IDRC Call for Applications: Fostering Inclusive Growth in Developing Countries

Deadline: 30 January 2017 IDRC and the World Economic Forum (WEF) are collaborating to develop regional and global platforms whereby the private sector, local governments, the donor community and civil society can work together to foster inclusive growth in developing countries. With growing inequalities, persistent gender gaps, and mounting pressures to boost economic opportunities for young people, developing countries are searching for practical guidance on sustainable solutions. However, … [Read more...]

IDRC Call for EOIs: Strengthening Cyber Policy Think Tanks in the Global South

Deadline: 31 January 2017 The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is currently seeking expressions of Interest from independent research organizations in the global South that are committed to using research to inform and influence national-level cyber-related policy in the areas of digital rights, cybersecurity, and innovation policy. This initiative will provide funding to promising think tanks, and will work with successful applicants to improve their research, policy, and … [Read more...]

Tree Fund: Seeking Applications for Hyland R. Johns Grant Program

Deadline: 1 April 2017 Tree Fund is seeking applications for its Hyland R. Johns Grant Program, established in 1995 to honor one of the leaders in the arboriculture industry and a founder of the ISA Research Trust. The Hyland R. Johns Grant Program funds longer term research and technology transfer projects that have the potential of benefiting the everyday work of arborists. Funding Information: Projects are expected to be completed within three to five years; with a maximum award … [Read more...]

IWMF Call for Applications: Reporting Fellowships To The Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Deadline: 21 February 2017 International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is inviting women journalists from all over the world for its Reporting Fellowships to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The programme will take place in May 2017. Both groups of reporting Fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete orientation and Hostile Environments and First Aid Training (HEFAT) May 4 – 7. Fellows then depart for a week of in-country work May 8 – 17 from Lubumbashi … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for International Children’s Peace Prize! Improving Children’s Rights Worldwide

Deadline: 17 March 2017 The KidsRights Foundation is currently inviting applicants for its International Children’s Peace Prize, awarded annually to an exceptional child, whose courageous or otherwise remarkable actions have made a difference in improving children’s rights. The motivation behind the prize is to provide a platform to children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights. Prize Information The winner receives the statuette 'Nkosi', which shows how … [Read more...]

Request for Proposals: Evaluation of UN Women´s Fund for Gender Equality around the World

Deadline: 7 February 2017 The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is seeking proposals for its "Evaluation of UN Women´s Fund for Gender Equality" to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women. The mandate and functions of UN Women call for the promotion of organizational and UN system accountability on gender equality through evaluation, strengthening evaluation capacities and learning from evaluation, and developing systems to measure … [Read more...]

Start-Up Chile Seed: Acceleration Program for Startups in Chile

Deadline: 7 February 2017 The Chilean Government is seeking applications for its "Start-Up Chile Seed Program" which is executed by Corfo, that attracts world class entrepreneurs in early stage to start their business in Chile, strengthening enterprise environment, supporting the culture of innovation in our country, and connecting with Latam to grow from this region to the world. The goal of the program is to position Chile as the leading innovation and entrepreneurial hub of Latin America. … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize!

Deadline: 1 March 2017 Jacobs Foundation is seeking nominations for Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize with an aim to award outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all scholarly disciplines aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth or contributing to one of the Jacobs Foundation’s thematic priorities. This includes, but is not limited to, educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, linguistics, … [Read more...]

OSME Conservation Fund: Supporting Bird Conservation Projects in the OSME Region

Deadline: 31 January 2017 The Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME) is seeking applications for its small grants programme "Conservation Fund" to support bird conservation projects in the OSME region. Project Priorities Initiated and carried out by nationals of OSME region countries Include a strong educational element, pro-actively engaging local communities Include a strong educational element, pro-actively engaging local communities Include an element of long-term … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2017-2018 YES Alumni Grants Program!

Deadline: 15 February 2017 American Councils for International Education is seeking applications for its 2017-2018 YES Alumni Grants Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), to assist past participants of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program of the program years 2003-04 to 2015-16 who successfully completed the YES or the YES Abroad programs from any of the past or current YES countries. The grants program has … [Read more...]

Applications Open for OFID Scholarship Program for Developing Countries!

