Nominations Open for International Children’s Peace Prize! Improving Children’s Rights Worldwide

Deadline: 17 March 2017 The KidsRights Foundation is currently inviting applicants for its International Children’s Peace Prize, awarded annually to an exceptional child, whose courageous or otherwise remarkable actions have made a difference in improving children’s rights. The motivation behind the prize is to provide a platform to children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights. Prize Information The winner receives the statuette 'Nkosi', which shows how … [Read more...]

Request for Proposals: Evaluation of UN Women´s Fund for Gender Equality around the World

Deadline: 7 February 2017 The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is seeking proposals for its "Evaluation of UN Women´s Fund for Gender Equality" to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women. The mandate and functions of UN Women call for the promotion of organizational and UN system accountability on gender equality through evaluation, strengthening evaluation capacities and learning from evaluation, and developing systems to measure … [Read more...]

Start-Up Chile Seed: Acceleration Program for Startups in Chile

Deadline: 7 February 2017 The Chilean Government is seeking applications for its "Start-Up Chile Seed Program" which is executed by Corfo, that attracts world class entrepreneurs in early stage to start their business in Chile, strengthening enterprise environment, supporting the culture of innovation in our country, and connecting with Latam to grow from this region to the world. The goal of the program is to position Chile as the leading innovation and entrepreneurial hub of Latin America. … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize!

Deadline: 1 March 2017 Jacobs Foundation is seeking nominations for Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize with an aim to award outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all scholarly disciplines aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth or contributing to one of the Jacobs Foundation’s thematic priorities. This includes, but is not limited to, educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, linguistics, … [Read more...]

MINDS Call for Applications: Youth Program in Elections and Governance for African Researchers

Deadline:  3 February 2017 The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is inviting applicants from distinguished African researchers/ research institutions to conduct a baseline study on advocacy and engagement strategies to enhance youth participation in elections and governance in Africa. The main objective of the baseline study is to provide an understanding of youth participation in elections and governance in Africa with the aim of clarifying the gaps to be filled or … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2017-2018 YES Alumni Grants Program!

Deadline: 15 February 2017 American Councils for International Education is seeking applications for its 2017-2018 YES Alumni Grants Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), to assist past participants of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program of the program years 2003-04 to 2015-16 who successfully completed the YES or the YES Abroad programs from any of the past or current YES countries. The grants program has … [Read more...]

Applications Open for OFID Scholarship Program for Developing Countries!

Deadline: 1 May 2017 The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is seeking applications for its scholarship program to help highly motivated, highly driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of graduate studies. OFID awards its scholarships to qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master’s degree. Benefits The tuition fees, including any … [Read more...]

2017 MILEAD Fellows Program: Inviting Young African Women Leaders

Deadline: 15 March 2017 Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) is seeking applications for its 2017 MILEAD (Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development) Fellows Program to identify Africa’s most outstanding emerging women leaders. The MILEAD Fellows Program is a long-term leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African female leaders to attain and thrive in leadership in their communities and Africa as … [Read more...]

National Institute of Health: Seeking Applications for Zika Virus (ZIKV) Complications

Deadline: 7 January 2020 The National Institute of Health (NIH) is seeking applications for its Zika Virus (ZIKV) Complications with an aim to provide support for research on Zika virus (ZIKV) and its complications. The participating NIH institutes are issuing this FOA to determine whether ZIKV infection causes microcephaly and other congenital abnormalities in babies and the potential rapid spread of ZIKV to the United States. Priorities (Not Limited) Demonstrate the causative role of … [Read more...]

AWDF’s Leading from the South Programme: Inviting Women’s Rights Organisations from Africa and The Middle East

Deadline: Various Yala and Ananse Grants: 13 February  2017 Pamoja Grants: 3 March 2017 The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is currently inviting women’s rights organisations for its Leading from the South programme to support organisations and initiatives advancing the rights of women facing multiple discriminations. Thematic Areas Eliminate violence against women and girls & sustain respect for women’s bodily integrity and autonomy Protect full economic rights and … [Read more...]

