Apply to Participate in World Press Freedom Day 2017!

Deadline: 20 April 2017 UNESCO, the Government of Indonesia, and the Press Council of Indonesia have organized the World Press Freedom Day's main event and the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 1-4 May 2017. Under the global theme of Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies, participants will examine current challenges facing media, including the continuous trend worldwide of attacks … [Read more...]

Entries Open for International Gender Equality Prize!

Deadline: 31 May 2017 Entries are open for International Gender Equality Prize to promote gender equality in the world, to support discussion on equality and to celebrate Finland’s 100 years of independence. Discussion about equality is always topical, and especially today, even in Europe and other western societies. Equality is an opportunity for all societies in the world. This is why Finland is celebrating its centenary of independence by launching an international gender equality … [Read more...]

Submit Entries for The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition Worldwide!

Deadline: 31 July 2017 Applications are open for “The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition” to empower young entrepreneurs to create a sustainable world. The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is a global programme and an online platform, which supports the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Competition Goals No Poverty – End poverty in all its forms everywhere Zero Hunger – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and … [Read more...]

Embassy of Japan in Sudan: Grant Assistance for Grassroots and Human Security Projects (GGP)

Deadline: 30 June 2017 The Government of Japan is currently inviting entities such as national and international NGOs accredited by the authorities in Sudan to apply for the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme, in fiscal year 2017 (April 2017- March 2018). GGP is a flexible and timely funding scheme which supports community level socio-economic development projects initiated by civil society organizations addressing people’s Basic Human Needs … [Read more...]

DFID: Strengthening Host and Refugee Population Economies (SHARPE)

Deadline: 5 April 2017 The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) is currently seeking applications for its programme titled Strengthening Host and Refugee Population Economies (SHARPE). The programme aims to increase sustainably the net economic returns to refugees and hosts communities through both increased gains and decreased losses. In doing so the programme has several secondary objectives. In increasing economic returns, SHARPE should mitigate, or at minimum avoid any … [Read more...]

Embassy of Belgium in Cameroon: Belgian Grants in the Field of Peace Building

Deadline: 30 June 2017 Embassy of Belgium in Cameroon is seeking applications for its Belgian Grants in the Field of Peace Building. Objectives and Scopes Taking into account the definition of the concept of peace building, the following objectives and scopes can be formulated within which the projects have to be situated, relating to ongoing conflicts and pre- or post-conflict situations. Mediation in impending and ongoing conflicts – processes of peace dialogue and (inter)national … [Read more...]

Apply for A. J. Muste Memorial Institute’s Social Justice Fund in the U.S. & Overseas

Deadline: 19 June 2017 The A. J. Muste Memorial Institute is currently seeking applications for its Social Justice Fund supporting grassroots activist projects in the United States and around the world, giving priority to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding sources. Funding Criteria The Muste Institute's Social Justice Fund considers proposals: for new projects or campaigns, or efforts to expand existing work for ongoing projects or campaigns for … [Read more...]

Women of Peace Award: Supporting Ordinary/extraordinary Women around the World

Deadline: 31 May 2017 The Women's Peacepower Foundation, Inc. is seeking nominations for its Women of Peace Award to reward ordinary/extraordinary women around the world who work without funding or recognition for the universal goal of peace, fairness and true justice within the lives of women and their families. The Women of Peace Award recognizes women in the US and other countries that: demonstrate how violence against women and children is at the root of other forms of violence that … [Read more...]

IWMF Call For Applications: Mexico and Honduras Reporting Fellowships

Deadline: 18 April 2017 The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) has announced reporting trips to Mexico and Honduras. Two groups of six journalists will report on Migration from Mexico or Honduras. The Mexico trip will be based in Tijuana, Baja California and the Honduras trip will be based in Tegucigalpa. About the Reporting Trips Both trips will take place from July 6 – 20, 2017, which includes travel dates. All Fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City, Mexico, where … [Read more...]

