U.S. Department of State: Supporting Her Empowerment – Girls’ Resilience, Enterprise, and Technology (SHE’s GREAT) Initiative

Deadline: 15 June 2018 The Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI) has announced "Supporting Her Empowerment – Girls' Resilience, Enterprise, and Technology (SHE's GREAT) Initiative"  to advance U.S. national security and prosperity by promoting young women and girls’ (ages 0-24) opportunities and leadership. The aim of this initiative is to ensure that young women and girls are economically and socially empowered, free from violence and discrimination, and have access to … [Read more...]

Winners announced for Ockenden International Prizes for Refugee Projects

Winners of the sixth annual Ockenden International Prizes for refugee projects have been announced yesterday by Ockenden International. The four winners are: IPSDI Burundi, Health Equity Initiatives, Malaysia, Safe Passage UK, and Taawon, Lebanon. The four winning projects are from Burundi, Malaysia, Lebanon and the United Kingdom. Each winner receives GBP25,000, rewarding and recognizing innovative work that has promoted self-reliance among refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) – … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of the Interior, FWS: Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund-ASIA

Deadline: 30 April 2018 The United States Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is seeking proposals for program entitled “Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund –ASIA” for conservation of rhinoceroses and/or tigers throughout their ranges. The Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act was passed in 1994 to provide financial resources for conservation of rhinoceros and tiger populations. Priorities The Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund supports projects that promote … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2018

Deadline: 25 April 2018 To commemorate its 20th anniversary in 2017, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) builds upon its support to cultural mobility over the past 2 decades by launching Mobility First! - ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative, a new fund that supports the movement of Asian and European artists and cultural professionals in Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) partner countries. Through this initiative, ASEF supports the mobility of artists and cultural professionals for cross-border … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy New Zealand, PAS:  Public Diplomacy Grants Program

Deadline: 1 August 2018 The U.S. Embassy New Zealand Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is seeking Statement of Interest (SOI) for  its Public Diplomacy Grants Program that strengthen security and military cooperation and coordination, promote the mutual benefits of bilateral trade and investment, and deepen the relationships with Pacific communities, in New Zealand, Niue and the Cook Islands, based on our shared values and heritage. All programs must include an … [Read more...]

Call for Nominations: 2018 United Nations Human Rights Prize

Deadline: 6 April 2018 The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is seeking nominations for the 2018 United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights. The prize will be awarded at an event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 10 December 2018, as part of the annual commemoration of the Human Rights Day. The United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights is an honorary award given to individuals and organizations in recognition of outstanding … [Read more...]

Applications Open for WWF’s Conservation Workshop Grants!

Deadline: 1 May 2018 The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is currently inviting applicants for its Conservation Workshop Grants to fund organizations to train communities, stakeholders, park guards, and others on local and regional conservation issues. These grants support training workshops with a strong hands-on learning component that will build capacity for people living in WWF priority places in select countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Conservation Workshop Grants are essential to … [Read more...]

GDN Call for Proposals: Strengthening Institutional Capacities of Research Actors to Understand the Links between the Economy and the Environment

Deadline: 10 April 2018 The Global Development Network (GDN) has launched a call for proposals for institutions interested in strengthening the production and use of policy-relevant knowledge on the links between the economy and the environment. Through this competitive call, GDN invites research institutions in South Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific to propose a project for the duration of 12 months (one year) that aim to strengthen their existing program on topics at the intersection … [Read more...]

USAID/RDMA: Seeking Applications for Together Program

Deadline: 9 May 2018 The United States Agency for International Development’s Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA) is seeking applications from qualified U.S and non-U.S. organizations to provide services to improve meaningful engagement among targeted stakeholders to reduce drivers of latent and violent conflict in Thailand. Objectives The three primary objectives to build toward the activity goal are as follows: Improve existing mechanisms for targeted Royal Thai … [Read more...]

U.S Mission to Uzbekistan: 2019 Eurasia/South Asia Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program

Deadline: 23 March 2018 The Embassy of the United States in Tashkent is seeking applications for the 2019 Eurasia/South Asia Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program which provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge of the United States. The program consists of non-degree academic seminars focusing on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, … [Read more...]

