STARTS Prize 2018: Honoring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society Stimulated by the Arts

Deadline: 2 March 2018 The European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are seeking applications for its “STARTS Prize 2018” to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. Science, Technology and Arts (=STARTS) form a nexus with an extraordinarily high potential for creative innovation. And such innovation is considered to be precisely what’s called for if we’re to … [Read more...]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: Call for VR/AR Technologies to Improve Children’s Lives

Deadline: 28 February 2018 Do you have a Virtual or Augmented reality solution that can help improve children’s lives? If yes, then apply for the UNICEF Innovation Fund. UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for start-ups that are developing and piloting new open source VR/AR solutions. VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies can be used to solve real human problems. By providing new, immersive ways of accessing data they can enhance our learning experience, expand … [Read more...]

IDEX: Accepting Applications for the July 2018 Global Fellows Program in India!

Deadline: 15 March 2018 IDEX is developing the next wave of "social intrapreneurs" who will support, lead and advance the work of socially-focused enterprises around the world! IDEX Fellows undergo six months of leadership and business development training by working full-time for social enterprises across India. They are searching all corners of the world for individuals who are committed and passionate about having a high-impact career and advancing the social impact space. They are seeking … [Read more...]

Apply for Pitching for Peace! A Competition for Journalists

Deadline: 1 March 2018 War Stories, Peace Stories (WSPS), in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, is currently inviting journalists working from any platform to pitch a project focused on an underreported nonviolent response or peace effort in an international conflict area. WSPS seeks pitches that illuminate peace efforts, nonviolent resistance, and reconciliation in areas of international conflict or extremism. Funding Information Three projects will be selected for Pulitzer Center … [Read more...]

Applications Open for IWMF’s Kim Wall Memorial Fund!

Deadline: 2 February 2018 The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for its “Kim Wall Memorial Fund - Inaugural Grant” Program. The grant will fund a female reporter covering subculture, broadly defined, and what Kim liked to call “the undercurrents of rebellion.” Kim wanted more women to be out in the world, brushing up against life, and the Kim Wall Memorial Fund honors this legacy. Grant Information The Kim Wall Memorial Fund will distribute one … [Read more...]

Disability Rights Fund (DRF) 2018 Round 1: Seeking Letters of Interest from Haiti and Indonesia

Deadline: 5 February 2018 The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) is seeking Letters of Interest (LOIs) for the 1 round of its 2018 funding streams from Haiti and Indonesia who did not receive DRF or DRAF funding in 2017. DRF grants support both capacity of marginalized and emergent groups of persons with disabilities (PWDs) to advocate for rights and inclusion and ongoing efforts of national, state, provincial, regional, and district level DPOs to advance implementation of the CRPD and the SDGs. The … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for International Children’s Peace Prize 2018!

Deadline: 1 March 2018 The KidsRights Foundation is currently inviting applicants for its International Children’s Peace Prize 2018, awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children’s rights. The motivation behind the prize is to provide a platform for children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights. KidsRights feels that children should be recognized, awarded and motivated in their fierce efforts to improve their own situation and that of the … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund!

Deadline: 30 April 2018 Applications are open for SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund to work with purpose and passion on behalf of wildlife and habitats worldwide, encouraging sustainable solutions through support of species research, animal rescue and rehabilitation and conservation education. Priority Areas Species Research: Marine Fish Sustainability: Research that contributes to the ability to create sustainable populations of marine fishes through aquaculture, with … [Read more...]

Saving Lives at Birth Round 8: A Grand Challenge for Development

Deadline: 28 February 2018 United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada (funded by the Government of Canada), UK’s Department of International Development (DFID), and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have joined together to launch the eighth round of "Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development". The program seeks groundbreaking prevention and treatment … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Visegrad Strategic Grants Program!

