Waislitz Global Citizen Award 2016: Recognizing Individual Excellence in Work to End Extreme Poverty

Deadline: 28 July 2016 The Waislitz Foundation and Global Citizen are inviting applicants for its Waislitz Global Citizen Award 2016 in order to recognize individual excellence in work to end extreme poverty. Key Areas Global Citizenship: How do you embody and exemplify the values and practices of a Global Citizen? Impact: What is your track record of reducing extreme poverty? Innovation: How have you brought new thinking to overcoming the challenge of ending extreme poverty? … [Read more...]

ETH Zurich Seed Money Projects 2016: Bilateral Research Collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Region

Deadline: 1 September 2016 The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned ETH Zurich as Leading House (LH) and  is inviting applicants for its seed money projects with scientific partner institutions. The goal of the seed money call is to establish and strengthen links between Swiss researchers and scientists and institutions of the below mentioned countries. The current call for seed money project will be held on 23-25 May 2016 at the University of … [Read more...]

International Youth Forum: Youth Culture for Social Transformation and Equality

Deadline: 30 July 2016 The International Youth Forum (IYF) is inviting the participation of youths from around the world, with a particular emphasis on independent thinking and social transformation, to represent the youth voice in an effort to mainstream culture into the agenda of development. The main theme of IYF, “Youth Culture for Social Transformation and Equality” is directly correlated to the WCF theme, “Culture for an Inclusive Sustainable Planet”. The International Youth Forum (IYF) … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA)

Deadline: 31 July 2016 The East African Community Secretariat (EACS) in collaboration with the Regional Dialogue Committee (RDC), in partnership with GIZ is currently inviting applications for Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) which incubates small-scale regional integration projects, proposed and implemented by civil society, private sector and other interest groups in East Africa. It is cross border in nature, with projects expected to involve at least two EAC … [Read more...]

Applications Open for CAS SEE Rijeka Fellowship Program 2016

Deadline: 20 July 2016 CAS SEE is currently inviting applications for CAS SEE Fellowship Programme 2016. The CAS SEE Rijeka is an international researcher mobility program that offers up to five months residencies in Rijeka and in the countries of the Balkans region. The Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to South Africa: Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

Deadline: 1 August 2016 The U.S. Embassy South Africa Public Affairs Section, U.S. Department of State (PAS) is pleased to announce the funding availability through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program to support exchange between the U.S. and South Africa with the aim of improving mutual respect and understanding. Priorities Culture / American Society; Educational Initiatives; Democracy, Good Governance, and Rule of law; Human Rights and Civil Society; Science and … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Three Funding Programmes by Graham Foundation

Deadline: Various The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts is seeking applications for its 2016 grants and awards programs. The Foundation makes project-based grants to individuals and organisations each year and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. Grant and Award Information The proposed amount for grant programs should not exceed $30,000. … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Graham Foundation Carter Manny Award!

Deadline: 15 November 2016 The Graham Foundation is inviting applicants for Carter Manny Award 2017. The award is recognition of outstanding doctoral students whose work represents some of the most innovative and advanced scholarship on architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The Carter Manny Award supports dissertation research and writing by promising scholars whose projects have architecture as their primary focus and the potential to shape architectural … [Read more...]

Graham Foundation Grants to Organisations: Assisting the Production & Presentation of Significant Programs

Deadline: 25 February 2017 The Graham Foundation grants to Organisations assist the production and presentation of significant programs about architecture and the designed environment in order to promote dialogue, raise awareness, and develop new and wider audiences. It also: Supports them in their effort to take risks in programming and create opportunities for experimentation. Recognises the vital role they play in providing individuals with a public forum in which to present their … [Read more...]

Graham Foundation Grants to Individuals: Contributing towards Creative, Intellectual and Professional Growth

Deadline: 15 September 2016 The Graham Foundation through its grants to Individuals provides opportunities to create, develop, and communicate a project about architecture and the designed environment that will contribute to their creative, intellectual, and professional growth at crucial or potentially transformative stages in their careers. Along with providing opportunities to individuals, the foundation's priorities are to: Support their efforts to take positions, develop new forms … [Read more...]

