Apply for The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize! Recognising Journalists for Outstanding Reporting on Development and Poverty Eradication

Deadline: 10 March 2017 Applications are open for “The Lorenzo Natali Media Prize”, organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, that is awarded to amateur and professional journalists for outstanding reporting on development and poverty eradication. Launched with the hashtag #TellMyStory, the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize celebrates the best traditions of journalism in uncovering powerful and moving stories, giving a voice to those who … [Read more...]

EC-EACEA Call for Proposals: Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2017 to Promote Sustainable Development

Deadline: 2 May 2017 The European Commission-Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is seeking proposals for its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2017 with an aim to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and highly qualified professional manpower in Africa. Aims Contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through the promotion of internationalisation and … [Read more...]

Sida/Demo Environment Programme: Seeking Applications for Planning Grant

Deadline: 28 February 2017 Can your technology contribute to a better environment and help reduce poverty? Do you want to explore a new market for your product? If yes, then apply for the Planning Grant. The Demo Environment programme, financed by The Swedish Agency for Development Cooperation (Sida) is seeking applications for its Planning Grant to strengthen organisation’s partnerships and explore new market opportunities for their technology or business model. Focus areas Water … [Read more...]

Australian High Commission in New Delhi: Direct Aid Program (DAP) to Strengthen Communities in India and Bhutan

Deadline: 12 March 2017 The Australian High Commission in New Delhi is seeking applications for its Direct Aid Program (DAP) with an aim to support projects that have a strong development focus, contribute to poverty reduction, and strengthen communities in India and Bhutan. DAP activities should aim to achieve practical and tangible outcomes of high development impact. DAP funding can also support capacity building programs in the areas of governance and human rights engagement. Grant … [Read more...]

DFID: Early Market Engagement Event for Cities and Infrastructure for Growth (CIG) in Uganda

Deadline: 15 February 2017 The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) is currently accepting applications for its Early Market Engagement Event for Cities and Infrastructure for Growth (CIG) in Uganda. Background Developing countries need to transform their economies if they are to eradicate poverty and meet the sustainable development goals. Reliable access to power, productive cities and infrastructure are vital. Objectives The CIG programme’s objectives are to deliver … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Small Grants for ‘Nexus Governance’ Research in Southern Africa

Deadline: 24 February 2017 The ‘Governing the Nexus in Southern Africa’ project has launched a call for proposals for its Small Grants (up to £2,500 GBP) to cover field work expenses on research into nexus governance in Southern Africa. Too often a lack of funding means that dissertations, theses and other research projects are not supported by extended fieldwork. In the interest of developing new ideas, approaches and an empirical base for crossdisciplinary research on nexus governance … [Read more...]

Singularity University’s Global Impact Challenge: Crowd sourcing the End of Hunger

Deadline: 10 March 2017 Do you think you have a solution eliminate hunger during emergencies? A clever concept that allows people living in the most difficult conditions to produce nutritious food? A technology you’ve dreamt up that will quickly restore livelihoods and dignity in the midst of despair? The Singularity University together with the World Food Programme (WFP) is currently inviting applications for the Global Impact Challenge to find new ways to provide food in emergencies. This … [Read more...]

Submit Your Entries for The Unilever Global Development Award!

Deadline: 10 February 2017 Entries are invited for the Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty identifies and recognises those businesses that are demonstrating a positive impact on the Global Goals and addressing global sustainable development. Adopted on 25 September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an … [Read more...]

DFID Call for Applications: Implementing an Independent Evaluation of the Amplify Programme

Deadline: 15 February 2017 The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) is currently seeking applications for implementation of an independent evaluation of the Amplify programme. Owing to the weak evidence base around the use of Human-Centred Design to create development interventions which have the potential for long-term sustainable impact, and the experimental nature of the Amplify programme, it is critical to learn from both success and failure and to develop evidence on the … [Read more...]

Evidence Action Beta: Inviting Researchers based in Sub-Saharan Africa

Deadline: 3 February 2017 Evidence Action Beta is inviting researchers to submit a short expression of interest to collaborate in testing and scaling up results of rigorous research into policies and/or programs that have the potential to benefit millions of people living in poverty. Evidence Action Beta is looking for ambitious researchers whose work or insights could benefit millions of people living in poverty, and who want to participate in seeing their research turned into viable, scaled … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: VSO India Trust’s International Citizen Service Programme

Deadline: 20 January 2017 The VSO India Trust, a part of VSO International, is currently seeking applications for its International Citizen Service (ICS) programme, a development programme that brings together young people from the UK and developing countries to volunteer in some of the poorest communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is unique initiative of the government of UK which was launched by the British Prime Minister in the year 2011 which was designed to enhance development … [Read more...]

