U.S. Department of State: Supporting Her Empowerment – Girls’ Resilience, Enterprise, and Technology (SHE’s GREAT) Initiative

Deadline: 15 June 2018 The Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI) has announced "Supporting Her Empowerment – Girls' Resilience, Enterprise, and Technology (SHE's GREAT) Initiative"  to advance U.S. national security and prosperity by promoting young women and girls’ (ages 0-24) opportunities and leadership. The aim of this initiative is to ensure that young women and girls are economically and socially empowered, free from violence and discrimination, and have access to … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Afghanistan: Apply for South Asia Higher Education Symposium

Deadline: 12 June 2018 The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan has announced an open competition for an assistance award through this NOFO for a cooperative agreement to organize and implement a regional higher education symposium. The symposium will be conducted in English. The four-day symposium will enhance Afghan education officials’ skills in monitoring and evaluation, accreditation, and curriculum development and improve Afghan universities’ … [Read more...]

NSF announces 2,000 Fellowship Awards for its Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) has announced the offer of 2,000 fellowship awards, following a national competition for its Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The program recruits high-potential, early-career scientists and engineers and supports their graduate research training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. According to NSF acting assistant director for Education and Human Resources, Jim Lewis, "To support U.S. leadership and innovation … [Read more...]

DST India: Seeking Applications for its 3rd BRICS Young Scientist Conclave

Deadline: 30 April 2018 Department of Science and Technology, India is seeking applications for its 3rd BRICS Young Scientist Conclave which will provide a high-level platform of academic and policy exchange for talented young scientists. The conclave is scheduled to take place in Durban, South Africa during 25-29 June 2018. The Conclave will also provide scientific personnel from BRICS countries to help them grow their skills, broaden their horizon and improve academic and policy … [Read more...]

Applications Open for the Leadership Essay Competition 2018!

Deadline: 18 May 2018 Applications are now open for the Leadership Essay Competition 2018 which aims to provide a space for the youth of Africa and the next generation of leaders in the region to contribute to important discussions on leadership. The competition is open to all African citizens to write about their perspectives on leadership as it relates to financing development and transformation in Africa. The essays should respond to the following question: “If you were an African … [Read more...]

EQUALS in Tech Awards now accepting Nominations to Empower Women and Girls across the Globe

The EQUALS Global Partnership has announced that it is now accepting nominations for the prestigious 2018 EQUALS in Tech Awards. Exceptional initiatives that are using the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to empower women and girls across the globe are invited to submit nominations. This year’s EQUALS in Tech Awards will be presented in four categories: Access, Skills, Leadership, Research The awards are organized annually by the EQUALS Global Partnership, a … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Investing in Women Funding Program 2018!

Deadline: 22 April 2018 The NSW Government has announced the Investing in Women Funding Program for 2018 which will grow the talent pool available for the workforce, encourage more diversity and flexibility for women and men in the workplace, and result in increased innovation, productivity and prosperity. The Investing in Women funding program funds NSW organisations to develop and implement projects that support: The economic opportunity and advancement Participation and … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Battle of Minds Competition!

Deadline: 15 March 2018 Applications are now open for the Battle of Minds(BAT) competition which will challenge to put together a team, form an original business plan and compete with students across the globe. It’s a huge opportunity to show why you’re the future of business, testing your desire to collaborate and determination to win. Research your market, develop a product idea and convince of its success, and your prize will be a prestigious three to six-month internship at BAT.  All … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Austria: Generation Next Youth Leadership Initiative

Deadline: 15 August 2016 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Vienna is inviting proposals to design and implement a two-to-three week program entitled "Generation Next Youth Leadership Initiative" that will provide at least 10 Austrian university students the opportunity to examine the dynamic processes of integration while learning the principles of civic education, leadership, respect for diversity, and community engagement through leadership development program in the United … [Read more...]

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs: Seeking Applications for IVLP Collaborative Services Award

Deadline: 11 July 2016 The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Professional and Cultural Exchanges, Office of International Visitors (ECA/PE/V) at the United States Department of State (DOS) announces an open competition for the FY 2017 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Collaborative Services. The IVLP is the U.S. Department of State's premier professional exchange program and seeks to build mutual understanding between the United States and other nations through … [Read more...]

Leadership Succession Plan for your NGO

A “Leadership Succession Plan” may sound irrelevant for many NGOs in developing countries because these organizations do not visualize their future beyond projects. But now as time moves ahead and first generation leaders have to hand over responsibilities to the second generation for continuing the services of the organization, it is important to have a “Leadership Succession Plan.” While it is true that succession will happen one day, is a plan essential? Yes, because if an organization … [Read more...]

DHHS: Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women

Deadline: 14 June 2016 The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) are seeking applications from eligible organisations for the Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grants program to support the National Indian Resource Center Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women (NIRC). The NIRC is part of a network of … [Read more...]

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