The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation: Seeking Applications for the Literacy Fund

Deadline: 21 September 2017 The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation is currently inviting proposals from organisations working or based in Sub-Saharan Africa for the Literacy Fund to undertake projects to increase literacy levels in young people. The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation is a charitable organisation dedicated to empowering young writers, the advancement of the adventure writing genre and the promotion of literacy. The Literacy Fund aims to: support projects aiming to improve … [Read more...]

The Other Foundation Research Grant: Seeking EOIs from African Researchers

Deadline: 31 August 2017 The Other Foundation is seeking expression of interests for its Research Grant to work with the data from the first statistically sound, nationally representative survey of opinions about homosexuality and gender non-conformity, in South Africa. During this embargoed period, the Other Foundation will support interested researchers to work with activists and advocates to deepen this knowledge and analysis further, so that more insights can inform their efforts to … [Read more...]

Palliative Care Development in Africa: Seeking Applications for Small Grants Programme

Deadline: 1 September 2017 The Trustees of the True Colours Trust have set aside funds towards a small grants programme for hospices and palliative care providers across Africa to support the development of palliative care. Applications and approved grants are administered by the African Palliative Care Association. Funding Information The size of grants ranges from £500- £5,000. Funding is primarily for one-off projects, with a duration of no more than one year. Funding … [Read more...]

EDCTP Call for Proposals: Ethics and Regulatory Capacities Programme

Deadline: 21 November 2017 The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is currently inviting applications for its Ethics and Regulatory Capacities Programme in order to provide funding to actions that aim to support sub-Saharan African countries to establish and develop robust national medicines regulatory systems and capacities for ethical review of clinical research and use of medicinal products and technologies for use in humans. This scheme targets both … [Read more...]

Reimagine Education Conference & Awards: Enhancing Student Learning Outcomes & Employability

Deadline: 10 September 2017 Applications are open for Reimagine Education Conference & Awards that is a prestigious international competition rewarding innovative initiatives aimed at enhancing student learning outcomes & employability. The awards culminates in a global conference for those seeking to shape the future of education. The overall winner will receive US$ 100,000 in total funding. This will take the form of $50,000 in cash and $50,000 in Amazon Web Services (AWS) … [Read more...]

DHHS-CDC: Strengthening Implementation and Use of Effective Health Information Systems through Improved Governance, Design, Planning, Capacity Development, and Technical Implementation under PEPFAR

Deadline: 17 October 2017 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is seeking applications for its "Strengthening Implementation and Use of Effective Health Information Systems through Improved Governance, Design, Planning, Capacity Development, and Technical Implementation under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The goal of this program is to enable PEPFAR, CDC, implementing partners, and host countries in Africa, Asia, … [Read more...]

AWDF Call for Applications: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence Program

Deadline: 12 September 2017 The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is currently accepting proposals for a programme entitled “16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence in 2017” with an aim to support the global campaign to end violence against women. AWDF will fund small sized women’s rights organisations on the African continent to lend their voice to the campaign as well as participate in activities that will end all forms of violence against women and girls in their … [Read more...]

Mo Ibrahim Foundation: Seeking Applications for The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships!

Deadline: 15 October 2017 Mo Ibrahim Foundation is seeking applications for The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships that form a selective programme designed to mentor future African leaders. Through this annual fellowship programme, the foundation seeks to deepen and broaden its growing network which continues to contribute its skills and learning to a better Africa. The Fellowships offer the opportunity to work in the executive offices of either the AfDB (Abidjan), UNECA (Addis Ababa) or the ITC … [Read more...]

Microfinance Program: Development of Palliative Care in Africa

Deadline: 1 September 2017 Administrators of the TrueColours Trust have set aside funds for a microfinance program for hospices and palliative care providers across Africa to support the development of palliative care. Applications and funds are administered by the African Association for Palliative Care (APCA). Funding Information The sum of the allocated funds is between £ 500 and £ 5,000. Funding is mainly for one-time projects, with a duration not exceeding one year. Funding … [Read more...]

