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Offer: CALLS for APPLICATIONS, PROPOSALS & ENTRIES / JUNE 2014 deadlines

1) British Council Calls for Workshop Proposals: Researcher Links Initiative
The researchers should propose themes for workshop focusing on building links for future collaboration & enhancing the researchers’ career opportunities. The workshops will be 3 to 5 days long & led by the two coordinators - one from the UK & one from the partner country. Challenge Areas include: Health; Water & Sanitation; Food & Nutrition; Demographic change / migration / urbanization; Humanitarian Disasters & Emergencies. Applicants can be the national of any country but one of the applicant must be based in the UK & another must be based in one of the 18 partner countries.
Deadline: June 9
http://www.britishcouncil.org/society/science/researcher-links

2) The Toyota Foundation (TF) Intl Grant Program for Projects Asia – with focus in Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, & Vietnam
The TF is inviting project proposals on three thematic areas (ageing society, multicultural society & renewable energy practices for sustainable community development) for projects focusing in one or more of the 5 target countries. Theme: “Cultivating empathy through leaning from our neighbors: Common issues in Japan & other Asian countries”. The program is an effort to build a new form of partnership among Japan & other Asian countries. The grant supports projects whose focus are on reviewing current challenges & issues shared among Japan & other Asian countries, & proposing policy recommendations. Thematic areas: a) Aging society; b) Multicultural society; c) Renewable energy practices for sustainable community development. Grant applications can be made for 3 million Yen for projects focusing in one of the 5 target countries. Eligibility Criteria: Potential applicants can be a team or a network of members from various backgrounds, with a proven record of delivering results in one of the thematic areas. Applicants must have available human network of various stakeholders (policy makers, practitioners, researchers, local communities) & experience in impacting them as well as have strong communication skills.
Deadline: June 13 at 5pm Japan Standard Time
http://www.toyotafound.or.jp/english/program/asian_neighbors.html

3) The EC Non-State Actors (NSAs) in Development Actions Grants for Iran and Korea
This European Commission (EC) program aims to support NSAs in the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran) or in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) whose operations are aiming at promoting an inclusive and empowered society in partner countries so as to benefit populations out of reach of mainstream services and resources and excluded from policy making processes; and Strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations in partner countries, with a view to implement actions aiming at poverty reduction. Types of activities (not limited to): a) Innovative approaches of NSA in the provision of social and other services with a view to ensure sustainable development; b) Institutional and technical support (internal governance, dialogue, strengthening of implementation and networking capacities etc.); c) Advocacy towards, and monitoring of, public policy making and implementation; d) Awareness-raising and policy research (data gathering, strategy development, etc.) aimed at a better formulation, implementation and evaluation of development policies at all levels (local, national and, whenever possible, regional). Grant request can be made between €250,000 to €500,000 which must be at least 50% of the total eligible cost of the action. The grant money can be maximum 75% of total eligible cost of the action in case of EU applicants and 90% in case of applicants from partner countries (Iran and DPRK). The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 24 months nor exceed 60 months. Eligibility: Applicants must be a) legal persons in non-profit making organization; b) established in a Member State of the European Union, in a Member State of the European Economic Area, or where the Action is taking place; c) directly responsible for the preparation, management and implementation of the action together with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies) - i.e. applicants cannot act as mere intermediary; d) from EU or EEA must act with co-applicant(s) from the target countries (Iran or EPRK).
Deadline: June 13
https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publ...

4) World Summit Youth Award - Social IT to Support the Millennium Development Goals
The WSYA is a competition among committed and creative designers, producers, application developers, journalists, and writers who use internet and mobile applications to create digital content and applications which address the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The competition invites entries in six categories from persons younger than age 30. The winners are invited to the WSYA event to present their projects to leaders in business, ICT, and the UN.
Deadline: June 15
http://youthaward.org/

