Tag Archives: Energy

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. […]

Smogathon: Inviting applications for ‘competition’ to fight the smog with innovations and technology.

Funding brief:  Smogathon is an initiative aiming to fight the smog with innovations and technology. The idea is to get the best teams from all over the world to compete for cash prizes and special implementation prizes. Application process is divided into 4 short sections: ● Personal information ● Hackathons and smog-fighting background ● Additional […]

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 […]

Rockefeller Foundation, Acumen: Inviting applications for ‘On Campus Competition’ to provide Acumen resources that pull from our decades of experience backing companies, leaders, and ideas and ‘Virtual Competition’ for every student who doesn’t have access to an existing campus competition.

Funding brief: There are two tracks for this challenge: on-campus competitions and a Virtual Challenge. On-Campus Competitions They have partnered with four competitions that reach 30+ universities: Big Ideas@Berkeley, Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge, MIT IDEAS, and Innovation in Action. They are supporting the students in these on-campus competitions through our library of online courses, workbooks, […]

USAID: Inviting applications for ‘New Partnerships Initiative (NPI): Conflict-Prevention and Recovery Program (CPRP)’ to empower new and underutilized partners, many of which are local and locally established organizations, to solve problems not adequately addressed by other USAID investments and that directly respond to the needs of conflict-affected communities.

Funding brief: The overarching goal of the NPI APS is to empower new and underutilized partners, many of which are local and locally established organizations, to solve problems not adequately addressed by other USAID investments and that directly respond to the needs of conflict-affected communities. NPI will increase USAID’s programmatic impact, based on more collaborative […]

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 […]

ENERGY GLOBE Foundation GmbH: Inviting applications for ‘ENERGY GLOBE 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 180 countries take part each year in the awards. For 2020 innovative projects and smart technologies from around the world […]

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 […]

Japan Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences’ to encourage the deepening of mutual understanding and establishment of closer relations between Japan and other countries through global intellectual exchange.

Funding brief: This program provides grants to partially cover expenses for implementing international intellectual collaborative projects, such as international conferences. The program is designed to encourage the deepening of mutual understanding and establishment of closer relations between Japan and other countries through global intellectual exchange. Eligible Projects International intellectual collaborative dialogues such as international conferences, […]

D-Prize: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support new entrepreneurs who increase distribution of proven poverty interventions.

Funding brief: D-Prize supports new entrepreneurs who increase distribution of proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented products and services to end poverty, yet the best are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? If selected they will award you up […]

Gray Matters Capital: Inviting applications for ‘IDEX Accelerator — IDEX Fellowship 2020’ to find The Next Wave Of “Social Intrapreneurs” Who Will Support, Lead And Advance The Work Of Socially-Focused Enterprises Around The World.

Funding brief: IDEX Is Developing The Next Wave Of “Social Intrapreneurs” Who Will Support, Lead And Advance The Work Of Socially-Focused Enterprises Around The World! This Fellowship is for young professionals (21 – 35 years old) from across the globe who want to deep dive into the social impact sector and get first hand experience […]

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 […]

Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increased sustainable solid waste management practices.

Funding brief: The sustainability movement has reached the business models of nearly every industry in the United States, and many companies, municipalities and states have set aggressive sustainability goals that include how waste streams are being managed.  The EREF Board of Directors has set an initiative to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan […]

Clean Cooking Alliance: Inviting applications for ‘2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ to recognize outstanding female leaders in the household energy sector who are advancing clean cooking solutions in emerging markets.

Funding brief: The Clean Cooking Alliance (Alliance) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year (WEYA) Award are now open. This annual award recognizes outstanding female leaders in the household energy sector who are advancing clean cooking solutions in emerging markets. Donor Name: Clean Cooking Alliance Funding name: 2019 […]

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 […]

The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the Volvo Environment Prize’ to promote scientific research and innovations that in broad terms fall within the environmental and sustainability field.

Funding brief: Since the first award in 1990 the Volvo Environment Prize has become one of the scientific world’s most respected environmental prizes. Laureates represent all fields of environmental and sustainability studies and initiatives. The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded by an independent foundation. A Scientific Committee does the initial screening and evaluation of candidates. […]

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. […]

Toledo Community Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund’ to support the First Solar Corporate giving values which include: focusing on “green” education initiatives, access to clean energy and water in underserved areas, and furthering the development of innovative and sustainable technologies.

