AI for Earth Program: Seeking Proposals from all over the World

Deadline: 8 October 2018 The National Geographic Society (NGS) and Microsoft’s AI for Earth program are seeking proposals to support the exploration of how Artificial intelligence (AI) can help us understand, engage, and protect the planet. The grants will support the creation and deployment of open source trained models and algorithms that are available to other environmental researchers and innovators and thereby have the potential to provide exponential impact. Core Areas To qualify, … [Read more...]

Applications Open for ICC Fellowship!

Deadline: 30 July 2018 Applications are open for the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) Fellowship to deliver programs and special projects that inspire inclusion, create opportunities to connect, and encourage active citizenship. The ICC Fellowship provides a special opportunity for young leaders from around the world to make a change in their own community through the creation and implementation of projects on inclusion and citizenship. Launched in 2016 as the 6 Degrees Junior … [Read more...]

Development Innovations: Inviting CSOs for Sustainable Innovation Programs Fund

Deadline: 31 October 2018 Development Innovations (DI) is seeking applications for its Sustainable Innovation Programs Fund to support civil society organizations (CSOs) and/or private companies that are interested in implementing new or existing programs that: Build capacity and deliver support for Cambodians to increase their knowledge and ability to: Use ICTs; Design new ICT tools; Co-create new ICT tools; and/or Apply innovative design processes Disseminate … [Read more...]

USAID’s Development Innovations: Seeking Applications for ICT Project Scale Up Fund

Deadline: 31 July 2018 Development Innovations has announced an Annual Program Statement (APS) under its "ICT Project Scale Up Fund" to support civil society organizations (CSOs) and/or private companies that are interested and willing to scale up successful information and communications technology (ICT)-enabled projects that address socio-economic development challenges in Cambodia. Development Innovations (DI) is a six-year USAID-funded project that helps civil society organizations, … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize! Innovative Use of ICT in Education

Deadline: 31 October 2018 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a call for nominations for the 2018 edition of the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education. Funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain and established in 2005, this year’s Prize will recognize projects and programmes that leverage innovative technologies to ensure education for excluded vulnerable groups. The … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 Equals in Tech Awards: Helping Women & Girls Cross the Digital Divide!

Deadline: 20 July 2018 Nominations are open for the 2018 EQUALS in Tech Awards that will be held on 22 September in New York City. The prestigious international award ceremony is hosted by EQUALS Partners with the valuable support of a growing list of leading corporate and media sponsors. The award will celebrate projects that help women and girls cross the digital divide. Award Categories Prizes are awarded for outstanding achievement and innovative strategies, in four categories: … [Read more...]

Bridging Grants: Inviting Applicants from Australia

Deadline: 14 June 2018 Applicants are invited to submit proposals for Bridging Grants (BG) which are designed to support international SME-Researcher partnerships grow beyond an initial level of engagement such as might be developed during a Priming Grant funded process, into a strong collaboration which leads to the translation of research knowledge and intellectual property into market ready products or services. Bridging Grants are a program of assistance that target early stage proof of … [Read more...]

Google.org Impact Challenge: Supporting the Next Generation of Australians

Deadline: 6 July 2018 If you’re an Australian organisation using technology to create change in the community, submit your application for the Google.org Impact Challenge! The Google.org Impact Challenge searches for and supports the next generation of Australians whose innovative ideas for change are making an impact locally and globally. This year, the Google.org Impact Challenge will award $5.5M to nonprofit innovators and social entrepreneurs using technology to tackle their biggest … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: United States-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF)

Deadline: 15 June 2018 The governments of the United States of America (through the Department of State) and India (through the Department of Science & Technology) have jointly announced a call for proposals for United States-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF) for the promotion of joint activities that would lead to innovation and technopreneurship through the application of science and technology. The fund aims to select and financially support promising joint … [Read more...]

FRIDA Scale-Up Grants: Strengthening Social Enterprises to Develop Successful Technological Solutions

Deadline: 15 May 2018 FRIDA is seeking proposals for its Scale-Up Grants to strengthen social enterprises that have developed successful technological solutions by allowing them to gain scale. Within the context of this call for proposals, social enterprises include for- or not-for-profit organizations seeking to articulate market forces and strategies to find solutions to social problems. Grant Information In 2018, the FRIDA Program will offer a single scale-up consisting of … [Read more...]

Apply for 2018 FRIDA Awards: Recognizing Innovative Technological Solutions!

