Grants and Funding Opportunities in the month of May 2016

Grant funding opportunities, call for proposals, call for applications to apply during the month of May 2016.

Nominations Open for Peace Dissertation Prize: Honoring an Outstanding Dissertation on Peacebuilding

Deadline: 2 January 2017 The United States Institute of Peace, in conjunction with the International Studies Association, is proud to announce the second annual Peace Dissertation Prize to be given for the best peace studies dissertation. The award honors an outstanding dissertation on the analysis of violent conflict, conflict resolution, peacemaking, or peacebuilding completed in a United States graduate program. Prize Details The annual prize, a $1000 cash award, will be announced … [Read more...]

Vodacom Journalists of the Year 2016: Seeking Applications from South African Journalists

Deadline: 4 August 2016 Vodacom is currently seeking applications from South African journalists for its "Journalists of the year 2016" competition that seeks to recognize and reward distinction among South African journalists for their relentless curiosity, accuracy in sharing information with the aim of getting society to think, initiate action and create awareness of topical issues and matters of interest. The Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards has grown in stature and has become the … [Read more...]

ETH Zurich Seed Money Projects 2016: Bilateral Research Collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Region

Deadline: 1 September 2016 The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned ETH Zurich as Leading House (LH) and  is inviting applicants for its seed money projects with scientific partner institutions. The goal of the seed money call is to establish and strengthen links between Swiss researchers and scientists and institutions of the below mentioned countries. The current call for seed money project will be held on 23-25 May 2016 at the University of … [Read more...]

Government of the Netherlands: Women, Peace and Security Grant

Deadline: 15 August 2016 The Government of Netherlands is seeking applications from Dutch civil society organizations for its Women, Peace and Security Grant to support their work on women, peace and security. The main objective of the grant program is to foster structural change of norms, laws and institutions, giving women and men equal rights and opportunities and enabling them to participate fully in conflict prevention and resolution, peacebuilding and reconstruction. Focus … [Read more...]

The Embassy of Canada to Morocco and Mauritania: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI)

Deadline: 31 May 2016 The Embassy of Canada to Morocco and Mauritania is seeking proposals for its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). For close to three decades, Canada has funded small grants in developing countries through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). Over the years, the CFLI has provided significant assistance to people in developing countries similar to Morocco and Mauritania. Funding Priorities Championing inclusive and accountable governance, peaceful … [Read more...]

PAS Annual Okinawan Media Tour: Enhancing Local Media Awareness of the Universal Issues

Deadline: 31 May 2016 Embassy of the United States, Tokyo, Japan is seeking applications from organisations for a program entitled "PAS Annual Okinawan Media Tour" with an aim to encourage applications from the international community to support public diplomacy related to the U.S. military presence in Okinawa. The U.S. Consulate in Naha conducts focused efforts to educate Okinawan media regarding the U.S./Japan bilateral security alliance, regional security issues, and expose them to … [Read more...]

Public Affairs Section: Strengthening people-to-people ties between Pakistan and the United States

Deadline: 31 May 2016 The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Consulate General in Lahore of the U.S. Department of State is seeking applications from organisations for Annual Program Statement to solicit proposals for projects that further the Public Affairs Section’s public diplomacy goals of expanding media engagement, strengthening people-to-people ties between Pakistan and the United States, and building and strengthening local partners. Priority Areas Strengthening Civil … [Read more...]

ARCOS’ Small Grants Programme 2016 for Biodiversity Conservation in African Mountain Regions

Deadline: 31 May 2016 Albertine Rift Biodiversity Conservation (ARCOS) will open its next round of applications for small grant program on 1 April 2016. The foundation offers Small Grants that aims to enhance collaborative sustainable solutions for biodiversity and people, focusing on critical landscapes and watersheds of the Albertine Rift, the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa and the African Mountains. Civil society organizations working in the mentioned areas are invited to … [Read more...]

The Mama Cash: An International fund Supporting Women’s, Girls’ and Trans people’s Movements around the World

Deadline: 31 May 2016 The Mama Cash was the first international women’s fund in the world and is still alive and kicking. Mama Cash was conceived around a kitchen table in Amsterdam in 1983. Since then, it has grown from a group of five feminist activists into an international fund that supports women’s, girls’ and trans people’s movements around the world. Each year, Mama Cash supports about 100 courageous groups, organizations, networks and women’s funds that are led by women, girls and … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals 2017: South Africa/Egypt Joint Science & Technology Research Collaboration

Deadline: 31 May 2016 National Research Foundation (NRF) is currently accepting proposals for its South Africa and Egypt Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration, with an aim to enhance scientific and technological and innovation cooperation between the two countries. Aims To collaborate on joint research projects To contribute to scientific advancement in both countries through the funding of joint research activities in specified research fields To provide an … [Read more...]

