UK Aid Direct’s Small Charities Challenge Fund: Inviting Small UK Registered Charities & Not-For-Profit Organisations

Deadline: 27 September 2018 UK Aid Direct is seeking applications from small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations for its Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) to strengthen the capacity of grassroots development organisations working with the poor, vulnerable and most marginalised to carry out work in priority countries and work towards achieving the Global Goals. Grant Information Grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects of up to 2 years will be considered by … [Read more...]

UK Aid Direct’s Impact Grants: Bringing Tangible Change to the Lives of Peoples

Deadline: 13 June 2018 The UK Aid Direct is currently seeking applications for its Impact Grants to bring tangible change to the lives of the poorest and most marginalised, on a large scale. Grant size Applicants can apply for funding of between £250,001 and £4,000,000 per application. Duration From between 3 to 5 years, proposals for 3+ years must be supported by a compelling case for longer duration. Eligibility Criteria Impact grants are open to applications from medium sized, … [Read more...]

African Union Commission: Seeking Applications for Sixth Congress of African Economists

Deadline: 30 June 2018 The African Union Commission (AUC), through the Department of Economic Affairs is seeking applications for its Sixth Congress of African Economists which aims to analyze economic issues that are critical to Africa’s economic and social transformation in order to design and propose optimal solutions. The Sixth edition is expected to attract prominent African Economists within the continent and its Diaspora to deepen the understanding of the role of Public Policies and … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 AGFUND International Prize!

Deadline: 30 November 2018 Nominations are open for the 2018 Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) International Prize with the aim of inciting and encouraging innovation and creativity in human development work. The Subject of the 2018 AGFUND Prize is “End of poverty in all its forms everywhere”. Prize Objectives Support the distinguished efforts aiming at the promotion and development of the concepts and dimensions of human development. Disseminate the successful project … [Read more...]

Apply for Research Project Grants in Development Research!

Deadline: 10 April 2018 Applications are open for the Swedish Research Council's Research Project Grants in Development Research with an aim to give researchers the freedom to formulate by themselves the research concept, method and implementation, and to solve a specific research task within a limited period. Research project grants in Development Research are funded by the Government's development aid funds, and the research shall be relevant to the fight against poverty and for sustainable … [Read more...]

LASC: Seeking Applications for International Grants

Deadline: 14 April 2018 Light A Single Candle Foundation is seeking applications for its International Grants. Light A Single Candle is a private foundation dedicated to the relief of poverty through effective partnerships that target: Food support, food security and food sustainability Microbusiness and economic development Development of individuals, families, and communities toward self-determination and an improved standard of living The foundation believes the need for … [Read more...]

World Bank and World Food Programme collaborates to tackle Humanitarian and Development Challenges

The leaders of the World Bank and the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) have joined forces to knock down the practical and ideological barriers between “humanitarian” and “development” assistance in order to better tackle the complex challenges the world faces. Both share a vision of a world without extreme poverty and hunger, their approaches to tackling those problems in the past have been very different. According to the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, “By 2030, we estimate that … [Read more...]

How can NGOs apply and get grants from Bilateral Donor Agencies?

Bilateral donor funding refers to the donor country’s Government aid to recipient country in a Government-to-Government or a Government-to-NGO/Civil Society partnership. It is part of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) policies of the member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which are working towards economic progress and trade. They play a major role in providing development funding to Governments and Civil Society mostly in developing … [Read more...]

EDCTP: Optimizing the Use of Products for Poverty-Related Diseases among People

Deadline: 29 September 2016 The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is currently inviting applications for its Clinical Trials and Operational Research Studies to Optimize the Use of Products for Poverty-Related Diseases in Mothers, Newborns, Children and/or Adolescents with an aim to support actions on preventive and therapeutic clinical interventions of post-registration products, as well as related behavioral studies, aimed at optimizing use of new or … [Read more...]

How does USAID support NGOs?

What is USAID? United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is a US Government Agency that is responsible for administration of all foreign civilian aid. It was established in the year 1961, and is headquartered at Washington DC. The mission statement of USAID is to ‘to partner to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing the security and prosperity of the United States’. The main purposes of USAID aid and assistance are disaster … [Read more...]

