Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Swiss Re Foundation’s Resource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management

Deadline: 30 April 2014
Swiss Re Foundation is inviting NGOs, private, scientific or public institutions and similar bodies to apply for grant award on Sustainable Watershed Management. Projects and initiatives which contribute to raising awareness of the ecological, social and economic significance of water sources and watersheds in developing and emerging countries are highly encouraged to apply for the grant award.
Total grant amount is $150,000 either awarded to only one or more than one projects.
Eligibility Criteria –
    Applicants can be NGOs, private, scientific or public institutions and similar bodies from around the world.
    Projects involving more than one institution (e.g. public-private partnerships) are also eligible for the award.
    Bodies with strong links to the local communities of regions where water sources are located are highly encouraged.
    One applicant can submit only one project per year.
    Applicants must submit a proven track record in sustainability and project planning and/or management in the specific field of water and source management to qualify.
For more information, please visit Resource Award Page.

Monday, 24 March 2014

US Department of State Grant ‘Professional Fellows Program’

Deadline: 8 April 2014
U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational Affairs (ECA) is inviting proposal submissions for the Professional Fellows Program (PFP) in the regions of Africa (AF), East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe and Eurasia (EUR), the Middle East and North Africa (NEA), South and Central Asia (SCA), and the Western Hemisphere (WHA). The fellows Program is a two-way, global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build lasting and sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States.
The foreign fellows will travel to the United States for a professional fellowship of five- to six-weeks long. The fellowship will include an individually tailored working placement, ‘the fellowship placement,’ for a minimum of four weeks. Approximate award amount is $300,000 to $500,000 which covers cost for 30-50 participants in total including foreign and US participants.
Themes –
    Legislative Process and Governance
    Economic Empowerment
    Non-Governmental Organization Development
    Cross-Sector Development
Eligibility Criteria –
    All proposals must be two-way exchange programs.
    Applicants can be from anywhere in the world except five countries of SCA. Please read teh RFGP thoroughly to be clear of the eligible countries and guidelines on applying.
    Foreign fellows must be emerging leaders, 25-40 years of age with demonstrated proficiency in English language. They must be self-directed individuals genuinely interested in developing an individual project of their own selection in their home workplace or community.
    American Fellows must have demonstrated expertise pertaining to the theme of the program and should have had significant engagement with the foreign fellows during the U.S. fellowship component.
For more information, please visit grants.gov and search for funding opportunity number ECA-ECAPEC-14-039.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Netherlands Fellowship on Short Course ‘Local Economic Development’ by The Hague Academy

Deadline: 6 May 2014
Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) is accepting fellowship applications from working professionals in government and non-government organizations who are applying for the short training course ‘Local Economic Development’ by The Hague Academy. The training course aims to strengthen the economic capacity of a regional community to make optimal use of the existing and potential characteristics of the area. Participants will be provided with strategies, tools and approaches to improve conditions for job creation and economic growth.
The fellowship is a supplement to salary that fellow receives during her/his training period. It covers living cost, tuition fee, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research. Fellows will receive a certificate of The Hague Aacdemy for Local Governance on successful completion of the course.
Eligibility Criteria –
    Applicants must be nominated by the employer to be eligible for the fellowship. There also has to be a clear need for training within the context of your organization.
    Applicants must be professionals who are nationals of and work and live in an NFP country. Special priority is given to applicants who live and work in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or women.
    Applicants must register in Scholarships online to apply for fellowship and also send application form to The Hague Academy to participate in the training course.
For more information, please visit Local Economic Development page.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Netherlands Fellowship on Short Course Integrity and Anti-Corruption by The Hague Academy

Deadline: 6 May 2014
The Netherlands organization for international cooperation in higher education (NUFFIC), as part of the Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) for short courses, offers the opportunity to apply for a fellowship for the training course ‘Integrity and Anti-Corruption’ by the Hague Academy to be held from 27 October to 7 November 2014. Applications are being accepted from working professionals in governmental and non-governmental organizations. The aim of training course is to increase understanding of the international anti- corruption framework and related integrity policies. The training is designed to broaden the participant’s understanding of the complexities of corruption, its root causes, and impact on society.
The fellowship is a supplement to salary that fellow receives during her/his training period. It covers living cost, tuition fee, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research.
Eligibility Criteria –
    Applicants must be nominated by the employer to be eligible for the fellowship. There also has to be a clear need for training within the context of your organization.
    Applicants must be professionals who are nationals of and work and live in an NFP country. Special priority is given to applicants who live and work in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or women.
    Applicants must register in Scholarships online to apply for fellowship and also send application form to The Hague Academy to participate in the training course.
For more information, please visit Integrity and Anti-Corruption page.
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