Future Earth Request for Proposals: Pegasus Programme for Biodiversity and Natural Assets

Deadline: 5 June 2017 The Future Earth is currently accepting proposals for biodiversity research for global sustainability, the "Program for Early-stage Grants Advancing Sustainability Science or Pegasus – Biodiversity and Natural Assets". This program is the first in a series of grants addressing the key challenges of Future Earth and the Future Earth Vision for “people to thrive in a sustainable and equitable world." This initiative is funded in part by the Gordon and Betty Moore … [Read more...]

Apply for IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2017!

Deadline: 31 May 2017 The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is currently seeking applications for IDRC Doctoral Research Awards. Scope IDRC has helped graduate students undertake thesis research in the field of international development since 1982. IDRC Doctoral Research Awards are intended to promote the capacity and growth of Canadian and developing country research to improve the lives of people in the developing world. Thematic Priorities Agriculture and … [Read more...]

EC-EACEA Call for Proposals: Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2017

Deadline: 2 May 2017 The European Commission-Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is seeking proposals for its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2017 with an aim to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and highly qualified professional manpower in Africa. Aims Contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through the promotion of internationalisation and … [Read more...]

NEF Ambassadors Programme: Inviting Young Scientists from Africa

Deadline: 27 May 2017 The Next Einstein Forum Ambassadors Programme is currently open for applications and invites young science practitioners from African countries. NEF Ambassadors, who are all under 42 years, drive the NEF’s local public engagement activities while growing their own careers through the NEF’s partnerships that offer opportunities for mentorship and collaborations with established researchers. In particular, the NEF Ambassadors attend the biennial NEF Global Gatherings. The … [Read more...]

USAID/ Bureau for Food Security: Feed The Future Partnership with Partners for Food Solutions (PFS)

Deadline: 12 May 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Bureau for Food Security (BFS) is seeking concept notes for its “Feed The Future Partnership with Partners for Food Solutions (PFS) to strengthen the food processing sector in Africa. The objective of the Feed the Future Partnership with Partners in Food Solutions is to engage and mobilize the expertise, infrastructures and resources of PFS and others to transfer knowledge from the volunteer employees of … [Read more...]

2017 Al-Sumait Prize “Education”: Advancing Economic and Social Development in African Continent

Deadline: 30 June 2017 The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) is currently inviting applicants for its 2017 Al-Sumait Prize “Education” in order to advance economic and social development, human resources development and infrastructure in the African continent. Focus Areas Improving people’s access to basic or advanced education. Improving literacy among all members of society. Decreasing the dependence of children’s education on the socio-economical status … [Read more...]

The Other Foundation Research Grant: Seeking Expression of Interests 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...]

G4AW Grant Program: Increasing and Enhancing Sustainable Food Production

Deadline for Advisory Opinion: 15 June 2017 Deadline for Submitting Applications: 14 September 2017 The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is accepting applications for its Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) grant programme with an aim to increase and enhance sustainable food production as well as achieve more efficient agricultural water use, particularly in irrigated areas and water basins in the G4AW partner countries. Grant information The available budget for the G4AW call of … [Read more...]

Access Co-Development Facility (ACF): Providing Local Project Developers and Originators in Africa

Deadline: 8 May 2017 The Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) is currently accepting applications to provide local project developers and originators in Africa with the technical expertise and funding required to bring their renewable energy projects to fruition. Access Power aims to contribute its project development expertise and resources to catalyze power projects across the African continent. The partner with local power developers, and assist them through the project development stage … [Read more...]

Africa Food Prize 2017: Leading the Effort to Change the Reality of Farming in Africa

Deadline: 5 June 2017 Africa Food Prize 2017 is now open for nominations, recognizing an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa—from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives. The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that elevates all Africans. Building … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of OES: Seeking Applications for ADAPT-Africa Project

Deadline: 22 May 2017 The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of Global Change at the Department of State, announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for activities under the ADAPT-Africa project with an aim to address the current barriers to private sector investment in resilience in Africa in order to increase finance for the implementation of priority resilience actions identified in developing country strategic frameworks, … [Read more...]

