Applications Open for GIST Business Incubation Program for Young Entrepreneurs

Deadline: 31 July 2019 The U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative has announced a Business Incubation Program for entrepreneurs in emerging economies. GIST Business Incubation will support international science and technology innovators who are looking to expand their startups into the United States market. It will also provide the U.S. startup ecosystem the opportunity to forge new connections with entrepreneurs who are abroad. The … [Read more...]

2019 Stockholm International Water Institute Journalist Grant Program

Deadline: 23 May 2019 Are you passionate about water and development? Have you covered these topics in your work but want a chance to learn more and interview major actors in the water community? Have you looked for an opportunity to report on a global water meeting, where world leaders, policy makers, and academics meet representatives from the private sector and civil society to discuss some of the world’s most urgent issues? If yes, then apply for the Stockholm International Water … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Large Grants Scheme 2019

Deadline: 14 June 2019 The GCRF programme Changing the Story: Building inclusive civil societies with, and for, young people in post-conflict countries is delighted has launched its Large Grants funding scheme for researchers at all levels, supporting research that considers how civil society organisations (CSO) can best support children and young people in post-conflict settings. A key aim of Changing the Story is to deliver the first large-scale comparative study of CSO practice across a … [Read more...]

Africa Digital Rights Fund offering Flexible and Rapid Response Grants

Deadline: 31 May 2019 The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is inviting applications for Africa Digital Rights Fund (ADRF) to offer flexible and rapid response grants to select initiatives in Africa to implement activities that advance digital rights, including advocacy, litigation, research, policy analysis, digital literacy and digital security skills building. The Fund will encourage partnerships between actors, to leverage their collective … [Read more...]

Wellcome Trust seeking Applications for International Intermediate Fellowships

Deadline: 21 November 2019 The Wellcome Trust is seeking Applications for its International Intermediate Fellowships that offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to lead their own research programmes. The aim of this scheme is to enable applicants to establish thereselves as an independent researcher leading a unique and innovative programme of research within the Science remit. Benefits An International Intermediate Fellowship is for five years, unless … [Read more...]

The Diaspora Challenge to Build Scalable Business Solutions to Social Challenges in Africa

Deadline: 30 June 2019 Applications are open for the Diaspora Challenge to mobilise the Diaspora community to build scalable business solutions to social challenges in Africa. The Challenge is opened to African Diaspora currently based in the UK. Thematic Areas The challenge is seeking business ideas that make an impact in these 3 critical sectors: Education How might they harness the potential of technology to bridge the education gap and unlock the potential of the young … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Collaborative Awards in Science 2019

Deadline: 20 August 2019 The Wellcome Trust is seeking applications for its Collaborative Awards in Science 2019 to promote the development of new ideas and speed the pace of discovery. The Wellcome Trust Fund's team of researchers, consisting of independent research groups, to work together on the most important scientific problems that can only be solved through collaborative efforts. Benefits The support includes: Research expenses directly related to their proposal … [Read more...]

Movies that Matter offers grants to Human Rights Film Events

Deadline: 1 September 2019 Movies that Matter is offering grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press. These events can take various forms, such as human rights film festivals, LGBT film festivals and mobile cinema projects. Types of Grant Start-Up Grant Movies that Matter supports film events in their initial phase. Only the 1st and 2nd edition can be … [Read more...]

Call for Funding Support to Scale Up Agricultural Technologies in Africa

Deadline: 30 June 2019 The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) has announced a funding call to competitively provide support to existing/new innovation Platforms, agribusinesses and other Multi-stakeholders platforms to bring technologies to scale on TAAT commodities value chain. This call is only suitable for agribusinesses and multi-stakeholder groups working on the TAAT commodities value chain with business considerations. This call will prioritize the development and … [Read more...]

Submit Your Applications for the YouthLead Photo Contest 2019

Deadline: 31 May 2019 Applicants are invited to submit their applications for its YouthLead Photo Contest 2019 to provide applicants, as a young changemaker, a global platform to show the impact of their changemaking activities. This Photo Contest are looking for creative and high-quality photos that tell a powerful story of how applicants are achieving impact in their community, however they define that community applicants neighborhood, their district, their school or university, their … [Read more...]