5) Sustainable Energy Solutions Training Program by UNIDO – Call for applications
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) & the Intl Centre for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE) in Slovenia jointly invite current & future policymakers & other stakeholders to apply for short term training course entitled Sustainable Energy Solutions – Increasing Energy Efficiency in Industrial Production - to be held from Sep 9 - 17 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The Program aims at the creation of learning opportunities for policy makers, industrial development practitioners, researchers & people working in the industrial development community. The thematic areas of UNIDO are- Training & Education activities, Joint Research activities, Knowledge Sharing activities, Policy Dialogue support activities, & Strategic Networking & Partnership. The course will address some of the key issues pertaining to sustainable energy. The participants will gain in-depth understanding of energy policy, technology & financing as planning tools for developing sustainable energy systems. They will get an opportunity to reflect on practical, innovative & cost effective ways to address sustainability problems within the energy industry & systems. Accommodation, food & travel will be offered for all participants in the course. Eligibility Criteria: Current & future policymakers from emerging & developing countries engaged in the design & implementation of energy policies, & other stakeholders from nongovernmental organizations, academia or the private sector dealing with such issues are eligible to participate in the training program. Applicants must be proficient in English language.
Deadline: June 15
http://institute.unido.org/slovenia_2014.html

6) The Kfw Bernhard Grzimek Prize
The KfW Stiftung (foundation) sets out to tackle major challenges facing society. By selectively supporting local, national and international projects, it aims to raise awareness so as to encourage people to take on responsibility and shape diversity). It strives to raise awareness among the public at large of the necessity to preserve the diversity of species. Self-nominations are not possible. Individuals or organisations such as associations, foundations or companies can be nominated for the Prize in 5 categories.
Deadline: June 15th
http://tinyurl.com/oxd6evq

7) European Commission’s Grants for Non State Actors in Development – In Country Intervention Programme for Tonga
The mission of this programme is to strengthen the capacity of civil society to promote inclusive socio-economic development in Tonga. Also this programme focuses to support civil society actions raising awareness on the rights & needs of marginalized & vulnerable groups of the population & enhancing their voice & participation in decision making processes. Grants may be requested minimum of € 79,000 & maximum of € 119,000 for the duration of 36 months. Eligibility criteria: a) Be a legal person; b) Be non-profit-making be a specific type of organization such as defined by Annex B of the Regulation (EC0 NO 233/2014 establishing a financing instrument for development cooperation (DCI); c) Be established in a Member State of the European Union or in Tonga; d) Be directly responsible for the preparation & management of the action with the co-applicant(s) & affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
Deadline: June 16
http://tinyurl.com/kkp7pls

8) Developing Mercury Inventories for Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining Sectors in Southeast Asia
The goal is to protect human health and the environment by reducing global mercury pollution. Eligibility: U.S. and International non-profits, Public International Organizations, U.S. and foreign government agencies. Applicants must have significant experience working on mercury use in ASGM outside the USA.
Closing Date for Applications: Jun 16
Search for Funding Opportunity Number: OES-OMM-14-001 at http://www.grants.gov/

9) Green Talents International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development
If you are an up-and-coming researcher with original ideas and a strong focus on sustainable development, then you can apply to become one of the 25 Green Talents of 2014! The program honours 25 young researchers from around the world each year. The winners come from various scientific disciplines and are recognised for their outstanding achievements in making our societies more sustainable. The GT2014 are selected by a high-ranking jury of German experts and are granted unique access to the elite of the country’s sustainability research field.
Deadline: June 16 at 12 p.m. CET
http://www.greentalents.de/competition2014.php

10) Improved Forest Management for Sustainable Livelihoods Program
The primary objective of the program is to contribute to the reduction of poverty and the conservation of forests in Malawi. The grantee should implement project activities that contribute towards the improvement of livelihoods of forest dependent communities through the participatory management of forests both in forest reserves and on customary land.
Grant request can be made in between €1,200,000 and €1,300,000 which can be 50% to 90% of the total eligible cost of the action. The initial planned duration of an action must be at least 24 months and at most 36 months.
Eligibility: a) NGOs, private companies, local authorities, intl (inter-governmental) organizations; b) established in a Member State of the EU, nationals of a Member State of the EU, official EU candidate countries, countries of the European Economic Area, an ACP state or a LDC (ODA) recipient countries; c) directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated (ies), not acting as an intermediary; d) have stable and sufficient sources of finance to ensure the continuity of their organization throughout the project and to play a part in financing it; e) have a sufficient documented experience in the related field of actions being proposed; f) able to demonstrate capacity to manage large scale activity corresponding to the size of the project for which a grant is requested; g) PADOR registration; h) only Concept Notes for this Phase II.
Deadline: June 16
http://tinyurl.com/p3yzowb