ICNL: Fellowships to Promote Research on the Legal Framework for Civil Society

Deadline: 30 March 2018 The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) has announced the availability of four (4) new research fellowships. The fellowships will provide the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC for up to 4 weeks during June – August 2018 to conduct research on the legal framework for civil society and civic participation. This is an action-oriented fellowship. It is designed to provide opportunities to engage practitioners and scholars to advance the legal … [Read more...]

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada: Seeking Applications for its Media Fellowship Program

Deadline: 16 April 2018 The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is seeking applications for its Media Fellowship Program which offers up-and-coming and established journalists the opportunity to spend time in Asia researching and preparing stories.  The program is supported by Cathay Pacific Airways. The fellowship accepts creative proposals that examine important and emerging stories on issues impacting Asia and relevant to Canada. It aims to help Canadian journalists become better informed … [Read more...]

CHANEL collaborates with Asia Foundation to enhance Opportunities for Women’s Entrepreneurship in South Korea

The Asia Foundation has announced  to received support from Paris-based Foundation CHANEL under a brand-new Accelerate Growth Initiative aimed at enhancing opportunities for women’s entrepreneurship in South Korea. Under this new collaboration, the Asia Foundation is launching a one-year research project with Gyeonggi Family & Women’s Research Institute that will examine the factors that inhibit or facilitate the creation of women-owned companies in the province. This initiative will … [Read more...]

Japan announces US$72.3 million to WFP to meet Hunger needs in 23 Countries

The Government of Japan has announced the contribution of US$72.3 million to WFP to meet urgent hunger needs in 23 countries contribution. The generous infusion of funding will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 23 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Director of the WFP Japan Office, Naoe Yakiya said, “WFP deeply appreciates this substantial injection of support from Japan which comes at a critical time when the organization is simultaneously … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of ECA:  Seeking Applications for 2018 TechGirls Central Asia Program

Deadline: 14 May 2018 The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has announced an open competition for the FY 2018 TechGirls Central Asia Program. The Bureau anticipates that the TechGirls participants will be selected from the Central Asian countries that are participating in TechWomen so that TechWomen participants may assist with recruitment and mentoring of the girls once they return home. The eligible countries … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL: Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean

Deadline: 14 May 2018 The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, is seeking applications from qualified Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Educational Institutions, and other qualified organizations for a Grant to implement a program entitled “Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean”. INL/C seeks to fund a project that builds Latin America's capacity to deter, detect, investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Dioscoro L. Umali Achievement Award in Agricultural Development!

Deadline: 30 April 2018 Applications are open for Dioscoro L. Umali Achievement Award in Agricultural Development. The award recognizes exemplary individuals in Southeast Asia who have contributed to the advancement of agricultural development in the region as exemplified by Dr. Dioscoro L. Umali, the first Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and a renowned development practitioner. It covers achievements along the full range … [Read more...]

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Announces 2018-2019 Media Fellowship Program

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) has announced the details of its 2018-2019 Media Fellowship Program. The goal of the program is to help Canadian journalists become better informed about this dynamic part of the world in order to write and broadcast insightfully on Asia and the Canada-Asia relationship. The Fellowship is funded in part by Hong Kong’s award-winning airline, Cathay Pacific Airways. Two of the 2018-2019 APF Canada Media Fellows will receive a two-night stopover … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia Wetland Fund 2018

Deadline: 31 March 2018 The Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA) is now seeking project proposals for funding support under the RRC-EA Wetland Fund 2018. This Grant Program provides complementary support to plan and ongoing national Ramsar initiatives as a contribution of participating Contracting Parties to the implementation of the Ramsar Convention. Thematic Areas Wetland advocates from the region are invited to apply for small grants in line with the following thematic … [Read more...]

USAID-Bangkok: Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Infrastructure Development in the Mekong Region

Deadline: 18 April 2018 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Regional Development Mission for Asia is seeking applications for funding to carry out innovative activities that enhance environmental safeguards in Chinese infrastructure investments in the Mekong region. This Activity aims to expand U.S. engagement with China specific to the Mekong region, increase the application of environmental safeguards, and level the playing field for influence and investment by … [Read more...]