned above. You can submit a proposal for a business already in operation.

You can submit your business idea through June 30, 2015.



This award aims to recognize exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty. The award of $10,000 is intended to be presented to one person for field research and application. Eligibility Criteria - Nominees: 1) Must be under the age of 40 by World Food Day, October 16; 2) Must be actively working in the discipline, research area, position, or on the project(s) for which they are being recognized; 3) May be associated with a public or private educational, research or development organization or related entity. Who Can Nominate? 1) Any individual or organization may submit a nomination; 2) Nomination letters from organizations must be signed by an executive officer; 3) Nominators should have a direct knowledge of the nominee’s work and should provide a number of specific examples, explaining how the nominee’s accomplishments align with the award criteria; 4) All nominations must be submitted in English, online.

Nominations are due June 30, 2015.



The prize aims to find out the most innovative, impactful, and sustainable way in which a financial service provider puts its “clients at the centre” in order to promote financial inclusion for poor people living in the world’s developing countries. The prize consists of one US$100,000 cash award and US$50,000 in consulting support to expand or reinforce client-centric practices within the winning organisation. Three to five finalists will be invited to present their innovations in front of peers and leading industry professionals at The 2015 MasterCard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion in Cape Town, South Africa. Eligibility Criteria - Applicants must: 1) be registered organisations operating anywhere in the world, and direct providers of financial products and services to low-income populations in the eligible developing countries; 2) focus on their business practices that better serve the poor, most vulnerable and economically disadvantaged people within any of the eligible developing countries; 3) be either traditional financial service providers (commercial banks, microfinance institutions, or companies providing non-bank products and services such as leasing or insurance companies), or emerging players such as mobile network providers, IT or mobile-enabled technology companies, agribusinesses that provide financial services, or others.

Applications deadline: 30 June 2015.



The International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP) Peace in Progress Award aims to reward and publicly recognize individuals, organizations or institutions that have made a significant contribution toward promoting and fostering peace. The Award is granted by agreement of the Governing Board of ICIP and consists of public recognition, a sculpture created by the Nobel Peace Prize winner, artist and activist Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, called Porta del Sol, and a financial prize of 4,000 euros. The award is presented at an institutional award ceremony which takes place annually at the Catalan Parliament. Eligibility Information; 1) Individuals, public or private nonprofit organizations or institutions from around the world that throughout their actions and career have made an outstanding contribution to the construction and promotion of peace are eligible for this award/ 2) Nominations that were not successful in previous editions may be submitted again this year; 3) Nominations may be submitted by individuals, public or private non-profit organizations or institutions with an outstanding role in the field of the promotion and fostering of peace. The ICIP Peace in Progress Award 2015 consists of an honorary distinction, public recognition, a sculpture created by Adolfo PérezEsquivel, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and a 4,000€ reward.

To be considered for the award, nominations must be submitted until June 30, 2015.



The ABC's Conservation Programme supports small to medium sized conservation projects in Africa. Since 1996, it has supported a wide variety of projects including training courses, research into threatened species and promotion and awareness of conservation issues in Africa. Categories: a) ABC Conservation Awards - Maximum Grant £2,000; b) ABC Expedition Award - Maximum Grant £3,000. For submission, a detailed proposal should give a brief description of the aims of the project; the people and organisations involved; the location and an outline of the methods. Any applicant may only submit a single proposal for a Conservation Award or an Expedition Award in each funding round. You may not apply for both at the same time.

Deadlines for receipt of applications: June 30th, 2015.



These Fellowships are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships provided by the Australian Government that support citizens around the world to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia and for Australians to do the same overseas. The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving Australians opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field. What Endeavour offers? As a scholarship or fellowship recipient, you will gain invaluable international experience in study, research or professional development. The department has engaged a contractor to provide post-selection support services to all recipients including: a dedicated case manager, pre-departure briefings, advice on health, travel insurance, accommodation, security; payment of allowances, and reporting to the department on the recipient’s progress.

Applications will close 30 June 2015 at 11:59 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).



