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The Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Grant Program
The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program is now accepting proposals from developing country researchers interested in collaborating with their U.S. counterparts. 
Proposal deadline is November 30, 2011
PEER is a new partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) that is designed to address development challenges through international research collaboration. This competitive grants program will allow scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities in partnership with their NSF-funded collaborators on topics of importance to USAID. Areas in which both NSF and USAID have strong mutual interests include, but are not limited to, the following:
•        Food security topics such as agricultural development, fisheries, and plant genomics
•        Global health issues such as ecology of infectious disease, biomedical engineering, and natural/human system interactions
•        Climate change impacts such as water sustainability, hydrology, ocean acidification, climate process and modeling, and environmental engineering
•        Other development topics including disaster mitigation, biodiversity, water, and renewable energy
Proposals are being accepted from researchers in 79 eligible developing countries, and all applicants must have a U.S. collaborator with an active NSF award. Complete eligibility details, proposal submission instructions, and the application form are available at PEER is being implemented by the National Academies on behalf of USAID, and potential applicants and U.S. collaborators with questions are invited to contact the program’s staff at

The Caribbean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)
The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), in its role as the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Caribbean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot, announces the 2013 call for small and large grant proposals under the CEPF Caribbean Islands initiative. Deadline for Small Grant Proposals (US$ 20,000 or less) and Large Grant Proposals (over US$ 20,000) is 30 September 2013. 

Investigador postdoctoral en Servicios Ecosistémicos y Alivio de la Pobreza, Universidad de Edimburgo
La Universidad de Edimburgo (Escocia) busca un individuo altamente motivado e imaginativo para una posición de 12 meses con fines de trabajar en un equipo que desarrolla el marco para los Servicios de Ecosistemas y Alivio a la Pobreza (en inglés ESPA). Más detalles pueden encontrarse comunicándose con la Dra. Genevieve Patenaude.

Profesor de Prácticas en Sistemas de Información Geográfica en la Universidad de Tulane. El Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra y Ambientales busca llenar una posición (no de carrera), como profesor de prácticas para enseñar cursos en Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG), y para supervisar el laboratorio de computación de SIG. La fecha límite para solicitudes es el 30 de octubre de 2010, pero la posición se mantendrá abierta hasta que sea ocupada.

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Researcher Professor at Cuauhtemoc City

Request for a Doctor of Science, who focuses on Territorial Studies (risk management, environmental impact,  other), with experience on Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing. Interested parties should communicate as soon as possible with Dr. Rolando Díaz Caravantes, Coordinador de la Licenciatura en Geoinformática, Unidad Multidisciplinaria de la UACJ en Ciudad Cuauhtémoc; or with Dr. Luis Carlos Bravo.

IFS Individual Research Grants: call for applications
Deadline for applications: 27 January 2013
The call is for early-career scientists in developing countries eligible to apply for International Foundation for Science (IFS) Individual Research Grants and carry out research projects for a period of up to 3 years. An applicant must have at least an MSc/MA, be younger than 35 years of age (for men) or 40 years of age (for women) and must do the research project in an IFS eligible country.

USAID Grant opportunity for Sustainable Landscapes, Clean Energy and Adaptation 2013
Deadline: 31 January 2013
USAID seeks proposals for climate change program- Sustainable Landscapes, Clean Energy and Adaptation 2013 to enable countries to accelerate their transition to climate resilient, low emissions development...[more information available here].

The application opens on the 15th of February 2013 and closes on April 15th 2013. To qualify for a grant, the project in question must be led by young people aged 15-32, and be based in cities or towns in developing countries. Grants will be targeted to the young people who need assistance the most, particularly disadvantaged youth in urban slums. Projects promoting gender equality, or involving partnerships with the government, the private sector or civil society are especially encouraged.


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