11) Whole New World Foundation (WNWF): Data for Life Prize Program
The Problem: Nearly 7 million children under the age of five die every year, & there is a scarcity of data to tell us which interventions save the most lives. The Challenge: Design a scientific study with a budget of $50,000 that will validate a previously unproven but highly effective intervention to reduce child mortality, demonstrating the potential to save a large number of additional lives through scale up. Who can apply? Anyone – any organization or person worldwide can apply. Application: Complete the 1st round Entry Form. Applicants selected for the 2nd round will be invited to submit more detailed information at a later date.
Deadline: June 18
http://childrensprize.org/

12) The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Worldwide Grant Program
The NED is a U.S. initiative to strengthen democratic institutions throughout the world through private, non-governmental efforts. The foundation makes more than 1,000 grants to support the projects of groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries. The NED grant program encourages proposals from organizations working in diverse environment such as newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and countries undergoing democratic transitions. Eligibility: NGOs, associations, independent media, and other similar organizations.
Last date: June 20
http://www.ned.org/grantseekers

13) 2015 International Land Coalition Award
The goals of the Award are to: a) recognise the outstanding efforts and successes of a coalition member in promoting people-centred land governance; b) provide the winning member with global visibility and support to expand their work; c) inspire other organisations working on land-related issues, whether member of the coalition or not; d) reaffirm the coalition as a vibrant, solid and influential global actor on land-related issues. The Award is given to an organisation that is member of the International Land Coalition.
Deadline: June 20
http://www.landcoalition.org/node/2435

14) 5th edition of the WASH Media Awards
It aims to help improve access to these services by having a positive influence on politicians, business persons, civil society representatives, and individual citizens. The Awards is part of the broader goals of fostering sustainable relations with journalists in developing and developed nations, and increasing media coverage of WASH issues. Journalists may submit a piece within the following themes: a) Water and Energy; b) Equity and Inclusion in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene; c) Ending Open Defecation; d) The Human Right to Water and Sanitation; e) WASH in the Future: The Post-2015 Development Agenda; f) Monitoring WASH Commitments. Six prizes will be awarded, one for each of the themes identified above. Entries can come from any developing or middle-income country.
Deadline: June 20
http://www.wsscc.org/media/wash-media-awards

15) Brazilian Government - Science Without Borders "Young Talent" 2014
The program aims to place Brazilian students and researchers in top universities worldwide. The program also makes grants to attract talented young researchers from outside the country to work in Brazil. Grants in the "Young Talent" program are for one to three years in the priority areas of Science Without Borders -- including sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, disaster prevention, biodiversity and bio-prospecting, marine sciences, and others.
Next application deadline: June 23 at 23h59

16) eChallenges e-2014 (Oct 29 – 31st; Belfast, Northern lreland)
The goals of the conference are to promote ICT Entrepreneurship and Innovation, facilitate Information Society and Applied ICT related knowledge sharing between government, industry and research stakeholders, raise awareness of the current state of eAdoption in developing countries, stimulate rapid take-up of RTD results by the public and private sectors, and identify opportunities for ICT related research and innovation collaboration under Horizon 2020.
Submit a full paper up to June 23
http://www.echallenges.org/e2014/

17) The Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies (PRISE) Small Grants Research Proposals
The PRISE is accepting concept notes from early career researchers focusing on mechanisms of economic growth and social development, including institutional and regulatory frameworks, markets, and bases of human and natural capital. Objectives of PRISE inception phase are to- develop baselines and assessments of current socio-economic and environmental contexts of semiarid lands; and to access drivers of change and vulnerability in semi-arid lands over the period to 2030. Individuals conducting research on inclusive, climate resilient development in African and Asian semi-arid lands in six core countries (Burkina Faso, Kenya, Pakistan, Senegal, Tajikistan, and Tanzania) are encouraged to apply for small grants up to £5,000 that can be invested towards personal fees, travel costs, field work expenses. Eligibility: a) either a PhD student or should have completed their PhD within the last three years; b) not currently be enrolled as a student in, or employed by, the PRISE core consortium partners; c) research should focus on either global semi-arid lands, or the semi-arid lands of one or more PRISE core countries; d) research must be based in empirical data (qualitative or quantitative) or modeling; e) research should address at least one of the PRISE research priorities and one of the inception phase objectives.
Deadline: June 23
http://www.odi.org.uk/programmes/climate-environment/2014-prise-call

