Q: Are there any country specific limitations for applicants?
A : No, there are not any limitations to any specific countries.
Q : Are there any preferences regarding the type of applicants (public, private, non-profit, or partnerships)?
A : No, there are not any specific preferences for types of applicants.
Q: Is there a limit on the number of co-applicants/associates/partners per one application?
A: No, there is no limitation on the number of co-applicants per one application.
Q : Would it be possible to submit more than one initiative and proposal?
A : Yes, you can submit more than one proposal.
Q: Is there a minimum/maximum duration for the timeframe of a proposal?
A: The recommended timeframe is three years or less. The timeframe for the implementation of the winning proposal is subject to discussions with the Advisory Council. Please make sure to specify in the online application form your suggested timeframe.
Q: Is it possible to get the application in Microsoft Word or some other program where the entries can be saved?
A: Kindly note that only online submissions will be accepted. You can also find a word version of the application form at the application page, as a reference. We suggest preparing the application in advance before submitting it online.
Q: What amount of funding is available through this grant?
A : Powering the Future We Want offers a grant in the amount of one million US dollars to fund future capacity development activities in energy for sustainable development. Each grant cycle year, the one million US dollar grant is awarded to an individual, institution or partnership, based on their past and current achievements.
Q : Can two institutions that have been working collaboratively in research in various energy solutions apply jointly for this particular grant?
A : Yes, partnerships are eligible for this grant.
Q : Can UN organizations apply for the Grant?
A : No, UN organizations are not eligible to apply.
Q : Can for-profit organizations apply for the Grant?
A : Yes, for-profit organizations can apply for the Grant.
Q: Are salaries eligible for funding?
A: Salaries are eligible as long as they are directly relevant to the project and not salaries for regular staff.
Q: Is there any demands on co-funding for the projects?
A: There are no demands on co-funding for projects. As specified in the Application Form "If applicable, please mention any possibility for matching funds or co-financing".
Q: What amount of overhead costs are covered?
A: 10 % is the maximum allowable indirect cost.