Dear GWA members, These opportunities might be interesting to some of you. Kind regards, Esther de Jong firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Colleagues, Please note theMessage 1 of 1 , Feb 21, 2012View Source
Dear GWA members,
These opportunities might be interesting to some of you.
Esther de Jong
Please note the following announcements:
1. University of South Florida: US $100,000 Smart Pot Challenge [deadline 1 March 2012]
The University of South Florida’s Patel School of Global Sustainability has issued the Smart Pot Challenge to inventors to create a low-cost and easy-to-use water purification device. Five finalists will be awarded up to US $8,000 and invited to prepare full proposals that will be reviewed by an international panel of experts at a major event. The winning research proposal will receive up to US $100,000 to develop the Smart Pot alongside the Patel School’s research team. The challenge welcomes submissions until 1 March, 2012. For more information: http://www.psgs.usf.edu/patelgrandchallenge.
2. Stone Family Foundation: Up to five £100,000 Water Prizes available [deadline 22 March 2012]
The Stone Family Foundation, a UK based organization, is offering up to five £100,000 prizes for innovation and entrepreneurship in water. They are looking for initiatives based in sub-Saharan Africa and South and South-East Asia that are developing sustainable and effective services to get clean drinking water to people who need it. This could be: marketing and selling low-cost household water purification technology, or using mobile phone technology to process water kiosk payments cheaply.
The Stone Prize is open to all organisations and individuals that meet its criteria. There may be up to five prizes, and the winner(s) will receive £100,000 each. Applications will be received until 22 March, 2012. For more information: http://www.thesff.com/the-prize/about-the-prize/
3. Texas A&M University: Postdoctoral researcher position [applications accepted until filled]
Texas A&M University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded project entitled “Successful Sanitation Habits in Rural India.” This 12-month position is available starting immediately. The initial appointment will be for a one year term and is renewable for a second year. The project is a two-year study in West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh, India that will identify the social and environmental factors, including household water availability, that influence toilet usage habits of families in rural India. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For more information: http://bit.ly/wdXTNJ.