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2017: Supporting Young People of Ghana and Africa with Quality Education

Deadline: 12 May 2017 The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Kwame Nkurmah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) is currently open for applications. The program provides academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people in Ghana and Africa with access to quality and relevant University education.  The Scholars Program embodies an array of mentoring and cultural transition services to ensure the scholar’s academic success, community engagement and transition to … [Read more...]

AWHF Call for Applications: Moses Mapesa Research Grant

Deadline: 31 May 2017 The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is seeking applications for its Moses Mapesa Research Grant to support African Doctoral and Masters Students in the field of heritage. The AWHF was launched in 2006 to support African States Parties in implementing the UNESCO 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is an inter-governmental organisation that was launched in 2006 with the mission to … [Read more...]

A List of Open Opportunities for African Countries

Among all the continents in the world, Africa is the second-largest and second-most-populous one with 54 sovereign countries—the most on any continent. Poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition and inadequate water supply and sanitation, as well as poor health, affect a large proportion of the people who reside in the African continent, which is required to be prevented by means of philanthropic approaches to help them prevail over this present state. To help into getting the opportunities which can … [Read more...]

Apply for UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Deadline: 30 May 2017 Nominations are open for the UNESCO-UNAM Jaime Torres Bodet Prize in social sciences, humanities and arts, intended to reward the efforts of a person, group of people or international institution that has contributed to the development of knowledge and society through art, teaching and research in social sciences and humanities. It is meant to promote pioneering initiatives that may contribute to the development, diffusion and consolidation of the values of humanity. The … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2017 Global Freedom Exchange Program for Anti-Trafficking Women Leaders!

Deadline: 19 May 2017 Vital Voices Global Partnership, together with Hilton Worldwide, and Heineken welcomes nominations for 2017 Global Freedom Exchange Program for Anti-Trafficking Leaders, an upcoming leadership development and networking program. In an effort to support women leaders in their work to combat human trafficking and enable them to realize their full leadership potential, the Global Freedom Exchange (GFE) invests in, mentors, and strengthens the capacity of women leaders on the … [Read more...]

Apply for 2017 WJP Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism!

Deadline: 28 May 2017 Nominations are open for the 2017 World Justice Project (WJP) Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism to acknowledge journalists from around the world who have contributed to increased awareness and understanding of the foundational importance of the rule of law. Prize Information The winner will receive $10,000 USD. The winner of the WJP 2017 Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism will be announced in July of … [Read more...]

SANBio Call for Proposals: Innovative Solutions using Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Deadline: 18 May 2017 The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) in conjunction with NEPAD SANBio (Southern Africa Network for Biosciences) and supported by the BioFISA II Programme (a Finnish-Southern African Partnership Programme to Strengthen NEPAD SANBio) is seeking applications from innovators for its "Innovative Solutions using Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)" grant programme. Innovative solutions based on indigenous knowledge systems covering the impact areas of human and animal health and … [Read more...]

ZIMDEF-NEPAD SANBio Call for Proposals: Innovative Solutions in Health and Nutrition

Deadline: 19 May 2017 The Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (ZIMDEF) in conjunction with NEPAD SANBio (Southern Africa Network for Biosciences) and supported by the BioFISA II Programme (a Finnish-Southern African Partnership Programme to Strengthen NEPAD SANBio) are inviting interested innovators for “Innovative Solutions in Health and Nutrition" grant programme. The grant is for organisations in the SANBio member states for nutrition innovations with potential regional and global impact and … [Read more...]

IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories 2017: Supporting Journalism Produced by and about Women

Deadline: 16 May 2017 Applications are currently open for the IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories, sponsored by The Secular Society, a funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women. In an era of increased globalization, the need for varied coverage of gendered topics is critical to a free and representative press. These grants will be a catalyst for reporting on untold stories surrounding issues that impact women and girls’ daily lives worldwide. Awards and … [Read more...]