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UK Research Councils — Building Research Capacity to Address Development Challenges

The Global Challenges Research Fund invites applications to grow research capability in the UK to meet the challenges faced by developing countries. Examples of thematic areas include sustainable agriculture; clean air, water, and sanitation; renewable energy and materials; addressing environmental shocks and long-term environmental changes; and others. Partnership building between UK research organisations and partners […]

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University of St. Andrews — St. Andrews Prize for the Environment 2017

The annual St Andrews Prize for the Environment recognizes significant contributions to environmental conservation in the developing world. The subject areas include biodiversity; water management; agriculture and food security; by-products from waste; renewable energy; wildlife conservation; and others. Applications are invited from individuals, multi-disciplinary teams, and community groups.  Research projects will not be considered. The […]

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Masdar Institute — Graduate Studies in Environmental Sciences in the UAE

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi provides a cross-disciplinary program of study and research focused on sustainable technologies and policies. Masdar offers full financial scholarships to qualified candidates for masters and doctoral degree programs. Subject areas include water and environmental engineering, among others. For international applicants applying for 2017 admissions, the […]

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World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) — Young Scientist National Awards in Africa 2016

The AU-TWAS Young Scientist National Awards are co-sponsored by TWAS and the African Union. Monetary prizes of US$2 thousand are offered to young (not over age 40) African scientists in each of two categories: life and earth sciences; and basic sciences, technology, and innovation. Participating countries are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, […]

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Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program — Applications 2017

The Smithsonian Institution annually awards fellowships for independent study or research at one or more of the Smithsonian’s 19 units and research centers, including the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). The awards include: graduate student fellowships; pre-doctoral fellowships; post-doctoral fellowships; and senior fellowships. The fellowship program is open to qualified applicants worldwide. Applicants contact Smithsonian’s […]

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Harvard University — Environmental Fellowships 2017

Harvard University’s Center for the Environment will award six environmental fellowships for 2017. The fellowships enable recent doctorate recipients to use Harvard’s resources to tackle complex environmental problems. Eligibility for funding extends to candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any subject area from any university in the world. Moreover, candidates may propose research projects […]

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The DO School — Apprenticeship Challenge

The DO School sponsors and funds the Entrepreneurship for Good Program to build the capacity of social entrepreneurs in strategies and methods of promoting on-the-job learning, e.g., apprenticeships.  The Apprenticeship Challenge will accept 20 individuals for a 10-week incubation phase in Brazil, followed by 10 months of implementation in the participants’ home countries.  Applications are […]

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Geneva Centre for Security Policy — Prize for Innovation in Global Security 2016

The GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security is an annual award to recognise deserving individuals or organisations that propose an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges. The Prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields, including those related to environment (e.g., climate change, water supply, and others). Applications are welcome […]

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization — Science for Peace and Security

NATO’s support for research in peace and security includes aspects of environment and energy in relation to climate change, water scarcity, increasing energy needs, disaster forecasts, and prevention of natural catastrophes (among others). Applications are invited from researchers in NATO’s member countries and its partner countries — including several in East Europe, Eurasia, Central Asia, […]

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