Call for Projects: CBSS Project Support Facility Funding

Deadline: 8 May 2016

The Council of the Baltic States has launched a CBSS Project Support Facility (PSF) funding to co-finance the development and implementation of Baltic Sea macro-regional cooperation projects.

Priority Areas

  • Regional Identity: aims to develop and foster the concept of Baltic Sea Region identity and a sense of belonging to the Baltic Sea Region through engagement, dialogue, people-to-people contacts, macro-regional networks and multilevel governance.
  • Sustainable & Prosperous Region: The actions under the priority to the eradication of obstacles hampering the comprehensive and sustainable development of the region, seek to the overall competitiveness of the Baltic Sea region through sustainable economic growth and labour markets, research and development, innovative infrastructure, an integrated maritime policy, transport and communications.
  • Safe & Secure Region: Its goal is to enhance societal security and safety in the Baltic Sea Region, and to ensure that people of the Region are protected from and resilient to violence, accidents and emergencies through preparedness, and safeguarded against harm caused by criminal exploitation and human trafficking.

Funding Information

  • PSF funding will range between 10 000 euro and 50 000 euros.
  • Projects must have secured a minimum of 10% co-funding (funding in-kind included).

Eligible Countries

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden and a representative from the European Commission.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Members of the CBSS Expert Groups (mentioned above) and Networks
  • NGOs and other non-profit making bodies
  • National, regional and local public authorities
  • Public equivalent bodies (any legal body governed by public or private law)
  • Associations formed by one or several bodies governed by public law
  • External actors as CBSS Observer States or institutions of the CBSS non-member states can propose project ideas together with the CBSS Member State organizations.
  • The CBSS structures can invite third parties (public or public equivalent body or the NGOs` umbrella organizations, including Observers and Strategic Partners) to make joint proposals for projects to be funded by the PSF.
  • Applying entities must demonstrate having the necessary financial and managerial capacities to carry out the project from initiation to the end. This means that the organisation will need to confirm, if the project is selected, that the other sources of funds are secured in order to implement the project as described.
  • Only legal entities are eligible for funding;
  • Organisations with at least two years existence.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit CBSS Project Support Facility.

EuroMarine Call for Proposals 2016: Improving the Science-Governance Interface

Deadline: 31 May 2016

European, marine science network has launched a call for proposals for its four categories of activities with a motive to improve the science-governance interface, providing expertise and transferring knowledge.

The call budget will range from 100 k€ to 120 k€ depending on final EuroMarine 2016 resources and the number of proposals.

Goals

  • To support the identification and initial development of important emerging scientific topics and methodologies in marine sciences.
  • To foster new services relevant to the marine scientific community.

Eligible Topics

  • Understanding marine ecosystems for healthy oceans under global / climate change [basic science]
  • Building scenarios for marine socio-ecological systems under changing oceans [governance]
  • Marine science as a provider of new concepts for innovation and technology [novel ideas and innovation]

Eligible Countries

Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands , Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proposals should involve at least three 2016 Full Member Organisations of EuroMarine (mentioned above), from at least two different countries.
  • Proponents are welcome to involve any relevant Invited Member Organisations (as preferential partners of EuroMarine activities).
  • Proposals can involve organisations outside EuroMarine. However, if the proposal is selected for funding, scientists from EuroMarine Full MOs should be informed of the activity in a timely manner and allowed to participate in it, within budgetary and logistic limits.
  • Activities with closed list of participants and participation upon invitation only are not eligible.
  • Activities should preferably be carried out in 2017 and any exemption should be requested and justified in the proposal.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the proposal template form via given website.

For more information, please visit 2016 EuroMarine.

NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Grant: Enhancing Cooperation based on Scientific Research

Deadline: 15 May 2016

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is currently accepting applications for its Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, a policy tool that enhances cooperation and dialogue with all partners, based on scientific research, innovation, and knowledge exchange.

The SPS Programme provides funding, expert advice, and support to security-relevant activities jointly developed by a NATO member and partner country.

