Nominations Open for Mahathir Science Award!

Deadline: 31 October 2018 Nominations are open for the Mahathir Science Award in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science and technology and to be awarded to the most deserving based on merit. The Mahathir Science Award (MSA) is established to be Malaysia’s most prestigious international Science Award for tropical sciences, administered by the Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF). Objectives To bestow on scientists, … [Read more...]

AIDF Global Summit: Seeking Nominations for Innovator of the Year Award

Deadline: 3 August 2018 The AIDF Global Summit is currently seeking nominations for its Innovator of the Year Award to celebrate individuals as well as teams who have introduced game-changing initiatives, created research or inventions that have made an impact on the humanitarian aid and development sectors globally over the past year. The aim is to recognise individuals for their inspiring leadership, forward-thinking, creative problem-solving and implementation of innovative programmes that … [Read more...]

Entries Open for World Bank’s Competition on the Changing Nature of Work!

Deadline: 31 August 2018 Entries are open for the World Bank’s Competition on the Changing Nature of Work. As part of this process, the World Bank has launched a competition for university and college students to submit examples of governments, cities, firms, individuals, or any other actor taking advantage of opportunities created by technology and “the future of work”. Prizes The three best examples will be awarded prizes of $5,000 and be considered for inclusion in the final … [Read more...]

Apply Now for 2018 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards!

Deadline: 10 September 2018 The Women & Gender Constituency is currently inviting applicants to participate in the 2018 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards. The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is one of the nine stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Established in 2009, the WGC now consists of 20 women’s and environmental civil society organizations, who are working to ensure that women’s voices and their rights are embedded in all … [Read more...]

empowering people. Award 2019: Inviting Social Entrepreneurs and Developers from across the World

Deadline: 31 October 2018 Siemens Stiftung has launched empowering people. Award 2019, calling on social entrepreneurs and developers from across the world to submit their projects with impact. The award identifies and supports low-tech solutions that address crucial basic needs sectors in developing regions. Technologies entering the competition should be simple, feasible, embedded in a social business model, and deliver sustainable support to a local community in one of the following eight … [Read more...]

Applications Open for DADI Foundation Awards to support Democracy!

Deadline: 31 July 2018 Applications are open for the DADI Foundation Awards to harness technology to support democracy. This opportunity will help to shape a paradigm shift enabling truly transparent and accountable governance in an era where we are at risk of more elections but ever decreasing democracy. The successful team will do an initial diagnostics session with tech and project management experts to identify specific support needs. Depending on their needs the foundation will offer the … [Read more...]

Submit Entries for Thomson Foundation’s Young Journalist Award 2018!

Deadline: 17 August 2018 The Thomson Foundation, in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association (FPA), is inviting young journalists from around the world for its Young Journalist Award 2018. The Young Journalist Award is Thomson Foundation’s annual journalism competition, dedicated to finding and inspiring ambitious young journalists from across the globe. Their work is then scrutinised by a judging panel at Thomson Foundation and then by independent FPA judges. The three finalists … [Read more...]

Applications Open for GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund!

Deadline: 10 August 2018 Applications open for the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund that aims to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. The Fund is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the GSMA, and its members. This funding round will test new technical solutions, catalyse ideas to improve or transform institutional systems, and enable solutions to empower, assist or protect individuals and communities … [Read more...]

Applications Open for United Nations and Nippon Foundation’s Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 14 September 2018 The United Nations and The Nippon Foundation of Japan are seeking applications for its Fellowship Programme with an aim to provide capacity-building and human resource development to developing States Parties and non-Parties to UNCLOS through a new Fellowship Programme. The Programme is executed by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) of the Office of Legal Affairs. Programme Structure The 9-month Fellowship Programme is composed of … [Read more...]

AI for Earth Program: Seeking Proposals from all over the World

Deadline: 8 October 2018 The National Geographic Society (NGS) and Microsoft’s AI for Earth program are seeking proposals to support the exploration of how Artificial intelligence (AI) can help us understand, engage, and protect the planet. The grants will support the creation and deployment of open source trained models and algorithms that are available to other environmental researchers and innovators and thereby have the potential to provide exponential impact. Core Areas To qualify, … [Read more...]

