Scholarships 2015/2016

Posted by Jamal Fida Wednesday, September 30, 2015 0 comments
1. Scholarships in Sri Lanka (Link: )
    Deadline: 30 September 2015
2. Short Course Scholarships - STUNED, Netherland (Link:
    Deadline: 1 October 2015
3. 100 Master Scholarships from Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University, China
     Subjects: Public Policy, Economics and Business, International Studies. (Link:
     Deadline: 1 October 2015
4. KAUST Scholarships, Saudi Arabia (Link: )
   Deadline: 8 October 2015
5. Education Scholarships in Indonesian - LPDP (Link: )
    Deadline: 19 October 2015
6. Indonesia Scholarships of Doctor - LPDP (Link: )
    Deadline: 19 October 2015
7. PhD Scholarships from Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, The Government of        Canada (Link: )
   Deadline: October 2015
8. DAAD Scholarships, Germany (Link: )
    Deadline: 31 October 2015
9. Master Scholarships at Politecnico di Milano, Italy (Link: )
    Deadline: 26 November 2015
10. PhD Scholarships from Quebec Merit Scholarship Program, Canada (Link: )
      Deadline: 1 November 2015
11. British Chevening Awards (Link: )
      Deadline: 3 November 2015
12. Quota Scheme, Norway (Link: )
      Deadline: 1 December 2015
13. Master Scholarships from Justus & Louise Van Effen Scholarships at TU Delft, Netherlands
      (Link: )
      Deadline: 1 December 2015
14. Master Scholarships at Utrecht University, Netherlands (Link: )
      Deadline: 1 December 2015
15. Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarships (Link: )
      Deadline: December 2015
16. Erasmus Mundus Master Scholarships (EMMC) (Link: )
Deadline: December 2015
17. Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates (EMJD) (Link: )
      Deadline: December 2015
18. Gates Scholarships, University of Cambridge, UK (Link: )
      Deadline: 2 December 2015
19. PhD Scholarships from Swiss Government (Link: )
      Deadline: 11 December 2015
20. Master Scholarships at University of Lausanne, Switzerland (Link: )
      Deadline: 15 December 2015
21. SINGA Awards, Singapore (Link: )
      Deadline: 1 January 2016
22. Clarendon Scholarships, University of Oxford, UK (Link: )
      Deadline: January 2016
23. Eiffel Scholarships, France (Link: )
      Deadline: January 2016;
24. Vliruos scholarship ,Belgium (Link: )
      Deadline: 1 Feb 2016

Call for Short Course 2016 - CDI:Integrating Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) to promote resilience

Posted by Jamal Fida Tuesday, September 15, 2015 0 comments
Closing Date: February 15,2016.

Reducing vulnerabilities and exposure to natural hazards is key to building resilient communities. This requires integrated mainstreaming of disaster and climate risks into sustainable development policies and practice. To encourage communities, governments and businesses to prepare and manage climate or disaster impacts forward-thinking managers who promote resilience are needed.

Course objectives
This course will give you the opportunity to become a manager of change. Your capacity to encourage adaptation to changing climate-related hazards and improved resilience and disaster preparedness will be enhanced. The course will explore trends in disaster risk, the related factors contributing to the complexity of the planning environment, and the uncertainty and variability of climate change.

The programme has an interactive nature and incorporates group work, case studies, interactive lectures, discussions, presentations and excursions to offer background, theoretical aspects, as well as practical approaches. Resource persons from different disciplines will expose you to a broad range of domains.

Target audience

This training programme is designed for managers, policy makers, specialists and researchers who are professionally involved in the management of risks and hazards and climate change; they may work in public and civic society sectors, for universities, national research or development programmes, for government organisations or NGOs. You need at least have 3 years professional experience and proficiency in English is required.

This course is organised in cooperation with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre.

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Direct Aid Program 2016 - AusAid: Flexible small grants program funded to NGOs

Posted by Jamal Fida Friday, September 11, 2015 0 comments
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible small grants program funded from Australia’s aid budget and managed through 66 of the department’s overseas posts. The management of DAP varies from post to post.

