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Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC) - Financing Innovation for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 Oceans: Win Up to 250,000 USD

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 4, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on March 4, 2020
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The first OIC focuses on SDG14.1, Ocean pollution - with a strong focus on nutrients and plastics from land-based sources.

The OIC seeks:
a) to accelerate progress on SDG14 by the identifying, financing, advising and mentoring of truly innovative, entrepreneurial and creative approaches to ocean and coastal restoration and protection that sustains livelihoods and advances the ‘blue economy’;
b) innovations that are transferable, replicable and scalable in order to achieve maximum catalytic impact.

Project proposals:
1. must be implemented in and benefit stakeholders in developing countries but may be submitted by applicants in either developing or developed countries;
2. should include a special focus on ensuring gender equity, livelihoods of the poor and poverty eradication;
3. time frame should range from one to two years.

Initial concepts may be submitted by public or private entities in English, French or Spanish.

Grants range from 50,000 to 250,000 USD.

Utilize This Offer

Do you want to save ocean from marine debris and nutrient pollution?
Are you ready with innovative solutions and creative approaches to counter the scourge of ocean pollution?

Preliminary proposal deadline: 5 March 2020.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 04
Feb 04

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Feb 05
Feb 05

Thanks, Ana.