Applications Open for Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC) Essay Competition 2017!

Deadline: 8 September 2017 The Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC) is inviting applicants for its JFTC Essay Competition 2017 to encourage students, young researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of national and international importance. Essay Topics What advantages are people around the world gaining through free trade, and, to the contrary, what are the disadvantages? What kinds of measures are conceivable in order to further increase the advantages while … [Read more...]

Applications Open for ASEAN Social Impact Awards!

Deadline: 15 July 2017 If you know any outstanding social entrepreneurs, nomination and application forms are open now! The NUS Department of Social Work has announced the ASEAN Social Impact Awards in partnership with Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC) and Ashoka Innovators for the Public. The Award indentifies and further encourages individuals from the citizen sector with a strong drive and vision to resolve social issues, thereby creating positive social impact in their respective communities … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity!

Deadline: 8 September 2017 Nominations are open for the 2018 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, a global humanitarian award granted by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors. The Aurora Prize is seeking the stories of selfless individuals who demonstrate exceptional courage, commitment and impact at personal risk for the sake of others. The Aurora Prize aims to recognize and support those who risk their life, … [Read more...]

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law: Seeking Applications under NGO Legal Enabling Environment Program

Deadline: 17 July 2017 The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is currently accepting applications from local partners in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam for a research grant pursuant to the NGO Legal Enabling Environment Program (LEEP) in order to protect and promote civil society and civic participation. ICNL is conducting research on digital surveillance laws in the Mekong Region and the extent to which they comply with international human rights law. … [Read more...]

DFID: Women’s Integrated Sexual Health Programme for Africa & Asia

Deadline: 12 July 2017 The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), as a signatory to the global Family Planning (FP) 2020 agreement, is currently seeking applications for its Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme across Africa and Asia with the commitment to doubling its spending on FP by providing services to an additional 24 million girls and women worldwide by 2020. As the UK’s principle lead in working to end extreme poverty, DFID is significantly scaling-up its … [Read more...]

2017 LCA Award: Strengthening Capacities for putting Life Cycle Thinking into Effective Practice!

Deadline: 29 June 2017 Applications are open for 2017 LCA Award. The Life Cycle Initiative has the goal to enable users around the world to put life cycle thinking into effective practice, and UN Environment serves as its secretariat. As part of the flagship activities being pursued in 2017, support is being provided to practical projects implementing Life Cycle approaches. This activity leverages support from LCA experts, and providers of LCA software and data to institute practical projects. … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of EAP: Support for the Lower Mekong Initiative Young Scientist Exchange Program

Deadline: 4 August 2017 The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs (EAP) is seeking applications for an environmental award to support a regional education project in the Lower Mekong countries of Southeast Asia. Guided by the specific objectives from the LMI 2016-2020 Master Plan of Action, this project proposes to establish a Young Scientist Exchange Program where young scientists (ages 18-35) from LMI partner countries are offered research opportunities and engage in … [Read more...]

Call for Participants: 6th Asia Pacific Youth Parliament for Water

Deadline: 4 July 2017 Applicants are invited for the 6th Asia Pacific Youth Parliament for Water (APYPW) which is a gathering of youth delegates representing different countries within the Asia Pacific region. The APYPW is to bring a diversity of young voices together toward global water issues and in the process encouraging them to deeply ponder and investigate pragmatic solutions for water-related challenges that are confronted today. By offering a variety of programs and activities from … [Read more...]

International Elephant Foundation: Seeking Proposals for Conservation Project Grant 2018

Deadline: 11 August 2017 The International Elephant Foundation (IEF) is currently seeking proposals for 2018 Elephant Conservation and Research Funding Support. Target Areas Asian Elephant: Human-elephant conflict mitigation and coexistence Reducing habitat fragmentation and loss Action to eliminate illegal killing and trafficking of elephants Community capacity building Conservation education Managing captive range country Asian elephants African … [Read more...]