The Nederlands Albert Schweitzer Fonds Micro Grants: Supporting Small-scale Local Initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa

Deadline: 1 May 2017 The Nederlands Albert Schweitzer Fonds (NASF) is seeking applications for its Micro Grants to provide direct support to small-scale local initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa. This financial assistance is focused on the development of health care and related issues. Participation and co-responsibility of the audience are an important evaluation criterion for project applications. All requests are initiated by the target group and implemented by them. The preference is for … [Read more...]

African Researchers’ Small Grants Program: Addressing Emerging Challenges Facing Program Implementation in Africa

Deadline: 14 February 2017 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting the African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD) through the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) with 100,000 USD to initiate the first African Researchers’ Small Grants Program (SGP). Collaboration between COR-NTD and ARNTD, which were both formed in 2013, provides a unique opportunity for a synergistic effort to address emerging challenges … [Read more...]

STARTS Prize 2017: Honoring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society stimulated by the Arts throughout the World

Deadline: 3 March 2017 The European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are seeking applications for its "STARTS Prize 2017" 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...]

Miss.Africa Seed Funding Round II: Seeking EOIs for Tech Initiatives for Women in Africa

Deadline: 2 February 2017 Miss.Africa Initiative led by DCA Academy is seeking Expression of Interest (EOIs) for its Seed Fund in Africa that will give small grants to support women and girls in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields to launch or expand their own initiatives that will increase their digital opportunities in IT related training, jobs and leadership roles. The program is interested in learning about successful activities that are currently supporting … [Read more...]

IUCN Call for Papers: Global Forest and Climate Change Programme (GFCCP)

Deadline: 5 February 2017 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is inviting applicants for its Global Forest and Climate Change Programme (GFCCP) that will contribute new knowledge and innovative solutions for combatting deforestation while accelerating restoration. Objectives Developing sustainable forest and land use scenarios Upscaling deforestation-free food and commodity production that relies on restoration strategies Achieving private sector … [Read more...]

Frame Call for Applications: Travel Grant for Foreign Art Experts

Deadline: 28 February 2017 Frame is seeking applications for its Travel Grant to promote the international mobility and networking of art experts and to promote the opportunities of Finnish art and artists for international interaction and appearances and the exhibition of Finnish art internationally. The purpose of grants awarded by Frame is based on the strategy of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and Frame’s own strategy. Frame is an advocate for Finnish contemporary art. … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2017 Young Innovator International Conference!

Deadline: 31 July 2017 Young Innovators in collaboration with Special Education Unit, Innovation Centre, Youth Friendly Resources Centre, African Youth Association of NGOs, Multi-Education Service Trust and LIFYEAD Africa is happy to announce the 2017 Young Innovators International Conference. This conference will be the largest gathering of youths, Entrepreneurs, Innovators and students across Africa, serving as a platform to support, unite and re-focus activities towards youth innovation, … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for UN Public Service Awards 2017! Recognizing Innovation and Excellence in Public Services Worldwide

Deadline: 28 February 2017 The United Nations has begun accepting nominations for the 2017 UN Public Service Awards (UNPSA), aimed at promoting and recognizing innovation and excellence in public services supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the transformative agenda to boost prosperity around the world and ensure that no one is left behind. The United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) recognizes excellence in public service at the global level. … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Addressing Urban Agriculture for Multiple Benefits under EU-China Urbanisation Partnership

Deadline: 14 February 2017 The European Union (EU) is seeking applications for its program "Resource-efficient urban agriculture for multiple benefits – contribution to the EU-China Urbanisation Partnership" to support the development of innovative production systems both conventional and organic and their associated value chains in cooperation with relevant local actors and stakeholders, and according to business models that target economic and social benefits. With increasing urbanisation, … [Read more...]

Wellcome Trust’s Seed Awards in Science: Inviting Researchers in Low & Middle Income Countries

Deadline: 13 March 2017 The Wellcome Trust is currently inviting applicants for its Seed Awards in Science that will help researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to the Wellcome Trust or elsewhere. The Awards seek to encourage researchers: at the start of their independent careers who want to develop ideas outside their discipline or area of expertise. Grant Information A Seed Award in Science is worth up to £100,000 for up … [Read more...]

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