IWMF Call For Applications: Mexico and Honduras Reporting Fellowships

Deadline: 18 April 2017 The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) has announced reporting trips to Mexico and Honduras. Two groups of six journalists will report on Migration from Mexico or Honduras. The Mexico trip will be based in Tijuana, Baja California and the Honduras trip will be based in Tegucigalpa. About the Reporting Trips Both trips will take place from July 6 – 20, 2017, which includes travel dates. All Fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City, Mexico, where … [Read more...]

Best Climate Practices Contest 2017: Building Local Resilience to Climate Disaster Risk

Deadline: 31 May 2017 The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) is seeking applications for the fifth edition of its Best Climate Practices (BCP) Contest 2017 with an aim to strengthen the resilience of communities to all hazards, is an essential piece of the sustainable development agenda. The focus of the 2017 contest is “Building local resilience to climate disaster risk”. Floods, drought, heat waves and other extreme weather events pose potential losses to persons and … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: EIDHR Country Based Support Schemes in Jamaica and Belize

Deadline: 10 May 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for its “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country Based Support Schemes in  Jamaica and Belize” to strengthen the role played by civil society organizations in Jamaica and Belize in promoting human rights and democracy. Objectives The promotion of equal rights for all including the defence of victims of abuse and the fight against discrimination based on … [Read more...]

UNESCO GEM Report Youth Photo Contest 2017: Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship

Deadline: 10 April 2017 Applications are currently open for UNESCO's 2017 GEM Report Youth Photo contest: Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship. The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG4) focuses on education and aims to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. One of the targets - Target 4.7 - in the new global education goal truly captures the transformative aspirations of the new Sustainable … [Read more...]

MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award: Apply and win Cash Prize of up to $250,000

Deadline: 1 May 2017 Nominations are currently open for the MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award, carrying a $250,000 cash prize. This award will go to a person or group engaged in what we believe is an extraordinary example of disobedience for the benefit of society. This award honors work that impacts society in positive ways, and is consistent with a set of key principles. These principles include non-violence, creativity, courage, and taking responsibility for one’s actions. This disobedience … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Human Rights Tulip Award 2017!

Deadline: 10 April 2017 Human Rights Tulip, an award of the Dutch government, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  is currently open for nominations recognising courageous human rights defenders who promote and support human rights in innovative ways. Since its establishment in 2008, the Human Rights Tulip has been awarded to individuals and organisations from a variety of countries. The prize is intended to help human rights defenders to learn from each other. The winner of the … [Read more...]

Applications Open for CTFS-ForestGEO Research Grants Program 2017!

Deadline: 28 April 2017 The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute is currently accepting applications for its Center for Tropical Forest Science - Forest Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO) Research Grants Program 2017 with an aim to provide opportunities for senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to use existing Forest Dynamics Sites and conduct research in collaboration with scientists currently associated with these sites. The Grants Program supports … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for World Smart City Awards!

Deadline: 4 September 2017 The Smart City Expo World Congress is seeking nominations for its prestigious World Smart City Award where pioneering city strategies, projects and ideas are recognised based on innovation, impact and feasibility. Winners will be announced at the World Smart City Awards on November 15th in a ceremony that attracts an audience of more than 1,000 key public and private decision makers, providing an excellent opportunity to gain prestige and visibility. The WSCA have … [Read more...]

XminusY Call for Proposals: Supporting Social Movements for Democracy around the World

Deadline: 30 June 2017 XminusY is currently accepting proposals to support social movements, action groups and changemakers who are fighting for a fair, democratic, sustainable and tolerant world. Projects that are supported by XminusY can take place on a broad variety of topics. But more important than the topic, is that the people involved take action themselves to change their own society. Actions supported by XminusY are demonstrations, occupations, direct-action and other creative forms … [Read more...]

OpenIDEO BridgeBuilder Challenge: Addressing Global Challenges through Innovations

Deadline: 7 April 2017 The OpenIDEO BridgeBuilder Innovation Challenge, in collaboration with GHR Foundation,  is currently seeking applications from organizations working to address urgent global challenges at the intersections of peace, prosperity, and planet in radically new ways. These global challenges are complex and interwoven -- problems that cannot be solved in isolation. They are also evolving at a rate that requires immediate action to provide relief, restoration and … [Read more...]