Health Systems Global: Seeking Applications for Media Fellowships Programme

Deadline: 30 September 2017 Health Systems Global (HSG) has launched a call for its first Media Fellowships Programme offering six fellowships to journalists undertaking cutting edge news and reporting on health systems and health policy topics across the world. This is an opportunity for journalists to engage and build relationships within the community and report on some of the biggest issues and challenges facing the global community in a rapidly changing world. The fellowships will include … [Read more...]

Global Change Leaders Program 2018: Strengthening the Leadership Capacities of Women in Developing Countries

Deadline: 7 September 2017 The Coady International Institute is seeking applications from women in developing countries for its program entitled “Global Change Leaders”, to enable women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities. Program participants engage in learning grounded in real world experiences and focused on Coady’s core thematic areas. Benefits The Global Change … [Read more...]

UEFA Foundation for Children: Promoting Fundamental Rights Of Children throughout the World

Deadline: 15 September 2017 The UEFA Foundation for Children has launched a call for projects with an aim to promote the fundamental rights of children throughout the world. In order to achieve the program’s objectives, the foundation establishes programmes involving football or sport in general, either running its own projects or working in partnership with other entities. The foundation may advise, work with or support any organisation or project that has similar goals or seeks to provide … [Read more...]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: VR/AR Technologies to Solve Real Human Problems

Deadline: 17 September 2017 Do you have a Virtual or Augmented reality solution that can help improve children's lives? Is yes, then apply for UNICEF Innovation Fund. Applications open for "UNICEF Innovation Fund" which 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 … [Read more...]

IPA Peace & Recovery Program: Seeking Proposals to Support Field Experiments and Research

Deadline: 15 September 2017 The Peace & Recovery (P&R) Program at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is launching its first request for proposals to support field experiments and related research in several broad areas: Reducing violence and promoting peace Reducing “fragility” (i.e. fostering state capability and institutions of decision making) Preventing, coping with, and recovering from crises (focusing on conflict, but also including non-conflict humanitarian … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Requests for Proposals for Changing Polar Systems

Deadline: 1 October 2017 The National Geographic Society is seeking proposals for its "Changing Polar Systems". As global temperatures rise and polar ice melts, polar environments have become some of the most rapidly changing on Earth. Yet, public understanding of these changes largely amounts to “ice is melting,” which trivializes and often masks the complex interactions between terrestrial and marine life in these areas. Projects may be focused around conservation, education, research, … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Requests for Proposals for Big Cats Conservation

Deadline: 1 October 2017 The National Geographic Society is seeking proposals for its Initiative entitled "Big Cats Conservation" to advance conservation efforts benefitting big cat populations, protecting and restoring them and their habitats via field-based, action-oriented, direct, and quantifiable strategic programs. The goal of this RFP is to identify projects that will help halt the decline of big cats worldwide. Projects may be based in any of a broad spectrum of conservation, … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Requests for Proposals for Long-Distance Animal Migration

Deadline: 1 October 2017 The National Geographic Society is seeking proposals for its "Long-Distance Animal Migration". The world's large-scale animal migrations provide aesthetic, economic, ecological, and recreational value. However, migratory species are on the decline globally. Long-distance migrants are particularly sensitive to global change as they start their journeys with no knowledge of the conditions they will find upon arrival. Projects may be focused around conservation, … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Requests for Proposals for Sustainable Cities Programme

Deadline: 1 October 2017 The National Geographic Society is seeking proposals for its "Sustainable Cities Programme".  As the global population heads toward nine billion people by 2020, urban areas are facing increased pressure to provide services for ever-growing numbers of inhabitants. Cities create new ecosystems of human production and consumption that can provide great efficiencies in resource distribution (e.g., mass transit is far more energy efficient than individual transportation; … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Seeking Applications for Early Career Grant

Deadline: 24 September 2017 The National Geographic Society is seeking applications for its Early Career Grant to offer less experienced individuals an opportunity to lead a project. The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, … [Read more...]

IDRC Call for Proposals: Strengthening Engineering Research and Training in Africa

Deadline: 24 September 2017 International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is seeking proposals for its “Strengthening Engineering Research and Training in Africa" that challenges universities as well as public and private stakeholders to develop and implement novel ways of delivering quality and relevant training and research  in engineering and applied science fields. Types of Streams Industrial research hubs: partnerships for a new applied research agenda: This stream targets … [Read more...]

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