IDRC Call for EOIs: Strengthening Cyber Policy Think Tanks in the Global South

Deadline: 31 January 2017 The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is currently seeking expressions of Interest from independent research organizations in the global South that are committed to using research to inform and influence national-level cyber-related policy in the areas of digital rights, cybersecurity, and innovation policy. This initiative will provide funding to promising think tanks, and will work with successful applicants to improve their research, policy, and … [Read more...]

IWMF Call for Applications: Reporting Fellowships To The Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Deadline: 21 February 2017 International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is inviting women journalists from all over the world for its Reporting Fellowships to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The programme will take place in May 2017. Both groups of reporting Fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete orientation and Hostile Environments and First Aid Training (HEFAT) May 4 – 7. Fellows then depart for a week of in-country work May 8 – 17 from Lubumbashi … [Read more...]

KNCF’s Special Fund Grant Program: Fostering the Mainstreaming of Biodiversity in the Asia-Pacific Region

Deadline: 28 February 2017 Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF) is inviting applicants for its 25th Anniversary Special Fund Grant Program with a motive to achieve a sustainable society by providing priority support for activities in the fields of human-resource development and promoting the sharing of beneficial information that are effective for the attainment of the globally important Aichi Targets and the SDGs, and fostering the mainstreaming of biodiversity. Theme of the … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for International Children’s Peace Prize! Improving Children’s Rights Worldwide

Deadline: 17 March 2017 The KidsRights Foundation is currently inviting applicants for its International Children’s Peace Prize, awarded annually to an exceptional child, whose courageous or otherwise remarkable actions have made a difference in improving children’s rights. The motivation behind the prize is to provide a platform to children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights. Prize Information The winner receives the statuette 'Nkosi', which shows how … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize!

Deadline: 1 March 2017 Jacobs Foundation is seeking nominations for Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize with an aim to award outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all scholarly disciplines aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth or contributing to one of the Jacobs Foundation’s thematic priorities. This includes, but is not limited to, educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, linguistics, … [Read more...]

National Institute of Health: Seeking Applications for Zika Virus (ZIKV) Complications

Deadline: 7 January 2020 The National Institute of Health (NIH) is seeking applications for its Zika Virus (ZIKV) Complications with an aim to provide support for research on Zika virus (ZIKV) and its complications. The participating NIH institutes are issuing this FOA to determine whether ZIKV infection causes microcephaly and other congenital abnormalities in babies and the potential rapid spread of ZIKV to the United States. Priorities (Not Limited) Demonstrate the causative role of … [Read more...]

IUCN Call for Papers: Global Forest and Climate Change Programme (GFCCP)

Deadline: 5 February 2017 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is inviting applicants for its Global Forest and Climate Change Programme (GFCCP) that will contribute new knowledge and innovative solutions for combatting deforestation while accelerating restoration. Objectives Developing sustainable forest and land use scenarios Upscaling deforestation-free food and commodity production that relies on restoration strategies Achieving private sector … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for UN Public Service Awards 2017! Recognizing Innovation and Excellence in Public Services Worldwide

Deadline: 28 February 2017 The United Nations has begun accepting nominations for the 2017 UN Public Service Awards (UNPSA), aimed at promoting and recognizing innovation and excellence in public services supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the transformative agenda to boost prosperity around the world and ensure that no one is left behind. The United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) recognizes excellence in public service at the global level. … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Addressing Urban Agriculture for Multiple Benefits under EU-China Urbanisation Partnership

Deadline: 14 February 2017 The European Union (EU) is seeking applications for its program "Resource-efficient urban agriculture for multiple benefits – contribution to the EU-China Urbanisation Partnership" to support the development of innovative production systems both conventional and organic and their associated value chains in cooperation with relevant local actors and stakeholders, and according to business models that target economic and social benefits. With increasing urbanisation, … [Read more...]

2017 NextWorldNow Grant: Improving the Well-Being of Communities Worldwide!

Deadline: 1 July 2017 The NextWorldNow (NWN) Community Investments is accepting applications for its 2017 Grant program. NextWorldNow believes that communities throughout the world can work together in an informed way to improve the well-being of each community. The program is designed for individuals who share a view of a larger self, have decided that they have enough means to live comfortable lives, and want to share their resources with others in a creative and smart way. Types of … [Read more...]