Funding brief: First Solar manufactures solar modules with an advanced semiconductor technology and provides comprehensive photovoltaic system solutions. By continually driving down manufacturing costs, First Solar is delivering an economically viable alternative to fossil fuel generation today. From raw material sourcing through end-of-life collection and recycling, First Solar is focused on creating cost-effective, renewable energy […]

UNITECH International: Inviting applications for ‘Carbon Footprint Challenge 2019’ to find passionate people and ideas that can decrease the carbon footprint of manufacturing, industrial processes as well as for products throughout their entire value chain.

Funding brief: Do you have a passion for the planet? A good idea is the starting point to address the key issue of our time. But ideas without action won´t create change! They invite students and young professionals around the globe to join the Carbon Footprint Challenge 2019 to bring that action. The Carbon Footprint […]

The US Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans – Int. Environmental – Scientific: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Gauging Economic Impact of Air Pollution in Asia’ to equip policymakers and stakeholders in south and central Asia more specific data on the array of negative impacts from air pollution so that they can better advocate for new or strengthened air quality management policies, and design those policies to maximize positive, economic impacts.

Funding brief: The goal of the “Gauging Economic Impact of Air Pollution in Asia” project is to equip policymakers and stakeholders in south and central Asia more specific data on the array of negative impacts from air pollution so that they can better advocate for new or strengthened air quality management policies, and design those […]

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 […]

P4G Partnership Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to offer financial support and targeted assistance to select public-private partnerships that are advancing innovative strategies to achieve the following five Sustainable Development Goals.

Funding brief: P4G offers financial support and targeted assistance to select public-private partnerships that are advancing innovative strategies to achieve the following five Sustainable Development Goals: • SDG 2 Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture • SDG 6 Water and Sanitation • SDG 7 Clean Energy • SDG 11 Sustainable Cities • SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption […]

Breakthrough Institute: Inviting applications for ‘Generation Fellowship’ to find five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders.

Funding brief: Each summer, Breakthrough seeks five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders for the Breakthrough Generation Fellowship. Fellows will contribute writing and research to one our three main issue areas at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy, Conservation, or Food & Farming. Fellowships are highly competitive — only 5-10 percent of applicants are generally accepted — and involve cutting-edge […]

Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS): Inviting applications for ‘Yearly Competitions’ to stimulate high-quality scientific research regarding problems inherent to overseas regions.

Funding brief: In order to stimulate high-quality scientific research regarding problems inherent to overseas regions, the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS) organizes yearly competitions. Every year, each Section of the Academy puts one question forward on specific subjects. In its February meeting, each Section sets the theme on which the question will be focused […]

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 […]

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 […]

Toledo Community Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund’ to support the First Solar Corporate giving values which include: focusing on “green” education initiatives, access to clean energy and water in underserved areas, and furthering the development of innovative and sustainable technologies.

Funding brief: First Solar manufactures solar modules with an advanced semiconductor technology and provides comprehensive photovoltaic system solutions. By continually driving down manufacturing costs, First Solar is delivering an economically viable alternative to fossil fuel generation today. From raw material sourcing through end-of-life collection and recycling, First Solar is focused on creating cost-effective, renewable energy […]

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 […]

Energy and Economic Growth (EEG): Inviting applications for ‘research proposals’ to explore the implications of the declining costs of solar, wind and storage technologies on regional power trade in South Asia.

Funding brief: EEG is welcoming research proposals that explore the implications of the declining costs of solar, wind and storage technologies on regional power trade in South Asia. The recent paper Barriers to regional cooperation for grid integration of large-scale renewable energy in Eastern South Asia provides detailed insights into the wide spectrum of barriers to regional power […]

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan International Collaboration Agency (JICA): Inviting applications for ‘Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS)’ to promote international joint research targeting global issues with an objective of utilization of research outcomes.

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 […]

MaRINET2: Inviting applications for ‘transnational access program to offer to the users free-of-charge access to the research and testing facilities of the MaRINET2 network.

Funding brief: Evolving from the successful EC-funded MaRINET Infrastructures Network, MaRINET2 is working towards its vision of unlocking the energy potential of our oceans by ensuring the integration and enhancement of leading European research infrastructures specializing in research, development and testing of Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) systems. ORE is an important source of clean energy […]

Ashden: Inviting applications for ‘Ashden Awards 2019’ to receive a prize fund and global recognition for their achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy, promoting sustainable travel and helping build a low-carbon future.

