Apply for GSMA Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities Innovation Fund!

Deadline: 3 September 2017 Applications are open for the Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities Innovation Fund with an aim to test and scale the use of mobile to improve or increase access to energy, water and sanitation services. To date, M4D Utilities estimates the trials have impacted over 2.5 million direct beneficiaries in underserved populations around the world. The grants awarded since 2013 have led to an additional $174 million raised by grantees from the private sector, showcasing … [Read more...]

Entries Open for 2017 CGAP Photo Contest: A Chance to Win up to US$2000!

Deadline: 29 September 2017 The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) is seeking entries for its 2017 CGAP Photo Contest that will show how people in both rural and urban areas are using digital finance in innovative ways to build greater resiliency through financial tools, and conduct their financial lives. The CGAP Photo Contest is looking for original, striking images that capture the importance of financial inclusion efforts around the world. Themes Innovations in Digital … [Read more...]

Thomson Foundation: Inviting Applicants for Young Journalist Award 2017

Deadline: 18 August 2017 Thomson Foundation, in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association (FPA), is inviting young journalists from around the world for its Young Journalist Award 2017. The Young Journalist Award is Thomson Foundation’s annual journalism competition, dedicated to finding and inspiring ambitious and emerging journalistic talent from across the globe. An esteemed panel from the foundation — all highly experienced journalists within their own right — will tackle the … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Vietnam: 2017 YSEALI Micro-Grant Program

Deadline: 31 July 2017 The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is currently inviting YSEALI members in Vietnam to submit proposals for the 2017 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Micro-Grant Program. Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is the U.S. government’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia, deepen engagement with young leaders on key regional and global challenges, and advance people-to-people ties … [Read more...]

United States Department of State: Understanding China’s Information Campaigns and Public Diplomacy in the Asian and Pacific Regions

Deadline: 18 August 2017 The Department of State (the Department) has announced through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) an open competition for a grant award. The Department is currently inviting U.S. nonprofit/non-governmental organizations to submit proposals to conduct, compile, analyze, submit, and present in two or more public forums research on the scope and resource commitments of China’s public diplomacy in Asia. The United States government, academic institutions, … [Read more...]

Asia New Zealand Foundation: Inviting Journalists for Travel and Discretionary Grants

Deadline: 2 October 2017 The Asia New Zealand Foundation is inviting journalists for its program entitled “Travel and Discretionary Grants” with an aim to offer New Zealand journalists the chance to travel to Asia to research and prepare stories. These grants support independent and self-managed travel to the region by New Zealand journalists. The Asia New Zealand Foundation does not make travel arrangements and cannot sponsor visas. Grant Categories The Asia New Zealand Foundation offers … [Read more...]

Sida International Training Programme: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

Deadline: 1 September 2017 The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is seeking applications for its International Training Programme “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)” , designed for individuals holding positions in organizations in the area of SRHR and who are qualified to participate in reform processes at various levels. Objectives The long-term objective of the programme is to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of poor women, … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund

Deadline: 27 August 2017 Applications are open for Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund to provide financial assistance to an individual to attend global biocultural events/exchanges or meetings of international significance which impacts the applicant’s home territory or region (individuals or organizations must apply for funding for a specific meeting or event). The focus of the fund examines biocultural issues—the rich but neglected adaptive interweave of people and place, culture and … [Read more...]

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 IDRC’s Research Awards 2018!

Deadline: 6 September 2017 The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is seeking applications for its “Research Awards 2018”. Research award recipients will undertake a one-year paid program of research on the topic they have submitted, and will receive hands-on experience in research management, grant administration, and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective. Thematic Areas Advisory Committee on Research Ethics Agriculture and … [Read more...]

SEAMEO BIOTROP Call for Proposals: Managing Biodiversity of Ecosystems for Greater Sustainability and Resilience in Southeast Asia

Deadline: 30 August 2017 The Southeast Asian regional Centre for Tropical Biology (SEAMEO), Regional Centre for Tropical Biology (BIOTROP) are seeking project proposals for implementation in 2018 and 2019 on the theme Managing biodiversity of ecosystems for greater sustainability and resilience in Southeast Asia. SEAMEO BIOTROP believes that its new program thrusts are current critical concerns confronting the Southeast Asian region in general. Focus Areas Restoration of degraded … [Read more...]

