Why applying for Awards and Prizes can be a Great Opportunity

Many international agencies announce calls for applications for awards and prizes regularly to recognize, honor and even provide financial support to NGOs, activists, social scientists and development practitioners for their exemplary work. However, many deserving organizations and individuals miss submitting their applications for these awards and prizes mostly because they fail to understand their relevance. The awards and prizes are not just awards and prizes! They contain an enormous value … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for 15 UNWTO Awards!

Deadline: 31 October 2018 Applications are now open for the 15 UNWTO Awards to acknowledge the contribution of institutions – public, private or NGOs – to competitive and sustainable tourism development at the local, national, regional and international levels. The contribution of the awardees is in line with the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the principles and Sustainable Development Goals. UNWTO will tentatively announce the awardees of the UNWTO Awards by middle of December 2018 … [Read more...]

Apply for International Prize “Women, Entrepreneurship and Digital”!

Deadline: 26 September 2018 Fondation la France has launched an International Prize “Women, Entrepreneurship and Digital” to support entrepreneurial projects run by women or women in the digital sector. It is intended for project developers in Africa, the Near and Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean (as defined by the Development Assistance Committee), and who are part of the local ecosystem of the inclusive and social economy. The goal of the Fondation la France is to promote … [Read more...]

2018 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize! Innovative Use of ICT in Education

Deadline: 31 October 2018 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have launched a call for nominations for the 2018 edition of the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education. Funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain and established in 2005, this year’s Prize will recognize projects and programmes that leverage innovative technologies to ensure education for excluded vulnerable groups. The … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize 2019!

Deadline: 25 October 2018 The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is currently seeking nominations for its 2019 Hilton Humanitarian Prize which is the world’s largest annual humanitarian award presented to nonprofit organizations judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering. The Prize is not only intended to recognize and advance the efforts of the recipient organization, but also to call attention to the worldwide need for humanitarian aid and to encourage others … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Jeanne Marchig Animal Welfare Award!

Deadline: 30 September 2018 The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust is currently seeking applications from organisations or individual for its Jeanne Marchig Animal Welfare Award 2018, with an aim to promote and encourage practical work in preventing animal cruelty and the relief of animal suffering. Award Categories The development of an alternative method to the use of animals in experimental procedures and the practical implementation of such an alternative resulting in a significant … [Read more...]

Apply for Volvo Environment Prize 2019: Promoting Scientific Research & Innovations!

Deadline: 10 January 2019 Nominations are open for the Volvo Environment Prize 2019 that is awarded for: “Outstanding innovations or scientific discoveries, which in broad terms fall within the environmental field.” The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded by an independent foundation. A Scientific Committee does the initial screening and evaluation of candidates. The International Prize Jury, a group of internationally renowned scientists, makes the final selection of prize laureate. There are … [Read more...]

2018 AGFUND International Prize: Encouraging Innovation & Creativity in Human Development Work

Deadline: 30 November 2018 Nominations are open for the 2018 Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) International Prize with the aim of inciting and encouraging innovation and creativity in human development work. The Subject of the 2018 AGFUND Prize is “End of poverty in all its forms everywhere”. Prize Objectives Support the distinguished efforts aiming at the promotion and development of the concepts and dimensions of human development. Disseminate the successful project … [Read more...]

Apply for Energy Globe Award 2019 for Sustainability!

Deadline: 21 November 2018 Nominations are open for the world’s most prestigious award for sustainability- the Energy Globe Award 2019. The objective of the Energy Globe Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist. Projects submitted from over 170 countries take part each year in the awards. Award Categories Earth Fire Water Air Youth Sustainable … [Read more...]

Applications Open for ICT for Mountain Development Award 2018!

Deadline: 30 November 2018 International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is currently seeking applications for its ICT for Mountain Development Award 2018 in order to recognize innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation. The award(s) will be announced on International Mountain Day (IMD), 11 December, 2018. ICIMOD aims to assist mountain people to understand these … [Read more...]

2018 World of Difference Awards: Advancing Economic Empowerment of Women Worldwide

Deadline: 1 November 2018 The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) is seeking nominations for 2018 World of Difference Awards to recognize women, and men, whose efforts have advanced the economic empowerment of women locally, regionally or worldwide. Whether the candidate is working on a small scale in the developing world or making an impact at the topic of the world’s biggest businesses, whether your candidate is well known or an unsung heroine or hero, they want you to tell them the … [Read more...]

Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Awards: Education and Training Awards for Women

Deadline: 15 November 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for the Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Awards that assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Live Your Dream Awards recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation. This unique … [Read more...]

Wellcome Trust: Climate Change and Health Awards

Deadline: 11 October 2018 The Wellcome Trust is seeking applications for its Climate Change and Health Awards to support researchers who want to explore the links between people’s health and a changing climate. Benefits staff materials and consumables equipment research management and support costs travel and subsistence fieldwork expenses inflation allowance publication costs other costs Funding Information Funding of up to £500,000 for up to three … [Read more...]

Apply for 2019 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity!

Deadline: 30 September 2018 Applications are open for the 2019 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, a global humanitarian award established to recognize modern day heroes and the exceptional impact their actions have made on preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes in the face of adversity. The Aurora Prize aims to recognize and support those who risk their life, health, freedom, reputation or livelihood in order to save and aid individuals that suffer as a result of today’s … [Read more...]

SIWI’s 2019 Stockholm Water Prize: Recognizing Women, Men and Organizations!

Deadline: 30 September 2018 The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is currently seeking applications for its 2019 Stockholm Water Prize to recognize women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources. Categories Policy and Practices: This category covers an achievement that has improved the governance and management of water, as a natural and economic resource and/or as a human right and … [Read more...]

Apply for Her Abilities Award: Honoring the Achievements of Women with Disabilities!

Deadline: 30 September 2018 Nominations are now open for the Her Abilities Award which is the first global award honoring the achievements of women with disabilities. Her Abilities was launched by Light for the World to honor women with disabilities who achieved greatness in their life or field of work. Categories There are three categories: Health & Education: Women with disabilities from the health or education sector, including but not limited to: teachers, teaching assistants, … [Read more...]

Wellcome Trust: Inviting Applicants for Seed Awards in Science!

Deadline: 2 October 2018 The Wellcome Trust is seeking applications for its Seed Awards in Science to help researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to Wellcome Trust or elsewhere. Funding Information A Seed Award in Science is worth up to £100,000 for duration of up to two years. Benefits research expenses, including research assistance staff materials and consumables animals equipment access charges research … [Read more...]

Applications Open for GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security!

Deadline: 27 September 2018 The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme, under the umbrella of its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, is seeking applications for its Prize for Innovation in Global Security in order to recognize deserving individuals or organisations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges. The prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields. It seeks to reward … [Read more...]

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...]

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