New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize: Apply for $1 million Circular Design Challenge!

Deadline: 11 June 2017 The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize is currently inviting designers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and academics to create a plastics system that works. The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and was launched in collaboration with HRH The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit. The Prize is funded by Wendy Schmidt, Lead Philanthropic Partner of the New Plastics Economy Initiative. Participants may apply for any … [Read more...]

Innovate for Life Fund: Tackling Africa’s most Daunting Health Challenges

Deadline: 31 July 2017 Applications are open for Innovate for Life Fund that will tackle Africa’s most daunting health challenges by supporting local entrepreneurs and investing in companies that develop innovative, home-grown solutions. The Innovate for Life Fund aims to invest in African health entrepreneurs to create home-grown health solutions for the African market. The Innovate for Life Fund offers African health sector-specific support: knowledge, network and access to funding. This is … [Read more...]

ViiV Healthcare: Inviting CBOs/NGOs for Positive Action for MSM and Transgender Small Grants Program

Deadline: 21 June 2017 ViiV Healthcare is seeking applications from eligible organisations for its “Positive Actions for MSM & Transgender” Small Grants programme with an aim to improve the health and wellbeing of men who have sex with men and transgender people, strengthen their support networks, and encourage inclusive communities and institutions. The Positive Action MSM & Transgender Programme is primarily aimed at community-based organisations with priority given to those in … [Read more...]

UNOV/UNODC Call for Proposals: Drug Abuse Prevention Centre (DAPC) Grants 2017

Deadline: 9 June 2017 The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is seeking proposals for its Drug Abuse Prevention Centre (DAPC) Grants 2017 in order to provide funding support to not-for-profit organisations working in low- and middle-income countries whose projects are aimed at preventing substance use among the youth. The objective of this Grants programme is to strengthen the capacity of civil society to prevent drug abuse globally. Thematic Areas Are focused on prevention of … [Read more...]

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program: Preparing Leaders to Address Global Challenges in the 21st Century and Beyond

Deadline: 27 September 2017 The Stanford University is accepting applications for its Knight-Hennessy Scholars program that is designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges. Program Structure Leadership Development: Building on departmental programs, scholars will learn to communicate, collaborate, and innovate with their fellow Knight-Hennessy Scholars from other disciplines. … [Read more...]

#youforG20 – Project for an Interconnected World: Apply & Win upto 15,000 euros!

Deadline: 2 July 2017 On the occasion of the G20 Summit, Deutschland is seeking applications for its world-wide competition "#youforG20 – your project for an interconnected world". The G20 summit in Hamburg in July will revolve around the big issues facing global society. The competition #youforG20 is looking for good ideas with which each and every one of us can make a difference for the environment, the climate, and society. Benefits The best project wins 15,000 euros. Eligibility … [Read more...]

2017 AGFUND International Prize: Inviting Non-Governmental Organizations and Individuals Worldwide

Deadline: 30 September 2017 The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) invites the United Nations, international and regional organizations, ministries and public institutions, national Non-governmental organizations and individuals worldwide to submit nominations as deemed eligible for the 2017 AGFUND International Prize for Pioneering Human Development Projects. The Subject of the 2017 AGFUND Prize is “Ensure inclusive and quality education and promote lifelong learning for … [Read more...]

The Everyday Heroine Photography Award 2017: Celebrating the Lives of Ordinary Women

Deadline: 16 June 2017 Policies and laws, working hours and conditions - set to bring equality to our everyday lives. Many feel that gender discrimination has been addressed. But still much of the work of the everyday women is taken for granted, passing unnoticed, unrecognized and unsung. YOUMANITY is inviting applications from the creative photographer for its Everyday Heroine Photography Award 2017 that aims to celebrate the lives of ordinary women who perform extraordinary jobs. It is … [Read more...]

Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards: Recognizing Inspirational Young People from all over the World

Deadline: 30 June 2017 Applications are open for "The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards" to support and celebrate inspirational young people from all over the world with existing initiatives, products or services that are tackling some of the planet’s biggest sustainability challenges. The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards will recognise up to eight winners in 2017. Two finalists in each of the four priority areas will be selected from a video interview process and invited to an … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Build Peace Fellows Programme 2017-2018!

