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IDRC Call for Proposals: Cities and Climate Change

Deadline: September 18, 2015

The Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has announced a call for proposals on the Cities and Climate Change initiative. It aims to support high quality, demand driven, policy relevant action research that engages local authorities, communities, and the private sector. Proposed solutions should address climate risk and uncertainty, and inspire innovation in adaptation strategies and technologies.

Proposed research must be gender-sensitive and target one or more of the following themes:

  • “Hard solutions,” for example, developing, protecting, and adapting climate-ready infrastructure; innovative WASH systems; the development and application of adaptation technologies.
  • “Soft solutions,” for example, innovative governance systems and planning approaches, fees for intensive resource use; collaborative management of water resources and associated infrastructure, services, and industries.
  • Research addressing climate and population thresholds that threaten the sustainability of communities and industries, influence behavioral change, and/or address barriers to adoption of adaptation strategies and technologies.


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

For details on the application procedure, visit the website here.

Green Asia Grants

Deadline:July 8, 2015

The Korea Green Foundation is accepting applications for the 2015 Green Asia Program. The program supports environmental and climate change campaign, education and research projects by CSOs in Asian Regions. It aims to support activities of CSOs and strengthen the environmental grassroots’ network in Asia. Through this program, the foundation aspire to find solutions for environmental problems within Asian countries which are the most affected by environmental change, and build a network with Asia partners for environmental conservation.

Areas of Interest

  1. Biodiversity
  2. Climate Change
  3. Renewable Energy
  4. Natural Disaster
  5. Other Environmental Issues in Local Areas

Eligibility Criteria

  • NGOs, NPOs or civil society organization in Asia are eligible to apply.
  • Grant Amount is limited to $ 5,000 per organization.
  • Funds can be utilized for campaigning, education and research.
  • Project Duration is August, 2015 – January, 2016

For details on the application procedure, visit the website here.

Earth Journalism Grants Fund

Deadline: Closed

The Earth Journalism Grants Fund is open for applications to support the creation, growth, and capacity of journalism organizations focused on reporting climate change.

The grant is focused on capacity and network building with flexible spending guidelines that enable local networks to invest in strategic opportunities, build the capacities of their members, and respond to communities’ needs.

Projects funded by this grant should have a strong thematic focus on climate change. Particular attention should be given to how climate change affects vulnerable and marginalized communities.

The Earth Journalism Grants fund is designed to support the establishment of environmental journalism networks in countries where they don’t exist, and build their capacity where they do. Applicants should note their affiliations with existing media organizations or provide detailed plans about how this project would facilitate the creation of a new organization. This grant fund contains $50,000 and ideally will be allocated to 5 projects.

Apply for the grant here.