The Prince Claus Fund 2nd Open Call: First Aid to Documentary Heritage under Threat

Deadline: 16 September 2018 The Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme and the Whiting Foundation are accepting proposals for projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to safeguard documentary heritage that is acutely threatened by recent conflict or other disaster, whether natural or man-made. The second round will continue to facilitate the vital work of restoring physical objects and making the information they carry accessible to a wider … [Read more...]

khyentse Foundation: Seeking Applications for Ashoka Grants

Deadline: 15 August 2018 The khyentse Foundation is seeking applications for its Ashoka Grants to preserve and promote the Dharma and working to increase Dharma activity around the world in creative and long-lasting ways. This program identifies and supports organizations and individuals working to increase Dharma activity around the world. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche to support all traditions of Buddhist study and practice. Since … [Read more...]

Applications Open for ICC Fellowship!

Deadline: 30 July 2018 Applications are open for the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) Fellowship to deliver programs and special projects that inspire inclusion, create opportunities to connect, and encourage active citizenship. The ICC Fellowship provides a special opportunity for young leaders from around the world to make a change in their own community through the creation and implementation of projects on inclusion and citizenship. Launched in 2016 as the 6 Degrees Junior … [Read more...]

Capacity Building Programme: Strengthening Capacities of World Heritage Professionals in the Arab Region for Cultural and Mixed Site

Deadline: 31 August 2018 The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) and ICOMOS International in collaboration with ICCROM and IUCN are seeking applications for its "Capacity Building Programme: Strengthening Capacities of World Heritage Professionals in the Arab Region for Cultural and Mixed site" to build a strong network of experts from the Arab Region that will assist the Arab States, the Advisory Bodies, and all World Heritage stakeholders in the effective implementation of the … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic!

Deadline: 15 October 2018 Applications are now open for the 2018 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the French Prime Minister. This Prize, created in 1988, is awarded in recognition and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders, working to promote and protect human rights. The 2018 Prize will be awarded in Paris by the Prime Minister, … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for National Geographic Society’s Exploration Grant Program!

Deadline: 3 October 2018 National Geographic Society is seeking applications for its Exploration Grant which is a request for funding by an experienced project leader in the areas of conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology. Funding Information Projects are typically funded for between US $10,000 and US $30,000. Eligibility Criteria All applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time they submit an application. National Geographic Society encourages … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Request for Proposals for Making the Case for Nature Programme

Deadline: 3 October 2018 National Geographic Society is currently inviting applicants for its programme entitled “Making the Case for Nature” to determine effective ways to market wildlife to inspire positive action to save species and ecosystems by applying principles of science communication. One of the greatest challenges in addressing wildlife issues is that simply communicating the science is often insufficient to inspire action. How might visual artists, photographers, and videographers … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Seeking Proposals for ‘Uncovering Human Origins in Asia and Africa’

Deadline: 3 October 2018 The National Geographic Society is accepting proposals for its “Uncovering Human Origins in Asia and Africa” to encourage further investigation of hominid evolution in Africa and Asia, with preference given to projects in relatively unexplored parts of those continents. Preference will also be given to applicants who are residents or citizens of the country of fieldwork as well as to projects with strong local capacity development components. Projects should be … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society: Seeking Proposals for Documenting Human Migrations Program

Deadline: 3 October 2018 The National Geographic Society is seeking proposals for a program entitled “Documenting Human Migrations” to support impactful projects that – through education or storytelling – seek to increase understanding of and acceptance of migrants and migrant communities. These migrations are challenging social bonds and resource allocations across the world, motivating political agendas and potential backlash, but also creating new and dynamic multicultural communities. … [Read more...]

National Geographic Society RFPs: Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction

Deadline: 3 October 2018 National Geographic Society is inviting proposals for its Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction to halt further biodiversity decline by implementing species conservation plans. National Geographic Society will support on the ground priorities of IUCN SSC Species Conservation Plans (e.g. Action Plans, Conservation Strategies, Population and Habitat Viability Assessments) as well as conservation actions that are endorsed by the relevant IUCN SSC Species … [Read more...]