These Awards are intended to recognize basic research and creative work of excellence, as embedded in theoretical advances, models and fundamental perspectives for an improved understanding of the natural, social and artificial or technological worlds, technological innovations and developments, and the creation of outstanding works or new artistic or interpretative styles in contemporary classical music. Awards also go to significant achievements that advance our understanding or deliver material progress with regard to two key challenges of the global society of the 21st century: climate change and development cooperation. Awards will be granted in eight prize categories, spanning three domains: a) Scientific and technological research in the areas of: 1) Basic Sciences, 2) Biomedicine, 3) Ecology and Conservation Biology, 4) ICT, 5) Economics, Finance and Management; b) the creation, direction or performance of works of contemporary classical music (6); c) Scientific research and/or projects that represent significant advances in two core concerns of the 21st century: 7) climate change and 8) development cooperation. The Awards will consist of €400,000, a diploma and a commemorative artwork in each prize category. In the event that an award is shared by more than one person, its monetary amount will be divided equally among all recipients. All awards, in whatever category, will be subject to the withholding and other taxes prescribed by the applicable legislation, which will be deducted from the total. Candidates shall be one or more natural persons of any nationality, without limitation of number in the case of convergent contributions to a given advance, whether due to a formal collaboration (with the candidate(s) belonging to one or more groups) or parallel working. In categories 7 and 8, entries are also open to agencies and organizations in the public or private sector (not-for-profit in the latter case) under the conditions stipulated in the preceding paragraph, providing their institutional or organizational purpose is to undertake activities relating to climate change or development cooperation. Awards may not be granted posthumously. Nominations shall in all cases be indirect. Nominations will be accepted from organizations and institutions working in the knowledge areas covered in each category, in the person of their office holders or governing bodies and according to their own internal procedures. The same institution may nominate more than one candidate without limitation of number, but no candidate may be nominated for more than one award category.

The nominations process will conclude at 23.00 hours GMT on June 30, 2015.



Following those horrific decades from the 1930s to the 1950s when most folks shot and poisoned raptors as “good-for-nothing chicken-hawks”, bird of prey populations were next subjected to a barrage of chemical abuses ranging from both the direct and indirect effects of pesticides and industrial by-products, e.g. organochlorines and organophosphates, polybrominated biphenyls, heavy metals and rodenticides. Unable to reproduce their numbers, several raptor species, e.g. peregrine falcons and bald eagles, teetered on the brink of extinction in the early 1970s. But it was not all bad news – there were also people out there who cared, i.e. falconers, academics, educators, rehabilitators, government biologists. And together, they organized an “army” to help birds of prey. That army today is called the Raptor Research Foundation (RRF). The Foundation has 7 awards and grants available to members and non-members of RRF. Each award or grant has different submission requirements and deadlines. Applicants should carefully read the submission requirements before applying.

Most (5 out of 7) deadlines are June 30th, 2015.



Entrepreneurship will be the broad based driver of economic growth for Africa with the potential to create jobs for the more than 200 million young Africans between ages 15 and 24. However, whilst Sub Saharan Africa has the highest rate of female entrepreneurship across the world (27%), the typical business profile is a consumer-oriented, one-woman enterprise with no employees and low expectations for future growth. There are numerous NGO and skill building programs focused on micro and small businesses, but limited attention has been paid to investing in high growthfemale entrepreneurs who have the greatest potential to create large enterprises. It is these women who have the power to become global leaders and effect change on a mass scale. This business pitch competition provides a platform for the most promising female entrepreneurs in Africa to connect to prominent mentors, business funding and new market opportunities. We're looking for businesses: 1)With at least one female member on the founding team between the ages of 18 and 35; 2)Have received less than $50,000 in funding; 3)Less than than 3 years old; 4)Focused on the African market or diaspora; 5)Have already begun operations. Entrepreneurs at the idea stage are not eligible to apply. The top applicants will be invited to Lagos to pitch their business ideas in front of a panel of notable business personalities for the chance to win cash and in kind prizes as well as exclusive meetings with angel investors, prominent venture capitalists and other leading professional mentors and sponsors.

Applications close on June 30, 2015.



