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.

Commonwealth Scholarship (for Low and Middle Income Countries)

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC),UK is inviting talented and motivated individuals for 'Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships'. It is for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country. All applications, with full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications (with certified translations if not in English), must be submitted by 23.59 (GMT) on 15 … [Read more...]

STARTS Prize 2018: Honoring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society Stimulated by the Arts

Deadline: 2 March 2018 The European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are seeking applications for its “STARTS Prize 2018” 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...]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Call for VR/AR Technologies to Improve Children’s Lives

Deadline: 28 February 2018 Do you have a Virtual or Augmented reality solution that can help improve children’s lives? If yes, then apply for the UNICEF Innovation Fund. UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for start-ups that are developing and piloting new open source VR/AR solutions. VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies can be used to solve real human problems. By providing new, immersive ways of accessing data they can enhance our learning experience, expand … [Read more...]

IDEX: Accepting Applications for the July 2018 Global Fellows Program in India!

Deadline: 15 March 2018 IDEX is developing the next wave of "social intrapreneurs" who will support, lead and advance the work of socially-focused enterprises around the world! IDEX Fellows undergo six months of leadership and business development training by working full-time for social enterprises across India. They are searching all corners of the world for individuals who are committed and passionate about having a high-impact career and advancing the social impact space. They are seeking … [Read more...]

Apply for FCO Cyber Security Capacity Building Programme!

Deadline: 26 January 2018 Applications are open for The International Cyber Security Capacity Building Programme with an aim to supply a portfolio of transformational projects to support the National Cyber Security Strategy and reduce the cyber threat to the UK. Objectives FCO invites concept proposals for projects to start in the financial year 2018 to 2019 and be completed by 31 March 2021, to help achieve the following objectives: improve cyber security capacity in Eastern Europe, … [Read more...]

BES Grants Upto £8,000 for Innovative Ecological Research

British Ecological Society (BES) is inviting applications to carry out innovative ecological research. The maximum value of a grant is £8,000 for research. Applicants may also request an additional sum of £2,000 to fund travel. The round is now open with a deadline of 17:00 (BST) Wednesday 21 March, 2018. This grant provides support for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research. Ecologists in Africa face unique challenges in carrying out research. The grant is … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships!

Deadline: 22 February 2018 Applications are open for Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships that are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) that enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. Themes Areas Science and technology for development Strengthening health systems and capacity Promoting global prosperity … [Read more...]

Apply for Pitching for Peace! A Competition for Journalists

Deadline: 1 March 2018 War Stories, Peace Stories (WSPS), in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, is currently inviting journalists working from any platform to pitch a project focused on an underreported nonviolent response or peace effort in an international conflict area. WSPS seeks pitches that illuminate peace efforts, nonviolent resistance, and reconciliation in areas of international conflict or extremism. Funding Information Three projects will be selected for Pulitzer Center … [Read more...]

Applications Open for IWMF’s Kim Wall Memorial Fund!

Deadline: 2 February 2018 The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for its “Kim Wall Memorial Fund - Inaugural Grant” Program. The grant will fund a female reporter covering subculture, broadly defined, and what Kim liked to call “the undercurrents of rebellion.” Kim wanted more women to be out in the world, brushing up against life, and the Kim Wall Memorial Fund honors this legacy. Grant Information The Kim Wall Memorial Fund will distribute one … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for International Children’s Peace Prize 2018!

Deadline: 1 March 2018 The KidsRights Foundation is currently inviting applicants for its International Children’s Peace Prize 2018, awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children’s rights. The motivation behind the prize is to provide a platform for children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights. KidsRights feels that children should be recognized, awarded and motivated in their fierce efforts to improve their own situation and that of the … [Read more...]