2016 INGO Call for Proposals: Focusing on Humanitarian Demining

Deadline: 17 July 2016 The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) is seeking Proposals from International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) concerning humanitarian demining for the period 2016-2020 in order to support the development of local communities through partnerships, employment, the promotion of gender equality and a human rights based approach. Goals Achieve the goals of Finland's development policy Achieve Finland's country- and organisation-specific … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture! Fostering a Better Understanding of Other Civilizations

Deadline: 15 July 2016 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking nominations for the 14th Edition UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture with an aim to encourage the propose qualified candidates who deserve to be rewarded for their literary, scientific or artistic achievements, as well as for their global outreach devoted to promoting Arab culture and its worldwide dissemination – independent of any religious considerations. The UNESCO-Sharjah … [Read more...]

WBF’s Enabling Education Program to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Victorians

Deadline: 20 July 2016 The William Buckland Foundation (WBF) is currently inviting applications for its Enabling Education Program with an aim to support real change in four key areas of focus; Homelessness and Employment, Health, Education and Agriculture. The new structure of the granting program aims to have better impact, and make a real difference in improving the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians. Goals Engagement: education providers galvanize students, parents … [Read more...]

AICGS: DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies

Deadline: 31 August 2016 The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) awards the DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies in recognition of exceptional work in one of the Institute’s three major areas of research - Foreign & Domestic Policy Studies; Business & Economics; and Society, Culture & Politics. The central aim of this prize is to foster a new generation of American scholarship on Germany and encourage innovative … [Read more...]

Embassy of Finland: Seeking Proposals for Local Cooperation Fund in Egypt

Deadline: 31 August 2016 The Embassy of Finland in Cario is seeking proposals for its Local Cooperation Fund (LCF) in order to support Egyptian civil society initiatives for development in Egypt. Focus Areas Projects promoting and facilitating access to education for girls and young women, including women/girls of the refugee population in Egypt. Projects supporting women's participation in elections and enhancing the role of women in community leadership. Funding Information LCF … [Read more...]

Harvard University’s South Asia Institute Arts Program: Exploring Critical Issues of South Asia

Deadline: 15 August 2016 The Harvard University's South Asia Institute is currently inviting applications for its Arts Program with an aim to serve as a resource across all disciplines to explore critical issues of South Asia through the lens of art and design. The Program welcomes applications from emerging artists in South Asia to come to Harvard University to participate in interdisciplinary discourse with students and faculty on global issues relevant to South Asia. Four artists will be … [Read more...]

Fund for Local Cooperation: Improving the Functioning of the Local Civil Society

Deadline: 15 August 2016 The Embassy of Finland, Hanoi is accepting proposals for its Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) with an aim to improve the functioning of the local civil society and to enhance the cooperation and partnerships between private sector actors in Viet Nam and in Finland. The Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) complements other development cooperation efforts of the Finnish government and is available in most Finnish Embassies in developing countries. Priorities The … [Read more...]

British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund 2016 – 2020: Protecting Cultural Heritage through Capacity Building

Deadline: 1 August 2016 The British Council, in partnership with the Department for Culture Media and Sport, has launched the Cultural Protection Fund  to support cultural heritage in conflict-affected countries. The objective is to help to create opportunities for economic and social development through building capacity to foster, safeguard and promote cultural heritage in conflict-affected regions overseas. The Fund will support efforts to keep cultural heritage sites and objects safe, … [Read more...]

Lifelong Learning Awards 2016: Building Inclusive & Democratic Educational Systems

Deadline: 31 August 2016 The Lifelong Learning Platform is seeking applicants for its Lifelong Learning Awards 2016 in order to attract public attention on lifelong learning as well as to inspire new practices and policies. First priority of its Lifelong Learning Manifesto: “Building inclusive and democratic educational systems”. The priority covers different important issues such as citizenship and global education, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, fighting prejudices and … [Read more...]

How to make your first contact with the corporate donors

Making your first contact with the corporate donors can be tough and intimidating. The corporate culture differs a lot from the nonprofit world. Many-a-times, nonprofits need to make a lot of efforts to reach out to a corporate, to make them listen to what they have to ask for, and to tell them why they stand out by the good work they do. Being able to schedule a meeting with them is a good indication for the potential collaborations or seeking corporate funding or sponsorship for your … [Read more...]