The Fund has been established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. Its focus is global and eligibility for grants will extend to all plant, animal and fungi species conservation efforts, without discrimination on the basis of region or selected species. Grants will be awarded based on their ability to meet criteria pre-determined by the Species Fund, and are for maximum of $25,000 for each project, but the total budget of a project can be higher if there are other sources of funding. Generally the Fund is primarily interested in providing support to in situ conservation work in the field (such as survey work and data gathering, direct action, recovery management, training and the like), focusing on the species in its natural habitat.

For applications submitted before the end of June 30th, 2015, applicants should receive a reply by mid-September, 2015.



The Programme aims to strengthen organisations from the nature conservation sector in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, by developing the personal capacity of early-career conservation professionals to overcoming global biodiversity loss. The training programme catalyzes personal capacity development through training on international best conservation practice and policy, management training, and personal network development. Participation in the Programme is free of charge. The participants will receive free accommodation and boarding at the training venue and during excursions, as well as a contribution towards their travel expenses. Health insurance during stays in Germany and visa application fees will also be covered by the organisers. The proportion of travel expenses to be covered by participants or their home organizations is based on a scheme which relates to the gross domestic product of the respective countries. Eligibility criteria – Applicants must have: 1) Nationality and place of residence in one of the eligible countries ; 2) An university diploma in a field that is relevant to the programme and its focus (Biology, Geography, Agriculture, Silviculture, Landscape Planning, Nature Conservation, Environmental Policy, Macroeconomics, Law - or other similar subjects relevant to nature conservation practice); 3) At least 3 years of working experience in the nature conservation sector (work experience during academic studies can be taken into account); 4) Current work in an institution concerned with nature conservation (e.g. governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGO), research institutes or similar); 5) Fluency in English, both written and spoken; 6) Endorsement of application by current employer; 7) Regular internet access.

Submit your application documents electronically no later than 30 June, 2015.



The primary goals of EuroMarine are to support the identification and initial developmentof important emerging scientific topics or issues and associated methodologies in marinesciences, as well as to foster new services relevant to the marine scientific community. In order to maximize the number of MOs that will receive funds in 2015, EuroMarinelimits its financial contribution to successful activities to a maximum of 7.5 k€. Proposersare asked to find co-funding. As a network merging three former scientific communities, EuroMarine would notably welcome proposals tackling transdisciplinary approaches. For the 2015 call, the eligible categories of activities are limited to: a) Foresight Workshops ('horizon scanning', FWS); b) EuroMarine Working Groups (WG) for building EuroMarine (through science, e.g. early carreer events, delivery of science to policy); c) Capacity building and training; d) Other (excluding conferences; excluding H2020 proposals preparation. All activities should have well-defined outcomes (e.g. synthesis paper, position paper, plans upstream of proposal). Proposals should involve at least three Full (paying) Member Organisations of EuroMarine, from at least two different countries.

The call closes on 30 June 2015.



Visiting Fellows are scholars and practitioners who wish to conduct research and writing at the Forum for a limited period of time but do not need any financial assistance. Space permitting, Visiting Fellows may be in residence at the Forum for periods ranging from three to ten months, during which time they are expected to carry out a written or other project related to democracy. While Visiting Fellows do not receive stipend and travel support, the Forum is able to provide use of the Democracy Resource Center and Library and, depending on space availability, a fully equipped office as well. Visiting Fellows have the opportunity to participate in the many events at the Endowment, and to interact with staff and other fellows in residence from around the world. If you are interested in an unfunded Visiting Fellowship, it is recommended that you first send a preliminary e-mail or letter of inquiry at least six months in advance of the proposed starting date of the fellowship.



The Amber Grants began in 1998. It was launched by to honor the memory of a young woman (Amber) who died at the age of 19 – unable to fulfill her entrepreneurial dreams. Today the Amber Grant helps women like you achieve the dreams that Amber could not. Each month we award a Qualifying Grant of $500 as selected by our WomensNet judges. Besides, one of our 12 monthly qualification winners will be awarded our $2,000 Amber Grant at the end of 2015. The June Qualification Grant will be for $500.00. Tell us your story to be considered for our Amber Grant... Eligibility Criteria: 1) Businesses operating in the US and Canada; 2) Applicant must be 18 years or older to apply. How to Apply? Applicants are required to fill and submit online application form.

