Call for Applications: 2016 UN Energy Grant on “Powering the Future We Want”


The UN-DESA Energy Grant has been announced for the year 2016 and the application process has started. The Grant carries an award of one million US dollars.

The thematic focus this year is Energy for Sustainable Transport.  A dedicated website (, which provides guidelines regarding application procedures, has gone live. The deadline for applications is 15 July 2016, at the end of the day (11:59 PM) Eastern Time.

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.

All the details on the grant maybe found here:




Please find here the links to the promotional videos for your kind information.

– 2016 Powering the Future We Want – Energy for Sustainable Transport

– 2016 Powering the Future We Want –  Interview with Advisory Council Members

– 2015 Award Ceremony and Capacity Development Seminar

For more details on application process contact the Grant Secretariat at

Thank you very much for your great support.

Grant Secretariat
Powering the Future We Want  | Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations | Email:  |