DAP is available on a not-for-profit basis to individuals, community groups, NGOs and other entities engaged in development activities in countries that are eligible for overseas development assistance. The program focuses on supporting small-scale development projects and activities that involve the beneficiaries in the identification, design and management of the projects.

There is no minimum amount that a single DAP project can receive but the maximum is $60,000 over the life of the project. Activities may run up to a maximum of two years.

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Call for 100 Resilient Cities Challenge 2015 - Rockefeller Foundation

Posted by Jamal Fida Sunday, September 6, 2015 0 comments
Closing Date: November 24,2015.

The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge seeks to find 100 cities that are ready to build resilience to the social, economic, and physical challenges that cities face in an increasingly urbanized world. Is your city ready to become resilient?

We can't predict the next disruption or catastrophe. But we can control how we respond to these challenges. We can adapt to the shocks and stresses of our world and transform them into opportunities for growth. If your city applies for the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge, it could be one of 100 cities eligible to receive funding to hire a Chief Resilience Officer, assistance in developing a resilience strategy, access to a platform of innovative private and public sector tools to help design and implement that strategy, and membership in the 100 Resilient Cities Network.

Who can submit an application?

Challenge entrants will be primarily municipal governments. Only one entry per city will be eligible for consideration in the challenge. All entrants will be required to submit a letter of support from the highest-ranking representative of the city government, whether elected or appointed. Generally, this representative would be a mayor, city chief executive officer, or city manager. Major institutions (e.g., a nonprofit organization, university, chamber of commerce, or research center) that have an affiliation with a city may apply on the city’s behalf upon satisfying the following two requirements: (1) within the required letter of support, the highest ranking official must indicate agreement with all entry form answers and (2) the entry form must include at least one city contact and a valid email address. Affiliated organizations may also apply when a city cannot represent itself for legal reasons.

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Call For Proposal 2015 - UNEP: Sustainable Lifestyles and Education - scaling up and mainstreaming

Posted by Jamal Fida Saturday, August 29, 2015 0 comments
Closing Date: September 11, 2015.

The Secretariat of the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP) invites proposals on "Sustainable Lifestyles and Education." The aim is to foster sustainable lifestyles in relation to resource efficiency, biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and poverty eradication and social well-being. The current call emphasizes scaling-up and mainstreaming. Eligibility for funding extends to government organizations and non-profit organizations in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Non-profit organizations need to provide a mandatory copy of their proposals to the National Focal Point of their countries. Grants will range from US$100 thousand to US$200 thousand for projects of one or two years.

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Call For Proposal 2015 - UN ILO: Fund for Evaluation in Employment

Posted by Jamal Fida Tuesday, August 11, 2015 0 comments
Closing Date: September 7, 2015.

The Fund for Evaluation in Employment is an initiative of the International Labour Organization (ILO) aimed at improving the effectiveness of employment and enterprise development interventions in the Middle East and North Africa. Through this call for proposals in 2015, the Fund offers technical assistance and seed funding to project implementers and researchers for impact evaluations and results-based monitoring and evaluation systems. A particular focus lies on generating evidence on labour market outcomes for young people and women. The Fund is supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), Silatech and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

Eligible Organizations:
Eligible organizations include research institutions, NGOs, multilateral institutions and governments either implementing labour market and enterprise programmes or conducting research in the Middle East or North Africa. 

What is the support to shortlisted projects?
The Fund delivers two types of support: technical assistance and funding. The technical assistance is delivered through training, expert advice and small cash grants and is mainly directed at practitioners for the establishment and implementation of results-based monitoring and evaluation systems, as well as in some cases for the design of impact evaluations. 

Seed funding of up to US$650,000 is available for the implementation of 3-5 impact evaluations that should be conducted by or in partnership with researchers. According to the stage of the proposal, both support types can be provided, building on each other in a complementary manner.

