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SCHOLARSHIP, FELLOWSHIP and PROJECT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES



FUNDING, CALLS, GRANTS and FELLOWSHIPS

Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) - International Training Programs 2016
Summary: Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. The programs include courses in the following subject areas in year 2016:
(i) Strategic environmental assessment, Asia Programmes - submission deadline: 22 April 2016;
(ii) Strategic environmental assessment, Africa Programmes.
Website: Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) - International Training Programs 2016

SWITCH Africa Green for Eco-Entrepreneurs in Africa
Summary: In collaboration with SEED and other international partners, SWITCH Africa Green (SAG) is implemented by UNEP to promote green businesses in six African countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, and Uganda. The focus sectors vary by country. The focal sectors for Kenya and Uganda include agriculture, among others. The selected participants will receive capacity building, networking, and assistance with crowd funding.
Application deadline: 25 April 2016 (Kenya) and 1 May 2016 (Uganda)
Note: Applications will open soon for Burkina Faso and Ghana.
Website: SWITCH Africa Green for Eco-Entrepreneurs in Africa

Energy and Environment Partnership for Southern and East Africa - 12th and 13th Calls for Proposals
Summary: The EEP for Southern and East Africa announces two new calls for projects in renewable energy, energy saving, and energy efficiency. Projects should be implemented in one or more of the following countries: Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, or Zambia.
Application deadline: 25 April 2016
Website: Energy and Environment Partnership for Southern and East Africa - 12th and 13th Calls for Proposals

African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards
Summary: The African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards (ACCER Awards) were founded by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, comprising 1000+ civil society organizations in 45 African countries. The eight categories of ACCER awards in 2016 aim to sustain high-quality environmental journalism. The competition is open to professional journalists, broadcasters, and documentary filmmakers who are citizens or permanent residents in Africa.
Application deadline: 26 April 2016
Website: African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) - Graduate Scholarship Program
Summary: The Graduate Scholarship Program provides funding to support exceptional conservationists in the Asia/Pacific region, Africa, Latin America, and North America (indigenous groups) in masters and doctoral programs.
Application deadline: 29 April 2016
Website: Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) - Graduate Scholarship Program

Indian National Academy of Sciences - JRD-Tata Fellowships for Visiting Scientists from Developing Countries
Summary: The program is open to applicants from developing countries (except India) younger than age 45, and who possess doctorate or masters degrees in science or equivalent degrees in engineering/medicine.
Application deadline: 30 Apr 2016
Website: Indian National Academy of Sciences - JRD-Tata Fellowships for Visiting Scientists from Developing Countries

2016 Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing
Summary: The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the twenty-seventh session of its Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing. The grants serve as part of the Council’s contribution to the development of the social sciences in Africa, and the continuous renewal and strengthening of research capacities in African universities, through the funding of primary research conducted by postgraduate students.
Application deadline: 30 April 2016
Website: 2016 Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing

Trust for Mutual Understanding - U.S. Environmental Collaboration with Russia, Central Asia, and Eastern and Southern Europe
Summary: TMU supports professional exchanges and capacity building, together with jointly managed research and field projects.
Application deadline: 1 May 2016
Website: Trust for Mutual Understanding - U.S. Environmental Collaboration with Russia, Central Asia, and Eastern and Southern Europe

MacArthur Foundation - Conservation and Sustainable Development in the Tropical Andes
Summary: The MacArthur Foundation’s Conservation and Sustainable Development program invites letters of inquiry for conservation projects in the watersheds of the Tropical Andes. Proposals should have region-wide impact or influence in at least two of the four focus countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
Application deadline: 2 May 2016
Website: MacArthur Foundation Grants

Southern Africa Network for Biosciences -- BioFISA II Flagship Projects
Summary: The Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) II Programme invites public research institutions, universities, private sector organizations, and NGOs in eligible SADC countries to apply for flagship projects.
Thematic areas: Connected to agriculture including animal health, aquaculture (fish farming), indigenous foods and neglected foods, and others.
Eligible countries: Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, South Africa, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Application deadline: 16 May 2016
Website: Southern Africa Network for Biosciences -- BioFISA II Flagship Projects

Marine Research Network - EuroMarine Call for Proposals 2016
Summary: EuroMarine announces funding to support workshops, working groups, and training and capacity building in themes of marine conservation and management. Proposals should engage at least three EuroMarine full member organizations in two or more countries; and member organizations, some in the developing world, e.g., Morocco, Peru, South Africa, Tunisia, and Turkey.
Application deadline: 31 May 2016
Website: Marine Research Network - EuroMarine Call for Proposals 2016

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (WOTRO) - Food and Business Applied Research, 3rd Call for Proposals
Summary: The Food & Business Applied Research Fund offers grants for applied research contributing to food security in the partner countries of Dutch international cooperation (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, and Yemen).
Application deadline: 5 July 2016 and 6 December 2016
Website: 3rd Call for Proposals

Biodiversity Foundation - Grants for Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development
Summary: Spain's Biodiversity Foundation funds conservation field projects, research, education and training, and public awareness.
Application deadline: 15 July 2016
Website: Biodiversity Foundation - Grants

Asia Leadership Fellow Program (ALFP) 2016 in Japan
Summary: Applications are invited collaborative and individual research/exchange activities. The ALFP is open to citizens of Northeast, Southeast and South-Asian countries and regions, aged 35 to 59, inclusive. During the program in Japan, the Fellows from diverse backgrounds reside in the center of Tokyo and actively engage in group discussions and dialogue with counterparts in Japan from different fields and sectors.
Application deadline: 5 September - 28 October 2016
Website: Asia Leadership Fellow Program (ALFP) 2016 in Japan

DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development
Summary: The Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Sustainable Urban Development is a part-time doctoral programme that provides outstanding students an opportunity to pursue in-depth and rigorous research about the pressing challenges of urban sustainability and the processes of environmental, economic, and social development in urban environments around the world.
Commencement: October 2016
Application deadline: 22 January 2016
Provider: University of Oxford
Website: DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development

MSc in Sustainable Urban Development
Summary: The two-year MSc in Sustainable Urban Development will provide you with a rigorous and critical introduction to the policy and practice of sustainable urban development. The course exposes students to sustainable urbanism as both an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary subject at global and local scales.
Commencement: October 2016
Application deadline: 22 January 2016
Provider: University of Oxford
Website: MSc in Sustainable Urban Development

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