PITCH Call for Proposals: Lobby and Advocacy to Expand HIV Combination Prevention in Southern Africa

Deadline: 8 January 2018 Aidsfonds and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance have announced a Call for Proposals on regional activities for the PITCH program in Southern Africa: To strengthen lobby and advocacy aimed at expanding HIV combination prevention in Southern Africa. With this call, PITCH aims to support civil society organizations and networks to effectively engage in and shape the regional HIV prevention agenda in Southern Africa. Organizations that meet the definitions and criteria … [Read more...]

Bridging the Gaps Call for Research Grants: Sex workers know best!

Deadline: 1 March 2018 Applications are open for the Bridging the Gaps sex work project that aims to support sex worker-led, civil society organisations and networks with a track record in human rights and/or health programmes for sex workers. The earliest start-date for research and development projects is 1 June 2018 and the projects are expected to start during 2018. Goals This call for proposals directly contributes to the three long term goals: Strengthened civil society that … [Read more...]

Apply for IJP Southern African Journalists’ Bursary Program!

Deadline: 15 February 2018 International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP) is offering bursary to up to six young Southern African and up to five young German journalists. The bursary is intended to enable young journalists to gain valuable insights into the political, economical, cultural as well as the social fabric of the host country. The Southern African-German Journalists’ Programme is a multiyear effort to shape an integrated understanding of the other country and region and to foster … [Read more...]

Southern Africa Trust: Inviting Proposals from South Africa

Deadline: 30 November 2017 The Southern Africa Trust (the Trust) is currently inviting proposals from South African civil society, NGOs, academic institutions/think tanks and private sector organizations able to make a high impact contribution in addressing the challenges of migration, peace and security and climate change in Africa. Scope of Proposals The Trust welcomes applications from South African civil society, NGOs, academic institutions/think tanks and private sector organizations … [Read more...]

USAID/Zambia: Seeking Application for USAID Stop GBV

Deadline: 20 November 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for its “USAID Stop GBV” program in order to strengthen the environment for girls and women, boys and men, and members of key/priority populations, to live lives free of GBV and enjoy healthy-supportive, gender-equitable relationships. The prior STOP GBV program (2012-2018) consisted of three projects supported by USAID and UKAId through the Department for International Development … [Read more...]

UNICEF’s Learning Think Pieces: Promoting Fresh and Cutting-Edge Thinking

Deadline: 26 November 2017 The UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Regional Office is currently seeking applications for its Learning Think Pieces that aims to promote fresh and cutting-edge thinking on how to improve the quality of education in the ESA region. These Think Pieces aim to broaden expertise, stimulate dialogue and encourage new ways of thinking to address the major educational challenges facing the region. Aims To stimulate new debate and reflections in advancing … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 OSISA Scholarships for African Women Media Leaders!

Deadline: 24 November 2017 The Sol Plaatje Institute (SPI) for Media Leadership at Rhodes University in South Africa, in collaboration with the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) invites applications for 10 postgraduate scholarships from Southern African women media leaders who wish to study media management at the SPI for Media Leadership in 2018. The PDMM is equivalent to an honours degree, it is pegged at Level 8 on the National Qualifications Framework set by South … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards!

Deadline: 27 February 2018 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is seeking applications for its “2018 SADC Media Awards”. The SADC vision is one of a common future, within a regional community that will ensure economic well-being, improvement of the standard of living and quality of life, freedom and social justice, peace and security for the peoples of Southern Africa.  This shared vision is anchored on common values and principles and the historical and cultural affinities that … [Read more...]

2017 RSSAF Grant Program: Supporting Economic, Political and Social Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Deadline: 27 October 2017 The Rhodes Scholars Southern Africa Forum (RSSAF) is currently inviting applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa for its 2017 Michaelmas Term Grant program with an aim to promote and support programs of economic, political and social development in sub-Saharan Africa. RSSAF aims to channel the resources raised from scholar stipend deductions and other fundraising activities, to support projects primarily for poor and vulnerable groups in Sub-Saharan Africa. Grant … [Read more...]

Hivos Southern Africa: Call for Proposals for Cultural Fund for Malawi

Deadline: 23 October 2017 The Regional Hub for Southern Africa of the Dutch Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos Foundation) as the grants manager for the Norwegian funded Cultural Fund for Malawi (CFM is seeking proposals from interested civil society organizations in the arts and cultural sector). The CFM stands on the notion that Freedom of Expression, Cultural Rights and the participation of cultural practitioners in democratic processes and other arenas that … [Read more...]