18) The School Enterprise Challenge: An Opportunity for Students and Teachers to Win Cash Prizes
This is a unique Intl business competition for school students, aiming to identify and reward the social entrepreneurs of tomorrow. It is a three stage, global competition. It is designed to help young people to become socially responsible entrepreneurs, who seek not just to make a profit, but also think about their planet and the people around them. That is why we ask students to think about businesses that have a social and environmental focus.
Deadline: June 23
http://www.schoolenterprisechallenge.org/

19) USAID’s Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management Program
All eligible organizations are requested to submit application for Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management Program. This program is being organized by United States Agency for Intl Development (USAID). The goal of this program is to reduce global poverty and hunger, recognizing the need to increase global agricultural production by 70% by the year 2050 to provide sufficient food for the world’s growing population. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) research investments will increase agricultural production and reduce spoilage loss, utilizing ecological processes to control pests in modern and traditional cultivation strategies while minimizing environmental hazards and maximizing food and worker safety. USAID strongly encourages applications from potential new partners. The geographic focus of this program: Africa, Asia
Eligibility: a) US colleges and universities as defined under Section 296(d) of Title XII of the Foreign Assistance Act; b) U.S. and non-U.S. entities are eligible as collaborating partners; c) all applicants must have a DUNS number and must be registered in the U.S. Government’s System for Award Management (SAM).
Deadline: June 24
Search by funding opportunity # RFA-OAA-14-000018 at www.grants.gov

20) The Intl Climate Initiative (IKI) Support 2015
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building & Nuclear Safety (BMUB) principally selects projects for IKI funding through a call for proposals. The support granted must promote sustainable development in the partner countries. The grant applicant must demonstrate the efficiency of the expenditures & costs & the economical use of the funds. IKI supports projects in developing countries & emerging economies, & countries in transition. It consists of four areas of support: a) mitigating greenhouse gas emissions; b) adapting to the impacts of climate change; c) conserving natural carbon sinks with a focus on reducing emissions from deforestation & forest degradation (REDD+); d) conserving biological diversity. Eligibility Criteria: German implementing organisations, governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, commercial enterprises, higher education institutions, research institutes, & Intl & multilateral institutions. The governments of the partner countries must express an explicit interest in the project .
Deadline: June 25 at 24:00 CET
http://tinyurl.com/p2a65wc

21) Workshop Fellowships on ‘Economic Empowerment of Women’ by MASHAV (Aug 25 - Sep 11)
Policy-makers, professionals and practitioners involved in socioeconomic development, as well as representatives of women’s organizations are invited to apply. The program is launched by The Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MASHAV) and The Golda Meir Mount Carmel Intl Training Center (MCTC) in cooperation with the UN Women Eastern & Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO). The major objective of the training program is to contribute to women’s empowerment by exploring aspects of entrepreneurship as a contributor to income generation and employment. Applicants must: a) be policy-makers, professionals & practitioners involved in socio-economic development, as well as representatives of women‘s organizations; b) hold an academic degree in related disciplines, and have at least 5 years of professional work experience in related fields; c) have proficiency in English language.
Deadline: June 25
http://tinyurl.com/lb5xzut

22) The Longitude Prize 2014
This is a challenge with a £10 million prize fund targeted at helping solve one of the greatest issues of our time. The challenge is run and developed by Nesta, with the Technology Strategy Board as launch funding partner. Priority Challenges for Developing Countries: 1) Food; 2) Water. Other Challenges: Paralysis; Dementia; Antibiotics; Flight. We want you to vote for the challenge you think should become the focus of Longitude Prize.
Deadline: June 25
http://www.longitudeprize.org/

