The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation: Seeking Applications for the Literacy Fund

Deadline: 21 September 2017 The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation is currently inviting proposals from organisations working or based in Sub-Saharan Africa for the Literacy Fund to undertake projects to increase literacy levels in young people. The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation is a charitable organisation dedicated to empowering young writers, the advancement of the adventure writing genre and the promotion of literacy. The Literacy Fund aims to: support projects aiming to improve … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2nd Annual Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day Challenge 2017

Deadline: 1 September 2017 Are you a young African between the ages of 18 and 35? Do you have a passion for youth participation in the transformation of agribusiness in Africa? If yes, then apply for the 2nd Annual Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day Challenge. The African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) is inviting applicants for the 2nd edition of its Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day Challenge 2017. The 2017 edition of the  5th October “Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day” during the … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Queen’s Young Leaders Award Programme!

Deadline: 21 August 2017 The Queen’s Young Leaders is inviting applicants for its Queen’s Young Leader Award that recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Benefits Mentoring As a Queen’s Young Leader applicants will be allocated a mentor with relevant experience and expertise who will support them over the course of the year to continue and develop … [Read more...]

UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards: Helping Young People Help the Planet

Deadline: 15 December 2017 Applications are open for MAB Young Scientists Awards to target young researchers carrying out interdisciplinary research in line with UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme. Priority is given to projects carried out in biosphere reserves. MAB Young Scientists Award applicants are strongly encouraged to take into account the priorities of the LAP, and to identify in their applications how their research contributes to the research-related actions of the … [Read more...]

Georg Arnhold Program 2018/2019: Promoting Education for Sustainable Peace

Deadline: 1 October 2017 The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research is seeking applications for its Georg Arnhold program on Education for Sustainable Peace 2018/2019 with an aim to promote education for sustainable peace with a particular focus on educational media and curricula at secondary school level in post-conflict or transitional societies. The objectives of this program are to support international scholarly communication and translate research findings into … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Humanitarian Accelerators Program!

Deadline: 19 August 2017 Applications are open for Humanitarian Accelerators program which is a first of its kind initiative in the Arab World connecting start-ups and established companies from around the world with the UAE’s humanitarian sector to tackle social, cultural and environmental challenges in the Arab region. The program is taking place from October 1st to November 29th in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The inaugural program focuses on empowering refugees through education and … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment!

Deadline: 31 August 2017 The Merdeka Award is seeking applications for its grant program that is designed to make it possible for qualified and deserving Malaysians, between the ages 22-35 to engage in short-term collaborative projects/programmes of up to three months, at an internationally-recognised host institution in select disciplines (education, arts, sports, community/social work, environment, health, science and technology). The aim of this program is to help the recipient build on … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Clean Energy Wire Grants Program!

Deadline: 15 September 2017 The Clean Energy Wire (CLEW) is offering three grants for the most promising international collaborative projects from at least two different countries on the topics of clean energy, climate policy and the shift to a low-carbon economy. Funding Information Clean Energy Wire CLEW will support successful applicants’ stories with a grant of between EUR 4,000 and 6,000.The three successful journalist teams will be invited to the 2017 Clean Energy Wire CLEW Network … [Read more...]

Harry Ransom Center: Seeking Applications for Research Fellowships

Deadline: 15 November 2017 The Harry Ransom Center is seeking applications for Research Fellowships that support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. The Harry Ransom Center will award 10 dissertation fellowships and up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. Types of Fellowships One To Three Month Fellowships $3,500 Per … [Read more...]

The Lancet : Establishing a Youth Network for The Lancet Standing Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

Deadline: 21 August 2017 The Lancet is looking for six young health advocates and/or professionals (18-29 years) from diverse backgrounds, to work with them to set up a Youth Network for The Lancet Standing Commission. The Lancet is establishing a Standing Commission to continue the work of The Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing. Eligibility Criteria Successful applicants will be between 18-24 years; however applicants up to 29 years are also encouraged to apply. … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Advocacy Fellows Program 2018

Deadline: 8 September 2017 Applications are open for Advocacy Fellows Program 2018 to expand and strengthen the capacity of civil society advocates and organisations to monitor, support and help shape biomedical HIV prevention research and rapid rollout of new effective interventions in low- and middle-income countries with HIV burdens. The Advocacy Fellows Program pairs emerging leaders in advocacy and activism with existing organizations to develop and execute creative, context-specific … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Waislitz Global Citizen Award 2017!

