Applications Open for African Investigative Journalism Conference!

Deadline: 30 August 2018 Applications are open for the African Investigative Journalism Conference (#AIJC18) which is the premier annual gathering of African investigative journalists – a three-day international conference for and about investigative journalism. It involves skills training, networking, promoting, collaboration and in-depth accounts of major investigative stories. It is hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. This year’s conference will feature more than 50 … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Mahathir Science Award!

Deadline: 31 October 2018 Nominations are open for the Mahathir Science Award in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology and to be awarded to the most deserving based on merit. The Mahathir Science Award (MSA) is established to be Malaysia’s most prestigious international Science Award for tropical sciences, administered by the Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF). Objectives To bestow on scientists, … [Read more...]

AIDF Global Summit: Seeking Nominations for Innovator of the Year Award

Deadline: 3 August 2018 The AIDF Global Summit is currently seeking nominations for its Innovator of the Year Award to celebrate individuals as well as teams who have introduced game-changing initiatives, created research or inventions that have made an impact on the humanitarian aid and development sectors globally over the past year. The aim is to recognise individuals for their inspiring leadership, forward-thinking, creative problem-solving and implementation of innovative programmes that … [Read more...]

Ecologists in Africa: Providing Support of Up to £8,000

Deadline: 10 September 2018 The British Ecological Society (BES) is accepting applications for its Ecologists in Africa grant program to carry out innovative ecological research. The grant is designed support applicants to develop their skills, experience and knowledge base as well as making connections with ecologists in the developed world. Funding Information The maximum value of a grant is £8,000 for research. An additional sum up to £2,000 may be requested to fund travel to help … [Read more...]

Wellcome Trust: Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science

Deadline: 11 January 2019 Wellcome Trust is seeking applications for its Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. Benefits A Research Fellowship is for up to three years, or applicant can hold it part-time over a longer period. An award will not usually be above £275,000. Support includes: a basic salary (determined by their host organisation) personal removal expenses research … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science!

Deadline: 9 January 2019 The Wellcome Trust is seeking applications for its Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science to promote the development of new ideas and bring disciplines together to speed the pace of discovery. This scheme funds teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach. Funding Information A Collaborative Award is normally in the range of £1 million to £1.5 million, for up to five … [Read more...]

Entries Open for World Bank’s Competition on the Changing Nature of Work!

Deadline: 31 August 2018 Entries are open for the World Bank’s Competition on the Changing Nature of Work. As part of this process, the World Bank has launched a competition for university and college students to submit examples of governments, cities, firms, individuals, or any other actor taking advantage of opportunities created by technology and “the future of work”. Prizes The three best examples will be awarded prizes of $5,000 and be considered for inclusion in the final … [Read more...]

IFAD CFPs: Advancing Technologies and Capacity Building for Climate-smart Aquaculture

Deadline: 6 August 2018 IFAD is seeking proposals for its programme entitled "Advancing Technologies and Capacity Building for Climate-smart Aquaculture" to support adaptive research, technology transfer and piloting climate smart aquaculture technologies and good practices. It will support capacity building in technologies for national aquaculture research and extension agencies in the targeted countries (Eritrea, Ethiopia and Egypt) and produce and disseminate knowledge materials to … [Read more...]

Apply Now for 2018 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards!

Deadline: 10 September 2018 The Women & Gender Constituency is currently inviting applicants to participate in the 2018 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards. The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is one of the nine stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Established in 2009, the WGC now consists of 20 women’s and environmental civil society organizations, who are working to ensure that women’s voices and their rights are embedded in all … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia: Journalism Training – Connecting Media and Government

Deadline: 17 August 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has announced an open competition for non-governmental and non- profit organizations to submit applications to carry out a journalism training program entitled: Connecting Media and Government. Each training will consist of two days, with the first day consisting of training on interview techniques for journalists and government officials (conducting and giving respectively) in separate groups. The second day would bring the … [Read more...]

Jewish Helping Hands: Seeking Applications for Tikkun Olam Grant Program

Deadline: 14 September 2018 Jewish Helping Hands is seeking applications for its Tikkun Olam Grant program to advance their goal of inspiring and supporting tzedakah, justice and righteousness, throughout the world. The goal is to help vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad through a variety of programs focused on economic development and social empowerment, with a particular focus on those demographics that have been overlooked and/or marginalized. The objective is to promote … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 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, recognise and fund proven grassroots conservation leaders in resource-poor, biodiversity-rich countries. Champion and repeat fund the most effective … [Read more...]

SHRIM Call for Proposals: Supporting the Implementation of Security and Human Rights

Deadline: 31 August 2018 The Security and Human Rights Implementation Mechanism (SHRIM) has launched its first call for proposals to support the implementation of security and human rights good practices at the local level in contexts of fragility. An important wider objective of the SHRIM is to foster greater public-private cooperation; the Mechanism promotes partnerships with local, regional and international stakeholders. This objective is shared by other actors in the security and human … [Read more...]

Embassy of Canada to Ethiopia: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

Deadline: 10 August 2018 The Embassy of Canada to Ethiopia has announced a call for proposals for its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) to support small-scale but high-impact projects in developing countries, which align with the one of the action areas that guide the Government of Canada’s international assistance. The program is directed at projects conceived and designed predominantly by local partners. Projects are selected and approved by the relevant Canadian Embassy or High … [Read more...]

empowering people. Award 2019: Inviting Social Entrepreneurs and Developers from across the World

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...]

Applications Open for DADI Foundation Awards to support Democracy!

Deadline: 31 July 2018 Applications are open for the DADI Foundation Awards to harness technology to support democracy. This opportunity will help to shape a paradigm shift enabling truly transparent and accountable governance in an era where we are at risk of more elections but ever decreasing democracy. The successful team will do an initial diagnostics session with tech and project management experts to identify specific support needs. Depending on their needs the foundation will offer the … [Read more...]

Submit Entries for Thomson Foundation’s Young Journalist Award 2018!

Deadline: 17 August 2018 The Thomson Foundation, in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association (FPA), is inviting young journalists from around the world for its Young Journalist Award 2018. The Young Journalist Award is Thomson Foundation’s annual journalism competition, dedicated to finding and inspiring ambitious young journalists from across the globe. Their work is then scrutinised by a judging panel at Thomson Foundation and then by independent FPA judges. The three finalists … [Read more...]

IPV Request for Proposals: Intimate Partner Violence Initiative

Deadline: 31 July 2018 The Intimate Partner Violence Initiative has announced its second call for proposals from researchers working on randomized evaluations in low income countries. Priorities Add IPV focused survey modules to existing studies:These are smaller grants that would fund the cost of adding IPV-focused survey modules to upcoming data collection rounds for existing studies. They are intended for research studies that are not already focused on IPV reduction, but … [Read more...]

Applications Open for GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund!

Deadline: 10 August 2018 Applications open for the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund that aims to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. The Fund is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the GSMA, and its members. This funding round will test new technical solutions, catalyse ideas to improve or transform institutional systems, and enable solutions to empower, assist or protect individuals and communities … [Read more...]

AI for Earth Program: Seeking Proposals from all over the World

Deadline: 8 October 2018 The National Geographic Society (NGS) and Microsoft’s AI for Earth program are seeking proposals to support the exploration of how Artificial intelligence (AI) can help us understand, engage, and protect the planet. The grants will support the creation and deployment of open source trained models and algorithms that are available to other environmental researchers and innovators and thereby have the potential to provide exponential impact. Core Areas To qualify, … [Read more...]