The Development Marketplace grants

March 5, 2009

The Development Marketplace is a competitive grant program administered by the World Bank. The 2009 global competition is funded by various partners and it aims to identify 20 to 25 innovative, early-stage projects addressing climate adaptation. The DM is a unique opportunity to turn your idea into reality; if selected your project could receive up to US$200,000 in grant funding for implementation over two years.

Competition Theme
There is now a strong consensus that climate change presents an urgent challenge to the well-being of all countries, particularly the poorest countries and the poorest people in them. Even if efforts to reduce greenhouses gas (GHG) emissions are successful, it is no longer possible to avoid some degree of global warming and climate change. [more]

The competition on climate adaptation focuses on three sub-themes:
 1. Resilience of Indigenous Peoples Communities to Climate Risks [more]
 2. Climate Risk Management with Multiple Benefits [more]
 3. Climate Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management [more]

More info HERE


Research grants – forced labour in the UK

March 1, 2009

Joseph Rowntree Foundation – Two research grants available linked to forced labour in the UK

 Closing 2pm 17 April 2009

The aim of this research is to gain an in-depth understanding of the experience of forced labour in the UK. JRF intends to commission a series of complementary projects to develop the evidence base in this area. The budget for projects is £80,000 over a maximum period of 18 months.


1)      The scope of forced labour in the UK: improving the evidence base – more info HERE

2)    The experience of forced labour in the UK: improving the evidence base – more info HERE

EPSRC/ESRC Energy research clusters

June 27, 2008

Message from Lorraine… This is EPSRC’s email alert of calls for proposals issued in the last week.

Energy and Equity & Sustainable Energy and Energy Security

EPSRC and ESRC are seeking to support a number of interdisciplinary Research Clusters under two key research themes: ‘Energy & Equity’ and ‘Sustainable Energy & Energy Security’.