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Call For Proposal 2015 - CFC: For Commodity Development Activites

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Closing Date: October 19, 2015.

The CFC (an intergovernmental financial institution) provides financing to organisations and enterprises engaged in commodity value chains in its member countries. Through a range of financial instruments, the CFC seeks to support business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries. The intervention should, besides giving a sound financial return, also provide for a measurable social and environmental return.

The CFC supported activities promote the development of the commodity sector in CFC member countries and contribute to sustainable development in the following aspects:
1.    Social: Create employment (particularly for youth and women), provide sustained increase in household incomes, reduce poverty, and enhance food security.
2.     Economic: Enhance production and productivity, achieve higher local value addition; improve competitiveness of producers, producer organisations and small and medium sized industries, support the financial sector development.
3.   Environmental: Enhance production taking into account the environment and its long term possibilities for the same, or increased use of productive resources while maintaining or reducing the impact on the environment.

The CFC supports implementation of activities along the value chain that:
§   are innovative, scalable and replicable,
§   are financially sustainable,
§   have a potential measurable positive socio-economic and environmental impact on the stakeholders in commodity value chains as compared to the prevailing baseline situation,
§   develop stronger connections with existing markets or create new markets along the value chain,
§ increase financial or other services available for commodity producers and commodity based businesses,
§   enhance knowledge generation and information dissemination, and

§  build effective and cost efficient collaboration between producers, industry, governments, civil society organisations and other stakeholders for commodity based development.

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Call For Proposal 2015 - Adaptation Fund: For Climate Adaptation in Developing Country

Posted by Jamal Fida Wednesday, August 5, 2015 0 comments
Closing Date: September 28, 2015.

The Adaptation Fund Climate Finance Readiness Programme includes a component aimed at increasing South-South cooperation among accredited National Implementing Entities (NIEs) and those seeking accreditation. Under this activity, developing countries that are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol and do not yet have an accredited NIE may receive support from an accredited NIE in one or more of the following areas: (i) identifying potential NIE candidates; (ii) assisting NIE candidates in the preparation of applications to be submitted to the Fund; (iii) providing support and advice during the application process. It is expected that such peer support will effectively help build national capacity and sustainability.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

NIEs eligible to provide support will be those entities that have tangible achievements with the Fund. The selection will be based on the entity’s experience with the Adaptation Fund, including in project preparation and implementation, and in supporting other countries at different stages of their application processes. 
Eligible NIEs must meet ALL of the following criteria:
·      Have been accredited by the Board,
·  Have an Adaptation Fund project or programme under implementation, hence demonstrating effective compliance with the AF fiduciary standards, and
·      Have experience advising, participating in, or organizing support to other NIE

The maximum grant is US$ 50,000 per applicant.

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Call For Proposal 2015 - IDRC: Cities and Climate Change

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Closing Date: September 18, 2015.

The Cities and Climate Change initiative will support high quality, demand driven, policy relevant action research that engages local authorities, communities, and the private sector. Research will help to meet the adaptation deficit in small to medium sized cities or well defined subdivisions of large cities, where demographic pressure and environmental stresses are particularly acute. Proposed solutions should address climate risk and uncertainty, and inspire innovation in adaptation strategies and technologies.

Proposed research must be gender-sensitive and target one or more of the following themes:
1.   "Hard solutions," for example, developing, protecting, and adapting climate-ready infrastructure; innovative WASH systems; the development and application of adaptation technologies.
2.   "Soft solutions," for example, innovative governance systems and planning approaches, fees for intensive resource use; collaborative management of water resources and associated infrastructure, services, and industries.
3. Research addressing climate and population thresholds that threaten the sustainability of communities and industries, influence behavioral change, and/or address barriers to adoption of adaptation strategies and technologies.