Funding brief: The application process for the 2019 Ashden Awards is now open. On 13 June 2019, 10 winners from around the world will receive a prize fund and global recognition for their achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy, promoting sustainable travel and helping build a low-carbon future. In 2019 they will be awarding […]

D-Prize: Inviting applications for ‘fund’ to new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions.

Funding brief: D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions.The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? D-Prize Challenges: ● Girls’ education ● Agriculture ● Energy ● Global health ● Education […]

The Elsevier Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge’ to seek to stimulate innovative chemistry research that helps the environment and low-resource communities.

Funding brief: The Elsevier Foundation believes that chemistry plays a critical role in developing a sustainable future. Chemists have a special responsibility to develop those new products, resources and processes to make that happen. The Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge seeks to stimulate innovative chemistry research that helps the environment and low-resource communities. […]

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 […]

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 […]

IREN: Inviting applications for ‘IREN Startup Award’ to find startups and technology companies that aim at revolutionizing the utilities sector.

Funding brief: IREN, a top player among Italian multi-utilities, is seeking startups and technology companies that aim at revolutionizing the utilities sector for the second edition of its Startup Award, powered by Intesa Sanpaolo’s international acceleration program StartUp Initiative. This year IREN is launching IREN UP, the new Corporate Venture Capital instrument that will provide […]

The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to encourage technology that will help countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia access secure, low cost and low carbon energy.

Funding brief: The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will invest up to £10 million in innovation projects. These must encourage technology that will help countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia access secure, low cost and low carbon energy. The aim of this competition is to […]

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 […]

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD): Inviting applications for ‘Enterprise Development for Jobs (2018)’ to contribute to job creation by stimulating to more, sustainable commercial investments.

Funding brief: The overriding goal of Norwegian development assistance is poverty reduction. Promoting private sector development and job creation is vital for achieving this. In June 2015 the Norwegian Government launched the White Paper “Working together” which describes how Norway will intensify its efforts to create an enabling environment for private sector development in developing […]

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), International Youth Foundation (IYF): Inviting applications for ‘Contest for Youth Engagement in Energy, Water, & Transport’ inspire and create a dialogue on innovative ways to engage young people while addressing some of the problems and needs of communities and companies.

Funding brief: International Finance Corporation (IFC) and International Youth Foundation (IYF) have launched a new publication Creating Value Through Global Youth Engagement: A Smart Investment for the Infrastructure and Natural Resource Industries.  To highlight cases and best practices of engaging youth in the workforce, IFC is hosting a contest inviting young people to submit multimedia […]

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Gender Responsive Investment Projects – Inclusive and Equitable Local Development (IELD) Program in Bangladesh’ to address structural impediments through public and private investments, with particular emphasis on unlocking domestic capital for women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship.

Funding brief: The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 47 least developed countries. The Inclusive and Equitable Local Development (IELD) pilot programme in Bangladesh is a joint global initiative of UNCDF, UNDP and UN Women that addresses structural impediments through public and private investments, with particular […]

Citypreneurs: Inviting applications for ‘Urban Innovation Challenge’, also known as “Citypreneurs”, a young SDGs startup competition in Seoul for prospective entrepreneurs from around the world interested in solving urban issues in Seoul and achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Funding brief:  “Urban Innovation Challenge: CITYPRENEURS” consists of two main components: a startup competition that works in close collaboration with city governments to solve urban problems as defined and measured by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and an inclusive policy interface that brings together academia, the public and private sectors, civil society […]

Siemens Stiftung: Inviting applications for ‘empowering people. Award 2019’ to identify and support low-tech solutions that address crucial basic needs sectors in developing regions.

Funding brief: Siemens Stiftung has launched empowering people. Award 2019, calling on social entrepreneurs and developers from across the world to submit their projects with impact. The award identifies and supports low-tech solutions that address crucial basic needs sectors in developing regions. Technologies entering the competition should be simple, feasible, embedded in a social business […]

The Hello Tomorrow: Inviting applications for ‘Global Challenge’ to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies.

Funding brief: The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a worldwide renowned startup competition designed specifically to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies. The Challenge was created in 2013 by deeptech entrepreneur Xavier Duportet and Arnaud De La Tour, at the time both PhD students, who realised that the resources […]

Smogathon: Inviting applications for ‘startup competition’ to identify the most innovative startups addressing the air pollution problem.