Deadline: 1 May 2017 The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is seeking applications for its scholarship program to help highly motivated, highly driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of graduate studies. OFID awards its scholarships to qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master’s degree. Benefits The tuition fees, including any … [Read more...]

National Institute of Health: Seeking Applications for Zika Virus (ZIKV) Complications

Deadline: 7 January 2020 The National Institute of Health (NIH) is seeking applications for its Zika Virus (ZIKV) Complications with an aim to provide support for research on Zika virus (ZIKV) and its complications. The participating NIH institutes are issuing this FOA to determine whether ZIKV infection causes microcephaly and other congenital abnormalities in babies and the potential rapid spread of ZIKV to the United States. Priorities (Not Limited) Demonstrate the causative role of … [Read more...]

The Khaled Hosseini Foundation’s Omid Grant: Supporting Humanitarian Projects in Afghanistan

Deadline: 1 April 2017 The Khaled Hosseini Foundation is seeking applications for its Omid Grant to support humanitarian projects in Afghanistan. The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan. The Foundation works with the United Nations refugee organization (UNHCR) to build shelters for refugee families. It also provides economic opportunities, education, and healthcare for women and children of Afghanistan. Eligibility … [Read more...]

STARTS Prize 2017: Honoring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society stimulated by the Arts throughout the World

Deadline: 3 March 2017 The European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are seeking applications for its "STARTS Prize 2017" to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. Science, Technology and Arts (=STARTS) form a nexus with an extraordinarily high potential for creative innovation. And such innovation is considered to be precisely what’s called for if we’re to … [Read more...]

IUCN Call for Papers: Global Forest and Climate Change Programme (GFCCP)

Deadline: 5 February 2017 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is inviting applicants for its Global Forest and Climate Change Programme (GFCCP) that will contribute new knowledge and innovative solutions for combatting deforestation while accelerating restoration. Objectives Developing sustainable forest and land use scenarios Upscaling deforestation-free food and commodity production that relies on restoration strategies Achieving private sector … [Read more...]

Frame Call for Applications: Travel Grant for Foreign Art Experts

Deadline: 28 February 2017 Frame is seeking applications for its Travel Grant to promote the international mobility and networking of art experts and to promote the opportunities of Finnish art and artists for international interaction and appearances and the exhibition of Finnish art internationally. The purpose of grants awarded by Frame is based on the strategy of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and Frame’s own strategy. Frame is an advocate for Finnish contemporary art. … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for UN Public Service Awards 2017! Recognizing Innovation and Excellence in Public Services Worldwide

Deadline: 28 February 2017 The United Nations has begun accepting nominations for the 2017 UN Public Service Awards (UNPSA), aimed at promoting and recognizing innovation and excellence in public services supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the transformative agenda to boost prosperity around the world and ensure that no one is left behind. The United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) recognizes excellence in public service at the global level. … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Addressing Urban Agriculture for Multiple Benefits under EU-China Urbanisation Partnership

Deadline: 14 February 2017 The European Union (EU) is seeking applications for its program "Resource-efficient urban agriculture for multiple benefits – contribution to the EU-China Urbanisation Partnership" to support the development of innovative production systems both conventional and organic and their associated value chains in cooperation with relevant local actors and stakeholders, and according to business models that target economic and social benefits. With increasing urbanisation, … [Read more...]

Apply to Participate in Noplag Scholarship Essay Contest and Win Up to $3500!

Deadline: 25 June 2017 The Noplag has announced the start of Noplag Scholarship Essay contest with a goal to help participants, become successful. The contest not only, will award scholarship, but also provide a good chance to test and enhance the writing skills. The essays are required to be creative, inspiring, detailed, vivid, interesting and engaging. Award Information Successful participants may win scholarship of up to $3500. Eligibility Criteria Participants must include high … [Read more...]

Earth Journalism Network: Seeking Applications for 2017 Biodiversity Story Grants Round 2

Deadline: 17 February 2017 The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is seeking applications for its second round "2017 Biodiversity Story Grants" to support the production of in-depth stories that highlight previously untold threats to global biodiversity or explore new conservation-based solutions. Funding for this series is being provided by the Arcadia Fund. The Earth is home to millions of species whose interactions keep our ecosystems and our planet in balance. This biodiversity provides the … [Read more...]

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