The SPS Programme promotes civil, security-related practical cooperation, and focuses on a growing range of contemporary security challenges, including terrorism, defence against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) agents, cyber defence, energy security and environmental concerns, as well as human and social aspects of security, such as the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325).

The SPS Programme supports collaboration through three established grant mechanisms: multi-year research projects, workshops, and training courses. Interested applicants should develop proposals for activities that fit within one of these formats.

Programme Budget

  1. Multi-year research and development project: NATO funds are provided to cover project-related costs such as scientific equipment, computers, software and training of project personnel as well as of young scientists, roughly half of the budget is generally allocated to equipment, about 20% to training and travel and 15% to stipends; these proportions may vary according to the needs of each project.
  1. Training courses: The SPS grant (average 60,000 EUR) pays for direct organizational costs, travel and living expenses of up to 15 lecturers and attendance of students (60 to 80) from countries eligible to receive NATO funding.
  1. Workshops: The SPS grant (average amount: 30,000 to 40,000 EUR) is intended to cover direct organizational expenses of the ARW, the travel and living expenses of key speakers, as well as the attendance of non-speakers from NATO countries and Partner countries unable to obtain support from other sources.

Eligibility Criteria

The SPS programme applications must be submitted jointly by a NATO and a partner country Co-Director.

  • NATO Countries:  Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Rep, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey,  United Kingdom and United States.
  • NATO Partner: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Malta, The Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Australia, Iraq, Japan, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand and Mongolia.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the duly filled application form in order to apply.

For more information, please visit NATO-SPS.

Call for Applications: European Journalism Centre’s Innovative Development Reporting Grants

Deadline: 7 September 2016

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is currently inviting journalists for its Innovative Development Reporting (IDR) Grant programme. The Grant is supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The project aims to reward quality journalism and advance a new and distinctive agenda for development coverage through awarding funding to a selection of state-of-the-art reporting projects of great impact and high visibility.

Award Information

$1,785,000 will be awarded to innovative journalistic projects centered on global development topics.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible:

  • journalists of any nationality must be a partner with an eligible media.
  • journalists have to be at least 18 years old.

Eligible Countries

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic of, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit the duly filled application form available on the website.

For more information, please visit EJC-IDR.

SEIA Sida Conference Strategic Fund for Environmental Sustainability, Gender Equality & Poverty Reduction

Deadline: 31 March 2016

SEI along with the support from Government of Sweden, funds events focused on environmentally sustainable development, gender equality and poverty reduction.

The Regional Asia Environment Conference Support Programme funded by Sweden aims to promote informed dialogue where different groups and stakeholders can share knowledge in regional forums and other strategic events with the goal of helping to shape public policy to advance environmentally sustainable development.

The events should preferably bring representatives from government, the private sector, and civil society together with researchers, and feature active exchanges between participants.

The program aims to change mind-sets and everyday practices to ultimately benefit the citizens of the region, with particular attention to poor and marginalized groups such as, but not limited to, women, children, ethnic minorities and other environmentally vulnerable groups based on their specific contexts.

Grants Information

A total of 1,200,000 SEK will be awarded evenly in the 4 quarters of a year to support 4 strategic events each year with the maximum limitation of 300,000 SEK.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Recipient organizations should be based in Asia or, if they are based outside the region, be addressing issues relevant to Asia.
  • Recipients can be public nonprofit organizations or networks with experience in providing dialogue platforms to enable different groups and stakeholders who can share knowledge in the areas of environmentally sustainable development, gender equality and poverty reduction in Asia with focus on Southeast Asia.
  • Depending on their role and interests, private-sector participants may be responsible for their own expenses, with a possible exception for cost-sharing option for micro- and small enterprises with resource constraints.
  • The concept note should explain how the funds will add value to the event beyond what the existing funding can provide.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply by filling the template for concept note provided on the website.

For more information, please visit SEIA Sida Conference Strategic Fund.