Deadline: 15 August 2017 Nominations are open for Waislitz Global Citizen Award 2017 that is presented by the Waislitz Foundation and Global Citizen to recognize the excellence of one individual in their work to end extreme poverty. Key Areas Global Citizenship: How does the nominee embody and exemplify the values and practices of a Global Citizen? Impact: What is the nominee’s track record of reducing extreme poverty? Innovation: How has the nominee brought new thinking to … [Read more...]

Applications Open for African Forum on Youth Skills & Enterprise in the Digital Age!

Deadline: 4 September 2017 Applications are open for African Forum on Youth Skills & Enterprise in the Digital Age that will bring together senior policymakers, government administration senior officials, development partners, private sector, representatives of African youth, young entrepreneurs, civil society and experts to showcase, share and discuss comprehensive and innovative TVSD/TVET models and programmes. The program’s aim is to develop the leadership and digital skills of the … [Read more...]

IBM: Inviting Applicants to Support their Climate Change or Environmental Projects

Deadline: 15 September 2017 The IBM is currently inviting applicants to apply for free crowdsourced supercomputing power, weather data and cloud storage to support their climate or environmental research project. They welcome scientists around the world. Through World Community Grid, Applicants computational research calculations are distributed to thousands of volunteers around the world who perform these calculations on their computer or Android devices. In doing so, they get 24/7 access to … [Read more...]

Spencer Foundation: Seeking Applications for Small Research Grants

Deadline: 1 November 2017 The Spencer Foundation is seeking applications for its Small Research Grants Program that supports education research projects. The program's aim is to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. The Spencer Foundation was established in 1962 by Lyle M. Spencer. The Foundation is intended, by Spencer’s direction, to investigate ways in which education, broadly conceived, can be improved around the world. Funding … [Read more...]

Science by Women Programme: Promoting African Women’s Leadership in Scientific Research

Deadline: 20 September 2017 The Women for Africa Foundation (FMxA) is seeking applications for its 3rd Edition of Science by Women Programme with the aim to promote African women’s leadership in scientific research and technology transfer and to foster the capacity of the research centres in their home countries. The main goal is to enable African women researchers and scientists to tackle the great challenges faced by Africa through research in Health and biomedicine, agriculture and food … [Read more...]

The Darwin Initiative: Seeking Applications for Post Project Funding

Deadline: 4 January 2018 Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Department for International Development are seeking applications for 24th Round of Darwin Initiative's Post Project Funding. Post project funding may be considered where there is a specific need to do more work on a successful and completed Darwin project. The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment in developing countries and UK Overseas … [Read more...]

Apply for European Commission’s ERC Synergy Grant Programme 2018!

Deadline: 14 November 2017 The European Commission is seeking applications for its "ERC Synergy Grant" with an aim to promote substantial advances at the frontiers of knowledge, to cross-fertilize scientific fields, and to encourage new productive lines of enquiry and new methods and techniques, including unconventional approaches and investigations at the interface between established disciplines. ERC Synergy Grants are intended to enable minimum two to maximum four Principal Investigators … [Read more...]

Darwin Initiative: Seeking Applications for Main Project Funding

Deadline: 12 September 2017 Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Department for International Development are seeking stage 1 applications for 24th round of Darwin Initiative's Main Project Funding. The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment in developing countries and UK Overseas Territories (OTs). The Darwin is a competitive grant scheme, to support projects in developing countries. The Darwin … [Read more...]

Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Sustainable Water Fund to Improve Water Security in Developing Countries

Deadline: 8 December 2017 The Netherlands Enterprise Agency is seeking concept notes for the  2nd round of its Sustainable Water Fund programme (FDW) with an aim to support Public Private Partnerships (PPP) that contribute to inclusive green growth by improving water security and water safety in developing countries. The FDW programme is divided into two phases: the development phase and the implementation phase. The development phase begins with a call for ideas. This is an invitation from … [Read more...]

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