Latest Grants for NGOs and individuals in Africa

Here is the list of the most recent open and closed call for proposals and other grant opportunities for NGOs, Civil Society and individuals in Africa.

AmplifyChange Strategic Grants: Supporting Organisations that Work Globally and Regionally to help Shape Policies

Deadline: 25 July 2017 AmplifyChange is currently inviting applicants from eligible organisations for its Strategic grants program with an aim to support organisations that work globally and regionally to advocate and help shape policy and strategy on the priority themes of AmplifyChange. Priority Themes Intersections between gender-based violence and barriers to safe abortion: Approaches that strengthen advocacy for safe abortion, including responding to the intersections between … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC) Essay Competition 2017!

Deadline: 8 September 2017 The Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC) is inviting applicants for its JFTC Essay Competition 2017 to encourage students, young researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of national and international importance. Essay Topics What advantages are people around the world gaining through free trade, and, to the contrary, what are the disadvantages? What kinds of measures are conceivable in order to further increase the advantages while … [Read more...]

Applications Open for European Commission’s “Birth Day Prize”!

Deadline: 6 September 2017 The European Commission is seeking applications for its initiative "The Birth Day Prize". The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (or the Foundation) and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., subsidiary of Merck & Co. Inc., Kenilworth, NJ USA (or MSD) have committed to award prizes to winners following evaluation of entries by the Commission. The Horizon Prize on reducing maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality - the Birth Day Prize - will be awarded to the … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science

Deadline: 15 August 2017 The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is currently seeking nominations for its Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science to recognize scientists, journalists, and public servants for significant contributions to science and to the public’s understanding of science, the Association administers the awards listed below. All awards are presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting immediately following the award year. Award Information A … [Read more...]

Applications Open for YaLa Academy’s Aileen Getty School of Citizen Journalism!

Deadline: 5 July 2017 The YaLa Academy's Aileen Getty School of Citizen Journalism, in partnership with the European Union Peacebuilding Initiative, is currently inviting applicants to undergo a 4-month online training program (starting late August 2017) featuring journalists and new media experts from the New York Times, the Associated Press, Facebook & more! The program will be held in English and participants must come from, or live in, Israel, Palestine or another country in the Middle … [Read more...]

CODESRIA: Applications Open for Meaning-making Research Initiatives (MRI)

Deadline: 31 August 2017 The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is currently seeking applications for its Meaning-making Research Initiatives (MRI) to support research that contributes to agendas for imagining, planning and creating African futures. MRI replaces five tools that CODESRIA had deployed in previous years to support research. These were National Working Groups (NWG), Multinational Working Groups (MWG), Comparative Research Networks (CRN), … [Read more...]

News Corp Media Fellowship: Seeking Applications from English-Speaking African Journalists!

Deadline: 27 July 2017 Interested in sharpening your digital skills while working alongside your peers in London? Eager to share your experience with award-winning colleagues abroad? So, what are you waiting for? Apply to the News Corp Media Fellowship for a chance to learn how some of the most prestigious news outlets in the world operate. Working with ICFJ, News Corp will bring two journalists from any country in Africa to London to spend a month honing their journalistic skills at The Times … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity!

Deadline: 8 September 2017 Nominations are open for the 2018 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, a global humanitarian award granted by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors. The Aurora Prize is seeking the stories of selfless individuals who demonstrate exceptional courage, commitment and impact at personal risk for the sake of others. The Aurora Prize aims to recognize and support those who risk their life, … [Read more...]

USAID/HUB: Agricultural Trade Technology Identification, Promotion and Investment in East Africa

Deadline: 9 July 2017 The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub), support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications form eligible organizations for its program entitled “Agricultural Trade Technology Identification, Promotion and Investment in East Africa” in order to facilitate the increased utilization of modern agricultural technology practices in the East Africa Community (EAC) agriculture sector by … [Read more...]

Call for Project Proposals: EUREKA Celtic-Plus European Research Initiative to Support R&D Projects

Deadline: 16 October 2017 Do you want to access new markets, technologies and skills? Do you want to gain recognition through your involvement in an international collaborative R&D project? Do you want to work with partners beyond national borders, develop new products or services, or work on pre-competitive research and development? Then apply for Celtic-Plus, an industry-driven European research initiative to define, perform and finance through public and private funding, common R&D … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for International Equals in Tech Awards: Recognizing ICT Initiatives Empowering Women and Girls

Deadline: 15 September 2017 Nominations are now being accepted for international ‘Equals in Tech’ Awards recognizing ICT initiatives empowering women and girls. The awards promote and support gender equality in the ICT field. The “Equals in Tech” Awards (formerly the GEM-TECH Awards) is an annual initiative designed to promote gender equality and mainstreaming in technology. The awards are now part of Equals, an ITU and UN Women global partnership to achieve gender equality in the digital age. … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Trust Conference Scholarship Programme!

