Tag Archives: Climate Change

The British Academy: Inviting applications for ‘Youth Futures Programme’ to examine the contributions of young people to the UN’s 2030 Agenda, bringing a youth lens to the global sustainable development challenges.

Funding brief: This programme aims to examine the contributions of young people to the UN’s 2030 Agenda, bringing a youth lens to the global sustainable development challenges. Around half of all young people in the world are unemployed or underemployed, and this situation is likely to get worse. The World Bank estimates that 1 billion […]

Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN): Inviting applications for ‘investment’ for a great climate change adaptation or clean energy project to provide climate change adaptation benefits, or offer or use clean energy technologies, products or services.

Funding brief: Do you have a great climate change adaptation or clean energy project, but have you had difficulty attracting investment? PFAN can help! PFAN accepts applications for projects in low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Central America and Caribbean Islands (see below […]

German Energy Agency (dena), World Energy Council (WEC), Start Up Energy Transition (SET): Inviting applications for ‘SET Award 2020: Call for applications for top innovators in the energy transition’ for start-ups around the world to present their business ideas.

Funding brief: The SET initiative invites start-ups around the world to present their business ideas. The international ‘Start Up Energy Transition’ (SET) initiative invites young and innovative companies around the world to apply for the SET Award 2020. The fourth round of the award for business ideas in the energy transition and climate protection was […]

Ashden: Inviting applications for ‘Ashden Awards 2020’ to be awarding those working to rapidly decarbonise our world, whilst improving lives.

Funding brief: In 2020 Ashden will be awarding those working to rapidly decarbonise our world, whilst improving lives. They will be looking for those working on solutions to the climate emergency, through new products, services and behaviour change. When completing your application please indicate the specific category/categories you feel are most relevant to your work. […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Earth Journalism Network Asia-Pacific Media Grants 2020’ to find innovative ideas from journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations or academic institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific.

Funding brief: Is your organization working to improve environmental reporting?Do you have a unique or creative idea to help people understand climate change and other environmental issues? This is your chance to win a grant and be part of the solution to the environmental crisis. In Asia and the Pacific region, home to both some […]

Salzburg Global Seminar: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Applications: Asia Peace Innovators Forum’ for mid-career professionals who have the aspiration and potential to be the next generation of senior leaders in mediating peace and promoting reconciliation.

Funding brief: Salzburg Global Seminar is seeking mid-career professionals who have the aspiration and potential to be the next generation of senior leaders in mediating peace and promoting reconciliation. Peace is key to ensuring Asia’s sustained development and prosperity as the world’s most populous region grows in global geopolitical and economic importance. But despite the […]

Bat Conservation International: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Student Research Scholarships for Global Bat Conservation Priorities’ for students who are registered and in good standing with a recognized academic institution.

Funding brief: Bat Conservation International requests proposals through BCI’s online application system from exceptionally talented student researchers interested in seeking financial support for their bat conservation research projects. This RFP is only open to students who are registered and in good standing with a recognized academic institution. They anticipate granting 13 awards total, up to […]

Nesta, Wellcome Trust, the Cloudera Foundation, and Omidyar Network: Inviting applications for ‘Collective Intelligence Grants’ to experiment that generate new knowledge on how to advance collective intelligence to solve social problems.

Funding brief: Nesta, Wellcome Trust, the Cloudera Foundation, and Omidyar Network are collaborating to offer grants of up to £30,000 for experiments that generate new knowledge on how to advance collective intelligence to solve social problems. Collective intelligence isn’t inherently new. For centuries, humans have been finding ways to work together and bring together disparate […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Earth Journalism Network Bay of Bengal Media Grants 2020’ to support media and other information-generating organizations grow, expand and improve news coverage of climate change, the environment and natural resource issues along the Bay of Bengal coast in Bangladesh and India.

Funding brief: Funding is available to support media and other information-generating organizations grow, expand and improve news coverage of climate change, the environment and natural resource issues along the Bay of Bengal coast in Bangladesh and India. This grant will help enable media outlets, civil society organizations, think-tanks and academic institutions working in the Bay […]

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF): Inviting applications for ‘Funding competition’ to support projects that address one or more of the global societal challenges recognised in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the development of innovative processes, products and services.