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EU Action Grants: Supporting National/Transnational Projects to enhance the Rights of Victims of Crime/Violence

Deadline: 8 April 2016

European Union is seeking applications from the organisations for its Action grants to support national or transnational projects to enhance the rights of victims of crime/victims of violence. This call for proposals is based on the 2015 annual work programmes of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC Programme) and of the Justice Programme.

Aims

  • To co-fund transnational projects that support victims of violence in line with the specific objective of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme:
    • To prevent and combat all forms of violence against children, young people and women, as well as other groups at risk of violence in close relationships; and
    • To protect the victims of such violence (Daphne strand).
  • To co-fund transnational and national projects that enhance the rights of crime victims in line with the specific objective of the Justice Programme to facilitate effective access to justice for all, including promoting and supporting the rights of victims of crime (Access to justice strand).

Eligible Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,  United Kingdom, Iceland

Award Criteria

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the priorities of the call
  • Quality of the proposed action
  • European added value of the project
  • Expected results, dissemination, sustainability and long-term impact
  • Cost-effectiveness

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants and partners must comply with the following requirements:

  • Legal status: Applicants and partners must be legally constituted public or private organisations, or international organisations
  • Non-profit: The applicant must be a non-profit organisation.
  • The EU grant requested cannot be lower than EUR 75 000. There is no upper limit.
  • Projects must not have started prior to the date of submission of the grant application

How to Apply

To apply to this call for proposals organisations must register and submit their applications via PRIMOS.

For more information, please visit this link.

EU Action Grants: Supporting Transnational Projects & Promoting Equality in Education, Training and in the Workplace

Deadline: 27 May 2016

European Union is seeking applications from the organisations for Action grants to support transnational projects to promote good practices on gender roles and to overcome gender stereotypes in education, training and in the workplace. This call for proposals for action grants is based on the 2015 annual work programme of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC Programme).

The call aims at contributing to the promotion of equality between women and men in education, training and the labour market. Projects should aim at changing attitudes, behaviours and practices that hamper progress towards equality and restrict the potential of women, men, girls and boys.

The indicative available budget under this call for proposals is EUR 3,350,000

Priority Areas

  • To address the stereotyping of educational and career choices and to promote gender equality in education, training and career guidance;
  • To attract women into male-dominated sectors or occupations, and conversely to attract men into female-dominated sectors or occupations;
  • To challenge stereotypical assumptions about the roles of women and men in the labour market, including in leadership positions, and to change behaviours and practices that hamper equality;
  • To ensure that work practices promote gender equality, and do not reinforce stereotypes, gender segregation and inequalities.

Eligible Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,  United Kingdom, Iceland and Liechtenstein

Award Criteria

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the priorities of the call
  • Quality of the proposed action
  • European added value of the project
  • Expected results, dissemination, sustainability and long-term impact
  • Cost-effectiveness

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants and partners must comply with the following requirements:

  • Legal status: Applicants and partners must be legally constituted public or private organisations, or international organisations
  • Non-profit: The applicant must be a non-profit organisation.
  • The project must be transnational and must be submitted by a partnership of eligible organisations
  • The EU grant requested cannot be lower than EUR 200,000. There is no upper limit.
  • Projects must not have started prior to the date of submission of the grant application.

How to Apply

To apply to this call for proposals, organisations must register and submit their applications via PRIMOS.

For more information, please visit this link.

ERA-NET Sumforest call for Transnational Collaborative Research Projects: Sustainable Forests for the Society of the Future

Deadline: 17 June 2016

The ERA-NET Sumforest, funded by the European Union, currently invites proposals for collaborative research and development of transnational consortia of research organizations and companies, under the topic- Sustainable Forests for the Society of the Future.

Thematic Areas     

The scientific scope of the present call for proposals addresses collaborative projects in three research areas which are incorporated into the following three topics of this call:

  • Comparative assessment of the sustainability performance of renewable and non-renewable raw material-based value chains to inform policy decisions.
  • Risk resilient forest management – Adapting forest management regimes which incorporate risk assessment related to potential climate change impacts to inform policy decisions.
  • Investigation, appraisal and evaluation of trade-offs related to the provision of forest ecosystem services to inform policy decisions.

