Submit Nominations for King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award!

Deadline: 30 October 2018 Nominations are open for the King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award to recognize young people’s endeavour to be effective and productive citizens, contributing to the welfare of their communities and environment, as well as institutions that improve the enabling environment and infrastructure for youth to make an impact, in all United Nations Member States. As of the 2018 Award Cycle, the King Hamad Award for Youth Empowerment to achieve the SDGs will have two main … [Read more...]

Positive Action Challenges/UNAIDS: Breaking Out of the Echo Chambers’ Program

Deadline: 4 October 2018 The Positive Action Challenges in collaboration with United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is seeking applications for a program entitled “Breaking Out of the Echo Chambers”. This challenge is seeking innovative storytelling approaches via digital technology, including but not limited to social media channels, to engage targeted, hard-to-reach groups on issues related to HIV prevention, testing, care and/or stigma. Echo chambers can be an opportunity as well … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2019 Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights!

Deadline: 1 October 2018 Nominations are open for 2019 Thomas J. Dodd Prize which is awarded biennially by the University of Connecticut and is presented to an individual or group who has had significant impact advancing the cause of international justice and global human rights. The prize commemorates the distinguished career in public service of Sen. Thomas J. Dodd who, as Executive Trial Counsel to the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and a Connecticut Senator from 1959 to 1971, … [Read more...]

Apply for 2018 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic!

Deadline: 15 October 2018 Applications are now open for the 2018 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the French Prime Minister. This Prize, created in 1988, is awarded in recognition and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders, working to promote and protect human rights. The 2018 Prize will be awarded in Paris by the Prime Minister, … [Read more...]

Submit Nominations for 2019 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize!

Deadline: 8 October 2018 Grinnell College is accepting nominations from across the globe for the 2019 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize that awards annually to individuals who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to nominate someone who is: A change-maker working on the cutting edge of social innovation; A leader who collaborates to co-create solutions to … [Read more...]

empowering people. Award 2019: Inviting Social Entrepreneurs and Developers

Deadline: 31 October 2018 Siemens Stiftung has launched empowering people. Award 2019, calling on social entrepreneurs and developers from across the world to submit their projects with impact. The award identifies and supports low-tech solutions that address crucial basic needs sectors in developing regions. Technologies entering the competition should be simple, feasible, embedded in a social business model, and deliver sustainable support to a local community in one of the following eight … [Read more...]

WFN’s Whitley Awards 2019: A Chance to Win Up to £40,000 GBP

Deadline: 31 October 2018 Are you a dynamic conservation leader or do you know of one? If yes, then apply for the WFN’s Whitley Awards 2019! The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is seeking applications for its Whitley Awards 2019 to support the work of proven grassroots conservation leaders in developing countries. Objectives Find, recognize and fund proven grassroots conservation leaders in resource-poor, biodiversity-rich countries. Champion and repeat fund the most effective … [Read more...]

International Center for Journalists: Seeking Applications for 2018 Global Health Reporting Contest

Deadline: 7 October 2018 The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is seeking applications for its “Global Health Reporting Contest 2018” to increase the quality and quantity of health coverage on four continents by offering journalists specialized training and access to leading experts. Since 2014, contest entrants have produced more than 823 stories primarily on maternal and child-health issues, reaching a combined audience of at least 800 million readers, viewers and web visitors. To … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Public Engagement Fund!

Deadline: 11 January 2019 Applications are open for Public Engagement Fund that enable individuals and organisations to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research. Benefits salaries fees for other people who are essential to the proposal, such as consultants and artists the costs of temporary replacement staff to enable a person who already has a salary to allocate time to work on the project the costs of promoting access or increasing diversity and … [Read more...]

Applications Open for United Nations – The Nippon Foundation Critical Needs Fellowship!

Deadline: 5 October 2018 Applications are now open for "United Nations - The Nippon Foundation Critical Needs Fellowship" Building capacity to address critical needs of the most vulnerable States which was established in 2017 as one of three core activities under the United Nations - Nippon Foundation Sustainable Ocean Programme. The Fellowship aims to assist developing States, particularly least developed countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing countries, to … [Read more...]