European Commission Call for Proposals: Supporting Development and Implementation of FOOD 2030

Deadline: 14 February 2017 The European Commission is seeking proposals for its "Support to the development and implementation of FOOD 2030 - a European research and innovation policy framework for food and nutrition security" with an aim to underpin the transformation of food systems in Europe so as to make them 'future-proof': sustainable, resilient, performant, inclusive, diverse, and competitive. Food and Nutrition Security is a growing challenge characterized by urgency and complexity due … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Peace Revolution’s International Youth Fellowship in Thailand!

Deadline: 25 February 2017 Do you want to give a try to meditation and start a true change from within? If yes, then apply for the International Youth Fellowship in Thailand. The Peace Revolution is currently seeking applications for its International Youth Fellowship in Thailand, a free online self-development program is a 42-day challenge teaching the skills and techniques involved in the development of inner peace. Objectives Tools for Inner Peace: Support the fellowship … [Read more...]

Food Sustainability Media Award: Inviting Professional Journalists and Emerging Talent Worldwide

Deadline: 31 May 2017 The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) in collaboration with the Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking applicants for its Food Sustainability Media Award with an aim to recognise the work of professional journalists and emerging talent from all over the world for excellence in reporting and communicating issues related to food security, sustainability, agriculture and nutrition. Objectives To raise awareness of today’s ‘food paradoxes’. To promote … [Read more...]

Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration: FY 2017 Request for PRM Humanitarian Research Concept Notes

Deadline: 10 March 2017 The United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is seeking concept notes for PRM Humanitarian Research. Concept notes must respond to one of the following research questions: Financial Inclusion for Refugees: What financial tools are most effective at different stages of humanitarian assistance for refugee populations? What tools are most sustainable? We are interested in proposals that explore whether and to what extent … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Shiffon Startup Competition! Supporting Budding Entrepreneurs driven to Empower Women

Deadline: 18 January 2017 Are you a budding entrepreneur passionate about launching enterprise that is driven to empower women and provide employment opportunities? Are you in the ideation/early stages of a social venture, or are launching a new subsidiary or offshoot of an existing social enterprise? Are you in need of mentorship in addition to capital is crucial for the success of young businesses? If answer to all these questions is yes, then apply for Shiffon Startup competition. To … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Supporting International Cooperation Activities on Agriculture Soil Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption

Deadline: 14 February 2017 The European Union (EU) is seeking applications for its program entitled "Supporting International Cooperation Activities on Agriculture Soil Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption". Climate change is among one of the threats for the future capacity of agriculture to cope with increased demands on food production. This challenge can be addressed, among other options, by changes in land and soil management at the farm level. Funding Information The … [Read more...]

2018 Rolex Awards: Encouraging a Spirit of Enterprise in Individuals Worldwide

Deadline: 30 June 2017 Applications are open for the 2018 Rolex Awards for Enterprise with an aim to encourage a spirit of enterprise in individuals around the world by supporting outstanding endeavors in areas that advance human knowledge and well-being. Five Rolex Awards will be offered to Young Leaders, between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, who have a ground-breaking proposal or initiative that will help to expand knowledge of world and improve the quality of life on the … [Read more...]

Apply for Habitat Young Leaders Build Advocacy 2017: Inviting Young Leaders from the Asia-Pacific Countries

Deadline: 27 January 2017 The Habitat Young Leaders Build (HYLB) is calling for proposals from participating National Organizations to apply to receive advocacy grants. The specific aim of the grants to support and contribute to young people’s advocacy efforts on engaging on housing policy and related during this year’s HYLB period. Apart from directly constructing houses, Habitat for Humanity believes that policies, practices, and attitudes affect efforts on fulfilling requirements for … [Read more...]

USAID Diaspora Partnership: Identifying Diaspora-focused Innovations to Address Development Challenges

Deadline:  20 April 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a call for Diaspora Partnership with an aim to source new ideas and engage a diverse set of partners in identifying and testing diaspora-focused innovations to address development challenges. USAID, through this partnerships call, seeks to identify catalytic, diaspora-centric partnership models which promote economic development, entrepreneurship, philanthropy and/or investing. USAID … [Read more...]

Pond’s Fellowship Program: Empowering Women Leaders of Organizations and Businesses Worldwide

Deadline:  31 January 2017 Pond's in partnership with Vital Voices is seeking applications for Pond's Fellowship Program, prestigious network of women leaders who are driving innovative solutions to create a more prosperous and secure world at the community, national and global levels. This fellowship brings together and emboldens women leaders of organizations and businesses to deepen their impact and leadership abilities. Organizers provide a customized fellowship experience with … [Read more...]

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