IDB Prizes for Science and Technology: Promoting Comprehensive Human Development

Deadline: 30 November 2016 Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is currently inviting applicants for the 15th Edition for its IDB Prizes for Science and Technology with an aim to promote comprehensive human development, with a focus on the priority areas of alleviating poverty, improving health, promoting education, improving governance and allowing people to prosper. Objectives Acknowledge and encourage the achievements of the successful institutions Promote sound and fruitful competition … [Read more...]

AmplifyChange Strengthening Grants: Strengthening the work of Small to Medium Civil Society Organisations

Deadline: 30 July 2016 The AmplifyChange is currently inviting applicants from eligible organisations for its Strengthening grants with an aim to support and strengthen the work of small to medium civil society organisations, partnerships and coalitions who are operating at the local, community, district or national level. Strengthening grants are also intended to help strengthen the organisational and technical capacity of groups. Priority Areas Ending Unsafe Abortion Gender-Based … [Read more...]

CROP: Seeking Applications for Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication Workshop

Deadline: 15 August 2016 The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) is currently seeking applications for its Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication 2016 workshop with an aim to explore the ways in which social exclusion contributes to poverty, and how social inclusion in various spheres may reduce it. The event will bring together international experts in both poverty analysis and those whose work focuses on group discrimination, stigma, and exclusionary relations. CROP … [Read more...]

New England Biolabs Foundation’s Funding Program: Fostering Community-based Conservation

Deadline: 12 August 2016 The New England Biolabs Foundation is seeking letters of inquiry (LOIs) from community-based nonprofit organizations for its Funding Program with an aim to foster community-based conservation of landscapes and seascapes and the biocultural diversity found in these places. The Program seeks to encourage community-based projects in regions of the world where small contributions can have the greatest impact. Objectives Creating and/or ensuring effective … [Read more...]

Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards: Inviting Grassroots & Women-led Organizations Worldwide

Deadline: 4 September 2016 The Women and Gender Constituency is currently inviting applicants for its Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards with an aim to ensure a just outcome, one which works for people and the planet, and which responds to injustice among and within countries in relation to climate impacts and resilience. The Gender Just Climate Solutions Award will make gender responsive and equitable solutions visible at the "COP of action", the COP22 in Marrakech and central to just … [Read more...]

E.W. “Al” Thrasher Awards: Improving Children’s Health through Medical Research

Deadline: Ongoing The Thrasher Research Fund is seeking applicants for its E.W. "Al" Thrasher Awards with an aim to improve children's health through medical research, with an emphasis on projects that have the potential to translate into clinically meaningful results within a few years. The Thrasher Research Fund is open to applications that address a variety of significant pediatric problems. Both incidence and severity are considered when determining the significance of the proposed topic. … [Read more...]

Charles Steward Mott Foundation: Supporting Efforts that Promote a Just, Equitable and Sustainable Society

Deadline: Rolling The Charles Steward Mott Foundation is currently seeking applications for its various grant programs that seeks to fulfill its mission of supporting efforts that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society. The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation affirms its founder’s vision of a world in which each of us is in partnership with the rest of the human race — where each individual’s quality of life is connected to the well-being of the community, both locally and globally. … [Read more...]

UNA Germany: Establishing a UN Youth Delegate Programme in Countries of the Global South

Deadline: 15 August 2016 The United Nations Association of Germany (UNA Germany) has announced the call for applications for a workshop on Establishing a United Nations Youth Delegate Programme in Countries of the Global South. The workshop will support 6 to 8 young people from countries of the Global South with an active UNA/UNYA but without a UN Youth Delegate Programme in starting a UN Youth Delegate Programme in their respective countries. This workshop will support young people to be … [Read more...]

Leakey Foundation’s Research Grants Program: Increasing Scientific Knowledge & Education

Deadline: 10 January 2017 The Leakey Foundation’s is currently inviting applications for its Research Grants Program with an aim to increase scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior and survival. The Leakey Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to funding scientific research that explores the many facets of human origins and sharing the results of this research through our innovative educational programs. The Leakey Foundation … [Read more...]