UNDP-Laos Call for Concept Notes: Global Environment Facility Small grants Programme (GEF SGP)

Deadline: 30 June 2017 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Laos is currently inviting civil society groups such as CBOs, local NGOs or NPAs, academia, mass organization for its Global Environment Facility Small grants Programme (GEF SGP) to provide grants, facilitate partnerships and support networks of stakeholders that are strengthening national capacities to address global environmental problems and promote sustainable development. The programme is rooted in the belief that … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Laos: 2018-2019 Fulbright Student Scholarship for Graduate Study in the United States

Deadline: 30 June 2017 The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the 2018-2019 Fulbright Student Scholarship for graduate study in the United States. Fulbright Scholarships will be awarded for study in a Master’s degree program during the 2018 – 2019 academic year (July 2018 – June 2019).  Fulbright grants will be awarded for graduate study at the master’s degree level in all fields of study except medicine. The Fulbright Program was established by the U.S. … [Read more...]

Grand Challenges Canada: Requesting Proposals for Stars in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

Deadline: 3 August 2017 The Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, is seeking bold ideas with big impact from the best and brightest talent, for products, services and implementation models that could transform how persistent challenges in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) are addressed in low- and middle-income countries. The bold ideas are expected to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health through one or more of the following … [Read more...]

Applications Open for SEARCA’s Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT) Program!

Deadline: 1 August 2017 The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is currently accepting applications for its Seed Fund for Research and Training program. Objectives SFRT aims to provide start-up funds to researchers and scientists who can make significant contributions to the development of the region but lack the funds to carry out their projects. It intends to build capacities of researchers to develop research proposals and … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Pro Natura Fund Overseas Grant Programme 2017!

Deadline: 14 July 2017 The Pro Natura Foundation Japan (PNFJ) is currently inviting applications for the 28th edition of its Pro Natura Fund Overseas Grant Programme 2017 to support investigation and research aiming at conservation of ecosystem, and education and enlightenment activities aiming at the improvement of conservation awareness, in areas other than Japan. The project needs to contribute to local nature conservation. The programme is focused on the scientific research and … [Read more...]

ICCS Call for Applications 2017: The Biodiversity Fellows Programme for Developing Countries

Deadline: 2 July 2017 The Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science (ICCS) is seeking applications for its "Biodiversity Fellows Programme" to improve engagement between researchers, conservation practitioners in the international and local NGO sectors, and businesses developing and implementing corporate biodiversity strategies, in order that scientific research is informed by, and meaningful for, real-world conservation issues. There is a widely recognised problem of a mismatch … [Read more...]

Japan Water Forum Fund 2017: Supporting Grassroots Organizations in Developing Countries to Address Water-Related Issues

Deadline: 31 July 2017 The Japan Water Forum (JWF) is currently accepting applications for its funding program 2017 with an aim to support organizations addressing water-related issues at the grass-roots level in developing countries. Successful applicants are provided with grants. JWF Fund is formed and operated by utilizing membership fees of Japan Water Forum and donations to Charity for Water. During the past 13 years, JWF Fund supported 156 projects in 27 countries, benefiting more than … [Read more...]

Astraea’s International Fund: Supporting Groups led by LGBTQI Communities

Deadline: 1 July 2017 The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is seeking applications for its International Fund to support groups led by LGBTQI communities working for progressive social change, addressing oppression based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression, and advancing work for racial, economic and gender justice. Priorities The fund prioritizes funding to groups that are: Led by and targeted to lesbian/bisexual/queer women Led by and targeted to … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to ASEAN: Inviting Young Leaders for “YSEALI TechCamp”

Deadline: 23 June 2017 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Mission to ASEAN (USASEAN) is seeking applications for an competition to implement a two-day “TechCamp” workshop during the week of August 21st in Jakarta, Indonesia, and to support follow-on activities after the workshop. The objective of this TechCamp “A Generation of Advocates – Developing Issues-based Campaigns” is to give young leaders and civil society organizations from the ten ASEAN countries the tools to be engaged as … [Read more...]

PFAN Call for Proposals: Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Asia

Deadline: 19 July 2017 The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is currently accepting proposals for its “Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Asia” to provide coaching support from experienced professionals in developing and refining a financially, socially and environmentally viable business plan; an indispensable document that will be an integral part of subsequent investor outreach. Focus Projects (But not limited) Biomass Biogas … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights for CSOs in Guyana and Suriname

Deadline: 20 July 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) 2016/2017” with an aim to support civil society working in Guyana and Suriname on human rights (political, civil, economic, social and cultural) and democratisation. The programme is divided into two lots: Lot 1- Guyana Death Penalty Gender Equality Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender … [Read more...]

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