Funding brief: Smogathon 2018 is an international startup competition aiming to identify the most innovative startups addressing the air pollution problem; Donor Name: Smogathon Funding name: Smogathon Deadline: 15th, July, 2018 at 23:59: 59 Funding details link: http://smogathon.com/apply-now/ Funding limit: Take part in a pitch contest and compete for $15 000, $10 000, $5000 and […]

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 – […]

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 […]

Zayed Sustainability Prize: Inviting applications for ‘prize’ to celebrate achievements that are driving impact, innovation and inspiration across five distinct categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools.

Funding brief: The Zayed Sustainability Prize is a tribute to the legacy of the late founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – a visionary champion of environmental stewardship and global sustainability. This annual award celebrates achievements that are driving impact, innovation and inspiration across five distinct categories: Health, Food, Energy, […]

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 […]

Unilever and DFID: Inviting applications for ‘Transform’ for innovative models that open up access to high-impact products for underserved consumers in hard-to-reach rural locations.

Funding brief: The call is for innovative models that open up access to high-impact products for underserved consumers in hard-to-reach rural locations. They are open to applications focused in countries across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. TRANSFORM’s goal is to enable access for 100 million people to products that will enhance their livelihoods, in areas […]

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE): Inviting applications for ‘research concept notes’ in any area of environmental and resource economics relating to the development of South Asia and the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH).

Funding brief: The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is is an initiative of the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) under the regional programme on Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks (MKAN). SANDEE is a research capacity-building network that provides research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the […]

UNESCO and The Goi Peace Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘International Essay Contest for Young People 2018’ to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development and to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.

Funding brief: Young people from around the world are invited to enter the 2018 International Essay Contest for Young People organized by the Goi Peace Foundation, a Key Partner of the Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP). The annual contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s […]

Fondazione Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN): Inviting applications for ‘The 2018 BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition’ to find solutions to the food paradoxes, through innovative, practical and multi-disciplinary ideas.

Funding brief: Since the very first edition, BCFN YES! has embodied the identity and the ambition of the BCFN Foundation. Indeed, it brings together young people from around the world, with different disciplinary approaches, and invites them to come up with practical projects to create a better balance between food sustainability and environmental sustainability. The […]

The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering: Inviting applications for ‘Prize’ to reward an individual or team of engineers whose work has had a major impact on humanity.

Funding brief: The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering is a global £1 million prize that celebrates a ground-breaking innovation in engineering. The prize rewards an individual or team of engineers whose work has had a major impact on humanity. While doing so, the prize also celebrates engineering as a discipline and career choice, shining light […]

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD): Inviting applications for ‘ICIMOD Mountain Prize 2018’ 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) announces its first annual Mountain Prize, 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. The ICIMOD Mountain Prize will be awarded […]

D-Prize: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale.

Funding brief: D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? D-Prize Challenges ● Girl’s Education ● Agriculture ● […]

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC): Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Accelerating Climate Action: Social Equity and Empowerment of Women and Girls’ to select a portfolio of research projects that produce knowledge which facilitates the scaling and financing of socially-transformative climate action.

Funding brief: The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is inviting application for the funding theme-‘Accelerating Climate Action: Social Equity and Empowerment of Women and Girls’. The aim of this call is to select a portfolio of research projects that produce knowledge which facilitates the scaling and financing of socially-transformative climate action. With this, the resilience […]

Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G): Inviting applications for ‘P4G Partnership Fund’ to seek game-changing actions to supply humanity’s greatest needs: food, water, energy and healthy cities.

Funding brief: Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) is a network of world leaders seeking breakthroughs in green economic growth. The strategic purpose of the P4G Partnership Fund is to support innovative public-private sector partnerships that address global sustainable development needs. The P4G Partnership Fund will contribute to overcoming barriers related […]

The OPEC fund for International Development (OFID): Inviting applications for ‘Grants’ to stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty in all disadvantaged regions of the world.

Funding brief: The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is the development finance institution established by the Member States of OPEC in 1976 as a channel of aid to the developing countries. OFID works in cooperation with developing country partners and the international donor community to stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty in all disadvantaged […]

SEAS-NVE: Inviting applications for ‘Energy services of the future contest’ to identify and serve a genuine need for B2B energy customers.

Funding brief: Are energy providers going to stay the same for the next years and decades or will there be another Tesla-effect within the industry? They want to disrupt the current business model and they need your help! Find a business model that will make SEAS-NVE’s current energy consulting business model obsolete or find a […]

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM): Inviting applications for ‘CEM Energy Management Leadership Awards’ to recognize those who are actively transforming their organizations and the world with ISO 50001.