Funding brief: The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) will invest up to £9.3 million in demonstration-stage projects. The projects must have the potential to transform lives in developing countries, through market-creating innovation. They will support projects that address one or more of the global societal challenges recognised in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through […]

USAID: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘MOMENTUM (Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services to Scale)’ to accelerate reductions in maternal, new born, and child mortality and morbidity in high-burden, USAID-supported countries by increasing the capacity of host country institutions and local organizations to introduce, deliver, scale up, and sustain the use of evidence-based, quality maternal, new born, and child health (MNCH), voluntary family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) services.

Funding brief: The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) and Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) are pleased to announce the Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, New born, and Child Health, Family Planning and Reproductive Health (MNCH/FP/RH) Services to Scale (MOMENTUM) Annual Program Statement (APS). MOMENTUM seeks […]

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN): Inviting applications for ‘2019 Calls for Proposals under the CRRP and CAPaBLE Programmes’ to support for regional research and capacity development activities.

Funding brief: The APN invites proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and the Capacity Development Programme (CAPaBLE) for funding from September 2020. A limited amount of financial support is available for regional research and capacity development activities that fall within its areas of interest. APN invites proposals under its Collaborative Regional Research Programme […]

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST): Inviting applications for ‘a call for proposals’ for Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) to acquire new knowledge and technology that lead to the resolution of global issues and the advance of science and technology, and through this process, to create innovations.

Funding brief: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) in collaboration with Japan International Collaboration Agency (JICA) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS). Please note that the following information on applying for SATREPS is targeted for researchers who belong to Japanese research institutions/universities in […]

Alexander von Humboldt-StiftungFoundation: Inviting applications for ‘International Climate Protection Fellowship’ for young climate experts from developing countries’ to enable prospective leaders in academia and industry to implement a research-based proposal in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in Germany.

Funding brief: With the International Climate Protection Fellowships, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables prospective leaders in academia and industry to implement a research-based proposal in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in Germany. Up to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships are granted annually, funded under the German […]

The Aspen Institute: Inviting applications for ‘New Voices Fellowship’ to provide intensive media and advocacy training for frontline development experts.

Funding brief: The Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship is a year-long program that provides intensive media and advocacy training for frontline development experts. With support from a team of experienced mentors and trainers, New Voices fellows develop and amplify their ideas to bring about meaningful change. Candidates for the Fellowship are expected to have both […]

Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB): Inviting applications for ‘Filmmaking Grants’ to support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives.

Funding brief: Filmmakers without borders (FWB) supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange. Goals & Objectives ● To empower the next generation of digital storytellers ● To promote […]

Fledgling Fund: Inviting applications for ‘Call for projects addressing the human impact of climate change’.

Funding brief: Are you working on a media project that can deepen understanding of the effects of climate change on individuals, families and communities?  Will this project be complete and ready to launch in the next 6 months? Are you looking for outreach and engagement funding to maximize the impact of your work? If so, […]

CLIFF-GRADS: Inviting applications for ‘short-term scientific training and research on the measurement and management of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage in agricultural systems’.

Funding brief: The CLIFF-GRADS program invites applications for short-term (4-6 month) scientific training and research on the measurement and management of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage in agricultural systems. Students from developing countries who are currently enrolled in PhD research related to agricultural greenhouse gas quantification or mitigation are eligible to apply. Research will be […]

World Meteorological Organization (WMO): Inviting applications for ‘WCRP/GCOS International Data Prize’ to an early- to mid-career researcher for his or her outstanding contribution to the Earth system science community.

Funding brief: The development of high-quality, real-world data sets constitutes an on-going need of the climate research, observations, and modelling communities and their joint activities. Key areas in data collection for climate change research still remain under-sampled today, also affecting efforts in climate model calibration, evaluation, and reanalysis. Recognizing this need for further advancing climate […]

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to fund communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change.