The Pacific Forum: WSD-Handa Fellowship Program for Leaders of Tomorrow!

Deadline: 31 July 2017 The Pacific Forum presents "WSD-Handa Fellowship" to help young East Asian, US, and European scholars and professionals obtain the knowledge and skills that will define them as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow. Through the generosity of the Worldwide Support for Development and Dr. Handa Haruhisha, the Pacific Forum CSIS has established the WSD-Handa Fellowship Program. This fellowship offers both resident and non-resident fellowships to increase East Asian, US … [Read more...]

Applications Open for PEMSEA Youth Grant Competition 2017!

Deadline: 31 August 2017 PEMSEA is seeking applications from youth leaders for its program entitled "The Youth Grant Competition" in order to enable young leaders to provide real world solutions. The Youth Program engages and empowers youth leaders across the region to take ownership of the health of coasts and oceans in East Asia. Through Youth Program activities, young leaders can build the skills and professional development to become effective integrated coastal management (ICM) … [Read more...]

IFAD Call for Proposals: Promoting Innovations in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development in Developing Countries

Deadline: 25 July 2017 The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is seeking proposals from eligible organizations to implement a project on South-South and Triangular Cooperation to support rural transformation: Promoting innovations in information and communication technology (ICT) for agriculture and rural development. Objectives Strengthen smallholders’ capacities to undertake sustainable rural transformation processes by accessing “digital dividends” created through … [Read more...]

ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2017: Mobility First!

Deadline: 15 September 2017 The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) has launched Mobility First!, a new fund to support the travel of Asian and European artists and cultural professionals between Asia and Europe. Through this new initiative, ASEF supports the mobility of artists and cultural professionals for cross-border activities that include participation in events, networking, research and collaborative meetings. Mobility support is provided to selected individuals for travel from Asia to … [Read more...]

Voice’s Niger Empowerment Grant: Addressing Informal Groups or Organizations

Deadline: 15 September 2017 Voice is seeking Applications for its Niger Empowerment Grant to address informal groups or organizations to raise awareness, promote transformational leadership, build self-confidence and combat the stigmatization of the most marginalized and discriminated groups. Voice is an innovative grant mechanism that supports the most marginalized and discriminated people in 10 low- and low-middle income countries in Africa and Asia . It aims to amplify and connect the … [Read more...]

Counterpart International/Innovation for Change: Request for Applications for Small Innovation Grants

Deadline: 31 July 2017 The Innovation for Change Initiative, co-implemented by Counterpart International, Inc., is accepting applications for its Small Innovation Grants to disseminate information to the regional hubs so they may develop and submit applications for Innovation for Change funding. Innovation for Change provides customized support to each hub based on their area of need and interest and simultaneously builds a global architecture of resources and platforms to enhance networking … [Read more...]

SANDEE Call for Concept Notes: Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Change Program in South Asia

Deadline: 31 July 2017 The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is currently seeking concept notes for its “Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Change in South Asia” that will provide research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the inter-connections between development, natural resource use, and the environment. Grant Information Grants are likely to be in the range of USD 20,000-30,000 over a two-year … [Read more...]

Department of State, Bureau of ECA: Global Undergraduate Exchange Program

Deadline: 5 September 2017 The Office of Academic Exchange Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the administration of the FY 2018 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) that is designed to promote mutual understanding by awarding outstanding, underserved undergraduate students from East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, the Near East, South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere full … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 3rd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum 2017!

Deadline: 17 July 2017 Applications are open for 3rd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum 2017 which is a participatory event bringing together activists, women human rights defenders, academics, lawyers, and global allies. The forum will facilitate the sharing of tools and resources, provide space for advocacy, strengthen capacities and invite people to collectively strategise to build power in the era of authoritarian, patriarchal, late capitalism. Feminists from Asia Pacific join APWLD members and … [Read more...]

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