Best Climate Practices Contest 2017: Building Local Resilience to Climate Disaster Risk

Deadline: 31 May 2017 The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) is seeking applications for the fifth edition of its Best Climate Practices (BCP) Contest 2017 with an aim to strengthen the resilience of communities to all hazards, is an essential piece of the sustainable development agenda. The focus of the 2017 contest is “Building local resilience to climate disaster risk”. Floods, drought, heat waves and other extreme weather events pose potential losses to persons and … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: EIDHR Country Based Support Schemes in Jamaica and Belize

Deadline: 10 May 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for its “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country Based Support Schemes in  Jamaica and Belize” to strengthen the role played by civil society organizations in Jamaica and Belize in promoting human rights and democracy. Objectives The promotion of equal rights for all including the defence of victims of abuse and the fight against discrimination based on … [Read more...]

UNESCO GEM Report Youth Photo Contest 2017: Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship

Deadline: 10 April 2017 Applications are currently open for UNESCO's 2017 GEM Report Youth Photo contest: Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship. The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG4) focuses on education and aims to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. One of the targets - Target 4.7 - in the new global education goal truly captures the transformative aspirations of the new Sustainable … [Read more...]

MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award: Apply and win Cash Prize of up to $250,000

Deadline: 1 May 2017 Nominations are currently open for the MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award, carrying a $250,000 cash prize. This award will go to a person or group engaged in what we believe is an extraordinary example of disobedience for the benefit of society. This award honors work that impacts society in positive ways, and is consistent with a set of key principles. These principles include non-violence, creativity, courage, and taking responsibility for one’s actions. This disobedience … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Human Rights Tulip Award 2017!

Deadline: 10 April 2017 Human Rights Tulip, an award of the Dutch government, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  is currently open for nominations recognising courageous human rights defenders who promote and support human rights in innovative ways. Since its establishment in 2008, the Human Rights Tulip has been awarded to individuals and organisations from a variety of countries. The prize is intended to help human rights defenders to learn from each other. The winner of the … [Read more...]

Applications Open for CTFS-ForestGEO Research Grants Program 2017!

Deadline: 28 April 2017 The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute is currently accepting applications for its Center for Tropical Forest Science - Forest Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO) Research Grants Program 2017 with an aim to provide opportunities for senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to use existing Forest Dynamics Sites and conduct research in collaboration with scientists currently associated with these sites. The Grants Program supports … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for World Smart City Awards!

Deadline: 4 September 2017 The Smart City Expo World Congress is seeking nominations for its prestigious World Smart City Award where pioneering city strategies, projects and ideas are recognised based on innovation, impact and feasibility. Winners will be announced at the World Smart City Awards on November 15th in a ceremony that attracts an audience of more than 1,000 key public and private decision makers, providing an excellent opportunity to gain prestige and visibility. The WSCA have … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Kurita Water and Environmental Foundation Research Grant Program!

Deadline: 27 April 2017 The Kurita Water and Environmental Foundation (KWEF) is currently accepting applications for its Research Grant Program with an aim to support scientists in Asian countries who are conducting research in their own countries on the conservation and restoration of water resources, which are defined as oceans, surface water and underground water as well as the areas of land adjacent to them. Research Areas Research subjects related to water environment in the … [Read more...]

XminusY Call for Proposals: Supporting Social Movements for Democracy around the World

Deadline: 30 June 2017 XminusY is currently accepting proposals to support social movements, action groups and changemakers who are fighting for a fair, democratic, sustainable and tolerant world. Projects that are supported by XminusY can take place on a broad variety of topics. But more important than the topic, is that the people involved take action themselves to change their own society. Actions supported by XminusY are demonstrations, occupations, direct-action and other creative forms … [Read more...]

Nokia Bell Labs Prize: Apply to Win Exciting Prizes

Deadline: 1 May 2017 Applications are currently open for Nokia Bell Labs Prize, a competition for innovators from participating countries around the globe that seeks to recognize proposals that ‘change the game’ in the field of information and communications technologies by a factor of 10, and provides selected innovators the unique opportunity to collaborate with Bell Labs researchers to help realize their vision. Categories Web Applications Cloud Services Computational … [Read more...]

OpenIDEO BridgeBuilder Challenge: Addressing Global Challenges through Innovations

Deadline: 7 April 2017 The OpenIDEO BridgeBuilder Innovation Challenge, in collaboration with GHR Foundation,  is currently seeking applications from organizations working to address urgent global challenges at the intersections of peace, prosperity, and planet in radically new ways. These global challenges are complex and interwoven -- problems that cannot be solved in isolation. They are also evolving at a rate that requires immediate action to provide relief, restoration and … [Read more...]

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