Deadline: 30 June 2017 Applications are open for Build Peace Fellows Programme 2017-2018 for exceptional individuals who want to work at the intersection of peacebuilding, arts, research and technology. The program builds local innovative potential for individuals and organisations embedded in peacebuilding processes. Fellowship Components Training Fellows come together for a joint, week-long training course on participatory methodologies, user-centered design and conflict … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for ICIP Peace in Progress Award 2017!

Deadline: 6 July 2017 The International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP) is seeking applicants for its ICIP Peace in Progress Award 2017 with an aim to reward and publicly recognize individuals, organizations or institutions that have made a significant contribution toward promoting and fostering peace. The purpose of the ICIP is to promote a culture of peace in Catalonia as well as throughout the world, to endorse peaceful solutions and conflict resolutions and to endow Catalonia with … [Read more...]

Norad Call for Concept Notes: Strategic Partnership for Strengthening Framework Conditions for the Private Sector

Deadline: 15 June 2017 The Norad is seeking proposals for its "Strategic Partnership for Strengthening Framework Conditions for the Private Sector" to stimulate to a business climate that promotes private sector development (PSD) in the developing countries. Priority Areas Agriculture, including agro-processing Fish and marine resources Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Decentralized, off-grid solutions and skills shortages in renewable energy Funding … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Research in Germany Press Tour on Seas and Oceans

Deadline: 31 May 2017 You are an international science journalist and interested in ocean research? Apply now for the “Research in Germany” press tour on Seas and Oceans! The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites 15 international science journalists on a press tour to Germany on marine research from 22 to 27 October 2017.  Areas of Interest The focus of the tour will be on three fields of action: Oceans as a source of raw materials and energy Oceans as "weather kitchen" … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Global Citizen Award 2017!

Deadline: 31 July 2017 Global residence and citizenship advisory firm Henley & Partners has announced the call for nominations for the 2017 Global Citizen Award. It was established to pay tribute to individuals who have worked towards improving and supporting the global community, and whose actions or thinking have contributed to a more just, peaceful and tolerant world. The Award Committee typically looks for an inspirational individual who demonstrates extraordinary vision, courage, and … [Read more...]

Apply for HIF’s Rapid Community Engagement Projects!

Deadline: 31 May 2017 The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) is seeking proposals for its innovative projects that use rapid community engagement to understand the sanitation needs and practices of communities affected by emergencies and make sure that these are adequately reflected in early stage sanitation provision. The project is part of a broader challenge around improving user-centered sanitation design through rapid community engagement. Funding Information Funding of up to £100,000 … [Read more...]

IDRC Call for Experts: Civil Registration & Vital Statistics Systems Experts

Deadline: 30 June 2017 The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is inviting experts in “Civil Registration, Information Technology, Public Health, Statistics, Law and Social and Behaviour Change for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Systems Strengthening”. Funded by Global Affairs Canada and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and housed at IDRC, the Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems is a global resource hub that … [Read more...]

African Fact-Checking Awards 2017: Honoring the Best Non-Partisan Fact-Checking Journalism

Deadline: 31 August 2017 Applicants are invited to apply for the fourth edition of its African Fact-Checking Awards 2017, honoring the best non-partisan fact-checking journalism conducted by journalists and journalism students on the continent. The prizes will be organized in partnership with the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), at their conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, in November 2017. Prize Information $ 2,000 for each (anglophone and francophone) winner of … [Read more...]

International Reporting Project: Inviting Journalists to Report on Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution in Africa

Deadline: 30 June 2017 The International Reporting Project is accepting applications from professional journalists to report on issues related to peacebuilding and conflict resolution across the African continent. Priority Areas Applicants may propose any stories that relate to post-conflict peacebuilding. Topics might include but are not limited to: leadership: local, national, individual and organizational; human rights initiatives; access to education, healthcare and judicial … [Read more...]

Apply for Leakey Foundation’s Research Grant!

Deadline: 15 July 2017 The Leakey Foundation is currently inviting applications for its research grants with an aim to promote the sharing of data in an appropriate manner consistent with the needs of grantees, but with the recognition that different fields of study require different approaches to data sharing. The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins. Priority of funding is commonly given to the exploratory phases of promising new research … [Read more...]

Call for Papers: Community Involvement in the Management of World Heritage in Africa

Deadline: 26 May 2017 The World Heritage Center, in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund, is seeking papers to be included in its forthcoming publication entitled: Community Involvement in the Management of World Heritage in Africa. The main objective of this publication is to publicize endogenous site management practices and share successful experiences with a view to contributing to the improvement of site management and conservation. This publication will be an opportunity … [Read more...]

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