Call for Applications 2017/18: South Africa/Austria Joint Scientific & Technological Cooperation

Deadline: 31 May 2016 National Research Foundation (NRF) is currently accepting applications for its South Africa and Austria Joint Scientific & Technological Cooperation, with an aim to support the mobility of researchers, scientists, post-docs and doctoral students between the two countries to carry out joint research projects. The projects will be supported for a period of two years (projects starting January 2017 and ending December 2018). Aims To contribute to scientific … [Read more...]

FIRE Africa Grants – Technical Innovation, Community Development, Education…

Deadline: 31 May 2016 The Fund for Internet Research and Development – FIRE Africa – is one of Africa’s leading Grants and Awards programmes designed to encourage, support and develop innovative online solutions to Africa’s education, information, infrastructure and communication needs. The 2016 Grant Application round is open until 31 May and, with over US$240,000 worth of funding to distribute, all Africa-based projects, organisations or start-ups whose work falls into the following … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: TWAS-COMSTECH Joint Research Grants for Young Scientists

Deadline: 31 May 2016 The World Academy of Science (TWAS) along OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) is currently inviting applications form young scientists for its Research Grant with an aim to encourage the pursuit of scientific excellence in Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries by identifying and supporting the best young scientists there; reinforcing and promoting scientific research and strengthening the endogenous capacity in … [Read more...]

OWSD: Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries

Deadline: 31 May 2016 The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is currently inviting applications for its Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries with an aim to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology, and to promote their effective participation in the scientific and technological development of their countries. This fellowship programme is for … [Read more...]

ADC: Call for Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development

Deadline: 31 May 2016 The Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) is currently inviting applications for its Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development (APPEAR) with an aim to implement its strategy for support of higher education and research for development on an academic institutional level in the ADC’s southern priority countries and key regions and in three priority countries of the South Caucasus and Black Sea Region. The overall objective is to … [Read more...]

Apply for SOTU Journalist Competition 2016: Inviting Journalists from AU Member States!

Deadline: 31 May 2016 The State of the Union Coalition (SOTU) is currently inviting applicants for its SOTU Journalist Competition 2016.  SOTU believes that the successful implementation of these instruments will have tremendous and positive impact on the live millions of African citizens. The Theme of the 2016 competition will be on "Human Rights and Governance in Africa". Categories Corruption Food Security Women Youth Prize Information Winners in each of the categories … [Read more...]

For Roma, with Roma: A Small Grants Programme enhancing Security of Roma and Sinti Communities

Deadline: 30 May 2016 The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is seeking applications from organisations for small grants for a program entitled “For Roma, with Roma” to promote grassroots engagement, public and political participation, and enhancing security of Roma and Sinti communities under its Roma and Sinti Youth Initiative. The ODIHR initiative seeks to support capacity-building programmes for Roma and … [Read more...]

UN-OHCHR 2016 Fellowship Programme: Protecting Rights of People of African Descent

Deadline: 31 May 2016 The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is currently accepting applications for its 2016 Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent, with an aim to protect and promote of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries. The Fellowship will be held from 21 November to 9 December 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. Benefits Each fellow is entitled to a return ticket … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Right to Education Index 2016

Deadline: 25 May 2016 RESULTS Educational Fund is currently inviting applications from Organizations for its Right to Education Index (RTEI) 2016, with an aim to ensure that all people, no matter where they live, enjoy their right to a quality education. Objectives Strengthen the expertise and capacity of civil society and education advocates. Increase public and political support for realizing the right to education. Hold governments and institutions accountable for their … [Read more...]

OSME Conservation and Research Fund: Supporting Globally Threatened Species and Habitats!

Deadline: 31 May 2016 The Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME) is currently inviting applications for its Conservation and Research Fund with an aim to support projects benefiting species and habitats, especially Globally Threatened and Near Threatened birds, and sites important for bird conservation (Important Bird Areas - IBAs) in the OSME region. Areas of Interest Investigating the status of Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable or Near-threatened bird species … [Read more...]