Waitt Foundation’s Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program: Marine Conservation & Sustainable Fishing

Last date : On going

The Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) has started accepting preliminary grant applications from small, local NGOs, domestically or abroad, for its Grants Program to provide small grants of up to $10,000 for solutions to emerging marine conservation issues and sustainable fishing.
The foundation’s sole focus is Ocean Conservation with an emphasis on sustainable fishing practices and marine protected areas.
Focus Areas
Grants will fund projects related to sustainable fishing and marine protected areas (MPAs). This includes sub-themes of:
  1. Scientific Research: natural science or social science projects
  2. Policy Making
  3. Management: Includes enforcement and infrastructure support
  4. Communications: Includes raising public awareness, advertizing and engaging stakeholders.
For the ROC Grants Program, the typical funding amount is $1,000 – $10,000 and not to exceed a request of $20,000. Project funds will be distributed within 2 weeks of funding decisions.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants can be organisations around the world that must maintain legitimate affiliation with an academic institution or NGO for the duration of the grant project.
  • Project must support sustainable fishing and/or MPAs as elaborated in the program focus section.
  • Applicants need not hold advanced degrees, but must demonstrate a commensurate level of experience and expertise with respect to the proposed project.
  • ROC Grants are not for individuals.
  • Spending of grant funds must commence within 1 month of granting, and be completed within 6.
  • Funds cannot be used for event sponsorship (e.g. conferences, workshops).
Application Process
Applicants can apply step-by-step-
Stage 1-Preliminary On-line Grant Application
  • Complete an online Preliminary Grant Request. All applications must be submitted via our website for consideration. A list of requested information (including word count limits) is noted below.
  • Other Required Documents-
    • Budget specifically related to project. A sample format is provided below.
    • Project Timeline
    • Applicants Proof of non-profit 501(c)(3) tax status as determined by the IRS.
    • International Applicants – Proof of public charitable status equivalent under U.S. tax laws.
    • Additional Documents (if any)
Note: Preliminary Grant Requests are accepted year-round.
Stage 2- Full On-line Grant Proposal
Applicants selected will be invited to submit a full grant proposal for further evaluation and consideration. Applicants must submit full proposal and project specific budget for how the Waitt Foundation funds would be used, via online application form. Applications without a budget will not be considered.
Note: The Waitt Foundation does not accept proposals by e-mail, mail or fax.
For more details : http://waittfoundation.org/roc-grants-program
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GrOW Systematic Review Call on the Effects of Women’s Economic Empowerment on Economic Growth

Last date : March 31, 2015

The Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) Program is seeking proposals for its new call for a systematic review of existing evidence of the effects of women’s economic empowerment on economic growth. GrOW aims to generate new knowledge about women’s economic empowerment, gender equality, and economic growth in low-income countries.
The total budget available for the program is up to CA$500,000. The project duration cannot exceed 24 months, including all research activities and final reporting. The call aims to assess whether more equal economic participation of women enhances their well-being as well as the conditions for economic growth.
GrOW program is jointly funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants should have a strong prior record of undertaking and publishing evidence synthesis.
  • All research must be relevant and provide lessons for low-income countries; however, research under this call is not restricted to low-income contexts.
  • Proposed projects are to be undertaken by, or in the case of a research consortium, led by a research-oriented institution with legal corporate registration.
  • Research consortia comprised of multiple institutional partners may apply; however, one partner must be designated as the lead institution and submit the application on behalf of the consortium.
  • More than one application may be submitted per institution if projects are led by different principal investigators
  • United Nations, donor, and multilateral organizations, and members of the consortium of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) centres are not eligible to apply. However, UN organizations and CGIAR centres can be included in applications by other research teams as third party organizations.
  • Applications from individual persons will not be accepted.
  • Applications led by principal investigators who are already leads in other GrOW-funded project(s) will not be accepted.
  • Research organizations based and/or intending to conduct research in the following countries are not eligible for research grants: Cape Verde, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritius, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, and Somalia.
How to Apply
Complete and submit the online application form before deadline.
For more details : http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Funding/Competitions/Pages/CompetitionDetails.aspx?CompetitionID=93
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