Funding brief: The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges is a Norwegian trust that funds communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change. The foundation welcomes applications from all over the world. The board grants support to the projects they believe have the greatest impact on influencing public opinion and increasing political support for cutting green house […]

Nordic Climate Facility (NCF): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Testing the viability of innovative climate solutions’ to finance innovative climate change projects.

Funding brief: The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) invites application for the following funding theme- Theme: Testing the viability of innovative climate solutions The application process in a nutshell ● Do you have a great climate solution? ● Prepare an application for NCF and tell us about your project idea. ● The strongest project ideas will […]

Global Environment Facility (GEF): Inviting applications for ‘$10 million Challenge Program for Adaptation’ to harness the potential of the private sector actor.

Funding brief: The GEF seeks proposals for a $10 million Challenge Program for Adaptation Innovation to harness the potential of the private sector actors. The Challenge Program aims to contribute to the global goal on adaptation for the Paris Agreement, by supporting initiatives to increase resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change and variability […]

Worldwide Universities Network (WUN): Inviting applications for ‘Research Development Fund’ to bring together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges.

Funding brief: WUN re-invests a significant proportion of its membership subscriptions to foster international collaborative research. The Research Development Fund (RDF) is an annual competitive fund aimed at bringing together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges. To date, the RDF has invested over £1.9 million into fostering international, interdisciplinary […]

The World Academy of Science (TWAS): Inviting applications for ‘IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme’ to support research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, providing recipients with high-level training in areas relevant to sustainability science.

Funding brief: Early-career researchers from 21 Least Developed Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) are eligible for an ambitious new postdoctoral programme offered by IsDB and TWAS. The fellowships will support research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, providing recipients with high-level training in areas relevant to sustainability science. IsDB-TWAS Postdoctoral […]

Swiss Re Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘2020 Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award’ to recognise entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to building resilient societies and realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Funding brief: The Swiss Re Foundation Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award recognises entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to building resilient societies and realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. While resilience is the core theme of this annual programme, its specific focus changes from year to year. Our 2020 award will focus on innovative solutions […]

UN Technology Innovation Labs (UNTIL): Inviting applications for ‘RebootTheEarth: Youth Tech Challenge on Climate’ to bring young computer programmers, scientists and other interested people together under the auspices of the United Nations to improve upon or build a new software program that addresses the current climate crisis.

Funding brief: Reboot The Earth is planned as a social coding event that brings young computer programmers, scientists and other interested people together under the auspices of the United Nations to improve upon or build a new software program that addresses the current climate crisis.Through a series of Tech Challenge in four continents, young people, […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science 2019’ to reward activities in the field of advancing the “Ethics of Environment” with a special thematic focus on ethics of climate change and environmental sustainability.

Funding brief: UNESCO invites Members States in consultation with their National Commissions, non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO, various professional, academic and non-governmental organizations active in the field of ethics of science and technology, members of relevant UNESCO’s expert bodies and UNESCO’s partners, to propose candidates for the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in […]

Common Fund For Commodity: Inviting applications for ‘Funding Innovation – Support For Commodity Development’ to provide a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries.

Funding brief: The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) provides a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries. These activities cover all segments of the value chain (including production, processing, financing, marketing etc.). This includes services and support […]

Technology Academy Finland (TAF): Inviting applications for ‘2020 Millennium Technology Prize’ to be awarded for groundbreaking technological innovations that benefit millions of people around the world.

Funding brief: The Millennium Technology Prize highlights the extensive impact of science and innovation on the well-being of society. The Prize is one million euros and awarded every second year by Technology Academy Finland, an independent foundation. Millennium Technology Prize Winners The Millennium Technology Prize is awarded for groundbreaking technological innovations that benefit millions of […]

The World Academy of Sciences: Inviting applications for ‘TWAS─Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Prize’ to award a women scientist, national of a LDC, living and working in a LDC during the last two years immediately prior to her nomination, based on scientific achievements in any of the thematic areas.

Funding brief: This annual prize, named after the TWAS Fellow Samira Omar, will recognize scientists from Least Developed Countries (LDCs). It carries a cash award of USD 4,000 generously provided by Professor Omar. The prize will honour scientists working in an area relevant to sustainability. Our planet, and therefore our existence, faces several challenges: world […]

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): Inviting applications for ‘Global Youth Video Competition 2019’ to become be a youth reporter at the UN Climate Conference.

