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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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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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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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French Institute for Development Research — Research Program with Ivory Coast

France’s IRD is a partner with the Ivory Coast’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in a program of research (PReSeD-CI 2) on natural products, agriculture, energy and minerals, environmental governance, and other themes in support of sustainable development.  Applications are welcome from from Ivory Coast, France, and researchers associated with CAMES (Conseil africain […]

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French Institute for Development Research (IRD) — Video Contest on Development Topics 2016

France’s IRD invites short audiovisual presentations related to the topics of its research in the developing countries of the global South. The contest (“Plein Sud sur la Recherche”) is open to persons ages 18-28 as individuals or in groups. The winner will receive €3 thousand and technical and administrative assistance to engage in post-production opportunities. […]

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Tata Group — Tata Social Enterprise Challenge, 5th Edition

The Tata Group, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), seeks to identify promising social enterprises in India. Proposals are invited for social enterprises in agriculture, water and sanitation, energy, and other thematic areas. The proposed enterprises should create social impact in India, although applicants do not have to be Indian nationals. […]

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BRICS Scientific, Technological, and Innovation Framework Programme — Pilot Call for Proposals 2016

The BRICS Scientific, Technological and Innovation Framework Programme announces a call for research proposals on priority areas which can best be addressed by a multinational approach. The multiple themes include water resources and pollution treatment; promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency; and prevention and monitoring of natural disasters. The framework program is supported by […]

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UK Natural Environment Research Council — Building Resilience to Environmental Hazards

The NERC in coordination with other UK research councils calls for inter-disciplinary research on resilience to natural and man-made environmental hazards in the developing world. The focus is on how to build resilience in relation to both sudden and slow-onset environmental hazards (e.g., land degradation, deforestation, drought, hurricanes, and climate change). The lead applicant must […]

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World Bank — Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, Challenge Fund 2016

The Challenge Fund calls for proposals that bridge the gap between technology and on-the-ground user needs in the field of disaster risk identification. The Fund seeks to support the development of data, products, and approaches to support disaster risk management decision making. The focus areas are identified in the 2016 announcement. The deadline for expressions […]

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