Deadline: 1 February 2018 International Visegrad Fund is seeking applications for its Strategic Grants Program. Strategic Grants support project proposals addressing annual strategic priorities of the Visegrad Group. Strategic Grants are designed for longer project duration (12–36 months), offer higher financial support (ca. €40,000 on average per project), and are recommended for more experienced grantees. Strategic Grants priorities in 2017 Regional cooperation for … [Read more...]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting Applicants for Visegrad+ Grant Program

Deadline: 1 February 2018 International Visegrad Fund is inviting applicants for its Visegrad+ Grant program to support projects which contribute to the democratization and transformation processes in selected countries and regions, especially non-EU member states in the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership countries. Visegrad+ Grants shall contribute to the development of the target countries mainly Visegrad+ Grants shall contribute to the development of the target countries mainly via … [Read more...]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting NGOs/CSOs for Visegrad Grants Program

Deadline: 1 February 2018 International Visegrad Fund is currently inviting eligible organizations from the Visegrad countries (V4) and worldwide for its Visegrad Grants program in order to foster regional cooperation between the V4 countries and projects advancing innovativeness and sustainability in Central and Eastern Europe. Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the project. The average grant support for supported project in 2016 was around €20,000. Focus Areas … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Grawemeyer Award!

Deadline: 31 January 2018 The Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, is open for applications and seeks ideas on issues of world importance and presented viewpoints that could lead to a more just and peaceful world. Each idea supports one noble cause: to inspire us all to work together for the common good. The Award is presented annually to the winner of a competition designed to stimulate the recognition, dissemination and critical analysis of outstanding proposals for improving … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Improved Regional Fisheries Governance in Western Africa

Deadline: 27 February 2018 The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals from eligible organizations for a program entitled “Improved Regional Fisheries Governance in Western Africa”. The global objective of the PESCAO Programme is to enhance the contribution of fisheries resources to sustainable development, food security and poverty alleviation in West Africa. Priorities Improving the knowledge on the state of shared fish stocks and/or fisheries of common interest Developing and/or … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize 2019!

Deadline: 15 March 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize 2019. The prizes are awarded to individual scientists from developing countries in recognition of an outstanding contribution to scientific knowledge in nine fields of sciences and/or to the application of science and technology to sustainable development. Fields Agricultural Sciences Biology Chemistry Earth Astronomy and Space Sciences Engineering Sciences … [Read more...]

RJI Fellowship: Strengthening Democracy through Better Journalism

Deadline: 31 January 2018 The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is inviting proposals from people and organizations who wish to partner with it on innovative projects that strengthen democracy through better journalism. Successful projects often include devising new strategies to take advantage of an opportunity or solve a problem, building new tools for news organizations, transforming an idea into a market-tested prototype or advancing a prototype so it’s ready for investment or a full … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge

Deadline: 20 February 2018 Applications are open for Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge that harnesses the power of capital markets and student creativity to create positive impact in a world of perpetual resource scarcity and continued population growth. The challenge seeks to identify outstanding proposals offering novel investment strategies to meet some of the most pressing global challenges ahead. Contestants must propose and defend a strategy that uses finance and … [Read more...]

Apply for Minor Foundation for Major Challenges’ Grant Program!

Deadline: 30 March 2018 The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges is seeking proposals from all over the world to fund communication projects which mitigate anthropogenic climate change. MFMC shall support the development of innovative communication strategies that engage people, and that facilitate the transition necessary to prevent dangerous climate changes. Program Goals Promote efforts to protect the natural environment, primarily through the support of national and international … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for World of Children Awards 2018!

Deadline: 31 March 2018 Nominations are open for the World of Children Awards 2018 in order to provide funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children by discovering and elevating only the most effective change makers for children worldwide. Award Categories and Grant Information The Protection Award is specifically for those providing services and protection from fear, abuse, and exploitation (including but not limited to trafficking, slavery and sexual … [Read more...]

Knight Science Journalism Fellowship: Inviting Journalists from around the World

Deadline: 28 February 2018 Applications are open for Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT to support a global community of dedicated and thoughtful journalists specializing in science, health, technology and environmental reporting. [email protected] is designed to recognize journalists who demonstrate a high level of professional excellence and accomplishment as well as a long-term commitment to their craft. Journalists from all countries compete on an equal basis and are encouraged to … [Read more...]