Apply for 2016/2017 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 12 February 2016

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC has jointly announced applications for Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program. The program gives Fellows opportunities to meet with leading information practitioners and explore topics including information technologies, library operations and management, and global cooperative librarianship.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Democratic People’s Public of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Republic of Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova,  Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé & Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Benefits

The award provides the following for each Fellow:

  • Airfare, coach class, from the recipient’s home country to the United States and return trip to the recipient’s home country (transportation to and from the airport in the recipient’s home country is the responsibility of the award recipient).
  • Transportation related to library visits (arranged by OCLC).
  • Lodging (arranged by OCLC).
  • Subsistence, including meals.
  • Medical insurance (arranged by OCLC).

Eligibility Criteria

Promising library and information science professionals who are in early stages of career development and who meet all of the qualifications are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must:

  • Be a legal national from a eligible country (mentioned above) and be working as a librarian or information science professional in that country.
  • Be employed in a library or information center.
  • Have a qualifying degree in library or information science. The qualifying degree may vary depending upon country of origin, but should be the general library or information science degree recognized in the country. Normally a PhD is not considered a qualifying degree, because the
  • Fellowship program is targeted for early career librarians.
  • Have obtained the qualifying degree between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2015.
  • Have at least three years, but no more than eight years, of library or information science experience. For the 2017 program, applicants must have library or information science experience that begins no earlier than January 1, 2008 and no later than January 1, 2013.
  • Read and speak English proficiently.
  • Be prepared to work as a team member with other Fellows and to participate as required in this fast-paced program.
  • Have a valid passport.
  • Be able to obtain documentation permitting legal entry into the United States or any other country required for program participation.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit IFLA and OCLC Program.

Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund: 2016 Scholarships Programme for Higher Education

Deadline: 18 March 2016

Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) is accepting applications for Higher Secondary Scholarship program 2016. The TaiwanICDF provides scholarships for higher education and has developed undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs in cooperation with renowned partner universities in Taiwan.

Eligible Counties

  • Asia pacific: Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands ,Burma (Myanmar), Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tuvalu, Vietnam
  • West Asia: Jordan, Mongolia, Russia, Turkey
  • Africa: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa, Swaziland,
  • Caribbean: Dominican Republic, Haiti, St. Kitts , St. Lucia, St. Vicent and the Grenadines
  • Central America: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
  • South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
  • Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, Kosovo

Program Topics

Tropical Agricultural Resource, Planning, Production and Management of Tropical Agricultural Resources and Conservation and Utilization of Tropical Agriculture Resources.

Scholarship Benefits

The TaiwanICDF provides each scholarship recipient with a full scholarship, including return airfare, housing, tuition and credit fees, insurance, textbook costs and a monthly allowance.

Eligibility Criteria

An applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of eligible countries (mentioned above).
  • TaiwanICDF Scholarship, and satisfy any specific criteria established by his or her country and/or government of citizenship.
  • Neither be a national of the Republic of China (Taiwan) nor an overseas compatriot student.
  • Satisfy the admission requirements of the partner university to which he or she has applied to study under a TaiwanICDF scholarship.
  • Be able to satisfy all requirements for a Resident Visa (Code: FS) set by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) set by the Ministry of the Interior, of the ROC (Taiwan) government (this means that the TaiwanICDF has the right to revoke a scholarship offered if an applicant cannot satisfy the visa requirements).
  • Upon accepting a TaiwanICDF scholarship, not hold any other ROC (Taiwan) government-sponsored scholarship (such as the Taiwan Scholarship) in the same academic year in which the TaiwanICDF scholarship would be due to commence.
  • Not be applying for a further TaiwanICDF scholarship in unbroken succession — applicants who have already held a TaiwanICDF scholarship, MOFA’s Taiwan Scholarship or an MOE scholarship must have returned to their home country for more than one year before re-applying.
  • Have never had any scholarship revoked by any ROC (Taiwan) government agency or related institution, nor been expelled from any Taiwanese university.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete the online application via given website.

