The African Leadership Centre: Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women

Deadline: 30 April 2017 The African Leadership Centre (ALC) is seeking applications for its “Peace and Security Fellowship” for African Women to build a new community of leaders generating cutting edge knowledge on peace, security and development. The Fellowships bring together African women in the early stages of their careers to undertake a carefully designed training programme in conflict, security and development. This training is followed by an attachment to an African Regional … [Read more...]

Peace Revolution Call for Applications: Pacific Youth Peace Training

Deadline: 31 July 2017 Do you want to give a try to meditation and start a true change from within? If yes, then apply for the Pacific Youth Peace Training. The Peace Revolution is currently seeking applications for its Pacific Youth Peace Training; a free online self-development program that is a 42-day challenge, teaching the skills and techniques involved in the development of inner peace. Program Structure The training offers 14 days of intensive training program providing participants … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018-19 Rotary Peace Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 31 May 2017 The Rotary Peace Fellowship is currently open for applications and invites professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of the Rotary Peace Centers. Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all … [Read more...]

YouthPower Learning Grants: Advancing the Evidence Base for Youth Civic Engagement in Effective Peacebuilding for Mitigating Violent Extremism

Deadline: 13 April 2017 Making Cents International under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is currently seeking applications for YouthPower Learning Grants for Advancing the Evidence Base for Youth Civic Engagement in Effective Peacebuilding for Mitigating Violent Extremism. The objective of the YouthPower Learning’s grant program is to engage US and developing country youth-serving and youth-led non-profit and for-profit organizations in efforts to further assess, … [Read more...]

Mind & Life Institute: Seeking Letters of Intent for PEACE Grants

Deadline: 14 April 2017 The Mind & Life Institute, a non-profit organization, is currently seeking Letters of Intent for its Research Awards for the Promotion and Assessment of Prosociality, Empathy, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics (PEACE Awards). The Institute is committed to building a scientific understanding of the mind and human behavior as a way to reduce suffering and promote flourishing. As part of its mission, Mind & Life Institute is offering this new grants program to fund … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 Public Peace Prize!

Deadline: 1 January 2018 Nominations are open for 2018 Public Peace Prize with an aim to foster greater recognition for peacemakers and peace initiatives around the world by the general public: on local, national and international levels. The Public Peace Prize is the only peace award in the world for which the candidates are proposed, nominated and supported simply by citizens of the world. This mark of recognition allows everyone to offer their appreciation for initiatives and for people, … [Read more...]

IPRA Peace Research Grants Program: Enhancing the Processes of Peace

Deadline: 31 August 2017 The International Peace Research Association Foundation (IPRAF) is seeking applications for its Peace Research Grants Program in order to enhance the processes of peace. The IPRA Foundation began as a depository of funds brought in by people with specific projects. The main task was to invest those funds safely in socially acceptable enterprises and pay them out as needed. Grants Information The larger grants available are up to $5,000. Eligibility Criteria … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Women of Peace Award!

Deadline: 31 May 2017 The Women’s Peacepower Foundation, Inc. is seeking nominations for its Women of Peace Award to reward ordinary/extraordinary women around the world who work without funding or recognition for the universal goal of peace, fairness and true justice within the lives of women and their families. The Women of Peace Award recognizes women in the US and other countries that: demonstrate how violence against women and children is at the root of other forms of violence that … [Read more...]

Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs: Seeking Applications for Leaders for Democracy Fellowships

Deadline: 10 May 2017 The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) is accepting applications from eligible organizations for its “Leaders for Democracy Fellowships” in order to advance participatory governance and civic engagement in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by providing emerging civic leaders with academic and skill-based training, as well as linkages with program alumni across the region. Objectives Enhance the participants’ ability to … [Read more...]

The Maypole Fund: Supporting Imaginative, Non-violent and Politically Expressive Projects from Women

Deadline: 30 June 2017 The Maypole Fund is currently open for applications to support imaginative, non-violent and politically expressive projects from women and welcomes applications from women only for projects and activities for any of the following: Anti-militarism; Action against the arms trade; Action against nuclear weapons and weapons systems; Creating a culture of peace and the prevention of conflict and war; Action to support disarmament policies, processes and … [Read more...]

