Nominations Open for World Summit Award! An Open Call for Young Innovators

Deadline: 31 August 2017 Nominations are open for The World Summit Awards (WSA) Young Innovators to promote and award innovators under the age of 30, who developed a digital application tackling the UN SDGs. The World Summit Awards are a non-monetary award system with a focus on sustainable knowledge transfer through a worldwide network. Award Categories Government & Citizen Engagement Health & Well Being Learning & Education Environment & Green Energy … [Read more...]

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves: Submit Project Concepts for Humanitarian Clean Cooking Fund (HCCF)

Deadline: 21 July 2017 Applications are open for "The Humanitarian Clean Cooking Fund (HCCF)", which is a new grant fund established by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) with support from the Norwegian Agency for International Development. The HCCF's primary objective is to increase access to cleaner fuels and more efficient cooking technologies among crisis-affected people through the scale-up of successful cooking interventions in humanitarian settings. HCCF also aims to … [Read more...]

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 European Commission’s “Birth Day Prize”!

Deadline: 6 September 2017 The European Commission is seeking applications for its initiative "The Birth Day Prize". The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (or the Foundation) and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., subsidiary of Merck & Co. Inc., Kenilworth, NJ USA (or MSD) have committed to award prizes to winners following evaluation of entries by the Commission. The Horizon Prize on reducing maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality - the Birth Day Prize - will be awarded to the … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science

Deadline: 15 August 2017 The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is currently seeking nominations for its Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science to recognize scientists, journalists, and public servants for significant contributions to science and to the public’s understanding of science, the Association administers the awards listed below. All awards are presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting immediately following the award year. Award Information A … [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...]

Nominations Open for International Equals in Tech Awards: Recognizing ICT Initiatives Empowering Women and Girls

Deadline: 15 September 2017 Nominations are now being accepted for international ‘Equals in Tech’ Awards recognizing ICT initiatives empowering women and girls. The awards promote and support gender equality in the ICT field. The “Equals in Tech” Awards (formerly the GEM-TECH Awards) is an annual initiative designed to promote gender equality and mainstreaming in technology. The awards are now part of Equals, an ITU and UN Women global partnership to achieve gender equality in the digital age. … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Trust Conference Scholarship Programme!

Deadline: 31 July 2017 The Trust Conference Scholarship, a part of the Trust Conference is now open for applications inviting all applicants working in the areas of human trafficking, slavery and human rights. Priority will be given to applicants from developing countries who demonstrate their participation at Trust Conference will enhance their work in their own communities. This year, up to 60 scholarships will be awarded to applicants from diverse disciplines that will bring unique … [Read more...]

RIA’s Call for Papers for Symposium on Human Rights and the Humanities!

Deadline: 1 July 2017 The Royal Irish Academy is calling for papers for Symposium on Human Rights and the Humanities that will be held on 7 December 2017. The keynote lecture will be delivered by Samuel Moyn (Yale). The symposium seeks to consider human rights in a larger perspective, one that the humanities are particularly capable of providing. It will find answers to questions like: what can the future of human rights be in the face of new threats to the world order and the rise of … [Read more...]

ASEF Call for Proposals: 17th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

Deadline: 19 July 2017 The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is seeking applications for its Informal Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Seminar on Human Rights that promotes mutual understanding and co-operation between Europe and Asia in the area of political dialogue, particularly on human rights issues, and encourages an open and non-confrontational debate between representatives of civil society organisations and officials from all ASEM Partners. The Seminar series is co-organised by the … [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...]

Partnership for Clean Competition: Apply for Anti-Doping Research Grant

Deadline: 1 July 2017 The Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) is currently accepting applications for its Anti-Doping Research Grant program, to contribute to a movement in addressing doping’s root causes and ultimately decreasing the use of performance-enhancing drugs by all participants in all sports at all levels of play. Research Priorities The PCC research priorities are as follows: Developing methods of cost-effective testing to detect and deter the use of banned and illegal … [Read more...]

Aidsfonds Call for Proposals: Challenging Intellectual Property Barriers that Prevent Access to Treatment for People Living with HIV

Deadline: 22 August 2017 The Aidsfonds has launched the 2017 Call for Proposals “Challenging intellectual property barriers that prevent access to treatment for people living with HIV” with an aim to support civil society organizations with a track record in treatment advocacy addressing intellectual property barriers and holding their governments accountable for access to essential medicines, lowering costs of pharmaceuticals and thereby contributing to financial and programmatic … [Read more...]

International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies: Inviting Applicants for 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture!

Deadline: 6 July 2017 International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is inviting applicants for its World Summit on Arts and Culture that will be held in Kuala Lumpur on 11-14 March 2019. It is co-hosted by IFACCA and the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) of the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism and Culture and is expected to attract arts leaders and key policy makers from up to 80 countries. To refine the theme and develop the structure and contents of the … [Read more...]

Nordic Innovation Challenge 2017: Design and Manufacturing for a Circular Economy

Deadline: 1 September 2017 The LAUNCH Nordic Innovation Challenge 2017 is accepting applications to address this year’s challenge: Design and Manufacturing for a Circular Economy. LAUNCH Nordic seeks to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable society through open innovation, industry collaboration, and global systems mobilization. To meet this goal, LAUNCH Nordic seeks innovations from around the globe with the potential to create the shift towards a circular economy. The core … [Read more...]

IWMF’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists: Supporting Production of Ambitious Projects Globally

Deadline: 25 July 2017 The International Women Media Foundation (IWMF) is currently inviting women journalists from around the world for its Howard G. Buffett Fund to support the production of ambitious projects and underreported, globally important stories. The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative of its kind, enables the IWMF to dramatically expand its support of women journalists. Funding Information The IWMF will make an annual total of $230,000 … [Read more...]

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