Funding brief: The Global Youth Video Competition is co-organized by the GEF-UNDP Small Grants Programme, and the secretariats of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Are you 18-30 and inspired to save the planet? Submit a 3 minute video for a chance […]

Korea Water Forum: Inviting applications for ‘World Water Challenge 2019’ to serve its role as an important platform to share the ideas and know-hows towards solving the defined water issues around the world and to forge a tailored network among the water-related experts and stakeholders.

Funding brief: World Water Challenge is an international contest for water solutions. As a follow up activity of the 7th World Water Forum in 2015, it has been annually held in conjunction with the Korea International Water Week (KIWW), aiming to discover imminent water problems that the world is facing and to find feasible solutions […]

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD): Inviting applications for ‘ICIMOD Mountain Prize 2019’ to be awarded to an individual or organization in recognition of their significant efforts to advance the mountain cause in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region through innovations in their different capacities.

Funding brief: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for its second annual Mountain Prize, awarded to an individual or organization in recognition of their significant efforts to advance the mountain cause in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region through innovations in their different capacities. Nominations […]

Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) and The Social Science Research Council (SSRC): Inviting applications for ‘Abe Fellowship Program competition’ to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern.

Funding brief: The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) announce the annual Abe Fellowship Program competition. Funding for the Abe Fellowship Program is provided by CGP. The Purpose of the Fellowship The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. […]

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for climate protection and the conservation of biodiversity.

Funding brief: The IKI key objectives are on climate protection and the conservation of biodiversity. And IKI seeks to maximize synergies between these two objectives. The main focus of the IKI in the area of climate protection is to provide support for the implementation of the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The aim […]

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA): Inviting applications for ‘Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT)’ to address this concern and in line with the Center’s thrust of promoting, undertaking and coordinating research programs relevant to inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development of the region.

Funding brief: The Southeast Asian (SEA) region has a number of promising researchers and scientists whose desire to contribute to the region’s development through research and knowledge dissemination initiatives is hindered by lack of funds. This situation serves as a barrier to translating promising research and training into scientific outputs that could be applied to […]

Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM): Inviting applications for ‘The Energy Management Leadership Awards’ to recognize leading organizations for their energy management achievements and raise the profile of the ISO 50001 energy management system as a proven, broadly applicable solution to global energy and climate challenges.

Funding brief: The Energy Management Leadership Awards recognize leading organizations for their energy management achievements and raise the profile of the ISO 50001 energy management system as a proven, broadly applicable solution to global energy and climate challenges. Organizations certified to ISO 50001 are invited to submit case studies for recognition. Each entry will describe […]

PADI Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to encourage and support research and education related to aquatic environments.

Funding brief: The PADI Foundation encourages and supports research and education related to aquatic environments. The Foundation will fund and assist worthwhile projects that either: ● Enrich mankind’s understanding of aquatic environments and encourage sensitivity to and protection of ecosystems. ● Increase understanding of sport diving physics and physiology that will benefit the general diving […]

Government of Netherlands: Inviting applications for ‘the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD)’ to finance climate projects in developing countries.

Funding brief: The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) has been established to finance climate projects in developing countries. The call for applications for grant funding of €160 million was opened on 19 November 2018. Climate change is one of the biggest challenges worldwide, with developing countries, which have few resources to protect themselves […]

Marine Mammal Commission: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Topic Area A: Research and Conservation’ and ‘Topic Area B: Outreach and Connectivity’.

Funding brief: The Marine Mammal Commission will be accepting research pre-proposals until January 7, 2019. The Commission will ONLY accept proposals on the focal area described below. There is no concurrent open call for proposals this year. Preference may be given to proposals requesting $50,000 or less; however, exceptional proposals requesting larger amounts (not to […]

BRAC: Inviting applications for ‘Social Innovation Fellowship 2019’ to the troublemakers who never settle.

