American Univesity of Beirut

Funding Opportunities

Call for Letters of Intent, The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges New 
Seeking to fund communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change. The board grants support to the projects they believe have the greatest impact on influencing public opinion and increasing political support for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Deadline: Sep 26, 2019.

Call for Proposals, CLIFF-GRADS Scholarship, Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases and CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security New 
Students from developing countries currently enrolled in PhD programmes are invited to apply for short-term scientific training and research stays on topics related to the measurement and management of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage in agricultural systems.
Award: Selected students will be sponsored from 10,000-12,000 USD for the short-term (4-6 months) research stays.
Deadline: Sep 30, 2019.​

Call for Proposals, AI for Earth Innovation Program, National Geographic
National Geographic Society (NGS) and Microsoft's AI for Earth Innovation program seek proposals to support projects that create and deploy AI tools to improve how they monitor and manage Earth's natural systems for a more sustainable future. Core areas include: climate change, agriculture, biodiversity, and water.
Range: USD 5,000 to 100,000. Plus free access to AI for Earth APIs, applications, tools, tutorials, and support for computational work on Microsoft Azure.
Deadline: Oct 9, 2019.

Conservation of endangered plant species, Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT)
Supporting projects of the following nature: Research into the ecology of rare and threatened species and habitats; Research into how human activity affects species and habitats, and how any potential human-animal conflict can be managed; Projects which aim to design and implement conservation education programmes; Research into the welfare and breeding success of animals in captivity.
Range: GBP 500 – 1,500
Deadline: Oct 31, 2019.

Request for Proposals, Alongside Wildlife Foundation
Request ​for projects that are led by or will increase involvement of minorities/members of marginalized groups in wildlife conservation. Supports projects that involve: collecting data, communicating science to communities with the goal of reducing human/wildlife conflict, and/or implementing science-based strategies for living alongside wildlife populations.
Award: up to USD 10,000
Deadline: Nov 8, 2019.

Call for Proposals to Save Endangered Flora and Fauna, Prince Bernhard Nature Fund
To support small, local initiatives worldwide towards the conservation of endangered species (flora & fauna), or other initiatives that promote conservation and wise use of nature and our natural resources base. Preferential support for projects in developing countries, with special focus on tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Range: Up to USD/EUR 20,000
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020.

Global Innovation Fund (GIF)
This program seeks to invest in social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world. Open to funding innovations in any sector as long as they can demonstrate their innovation improves the lives of those living on less than USD 5 PPP per day.
Range: USD 50,000 – 15,000,000
Deadline: Program is open on an ongoing basis.

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