This contest is a global search launched by Rare, Conservation International, National Geographic, The Nature Conservancy the United Nations Development Programme and the World Wildlife Fund, aiming to identify successful efforts that are inspiring and enabling people to change the way they consume – the way they cook, eat, dispose of waste, purchase goods, travel, and more.
Submit your efforts to Solution Search for the chance to win $25,000, gain international exposure, and expand your potential partner and donor networks! Click here to apply by August 7, 2018. An early entry prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the best entry received by June 1, 2018.
What people eat, what they buy and what they use contributes directly to climate change. In just eight months, humans consume what the earth can sustainably produce in a single year. Nearly two-thirds of global emissions are linked to both direct and indirect forms of human consumption. Promoting sustainable behaviors holds enormous potential for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the Earth on which we all depend. Climate change needs behavior change.
What could these solutions look like? Strategies and efforts that apply behavior change insights to inspire and enable people to:
Help us demonstrate that just as people are the cause of environmental challenges, they are also the solution.
Submit an entry, or if you know of someone doing great work, you can nominate them. Visit Solution Search: Climate Change Needs Behavior Change today!
Egypt Science & Technology Joint Fund Cycle 19 request for Collaborative Research and Junior Scientist Development Visit Grant proposals
The U.S. – Egypt Science & Technology Joint Fund Cycle 19 request for Collaborative Research and Junior Scientist Development Visit Grant proposals is now open. Collaborative Research Grants foster research collaboration between Egyptian and U.S. scientists, with up to $200,000 USD available for each country’s research team. Junior Scientist Development Visit Grants provide up to $30,000 USD for short term non-academic training visits for Egyptian researchers to go to U.S. institutions. Researchers from U.S. and Egyptian scientific institutes, universities, research centers, and governmental agencies are eligible to apply. U.S. researchers from private sector companies are also eligible to apply.
Applications will be accepted for research in the four general areas of agriculture, energy, health, and water. All proposals must be within one of the below priority or eligible topics, or propose work at the nexus of two or more of the four general areas.
Priority Topic: Translational research into water issues related to smart agriculture, with a focus on agriculture technologies and water irrigation, reuse, and management
Eligible Topics: Smart agriculture; irrigation; prevention, detection, and response to livestock diseases
Priority Topic: Translational infectious disease research that strengthens prevention, detection, and response for humans and/or animals
Priority Topic: Translational cancer research
Eligible Topics: Cancer; immunology; infectious diseases; anti-microbial resistance (AMR)
Eligible Topics: Energy storage systems; new trends in energy technology and innovation
Eligible Topics: Desalination technology; wastewater management and reuse
Other Priority Topic: Responsible conduct of research in any of the four general areas
Applications will be accepted until the deadline of March 8, 2018 at: www.nationalacademies.org/egypt.