For more information, please visit International Cooperation.

Apply for the New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Plan

Deadline: 15 April 2016

Applicants are invited for New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme and managed by MFAT. The selection process in New Zealand is managed by Universities New Zealand.

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries.

The CSFP was established at the first Commonwealth education conference in 1959 and is reviewed by education ministers at their triennial meetings. The CSFP is the only scholarship scheme in the world to receive such high-level recognition.

As part of the CSFP programme, New Zealand offers New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships to candidates from developing Commonwealth countries for postgraduate study (Masters and PhD) in New Zealand universities on a contestable basis. New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships are highly competitive and for top level graduates.

New Zealand CSFP scholarships empower individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to contribute to economic, social and political development within selected developing countries.

Eligible Countries: Botswana, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Cook Islands, Cameroon, Barbados, India, Kiribati, Ghana, Belize, Malaysia, Nauru, Kenya, Dominica, Maldives, Niue, Lesotho, Grenada, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Malawi, Guyana, Sri Lanka, Samoa, Mauritius, Jamaica, Solomon Islands, Mozambique, St Kitts and Nevis, Tokelau, Namibia, St Lucia, Tonga, Nigeria, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tuvalu, Rwanda, Trinidad and Tobago, Vanuatu, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants from all eligible countries must meet the following conditions to be eligible for a New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Plan. Applicant

  • must be at least 18 years old at the time he/she start the scholarship.
  • The country applicant is living in is in the list of eligible countries.
  • is a citizen of the country he/she is living in.
  • have been living in this country for at least the last two years (unless you are a member of the diplomatic corps or a dependent of a member of the diplomatic corps).
  • must confirm that he/she is not currently serving in the military.
  • want to study in New Zealand or in the Pacific and applicant from Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu.
  • want to study at a level that is listed as available for his/her country for the scholarship that he/she is applying for.
  • is expected to meet Immigration requirements for a student visa to New Zealand or the Pacific country he/she will study in.
  • is expected to meet the academic entry requirements (including English language ability) to get into his/her preferred programme of study.
  • should confirm that he/she have not been previously terminated from a New Zealand Government Scholarship because of poor academic performance or personal conduct.
  • can demonstrate that the study he/she want to do will enable him/her to contribute to the sustainable development of his/her home country.
  • should be committed to return to his/her country for a minimum of two years at the end of his/her scholarship to contribute to his/her country’s development.
  • should have at least two years of work experience (part time or full time, paid or voluntary) unless he/she is applying straight from school or during his/her first year of tertiary study (for countries offered undergraduate study)

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the application forms via given website.

For more information, please visit New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship.

Civil Society Scholar Awards 2016-2017 by Open Society Foundations

Deadline: 15 February 2016

Open Society Foundations is currently inviting applications for its Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) 2016-2017. The Program will support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources that enrich socially-engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region.

Competition for CSSA awards is merit-based.  Selection will be made on the basis of proven academic excellence, a clear and justifiable need for international travel to complete the research project and relevance of the project to the development of open society in the applicant’s home country.

Eligible countries

Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Kosovo, Laos, Libya, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, or Yemen.

Subject Areas

  • Any subject areas within the social sciences and humanities are eligible, but particularly those related to:
    • Law, justice, and governance
    • sustainable development and natural resource management
    • economic rights and empowerment of the poor
    • public health, social work and community development
    • new media law and policy
    • inclusive education
    • post-conflict studies
    • human rights

Grants & Duration

  • Maximum Funding: Doctoral Students: $10,000; Faculty Members: $15,000.
  • Project Duration: Between 2 – 9 Months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The awards are open to the following academic populations:
    • doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country
    • Full-time faculty members teaching at universities in their home country.
  • Candidates must be citizens of the following countries (mentioned above).
  • Applicants with permanent resident status or dual citizenship in Australia, Canada, European Union, New Zealand, Nordic countries, or USA are not eligible to apply.
  • The program does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online through the website.