Funding brief: BRAC is excited to launch first ever fellowship opportunity open to the troublemakers who never settle. BRAC, world’s largest and no. 1 NGO, is looking for the next big innovator to join their tribe by applying for BRAC Social Innovation Fellowship 2019. If you question the obvious, challenge traditional approaches of solving social […]

UN Women: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to identify women led and managed CSOs working for women’s empowerment at national, and local levels; assess their interest, experience and potential capacity to engage in gender inclusive disaster risk reduction, climate change and humanitarian actions, including advocacy and negotiations for the same purpose.

Funding brief: UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. […]

The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance: Inviting applications for ideas for financial instruments that can unlock investment to tackle some of the most difficult climate and sustainable development challenges.

Funding brief: The Lab is holding an open call for ideas for financial instruments that can unlock investment to tackle some of the most difficult climate and sustainable development challenges. The Lab is seeking ideas for financial instruments that can unlock investment for climate mitigation and adaptation projects in developing countries. This year, the Lab […]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support to research cooperation to contribute to new solutions with new knowledge and new approaches, and to increase the countries’ capacity for creating and applying new knowledge themselves.

Funding brief: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA) provides grants for development research activities as part of Denmark’s international development cooperation. While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015 constitute an overall thematic framework for development cooperation and research, the overall objective of the Danish support to research […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Asia-Pacific and Bay of Bengal Media Grants’ to media groups, journalist networks and other environmental information-generating organizations that are working to improve the quantity and quality of environmental news coverage.

Funding brief: They’re focused on the Asia-Pacific region because it holds a critical key to our planet’s health and its ability to mitigate the impacts of a changing climate. The region is home to 60 percent of the world’s population and rich pockets of biodiversity. At the same time, its fast-growing economies are taking a […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for ‘Local Authorities: Partnerships for sustainable cities’ to promote integrated urban development through partnerships built among Local Authorities of the EU Member States and of partner countries in accordance with the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development.

Funding brief: The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to promote integrated urban development through partnerships built among Local Authorities of the EU Member States and of partner countries in accordance with the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development. Partnerships will support Local Authorities from partner countries to address sustainable urban development through capacity […]

Rise Against Hunger: Inviting applications for ‘Empowering Communities Annual Program Statement (APS)’ to increase food security and incomes through agricultural and livelihoods programs by promoting improved agricultural techniques, business development skills, and market access.

Funding brief: Rise Against Hunger partners with nonprofits around the world to provide food and other life-changing aid to those in need. These partners support a variety of development programs that work with members of the community to meet their basic needs and create long-term, sustainable change. Potential partnerships are evaluated by the level of […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Visionary and integrated solutions to improve well-being and health in cities’.

Funding brief: The European Commission invites applications for the funding theme-‘Visionary and integrated solutions to improve well-being and health in cities’. Scope: Actions should deliver visionary and integrated solutions (e.g. therapy gardens, urban living rooms, creative streets, city farms) at the intersection of social, cultural, digital and nature-based innovation to increase citizens’ health and well-being […]

Start Up Energy Transition (SET): Inviting applications for ‘SET Award 2019: Call for applications for top innovators in the energy transition’ from start-ups around the world to present their business ideas.

Funding brief: The SET initiative invites start-ups around the world to present their business ideas. The international ‘Start Up Energy Transition’ (SET) initiative invites young and innovative companies around the world to apply for the SET Award 2019. The third round of the award for business ideas in the energy transition and climate protection was […]

Women’s Fund Asia (WFA): Inviting applications for ‘Leading from the South Programme’ to support activism devised, implemented, and led by women’s rights organisations in the Global South.

Funding brief: Leading from the South is a programme resourced by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It supports activism devised, implemented, and led by women’s rights organisations in the Global South. The fund is being implemented by four women’s funds in the Global South, of which Women’s Fund Asia is the implementing fund in […]

International Foundation for Science (IFS): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Individual Research Grant Applications 2019’ to help early-career scientists to play their part, to contribute to accelerating progress towards addressing the global challenges. 