1.  The proposed research must take place in one or more of the following countries: Bangladesh, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
2. The proposed research must be led by a research-oriented organization from academia, government, the private sector, or civil society and be based in one of the eligible countries listed above.
3.  Organizations from the United Nations system, members of the Consortium of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), or multilateral agencies are not eligible as lead organizations for the proposed research, even when operating in a developing country, but can be included as partners provided their budget share does not exceed 20%. 

Duration: Up to 36 months

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Call For Proposal 2015 - CDKN: Adaptation Futures 2016

Posted by Jamal Fida Sunday, August 2, 2015 0 comments
Closing Date: October 4, 2015.

Adaptation Futures 2016 is the fourth PROVIA worldwide adaptation conference. It will be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands from 10 – 13 May 2016. The conference aims to move climate change adaptation forward by promoting solutions across sectors, borders and communities.

Adaptation Futures 2016 offers a platform to exchange new and practical ideas, experiences and insights for climate change adaptation. Participants are invited to share their research findings, public and commercial solutions, and policy issues. They are asked to demonstrate how their findings might be applicable to other communities, countries or sectors. Over four days, there will be opportunities to meet, mingle, inspire and develop partnerships.

Adaptation Futures 2016 comprises conference and workshop sessions on science, practice and policy. Participants can show and explain their solutions in an exhibition, make commercial contacts in a business fair and connect with their peers in field excursions to adaptation projects. Three types of sessions will be offered: science sessions, practice sessions (including policy practice) and combined science-practice sessions. The organisers invite proposals for full sessions that fit one of the three categories, as well as abstracts for individual presentations in the science sessions. They are particularly interested in combined science-practice sessions.

Many companies and public authorities contribute to scientific research, or conduct research themselves. Science sessions are therefore open to those wishing to present scientific findings and solutions relevant to climate change adaptation. Businesses, practitioners, policymakers, designers, investors and decision makers can also interact with scientists to explore and discuss solutions to the adaptation challenge in practice sessions, or propose solution-oriented science-practice sessions.

Seven sectoral themes have been identified to guide session proposals:
·       Cities and infrastructure
·       Food, forestry and rural livelihoods
·       Freshwater availability and access
·       Public health
·       Ecosystems and ecosystem-based adaptation
·       Disaster risk reduction

·       The Arctic

The Adaptation Futures 2016 conference is co-sponsored by PROVIA, the European Commission and Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Video Competition 2015 - CIFOR: Think Forest

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Closing Date: August 31,2015.

CIFOR is sponsoring a video competition on the topic of why forests are vital to a sustainable future. All languages are welcome, although non-English videos must have English subtitles.

We want you to tell the world how forests fit into the bigger picture. Make a video – of no longer than 2 minutes – showing why forests are vital to a sustainable future. We will help to get your message out there by promoting your video on our website, Facebook and Twitter.

Just as you don’t need to be near forests to benefit from them, you don’t have to be standing in a forest to show the world why they matter. You might be living in a city or out on the farm, you might be using a fancy camera, holding out your phone, or making animations on your computer – the only limit is your imagination.

The competition offers prizes of US$4 thousand (winner chosen by judges) and US$1 thousand (winner chosen by online voting).

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Call For Proposal 2015 - Foundation Future of the Carbon Market

Posted by Jamal Fida Saturday, August 1, 2015 0 comments
Closing Date: August 30,2015.

The Foundation Future of the Carbon Market focuses on the support of market based programmatic emission mitigation approaches in developing countries. This includes in particular the CDM’s programmatic approach, Programmes of Activities (PoA), but also initiatives which are developed outside the framework given by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, can be eligible for funding, if they are aligned with the funding criteria.

Based on the belief that the principle underlying programmatic mitigation approaches is also of strategic importance for future mechanisms of international climate finance, the Foundation would like to fund measures that:
§  support the dissemination of the programmatic project approach;
§  use the market to exploit further emission reduction potentials;

§  acquire knowledge and experience that might be valuable for future carbon market mechanisms and enhance the ability of countries hosting the PoAs to develop more far-reaching climate policies.

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