Nominations Open for Mahathir Science Award!

Deadline: 31 October 2018 Nominations are open for the Mahathir Science Award in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology and to be awarded to the most deserving based on merit. The Mahathir Science Award (MSA) is established to be Malaysia’s most prestigious international Science Award for tropical sciences, administered by the Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF). Objectives To bestow on scientists, … [Read more...]

BIRAC 13th Call for Proposals: Biotechnology Ignition Grant Scheme in India

Deadline: 16 August 2018 The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) is currently accepting proposals for its “Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) Scheme” to enable technology innovators and entrepreneurs to pursue a promising technology idea, and establish and validate proof of concept (POC) for the idea. By funding establishment and validation of POC, BIRAC wishes to help innovators and entrepreneurs advance an idea closer to eventual commercialization/implementation in the … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Fiji: Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Grants for Pacific Island

Deadline: 15 August 2018 The Regional Environmental Office of the Pacific (REO) based at the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji, has announced an open competition for its "Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) Grants for Pacific Island State" to support local or regional small-scale environmental projects in eligible countries in the Pacific Islands region. Projects should seek to meet local or regional needs, involve local expertise and know-how in the design and implementation … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Seeking Proposals to Support Participatory Science

Deadline: 3 October 2018 National Geographic Society is seeking proposals to support Participatory Science through the development or innovative use of data-driven, technology-powered tools that will increase the understanding, preservation, and protection of our planet. Applicants should design and/or implement tools that support citizen science work, particularly data collection or data analysis, in ways that create learning experiences for citizen scientists, including … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Women of the Year in Technology Award!

Deadline: 11 August 2018 Nominations are open for Women of the Year in Technology Award to empower and educate women and girls about opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) by educating middle and high school girls, and young women in college, and by sharing the stories of successful professional women in STEAM. Award winners will be announced at WIT Awards – Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Georgia Aquarium – across four categories: Large/Enterprise … [Read more...]

Applications Open for African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence 2018!

Deadline: 10 November 2018 The African Union Commission is currently inviting applicants for its African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE) Continental & Regional Awards 2018. Objectives The objectives of AUKNASE are to: To award and honour outstanding African scientists for their achievements and discoveries in science, technology and innovation; Promote scientific development in Africa through recognition of excellence among African scientists, … [Read more...]

Tech to Unite Us Grant Programme: Supporting Innovative Ventures in UK

Deadline: 25 July 2018 Social Tech Trust is inviting applications for its new grant programme entitled "Tech to Unite Us" to support innovative ventures transform lives with tech. The trust aims to demonstrate how tech can reach its transformative potential when it’s driven by one of the greatest opportunities of our time – equality. Talented teams developing innovative ventures that are at an early -stage, with the potential for transformative social impact at scale and the ambition for … [Read more...]

Wolfson Foundation: Awarding Grants to UK Charities

Deadline: 5 January 2019 The Wolfson Foundation is accepting applications for its grant program to fund capital projects (buildings/refurbishment, equipment) and only award grants to charities or organisations with charitable status (or equivalent). The Wolfson Foundation has awarded over £800 million in grants since their establishment (£1.7 billion in real terms), supporting over 10,000 projects across the UK, all on the basis of expert peer review. Focus Areas Science & … [Read more...]

Call for Nominations: EDF Pulse Africa 2018 Awards

Deadline: 1 August 2018 Nominations are open for EDF Pulse Africa 2018 Awards to support and assist African innovators, those really playing a role in energy development. In an often difficult and challenging context, the innovation culture has emerged and is bringing out some useful energy solutions to Africans. EDF wants to rely on this powerful local resource to improve electricity access and build with, the future of energy in Africa. Focus Areas For this edition, there will be awarded 3 … [Read more...]

Applications Open for VIII All-Russian Competition of Innovative Journalism!