Niwano Peace Foundation’s Grant Program 2018: Building a World of Peace and Coexistence

Deadline: 15 October 2018 The Niwano Peace Foundation is seeking applications for its 2018 grant program to build a world of peace and coexistence. The Foundation makes grants in order to actively encourage activities undertaken in the spirit of religious principles grounded and conducted in such a way as to invite broad social participation. The Niwano Peace Foundation promotes interreligious understanding and cooperation. It also strives to strengthen cooperation among people actively making … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for “AI and the News: An Open Challenge”!

Deadline: 12 October 2018 Applications are open for "AI and the News: An Open Challenge" which is organized and funded by the Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative, a hybrid research effort and philanthropic fund that seeks to ensure that technologies of automation and machine learning are researched, developed, and deployed in a way that vindicate social values of fairness, human autonomy and justice. Artificial intelligence and its subfield of machine learning is reshaping the landscape of … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Atlantic Fellowships for Social and Economic Equity

Deadline: 20 November 2018 Are you a social change leader committed to advancing justice and equity? Do you want to understand the processes that are causing and deepening inequalities? Are you willing to join forces with a global network of peers to mount a collective challenge to inequality? If yes, then apply for Atlantic Fellowship. The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity at the International Inequalities Institute is a fantastic opportunity for those from social movement, … [Read more...]

Call for Participation: 32nd Khwarizmi International Award

Deadline: 20 November ‏2018 Applicants are invited to submit applications for 32nd Khwarizmi International Award to recognize the efforts made by researchers, innovators and inventors from all over the world and to appreciate their invaluable achievements and contributions to various fields of science and technology. The Khwarizmi International Award is named in memory of the achievements of Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, the Iranian mathematician and astronomer. The award ceremony of the … [Read more...]

Nesta: Seeking Applications for Collective Intelligence Grants Program

Deadline: 9 November 2018 Nesta is seeking applications for its Collective Intelligence Grants to offer grants of up to £20,000 for projects that generate new knowledge on how to advance collective intelligence (combining human and machine intelligence) to solve social problems. This call is relevant for organisations already combining human and machine intelligence, and who want to test a variety of approaches or a new approach to better understand what works in designing/applying collective … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 10 October 2018 Applications are open for 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship Program which is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. In 2019, the Fellowship will provide 700 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. college or university with support for professional development after they return … [Read more...]

OTF Call for Applications: Core Infrastructure Fund Grant Program

Deadline: 1 November 2018 The Open Technology Fund (OTF) is seeking applications for its Core Infrastructure Fund that supports the ‘building block’ technologies, infrastructures, and communities relied upon by digital security and circumvention tools strengthening internet freedom, digital security, and the overall health of the internet. Award information OTF awards are performance-based contracts (see an example template here) signed directly with the applicant. Payment is issued on … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for The Diana Award 2019!

Deadline: 29 March 2019 Nominations are open for The Diana Award which is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can revive for their social action or humanitarian work. The Award mission is to develop and inspire positive change in the future of young people. They believe that young people have the power to change the world. Eligibility Criteria The young person(s) must be aged 9-25 years at the time of their nomination and must have carried out the activity for … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Africa’s Top 30 Tech Start-Ups Program!

Deadline: 7 October 2018 Applications are open for Africa’s Top 30 Tech Start-Ups Program that is an initiative by Accenture to identify the top tech start-ups on the continent. The Program is looking for those start-ups founded by Africans, that are solving problems in business, government and civil society. They believe in championing start-ups, accelerating digital transformation, driving innovation and helping to unlock Africa’s abundance for all. Benefits Globally, new ecosystems of … [Read more...]

USAID: Development Innovation Ventures Annual Program Statement (APS)

Deadline: 11 September 2019 The United States Government, as represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Global Development Lab (Lab), is seeking applications for the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program. Through a year-round grant competition, Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) sources innovative ideas, pilots and rigorously tests them, and supports the scale-up of solutions that demonstrate proven impact and cost-effectiveness. DIV’s tiered funding … [Read more...]

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