For more information, please visit CSSA Programme 2016-2017.

Rahem Al-Farra Memorial Journalist Fellowship Programme: An Open Opportunity for Journalist from Developing Countries!

Deadline: 1 March 2016

The United Nations Department of Public Information is currently seeking applications from young journalists and broadcasters for the 2016 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme. The fellowship is for junior and mid-level broadcasters and journalists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

The Programme was mandated in December 1980 by UN General Assembly Resolution and renamed in September 2003 “Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme” to honour Ms. Reham Al-Farra, a young UN staff member killed in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad.

The Programme provides journalists with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the work of the United Nations. It is also an opportunity to meet journalists from other countries and exchange ideas with UN communication professionals.

Upon completion of the Programme, participants are expected to continue working in journalism or broadcasting and help promote better understanding of the United Nations in their home country.

Benefits

  • Economy single round trip airline ticket from fellow’s country to New York.
  • A daily subsistence allowance (DSA) to cover fellow’s accommodation, meals, local transportation and other expenses. The current daily rate for New York is US$ 385.00.
  • Upon completion of the Programme requirements and assignments, participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Eligibile Countries: Angola, Central African Republic, Cote D’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Cyprus, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Venezuela, Bhutan, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Kuwait, Oman

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must be nationals of one of the countries mentioned above and must meet all the following requirements:

  • Age between 22 and 35.
  • Currently employed by a recognized media organization. Freelancers, translators and UN employees or immediate family members of UN employees are not eligible.
  • Oral and written fluency in English. Applicants from Non-English speaking countries will be interviewed on the phone.
  • Several years of professional journalism experience and proven interest in the work of the United Nations.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can email all their documents at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Rahem Al-Farra Memorial Journalist Fellowship Programme.

New Zealand Pacific Scholarship: Building New Generation of Pacific Leadership!

Deadline: 15 April 2016

Applicants are invited for New Zealand Pacific Scholarships (NZPS) funded by the New Zealand Government’s international aid and development programme. They are managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

NZPS program is to recognize the very close personal, cultural, and economic ties that New Zealand enjoys with Pacific countries. NZPS are for both undergraduate and postgraduate study in New Zealand.

A particular focus of NZPS is to increase the number of young students and high academic achievers studying in New Zealand and to build a new generation of Pacific leadership with strong links to New Zealand.

Eligible Countries: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants from all eligible countries must meet the following conditions to be eligible for a New Zealand Pacific Scholarship. Applicant

  • must be at least 18 years old at the time he/she start the scholarship.
  • The country applicant is living in is in the list of eligible countries.
  • is a citizen of the country he/she is living in.
  • have been living in this country for at least the last two years (unless you are a member of the diplomatic corps or a dependent of a member of the diplomatic corps).
  • must confirm that he/she is not currently serving in the military.
  • want to study in New Zealand or in the Pacific and applicant from Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu or Vanuatu.
  • want to study at a level that is listed as available for his/her country for the scholarship that he/she is applying for.
  • is expected to meet Immigration requirements for a student visa to New Zealand or the Pacific country he/she will study in.
  • is expected to meet the academic entry requirements (including English language ability) to get into his/her preferred programme of study.
  • should confirm that he/she have not been previously terminated from a New Zealand Government Scholarship because of poor academic performance or personal conduct.
  • can demonstrate that the study he/she want to do will enable him/her to contribute to the sustainable development of his/her home country.
  • should be committed to return to his/her country for a minimum of two years at the end of his/her scholarship to contribute to his/her country’s development.
  • should have at least two years of work experience (part time or full time, paid or voluntary) unless he/she is applying straight from school or during his/her first year of tertiary study (for countries offered undergraduate study)

How to Apply

Interested applicants can pick the application form from the New Zealand High Commission or Embassy in their country or apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit New Zealand Pacific Scholarship.