Call for Training Applications: Lawyers for HIV & TB Justice

Deadline: 31 October 2017 The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), HIV Justice Worldwide, Stop TB Partnership, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), and the Kenya Legal & Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN) are hosting a training for lawyers on strategic litigation, legal defense and advocacy on HIV and TB justice from 20-23 February 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This training is focused on human rights based responses and approaches to the use of … [Read more...]

USAID/Zambia: Seeking Application for USAID Stop GBV

Deadline: 14 November 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for its "USAID Stop GBV" that projects in order to strengthen the environment for girls and women, boys and men, and members of key/priority populations, to live lives free of GBV and enjoy healthy-supportive, gender-equitable relationships. The ​prior ​STOP ​GBV ​program ​(2012-2018) ​consisted ​of ​three ​projects ​supported ​by ​USAID ​and UKAId ​through ​the ​Department ​for … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Kwame Nkrumah Regional Scientific Awards for Women 2017 Edition

Deadline: 31 October 2017 The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in partnership with the African Union is implementing the 2017 Edition of the “Kwame Nkrumah Regional Scientific Awards for Women” to promote the participation of women in science and technology across the continent. The award programme contributes to the promotion of Africa and regional development and integration through science, technology and innovation. Objectives To award and honour outstanding … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in South Africa: Young African Leaders Forum and Ignite Talks

Deadline: 10 September 2017 U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy South Africa, Public Affairs Section (PAS) has announced a project entitled "Young African Leaders Forum and Ignite Talks". The grantee will work cooperatively with the Public Affairs Section (PAS) at the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria to design and implement a two-day Young African Leaders Forum and Ignite Talks event that will elevate the voices of Southern Africa Mandela Washington Fellows (MWF) and other leadership program alumni … [Read more...]

Applications Open for YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa (RLC SA) Programme!

Deadline: 17 September 2017 The Young African Leaders Center is currently inviting applicants for its YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa (RLC SA) programme to provide the platform and tools to empower dynamic young Africans and also awaken their innate leadership potential for the benefit of Africa and its global partners. YALI promotes three models designed to identify and empower young leaders: the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship, YALI Network, and now the establishment … [Read more...]

FP 2020’s Rapid Response Mechanism Youth Outreach: Small Grants for Youth-Led & Youth-Focused Organizations

Deadline: 30 August 2017 Are you a youth-led or youth-focused national organization with a big idea to promote young people’s right to access and use family planning services and information? Do you see a timely opportunity to support the rights of adolescents and youth to decide, freely and for themselves, whether and when to have children? If yes, then Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) can help you fund that activity through the Rapid Response Mechanism’s Youth Outreach! The Family Planning … [Read more...]

OSISA Call for Proposals: Combatting Illicit Financial Flows in Southern Africa

Deadline: 30 August 2017 The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) has announced the Call for Proposals for its continuing work on combatting illicit financial flows. Through research, grant-making and advocacy under its Economic and Social Justice cluster, OSISA will support organisations and groups pressuring states to develop pro-poor economic policies. This will include support to public participation in the development of policy frameworks that reduce inequality, … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Initiative Southern Africa (INISA) Student Grant 2017!

Deadline: 31 August 2017 The Initiative Southern Africa (INISA) is currently inviting applicants for its Student Grant 2017 that will offer a grant for students from Universities and other tertiary education institutions in countries of the SADC region (Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe). INISA is a German Non-Governmental Organisation founded in 1995. INISA’s … [Read more...]

Lipman-Miliband Trust:  Seeking Applications for the Southern Africa Fund

Deadline: 30 September 2017 The Lipman-Miliband Trust is seeking applications for its Southern Africa Fund in order to support progressive social, economic and cultural projects which originate from, or engage with, Southern Africa. Applications can be for small projects but also could be for larger amounts than the £1,000 limit for projects funded from the Trust’s main fund. The Trust’s mission is to help support the practice and dissemination of socialist education and research, an area … [Read more...]

The Other Foundation Research Grant: Seeking EOIs from African Researchers

Deadline: 31 August 2017 The Other Foundation is seeking expression of interests for its Research Grant to work with the data from the first statistically sound, nationally representative survey of opinions about homosexuality and gender non-conformity, in South Africa. During this embargoed period, the Other Foundation will support interested researchers to work with activists and advocates to deepen this knowledge and analysis further, so that more insights can inform their efforts to … [Read more...]