23) Sustainable Food Security - Sustainable intensification pathways of agro-food systems in Africa / Sub call of: H2020-SFS-2014-2015
Proposals should develop further the concept and approach expected to be implemented in the partnership. Feasibility, strategic priorities and action plan should be developed taking full account of present and emerging initiatives at national, EU, African (e.g. CAADP and the forthcoming Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa) and global level so as to maximise complementarities and synergies. Furthermore, in addition to technological and economic factors, the strategic action plan should also take anthropological and cultural aspects into account. In line with the objectives of the EU strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation and in particular with the implementation of the EU-Africa dialogue, proposals are encouraged to ensure commitment and participation of a variety of concerned partners established in the EU and in Africa.
Deadline: June 26 at 17:00:00 Brussels local time
http://tinyurl.com/lo9pmxd

24) Active & Assisted Living Programme Challenge-Led Call for Proposals 2014 / AAL 2014 - Care For The Future
This call aims to stimulate approaches & investments in innovations that build sustainable care systems & improved health & well-being for older adults; it also aims to generate growth within the private market by facilitating the commercialisation of new concepts & solutions that support formal & informal care. Sustainability in the context of this call considers solutions that are economically, & socially viable for the future taking into account available resources & which do not result in unfair or disproportionate impacts on any significant contributory element of the health & social care system.
Closure date: June 26 at 17h00 CET
http://tinyurl.com/p7oorcb

25) 2014 Green Asia Grant on Biodiversity, Climate & Renewable Energy
Target Areas: 1) Biodiversity; 2) Climate Disaster (disaster prevention, local resilience, etc.); 3) Renewable Energy; 4) Other Environmental Issues in Local Areas. Grant request can be made for USD5,000 per applicant. Up to 10 organizations will be provided the grant money to implement the program. Eligibility: a) NGOs, NPOs or civil society organization in Asia working for the public good; b) project implementation duration should be 6 months, beginning from Aug 2014 – Jan 2015; c) proposed project must be a project type based on one of the following activity: education, campaign, and research; d) application materials include – completed application form, project proposal, and applicant information; officially recognized proof of identification form, brochures or any materials introducing the applicant and its projects; e) application materials must be emailed to the address provided.
Deadline: June 27
http://www.greenfund.org/greenfund_eng/

26) EuropeAid’s Call for Proposals to Foster Innovative Forms of Philanthropy to Support Sustainability of Civil Society
EuropeAid is seeking proposals for Fostering Innovative Forms of Philanthropy in Local Communities to Support Sustainability of Civil Society in Croatia. The mission of this programme is to promote innovative forms of philanthropy as a support mechanism to the sustainability of CSOs & support to individual philanthropy.
Major Objectives: 1) encouraging foundations & associations to get actively involved in fostering innovative forms of philanthropy in local communities; 2) building community based CSOs‘ capacities & infrastructure for philanthropic activities developing multi-sector partnerships aimed at addressing social problems in the community & society promoting individual & corporate philanthropy in Croatia. Grant request can be made up to EUR 500.000 for the duration of not be lower than 12 months nor exceed 24 months. Eligibility: a) be a non-profit-making legal person; b) be established in a Member State of the EU or a Member State of the European Economic Area, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, including Kosovo; c) be directly responsible for the preparation & management of the action with the co-applicant(s) & affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
Deadline: June 27
http://tinyurl.com/ordnfsg

27) Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World
This is a joint initiative from the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard, to help young change-makers create a better world for women and girls in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Launched in 2011, to mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and the 25th anniversary of MasterCard Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, Project Inspire presents 18-35 year olds with a five-minute platform to pitch their inspired idea, for the chance to win a US$25,000 grant.
The competition deadline is June 30, 2014 (midnight, GMT +8).
http://projinspire.org/about-us/

28) Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition with Best Ideas & Projects
The competition is the joint initiative of Stiftung Entrepreneurship, Goi Peace Foundation & UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization) to empower young entrepreneurs & innovators for positive change. Young people between the ages 15 & 30 from around the world are invited to enter the competition with their best ideas &/or projects. This is an opportunity for the youth to be a part of global community of creative youth entrepreneurs & peers who together are building a harmonious & sustainable society for all. Youth should have an innovative idea for an enterprise which contributes to the sustainable development of your community, in a field such as Environment, Poverty Reduction, Education, Health, Peace Building, Sustainable Energy, Empowerment of Women & Youth, Food Security, Cultural Diversity, the Elderly. OR The youth should be operating such enterprise in the form of a business, a non-profit organization, or an informal program. Entries as well as presentations must be made in English.
Entry Deadline: June 30
https://www.youth-competition.org/