Open Society Foundation’s Independent Journalism and Innovation Grant Program

Deadline: 30 July 2016 The Open Society Foundation is seeking applicants for its Independent Journalism and Innovation Grant program with an aim to support promising initiatives led by individuals or collectives that strive to improve their journalism under difficult circumstances, such as autocracy, violence, repression, or poverty—or in moments of great opportunity, such as first democratic elections, peace agreements, or massive social mobilizations. The program also supports those … [Read more...]

European Union: Seeking Proposals for Employment and Social Innovation Program

Deadline: 16 September 2016 European Union is seeking proposals from eligible entities for a program entitled "Employment and Social Innovation ("EaSI")" . This call for proposals for operating grants is open to EU-level NGO networks having signed a framework partnership agreement for 2014-2017 and being active in the area of social inclusion and poverty reduction or micro-finance and social enterprise finance. The program aims at providing operating grants for 2017 under the Framework … [Read more...]

PEP Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI): Inviting Applicants for Institutionalization Projects

Deadline: 1 August 2016 The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) invites developing country-based research centers/institutes to submit an expression of interest (EOI) to undertake a series of policy research activities from late 2016 to 2018. The Institutionalization project (IP) aims to develop and establish expertise in policy analysis using Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models within one selected research center/institute. The selected centre/institute will implement several … [Read more...]

Partnership for Economic Policy: Call for Proposals for Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment Program

Deadline: 15 September 2016 The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) has announced a call for proposals for projects on “Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment” (PAGE) in developing countries with an aim to support high quality research, capacity development, and policy engagement for growth and employment in developing countries. PEP has been granted funding by the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom (or UK Aid) and the International Development Research … [Read more...]

OSISA Women’s Rights Programme: Promoting Women’s Economic Justice, Social & Legal Rights

Deadline: 29 July 2016 The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is seeking proposals for its Women’s Rights Programme in order to support stronger women’s participation in key sectors of agriculture and mining, intending to make these sectors specifically work better for, and benefit women. It invites grant proposals for interventions that seek to challenge the causes, remove the barriers, capitalize on the opportunities and catalyse transformation and change processes – across … [Read more...]

SEI Sida Conference Strategic Fund for Gender Equality, Sustainable Development & Poverty Reduction

Deadline: 30 September 2016 With support from the Government of Sweden, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is inviting organizations across Asia to submit concept notes for SEIA Sida Conference Strategic Fund, to promote informed dialogue where different groups and stakeholders can share knowledge in regional forums and other strategic events with the goal of helping to shape public policy to advance environmentally sustainable development. The programme seeks to change mind-sets and … [Read more...]

filia.die frauenstiftung: Inviting Women’s Organisations to Promotes Gender Equality

Deadline: 1 September 2016 The filia.die frauenstiftung is inviting women's organisations to apply for a one-year grant program which aims to support women and girls so they can realize their own ideas and projects for promoting social change and gender equality. filia.die frauenstiftung directs 50% of her grantmaking budget to women’s organisations in South-East, Central and Eastern Europe. The project aims for an increase of participation of women and girls in society, their participation … [Read more...]

Waislitz Global Citizen Award 2016: Recognizing Individual Excellence in Work to End Extreme Poverty

Deadline: 28 July 2016 The Waislitz Foundation and Global Citizen are inviting applicants for its Waislitz Global Citizen Award 2016 in order to recognize individual excellence in work to end extreme poverty. Key Areas Global Citizenship: How do you embody and exemplify the values and practices of a Global Citizen? Impact: What is your track record of reducing extreme poverty? Innovation: How have you brought new thinking to overcoming the challenge of ending extreme poverty? … [Read more...]

PEP Call for Proposals: Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment in Developing Countries

Deadline: 15 September 2016 The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) has announced a call for proposals for projects on “Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment” (PAGE) in developing countries with an aim to support high quality research, capacity development, and policy engagement for growth and employment in developing countries. Priority Themes Youth employment: supply- and demand-side constraints and related policy options Gender and women’s economic empowerment … [Read more...]

EDCTP: Research and Clinical Management of Patients in PRD Epidemics in Sub-Saharan Africa

Deadline: 29 September 2016 The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is currently inviting applications for its Research and Clinical Management of Patients in PRD Epidemics in Sub-Saharan Africa with an aim to support the establishment of a multidisciplinary consortium able to provide accelerated evidence for the optimal clinical management of patients and for guiding the public health response to any severe infectious outbreak caused by pathogens within the … [Read more...]