Call For Application: ASSAf-TWAS-AAAS Regional Workshop on Science Diplomacy

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are seeking candidates to participate in the inaugural regional training workshop on science diplomacy to be held in South Africa, from 21 to 25 May 2018. The deadline for submitting applications is 9 February 2018.  Applications are invited from young scientists (up to the age of 40), as well as … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Visegrad Strategic Grants Program!

Deadline: 1 February 2018 International Visegrad Fund is seeking applications for its Strategic Grants Program. Strategic Grants support project proposals addressing annual strategic priorities of the Visegrad Group. Strategic Grants are designed for longer project duration (12–36 months), offer higher financial support (ca. €40,000 on average per project), and are recommended for more experienced grantees. Strategic Grants priorities in 2017 Regional cooperation for … [Read more...]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting Applicants for Visegrad+ Grant Program

Deadline: 1 February 2018 International Visegrad Fund is inviting applicants for its Visegrad+ Grant program to support projects which contribute to the democratization and transformation processes in selected countries and regions, especially non-EU member states in the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership countries. Visegrad+ Grants shall contribute to the development of the target countries mainly Visegrad+ Grants shall contribute to the development of the target countries mainly via … [Read more...]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting NGOs/CSOs for Visegrad Grants Program

Deadline: 1 February 2018 International Visegrad Fund is currently inviting eligible organizations from the Visegrad countries (V4) and worldwide for its Visegrad Grants program in order to foster regional cooperation between the V4 countries and projects advancing innovativeness and sustainability in Central and Eastern Europe. Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the project. The average grant support for supported project in 2016 was around €20,000. Focus Areas … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Grawemeyer Award!

Deadline: 31 January 2018 The Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, is open for applications and seeks ideas on issues of world importance and presented viewpoints that could lead to a more just and peaceful world. Each idea supports one noble cause: to inspire us all to work together for the common good. The Award is presented annually to the winner of a competition designed to stimulate the recognition, dissemination and critical analysis of outstanding proposals for improving … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Improved Regional Fisheries Governance in Western Africa

Deadline: 27 February 2018 The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals from eligible organizations for a program entitled “Improved Regional Fisheries Governance in Western Africa”. The global objective of the PESCAO Programme is to enhance the contribution of fisheries resources to sustainable development, food security and poverty alleviation in West Africa. Priorities Improving the knowledge on the state of shared fish stocks and/or fisheries of common interest Developing and/or … [Read more...]

Applications Open for AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship 2018-2020

Deadline: 19 January 2018 Applications are open for AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship programme that is an initiative of German industry for future leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa and offers the opportunity of a one-year experience in Germany, including an eight-month internship in a leading German enterprise. Benefits The programme fellows benefit through gaining first-hand practical experience in a leading German enterprise being exposed to leadership concepts and management techniques … [Read more...]

Apply for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships!

Deadline: 15 February 2018 Applications are open for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships that are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) that enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. Themes Areas Science and technology for development Strengthening health systems and capacity Promoting global prosperity … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize 2019!

Deadline: 15 March 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize 2019. The prizes are awarded to individual scientists from developing countries in recognition of an outstanding contribution to scientific knowledge in nine fields of sciences and/or to the application of science and technology to sustainable development. Fields Agricultural Sciences Biology Chemistry Earth Astronomy and Space Sciences Engineering Sciences … [Read more...]

IITA Announces 20 Research Fellowships for 2018, Awards Research Grants Upto $10,000

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has announced 20 research fellowships for 2018.  IITA received a three-year research grant for “Enhancing capacity to apply research evidence in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa” funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The deadline for submission is 28 February 2018. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals in advance of the deadline electronically in … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for King Baudouin African Development Prize!

Deadline: 1 March 2018 Nominations are open for King Baudouin African Development Prize to draw public attention to the many inspirational stories, including challenges and successes, emerging from the African continent. The King Baudouin African Development Prize rewards outstanding contributions to development in Africa, initiated and led by Africans. The Prize is awarded every other year by the King Baudouin Foundation. Beyond its monetary value of 200.000 euros, it offers its winners … [Read more...]

RJI Fellowship: Strengthening Democracy through Better Journalism

Deadline: 31 January 2018 The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is inviting proposals from people and organizations who wish to partner with it on innovative projects that strengthen democracy through better journalism. Successful projects often include devising new strategies to take advantage of an opportunity or solve a problem, building new tools for news organizations, transforming an idea into a market-tested prototype or advancing a prototype so it’s ready for investment or a full … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge

Deadline: 20 February 2018 Applications are open for Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge that harnesses the power of capital markets and student creativity to create positive impact in a world of perpetual resource scarcity and continued population growth. The challenge seeks to identify outstanding proposals offering novel investment strategies to meet some of the most pressing global challenges ahead. Contestants must propose and defend a strategy that uses finance and … [Read more...]

Apply for Minor Foundation for Major Challenges’ Grant Program!

Deadline: 30 March 2018 The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges is seeking proposals from all over the world to fund communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change. MFMC shall support the development of innovative communication strategies that engage people, and that facilitate the transition necessary to prevent dangerous climate changes. Program Goals Promote efforts to protect the natural environment, primarily through the support of national and international … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for World of Children Awards 2018!

Deadline: 31 March 2018 Nominations are open for the World of Children Awards 2018 in order to provide funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children by discovering and elevating only the most effective change makers for children worldwide. Award Categories and Grant Information The Protection Award is specifically for those providing services and protection from fear, abuse, and exploitation (including but not limited to trafficking, slavery and sexual … [Read more...]

Knight Science Journalism Fellowship: Inviting Journalists from around the World

Deadline: 28 February 2018 Applications are open for Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT to support a global community of dedicated and thoughtful journalists specializing in science, health, technology and environmental reporting. [email protected] is designed to recognize journalists who demonstrate a high level of professional excellence and accomplishment as well as a long-term commitment to their craft. Journalists from all countries compete on an equal basis and are encouraged to … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 Knight International Journalism Awards!

Deadline: 18 February 2018 The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is seeking nominations for its "2018 Knight International Journalism Awards" with an aim to foster a global culture of news innovation. ICFJ is now seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have had a significant impact on the lives of people around the world. Nominees can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists or bloggers. The program is supported by the John S. … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant!

Deadline: 2 February 2018 The 2018 Motorola Solutions Foundation grant program is currently open and invites inquiry forms for technology and engineering education and public safety education programming. The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions, originally founded in 1953. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, … [Read more...]

Common Fund for Commodities: 12th Call for Proposals for Support of Commodity Development

Deadline: 15 April 2018 Common Fund for Commodities is seeking proposals for support of Commodity development activities in its member countries. The CFC is an intergovernmental foundation investing in organisations and enterprises pursuing SDG Agenda in commodity value chains in its member countries. Through a range of financial instruments, the CFC seeks to support business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries. … [Read more...]

Resonate Awards 2018: Honoring Outstanding Achievements in Renewble Energy and Sustainable Science

Deadline: 21 January 2018 Applications are now open for 2018 Resonate Awards. The Resonate Awards honor outstanding achievement in renewable energy and sustainability-focused science and technology. Awarded to up-and-coming innovators under the age of 40, an ideal honoree’s work charts new pathways or opens up new areas to solutions with long-term impacts on sustainability challenges such as energy security, climate change and the environment. Drawing on Caltech’s legacy of innovation, the … [Read more...]