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.

U.S. Mission to Afghanistan: U.S.-China Afghan Diplomat Training Program

Deadline: 11 June 2018 The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan has announced an open competition for an assistance award through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a cooperative agreement to implement a two-week training program in the United States for up to 15 junior Afghan diplomats to take place no later than November 2018. The program format will consist of presentations, discussions, practical exercises, and role playing at a … [Read more...]

GDN Call for Proposals: Strengthening Institutional Capacities of Research Actors to Understand the Links between the Economy and the Environment

Deadline: 10 April 2018 The Global Development Network (GDN) has launched a call for proposals for institutions interested in strengthening the production and use of policy-relevant knowledge on the links between the economy and the environment. Through this competitive call, GDN invites research institutions in South Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific to propose a project for the duration of 12 months (one year) that aim to strengthen their existing program on topics at the intersection … [Read more...]

U.S Mission to Uzbekistan: 2019 Eurasia/South Asia Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program

Deadline: 23 March 2018 The Embassy of the United States in Tashkent is seeking applications for the 2019 Eurasia/South Asia Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program which provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge of the United States. The program consists of non-degree academic seminars focusing on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, … [Read more...]

KIOS Call for Proposals 2018: Strengthening the Realization of Human Rights Defenders

Deadline: 20 March 2018 KIOS Foundation has announced a call for proposals 2018 to strengthen the realization of human rights by supporting the human rights work of civil society in developing countries. Priority Groups Special emphasis is given to proposals focusing on women’s rights and gender equality, human rights defenders, the rights of vulnerable and marginalized groups as well as advocacy work related to the rights of these priority groups. Project Duration The first KIOS grant is … [Read more...]

Wellcome Foundation: Seeking Applications for Public Engagement Fund

Deadline: 3 May 2018 The Wellcome Foundation is seeking applications for its 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 … [Read more...]

SCN Local Innovation Grants: Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism at the Local Level across South Asia

Deadline: 29 March 2018 The Strong Cities Network (SCN) has announced an opportunity for the award of two Local Innovation Grants for a community-based organisation to implement new projects and activities aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) at the local level across South Asia. SCN Local Innovation Grants are aimed at providing support to civil society organisations. The intention is to strengthen partnerships between communities and local government to develop … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to India: TechCamp South Asia for Women Social Entrepreneurs

Deadline: 27 March 2018 The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi has announced an open competition through the Public Diplomacy Grants program for a Cooperative Agreement to implement one or both activities of a “TechCamp” project focused on growing women-owned social enterprises in India and Pakistan. This funding opportunity is part of Mission India and Mission Pakistan’s support for public diplomacy programming that advances regional and cross-border … [Read more...]

Belgium: Shipbreaking Platform Publishes List of Ships Dismantled Worldwide in 2017

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform today has released a new data of ships dismantled worldwide in 2017. According to the Platform, 835 large ocean-going commercial vessels were sold to the scrap yards in 2017. 543 were broken down by hand on the tidal beaches of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan: amounting to 80,3% of all tonnage dismantled globally. Founder and Director of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, Ingvild Jenssen said, "The figures of 2017 are a sad testimony of the shipping industry’s … [Read more...]

Top 7 Open Grants for NGOs working on Human Rights around the world

A compilation of top 7 latest and open funding opportunities for NGOs working in the area of human rights in different parts of the world. Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award: Honoring Courageous Non-governmental Human Rights Defenders Deadline: 31 March 2018 Nominations are open for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award to honor the courageous and innovative individuals striving for social justice throughout the world. The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award was established in 1984. Robert … [Read more...]

Call for Papers- Workshops at InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi

Deadline: 28 February 2018 International Institute for Asian Studies has announced call for papers from researchers in any world region who wish to participate in one of the eight thematic workshops at InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi, the sixth in this international conference series. This series showcases innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines and explores themes that transform conventional understandings of Asia. Crossing traditional area studies … [Read more...]