Funding brief: The International Foundation for Science (IFS) invitees applications for ‘Call for Individual Research Grant Applications 2019’ to help early-career scientists to play their part, to contribute to accelerating progress towards addressing the global challenges. Research Areas Funded By IFS: The world will need to draw on exceptional individual and collaborative actions, and to […]

The Explorers Club: Inviting applications for ‘Student Grants’ to recognize the importance of new ideas and avenues of exploration.

Funding brief: The Explorers Club is proud of its history but also looks toward the future by recognizing the importance of new ideas and avenues of exploration. The Club is deeply committed to supporting the fieldwork of serious researchers and, as part of its public service commitment, offers exploration grants in the following categories. ● High […]

France Libertés – Danielle Mitterrand Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals’ for the funding theme-‘Water and Climate-Return water to the earth to restore the climate’ learn from these projects, both on the threats to the water cycle caused by human activities and on the actions taken to protect the balance of this cycle in the fight against climate change.

Funding brief: In this call, they focus on the interrelations between water and climate and taking into account their links, in order to integrate the protection of this natural resource in the fight against global warming. The links between Water and Climate have been regularly demonstrated and highlighted, the disruption of one or the other […]

Youth for Water and Climate (YWC): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: Be Bold. Be Creative. Get Support.’ to identify, encourage and support youth engagement related to water management and climate change adaptation.

Funding brief: The Youth for Water and Climate #YWC Platform is looking for youth-led projects! This call for proposals has been designed to identify, encourage and support youth engagement related to water management and climate change adaptation. It is made possible thanks to the contribution of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and will […]

Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to focus on four inter-related issues through which climate change may profoundly affect the lives and prospects of our selected constituencies, namely: water access, food security and sovereignty, sustainable livelihoods, and climate-related migration and relocation.

Funding brief: CJRF grants focus on four inter-related issues through which climate change may profoundly affect the lives and prospects of our selected constituencies, namely: water access, food security and sovereignty, sustainable livelihoods, and climate-related migration and relocation. By using these four issue areas as project “entry points,” CJRF aims to address the most profound […]

KR Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to address root causes of climate change and environmental degradation, and safeguards the planetary boundaries.

Funding brief: KR Foundation addresses root causes of climate change and environmental degradation, and safeguards the planetary boundaries. The mission of KR Foundation is to help provide answers to, stimulate mind shifts about, and encourage action on, the long-term challenges faced by current and future generations living on a planet with finite resources, fragile ecosystems, […]

The Waterloo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Tropical Rainforests programme’ for initiatives working to protect tropical rainforests for their value to the climate, communities and biodiversity, principally through avoided deforestation.

Funding brief: Under our Tropical Rainforests programme, preference will be given to initiatives working to protect tropical rainforests for their value to the climate, communities and biodiversity, principally through avoided deforestation. They will consider both practical local projects, and strategic initiatives. Local project: Applications for practical local projects that we will consider would typically be […]

Alexander von Humboldt-StiftungFoundation: Inviting applications for ‘International Climate Protection Fellowship for young climate experts from developing countries’ to enable prospective leaders in academia and industry to implement a research-based proposal in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation.

Funding brief: With the International Climate Protection Fellowships, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables prospective leaders in academia and industry to implement a research-based proposal in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in Germany. Up to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships are granted annually, funded under the German […]

CLIFF-GRADS program: Inviting applications for ‘CLIFF-GRADS scholarships for short-term scientific training and research stays on topics related to emissions and carbon storage in agriculture’.

Funding brief: The CLIFF-GRADS program invites applications from students from developing countries currently enrolled in PhD programs for short-term scientific training and research stays on topics related to the measurement and management of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage in agricultural systems. Applicants should have a background in agriculture and climate change research and be pursuing graduate […]

The Aspen Institute: Inviting applications for ‘New Voices Fellowship’ – a year-long media skills, communication and leadership program designed for standout development professionals from the developing world.

Funding brief: The Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship is a year-long media skills, communication and leadership program designed for standout development professionals from the developing world. Candidates for the Fellowship are expected to have both a record of significant professional achievement and a desire to share their perspectives on global development with a broader international […]

The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to develop a new “Approach for selecting, designing, and measuring the impacts of GEF small-grants projects in energy access”.

