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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Nominations Open for D-Prize: Recognizing Aspiring Entrepreneurs from Across the Globe

Deadline: 30 July 2017 Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges? Nominations are now open for the D-Prize, recognizing new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. D-Prize Challenges Girl's Education Agriculture Energy Global Health Education Governance and Infrastructure Custom Prize If selected, winner will be awarded with up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty … [Read more...]

Opportunities Knock Your Door: Seeking Applications for City Ambassadors “1 Million Impacts Campaign”

Deadline: 25 June 2017 Opportunities Knock Your Door is seeking applications for City Ambassadors as a part of the 1 Million Impacts Campaign. City Ambassadors are passionate individuals from all over the world who volunteer to promote United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in their respective cities. Through this opportunity, City Ambassadors get to create and implement their action plans along with their Country Ambassadors with regards to various SDG awareness programs that … [Read more...]

JGIC Call for Proposals: Gaza Entrepreneur Challenge Contest 2017

Deadline: 7 July 2017 The Japan Gaza Innovation Challenge is seeking proposals for its "2017 Gaza Entrepreneur Challenge (GEC) Contest" with an aim to nurture leaders for the next generation and foster reconstruction and self-reliance in Gaza through the projects to cultivate and support entrepreneurs who have innovative ideas to solve social issues in the area. JGIC, in partnership with United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), is inviting … [Read more...]

Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild Charitable Trust: Supporting Conservation Projects Worldwide

Deadline: 30 December 2017 Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild Charitable Trust is seeking applications for its grant programme to assist conservation projects worldwide. The Fund supports and encourages conservation projects that address conservation priorities at both local and global levels. Objectives Colchester Zoo aims to provide financial assistance and technical advice to in situ projects in order to support the conservation of endangered species and their habitats. … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: 10th UNESCO Youth Forum for Young Change-makers

Deadline: 25 June 2017 UNESCO has launched a call for proposals for young change-makers to attend the 10th UNESCO Youth Forum, entitled “Rethinking Youth Engagement with UNESCO” (25-26 October 2017, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France). The primary aim of the Forum is to build sustainable relationships with young change-makers who are leading or co-shaping impactful initiatives in a UNESCO field of competence (education, science, culture, communication and information). The Forum is looking … [Read more...]

International Elephant Foundation: Seeking Proposals for Conservation Project Grant 2018

Deadline: 11 August 2017 The International Elephant Foundation (IEF) is currently seeking proposals for 2018 Elephant Conservation and Research Funding Support. Target Areas Asian Elephant: Human-elephant conflict mitigation and coexistence Reducing habitat fragmentation and loss Action to eliminate illegal killing and trafficking of elephants Community capacity building Conservation education Managing captive range country Asian elephants African … [Read more...]

Apply to Participate in OpenIDEO Education in Emergencies Challenge!

Deadline 25 June 2017 Applications are currently open for OpenIDEO Education in Emergencies Challenge, A MIKTA initiative delivered with Australian Aid, inviting individuals and organizations of diverse expertise and perspectives, those who work in the education in emergencies sector, those who have lived through emergency situations themselves, and those innovators and entrepreneurs who are passionate about bringing their expertise and ingenuity to this issue. Opportunity Areas Innovations … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Daniel Pearl Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 31 August 2017 Applications are open for Daniel Pearl Fellowship program, to offer special fellowships to honor the life and work of journalist Daniel Pearl. Program Goals To provide the fellow with experience in reporting, writing, editing, and editorial decision-making that will enhance future professional performance; To expose the fellow to the technological changes that are occurring in the industry; To enable the fellow to gain a practical understanding of the … [Read more...]

Apply for Africa 2017 Photo Competition: Changing the Perception of Africa

Deadline: 1 September 2017 Applications are open for Africa 2017 Photo Competition that is sponsored by Agility. The story of today’s Africa – young, growing, urbanizing, and tech-savvy – needs to be told. As a company committed to supporting local capacity in Africa, Agility wants to capture the hope, aspirations and confidence of a new generation of Africans and the continent that they are rapidly reshaping. They are looking for images that will open the eyes of the world to today’s … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL: Business and Human Rights in the ICT Sector to Advance Internet Freedom

Deadline: 25 September 2017 The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for collaborative policy advocacy initiatives to coordinate and amplify existing business and human rights efforts to advance Internet freedom. Program Components Strengthen the capacity of local Internet freedom advocates to promote business and human rights standards at the global, … [Read more...]

Thrasher Research Fund: Inviting Applicants for Early Career Awards

Deadline: 19 September 2017 The Thrasher Research Fund is currently inviting applications for its Early Career Awards with an aim to encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area. The Fund will make up to 30 awards total with two funding cycles (15 awards each). Research Interests The Fund is open to a variety of research topics important to children’s health. Both … [Read more...]

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