 Eligibility Criteria

  • The call invites proposals for collaborative research and development of transnational consortia of research organisations and companies from at least 3 different countries participating in the call.
  • Each project proposal must:
    • Include at least three independent eligible legal entities from a minimum of three different countries from the list of participating countries.
    • Be written in English.
    • Use the application forms provided via the call website and fulfill the formal requirements for proposal submission.
    • Satisfy the National Regulations of each respective country.
    • Be submitted correctly and completely via the call website.
    • The total requested funding for a project partner (or partners from the same country) cannot exceed the indicative amount allocated by their respective national funding partner.
    • A Project Consortium Agreement must be established no later than six months after project start and submitted to the Call Secretariat. If no Project Consortium Agreement is sent within the first reporting period, funding of the project will be stopped by the National Funding Partners.
    • The project duration must be between 18 and 36 months.

Eligible Countries

Austria, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and U.K.

How to Apply

Applications must be completed and submitted online via website’s submission portal.

For more information, please visit ERA-NET Sumforest.

EU Action Grants: Supporting National/Transnational Projects to Respond to Violence against Women

Deadline: 1 June 2016

European Union is seeking applications from the organisations for Action grants to support national or transnational projects on multi-agency and multi-disciplinary cooperation to respond to violence against women and/or children, and on tackling underreporting. This call for proposals for action grants is based on the 2015 annual work programme of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC Programme).

The indicative available budget under this call for proposals is EUR 3 000 000.

Priority Areas

  • To encourage victims and witnesses to report violence against women and/or children to the relevant authorities and institutions
  • To develop and implement multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary cooperation

Eligible Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,  United Kingdom, Iceland and Liechtenstein

Selection Criteria

  • Financial Capacity: Applicants and partners must have stable and sufficient sources of funding to maintain their activity throughout the period for which the grant is awarded and to participate in its funding. Organisations participating in several projects shall have sufficient financial capacity to implement multiple projects.
  • Operational capacity: The applicant and the partners must have sufficient operational and professional capacities to implement the activities for which co-funding is requested. Organisations participating in several projects shall have sufficient operational capacity to implement multiple projects.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants and partners must comply with the following requirements:

  • Legal status: Applicants and partners must be legally constituted public or private organisations, or international organisations
  • Non-profit: The applicant must be a non-profit organisation.
  • The project can be either national or transnational.
  • The application must involve at least two organisations (applicant and partner);
  • One public authority per participating country must either be involved in the project (as applicant or partner) or express in writing its support for the application;
  • The EU grant requested cannot be lower than EUR 75 000;
  • The project must not have started prior to the date of submission of the grant application

How to Apply

To apply to this call for proposals, organisations must register and submit their applications via PRIMOS.

For more information, please visit this link.

Common Fund for Commodities: 8th Call for Proposals to support Business Activities

Deadline: 30 April 2016

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) is seeking applications for its 8th Call for Proposals to support of commodity development activities in eligible countries. The CFC seeks to support business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries.

Objectives

  • Social: Create employment (particularly for youth and women), provide sustained increase in household incomes, reduce poverty, and enhance food security.
  • Economic: Enhance production and productivity, achieve higher local value addition; improve competitiveness of producers, producer organisations and small and medium sized industries, support the financial sector development.
  • Environmental: Enhance production taking into account the environment and its long term possibilities for the same, or increased use of productive resources while maintaining or reducing the impact on the environment.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants eligible to apply under this Call for Proposals are all legal public and private entities that:

  • Operate in commodity value chains in CFC member countries (mentioned above) or provide financial services to micro, small and medium sized businesses operating in the value chains
  • Have a proven relevant track record of sound commercial operations in the proposed activities over a period of at least 3 years, which can be documented by means of (audited) financial statements.
  • Share CFC’s values, including internationally recognized principles concerning human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption as reflected in the United Nations Global Compact

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, Please visit: http://common-fund.org/call-for-proposals/