Funding brief: SGP is calling for proposals based on a new grant making modality to be administered at the regional and global levels. This regional/global grantmaking modality will be used in special circumstances or particular strategic purposes, and will be in addition to the regular ‘Call for Proposals’ (CFP) which are issued by national level […]

Worldwide Universities Network (WUN): Inviting applications for ‘Research Development Fund’ to bring together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges.

Funding brief: WUN re-invests a significant proportion of its membership subscriptions to foster international collaborative research. The Research Development Fund (RDF) is an annual competitive fund aimed at bringing together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges. To date, the RDF has invested over £1.7 million into fostering international, interdisciplinary research collaboration. The […]

World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and Global Climate Observing System (GCOS): Inviting applications for ‘WCRP/GCOS International Data Prize 2018’ to an early- to mid-career researcher for his or her outstanding contribution to the Earth system science community.

Funding brief: The development of high-quality, real-world data sets constitutes an on-going need of the climate research, observations, and modelling communities and their joint activities. Key areas in data collection for climate change research still remain under-sampled today, also affecting efforts in climate model calibration, evaluation, and reanalysis. Recognizing this need for further advancing climate […]

Wellcome Trust: Inviting applications for ‘Climate Change and Health Awards’ to support researchers who want to explore the links between people’s health and a changing climate.

Funding brief: This funding supports researchers who want to explore the links between people’s health and a changing climate. To be eligible, your proposal must focus on at least one of the following areas: 1. Developing tools, data sources and other resources to support research into climate change and health ● To advance research into the […]

The Energy Globe Award: Inviting applications for ‘award’ to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist.

Funding brief: The objective of the ENERGY GLOBE Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist. Projects submitted from over 170 countries take part each year in the awards. For 2018 innovative projects and smart technologies from around the world […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals: Bay of Bengal Story Grants’ to boost reporting of climate justice and resilience in the Indian and Bangladeshi regions of the Bay of Bengal.

Funding brief: Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering Story Grants to boost reporting of climate justice and resilience in the Indian and Bangladeshi regions of the Bay of Bengal. The grants will support production of in-depth stories on climate and environmental change which aim to improve the quantity, quality and access to information by groups […]

Nordic Climate Facility: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Testing the business viability of climate solutions’ to finance innovative climate change projects.

Funding brief: Nordic Climate Facility’s eight call for proposals is now open for applications. The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) is a challenge fund set up and administered by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) to finance innovative climate change projects. NCF has five objectives: ● Increase low-income countries’ capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change ● Encourage […]

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for ‘APWLD Feminist Fossil Fuel Free Future Sub Grants’ from  grassroots feminist organizations to join us advance the principle of just and equitable, inclusive, accountable and rights-based climate financing through the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for safeguarding the environment and women’s human rights in the Asia-Pacific region.

Funding brief: APWLD invites grassroots feminist organizations to join us advance the principle of just and equitable, inclusive, accountable and rights-based climate financing through the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for safeguarding the environment and women’s human rights in the Asia-Pacific region. The sub-grants will be awarded to four grassroots feminist organizations in GCF priority countries […]

The Nature Conservancy: Inviting applications for ‘NatureNet Science Fellows Program’ to create a reservoir of new interdisciplinary science talent that will carry out the new work of conservation.

Funding brief: As a leading global conservation organization with a mission to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends, The Nature Conservancy has a critical role to play in creating a world where people and nature thrive. Over the next ten years, through our Shared Conservation Agenda, the Conservancy is addressing the […]

KEEN, Inc: Inviting applications for ‘Critical Coastlines Grant Program’ to fund community-based or non-profit organizations from around the world working to improve the resilience of coastal ecosystems to help both the community and coastal ecosystem adapt to emerging threats.

Funding brief: KEEN, Inc. is a values-led, independently owned outdoor footwear brand from Portland, Oregon with a mission to responsibly create original and versatile products, improve lives, and inspire outside adventure. KEEN’s corporate social responsibility program, KEEN Effect, activates communities to protect and preserve the natural environment where we work and play through strategic philanthropy, […]

The Women & Gender Constituency: Inviting applications for ‘Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards’ to showcase real solutions for a more just, equal and healthy planet.