Apply for IWMF’s Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship Worldwide!

Deadline: 11 April 2017 The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking fellows for its "The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship" which gives academic and professional opportunities to women journalists who focus on covering human rights and social justice. During this fellowship, the selected journalist will have the chance to complete research and coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies and participate in internships with media outlets including The Boston Globe and The … [Read more...]

UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity: Seeking Applications from NGOs in Developing Countries

Deadline: 14 April 2017 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking applications for the 8th edition of its International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD). The IFCD is providing more than 6 million USD in funding for 90 projects in 51 developing countries, covering a wide range of areas. Public authorities/institutions and NGOs from developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention, as well as international NGOs are all eligible to … [Read more...]

IDB Call for Proposals 2017: Initiative for the Promotion of Regional Public Goods in LAC

Deadline: 26 April 2017 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is currently seeking proposals for its Initiative for the Promotion of Regional Public Goods based on the premise that the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) share numerous development challenges and opportunities that can be addressed more effectively and efficiently through regional collective action and cooperation. The Initiative defines regional public goods (RPGs) as goods, services or resources that are … [Read more...]

Apply for 3rd Youth Leadership Workshop on Global Citizenship Education!

Deadline: 7 April 2017 The Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) is seeking applications for its "3rd Youth Leadership Workshop on Global Citizenship Education (GCED)" from the 28th May to 3rd June 2017, in Jeju, Republic of Korea. The five-day workshop aims to contribute achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically Target 4.7, to foster global citizenship through education. While enabling participants to deepen their … [Read more...]

Open Society Foundations’ Exhibition & Grant: Moving Walls 24

Deadline: 14 April 2017 The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is soliciting submissions for a new joint exhibition and grant opportunity "Moving Walls 24" that engages with ideas of resistance and embraces the role and agency of artists themselves in shaping our societies. Selected projects will be exhibited in the next installment of an ongoing Moving Walls exhibition series, opening in October 2017 at the Open Society Foundations–New York. Proposals are invited on work that … [Read more...]

ICT for Social Good: Innovation for Development Grant Program for Local Innovators in Low-Income Countries

Deadline: 30 April 2017 The ICT for Social Good is currently accepting applications for its grant program "Innovation for Development" to sustain, as much as possible, local innovators in low-income countries but also to inform the development sector too often still based on traditional intervention models about local innovations. “ICT for Social Good” is part of a broader framework, “Innovation for Development”, a large feasibility study on innovation within the international development … [Read more...]

Apply for Mama Cash’s 2017 Grant: Supporting Ambitious Feminist and Women’s Rights Organisations!

Deadline: 15 May 2017 Applications are open for the Mama Cash’s 2017 Grant with an aim to support ambitious feminist and women's rights organisations and initiatives led by and for women, girls and trans people. Mama Cash makes grants in most countries of the world. Even though contexts are significantly different, they have found that the concerns of some specific groups of women, girls and trans people tend to be unaddressed and/or contested in most societies (and social … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of PRM Global Innovation Programs: Addressing Gender-based Violence in Conflict-Affected Humanitarian Emergencies

Deadline: 18 May 2017 The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration (PRM) is currently seeking applications for its "Global Innovation Programs to Address Gender-based Violence (GBV) in Conflict-Affected Humanitarian Emergencies". PRM’s mission is to provide protection, ease suffering, and resolve the plight of persecuted and uprooted people around the world on behalf of the American people by providing life-sustaining assistance, working through multilateral systems … [Read more...]

Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship: Inviting Innovative Ideas for Social Change

Deadline: 14 May 2017 Applications are currently open for Shuttleworth Foundation's Fellowship program offering individuals to implement their innovative idea for social change. Program seeks exceptional ideas at the intersection between technology, knowledge and learning, with openness being the key requirement. The Foundation funds people from all over the world regardless of gender, age, nationality or experience. We are looking for a complete picture of you and your idea. Eligibility … [Read more...]

UNESCO Call for Proposals: Photographs on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

Deadline: 15 April 2017 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is inviting professional photographers from all over the world to send a sample of their best photographs illustrating journalists while doing their job and in particular on the issues of the safety of journalists and impunity for crimes against them. As the United Nations agency with a specific mandate to promote “the free flow of ideas by word and image”, UNESCO aims to promote freedom of … [Read more...]

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