Deadline: June 30, 2015.



The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is offering a media capacity development program for reporters in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. Good management of extractive resources and revenues requires informed, responsive, and dynamic media to provide necessary oversight and inform the public about critical governance issues. The program is designed for early- to mid-career journalists with a demonstrated interest in covering the extractive sectors of oil, gas and minerals. The program will run for six months and includes a series of individual and collective learning activities and professional support. Benefits: a) holistic and comprehensive support to journalists through specialized knowledge and skills modules professional mentoring; experiential learning; reporting grants; b) prizes for outstanding reporting; c) access to sources and vital information and data; d) interaction with peers, experts, policy makers, and oversight actors. The program is divided into two lots: Course A and Course B: a) Course A is the foundation course (an Africa regional workshop) which will take place in Ghana on 7-18 September 2015; b) Course B consists of three parallel national workshops in Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda. Eligibility Criteria: Practitioners who work for media organizations based in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. Successful applicants will be sponsored and required to commit to and complete all aspects of the training.

The closing date for receiving applications is 30 June 2015.



The Australian Government Department of Education and Training is inviting applicants for this program aiming to build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalization of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving individuals from overseas and Australia opportunities to increase their productivity and expertise in their field. The Endeavour Awards offer UK and international students and professionals the opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in any field in Australia. Endeavour Award categories for the 2016 main round are: Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Awards; Research Fellowship; Vocational Education and Training (VET) Award; Executive Award. Program Objectives: a) To develop ongoing educational, research and professional links between individuals, organizations and countries; b) To increase the skills and global awareness of high achieving individuals from Australia and overseas; c) To contribute to Australia’s reputation as a high quality provider of education and training and a leader in research and innovation; d) To increase the productivity of Australians through international study, research or professional development experience. All recipients will receive: travel allowance; establishment allowance; monthly stipend paid up to the maximum category duration on a pro-rata basis; health insurance for the full category duration (OSHC for international recipients); travel insurance (excluding during program for international recipients). Eligibility Criteria - Applicants must be: 1) aged 18 years or over at the commencement of the program; 2) from the eligible countries.

Applications close on 30 June 2015.



The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation-DG Cooperation and Development supports the 19th edition of this Programme in Pavia with 14 special scholarships from the eligible regions. The objective of the action is to train local development professionals from those two geographical areas in order to strengthen their capacity to operate in an international dimension. Scholarships are addressed to professionals already working for local, national and international agencies, NGOs and other institutional bodies, public or private coming from the two below mentioned macro-geographical areas. The program lasts 16 months and provides more than 500 hours of teaching delivered by academicians, international professionals and experts. The whole program delivers 75 credits and provides tutorship for the choice of the internship and a list of around 50 options with NGOs. Geographical Regions: Balkans, Eastern Europe, Mediterranean basin and Middle East and Sub-Sahara Africa. Scholarship Benefits: Tuition fees (7.000 euro); Return ticket from and to the country of origin; Maintenance expenses during the residential part in Pavia (8 months); Return ticket from and to the country where the internship will take place; Maintenance expenses during the internship period (4 months). Eligibility Criteria - Applicant must: 1) be national of one of the countries belonging to the two macro-geographical areas mentioned above; 2) hold at least a 4-year university degree in any major subject; 3) be fluent in English; 4) already have experience in the field of cooperation and development, preferably being already employed in NGOs, local, national and international agencies, public or private. Priority will be given to applicants belonging to specific disadvantaged groups (e.g. lower income backgrounds, ethnic minorities, refugees, people with disabilities). Deadline for applications: 30th June 2015.


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Jun 22, 2015
Jun 22, 2015

These are great. I wish we could separate them out a bit so they get more highlighting by category, topic, and/or date. But I greatly appreciate you for posting them for our community! Would love to know if anyone has taken advantage of any of these.


Ana Isabel Paraguay
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Jun 26, 2015

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