29) WWF-India’s Small Grants Program (SGP)
With the aim of encouraging young Indians to respond innovatively & independently to the conservation issues which affect the country, WWF-India is offering eligible individuals a one-time grant of up to Rs. 200,000 for carrying out conservation research or undertaking a conservation project. The primary objective of this grant is to provide financial capacity to individuals based in India, who have developed & wish to implement short-term conservation research or initiatives that can contribute to larger conservation goals. The SGP will provide grants to individuals for activities &/or research that address issues & offer solutions or insights. Applicants must demonstrate a mature breadth & depth of knowledge on the area of environmental conservation & the particular geographical area or issue that they wish to contribute to through their project. The duration of the project should be between 6 to 12 months & the scale of the project should be such that funding awarded covers the total or the majority of the requirements. All grants are considered for funding on a competitive merit basis.
Deadline: June 30
http://www.wwfindia.org/about_wwf/small_grants_program/

30) South Asia Regional Grant Competition for Youth Coders
Unemployment is one of the most acute problems facing youth in South Asia today. Young people between the ages of 15 and 24 account for one fifth of the region’s population but half of the region’s unemployed. Furthermore, job market pressure is intensifying, with 1-1.2 million young people entering the South Asian work force every month over the next two decades. Confident that the solutions to many of the challenges facing youth can come from within themselves, the World Bank and Microsoft launched this CfP in Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Each country will win one grant of at least US$10,000 to carry out an innovative project, one year in duration. Eligibility: 1) Youth-led organizations and NGO; 2) the applying organization has to be registered with at least two years of operation; 3) all team members have to be above 18 years of age.
Deadline: June 30
http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/04/23/south-asia-regional-...

31) Consultation for new FET Proactive topics
Do you have a great idea for a new technology that is not possible yet? Could it become real if Europe's best minds were put on the task? Share your view and the European Commission can make it happen via the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme. The aim of the public consultation launched today is to identify promising and potentially game-changing directions for future research in any technological domain.
The consultation is organised as a series of discussions, in which contributors can suggest ideas for a new FET Proactive initiative or discuss the 9 research topics identified in the previous consultation to determine whether they are still relevant today.
Consultation open till June 30.
https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/content/consultation-new-fet-proa...

32) Verizon Powerful Answers Award.
Verizon is offering $10 million in prizes for innovators and companies who propose the most innovative solutions utilizing Verizon’s unique combination of network, device and platform technologies to help reinvent and empower the three core areas of healthcare, education and sustainability. The Contest is only open to individuals who are at least 18 years old (or the age of majority in their jurisdiction, whichever is older) as of date of entry and to all validly formed legal entities, Entrants selected to submit full proposals will have until August 15 to do so.
Deadline: 11:59 P.M. United States Pacific Daylight Time on June 30.
http://www.verizon.com/powerfulanswers/award/?CMP=PAAVAN

33) Crawford Fund Fellowship Programme in Agriculture and Environment 2014
Fellowship is open to citizens of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Kiribati, Vanuatu, Vietnam. The successful recipient will be below the age of 35 years on 1 January in the year of the Fellowship Award. Nominees will be actively engaged in the practice of some aspect of agricultural research or extension and may be undertaking formal postgraduate study. The successful recipient shall spend up to three months at an Australian institution receiving further training in an aspect of agricultural research or resource development. The training shall have relevance to the needs of the recipient’s home country and the benefits that may accrue from the award of the Fellowship. The Recipient is required to return to his/her home country at the end of the Fellowship.
Deadline: June 30
http://www.crawfordfund.org/awards/crawford-fund-fellowship/