GIST Tech-I Competition in Sectors of Agriculture, ICT, Health & Energy for Individuals in Developing Countries

Deadline: 15 January 2016

Are you a scientist? An entrepreneur? A researcher? An innovator? A student? Or are you just someone who has a great idea or startup company and are looking to change the world?  If yes, GIST Tech-I Competition is for you!

Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) is currently inviting applications for its GIST Tech-I Competition. It is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide. The GIST Tech-I Competition is designed to encourage and support technology and science entrepreneurs to launch and/or grow a company through:

  • Training and mentorship with successful entrepreneurs, scientists, angel investors, and venture capitalists
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to capital through networking opportunities
  • Prizes to support your entrepreneurship goals
  • National and international visibility for your idea or enterprise

Program Sectors

Agriculture, ICT, health, energy, or even aerospace!

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros Islands, Congo (Republic of), Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D’ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a citizen of at least one of the GIST countries (mentioned above) or emerging economies.
  • The applicant cannot hold dual citizenship or permanent residency in a non-GIST country or emerging economy.
  • All applications must focus on science or technology solutions with market potential in a GIST eligible country or emerging economy, or broader.
  • The applicant must be at least 18 years old and can be through 40 years old on January 15, 2016.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online through the website.

For more information, please visit Tech-l Competition.

Scholarships are Available for Female students in Developing Countries to Study Human & Health Science at Swansea University (UK)

Deadline: 1 July 2016

Swansea University College of Human & Health Science is currently inviting Female applicants to apply for the Eira Francis Davies Scholarship. Female students ordinarily resident in a developing country (mentioned below)who are admitted to pursue an undergraduate or a Taught Master’s postgraduate course at Swansea University’s College of Human & Health Science shall be eligible to apply for the Eira Francis Davies Scholarship.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Gambia, Myanmar, Guinea, Nepal, Guinea-Bisau, Niger, Haiti, Rwanda, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Korea, Dem Rep., Somalia, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Chad, Liberia, Tanzania, Comoros, Madagascar, Togo, Congo, Dem. Rep, Malawi, Uganda, Eritrea, Mali, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Angola, India, São Tomé and Principe, Armenia, Iraq, Senegal, Belize , Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Bhutan, Kosovo , Sri Lanka, Bolivia, Lao PDR, Sudan, Cameroon, Lesotho, Swaziland, Cape Verde, Marshall Islands, Syrian Arab Republic, Congo, Rep., Mauritania, Timor-Leste, Côte d’Ivoire, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Tonga, Djibouti, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Egypt, Arab Rep., Mongolia, Tuvalu, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Fiji, Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Nigeria, Vanuatu, Ghana, Pakistan , Vietnam, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, West Bank and Gaza, Guyana, Paraguay, Yemen, Rep., Honduras, Philippines, Zambia, Indonesia, Samoa

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be a female resident of one of the designated list of eligible developing countries (mentioned above).
  • Employees of Swansea University will not be eligible to apply.
  • Scholarships will be used to offset tuition fees for the duration of the degree or course subject to satisfactory academic progression.
  • Awards are available for all undergraduate degree courses and Taught Master’s degrees within the College of Human and Health Science available to international student applicants.
  • Applicants must be new, full-time, degree seeking, non-EU applicants.
  • Applicants must have completed an application to study and accepted the offer of a place at Swansea University
  • Applicants must show strong academic ability and financial need
  • Applicants should not be eligible for other financial support from Swansea University e.g. tuition fee reductions through collaborative links or bursaries.
  • Please note that students progressing from ICWS are not eligible to apply for an International Scholarship.

How to apply

Applicants must download the application form through the website.

For more information, please visit Eira Davies Scholarship.

Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Grants 2016-2017 for Wildlife Conservation in Asia

Deadline: 31 January 2016

The Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong (OPCFHK) is currently inviting applications for its conservation funding projects in Asia 2016-2017. The Foundation support projects on other threatened amphibians, reptiles, birds, fishes, invertebrates and other aquatic and terrestrial mammals, as well as their habitats throughout Asia.