Deadline: 31 July 2017 The Trust Conference Scholarship, a part of the Trust Conference is now open for applications inviting all applicants working in the areas of human trafficking, slavery and human rights. Priority will be given to applicants from developing countries who demonstrate their participation at Trust Conference will enhance their work in their own communities. This year, up to 60 scholarships will be awarded to applicants from diverse disciplines that will bring unique … [Read more...]

RIA’s Call for Papers for Symposium on Human Rights and the Humanities!

Deadline: 1 July 2017 The Royal Irish Academy is calling for papers for Symposium on Human Rights and the Humanities that will be held on 7 December 2017. The keynote lecture will be delivered by Samuel Moyn (Yale). The symposium seeks to consider human rights in a larger perspective, one that the humanities are particularly capable of providing. It will find answers to questions like: what can the future of human rights be in the face of new threats to the world order and the rise of … [Read more...]

Lipman-Miliband Trust:  Seeking Applications for The Southern Africa Fund

Deadline: 30 September 2017 The Lipman-Miliband Trust is seeking applications for its Southern Africa Fund in order to support progressive social, economic and cultural projects which originate from, or engage with, Southern Africa. Applications can be for small projects but also could be for larger amounts than the £1,000 limit for projects funded from the Trust’s main fund. The Trust’s mission is to help support the practice and dissemination of socialist education and research, an area … [Read more...]

OSISA Call for Proposals: Youth, Arts and Culture Initiative

Deadline: 15 July 2017 Are you inspired by the fact that up to 67% of the SADC region’s population is below 40 years and yet youth, especially young women, remain on the margins of the mainstream economy, politics and society? Are you working on promoting and protecting youth’s economic, social and political spaces at a community or national level? Are you inspired to use art and activism to promote voice in the public space? Are you a catalyst in your community- seeking to create spaces for … [Read more...]

DFID: Women’s Integrated Sexual Health Programme for Africa & Asia

Deadline: 12 July 2017 The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), as a signatory to the global Family Planning (FP) 2020 agreement, is currently seeking applications for its Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme across Africa and Asia with the commitment to doubling its spending on FP by providing services to an additional 24 million girls and women worldwide by 2020. As the UK’s principle lead in working to end extreme poverty, DFID is significantly scaling-up its … [Read more...]

2017 LCA Award: Strengthening Capacities for putting Life Cycle Thinking into Effective Practice!

Deadline: 29 June 2017 Applications are open for 2017 LCA Award. The Life Cycle Initiative has the goal to enable users around the world to put life cycle thinking into effective practice, and UN Environment serves as its secretariat. As part of the flagship activities being pursued in 2017, support is being provided to practical projects implementing Life Cycle approaches. This activity leverages support from LCA experts, and providers of LCA software and data to institute practical projects. … [Read more...]

Pitch Agrihack West Africa 2017: Accelerating Entrepreneurship in the field of E-Agriculture

Deadline: 9 July 2017 The ACP-EU Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ( CTA ), in collaboration with the African Agribusiness Incubators Network ( AAIN ), Agribusiness TV , and innovation incubation areas such as Orange Fab Côte d'Ivoire , CTIC Dakar  (Senegal)  Suguba  (Mali),  Wennovation Hub (Nigeria), Etrilabs (Benin), EcoHub  (Togo), are seeking applications for its edition entitled "Pitch AgriHack West Africa 2017". The ultimate goal is to help develop the commercial … [Read more...]

Partnership for Clean Competition: Apply for Anti-Doping Research Grant

Deadline: 1 July 2017 The Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) is currently accepting applications for its Anti-Doping Research Grant program, to contribute to a movement in addressing doping’s root causes and ultimately decreasing the use of performance-enhancing drugs by all participants in all sports at all levels of play. Research Priorities The PCC research priorities are as follows: Developing methods of cost-effective testing to detect and deter the use of banned and illegal … [Read more...]

Aidsfonds Call for Proposals: Challenging Intellectual Property Barriers that Prevent Access to Treatment for People Living with HIV

Deadline: 22 August 2017 The Aidsfonds has launched the 2017 Call for Proposals “Challenging intellectual property barriers that prevent access to treatment for people living with HIV” with an aim to support civil society organizations with a track record in treatment advocacy addressing intellectual property barriers and holding their governments accountable for access to essential medicines, lowering costs of pharmaceuticals and thereby contributing to financial and programmatic … [Read more...]

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