AuthorAID Travel and Workshop Grants 2017: Awarding Participants from Developing Countries

Deadline: Various

The AuthorAID has announced its travel and workshop grant applications in 2017.

AuthorAID helps researchers in developing countries to publish and otherwise communicate their work. It also serves as a wider global forum to discuss and disseminate research.

Award Criteria

  • 5 AuthorAID travel grants (USD 1500 each) for early-career researchers to present their research at an international conference. The deadline for applying for a travel grant is 29th of January 2017, 10 PM GMT.
  • 5 AuthorAID workshop grants (USD 2500 each) for experienced researchers or administrators to organise a workshop on a topic related to research communication. The deadline for applying for a workshop grant is 5th of February 2017, 10PM GMT.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to apply for an AuthorAID grant applicants have to be a citizen of and living and working in a country on the list of eligible countries. Exceptions are made for refugee academics.
  • They should not have received a grant from AuthorAID in the past two years.
  • When applying for a travel grant their proposal/abstract should already have been accepted for presentation at an international conference and they should be a first-time presenter.
  • When applying for a workshop grant they should be one of the following: an experienced trainer of research communication, a successful researcher who is confident about teaching research communication, an administrator who can arrange one or more trainers for the workshop. They should also have permission from their institution to conduct an AuthorAID workshop.

How to Apply

Interested applicants may apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial, Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Ocean Park Conservation Foundation: Supporting Projects on Habitats throughout Asia

Deadline: 31 January 2017

The Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong (OPCFHK) is currently inviting applicants for its conservation funding projects in Asia 2017-18 with an aim to support projects on other threatened amphibians, reptiles, birds, fishes, invertebrates and other aquatic and terrestrial mammals, as well as their habitats throughout Asia.

Themes

  • Theme 1: Climate Change
  • Theme 2: Marine Debris
  • Theme 3: Saving Asian Biodiversity
  • Theme 4: Amphibian and Freshwater Turtle Crisis
  • Theme 5: Wolong National Nature Reserve (WNNR)

Grant Information

  • Majority of successful applications in 2016/17 were one-year projects averaged HK$ 227,000/year (US$29,000).
  • Proposals can be one to two years as regular projects, or 3 to a maximum of 5 years as multiple-year projects.

Focus Areas

  • Wildlife Conservation
    • Conduct in-situ field studies to enhance the understanding of the target species population, the condition of their habitats and the threats they face in the wild, and/or
    • Collaborate with local communities, institutes and the government to formulate effective conservation management plans to preserve the threatened animal species and their habitats, and/or
    • Conduct ex-situ studies on the target species to promote in-situ conservation efforts.
  • Social Science-based Conservation
    • Design and organise in-situ and ex-situ conservation education programmes to raise local communities’ awareness of wildlife conservation and to engage them to change their daily activities and behaviour in support of conservation efforts, and/or
    • Conduct capacity-building programmes or workshops to advance the nature reserve and conservation education teams’ knowledge and skills for effective conservation action.
    • Regular projects last from 1 to 2 years should focus on either one nature of the above. For multiple-year projects last for 3 to 5 years, both natures can be submitted but in two separate proposals. Applicants shall also explain how resources and the project works are synergised and complementing each other to achieve the overall goal.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Foundation solicits proposals from countries or regions in Asia according to United Nations Statistical Division (mentioned below) plus Papua New Guinea, with higher priority will be given to projects from Eastern, Southern and South-Eastern Asia.
  • Coastal countries connected to Asia where funding is limited and with threatened wide-ranging Asian species inhabited, such as the Far East Russian western gray whales, are included.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit completed form via online application system through the given website.

Eligible Countries

For more information, please visit OPCFHK 2017/18.