Latest Grant Funding Opportunities in South Asia

Check out the latest calls for proposals, calls for applications, request for proposals and other funding opportunities for NGOs and individuals in South Asia.

AmplifyChange Strategic Grants: Supporting Organisations that Work Globally and Regionally to help Shape Policies

Deadline: 25 July 2017 AmplifyChange is currently inviting applicants from eligible organisations for its Strategic grants program with an aim to support organisations that work globally and regionally to advocate and help shape policy and strategy on the priority themes of AmplifyChange. Priority Themes Intersections between gender-based violence and barriers to safe abortion: Approaches that strengthen advocacy for safe abortion, including responding to the intersections between … [Read more...]

Counterpart International/Innovation for Change: Request for Applications for Small Innovation Grants

Deadline: 31 July 2017 The Innovation for Change Initiative, co-implemented by Counterpart International, Inc., is accepting applications for its Small Innovation Grants to disseminate information to the regional hubs so they may develop and submit applications for Innovation for Change funding. Innovation for Change provides customized support to each hub based on their area of need and interest and simultaneously builds a global architecture of resources and platforms to enhance networking … [Read more...]

SANDEE Call for Concept Notes: Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Change Program in South Asia

Deadline: 31 July 2017 The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is currently seeking concept notes for its “Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Change in South Asia” that will provide research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the inter-connections between development, natural resource use, and the environment. Grant Information Grants are likely to be in the range of USD 20,000-30,000 over a two-year … [Read more...]

Department of State, Bureau of ECA: Global Undergraduate Exchange Program

Deadline: 5 September 2017 The Office of Academic Exchange Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the administration of the FY 2018 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) that is designed to promote mutual understanding by awarding outstanding, underserved undergraduate students from East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, the Near East, South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere full … [Read more...]

AmplifyChange Strategic Grants: Supporting Organisations that Work Globally and Regionally to help Shape Policies

Deadline: 25 July 2017 AmplifyChange is currently inviting applicants from eligible organisations for its Strategic grants program with an aim to support organisations that work globally and regionally to advocate and help shape policy and strategy on the priority themes of AmplifyChange. Priority Themes Intersections between gender-based violence and barriers to safe abortion: Approaches that strengthen advocacy for safe abortion, including responding to the intersections between … [Read more...]

IPA-IRC Request for Proposals: Intimate Partner Violence Initiative Program

Deadline: 30 June 2017 The Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is inviting proposals from researchers working on randomized evaluations in related fields to conduct rigorous research to help expand the evidence base on what works in reducing intimate partner violence in low income countries for its joint program entitled "Intimate Partner Violence Initiative". As part of the broader initiative, IPA also invite proposals that seek to improve the … [Read more...]

South Asia Women’s Fund: Strengthening South Asian Feminist Movements Programme 2017-18

Deadline: 30 June 2017 The South Asia Women’s Fund (SAWF) is currently accepting applications from interested women and trans rights groups, organisations and activists for its 2017-18 Strengthening South Asian Feminist Movements programme with an aim to support the voices and leadership of those facing multiple discriminations, working within difficult contexts and circumstances.  Types of Grants Project/Programme Grants: Supporting the implementation of new, innovative ideas; up … [Read more...]

WISIONS Call for Proposals: Sustainable Energy Project Support (SEPS) Knowledge Exchange Program 2017

Deadline: 23 June 2017 WISIONS is currently seeking proposals for its Sustainable Energy Project Support (SEPS) Knowledge Exchange program 2017 with an aim to mobilize knowledge and expertise among energy practitioners and other stakeholders in the field of sustainable energy technologies in the “Global South”, with a focus on decentralised energy solutions. This call for proposals is aimed at both focus regions of WISIONS – Latin America and the Caribbean, and South/South East Asia. The … [Read more...]

WISIONS Call for Applications: Sustainable Energy Project Support (SEPS) Knowledge Exchange Program 2017

Deadline: 23 June 2017 WISIONS is currently inviting applicants for its Sustainable Energy Project Support (SEPS) Knowledge Exchange program 2017 with an aim to mobilize knowledge and expertise among energy practitioners and other stakeholders in the field of sustainable energy technologies in the "Global South", with a focus on decentralised energy solutions. This call for proposals is aimed at both focus regions of WISIONS – Latin America and the Caribbean, and South/South East Asia. The … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of SCA: South Asia Regional Connectivity Program

Deadline: 9 June 2017 The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) is currently inviting organizations interested in submitting proposal applications that seek to support and enhance connectivity in South Asia. Through the provision of technical assistance and the promotion of regional cooperation, U.S. assistance focusing on issues relating to economic growth and trade facilitation, security, and environmental resource management will facilitate sustainable, … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Data Driven Farming Prize: Submit Entries Now!

