Call for Applications: 2018 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program

Deadline: 4 March 2018 Applications are open for 2018 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program to empower entrepreneurs to strengthen their capacity to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to social and economic development in their communities. In fall 2018, 250 YLAI Professional Fellows from Latin America and the Caribbean will expand their leadership and entrepreneurial experience through fellowships at businesses and … [Read more...]

IDB Call for Proposals 2018: Regional Public Goods (RPG) Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean

Deadline: 16 April 2018 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched a 2018 call for proposals for the Regional Public Goods (RPG) Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which support projects involving three or more countries. The RPG Initiative provide technical grants to finance solutions that resolve shared challenges through regional cooperation. Since 2004, the RPG Initiative has financed 154 projects, investing more than $112 million. The Regional Public Goods … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Grant for CSOs – Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme (WSSSRP) III

Deadline: 20 March 2018 The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals for its program entitled "Grant for CSOs - Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme (WSSSRP) III" to fully engage the potential of the civil society in advocating for better governance in the water and sanitation sector and to provide an enabling environment for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to act as a potential driver for good governance in the broader context of the public sector service delivery. The … [Read more...]

European Commission: Seeking Applications for Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2018

Deadline: 9 March 2018 Applications for 2018 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for outstanding journalism in development are now open. Through this prize the European Commission recognises the dedication of journalists whose work helps to create a better world. The Natali prize will acknowledge outstanding reporting on development issues which will reward outstanding reporting on issues such as poverty eradication, and the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable … [Read more...]

Aziz Foundation’s Grant: Supporting Charitable Activities in United Kingdom

Deadline: 4 May 2018 The Aziz Foundation is seeking applications for its grant program to support charitable activities, usually to registered charities or charitable community groups, but sometimes to other bodies or individuals authorised by Board of Trustees. The focus of the foundation’s work is to identify and address the challenges faced by disadvantaged communities; developing new leadership from within these communities, and enabling them to participate positively in wider … [Read more...]

Agora Journalism Center: Seeking Applications for Finding Common Ground Project

Deadline: 23 February 2018 Is your media organization interested in expanding an existing engagement project? With funding from Robert Bosch Stiftung and News Integrity Initiative, the University of Oregon’s Agora Journalism Center is offering seven mini-grants to fund engagement activities at news media organizations across Europe and North America. Their other project partners include ZEIT Online and the International Journalism Festival. The project, “Finding Common Ground,” aims to achieve … [Read more...]

New England Biolabs Foundation: Seeking LOIs to Foster Community-Based Conservation

Deadline: 16 March 2018 The New England Biolabs Foundation is currently seeking letter of inquiry (LOI) for its 2018 grant program to support grassroots organizations and other NGOs in selected countries in Central America, Andean South America, and West Africa and also provide grants for community-based conservation and cultural projects in coastal communities on the North Shore of Massachusetts. The Foundation’s mission is to foster community-based conservation of landscapes and … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2018

Deadline: 3 April 2018 Applications are being accepted for UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2018 with an aim to enhance the capacity-building and human resources development in the area of sustainable and renewable energy sources in developing countries and countries in transition. The training activities in the framework of these fellowships are tenable in specialized institutions in the Russian Federation. In line with the strategy and objectives of the approved UNESCO … [Read more...]

Call for Applications 2019: United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture

Deadline: 1 March 2018 Applications are open for the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture (UNVFVT) which is a unique and universal humanitarian tool available to the UN and OHCHR providing direct assistance to victims of torture and their family members wherever torture occurs. The Fund aims at healing the physical and psychological consequences of torture on victims and their families, and thus restoring their dignity and role in the society. Grants may only be awarded to … [Read more...]

Applications Open for United Nations Journalism Fellowships!

Deadline: 12 March 2018 The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2018 fellowship program. The fellowship program serves to maintain and expand the essential partnership between the U.N. and the media, a partnership that promotes human rights, freedom and development. Eligibility Criteria The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists fellowships are open to individuals who: Are native to one of … [Read more...]

