Opportunities Roundup: January 2020

Grants and Fellowships

WWF Professional Development Grants

Deadline: 1 February 2020
World Wildlife Fund Professional Development Grants (PDGs) provide support for mid-career conservationists to pursue short-term, non-degree training to upgrade their knowledge and skills. These trainings can include short courses, certificate trainings, or conferences among other training opportunities. PDGs support training-related costs, including registration fees and tuition, meals and accommodations, books and materials, international travel, visa fees, and local transportation. Training may take place anywhere in the world and applicants can request up to US$6,500.

Foundation Ensemble Endangered Animal Species Small Grant Fund

Deadline: 1 February 2020
The Endangered Animal Species Small Grant Fund is for projects that contribute to protecting one or more threatened animal species according to the IUCN classification (‘Critically Endangered’ or ‘Endangered’). The duration of the grant requested should be from one to two years. The funding requested should not exceed €8,000, plus should not exceed 50% of the total project budget.

PEER Cycle 9 Call for Proposals

Pre-Proposal Submission Deadline: 10 February 2020
Administered by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), PEER is a competitive grants program that invites scientists in developing countries, partnered with US Government-supported collaborators, to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on topics with strong potential development impacts. There are also several country-specific focus areas: urban WASH and transboundary water in Afghanistan, clean energy in Bangladesh, multiple research sectors in Tunisia, and bioremediation of dioxins and furans in Vietnam. PEER Cycle 9 invites proposals for projects lasting two or three years.

NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Training of Postdoctoral Fellows

Deadline: 11 February 2020
The purpose of this award is to support outstanding scientific training of highly promising postdoctoral candidates with outstanding mentors. Candidates are eligible to apply from ~12 months prior to the start of the proposed postdoctoral position to within 12 months after starting in the proposed postdoctoral position. This NINDS F32 seeks to foster early, goal-directed planning and to encourage applications for bold and/or innovative projects.

Van Tienhoven Foundation Grants

Deadline: 14 February 2020
The Van Tienhoven Foundation delivers small grants to individuals and organizations working in natural and animal protection and conservation. The thematic focus of the grants is focused on threatened species and ecosystems, in key areas of biodiversity. The Van Tienhoven Foundation sponsors projects of maximum EUR €10,000.

FFAR Fellowship Program

Deadline: 17 February 2020
The FFAR Fellowship Program was established to provide professional development and career guidance to the next generation of food and agriculture scientists across the Foundation for Food and Agriculture’s Challenge Areas and strategic initiatives. Students accepted into the Stipend + Professional Development category will receive US$49,500 each year 2020-2023 to cover tuition, fees, stipend, and related costs. Student applicants to this category should be enrolled or accepted into PhD programs at one of the FFAR Fellows partner universities.

FFAR’s Seeding Solutions Grants

Pre-Proposal Submission Deadline: 26 February 2020
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)’s Seeding Solutions Grants are an open call for applicants to submit innovative and transformative research proposals that furthers any of our Challenge Areas, and foster unique partnerships. Every year, FFAR funds at least one proposal in each of our Challenge Areas, typically awarding each applicant between $300,000 and $1 million.

EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships

Deadline: 28 February 2020
The Clinical Research and Development Fellowship (CRDF) scheme is jointly implemented by EDCTP (European-Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership) and TDR. The fellowship will fund early to mid-career researchers employed by academic and research institutions in any low- and middle-income country to be placed in pharmaceutical companies, PDPs and academic affiliated research organizations, either in or outside Europe, to train and develop new research skills on infectious diseases. Fellows are placed for 12 months in host training organizations and then receive a reintegration plan for 12 months at their home institutions.

DELTAS Africa Phase II Call for Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2020
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is announcing a second round of calls for a multi-million-dollar research programme led and implemented by African scientists, working collaboratively to address challenges faced by people in African countries. The primary location of proposed programmes must be in Africa, and preliminary applications are invited from universities and research institutions based in Africa; institutions outside Africa are invited to collaborate on applications led by an African institution. Awards will be made for up to five years, with opportunities for competitive renewal anticipated after this period subject to continued funding of the programme.

Cross Border Collaboration Awards

Deadline: 28 February 2020
CRDF Global, on behalf of Fogarty International Center, is soliciting Cross Border Collaboration Award proposals. These travel, conference and capacity building awards for up to US$10,000 each are intended to promote new collaborations between U.S. and Latin American investigators as well as among investigators across different Latin American countries to catalyze new science and expand capacity in performing high-quality childhood obesity research.

WWF Russell E. Train Fellowships

Deadline: 1 March 2020
World Wildlife Fund Russell E. Train Fellowships support individuals pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in conservation. Each year, WWF supports committed conservationists from target countries to receive financial support for their studies and field research. Applicants can apply to attend any university around the world and must return to their home countries to work in conservation for at least two years after completing their degree.

Contests and Prizes

Keeling Curve Prize

Deadline: 10 February 2020 The Keeling Curve Prize awards US$25,000 apiece to ten emissions reduction and/or carbon uptake projects each year. Opportunities collated by Seeding Labs volunteer Anne Rocheleau. Have something to add? Send us an email!