Deadline: 6 April 2017 The Data Driven Farming Prize is currently open for nominations seeking tools and approaches that source, analyze and translate data into actionable, timely and context-specific information for smallholder farmers to improve value from agricultural productivity. The prize is supported by Feed the Future and Challenge Prize Centre, powered by Nesta. Feed the Future believes in helping farmers extract maximum value from local agricultural production by increasing their … [Read more...]

IRP Call for Applications: Inviting Professional Journalists for Gender and LGBT Rights Fellowships

Deadline: 24 March 2017 The International Reporting Project (IRP) is now accepting applications from professional journalists to report on gender and LGBTI rights around the world. Thematic Areas Applicants may propose any stories that focus on gender rights or LGBTI rights (or both). Topics might include: gender- and orientation-based discrimination; reproductive, sexual and maternal health; land rights; access to justice; shrinking civil society; threats against women … [Read more...]

DFC Competitive Grants Program: Improving Food and Nutrition Security in LMICs

Deadline: 1 April 2017 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UK aid from the UK government through the Department for International Development (DFID) are seeking proposals for its 2nd Drivers of Food Choice (DFC) Competitive Grants Program with an aim to improve food and nutrition security in LMIC. The DFC competitive research grants aim to provide a deep understanding of the drivers of food choice among the poor in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Research Topics Development … [Read more...]

Applications Open for AmplifyChange Network Grants: Inviting CSOs from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Deadline: 4 April 2017 AmplifyChange is currently seeking proposals for its Network grants from Southern-based organisations capable of supporting multiple small-to-medium sized civil society organisations to contribute to the development of stronger, more inclusive movements for SRHR. After almost two years of grant-making, AmplifyChange is now providing direct support to over 250 small-to-medium sized civil society organisations through its Opportunity and Strengthening Grants. These grants … [Read more...]

Call for Nominations: Praful Bidwai Memorial Award 2017 for Journalists Across India

Deadline: 31 March 2017 Nominations are currently open for Praful Bidwai Memorial Award 2017 with an aim to keep alive the legacy of the late Praful Bidwai, noted journalist and social commentator and activist. Award Information A cash prize of Rs 1 lakh is awarded at a special ceremony in New Delhi. Eligibility Criteria Any of the following criteria should be kept in mind while suggesting nominees: The individual or organization must be working in the field of information … [Read more...]

CSSD Call for Proposals: Reporting Grants on Religion and Gender Violence

Deadline: 15 March 2017 Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Social Difference (CSSD) has announced a competition for reporting grants for Media Fellows who will join a new initiative on “Religion and the Global Framing of Gender Violence.” Supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, this project seeks to bring together an international community of scholars, practitioners, journalists, and activists to study the role of religion in naming, framing, and governing gendered … [Read more...]

Women’s Fund from the South Call for Proposals: Leading from the South for the Latin American and the Caribbean Region

Deadline: 20 March 2017 Fondo de Mujeres del Sur - Women’s Fund from the South (Latin America and the Caribbean) together with the African Women’s Development Fund (Africa and the MENA Region), the South Asia Women Fund (Asia) and the International Indigenous Women’s Forum, supported and financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, has currently announced its call for proposals of Leading from the South (LFS) for the Latin American and the Caribbean Region. Leading from the … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Feed the Future’s Data Driven Farming Prize!

Deadline: 6 April 2017 Feed the Future is seeking applications for Data Driven Farming Prize, that will look for tools and approaches that source, analyze and translate data into actionable, timely and context-specific information for smallholder farmers to improve value from agricultural productivity. Feed the Future believes in helping farmers extract maximum value from local agricultural production by increasing their access to the data and information they need to make more effective … [Read more...]

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA): Call for Proposals for INGOs 2017

Deadline: 16 March 2017 The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) has launched a Call for Proposals for International Non-governmental Organizations (INGOs) for support in Development Cooperation. Goals The objectives of Finland's INGO cooperation are: to support the achievement of the goals of Finland's development policy to strengthen civil societies and democracies in developing countries Focus Areas Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights … [Read more...]

DFID: Cities and Infrastructure for Growth (CIG) Programme in Burma

Deadline: 13 February 2017 The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) is currently seeking applicants for its event on Cities and Infrastructure for Growth (CIG) programme in Burma. Background Developing countries need to transform their economies if they are to eradicate poverty and meet the sustainable development goals. Reliable access to power, productive cities and infrastructure are vital. In the case of Myanmar, extensive investment is required across all aspects of public … [Read more...]

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