Applications Open for 2018-2019 WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme!

Deadline: 30 April 2018 Applications for 2018-2019 WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme are now open which enables an outstanding early-career social scientist residing and working in a low- or middle-income country to conduct research at WZB for up to six months. Through their Global Fellowship Programme, the WZB and the ISSC aim to contribute towards building a new generation of outstanding social scientists in low- or middle-income countries, who are willing and able to contribute to … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Palliative Care Development in Africa’s Small Grants Programme!

Deadline: 1 September 2018 The Trustees of the True Colours Trust have set aside funds towards a small grants programme for hospices and palliative care providers across Africa to support the development of palliative care. Applications and approved grants are administered by the African Palliative Care Association. Funding is primarily for one-off projects, with a duration of no more than one year. Grant Information The size of grants ranges from £500- £5,000. Funding Priorities Trustees … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers 2018!

Deadline: 18 May 2018 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) is seeking applications for its Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers 2018 to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related industries in developing regions, which is promoted by Japan for the benefit of those countries. Research Fields The award covers research areas in agriculture, … [Read more...]

Open Society Foundations: Civil Society Leadership Awards

Deadline: 15 May 2018 Open Society Foundations is currently inviting applications for its Civil Society Leadership Awards to provide fully-funded scholarships for master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities. Areas of Study Awards are available for study in the following areas: Communications, Journalism & Media Culture, History & Society … [Read more...]

Call for Nominations: 2018 United Nations Human Rights Prize

Deadline: 6 April 2018 The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is seeking nominations for the 2018 United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights. The prize will be awarded at an event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 10 December 2018, as part of the annual commemoration of the Human Rights Day. The United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights is an honorary award given to individuals and organizations in recognition of outstanding … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs Prize!

Deadline: 25 April 2018 Feed the Future is currently accepting applications for its Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs prize to access investment advice, business analysis, and other services to take their agribusinesses to the next level. This prize will help women take their businesses to the next level by providing winners with acceleration services including investment readiness consulting, investor matchmaking support, and business analysis. This prize will help woman-led enterprises … [Read more...]

British Council: Seeking Applications for Creative Enterprise Programme

Deadline: 1 April 2018 British Council is seeking applications for its Creative Enterprise Programme to support entrepreneurs who are already in the process of setting up their own creative enterprise. The workshop content and activities are relevant to people whose businesses are up-and-running and those who are in the very early stages. It’s suitable for people just starting out and for people who have been running a business for a long time, to take a fresh look at their business using new … [Read more...]

Fund for Internet Research and Development: Africa Grants 2018

Deadline: 6 April 2018 The Fund for Internet Research and Development (FIRE) is currently accepting applications for its Africa Grants 2018. The beneficiaries will be provided with series of institutional strengthening and capacity building activities aimed at providing the knowledge, tools and contacts needed to further advance successful initiatives. The FIRE Africa Grants program designed to encourage, support and develop innovative online solutions to Africa’s education, information, … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for the 27th edition of the Sur International Journal on Human Rights!

Deadline: 31 March 2018 Conectas Human Rights invites contributions in the form of articles, case studies, institutional reflections and artistic pieces with preference given to activist voices from the Global South for the 27th edition of the Sur International Journal on Human Rights, to be published in July 2018. The objective of the Sur International Journal on Human Rights, published by Conectas, is to influence the global human rights agenda by producing, fostering and disseminating … [Read more...]

China provides US$6 million to assist Refugees and People hit by Drought in Ethiopia

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced a contribution of US$6 million from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to assist refugees and people suffering because of drought in the Somali region of Ethiopia. Over the last two years, China has contributed a total of US$14 million for WFP nutrition, relief and refugee programmes in Ethiopia.  With this US$6 million contribution, WFP will be able to support 350,000 people living either in refugee camps or in … [Read more...]

Japan announces US$72.3 million to WFP to meet Hunger needs in 23 Countries

The Government of Japan has announced the contribution of US$72.3 million to WFP to meet urgent hunger needs in 23 countries contribution. The generous infusion of funding will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 23 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Director of the WFP Japan Office, Naoe Yakiya said, “WFP deeply appreciates this substantial injection of support from Japan which comes at a critical time when the organization is simultaneously … [Read more...]