Deadline: 18 September 2018 Applications are open for the VIII All-Russian Competition of Innovative Journalism which is designed to encourage and stimulate the activities of journalists and media involved in covering innovation processes in Russia. The contest also helps to attract the attention of broad sections of society to the issues of innovative development of Russia. To raise the prestige of science and popularize successful examples of the commercialization of scientific developments, … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST: Seeking Applications for Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program

Deadline: 27 August 2018 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce (DoC) is seeking applications for its Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program with an aim to advance the principles of resilience in building design and building codes and standards. Research proposals must support the overall effort of developing science-based building codes by evaluating potential technologies and architectural design criteria to improve disaster … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards 2019!

Deadline: 13 July 2018 Applications are open for the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards 2019. Scientists and scientific institutions around the world are invited to present and nominate the most qualified candidates for the 2019 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards. Their active participation will ensure that the best female researchers from each continent are recognized and rewarded for their scientific excellence. For the first time, the 2019 Awards will designate five … [Read more...]

APSA Challenge 2018: Technologies and Innovations for Sustainable Development in Africa

Deadline: 31 July 2018 Applications are now invited for the APSA Challenge 2018 to promote research, innovations in science and technology (S&T), and entrepreneurship for sustainable development in Africa. The competition is organized by the Association for the Promotion of Science in Africa (APSA). The candidates will submit a project or a Prototype describing the characteristics of an innovative device they wish to propose as part of the Challenge. By device, it should be understood … [Read more...]

New Investment of £1.3 Billion to Retain World Class Talent in Science and Innovation

A major new investment of £1.3 billion has been announced by Business Secretary Greg Clark, that will help UK talent and skills to grow and attract the best in science and innovation. The funding will also attract and retain world-class talent and guarantee the UK’s position at the forefront of innovation and discovery through the modern Industrial Strategy. As part of his speech to the International Business Festival in Liverpool, Mr Clark outlined £1.3 billion of investment for British … [Read more...]

Ufi Charitable Trust: Seeking Applications for VocTech Impact 2018

Deadline: 11 July 2018 Ufi Charitable Trust is seeking applications for its funding program entitled "VocTech Impact 2018" to support projects that can show real impact in the world of vocational learning and make a significant difference to how people learn and to the number of people gaining new skills. Eligible Projects Projects must: Provide an innovative digital solution to a defined issue for vocational learning Offer a high quality digital learning tool, which makes full use … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Clean Energy Infrastructure Program!

Deadline: 11 October 2018 European Commission is seeking applications for Clean Energy Infrastructure Program to finance projects of common interest in the energy sector, namely in electricity, smart grids, gas and cross-border carbon dioxide networks. Objectives The call supports projects geared at the following objectives: Ending energy isolation Increasing competitiveness by promoting the integration on the internal energy market and the interoperability of electricity and gas … [Read more...]

Digital4Her Conference focussing on Gender Equality in Digital Sector

On 19 June, Digital4Her conference will take place in Brussels, focusing on building concrete measures to ensure gender equality in the digital sector. The conference will be hosted by Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel. The event will gather together a broad range of stakeholders, including entrepreneurs, academics and representatives of the digital industry and the public sector. The aim of this conference is threefold: to promote digital skills and science, … [Read more...]

India – Thailand Joint Call for Proposals for Scientific and Technological Research and Development Projects

Deadline: 16 July 2018 Under the Programme of Cooperation in the fields of Science and Technology for the years 2018-20, the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and the Ministry of Science & Technology of the Kingdom of Thailand, invite Indian and Thai universities, research centres and institutes to submit joint proposals for scientific and technological research and development projects. Proposals will be evaluated independently by the Department of … [Read more...]

Islamic Development Bank: Call for Innovation via Transform Fund

Deadline: 31 July 2018 The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) is seeking applications for its special Fund, known as Science, Technology and Innovation Transform Fund (IsDB-STIF) to support its Member Countries in finding practical solutions to their key development challenges through the power of innovation. Transform is a multi-million-dollar fund that provides seed money for innovators, startups and SMEs to develop their ideas and compose a strong business proposal. The overall aim of the … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for American Honda Foundation Grant Program!

Deadline: 1 August 2018 The American Honda Foundation is accepting applications to help meet the needs of American society in the areas of youth and scientific education by awarding grants to nonprofits, while strategically assisting communities in deriving long-term benefits. The foundation supports youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making … [Read more...]