Potential Funding Sources for Climate Vulnerability Index

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Potential Funding Sources for Climate Vulnerability Index Project

CVI Workshop Guayaquil, Ecuador March 23, 2005

EPA

The Impact of Climate Change & Variability on Human Health

“Research on the consequences for human health of global change -- including climate, climate variability, land use, economic development, and technology”.

Us: Human health as a measure of Vulnerability to Climate Change?

Eligibility: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Award Ceiling $600,000.00 (4 in total)

Application Receipt Date: March 24, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

http://fedgrants.gov/Applicants/EPA/OGD/GAD/2005 STAR-E1/Modification2.html

http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2005/2005_hsa_impacts_resea rch.html

USDA

(Foreign Service) Scientific Cooperation Research Program

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“Long-term & short-term international collaborative research & exchanges that address concerns for food security, environmental stewardship, and agricultural trade”. Focus on “mutual strategic goals of USDA and its worldwide partners. SCRP projects promote the enhancement of agricultural producers’ economic opportunities, protection from agricultural pests and diseases, food safety, nutrition and health, rural quality of life, and the environment.” Us: CVI addresses food security, nutrition, health, environmental stewardship, quality of life, etc., in holistic way.

Eligibility: U.S. scientists affiliated with a college or university $45,000.00 Mar 15, 2005 http://fedgrants.gov/Applicants/USDA/FAS/FAS/USDA-GRANTS 122904-001/Grant.html

USAID

United States-Mexico Training, Internships, Exchanges and Scholarships Initiative

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“A successful application: (1) training to build capacity in eligible focus areas (detailed below), as identified by the Mexican institution and local stakeholders; (2) appropriate persons selected through a fair, transparent process; approximately half of training opportunities and scholarships offered to women; (3) training responsive to institutional & development priorities; (4) oversight provided by both institutions; (5) trainees return to work in Mexico within a defined timeframe, to an established setting with follow-on support and monitoring from partner relationship; (6) private sector, NGO, and local government engagement in partnership with significant cost share contributions.” Our proposal could fit in: Focus Areas 3) Environment (Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco, & Veracruz; this might not be useful for San Pedro), 4) Rural Prosperity for Small-Scale Producers; and 5) Health. Eligibility: U.S. higher education institutions 10 applications, $500.000 each DEADLINE: April 15, 2005

The Christensen Fund

Potential Sources not directly applicable to us, but worth a look for possible project partners

EU: 6

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Framework Program

Objectives: promote scientific and technological cooperation between undertakings, organizations, and researches from third countries and from the Community

Us: ?

Any other country may participate project-by-project if in conformity with interests of the Community and on a self financing basis, only if its participation is also of substantial added value for implementing all or part of the specific programs in accordance with its objectives.

The CVI project has partners in Europe, esp. through HELP & CPWC

http://fp6.cordis.lu/fp6/calls.cfm

START Program

(Co-funded by IGBP, IHDP,WCRP)

ONLY FOR AFRICAN INSTITUTIONS

Establish and foster regional networks of collaborating scientists and institutions in developing countries, who asses environmental change and vulnerabilities to it.

Swedish Funding Institutions

Numerous opportunities for institutions in developing countries collaborating with Swedish Universities

Swedish South Asian Studies Network

Sida's Developing Country Research Council

Mistra (Swedish Foundation for Strategical Environmental Research)

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

Other future possibilities that might apply

Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change (AIACC) in Multiple Regions and Sectors

To try in approximately one year (they’ll have funding), for institutions in developing countries mostly

Eligibility mostly for project partners in developing countries.