Funding brief: The Women & Gender Constituency invites you to participate in the 2018 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards! The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is one of the nine stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Established in 2009, the WGC now consists of 20 women’s and environmental civil […]

GSMA: Inviting applications for ‘The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund’ to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges.

Funding brief: The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund aims to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. This funding round will test new technical solutions, catalyse ideas to improve or transform institutional systems, and enable solutions to empower, assist or protect individuals and communities affected by complex emergencies and […]

The National Geographic Society (NGS), Microsoft: Inviting applications for ‘Artificial intelligence (AI) for earth’ to support the exploration of how AI can help us understand, engage, and protect the planet.

Funding brief: The National Geographic Society (NGS) and Microsoft’s AI for Earth program are partnering to support the exploration of how AI can help us understand, engage, and protect the planet. The $1 million AI for Earth Innovation Grant will provide grants to 5-15 novel projects that improve the way they monitor, model, and ultimately […]

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenge: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to fund communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change.

Funding brief: The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges is a Norwegian trust that funds communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change. The foundation welcomes applications from all over the world. The board grants support to the projects they believe have the greatest impact on influencing public opinion and increasing political support for cutting greenhouse gas […]

The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP): Inviting applications for ‘GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security’ to recognize deserving individuals or organizations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges.

Funding brief: In 2015, under the umbrella of its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the GCSP and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme established a prize in order to recognize deserving individuals or organizations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges. The prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields. […]

Solution Search, Rare: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Climate change needs behavior change’.

Funding brief: Climate change needs behavior change. What people eat, what they buy and what they use contributes directly to climate change. In just eight months, humans consume what the earth can sustainably produce in a single year. Nearly two-thirds of global emissions are linked to both direct and indirect forms of human consumption – […]

AYNI and The International Indigenous Women Forum (FIMI): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to promotes the articulation of indigenous women leaders and human rights activists from different parts of the world, to agree on agendas, build capacities and develop leadership.

Funding brief: The International Indigenous Women Forum (FIMI) is a global network that promotes the articulation of indigenous women leaders and human rights activists from different parts of the world, to agree on agendas, build capacities and develop leadership. Among the main programmatic axes, FIMI develops political advocacy in various international and high-level spaces. In […]

One Young World: Inviting applications for ‘Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award 2018’ to support young leaders behind innovative and impactful climate justice initiatives that are preserving the earth for future generations.

Funding brief: For the third year running One Young World is teaming up with Mary Robinson to support young leaders behind innovative and impactful climate justice initiatives that are preserving the earth for future generations. The impact of climate change is not a distant threat, its effects are being felt right now by millions around […]

Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB): Inviting applications for ‘filmmaking grants’ to support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives.

Funding brief: Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB) supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange. Goals & Objectives ● To empower the next generation of digital storytellers ● To promote diverse communities […]

Korea Water Forum: Inviting applications for ‘World Water Challenge 2018’ to present science and technology that are applicable to the real world and come up with optimal solutions to water problems.

Funding brief: World Water Challenge is an international contest for water solutions. As a follow up activity of the 7th World Water Forum in 2015, it has been annually held in conjunction with the Korea International Water Week(KIWW), aiming to discover imminent water problems that world is facing and to find feasible solutions to them. […]

Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO): Inviting applications for ‘The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM)’ to consolidate the broad concept of environmental management in the Islamic world; encouraging interest in the concept of sustainable development; publicizing the outstanding efforts and successful practices in the field of environmental management and mainstreaming them in Member States for wider benefit.

Funding brief: ISESCO announces that application for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM) at its current edition (2018-2019) will be launched as from 2 April 2018, and the deadline for acceptance of nominations is set on 31 December 2018. The winners will announced at the 8th Islamic […]

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): Inviting applications for ‘Global youth video competition’.

Funding brief: Are you 18-30 and taking part in activities to fight climate change? Send a 3 minute video for a chance to be a youth reporter at the UN Climate Change Conference in Poland in December. The Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change is co-organized by the UNFCCC secretariat and the UNDP-GEF Small […]