OSIWA Call for Proposals: Inviting Local Organizations based in West Africa

Deadline: 30 May 2017 The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is accepting proposals from local organizations based in West Africa to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, and the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. Its headquarters is in Dakar and it has offices in Abuja, Monrovia, Freetown and Conakry. OSIWA only supports innovative interventions with effective strategies that respond … [Read more...]

A List of Open Grant Opportunities for Promotion of Peace and Democracy

Niwano Peace Foundation’s Grant Program 2017: Building a World of Peace and Coexistence Deadline: 30 April 2017 The Niwano Peace Foundation is seeking applications for its Grant Program 2017 to build a world of peace and coexistence. The Foundation makes grants in order to provide active encouragement for activities undertaken in a religious spirit and conducted in such a way as to invite broad social participation. The Niwano Peace Foundation promotes interreligious understanding and … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Pilot Programme to Strengthen Political Parties

Deadline: 4 July 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Pilot Programme to Strengthen Political Parties” with an aim to support representative democracy and political pluralism through the bolstering of political parties, in line with a multiparty, non-partisan approach. Lots & Objectives Lot 1: Participation of women - and especially young women - in political parties To empower young women to take an … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Liberia: Inviting Applications for Strengthening Political Parties Program

Deadline: 28 April 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Liberia is seeking applications from U.S. non-governmental and non US non-governmental organizations to implement "Strengthening Political Parties Program (SP3)”. Strengthening Political Parties Program is designed to enhance the democratic efficacy of political parties to participate in Liberia’s electoral and political processes. Support would contribute to enhancing the credibility of the 2017 … [Read more...]

Open Society Foundations Grant: Countering Governance Particularism & State Capture in Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania

Deadline: 30 April 2017 The Open Society Initiative for Europe is currently seeking proposals  from civil society organizations, or their consortia, that aim to expose, disrupt, and effectively change instances of particularistic governance models; specifically, as they are experienced at the local level in the areas of healthcare, education, and social policies dealing with poverty or equal and nondiscriminatory access to locally important public goods and services. Its aim is to further … [Read more...]

CBSS Call for Applications: Project Support Facility to Foster Sustainable Partnerships

Deadline: 15 April 2017 The Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) is seeking applications for its Project Support Facility (PSF) in order to foster sustainable partnerships. Priority Areas Regional Identity, aiming to develop and foster the concept of Baltic Sea Region identity and a sense of belonging to the Baltic Sea Region through engagement, dialogue, people-to-people contacts, macroregional networks and multilevel governance. Sustainable and Prosperous Region, working … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy Abuja: Seeking Applications for Public Diplomacy (PD) Grants Program in Nigeria

Deadline: 31 July 2017 The Public Affairs Section (PAS), U.S. Embassy Abuja, is seeking applications from individuals, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions for its Public Diplomacy (PD) Grants Program to support exchanges between the U.S. and the Federal Republic of Nigeria with the aim of improving mutual respect and understanding. Project Priorities The PAS Grants Program supports projects that: Advance good governance in Nigeria through the promotion of improved … [Read more...]

The Tinker Foundation: Inviting LOIs for Institutional Grants in the United States

Deadline: 15 September 2017 The Tinker Foundation is seeking applications for its program "Institutional Grants" with an aim to improve the lives of Latin Americans. The Foundation encourages collaboration among organizations in the United States and Latin America and prefers to fund those institutions that are actively engaged with external stakeholders in addressing an issue of concern. Program Areas Democratic Governance: The Foundation's aim is to establish conditions for equitable … [Read more...]

Applications Open for The Andrew Wainwright Reform Trust Grants for Democratic Society

Deadline 14 May 2017 The Andrew Wainwright Reform Trust Ltd is currently accepting applications for its grant program. The objectives of the Trust are framed in general terms to work for a just and Democratic Society and to redress political and social injustices. Grants Size The Trust administers investments producing a grant budget that currently varies between about £60,000 and £75,000 a year. Eligibility Criteria The Trust will prioritise groups or individuals that are ineligible … [Read more...]

Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs: Inviting Applicants for Leaders for Democracy Fellowships

Deadline: 10 May 2017 The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) is accepting applications from eligible organizations for its “Leaders for Democracy Fellowships” in order to advance participatory governance and civic engagement in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by providing emerging civic leaders with academic and skill-based training, as well as linkages with program alumni across the region. Objectives Enhance the participants’ ability to … [Read more...]