Call for applications for the 2016 UN-DESA Grant on Energy for Sustainable Development
  • By UNDESA/DSD on 2 May 2016
2 May 2016 - The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) is pleased to announce its call for applications for the 2016 UN-DESA Grant on Energy for Sustainable Development. The thematic focus for the 2016 Grant is “Energy for Sustainable Transport”.

The 2016 Grant seeks to advance sustainable development by encouraging scientific and technological innovations and fostering leadership initiatives and innovative actions that improve energy for sustainable transport, while addressing economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Applications are open to individuals, institutions or partnerships based on past and current achievements. Successful recipients should be able to demonstrate leadership and innovation in energy for sustainable transport, as well as willingness and ability to implement knowledge transfer through capacity building activities aimed at replicating and scaling up successful experiences and lessons learned.

The Grant carries an award of one million US dollars to fund such capacity building activities.


Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all


Promoting leadership and innovative practices in meeting the global energy challenge.


Applications are accepted online only. To access the online application form, please see href="

For eligibility requirements and selection criteria, please see Applications must be submitted in English by 15 September 2016

For queries and additional information, please send emails to
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