Why applying for Awards and Prizes can be a Great Opportunity

Many international agencies announce calls for applications for awards and prizes regularly to recognize, honor and even provide financial support to NGOs, activists, social scientists and development practitioners for their exemplary work. However, many deserving organizations and individuals miss submitting their applications for these awards and prizes mostly because they fail to understand their relevance. The awards and prizes are not just awards and prizes! They contain an enormous value … [Read more...]

Apply for International Prize “Women, Entrepreneurship and Digital”!

Deadline: 26 September 2018 Fondation la France has launched an International Prize “Women, Entrepreneurship and Digital” to support entrepreneurial projects run by women or women in the digital sector. It is intended for project developers in Africa, the Near and Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean (as defined by the Development Assistance Committee), and who are part of the local ecosystem of the inclusive and social economy. The goal of the Fondation la France is to promote … [Read more...]

2018 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize! Innovative Use of ICT in Education

Deadline: 31 October 2018 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have launched a call for nominations for the 2018 edition of the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education. Funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain and established in 2005, this year’s Prize will recognize projects and programmes that leverage innovative technologies to ensure education for excluded vulnerable groups. The … [Read more...]

Entries Open for SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award (SAELA) 2018!

Deadline: 27 September 2018 Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and the Government of Australia has announced the call for entries for the SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award (SAELA) 2018. SAELA gives recognition and financial assistance to projects or proposals that demonstrate education cooperation between Australia and Southeast Asia to bring about a better quality of life through positive relations, education advancement, cultural harmony, innovation, and … [Read more...]

Submit Nominations for King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award!

Deadline: 30 October 2018 Nominations are open for the King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award to recognize young people’s endeavour to be effective and productive citizens, contributing to the welfare of their communities and environment, as well as institutions that improve the enabling environment and infrastructure for youth to make an impact, in all United Nations Member States. As of the 2018 Award Cycle, the King Hamad Award for Youth Empowerment to achieve the SDGs will have two main … [Read more...]

WFN’s Whitley Awards 2019: A Chance to Win Up to £40,000 GBP

Deadline: 31 October 2018 Are you a dynamic conservation leader or do you know of one? If yes, then apply for the WFN’s Whitley Awards 2019! The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is seeking applications for its Whitley Awards 2019 to support the work of proven grassroots conservation leaders in developing countries. Objectives Find, recognize and fund proven grassroots conservation leaders in resource-poor, biodiversity-rich countries. Champion and repeat fund the most effective … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Public Engagement Fund!

Deadline: 11 January 2019 Applications are open for Public Engagement Fund that enable individuals and organisations to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research. Benefits salaries fees for other people who are essential to the proposal, such as consultants and artists the costs of temporary replacement staff to enable a person who already has a salary to allocate time to work on the project the costs of promoting access or increasing diversity and … [Read more...]

Applications Open for United Nations – The Nippon Foundation Critical Needs Fellowship!

Deadline: 5 October 2018 Applications are now open for "United Nations - The Nippon Foundation Critical Needs Fellowship" Building capacity to address critical needs of the most vulnerable States which was established in 2017 as one of three core activities under the United Nations - Nippon Foundation Sustainable Ocean Programme. The Fellowship aims to assist developing States, particularly least developed countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing countries, to … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Atlantic Fellowships for Social and Economic Equity

Deadline: 20 November 2018 Are you a social change leader committed to advancing justice and equity? Do you want to understand the processes that are causing and deepening inequalities? Are you willing to join forces with a global network of peers to mount a collective challenge to inequality? If yes, then apply for Atlantic Fellowship. The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity at the International Inequalities Institute is a fantastic opportunity for those from social movement, … [Read more...]

Ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands: 2nd Call for Proposals for Accountability Fund

Deadline: 30 September 2018 Does your organization work to raise the voice of marginalized groups in Myanmar, and do you strive to build an inclusive future where everybody has access to the same rights and priorities? Then the Kingdom of the Netherlands is looking to support you! The Ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has launched a second Call for Proposals for the Accountability Fund to strengthen the role and position of civil society by giving a voice to those that have been the … [Read more...]

Ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands: Inviting Proposals for Human Rights Fund

Deadline: 30 September 2018 Does your organization work to promote human rights in Myanmar and do you strive to strengthen civil society? Then the Kingdom of the Netherlands is looking to support you! The Ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has launched a second Call for Proposals for the Human Rights Fund. The Human Rights Fund’s objectives are to identify strategic priorities for Human Rights engagement, find suitable local and international partners for this work, and set up … [Read more...]

SEARCA Call for Applications: Travel Grants Program

Deadline: 7 September 2018 The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is seeking applications for its Travel Grant program to reinforce the Center’s efforts and resources in the promotion of inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) toward food security and poverty alleviation in the region. Objectives To provide opportunities to qualified Southeast Asian nationals to participate and present papers in … [Read more...]

Japan Foundation Grant Program: Promoting Cultural Collaboration within Asia

Deadline: 3 December 2018 Japan Foundation is accepting applications for "Grant Program for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration" to generate new cultures together within Asia. Grants are provided to successful collaborative projects conducted by organizations and professionals in Japan and ASEAN countries. Grant Coverage The grant will be provided to cover a portion of the expense from a maximum of three categories chosen from below. Traveling expense (international and long-distance … [Read more...]

World Bank 2018 Call for Proposals: Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB)

Deadline: 10 October 2018 The World Bank is seeking proposals for its 2018 Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) that aims to improve the capacity of developing countries to produce and use statistics with an overall objective of supporting effective decision-making for development. The TFSCB works closely with the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) to advance coordinated international efforts to improve statistics globally. The TFSCB … [Read more...]

Apply for Japan Foundation’s Grant Program for Enhancing People-to-People Exchange!

Deadline: 3 December 2018 The Japan Foundation is inviting applications for its Grant Program for Enhancing People-to-People Exchange which is designed to expand the bases for exchange and to promote understanding and friendship among the people in Japan and other Asian countries, particularly ASEAN countries. Grants will be provided to successful exchange projects at grassroots and regional levels. Grant Coverage Portions of the following categories can be covered by the grant. … [Read more...]

KR Foundation: Seeking LOIs to Address Root Causes of Climate Change

Deadline: 22 December 2018 KR Foundation is seeking Letters of inquiry (LOIs) to address root causes of climate change and environmental degradation, and safeguards the planetary boundaries. The mission of KR Foundation is to help provide answers to, stimulate mind shifts about, and encourage action on, the long-term challenges faced by current and future generations living on a planet with finite resources, fragile ecosystems, and climate change. Program Areas KR Foundation currently has … [Read more...]

Call for Nominations: 2019 United Nations Public Service Awards

Deadline: 30 November 2018 Nominations are open for 2019 United Nations Public Service Awards to recognize excellence in public service at the global level. The UNPSA is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide. Through an annual competition, the UN Public Service Awards promotes … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Ashden Awards 2019!

Deadline: 6 November 2018 Applications are open for Ashden Awards that reward innovative enterprises and programmes that deliver, or play a key part in enabling the delivery of sustainable energy systems and through this bring social, economic and environmental benefits. Categories Clean Cooking (£20,000 prize) Sustainable Energy & Healthcare (£20,000 prize) Financial or Business Model Innovation (£20,000 prize) Powering Business (£20,000 prize) Sustainable Mobility … [Read more...]

INSPIRE Fund: Supporting INSPIRE Awareness-Raising & Engagement Activities in LMICs

Donor requested removal. Deadline: 31 October 2018 The INSPIRE Working Group has launched a call for proposals to support INSPIRE awareness-raising and engagement activities in low- and middle-income countries. The purpose of the program is to enable leaders from Low- and Middle-Income Countries increase INSPIRE awareness and engage civil society and governments at national and regional levels, and from those experiences to actively exert leadership in shaping and driving INSPIRE … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Global Change Leaders Program!

Deadline: 31 October 2018 The Coady International Institute is seeking applications 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 Leaders program provides successful … [Read more...]