Direct Aid Program (DAP): Alleviating Poverty and Basic Humanitarian

Deadline: 30 June 2017 The Australian Embassy Federated States of Micronesia;  Republic of the Marshall Islands; Republic of Palau is seeking applications for its Direct Aid Program (DAP), small grants scheme for development activities for up to USD $20,000. The emphasis of the program is on alleviating poverty and basic humanitarian hardships. The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a small grants program funded by the Australian Government through overseas posts of the Department of Foreign Affairs … [Read more...]

Apply for Habitat Young Leaders Build Advocacy 2017: Inviting Young Leaders from the Asia-Pacific Countries

Deadline: 27 January 2017 The Habitat Young Leaders Build (HYLB) is calling for proposals from participating National Organizations to apply to receive advocacy grants. The specific aim of the grants to support and contribute to young people’s advocacy efforts on engaging on housing policy and related during this year’s HYLB period. Apart from directly constructing houses, Habitat for Humanity believes that policies, practices, and attitudes affect efforts on fulfilling requirements for … [Read more...]

IRTI Call for Proposals 2017: Inviting Applications from Developing, Emerging & Developed Countries

Deadline: 28 February 2017 The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), a Member and the knowledge hub of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDBG), is seeking applications for its research projects which propose policy work on Islamic Economics, Finance and Banking. Given the importance of Islamic finance in mobilizing the resources needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), IRTI solicits proposals from developing, emerging, and developed countries to look into areas such … [Read more...]

Australian High Commission Fiji: Direct Aid Program to support Development Projects

Deadline: 28 February 2017 The Australian High Commission Fiji is seeking applications for its Direct Aid Program with an aim to support projects with a strong development focus that complement Australia's broader aid program which contributes to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. The Direct Aid Program is a flexible small grants program funded by the Australian Government and managed through the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) overseas posts. DAP supports … [Read more...]

UN-Habitat Call for Proposals to create, protect, design and manage public spaces in urban areas

Deadline: 20 January 2017 The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) under its Global Public Space Programme is launching a call for innovative and exciting public space projects which could receive a small grant to support implementation. Local authorities and non-profit organisations are invited to submit proposals which aim to create, protect, design and manage public spaces, particularly in disadvantaged communities in rapidly urbanizing cities and towns, as critical … [Read more...]

The Australian High Commission in New Delhi: Direct Aid Program (DAP) in India and Bhutan

Deadline: 28 February 2017 The Australian High Commission in New Delhi is seeking applications for its Direct Aid Program (DAP) with an aim to support projects that have a strong development focus, contribute to poverty reduction, and strengthen communities in India and Bhutan. DAP activities should aim to achieve practical and tangible outcomes of high development impact. DAP funding can also support capacity building programs in the areas of governance and human rights engagement. Grant … [Read more...]

The Global Challenges Prize 2017: Calling Big Thinkers Worldwide

Deadline: 15 February 2017 The Global Challenges Foundation is seeking applications for its "The Global Challenges Prize 2017: A New Shape" with an aim to find models or frameworks for international cooperation, capable of addressing the interlinked risks and problems of climate change, other large-scale environmental damage, violent conflict (including nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction), extreme poverty, and expected continuing rapid population growth. The entrants should focus on … [Read more...]

Voice’s Indonesia Grant: Reducing the Threat in Public Spaces

Deadline: 13 February 2017 The Voice Global is seeking applications for its "Indonesia Grant" to provide flexibility for collective action groups, organizations, networks on specific unexpected opportunity. Voice is a program within the framework of the policy of "Dialogue and Dissent" by Ministry Dutch Foreign.  Voice is an innovative grant facilities that support groups most marginalized and discriminated against. Voice wants to strengthen and connecting voices are not heard in order to … [Read more...]

New America: Inviting Journalists for a Reporting Project on Unpaid Work Issues around the World

Deadline: 10 January 2017 The New America Fellows Program is open for applications and invites Journalists for a Reporting Project on Unpaid Work Issues around the world. The program seeks to support experienced international journalists with a fellowship to tell the stories of the often invisible and devalued labor that quietly powers the global economy: unpaid care work. Unpaid care work includes all of the activities involved in caring for others: cooking, laundry, cleaning, nursing, … [Read more...]

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