OPCFHK envisions a world where Asian wildlife remains biologically diverse under the stewardship of humans, corporations and governments. The Foundation supports conservation research and management, as well as community education and capacity.

Eligible Countries

  • Eastern Asia: China, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China, Macao Special Administrative Region, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea.
  • Southern Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
  • South-Eastern Asia: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam.
  • Papua New Guinea, the Far East Russian.

Thematic Areas

  • Effects of Climate Change on Asian Wildlife and Habitats:
    • Understanding the ecological impacts of climate change to threatened wildlife, e.g. shifts in species’ ranges and in the timing of biological activities;
    • Retaining critical habitats of wildlife affected by climate change by enhancing current protected areas or establishing new protected areas in potential areas after range shift;
    • Reducing carbon emission from deforestation, forest fire and forest or wetland degradation by adaptive and sustainable habitat management practices in wildlife habitats;
    • Sequestrating carbon through reforestation or afforestation programmes with the consideration of restoring or reconnecting critical habitats of wildlife by using native plant species;
    • Organising conservation education programmes to engage communities in order to reduce anthropogenic effects leading to climate change.
  • Effects of Marine Debris on Asian Wildlife and Habitats:The Foundation encourages projects to identify, remove, reduce and prevent marine debris impacting wildlife in Asia.  Conservation projects to understand and reduce the threats on wildlife, or education programmes to engage public participation will be considered.
  • Saving Asian Biodiversity:
    • Identifying habitats with rich biodiversity in Asia;
    • Retaining critical habitats or maintaining species survivorship of threaten biodiversity hotspots by eliminating or mitigating threats;
    • Developing site-based management with species action plans (e.g. IUCN) for conservation planning which focus on specific threatened species;
    • Organising conservation education programmes to engage communities or members of general public to aware of the importance of biodiversity and reduce anthropogenic effects leading to biodiversity loss or species extinction; and
    • Building professional capacity of local conservationists or researchers on field monitoring, species or habitat management, community education, etc.

Grants available & Duartion

  • Majority of successful applications in 2015/16 were one-year projects averaged HK$ 184,000/year (US$23,000).
  • The funding provided is to cover the relevant project expenses during the approved project period, as stated in the application.
  • Multiple-year proposals last from 3 to a maximum of 5 years and limited to HK$ 1 million per year will be considered separately based on project conservation impact.

How to Apply

  • Applicants must download the application form through the website.
  • The Foundation will acknowledge receipt of your application through email, and please resend it if you do not receive our acknowledgement within five working days after your first submission.

For more information, please visit Conservation fund.

National Geographic Foundation’s Young Explorers Grant (YEG) Programme

Deadline: 15 January 2016

The National Geographic Foundation in partnership with Luce Foundation is currently inviting applications from the individuals for the Young Explorers Grant (YEG) Programme, providing them with increased funding opportunities for fieldwork in 18 Northeast and Southeast Asian countries.

The YEG offers opportunities to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic’s existing grant programs, including:

  • the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE),
  • the Expeditions Council (EC), and
  • the Conservation Trust (CT).

Grant Information

Young Explorers Grants vary in amount depending on significance of the project, though most range between US $2,000 and $5,000 at the maximum.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The opportunity is open to individuals of age between 18 to 25 years.
  • Applicants are not required to have advanced degrees. However, a record of prior experience in the fields of research, conservation, or exploration should be submitted as it pertains to the proposed project.
  • Funding is not restricted to United States citizens—foreign nationals are invited to apply.
  • The grant program in Asia is open to residents of Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam to work anywhere in the world.
  • Applications must be submitted in three categories: Research, Conservation, and Exploration.

How to Apply

Applying for a Young Explorers Grant is a two-step process:

  • First, applicants must submit a pre-application form online.
  • If the pre-application is approved, an email will be sent with a link and a password giving an access to the full application online.

For more information, please visit Young Explorers Grant.