JRS Biodiversity Foundation: 2018 RFPs for Biodiversity Informatics for African Freshwater and Pollinator Biodiversity

Deadline: 9 March 2018 The JRS Biodiversity Foundation has announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for multi-year projects focused upon biodiversity data, knowledge and information services related to freshwater biodiversity and pollinator biodiversity. Programs Freshwater Biodiversity Scope: JRS seeks projects that increase the access to and use of biodiversity information relating to freshwater biodiversity assessment and the conservation of freshwater ecosystem services in targeted … [Read more...]

Applications Open for NEF Challenge of Invention to Innovation (Ci2i)!

Deadline: 12 February 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Challenge of Invention to Innovation (Ci2i) to reward research based innovation and highlight the global impact of African researchers and entrepreneurs. On 26-28 March 2018, the Next Einstein Forum will host its second Global Gathering in Kigali, Rwanda. A critical component of the NEF is its unique innovation competition, the Challenge of Invention to Innovation (Ci2i). Young African scientists and … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund!

Deadline: 30 April 2018 Applications are open for SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund to work with purpose and passion on behalf of wildlife and habitats worldwide, encouraging sustainable solutions through support of species research, animal rescue and rehabilitation and conservation education. Priority Areas Species Research: Marine Fish Sustainability: Research that contributes to the ability to create sustainable populations of marine fishes through aquaculture, with … [Read more...]

Saving Lives at Birth Round 8: A Grand Challenge for Development

Deadline: 28 February 2018 United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada (funded by the Government of Canada), UK’s Department of International Development (DFID), and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have joined together to launch the eighth round of "Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development". The program seeks groundbreaking prevention and treatment … [Read more...]

UDB i-Growth Accelerator 2017

Uganda Development Bank Limited (UDB) in partnership with the Resilient Africa Network (RAN Lab) has announced the UDB i-Growth Accelerator 2017. The program will focus on supporting commercialization of local start-ups and stimulating a culture of innovation in Uganda so as to contribute to the country’s social economic development. Applications will be accepted until January 25, 2018. UDBL provides project finance with a minimum of UGX 100 Million Grants.  To further develop the solution, … [Read more...]

Call For Application: ASSAf-TWAS-AAAS Regional Workshop on Science Diplomacy

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are seeking candidates to participate in the inaugural regional training workshop on science diplomacy to be held in South Africa, from 21 to 25 May 2018. The deadline for submitting applications is 9 February 2018.  Applications are invited from young scientists (up to the age of 40), as well as … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Visegrad Strategic Grants Program!

Deadline: 1 February 2018 International Visegrad Fund is seeking applications for its Strategic Grants Program. Strategic Grants support project proposals addressing annual strategic priorities of the Visegrad Group. Strategic Grants are designed for longer project duration (12–36 months), offer higher financial support (ca. €40,000 on average per project), and are recommended for more experienced grantees. Strategic Grants priorities in 2017 Regional cooperation for … [Read more...]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting Applicants for Visegrad+ Grant Program

Deadline: 1 February 2018 International Visegrad Fund is inviting applicants for its Visegrad+ Grant program to support projects which contribute to the democratization and transformation processes in selected countries and regions, especially non-EU member states in the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership countries. Visegrad+ Grants shall contribute to the development of the target countries mainly Visegrad+ Grants shall contribute to the development of the target countries mainly via … [Read more...]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting NGOs/CSOs for Visegrad Grants Program

Deadline: 1 February 2018 International Visegrad Fund is currently inviting eligible organizations from the Visegrad countries (V4) and worldwide for its Visegrad Grants program in order to foster regional cooperation between the V4 countries and projects advancing innovativeness and sustainability in Central and Eastern Europe. Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the project. The average grant support for supported project in 2016 was around €20,000. Focus Areas … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Grawemeyer Award!

Deadline: 31 January 2018 The Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, is open for applications and seeks ideas on issues of world importance and presented viewpoints that could lead to a more just and peaceful world. Each idea supports one noble cause: to inspire us all to work together for the common good. The Award is presented annually to the winner of a competition designed to stimulate the recognition, dissemination and critical analysis of outstanding proposals for improving … [Read more...]