Elton John AIDS Foundation Announces nearly $1.6 million in Grants to Address HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Critical and Innovative Ways

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) proudly announced nearly $1.6 million in grants to 26 organizations addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in critical and innovative ways. This final grant cycle brings EJAF’s total investments for 2017 to almost $9.5 million, and builds on the Foundation’s ongoing strategy to strengthen organizations doing essential work at local and national levels throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. At a time when HIV transmission rates remain high for vulnerable … [Read more...]

MSU Uses $1.5 million Mellon Foundation Grant to Build Slave Trade Database

Michigan State University (MSU), supported by nearly $1.5 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to create a unique online data hub that will change the way scholars and the public understand African slavery. By linking data collections from multiple universities, the website will allow people to search millions of pieces of slave data to identify enslaved individuals and their descendants from a central source. Users can also run analyses of enslaved populations and create maps, charts … [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...]

CPDC Call for Applications: Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods among Eastern Caribbean Farmers

Deadline: 9 February 2018 The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) in partnership with Pro NGO is seeking applications for its program entitled “Sub Grants for small farmers in the Eastern Caribbean” to enhance opportunities for sustainable livelihoods across Eastern Caribbean farming communities. CPDC invites all small farmers located in Barbados, Grenada, and St. Vincent & the Grenadines to apply for a small grant which would assist in the implementation of climate smart … [Read more...]

C&A Foundation’s Request for Proposals: Implementation of Circular Business Models in Companies related to the Apparel Industry

Deadline: 18 February 2018 The C&A Foundation is looking for innovative ways to bridge the gap in the implementation of circular business models in companies at all levels of the apparel value chain. This request for proposals aims to find and fund initiatives that will support the implementation of circular business models in companies related to the apparel industry. Design thinking is used to create alternative and innovative solutions to complex problems by: Putting the … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Increasing Knowledge, Awareness, Transparency and Traceability for Responsible Value Chains in the Cotton and Garment sectors

Deadline: 8 February 2018 The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals for its program "Increasing Knowledge, Awareness, Transparency and Traceability for Responsible Value Chains in the Cotton and Garment sectors" as a part of the action entitled Promoting responsible value chains in the garment sector with a focus on Decent Work and Transparency/Traceability funded under the thematic programme Global Public Goods and Challenges of the Development Cooperation Instrument for the area of Human … [Read more...]

MEASURE Evaluation: Seeking Applications for Small Grants to Support Research in Family Planning

Deadline: 5 January 2018 The MEASURE Evaluation project has announced a request for applications for its small grants program to increase the evidence base in routine health information systems (RHIS) in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH). The small grants are intended to support primary and secondary data analysis - especially national and sub-national program or policy evaluation. The overall goal is to use the research findings to improve RHIS and advance FP outcomes. Small … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2018!

Deadline: 14 December 2017 Nominations are open for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work. This special edition of the awards will coincide with the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) preceding the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London in April 2018 under the theme “Towards a Common Future”. It will highlight the contribution that young people are making throughout the Commonwealth, in areas such as poverty alleviation, conflict resolution and … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Barbados: Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2018

Deadline: 9 January 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS has announced a call for project proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) for 2018. Proposals will be considered for projects that seek to preserve cultural heritage in Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Dominica; Grenada; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Funding Areas Through the AFCP program, the U.S. Department of State supports projects … [Read more...]

Inter-American Development Bank: Inviting Artists to Demonstrate the Immense Artistic Creativity

Deadline: 7 January 2018 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is currently inviting artists who want to offer new perspectives on the development challenges of the region, as well as to demonstrate the immense artistic creativity of Latin America and the Caribbean. This open call is for artists who want to provoke, innovate, and offer new perspectives on the Region’s development challenges as well as demonstrate the immense artistic creativity of the Americas. While an individual piece … [Read more...]