34) UNAOC support for Youth-led NGOs to attend the Youth Event (Aug 28; Bali, Indonesia)
Topic: The Role of Youth in Promoting ‘Unity in Diversity’ through Education, Media, and Migration. Total 100 youth (60 intl and 40 Indonesian) from diverse cultural and religious background will be selected to participate in the youth event. The UNAOC covers airfare (intl or domestic as per the participant), accommodation, food and local transportation (shuttle bus) of the youth participants. Elegibility: a) be in between 18 and 30 years of age at the time of youth event; b) members of NGO & non-for-profit youth-led organizations working for the benefit of youth, or have experience in youth activities; c) must have good command over English language.
Deadline: June 30 at 11:59 pm NYTime
http://tinyurl.com/qxbzl42

35) Opportunity for Youths: Free Training + attend the Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin
By highlighting the best examples of youth entrepreneurship, the competition aims to empower the young generation to take the initiative in social innovation & become pioneers in building a harmonious & sustainable society. With their innovative ideas & leadership, these global citizens will tackle some of the key challenges of today & offer a model of the entrepreneurial potential that will fuel our future.
All participants will receive free training at the online Entrepreneurship Campus. This training provides methods & techniques for developing ideas into solid business models, to turn a budding idea into a fully developed concept, or to improve on an existing business model.
Deadline: June 30
https://www.youth-competition.org/about-the-competition/

36) Catalytic Fund Call for Proposals 2014
The Cities Alliance – a global partnership for urban poverty reduction & the promotion of the role of cities in sustainable development - has launched this CfP with the aim to increase spatial, social & economic inclusion – one of our core principles – by responding to two broad imperatives: 1) To produce smart, innovative & sustainable ways of collecting relevant & accurate data & information to bridge accountability, transparency & trust gaps as well as to support inclusive city planning & responsive service delivery; 2) to initiate a dynamic engagement between city decision makers, service providers, communities, informal worker groups & other excluded groups that are currently not fully reflected within the city’s formal governance & planning process. All proposals will need to demonstrate how gender is mainstreamed through the planned activities. The Cities Alliance believes strongly that a better knowledge of cities, & innovative & collaborative ways to generate such information, will help bridge the engagement, information & accountability gaps between city governments & their citizens. It will also help support future good governance & planning processes.
Deadline: June 30
http://www.citiesalliance.org/node/4724

37) The Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research (The World Food Prize Foundation)
Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, this is a $10,000 award to be presented annually to a young extension worker, research scientist, development professional or other individual who best emulates the dedication, perseverance, & innovation. This award will recognize exceptional, science-based achievement in Intl agriculture & food production by an individual under 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, & determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger & poverty. The award will honor an individual who is working closely & directly “in the field” or at the production or processing level with farmers, animal herders, fishers or others in rural communities, in any discipline or enterprise across the entire food production, processing, & distribution chain.
Nominations accepted until June 30.
http://www.worldfoodprize.org/index.cfm?nodeID=39531&audienceID=1

38) Alexia Women’s Initiative Grant of $25,000 for Documentary Photographic Project
Grant of $25,000 for a project to be produced on a significant issue involving and affecting women anywhere in the world.
The Foundation promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice, to respect history and to understand cultural difference as human strength – not weakness. This call invites students and professional photographers around the world to produce a serious documentary photographic project encompassing any issue involving women anywhere in the world. Eligibility: 1) photographers and visual journalists from any country; 2) the grant is made to an individual photographer; 3) photos may not be digitally manipulated beyond the bounds of standard of traditional darkroom practice (dodging, burning and cropping). Scenes may not be manipulated in anyway. No objects maybe introduced or removed and subjects should not be directed. The exception is portraits, which should be clearly identified as portraits; 4) number of photographs is limited to twenty (20); 5) Digital photo files must be formatted as medium-quality JPEG images at 2000 pixels at the longest dimension at 72 dpi.
Deadline: 30 June 2014 at 2p.m. EST.
For more information and How to Apply, please please visit http://www.alexiafoundation.org/grants/womensinitiative2014

