- Aga Khan Foundation -- International Scholarships 2014-2015 The Aga Khan Foundation supports programs in rural development, broadly defined, in a number of developing countries. It provides scholarships and loans for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from the developing world, with priority for masters studies. The Foundation also considers applications for PhD programs in certain circumstances. Applications are invited from the following nationalities: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The application deadline is 31 March 2014. More details can be procured from http://www.akdn.org/akf_scholarships.asp.
- Chester Zoo -- Grants for Research and Conservation Chester Zoo supports a variety of small conservation projects each year to conserve threatened species worldwide. Grants support training and education, species monitoring, habitat protection, and other aims consistent with the Zoo's activities and support. Applications are accepted during three review periods that conclude 31 March, 30 June, and 31 October of each year. More details can be sought by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting http://www.chesterzoo.org/conservation-and-research/field-conservation/field-projects.
- Oriental Bird Club -- Grants for Bird Conservation in Asia The OBC Conservation Fund invites makes grants for bird conservation in Asia. Grant-making priorities are projects that benefit globally threatened bird species; that conserve threatened bird habitats; and that are led by Asian residents. Small Conservation Awards are £1,000 (exceptionally £1,500) for projects of up to 18 months. Major Conservation Awards are a maximum £2,000 per year for projects of 3-5 years. For Small Awards, applications are due 31 March of each year. For Major Awards, summary proposals can be submitted any time, and full proposals are due 31 March. More details can be obtained at http://orientalbirdclub.org/applications/.
- International Elephant Foundation -- Elephant Conservation and Research 2015 The International Elephant Foundation makes grants for conservation and research of elephants. Eligibility extends to organizations and individuals internationally -- including students, scientists, and institutions. The program has three categories: (i) African elephant conservation in situ; (ii) Asian elephant conservation in situ; and (iii) Ex situ elephant conservation and research. The Foundation prefers grant requests of less than US$10 thousand. The application deadline in all categories is 15 August 2014. More details can be obtained at www.elephantconservation.org/. v Buckminster Fuller Institute -- Buckminster Fuller Challenge 2014 The Challenge is an annual prize of US$100 thousand to invite ideas to radically advance human well-being and ecosystem health. Entries in prior years include several in energy, water, agriculture, natural disasters, etc., with relevance in developing countries. The application period is 14 February 2014 through 11 April 2014. More details can be obtained at http://bfi.org/challenge. v Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) -- Photos of Forest Landscapes in Southeast Asia CIFOR and its partners are sponsoring a global photographic competition to highlight the importance of forests for communities, economies, and nature in Southeast Asia. The best photos will be displayed at the Forests Asia Summit and in print and online media. The contest winner (selected via online voting) will receive US$500 for photography equipment or field trips. The submission deadline is 15 April 2014. For more details please visit http://www.cifor.org/forestsasia/program/photo-competition/. v China Scholarship Council -- Funding for Graduate Studies in Marine Sciences in China The Chinese government offers funding support for international students pursuing masters and doctoral degrees in marine sciences at Xiamen University, Zhejiang University, Ocean University of China, and Tongji University. The program is open to non-Chinese applicants from coastal/island countries of the South China Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific region and its island countries, and African developing countries. Any applicant who is currently engaged in oceanographic and relevant sectors will be given high priority. The applicant for master’s degree studies is required to have a bachelor’s degree and be usually under the age of 40. The applicant for doctoral degree studies is required to have a master’s degree and be usually under the age of 45. The scholarship covers
- Exemption from registration fees, tuition fees, laboratory fees, internship fees, and fees for basic learning materials and accommodation on campus
- Living allowance: RMB 1,700 per month for master’s students, and RMB 2,000 per month for doctoral students
- Settlement subsidy: RMB 1,500
- Out-patient medical services and the Comprehensive Medical Insurance for Chinese Government Scholarship Students
More details can be obtained at
Application deadline is April 30, 2014.
- Fauna and Flora International -- Flagship Species Fund 2014 F&F International manages the Flagship Species Fund in partnership with the UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and corporate sponsors.
The focus of the Fund is charismatic but endangered primate, sea turtle, and tree species and their habitats in developing countries and UK overseas territories.
Grants are £5 thousand, and up to a maximum of £15 thousand, for projects of 6-18 months.
Project concepts must be sent to the Flagship Species Fund coordinator at email@example.com by 23.59 (GMT+1) on 7 April 2014.
More details can be obtained at http://www.fauna-flora.org/initiatives/flagship-species-fund/.
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- Conservation of Marine Turtles 2014 In its program "Wildlife Without Borders," the USFWS makes grants for the conservation of selected wildlife species, including marine turtles. Grants are for applied research, training, conservation management, community outreach, law enforcement, decreased human-wildlife conflicts, and other activities in conservation. Preference is for proposals that request less than US$50 thousand. Eligibility extends worldwide to qualified and relevant government agencies, other organizations, multi-national secretariats, and individuals. Proposal deadlines for marine turtles are 01 April and 01 October of each year. More details can be obtained at http://www.fws.gov/international/wildlife-without-borders/marine-turtle-conservation-fund.html.
- U.S. National Science Foundation -- Plant Genome Research 2014 The National Science Foundation (USA) funds several areas of research to explore grand challenge questions in plants of economic importance on a genome-wide scale. The program encourages proposals from investigators and institutions that have not participated before. Funding supports collaboration with developing countries (i.e., Developing Country Collaborations in Plant Genome Research, DCC-PGR). The application deadline is 28 April 2014. For more details please visit http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5338&org=OISE&sel_org=OISE&from=fund.