Sexual Violence Research Initiative: Seeking Proposals for the Prevention of Gender-based Violence in LMICs

Deadline: 1 October 2016 The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) in partnership with the World Bank Group (WBG) is seeking proposals for research and interventions or related activities that will contribute to the prevention and response of gender-based violence in low and middle income countries. The Sexual Violence Research Initiative is hosted by the South African Medical Research Council. In 2003, recognizing the need for more research on sexual violence, especially in resource poor … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: TWAS Grants for Scientific Meetings in Developing Country

Deadline: 31 July 2016 The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) invites applications for its grants program, offering financial assistance to the organizers of international and regional scientific conferences, workshops, symposia and special meetings in the developing world, with funds provided by the Italian government. Priority Areas Grants are offered for meetings in the following fields of natural sciences: agricultural, biological, chemical, engineering, geological and … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize 2016!

Deadline: 15 September 2016 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking nominations for Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities with an aim to recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations in promoting the inclusion; and enhancing the lives of persons with disabilities through the application of digital solutions, resources and technologies. In line with UNESCO’s … [Read more...]

DST Call for Applications: C. V. Raman International Fellowship for African Researchers 2016

Deadline: 30 September 2016 Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India (GoI), through the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) have launched the C.V. Raman Fellowship for African Researchers programme under the India-Africa Forum Summit to promote human capacity building through scientific and technological cooperation between Africa and India. This prestigious fellowship is aimed to further strengthen the … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Understanding the Energy – Health – Natural Disasters nexus in African cities

Deadline: 15 August 2016 The International Council for Science (ICSU), in partnership with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), is currently seeking pre-proposals to identify collaborative research projects engaging atleast with two nexus areas (energy, health or natural disasters) in the urban environment in Africa. The call for pre-proposals aims to identify collaborative research projects in Africa interested to explore … [Read more...]

KU Leuven ‘s Specialization Grants: Supporting High-Quality & Innovative Research

Deadline: 30 September 2016 KU Leuven is seeking applications for its Specialization Grants for researchers, offers a wide variety of international master’s programmes, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. Aims KU Leuven offering travel grants to researchers from the South. The grants are meant to help the researchers pay for a research visit to Belgium. With this programme, KU Leuven wishes to stimulate South-North exchanges. The programme intends … [Read more...]

Apply for CROP International Studies in Poverty Prize 2016!

Deadline: 31 July 2016 The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) is currently seeking applications for its International Studies in Poverty Prize 2016 with an aim to recognise works challenging the dominant thinking and knowledge about poverty and providing sound contributions to the eradication and/or prevention of poverty in our world. CROP (Comparative Research Programme on Poverty) was established with a secretariat in Bergen in 1993 in order to promote social science research … [Read more...]

Prince Bernhard Nature Fund: Accepting Proposals to help save Critically Endangered Flora and Fauna

Deadline: 1 September 2016 The Prince Bernhard Nature Fund (PBNF) is currently accepting grant proposals from organizations with an aim to help save critically endangered flora and fauna in the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Organizations from other regions can qualify for support if there is a substantial element of partnership with, and strengthening of local partner organizations. The Fund prefers to act as a catalyzer of larger initiatives, and link its … [Read more...]

Applications Open for WAAW Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Initiative

Deadline: 1 August 2016 WAAW (Working to Advance Science and Technology Education for African Women) Foundation awards Annual Scholarship to students who demonstrate need and prove their status as full time students in a STEM related course in an African University. The foundation’s annual scholarship initiative is aimed at supporting need based African female STEM-focused college education. Courses Agriculture Aircraft engineering, Architecture Bio Medical Biochemistry … [Read more...]

Apply for the Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2016

Deadline: 30 July 2016 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is seeking applicants for its Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2016. The Young African entrepreneurs deserve every opportunity to be supported to succeed in their business ventures; they also deserve the opportunity to be heard, exposed and supported to increase their social capital and network horizon. The focus of this competition is on innovation in agribusiness, other innovations, … [Read more...]

Weeden Foundation Grant Programs: Seeking Applications to Protect Biodiversity

Deadline: 5 August 2016 The Weeden Foundation is accepting letter of intents from organizations for its various funding programs in order to protect biodiversity. The Foundation works to protect old-growth forests, expand habitats for endangered species on public and private lands, and link key wildlife corridors. The Weeden Foundation’s primary mission has been to protect biodiversity.  Since its inception, the Foundation has supported international and domestic population stabilization … [Read more...]

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