Wellcome Trust: Seeking Applications for Investigator Awards in Science

Deadline: 24 July 2018 The Wellcome Trust is currently accepting applications for its Investigator Awards in Science that enable independent researchers with a compelling research vision to tackle the most important questions in science. Benefits research expenses staff materials and consumables animals equipment access charges research management and support costs travel and subsistence overseas allowances fieldwork expenses inflation allowance … [Read more...]

Applications Open for the Africa Innovation Summit 2018 to mobilize Innovation Potential of Africa!

Deadline: 30 March 2018 Applications are now open for the Africa Innovation Summit 2018 which is an Africa-wide and home grown initiative aimed at harnessing the innovation potential of the continent. The goal is to engage as many people as possible in order to build a broad constituency in support of innovation in Africa. The basic fact is that Africa cannot outsource its development. It aims to mobilize the people and, especially those with the ‘power to act’, including investors, the … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for AU-RIATT-ESA Media Award on Reporting Child Marriage in Africa!

Deadline:  23 March 2018 Nominations are open for the AU-RIATT-ESA reporting on Child Marriage in Africa Awards 2018 that are presented to individual journalists that have significantly contributed to the promotion of the principles espoused by the Campaign to end Child Marriage in Africa through their print articles or electronic reporting. The objective of the Awards is to promote reporting of child marriage issues hence raising public awareness, understanding and action. Award recipients … [Read more...]

Cerebro Labs: Seeking Applications for its Cerebro Startup Challenge

Deadline: 23 March 2018 Cerebro Labs is seeking applications for its Cerebro Startup Challenge to help startups create a disruptive value proposition, innovate their business models, and accelerate their business growth through an array of business support services. The challenge aims to assist startups to connect with a network of domain experts, investors, advisors, and corporate partners. Cerebro Labs is a tech business incubator and accelerator for pre-seed and early stage startups … [Read more...]

Health Systems Research Initiative: Providing evidence to strengthen health systems in LMICs

Deadline: 5 June 2018 The Department for International Development (DFID), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome Trust (WT) jointly fund the Health Systems Research Initiative. Aims The funders aim for a significant majority of research projects within the portfolio to focus on low-income countries. Generate evidence on how to strengthen and improve health systems for people living in low- and middle-income countries. … [Read more...]

Wellcome Foundation: Seeking Applications for Master’s Awards in Humanities and Social Science

Deadline University nomination deadline: 23 March 2018 Application deadline: 2 May 2018 The Wellcome Foundation is seeking applications for its Master's Awards in Humanities and Social Science that enable researchers to undertake humanities or social science Master's courses in any area of health. Benefits A Master’s Award is for one year. Support includes: a student stipend approved tuition fees, according to the rate charged by the training organisation Eligibility … [Read more...]

Apply for G(irls)20 Summit in Argentina!

Deadline: 6 April 2018 Applications are open for the G(irls)20 Summit in Argentina. 20+ young women from around the world will arrive in Buenos Aires for a week of leadership training, social enterprise development and mentoring by female leaders in the business and public sectors. Delegates contribute the economic and social issues facing girls & women in their countries to a Communique delivered to world leaders in advance of the G20 Summit and leave the Summit with increased confidence, … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: 2018 Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme

Deadline: 30 April 2018 Applications are open for the 2018 Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme to encourage the participation of young African female students at postgraduate level, for Masters and PhD programmes in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme was launched in 2007 with the aim of contributing to the production and retention of high caliber African human capital for sustainable … [Read more...]

Sida: Inviting Applicants for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Training Programme

Deadline: 10 April 2018 The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has commissioned Lund University (LU) to carry out an advanced training programme on the topic of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The International Training Programme in SRHR is designed for individuals holding positions in organizations in the area of SRHR and who are qualified to participate in reform processes at various levels. Objectives The long-term objective of the programme is … [Read more...]