39) High Quality Research Concepts Invited on Agriculture, Nutrition, Women’s Empowerment and Fragility
The Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) invites high quality research concept notes on policy-relevant priorities under its Enabling Environments Research pillar. The primary objective of LASNA is to draw on the expertise and knowledge of national and regional stakeholders in the core challenge of improving the nutrition sensitivity of agri-food systems, policies, programs and interventions. LANSA is a consortium of six organizations seeking to address the core question - “How can South Asian agriculture and related food policies and interventions be designed and implemented to increase their impacts on nutrition, especially the nutritional status of children and adolescent girls?”
Research Themes: a) Coordination, collaboration and convergence of policies and programs to leverage agriculture for nutrition; b) Knowledge and evidence of leveraging agri-food systems and policy for nutrition security; c) Women’s Empowerment. d) Fragility. Cross-Cutting Issues: 1) Gender; 2) Fragility; 3) Innovation. Around 3-4 studies will be funded under this particular call. The grant money provided will be in between £40-70,000 per study. Proposed research duration can be 6-24 months. Proposals are encouraged for multi-country/multi-site studies.
Eligibility: a) be familiarized with work in LANSA’s Enabling Environments for Nutrition research, pillar; b) Concept notes must incorporate LANSA’s three cross-cutting issues as and where relevant; c) one organization must be specified as the lead applicant. Concept Notes must be submitted via email by June 30
http://lansasouthasia.org/article/call-proposals-policy-related-research

40) Big Data Climate Summit Challenge
Recently implemented or published projects and initiatives that use Big Data and analytic to show the economic implications of climate impact and opportunities to manage climate risks are invited for the Big Data Climate Challenge to present in the Climate Summit (Sep 23, 2014). The teams of winning project will be provided the supports that include developing or improving data visualizations to maximize impact and accessibility across audiences and media channels. Big Data means the high volumes and varieties of data including passively generated ‘data exhaust,’ digital media/web content, physical sensors, and crowd-sourced or citizen-generated data. The winning projects will be showcased at the 2014 Climate Summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Winning project teams will be provided with advisory and technical support to finalize work and prepare project visualizations for the Climate Summit 2014. Initiatives may be (but not limited to): Energy; Smart Cities; Transportation; Natural Resource Management; Agriculture and Food Systems; Ecology; Complex Systems; Green Data Centers; Recycling; Material Sciences; Climate Risk Management; Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience; Architecture and Design; Behavioral Science; Climate Finance; Economic Drivers (carbon markets and subsidies). Eligibility: a) applicants can be from anywhere in the world with the condition that the project use Big Data and analytic to address real world impacts of climate change; b) proposed projects must have solid evidence of validity and be founded in the use of quantitative data.
Source: http://www.unglobalpulse.org/apply-now

41) Young Professionals Program at the World Bank
Young people who have both a passion for international development and the potential to become future global leaders, the Young Professionals Program (YPP) of the World Bank is waiting you! Highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in different areas- economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, and natural resources management are encouraged to apply to become the young professional. Eligibility: 1) must be 32 years or younger with PhD or Master’s degree and relevant work experience; 2) must be proficient in English language. Full proficiency in Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish is desired but not required to be eligible to apply; 3) must have specialized in the field relevant to World Bank’s operations (i.e. economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, and natural resources management); 4) must have at least 3 years of relevant experience related to professional development or continued academic study at the doctoral level; 5) must demonstrate commitment to development, proven academic success, professional achievement, and leadership capability.
Deadline: June 30
Source: http://tinyurl.com/ledtr4k

42) Internet Users in the Developing World - ‘Discover e-volunteering’
The objective of this grant programme is to show the diversity of e-volunteering actions and to encourage all participants to undertake social activity on the Internet. If applicants have an idea for the social projects in which: a) people help each other via the Internet (e.g. on forums, via mail/Skype); b) build a source of common knowledge (e.g. using wiki); c) create social maps (e.g. using OpenStreetMap); d) share their professional skills and experience (e.g. e-learning); e) are civic journalists; f) do something completly different that has got positive impact to the real world. But the competition is not only about giving grants! Finalists will be provided with professional trainings and mentoring sessions with experts, who will support them in creation of high-quality e-volunteering projects.
Eligibility criteria: 1) NGOs from mentioned countries are eligible to apply: Albania, Andora, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegowina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldavia, Monacco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, San Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, UK; 2) Ideas for projects, in which Internet users in a voluntary and non-paid way support others, share their knowledge and skills or create something for social good. Projects can fit into one or more types of e-volunteering, but doesn’t have to – innovations are very welcome!
Deadline: June 30
Source: http://tinyurl.com/o4s4tru

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