Award brief: The Clean Energy Ministerial invites your company or organization to compete for a prestigious global award by sharing your experiences in implementing energy management strategies through ISO 50001. Winners will be honored at the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) meeting. This high-profile event will gather clean energy leaders and partners from around the world, […]

International Foundation for Science (IFS): Inviting applications for ‘IFS Individual Research Grant’ to support excellent individual and collaborative research, to build the capability of early-career scientists in the developing world, and to contribute innovation to the sustainable management of biological, water and energy resources.

Funding brief: The IFS Programme aims to support excellent individual and collaborative research, to build the capability of early-career scientists in the developing world, and to contribute innovation to the sustainable management of biological, water and energy resources. In particular, to enable young scientists to contribute to a global research community that is aiming to […]

ENERGY GLOBE Foundation GmbH: Inviting applications for ‘Energy Globe Award 2018’ 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 2017 innovative projects and smart technologies from around the world […]

Asia-Pacific Network (APN) for Global Change Research: Inviting applications for ‘2017 Calls for Proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and Capacity development programme (CAPaBLE) Programmes’.

Funding brief: The APN invites proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and the capacity development programme (CAPaBLE) for funding from September 2018. A limited amount of financial support is available for regional research activities that fall within its areas of interest. Priorities: APN invites trans- and interdisciplinary research and capacity development proposals focusing […]

Ashden: Inviting applications for ‘Ashden Awards 2018’ to uncover and reward the most exciting sustainable energy pioneers in the UK and developing world, who are leading the way to a thriving low-carbon future.

Funding brief: In 2018 they will be awarding work that fits into the different categories and also meets the key criteria listed in the eligibility sections. When completing your application please indicate the specific category/categories you feel are most relevant to your work. They will consider your application in categories other than the ones you […]

The Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sida): Inviting applications for ‘Demonstration Grants’ for international technology and knowledge exchanges involving new and sustainable solutions which positively and measurably impact the environment and poverty reduction.

Funding brief: Demonstration Projects are international technology and knowledge exchanges involving new and sustainable solutions which positively and measurably impact the environment and poverty reduction. The programme’s emphasis is on cleantech products, systems, processes, and services which offer clear advantages over competing solutions in the following focus areas: ● Water ● Sanitation ● Ecosystem services ● Energy ● Urban development […]

MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (The MIT Climate CoLab): Inviting applications for ‘New Contest’ to engage thousands of people in building detailed and actionable plans that can effectively address climate change.

Funding brief:  Climate CoLab is an open problem-solving platform to engage thousands of people in building detailed and actionable plans that can effectively address climate change. These seven contests seek proposals that can create the building blocks for these plans. ● Adaptation ● Buildings ● Carbon Pricing ● Energy Supply ● Land Use Change: Agriculture, […]

The Clean Energy Wire (CLEW): Inviting applications to Grant for energy & climate journalism beyond borders.

Funding brief: A cross-border perspective is key to reporting on the global energy transition. Clean Energy Wire CLEW is offering three grants for the most promising international collaborative projects from at least two different countries on the topics of clean energy, climate policy and the shift to a low-carbon economy. Donor Name:  The Clean Energy […]

The GSMA Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund’ to extract insights from the trial and scaling of these innovative models to inform three key questions for growing the sector.

Funding brief:  The objective of the Innovation Fund is to extract insights from the trial and scaling of these innovative models to inform three key questions for growing the sector: ● How can mobile support utility services? ● For a mobile-enabled solution to be adopted at scale, what building blocks are needed ● What are […]

Energy Assistance: Inviting applications for project related to the energy sector or energy services.

Donor Name:  Energy Assistance Funding name:  No specific fund name Funding brief:  Energy Assistance  is seeking project related to the energy sector or energy services. Deadline: Not found Funding details link: http://www.energy-assistance.org/en Funding limit: The required investment must be limited, generally less or equal to the volunteer services provided. Certain exceptions are possible for pilot […]

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): Inviting applications for ‘Global Youth Video Competition 2017’.

Donor Name:  The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Funding name: Global Youth Video Competition 2017 Funding brief:  If you are between the ages of 18 and 30 we want to hear about the inspiring actions you are taking to combat climate change in a compelling and concise maximum three minute video. UNFCCC […]

Wolfgang Neumann: Inviting applications for ENERGY GLOBE Award to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist.

Donor Name:  Wolfgang Neumann Award name:  ENERGY GLOBE Award 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 2017 […]