Deadline: 15 May 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for the 2018 FRIDA Awards to recognize innovative technological solutions with proven social impact in Latin America and the Caribbean. Priority Themes Technology and Gender Award The gender gap in technology continues to be a challenge in Latin America and the Caribbean. FRIDA Program will award two prizes to projects that have contributed to promote gender equity and women's leadership in the field of Internet technologies and … [Read more...]

2018 FRIDA Grants Program: Providing Support for Research Projects and Innovative Initiatives

Deadline: 15 May 2018 The Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA) is currently accepting proposals for its 2018 Grants program to provide financial support for research projects and innovative initiatives that seek to explore strategies to promote access to the Internet and the use of technologies to promote the social and economic development of the region. Grant Information Each grant will be US $ 20,000. The selected projects will have 12 months for … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 Ingenious Awards!

Deadline: 29 June 2018 Nominations are open for the 2018 Ingenious Awards for ICT innovation and creativity to make a difference in people’s lives. Turning ideas into products and services is easier said than done, but for the nominees competing for Information Technology Association of Canada’s 2018 Ingenious Awards, the struggle to innovate, collaborate and focus on excellence could pay off. Award Categories Large Private Business – All private Canadian businesses operating for … [Read more...]

Nokia Bell Labs: Seeking Applications for its 2018 Bell Labs Prize

Deadline: 25 April 2018 Nokia Bell Labs is seeking applications for its 2018 Bell Labs Prize that seeks to recognize proposals that ‘change the game’ in the field of information and communications technologies by a factor of 10, and provides selected innovators the unique opportunity to collaborate with Bell Labs researchers to help realize their vision. The Bell Labs Prize (the “Contest”) is offered by the Bell Labs Organization of Nokia of America Corporation, a subsidiary of Nokia … [Read more...]

Astana Civil Service Hub: Seeking Applications for Innovative Solutions Scheme 2018

Deadline: 30 April 2018 The Astana Civil Service Hub has announced a Call for Applications for the Innovative Solutions Scheme aimed at supporting initiatives for public administration modernization and encouraging innovation and creativity in public institutions. The Innovative Solutions Scheme is a multistage mechanism, which allows: to identify successful innovative solutions, to facilitate deeper understanding by the Hub participating countries of the identified solutions by … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: 2018 Central European Initiative (CEI) Cooperation Fund

Deadline: 8 May 2018 The Central European Initiative (CEI) is currently accepting proposals from public and private institutions registered in a CEI Member State, as well as international and regional organisations for its 2018 CEI Cooperation Fund for innovative actions favouring mobility and networking. Proposals need to focus on capacity building by transferring and sharing know-how, in particular from EU CEI Member States to non-EU CEI Member States. The activities can take the form of … [Read more...]

FHI 360 Request for Applications: Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research Program (mSTAR)

Deadline: 30 March 2018 FHI 360 is seeking applications for its Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research Program (mSTAR), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the integration of digital financial services (DFS) into digital agriculture services in Myanmar. FHI 360’s mSTAR project is issuing this RFA to organizations in Myanmar with existing digital agriculture services to support the integration of digital financial services (DFS) into … [Read more...]

Applications Open for USAID’s WomenConnect Challenge!

Deadline: 4 May 2018 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a global call for solutions designed to close the digital gender divide. The WomenConnect Challenge (WomenConnect) will identify and accelerate comprehensive solutions that empower women and girls to access and use digital technology to drive positive health, education, and livelihood outcomes for themselves and their families. USAID will identify and support solutions that empower women and girls … [Read more...]

EACS Request for Applications: Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA)

Deadline: 20 March 2018 The East African Community Secretariat (EACS) in collaboration with the Regional Dialogue Committee (RDC), in partnership with GIZ is currently inviting applicants for its “Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA)” which incubates small-scale regional integration projects, proposed and implemented by civil society, private sector and other interest groups in East Africa. It is cross border in nature, with projects expected to involve at least … [Read more...]

UNESCO: Call for Proposals on School-wide Mobile Learning

Deadline: 16 March 2018 The recently launched Call for proposals on School-wide Mobile Learning Models under the UNESCO-Fazheng project encourages schools, groups of schools and other school education providers and stakeholders to submit proposals on school-wide mobile learning models that have been implemented and proven effective. If selected, the schools’ models will be recognized by UNESCO as best practices in using mobile learning at the school level, and will be profiled as case studies … [Read more...]