Wellcome Trust seeking Applications for Investigator Awards in Science

Deadline: 25 July 2019 Wellcome Trust is seeking applications for its Investigator Awards in Science that enables independent researchers with a compelling research vision to tackle the most important questions in science. Funding Information and Duration Investigator Awards Provide Flexible funding up to around £3 million. Flexible duration, up to 7 years. Benefits Research expenses Staff Materials and consumables Animals Equipment Access charges … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2019 UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Conservation

Deadline: 15 July 2019 Applicants are invited to apply for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Conservation. The objective of the Prize is in conformity with UNESCO’s policies and is related to the Programme of the Organization in the field of environment, natural resources and education for sustainable development. The purpose of the UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Conservation is to afford … [Read more...]

Health Systems Research Initiative Call 6: Providing Evidence to Strengthen Health Systems in LMICs

Deadline: 30 May 2019 The Department of International Development (DFID), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Wellcome Trust have jointly announced a call for proposals for Health Systems Research Initiative. Launched in 2013, this programme will generate world-class and cutting-edge research that addresses key questions on strengthening and improving health systems in developing countries. Innovative proposals are sought from across … [Read more...]

Hilden Charitable Fund to Address the Needs of Girls and Women in UK & Developing Countries

Deadline: 15 May 2019 The Hilden Charitable Fund is accepting applications to award grants to projects both in the UK and in developing countries with an aim to address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions. Both the UK and overseas fund policy is directed largely at supporting work at community level. After a major review of Fund activities in 1992, the following grant making priorities were established: homelessness, … [Read more...]

Wellcome Trust announces Small Grants in Humanities and Social Science 2019

Deadline: 11 July 2019 Wellcome Trust Foundation is seeking applications for its Small Grants in Humanities and Social Science 2019 that enable researchers to build professional networks, develop new research agendas and increase the impact of their work. Funding Information The Level of Funding is Usually up to £30,000. Duration of funding usually 6 to 12 months but can be longer. Benefits Research expenses for small-scale projects. Modest personal support or salary … [Read more...]

Applications and Nominations Open for UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2019

Deadline: Various Applications for Nominations: 16 June 2019 Entities to Submit their Nominations: 23 June 2019 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is calling for applications and nominations for the 2019 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes, which this year will award outstanding programmes and individuals who promote literacy around the world within the theme of ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’. Since 1967, the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes … [Read more...]

Wellcome Trust announces Research Awards for Health Professionals

Deadline: 2 July 2019 Wellcome Trust Foundation has announced the  Research Awards for Health Professionals that offers practising health professionals the opportunity to carry out humanities or social science research, in any area of health. Benefits A basic salary (determined by their host organisation) Personal removal expenses Research expenses Funding Information An award will not usually be above £350,000. Duration of funding usually Up to 3 … [Read more...]

Supporting Civil Society Organisations Piloting Initiatives of the AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub

Deadline: 21 June 2019 The European Union (EU) has announced a call for proposals to strengthen youth as actors of governance and development, and foster youth inclusion and empowerment by piloting proposals emerging from the AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub. Program Lots The program is divided into seven lots: Lot 1 Culture, Arts & Sports (CAS): To support young sports and creative professionals, by promoting collaboration and enabling access to investment, capacity building … [Read more...]

Apply for 2019 FIRE Africa Award and Get a Chance to Win USD 3,000

Deadline: 31 May 2019 Applicants are invited to apply for the 2019 Fund for Internet Research and Development (FIRE) Africa Award to acknowledge innovative initiatives in Africa and have made concrete contributions to the use of information and communications technologies and have had a strong impact on the region's social and economic development. Award Category ICT for Development: ICT for community development and poverty reduction. New uses of ICT in the health, education, industry, … [Read more...]

yher 2019 Accelerator Program for Passionate Female Impact Entrepreneurs in Africa

Deadline: 15 August 2019 Are you a Female Founder that has already launched a business that is making a difference in their community or in the lives of the women and girls (by improving education, health, homes or creating good jobs)? Do you want to scale their venture to impact many more people? Are you on a clear path to revenue? If yes, then apply now for the yher Africa 2019 Accelerator Program. Applications are now open for yher Africa 2019 Accelerator Program which is a powerful … [Read more...]