KIOS Call for Proposals 2018: Strengthening the Realization of Human Rights Defenders

Deadline: 20 March 2018 KIOS Foundation has announced a call for proposals 2018 to strengthen the realization of human rights by supporting the human rights work of civil society in developing countries. Priority Groups Special emphasis is given to proposals focusing on women’s rights and gender equality, human rights defenders, the rights of vulnerable and marginalized groups as well as advocacy work related to the rights of these priority groups. Project Duration The first KIOS grant is … [Read more...]

Swedish Institute: Inviting Applicants for Young Connectors of the Future

Deadline: 6 February 2018 Are you a leader with a vision? Do you want to make a change? Young Connectors of the Future (YCF) is a leadership programme for people who want to work for positive change in society – and in themselves. If you are open-minded and want a real learning challenge, apply for a seat among the YCF! YCF aims to support young leaders in South Asia by giving them the tools and methods they need in their work for an equal and sustainable society. All participants are experts … [Read more...]

EJN to provide 11 Grants of up to $20,000 each in 2018

Deadline: 14 January 2018 The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) through its latest call for proposals is going to provide 11 grants of up to $20,000 each in 2018. The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other environmental information generating organizations, that are aiming to improve the quantity and quality of news coverage of climate change, natural resources and the environment. The … [Read more...]

Islamabad: PCSF voices Concern over Diminishing Civil Actions

The Pakistan Civil Society Forum (PCSF) and other civil society organizations expressed their concern over the attempts for curbing the voices of civil society activists; mainly international and national NGOs working on human rights, democracy and social justice. The recent decision to dismiss the functioning of several international NGOs is also an attempt to control their voices and abilities to access resources for the promotion of people’s socio-economic and political rights. The current … [Read more...]

Islamabad: Pakistan orders 10 INGOs to wind up their Operations

Due to wider crackdown on human rights and civil society across south Asia, Pakistan has ordered almost 10 International non-governmental organizations including a charity founded by hedge fund billionaire and philanthropist George Soros to leave the country. Recently, the Interior Ministery has issued a ‘Letter of Rejection’ to 10 organisations including ActionAid, Plan International and Marie Stopes , which means their applications to register and continue work in the country has been … [Read more...]

AmplifyChange Strengthening Grants Program: Supporting the work of Small to Medium Civil Society Organisations

Deadline: 31 January 2018 AmplifyChange is currently inviting applicants from eligible organisations for its Strengthening Grants program to support, strengthen quality and scale-up the work of small to medium civil society organisations, partnerships and coalitions who are operating at a local, community, district or national level. Strengthening grants are also intended to support organisational development and boost effectiveness of group. Priority Areas Addressing gender-based … [Read more...]

EJN Asia-Pacific Media Grants: Supporting the Creation, Growth, and Capacity Building of Media

Deadline: 14 January 2018 Applications are open for the EJN Asia-Pacific Media Grants which are provided as part of the EJN Asia-Pacific project, implemented by Internews with the generous funding from Sweden / the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The Environmental Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other environmental information generating organizations that are … [Read more...]

East-West Center: Seeking Applications for Asia Studies Fellowship Program

Deadline: 2 January 2018 The East-West Center (EWC) is seeking applications from scholars and analysts who wish to undertake research and writing on topics of relevance to contemporary US-Asia policy. EWC is particularly interested in proposals regarding key challenges in U.S.-Asia relations and possible responses and approaches to addressing those challenges. Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to: competing economic initiatives in Asia; changes in relationships … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: APN’s Annual Proposal Development Training Workshop (PDTW)

Deadline: 23 December 2017 Are you young researcher working in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Viet Nam, and Thailand and interested in developing regional proposals? If yes, then apply for the Proposal Development Training Workshop (PDTW). Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) in collaboration with Vietnam Academy of Science & Technology (VAST) is seeking applications for its Proposal Development Training Workshop (PDTW) in order to enhance … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for the Atlantic Fellowships!

Deadline: 19 December 2017 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 programme at the International Inequalities Institute is based at the London School of Economics and … [Read more...]